Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Don't Waste the Chantilly Elements

I had a great time creating several Clean and Simple Cards for this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  For the following two cards I decided to use the remaining Chantilly Dimensional Elements I had left over from my Scrappy Creations Class.  It was fun to play around and see what I could create with out a stamped image.  Remember, the zip strip with phrases on them make great card sentiments.    
This 2nd card turned out pretty.  I love how clean and crisp it looks.  It just goes to show that a stamped sentiment and a few chipboard elements are all you need with this pretty Chantilly paper.  

Beauty, Love, Home

Close to my Heart's February Stamp of the Month was just what I needed to make this clean and simple card for this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  Think it will make the perfect anniversary card.  Don't you just love the new Chantilly papers?   They are so light and airy, plus all the patterns go so well together.    
 Remember, only a few days to get this cute stamp set.  Purchase it for only $5 when you spend $50 or more on Close to My Heart Products.  Or get it for full retail price of $17.95.  This stamp set is only available until the end of February.  Shop Now!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Just in Time for Spring

March's Scrappy Creations Class is just around the corner.  We will be creating these two cute springy layouts using CTMH's New Chantilly Paper Pack and Dimensional Elements on Thursday, March 14th at 7PM.  

Chose from the following kits;
Kit 1: Chantilly Paper Pack-$12.00
you may also choose to add Clear Sparkles or Pink/Red/Purple Sparkles for an additional $3.50
the New Pink Glitter Gems for $4.50

RSVP for class no later than Friday, March 1st

***Prices will vary when ordering directly from my website.  For above kit prices, RSVP and order directly from me. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mamma Mia!

Another birthday has come and gone and our children seem to keep growing faster and faster.  

This party was a fun Mario Kart Racing Theme Party.  The cake table turned out cute with a Mario Cupcake Cake,  racing flags and "brick" wrapped juice boxes.  The house was decorated with racing flags, gold coins (yellow paper plates), green paper pipes, paper stars, paper mushrooms, and paper brick squares to look like a "Super Mario Brothers World."
  About 150 mini-cupcakes created this fun Pinterest inspired Mario cake.
 I was worried I would go a little crazy making so many cupcakes.  Thanks to my William and Sonoma pancake "squirter" making the cupcakes was a cinch and not too messy.
 As the party started the kids need to prepare for the big race.  First they had to earn their mustaches like Mario by trying their best to pin the mustache on Mario.  
Everyone did a good job!
Second the kids practiced racing jumps with a hot wheel ramp.
 Unfortunately the racing track was infested with Goombas.  The kids had to kick, pop and get rid of them, so the track would be ready for the race.
 Lastly before the big race the kids had to break open the "Chain Dog"  so he wouldn't get them during the race.  Luckily there was candy in him.  
 We finally made it the big race.  Using "hippity hoppities"  the kids race around an indoor obstacle course.  It was a great race and a great party.  


Monday, February 11, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

CTMH's "Whoo's Your Valentine" stamp set was perfect for my Valentine's Cards this year.  Three stamped images, some random stamped hearts and a few flags using Close to my Heart's new silver glitter paper, helped to create this super cute card.
 In addition to the card the kids helped me make some "hugs" and "kisses" to put into the cards we are sending to the grandparents.  They were fun to make, especially the kisses.  What little girl doesn't love putting on bright red lipstick making kiss marks?  Even I got in on the fun.
This card is perfect for this week's Heart to Heart Challenge.  Make sure you stop by and see all the great love inspired artwork.