Friday, May 31, 2013

Dream Pop Mini Album

Happy Friday!!
I made this mini album which was cut with the Artiste cartridge.  This cartridge is exclusive to Close To My Heart (CTMH).
The entire album was decorated with the Dream Pop paper collection also by CTMH. 

The album was cut at 3" and consists of eight pages.  It was so easy to cut and assemble.

I used a couple of flip flap page protectors to add additional pictures.

Have a great weekend and keep on crafting.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Retirement

Happy Wednesday!
A few day ago while looking for stuff to donate to the church, I found pictures of my retirement from back in 2003.  Ten years have gone by and those memories brought back a lot of emotions.
 I started a Project Life album a few months ago and decided these pictures would be appropriate for my album.
Many of my friends attended my retirement party.  After 38 years of service so many people crossed my life.
I was surprised to see my son Miguel who was stationed in Italy attend my party.  I had not yet met my grandson Palermo who was only a few months old.
I still have over 6 more pages but for now I'll just share these. 
It was nice looking through these pictures and remembering good times.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Floral Foliage

Good morning blog friends!
Just a quick post on this Memorial Day holiday.  Hope you're having a safe weekend.
For this layout I used the glitter Floral Foliage paper pad by Recollections.
The flower was fuzzy cut to insert the photo mat.  Also used the Doily Lace punch by Martha Stewart.   Keep having a wonderful day.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happily EverAfter

Today is Friday and its the start of a long holiday weekend.  So I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends. 
I want to share this layout of my daughter and her family.

 This picture was taken last year for my son-in-law Emanuel's sister's wedding.  My daughter Terry and granddaughters Angie and Natalia looked so happy and beautiful.
Supplies used:
Paper House Productions designer paper
Recollections adhesive rhinestones
Recollections butterfly stickers
Recollections floral embellishments
Spellbinders grand scalloped ovals die
Swiss dots embossing folder
gold leaf ribbon

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Artiste File Folder Album

Hoot its Wednesday!
I want to share this cute file folder project that I thoroughly loved making.  Using the Artiste cartridge to cut the box and file folders was quick and easy. 

The whole project was made with Close To My Heart's Dream Pop paper collection. 
Each file folder was decorated with this paper line and then I added a small flip flop page protector for photos on the inside.
Here is a better view of the flip flap.
This is the side view of my project which actually turned out to be sort of a mini album.
The flip side of my file box where I can jot down some "wise ideas."   OWL--be seeing you soon!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Greatest Dad

Good Monday morning!
I've been down with a very bad cold this weekend, but I managed to make this cute candy holder/card with the clear treat tubes (Z1823) by Close To My Heart.  Father's Day is just around the corner and these make nice gift ideas.
Open the card and you can add another bag of candy or a gift card inside the pocket.  I think I need to decorate the inside a bit more.
The papers are from CTMH Dream Pop collection which is only available thru the end of May.
Here's another candy holder for Father's Day that uses the treat tubes. 

I used the following supplies:
Artiste cartridge (Z1790)
Frame Flare stamp set (D1546)
Perfect Fit-Dad (C1542)
Dream Pop paper collection

Friday, May 17, 2013


Happy Friday!
I have another album page made with the flip flaps by Close to My Heart.  This top page was made with a
6" x 12" flip flap and decorated with the Chantilly paper line (X7163B) and Chantilly dimensional elements (X7163C). 
The title "Family" was cut with the Artiste cartridge (Z1790).  As you can see by adding the flip flap I am able to mount six pictures to my layout.
As I posted two days ago, I am nearing my 1,000th post and I am offering some blog candy.  When you leave a comment on my blog, your name will be entered for the prize.  Looking forward to reading your comments.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thinking of You Cards

Welcome friends!
Recently, I came across this website on Pinterest and I was inspired by Kittie Caracciolo @   She used the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch and I copied her idea. 
This second card uses the Window Two die by Spellbinders.  All the pretty flowers are by Trico Sources, Inc.
What I love about this die is that the window opens and inside I used a scrap of the Secret Garden paper by
Graphic 45. 
In the next two weeks I will be reaching my 1,000th post.  Can't believe this is about to happen and I want to celebrate by giving away some blog candy.  Leave me some sweet comments and your name will be added to a drawing for a prize to whoever can leave a comment every time I post a project. 
Hope you too will be inspired to create something today!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pajama Party (click)

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself, with other Consultants, or with your customers for a fun crafting pajama party. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to tell your customers to order their project supplies in advance and then tune in!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.
To make our Happy Thoughts kraft container, you and your customers will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:
  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair Stamp Set (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (C1536)
  • Chantilly Paper Packet (need 1 sheet of B&T, X7163B)
  • Crème Brulee Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5754)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5762)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (need 1 sheet, 1385)
  • Whisper Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5929)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Creations® Kraft Container (Z1833)
  • Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment (need 3 yards, Z1701)
  • Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes (Z1844)
  • Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Corner Rounder (Z578)
  • Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • 2" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)


Monday, May 13, 2013

We'll Owl-ways Be Family!

Hello fellow scrappers!
Since signing up to be a Close To My Heart CTMH) consultant I've learned some new scrapbooking techniques.  Today I want to share a multi-page scrapbook layout which uses CTMH flip flaps (#Z1325, $4.95).  The front of this layout consists of two 6" x 12" flip flaps.

  When opened, the layout looks like this. I used six photo mats on the inside of the flip flaps.  The center is comprised of two more flip flaps measuring 4" x 12" at the top and an 8" x 12" at the bottom.  You can either add more photos or journaling.
You open the flaps once more and you have room for more pictures and the final 12" x 12" layout is exposed.  On this entire layout I can add a total of 15 photos or more.
I used the new CTMH Dream Pop paper line to create the entire flip flap layout. I absolutely love all the designs in this paper pack. 
For the cute owls I used the Artiste cartridge by Cricut which is exclusive to CTMH.
Get the exclusive Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 (regular value of $19.95)!  The pack contains 12 double-sided 12" x 12" designer papers and 12 glossy-pattern cardstock sheets.  You also get Dream Pop artwork inspiration!
Here's a peek of the DREAM POP cardstocks!
Yes, these colors are not only FABULOUSY gorgeous,
they also have resist patterns on them.
This is part of the special this month.
CLICK HERE for more information!
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