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Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Times Blog Hop

Welcome to a special edition blog hop!!!

For this blog hop, we are featuring the National Scrapbooking Month special paper pack - Happy Times! 
Happy Times is only available for the rest of this month, so sit back and hop through to see some amazing creations featuring this beautiful and fun paper pack! 

If you are here from Katy's Blog then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can see a full list of the participants at Melissa's Blog.

For my project, I created 6 cards using a card workshop available when you get the Happy TImes kit. the step by step instructions shows you how to make 12 cards, but I was only able to get 6 of them done since I have been at a conference in Orlando all week.  However, I did create these 6 cards one evening in the hotel room.  

I absolutely love the colors featured in these papers - Magenta, Mint, Orange, Fern, Canary, Pink & Gold!!! I can't wait to get my second kit in so I can make the layouts that are featured in the workshop guide from CTMH!

Now hop on over to Cathy's Blog for another amazing creation!

Happy Times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60 USD / $70 CAD, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 USD  with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95 USD. Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook.

Contact me to get your paper packet or visit my website and place your order today!!! For anyone who places an order that qualifies them for a FREE Happy Times packet, I will send you a FREE ink of your choice as well as the instructions for the layout and card workshops.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Picture My Life Watercolor Cards and Waterbrushes

This just in: Picture My Life™ cards and Waterbrushes to really customize your PML Albums, Everyday Life™ Planner, and more. Take a look at this video for a few inspirations on what you can do with these fun new products.

Contact me today to get your very watercolor supplies!!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month - Happy Times

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has designed a special paper and stamp set called Happy Times. These items are only available for the month of May, so hurry and snatch them while you can! Remember, with a qualifying purchase, you can get the paper packet for FREE! Contact me today to find out more. For more Happy Times artwork inspiration, follow CTMH on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our blog at


Friday, April 15, 2016

Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month there are 13 of us participating by featuring creations that use the Resist technique. Resisting occurs when you use a medium of some kind (clear embossing ink, embossing powder, embossing pen)  that “resists” or blocks an area from receiving another medium. 

If you are here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Melissa's Blog for a complete list of all the participants. 

For my creation, I am featuring a layout that I created as part of a team training featuring our Kaleidoscope kit & Diamonds are Forever stamp set.

The resist here that is shown in the images below were created by using the sentiments form the "Diamonds are Forever" stamp set that were 'inked' with clear embossing ink. After stamping it on the paper, I covered it in clear embossing powder then used our craft heater to set the embossing powder. As a final step, I used our watercolor paints to color over the sentiment - but as you can see, the stamped image 'resisted' the paint!!!!

I can't wait to get some pictures from Easter printed to add to this layout! If you would like to order your own supplies so you can start resisting, contact me today or visit my website!

Now hop on over to Helen's Blog for another amazing Resist project!!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Why I Love Being on This CTMH Team!

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Team special blog hop! For this blog hop we are going to be sharing why we love Close to My Heart and why we love this team!!!!

If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track. I hope you enjoy reading all of our stories and that you will be inspired to join us!

Wow I am not even sure where to begin! I am going to start out by telling you just a few reasons why I love CTMH:

  • Amazing products that are all coordinated to match - from paper packs to inks to embellishments and everything in between

  • CTMH has a "Let Me Show You" philosophy by providing how-to books and workshop guides this helps the non-creative person like me create fantastic projects!!!)

  • Cricut cartridges that come with coordinating stamp sets (we now have 5!!!)

  •  High quality products for a very reasonable price (and as a consultant we get a discount and incentives!!!!)
Here are just a few projects I have created over the last few months. You can explore my blog to see even more!

If you are still not convinced that CTMH is an amazing company, take a few minutes to watch this video:

So now I want to tell you why I love the Heartfelt Sentiments Team led by Melissa Robinson! Our team is so much more than just a team -- we are family. Our team consists of sisters from several states whom many of them have never met face-to-face. However, we are one! Not only do we share our creative ideas but we also share in our personal joys and sorrows as well! I know that I can reach out the my Heartfelt Sentiments Sisters at anytime and get help, suggestions and encouragement on scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting and life in general!!!!

Our team leader, Melissa, is amazing! She is not only a fabulous lady but she is an awesome leader! She is so giving of her time and her creative ideas. I know without a doubt that I can send her a message or even call her at anytime and she will respond! For her, being the leader of this team is not just about a business, it's about the relationship she has with each and every one of us!

And I love getting birthday cards from my heartfelt sisters:

And for the month of April, CTMH has an amazing deal for you to join with us!

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get: 

  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards 

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!  So what are you waiting for --- contact me or any of the Heartfeltt Sentiment team members to get signed on.

Now hop on over to Katy's Blog to read all about her why!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Everything's ABC --- Letter H

H is for  Hopscotch!!!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter H. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.

If you are here from Darlys' Crafty Happy Blog then you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way, you can always find a full list of the participants at Catherine's CatScrapbooking Blog.

For my Letter H creation this month, I once again am using Studio J and this time I using the Hopscotch kit with to highlight my two precious grandchildren on Easter.  I love how the colors of this kit coordinate so well with their Easter outfits.  

I love how Studio J is so simple, quick and easy to use.  It makes preserving my pictures a breeze --- I am going to miss SJ so much!!!!! :-(

If you have not tried Studio J --- we only have until the end of this month to get as many layouts completed as we can!!!

Now you can hop on over to Linda's Scrappy Therapy Blog for another H creation!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Regatta


Thank you for joining me and several Heartfelt Sentiments team members as we showcase artwork using Close To My Heart's paper packet, "Regatta".  

This is such a fun and 'summery' paperpack and I know you will love what you see as you "hop" through these amazing blogs!!!!

If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track.  

This month I decided to make a birthday card using a piece of the sapphire wave B&T along with one of the PML cards that come with the paper pack.

The PML cards come as a sheet of paper and then all you have to do is cut them apart! The sentiment comes from the stamp set that is available in the Kaleidoscope workshop on the go kit. I also added some extra dimension by using some of the flower pieces found in the Regatta complements and added a strip of our white & gold ribbon.

Actually all of the Regatta supplies I used are available in our Workshop Your Way kit which also comes with instructions for creating layouts and cards!

Now hop on over to Katy's Blog for another fun Regatta creation!

You can order your own regatta supplies by visiting my website and any $50 or more order placed in my online gathering for April will earn you a FREE gift from me!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

What's Easter All About?

So what is Easter all about? Rabbits? Egg hunts? New dresses & bonnets? Big meals with the family?  These are all things that many of us do around Easter and there is not necessarily anything wrong with those things.  However, none of them is what Easter is? Easter is all about Jesus - His death & His resurrection!

To fully understand the power of the cross and the resurrection, we must first understand the power & consequence of sin. 

When God created Adam & Eve, He created them perfect. God created us for fellowship with Him and to worship Him. Death was not part of His plan! He never intended for sin and death to enter into this world.  But once sin entered in, so did death.  Sin brings death! 

God is perfect - sinless - therefore, He cannot be near sin. But because of His love for us and His desire for us to be in fellowship with Him, He made a way for us to be forgiven - the blood sacrifice. (Check out the book of Leviticus for full details). Even from the very beginning, God had a plan for us in His Son Jesus! All throughout the Old Testament we see how Jesus is prophesied and how God over & over & over,  promised His people the Messiah - One that would become their High Priest - one that would become the ultimate sacrifice whose blood would bring forgiveness of sin - once and for all! Meaning Jesus would die one time for all people!

I know that many of you know the story of the crucifixion, but I want to share with you a few things that has really spoken to my heart lately.  Not just about His death but also about His resurrection!  (Please forgive my voice in this video - I have been fighting tonsillitis / laryngitis for the last 2 days.)

Praise God we can be assured that when Jesus said “It is Finished” He meant it.  Salvation is ours - His blood was shed so that I - you - can be redeemed!!!! 

But let’s remember, that our hope for eternal fellowship & complete restoration can be found in the words “He is risen indeed!” - It is His resurrection that gives us this hope & promise!

And this is why we can celebrate Easter -  not just today or tomorrow during this season but we can celebrate Easter EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!!!!!

Check out Genesis, Leviticus and all four gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke & John for more information.  I also encourage you to message me (if you don't have my contact info-  leave me a comment below) if you have questions or want more information. I would love to share more about my Jesus with you!!!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter F

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you are here from Stephanie's Quilted Scrapper's Blog then you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way, you can always find a full list of the participants at Catherine's CatScrapbooking Blog.

For my Letter F creation this month, I once again am using Studio J and this time I using the Footloose kit with some Flip-Flop stickease to highlight our spring break getaway last year.  We had such a great time and the papers & the stickease in this kit are perfect for beach pictures!!!!

Here is my creation ---

I love how Studio J is so simple, quick and easy to use.  It makes preserving my pictures a breeze --- I am going to miss SJ so much!!!!! :-(

If you have not tried Studio J --- we only have until the month of April to get as many layouts completed as we can!!!

Now you can hop on over to Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog for another Fantastic & Fabulous F Creation!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Getting Started with Bible Journaling

For several months, I have been pinning images for Bible Journaling / Illustrated Faith.  As a matter of fact, as of tonight I have 140 pins for my "Bible Journalling" board.  However, it wasn't until December, that I actually took the plunge and illustrated a verse for the first time.  I am really enjoying this expression of my faith and I am learning to not stress out over trying to make it perfect --- my faith is not perfect so  my creations do not have to be perfect either.

Here are a few of my creations so far.

Disclaimer: Most of these are from ideas I have seen on Pinterest -- I am not claiming to be the original creator of these designs or ideas!!!!

I am still learning but I am enjoying this process.  I am hoping to do some regular posts in the future that is more of a devotional post with a little Bible journalling added in! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!