Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Meeting Goals

This cute stamp set came from my Close To My Heart upline for meeting one of the goals she set.

Now this is not the first time that I have received something from Mandy.  She's just kind of great that way, but it is definitely not something that she gives away.  It's something that has to be earned by meeting goals.

Who will help me meet my new goal?

This month, Mandy hasn't set a goal for us, but I have set one of my own and I'm so close to making it.  In order to help meet it, I have decided to do a giveaway.  Anyone who places an order on the "Spring Flowers" gathering in my OBA will receive an entry to win a B-sized stamp set.  The only rule is that you have to order by 11:59 pm MST on April 30, 2017 to be eligible to enter.  Simply go to www.djssundries.ctmh.com and place your order.  I'll announce the winner here on May 1st.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreamin' Big...Just Because

Good morning everyone.  I am so excited to be back and joining the Damask Divas on a blog hop.  This post does not contain a video but is just for you.  I am ready for Spring and these cards scream "Springtime".  Where I don't like real bugs, these are just too adorable to pass up.

If you are hopping from Jennifer's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled onto this post, you're going to want to start at the beginning and hop through by clicking here.  You can check out the full line-up below, but for now I want to show you a couple of cards I made using Dreamin' Big.

The first card I made a is a simple A2 sized card.  It was super easy to put together, yet is still fun.  When I purchase a new paper pack, I prefer to purchase the Workshop Your Way.  Why?  Because it has all the embellishments I need right in the kit.  It also has an entire paper packet and a few sheets of coordinating cardstock.  It is perfect for having most supplies right at my fingertips.  I can then choose to use the guides and follow what Close To My Heart has designed or I can do my own thing.

I started this card by grabbing the following supplies:
I then started cutting, stamping and adhering and in just a few minutes had this simple little card.  I also completed the inside by adding "just because" with black ink.  Someone should really enjoy this little beauty.

Now the second card I made took a bit more time, but it is so fun that it was worth the effort.  The card base is a circle spin card which is unfortunately no longer available from CTMH.  When I stumbled on it though, I knew that I had to use it for this hop.

I didn't like the white background showing through the window in the card, so I decided to add a pop of color to the inside.  I love the way this one turned out.

Now who is ready for a special?  Everyone who makes a purchase from my independent online store by 11:59 MST on March 31, will receive an entry to receive all the hostess rewards.  What can be better?  All the rewards but none of the work?  Simply head over by clicking here to place your order.  Be sure to join the "Dreamin' Big" gathering posted.  In addition, every $50 you spend will earn you an extra entry.  I will then randomly choose a winner and announce it here on 4/1/17.

Be sure to check out the whole hop.  Here's the line-up in case you get lost.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Setting up a War Binder

I had no idea how long it has been since I last posted.  I have been very busy and have also taken some sick days.  I am preparing for a missions trip and will be out of commission again soon.  However, I hope to be up and running by the end of March again.

One thing that I have been working on is setting up my War Binder.  While waiting for my lovely Sugar Icing Compact #7 from Foxy Fix, I purchased a couple packages of Moleskine Cahier notebooks from Barnes & Noble.  I then started making them mine by decorating them with pretty paper.  Some are retired and some are current.  I used a lovely floral from the Close To My Heart Dreamin' Big Collection which you can purchase here

So what is a War Journal?  The idea for a war journal came from a group I belong to on Facebook.  It is based on the movie "War Room".  If you haven't seen this movie, I would highly recommend it.  Though the music in it is not my preference, the theme of the movie is outstanding and highly convicting.

Walk with me through my journal.  I hope you find something in it that will be a blessing and a help to you.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sea Glass Thank You Note

Sometimes simple is best and this is one of those times.  This simple little card ended up being quite elegant and I love the way it turned out.  A video with full instructions is posted below.

Supply List (Click on the name of the item to find out how to purchase yours):
Sea Glass Cardstock
Liquid Glass
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
Black Cardstock
Artiste Cricut Collection (no longer available)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Foxy Fix Wanderlust Licorice #2 Set-Up

I absolutely love my #2 Wanderlust.  It is the perfect size for a wallet with just enough "planner" in it to make it work really well for me.  Please join me as we move through the layout.  You can find links for some of the items in the video posted below.

Click on each name below to be taken directly to the websites where items can be found.
Foxy Fix
Anthology Notes Calendar
Morning Melange
Hello Lovely Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Congratulations Card

Today I am going to share a card that I recently made.  However, there is no video for it.  It is the first time I've posted a project in quite awhile.  That means you get to see it first.

For this card, I pulled a couple of "oldie but goodie" stamp sets.  When I was cleaning out my craft room, there was no way that I was going to clean out my Tim Holtz stamps.  This old car from "The Journey" set is one that I have used for masculine cards many times and it fit the bill perfectly for this retirement card for my boss.

I also used the following items -
Ruby and Fern from the Enchantment Cardstock pack found here.
"Just to Say" retired stamp set from Close To My Heart
Patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals pack found here.
Archival black ink
Foam tape

This ended up being a pretty simple project but the color combination was perfect.  Come back soon for some more projects and tips.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shimmer Brush How-To

Have you seen that Close To My Heart now has 2 different shimmer pens available?  Shimmer brushes are a great way to add a little sparkle to any paper crafting project.  However, it might be a bit confusing when you first pull it out of the package to use it.  Here's a video that will walk you through the process.  Then head here to get your own gold shimmer brush or here to get a clear one.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.