Monday, November 28, 2016

Daily December Journaling

Christmas is fast approaching and I want to really document it well this year.  Though I had heard of Ali Edwards' December Daily a couple of years ago, I really didn't know what it was.  Last year as I learned a little more, I put together a little (and simple) album.  This year, I am ready to give it a try. 

This video gives more information and it also talks about a little giveaway that I'm doing on YouTube.  Be sure to watch it for a chance to win.  My current plan is to update you weekly on my progress so come back soon to see how it is coming together.


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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CTMH Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is almost here and Close To My Heart is offering a great Cyber Monday special.


When you spend $30 on retail-priced product, you can buy one of our Cricut® collections at 30% off! The sale starts Monday, November 28, at midnight (MST).

In addition, anyone who purchases this special will receive the Pretty Poinsettia stamp set direct from me.  This stamp set will work with the "Flower Market" Cricut Collection!  Don't want a Cricut collection?  No problem, I will give anyone who purchases $100 in products the stamp set as well.  Simply go to www.djssundries.closetomyheart.com.


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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday Special


Today is "Small Business Saturday" and I have decided to offer a special to anyone who places an order with my independent small business.  Anyone who places an order OF ANY SIZE will receive a "Mini Christmas" stamp direct from me.  All you have to do is place an order by 11:59 pm MST tonight on the "November Gathering" and I will mail the stamp in a separate package to you.  If you place an order of $100 or more, I will send out a "City Sidewalks" complement pack.  So head on over to www.djssundries.closetomyheart.com and check out some great supplies to kick your Christmas Crafting into gear.

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

Catching Up

I have a few videos to post today just to catch you up.  I hope you enjoy them.  Come back soon for more fun projects.

New Foxy Fix notebook and a small haul.


"Oh Deer" handmade inserts and Foxy set-up.


2016 Thanksgiving Place Cards.


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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall Themed "Thankful for You" Card

This card was actually posted some time ago on YouTube and I just realized that I never posted it here.  I use a lot of thank you cards so I try to keep them on hand.  I love to coordinate them with the season so I knew it would be perfect for this project.


Here's what I used
Sangria Paper Pack (retired)
September 2016 SOTM (retired)
Goldrush cardstock  (Or part of the Enchantment pack)
Colonial White cardstock
Cricut Artbooking cartridge
Colonial White cardbase
Autumn Teracotta Exclusives Ink (retired)
New England Ivy cardstock (Or part of the Enchantment pack above)
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Xyron sticker maker
foam tape

Be sure and watch the video to see how this card was made and to get a Cricut tip for cutting the pumpkin.


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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Swan Lake Workshop Your Way

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Workshops Your Way from Close To My Heart?  Okay, you're right and I have.  However,  I just can't get over how great these kits are.  There is so much you can do with them.  When you add items, the kits become even greater.  I have set a goal to use everything in the kit by the end of November.  We will see.  Even after creating everything you see in the video, I still have quite a few pieces left in the kit.  In fact, I think that I may still have an entire piece of paper left of my favorite print of the kit.

Here are the items that you will need to complete the kit in the way I did:
Swan Lake Workshop Your Way
Thankful For You Thin Cut Bundle
Page Protectors (Pocket Plus Design 1)
Page Protectors (Pocket Plus Design 3)
Flip Flaps (4X6)
Goldrush Exclusive Ink Pad
Whisper Exclusive Ink Pad
Poppy Exclusive Ink Pad
Peacock Exclusive Ink Pad
White Card Bases
Foam Tape
You will also need some "Page Protectors" (12X12) which you can find here or here.

So how about a video to see what you can make with this kit?


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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Craftin' & Stampin' Crew Swan Lake Blog Hop



Welcome to the Craftin' and Stampin' Crew 

SWAN LAKE
Blog Hop!

I and some of my Craftin' and Stampin' Crew members decided we wanted to share 
some of our creations on a monthly basis with the 
monthly featured paper collections. 
 
If you hopped over from Angela's blog, you are in the right spot.  If you happened by here today, please see the entire line-up below.

This hop will be featuring the October Featured paper from
Close To My Heart called Swan Lake

My team has put together TONS of amazing inspiration to help you 
get crafty with this AMAZING paper packet and coordinating pieces!!

If you lose your way along this hop, please see the line up below:


I really didn't think that this paper packet matched my personality, but decided to give it a try anyway.  Boy was I wrong!  It is absolutely beautiful.  The colors are gorgeous and the prints work together so well.  I purchased the Swan Lake Workshop Your Way and am in the process of putting that together.  I used some of the leftover printed paper and grey enamel gems from the kit to make the gift card.    I simply picked up a bag from the dollar store and went to work.


Of course, the Flower Market cartridge adds a bit of pizazz to the simple bag.  I used colors from the Enchantment cardstock pack to coordinate with the Swan Lake Paper.  You can get all of the items from my online business address by clicking on each one.

Here is a video that discusses the project in more detail.


Head on over to my independent online business address to get your own Swan Lake and get your fall crafting underway.  Join in the fun here.

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