Sunday, September 30, 2012


Today I have for you another project that I finished while at the coast with my friends.
This chipboard start is a new CTMH product. It comes white, and it has a hole
in the back to hang it on the wall. When I first saw it at Convention, I thought that
it looked a little country, and the new Dakota paper pack was a perfect fit. 

I had trouble printing a template, so I got a piece of printer paper, and traced
one of the points of the star to make a template. Once I got all of the paper marked
and cut out, I sanded the edges to distress them a little, then used my tombow 
adhesive to adhere the paper to the star, using a little liquid glass at the tips.

I then inked the high points of the star with Pacifica Ink, to help blend the tops of the star "arms"
(not sure what else to call them).I decided that I needed something in the valley's of the "arms", so I twisted 
white and chocolate waxy flax to make them look like rope, and glued them down with liquid glass. 
To finish the look, I found a blue button in my stash of retired CTMH stuff, and threaded it with the twisted 
waxy flax and tied it in a bow. I glued that down with liquid glass as well.

I thought it could use a little something else, so I randomly placed bitty sparkles on the "arms" to bling 
it up a little.

Project Supplies:
Z1803 My Creations Star
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax (white  was used but is retired, but colonial white would work as well)
Z1371 Blue Button Assortment
Z679 Liquid glass
X7157B Dakota Paper Pack
Z2192 Pacifica Ink pad

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Saturday, September 29, 2012


Thank you for joining us on our “Take a Walk in the Moonlight” Blog Hop.  We have a fabulous path for you to follow as you take your walk in the moonlight with us as we feature Close to My Heart’s Moonlight paper pack.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should begin your walk at the  beginning at Lucy's blog -

The next stop on your moonlight walk is Back at the beginning with Lucy. You are at the last stop on this hop!

My project is....

For my project, I chose a card. I had been wandering around pinterest, and I saw a card using the dahlia fold. I needed a card for my team card swap, and I thought that this was perfect! The backround paper is from the Dakota paper pack, the card base is CTMH craft paper, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used CTMH burlap ribbon to wrap around the back round paper. There are 8 petals glued to a smaller circle, then that is glued to the burlap ribbon using double sided tape. The center of the flower has a clear button, a tan button and a little bling, all CTMH.

Project supply list...
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
X7157 Dakota Paper Packet
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet (used for the flower)
Z1391 Clear buttons
Z1358 Basic Assortment buttons
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

Lucy ~ (start here)
Darla ~
Bethany ~
Erin ~
Maria ~
Carolyn ~
Joanne ~
Julie~ (you came from here)
Theodora Stacey      (you are here....)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Wreath

I have wanted to make a wreath for a long time, and I finally got one finished  during my crafty weekend at the beach with my girlfriends. I had intended for this wreath to be for a Halloween blog hop, but I did not realize how much paper I was going to need! I will tell you that I used quite a bit of paper. The paper I used is from CTMH and the colors are Black, Smokey Plum and Autumn Terracotta. The Spider web is made from CTMH black hemp, and was the idea of my friend Kim Millard. (Thanks Kim, for the idea and for the hemp!) The spiders were purchased from my local grocery/variety store from the Halloween section, and the ribbon was purchased today from the local scrapbook store here in Seaside, Oregon. The foam wreath was a purchase from my Michaels store in the floral section, and it is 12 inches.

The flowers were cut using my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The flower can be found on page 70, and was cut at 3 inches. ( font<tag5>) The flowers were rolled and glued together with  hot glue gun, and then hot glued to the foam wreath (careful! the glue gun can get hot!) I then hot glued the bow and the ribbon to hang it with, along with a black spider at the bow, and the green one on the right side. the web was hot glued to the foam in a star pattern, then I just wrapped hemp around the star to make the web, adhering the hemp with liquid glass.

Project Supply list:
1386: Black Card stock
1270: Autumn Terracotta Card stock
1291: Smokey Plum Card stock
Z679: Liquid glass
Z282: Black hemp
Z1686: Art Philosophy collection
Wreath: Michaels
Ribbon: Local craft store.

I hope you enjoy this wreath as much as I enjoyed making it.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Click the link below to be directed back to Wendy's blog to see the fabulous projects at Friday favorite things!

Friday, September 7, 2012

September SOTM blog hop

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today! .

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog: If you came from Madeline Morcelo of   Inking From The Heart  then you are in the right place!

I must admit that I had trouble deciding what project to make with this very cute stamp set, until I came upon these pics while cleaning my craft room. The pictures were taken in 2006 when my oldest daughter was just over a year old. I can't believe how big she is now. How time flies!

To create this layout, I used the new Make it from your heart book. I love this new how to book! It's small, but packed full of layouts and card ideas!

 I used Barn Red card stock as my base. I stamped the long stamp along the bottom in versamark, and heat embossed the design in apricot embossing powder. I then stamped the scarecrow on colonial white card stock using chocolate ink and colored him in with our watercolor pencils, dry.

 I cut the tag on my cricut using my Art Philosophy cricut cartridge, and I stamped the pumpkin with the fence in Chocolate on that and colored it with the color pencils as well.

 I then stamped the words pumpkin patch, hayride, corn maze and pumpkin pie onto the tag using Red Barn for the letters, and chocolate for the outline.

 I added bitty sparkles next to the words, and a silver brad from my stash. The bows are our new burlap ribbon (love this!). I also stamped and colored the pumpkin on the right page under the burlap bow. The Pumpkin Patch sticker is from Me And My Big Ideas, the smaller pumpkin stickers, and the corn stalk are from Jolees.

Shopping list:
 Z1686  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (can only be purchased form a ctmh consultant)
X5637  Barn Red bulk card stock pack
9035     Make it from your heart vol. 1
Z2104   Barn Red Ink
Z2111   Chocolate Ink Pad
Z1760   Burlap Ribbon
Z1263   Bitty Sparkles
3505     Watercolor Pencils
American Crafts Brand Zing! embossing Powder Apricot, Opaque finish. (picked this up at my local craft store)

Thanks for looking!

Your next stop on the Fall Favorites Stamp Set Blog Hop is Laura  at  Scrappinsweetie's Escape.

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy :  Love 2 Create
Darla : Caution: Crafting is Contagious!
Shelly Mendenhall : Inky Wheeler's Artsy Musings
Eva Friesen : For The Love Of Creating
Judith Ashmore : My Blog Adventure
Stephanie : The Quilted Scrapper
TinaGale : My Scrappy Ideas
Maria Woodworth : Maria's Paper Craft Place
Jennifer Kramer : 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Carolyn : Nuts 4 Scrappin'
Madeline Morcelo : Inking From The Heart
Theodora : Celebrate Crafts
Laura W. :  Scrappinsweetie's Escape
Michelle Stewart : My Creations With Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.