Friday, February 25, 2011


This fun paper is full of hearts as you might have guessed. It's so fun and happy just makes you smile. Here's a card I made with the paper and using the February Stamp of the Month. The stamp is so versatile. I have to admit when I first saw it I was stumped at how to use it. Now I see lots of possibilities and think it will be a go to stamp for backgrounds and simple embellishments.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today's hightlight is the Fanfare Paper Pack. This is one of my favorites because of the bright colors. Pacifica, Sunny Yellow and Cranberry are combined to give lots of color to any card or scrapbook page.

Here's a birthday card I made with the paper pack. The stamp set is the exclusive set that come in the workshop on the go kit. These kits are a great deal! You get an exclusive stamp set, a level 2 paper pack, a workshop guide and at least 1 embellishment pack. I loved the ice cream cone so I had to have this one for sure!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lucky - Everyone is Lucky with this paper

This is the new Lucky paper featured in the Spring/Summer Catalog. I really love all the new papers in this catalog but I was immediately drawn to this one because of the orange and green. I have a son that I love to scrapbook pictures of and I knew this make some great layouts. Here is some artwork from the catalog with this paper.

For my layout I decided to go with Sepia toned pictures. I thought the browns really made the paper shine. I had more pictures to scrapbook than the layout had room for but with the new Magic How-To book I was able to add in 2 extra hidden pictures! I used the button slide technique. In the second photo you can see the hidden photo part way out. I love that I now have the ability to make my scrapbooks interactive!

Notice the buttons in the center of the page. These are pulls for hidden pictures.

Here's a close up of the left page with the button side photo part way pulled out.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm Finally Back

Ok so it's been a number of weeks, ok a couple of months since I've last posted. I have been working on creating and all the other things that come up in life and was a bit distracted. I'm back and hope to post a couple days a week.

Did you know that the Spring/Summer Idea Book for Close To My Heart just arrived on February 1st? This catalog features 8 new paper packs, tons of new stamp sets and lots of wonderful embellishments! Check it out today! If you'd like your idea book let me know and I'll get you one today. It's more that just a catalog, it's a great source of ideas too!

Stay tuned this week to see the new papers and some art work I've been creating!
Check out my website for more artwork and inspiration!