Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Card- I {heart} You


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Card #23
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment (Grey Wool)

Other Products Used:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Fray-Check

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day Display

What do you do with your Cricut cut scraps?  I love to use them to make more projects!  This display, or wall hanging was made using the negative cut (what is left on the mat) from the bracket on the Amaryllis layout.  I trimmed up the excess around the edges to make it even and then started working!

I did the same thing with the fall display that you can see here: http://scrapbookwithkira.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-wall-hanging.html

I have another idea with the left over negative space from the 3D flowers in the top left corner of the display, so keep your eyes open for that!

Close to My Heart Products Used:
La Belle Vie Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Other Items Used:
Cricut Word Collage Cartridge
Cardboard to stabilize the back (look with the packaging of your scrapbooking supplies for 12x12 plan cardboard that you can save for projects like this)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

La Belle Vie Birthday Layout


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Recipe: Cherish-Elegant Context
La Belle Vie Paper Packet
My Acrylix Jardin Stamp Set
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Black Mini Medley Accents Collection
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love Swing Card


Swing cards are fun and the Artiste Cricut Cartridge makes them super simple to make!  The cartridge cuts everything out for you and even makes score marks so you know exactly where to fold.  There are a variety of shapes to choose from. I chose a heart to match the Love Stamp Set.

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
La Belle Vie Paper Packet
My Acrylix Seals- Love Stamp Set
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Amaryllis Layout

Can you tell that this is the same layout pattern as the stocking Christmas layout that I posted on Saturday?  I love how you can use the same layouts and make them look so different by changing the paper and embellishments!

I tried to follow the La Belle Vie Workshop on the Go layout as they had made it in the Idea Book.  I used the Jardin stamp set which has greatly grown on me the more I use it.

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Recipe- Make It From Your Heart Volume 1: Pattern 8
La Belle Vie Paper Packet
My Acrylix Jardin Stamp Set
My Acrylix Field Trip Alphabet Stamp Set (retiring on 1/31/2013- last chance!)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Clear Sparkles
Black Sparkle Flourishes
Cricut Artiste Cartridge



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love La Belle Vie Card



Recipe: Mojo Monday 277

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
La Belle Vie Paper Packet
My Acrylix A Love (retired but any heart stamp set could be used)
My Acrylix Home Sweet Home (February 2013 Stamp of the Month)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Opaques- Pearls

Whooo's Your Valentine Card- Owl with Heart


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Card #24
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Ruby Cardstock
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Baker's Twine- Harvest Assortment (Cranberry)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Other Products Used:
Zig Journaling Pen- .05 Black

Monday, January 21, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Treat Tubes

The Whooo’s Your Valentine kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper!
Remember, it is only available until January 31st or until supplies last!  It has a retail value of $40 and can be purchased for only $10 with a $35 order.


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Whooo's Your Valentine Kit
---My Acrylix Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
---Treat Tubes
---Die-Cut Boxes in Blush, White, and Ruby
---Silver Glitter Paper
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Stockings Were Hung...


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Recipe- Make it From Your Heart Volume 1: Pattern 8
Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Ruby Cardstock
My Acrylix Chocolate Alphabet Small Set (This set will be retiring on 1/31/2013!  Get it while you can!  This is one of my favorite alphabet stamp sets!)
My Acrylix Christmas Delights Stamp Set
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Mini Medley Accents- Antiqued Gold Collection
Colonial White Crocheted Ribbon (retired)


Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Card- You + Me =


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Card #29
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Ruby Cardstock
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
Clear Sparkle
Cranberry Ribbon Rounds (retired)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Other Products Used:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Orange/Teal Quilt



This is the in-progress larger Orange/Teal quilt that I mentioned in last week's post.  I have 10 out of 25 blocks complete!

This quilt pattern can be found in and on the cover of the Simple Quilts & Sewing Magazine- fall 2012 edition.  http://www.quiltmag.com/magazine/simple-quilts-sewing-%E2%80%93-fall-2012/

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Card- Happy Valentine's Day


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Card #29
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Ruby Cardstock
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often


 I saw this sign in a country home decor store in the mall and fell in love.  I knew it would be perfect for our basement living room, right above the couch.  The price was a little steep and I thought, "I can make this!"  I took a picture and then about a month later on a nice day, got busy.  Jerrad had left over boards from finishing the ceiling in the detached garage and let me use one.  I cut the words using vinyl on the Cricut and stuck them down nice and sealed on the board.  I spray-painted the board using a black metallic, let it dry, and then peeled the vinyl letters off.  I am so excited it turned out exactly like I had imagined!

A Work of Heart- Grand Central Mall in Parkersburg, WV.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Orange/Teal Quilt


I tried really hard to get this quilt done for a Christmas gift for a special person, but just couldn't get it done in time.  I finished the top of the quilt and it just needs sandwiched, quilted, and bound. 

This quilt is made with scraps from a larger quilt (in progress) using the same colors, a small charm pack, and white sashing strips.

 The large quilt pattern can be found in and on the cover of the Simple Quilts & Sewing Magazine- fall 2012 edition.  http://www.quiltmag.com/magazine/simple-quilts-sewing-%E2%80%93-fall-2012/


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Layout

I wanted to show the versatility of the Whooo's Your Valentine kit and make a layout using the stamp set!  This layout is made using only cardstock! 

When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10 through January 31st.

(remember, you can click to make the photo larger!)

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Layout #5
My Acrylix Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cardstock
Petal Cardstock (retired)
Smoothie Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Whisper Cardstock
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
Silver Glitz Glitter Gel
Cricut Artiste Cartridge




Thursday, January 3, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Card- Blush Hearts


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 1- Card #30
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
White Daisy Cardstock
Blush Cardstock
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
Slate Mini Medley Accents Collection
3D Foam Tape
(Straight Pin Embellishment is retired)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

La Belle Vie

The La Belle Vie collection is a beautiful collection of vintage and romance.  The mauves, pinks, and purples mixed with neutral tones combine to make this collection work for any of your projects.

Pair this collection with the January Stamp of the Month- Happy Valentine's to get a head start on your Valentine's Day projects.

La Belle Vie can be found on pages 36-41 of your Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Stamp of the Month

January Stamp of the Month: Happy Valentine's

Available January 1-31, 2013
Retail Price $17.95
Spend $50+ and get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00

Blog Schedule


One of my resolutions for 2013 is to spend more time doing things I enjoy.  Scrapbooking, quilting, fixing up the house, home decor projects, gardening, etc.  With this, I hope to complete more projects and blog more.  I have had a little blog "schedule" this past year, but was unable to keep it up.  For 2013, the blog schedule should look like this:

Sunday- Quilting
Monday- Home Decor
Tuesday- Card
Wednesday- Layout
Thursday- Card
Friday- Video
Saturday- Studio J/ Layout

I hope to fill the calendar and inspire each of you!