Saturday, September 29, 2012

Take a Walk in the Moonlight Blog Hop

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 -

My project is a door sign to welcome friends and family to our home.

I love the white core cardstock from Close to My Heart as it is so easy to create great embellishments as I did with the leaves. All I did was use took some sandpaper to the edges of the leaves to give it a great weathered look.

I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Moonlight paper pack
Olive Green Paper
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Haunted Assortment
Smokey Plum Ink

The next stop on your moonlight walk is Erin and I cannot wait to see another one of her fabulous projects.

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

1. Lucy
2. Darla
3. Deanne
4. Bethany
5. Wendy
6. Stephanie-You are here!
7. Erin
8. Maria
9. Carolyn
10. JoAnne
11. Julia
12. Thoedora

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

World Card Making Day Challenge

If you are like me all you get in the mail most days are bills, political postcards and junk mail. Occasionally there is a magazine but rarely is there a card for you just because!

So, in honor of World Card Making Day, I am challenging you to make cards between now and October 6th and send them out. They can be Birthday, Thank You, Just Because.....

Post a link to a picture of the card and tell me who you sent it to (or e-mail it to me at to be entered into a drawing to win a free card kit from Close to My Heart.

You can make as few or as many as you want. Each participant gets one entry.

Here are the great kits you can win:

I cannot wait to see all the fabulous cards created in the new couple of weeks.

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Friday, October 19, 2012

Do you love Bunco? Do you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, workshops or crafts? Do you love Close To My Heart products?

Now you can have it all!! I am holding my first Halloween Bunco, “Close To My Heart” style.  Fun, Food, and chances to WIN some great Close To My Heart products or use your winnings toward a future workshop!

I will serve dinner, dessert and drinks all Halloween theme!

Arrive at 7:00 and dice roll at 7:15!
And the most important question of all……..
What are the prizes??

The prizes of course, will be your choice in Close To My Heart products from the most current Idea Book. Your winnings go toward any Close To My Heart products or any of my upcoming workshops, you just pay the additional tax and shipping.
How's that for wonderful prizes??!!

Of course, everyone will win something:

$60.00* - The person with the most Buncos

$35.00* - The person with the most Wins

$25.00* - The person who has the “fuzzy dice” last

$15.00* - 50/50: The person who has an equal number of wins and loses**

$10.00* - The person with the most loses

$5.00* - The “At least I won something” prize***
Door prizes for everyone else!

Entry Fee:

The cost is $15 a person, this includes a great dinner and dessert! ($12.50 goes towards prizes and $2.50 goes to offset some of the dinner cost)


Have a friend come and join in with you and you both get an extra “gift” from me.

Bunco is a really popular and fun game limited to 12 ladies on a first come, first serve basis.
You must email me at by September 26th.

* Total winnings, before tax and shipping. Winners pay their own tax and shipping on Bunco night

** 50/50: If no one has an equal amount of wins and losses, this money will be divided among all other winners

*** The “At least I won something” prize will be picked from all non-winners who put their names in a hat/bucket to be drawn
****Thanks to fellow Close to My Heart Consultant Patti Ehrhardt for this fabulous idea***

Friday, September 14, 2012

September Cricut Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, this month we will be featuring projects for Halloween made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge! Hope you don’t get too scared by the time you get to the end of our hop!

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

My project is a simple Halloween layout using last year's Close to My Heart Halloween paper.  I have the perfect picture of my son dressed as Darth Vadar standing in front of a huge blow-up/life size lighted pumpkin.

I cut the scalloped square from page 53 at 8"; the tree trunk from page 53 at 4"; the circle from page 21 at 3"  and the title is in 1 3/4" letters.

The next stop on your spooky blog hop trail is Julia at You Can Create.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:

  1. Lucy at Love 2 Create
  2. Darla at Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana at Dianas Free Moments
  4. Stephanie-YOU ARE HERE
  5. Julie at You Can Create
  6. Wendy at My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Carolyn at Crafting with Carolyn
  8. Kindred Hearts
  9. Rebecca at Stamp and Scrap Studio
  10. Marie at Maria's Paper Craft Place

Friday, September 7, 2012

Close to My Heart September Stamp of the Month 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 " name of person " of " name of blog with URL link " (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!

I created tags that would be perfect to attach to homemade goodies to give to a friend, neighbor, teacher or co-workers.

I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Cricut Artise cartridge
September Stamp of the Month
Cocoa Ink
Terrecotta and Sweet Leaf Alcohol Markers
Colonial White Cardstock

I also used Copic Markers.

The next stop on your hop is TinaGale.

If you get lost along the way here are all the participants:

1.     Lucy
2.     Darla
3.     Shelly
4.      Eva
5.     Judith
6.     You are HERE
7.     TinaGale
8.     Maria
9.   Jennifer 
11.   Madeline
12.   Theodora
13.   Laura
14.   Michelle
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop

We will be featuring artwork from the Avonlea paper pack and/or the Scholastic Paper Pack.

If you have come here from Denise's blog, then you are on the right path.  I am the last stop on this hop!

Today I have created a layout using the Avonlea papers.  I love how this paper is so versatile. I create a Fall card using the following Close to My Heart products:

Card base
Acrylic Stamp Set Fall Harvest (C1504)
Avonlea paper pack
Cocoa Ink
Durables Square Studs

Here is my card:

Here's a list of all our team members participating so make sure to visit and leave some love for all of them:

Jen Patrick:
Kat Ramirez:
Catherine Nowak:
Denise Heiden:
Stephanie Feist: