Thursday, August 14, 2014

School Time

My girls are back to school. This year they will be in school all day. So my goal is to develop my blog more. I'm looking to switch from blogging with blogger to Wordpress. So during this time I trying to learn more information about making the changes. 
It's exciting to move forward and develop it.



What type of projects or tutorials would you like to see?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Crush - Close to my Heart Video

Today I want to highlight an amazing product that is in our 
NEW Idea Book just released August 1st, 2014. 
It's the My Crush Book. We have had this product before but this theme is new. 
The Pink Book & The Pink Assortment has some amazing prints and colors to work with. 

All the supplies listed below I linked back to my Close to my Heart store. 
So if you are interested in puchasing and of these items below then click on the link. 

Supplies Used
My Crush
Lagoon Ink

To see all the New Close to my Heart products check out my Store, HERE

 Thank you for joining me for this Simple Creation with Close to my Heart products. 
If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Idea Book, New Close to my Heart Products, New Project

Can you tell there is a theme going on in my Blog Post Title? 
Today Close to my Heart came out with a new Idea Book. There are SO many new products in it. I went through all my Stamp Sets (16+) and realized that only 2 of them are in the New Idea Book.

I want to share with you today my favorite Paper Pack from this Book.
It is called Seaside. But there are so many things it can be used for besides Beach themed projects. I love the color pallet & prints they put together to create it.

Using this NEW Seaside Paper Pack I made a Baby Diaper. 
It could be used as an invitation, card, or announcement.

CTMH = Close to my Heart
Paper - Seaside Paper Pack (CTMH)
Cartridge - Artiste Cricut Cartrige (CTMH)
Ink - Desert Sand (CTMH)
Sponge - (CTMH) I cut it in 1/4ths and use 1 section to ink the edges of the paper
Pen - Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen (CTMH)

Cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge the following cuts & sizes:
Diaper - size: 4"
              button 34, pg 64
              function - Card/Shift
Oval - size: 4" & 3 1/2"
           button 34, pg 64
           function - Card
Accent - size: 2"
              button 34, pg 64
              function - Accent 3
It's a BOY -  size: 1 1/2"
              button 34, pg 64
              function - Accent 1/shift

  • Ink around the edges with desert Sand Ink. I cut a 3" circle sponge into 1/4th's. Then use one of those sections and dab it onto the ink pad. Then rub it onto the edges of the paper where I want to distress it.
  • Then put dash marks on the "It's a BOY" with the journaling pen. Adhere it to the Accent piece. Then attach to the diaper with foam adhesive to give it some dimension.
To see the NEW Idea Book from Close to my Heart click HERE.
To see any product I used in this project click on the product name for the link.

I would love to help you with Close to my Heart Products and assist with any crafting needs or questions. Leave a comment below, send me an email, or check out my store: