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Friday, December 3, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Wow  It is already December.  I am recovering from Minor Surgery and thought I needed to post some pictures of my Chrismas Card.  I have more to post later, but the batteries are dead on my camera.  Hope you enjoy them.

Last Cards from the Christmas Card Class I taught last month.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Mistletoe Christmas Cards

Well Hello everyone.  I have not been a good blogger lately. As they say life gets in the way.  I have some more Christmas Cards for you today.  I hope you enjoy them. They were created for a card class I taught early this fall.
The first card used Mistletoe Paper level 2 and stickease from the same paper
The next card uses paper from the same kit, but the stamp set is called

The last card also uses paper from Mistletoe Level 2 and the stamp set is C1423 Captured Moments

I used a glue pen and glitter, but it doesn't show up very  much in the photograph.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to get some more posted later. 
Will be out of touch for a while after next week as I am having surgery.
Scrappin and Stampin in Missouri
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween/Studio J

Studio J is something that I wasn't sure I would like, but it turns out I LOVE it. The Halloween layout  is one that my nieces and I put together the day after Halloween
They thought it was cool and I found out how easy it was. The 8 year old loved picking colors,layouts, and pictures.  Then we decided together  what  journal about.

Thanks for stopping by.

If you are interested in trying out Studio J check it out at my website.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mistletoe Card Class

Wow I have been working, but didn't get any art work posted.  I taught a Christmas Card Class today and here are some of the cards I came up with. 

I used 1/2 of a level 2 Mistletoe Paper kit and the Mistletoe My Stickease stickers for the cards for the class.

I used baby powder on the back of the sticker to take the sticky away and then pop-dotted the sticker.

I will try and post all week, so that you can see all the cards that were made.  Some of them use the stamp of the month and I used other new stamps as well.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

October Stamp of the Month-Share the Magic

October is a month for ghosts and candy, but our STOM --Share the Magic will give you a head start on Christmas cards.  I usually make around 100-- so I am happy that the stamp is out early.  I will be teaching a Christmas Card class on October 23rd using this stamp set and others

D1443 Share the Magic

The card below uses the October Stamp of the Month.
Isn't the Rudolf cute.

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope to post more this week from this stamp set.
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Merry Monsters Smarty Treat

The Smarty Treat is easy, affordable,and looks cute. Below are the supplies I used.
The paper is 3X6 and it is scored at 2 3/4 and 3 1/4
The black paper is 2 1/4 by 3 -- you need to be sure and leave room for the ribbon.
The white paper that is stamped on is 2 X 3
Stamp and color the design however you want. I used Merry Mosters from Close To My Heart. They are soo cute.

I used my tombow to run a strip of adhesive to attach the Smarty.  Remember to do this before tying the Ribbon. I taught this as a free make and take  and kept trying to tie the ribbon before putting in the Smarty. Guess I wasn't that smart that day.
Below is the finished Product.  I think it turned out really cute.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to post some of the the Christmas Cards for my Class I am teaching October 23rd very soon.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday

Today, Tomorrow, & Yesterday

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted.  Life is getting in my way.  Stress - what does this word mean to you?  Most people would think since I am single and don't have children that I don't have stress.  Between my job and my health issues, it is hard to get out of bed some days. I go to work and then when I get home I am soo tired that I don't even feel like going downstairs to create. 
Well I know that creating helps me relax and that is what I have to do. 

This card is actually from Convention, but due to family I didn't make it there. So I  got together with a friend and we made some of the cards.
This card is made using D1436 The Present. The stamp is very pretty. The paper is Olivia.  Talk about beautiful paper. 
The card also uses our new Opaque pearls

How do you manage your stress?  Let me know and I will draw a name and send out goodies to the name I draw.

Thanks for stopping by

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Autumn Winter Idea Book Out Today

Have you got your Idea Book Yet!!

It has great new Products.

Contact me today to get you idea book

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August STOM--Something Splendid

Isn't this stamp set pretty. I wanted to create a background using the stamp set and fall colors. The sentiment is inside of a nestabilities die. The colors are Sunflower, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, and Vineyard Berry.

The layout for this card is inspired by CPS 180

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am back

Well it has been a rough summer. June found me ill more than healthy.

My July was very rough as well. I lost my father on the 5th of July and even though he had been ill for the last year, we had finally found out what was wrong and thought everything was on the mend. I have sorta shut down except going home to help my mom. I now realize that I need to get back to the real world. I still have some rough days but am on my way back. So needless to say I have not been on the computer most of the summer.
I now hope to get my self in gear-- I have some artwork to share today. T.his card was originally made for my father for his birthday. His birthday was July 23rd.
I have recieved new products to showcase the new Idea Book that will be out in September. Be sure to check back at least weekly for my sneak peaks. The book has some great new products.

Summer is basically over and as a teacher it is time to get back to the classroom. Now if only the heat in Missouri would realize it doesn't have to be this hot.
Thanks for checking in
Besure to check out my website as we are having a great sale-- 2,4,6 for 8, we appreciate our customers.

Thanks for stopping in

Monday, June 14, 2010

June STOM- Wonderful Friend

Well-- How is your summer starting off???

School is out, I have gone to North Carolina for Vacation, been sick for a week and now I have my nieces. And I thought things would get easier when school got out. LOL!! what was I thinking. Hopefully I will get back to regular posting.

Today's card is made using the June Stamp of the Month -D1422 Wonderful friends.

I think this a great set that could be used for multiple masculine cards.

This card has multiple layers and was a breeze to put together. I got the idea out of our Idea Book. Hope you enjoy it.
Have you checked out C lose To My Hearts
There are different specials everyday-- if could be something free with purchase, products as a discount, a goody box at a discount. Check out my website daily to see what the special is.
Thanks for stopping by-- Hope you summer is starting off great!!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

United Way-- Power Of the Purse!!!

Franklin County Area United Way's
Power of the Purse

Donatin- $20.00

This event will feature Appetizers, Wine, Silent Purse Auction and Entertainment, too.

Thursday June 17th

6:00-8:00 pm

Holy Trinity Christian Life Center

1500 South Outer Road

St. Clair, Mo

RSVP no later than June 11th for this event

RSVP to Heather Rucker

at Farmers Merchants Bank 636-629-225 ext 1120

or the United Way Office


Heather contacted me and another consultant to help her put together some of these cute Nuggett purses that will be a place setting at the fundraiser.

Heather working on Flowers for the the Nugget Purse

Border pumches, scoring, ribbon, and flowers all go together to make the mini nugget purses

The Nugget purses are easy to make

Cardstock 1 1/2 inches by 5 inches

We used a border punch for the edges
Flower punch for the flower on the front
There are holes punched in the top that the ribbon is threaded through
Carstock is scored at 1 1/2, 2 1/2 and 4 inches.

We are hoping for lots of participants. We made around 120 nuggett purses. Please RSVP no later than June 11th

If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation, send it to P.O. Box 3 Washington, MO 63090
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 2010 STOM- Cherish the Moment

This is a great stamp set for scrapbookers and cardmakers. My creative juices have not been flowing very well lately. Hope to get back in the flow of things.

The Stamp set is D1421 Cherish the Moment- this stamp set is only available through the end of May.

Paper is from Caboodle Level 2 X7121B. The brad in the middle of the flower is from CTMH Designer Brads Splendor z1317.

Thanks for stopping in. I will try to post more often. Hope to get my Creative Juices flowing again.
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Summer Idea Book

The New Idea Book goes live today. Check out all of the great new products!!!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Studio J!!!!!

What is Studio J™?

Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart, an industry leader in scrapbooking and stamping products. Studio J helps you easily create two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs, all delivered in 12" x 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It's a snap!

Is Studio J easy to use?
I haven't finished any layouts yet,but Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use.
I was playing on it this morning when I should have been working ( sh. don't tell my boss) and
The program walked me through five steps that include:uploading your photos;choosing your desired themed kit;selecting an exclusive layout pattern;adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.It’s super simple and extremely fun to use!

Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
No!! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to my website visit to get started.
Feel free to design to your heart’s content-you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!

Today I didn't have time to finish my project ( work got in the way) so I saved what I was working on and will go back to it later?

You can create a customer profile at that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.

After you are happy with your layouts Close To My Heart will print it and ship it directly to you. There is no way to print it at home. The print quality is photo quality.

What is the price?
You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors® to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:
For 5-9 layout purchases: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!For 10-20 layout purchases: You’ll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.

It is available to day for you to start!!! so head on over to my website and check it out.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Flower Pot April Stamp of the Month

Time has just flown by. Life has gotten in the way.
Have you got the April Stamp of the Month yet?
If not you only have a few days left to get it. It is a great stamp and I have used it for both of the cards below.

The first card uses
D 1409 Flower Pot ( April Stamp of the Month)
Printed Paper from X7120B Topstitch
Vineyard Berry Cardstock
Heavenly Blue Cardstock
Chocolate Ribbon
and Vineyard Berry Ribbon from the Creative Basics Emporium
techniques used: Masking and chalking

The 2nd card uses

D1409 Flower Pot

X7121B Caboodle

Techniques used: blender pen with watercolor pencils & tearing

Thanks for stopping by
Check back for information about Studio J going live for customers tomorrow!!!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

National Scrapbooking Miracle

National Scrapbooking Starts early with C lose To My Heart

Email or call me to order you kit today.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Basket & Card based on CPS 160

This a a cute and easy basket. I found the instructions online, but can't find them to give credit.

printed paper 4 3/4 X 7 3/4

score 1 1/2 inches on all sides

Cut on tabs the long sides and then fold and glue.

Decorate how ever you want.

Handle is 1 inch by 11 inches. I used brads to attach the handle.

The stamp set in the close up is from Holiday Hoopla

Isn't this bunny the cutest. It is from the stamp set Bunny Love
I colored the bunny with my Copic Markers.
The papers are retired CTMH paper
The saying is from the March Stamp of the Month.

The card layout is based on CPS 160.
WOW the weather is wonderful here in Missouri. Looking forward to a great Easter. My hope is that you all have a wonderful Easter.
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