Cards, Projects, Uncategorized

Grateful For This Life

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It is finally here! The new annual Close To My Heart core catalog and the Sep/Oct catalog are available to order from!!

I am very much in love with the September stamp of the month that I have featured in this card. Not only does it make a cute card, but it has great prompts to make me reflect on being thankful. I’ve got a project I’m working on showcasing that. You’ll be seeing that in a few days 🙂

For this card I also used two new fall themed stamps and two of the new colors! I’m thrilled with all the new colors, they’re amazing. The new colors I used were Papaya and Shortbread, but I also used Paprika, which is a previous color that goes beautifully with Papaya.

There isn’t any patterned paper or color card stock on this card. Stamped directly on to the card base with the words, and stamped onto White Daisy card stock for the pumpkin, gourd and leaves from Autumn is Calling and Pumpkin Spice- Cardmaking Stamp sets

It is a little hard to see in the picture, but I used a shimmer brush to add some glam to the pumpkin, gourd and leaves. I can’t enough of the shimmer brushes!

Here is a list of all the supplies I used to create this card:

Grateful For This Life- September Stamp of the Month

Autumn is Calling w/ Thin Cuts

Pumpkin Spice- Cardmaking Stamp w/ Thin Cuts

Papaya Exclusive Ink

Shortbread Exclusive Ink

Paprika Exclusive Ink

Shimmer Brush

Card Bases

White Daisy Card Stock

Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer


Die Cut and Embossing Machine

My Acrylix Blocks

Stamp Shammy


Pocket Pages, Project Life, Projects, Scrapbooking

Tutti Frutti Summer Pocket Page

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Can you believe August is almost over? With it goes the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Tutti Frutti Summer!

I had sat down to play with next months sotm, but couldn’t resist playing with this one again.

These fruits just embody summer. I love using them with pool pictures. Even though fruit and swimming don’t traditionally go together, I think it works!

Be sure to check out my shopping link to get this stamp set before it’s gone! Also, the core catalog and the Jul/Aug mini catalog are also gone at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supply List

Tutti Frutti Summer SOTM

Micro Tip Non Stick Scissors

Wild Berry Exclusive Ink – coming soon!

Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Black Exclusive Ink

Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer


Cards, Projects

Tutti Frutti Summer

CTMH August Stamp of the Month

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I wanted to pop in and share this fun summery card I created.

I used the August Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart, called Tutti Frutti Summer. The orange and strawberry paper is from my stash, and sadly not available any more.

Shhh..the pink in used on the strawberries and the background is the new CTMH Color of the Year. That color will be released and available on September 1st!

This Tutti Frutti Summer SOTM stamp set is only available until Aug 31st, so don’t wait!


Happy Birthday Rainbow Cacti Card

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Happy Cacit in front of colorful splattered background card

I can’t help but play with these Pawsome Stamps set. I just love these little cacti.

This was one of those cards that did not turn out at all how I had intended when I started! It was going to be a subdued, elegant card. These guys apparently had another idea. They wanted fun, funky and colorful!

I added some of the Pawsome Stamps sequin mix on this card. I do love sequins.

The background is Distress Oxide inks mixed with a bit of water and splattered all over. The circles are blended Distress Oxides. It is hard to tell in the picture, but the circles are cut out from the splattered piece and the blended colors are on a second piece glued behind to show through the cut outs.

I need to be better about taking pictures WHILE I’m creating. I’d love to start doing some tutorials for the cards I make.

Thanks so much for stopping by!