Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flower Headbands

Last weekend my family and I attended Summerfest in Logan, Utah.  It is a outdoor art fair.  Artists from all over display and sale their paintings, jewelry, pottery, quilts, metal lawn art ect. 

My oldest daughter really liked the cute metal headbands with the big flowers that one booth was selling for $10 a piece.  Well being the resourceful craft mother that I am (I have to be I have 4 kids 3 of which are daughters) I explained to Mikele that we could just make our own.  So after we left the show we hopped on over to Hobby Lobby to pick up our supplies.  I found the package of 3 metal headbands for 50% off (Yippee) and then I picked up a box of multicolor and sized flowers (you don't want the paper ones or they would get ruined if they ever got wet. Look for the silk or fabric flowers).

At home I mixed and layered the different flowers to come up with a half dozen different combination's.  Well then I had a dilemma. I only had 3 headbands. The best solution was to make the flowers interchangeable.  Here is what I came up with. I ran a tiny elastic through the holes of a button and slid that onto the headband. Then I attached a circle Velcro piece to the button.  After assembling the flowers with either a cute designer brad through the center or hot gluing the layers together and attaching a button to the center I attached the other side of the Velcro circle to the back of the flowers.  Now I have a headband for each daughter and they can switch their flowers and adjust where the flower sits on their head.  I would recommend instead of the elastic to try tying the button on with some embroidery floss. I think it would be less likely to break and less brittle then the elastics.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Last Day to sign up for the Cherry'O Birthday Card Class!

 Today, Tuesday, June 22 is the last day to sign up for the Cherry-O Birthday card class! I only have 2 spots left so email or call me today to join in the fun!  To check out all the detail refer to this past post.

Jackpot June Update!!

  On anther note are you just drooling over the great daily deals on my MyCTMH website? Today's deal is no exception! Items available to purchase today for Jackpot June are five of our quick, easy and beautiful MyStickease packets (Sarsaparilla, Silhouette, Everlasting, Caprice and Enchanted)...all only $6 each today (regularly $8.95). All of these packs of MyStickease are priced at a 33% discount.  MyStickease are the fastest easiest way to add interest and details to your layouts and cards.

  One of the five discounted products available today (all are 33% off their regular price) will trigger the FREE Jackpot Item which is a package of our Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements (retail value of $4.95) AND our Creative Basics Emporium Collection pack (retail value of $8.95). This pack includes 12 sheets of gorgeous B&T duos and a spool of matching ribbon). If you hit the the Jackpot, you get it FREE ($13.90 value)! Order one or two of the items today and hope you get the one that will trigger the Jackpot, or be safe and order one of each, which will guarantee you the free Jackpot Item.
 This card was made using the beautiful papers and ribbon in the Creative Basics Emporium Collection. Don't you just love those paper designs?  They can be yours FREE if you get the Jackpot today! (Card made by the talented Karen Pedersen)

Head to my website to order today's deal (
, then click on "Shop Online" and then "Jackpot June".

Friday, June 18, 2010

Look who is turning One!!!

I can hardly believe that my sweet girl Allie is turning ONE!!!

Oh she is so excited too!

What have you got there Allie? Your birthday party invitation?

Thank you Allie!

I found this cute card on the CTMH bulletin board and it comes from my fellow teammate, Pam Jarrett. I also found another similar style on Lisa Stenz's blog, a fellow CTMH consultant. So I took the ideas from both and made my own.
Here are the cutting instructions for the flower pot and insert.
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 3 1/2 x 9 inches.
2. Score at 2 inches and 5 1/2 inches.
3. Bend the 2 inch section forward and the larger section back.
4. Keeping the card folded at the bottom, place your card on the trimmer with the 2 inch score line even with the track and the bottom edge of the pot at the 1/2 inch mark on the right. Trim, turn your card over and repeat.
5. Cut an insert 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. Cut an inner piece 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Adhere
6. Tie a ribbon completely around the top rim of the flower pot. DO NOT ADHERE THE SIDE OF THE POT.
7. Attach flowers to the top of the insert taking care to leave the bottom of the flowers free to hang over the edge of the pot.
8. Embellish. 

I love those projects that look complicated and elaborate but are really slick and easy! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cherry-O Birthday Cards Class

Come play with me! We will be making these 5 beautiful birthday cards on Wednesday, June 30th from 7:00-9:00 at my home. Space is limited so sign up TODAY!!

BASIC Kit - $8.00!
Make 5 beautiful birthday cards (1 each of 5 designs) Card dimensions 8x3.5. 

Basic kit includes:
     Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue  (2.95 Value) 
     5 Sheets of Colonial White Cardstock
     5 Envelopes 
     2 sheets of B&T paper 
     11 brads

BETTER Kit - $13.50!!

     Basic Kit 
     Opaques Cherry-O 
          (shown right)

Double Your fun! Order 5 more cards (2 each of 5 designs) for $4.00 more! Make the duplicates yourself or invite a friend to make them with you.

Items you need to bring:
Chocolate Stamp pad ($5.25)
Scissors ($9.95)
Adhesive- I recommend glue dots and tombow
3-D foam tape ($5.95) 

Other Items you might be interested in
9033               Wishes Card Confidence Program          $21.95
C1394             Candlelight Acrylix stamp set                  $18.95
C1257             Happy Birthday Acrylix stamp set           $18.95
D1422             June SOM Wonderful Friend                   $22.95 or less

Monday, June 14, 2010

Are You Taking Advantage of the Jackpot SAVINGS!?

Artwork using the Emporium paper packet

Today you can get 5 beautiful Reflections level 2 paper packets for $10 each! That is a 23% savings!!! The paper packets include Emporium, Majestic Blue, Perfect Day, Sarsaparilla and Abundance. Also, One of the paper packets is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you White Daisy Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon (retail value of $6.95 US/ $8.25 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!  Just hop on over to my website and take advantage of this amazing deal! The sale items change daily.

Artwork using the Sarsaparilla paper packet

Thursday, June 10, 2010

May Booktable Layout

Today I just wanted to share with you the layout I created for the Booktable group.  This layout is actually covering two different events but I didn't want to do separate layouts for each so I combined them into one by focusing on the common link; the always changing life of a two year old.  The Big Pink flowers and dimensional elements for the title really made this layout. This layout design comes from my constant scrapbooking companion Imagine. Oh what would I do without my how-to books?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mojo Monday & The Winner Is. . .

I know you really want to know who won the stamp set and the card but you will just have to keep reading first I want to show you the card I made for the Mojo Monday challenge. This is a first for me and was so much fun I don't know why I waited so long!

This card would be perfect to announce to family or friends that you are having a baby boy/girl. I used Close To My Heart's fun new My Creations A-Door-Ables to make the little hidden message. The paper comes from one of my favorite paper packets, Animal Cookies.  The adorable giraffe is from the Nursery Bash acrylix stamp set. 

Here is a picture of the Mojo Monday sketch:

So are you ready to find out who the winner is?

Just a few second more! Card A was in the lead for the longest time but then in the end Card B won the most votes and was our winners favorite card!  For the record I used to pick the winner. And the winner was post number 18. Marjan You WON!!! 
 Marjan- please email me your mailing address and I will get your stamp set and card B mailed out to you. Congrats!!

Blog Candy is the BEST!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I Need Your Opinion! Is it worth some Blog Candy?!

I just joined a little card swap group in my neighborhood. The theme for this month's swap is thank you cards.  I made two different cards and I can't decide which one to duplicate for the swap so I am calling on all of you to give your input! So if you wouldn't mind taking a few minutes and leave a comment about which card you would want to receive if you were in the swap it would be greatly appreciated! Oh and there is something in it for you too! I will randomly pick someone to receive not only the card they liked best but also the Close To My Heart stamp set "True Friends" ($22.95 value I posted a picture of the stamp set after the cards). I will be picking and posting the winner on Tuesday, June 8th at noon.

Thanks for your help!!!


Here is card A:

Card B:

Here is a picture of the stamp set you can win!

Supply List: 

Card A- Creative Basics Cherry-O collection, watercolor pencils, Acrylix stamp set "A Friend Is" and Wishes design "Keep it Level"

Card B- Creative Basics Cherry-O collection, Acrylix stamp set "One of a Kind." I totally scrap lifted this card off of page 34 of the Spring 2010 idea book!

Friday, June 4, 2010

June Workshop Class - Splendor

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the summer then with this beautiful Splendor paper packet and accessories! You can join in the fun and make these 3 beautiful layouts at my workshop class or I have listed the shopping list and you can make them at home with the help of Close To My Heart's amazing how to books: Cherish and Reflections! The order for the class goes in on the 10th of each month so email or call me today if you would like to join!

All the items can be purchase through me or my website.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Stamp of the Month

Cards created by Karen Pedersen

June's Stamp of the Month (D1422-Wonderful Friend) is all about DAD or the other amazing men in your life! Here is a closer look at the stamps included in this set:

This set can be yours in several different ways:
  • earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)
This set is only available for the month of June so don't miss out and order yours TODAY!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jackpot June!

Jackpot June: 50% off Products and FREE Goodies! Hit the jackpot and win FREE products with Jackpot June.

This Close To My Heart special, starting TODAY, June 1, provides you with a different deal each day. Be sure to check out my website each day for each new and exciting offer! Once you have landed on my home page, just click "Shop Online" to begin seeing what each day's Jackpot June deals are.
  • Some days you can grab loaded Goodie Boxes at 50% or more off retail value.
  • Other days are Jackpot Days. These days give you a list of 5 products offered at special discounted prices--one of which will trigger the Jackpot (a surprise product you'll receive FREE!). Take a chance and hope that you buy the right item that gets you the free product, or play it safe and buy one of each, guaranteeing that you will hit the Jackpot!
Either way you will save money on favorite scrapbooking and stamping supplies by grabbing a different bargain each day in June. Deals include discounted shipping/handling costs too! These special offers are available only online so be ready every day to check out my website and get your deal! New deals are posted each day at 8 am (MDT).

Jackpot June purchases must include ONLY Jackpot June items (the Goodie Box or the discounted items) and nothing else. This will streamline orders and allow CTMH to offer discounted shipping for this exciting promotion.