Monday, March 25, 2013


What happens when aluminum foil from the kitchen meets a Cuttlebug machine in the craft room?
It gets the chance to shine!

Today, I whipped up this quick card:

The sentiment in the card, which I hand-wrote later, said "It's your day to SHINE!" Corny, I know, but this project was quick and easy....and corny is always fun! I went around the edges of this card with Close To My Heart's Grey Wool stamp pad and used their White Daisy card stock to make the card base. I also used a silver picture hook and some color-ready seam binding ribbon, which I did not color. All these products can be found on my Close To My Heart website, or call me to place a party order!

All you need is foil, a Cuttlebug and embossing folder, and any embellishments of your choice. 

Be sure to use enough foil to fold it several times for durability and to make sure the embossing lasts. 

Have fun!  Enjoy that Cuttlebug!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Glitter Glam

Friday, March 1, 2013

Organizing Has Never Been Easier, or Prettier!

It's a universal problem......scrap bookers, card makers and paper crafters need stuff to work with...and they need to be able to keep that stuff organized!  Getting organized and staying organized can help you make the most of all your products, save you money and make your crafting more efficient because you won't have to spend time searching for things.

Close To My Heart helps you keep all your crafting supplies organized and pretty, all at the same time!  Never purchase a product twice and never spend time searching for what you need with CTMH's organizational system, found here.

Here's how I use our new small and medium organizers:

Pictured above is the medium organizer, which I use for ribbon, our old-style stamp sets and tubes of flowers, along with a few miscellaneous supplies. This is fantastic to take to a crop - which I did last Friday night at my church!

This pic shows how the carrying handle is nestled in the top for easy stacking, as shown below:

This is the small organizer and medium organizer stacked together on my desk. It saves space and looks neat, too.

And, finally, this is my small organizer with the foam insert (sold separately), which is keeping my embellishments nice and neat.

With CTMH's system, you, too, can keep all your supplies neatly at hand, easily keep track of your inventory and do all your paper crafting with ease!

Happy organizing!
Click the link to my website for more on these and other great CTMH products!