Sunday, November 16, 2014

Here is a quick little and inexpensive Thank you idea from The Silhouette Store. I hand sanitizer holder. I cut the file out of CTMH paper, loved this paper.. using one side for the holder, the other side for the trim on the front and there is a back piece. I cut the box holder out of the same paper, one sheet does the whole thing! Stamped a holiday greeting adding it to the front with some pop dots. Tied it all up with a red ribbon. How cute are these for co-workers, friends, hostess gifts, etc. Change out the paper for other holidays, or what a perfect Place card setting at Thanksgiving, or a Mother's day Luncheon. Enjoy!


Monday, November 10, 2014


A Thanks card for anytime, especially the fall season with this cut out sunflower.. and a Christmas card using all CTMH stamps and papers.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Merry Christmas

Close To My Heart Snowhaven paper. Stamped the trees, added stripes of Snowhaven paper, with a tag from Artiste Cartridge and flags from red cardstock and sliver glitter tape. Added two cute little hearts since the holidays are all about family and love. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's Halloween week!! I made this easy peasy card... Used CTMH Christmas Paper, I know, it looks gothic with the addition of Halloween stamps. Used the Oct. 31, and bat from a current stamp set. I typed the It's going to be a Great Halloween and printed it out. Matted it with coordinating paper to my skeleton color. Tied him on with a bow.. in case the receiver wants to play with it.

And on the inside: another typed and printed sentiment matted on the same background paper.


with my arthritis I may be the only one feeling the change in the weather..
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge

We had a wreath making class based on one in the current catalog. My friend Angie wanted fall colors for hers. It turned out gorgeous! I had to share it.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hi! I'm part of a group of fellow crafters who love to create and share their work. We visit each other's blogs and share our love! Everyone works hard to be creative and gosh knows we spend enough on supplies to be creative! Or, am I the only one?? My friends call me Hobby Lobby North! Anyway, I've used the Close to My Heart stamp of the month to make these two cards. The top one uses last year's holiday paper but I just love the stripes! I made the ornament so it could be untied and hung on a tree or other place in someone's home. 

This one is a packet for Hot Chocolate! It's 5 x 11 inches, scored at 2 and 7 on the long side, and 1/2 inch on the short sides down the length. I cut the top scores off on 4 sides, then angled the middle pieces that were left to reduce bulk when folding. Folded up the bottom, adhered that, then used my corner rounder to round the top edges, folded it down, and after adding the hot chocolate, used a sticker to shut the packet. I stamped the cute little polar bear, and a Merry Merry Christmas sentiment. These would be perfect, and easy for an office gift for fellow co-workers. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to be part of the Creative Blog Tour! Thank you to my friend Sarah who invited me to take part.
1.What am I working on?
I’m enjoying the new papers and stamps from Close To My Heart! These cards use the new Snowhaven paper line and stamps from the Workshops on the go! It reminds me of sweater weather.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I try to be creative and put my spin on things. I’ve always thought outside the box.. or colored outside the lines. You can tell by my two cards, that I didn’t exactly follow the guidelines but that’s ok!
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
It’s cheaper than therapy… I’ve always been one to create, tried sewing, crochet, knitting, ceramics, you name it and I’ve done it. It’s an outlet for an over active mind or someone who refused to grow up.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Usually in a panic, wait till last minute.. no really I see something that triggers a thought then it’s off and running in my mind. It may take different paths, and when I have a chance to sit down and play, I try out what my thoughts have firmed up into something I can get on paper! Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But with this hobby, it’s only paper and ink and easy to start over without feeling like a huge waste. As a paper hoarder, I don’t have to go far to find supplies.
Next Monday, you’ll want to check out my friends blogs and see what they’re up to! Thanks for stopping by!

Check out Robin's blog at

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to the Down by the Seashore Blog Hop

If you're looking for the For the Boys Blog Hop, please click here: For the Boys Blog Hop

  Sit back and enjoy the view as we whisk you away to the Sea with amazing projects full of bathing beauties, salty air, sandy toes, and crashing waves.
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this relaxing Blog hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
 She will be giving away 2 sets of yummy flat back flair buttons of the winner's choice. YAY!
 What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop. Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I'm sharing a page from my granddaughter's and I trip with her Girl Scout Troop to Savannah, GA recently. We had so much fun and one of the highlights was this dinner trip on the Savannah Riverboat. There was a DJ and after dinner the girls danced and danced. There were other troops from around the country onboard so they made new friends.  I used the Graphic 45's By the Sea paper for the background. I ordered it especially for this trip, and we spent one day on Tybee Island. Anyway, then I matted our photo, added our tickets and a Patch. My granddaughter's is on her vest but since I'm too old for that, I used mine on my pages! We all got the matching T-shirts at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. The Mom with us, said she didn't want one at the time, and then we all wore them, she wished she'd gotten one. We tried to tell her.. anyway, if you're interested, I'm the one in the back next to the girl with the hat. This is a great bunch of girls. My granddaughter is on the far right. Dinner was so good, and the trip was great!
I'm only 6 away from 500 followers! If I hit 500 this weekend, I'm going to put everyone who's left a comment for these two hops in a drawing for a CTMH Stamp Set from the new catalog. So leave a comment with a way to contact you and follow my blog!

 Up next isAlicia's blog. Check out her project!!
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
 1. Connie -
 2. Janet -
 3. Alicia -
 4. Pam -
 5. Jessica -
 6. Melissa -
 7. Sarah -
 8. Gina -
 9. Angela -
 10. Madge-
 Thanks so much for joining us!

For The Boys Blog Hop

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to the For the Boys Blog Hop!  We all know how hard it can be to create guy/boy themed projects, so this hop will help you with that!  You'll find tons of inspiration for the men and boys in your life!!

If you came here from Jenny's  blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Jenny's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.

I have several boys I need to make cards for so I was excited to take part in this hop! I used a Grunge stamp set from Stampin' Up to make the background. Then I cut Silver Cardstock into lengths for the body of my wrenches. Used punches to create the open end and the other end.

I love Punch Art and my hubby knew exactly what these were so I guess I succeeded! I stamped You're Amazing on the inside. That was also a Stampin' Up stamp. I know, I know, I sell Close To My Heart, but I do love Stampin' Up as well!! Thanks for stopping by today and check out the prizes! Be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog and be a follower if you aren't all ready. You won't want to miss anything by these creative people!

Before you go, make sure to sign up to win these AMAZING PRIZES!

$5 Gift Certificate

Close to My Heart A Size stamp set

I'm only 6 away from 500 followers! If I hit 500 this weekend, I'm going to put everyone who's left a comment for these two hops in a drawing for a CTMH Stamp Set from the new catalog. So leave a comment with a way to contact you and follow my blog!

Now it's time for you to head over to Melanie's blog!

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way:

Jenny -
Janet R. -
Melanie -
La-Vie B. -
Gina -
Miranda -
Ashley ~
jessica ~
Sarah ~
Robin L. ~

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!! Winners from our Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop has been selected!
Charlotte She's a Sassy Lady-Stamp set from CTMH
Tricia -stamp set from Blue Moon Creative Crafting Station
Digital Bundles from Blue Moon Creative Crafting Station
Eva Laney
Samantha Rivera
Please email me at so we can get your contact info for the prizes. Thank you everyone for the sweet comments on our creations!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hippity Hoppity

Welcome to our Easter Blog Hop today! Easter is practically here now.. many Easter egg hunts going on today and tomorrow! So while the kids are eating all those eggs and candy, we've got some great treats for you that won't add those unwanted calories... so lets' get to the blog candy that's up for grabs! First of all, be sure to hop to all the blogs and leave them some love! (comments) They've made some creative treats for us today! We'll pick the group blog candy on Monday, so if you've overdone the candy and can't focus, you have Sunday to hop through. Many of the blogs will have their own blog candy so check their requirements at their blog.
For our hop, we have the following:
From Janet's Creative World, a Close To My Heart sweet stamp set. It's a Chocolate Affair. Valentine's Day, Easter, or just let someone know how sweet they are to you, you're going to love this set!

Then from  Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station, this cute, adorable set of Easter Stamps!

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Will give away 3 bundles of 9 adorable digital images!

Well, you're at the start of our trail, so  here's one of my projects for you:
I made this cute Easter over lay for a scrapbook page.


All ready to add photos from the Egg Hunt!
Then I made this cute Easter card, but I think it'll be perfect for an element on a 12 x 12 scrapbook page with a photo of one of my favorite peeps!
The  center is perfect for a sentiment, but a photo would work well too! Both SVG files are from Creative Kuts. I'm on their Design team so thought this would be perfect to showcase their great files.
I also sell CTMH and this month, you can join my team for $99.00 and get your choice of one of the CTMH Cricut Cartridges. That's over 400.00 in merchandise with the cartridge and your kit materials. Contact me for more info, or head to my website to enroll!

Should you get lost along the trail, here's the complete line-up for  you! Hippity, Hoppity, now you're on your way!
Janet Royer-  You're Here
Teresa- Next stop
Denise S. -
Cathie W.-
Tricia -
Lori ~
Theresa -
Amy E. -
Debbie ~
Amanda -
Sarah -
Diana -
Thia- Sponsor
Eva -

Thank you for hopping by today!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

cuttin and stampin

We're celebrating Easter over at the Cuttin and Stampin Challenge Blog!
These cute Spring Fling stamps and pretty paper and flowers remind us that even though the winter seemed to go on and on and on.. okay we're having showers with snow flurries tonight.. it's almost time for warmer weather and the Spring!!
I made a card using this great little tag, perfect to say Hello to a friend. Added the pretty flowers with some bling added to the centers.  I used a matching journal tag on the inside to write a nice note.


I used the stamp set and some of the papers to make tags. Added the tags to these peeps I had put on a stick and put into a clear bag, with a pretty ribbon. I made 16 of these for my little Scout troop to celebrate Easter today, and will make 5 more for my older group on Thursday.. The girls today thought they were so sweet!!
Today is my last post for the challenge blog. I've enjoyed my stay here and getting to know all of you! I've loved seeing all your creative endeavors and will continue to check in and see what Cuttin and Stampin is up too! Have a Blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Welcome to our Frames Blog Hop!

Brought to you by our Krazy Crafting Crew. We are an independent hop team that enjoys sharing out work with everyone and hope to inspire you with new ideas for you own creativity. We are a team who loves to do all different themes, such as cards, layouts, 3D projects and so much more. We do all the paper crafting from traditional to digital. Mostly traditional, every now and then there may be a little mixed media too!

Now on to some fun.

Here is my project I have made for today’s hop:

I loved the idea of frames, and I have not one, but two frame kits I got from CTMH to make. But as we all know, Life gets in the way! Family illness, and I decided to help my granddaughter's Girl Scout troop by hosting a Scrapbook Crop yesterday to help them raise money for their upcoming trip to Savannah, GA. Then I volunteered to do a Kindergarten Round Up for a neighborhood school and two scout meetings this week later- I'm exhausted!! But on the plus side, at the school event, all my little girl scouts came over and gave me hugs! That's a great way to start the day! Now here is what I did.. I had this old beat up photo of my sister when we were younger, much younger. It was showing the effects of age, and stains. I had it restored and I love the old black and white photos but I wish you could see the colors in my skirt. I'm the one in the back! Don't you love those bangs!! I bet they come back into style real soon.. anyway.. I had copies made and I put hers and mine in black frames, and decorated the frames with tags that says Sisters. This is my favorite photo of the two of us, from the late 50's. We rode our trikes and bikes up and down this street in front of my Little Grandmother's house. We called the other grandma, Big Grandma.. because she was tall! I'm so glad you stopped by today, and now that my schedule has settled down, I'll finish those two frame kits and post those soon.


Don't forget about the blog candy!!
Thank you for coming by and hope to see you again next month!

If you missed the full line up here it is:

Cicily -
Lissa Marie -
Janet -    You are here!
Christina ~
Kathryn ~
Jearise ~
Robin S ~
Katina ~
Miranda ~
Lori ~
Paula ~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cuttin And Stampin

April 1 - 7, 2014
Challenge - Create a Quilt Patter using paper or stamps

The design team is using LemonLush paper line for this weeks creations.  This paper line is perfect for quilting! You can pick up your own pack and the coordinating embellishments in out Facebook Store

It's all about Quilting today! I used a Lattice pattern for my card base. I cut 1 1/4 inch squares and glued them to a spring green base. Then I trimmed to the card front size. I added the cutest embellishments, and you'll find them in the store! I loved the NO 3 die cut. I think it could be for a 3rd birthday, or 3rd anniversary or congrats for the news of a 3rd child.. no matter what you find to celebrate.. I think this card looks springy and will do the trick! Hope you'll join the challenge as well.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I took an empty Girl Scout Mint cookie box, ( I had plenty..just sayin') and cut the top and bottom flaps off. I cut the right side panel off, the nutrition info, because no one needs that.. LOL just kidding to make a book. I used a mountain/valley fold to make a binding on the left inside panel to hold 3 paper sacks (Hobby Lobby). I added Girl Scout paper to both the front and back inside covers, covered the sacks, and made tags for the sacks. I also put flaps on the right side of the sacks for more added places for photos/journaling or in this case, encouragement for the person that this is going to. I think she'll like all the secret places, and can add her photos of her troop. Take a look:

First page

With flap open
Next page
Flap open
Next page
flap open

The tags are decorated on both sides.
That's a lot of places for photos and keepsakes! I had the Cadette Girls at a recent Book Artist badge program make these and they used their favorite box of cookies. I hadn't decorated mine so they would have a clean slate and decorate theirs as they desired. Added a twill ribbon to both sides to tie it shut!

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
 The Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Collection is available to any representative you sign up under. There are many around, and here.. I am  a consultant as well so if you're interested in being part of my team, the same offer is open to you as well! Just contact me!

Now  head on over to Jessica's blog: to see her project!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
3-  Miranda Enclade -
4- Cathy Derouche -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on. Try a mini-album!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

cuttin and stampin blog

March 18 - 24, 2014
Challenge - Anything goes using using Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and Teal.  
The design team is using the Simple Stories Homespun paper line for this weeks creations.  I absolutely love this line. 

Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pack  

Be sure to stop by the Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies store and pick up your collection of paper, stickers, pocket cards and other bits and pieces.    

The design team has created some really awesome cards with this paper.

Here's a complete photo of my project! And scroll down to see a 2nd project.


I used a red pre-cut piece with hearts in it, backed it with heart print paper in a variety of colors, layered the heart die cut on a small heart in the upper right corner. Added the Green Sentiment over a small piece with the heart border and the whole project just over flows with love!!

This card I used some floral paper with all the colors on it, added a red ribbon and bow. Stamped seed packets, with tomatoes, and radish stamps and colored them in. They reminded me that Spring is just around the corner, and we'll be out in our garden soon! Added the Compost Happens stamp and it's ready to send to someone who is having a rough day!

You'll find all materials in the store over at Cuttin and Stampin. Check out the store for these awesome papers and stamps!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Are you looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, you’re in luck being at this blog hop!! We’ve got great projects from very creative designers today! So if you started at Janet's Creative World, then you’re in the right place. If not, please make sure you stop at all the blogs and leave a comment. Janet is giving away a Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit valued at $45.00. Now there’s some gold you’ll want to have a chance on! Leave a comment on each blog and a way to contact you!! Good luck!

How’s that for blog candy?? Without further ado.. here’s my project:

All ready for St. Patrick's Day and my favorite person (s).. The overlay is a cut file from Creative Kuts. This was actually a FREE file for one of her Thursday Treats! Cheryl is always full of surprises and fun over on her Facebook page. I know I sell Close To My Heart, but I love my Cameo and all the choices in SVGs!  The background paper is from JoAnn's, and I added some green bling to the center of a few of my Shamrocks! I hope you'll head over to Creative Kuts and get in on the fun!!

Now do an Irish jig to the next blog: Denise at
Here’s the line-up should you get distracted by other Leprechaun trying to trick you!

Janet Royer-
Denise Soffa -
Lori ~
Lori -
Sarah ~
Debbie ~
Pam -
Tricia -
Kathy -

Thanks for joining us today and be sure to wear green March 17th so you don’t get pinched!!

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