Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous

Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the
Summer 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great
products available in the new Idea Book starting May 1st!

If you have come here from Cassandra's blog, you are on the right path!
You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog
to move to the next one! Here we go!

I was so excited to see the recipe box and knew I just had to make one, and the Cherry-O paper was a perfect match.  

I used the following to make my recipe box:

Z1322 - My Creations Recipe/Photo Box
X7123B - Cherry-O Level 2 Paper Packet
X8625 - My Originals Sugar & Spice Card Kit
Z1125 - Sweet Leaf Ribbon Collection
1512 - Bonding Memories Glue
1514 - Tombow's Mono Adhesive (to glue ribbon)
Z679 - Liquid Glass
Z819 Circles Window Charms
Ink Color: Z2166 - Tulip
The knob is a Tim Holtz Curio Knob

This was fast and easy to put together.  Just cut the papers and glue them on with the Bonding Memories Glue, sponge Tulip ink on all edges, glue paper ribbon, Sweet Leaf ribbon, and circle window charm (I used Liquid Glass to get it to stick well) with the sticker from the card kit.  Then decorate your recipe divider cards with the stickers and easy peasy you have a beautiful recipe box:) 

Thanks for "hopping" by....
Now "Hop" on over to Carrie Haines's Blog 
to see her beautiful artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Summer 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!

Erin Herring

Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Amy Edwards
Tresa Black
Dawn Heuft
Kimberly Smith
Jessica Moore
Leisa Hubley
Helen Onulak
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Adeline Brill
Sherrie Thornton
Sheila Bennett
Terrie Dodd
Lisa Stenz
Jody Gustafson
Kathleen Rensel
Lori Scott
Beth Naumann
Teri Baxter
Wendy Fording
Laurie Newton
Meredith Burgess
Clerissa Lewis
Jennifer Kojder
Georgia Hauglid
Antoinette Herrin
Haley Dyer
Tanya Mae
Jean McNulty   You are Here!
Carrie Haines
Janelle Janish
Maranda Dickerson
Cheryl Even
Karen Johnson
Cindy Leek
Nancy Walters
LaJeania Hicks
Emma Hubert
Kristine Fowler
Amanda DesJardins
Tamra Meservey

Are we having fun bet!!!!

I am having so much fun playing with the new products from the new Summer catalog that starts May 1st.  Check out the Clear Card I made.  I embossed the front cover first and then added my paper and stamping.  Products used are:
Z1309 - Clear Cards
G1008 - Cherry-O's Workshop Kit (includes Bowl of Cherries Stamp Set)
Z1122 - Hollyhock Ribbon Collection
Z2166 -  Tulip Stamp Pad
Last months Stamp of the Month "A Little of Everything" for the Happy Mother's Day
I used an SU embossing folder to do the embossing. 

I am loving these Clear Cards!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at some of the new products coming out May 1st.

This is a picture of my baby (he is now 20 and still plays guitar)!  I used the new Zippidee Paper and the new Clear Cards to make this frame. 

I used the new Cherry-O paper for this card.  I love this paper!!!!  I also used the new Cherry-O Opaques Stickers. The stamp set is from the Cherry-O Workshop Kit.

I used the Passages paper, Live Inspired stamp set and the new Passages love love this paper, stamp set and the Marks. 

I used the Zippidee paper for this card and the May Stamp of the Month. 

I hope you are as excited as I am about these new products.  I am having so much fun playing with them!

Remember the catalog starts May 1st.  I am also part of the New Product Blog Hop so check back tomorrow after 4 PM to join in on the fun.  There are over 40 consultants displaying their works of art using the new products.  So hop on by tomorrow after 4 PM.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I was playing..

Here are a few cards I made the other day.  The first 2 I used some of the paper and a technique from the new catalog coming out May 1st ;)  The third card is using paper left over form the Miracle Kit Special for this month.  Gotta go the dog is giving me "stink eye"  I think he needs to go out!  Bye for now.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Just had to share...

Our son went to Montana and stayed with my Aunt Jan and Uncle Hank.  It only took them a day to make him a "Maui Redneck" 


You gotta love those rednecks!!!
Here's "before" David with Aunt Jan

Where is time going???

Yikes,  I can't believe it is mid March already.  I just cannot keep up lately and I wish I could sometimes just push a button and slow things down a bit.  I do have to say I did survive another annual meeting, kitchen remodel and our son living ...I guess I have been in recuperation,,,,,,,,,,, "oh my gosh our nest is empty" mode.  But it is time to "snap out of it" and get busy creating.

Here are 3 cards I made using the April Stamp of the Month.  I really am having fun with this set.