Don't forget...

*Please scroll down for more pictures of things I've done. I wouldn't want you to miss anything since my additions have been coming pretty often! Looks like I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing, after all. Thanks for visiting, Debbie

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dotty cards for May!

Hi there,
Here is my card club offering for May 2013. There are three ways for you to get your set of three cards with coordinating envelopes:
1- Come to class. Make 3 cards with coordinating envelopes, fellowship and have a light snack for $5.00.
2- Order a pre-stamped set of 3 cards with coordinating envelopes and assemble on your own for $7.00 plus shipping to your address if necessary. Pick up in town is available.            
3- Order your "ready to sign and send" set of 3 cards with coordinating envelopes for $9.00 plus shipping to your address if necessary. Pick up in town is available.
These are made with the Dotty For You Close To My Heart paper collection that is now retired. Enjoy!

The card in the center was originally created by fellow CTMH consultant Gail Gross. The other two are designs that I made.
From left to right the inside sentiments are: Happy Birthday, You make my world go 'round, and So glad we're Friends.
If you would like to purchase one or more of the sets, please e-mail me at:
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you!


Drawing Winners for May

Good Morning!
I have Winners to announce: Carolyn Burch and ahoffman are the names my son drew from my followers.
If this is you or you know who these names belong to, you have till Saturday to e-mail me at to tell me where to send your small thank-you prize. How fun is that?
Thanks to all my followers and occasional viewers for checking up on what I've been working on or making. The blog helps to motivate me to keep playing and creating with paper, inks and stamps.
Have a great week and I look forward to 'seeing' you all again real soon.

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17th 2013 and 6000+ views!!!

Hello everyone!!
I have had my blog for almost 5 solid months and have just passed the 6000 view count. How cool is that?!! As promised I will do a drawing from my followers in the next day or so. This time I will choose 2 followers to win a small thank-you gift and then post the winners 'stage name' on the blog. If I don't hear back from them within a week, I will choose someone else. This way I won't go bonkers trying to find you. I will do the drawing no later than Sunday evening so that will leave time for those of you that aren't signed up as followers to get in on the fun.
Thanks for a great five months and I look forward to many more with you!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Hi there,
This is my entry for the first half of May's Rose Blossom Garden Challenge. I decided to do a primary color type card because the ferris wheel  made me think of carnivals and amusement parks. Thanks for stopping by!

This was a little bit of a challenge for me. I guess that's the point of the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge. It is meant to stretch our imaginations by assigning a certain key on the CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge. You can also see by scrolling through my blog entries that I am a very moody creator. What I come up with is completely dependent on what mood I am in. 
See you again soon,

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gettin' Inky!

Hi there, I've been Gettin' Inky!

Close To My Heart has some really great products that go way beyond also having the best Paper and Stamps in the industry. We have SUPERB, juicy, bright, coordinating inks and re-inkers that help you stretch not only your scrapbooking and card-making dollars but also your artistic individuality. If you have cruised around the internet sites that feature scrapbooking you will have seen the trend toward Art Journaling and Smash Books that are a looser approach to scrapping than the more traditional style that you are used to. As I have mentioned before, joining the scrapbooking industry was a bit of a struggle for me because as an artist, I see things in a more 'outside the box' sort of way. I subscribe to the idea that pretty much anything can be improved upon or changed to be closer to my interpretation of a thing or theory. Those of you that know me have probably heard me say (or at least hum the tune) "Anything you can do, I can do better". I realize that this is a rather egotistical attitude and perhaps a more accurate wording would be ''Anything you can do, I can change to better suit me."

Having 'admitted' that, I have been working to stretch my creativity with scrapbooking while also staying true to the company I am a consultant for. We have the tools you need to make the style you are comfortable with from traditional to artsy! As for the looser style associated with Art Journaling, by description a more artistic approach, we have spray pens that work with different mediums (products) to create looks that you really can't exactly get with stamps. We have re-inkers (liquid ink to re-saturate your ink-pads) that can be used in the spray pens or even as a water-color style application.

OK, I hope I have peaked your curiosity to see what I have come up with on my own little artistic side-trip.
Below is my May club project. All of the tools used are either CTMH or from using the cricut and CTMH cartridges. Enjoy! (Oops, the embossing folder is by Darice.)

I started out with two sheets of White Daisy paper and lightly misted Lagoon and Pear ink all over.
Then you can see that I made and used a custom Gear stencil on the left-hand side and then for the right I simply flipped the stencil over and patted the leftover ink onto the page. The extra gears were cut on the cricut from Slate cardstock, Outdoor Denim, and Pear cardstock then edge distressed for contrast.
I love how this turned out. The feature paper is from the CTMH Later sk8r collection.
Have fun and if you are ready to Get Inky, hop on over to my CTMH site and get the supplies you need to make it happen!
If you would like to order one of my Gear stencils, the cost is $8.00 plus shipping to your zip code. Please e-mail me for more information.
Talk to ya soon,

Friday, May 3, 2013

And the Winner is......

Can you believe it? I won the Blossom of the Month at Rose Blossom Garden Challenge.
How cool is that. My winning entry is in the post just below this one. I would stay to chat but
I am off to sign autographs! (And think about what I will do with this new found fame and fortune!)
I even get to post the Blossom of the Month badge on here. *Look to the right to see it.
Thanks for checking on me and for your comments and support. This is a blast!