Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Administrative Professional's Day

The way to keep an office running smoothly is to treat the Administrative Professionals well.  Here are 4 cards I created for some amazing ladies at my school.

Card #1: Buzz & Bumble paper pack (love it!) with the Buzz & Bumble exclusive stamp from the Workshop On The Go, Buzz & Bumble Assortment, burlap, Cocoa Ink, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate, and Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles.

Card #2: Lots of different items used on this one!  The stamps are all retired, but I still love using them - same with most of the embellishments. The Sparkles Black Flourish and Black Button Assortments are definitely in the current catalog.  The tag is cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and inked with Barn Red.

Card #3:  Buzz & Bumble paper pack, Buzz & Bumble exclusive stamp from the Workshop On The Go, Buzz & Bumble Assortment, burlap, Cocoa Ink, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate, Quick Cards - Bumble Bee, and Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles.

Card #4 is an enlarged version of the one I made for the Mother's Day card workshop, which is actually a twist on a card in the current catalog on page 79.  I used the Claire paper pack and the Pirouette stamp with some Silver Shimmer Trim.

Not a long post, but I'm trying to get better at posting pics on here of my creations.  Hopefully, I'll have more to share soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Projects and Cards!

Well, I've been a bit busy creating a few things and wanted to share with you!

For Easter, I made a goodie bags for my niece, nephew, brother & sister-in-law.  Of course, I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and then a few stamps from Close To My Heart.  I wanted to show the tag for each bag, as well as what each bag looked like without the tag, hence the 2 pics of each one.

Madison's goodie bag using Chantilly paper pack from Close To My Heart

 Gary & Julie's goodie bag using Chantilly paper pack from Close To My Heart.

Christian's goodie bag.  He is a major University of Texas fan, so his items are always done in orange, or in the case of Close To My Heart, Sunset!

Ok, on to the latest card wokshop.  For Mother's Day, I chose to use the Claire paper pack.  Such bright & fun colors!

This first card was made with Claire paper (X7166B),Country Born (D1543) stamp set, Claire Assortment (Z1813), Chocolate ink (Z2111), and Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon (Z1808)

Card #2 is using Claire paper (X7166B), Perfect Fit - Mom Stamp Set (C1543), Pirouette Stamp (B1409), Hollyhock ink (Z2128), and a canvas button from our While Supplies Last section.

*This card is my version of the card on page 79 of our Idea Book.

Card #3: Claire paper (X7166B), Baker's Twine: Harvest Assortment (Z1751), Sunset ink (Z2191), and the April Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine (S1304).

*This card is my version of the card on page 105 of our Idea Book.

Card #4: Claire paper (X7166B), Outdoor Denim ink (Z2140), Sunset ink (Z2191), Perfect fit- Mom Stamp set (C1543), and Shimmer Trim in Silver (Z1799)

Card #5: Claire paper (X7166B), Sanding Kit (Z1294), Quick Cards-Butterfly (A1120), Claire Assortment (Z1813), Alcohol Markers in Cotton Candy (Z2417) and Autumn Terra Cotta (Z2427).

*This card is my version of the card on page 72 of our Idea Book.

I have a few more projects that I'm working on and hope to get them posted in the not too distant future.  Have a great day & keep crafting my friends!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Time Is Just Flying By!

Well, I woke up this morning and realized it had been quite some time since I had posted on my blog.  I can't believe how quickly time is going by this year.  So much has happened in such a short amount of time.  But, I guess that is what happens when you get older.

For starters, there is a fantastic promotion going on with Close To My Heart! If you sign up to be a consultant in the month of April, you get 4 additional stamp sets free!  You will get the April, May, June, and July Stamps of the Month at no additional cost!  Here is a picture of the extra stamp sets:

For my April Card Workshop, I'm incorporating the April Stamp of the Month (3rd set from the left in the light green).  It is so cute and goes well with the Claire paper pack.

If you have been thinking about becoming an independent consultant with Close To My Heart, now is a great time since you get free stuff added to your new kit!  Feel free to contact me and I can walk you through all the steps.  Super easy and loads of fun!

Along with great promotions, I've been ramping up my Close To My Heart business.  This past Saturday I had a booth at my very first craft fair.  Although there were very few people there, I made several contacts and enjoyed the 2 booths on either side of me.  I figure, what the heck, I'll use it as a learning experience.  This upcoming Saturday (4/13) is my monthly card workshop.  We will be doing 2 Mother's Day cards and 4 female birthday cards all using the Claire paper pack.  The Claire paper pack has some fun spring color that really pop, so I'm pretty excited about the cards.

In March, I turned 40.  Can you believe it?!  I sure can't! 40 sounds so old, but it really isn't.  I don't feel like 40 and I know I don't look it.  I'll be honest with you, I'm very glad to be out of my 30's.  They were none too kind to me.  But, that is the past and I'm moving on.  I spent about 3 weeks in March celebrating.  Of course that means I gained back every ounce I had lost and then some.  I'm also way off my exercise and dieting, so I now have to get back in the groove of that.  Luckily our weather is turning nice again and I can walk to work.  It is only a mile and that will allow me about 2 miles per day.  Not too bad.

Ok, well, I have a ton of crafting to do since all my friends are getting married or having a baby or their oldest is graduating from high school.  Good gravy time is just flying by!  Have a great week and I promise to be back to blogging much more often.