Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Memory Box

When you're a crafter, everything has potential.  Like this box that my cell phone came in.  I put it aside because I knew that it would come in handy one day.  That day came last week when I turned it into a memory box.  The project took only an hour and I received lots of compliments on it.  I made it during my free crop at the library.


  1. Cut cardstock just slightly smaller than the dimensions of the sides and top of the box.  The cardstock has a distressed look with a second generation stamp.  
  2. Adhere the cardstock to the box with Liquid Glass.  Adhesive will work, but it won't hold as long as Liquid Glass.  
  3. Sand all of the edges of the box to blend the cardstock into the box.  Sponge daub the edges with matching ink as desired.  
  4. Distress the labels by creasing, then sponge daubing lightly along the creases and edges.  
  5. Attach labels and embellishments with Liquid Glass.

Would you like some help creating your box?  Bring it to my free crop on July 18th or 25th and I will walk you through step-by-step.  You will also have access to my supplies for your crafting pleasure.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celebrating 5 Years with Close To My Heart

2009 was a big year.  My husband left for Iraq and my daughters and I moved from California to Missouri to be near my mom.  In the midst of all of that, I signed up to be a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  It was sort of a birthday/Mother's Day gift to myself.  Though I love the papers, stamps and everything crafty that Close To My Heart offers, it became so much more.  Some of my closest friends are ladies I have met through my craft business.  Hospice, 4H, and our local library are just a few of the places I am able to share my paper-crafting skills.  I have also enjoyed the memories created with my children as we craft together.  With all of the fun products that Close To My Heart offers, I have created baby albums, wedding favors, and countless cards for a variety of events.  In my own family, we have documented the adoption of our son, our new home, several milestone birthdays, a mission trip to Taiwan, road trips and 20 years with my husband.  All in the last five years!

Will you join with me in celebrating my five year anniversary with Close To My Heart?  Now through June 30th, I will give you a free stamp set with your $50 order at!  This is in addition to the Celebrate 30 promo and Stamp of the Month promos available all month.  Here's to another 5 years, and many more!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's BLING Blog Hop!

Today I made a card to share with you using Close To My Heart papers, embellishments and stamps.  Here is a list of supplies:

Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape (LOVE IT!)
Teal Shimmer Trim
Triangle Studs
Cloud Nine paper & stamp kit (retired)
Cricut Artiste cartridge
Adhesive & Non-Stick Scissors
Card Base

Below, I've also included a few of my favorite charms made with the Close To My Heart Base & Bling product line. These are so simple to make.  Just choose a shape, put your favorite image inside, and glue the pieces together with Liquid Glass.  

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Gina at  Thank you for hopping along today!

1. Start-
2. April -
3. Gina -
4. Erica-
5. Pam  -
6. Craft Lovers-

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hip Pic Album Workshop

The Hip Pic album is a perfect day to display your vacation photos or can be a great gift. Make yours at the Hip Pic Album Workshop on July 18th or 25th at 6 p.m. for only $15.  R.S.V.P. below!

If you'd like to order your own supplies and qualify for June specials like the Celebrate 30 gifts 
and Stamp of the Month, here's what you will need:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wedding Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Blog Hop!  If you came from Connie Walsh at then you're in the right place.  If you missed the beginning, head over here to see everything!

Today I made a card to share with you.

This card was made using retired Close To My Heart papers and embellishments.  The dress was cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The bodice of the dress was stamped 2nd generation to give a lacey effect, a belt was made using silver shimmer trim and the skirt was covered in lace flowers.  

Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Your next stop is Alicia's blog at  

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Celebrate 30!

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!

Watch this quick video for more information!