Check out these crafty pages

Friday, June 29, 2012


Just a quick craft I worked on for my door.  I know, I am all into the Quilt look. 
What can I say, nostalgia has set in as I realize my girls are grown
and they don't need  me to tuck them in with their favorite quilts. 
My grandson will get that special quilt in my closet when the time comes 
for tuckin' while at Grandma's & Grandpa's house. 
This will be a craft that will hang on my door this year.
Can't believe I got it put together in just a ten hour One & A half hours, usually takes 
longer just for me to plan. I kept this simple and easy. 
I will probably add another banner at the bottom for next year.
But, I have many projects to work on before Convention...
...OH Yes. Close To My Heart Convention. I leave in 11 days and 11 hours give 
or take a few minutes.  EXCITED.

I will enter this into the following Challenges. 
Stop by all the sites and get creative 
with all the wonderful inspiration.
There are some really knock out designs in all genre's of paper crafting in this mix of challenges. Hope you enjoy.
*Sweet Stamps Patriotic or Summer Challenge
*Paper Issues Picnics & Patriots
*Splendiferous Creations Celebrate the 4th
*Paper Playtime Anything Goes
*Crafting For All Seasons  Patriotic/Military/Fireworks
*The Sisterhood of Crafters Seeing Stars
*Paper Pretties Red, White, & Blue
*Simon Says Sporty or Patriotic
Here's a pic of my vertical banner. Hope you like.

May you all have a wonderful weekend. Those on trips and enjoying time with family and friends, Be safe, Hydrate well, and enjoy your time.
Happy Birthday America!!!

Retiring Close To My Heart Stamps

Now's the time to go through the list to see if any of these 
were on your wish list. 
Take advantage of the Stampaganza=buy 2 stamp sets get 1 free
It ends June 30th.  It's so simple, but let me give you the specifics. 
For every two stamp sets (A, B, C, D, or E) 
that you purchase at regular price, you will receive one of equal or lesser value FREE! 
This is a savings of up to $29.95! 
Just a day left to take advantage of the savings.
Once the new book comes out August 1, 2012 these will not be available

Item #DescriptionAutumn-Winter 2011 Idea Book Pg. #
C1466Instant Memories23$13.95
C1463Harvest Happiness35$13.95
C1467Sweet Moments41$13.95
B1392Key Moments42$9.95
C1462All Hallows Eve48$13.95
D1494Christmas Cheer53$17.95
C1468Winter Joy60$13.95
C1419Harvest Home65$13.95
B1395So Grateful66$9.95
C1423Captured Moments67$13.95
B1359Fright Night68$9.95
D1437Party Animal69$17.95
A1109A Sip71$6.95
C1424Nature's Gift71$13.95
C1420Snow Days72$13.95
C1472Bundled Buddies73$13.95
D1384Snow Flurries74$17.95
D1308All Decked Out75$17.95
A1115A Holiday76$6.95
B1381Holiday Cheer76$9.95
A1107A Twinkle78$6.95
D1493Fill in the Blank--Holiday79$17.95
C1427I Believe80$13.95
D1449Father Christmas81$17.95
A1110A Timber82$6.95
B1356St. Nick82$9.95
D1483Glory to God83$17.95
A1099Angel Sent84$6.95
B1394John 3:1684$9.95
D1436The Present87$17.95
A1108A Flitter88$6.95
D1306Treasure Life89$17.95
C1429Party Pennants91$13.95
A1095Always Remember92$6.95
B1362Tag the Occasion92$9.95
C1471Happy Clusters93$13.95
B1393Joyful Jar94$9.95
C1425Month by Month95$13.95
C1470Gnome Garden96$13.95
A1113A Game97$6.95
B1396School Rocks97$9.95
C1408Live Inspired98$13.95
D1373Childhood Portrait99$17.95
D1492Christmas Love101$17.95
C1469December 25th102$13.95
D1388Card Chatter--Christmas103$17.95
D1440Everlasting Life104$17.95
C1379Holiday Commentary105$13.95
C1382Holiday Commentary--Spanish105$13.95
C1383Holiday Commentary--French105$13.95
D1283Say It in Style106$17.95
D1444A Little Thanks107$17.95
D1387Made with Love109$17.95
D1499Live Your Style110$17.95
D1386Save the Date111$17.95
D1397Save the Date--French111$17.95
D1398Save the Date--Spanish111$17.95
E1006Baroque Alphabet113$29.95
C1401Friendship Alphabet Small114$13.95
E1013Field Trip Alphabet114$29.95
E1016Friendship Alphabet Large114$29.95
D1136Giggle Caps115$17.95
D1137Giggle Lowercase115$17.95
D1267Rustic Numbers117$17.95
E1002Rustic Alphabet117$29.95
Thank you for stopping by. If you need any help or would like to earn free items 
by Hosting an on-line gathering (anywhere in the USA) or a gathering 
at your home (within my area- Collierville, TN or surrrounding Mid-South area), 
Contact me.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Few more days for STAMPAGANZA

Check it out..Super prizes.
& then Check out the

Twine Week Prize Package Giveaway – $300+ value! 

A few hours left to add your favorite tip/technique for a chance to win.
Just click the links above.

Then Scroll down 
to check out the cards I made this week.

You only have a few more days to participate in our Stampaganza promotion! It’s the best time to stock up on all of your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, since it’s buy two, get one FREE! 
                           *Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase 
and available for free include 
full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-sized sets only. 
The following do not count as a qualifying purchase 
and are not available as a free set: customizable (K-size), 
Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and 
Stamp of the Month sets. 

Offer valid June 1–30, 2012. 
Tax and shipping/handling may apply. 
The lowest priced set(s) in the entire order will be the free set(s). 
Visit my website to see all the stamp sets you will desire.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just a Crafty Day - Quilt Card and Beads on a card for a Groom to the Bride

My phone is missing in I decided to play
with paper scraps and see what I could come up with. 
I knew I wanted to do a Quilt Card. A friend had mentioned she 
thought that would be something she would like to give some one.
Thought I better teach myself before I try to tell someone else how to do it.
I searched a few sites and found Jenna with her tutorial. It was a good tutorial.
I have played around with colors and a few designs
in my scraps that would work together. 
Let me know what you think.
Here is the First card I came up with.
This is made from all scrap papers.
The stamped edging is from Close To My Heart's Roxie WOG stamp set
The card base is a textured light pink cardstock,
1st layer is CTMH White Daisy cardstock
2nd layer is a textured dark purple cardstock
The Quilted layer has the following
2 designed and 3 plain card stock papers 
in White, md. Pink, & dk. Purple
I used my handy 3/4 square punch from CM
There were 8 squares from each paper strip.
5 strips of paper total. You end up with 40 squares but, you won't use all 40. 
Depending on what color you decide to cut at a diagonal will depend on the amount of squares used.

Here is the second one where I played with beads.
Making for a Groom to give to his adorable Bride

I saw a challenge at SWEET STAMPS BLOG and thought I would join in. 
What do you think!!
This will be a card
 from a Groom to the Bride.
And I have added to the following Challenges. 
Be sure to check out all the wonderful art work at the challenges.
There are some wonderful prizes to be had too.
R is for Romance at the ABC Challenge

Up close of  second cards center.

Well I have had fun doing these quilt cards and planning on working on more.
Have a wonderful Crafty Monday!!!

Love Your Layout: June 2012

I got the opportunity to really work with the Studio J. 
(Online Scrapbooking with CLOSE TO MY HEART).
I am absolutely in love with it. 
Can't believe I haven't tried this sooner.
 Here is just one video of the many things you can do. 
You never have to load a program in your computer. 
Just load your pictures, go through and pick 
your kit, pattern, and the kit mix.
So many ways to set up your two 12x12 pages. AND, 
there are many papers to pick from not
available in the traditional paper packs in the IDEA BOOK. 
There are even some of your favorite paper packs 
from IDEA BOOKS from years past
I can't wait to get my Studio J's from Convention to see 
the finished project. 

If you would like me to have a class on our Studio J. 
Just let me know, and we will set one up to get you started. 
P.S. you can play with the Studio J. Before you buy.
Just try it out, can't hurt to play.
There are a few Membership plans that are the Bomb.
Check Memberships out to see what fits your needs.
I have to say, the Year Membership is the most economical 
and you get the J-pegs so that you can share your layouts on line, send to family, and so on. Here's a few more Studio J How too's.
     Basic Studio J Video Link Here!
     Personalize Your Layouts Video Link Here!
You can sign up for a Studio J. Membership anytime at OhMyScraps/CTMH

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Challenge with A Happy Mistake!!

Oh Yes, I Did a Card...Hooray me!!!...
Well my card started out simple and plain and a mistake turned 
into a Happy mistake. It's so COOOL!!!
As I did my masking to ink in my squares with just the right colors to match some scrap papers I had left from the Wings paper pack, I spotted my last wooden butterfly and thought, "I'll use it and rub ink on to it as well."
I add my papers & ribbon, then I decide the butterfly is too plain. So I decided to make it shiny by adding liquid glass to it. All was going well and looked fine. But, I am impatient today and thought....Lets heat it up and dry it faster.... Well, that process was going real well. I had the lowest setting and was just letting it take it's time, waving the heat gun around. no bubbles or other problems. Began talking to daughter, needless to say, I wasn't paying attention and I let it get too hot...
....OHOOOO NO!!! a huge bubble and not just one but two huge 
blow up looking bubbles (if you can imagine that in your head-looked like someone 
was blowing a blue green bubble).
I took the heat away..bubbles went down, but now there was a strange look to it...I thought, well it's ruined let's see what happens when I heat it more....Big bubbles are back..kinda neat lookin' and now' it's funny. As I am playin' with this butterfly bubble and I have let the bubbles subside and cool...WOW It looks cool. So I have used my mishap as a center point on my card.  Hope you like.

Inside sentiment is Thinking of You!
And I entered this card in the
 H2H Ribbon Challenge!!
Go by and check out the wonderful work the teams did.
Just Click HERE
Also in the MOJO Monday 246 Sketch Challenge
Click HERE for that challenge.
& the Paper Playtime CH#77
Click HERE

ITEMS USED: All CTMH products
CARDSTOCK= Colonial Wht., 
CTMH B&T= Wings papers-retired
INKS= Pear Green-Z2197& Lagoon-Z2195
ACCENTS= Color Ready Wooden Shapes-Z1718, Lagoon Ribbon from old stash, and Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems-Z1333, Liquid Glass-Z679 
STAMPS= Back ground Grid from the ROCK the Block,
   Hope, Love & Joy from the Cricut Cartridge Bundle stamp set
TOOLS= Personal Paper Trimmer, Daubers, Heat gun, and Micro Tip Scissors

If you would like to purchase any of these products you may visit my website 
by clicking the Shop With Me button on the left upper section of this blog. 
Have questions on the dimensions or had I made this card, leave me 
a comment and I'll send you instructions.

I may play around with this little discovery today and see what else I can bubble up 
and make into a WOW kinda of pretty to add to something.
Have a wonderful Thursday and hope you get to be crafty too!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Scrapbook page for H2H Challenge

Looking for the Christmas in June Project..Click Here or go to my 3-D Arts Tab
Was browsing around the blogs today and decided I needed to catch up on 
Trevor's pages for my scrapbook. 
I swear, the boy will be grown before I ever get any thing caught up. 
I hopped over to
see whats up.  Cheryl has a simple and very cute layout. 
So, while my energy and my creativity are in a slump I thought I would use her
sketch for these wonderful pics of my grandson. 
Thanks Cheryl for the inspiration today.
Page 1
All CTMH products used in the making of this page unless noted
Non CTMH products listed below
12x12 Base Cardstock = Desert Sand,      2.5x8 Honey CS,     Pacifica Blue CS (mats)
8x8 Elemental B&T-Green diamond,         4.5x8 Dreamin' B&T Pacifica Blue Dot
Art Philosopy Cart. Shape #8 (pg.47) cut in Bamboo CS, (cut in 1/2), Natural Hemp
Mocha Opaques Gems, Bakers Twine in Lagoon from the Paradise set,  Milespot, 
Pear Ink Pad, Pacifica Blue Ink Pad, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Small wooden letters from Paper Studio (left over from his baby book I made 
when he was born). These were a very light blue and I altered them. 
Laid letters face down on the ink pad and made sure the ink covered heavily, then applied 
the clear embossing powder by spooning powder over the letter.
(Held letters with a tweezer). 
Then used the heat gun on a low setting until the powder reacted and turned shiny.
Had more pictures so here is the second page...
Page 2
Same items used as page 1. Different Paper Dimensions
12x12 Desert Sand CS, 5x8 Honey CS, 
4x8 Elemental B&T Green Diamond, 7.5x8 Dreamin' B&T Pacifica Blue Dot
Side by Side

Hop on over and join the H2H Challenge.
Remember, Need to use mostly Close to my Heart products
If you would like to purchase any of the above items you may 
contact me by sending
me a message through my Crafty Comments or go 

Buy two stamp sets get 1 free. 
For more info click HERE
Don't miss out. There will be a new book 
coming our way soon so be sure to check out the 
2011 fall/winter and the 2012 spring/summer idea book 
and get those stamp sets before they retire.

Have a wonderful Week! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Nifty Neighbor Gifts Project Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Here's a little video to give you a little inspiration boost!!

Don't forget, This month is Stampaganza Month. 
Buy 2 stamps and you can get a third for free. Read blow for more information.
Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!
Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)
Our JUNE Stamp of the Month is really cute.

See the art work you can pull together here.
Ready to order?  You can order on my website and have your order shipped directly to you.   Click here to begin your shopping OR you can email me your order and pick it up at one of my Open Crops or Workshops.

June Workshop Schedule:
4 seats available - RSVP fast


 Note Cards w/Box  $8.00

using CTMH Pemberly Papers

  1. 6/22/12: Two classes on this day  A)  10a-12p   &  B)  6p-8p                                                                 
 MUST RSVP & Prepay by 6/13/12  for kit and supplies to arrive and be ready for you.
2.   6/23/12: Two classes on this day  A)  10a-12p   &  B)  2p-4p

MUST RSVP & Prepay by 6/13/12  for kit and supplies to arrive and be ready for you.
BASIC SUPPLY LIST to bring with you
 Paper Trimmer, Tape Runner, Micro Tip Scissors, art sponge or sponge daubers*
 3x3 & 2x2  acrylic block*,  Card Word Puzzle Stamp set*

*If you do not have starred items we can share - allow for extra time frame 
to finish project.


  Recipe/Photo Box  $15.00

using papers of your choice from my availability of CTMH  papers packs.

    1.  6/28/12:      11:00a-2:00p

 MUST RSVP & Prepay by 6/21/12 for supplies to be ordered and be ready for you. 
(30 min lunch break 12 to 12:30 - bring Lunch. Snack & Drinks available) 

   2.   6/30/12:     11:00a-2:00p 

 MUST RSVP & Prepay by 6/21/12 for supplies to be ordered and be ready for you. 
(30 min lunch break 12 to 12:30 - bring Lunch. Snack & Drinks available)  

You can email me  for more information. Remember, need to RSVP and Pre Pay for certain supplies to arrive in time for workshop. 

I can take all Credit Cards & Bank Cards - Visa, Master Card, American Express, & Discover

Can't wait to see your craftiness at these workshops. Have a wonderful week.
Happily Crafting & Scrapbooking my Memories ~ Sandra V.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

Inspire me Fridays

The Craft Pad