And...it's official! Today is the first day back in school for me in over a year -- with in person kiddos, that is. I'm so excited to be back in the classroom and unplugged. I just had to make this sweet apple with some Close To My Heart papers -- it was so easy. If … Continue reading First Day of School!
My husband and I love going to the beach! I grew up as a "lake" child but he has been going to the beach all of his life...so we were thrilled to finally get back to Ocean City this past weekend, if only for 3 days. We had great weather and the water was just … Continue reading CTMH At the Beach
I am tired!! Phew...I am working with a new teacher in Kindergarten this year and we have been printing, laminating, gluing and hanging things up for several days. The room looks terrific and I can't wait to meet our new Kindergartners tomorrow for an Open House. On top of that, I had to decorate the … Continue reading Back-to-School Crafting
Today I was back at school full time and enjoyed a few days at the beach with my husband over the weekend...so I'm a little behind! I'm going to have to find a new rhythm for my Monday Motivation LIVE videos so stay tuned. I am finally sharing one of the two Spinner cards I … Continue reading CTMH Isabella | Card Front Spinner
I’m starting to sound like a broken record but here is another one of my favorite Close To My Heart items that is retiring. Here I combined the Stitched Lattice background thin cut die with this image from CTMH’s Isabella scrapbooking stamp set. I love this image and I watercolor it. This is from when … Continue reading CTMH Stitched Lattice Background
Close To My Heart is getting ready to release a brand new Core catalog in September! That means that they are retiring a LOT (and it is a painful amount!) of really wonderful products. I bought all of the Stitched Brackets thin cut dies as a bundle and really didn't use them that often -- … Continue reading CTMH Simple Stitched Brackets
I’ve just spent two hours trying to post on my computer and no luck! I’ve tried downloading updates, moving closer to the WiFi and even drove over to Best Buy and the computer I’m eyeing has to be ordered. I’m frazzled! But I did want to share some items that are retiring in addition to … Continue reading CTMH Retiring items
I have one week left of summer vacation and you'd think I'd be making super complicated cards right now...but, nope!! I'm in a clean and simple (CAS) state of mind. tee hee... If you missed my last post, you have to check it out! While those two cards were also CAS - they really felt … Continue reading CTMH More CAS Cards!
Close To My Heart has beautiful patterned papers! I have some real favorites and really love the Mix-In paper packs that they offer too. You can create beautiful, clean and simple (CAS) with these papers, of course, but in my latest video I'm embracing the "white space". Leaving huge areas of empty, white space can … Continue reading CTMH Isabella Clean and Simple
Whoa! August already...back to school in just a few weeks. That means I need to cram a lot of summer fun and card making into the next two weeks. Close To My Heart makes it easy with some great new promotions...and a chance to bring out some of my old favorites to play with until … Continue reading Hello August!