Monday, March 31, 2014

Ariana book mark card

Cut your CTMH White Daisy card stock  5 1/2" x 10 1/2". Score at 4 1/4" & 8 1/2". Next add your CTMH papers and stamps. You now have a nice gift and card to send that special someone.

Mike Trout!

                                                       Mike and his parents
               First Angels to arrive were: Jered Weaver, Albert Pujois,  David Freese and Kole Calhone.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Be creative-more creative!

                                Go just one more step in your "creative-ness"
Try mixing up flowers from a few of the CTMH Cricut cartridges to make a great boarder, in any size! Use the CCR or your Gypsy to create a variety of new boarders for your next layouts or on cards or paper crafts. Have fun with your CTMH Cricut Collection cartridges!!

Spring Break FUN!!

Fun: When a CA Adv employee gives you two fast passes, good in 10 min for Racers!
Reason: Wearing an Angles shirt.
From now on one of us always wears an Angles shirt the other one a Disney shirt.
A few weeks ago we were given a signed  8 x 10 B/W glossy photo of Buzz & Woody, just because Steve was wearing the "correct" shirt in that store!
                                                      Angles 5K Foundation walk.
It was a great day! When crossing the finish line, our names were announced by Roger Lodge "Steve & Debi Trudeau, who came a long ways for this walk" Little did he know we had to get up at 4am! LOL! We went back to the stadium for the historic press conference about Mike Trout. Fun day, busy week!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ariana 3D Fun!

Paper: Ariana My Reflections paper, Kraft and Colonial White
Inks: Chocolate, Cashmere and Crystal Blue
Stamps: Holiday Tags
CTMH Cricut cartridge: AP*
Embellishments: retired brad
* make cute 3D gifts using your CTMH Cricut cartidges!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ariana Happy Birthday

Ariana My Reflections, Pear and Sky CTMH card stock
Stamp:  Heartfelt Birthday Wish M1033
Inks: StayzOn Black Jet-CTMH and CTMH markers
Embellishments: Black Epoxy Bubbles and Ariana Assortment Z300, 3D foam tape
Find it all on my web site  :o)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy:Fab Frames

Great gift idea!! Get started on gifts for birthdays, housewarmings, the Holiday's or even yourself! Club ladies; this would make a great Kick Off swap project :o)

Ariana My Reflections

Paper: Ariana My Reflections kit, Pear cs, White Daisy, Kraft
Stamp: Hope
Inks: StayzOn, Jet Black and CTMH markers
Embellishments: Jute Ribbon, clear sparkles, Liquid glass, Silver shimmer tape and 3D tape.
Cricut CTMH AP cartridge.   Card 5 x 7 side fold.   All products are CTMH

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Simple Birthday card

Paper: Ariana My Reflections paper and Bamboo card stock.
Stamp: Happy Birthday; M1033
Ink: Cocoa and Cashmere
Embellishments: retired CTMH
Techniques: Sanded dry emboss lines. Aged Shadowing (done with a 1/4 yellow sponge; Z697)
 4 x 4 top fold. Pattern from Retro Sketch #100

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ariana My Reflections

Top fold card
Paper: My Reflections Ariana, White Daisy and Kraft
Stamp: Hope A1153
Inks: Black Jet StayzOn and CTMH markers
Embellishments: Clear sparkles z1752 and retired CTMH White Daisy ribbon

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Place; Stamp Of the Month!

Happy Place - March 2014 Stamp Of The Month

Item Number: S1403
With a minimum qualifying purchase of $50, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price of just $5.00!  That is a $12.95 saving!!  
Set of 7 stamps for only $5.00!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Beautiful morning!

This is why we put up with our desert winds and summer dry heat. All for the beautiful times!


                  Ever want to "get in" more on the card than just a standard size will allow? Go with a 5 1/2" x 12" and fold into thirds  ;o)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Perserving Your Legacy!

This is great info on the new style CTMH albums and new page protectors!! Close To My Heart recently released four new scrapbook albums to cater to your individual memory keeping preferences. Check out the changes to our already ultra-durable Memory Protectors™ page protectors, like the new side-load pages, new designs to coordinate with our new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs, and a limited time strap-hinge Memory Protector. Contact me for more information :o)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


CTMH My Reflection Complements are not just for layouts! Try using some of your chip board shapes on cards or banners or...    :o)

Pear card stock!

Take a little CTMH Pear card stock and add a few new stamps; True to Life C1575, Washi tape and Teal Shimmer Trim....WaLa! A cute 2 x 3 mini card  :o)
Embellishments: Washi Tape Z1850, Teal Trim Z1918, Bakers Twine Z1921, Aqua Dots Z1853
*Make sure you have all the newest CTMH Embellishments in your stash. You don't want the "OH, I need..." moment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fun 4 x 4

All CTMH Products!
Paper: Skylark My Reflections, White Daisy and Pear
Stamps: A Blossom A1121 and Believe in Yourself C1574
Inks: Lagoon, Pear  and Black
Embellishment: Clear sparkles Z1754

3D Technique

To create a chip board 3D effect, I cut the Hello from the CTMH Artiste cartridge 3 times!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 2014: Studio Savings

Fast and easy layouts for a fraction of the price!

During the month of March, order your Studio J™ layouts—including ones using our new Photo Express Collection—for only $5 each! Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio layouts using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments. And don’t forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes. You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™
 Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years. As always, JPEG files are available free with your print purchase and are available as a stand-alone item at regular price during this promotion.
**Place your order on my web site by March 13, click "join" when checking out and Kathie will receive hostess credits!!
  contact me for more details.

Canvas Dreamer Art

I love trying new techniques! This is my second Canvas Art project; Skylark Dreamer.
To create your own canvas art:
#1  Covered a CTMH 6 x 6 canvas with Gesso.
#2  Then paint the canvas; two coats.
#3  Then stamp your images.I used CTMH Dreamer; B1439 stamped on tissue paper with StayzOn Brown Timber ink. Then cut out around it. (the girl, heart and saying)
#4  I did the bone folder, wet and tear method for the edges. Be sure to use the old mulberry paper "pull the wet edges with a pencil eraser" to get the right amount of paper fuzz
#5  Adhered your images to the BT with Polymer Gloss Varnish; let dry.
#6  Adhere the BT square to your canvas with more of the Polymer Gloss Varnish and cover the whole paper and canvas with it. It may take 2-3 coast. Allow dry time between coats.
#7 Add any CTMH embellishments  ;o)
All CTMH products may be found on my web site

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Create & Take

CTMH Supplies
Paper: Skylark My Reflections X7177B, White Daisy card stock
Stamps: Believe in Yourself C1574
Inks: Chocolate, Lagoon and Pear
Embellishments: Skylark Assortment
Tools: Blocks, 1/4 sponge Z697
Techniques: Ink sponging of the edge and Direct ink to paper
*This card was made to open on the right!