Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty For You

CELEBRATE NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH IN MAY with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet. There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95*:
• Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5.
• Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
• Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

 Here are the details of the paper packet (you will receive 2 of each sheet):
The coordinating colors in this packet are so vibrant! They include: Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Grey Wool, Sweet Leaf, Smoothie and Sunset. The reverse side has solid colors with polka dots. Perfect for any of your papercrafting needs.

To see more on this versatile paper packet, watch the video below:

Contact me or shop here to get your Dotty for You paper packet today!

*Taxes and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mojo Monday 236

I didn't get this posted to the Mojo site in time for the linky to be open, but I wanted to post this card here so you can preview the upcoming Close To My Heart National Scrapbooking Month (May) special called Dotty For You. The paper that comes in this kit is so colorful - it's perfect for this time of year! There are 24 Coordinating B&T Duos® Sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and 1 Artwork Idea Insert. If you sign up with me to become a consultant during the month of April, you will receive this kit for free! Contact me for details. Otherwise it will be come available to you, discounted on April 17th. I will be posting more details & pictures in the next few days.

Here is the Mojo sketch -
All products Close To My Heart. 
Paper: Dotty For You paper packet, Lagoon & Colonial White cardstock.
Embellishments: Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Sunset reinker, Paradise Paper Flowers, Bouquet Assortment (center of flower)
Stamp set: 4 My Friend
Ink: Lagoon
Tools: Spray Pen, Scalloped Punch, trimmer, sponge dauber
Other: Rubbing alcohol

Easter Decor

My buffet

 During my spring break, I had intended to get a bunch of Easter themed craft projects done to post here. I was hoping to inspire you to create something special to share during your holiday. Due to two babies in the family being born that week, those projects never were completed (insert sad face here). I wanted to post something Easter themed, so I decided to snap some pictures of my Easter decor before I put it all away recently. Hopefully it inspires you in some way as you prepare for your next holiday. I like to decorate in the spring with birds, nests, and flowers/greenery that depict new growth.
A close up of some of the ceramic items on the buffet. 

I just LOVE this bunny. She reminds me of my grandma, who was always in the garden.
My terrarium, with fake grass and colorful eggs.

The table

I added Easter grass & wire eggs to the three-tier plant holder.

This is a plate shelf/towel rack I have in my kitchen. I typically put out holiday themed towels.

A place next to my kitchen sink for soap. The basis of this idea is from Pinterest ♥ 

My mom made this in the late 60's when painted ceramics were the latest rage.

Speaking of my mom, this was her centerpiece on the Easter table. It was so cute, I had to share it!

This wooden tray with compartments makes a great candy dish and was always filled with a variety of jelly beans or m&m's. I'm glad Easter is over, because take my word for it, you can't just eat a few and it's not very Weight Watcher friendly!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wecome Baby

He's Here! In a previous post I mentioned that my niece/godchild was having a baby boy soon. Rilan arrived on Thursday, March 29th. I got to spend the day with them on Easter and he truly is a blessing! He is such a good baby and a little snuggle bug. As I had said before, my niece Kyley has become quite fond of elephants with this pregnancy, so I made a card for Rilan's homecoming gift (an outfit with elephants on it, of course) using CTMH's New Arrival stamp set and Pemberley paper pack. 

Here is a picture of Rilan and I hanging out on Easter: