Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Elephant Baby Card with Georgie

I have to tell you that I think that the new Georgie collection from Close To My Heart is fabulous!  It is so fun and versatile.  What do I mean by versatile?  The colors and patterns in this collection can be used for boys and girls.  This is wonderful when you are making something for that friend who doesn't plan to find out if they are having a boy or a girl.  However, it can still be used when you know exactly what you are planning for as seen with this card for a special little girl.  Add some watercolors and you have a perfect combination for your new arrival.


Here's what you will need to recreate this card:
Georgie Paper Packet
Georgie Complements
Georgie Assortment
Close To My Heart Watercolor Paints or Watercolor Pencils 
Inkadinkadoo "Welcome Baby" stamp set


This little bit from the complements packet is a cute addition to the inside of the card, don't you think?


 Did you check out this month's specials at the top of the page?  You can get your own Georgie Collection and get some pretty great bonus gifts "FREE".  Not only is there the items mentioned above but there is also a Picture My Life kit and a Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go.  Don't miss this great opportunity!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Giveaway Week 2

Ready to see this week's giveaway?  Here you go...


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 2015 Specials and a Giveaway

If you are looking for the last creative post, please scroll below.

Are you ready to get your Fall crafty juices flowing?  How about those one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts?  Well if so, I have a great deal for you.  I am offering some Close To My Heart specials that will kick start the season.

Start by joining the "Fall Extravaganza" gathering by clicking here.  You will find the gathering's link in the bottom right hand area of the homepage.  Click "Join" and then start shopping.

Special #1
Make ANY purchase and I will send you a link to an "unlisted" video featuring the Sangria paper collection.  This video will only be available to those who make a purchase in October 2015.

Special #2
Purchase $50 in products (before tax and shipping) and I will send you a package of Sangria Complements absolutely FREE.

Special #3
Purchase $100 (before tax and shipping) and I will also send you a Sangria paper packet absolutely FREE.

Here's how it will work.  Beginning mid-October, I will send out the video link to anyone who places an order.  Once the video is uploaded onto YouTube, I will send the link as soon as you place your order.  If you order before I get the video uploaded, I will email you the video link as soon as it is available.

I will not be able to send the free products until I receive them in November.  Please don't add them to your cart.  Unfortunately, I am not able to provide them for free unless I order them myself.

So get ready to fall into crafting this season and get some free stuff.

Guess what?  I am also doing a big Giveaway on my YouTube channel.  You don't want to miss that!  Click on the video below for all the details.



Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Damask Diva Bloghop - "Sangria" Planner Pages


I am so excited to be participating in my first ever Damask Diva blog hop.  If you are following along and came from Melissa, you are in the right place.  If not, be sure to head over to Jennifer's blog to start at the beginning by clicking here.

This month we are featuring the Sangria collection from Close To My Heart.  The colors in this kit make it perfect for Fall papercrafting.  I think there will be some fabulous thank you cards from this collection.  However, I wanted to use it to spice up a week in my Filofax.

Now I typically decorate only slightly so that my planner pages are fun but still remain functional.  After all, if a planner isn't useful for planning, its not what I need right now.  This week however, will be a bit more decorated but still with plenty of room to keep organized.


To start with I grabbed my planner pages from my Filofax and sponged them with Eggplant, Champagne and Poppy Exclusive Inks.  This created a warm base for my decorating.  You can get these planner pages by clicking here.  You can also click on the name of each Sangria product mentioned in the post to purchase your own Sangria collection.


I then pulled the strip from one of the papers in the Sangria Paper Packet to create the decorations on the top and bottom of the pages.  Finally, I added stickers and embellishments from the Sangria Complements packet.


Viola!  I now have a gorgeous and yet functional start to the first full week of October.  It makes me smile.

Interested in the process of putting this page together?  Here's the video on how I did it all.


Here's the full line-up in case you missed anyone.
Jennifer Dykstra
Jenifer Benner
Melissa Fromm
Cheri Parish - you are here
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.