Saturday, August 29, 2009

Okay, since this is a brand new blog, I am aiming to get noticed! So I'm offering this: If I get 100 followers to this blog by December 31st, 2009, I will have a random drawing for a brand new Close To My Heart How-to Book of your choice, or a $20 Close To My Heart Gift Certificate. Sign up now! (The followers section is at the end of this blog.) Thanks; and Good Luck!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Swap SPOILER using Twitterpated (available September 1st)

So I joined my first Consultant Swap this month for the launch of the new Idea Book. I think I'm happy with the way my items turned out. Let me know what you think.

I used all new products from the upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart. The Twitterpated Paper Packet is the most versatile and beautiful kit and I can't stop playing with it. Good thing I ordered so much! Just wait til you all see the GORGEOUS new stamp sets and not to mention, the CRAFTABULOUS new little trinkets that are all SOOO affordable!

If you are around the Columbus area don't miss my Idea Book Launch Party on September 5 from 5p-7pm to see these and all the other extraordinary projects from the new Idea Book! Email me at to get more details and to RSVP! Thanks for looking.

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Monday, August 24, 2009


If you haven't already gotten your Everyday Celebrations card kit: What are you waiting for? It is so fabulous! It took me all of two hours to put together these SIXTEEN totally handmade, handstamped cards. You get an exclusive stamp set and full-color instruction guide to walk you through making these wonderful cards that look as though you spent all day making! Did I mention that it only used 2 BACKGROUND AND TEXTURE PAGES!!! Think of the endless possibilities for every occasion you could make with this kit and 2 pieces of any coordinating paper kit you want to use!!

You can order this kit right now on my website; for just $34.95 or earn it FREE with the purchase of $60 in stamp sets. NO BRAINER, people! For just $60, you get a minimum of 3 brand new stamp sets, PLUS this really beautiful and extremely practical card kit, PLUS you can earn the Stamp Of The Month, Treasures, at half off the retail price as well! You have until September 31st to order this Limited Time only kit. Once it's gone, they are truly gone..

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Playing with New Stamps of the Month (Coming Soon!)

I LOVE OUR UPCOMING STAMPS OF THE MONTH!!! The first image is from Treasures: September's SOTM. It is a very wistful fun set featuring dandelions and the phrase, "You are My Sunshine". My mom has always said that to me, even as an adult, and so this set is so sentimental, I had to have it! My color inspiration is also from an upcoming paper packet entitled, Twitterpated. Look for it in the new Autumn Idea Book; it's extremely fun, unique and very versatile! You will see me use it A LOT in the next few weeks, I'm sure. The colors are Chocolate, Sorbet, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf. I used random stamping to create my own Background & Texture (B&T) paper. The pattern is from the new card how-to book from CTMH, Wishes. I hope you like it!

Supplies Used:
Treasures SS
Emporium B&T
Cardstock in Crystal Blue, Chocolate, Sorbet and Colonial White
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
Foundry Plates

This next image is from November's SOTM, Around the Block. It's a cozy little set designed completely around the love in your home. I used Emporium for my paper and color inspiration and using Selective Stamping to create the house, I then also colored in the image with CTMH's Blending Pen and Exclusive Markers.

Supplies Used:
Around The Block SS
Emporium B&T
Cardstock in Crystal Blue, Buttercup and Colonial White
My Exclusive Markers
Blending Pen
Pewter Designer Brads

To see these stamps and papers in person, be sure to make my Idea Book Launch Party on Saturday, September 5th!! Click on my CTMH website, to view My Calendar for details! See you there!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Close To My Heart and I want to Thank You!

The Close To My Heart Thanks-a-Bration has started! Any $100 order gets you a FREE Paper Packet, a FREE August Stamp of the Month and FREE shipping and handling on those items! Hurry; it ends 8/17/09; go to my website: to place your order now!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

New Flip Flaps are Awesome!

My CTMH Unit Team held a challenge to use our new Flip Flaps and this is the layout I came up with. I used the Stardust Paper Packet, Nature's Vein, Back to Nature (retired)and Building Block Alpha My Acrylix Stamps. I love the way my handmade Background and Texture paper came out!

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge #97

I held my first Close To My Heart Fundraiser Crop on July 25th benefitting Operation Smile. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience and I plan to do this on at least an annual basis! (To read more about Operation Smile check out their website,

Needless to say I had to make some craftabulous Thank You cards for all the fantastic sponsors who helped with this event. I went to for my layout inspiration. Here is what I did with it.

I used Creme Brulee, Blush, Hollyhock and Juniper Cardstocks, White Daisy paper flowers, Hollyhock brads and buttons, Fancy Cuts Botanicals and Clear buttons as well as the Operation Smile (for consultants only) Acrylic stamp set. Enjoy!

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Welcome to Craftabulous Papercrafting! I hope to make this an inspirational blog for all who are passionate about papercrafting. Using mostly Close To My Heart products, I will be posting artwork challenges, personal scrapbooks and cards, workshops, open houses and events, as well as new products and promotional items directly from Close To My Heart. Make this one of your Favorites and check back often. Please also check out my website where you can see more artwork, check my calendar dates and shop 24/7!

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