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Monday, May 5, 2014

You've Got A Friend

At first I wasn't too keen on this stamp set…but it's growing on me! I've found mixing stamps sets on a card or layout, works nicely. I used the Eiffel Tower from the Every Day Life set (which came in last year's La Belle Vie workshop on the go kit) to coordinate with the french sentiment in the May Stamp of the Month. A few flamingo dots…a little bling…and VOILA! Do you know someone who'd love to get this card?

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You've Got A Friend SOTM
This stamp set is only available in the month of May. Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk

This past weekend I attended my semi-annual scrapbooking retreat on Whidbey Island. I didn't do any scrapbooking…but I got a TON of cards made. Here's one featuring the April Stamp of the Month. I used the Skylark & Balloon Ride paper packets & Flamingo Dots to accent the flower. This card gets me in the mood for spring!

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Balloon Talk SOTM card

Check out my webpage for more ideas using the Balloon Talk stamp. These adorable tags are next on my list to create. They'll make great favors for my Easter Brunch!

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Balloon Talk SOTM tags

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. And remember, this stamp is only available this month so order yours today!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

LOLLYDOODLE CARD WORKSHOP


Join me for my first card workshop of the year! The winter blues are over & I'm getting ready to celebrate spring with this cheerful card kit. Sentiments are all occasion, but you can customize with one of our Perfect Fit stamps.

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LollyDoodle Card Workshop

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Workhshop on the Go Kit

Visit my 2104 Upcoming Workshops for details.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Are My Happy - Blog Hop

If you're hopping over from Crafty Lalia's blog, you're in the right place!
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You Are My Happy journaling cards
For several years I've been hearing all the hype about Ali Edwards' Week In the Life; always after the fact & never in time to participate. But this year, I actually got the word a week before it started & decided this was the year to get on the bandwagon. And let me tell you, it was a major commitment! Because we were traveling last weekend, I didn't devote enough prep time - next year I'll do better. I did learn a few things however: (1) I hate taking photos of myself, (2) I need to figure out how to make my workdays less hectic, (3) there really is happiness in my life even without children (something I have to come to terms with daily) & (4) creative time truly refreshes my soul. I don't think I snapped enough photos of my daily life; halfway through my hectic week, I completely forgot about taking photos for a few days :( Next year I'll try using a tripod & my camera with a timer. And while I wouldn't consider it a resounding success it wasn't an utter failure either. I'll share a couple more posts of my finished project in a few weeks. Here are a few of my favorite photos from last week:

Saturday 3:39pm
Wednesday 9:15am
Wednesday 9:49pm
Tuesday 12:50pm
Tuesday 1:10pm
Tuesday 8:46am

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Monday 6:25pm
This month's special fits perfectly with my WITL project. I made these journaling cards to help document my week. During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! 




Check out Jessica's blog for more creative ideas with this month's trio stamp special & the stamp of the month.

Monday, September 2, 2013

National Stamping Month

Happy September! During this month, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this stamp set trio for only $10 (retail value of $47.90). Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! You'll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions. 

Check out this video featuring the You are Happy stamp trio to see more details of this promotion.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Last days for A Chocolate Affair

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This month's special is a sweet deal...place a $50 order on my website & get the stamp of the month FREE! Just click "Join" on my home page. 
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And the best part is this chocolate has zero calories :) There are only a few more days to get your free stamp set. 

Check out my website to get detailed instructions on these 4 delightful projects:
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Chocolate Heart Box

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Chocolate Pillow Box

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Chocolate Fry Box

Chocolate Designed Decor Frame


Order today to get your FREE stamp set!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 5 Presenting...Frosted

I cannot wait to start creating beautiful holiday items with Frosted. I'll be picking a date soon & planning a holiday card workshop with this lovely paper packet! Hope you'll join me.

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Frosted layout by Michelle Bowley
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Frosted cards & ornament by Michelle Bowley

You can order this paper directly from my website. Leave a comment & let me know which is your favorite!
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Frosted paper packet

Thanks for stopping by this week to check out our fantastic new papers. I hope you enjoyed this preview. Contact me if you'd like a catalog or want to attend my New Idea Book Open House at the end of the month.