Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter / Spring Card Class at the Scrapbook Shop of St. Paul 3/28 1:00 pm

Create 12 Easter/Spring cards using Making Memories Flower Patch collection and our NEW velvet paper. We will play with a fun technique shaping wire to create butterfly antennas and other embellishments.

Go to the Scrapbook Shop of St. Paul's website for more information.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Baby Girl Paper Bag Album - Shower Gift

Another good friend recently birthed her first baby a few weeks ago.  Last fall I attended a baby shower for her and as part of her gift I gave her a paper bag album to keep as a little brag book.

I love creating paper bag albums.  They are so fun!  Sew the sides of three paper bags, stack them together and sew across the middle.  Decorate and enjoy!  The flaps and end openings create perfect places to put tags and other memorabilia.  Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Gift For My Secret Sister - Last October

Now that the cat's out of the bag, I can post the projects that I created for my Close To My Heart, SuperSassySwappers, Secret Sister!

In October I sent my Secret Sister an Exploding Box filled with Thank You cards and matching envelopes created with Twitterpated papers and stickease.  Close To My Heart's matching kits make creating so easy!

Top view of the box

I modified the box size to hold the 4"x4" thank you cards

A little pond wildlife scene on the inside

Fall thank you cards using the

Winter thank you cards using the reverse side of the same striped paper along with Z134 Prisma Glitter a Write n Rub pen and D1317 Feathery Flakes stamp set.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tickled Pink Tri-Shutter Mini-Album

A good friend on the east coast delivered her first baby a little early last October.  For Christmas I sent her a special mini album created using the tri-shutter card fold technique and the Tickled Pink kit from Close To My Heart.  This little album was so much fun to create, a little time-consuming yes, but it was time spent praying with love for little Kayla. 

I found this technique over on  There are loads of ideas on their site to create these little gems.  Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Party Favor Cake

Our little Lucy turned 4 years old last weekend and we partied it up! We spent Friday night and Saturday at a waterpark hotel with family and had a girlfriend gymnastics party on Sunday afternoon. What a weekend! I am way to old to party like a 4-year old! Luckily, she has energy enough for all of us!

My good friend came over Saturday and we put together this little party favor cake for Lucy's girlfriend gymnastics party.  We used an old pack of papers, the Cricut Expression, and the Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge.  It was easy, once we picked the papers! 

We cut the pieces of cake each out of a whole 12x12 sheet of paper.  There are 20 pieces in all.  They contain the party favors!  The kids demolished the cake in no time flat, once I told them what was in the pieces.  It was like a swarm descended and all that was left was the bow; and a bunch of cute kids wearing party favor sunglasses, eating fruities, and blowing bubbles.

The bow was made by cutting 3/4" strips, with a pinking blade, of the remaining edge of the papers.  Then I sewed through both ends and used a button to tie off the top.  It was a piece of cake!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dare to Dream!

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Give & Get Back - Relief for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping has never been easier! Throughout February, purchase a 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $14.95 US, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock and you help this urgent, important cause. 

Offer valid February 1–28, 2010. Tax and shipping/handling charges may apply. Donations to Haiti will be made by Close To My Heart on your behalf to Operation Smile’s relief efforts. To learn more about their efforts visit: