Friday, May 25, 2012

Sympathy Card

_3186967 just wanted you to know card (Medium)

One of my favorite stamp sets to make Sympathy cards is Treasure Life D1306. It has some awesome images of flowers and grasses to work with. This stamp set is also going to be retired at the end of July so If you are thinking of purchasing it you better do so soon. You can find it here


Supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Stella Paper Packet X7147B

Colors are Cocoa, Olive, Tulip and Colonial White

D1306 Treasure Life Stamp Set

D1476 Card Chatter - Sympathy

Z2137 Olive ink

Z2166 Tulip Ink

Colonial White Edge Anchors

Colonial White Brads

Colonial White Waxy Flax

Clear Buttons

Mini Glue Dots


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Victory Workshop On The Go

_2266760 After the fog (Medium)

This is another of the Workshops on the Go. It is a simple but effective layout that using 4x6 photos (which is great!) with lots of artistic expression room. I cannot say enough about these Workshops. If you haven’t tried one yet what are you waiting for?             You can order them here


All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

G1035 Victory Workshop On The Go Kit

   Comes with:

        · X7150B Victory Paper Packet

        · Colors are Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Chocolate, Barn Red and Colonial White

        · C1488 Victory Stamp Set

        · Z1705 Durables Square Studs

        · Z280 Natural Hemp (not used)

Z2111 Chocolate Ink

Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink

Z2104 Barn Red Ink

Z697 Sponge

C1274 Beauty Seen Stamp Set

Z1151 Foam Tape

Storybook Cricut Cartridge (Provocraft)


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Daddy’s Girl

_1236563 Daddy's Girl (Small)

If you are looking for a very versatile paper packet then Florentine is for you! This awesome kit can be for camping photos like I have here, heritage, manly, girly, Love and the list just goings on. It all depends on what main colors you use. Here I used the blues and greens as main colors so my camping photos of my son with his first born went great.

On this layout I go to use the new Color ready seam binding ribbon. It is an off white color that accepts color by sponging it on. For this I used my finger daubers and rubbed color onto the ribbon. It didn’t take long at all, only a minute or so then I left it dry while I put together my layout, maybe an hour then attached it with brads. This is just another example of Close To My Heart having available embellishments that are quick to customize for our layouts.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart

X7153B Florentine Paper Packet

C1492 Florentine Stamp Set

Z2114 Cocoa Ink

Z2160 Twilight Ink

Z2123 Goldrush Ink

Z1732 Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

Garden Green Brads

Finger daubers

Daddy’s Girl Title (Dusty Attic)


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Monday, May 7, 2012

One Page Lucy Layout

_1236548 1st play date (Medium)

I tried my hand at making pinwheel flowers for this layout. They were really simple. First I took a 12 inch strip of patterned paper that was 1 inch wide. I scored it every ¼ inch. Then I accordion folded on the score marks. I glued the ends together. Then I took a scrap of paper about 1 inch and squeezed out a fair amount of Liquid glass on to the scrap of paper. Then I placed the folded paper on top and held it for a few seconds to make a bond. Then I placed one of the new Glitter Flowers onto the center.

One other thing I did was to fancy up the dimensional elements letters and number. To do this I took one of the flourish stamps from The Rock the block set (January 2012 Special) and inked it up with Versamark clear ink and stamped on to the bottom half of the letter. Then I covered the ink in Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set with the heat gun. Then I took my finger dauber and inked it up with Grey Wool ink and rubbed it all over the letters. Where I embossed stayed white and the rest of the letter was colored.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart:

X7149B Lucy Paper Packet

Blush, White daisy and Grey Wool Cardstock

Rock the Block Stamp Set

D1478 Bingo Alphabet

Versamark Ink

Z2125 Grey Wool Ink

Z2106 Blush Ink

Z821 Clear Detail Embossing powder

Z1370 Pink Assortment Buttons

Z1707 Bitty Opaque's Pearls

Z1690 Bitty Buds Assortment

Z679 Liquid Glass

Z1702 Barker Twine Paradise Assortment

Dimensional Elements Monograms D,A,T,E,1

Z726 Finger Dauber

Z555 Craft Heater

1772 Glue Dots

Z608 Embossing Stylus

Z338 Paper Trimmer

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge




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Friday, May 4, 2012

May Stamp Of The Month – Friendship Bouquet


Each month you can enjoy 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.


You can purchase this set for only $5 with a $50 order from my website

Westman Scrapbooks


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sympathy Card made with Pemberley Papers

_3186960 pemberley butterfly sympathy card (Small)

It seems like forever since I posted a card.  :)

I did a few things to give visual interest to this card. First I used an Embossing folder to emboss the white layer on the front. I then went around the edge of it with my finger dauber and Outdoor denim ink. This outlines the white on white I had going. I punched a couple of flowers out of cardstock and added a butterfly as a third element. I only glued the body of the butterfly down so I could bend the wings to make it look like it was flying.

Another thing I did was use the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut out the focal point frame. I used the Shape7 Image at size 2 ¼ in white and then the layer function in Outdoor denim at the same size. I added some brads in the little holes on the side to hold it together.

One last thing I did is a little hard to see in a photo but on the patterned paper I used a little dab of liquid glass on the brown dots. When it dries you will feel little spots of raised clear dots.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

X7148B Pemberley Paper Packet

Colors are White daisy, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand and Bamboo

C1486 Lucy Stamp Set

D1476 Card Chatter Sympathy

Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Ink

Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink

Finger Dauber

Z679 Liquid Glass

White Embroidery Floss

Blue Buttons

Blue Ribbon

Bamboo Brads

Argyle Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

EK Success Flower Punch


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