So finally, I can share all of the gifts I made for my dear friend Julie.  Today there was a surprise baby shower for her and boy was it a surprise!  🙂  Fun was had by all! 

These are the gifts I made or purchased for Julie.  I made all but the baby books and the duckie blanket and burp cloth.  Those were made by Bevie.  If you are interested in some of those for yourself let me know and I will have Bevie get in touch.  (The blanket is flannel and HUGE! One of my favorite gifts from my own baby shower almost six years ago was a blanket made by Bevie!)  Oh and I didn’t make the Blue’s Clues bib. 

The following are the handmade card, n0-sew blanket, baby cloth diapers with ribbons sewn on by me and a foldable scrapbook made with three 12×12 pieces of cardstock, some designer paper, cardboard and a few extra Close to my Heart products. 

Butterfly Cards..the last 18

I really have had fun making these cards.  I just wish I had more time in the day to make even more of them.  They are a bit time consuming since you need to stamp, color and hand cut each image and then cut all of the strips to put on the front of the card.  After that  I cut each card base and then dry embossed each and finally I glued each of the colored strips to the front of the card after stamping each with a sentiment and added stickles to the front of each.  I also added glitter to each image of the butterflies or dragonflies as well!!  I love how the colors pop on each one! 

Images are from Close to My Heart.  Detailed butterfly images are from C1299 Butterfly Kiss.

CTMH September Specials!!

Sept09SOTM_0001I am just lovin’ September and all the good things that are happening this month at Close To My Heart; a brand new Idea Book http://www.closetomyheart.com/Ideabooks/AW09US.aspx , an awesome National Stamping Month special and a Stamp of the Month that can be used in to many ways.   Today I thought I’d share a close up of what the September Stamp of the Month actually looks like (actual size of the square this set is on is 6″ x 6″).  Gosh, I love this set!  You can order it during the month September only.

There are 5 ways to get it:

Spend $100 (before shipping and tax) and get it FREE

Spend $75 (before shipping and tax) and get it for 75% off ($5.74)

 Spend $50 (before shipping and tax) and get it for 50% off ($11.48)

Spend $25 (before shipping and tax) and get it for 25% off ($17.21).

Buy it outright for $22.95

The order number is as follows (in order of the ways listed above): D1375D, D1375C, D1375B, D1375A, D1375. Don’t forget the awesome “Delight in the Everyday” special that is going on this month to celebrate National Stamping Month.   

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTHin September we are giving you a way to get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit for making 16 beautiful cards!






• Purchase a minimum of $60 US in stamp sets** (includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between August 18–September 30 (CC1006C)

You can also buy as many card kits as you’d like for $39.95 per kit (CC1006B).



 This is what is included in this fabulous kit:

1 (D-size) My Acrylix® Everyday Celebration Stamp Set (Only available with this kit!) 

164 W* 5 V” Colonial White Card Bases

164 W” x 5 V” Colonial White Envelopes

112″ * 12″ Dutch Blue Cardstock

112″ * 12″ Colonial White Cardstock

412″ * 12″ B&T Duos® Paper

1- Chocolate Distressing Ink

1– Dutch Blue Distressing Ink

1 Collection– Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate

5‘ – Chocolate Ribbon with Colonial White Stitch

50 Sponge 3-D Foam Squares

Featured Colors: Chocolate, Colonial White, Dutch Blue, Sweet Leaf   





– Full Color Step by-Step Instructional Brochure


 Contact me now to place an order asap before it is GONE!