Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday Step card with directions

Stair Step card
60th Birthday card
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Make this unusal card that everyone will admire. Here are the measurements:::::: Start with a 5" x 10 1/2 inch piece of cardstock. Score the short side at 1 1/4 .....2 1/2 ...... 4 1/4..... 6" ..... 8 1/4"
Accordian fold the card with the shortest fold in the front. Layer and pop pieces. Have fun!

Friday, December 30, 2011

More pictures will follow, start decorating all four layouts one at a time.

Directions for the never ending card:
Start with a 6"x12' piece of cardstock
Score at 1 1/2" on both long sides
Cut into 3x6" pcs you will have 4 pcs
Place 2 pcs horizonally side by side (removeable tape will hold them in place)
Place the other 2 pcs vertically on top of horizonally
Butt up the creased line precisely
Glue each of the four outside corners, trim edges, if needed

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taco Soup recipe

Taco soup recipe
1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
28oz can crushed tomatoes
15 1/4 oz can corn, undrained
15oz can of black beans, undrained
15 1/2 oz can of red kidney beans, undrained
1 envelope dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 envelope dry taco seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
Tortilla OR corn chips
shredded Cheese
sour cream
1 Combine all ingredients except chips, shredded cheese and sour cream in a slow cooker. Can be made on top of the stove.
2. Cover. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
3. Put corn chips in the bowl, top with soup, cheese and sour cream.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Side Step card

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Side step card is made like a step card, except you make a 2" cut at the side and put steps on the right.  For exact measurements contact me at

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You're Sweet

Here is a heart candy box that I made using the Dec Stamp of the month.  This was cut out using the Cricut AP Cartridge at 4" and the heart was cut at 2" 2 1/4 and 1/2
I also used Mischief paper. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Rock the Block Special

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Joyful Creations

Join my team, make new life long friends and get paid doing something you already love to do.  I would love to have you be part of the "Joyful Stars" team. Signing up is easy as 1,2,3.  Just go to my website and go under opportunities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cricut CTMH-Art Philosophy Cartridge

Cricut and Close to My Heart have teamed up to give us the best cartridge to die cut your images. Over 700 images that match our stamps can be cut from this cartridge. No more hunting for die cuts for scallop ovals or circles and spending tons of money to get all the shapes that nest together.  This Art of Philosophy cartridge is exclusive to CTMH and comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 dimensional elements sheets of shapes.  Contact me or go to my website at  I also give FREE Cricut lessons at my home or at your home. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Faux pressed flower techique

Here is one of the cards we made at a workshop.  At my workshop we usually make 4 to 5 cards and the cost is less than a movie ticket.  This is a new technique that uses paper flowers and the cuddlebug machine.  Contact me for complete details .

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Feb Sotm Swap layouts.

These layouts are using our new Sophia papers, go to my website to view all the new papers.  Get the Stamp of the month free with purchase of $100 or more.

Feb Stamp of the month

2-11 SOM Image

Saturday, January 8, 2011

spray pen

I hope you like this video.  The pens are very affordable and are easy to order through my website or by calling or emailing me. 

Monday, January 3, 2011


Here are some great cards made by Chris Green and generously offered to share.  Go to my website and look at some of the new stamps and papers in the Inspiration flyers.  Click on the flyer at the bottom right corner and page through it.  Enjoy!