Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Retreat was a huge success! Check out our fun!

I was invited to a retreat last weekend and wanted to share some of the pictures.  There were about 16 of us and we all came when we could and stayed until about 10pm Fri- Saturday afternoon.  Most of us stayed until Sunday evening.

Check out some of the artwork we did....
 This is a layout that Chandra did when several of them dressed up as characters from CLUE!  WELL DONE!

Here are just a few cards that were made that weekend.

Here are just a few of the ones I made.....

Thank you to our hostess.... Julie. 

She had it all set up: All meals, drinks and deserts, several make-n- takes, plus a goody bag.

 The two pictures below is all about artwork!

Some ladies worked on paper crafts, some on fabric projects and others on 3-D home decor. 
We even had one lady who did nail wraps. 

Even the kids participated in a few crafts.

 Everyone had something they were good at.
This cute little dress was made during this retreat!

There was a contest to create a card using the Crazy Bird stampset.  Twelve of the 16 participated in making the card and everyone was allowed to vote.  I was one who voted for the winner and my card came in third.  All of it was a lot of fun.
Inside it says:  "Whats you excuse!"  You cant tell but the wings and beak are layered and the hair is made with Thick bakers twine from CTMH.

Please check out my next blog posting and remember No INKYFINGERS- No FUN!

Monday, August 3, 2015

WOW! Look what I got in the mail-

My wonderful friend/big sister sent me the cutest card ever.  I just  had to share!  We use to lived closer together and would get together to scrapbook.  So recently we took a trip out to see them and fell in love with the area.  My husband put in applications for jobs in the area since we decided it was time to sell our WAY TO BIG OF A HOME for just the two of us.  So, she sent this very appropriate card to help remind us that all the changes we are about to make are just part of THE BIG ADVENTURE we call life.
Please comment below on this beautiful card.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Sleeve Function

These are some really fun cards and SIMPLE too!  Want to send a photo by mail?? Why not include it in a quick and creative sleeve.  Watch this video to see how.

If you would like to make any of these cards on your own simply order your cricut cartridge ARTFULLY SENT on my website.  If you would like to do it together or have my send you the pieces cut out and ready to assemble, email me and we can get that working for you.
Each of these videos are fun and easy to watch.  They dont take long and give so many wonderful ideas.  Let me know what you think with a comment.

Theresa Krout
(715) 924-2722

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

This wonderful video shows how to make birthday, friendship and even a Christmas holiday
pop up cards.  When you are ready to make any of these cards, let me know.  We can make them together or I can cut out the pieces and send them to you at cost.  I cant wait to get started!

Order your cartridge today at: or email me and we can do the card together.

Theresa Krout
(715) 924-2722

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Great July Deal! Cant wait for my first order

July Constant Campaign
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either:
  •  July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or 
  • any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS DEAL???  You get to choose a hostess stamp without having to be a hostess this month.  These are very cute special stampsets that are truly loved.
That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! 
The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!
Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2015(9:00 am MDT)–July 31, 2015(11:59 pm MDT).

 Check out SOME of the stampsets and let me know your favorite.

Annual Expressions p. 6
Seasonal Expressions p. 4
Annual Expressions p. 5
Artwork with the SOTM -July
Please feel free to check out the rest of your choices .HERE on my website

Friday, June 26, 2015

June Stamp Of The Month- Super Cool! Get yours for only $5.00

I super love this stampset.  Ice Cream Ice Cream!  We all scream for Ice Cream!  This stampset gets you thinking of summertime and cool ice cream!

This stampset features the images shown below.  Many can be used other times of the year.  Order yours today and I will send you a FREE card base and envelop to use to create your very own Ice Cream Card!  The base will have the center already cut for you!

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Visit my website to order: 
Stampset is: S1506

Questions??  Call or email me
(715) 924-2722

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 (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pocket Function

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What a playhouse! Amazing!

A while back I meet Darnell Knauss through our mutual friend Patti Kehl.  She is amazing!  And if you every dreamed of your own craft area, then you have to see her playhouse!!  She lives in sunny California where the weather is nice, were up here in the northwoods of Wisconsin, we do all we can to keep our homes warm in the winter.  Visit her at:   
I think it would be nice for all of us to share what our craft areas look like.  I have mine on Pinterest but here is a peek for those of you who are new to my blog.

As you can see I have my space pretty organized.  Its almost a sickness how much I like to organized and reorganized to make things efficient.  Everything has its place.
Most of what you see as far as containers and other furnishings I have managed to get with very little investment.  The nice desk you see under my cricut I got from Goodwill.  All the lower shelving units my husband had, the upper white shelves I bought and put up myself and the craft tables were a birthday gift from my hubby.  I have purchased most of my storage containers from the dollar store or garage sales.  I try to be pretty thrifty:)
So share your craft room and storage ideas and lets see what we can learn from each other.

Blossom Layout starring Phaedra and Briar

This is the two page layout that I was able to create using Blossom Paper Pack from CTMH.  I used their suggested layout and customized with my own stampsets so it did not cost me anything extra. 
Please pin my work and comment.  I would like to have more visitors.  If you are interested in any of my work, let me know so we can get together in person or over the computer.  ANYTHING is possible! 

Below is page one (left side)

And here is the second page (right)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Special Request to our viewers

My good friend Patti came over to see my new stuff from CTMH.  We talked mostly but we were able to produce a few nice cards too.  Here they are: (request is below)

We used all CTMH products.
All three cards have found a home!  Top one is in the mail to my mother today.  She just needs some cheering up.
 This one went to our daughter for her birthday!  Send it a little late but that is ok.  I added a secret pocket inside for a surprise!  Sorry I forgot to take a picture before my husband signed and sealed it.  Next time.
This one will always have a home.  Patti made it and gave it to me before she left.  Hey lets all give a shout out to Patti to come back to her bloggin!!!  She moved and has been busy but if we all go to her blog an comment on her last entry that we want her back, maybe she will be inspired to create.  Love you Patti!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month—Taste of Summer

I am back with Close To My Heart.  
I was a consultant for 7 years but then I had to put it aside for a time while things in life settled down.  But now I am back and so excited to share with you what is new.  CHECK THIS OUT!