Monday, October 31, 2016

New Thin Cut Dies! Limited time offer! My special discount on sets.

Surprise!  Close to My Heart has just came out with 4 new Thin Cut Dies as a special offer that will be while supplies last only!  You will want to hurry and get yours NOW! Click here to see the New thin cut dies!

 More of your favorite stamp sets now have coordinating Thin Cuts

Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special,
limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the
following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book:
  • My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664)
  • My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday(B1532)
  • My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193)
  • My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706)
These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your  order today!

New Thin Cuts

  • Thin Cuts—Swirly Seashells (coordinate with C1664 on p. 61 of Annual Inspirations)            CC1155 $18.95
  • Thin Cuts—Sweet Birthday (coordinate with B1532 on p. 39 of Annual Inspirations)             CC1156 $9.95
  • Thin Cuts—Wreath (coordinates with A1193 on p. 66 of Annual Inspirations)                        CC1157 $10.95
  • Thin Cuts—School Kids (coordinate with D1706 on p. 53 of Annual Inspirations)                 CC1158 $15.95
 * Offer valid through July 2017, while supplies last. Shipping/handling  rates apply.

Order all 4 stampsets and matching dies and I will give you a CREDIT of $10.00 by check or PayPal.

Here is how it breaks down (or adds up to savings!)

Name of Stampset
Price of Stampset only
Price of Thin Cut only
Page to locate picture of stampset- Annual Inspirations
Swirly Seashells
Sweet Birthday
School Kids
All four sets of Stampsets $48.80    All four Thin Cuts $55.80 
Stampset and Thin cuts $104.60.  BUY BOTH for $94.60 and save $10.00.

Limited time offer while supplies last.  Order must be placed between November 1-15th 2016.
Limited to the first two customers to order.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Non traditional pine, splash of color birthday and gratitude cards

What is better than not sleeping??  Not sleeping and making cards!  I guess if I cant sleep I would rather make cards than do nothing but lay there and wonder.... so I got up and here is what I made.  Just in time to because I needed to make 12 cards, like yesterday!

Here is the first card design.  I wanted to give these cards a little twist.  Non traditional colors.  Pink and Blue.  One of my favorite stampsets right now is the Perfectly Pine small but very cute stampset.  See it on page 52 of the Holiday Inspirations catalog and here.

I used Pixie and Sky ink with White Daisy cardstock for the base.  I used glitter glue on the pink needles to give it a little extra sparkle.  The sentiment is framed using stitched rectangles die.

Next I made the following birthday cards using Ink Blot- another one of my favorite stamps.  See it here. I used Sunflower, Peacock, Garden Green and Pomegranate for the inks. Again the stitched rectangles and glitter for highlights.  The Happy Birthday is from a very old set (one of my first) called A Little Everything.  I love to stamp the HAPPY in one color and place the birthday on top in another color.  The sparkling happy is cut from felt using the die set from Sizzix-Celebrate (660223).  Another favorite.

Last is my favorite card that I made before the sun came up this morning..... Graditude Birthday.  I made these cards using the SOTM from September.  Imagine getting this set for only $5.00!!  It has 19 stamps and the sentiments are darling.  Perfect for this time of year.  
My inks were Garden Green and Orange.  I used the ShinHan Cherry Pin and Left Green markers for coloring.  I cut the pumpkin using Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the Garden Sprig die from Poppy.  And of course some glitter for some WOW. 

 Here is the pumpkin close up.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my creations and hope you have ink on your fingers and love in your heart.
Please feel free to comment and if you have questions just let me know.  Thanks for stopping by and see you again real soon.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Twist and Pop- Oh Deer!

This is my very first attempt at the Twist and Pop card.  I was inspired to try this card from Sincerely Rina  on YouTube with her Twist and Pop card.  Watch here video here.

 Here is my card.

Twist and Pop card- front

This card was amazingly fun and easy to make.  Just a few well placed score lines and you have it twisting and poppin in no time.
Here is the card opened....
Twist and Pop card opened

I guess I really like this new paper from Close To My Heart.  I bought a bunch of it.  Its from the paper pack called Oh Deer!  There are 12 pieces of 12x12 sturdy patterned paper called B&T Duos in the paper pack.  On this piece are pine cones and needles in our pretty Sea Glass blue and a variety of our browns.  The other side has deer and trees.  Love the colors.  See it for yourself here.
The front cover is the patterned paper without any alterations as well as the bottom section inside.  But all the rest are my creations using the cutest little stampset called Perfectly Pine.  You got to see this cute set and it is only $6.95.  Go back and click on Perfectly Pine and see for yourself how cute it really is.  Easy to use.  Every image came out crisp and clean.  And it is obvious that I had fun with it (just look how much I filling the inside of the card).

The sentiments are so adorable.  They are from last months Stamp Of The Month which you can only get by being one of the first TWO PEOPLE  to place an order of $50 or more and I will send this TOTALLY ADORABLE stampset to you for FREE!!!

I added color to the leaves using our new markers ShinHan Touch Twin maker- Barely Beige.  I just got a few in my last order and this was the first project I used with my new markers.  I am excited to try them on new projects in the future.

If you would like to know more about how I did this card specific to my colors of ink and cardstock, just let me know.  I just want to thank you for stopping by to see my card and please leave a comment.  Thanks and how to see you again with really inkyfingers!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Phaedras Princess Photo Palace

I needed to make a special "card" for my oldest granddaughter who just turned 6.  It was her golden Bday so she needed something really extra special.... so I made her this ......

It measures 11 1/2" from bottom to top and 7" from cloud to cloud.  I did not have any template to use so it is my own creation.  I used pink cardstock and gold glitter paper from CTMH.  I also used patterned paper from the Happy Times paper pack from CTMH. 
Inside are 8 pages she can use to display her favorite photos from her upcoming PRINCESS DANCE she will be having with her friends.  Phaedra and her sister are both adorable 'little princesses' and will be so cute at the dance and in this album.

Thanks for stopping by to see my photo palace.  Please leave a comment.  I hope to be back again later today or tomorrow with some cards I need to make.  I appreciate your visit. 

And remember

         inkyfingers  = a great day!

Real Rewards for Hostesses!! Use toward your New Consultant Kit!

October 2016 Constant Campaign

During the month of October, as my hostess you will have another fantastic option for using your Hostess Rewards credit—you can apply it toward a New Consultant Kit!

When your Gathering reaches $250 in sales, not only will you get 50% off a product of you choice, but you can also choose to use your $40 in Hostess Rewards credit to get a discounted New Consultant Kit! With higher Gathering totals, you can save even more! Take the REAL REWARDS opportunity to go from a customer to a consultant and member of my Inky Fingers team!  It all starts with booking a gathering with me today.

I totally love what you get in the new Consultant kits.  The large storage organizer holds so much product that you can take it to retreats or workshops and have everything you need to work on your projects.
There is enough of the basic business products to get you started with your business or hobby venture


$50 Select Product Credit- I have to mention this right away because you get to select $50 in free product credit and the kit is only $75.  How wonderful is that!!

Here are the products that are totally cool whether you want to run a business or just supply yourself with the best products at a huge discount!!
Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
My Acrylix® Block 2" μ 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
My Acrylix® Block 1" μ 3½"(Y1002, qty 1)
My Acrylix® Block 2" μ 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
Bonding Memories™Glue (1512, qty 1)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
A Little Love—Petite Perks Stamp Set (W2035, qty3)
Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50)

These products can be used for business or turn these samples into homemade artwork!
Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1170, qty 1)
Holiday Expressions B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1158)

Use these product to promote your business and get a few orders from friends and family.
Customer Order Forms (W101,qty 1 pack of 25)
Annual Inspirations Idea Books (WC1171, qty 5)
Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1171, qty 5)
Cardstock Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
Plus....dont forget $50 more in free product!!!

So join today to start a great business that is lots of fun or to have great products with the huge discount for yourself and friends and earn cash along the way!
Contact me for more info.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

FREE 5 homemade cards or FREE Blessings Beyond Measure Stampset! (last months stamp of the month)

How to get the 5 homemade cards and one layout for FREE:  Host a gathering or online (EZ-invite gathering)
As my Bonus Inky Fingers rewards to you- just host a qualifying gathering and get 5 homeade cards and one layout using some of our current pattern papers.  I will design the cards and layouts and send them to you when your party closes.
Contact me for more information on how you can host a gathering from anywhere, anytime!  And earn hostess rewards!
 Watch for my creations in future blog posts.

How to get the Blessings Beyond Measure Stampset: Be one of the first 2 CUSTOMERS to place an order of $50 or more this month on my website and I will send this adorable stampset to you FREE!
You will also receive last months Stamp Of The Month- Blessings Beyond Measure
See page 65 of the Holiday Expressions for more details. 
This adorable set has 19 stamps, with sentiments such as :
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.
to have you in my life
beyond measure
for you
Along with one pumpkin and two leaves that work with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  To top the set off you will also get eight more stamps that are leaves or berries to put the finishing touches on your project.

I will be making several cards using this stampset to send to a few key people in my life this month.  I just had to have this set and if you would like to have it to, just be one of the first two people to place an order on my website this month and comment on this posting that you would like to have this set free.
Remember when you order $50 or more you get the current Stamp Of The Month for only $5.00.  But if you are one of the first two to order this month you will also receive LAST MONTHS SOTM for FREE!

  1. Be one of the first two people to place an order of $50 or more.
  2. Comment on this blog that you would like the set for FREE.  I pay the shipping to send Blessings Beyond to you.
  3. Send me your address.  I pay the shipping to send Blessings Beyond to you!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What I love about Close To My Heart

I have been with CTMH for about 9 years now.  During this time I have learned alot about scrapbooking and card making.  I have, through experience realized what I like and dislike about different products.  Today I will tell you what I like about out new Idea Book called Holiday Expressions.  Our idea books are product books but they are also meant to inspire you with NEW IDEAS.
Today I will talk about theHoliday Expressions which a short supplement to the Annual Inspirations.  It covers the months of September thru December of 2016.

The first thing I really like about CTMH is their patterned paper.  The provide us with paper packs in thier Creative Collections, that have 12 sheets of patterned paper that coordinate perfectly together with each other, the cardstock and ink colors from CTMH.  That means when I open a paper pack I know I will always have the correct shades working seamlessly together every time.  Now they have separate the paper from the cardstock so you have more pattern pages to play with.  You can also order the exact colors of cardstock that work with each paper pack.  They offer Complement which are stickers and die-cuts that match perfectly to the papers and are also in many of the sample artwork.

Another really cool item that CTMH has are called Thin Cuts. Many of the Creative Collections has a Thin Cuts die cut set and matching stampset.  For example on page 27 starts the City Sidewalks Creative Collections.  The following pages are the samples used for the paper packs, complements, accessories and washi tape pack.  All matching perfectly.  On the top of page 31 offers you the Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking kit for City Sidewalks.  Below that you find a list of items you can add to the workshop that will allow you to create addition projects with you remaining materials from the workshop.  In the case of City Sidewalks you can add a few projects and make 9 additional cards.  Great way to use up product and create new inspiration.
Here is some artwork made with City Sidewalks. Below is a two page layout made from the Workshop Your Way- City Sidewalks.

For those of you who like to make cards, there are the sample cards from the additional products made from the left over Workshop You Way on page 31.

 The kit makes everything easy and beautiful with all the hard work of design already created for you.  Just follow the instructions. 

This Holiday Expressions has
  • 4 seasonally themed paper packs with matching cardstock, accessories, stickers, dies cuts and even matching Thin Cuts die and stamp set bundles
  • 5 card making kits, one tag kit (perfect for gift giving this Holiday season) 
  • Embossing folders  and additional Thin Cuts (p57) perfect for the season
  • Smaller sized albums such as Everyday Life and Picture my life that come together quick and easy
  • Stampsets for the next 4 months listed in advance so you can plan your spending around you favorite Stamps of the Month

There are so many wonderful things in the new Holiday Expression that I am sure you will want a copy to page through, write in and have on hand.  Just contact me for your copy today.  Cost is only $2.00 plus shipping and if you place an order of any size I will send it to you for free.  My way of saying thanks.

If you have made any of the projects in the Holiday Expressions, please let us know in your comment.  If you would like to be featured here on my blog we can do that too.  Always love to share artwork from friends from my blog.  Thanks for visiting and dont forget to comment.  Theresa

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The PERFECT CARDMAKING starter kit: The Create Kindness Card Kit

National Stamping Month is here, and we are looking forward to celebrating all month long with our exclusive Create Kindness card kit. Click on the video above to see how these cards can be used to brighten someone’s day—check it out and then be sure to share it!
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day!

The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value! No other obligations or requirements.  Purchase this kit alone or with other products. And there is no limit to how many you order!!
You can also purchase items in this kit separately, mix and match but keep in mind you save 15 % with ordering the kit.

Here is what you receive:
Z3106       My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer
CC1146    3" × 3" pre-printed card bases, envelopes, and pre-cut circles (24)  
Y1003      2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
CC1147   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Beautiful    
CC1148   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Enjoy         
CC1149   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Friend      
CC1150   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Hello         
CC1151   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Everything   
CC1152   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Love          
CC1153   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Smile        
CC1154   My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Special
Mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad

As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!   Pick and choose if you want it all... or just some of it.
  • Pre-printed card bases envelopes and circles  $9.95
  • My Acrylix Stamps (8 to choose from)  $2.95
  • 2"x 2" block $6.95
  • Mini Stamp organizer $12.95
Purchase these items separately to expand your kit or give to someone as a perfect gift- a quick and easy card making kit.

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.

We’re looking forward to seeing how you use the Create Kindness card kit to spread kindness in your circles, too. Be sure to share your acts of kindness with the world by posting them to social media and using the hashtag #createkindness. Remember also to join our National Stamping Day Facebook group for support and ideas for holding your own National Stamping Month celebrations throughout the month.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crafty Card Gals- First Card Swap!

I am part of a new card swap called Crafty Card Gals.  This is our first month to swap.  I wanted to share with you all the cards that have been made it this swap.  Starting with the ones I received first and then from there.

I guess that would mean I start with mine, since I made (received) mine first.  Here is my card.
 Since I had to send four, thought I would picture four.  Here they are.  I used the paper from the collection from CTMH called Happy Times.  It had a variety of colors and patterned.  I cut the shape of the card to have a soft curve, just like us girls.  The BIRTHDAY GIRL is cut out of the gold strip from one of the patterned papers.  It did not photo that great.  I folded the ribbon on the back of the pink flower paper and glued together.  In some ways it was quick and easy but I also like how elegant it is.  It was a lot of fun knowing I had four wonderful gals (crafty card gals) to send these too.
 The first official card I got in the mail was from Jerrie.  She is legally blind, but that does not stop her so she says on her blog called.... COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINEZ.  You have to go visit her blog.  She does an amazing job with backgrounds.  I will have take up some courage and try some her style.  Might have to ask for lessons.  She does a great job! Jerry will be busy making a lot of cards because she will be a guest designer for...........MHK Designs for three months!  What awesome news.

 Next card I got was from Sandy.  She send this LoLLy PoP in the mail and I was so amazed at how real it looks.  I wanted to lick it!  Another technique I will have to try... after I get some tips from Sandy.  The straw is actually a real straw so it stands up off the card.  Sweet and (except for the time it took to twist all that bakers twine into the lolly pop) looks easy enough to learn.  Clean. Wonderful.  Will have to give it a try someday.

The next card came from Patti at stationerystyles.  Many of you know her and if you dont, please pop over to see her inspirational cards.  She too has been a guest designer for many companies.  What I really loved about her card is the bow.  I need to learn to make a bow like that!  And she can teach me.  Actually she is the reason I can create cards in the first place.  She was my teacher!!  way back in 2007 or so.  I love the bright colors against the white card.  Mostly white seems to be the in thing lately and I have to say I really  like the clean look.  Thanks Patti for your great inspiration and teaching skills.

Last card in the group was made by Julie Andersson.  I love that she made a more masculine card because I never seem to have any of them!    Here is the card...
This is just so cute! She used Liquid Glass on the fins and for the air bubbles (so cute)  Inside the card it says 'HOPE YOU HAVE A "REEL" HAPPY BIRTHDAY'.  So cool.  Cant wait to give this card to a special guy for his birthday!
 I love the bobbers.  I fish for bass and usually use bobbers to start with.  Once they start to bite, I sometimes take off the bobber to get a good feel on the line.

This was a great card swap.  Everyone was excited to check the mail for their cards.  I really like that I got a few cards made by others that I can give out.  We decided to send a little something extra with out cards.  I already used one items that I got but not on these cards.
Working on the next swap for November.  Anything goes, but I think mine will be 'seasonally' appropriate.
Check back here again the end of November to see what the CRAFTY CARD GALS have created.  Thanks for stopping by and ..... IF YOU HAVE INKYFINGERS, you know you  have had a great day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OMGoodness!! You must see these cute creations

You have to visit Patti's blog.  She made the most adorable projects.  Visit her site and then come back here and tell us how much you loved it!! 

Here is her blog:

Here is a peek at the wonder.....  mouth watering yet??  What you waiting for GO!!  Then come back and comment here:)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fun Pages with Oma

I wanted to share with you the fun and educational pages I made for my grandson Christopher for his 2nd birthday.

Page one of FUN PAGES WITH OMA.  I have a picture of Christopher and me so he can continue to be familiar with OMA since I see him only a few times a year.

When you open the flap on the left you see where the fun begins.  Each shape in the yellow area has 2 matching shapes for him to find on the attached page.  This page can be taken out and rotated so each time is a new game with the shapes in different locations.  He knows his colors pretty well and is working on shapes so this is perfect time for these pages.

This is page two.  He is working on counting and so I gave him plenty to count.  Each animal group is different so he can also work on naming the animals.  His mom Kristina can color the animals is she would like.  I did not have time to work on that.  Right now dogs are his favorite animal so the dog at the top of the page will help him be excited about the page.

Well I have to go post the pictures from the family reunion where I got to see Christopher over the weekend.  Visit my facebook at  if you want to see the fun family reunion (Christopher was the star attraction since many family members never met him before)  Thanks for stopping by and see you all again next time.  Hope you get some ink on them fingers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HELLO August! All the news and specials for this month

In this post you will find what the specials are this month, what products I love and so much more!
Check it out:

1. New Annual Expression Idea Book, Live Aug 1st. 2016
2. New Stamp Of The Month for August- Purr-fect Halloween
3. New Constant Campaign: Basically The Best free paper offer
4. Product Highlights: Whats New- What I am looking forward to
5. Visit my website to help a hostess gain Hostess Rewards
6. August CTMH newsletter- How to receive your newsletter each month
7. Review of my favorites for Seasonal Expressions- last month to order these products
8. Clearance Items-  BEST PRICES I HAVE EVER SEEN Washi tape 3 for $2.00

1. New Annual Expression Idea Book Live  (click here to see idea book)

August 1 was a big day—it’s the day that our new 2016–2017 Annual Inspirations idea book became available to everyone! We can now order the great new products from Annual Inspirations, in addition to the Seasonal Expressions 2 products which will also be available through the end of August while supplies last.

To make way for the new items, retiring items from our 2015–2016 Annual Inspirations will no longer be available.  There are a few exceptions to this, including the Rolling Tote (Z3032) and the three retiring Cricut® collections, all of which will continue to be available while supplies last.

2. New Stamp of the Month- August Purr-fect Halloween
This set has the most adorable cat with all the Halloween trimmings including the sentiments: Have a purr-fect HALLOWEEN, You're one CRAZY CAT, HAPPY HALLOWEEN.  check it out here.

3. New Constant Campaign: Basically The Best free paper offer
Our August Constant Campaign, Basically the Best, will be a perfect way for you to kick off the Annual Inspirations idea book for your customers. Here’s how it will work: when you place an order for one of each of the Adventure, Whimsy, and Enchantment Fundamentals paper packets, you can choose either one of our Basics Fundamentals—Rustic Home or Uptown—for FREE! It's buy three get one free!

In September, we’ll be celebrating National Stamping Month, and we’ve got a great, exclusive product in the works that you are going to love. We look forward to celebrating an awesome month of stamping together!

Finally, many of you have been asking whether we’ll be offering a planner again this year, and we are!  This planner campaign is going to be available through the end of December, while supplies last, so make sure watch for more information.

4. Product Highlights: Whats New- What I am looking forward to
 Here are a few of the products I look forward to in the New Annual Inspirations Idea Book:

            PAGE   PRODUCT

5. Visit my website to help a hostess gain Hostess Rewards
Just visit my website to find out what parties are open.  Toward the middle of the page, you will see the Stamp of the month on the left and JOIN ONE OF THERESA'S GATHERINGS on the right.  Click JOIN for any of the parties listed and you will be able to link your order to that party.  When you place your order, it will be packaged and shipped DIRECTLY to your house.  YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE PARTY TO CLOSE.  These parties use an amazing program called EZ- Invite, allowing family, friend and even strangers to place an order and the hostess receives the credit in hostess rewards.  No more collecting orders, handling money or even waiting for a party to close.  ITS FAST AND EZ!  Contact me today and lets do your online EZ-Invite GATHERING (party) TODAY!

6. August CTMH newsletter- How to receive your newsletter each month
The Newsletter is an email you will receive once a month that contains information about the month's Contant Campaign (monthly specials and more) Stamp of the Month set and other product and technique highlights.  These items will automatically link to my website, including the Constant Campaign page and relevant shopping pages making shopping or browsing Soooo Easy!
  • You can subscribe to get the CTMH newsletter by going to my website, logging into your account and clicking the MY ACCOUNT link in the top right corner of the page, checking the box indicating that you would like to receive email, and then confirming your subscription via the confirmation email you will receive.
  • You will receive a ONE TIME prompt when you log into your account on my website for the first time.  
  • You can unsubscribe from the email via a link included in each monthly email or through your MY ACCOUNT settings on your account page.  You will not receive the news letter again unless you choose to subscribe again.

7.  Review of my favorites for Seasonal Expressions- last month to order these products

Here are a few of my favorite products that my customers and I have ordered from the SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS Idea Book (smaller one with flower pot on front) which ENDS at the end of August.  Shop now before its too late.  Click the product to see it.
LOOK what hit the FAVORITES list:

        PAGE        PRODUCT

Click here to go to the clearance section on my website.
If you visit the clearance items, you will not be disappointed!! 
Washi tape $2.00
Base and Bling charms $1.00
Assortments/accessories $2-2.60
Treat Bag kits $4.35
Ribbons $1.40
Spin cards with envelopes $3.15 (10 pc)

Thanks for stopping by and if you found some special items here, please let us all know!  Hope you have an INKY DAY!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Is there a doctor in the house?? Yes!

Our daughter in law, Danielle just received her degree: Doctor of Philosophy! 
and I needed to make a card as special as she is; full of color, life and beauty.

First I needed a doctors coat and a tool (stethoscope), pocket with her name 
and big buttons to help set the stage. 

I hope these pearls stay in place!

Then I needed to address the inside with some color.   Her favorite color is dark purple.  It all came together when I found this wonderful paper.  The texture on the flower was already there so all I had to do was cut the curve and neckline.  I added some square 3-D foal to add depth between the dress and neckline.  You cant see in the photo because I had to take the photo of the card laying down.  The pearls are not dry!  I have to finish this post so I can start to pack for the craft retreat I was invited to. 

If you enjoyed this card (as much as I enjoyed making it) and all the original work that I put into it, Please post a comment.  If you would like me to send you a trace copy of the dress let me know.  
Thanks for stoppin and seeing how inky my fingers are today! 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Splash of color

My mom asked me to make 4 birthday cards.   I have a new stampset I have really wanted to give a try so here are the cards I made.  It was a blast and easy to make with this set.

 These cards were all created using CTMH products.  The stampset is so awesome.  It is called Ink Blot (D1660) and I see myself using this a lot in the future.  The sentiment from a new set called Just To Say... (D1629) More info in this 34 piece stampset below.
 This butterfly is from Memory Box (Vivenne Butterfly) and are two of my favorite dies.  The solid like you see above and the detailed frame you see below.  
The sentiment is framed using another favorite set from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Stitched Rectangles.  Happy Birthday came from the set WHICH IS AN ALL TIME FAVORITE from 2007!  Its called For Every Occasion and is retired.

The next two cards I used the paper pack called Dotty For You also from CTMH.
 The Bakers twine and buttons are from CTMH.  The embossing folder is Cuttle Bug.  The card below is using the Dotty For You paper again and Happy Birthday sentiment from the Just To Say set. 
It sure was fun to use that new Ink Blot stampset!  My mom will be happy to have plenty of birthday cards to pick from.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have inky fingers and a happy heart.  See you again next time.  Comments are always welcome!

More about the stampsets above. 
  • The Ink Blot has 7 creativly designed "blots" allowing you to present them in different ways.  Change the color and the blot takes on a whole new look.  
  • The Just to Say... collection has 34 stamps which include the usually birthday, Thank You and holidays.  But is also has more unique sentiments such as....
You're Invited, to a bridal shower, to a party, Have an eggs-tra special day, Thank You, for all you do, so very much, Wishing you the best, on your achievement, on our little bundle of joy and You're Awesome.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Picture of Cruise layouts

Here are the first few pages of my Caribbean Cruise 2010 layouts.  I have a few more pages to create but wanted to wet your whistle with what I have so far.
I will make all the discriptions short and sweet so you dont have to read much.  If you have questions, please comment and I will add more info to this post to help fill in the blanks.
  Outside of my ring album that I will use until all my pages are all ready. 
Work in progress album
 Here is the TITLE PAGE.  I love this paper.  The green mat is turned sideways just for my husband.  He loves to take pictures with a little twist so this is my way of dedicating this page to him.
Title page
PAGE 1 See the Florida on the right side?  When you look at next picture you will see that included in the picture because it is still the same page!
Page one closed

Here is page one opened using Flip Flaps from CTMH.  I needed more space to do journaling (whole left page) without doing another whole layout page.  This is the perfect way to add a little (or a lot:)) to your layout pages.

Page one open

This is the partner page to the previous page or right side page.  It has two flip flaps that open to display more details of our trip.  These pages were really tough because I did not have any pictures of my own to do the layouts but I did not want to "skip" the event all together so I used a lot of memorabilia to fill in for the lack of photos.
Page two closed

 Here is page two opened on the left side.  I wanted access to the wonderful pamphlets we received each day. Each one was different but they all listed events and activities ON THE SHIP we could attend during our time on board, general information about how to pay for excursions and so on.
Page two- left open

Page two pamphlet opened
Next is page two opened on the right side.  Under this flap I chose to make it easy to remove info for further inspection.  The center item opens up to see all the decks on the ship, a few receipts for things we purchased and some journaling of the things we did on our first couple of days at sea.
Page two right side opened

This is our first day on our trip.  It is also Amber and Ryan's wedding on Grand Cayman Island.  I made seperate pages of just their wedding but wanted to include a few of them on these pages.  When you open the flip flap that contains their pictures and money from Cayman you can see the back of the money and....
Page three closed
 ...a map of the Island.  I wanted to be able to see both sides of the money.  You will also notice the ANIMAL TOWELS that each cabin had in their room each night.  When you go to dinner, they present your room ready for you to retire.  Part of that is making animal towels.  This set was for Amber and Ryans wedding but it fit perfect with this layout. 
Page three opened on top
 This page does not have any flipflaps.  The map below charts our course from Miami, to the various ports and back home again.  Both these two pages were created (less the pictures and such) before I even went on this cruise.  It was great to finally be able to use them. 
Page four (does not open)

Pages five and six - no flip flaps
 Above: PAGES 5 AND 6
I wanted to show these two pages together so you can see the whole title.  These pictures were ones I printed off the facebook pages of our kids since I did not have any.  These are more pages I had done before we even took this cruise.  Neither of these pages use flip flaps.

Page 7 has a post card and when you flip the flap, you find another picture.  I loved this postcard.  Frogs are one of my favorite and this one says.... GOOD MAWNIN BELIZE,  WHERE'S MY COFFEE!

Page seven closed

Page seven opened
 Here is page eight closed.  We went zip lining.  Long story... NOT MY FAVORITE.  But only because they put the harness way too tight.  I had bruises the next day all around my stomach.  Hurt the entire time we were in the air.
Page eight closed

Page eight opened

 Flip flaps allow you to display a variety of items without adding more pages.  It allows you to "hide" items that need to be included but you want a little more private like journaling or a picture that belongs but maybe does not match the illusion you want to present on the closed page.

Well that is all the pages I have for now.  I did not want this to be too long.  Hope you enjoyed being a guest on our CRUISE TO THE CARIBBEAN!

Please comment so I know you were here!!  Also present your questions.  Would love to hear from you and remember to get inky!