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Clovis, CA, United States
I have been a Close to My Heart Consultant since March 1999. I love to scrapbook, and I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to use this blog to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, make cards, and many other projects. I hope that you will check back often for ideas, techniques and more. I will be sharing ideas and layouts done from both from Classic Scrapbooking and Online Scrapbooking using Close to My Heart's Studio J. To check out Studio J, or to order products, please go to my website, inkypaws.myctmh.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Sweet Smiles

Color Challenge #80

This weeks Color Challenge #80
 Uses Sunset, Cotton Candy and Ruby.
I used cardstock in all three colors, as well as White Daisy. My card sketch is from CTMH Originals Card Confidence Program (#9036). Page 71, A Heartfelt Classic. The stamp set is from the Skylark WOTG kit (#G1072). I also choose the Sunset Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment (Z1702). For bling, I used Bitty Sparkles (#Z1263) and a Discontinued Bling Assortment.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stampers with Attitude - Shimmer, Sparkle, Shine Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude
Shimmer, Sparkle, Shine Blog Hop! 

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine.
If you have come here from  Sheila's Stamping Stuff Blog, you are on the right path! I know you loved her post for this month; she always has wonderful ideas for us. Blog hopping is easy to do - just click on the link at the end of each post to move to the next one. If you missed Sheila's don't worry you will end your blog hop with hers.

I chose to make an Explosion Scrap Box this month. I love these new kits in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. My choice of kits for this month is the Skylark kit. I love the colors. Which include Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Desert Sand and Bamboo. There are also a colors you will only see in this kit - Skylark Yellow.

Items used:
G1072 Skylark Scrapbooking WOTG which includes: X7177B Skylark paper, SkyLark Stamp Set, 3 extra pieces of cardstock, Z3000 Skylark Assortment, Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
 I also used  Z1917 Lagoon Kipper Lace, C1574 Believe in Yourself Stamp Set, Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim and Z1702 Bakers Twine Paradise Assortment

Now hope over to our next blog belonging to the creative  LaJeania

If you get lost along our Blog tour, just come back and you can use the list below.

February Stampers With an Attitude Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine Blog Hop List
  1. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com/2014/02/09/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-shimmer-sparkle-and-shine/
  2. Pamela O'Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-shimmer-sparkle-and-shine/
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2014/02/shimmer-sparkle-and-shine-stampers-with.html
  4. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/stampers-with-attitude-shimmer-sparkle.html
  5. LaJeania Hicks ~ http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/2014/01/sassy-girl-layout-with-artbooking.html
  6. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2014/02/stampers-with-attitude-shimmer-sparkle.html
  7. Keeley Kirwan ~ http://keeleyskreations.blogspot.com/2014/02/close-to-my-hearts-stampers-with.html
  8. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2014/02/lets-shimmer-sparkle-and-shine-with.html
  9. Denise Elliott ~ http://inspiredbyd.blogspot.com/2014/02/art-with-attitude-blog-hop-shimmer.html
  10. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2014/02/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-shimmer.html

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 2014 Stamp of the Month

January : Cross-Stitch Wishes are so versatile:
They are not just for cards anymore, nor are they just for your scrap-booking creations..... 
Get into you mom or grandmothers closets and put out some whit or ivory muslin and stamp the images and make some pillow cases, 

Here are some sample of things you can do with the January Stamp of the Month, S1401 Cross-Stitch Wishes regular price this month is $17.95. But with a $50 purchase (before S?H and Tax) you can get it for $5.

Here is a list of what was used to create these projects. Copy them, Revise them, or go a whole different way.

Other products used it the projects above were:
X7174B Huntington Paper Packet $9.95,
Z1833  My Creations Kraft Container $3.95,
Z1838 5x7 Hinged Display Tray $18.95
Z1862  Black Mini Medley Accents $5.95
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment $5.95
Z1702 Bakers Twine Paradise Assortment $4.95

You do not want to miss out of this. amd you can get a second or third Stamp set, one with EACH $50 spent.

When you get your projects done post them to your facebook page, your blog whatever and the give us the ink to see your awesome work.

Happy Craftying

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit offers you a sneak peek at 3 new Spring/Summer2014 Idea Book products: gold polka-dot washi tape, teal Shimmer trim, and Durables triangle studs! It also includes a new, exclusive D-size stamp set and an instructional guide for creating 10 cards. The full kit includes:

1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B and T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, White Daisy.

You can create 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) using the materials in this exclusive cardmaking kit and some basic supplies. 

You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine! You can add one cardmaking kit for every $35 in your order. New Consultants who enroll in January will receive a FREE Cloud Nine cardmaking kit when they have submitted total personal sales of $300 or more.

See something you like?  Well I would love it if you would head on over to My CTMH Website and see what Close to My Heart has to offer!  I am sure that you will love our products as much as I do.  Don;t miss out on the Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit.  The last day to purchase it is on January 31st.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Stampers with Attitude January 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude January Blog Hop!  

The blogger in front of me is Jen Patricka great friend and awesome crafter. 
If you missed her post you can either hop back or catch her at the end of your hopping.
The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with 
Close to My Heart Washi tape plus our stamp sets, so here we go.

The Kit that I chose to use, is the Babycakes Paper KIt 

I chose the use the Washi Tape in four different ways. As a strip on the card, to cover the lid on the Kraft Container, add to a band to go around the container to which the bow will be attached, and to make a bow. 

1. Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape as strip on card 

2. Using Washi Tape to cover Kraft Container Lid
I cut the Washi Tape in 2 3/4" strips and laid them on a diagonal. Wrapping it over the top rolled edge and under the bottom and up to the inside of the lid. Then cutting a circle for top and lastly embellished the top with a flower and more Washi Tape.

3. Using Washi Tape to make a band.
I cut a piece of the alphabet B&T 4 3/4" by 10" and wrapped it around the container meeting the edges together rather than over lapping. Then I cut a piece of the Buttercup Cardstock 1" by 10", and a piece of the Sunset striped B&T 3/4" by 10" and centered and attached it to the Buttercup Cardstock. Lastly I attached a piece of the Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape to the center of the Sunset Striped B&T. I love the way the Sunset comes through the polka dots in the Washi Tape.

4. Using Washi Tape to make a bow.
I got the idea on another blog, but changed the size of the strips to fit the size bow I needed, and the steps an slightly to make it easier for me to assemble.First I cut 4 strips of computer paper 1/2" by 5 1/2", and 1 strip 1/2"  by 3". I used computer paper so that the strips would be pliable enough to bend to make the bow. I took 3 of the 5 1/2" long strips and covered one side with Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, the 4th one I covered both sides as this one would be for making the figure 8 for the center.


After that I took one of the strips 5 1/2 inches long covered on one side and folded it in half and pushed it onto our paper piercer though and brought the right end over and  pushed it onto the paper piercer. Then I brought the left side over and
pushed it onto the paper piercer. Then I added 2 more strips doing the same thing

Then I took it all off the piercing tool and put a brad through the center.

Now to make the center of the bow which will consist of a circle and a figure 8. To make the circle which will be the very center of the bow, I used the 3" piece. I made a whole in each end and then wrapped it and pushed a brad through to hold it. I did not open the wings of the brad as it still needed the figure 8 piece attached. Next I took the 5 1/2" piece that was covered on both sides with Washi Tape. I made a hole in the center and each end. I pushed the brad through the hole at one end then bend the piece to form one end of the figure 8 and pushed the brad through the center. then I did the same thing with the other end and open the wings of the brad to hold it in place. Then I attached this to the bow loops and had made with some liquid glass.


Products used were :
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet $9.95
X7173C Babycakes Complement $5.95
Z1883 My Creations Kraft Container $3.95
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape $4.95
Z1701 Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment $4.95 
C1558 Wild Wonders $13.95

The next blogger on the hop is
 Hilary Reynolds
be sure to not miss her great work.

 January Stampers With an Attitude Washi Tape Plus a Stamp Artwork Blog Hop List

  1. Hilary Reynolds~ http://stampcraftyreader.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-blog-hop.html
  2. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  3. Becky McClain ~ http://beckysstudio-cards.blogspot.com
  4. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  5. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com
  6. Pamela O'Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog
  7. LaJeania Hicks ~ http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com
  8. Denise Elliott ~ http://inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  9. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  10. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  11. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/Stampers-with-Attitude-Washi-Tape.html

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stampers With an Attitude Artwork with Flip Flaps

December Stampers With an Attitude
Artwork with Flip Flaps Blog Hop
Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is
Hilary Reynolds so if you came here from her blog, you are on the right track. I am sure you enjoyed seeing her great artwork. Should you want to return to her blog, just click on her name and away you will go.  The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show how the Stampers With an Attitude use Flip Flaps in their artwork.

In addition to using the Flip Flaps 12"assortment Z1325, I wanted to show how well our paper kits can go together. So I used papers from Laughing Lola X7170B, Sarita X7171B, and Frosted X7175B. I used the Hostess Rewards Washi Wonder stamp set D1558, Goldrush Ink Z2123, Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140, Lagoon Ink Z2195. I also used our Magic Scrapbook Program.

This first photo is of the base layout from which my Flip Flap pages are added to.

This next photo is of when both the 8x12 flap on the left is closed over the base page, and the 4x12 flap on the right is also closed.

This third photo is when the left flap is opened, but the right one is still closed.
 This final photo is when both the flaps are opened.

The next blogger on the hop is LaJeania Hicks go to her blog next for some more awesome ideas. Just click on her name and that will take you right to her post on Flip Flaps.

Below is a complete list of our Stampers With Attitude Bloggers for your reference. Happy Blogging.
  1. LaJeania Hicks ~ http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/2013/12/flip-flaps.html
  2. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  3. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  4. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  5. Jen Patrick- http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  6. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/2013/12/welcome-to-latest-bloghop-using-close.html
  7. Pamela O'Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-december-2013/
  8. Hilary Reynolds~ http://stampcraftyreader.blogspot.com/2013/12/stampers-with-attitude-artwork-with.html
  9. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2013/12/stampers-with-attitude-artwork-with.html

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clearly The Best: A Countdown to Love (S02E07)

     Say I Love You in a new way, using the Designer Décor Black Frame and my Creations muslin drawstring bags From Close to My Heart. I'm going to try to make mine tomorrow. But in the mean time, watch this video to see how you can make yours. To order supplies, just go to my website, www.inkypaws.ctmh.com or contact me by email, paws4memories@mac.com


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gratitude with an Attitude

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!   Our  blog hop is a circular hop. The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you our Gratitude with an Attitude artwork , so here we go. . To get to the next blog, you just click on the link to the next blog on the bottom of this post.

The blogger in front of me is  Catherine Nowak  So if you got to my Blog from there you are on the right track.

I made a basic version and an embellished vesion. Here is a list of supplies for my cards:  Stamp Sets - D1558 Washi Wonder, C1533 Fabulous You, and A1117 A Typeface. Inks - Z2137 Olive, Z2175 Cashmere, Z2101 Autumn Terracotta, Z2118 Desert Sand, and Z2104 Barn Red. I also used some of our Z1760 Burlap Ribbon, Z1764 Floret Paper Flowers, Z1333 Mocha Opaques


The next blogger on the hop is  Melissa Robinson

Here is a list of all the blogs along the hop, so if you get lost you can always use this.

November Gratitude with an Attitude Final Blog Hop List
  1. Pamela O'Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog
  2. LaJeania Hicks ~ http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/
  3. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  4. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
  5. Becky McClain ~ http://beckysstudio-cards.blogspot.com
  6. Sandra VanWoerden ~ http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com
  7. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  8. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/gratitude-with-attitude.html
  9. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2013/11/gratitude-with-attitude-artwork-hop.html
  10. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  11. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  12. Hilary Reynolds~http://stampcraftyreader.blogspot.com
  13. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com