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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

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