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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, March 27, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop

Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop.
 I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????  
They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by
 my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.  
Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for April is focusing on the Regatta Paper collection or Mother's Day.  
For this month's Blog Hop, I am following. Melissa So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. 
Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping.

I decided to make something for Mother's Day. I chose to use the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet for my Mother's Day Project.
The stamp sets I used were C1612 Shower Flowers and D1629 Just to Say (Circuit Collection). The inks I used were Pixie, Canary, Pear, Sunset, Gypsy, Pacifica and Black.

The card base is make from a 6"x12" piece of Canary Cardstock.
Going across the 12" side, it is scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11". Then on the 6" side score at 2 1/2", scoring from 2 3/4" down to 12" (do not score across the first section)

Notch out the 1" section on the end. Crease all your score lines.

Next cut along each score line  on the 12" side to the 2 1/2" score line and crease them..
You will also need 3 pieces of canary cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2", scored 1/2" in from each end, this is to attach flowers to.

 I cut 3 pieces of the Gypsy BT paper 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the bottom section of the sides and front, I also cut 3 pieces of the geometric BT 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the flaps on the sides and front. It is best to attach all of these before gluing card together. To glue card together glue the 1" flap to inside of back section. For the top section of the front side of the back of the card, I cut a piece of Pear BT 3" x 2 1/2" and attach it. Next I attached the 3 pieces of canary cardstock that are 3/4" x 3 1/2" evenly spaced to the inside of the box. Next stamp and attach flowers. For the saying I stamped it in Black Ink on White Daisy Cardstock flagged and attached to Canary Cardstock, flagged it and attached to front with dimensional tape.   

To purchase the supplies I used, please to to my website...

Next in our blog hop is my awesome upline Kim, I know you will love what she has to share. So blog on over and I'll see you next month.

Paws'ing for the memories,

Complete List for SWAA April Regatta and/or Mother's Day Blog Hop 
1.  Melissa Robinson - http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
3. Kimberly Moss ~ http://www.kimspapercrafts.com
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com
6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
8. Belinda McLane---http://bbmclane.blogspot.com
9. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March is Stampaganza

Yes it is time for Stampaganza!!
The wait is over! Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!


March Stamp of the Month is here!!

March's Stamp of the Month is Sunshine Birdies
This is a really cute stamp set that you will love creating cards and layouts with.
So don't delay order yours today at.....

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.