Friday, February 18, 2011

Around Here....


Just thought I'd pop in and say hello. We have all been sick in one way or another, hopefully that is about over! Seems like illness has hit just about everyone we know these past few weeks.

Last month my sweet son decided to trim his own hair instead of resting (which is what I thought he was doing, as I enjoyed the "quiet"). Here is the finished product:

It could have been worse, but thankfully it wasn't. He managed to give himself a reverse mohawk - later that day Ella scratched him under the eye, and he looked pretty pathetic. I had a hard time making eye contact with people when we were out and about.......thinking they must think I was an unfit parent. lol. Of course we had a birthday party to go to the next day.

Here is Ella, playing (and picking) all at the same time!

I can't tell you how happy I was to find her quietly playing with the doll house Santa brought for Malia years ago. Malia never really had an interest in it - thankfully Santa's gift wasn't a total loss. ('s hard to see, but those are the new bunk beds in the background. Now they all sleep on the bottom bunk in this room. Ugh. Luckily we bought the twin over full size.)

We took our first zoo trip of the year (well 2nd actually, after zoolights on Jan 1st). We hadn't been in awhile, so it was fun. It stayed dry for almost the whole visit!

The new red ape exhibit was popular, but the highlight of the visit was this chimp:He was eating something strange & brown off the glass. {{yuk}}

And, finally, I am in love with these Moda fabrics called "Dream On". They remind me of my childhood in the 70s. I broke down and bought a charm pack - maybe I'll actually make something with it. Maybe. :)

Hope you have a fun & safe holiday weekend. Speaking of presidents...President Obama flew over our house today in the helicopter motorcade en route to Intel. I think I saw him wave at us! (okay, not really).


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Gratitude Card and the NEW Spray Pen!

Hi There!
I thought I'd share another card I made for our Close to my Heart Unit Swap (a local group of gals that are all Close to my Heart consultants - funny thing is most of us went to grade school together!).
We all received a piece of paper from the Magnifique paper pack, and were to make 8 cards to swap at the next meeting.
These are the cards the fabulous ladies in my unit created:
It's always fun to see how different they are!

Here are the cards I made for the swap:

I used the January Stamp of the Month ("Find Your Style") for the butterfly. After I embossed it with clear embossing powser, I popped it up off the paper with foam tape. The splatter background was created using Close to my Heart's NEW "Spray Pen". It was the first time I had tried it - lots of fun!! What a quick and easy way to make a coordinating background for a project.

And.....Here's a little "how to" video on how to use the spray pen.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Look What Just Arrived!

It's February 1st today! What does that mean? It means that the new 2011 Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book is now available!
If you don't have your copy yet, please contact me, or you can view it online right now, HERE.
It's full of great new products & amazing artwork!
Here's a peak at some of the new paper packs (stamp sets & artwork too):








And with this being a new month, there is a new Stamp of the Month that you can get at a discount or even FREE!*

* earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)

* earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)

* earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)

* earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)

* purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)

February SOTM - D1453 Friendship

Here is a sample of the beautiful things you can create with this stamp set:

So...which new group is your favorite? I'm loving the "Sweetheart" paper pack right now! (You can't see the cutest of the papers in the photo above - but you would LOVE IT!)

Let me know if you have any questions, want to get started on scrapbooking, cardmaking, attend a workshop, or snag your own catalog!

Have a great day~