You are a SweetHeart

Here are the sweet Valentine cards my friends created at our monthly get together. Lots of glitter, hearts and sweet sentiments. I love how they turned out.

Yes, that’s a Martha punch. Just right for this time of year. (I can’t help myself. A true addiction)!

I stamp-lifted this cute card from my awesome upline Sheri R. She gave it to me when I was at Team Builders last month. It has a matching *corner* bookmark-that I love as well!

I used the new 2″ scallop punch to create this flower. I’ve seen the same flower using anywhere from 4 to 8 petals. The choice is yours. It’s cute no matter how many fluffy petals you create.

Super simple and super easy. Ruffle some paper and it adds just the right touch. You could even “spritz” it for more color. Or keep it super simple and super sweet.

This card is for your friend that you just adore. Valentines Day is about the joy of love. Everybody loves somebody.

Happy a Happy Hearts Day.
I hope you spend it with someone you love.

Been BUSY!

I’ll bet you’re wondering where I go when I’m not posting regularly on my blog! Well, I’m here to tell you I am a busy, busy girl! I have been cutting and glue’n and glittering and my house can pass for chaos! It’s a tulip paper and inks giant mess. Border punch leftovers and ribbon everywhere. I don’t know when I can get to the clean up. But I will. Who needs to sleep?!

Nonetheless, I will be sharing some sweet Valentine Day cards with you, but first I want to give you a small tease of what I have coming up.

I am off to Idaho next week to spend some time at Creative University! I love getting to be cold for a few days and to spend time learning new cool creative stuff. WooHOO for Create *U*.
So if you’re one of the “lucky” Creative University gals attending this year then these photos are for YOU! A quick peek at the project I’ll be teaching.

If you’re getting ready to pack be sure to bring your heat tool, some red tacky tape, a safety pin, and a small foam brush. Not to fret if you are missing these items. I’ll have plenty to share.

If you like to “finish” your projects then be sure to bring a 4×6 photo portrait style (tall, not long). I used a darling photo of my daughter Jenna that we snapped for her *casual* Sr. class photos. It’s super cute if I do say so my own self!

And there you go. I’m off to bake! It’s on my to-do list today. Busy, busy, busy.

Be sure to check in for those sweet Valentines that my card club had a blast making.
See you soon!

Heart to Heart Arizona style!

Every so often I’m lucky enough to have a day off! Not just from work but from the other duties that call my name as well. That’s the day I get to spend with the “Heart to Heart” group of gals. We’re a bunch of local Close To My Heart consultants who like to get together and make cards, share ideas and have fun.

I’m thrilled that this group of women let me crash the party! The photo isn’t the best (see my bananas? tissues?and mail? counter clutter-everywhere!) but I wanted to post our creations from this weekend. The best part? Other than the food and the friends is that I have *stample cards* to copy or to get inspiration for my clubs and workshops! Cool huh?

And here is Kelly English-Triggs beautiful 9 x9 art board creation. She was inspired by a project that I taught last year at Creative University! I’m thrilled she copied my little ole’ project which I copied from my very talented down line Eileen W.

Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery. A fantastic idea is hard to keep secret! I love going up to Camp Luther Haven and getting my groove on with some very creative types!. I’ll be there again this year and I’m teaching a new project! Can’t wait to show it off. I’ll be posting the photos once I get back home.

If you live in the Phoenix area and want to get together and create, shoot me an email and I’ll fill you in on the who, what, when and where of our next Heart to Heart gathering.

You’ll love it!

Good Times at Team Builders


Here’s our cute check in gifts upon arriving in Salt Lake City last Thursday. The box was filled with team spirit pins, pom poms and even a fun mega-phone! It set the tone for cheering on the corporate team and shouting WOOT WOOT !!!


Here we are in the V.I.P room saying HOWDY to each other. It’s Bren, Kay and Sue. Dear friends and talented leaders.

My friend Tiffany Young the fabulous Manager of Events and Training.

The three amigos. Bren, Yours Truly, and Karen.

And the lovely Monica. For 18 years I’ve had a photo with Monica at every single Close To My Heart event. I can see every wrinkle and lump my age incurs but she has stayed exactly the same.
She’s just a doll baby.

Stamp Of The Month BLOG HOPPING!!

Here is my version of *Find Your Style* D1452 the January Stamp of the Month. I made a sweet little 6×6 decor item. Then I copied the sample card (sorta) from the Inspirations brochure.

I’m obviously a gal who likes balance. The card sample in the brochure is off center and set to the side. But I wanted a quick, easy card to create for workshops. It could easily go up a notch in embellishments and stamping. That’s true for everything!

I dyed my sheer ribbon Juniper to match the paper pack. I use a sponge and a new juicy ink pad. I hold the ribbon on top

of the ink pad with the sponge so I don’t get my fingers all inky. I pull the ribbon on top of the pad as I push down on the sponge. Viola. I have ribbon to match all of my creations. And of course I add glitter – lots of glitter!

To finish off the project I added the sentiment behind the mounted photo. It’s a great place to add your personal message as well.
Glitter around the edges ties it all together.
And there you go.

Be sure to order “Wings”, The January 2011 “Workshop On The Go” G1016.
Get the Stamp Of the Month FREE when you order 4 additional items in the brochure.

Contact me today for a brochure or get all the details on my website.

Denise.MyCTMH.com

Hope you enjoy BLOG HOPPING with ME and Fabulously Artsy Happy Paper Crafting Month.

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