Friday, September 26, 2014


Whoa! Only four more days until the 30 Years of Happy Stamp Set is gone. Buy any three stamps sets and get this set for free. Get it while you can.

Monday, September 15, 2014

September Stamp of the Month: Family is Forever

Ahhh, I love and truly believe in the sentiment, Family is Forever! And my mother and my aunt happen to be super genealogists! So this month's stamp of the month is perfect in so many ways.

I have big scrapbooking plans with this one but I just didn't have time to make those materialize over the weekend. But I did get this card done. 

This was a card I had to let sit overnight on my scrap table until I could decide if I was finished. I ended up adding the blue dots the next day. Sometimes, you need a little "cool" to lighten up the "warm". 

So what ideas do you have for this stamp set? It's only available in August so get it while you can!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop--30 Years of Happy

It's another blog hop! You should have arrived here from my wonderful and creative friend, Diana's, blog. Should you get lost along the way, just go here.

By now, you have read on the other blogs that we are celebrating not only National Stamping Month but also our founder, Jeanette Lynton's, 30 years of creativity in the stamping and scrapbooking industry. You can read all about it here. And that of course means good things for you and me.

This month only, this fabulous set of 30 stamps is available with a qualifying purchase. The first thing I thought when I saw this stamp set was how perfect it would be to accent photos in a "My Crush" book or with Picture My Life. I've mentioned on this blog before that as a full time working mom of teenagers with an active Close to My Heart business, sometimes time is at a premium.  But these stamps are perfect for fast, simple, easy scrapbooking.

I grabbed one of my favorite photos of my middle son, a "My Crush" book, and these stamps. And in a matter of minutes, I had "crushed" a page with just photos and a few stamped images.

I cut a notebook page with my Cricut Artbooking Cartridge for some hidden journaling. (Tip:  Keep lots of these on hand for quick and easy journaling cards.)

I love how well these little stamps accent the photos. 

I keep a monthly photo log of our family doings and I know these stamp images will be making a regular appearance in that album. And there are so many other possibilities for them which I am sure you will discover as you hop through this blog. So with that, on to the the crafty and talented, Krista's, blog. Come back and visit again soon!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Googly Eyes!

Once again, I'm highlighting a friend's work. Look at what the talented Angie Black did with the August Stamp of the Month, "What a Hoot"

 This owl was just begging to have googly eyes added. What a perfect touch.

Get him while you can because come September 1st, he'll have flown away.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to School

Oh, yes, it's back to school time. My kids started last week and are in full swing with homework, marching band, etc.

Because I've been a bit swamped with back to school myself, I'm highlighting the lovely Shelly Johnson's work. Shelly is a teacher so she knows just what a teacher loves. And this thank you card is absolutely darling. With a cricut cut note book page and a little embossing, I think this is the cutest card.

Happy Back to School!

Monday, August 18, 2014


My niece, Lucy, has got to be the cutest baby on the planet. Well, she's three now so she's the cutest toddler on the planet. But being caught up is not the point, right? Being inspired is the point. Anyway, I created this little folder album using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge for a convention class I did last year. I had a blast playing around with different sizes to see what the folders looked like. And then, inspired by Heidi Swapp, I made a mini album with the folders featuring the one and only Lucy.

Seriously, this little one is a true original. Love her!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping!

Friday, August 15, 2014

What a Hoot!

Sometimes a stamp of the month just speaks to me. And this one... well, I adore him. 

Get him while you can! Because once August is over, he will fly away too! Go here for more info.