Sunday, December 30, 2012

Birthday Queen

I saw a VERY expensive card in an airport this summer just like this.  I knew I could recreate it with the Cricut.  When we came out with glitter paper I just HAD to try it.  The Tiara was cut at 1/2 inch from page 69 of the Artiste cartridge.  The star is cut at 1/2 inch also from page 40 of the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I blinged it up with pink and purple sparkles. I colored the star with the  Ruby marker.  The inside of the purple card says "May your reign never end!" and the pink card says "Rule your day!".

Want your own glitter paper?  You can get it with the National Papercrafting Month kit - Whooo’s Your Valentine .  Click HERE to order. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cards inspired from the new idea book

There is a new CTMH idea book!  You can start ordering from it on January 1st.  These are some cards I made with inspiration from page 124.  I used the "Whooo's your Valentine" stamp set, some shimmer tape, color ready seam binding ribbon and even some of the new mini pigment ink pads. 
Click HERE for more information on the National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine kit.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Masculine Cards

I needed a couple of masculine cards.  One for my nephew who is in the Army and one for a friend turning 60.  I thought the Victory paper packet would do for both.  Victory is retiring at the end of January.  I never bought the actually paper packet just the samples - one of the perks of being a consultant.  Using a couple of patterns from the Originals card book I made these two cards.

Remember if you place an order on my web site during the month of December for $50 or more you will receive a FREE  Bonding Memories Glue Pen.  PLUS you can get the December Stamp of the Month for only $5.00.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More Scrabble tile ornaments

I think I'm finally done making Scrabble tile Christmas ornaments.  

These tiles are almost done.  The I  HEART U ornament used a blank tile with a small red heart covered in prisma glitter. I'll connect the XO to it with red ribbon.  I'll add some white tule to my sister's name and some glitter ribbon to the NOEL to finish them off.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine

Yes, I know it's only December 3rd but as a consultant I get to preview new promotions.  My kit arrived today and I had to play.  I love the glitter paper!

This cute little kit is available to you beginning December 13th.  When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10.  The kit includes:

12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

More details to come!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scrabble Tiles

I bought an old Scrabble game this summer at a garage sale for $2. I knew I wanted to try some of the ideas I've been seeing on Pinterest.  Here are the ornaments I've made so far.  I'll post the rest when I get done. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monogram Stamps

At $2.95 these cute little monogram stamps make such nice gifts.  You can give the stamp or make a gift to give.  They are only $2.95 and take a 2 x 2 block.  I made this little 3 x 3 thank you card for one of my customers. I used the Pear & Partridge paper, some of the ribbon (there was lots left over) from the card making workshop on the Go and my 1 1/4 inch circle punch and my 2 inch scalloped punch. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Silver Shimmer Trimmed Shoes

I love our Silver Shimmer Trim and knew I had to pair it with the shoe card template I have.  Some velvet paper for the shoe body makes these elegant shoes.  I even used one our our new alcohol based markers to make one shoe pink shimmer. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Florentine Birthday Card

This beautiful paper is only available until January 31st.  I just love the combination of Twilight and Cream Brulee.  I stamped Happy Birthday in Cream Brulee and used Twilight ribbon for accent.  A paper doily adds some softness.  This is going out in the mail to a very special lady that has a birthday soon.  Thanks to Pinterst inspiration from this blog. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pear and Partridge cards

I had some very creative and talented friends come over today to make some cards.  I think they turned out very well. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cupcake Card from Artiste

I needed a card for my niece that is turning 7 on Halloween.  I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the cupcake card at 4 3/4 out of non CTMH cardstock.  Then I cut the same image out again from  some retired Dotty for You paper.  I trimmed off the flap and ran through a crimper to add texture.  I cut out the icing image at 4 3/4 also.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug, added some Glitz Gel and some bling.  The Birthday Girl is cut at 1 1/2.  Silver Shimmer Trim closes the gap.  Hope she likes her cupcake! 

Thanks to Fancy Melissa and Cricut with Heart  for inspiration. 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Give a girl the right shoe . . .

Made these two shoe cards from a template I bought from Tanya Bell .  So cute I just had to try.  She also has a video on how to put the card together and some other ideas.  I printed out the quote "Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world" by Bette Midler to put on the inside.  This will be a birthday card for a very fashionable friend of mine.  Now I just have to decide which one to send her. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Graduation Cards

My nephew and his fiancee are graduating from chiropractic school so I made these two clean and simple, one layer cards.  I used smokey plum and sunset ink and some retired smokey plum ribbon.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shirt Card - Redo

I thought the shirt card I did was a little small and I didn't like the way it fit in the envelope.  So I mounted it on a 5 x 7 card base of desert sand and added a sentiment from Just a Number stamp set. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Monogram Stamps on Pemberly

Using up more of my paper.  Just a few scraps left of my Pemberly paper so I thought I would make some personalized monogrammed note cards.  The card bases and envelopes are not CTMH . .  shhhh.  But everything else is.  I cut the note card file box on the Cricut Artiste and used my 1 1/4 circle punch to punch out the monogram after stamping. 

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween items from Artiste

I had some time to "play" with paper this week end and thought I would make some Halloween items.  All items are cut using the Artiste cartridge.  Thanks to Cricut with Heart blog for inspiration every day. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shirt Cards

I needed a couple masculine cards so I thought I would use up some of my retired Elemental paper.  It makes perfect shirt material.  I cut the shirts from the new Artiste cartridge.  The pockets are pop dotted to give them a little dimension.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Christmas Cards & Tote Work Shop

Christmas Cards & Tote Work Shop
By Jeanie Burch Independent Close to My Heart Consultant
with special thanks to Lisa Stenz for her project guide

When:  Saturday, November 10th 2:00 pm (there is NO Ohio State game that day!) AND Sunday, November 11th @ 2:00pm – pick the day that works for you.  Class size limited to 5 each day.
Where:  My house – 8716 Kingsley Drive, Reynoldsburg
Price: $30.00 due by Wednesday, October 24th
You will make 15 Christmas card (5 each of 3 designs) and a tote bag to hold them.  Use the tote bag as a gift bag after you send out your cards!

What the workshop includes: 

  • ü  15 – Colonial White Cards and Envelopes (5 ½ x 4 ¼)
  • ü  Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go stamp set
  • ü  3 sheets – Pear & Partridge patterned paper
  • ü  4 sheets – Cardstock (1 - Colonial White, 1 - Cranberry, 2 Cocoa)
  • ü  6 – pre-cut Colonial White Bracket shapes
  • ü  6 – pre-cut Cranberry bracket shapes
  • ü  10 – pre-cut Cranberry poinsettia shapes
  • ü  5 yards of ribbon
  • ü  108 Red Glitter Gems
  • ü  Step by step instructions

Other supplies not included but needed to complete the workshop – please bring with you:

  • ü  3D Foam tape
  • ü  Glue Dots or Strong tape adhesive
  • ü  Paper Trimmer  

 Please contact me if you would like to attend this class.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Manley Card

I needed a manly card to send to my nephew who is in basic training at Ft. Benning in Georgia.  I made this card a loooong time ago with CTMH papers called Passages.  Thought is was fitting.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mini Birthday Cake

Thanks to Terri Howard, fellow CTMH consultant ( for this inspiration.  She suggested you take those mini tealights and turn them into mini birthday cakes.  I used Lucy paper and some ribbon and paper flowers from my stash.  Then I cut the cupcake holder from the Artiste Cricut out of Lucy paper to put  the "cake" in.  Tied it with a bow and you have
cutie - pa-toot-ie! 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Birthday Card for a special lady

I made this 5 x 7 birthday card for someone special who is turning 80 next Friday.  I didn't want to put any numbers on the card because because a lady never wants to be reminded of her age. 

I used the new Silver Shimmer trim ribbon on the outside and inside.  A few cricut cuts, some embossing with the cuttle bug, some bling, some Glitz Glitter Gel, sparkly pink ribbon and of course the beautiful Lucy paper.  I am entering this card in this weeks challenge over at H2H Challeng Blog . They are challenging you to GO BIG and make a card bigger that the usual A2 card size (4.5 x 5.25).

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Card Holder

Just a little card holder I made with the new Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I cut it just like it said to in the book at 6" but I didn't think the outside piece fit around the box part very well so I glued it inside and used the burlap to cover the seam.  Have you made the card holder yet?  Did you have problems fitting the pieces together?  Let me know.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Community Garage Sale @ Flanagan's Pub

I just wanted to let you know I'll be participating in Flanagan's Pub Community Garage sale on Sunday, September 9th at 10 am - 5 pm.  I'll be selling a lot of my retired scrapbook supplies, cards, kits, paper, stamps and accessories at close out prices!.  Flanagan's is located at 3001 Reynoldsburg New Albany Road on the corner of Clark State Road and Reynoldsburg New Albany Road in Gahanna.  They are also having their annual Car, Truck and Bike Show, a Farmers Market, live entertainment and food.  This event will benefit The Earth Angel Foundation that enriches the lives of terminally ill children.  Click for more info. Flanagan's Pub

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Stamp of the Month

Here is another banner I made with this month's Stamp of the Month.  Thanks for inspiration from Diane Tuggle at for inspiration.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bracket Frame Workshop

Please join me for this beautiful Close to My Heart Bracket Frame  Workshop

Where:  My house - 8716 Kingsley Drive
When:  2:00 PM Sunday, September 16th
Workshop Fee: $17.00 Due by Friday, September 7th

Workshop Includes:  CTMH Bracket Frame , 1 sheet B&T Avonlea paper, 1 sheet Dessert Sand Card Stock,  Burlap Ribbon, Opaque Pearl Flourishes, Wooden Button, Hemp

Bring with you to class:  Paper trimmer, strong adhesive, a picture 7 x 7 or smaller.  We'll be making 4 small gift cards with the left over paper.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

National Stamping Month Promotion

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cricut Artiste is here!

The new Cricut® Artiste collection takes your creativity over the top! With 700 images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards, and more. From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake liners, invitations, and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration! Cutting and assembling the numerous 3-D items is a snap
using the project reference chart and separate, stepby-step assembly booklet. When you purchase the Cricut® Artiste collection, you’ll get three coordinating exclusive stamp sets and three Dimensional Elements 12"μ 9" sheets that will help your artwork come to life, transforming the ordinary into amazing!

Contact me today to get the entire collection—with a retail value of nearly $125—for just $99!

Do you want it at half price?  Just schedule a gathering and use your hostess rewards to purchase this new cartridge.

Cricut® Artiste Collection Includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Themed Projects, Cards, Font, 3-D Items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
3 – Coordinating 12"x 9" Dimensional Elements Sheets (Awards, Quotes, Album Pages)
$99 (Retail value of nearly $125!)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Join my Team!

I would love to have you join my team.  Get this exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE when you sign up to be a consultant in August.  This offer has limited availability, so please don't hesitate.  This offer is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last). This awesome, coated-canvas tote can be slung over the shoulder, across the chest, or worn as a backpack.
  CLICK HERE to sign up.

You have 2 options when you sign up.
Essentials:  Everything to meet your crafting and career needs. Approximately $130 retail value!
  • Read Me First Letter, 
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 3), 
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5),
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5), 
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), 
  • Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115), 
  • Petite Perks™ Nature’s Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023), 
  • Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), 
  • Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit (G1045), 
  • My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), 
  • Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), 
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), 
  • Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), 
  • My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set (D1522), 
  • My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames Stamp Set (D1527),
  •  3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), and a
  •  2" μ 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009). 
  • (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Includes everything in the Essentials kit plus more supplies and 5 Studio J® layouts. Approximately $280 retail value!
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 7 more), 
  • You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25), 
  • The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25), 
  • 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months, not shown), 
  • Studio J® Brochures (W111/W111C) (qty. 5), 
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C) (qty. 20 more), 
  • Customer Order Forms (W101 / W101C) (qty. 20 more), 
  • Petite Perks™ Nature’s Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 4 more), 
  • Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25), 
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), 
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), 
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512), Sponge (Z697),
  •  Liquid Glass (Z679), 
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set (Z2434), and 
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534).
  • (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2012 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2012 (11:59 pm MDT)

New Idea Book is here!

You can now order from the new idea book. Click here to order. Want one in your hands? Shoot me an email and I'll get an Idea Book out to you.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Perfect Pair July 30th - 31st

The Perfect Pair!
Place an order July 30th - 31st and get this weeks Perfect Pair:

 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)

Place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair!

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and I'll send you a popular paper packet with coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - for FREE! That's a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month of July so you'll want to place more than one qualified order to get several Perfect Pairs.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Perfect Pair July 26th - 29th

The Perfect Pair!
Place an order July 26th - 29th and get this weeks Perfect Pair:

 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)

Place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair!

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and I'll send you a popular paper packet with coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - for FREE! That's a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month of July so you'll want to place more than one qualified order to get several Perfect Pairs.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birthday Card for my sister

Thanks to inspiration from Paiges Paper Paradise blog I was able to make a quick card for my sister's 49th birthday.  I wanted to include an image of a bicycle since she just bought a new bike for herself.  It certainly isn't as nice as Paige's card but I hope my sister likes it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Perfect Pair July 21st - 25th

The Perfect Pair!
Place an order July 21st - 25th and get this weeks Perfect Pair:

Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)
Place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair!

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and I'll send you a popular paper packet with coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - for FREE! That's a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month of July so you'll want to place more than one qualified order to get several Perfect Pairs.