Thursday, February 4, 2016

Craft Therapy Time

I have heard it time and time again... "I'd love to do my crafts, but I can't find the time", " life is just too busy ", " one of these days I will have time to Scrapbook "... Here are my thoughts... You will never have the time unless you make it! 
Would you stop taking your son to football or your daughter to dance because you don't have the time? No! You schedule it in... Right? Or would you not go in for your yearly check up at the doctors? Again it's put on the calendar and made time for!
Why can't your craft time be the same? Why not schedule yourself an hour a week, a few hours every two weeks, or maybe a weekend day of crafting? Getting your projects done, spending a little YOU time... Is good for your mind and heart! Create some craft therapy time!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Working on life...

I have recently moved from Az to Or.
I have found myself working on so many things over the past 6 months that it is hard to focus on just one. So I thought it would be fun to share a little bit of my last month with you all...
Unexpected flight back home to Az.
Time spent with my sisters and family...
Unexpected, last minute, fun time getting my first tattoo with my sisters and mother. (its a heart, heart beat and the word "sisters")

Found some craft time to work on Charlotte.
Trying to help my husband with some of our endless list of DIY's for the new house.

More craft time making birthday cards for some young girls.
Lastly, as we approach the last weeks of January... I have started to claim my space in the new house and set up my craft room. This is for sure going to be a working progress... but I am every excited about the possibilities of this room!

Can't wait to see what February has in store for my family, my Close to my Heart Business and myself!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

The New Workshops Your Way

Close to my Heart has come up with a new workshop system that will help us get our projects done even better. It is called Workshops Your Way or WYW. Here is a video about two of these new kits now available.
Click here to get yours!

Here are just a few pics of my craft space... Hehe!
Some days its better than others... but it is always a working progress!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Beloved Bouquet

I just love January's Stamp of the Month Beloved Bouquet!!
Put with a few leftovers from the Charlotte Workshops Your Way Kit and a few sheets of cardstock I was able to make this layout and two cards.

Click here to get your January Stamp of the Month.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gifts that last a lifetime

I know Christmas is over, but thought I would share one of the gifts I made this year...
I made this using Studio J express kit (photos). The pictures and the letters were printed by Close to my Heart. Once you are in the express kit, it is very easy to change the photo well to type. I added a 1/4" boarder to make them all 1.5" to match my wood pieces I was mounting them on.

Once I mounted the letters and a few pictures I glued them to a thin board cut to size using liquid glass. The wood pieces were then screwed down to ensure they would stay on as this is a wall hanging.