Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Noel Banner

I just love this banner.  My friend Michelle Snyder created it...and I loved it and I had to copy it!!!  I think it is so pretty!  I used Close to my Heart's Oh Deer paper pack and the Close to my Heart's Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

You still have time to make yours!!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Its getting time to think Winter Wonderland!  Here are a few more layouts using Close to my Heart's Cozy Christmas stamps and thin cuts.  You can get the stamp set separate (D1695  $17.95) or get the stamps AND the thin cuts (Z4008 $26.95).  I love the thin cuts because you can cut them fast and perfect!!  Love that!  I also added our snowflake thin cuts...unfortunately they are sold out!  YIKES!  These stamps are only available until December 31st, so make sure you get them if you want them.

The second layout is using our Perfectly Pine Stamp set (A1191 $6.95).  I am so in love with this stamp set too!  I will be sad at the end of the year when they are gone.

Stop by my website to get yours!  gottastamp.closetomyheart.com

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Plain Bag to Cute Gift

At my recent 3 day crop, I made these cute goodie bags.  I took an ordinary lunch bag, that I had...remember use what you have whenever possible and decorated it with these cute little critters.  They are from our Woodland Critters (C1657 $13.95) stamp set.

If you are interested in getting this stamp set, you need to get it before the end of the year!!  That is quickly approaching so don't delay!

I just love to be able to take something that you have already in your house and use it to create something so cute!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Treats

I love making little treats for when I go to see friends..or if you want to decorate your table with something easy.  Here are two gifts.  The first one was inspired by my sweet friend Michelle Snyder.  I found some "extra" bags in my stash...remember try to find stuff you already have!  And I filled it with Hershey kisses (again I had some in my stash that I got for the 2nd project here)  You can fill your bag with anything.  Then I stamped the ho ho ho tag from Perfect Presents.  I just stamped it in cocoa ink on a piece of kraft cardstock that has the little white dots on it (from Rusty Home Fundamental paper pack). Tied it with some twine I had...and tada, cute little gift.

Then, I saw a variation on pinterest...simply take those Hershey kisses and cut a Christmas tree (or whatever you want), glue it to a toothpick...I used liquid glass for my adhesive.  Then I stuck the toothpick in the kiss and done.  I will have these out as a little table decoration.  How cut and easy are those!  Next year I will make them again and I am sure I will have a little grand daughter going down the table eating them all up!  LOL

Get your crafting supplies out and make your goodie bags and table decorations now...before things get too crazy!  lol

And remember, you can get all these supplies at my website. www.gottastamp.closetomyheart.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Snow Fun Layouts!

It is getting to that time of year when the snow will start falling and I have a few layouts ready and waiting for just that!

This first layout is more Christmasy, with an outdoors feel.  I am so in love with these stamps I used on it.  It is the Woodland Wishes.  You can get the thin cut bundle.  That comes with the coordinating thin cuts that cut the trees, snowflakes and reindeer (make sure you put a red gem on his nose!) then you stamp right on the cut image!  LOVE IT!

I also used our City Sidewalk paper pack!  AND, if you love this paper pack and want to make 6 pages...make sure you come to my December groups!  We are making 6 more pages!!  You will be all ready for your Christmas pictures!!

Then on this layouts...much different look, but guess what!  The SAME paper pack!  (City Sidewalk) That blue with the trees on it is my favorite piece in that paper pack.  But look at the different look you get.  This layout is using our Cozy Christmas thin cut/stamp bundle.  Yep, you cut the shapes using your Cuddlebug and the thin cuts and then stamp on the cut images

These stamps, thin cuts and paper packs are only available until December 31st (or while supplies last)...so make sure you get yours soon.  And, make sure you get out there when it snows and get those pictures taken...and make sure you get them developed!  LOL

Friday, December 2, 2016

December Layouts

Here are the layouts my December groups will be making using our City Sidewalk paper pack.
Want to join us?
You can look under the Upcoming Events tab here on my blog for the dates.  Email or call with the date that works for you and we will have you attend as a guest. You will love these layouts!!  I love this kit!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a VERY blessed Thanksgiving this year!  I am so excited that this is Sophia's first Thanksgiving.  And in honor of that, I created this adorable Thanksgiving layout.  I used Close to my Heart's Swan Lake paper pack.  Another paper pack that I love.  The name doesn't tell you how FALL this kit is!

The other thing I did with this layout is use one of our 6" x 12" flip flap.  You can see it in the second pictures.  This adheres to the outside of the page protector and it allows me to put an additional 4 pictures on it without having to make additional pages!  I LOVE Flip Flaps!  Saves me a lot of time!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you take pictures and more importantly, you preserve those memories!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Another Fall Layouts

I know, I know...yet another fall layout!  I just love them so much!  This one I cheated on...it was in the Close to my Heart Annual Inspirations catalog and I scrap lifted it!  I did change it up a bit...you know me!  LOL    If you haven't gotten those fall pictures taken yet...you better hurry!  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Get get enough of FALL

Here is another great fall layout that I created using Close to my Heart's Swan Lake paper pack. If you came to my crop, you made this layout!  Check out those ADORABLE critters!  They are from our Woodland Critters stamp set!!  So stinkin cute!!  I also used our LOVE thin cut on this layout.  

If you have not used any of our new thin cuts, then you need to get some!  These are quick and easy to make and the best part...besides they are so cool, you use SCRAP paper to cut them.  I have been using so much of my scraps...it's GREAT!  


Check out both our Holiday Expressions catalog and our Annual Inspirations Catalog to find not only the paper pack and stamps, but our thin cuts too!  Check them out on my blogs...gottastamp@closetomyheart.com!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fall Card

Here is a card I made using our With You stamp set.  I am having so much fun with this stamp set!!  It is our Holiday Expressions Catalog.  It is so fall!  It is a great card to make for all those fall birthdays!

And, if you look close, on the flowers...I used our Shimmer Brush!  Oh my gosh!  I am NOT a glitter girl, but I do love this little shimmer.  These pens have sold out several times and right now it is available.  They are only $4.95!!  Wow!! For that price you need to get several!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Preserve those Fall Memories

It's fall and it's time to preserve those memories!  I love this time of year!  The colors are so beautiful!  It's time to rake up those leaves and let your kids jump in!

I am in love this this fall layout I created.  I used the Rustic Home Fundamentals stamp set and the With You stamp set!  LOVE IT!  Our Rustic Home Fundamentals will be available until July 2017, however, our With You stamp set is only available until the end of December.

Now I need to get that cute grand baby of mine out in the leaves...and not have her eat them!  LOL

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baby Layout

I love this layout...not only is it of the cutest baby ever (yes I am biased), but it is using Close to my Heart's new Whimsy paper pack!  What I REALLY love about this is one side of the paper is pink and you guessed it, the other side is BLUE!  This pack has so many possibilities!

I also used our Baby Bundle stamp set!!  I just love those elephants!!  Do you have baby pictures that need to be scrapbooked?  This is a great paper pack and stamp set to get you motivated!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Group Layouts

Here are the layouts my November groups will be making using our Oh Deer! paper pack.
Want to join us?
You can look under the Upcoming Events tab here on my blog for the dates.  Email or call with the date that works for you and we will have you attend as a guest.

You will love these layouts!!  I love this kit!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Group Layouts

Here are the layouts that my October groups will be making.

Would you like to join us?  I post the upcoming dates here on my blog under the upcoming events.  Send me an email or give me a call.  I will be happy to get you in as a guest.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

It's October (eek...really?  lol) and it's time to start thinking about...yes, you guessed it...CHRISTMAS.
Here is a cute stamp set to get you ready for Christmas...whether it is scrapbooking your past Christmas or the one to come...these stamps will make cute layouts and cards!

Get yours in the month of October!  Once October is over, this stamp set will be gone.  Remember, you can get it for $17.95 OR, get it for $5. with a $50 purchase.

You can get it on my website gottastamp.Close to my Heart.com.  Or send me an email or call!  I will be happy to get it for you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I just LOVE these monsters!!! And this paper pack! It is our Jeepers Creepers paper pack from our NEW Holiday Expressions! AND the monsters are from our Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts Bundle (Z4006) It is $26.95 and you get a set of 12 stamps AND the thin cuts that cut out 4 monsters!! LOVE IT!

Get your catalog now or go to my website (gottastamp.close to my heart.com) to place your order (and you will get a free catalog! OR, if you would like to make 3 two page layouts using this paper pack, check out my blog (sharifroemming.blogspot.com) and click on my upcoming events to find out what dates I have these groups on!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Here is a card I made using our September stamp of the month.  I used our new Rustic Home paper pack, our new Simple Chevron embossing folder (for the background) and our NEW shimmer pen on the pumpkin.  Now sure you can see it in this sample, but it is so cool!  

This stamp is only available in September, so make sure you get yours before the end of the month.  As always they are $17.95 OR $5 with a $50 purchase.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oh my gosh! I just got some time to play with our New Cricut Cartridge...it is called Flower Market...but it has so much more then flowers!!

I love this bike...and I added some shimmer to the bike (blue part) with our new shimmer pen. I am not a bling person..but I am LOVING this new shimmer pen!! I also used it on the sun and the hearts in the basket.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

August Group Pages

These are the pages  my monthly groups will be making in August.  If you would like to join us and make these pages, email me and I will be happy to reserve your spot for you!  Space is limited so make sure you contact me soon!

These pages are from Close to my Heart's Florence Paper Pack.  You can use these pages for so many different memories!

Remember, my monthly groups are a GREAT way to keep those memories alive!  We make 3 two page layouts each month!  That is 36 two page layouts each year...or 72 layouts!  This is a GREAT way to make sure you continue to scrapbook each month and get those memories preserved.

Ready to join us?  Contact me today!  Remember, you can check out my blog (sharifroemming.blogspot.com) under the Upcoming Events tab and check out the layouts, dates of my groups, crop dates and even extra workshops.  So get out there!!  And more importantly let me know when you would like to attend!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July Monthly Group Pages

Here are the pages my groups will be making this month!  I LOVE them!  They are using our Magical paper pack.  This is a great paper pack for all those Disney pictures...but it doesn't have to be ONLY for Disney!  You can use them for anything (but you might want to take the Mickey head off the 2nd layout...LOL)  I will also be making a 4th of July layout using this paper pack...so stay tuned for that!

You can add our Complements to these layouts and make the more Disney...or not...this is what I LOVE about Close to my Heart's products.  They are so versatile.  

If you would like to join us for my July groups...make sure you check out the Upcoming Events tab here on my blog!  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

4th of July Banner

Want a QUICK and easy way to show your pride for this 4th of July? I LOVE this banner...it took me about 15 minutes to make. I used the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Circuit Cartridge to cut the banner and stars...then I cut 1/2" pieces of white scraps. Attached some white twine and DONE! So easy!

Now it's time for you to create your banner for your 4th of July parties!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

More Flamingos!

Just in case you haven't gotten enough of these darn cute flamingos...here's more!

I used our Calypso paper pack for these cute pictures of my granddaughter! And of course...gotta have some flamingos!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

More Flamingos!

I just LOVE these flamingos!! Here are some cards I created. Yes, this and the One in a Melon are my favorites right now!! LOL I just can't seem to get enough of them!

Check them out on page 30 & 31 of our Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.  Get them while they are still here...You have until the end of July!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Everyday Life Album meets June Stamp of the Month

Here are some samples that I made using our Magical Picture My Life cards and adding in Close to my Heart's June Stamp of the month! If you are traveling this summer...or in the past, you NEED this stamp set! It is awesome! 

I put these cards in our Page Protectors and in one of our Everyday Life Albums (Z3208 $10.95). It is a 9 x 8 - 3 ring album that is PERFECT for road trip memories. I can see having the kids do one of these too! This is a gift for a fellow traveler. Can't wait to give it to them!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

One in a Melon Stamp set

Can you tell I just LOVE this One in a Melon stamp set!! LOL LOVE IT!
But, what I wanted to show you with these cards is, how you can add a bit of cardstock to change the look of cards.

These are the cards Close to my Heart made using the Calypso card workshop. But I changed them up a bit.

So the the first card, the watermelon one, I added the Cotton Candy cardstock to the top. That is all. I forgot to take a picture prior to putting the Cotton Candy cs on, but you get the idea. Then the 2nd one, the yellow pineapple card...the first one is the one Close to my Heart made (now they are using what is in the paper pack, I added things that were NOT in the paper pack...and you can do...I bet you have a few left overs!) I added Pear Cardstock and shortened the dovetailed piece. Then on the last card in that series, I flipped the pattern paper and used the black side. Easy!

Then the 3rd card...the "enjoy the things" card...the first one is what they used, and the next one is me adding Cotton Candy cardstock and I also added a pineapple from the One in a Melon set. It is amazing how different they look by adding some scraps!

You need this stamp set and paper pack don't you! LOL Contact me or go to my website (gottastamp.ctmh.com) to order yours!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Stamp of the Month

I LOVE LOVE LOVE June's Stamp of the Month! It is called The Long Way Home. It is $17.95 OR $5 with a $50 purchase. It is ONLY available in June...so make sure you get it.  

Check out the image here on my blog for a pictures of all the stamps. 

I made this layout recently (this is the layout that my May croppers made...see, you need to join in on my crops).

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You're One in a Melon

I just can't get enough of this awesome stamp set...One in a Melon (C1650 $13.95).  Between this stamp set and our Calypso Paper Pack (X7210B $9.95), I can't but them away!

Don't delay...this stamp set AND paper pack are only available until then end of July...so get a pack or two now!

You can order it on my website or email me and I can get it ordered for you.  Check out our new catalog on my website or get one from me!  They are $1 or free with a $25 order!  Place an order online and you can add one to your cart free!

Monday, May 30, 2016

June Monthly Group Layouts

It's summer time and that means LOTS of brightly colored pictures!  Close to my Heart has a GREAT paper pack to preserve those memories.  

In June my monthly groups will be creating these 3 two page layouts.  If you would like to attend, check out the June dates here on my blog under the Upcoming Events Page.

Want to make these layouts on your own?  You can...simply purchase the paper pack (G1109...$26.95, this gives you the supplies that you need to make these pages) and you will find the cutting diagrams on my website (gottastamp.ctmh.com then click products>workshops>calypso)  You can print the directions to cut them yourself.  Now, I did change things up a bit, but you can add to if from there.  
Join us this month!