Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jack the Bear as a card!

Yes, I am still stuck on this crazy bear.   This time I created a card and used the thin cut to cut through the card front.  Then I cut another bear out of white cardstock and put it on the inside of the card so you can see it though the whole in the front.  LOL  I added a hat, some arms and some grass to the inside.

On the outside I also cut the banner for the bear to hold.  So many things you can do with this set.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jack the Bear

Yep...more pictures of what I created with Jack the bear.   I created this layout using Close to my Heart's Jack paper pack.  Then I made a wagon from our Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  Isn't that wagon so cute!!  Then I put Jack the bear (after I cut him) in the wagon!  

So now it is all about papa bear and baby bear.  And yes, the star of the show...my granddaughter, son and daughter in law!

Do you have this bear stamp set and thin cuts yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  LOL  If you do, get it out and start playing.  It is so fun!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Yep, More of that Bear!

Like I said, I LOVE this bear...here are a few more cards that you can make using the Jack Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts (Z3333 $26.95) or you can get the stamps by themselves (C1678 $13.95).  Either way...you need this set!  Just wait to see what else I did with these stamps!!  LOL

Friday, June 2, 2017

Love this BEAR!

I have to say, I just LOVE this bear from our Jack Cardmaking stamp and thin cut set (z3333 $26.95)

So what I did was take the extra paper leftover from the Jack workshop pack and make these cards.  Now, you can get the workshop guide that shows you how to cut and make these.
You can get this from my website
Now what I did was make the cards the way they made them...then I put my twist on them.

So the first card you see on the left, in the set of two, is the one Close to my Heart had and mine is on the right.  So you can do it the way the instructions tell you, or you can put your own twist on them.

But anyway you do it, you need those CUTE BEAR stamps!!!  LOL

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Stamp of the Month

Check out Close to my Heart's June Stamp of the month...how cute is this little fox!  Check out all the stamps on my website gottastamp.closetomyheart.com.  You can get this stamp set for $17.95 OR if you purchase $50 in products, you can get this set for just $5!

Friday, May 26, 2017

June Monthly Group Layouts

Here are the layouts that my group members will be making in June.  We are using our new Jack paper pack (X7222B $9.95) Want to attend?  You don't have to be a member to make these layouts.

I love this paper pack!!  You don't have to go camping to use them.  You can use these for anything outdoors, dad pictures, and of course camping just to name of few.

Email me to sign up to be a guest and make these layouts!!  Check out the dates here on my blog under the "upcoming events" tab for all the dates that I offer these groups.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Seasonal Expressions Catalog Now Available

Did you get your new Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions catalog? It is AWESOME! You can check it out online (gottastamp.closetomyheart.com). If you place an order, you will get one in your order FREE! Check it out soon! AND, if you are out on my website, make sure you check out the "discontinued" and "coming soon" sections for some good deals!

And remember our annual catalog is coming to an end, so if there is anything in there that you want, make sure you get it sooner rather then later!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ready for Father's Day?

Are you ready for Father's Day?

Close to my Heart has a great paper pack to help.  But, this paper pack not only is great for father's day card, but you can use it for lots of other things too!

This kit is called Father's Day Cardmaking kit (G1134 $23.95) and you get an exclusive B size stamp set (with words like..."your are really really awesome", "you are the best", "Happy" and "Fathers day")  It also includes Jack pattern paper, cardstock, 12 cards and envelopes, whisper thick twine, black and white dots.  WOW!  That is a lot!

The instruction for cutting all the cards are on my website (gottastamp.closetomyheart.com).  Order yours today and get ready for Fathers Day OR all those "manly" cards you need.

As you can see, I made some fathers day, awesome and even birthday cards with this kit.  I used Black, Lagoon and Ruby stamp pads to create these.

I also used the cute Jack Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts on these cards.  (Z3333 $26.95)  you can also just get the stamps if you don't want the thin cuts too (C1678 $13.95).  This bear is so darn cute! I highly recommend you check out our new Seasonal Expressions catalog to see more of this collection!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Close to my Heart's State Stamps

As you have seen in the past, I LOVE Close to my Heart's state stamps. If you haven't seen what I have done with them in the past, please go back in my posts here and see what I did...but I recently came across this one.

This is when we went to Springfield Illinois. I used the Illinois state stamp up in the right hand of this layout.

BUT, I wanted to let you know, these are being discontinued! YIKES! So make sure you get yours now! They will be available until July 31...

You can email me with the ones you want or simply go to my website (gottastamp.closetomyheart.com) to get yours.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Monthly Group Layouts

I am excited about May...and the layouts I have created this month.  If you would like to join us and make these layouts, email me soon!

I used Close to my Heart's Rustic Home Fundamentals Z3262.  What I love about this kit is it's versatility!  You can use these for ANYTHING!  I love them.  I also used our Snapshot Complements Z3309.  So fun!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Group Layouts

Here are the layouts that my April Monthly Groups will be making...If you would like to make these, simply to go my upcoming events tab on my blog (shari froemming.blogspot.com) and see what dates I have groups and email me to sign up as a guest!  Want to learn more...email me!  This is Close to my Heart's Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March Group Layouts

It's time for the March Group layouts.  These are the layouts my groups will be making in the month of March.  Want to join us?  View the Upcoming Events tab on my blog to find out dates!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Get Organized

Let's get organized! I wanted to show you what I did with Close to my Heart's medium organizer (Z4139 $19.95). This is meant to hold our "bling" for scrapbooking...but I found it nice for cards and pictures too.
I had these plastic folders (like the ones you give your kids for school) and cut them apart to make the dividers. I had a bunch of them so that is why I used them. I put the theme with my label maker...so birthday, thank you, get well. etc. I LOVE it! All my cards use to me in a drawer not by theme and it took a while to find a card. Not anymore.

Then I thought it would be a great way to organize your pictures too. I cut some folder up, put the year on it and put my pictures behind the tab. I also have a spiral notebook that I write all the pictures that i have in the box. This way when I need pictures for layouts, I grab my book, find what pictures will work and to right to the box. DONE!

If you are not organized yet, you might want to be. And starting with this organizer is a great way to get headed in the right direction!

Friday, February 10, 2017

State Stamps

I just LOVE Close to my Heart's state stamps. We have one for each state, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Here are a few things that I have done with them. The first is a bag of candy that I put a tag on. I love to give little gifts when people are passing through. What better then to give a little gift of your state. These are chocolates that are made here in Nebraska. 

The my pad of paper is just a journaling book that I take with us when we travel. I keep notes so when I go to scrapbook I will remember what the specifics were for that date. I don't spend a lot of time on these pages...but I do know when we went to Springfield Illinois. AND, there is my cute little Illinois stamp. I also used it on the layouts too.

I also had these chevron bags in my closet...and thought they would make cute goodie bags for a crop I had. Cut the N from the Cricut and added it too. 

So if you travel, give hometown gifts or just like your state, I recommend getting the state that you travel to...or like me, collecting all 50...because my goal is to get to all 50 states.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Need a quick gift for Valentines day?

Here is something I came up with quickly...I had these clear pillow boxes in the closet, added red candy, used some red ribbon.  I cut a quick tag added some hearts that I cut with our thin cuts (Basic Hearts..this is the bigger one Z3317 $12.95 and the smaller one is "hearts" Z3260 $14.50)
I cut them using red glitter paper (Z3241 $5.95 and Silver glitter paper Z3239 $5.95)

So check out your closet...do you have some box or bag that you can fill with "themed" candy?  You just never know what you have in there!  LOL

Friday, February 3, 2017

More Basic Circle Thin Cuts

Here are a few more bottle tags that I created using our Basic Circle thin cuts (Z3318 $12.95)
I cut the circle for the monogram and the opening to fit over the water bottle using them. FUN!
And I forgot to post the one I made real quick for a Christmas 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Group Layouts

Here are the cute layouts my groups will be making in February.  Want to join us?  Check out the upcoming events tab on my blog!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Basic Circle Thin Cuts

I have been going crazy with our thin cuts lately...and here is an example! I saw some wine bottle holders at the store for $3.99...I thought...WHAT! That is expensive. So I thought I would make my own.  
I started out with a 3 1/2 x 9 piece of white cardstock, score at 3" (see first picture) Then I stamped a wreath at the top, then used our Basic Circle thin cuts (Z3318 $12.95) to cut a hole in the wreath (this goes over the bottle). Then I cut out "Happy Birthday" with Eggplant cardstock using our Happy Birthday thin cuts (Z3304 $9.95) and adhered it to the white cs. I added some stamped balloons (C1660 Happy for You Stamp set $13.95...one of my favorites) 
They are fun to make...stop back on Friday to see what else I made using these thin cuts!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Cover Page

Happy New Year!

Every year I create a cover page for that years album...and here is this years page.  This is the layout that my customers created at my Open House on January 1st to showcase our NEW Seasonal Expressions Catalog.

It is a tradition that my husband and I take a picture each January 1st and this year we were blessed to have our grand daughter spend the night and be here for our 1st picture of the year!  What a great way to start the year!

I love to have this done right away and put it in my 2017 album.  It makes me feel "caught up".  I do have a few of these for sale, so if you want one, either email me and let me know, or stop over and grab one!  But once they are gone, I will not be making any more.  So get yours now.

Also, if you need to get your 2017 album, we have 9 different colors (black, grey, brown, navy, teal, red, white, sea glass and pink.  You can get these in either D ring or post bound and are $29.95.  These albums are very good quality albums!  I LOVE them!  Check them out on my website and get yours ordered now.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Alternative Layout

Earlier this week I posted the January Monthly Group layouts...and I made the SAME layouts, but used a different color background and stamps.  This first layout is using one of our new colors,  Gypsy.  I added balloons and made it a birthday layout.

The next layout I used Gypsy again and added a little Blossom too for another birthday layout. The last one I made with our heart and love thin cuts!  I used Raspberry and Blossom for this layout.  Just by adding different colors, you get totally different layouts! Give it a try!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Group Layouts

Here are my January Monthly Group pages.  If you would like to come make these pages, check out my "upcoming events" tab here on my blog for dates that I have groups.  You can come as a guest and make them!  They will get you ready for all that snow we will be getting.

I love that they are neutral so you can add any color to them!  Make sure you get out there and take some snow pictures!  Because these pages will be PERFECT!