Saturday, May 31, 2014

June Workshop

Ready for a Jubilee???  

I am so excited to share this new workshop I've been creating.  This paper collection set is PERFECT for summertime!  I can't wait to put my July 4th or fair time pictures into these pages.

Here is what we will be creating:

  • The kit has 6 scrapbook pages and 4 cards pre-cut
  • Included in the Kit: Pre-cut patterned papers, Pre-cut cardstock papers, Pre-cut Cricut Images, Stamped Image (will require trimming with scissors), Baker Twine, Colonial White cards, Embossed Metal Badge Buttons, Bitty Sparkles, New Re-usable Zip Top bag, Information sheet with color photo and supply list
  • Additional Supplies Needed: Adhesive, Glue Dots, Scissors, Ink Daubers/Ink Stamp Pads/Stamps for page titles and to distress edges (if desired), Liquid Glass (if desired)
  • The workshop will be 3-4 hours long
  • Pre-registration and payment is required by June 11, 2014
  • Kit is $35.00
  • Snacks and drinks will be available
  • Dates will be set asap.  One date will be at the Stardust Hills Homeowners Association.  One will be at my home or public location.
If you are interested, message me on Facebook today!

Who wants some FREE gifts????
**When you refer a friend who purchases a kit, you'll receive a FREE gift!**

**When you purchase a kit and have a workshop/gathering of your own-you'll receive a FREE stamp pad!**

Be Creative and Stay Blessed!


Creative Queens: The Everything ABC's Blog -Letter K

Creative Queens: The Everything ABC's Blog -Letter K: Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog! For this hop we will be featuring the letter K.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Everything ABC's Blog -Letter K

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter K.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their K element will be featured in their post.  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog~Scrappy Therapy.

If you came from Lisa Plummer~Flaunt Your Creativitythen you're on the right track!

I have chosen a "K"ite for my inspiration.  This is a special fold card.

How to create your very own Kite Card:
To create this card I followed a Kite Card Tutorial by Qbees Quest.
1)  Begin with a piece of cardstock 10 x 4".  On the long side, score at 5".
2)  On both long sides make a mark on the edge at 3" and 7"
3)  On both short sides make a mark on the edge at 2"
4)  Score from the 3" mark on the one long side to the 7" mark on the other side.  This will be a diagonal score which runs across the 5" score line
5)  Score from the opposite 3" mark to the other 7" mark.  You should now have score lines in the shape of an "x" that cross the 5" score line in the center.
6)  Using a cutter or scissors, cut off the four corners of the cardstock from the 3" marks on the long sides to the 2" marks on the short sides.
7)  Fold the card in half on the 5" score line
8)  Tuck in the corners of the card along the score lines
9)  Decorate your card.  I distressed the edges of the card with lagoon ink.  I cut patterned Skylark paper for the outside and inside of the card.  Before adhering the patterned paper I distressed it with Saddle Ink.  I stamped Happy Birthday for the sentiment.  From my stash, I placed the kites tail on the front of the card with glue dots.  To give the card more bling I have added Bitty Sparkles and Sparkle Fourishes.

Items Needed to create this card:
Lagoon Ink Pad (Z2195)
Saddle Ink Pad (Z2171)
Skylark Paper (X7177B)
Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
3X3 Acrylic Block Y1006
Sponge Dauber (Z1938)
Joyful Birthday Stamp Set (B1419)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
Sparkle Fourishes (Z1708)
Ribbon from my Stash
**If you would like to purchase any of these items, follow the link or go to

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Pam Trostle~Pam's Crafty Creations.
In case you get lost along the way go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you like the inspiration!

Be Creative & Stay Blessed,


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Cards

With great presents, comes great cards!  Right?!?

Today I have created cards to show 2 special teachers and 1 bus driver how they have been appreciated all year long.  I really used my Cricut Explore for a lot of this card.  It was easy peasy to just check which images I wanted and press cut.  PRESTO!  Depending on which Cricut you have, you may have to play with the proper sizes for your card.

-Base cardstock in Barn Red (X5637) cut at 8" x 6"-scored and folded at 4".
-Coordinating cardstock layer (I used non-CTMH alphabets and apples) cut at 3 3/4" x 5 3/4"
-Circle cut using Cricut at 2 3/4" using Cricut Art Philosphy Cartridge (Z1906)
-Scallop Circle cut using Cricut at 3" using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1906)
-Number border cut at 5 3/4" using Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1686)
-Owl and Bus (non-CTMH) at 3" using Cricut Explore
-Black Exclusive Ink Pad (Z2105)
-Red and Green ribbon from stash

1.  Glue Number Border to printed cardstock.
2.  Create bow and tape to printed cardstock.
3.  Stamp "Thank you" to white circle.  Tape white circle to scalloped circle.  Tape in place.
4.  Glue together owl or bus image.  Using foam dots, adhere image to card.

On the inside of the card using white inked pen, I wrote "4 a great year!".  I think they will enjoy the cards and the Sticky Note Holders that I have made.

If you would like to purchase any CTMH items, please visit my shopping site at  I'd love to hear your comments or questions!

Stay blessed and Crafty!

Free to be Me Sticky Note Holder

Can you believe that school is almost over???  I wanted to show my appreciation to my child's teachers and bus driver for all they have done.  I know they work hard.  I created a sticky note holder from our special Free to be Me paper collection.  

(I like to cut all my pieces first so that I can enjoy putting the project together.)
Cuts Needed:
1 piece feather cardstock cut at 8" x 6"
1 piece matching cardstock cut at 3" x 3 1/2" and 5 3/4" x 3 1/2"
1 piece white cardstock cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
1 piece vellum/gold dots cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
approximately 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" white cardstock to stamp
approximately 4 1/2" ribbon for the front of the card and 4" for the inside pen loop

1.  Place the feather cardstock on the scoring board and score at 3 3/4".  Turn the cardstock 180 degrees and score again at 3 3/4" again.  This will give you the bend of a book.
2.  Distress edges of feather cardstock with Saddle Ink inside and out.  
3.  Using the 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" matching cardstock score 3 edges at 1/4".  Using a bone folder press the folds flat.  Place a very sticky tape, such as Scrappy Tape, to the folds and adhere to the left inner side of the holder.  
4.  Using the scrappy tape adhere the ribbon loop (pen holder) to the right side.
5.  Distress the white cardstock and stamp the message you want to the inside.  I chose "Believe to Achieve".  Adhere the white cardstock to the right inner side of the holder.  This covers up some of the ribbon.
6.  Adhere a sticky pad on the white cardstock.
7.  On the outside front of the holder, adhere the distressed 3" x 3 1/2" matching cardstock.  
8.  Adhere the ribbon and cut off the overflowing edges.
9.  With glue dots, adhere the vellum.  
10.  Stamp your sentiment.  For mine I chose "You are the Best" from our Stamp of the Month set.  Fussy cut the stamped image out and adhere to the vellum using foam dots.

Now you are ready to give these great gifts to some very special people...showing how much you have appreciated them all year!

If you would like help creating these items feel free to contact me.  To purchase the items needed to create these gifts please go to my shopping site at

Stay Blessed & Crafty!


Monday, May 19, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month

National Scrapbooking Month is such a fun time!  Close to my Heart has introduced a new paper line just for the event.  It's amazing to work with.  I have used all brands of paper and this is superb!  To show our customers how much we appreciate them, CTMH is offering the paper line for $5.00*.  This is amazing for the quality you will be receiving!

I also have a special to help you along.  When you purchase the items below, I will send you instructions on how to create these GORGEOUS scrapbook pages and cards!

You also have the option of having an evening night out with your friends. Ask me how!

It's a win win for everyone!

Items to Purchase:
- Free to Be Me Paper Pack CC1027 $5.00 
- Aqua Dots Z1853 $3.95 
- Keyboard Kraft Alphabet Z1825 $4.95 
- Midtown Cork Shapes Z1863 $4.95 
- Framework Alphabet Stamp Set E1027 $29.95 
- Journaling Pen Z1979 $3.25 
- (10) White Daisy Card Bases (portion) X254 $3.00 
- (5) Sheets White Daisy Cardstock (portion) 1385 $2.00 

Items You will Need (but you may have already):
- Black Ink Pad Z2105 $5.25 
- 2” X 2” Acrylic Block Y1003 $6.50 
- Bakers Twine Neutral Assortment Z1921 $5.95 
- Bone Folder Z1204 $4.95 
- Piercing Tool Kit Z1114 $5.95 
- Desert Sand Ink Pad Z 2118 $5.25 
- Sponge Z697 $1.25 

*A minimum $50 purchase must be made to purchase the Free to be Me Paper Collection.  Simply purchase the "Items to Purchase" HERE and you'll meet that AND have FABULOUS scrapbook pages and cards to show for it!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Stay Crafty and Blessed!
Ren'ee M

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pennant Paper Crafting

Yesterday was a wonderful Mother's Day.  For a little bit I got to do what I love-Paper Crafting!  CTMH has wonderful blank pennant frames.  The pieces to complete these 2 projects were cut using the CTMH Artbooking and Artiste cartridges.  So simple!  I stamped the sentiment with the CTMH Mother's Day stamp set.  These pennants would be great to stagger together on the wall with different pictures of the family.  The sky is the limit!

If you would like to learn more about creating these pennants, contact me.  I'd be happy to show you!

God bless and Stay crafty!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bundles, Bundles and More Bundles!

Home Gathering


A night with friends, fun projects, and a chance to earn free products — get all that and more for hosting a Close To My Heart Home Gathering! You’ll have a chance to earn discounted or free products — the higher your Gathering sales, the greater your rewards. And, we’ll pay shipping and handling on all of your Hostess Rewards. Sign up to host a Home Gathering and your rewards are on their way!

Hostesses can receive free products, half off products, host only stamp sets and half off hostess collections with qualifying orders.

To sweeten the pot, the first person who contacts me and hosts a Home Gathering in May 2014 will receive a FREE Stamp of the Month.

Stay Crafty and Blessed,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tools for Tasteful Pages

Did you ever want to learn how you add dimension to your scrapbook pages by sewing?  Sewing directly onto your pages can give a very homemade feeling.  I would love to show you how!  Join my workshops by emailing me or messaging me on Facebook.

The stitch guide helps you quickly and easily add a little “oomph” to your projects. Watch the video to see how CTMH has added the popular hand-sewn effect to the stamped images in the My Acrylix™ Windy Day set using just three tools: the stitch guide, the foam mat, and a sewing needle with embroidery floss.

Stay tuned for my creations using the CTMH stitch guide and Piercing Tool Kit.

**Remember--by hosting a gathering you may receive free product, order items at half off, and purchase HOSTESS ONLY stamp sets for a fraction of the purchase price.  
**When placing a qualifying order of $50 you can purchase the Stamp of the Month stamp set AND the National Scrapbooking paper collection-FREE TO BE ME-for ONLY $5.00!  

What an amazingly thrifty way to purchase your scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies on a budget!

With all God's Love,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month this May!

Wow!  April was a fabulous month for ME and CTMH!  

Now we are on our way with May and do I have a fabulous workshop planned with our paper line created only for this month.  

It's called "Free to be Me" and this paper pack is available for $5.00 ($11.95 value)*.  
Which is perfect! 
You'll be able to purchase the May Stamp of the Month for $5.00 (regularly sold at $17.95) as well!*  

((Thriftiness at it's best!))

Let me show you how you can create these scrapbook pages and more!  Message me on Facebook to reserve your spot and I'll see you at the Free to be Me workshop!

* with a qualifying order of $50 or more.

Stay Crafty & Blessed!