Welcome to my little corner of the scrapbooking/cardmaking world! I hope you enjoy my artwork made with the wonderful products from Close To My Heart and maybe learn a few life lessons as well! You can purchase the products used here through my Close To My Heart website! Be Blessed!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ATC Time!

Hello everyone! 

As some of you know, I am an elementary school bookkeeper by day and the last few months have been RIDICULOUS!!  My blog had to suffer and, for that, I apologize.

However, things are calming down a bit and so I was able to get a couple of tiny projects done.

This ATC is an example of one of my favorite hobbies...sewing!

And this little sweetie keep me up half the night!  I wanted to make an ATC with a graduating owl!  Don't ask me why, I just did!  And I knew I had stickers that would make it turn out perfectly...I just had to find them!  In the meantime, I actually sketched this ATC out in my journal so I wouldn't forget what I wanted it to look like.  Isn't it the cutest thing!

Well, hope you enjoyed just a taste of my creativity.  There are more on the way.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy New Year from Close To My Heart!!

Hello fellow crafters!!

I'm not loosing my mind.  It's a new year for Close To My Heart and wait until you see the brand new idea book, Annual Inspirations!

Close To My Heart is starting the new scrapping year with a brand new idea book concept.  First of all, the products in Annual Inspirations are guaranteed for one whole year!!  Now when you're salivating over the hundreds of new product featured in this wonderful Idea Book, you can rest assured that you will have all year (August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015) to order EVERYTHING you want!!

Second, CTMH will still be offering new product throughout the year in two separate publications: Seasonal Expressions I, released in December and Seasonal Expressions II, released in April.  That's TWO more publications (32pgs) of NEW PRODUCT ONLY (Paper collections, WOTG, Stamp Sets, accessories and tools!)  This is truly a scrapper's dream come true!

Starting Monday, I will introduce you to this wonderful collection.  But if you can't wait until then, visit my website http://debrablake.ctmh.com and look through this wonderful book.  Or better yet, you can order your very on 192-page copy from my website for $6.00 + shipping/handling.

Let the crafting begin!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 2014 Stamp of the Month

Nothing captures your attention quite like a circus! And with our Circus Alphabet, your crafts will echo the fanfare of acrobats, tightrope walkers, and juggling clowns. Not only are these funky letters perfect for creating titles and sentiments, they can also be used to add some bold beauty to your projects. Learn how to use this stamp set to radiate your own beautiful backgrounds, and find out how you can qualify to purchase it for only $5 during the month of July!

Circus Alphabet - July 2014 Stamp of the Month

Item Number: S1407

Fundamental Crafts Contest

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last Night of Challenge!

Good evening everyone!

It is now, 11:23pm which means I have only a few minutes before the end of my 30 day challenge.  It has been a joy looking through old photos and remember days gone by.

I urge each of you to take time out to appreciate all that you have.  It can leave you so very quickly.  I must admit, because of time restraints, a few of these layouts were made earlier.  But I did promise you 30 layouts so without further ado...

Day 25 -
Day 26 - 

Day 27 -  
Day 28 -

Day 29 -

Day 30 -
I truly hope you've enjoyed viewing these layouts as much has I've enjoyed making them! 
Now that this is done, I am going to take a break this week but don't worry, I'll be back with more layouts, cards and other crafting goodies! 
Have a blessed night and keep scrap'n'. 
Debra :-)