Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birthday Calendar

I'm snowed in at home and the kids are watching a movie!  Scrapbook time YEAH!!!!!  So I'm starting my calendar and thought this would be a fun way to remember all those family Birthday's and Anniversaries through the year. 
I used leftover "caboodle" CTMH papers cut to 3inch by 4 inch and Colonial white for the months and Birthday/Aniv. strips.
The embellishments are sparkles and cute owl from Stampin UP (My friend Keri sold me the punch and I LOVE it)
Slip the 12x12 in a page and Ta Dah you have a reminder all year round (or an organized way to make special cards for those that are closest and most dear to you)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa's Tag! Merry Christmas Brenna

Sharing the Magic Stamp is perfect for little ones that can't read but will know it's from Santa.  Add a little glitter and the Magic of Christmas really shines.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snowman Card

I had this card pre-cut for a spring one and changed it a bit to make it Christmas.
I used Card Chatter- Christmas stampset, and the Snowman stampset to create the snowman piece by piece.  The paper was from the veranda paper pack.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Down with the cold bug

I've came down with a bad cold this week.  My little one now has a fever.  I've been making Christmas cards and will post them soon.  Some are super easy and fun to make!  Time to make some chicken noodle soup.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking!

 Sudio J Digital scrapbooking is so GREAT.  They look so great and you can use it FREE to plan your layouts or order the 2 page layout for a great price.  These cost under $6 a page if using the 5 pack (5 layouts for $55 = $11 per 2 page layout!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Selling my stamps!

 I am selling several stamp set.  Shipping is about $1.50 per stamp set (Could be less if buying several at a time).
 E-mail me if interested

Complete list and pictures of all stamps for sale go to:

Happy thanksgiving

Getting ready for Thanksgiving.  I love the little owl punch from Stampin up.  The papers are my scrapps from Close to My Heart various different paper packs.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Snowman Tick Tac holder

Well it's that time of year again.  It's getting colder and that means Christmas is a few weeks away.  I'm making stocking stuffers this year.  This cute Snowman was stamped with "Snow Friends" stampset and then I colored him in with the White daisy marker and colored his hat yellow to match the accent paper and ribbon.
Needless to say my two year old loves tick tacs so this is a naptime project for me.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Holloween!

I have to share these cute pictures of my little pirates.  My friend Ashley did a great job taking these pictures.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Many thanks layout

One of my favorite times of the year is fall and I love leaves.  The Many Thanks (d1371) stampset  is so much fun to make different shades of leaves using a rock and roll technique.
You can make them bold colors or soft muted colors by doing a second generation stamping.
Ink Colors I used: goldrush, barn red, and topiary

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paper folded Wreath

I have to share this fun paper folding wreath.  You can add a picture in the center or hang it on the tree as is.  It's amazing how durable they are.
This is the instructional video that will explain how to make it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Online Gatherings

Online Gatherings

** Special Offer from October 1-31, 2010 **
Did you know that Close To My Heart now offers Virtual Gatherings?  Instead of a physical, face-to-face Gathering in your home, you can invite your guests to shop completely online whether they live down the street or across the country.  Since you’re the hostess of the online gathering, you reap the benefits of Hostess Rewards!
To qualify for hostess rewards, your must hold an online gathering of two or more people with sales totaling at least $150.  The higher the sales, the more rewards you receive!

As a Close To My Heart hostess you’ll receive:

  • FREE scrapbook and stamping products
  • FREE shipping and handling
  • A FREE booking incentive stamp set with four designs and one My Acrylix® Block when three of your guests schedule and host their own Gatherings (a $15 value!)
  • Qualifying hostesses now can choose from fantastic Hostess Rewards Plus! options. In addition to FREE product, you can enjoy a 50% savings on any of four special Hostess Collections, or take 50% off any available regularly priced item in the current Idea Book.
When Your Gathering Sales Reach: Reward Yourself with selected Close To My Heart Products*: And choose your Hostess Rewards Plus! option from any Idea Book item or the Hostess Collection
$150–$249 $25 in free product
$250–$349 $40 in free product Take 50% off any 1 item in the current Idea Book
$350–$449 $60 in free product Take 50% off any 1 item in the current Idea Book
$450–$549 $80 in free product Take 50% off any 2 items in the current Idea Book
$550–$649 $100 in free product Take 50% off any 2 items in the current Idea Book
$650–$749 $120 in free product Take 50% off any 3 items in the current Idea Book
$750–$849 $140 in free product Take 50% off any 3 items in the current Idea Book
$850–$949 $160 in free product Take 50% off any 4 items in the current Idea Book
$950–$1,049 $180 in free product Take 50% off any 4 items in the current Idea Book
$1,050 and up Free product rewards increase by $20 for every additional $100 in sales Take 50% off any 4 items in the current Idea Book
Please note: Hostess Rewards are redeemed at full retail price. A Gathering must reach $150 in product sales, exclusive of shipping/handling and tax, to qualify for our Hostess Rewards Program. Tax is collected on Hostess Rewards free product earned at a Home Gathering based on full retail price. Tax is collected on discounted items based on discounted price. Free shipping/handling apply only on Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! items.
Here are the Hostess Rewards Plus! items for September 1-December 31, 2010:
If you’d like to book a gathering, please e-mail me.  This offer is good through October 31, 2010.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Magic layout

Using Close To My Heart's new Magic layout book "Card Slide". I also used the fall 2010 petite perks stamp set on the blue strips and on the pull out tab.

The left side has a tab that say memories that you pull out.  When you pull this out to the left a journal spot comes out to the right.  How cool is that.

Monday, October 4, 2010

This is me at a the last craft fair I did.  On the left is my display for the next workshop and on the right is the next months workshop on the go (Hooligan's)
I displayed a layout from the new magic book and a few stampsets..

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cooking with Grandma

Cooking with Grandma layout uses Free Spirit bulk papers with goldrush, and  card stock.  The brown is the back side of the stripe paper.  The flowery paper has a blue backside.  I stamped the Cooking and Grandma with a letter stamp set (no longer available to order)  The made with love in the right hand corner was from the "made with love" stamp set.  Letters were strung with hemp using liquid glass to adhere to the paper.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday

I love this You Rock paper from Close to my Heart.  I also made the candles using the "candlelight" stampset.  I stamped the right one on the B&T paper the other two on white paper and then colored in with markers.  The flames where stamped directly on the card (Middle one on paper then cut out)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Passages extra layout

Wondering what to do with that postage paper in the Level 2 pack of Passages?
Here is a layout using some of the extra's after doing the 2 page layout in the workshop on the go and the alternate and the cards.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What to do with old buisness cards??

Okay so I moved and now have a new phone number and about 300+ business cards that I can't seem to throw away.  And I don't really want to cross out and rewrite the info on them (Lazy I guess) so this is what I came up with. A mini accordion album.
I used Passages paper  leftovers (And I do Mean Leftover scraps)
This one I attached with paper (See below) instead of ribbon.

Layout as many cards as you want (size 2" x 3 1/2") you can use cardstock too if you want.
Glue ribbon down with a little space between each card (if you don't it won't fold up nice)
Sandwich the cards over the ribbon and really glue well on the edges!!
Decorate embelish as you would like.

If you tie the ribbon it becomes a mini book.

Clear card

Here is my first clear card
I use close to my heart "a sip" stamps set ($7.95) and the new magnifique level 2 paper.  Also using stays on brown ink and the Sep stamp of the month "thriller" (I cut out the vampire in the middle before stamping but you could mask it with tape)
Also I love the new colored pearls as accents

By the way heat embossing doesn't work well on these cards (it deforms the the card and can easily scratch off (I tried above the cup for clear steam didn't work)

Saturday, August 28, 2010


WOW what a week.  We are moved onto the farm now!!!  Yeah and boy am I tired.  Please be patient with my postings because my scrapbook stuff is sitting in boxes untill I can get 3 layers of wallpaper from the early 1900 off of the walls, repaint, and figure something out for the floor and then set it back up again.  So it will be a few weeks and then you'll see some really great new products being used.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Background Stamping

I used the August Stamp of the month to make the background paper.
Start with white cardstock.
Stamp the largest image in a triangle patern (Keeping a distance of one stamp apart)
Switch colors and stamp the next medium image
Keep going until your paper is finished

*****use second generation stamping to fill in blank areas

Thursday, August 5, 2010

6x6 album

Size: 6x6

Paper used: Veranda

34 total pages

More pictures on My Creations

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Close to my Heart Discount on paper

August Constant Campaign

$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!
We want to show how much we appreciate you! And to do so, we are bringing a Constant Campaign with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From on August 4 at 10 am through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on any MyCTMH® websites (all prices are US and CAN). The deals are amazing and in order to bring them to you we will not be able to sell any of the item numbers from these items on Gathering, Individual, or EZ Invite® orders during the campaign. These items will also be unavailable for sale beginning August 2, at 12:01 am (MDT) in order to prepare for the sale.

If you'd like to get your paper and stickease this is the time to do so. Go to my website

Retired List 2010 Close to my Heart

The much anticipated 2010 Retired List is here! It is so hard to say goodbye to so many wonderful products, but we have to make room for the new. Items on the retiring list are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! I suggest that if you see something you must have – order it asap! Inventory goes fast once the word is out. Please contact me if you have any questions!
Retiredlist20101 pdf

Order on my website at :

Monday, July 26, 2010

6x6 album

I made this for a friends wedding present.  see more pictures on My Creations.  There are 17 different 6x6  pages.

Monday, July 19, 2010

July's Club layout

Go to My Creations for more details

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cherry - O Card workshop
Saturday, August 7 at 9:00am
My house in Dell Rapids, SD

We will be making 12 cards and having a lot of fun.
Pick the option that works for you.
Option 1:

Order the Cherry-O kit with paper pack (cardstock and double sided papers makes about 6 pages of layouts and 12+ cards) ,stamp set, mini medley Accents tulip collection, and Workshop Guide ($34.25 tax and shipping has been included in this price)

Option 2:
Make these cards (total of 12 cards) using Close to my Cherry-o paper for $10
** Use my stamps and get tips for making your cards look more polished and complete.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jasper all day Crop

Crop till we dropped on June 26th, 2010 at Jasper

We had a great time and we survived the storm.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Zippidee Workshop on the Go

What: 2 page layout and Cards- Zippidee- Amie

When: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 7:00 PM
Price: $10.00 per person
Amie Reker
411 w 3rd st.
Dell Rapids, SD 57022

Make this 2 page layout using Close to my Heart Zippidee paper and a cards for $10 (Pay that night but RSVP at least 3 days in advance)** Use my stamps and get tips for making your pages look more polished and complete.


Order the whole kit with paper pack (cardstock and double sided papers makes about 6 pages of layouts and several cards) stamp set Chipboard Die-Cuts, and Workshop Guide ($29.95 + tax and shipping)

You can order from my website:


More details if you e-mail or phone me at:
Phone: (605)428-3855