Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kelsie Necklace


I made this necklace for my niece, Kelsie (hence the name!)  This layered necklace is so freaking cute that I wanted to keep it for myself!

1 Lobster Clasp
Cording String
12 Jump Rings
4 Crimp Beads
2 Small Ribbon Clamps
6 Charms (I found these cute mirrors at Michaels)
25" Lace or Crochet Trim
26" Chain
24" Chain
24" Pearls
25" Beads
I started by adding the jump rings to each end of each piece of chain.  Then I placed the ribbon clamps on the end of the lace and again added jump rings.  Next, using the crimp beads on the ends of the bead cording I created a loop to attach my jump ring and then started stringing on the pearls (thanks to my old job at the jewelry store this went rather quickly!).  Repeat for the larger beads.  Take all the strands (with jump rings on each end) and group together with one single jump ring (this creates your layers).  Attach the lobster class...and then randomly place the charms on the necklace.  Perfect!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cas-Ual Fridays Challenge CFC84

In keeping with my list of motivations for the New Year...I found this simple card contest online at Cas-Ual Fridays and decided I should enter it.  I loved the idea behind it: Create a clean and simple Thank You card.  Clean and simple is my style and a card meant I get to use some scraps!  So here is what I came up with!  Wish me luck everyone!!

I am a bit crazy about the scraps of paper that I save.  I had these circle frames from a previous Cricut project that I just couldn't get rid of.  I overlayed them on one another over a grey piece of cardstock.  I love the dimension and simple pattern it created.  To finish it off I made an orange border to cover the loose ends of the Cricut scraps and cut a simple "Thanks" to finish the card.  I hope you all love it as much as I do!!  You can see my card stacked up against the competition here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Online Gathering

Each month I host an online gathering on my Close to my Heart shopping site.  Make sure to join this gathering when making an online order for a chance to win the hostess benefits for that month.  Everyone who orders will have a chance to win free and discounted products!!  You have nothing to lose...join the gathering with an order for your chance to get FREE STUFF!!!  To join this month's gathering go to scroll down to the bottom and click "JOIN".

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Stamp of the Month

Happy Valentine's - Available January 1 - January 31, 2013

You can get this amazing stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50.00. Add the stamp set to your cart at full retail price ($17.95), or add it during your checkout at the promotional price.

If you are interested in the artwork shown above, please contact me and I can help you select the items used to create it.

Set of 7 stamps. Recommended Blocks: 2"x2" (Y1003), 2"x3.5" (Y1009), 2"x6.5" (Y1010), and 4"x5" (Y1012)

Purchase yours here today!

****And don't forget the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit also!  You can get the sweet kit for $10.00 with a $35.00 purchase and I'm throwing in a $10.00 gift certificate with each kit!****

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Husband Birthday Card

Tomorrow is my husband's I made this simple card for him. I wanted no frills but something special. I was also able to use a few scraps that I had in my massive scrap box and custom stamped the background on the kraft paper. I hope he loves it as much as I do!


White Daisy Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Cocoa Cardstock
Honey Cardstock
Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
Enjoy Life My Acrylix® Stamp Set
Durables Round Stud in Antiqued Gold
You can purchase any supplies used in this project here
And don't forget that I am still running the special for the Whooo's Your Valentine Campaign...for every kit ordered you get a $10.00 gift certificate!!