Saturday, October 29, 2011

Favorite Stamp Set - Challenge #2

Hi everyone I hope that your having a great weekend and keeping yourself warm... It's been snowing here in Jersey and tree branchs are falling everywhere including my car. :0( not cool... anyways I made this adorable card today. For this card I used my favorite CTMH Stamp set. This is called the Ms. Scrapbook, its an adorable stamp to have, specially for us scrapbooking chicks. This set is only $9.95 and its only available for a limited time... click here if you would like to purchase this stamp.

Here is my card I made using alll CTMH products:

Autum/Summer cardstock Collection
Ms. Scrapbook Stamp Set 
Chocolate Exclusive Inks 
Exclusive Markers

Isn't this Stamp set adorable ??? I'm in love with it.  So for today's challenge link up a recent project that you made using your favorite Stamp set... Can't wait to see what you create.  

A lucky winner will win this cute candle and matches set. 

Have fun everyone and good luck !!! 

CTMH - Holiday Wishes & News

Happy weekend everyone!!!

I hope that you had a nice week and that you are off to a great weekend.  Do you have any plans ??  Well as for me I have my Close to my heart class which I been organizing for and I can't wait to see the girls again.. yayy!! I can't believe that we are in November already it feels like it was yesterday, I signed up to become an Independent Consultant and I didn't know anyone around me that wanted to scrapbook.... and now within a couple of months I made great new friends, reconnected with others and I just become a Supervisor. Oh yeahh!!! Please welcome my newest downline Aliss D! Congrats on getting in on the add-on bonus special, too!!! Click here if you would like to know more information on becoming a Close to my heart consultant.  It is such great company to work for, not only do they have awesome products but they have an exclusive line of paperstock that work wonders with the cricut.  So another month went by and here are the specials and the Stamp of the month. 

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! 

November Stamp of the month 

Click here to shop online! 

Be sure to enter my first DC Stamps Challenge here for your chance to win some stamps. 
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A special welcome to the first Design Team

Happy Thursday everyone!! I'm here today to introduce the first ever DC Stamps Design Team.  I'm so excited to finally have my own team.  For those that were not picked this time...let's just say, I'm keeping my eyes on you... Please go to their site and show some luv.  Every comment counts. 

Catarina - Owner 

Hello my name is Catarina and I'm a mommy of a 5 year old boy name Seany. I believe in the Lord with all my heart. I've been scrapbooking ever since my brother was 1 year old and now he is going to be 18!! Wow, how time flies! I believe scrapbooking is very important to us because it helps us remember those wonderful moments we treasure most in our lives. Soon I'll celebrate another wonderful moment by getting  Engaged and calling the man in my life my Fiance!!! I purchase my first Cricut in February and now I own most of their machines except for the Imagine. Recently, I discovered the world of stamping and card-making which enhanced my view of crafting.  With that discovery it inspired me to create my own stamp line. 

Hello! I am Carri most of you know me as Abusybee. I am honored to be a Designer for Docerela Creations! I have been paper Crafting since May of 2009. I love every minute that I have my hands on paper and glue! I love embellishments, tools and paper. I work during the day and spend many late nights being creative. I have a supportive Husband and two sweet Chickies that enjoy being creative too. I love to meet crafty friends and consider myself a faithful blogging friend! I hope you will pop on over for a visit!

Hello my name is Jovan, I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 15 years.  I'm a stay at home mom of three. Two boys and a lovely girl.  I just recently moved to Colorado.  I'm a midwest girl but I'm loving the mountain scenery.  I've been crafting off and on for 14 years.  I started my first and ONLY scrapbook after my first son was born. I loved it but didn't like how much I was spending on one book so I stopped.  I would make stuff here and there, then I was doing the projects from my cousins wedding and saw a cricut at a local scrapbook store and knew I had to have one.  I then became HOOKED on making cards. I have been making cards heavily for 3 years and absolutely love it!   I now have a whole room reflecting my addiction...LOL.  I am looking forward to supplying you with lots of inspiration!

I am a full-time social service worker, but that does not stop me from daydreaming about paper, glue, embellishments, and glitter all day! I am constantly writing down ideas and conversations that "need" to be documented!  Every since I can remember I have kept some sort of journal or altered notebook to keep my thoughts, photographs, and inspirations pieces, but I officially started scrapbooking about 14 years ago when my first son was born. I am amazed at how the world of crafting has expanded, and I am always searching to learn new things to apply to my creations.  While I have dabbled in many creative hobbies throughout the years I find that scrapbooking is the perfect outlet for me to express all the random daily thoughts that I want to remember as well as the milestone events for my family.  When I am not working or crafting I can be found spending time with my husband and our two sons (ages 14 and 9) and our sweet bulldog, chatting it up with my friends and extended family, walking or riding my bike at the park, or watching  movies or my favorite television programs.  I lead a simple, quiet, happy life that revolves around living, loving, laughing and scrapbooking!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Design Team Announcement

Hi everyone! First of all I would like to apologize for my tardiness on announcing my first time Design Team Members. I had a baby shower this weekend and my friend asked me to bake her cake. If you like baking,  perhaps you can view my baking website for baking inspirations. Onto the news... I would like to thank all of the ladies that applied for my DT Call.  I was very surprised with how many applications I received as this was my first time. This has been happy and sad has I wish I could have all these wonderful talents ladies with me!!! But the good thing is that its not the last time I will having a DT Call. So if you were not picked now there will always be a next time.  I  promise that I will be giving a chance to each one of you! I know how it feels not be picked. Anyways I will not make you wait any longer. 

Please welcome....

Carri  from

Jovan from

Nitasha  from

Congratulations to the first members of  DC Stamps.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Special Cards Request for Jessica

Hi everyone I'm here today to ask you for special request.   A close friend of my, has been hospitalized for over 1 month and with no answer on how quick she is going to recuperate.  I know that we are all different in many ways but one thing we all share is the issues that we have to face in our everyday life.  But when it comes to illness that when we need all the love and support.  So I'm asking if you can spend some time and send a handmade card to my dear friend Jessica sending her love and encouragement! I'm sure with all the love and care she would feel a least a little better. 

So will you be able to send a card her way? If so.. please mail it to the address below...  I'm going to see her soon and I would love to take the cards with me! 

Mailing address:  

Catarina Silva 
Docerela Creations 
 P.O. Box 1345 
Union, NJ 07083 

Thank you all for your love and support. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Your Story Bundle & CTMH Stamp Set Giveaway Announce

Hi Everyone I hope that your having a great week.  Today I have a video for you!! Yupppii!! Made a video, uploaded and posted all in the same day... :0) Okay for my video today I wanted to show you my new Your Story machine. A couple of weeks ago I won the cupcake binder  with all the supplies needed that Kristy from Provocraft made when they launch the Your Story bundle on HSN.  Here is my post with the supplies I received from Cricut. 

Here is a video from HSN were Jinger shows a little bit more about the machine. 

This is a great machine to own. I hope that I gave you inspiration to purchase your own. 

Okay, so now the moment you been waiting for..... the winner of the CTMH Pair-A-Phrase is 

The winner said... 

Jovan said...
This is so cool! Thanks for sharing! Great giveaway!

Congratulations! Please email me your full name and mailing address to

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Colors Challenge #1

Happy Sweetest Day! 

Hi everyone, did you know today is Sweetest day?  Well in celebrating today I wanted to be a little bit more sweet to my dear readers and do a great challenge.  Today I wanted to do my first challenge ever!!! Yuuppiii!! So for this challenge you can link up a project that you done recently or you can do a new project, it can either be a layout or a card.

For my project I used:

CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge - Leaves and acorn
CTMH - Orange, dreaming and colonial paperstock
DCS Stamp set - Mix&Match II
Baker twine
Fall Colors Challenge 

Add you direct link to your project challenge below.  Projects are due by October 31, 2011.  A winner will be picked at random.  Winner will receive my Mix & Match II  Stamp Set.

Here's what I been up to

Happy weekend everyone! I been a little tied up in my craft patio with some of the projects below.  Also been organizing my schedule for next week.  Can't wait, I have my friends baby shower coming soon and I'm so honored to bake the cake for her also I been planning another event which I cannot talk about it right... because it would ruin the surprise for someone oh yeah!!! and on top of that I have my CTMH Class in two weeks!! yayy can't wait for that also. I love to have the girls over and just hang out and having fun.  Okay so onto my project for today.  

I made this Gift card cupcake card for a birthday this week.
For this card I used: 
CTMH - Art Philosophy Cartridge - cupcake 
CTMH - Summer Collection paperpack 
DCS - Mix & Match I Stamp Set - you can purchase here 

I hope that you enjoyed my post today. Wishing a wonderful weekend. 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway here

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Art Philosophy - 3-D Pumpkin & Giveaway!

Hi everyone, I hope that your having an awesome week.  I can't believe tomorrow is thursday already. Whoooohooo!!! Well today I wanted to give you a tutorial on this adorable 3-d pumpkin made with the Art Philosophy Cartridge, boy I been using this one non-stop.   I seem to use it a lot more than any other cartridge.  Okay so onto my tutorial. 

For this project I used:

CTMH - Art Philosophy Cartridge 
CTMH - Celebration Stamp Set 

First using orange/red summer collection I cut 6 designed circle scallops at 3 3/4''.

Second I cut 2 leafs at 2''.

Third using Dreaming paperstock, I cut the flower at 4 3/4''. 

Forth I cut a scallop rectangle at 1''.

Scored all 6 circle scallops, flower and rectangle in the middle. 

Glued all ends of scallop circle together and put it together.  After all glue is dry. I made a hole in the middle of the flower to slide the rectangle threw. 

Now onto the giveaway.  Don't you just love giveaways?? I know I do, in fact I won something today from cricut5thanniversary and that reminded me that I had something to give away too. So your in luck....

One lucky winner will get this Close to my heart Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set.

Here is what you have to do to qualify to win...

1. Leave a comment below.
2. Be or become my follower.
3. Like my page on facebook here and that's it.

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Docerela Stamps Design team call

Hey everyone!
Have you ever wanted to be in a design team and you were not qualified or your projects were just to simple?? Well I know how you feel... because I been there. So now its time to turn that around and put if behinds us.... because 
Today I am SO excited we are finally having our very first Docerela Stamps Design Team Call!!! I so hope that you will consider applying! Docerela Stamps has released a few stamp set and I am hoping to have an awesome Design Team behind me to help me out :) I will be putting together a very small team that will just be responsible for creating projects and representing my Docerela stamps. 

Here are all the details!!

Benefits of being a member of Docerela Stamps Design Team:
  • DT members will receive all Docerela Stamps FREE!
  • Receive the stamps before anyone else!
  • As a DT member if you have any thoughts/ideas of stamp sets you would like to see I will do my best to make that happen!
  • An adorable blinkie for your blog!
  • I will be showing you off here on my blog as well!
  • All around just having fun and making some new friends! :)
  • And hopefully only more great benefits to come as this grows!

What is required of Docerela Stamps Design Team members?:
  • Must love sentiment stamps! You will be required to use our stamps on each project you submit for the Design Team
  • DT period will be for one quarter - October, November, December. (I'm a little late this month with so much going on here, but I think we can pull it off. 
  • Current DT members will have priority to choose to remain on the team for later quarters
  • DT members will be expected to post 2 projects per month using my Docerela stamps on designated dates
  • DT members will be expected to send pictures of their projects to me prior to the post date
  • DT members will be expected to take quality pictures of their projects. If you need help with editing that is not a problem, we can help you!
  • Be an active member on my blog, leaving comments and participating on Facebook

How to Apply:
  • Send an email with the following information to:
    • Name
    • Blog Address
    • Design Teams you are currently on
    • A short intro about yourself and why you would like to join the team
    • At least 3 examples of your work (a variety of projects is encouraged, more examples are welcome, and at least one must include sentiment stamps)
  • At least 1 example of a new project created recently (If you want to create something new for this application please do! Or if you have something you have done very recently that would be great too!)        

I really hope that you will all consider applying! I am so so SO excited about this and I am so excited about our first Design Team Call! I will be accepting applications through Friday, October 21, 2011! I wanted to give everyone time to get organized and to create a new project if you want to! If you have ANY questions please feel free to ask! NO question is too small!

October Stamp Release

Hi everyone, I hope that you had a great week.  What are your plans for the weekend? Have you gone pumpkin picking? I havent been able to take my son, but hopefully this weekend I will.   Whatever you have planned for this weekend I wish that you enjoy yourself, do some family time and some crafting time. 

Anyways today I'm here super excited to give you another Stamp Release which are now available for Pre-Order only. These sets are great since you can use them all year long... 

Click here to pre-order Mix & Match I 

                                                              Click here to pre-order. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stamp Release Sneak Peek

Hi everyone, I have a few sneak peeks to show you today.  As you know I have my own stamp line and I have another stamp release coming out soon, so I wanted to give you a few projects that I been   working on.

I hope you enjoy my post today.  If you like to purchase my first stamp release Mix & Match I, please go here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Join my team this month for only $99.00

Have you ever thought of becoming a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant? Do you love scrapbooking, stamping, card making and paper crafting?  Well if you do.... you can join now for only $99.00 and receive a HUGE assortment of new products and supplies to get your business started. 

Join now and receive the NEW Kit from CTMH. Here is what you will get. 

The kit includes the following:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
  • "You Are Welcome Here" Recruiting Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
  • "The Rewards Come Now" Hostess Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Brochures (W111, qty. 5)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122, qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
  • Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Wheel (W470)
  • Autumn/Winter 2011 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1109, 48 – 6" Square Samples)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
  • My Acrylix® Lovable Petite Perks Stamp Set (W2021)
  • My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
  • Double Scrubber (Z1163)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Black My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1345)
  • My Creations® Memory Game (Z1614)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Typeset Kit (G1024)
  • Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes (X7139C)
  • Milepost Shapes (Z1464)
  • Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2165)
  • Bamboo Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2103)
  • Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2167)
  • My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet Stamp Set (E1021)
  • My Acrylix® Vintage Type Stamp Set (D1481)
  • 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
  • 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
Can you believe you can get all of that for only $99.00 ????

In addition to all of this you can choose from one of the below kits for FREE for just becoming a Consultant. 

Roxie Add-On Collection 

Workshops on the Go Roxie Kit (G1025) 
Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360)
Foundry Pin Clips (Z1612)
My Acrylix Instant Memories Stamp Set (C1466)
My Acrylix Unscripted Stamp Set (C1465)
Tulip Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2166)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2114)
2" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix Block (Y1010)

Elemental Add-On Collection 

Workshops on the Go Elemental Kit (G1026) 
Dimensional Elements Banners (Z1685)
Decor Journaling Spots (Z1461)
My Acrylix Love Life Stamp Set (D1482)
My Acrylix Happy Clusters Stamp Set (C1471)
Olive Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2137)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)

Studio J Add-On Collection 

12-month Studio J Membership 
5 Studio J Layouts (must redeem within first 3 months)

Are you ready to join? CLICK HERE and join My team. 

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

Here are some reasons why you should become an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart and Join My Team:
  • Receive this fabulous Consultant Kit full of amazing products, idea books, and supplies for ONLY $99. Plus the option to add on kits for only $40 each.
  • You can earn extra money by receiving 22% commission on your sales and personal purchases. You also can receive override commissions based on monthly sales.
  • You can even Join My Team as a Hobbyist and get a discount on your purchases. The quarterly quota is only $300... if for some reason you aren't able to achieve that you drop to a Jr. Consultant and will receive a 10% discount. I'm sure you will have no problems hitting the $300. I do that with just MY purchases. =) I have a few members on my team who join strictly to get all those great products for only $99. That's fine too! I'm sure you'll get hooked like I did and love being apart of Close To My Heart.
  • You can choose to make it a career, part time job, or just to help pay for your supplies. Whichever you prefer... Close To My Heart is a company for everyone!
  • Set your own schedule, work from home and be able to work around your prioritize
  • Close To My Heart offers an awesome Online Training Academy (see more info in FAQ's)
  • Access to Close To My Heart's amazing website full of everything consultants need plus a Consultant Bulletin Board with tons of talented CTMH consultants who are always willing to help, give ideas and share artwork.
  • Be your own Hostess and earn the Hostess Rewards!!!

Have a good day everyone.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blog Hop winners

Hi everyone, hope your having a great saturday. So here is the moment you been waiting for..... If you follow my blog, this past Thursday and Friday we had a Disney Blog Hop for two days and we all had blog candy to give away. Exciting right? Yuppii I love giveaways. Anyways on to the winners.   Drumroll please... 

My first winner for blog hop day 1 is..... 

                                                      winner said: 

Theresa said...
What a GREAT invite! Love how the bottom of the head is his pants, super idea...I may have to use this idea! (with credit of course :) )
The winner for blog hop  day 2 is... 

                                             winner said.... 
Scrappin Dhilly said...
I am a follower of your blog and your baking blog, we are friends on facebook and I am also a fan on facebook. I adore your creations and your passion for baking. Your frame is simply adorable, I love the 3D affect of Mickey and all of the cuts! I would love to win your stamps to use on my creations, thanks for the opportunity!

Congratulations to the winners. Please email me your address so I can ship these out to you.

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