Saturday, December 31, 2011

"How Do You Get Your Roses to Look Like That?"

The other day I met a very Lovely lady and had the pleasure of chatting with Carol for a while and she was telling me about how she likes to do "Quilling"? I've never heard of it before but once I did a quick search on my iphone and googled it I realized that I had seen quilling projects before but never knew the term for it? So after spending several hours visiting with her I decided to stop by the local craft store to pick me up one of the quilling tools.
~ And this is what I use to make my roses come out looking so nice. Be sure to get the one WITH the slit and not the one with the tapered tip which is basically like my paper piercer. I don't need another one of those! ~ LOL

Have FUN and Enjoy making your pretty Roses!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tricia's Paper Roses've asked for it so now you got it! I just uploaded my 1st tutorial video on YouTube! Before you view it please keep this in mind:
1- The video was filmed late last night
2- It was recorded via my iphone so it is a bit shaky
3- The actual screen size view is quite narrow
4- It is NOT fancy at all
5- This is my first attempt so please be nice with the comments {wink wink}
6- Okay now I'm just stalling trying to prevent you from viewing it...


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So Berry Sweet

Today I made this adorable goody bag using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. ~ It's so scrumptious you could eat it!

Starting on January 1st I will be kicking off the new year with a bang by continuing my "Project-A-Day for 30 Days" using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! This time however, it will be 31 days instead! Do you think I have enough in me to complete 31 days straight of project after project and will I be able to create that much projects with the Art Philosophy Cart?
Only time will tell... be continued ~

Please visit me over on my Facebook page to see all my "Project-A-Day for 30 Days" creations that I did all throughout the month of November.!/pages/The-Queen-of-Hearts-from-Close-To-My-Heart/294319380595199

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Winner of the "Rock the Block" is...

Vanessa Wachlin ~ Congratulations!!! I look forward to hearing from you so we can arrange delivery of your "Rock the Block" package!

....And for those who are interested in getting this awesome duo set for too can have this for only $15 dollars when placing an order of $25 dollars or more on my Close To My Heart website! Please leave me a comment if you are interested. Thanks!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Who is Ready to "Rock the Block!" With Me?

Welcome everyone! I am back from a temporary hiatus. I am now ready to jump back in and become an active participant in the world of blogging! I have heard from quite a few of you that are interested in seeing some tutorial videos demonstrating how I've created some of my projects...well let me tell you that I have decided to buckle down and do it!!! I can't promise you that this will be anything hi-tech or professional in anyway! So I am apologizing ahead of time! ~ LoL....

But in the meantime while I get that all set-up I want to go ahead and invite you to participate in a FREE Give-Away that I'm having over on my Facebook page! All you have to do to enter into the drawing is to simply "Like" me on FB by clicking the "Like" at the very top of my page. If you've done so already then sign-up to follow my blog and if you've done that already as well, then refer a friend to do the same and YOU will get credit by having another entry entered into the drawing! The more referrals...the better chances of you winning! Just be sure they leave me a comment telling me who sent them! Please visit my FB page... for more information about this great Block & Stamp set! And please be sure to leave me a comment below to let me know that you are interested in this FREE Give-Away!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

All This Needs is a Little Bit of -TLC-

Greetings everyone! I would like to apologize for being absent from my blogging upkeep! I don't know if all of you have heard that I started up a group page on FaceBook that is dedicated to all things Cricut. The name of the group is called, "Made This With My Cricut"! FUN huh? So I've been really busy trying to get that site running smoothly and ironing out some of the kinks. I've had no time to post anything new lately and haven't used my dear old' Cricky Machine in a while! But hopefully sometime this week I will be back on track!? I have a couple fun projects that I'm excited about making and sharing with all of you. I am also looking into possibly making tutorial videos that so many of you have asked for. Please bare with me as I get ready to launch this whole new side of blogging for me!

In the meantime you can always visit with me on my personal FaceBook page!/pages/The-Queen-of-Hearts-from-Close-To-My-Heart/294319380595199

Or find me floating around on my group page ~!/groups/229165783818687/

Thank-you for stopping by & please come back for a visit real soon! Also if you wouldn't mind leaving me a comment after this post just to let me know you were here! I'd greatly appreciate it! - Smootchies!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Introducing Creative Cards by Chrissy

As you all remember Chrissy Farley was the winner of my FREE Give-Away a few weeks ago and she was given the opportunity to create a project using some of the items that was included in her kit. Here is one example of an adorable Christmas card that she made.

And as stated in a prior post...if she accepted my challenge to create a project from the supplies that I had sent her then she would get the other kit as well. So I guess I'll be off to the post office today to mail her the 2nd Free Give-Away kit {wink wink}!

You did a great job Miss Chrissy! Thank-you for accepting my challenge and for creating such wonderful cards for me to share! I Look forward to seeing more creations after your 2nd kit arrives!

...and here is card # 2 created by Miss Chrissy! I just love the cute 3-D peppermint candy don't you?! It just adds to the yummy peppermint goodness! Very nice work lady!

Friday, November 11, 2011

~* Congratulations Chrissy Farley *~

Well it is a good day indeed for one LUCKY person...miss Chrissy Farley!!! Thank-you for contacting me so quickly with your info! I am very pleased to be sending you the #1 - Christmas set! Should be on it's way first thing tomorrow morning! Now that is your FREE Give-Away choice that you had selected but I would like to offer you a challenge! If you can create something using the materials that I send you and e-mail me a picture within 2 weeks so I can post it here on my blog ~ I will also mail you the #2 - Valentine's Day LOVE kit as well!!!

Now the question is: Do you accept my challenge?

**Please leave me a comment under this post if you accept or wish to decline. But regardless of your answer you're still getting the Christmas kit!

And the Lucky Winner is...

The moment you all have been waiting for...

And the WINNER IS...............................................................


Congratulations Miss Chrissy! I will be in contact with you soon so we can set-up arrangements for delivery of your package!!!

*~Happy 11-11-11 Day to YOU~*

I got a feelin' that today is gonna be a GREAT day for one LUCKY person!!! We are just 5 hours away from finding out who will be the winner of my FREE Give-Away!!! Can you feel the excitement in the air?!? I would like to thank all of you who participated in my contest and for working hard to refer your friends to both my FB page and my blog! I thank-you greatly!!!

I am not very savvy like some of the other blogs that use the
Random Name Generator thing to pick the lucky winner?! Maybe that will be something for me to research and try out for the next FREE Give-Away??? But this time around I will do the old name in a hat method. I've been keeping track of all the new followers both on here and on FaceBook, kept track of all of you that left me comments saying that you're interested in participating and all the extra entries for each friend that you have referred...thrown all the names in a hat and........

to be continued...tune back in at 11:11am {PST}

Friday, November 4, 2011

~* Happy Anniversary to ME *~

Today marks 1 month since starting up my "Queen of Hearts~ from Close To My Heart" FaceBook page...Woo-Hoo!!! So what better way to celebrate than to have a FREE GIVE-AWAY!? This time it's going to be a fabulous gift pack put together by Moi including lots of pretty papers & coordinating embellishments!

I put together 2 themed kits for the winner to choose from:

1) Christmas theme pack which includes 10 double-sided Cosmo Cricket papers, 1 sheet of glittered chipboard also from Cosmo Cricket, 2 ink pads, "Christmas Memories" wood stamp and other misc. items.
2) Valentine's Day theme pack with 20 heart & love themed papers from various companies along with a stamp set, photo corners, glittered clothes pins, fancy hat pins and velvet pink ribbon.

All you have to do is become a follower here on my blog
and/or "Like" me on Facebook to which you'll find the link to my page on the right-hand side-bar! If you've already participated in my last give-away then your name will be entered into the drawing if you leave me a comment under this post to let me know that you're interested! Also, get your friends to "Like" me and follow my blog as well and your name will be entered into the drawing a second time...just be sure to tell your friends to leave me a comment as to who sent them.

*Just as a little side note...the items put together does not include any CLOSE TO MY HEART products!


Friday, October 28, 2011

~Happy Halloween~

From FAB!!! I bought this black feathered wreath 2 years ago during the after Halloween 75% off clearance sale. Last year I hung it up on the door and stuck a few orange round ornaments on it...this year I decided to FAB it up a bit and added a banner that I had made using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and leaves that I cut-out and stamped as well. It came out pretty stinkin' cute if you ask me! It is now ready to welcome all the little {and not so little} Trick-or-Treaters!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS............

The moment you all have been waiting for!!! I wrote down everyone's names that "Like" [ed] my page and started following my blog then entered all the extra bonus points that individuals got from all their referrals and put the name in a hat...picked out a name and this is what it said.....

Congratulations Megan!!! You are the winner of the New Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! I know you'll absolutely LOVE your gift!!! Please contact me to set-up delivery so I can get that to you as soon as possible!!!

You'll Know Soon Enough!!!

Thanks to all who played along in the Art Philosophy Cartridge Give-Away!!! Last night was officially when it ended and I will be announcing the LUCKY WINNER today at 11:11am California time {PST- Pacific Standard Time} ...stay tuned ~

AWWWWW....the suspense is killing me and I bet it's the same for YOU too!!! Don't worry, you'll find out soon enough!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

- There's Still Plenty of Time -

Okay my friends...thanks to all of you I made my quota of reaching 150 "Like"(s) on my FaceBook page ~ WOO-HOO!!! So it is now official... I will be giving away to one LUCKY person the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!!! ~ And if you're new to my blog I would like to invite you to join in on the contest! All you gotta do is "Like" my FaceBook page to enter and if you've already done so then refer a friend and you'll earn extra bonus points! {you can find the link to my page on the side-bar on the right} Also, become a follower here on my blog and get your friends to become a follower, you will earn even more points! {Be sure to have them leave me a comment under this post to tell me who referred them}.
*There is NO LIMIT how many referrals you can earn so tell your whole family to help you out and tell your Cricut loving friends as well.
Good Luck my Friends & Happy Scrappin'!

**Contest ends Sunday October 23rd. Winner will be announced the following day**

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Stakes Have Just Gotten Higher!!!

Okay my friends...since my birthday is coming up on Sunday, I am feeling very generous right now! If you can help me reach my goal of 150 "Like"(s) on my Facebook page before Monday I will be increasing the prize give-away!!! Instead of the original $50 dollars worth of CTMH products, I will be giving away to one LUCKY person the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!!! ~ All you gotta do is "Like" my FaceBook page to enter and if you've already done so then refer a friend and you'll earn extra bonus points! Also, get your friends to become a follower here on my Blog and earn even more points! {Be sure to have them leave me a comment under this post to tell me who referred them}.
*There is NO LIMIT how many referrals you can earn so tell your whole family to help you out and tell your Cricut loving friends as well.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Who is in the Mood for a Freebie?!?

Welcome and thanks for stopping by to see me! I am a new Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart and I am all jazzed-up over this new adventure! So to help me celebrate this special occasion I am giving away to one lucky person a gift pack of over $50 dollars worth of CTMH products! Simply add yourself as one of my followers here on my blog and your name will be entered into the drawing...
*You can also increase your chances of winning by hitting the "Like" button on my FaceBook can find a link on the right-hand sidebar. After doing so your name will be submitted for the 2nd time into the drawing thus doubling your chances to win!!! And the 3rd way to increase your chances is to simply leave me a comment under this post!
~Good Luck and happy Scrappin'!!!

**Contest ends Oct. 23rd and the winner will be announced the following day**

- Looking Quite Spooktacular Today -

I made these two Halloween picture frames using the "Mischief" paper line by Close To My Heart. I also used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut-out the scalloped paper and layered it on top of the frame.
Now I just need to find the right "Spooktacular" picture to go inside!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm Ready to Party!!!

I finally got to use my new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge today! I was so excited to play around with the different images! And right now I am soooo loving the cute little goody bag! I want to throw a party just so I can hand these out to my guests as party favors! Aren't these little cuties lovely?!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The New Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge is Simply Divine!

*Please stay tuned for my latest project using this new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge...great things are about to take place! Art Philosophy sold exclusively through Close To My Heart {CTMH}

~* The Queen Has Arrived *~

I have been M.I.A for quite some time now...busy with tending to my little girl and being her personal chauffeur! Well I am back and ready to take charge! The Queen is now in and she's ready to take on the project at a time! I have had all these ideas locked up in my mind that needs to be released and put to good use! Look out world cause here I come!