Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Close to My Heart June special

There will be a new special EVERY DAY, exculsively through my website at

More altered items

One of my dearest friends just recently got married. My wedding gift to her is a photo guest book. I created sign-in cards, and the bride got a friend to take pictures of families as they signed in. I'm now putting it all together.

I love Close to My Heart albums. The page protectors are thicker, and fit the pages I make (I don't have to trim them to fit the pages.) I also love the fact that the pages lay flat and don't curve over. Finally, I love the variety of colors available in the linen albums, and the fact that they are a blank canvas for me to customize :). So I customized this 9x9 album Cocoa album for my friend. Stay tuned for for some beautiful wedding pictures!

So what have you been creating? Email me your projects to enter for a handmade gift!

Speaking of projects, I also just finished new tin can album for a workshop coming up in a few weeks. If you are interested in putting one of these together, email me for details and instructions.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wide, wide world of blogging

I am technologically challenged. I was late at starting to email and surf the web, and I still don't use texting technologies. And here I am venturing into the world of blogging! So please bear with me as I get warmed up to it.

I hope this blog becomes a source of inspiration for everyone--myself included! That means you must participate :). I would love to see what this site inspires you to create, and will be choosing a participant each month to win a special handmade gift from me.

The first challenge will be to share what kind of items you have altered to fit your purpose or style. For example, a few weeks ago I was involved in a bridal show (I custom design wedding stationary). I needed a big box to store door prize sign-in sheets. But it couldn't be just any box. I wanted it to showcase Close to My Heart and my creativity. So I purchased a nautical themed box and adapted it accordingly. First, I covered the Starfish on the cover, then I created a quilt-type of cover for the seashells lining the inside of the box. And voila! I had EXACTLY what I needed! I look forward to
receiving emails with your creations.

As I mention in my personal information below, papercrafting helps me celebrate good times and work through bad times. This board will also be an extension of that. My parents were in a car accident last weekend and I am so glad to announce that although their car was totally demolished, they are alive and well. PRAISE GOD for his protection!

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The most important things in my life are relationships. I value every title I own--daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend. I feel so blessed to be able to add another title to my relationship collection--mom. I can't wait to meet my baby girls!