Friday, June 28, 2013


I found this mini book in the Close To My Heart Summer/Spring Idea book on page 86.  The instructional video can be found on my OBA Close To My Heart website at helenadavis-brown.ctmh.com.  Click on the "ideas and inspirations" tab located at the top of the page then click on "project inspiration" .  Once the page opens click on "project inspiration", again, located on the left side of the page then look for the video "mini album"

I made this album by using scraps from the Dream Pop paper pack and other scrap papers.  You can't see it but I used the "sightseer" stamp set also located on page 86 to stamp on some of the pages.  The flower you do see was made using my Spellbinders made for  "Heartfelt Creations"  Posy Patch stamp and die cut set.
The ribbon is from my stash and this book is hand sewn down the center spine using orange/white and green/white bakers twine.   Making this little book was fun and easy,  I hope you enjoy it



The sky is not the limit it is simply the view!!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I purchased this mini book kit from a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Tresa Black. 
Above is the back cover

These are pages 11 & 12.  I followed her layout but did my own thing on these and on most of the pages.  Her book was really nice but one dimensional.  I wanted more dimension so I used pop dots throughout the pages.
 On the page on the right I used the negative as photo mats and instead of the twine she used on her page I used some pretty copper ribbon from my stash.  The page on the left I added the word fun and used pop dots to raise it up.  By the way I just love this keyboard uppercase stamp set from CTMH.
 I'm not too happy with the page on the left it is kind of bland.  I may re-do it later.  The little pocket page on the right  is plain also.  I will have to find ways to make them pop.
The left picture is the back side of the pocket page.  I love this page.  I pretty much followed her design but decided to add the little flower and this made the page pop even more.
 I love these two pages too.  Aren't they just so cute!!!!
 I just love the buzz and bramble papers. The colors in this book, to me, are so Autumn. My favorite season of all

And this is the cover.  Hers is labeled "simply Splendid" but mine is simply Fabulous.  I love it!!!!

I love how this turned out

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hooray For You Card

I made this card using the Close To My Heart guide.  This was made using the "For Always"  workshop on the go card making kit.  The paper pack is also called "For Always".  I fell in love with this paper after seeing several others using it to make various projects.


Rise above who you think you are and become who you were meant to be.
Remember, the sky is not the limit it is the view

Thursday, June 13, 2013

G45 Card

I made this card after following a tutorial on Graphic 45 site by Susan.  I used the Graphic 45 French Country Paper and embellishments.  I also used the banner from my CTMH chipboard banners and ribbon from my stash.  I hope you like it.



Rise above who you think you are and become who you were meant to be.
Remember, the sky is not the limit it is the view

Saturday, June 8, 2013

I'm Here For You Card

This card was also made from the Spring Parade Kit from Stamp Tv by Gina K at Gina K Designs.
I colored the duck with the umbrella using my "Bic Markers"





Rise above who you think you are and become who you were meant to be.
Remember, the sky is not the limit it is the view

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wishing You The Happiest Of Birthdays

Another card from the Spring Parade Kit Stamp TV Kit from my favorite card maker Gina K from Gina K Designs.  I love her kits.  They come with 4 sets of stamps, card stock, pattern paper, ribbon and brads.



Rise above who you think you are and become who you were meant to be.
Remember, the sky is not the limit it is the view

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hey every one!   I know that I am late posting my blog candy winner.  So please forgive me.  My schedule did not permit to do so until now.  My lucky winner has my husband to thank since he pulled your name.
Josie0602 is my lucky winner.   Please send me your address and I will mail your prize to you.  I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

V.I.P (Very Inspired Papercrafter’s ) Team Blog Hop


Today we are featuring a blog hop that will be sure to get you excited about Close To My Heart Products. You will have the pleasure of hoping through the talented VIP’’s blogs. You will find a project created either using the CTMH Art Philosophy or Artiste Cricut cartridge or both.
I am giving away Eye Candy.  You can win this Cricut cartridge 

In order for you to be eligible to win you must do the following:
1. Become a follower of each blog
2. Leave a comment on each blog
3. Share this blog hop with your friends.
A winner will be chosen on Monday, June 3rd and posted here so be sure to check back.
This hop will begin at Shalana’s ~ http://scrappinwithshalana.blogspot.com/ so you can always start here if you lose your way.


Now here’s the entire blog hop list! Enjoy
1. Shalana ~http://scrappinwithshalana.blogspot.com/
2. Kisa ~ http://kisa31707-hanginginthewomencave.blogspot.com/
3. Shaunta ~http://ohsoprettyful.com/
4. Del ~http://designsbydelmarie.blogspot.com/
5. Helena ~ www.craftingwithhelena.com


I am the last blog in this hop so feel free to take a look around at other creations.  Here is my creation for the blog hop.  

I made this coin envelope mini book using CTMH products, my Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges that can only be purchased at CTMH.
From the Artiste cartridge I cut the coin envelopes from page 37
and decorated them as see below

These are the tags for each of the envelopes also cut from the Artiste cartridge also on page 37.  I inked the edges of the envelopes using ink pads from CTMH, cranberry, gold rush, blush, slate and sorbet.  The inks matched the paper colors nicely.
Some of the flowers were cut from both Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  The Pin Wheel was cut from Page 50 of the Artiste cartridge.  


I used the Dream Pop paper pack as seen below.  Don't you just love the vibrant colors?  This paper pack was only sold during the month of May 1st through May 31st for 10.00 when you purchased 35.00 in merchandise.

The pink coin envelopes were cut at 4 1/2 inches, the grey (looks brown) is 5 inches the red and orange are 6 inches and the green and yellow are 6 1/2




You can purchase the Cricut Artiste Collection here~ http://helenadavis-brown.ctmh.com/CTMH/Content.aspx?id=/en/OBA/Products/Cricut_Collections.aspx     or if you would like to place an order for any of the products used you can visit my Close To My Heart site:  http://helenadavis-brown.ctmh.com/Default.aspx