Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year & January Bloghop!

Happy New Year!  It always seems to come too quickly.  I've barely (not even) recovered from the Christmas rush, and then it's January already!  I hope your holidays were wonderful and filled with food, friends, family and love.  I know mine were -- especially the food part, as in too much of it.

Since it's a new month, it's time for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  this month's fun stamp set is called Little Reminder.  You can buy it from January 1-31 for $17.95, OR you can get it for $5.00 with your $50 order.  If you've arrived here from {Teresa's Blog}, you've arrived at the right spot.

The BEST part about January, is that you can also take advantage of the Rock the Block promotion.  When you place a $25 order out of the current, Fall/Winter Idea Book, you get the FABULOUS Rock the Block Stamp Set and Cubes for just $15.00 (It's almost a $45 value!)  WOW!

This is the E-Sized (large) stamp set that you get with the Kit.  It also comes with 9 super cute 2x2x2 decoratable (is that a word?) paper cubes in a tray.  All for just $15 with your qualifying order (and it's easy to qualify!).

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the Stamp of the Month set, Little Reminder:

I thought it would be fun to curve the words in the stamp set "Welcome Little One" and "Let's Celebrate."  I random stamped the images...

First I tried it with Sunny Yellow, Key Lime (too light to see) and Smoothie...

Didn't really like that.  Key Lime is too light, and the Sunny Yellow elephants are too bold.

Next I tried with with Amethyst, Lilac Mist, Key Lime (still too light), Sunkiss Yellow (better) and Blush.  I like this a lot better.

Still, it's a little dull.  I tried adding a Key Lime strip across the card (didn't like it because it blocked out my cute words and elephants).

I think I'm going to put a border around the edge -- so then I won't cover up my random stamping.

You can't really tell from the picture, but I colored the rhinestone sparkles with a Sharpie pen.  I know we sell colored sparkles, but I recently learned a tip from my upline.  You can take a Sharpie (or Copic marker) and (permanently) color rhinestones.  It won't work with a Close To My Heart marker, because they are water-based, but the Sharpie and Copic are alcohol-based inks, and will 'stick' to the gem.

Stamp Sets Used: Little Reminder (January Stamp of the Month S1201, $17.95 or $5 with a $50 order); Circle Together B1372 $9.95; Zoology B1391 $9.95
Colors Used:  Key Lime, Amethyst (the elephant), Lilac Mist, Blush, Sunkiss Yellow, Gypsy (for the center circle flowers).
Other:  1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punches,  Clear Sparkles, Colored Sharpie Markers

I know, I know, I used THREE stamp sets on this card -- but with the new lower prices on the stamp sets, it's still reasonable (plus, you get so many stamps in a stamp set!)

Don't forget, if you order the $25 in product from the Fall/Winter Idea Book, you will qualify for the $15 Rock the Block set...which comes to $40.  For just $10 more you can qualify for the Stamp of the Month for $5.  That's a savings of almost $43 if you get the Rock the Block and the Stamp of the Month.  I LOVE saving money!  (The Cube Set itself will retail for $15 starting February 1.)

For Christmas I asked for the Rainbow of Sharpies from Costco.  I got them (smile).  LOVE 'em!

For my second creation with this stamp set, I wanted to use the GIANT circle.  I have to tell you, I'm not crazy about it.  I'm thinking it might look good as the center of a flower....???  It's so freaking big!  (You know me, not a "big stamp image" those little stamps!)

I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut a really big (as big as it would make it on my 12x12 mat -- 5 1/2" card (finished size).  This is what I got:

Then I cut two 5 1/2" vellum "flowers" (I think they're actually scallop circles).  I folded them so they were folded on the petals and attached them to the card with puffy tape.  I cut every other fold, to make the petals.  Also, I sponged the edge of the petals with Smoothie Ink (with a Sponge Dauber).

I haven't decided how to mark the birth date yet -- rhinestone sparkle, stamp a star, stamp a circle, draw a circle...  Anyway, it was fun!  (And easy!!)...with my lovely new Cricut!  :)

Supplies Used:  Little Reminder (stamp of the month), Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686, $99 for 1 cartridge (700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets, 3 coordinating chipboard sets)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a loop around the Blog Hop.  Now hop on over to {Judy's Blog} to see her wonderful creativity!

Have a Happy New Year!  See you soon.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All Decked Out - Snowman!

I LOVE snow, snowmen and penguins (ask anyone who knows me).  I love this stamp set, All Decked Out (D1308).  It's got all the "fixin's" for a nice snowman.

Here's the tag I made to tie to a candy cane for my coworkers:

If I just stamped the pieces of this stamp set on a card, his face would look disjointed or weird, with the overlapping lines of the stamp images.  So instead of having a weird looking snowman, I used a technique called "Masking," so I could make it look like his scarf and hat were in front of his face.

According to "the Internet", "Masking" is "the technique of covering a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible. This technique will add depth and perspective to your art. It is a simple procedure, but it requires patience and careful cutting."

First I put the hat and scarf stamps on the same block.  (You'll have to make sure you leave enough room for the face.)  Looking back, I could even have put them a little closer together.

Then I stamped the hat and scarf on my piece of White Daisy card stock.  And again on two Post-It Notes.  I trimmed the Post-Its so that they would cover only the stamped images.  

Next, I placed the Post-Its ON TOP of the stamped images on the White Daisy Card Stock

Then I stamped the face circle ON TOP of the Post-Its.

So now, it looks like this:
Then, when you lift off the Post-Its, it looks like this -- like his face is BEHIND the hat and scarf.  Pretty cool, huh!

Then you can stamp his little face on him.  (There are several faces and face parts to choose from in this set.)

After coloring his scarf, hat and nose and sponging the edges, it's time for glitter!!
Oops, actually, I should have stamped the sentiments first before glittering.  I always glitter last.  Otherwise it can get messed up if it's still wet.  I used Stardust on the tassel.

And Silver on the scarf.  I thought the glitter added a lot (doesn't it always?)

Here's the finished tag.  

Last November, I also made this snowman card using this same stamp set, shaving cream, some blue reinkers and a clear card.  This card involved cutting the snowman out. 

Here's the full post.

I know it's might be a little late for Christmas cards, but it's not too late for new years cards (well, maybe it's a little late for them, too)...snow/winter cards?? It's all good!  One year, one of my friends made a pop-up Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) card.  SO clever!  You can always get this stamp set for next year.  It will definitely be available through July, but I don't know about next fall...

BUT you can always use the Masking Technique for flowers, trees, anything you want to have "behind" something else.

Supplies Used:  All Decked Out (D1308, $17.95); Moonstruck Ink; White Daisy Card Stock; Markers:  Sweet Leaf, Twilight, Sunset; Round Sponge; Glitz Gel:  Silver, Stardust; Tag the Occasion (B1362, $9.95); December 25th (C1469, $13.95)

Monday, December 12, 2011

I love Studio J!

OK, I hate to admit it...I'm not much of a scrapbooker.  I like taking pictures, and I like sticking papers together, but I have a hard time starting and finishing a layout.  That's why I like Studio J - Close To My Heart's answer to Digital Scrapbooking.  I can make a layout in 30 minutes (or less)...a 'layout' is TWO pages!  and I didn't even have to mess up my dining room table (oops - it's already messy up from the last card making session!)

I made 18 pages (that's 9 two-page layouts) yesterday.  SO fun!  Here's a couple of them...

WAIT - want to hear the best part?  For my 18 pages it cost me $45.50 (plus tax) (and that's BEFORE my consultant discount, so it was even cheaper than that!)  AND, I got free shipping because I have a Studio J membership.  Memberships get you 1/2 priced layouts, free shipping once a month and free page protectors. WOOOOOOOO!!  Interested?  Click here for more information...or you can email me.

I loved that I could pick papers (even retired ones) that matched my super bright pink shirts (yes, I have many, as you can see in the photos).  These are pics from this summer's Close To My Heart convention at Disneyland.  We had so much fun!

I like that I can change paper packs, layout styles and dress it up or down as I like.  (I'm a plain kind of gal...but if you want fancy, they have that, too!)  The faux stickers and embellishments are SUPER cute!  I was even able to convert text boxes to photo boxes (also, not a big journaler).  I used 3 different paper packs on my 3 layouts that I made about Convention.  That may be a decision I may regret later, but I figured I could show off more papers that way!

You should try Studio J -- it's free to try!  You only buy if you like your layout.  No upfront costs!  Check it out HERE.

Try it, you'll like it!!  Let me know what you think!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Faux Pinwheel Card

When I saw this card style, I thought, wow, that's cool!  It looks like a pinwheel, sort of, and it also looks like you have to cut your papers to fit into the pinwheel.  It really is so much easier than that!

To make the "pinwheel":
Cut four 1 1/4" square Outdoor Denim pieces
Then cut four 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" pieces of Lucky paper
Cut one 2 1/2" square Indian Corn Blue (or any color card stock; you will be covering it up)

Fold the four Lucky papers in half:

Glue the folded papers onto the Indian Corn Blue card stock so that all the openings of the small papers and facing the same direction (clockwise).  If you did it right, when it's open it looks like this:

Close the squares up:

Take the Outdoor Denim squares and tuck (and glue) one inside each open fold (with the corner in the center of the "pinwheel").  Repeat with all 4 Outdoor Denim squares.  This makes the pinwheel effect.

After you've finished placing/gluing all 4 Outdoor Denim squares, you can put a brad in the center of your "faux pinwheel."  I like the bigger brads (like the Filigree Charms or (the larger) Designer Brads).  The proportion is better.  Try to get your blue squares to line up to look like a large square, also.

Its a nice card, because it's not girly (like most of my cards).  The pewter finish of the brad ties it together, although I think the Antique Copper would work nicely with this paper, too.

I used the (old) thinner Background & Texture (B&T) paper, but I think it would work fine with the new heavier cardstock weight.

Supplies Used:
Card Chatter - Birthday
Lucky Paper Pack
Outdoor Denim, Colonial White Card Stock (included in pack)
Indian Corn Blue Card Stock (you can use any color, it will be covered up)
Outdoor Denim Stamp Pad
Filigree Charms

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

Wow, it's December already.  December brings all kinds of feelings to, thanksgiving, Christmas, warm cocoa, snowflakes, penguins (love 'em!) and in the case of Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month - Love and Valentines.  If you've just arrived here from {Tamytha's blog, PaperHeartist}, you've come to the right place!

The December Stamp of the Month is always a love-themed stamp set - and this year is no exception!  It's called Mad About You, and is available for just $17.95 -- UNLESS you make a $50 purchase, then it's only $5.00!

I love this stamp set.  I'm not usually a big hearts and lovey stamp person, but I like the shape of the circle thingy (not really a circle, as you can see below).  Lucky me - it's a Cricut Art Philosphy shape!  So are the rectangular one and the hearts. 

For something new and different (at least for me!)  I decided to make a scrapbook page.  I thought the hearts would be nice to make my very own patterned paper.  Unfortunately, my pictures cover most of it up.  (Is that good or bad?  It IS supposed to be about the pictures, after all...)

My homemade patterned paper - save money - make your own!
I love Planned Random Stamping.  It's where you stamp your images in an imaginary, invisible triangle, starting with the largest images.  So, first I stamped the "big" hearts in Petal Ink and the words in Olive Ink.  I then filled in the empty spaces with Pansy Purple (small flower and heart).  On top of everything, I stamped the circle thingy in Desert Sand.

Then I decided to use a larger picture, so I went through Jeannette Lynton's how-to scrapbooking book, MAGIC, for a layout that had a 5x7 picture.  This is the one I picked out - but I only did the left page...and Magic has some fun secret hiding places for pictures, but I didn't do that on my page, either.  Just trying to get it done!

Jeannette's MAGIC page
My version
I used the Color Ready Alphabets Cork (LOVE THEM) to do the name.  (Didn't know there were TWO sets of alphabets in the package!)   Here's a close up:  (You can ink them, but I really like the cork color.)

TIP:  I wanted my letters to be straight, so I used my fingernail and lightly "drew" a guide line for my letters (with a ruler).  That way I wouldn't have to try to erase it (like if I'd used pencil).

TIP:  I wanted my letters centered under the picture (wasn't quite as successful as I'd hoped on that).  There are 7 letters in the name GARRETT, so I started with the center letter - the 2nd "R" and moved out from there.

After I'd LIGHTLY placed my letters on my invisible line, I thought it looked boring with all the letters lined up straight -- so I pried a few up and tipped the "G," the center"R," and the last "T" to make it more interesting.

I also used the Sonoma MyStickease (stickers) for the "buttons" and that square thing at the bottom.  As much as I love bumpy cards, I hate bumpy scrapbook pages...weird.

I also did something I've NEVER done before - that is stamp on a picture with Staz-On (permanent ink).  I was nervous -- I thought it might slip and look bad (and I'd have to replace the picture).  Be sure to practice on the slick photo paper before you stamp on your actual picture.  

 Pretty cool, huh!

SUPPLIES USED:  How-To Book:  Magic (9034, $21.95); Inks:  Petal, Pansy Purple, Olive, Desert Sand, Staz-On Black; Card Stock:  Colonial White, Pansy Purple, Olive, Desert Sand; Sonoma MyStickease; Color Ready Alphabets Cork (Z1450, $5.95); pictures of a super cute kid

I should probably make the other side of the layout some time.  I have lots of pictures of my buddy Garrett.

Now HOP on over to {Shirley's Blog, MomNMeScrap} to see what fun love-filled ideas she has for you!

If you like what you see and want it right now, shop online right here!  If you have questions, email me at    

Have a wonderful, blessed December!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peaceful Sonoma Paper Pack

The Sonoma paper pack is so versatile.  At first I was really attracted to the purple flowers...I have a weakness for them (that is, purple things and flowers). 

Little Scrapbook 'purse' designed by Michele Kunigk
This is what it looks like opened up.  You can put pictures on all the surfaces.  You start with 12x12 piece of paper and score like mad.  Let me know if you would like the instructions.

{Supplies Used:  Sonoma paper pack, Olive, Chocolate, White Daisy card stock, Pair A Phrase stamp set (promotional set in August/September), The Present, Watercolor Pencils, Olive and Chocolate stamp pads}

After drooling over the flowers, I started looking at the "neutrals" in the pack...little bitty stripes, diamonds and dots.  You can pretty much do anything with them.

Created by Erin Dunkle
 I'm not a big silhoutte fan usually, but I like how the paper actually adds to the peaceful nature of this card.  Plus, she used the little 1/2" strip that you cut off the background paper as a design element.  They don't call it SCRAPbooking for nothing!

{Supplies Used:  Glory To God (D1483); Sonoma paper pack; Bamboo, Olive Card Stock; Petal, Smokey Plum, Olive, Desert Sand Inks; Circle Punch; Clear Sparkles; Copper Glitz}

Created by Sue Pershon

This card has the best of all worlds - (besides that it has purple and flowers)...It's clean and simple, uses flowers, Cricut shapes, purple, bling and Sonoma.

{Supplies Used:  Sonoma Workshop on the Go (G1028); Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; Bamboo, Olive, Smokey Plum, White Daisy Card Stock; Olive Marker; Smokey Plum Stamp Pad; Clear Sparkles; White Grosgrain Ribbon; Sponge; Corner Rounder}

Created by Linda Black
I like to cut paper and all, but not this much!  Mostly, I think I just don't like to cut inside of circles.  I'm happy cutting out airplanes, penguins (but WE DON'T HAVE ANY PENGUIN STAMPS, CTMH!!), whatever...just not the insides of anything where it just looks bad when I do it.  So I give an award to Linda Black for precision cutting.  (Wait - but looking more closely at the wreath, Linda punched the center out with a circle punch.)  But she did cut out that little banner that says "4 YOU"  and the little string attaching it to the wreath.  Way too much precision cuttting for me. 

The other thing I think is really cool about this card is that she used rectangles to show depth, like on a front door with the recessed panels.  I don't usually think about using shades of paper that way. 

You could also use a "fancy" brad to make the door handle.  I think this would make a wonderful holiday or housewarming card.

{Supplies Used:  Sonoma Paper Pack; Smokey Plum, Petal, Bamboo Card Stock; Cocoa, Smokey Plum stamp pads; Cocoa Embossing Powder (for the bow); Antique Copper Brad; Olive, New England Ivy, Goldrush, Petal, Smokey Plum reinkers to make a puddle pad (custom stamp pad) for the wreath; foam mounting tape; 1 1/4" circle punch for the center of the wreath.

I hope you've been inspired by the creations!  After your hard day of shopping on Friday, take some time and do something relaxing - like crafting!

And have a wonderful Thanksgiving (if I don't "see" you soon.)  I'm so thankful for all my fabulous hostesses, team members, "followers," customers, family and friends.  But I'm especially thankful for those of you who I've met in the last few years and have become my friends -- just because we like to stamp and scrapbook together.  You're the best!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Santa's Workshop - Part II

Here's the other half of the goodies we made at my Santa's Workshop this past weekend.  Like what you see?  We'll be making these same items on Saturday, December 10 at 10am at my house in Newcastle.  It's $15 or free with your $15 minimum Close To My Heart purchase.  Call or email me to RSVP.  425.255.3731 or

Gift Card Holder designed by Naomi Smith
I cut 2 stockings at 7" on the Cricut (1 with Colonial White Card Stock and 1 with the Roxie paper).  I glued the edges together with Bonding Memories Glue.  (I like Bonding Memories for this project, because it "dries hard" meaning that when the adhesive is dry, your gift card shouldn't stick to the adhesive.  If you use something like Tombow, even when it's dry your card might get get stuck on the adhesive and make pulling your gift card out difficult.)  You could also use Liquid Glass.  Don't forget, just glue around the edges, AND don't glue the top closed.

I then cut out the "pieces" of the stocking (also on the Cricut - also set at 7")  SOOO easy!  The pieces are just the Roxie paper flipped over.  (Remember?  Our papers are now double-sided card stock with two coordinating designs!)

I also cut the holly pieces out at 1 1/4".  I folded them in half and sanded the 'rib' down the center.  I also added Red Sparkles for berries.

Supplies Used:  Roxie Paper Pack (X7140B, $9.95), Colonial White Card Stock (for the back), Olive Card Stock for the Holly, Bonding Memories Glue (1512, $6.95) or Liquid Glass (Z679, $6.95) as adhesive, Red Sparkles (Z1326, $2.95 for red, pink and purple sparkles), Sanding Kit (Z1294, $3.50).

Sorry, Starbucks card not included!  :)

Chocolate Kiss Holder

I got a super cute 3-Chocolate Kiss holder at convention this year, similar to the one we made in the class.  The gal didn't put her name on her sample, so I don't know who to credit...but THANK YOU!  It's just a paper wrapped around the kisses, secured with a brad.

Supplies Used:  Moonstruck paper pack, Crystal Blue brad, Snowflakes are from Christmas Cheer stamp set (D1494, $17.95 and are stamped in Heavenly Blue).  The words I typed on my computer.  They say "Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven."  Get it?  Chocolate Kisses...kisses from Heaven?  haha.  By the way, I typed the words on my computer, because I couldn't find the words small enough on a stamp.  I put a strip to Tombow under the kisses to keep them in place.

Designed by Jennifer Gilson
I LOVE this box.  SO cute!  Cricut (again!) to make the box. Then cut a 3 1/4" circle for his smiley face. 

Supplies Used:  White Daisy card stock, Wonderland paper pack, orange paper for nose (I used leftover paper from Hooligan), Black Button Brads from the Black Mini-Medley Accents (Z1393, $4.95), Baby Pink stamp pad and sponge dauber (for cheeks), Wooden Designer Buttons (Z1387, $5.95), Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088, $3.95), Piercing Tool to poke holes for the eye-brads and Black Sharpie for the mouth dots.  Secure the box closed with a Velcro dot.

I hope you can come and play with us on December 10! 


Monday, November 7, 2011

Little Gifty Things - Santa's Workshop

This weekend I had my Santa's Workshop class - here's 2 of the fun things we made (the other 3 will be posted on Thursday):  Most of them use the new Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686, $99).  I LOVE this cartridge.  I don't feel the need to buy a bunch of other cartridges because there are 700 shapes on this one.  So with the different sizes, you can do 32,000 different combinations! wowie.  PLUS it comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets AND 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements.

Gift Card Holder
The pillow box and tag cutouts are Cricut shapes (yay, I can make them in any color!).  I cut mine at 5 1/2" so I could get two on a 12x12 sheet.  It holds a gift card nicely!   

Supplies Used:  Colors-Holiday Red, Topiary, White Daisy; Believe Paper Pack; Stamp Set:  December 25th (C1469, $13.95).  The ribbon is from my local craft store.  For adhesive on the box, I recommend Terrifically Tacky Tape or Miracle Tape.  It's super sticky and will work great to hold the box together.  Tombow just isn't sticky enough.

Decorated Post-It Note Holder
I LOVE decorating Post-It notes for Christmas.  This one is a 3x3 Post-It note pad decorated with a little paper.  Last year we did them with a Velcro dot enclosure, but this year it's more like a book cover.  

Supplies Used: The flowers are from Hooray Bouquet (D1491, $17.95).  (I cut out the flowers with the Cricut first.)  Kraft Card Stock (Z1375, $9.50) (Desert Sand would work, too). Paper Pack: Elemental (X7141B, $9.95). Ink Colors: Pacifica, Sorbet, Sky and Desert Sand (for edging).  Just Blooms paper butterflies (Z1463, $5.95 for 68 butterflies in different sizes).   Sponge Daubers (to color the butterfly), Basic Button Assortment (Z1391, $5.95), Sorbet Waxy Flax (Z1249, $3.95), Glue Dots, Foam Mounting Tape.

SO fun.  Come back in 3 days to see the other 3 goodies we made at my Santa Workshop.
If you want to come and make these little treats, I'm having another class on Saturday, December 10 at 10am.  Call or email me if you'd like to join us!  The class is just $15 or it's free with your $15 minimum Close To My Heart order.  Or if you want to buy the supplies to make your own treats, click here to shop online!  Bring a friend!

Monday, October 31, 2011

November Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  This is where 50+ Close To My Heart consultants all use the same stamp set (Cherish the Day, S1111), they post their creations, and you get to see a grand circle of creativity, as you hop to and from blog to blog.  It's fun!  If you've arrived here from {Debra's blog}, you've come to the right place!

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the stamp set, Cherish the Day (you can click on it to see it larger):

The first project I had was in an inspiration I had last night to make Shrinky Dink earrings.  I know, it's a little weird, but, hey, why not!?

What I Used:
Cherish the Day (S1111, $17.95 or $5.00 with your $50 CTMH purchase)
Shrink plastic (available at your local craft store)
Permanent Ink (I used Staz On Purple)
Sanding Kit (Z1294, $3.50) I used the fine grit sand paper
A Fine Tip Sharpie (I wrote the date by hand, but you could stamp it, too)
Heirloom Assortment (Z1635, $5.95) 
Earring thingys (yes, I don't know what these are really called)

So first, I gently sanded one side of the shrink plastic.  I sanded diagonally both ways, then across, to make sure that I did a good job "roughing up" the plastic.  (I'm not sure you really need to do this if you are using permanent ink.  I do know if you're using regular CTMH markers you need to rough up the surface so the water-based ink has somewhere to go, instead of just sitting on top the plastic, where it will rub off.)

Before and after shrinking

After decorating the plastic, you put it in the oven to heat up (you can also use a heat gun).  The shrink plastic gets super small, like 1/2 the size...and the plastic gets thicker.  So fun!  Be sure to punch any holes you want BEFORE shrinking.

I decorated with the Heirloom Assortment.  I have to get copper colored earring thingys to put in the top.  I only had silver, so that's what I took a picture of.

 I also made this card with the Elemental paper pack.  I stamped each month on a 1 1/2" x 4" strip in a color that seemed to "go" with the month.  On each strip I am going to write funny memories from over the months (years) and/or what I love about her.  I was inspired to make this card because one of my best friends (since 2nd grade) was here last weekend.  Every time we see each other, it's like no time has passed, even though it may have been years.  I love that!  Everyone needs a friend like her.  :)

Supplies Used:
Elemental paper pack (X7141B, $9.95)
Card Stock:  Sunflower, Colonial White
November Stamp of the Month (S1111, $17.95 or $5.00 with your $50 order)
Harvest Happiness (C1463, $13.95)
Mocha Opaques (Z1333, $2.95)
Stamp Pads:  Autumn Terracotta, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate (leaves)
Stamp Pads:  Sweet Leaf, Sky, Holiday Red, Cotton Candy, Sunset, Pear, Topiary, Dutch Blue, Spring Iris, Cranberry, Sunflower, Chocolate (months)
I just typed the words "You're a friend for all season" on my computer

Hope you had fun looking!

Now HOP on over to {Melinda's Blog} to see what kind of fun she has for you!