Friday, October 28, 2011

November Constant Campaign

November's Constant Campaign is starting early! You may order this stamp set ( a D size stamp set) from now until Nov. 30 with a qualifying order. What's a qualifying order you say? You must order $25 in stamp sets and you will then get this one for $5( a $17.95 value.) So head over to my website and place an order. You can find that by clicking on the button on the right that says, "shop with me." You'll find the "shop online" button in the left column and while your there check out the "while supplies last", its at the bottom after you click on shop online, there's some good deals there.
   Also, now you can place your own order at my website (or through me) and if it is the minimum qualifying order of $150 or more you can earn Hostess rewards! How cool is that?! It used to be we had to have at least 2 or more placing an order. I just think Close To My Heart is the best. Thinking about signing up? Contact me and I would be glad to help you get started and/or answer any questions you might have.
   Here are the images of the Winter Wishes stamp set. The shapes that are outlined in red can be cut with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Which if you haven't checked out, you most definitely need too
Have a blessed day,    Polly

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My newest tile creation

First of all I just want to say, it's a wonderful cool, cloudy, rainy Autumn day! One of the reasons it's so wonderful is that here in Texas we still need lots of rain and I'm gonna enjoy this gloomy cool day!
And now for one of my latest creations. I love doing these tiles! I like creating them using Make-the-Cut software. Although, now that Close To My Heart has come out with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge I now have a whole new set of designs to choose from with less creating which = less time spent getting the project done.They make great gifts and I have given several for weddings, house warmings, birthdays, and this latest one I created for a raffle at our church for our Ladies Retreat fund. This is my favorite so far and now I need to get one made for myself.
Have a blessed day,   Polly

Monday, October 24, 2011

H2H Halloween/ Autumn Challenge

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is your choice of something Halloween or Autumn. It just so happened I had the perfect Autumn card made up for my card class this evening. It was created almost entirely using our new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I sooo love that cartridge and don't feel like I've hardly begun to use it. And I only have about 3 other Cricut cartridges, not a real huge cartridge buyer, but I do love this one for sure.

I used all Close To My Heart products on this card.
The card base is 5.5 x 5.5 in the Kraft cardstock
The B&T papers are from Lucky
All the cutouts were cut from our very own Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the stamping was done with coordinating stamps.
I ink distressed in Chocolate, used Sunset for the label, and New England Ivy for the cap of the acorn that's near the label. (That acorn is the cut-out from the card base. I used the Hooray Bouquet to stamp texture on that acorn)
I crumpled the leaf that is cut from B&T paper and ink distressed it.
Twill tape
Garden Green brad

Want to see what others have created? Go check them out at

Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you all.         Polly

Thursday, October 6, 2011

H2H Challenge

This weeks challenge over at is a sketch. Here is my take on it.

All products were Close To My Heart.
I used:
          Typeset Level 2 papers
          Cardstock: Colonial White & Desert Sand
          Inks: Desert Sand & Vineyard Berry
          Stamp sets: Enjoy Life  C1439
                            Card Chatter-Sympathy   D1476
          Color Ready Borders Z1377
          Twill   Z1099
          Juniper Ribbon  Z1616
          Art Philosophy Cricut Cart. for the tag shape
I love love this Cricut cartridge and can't hardly create without it! 
Go over to H2H and check out what others came up with. Or join the fun!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


blogtoberfest button
   What is this you ask? Its the time of year for bloggers to be motivated, learn new tips and tricks, and to challenge themselves to new blogging goals. Being a new blogger, I am excited to join in and hopefully be motivated to blog more, create more, and learn lots of new stuff. A big "thanks" goes out to Tresa Black @ Fabulously Artsy for doing this. Go on over and join in the fun or just see what she has to share each day.