Monday, May 25, 2009

All About Me?!

Well, I did it! As requested by the CTMH National Scrap booking Month Contest, I have created a 2 page layout all about me! Do you know how hard that was?! I am the one taking the pictures, not in them! I am the one scrapping the pages for others, not doing them for me! But... I looked through old photos, recalled some old memories, and found some great shots of!

I really wanted to do something different, so I thought about maybe using a quilt pattern for the page. I picked out a pattern that I thought would both suit paper piecing and incorporating pictures. I planned it all out on graph paper, then went to cutting. I did have to enlarge and reduce some pictures to make it work.

I then wanted to come up with a unique title. I looked for quotes and put together several and came up with, "I am a thread of gold in the quilt of life." I have recently studied again my favorite scripture, Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end," and it brought to mind again that God is using my life in His grand scheme of things. He sees the bigger picture and that picture is ultimately His grand tapestry. Sometimes it may be rough, some humor, some creative, and some passion, but all put together, I hope my life shines like gold for Him in my small piece of His grand tapestry.

So here it is. Thanks for looking. Dina
Thread of Gold layout

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Special Easy Mother's Day Project!

I know that Mother's Day is this weekend but here is an easy quick project that you can make with one sheet of cardstock and your scraps! It is a card folder with 5 note cards inside. Everyone loves receiving cards, especially when they are homemade and personal. So now I have given them some blank note cards to send to their special friends. Here are some pictures.

Mother's Day Note Card Holders

Side view showing accordian pleating

5 note cards

If you are interested in learning how to make these gems, let me know and we can set up a workshop! A fun, inexpensive and quick project that is really a great gift!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Nattional Paper Crafting Month!

May is national paper crafting month, so let's get busy. For Paper Crafting month, Close to my Heart has a special "Tickled Pink" offer that we all can enjoy. It is a special kit that includes Glitter paper, card stock, white daisy diecuts, white daisy mini medley accents, a sponge texture tool and a D size stamp set. The cost is $34.95 to buy out right but if you buy $60 worth of stamps or have a gathering total of $400 you can receive it for FREE!!! I have included some pictures of two card projects that I have completed with the kit below. Please email if you are interested in this kit - CTMH also has a contest going on until May 31 for a chance to win $150 in CTMH product. Click on the flower icon on the left side of this blog for more details!

Also, for the first person that will book a gathering with me in May, you will receive one of our new products from our just released Summer catalog for FREE! And if you total gathering is at least $350, I will give you an extra 15% off of you personal order!!!! I look forward to hearing from you! Click on the new book icon and see all the new items or email me today for your new catalog!

Our next Crop Night for the Girls will be Friday, May 22 from 6pm - 12 midnight at New Covenant Fellowship on hwt 79. Reserve your place today!!!!


Dina's Tickled Pink Butterfly