Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thank You stamp...all proceeds to help with the Oklahoma tornado relief!!!

Is this not one of the coolest stamps EVER!!! I may think it's kind of plain to look at...but it's not just about the stamp. Close To My Heart is releasing this stamp early (it is a new item for the upcoming idea book) and they are donating all of the profits for sales between May 23 to June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma tornado victims! That is awesome and is just one of the MANY reasons I love Close To My Heart!!!

The price is only $2.98...such a great deal! Imagine the possibilities if you are a card maker...even if you don't make could have so much fun stamping this all over a gift bag, wrapping paper, stationary...the list could go on and on!!!

If you are interested in helping others out and purchasing a cool new stamp in the process just follow this link...while you are there be sure to check out some of our other amazing products too!!! 

Thank you for looking and be sure to keep those who victims of the tornado's and any others who are suffering in any way in your thoughts and prayers!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Finding my niche in our new "simplified" life...

My husband and I have taken a huge step in to a so-called "simplified" life!
We have been in our new home (RV) for just over two weeks now and I think we are finally getting settled...Maverick (our four-legged kid), however is not adjusting very well at all!!! Even though we are in an RV...we are not going on the road...we are staying on my husbands parents property. In part to help them, but it is for our benefit also. When getting ready to move in we were a bit nervous about all of the things we had to sell/donate/trash...but it is amazing how much stuff you collect that you NEVER use. That being said...I am still shedding a few tears over my lack of craft space!
This is a picture of my "craft room/dining room"
I have been so afraid of crafting is it possible to not spread out and make a mess when the creative juices start flowing??? I am happy to say that I found some motivation today! After going through the Close To My Heart blog hop for the new Stamp of the Month and seeing so many awesome creations...I just HAD to break out the paper, stamps and ink...and so the mess begins...(I did clean it up already-this place is way to small for a big mess-no matter how much fun it was/is to make)
And here is my creation, it's kind of plain and simple but I love how it turned out (the lighting is horrible in here so the picture doesn't do it justice.) I used CTMH "Surf's Up" paper, Play Day stamp set and the May SOTM. I had to cut the pinwheel down some because it was way to big for the little girl. I also used some bling to dress it up a bit!
To add a little dimension, the card has a window cut out so the sun rays are on the inside.
Thanks for looking!!!