Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to the Summer Idea Book Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop! Over 40 Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2009 Idea Book by sharing their amazing creations using new products via their blogs.

If you have come here from Tresa's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning!"

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! These fun card was so easy to make with the new Tinkerin' My Reflections paper! I love these colors for summer, and as soon as I saw these stamp-sets, I knew I had to have them!

Originals Template: Lucky Three (turned on it's side,) and another that I can't remember right now Paper: Tinkerin' My Reflections level 2. My Acrylix Stamp Set: It's a Zoo, and Thank You. Ink Colors: Clover Meadow, Sunny Yellow, Twilight, Sunflower, and Black Staz-On. Embellishments: Mini-Medley's White Daisy, White Hemp, Connections Club, and Summer Craft Buttons, Citrus Leaf Organza Ribbon, and I used a sponge to apply the ink.

Now "Hop" on over to Rebecca to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Summer 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st! Here's a full list of everyone who's participating:

Erin Herring

Penny Doucette

Kathleen Rensel

Jessica Moore

Colleen Porter

Sherry Thompson

Jen Patrick

Corey Acton

Amy Edwards

Amy Schultz

Tresa Black

Leslie Kolic

Rebecca Garrison

Miranda Kurz

Terrie Dodd

Traci Tanimura

Debora Mcelhany

Katie Paterson

Michelle Robinson

Lori Scott

Amberlyn Gentry

Wendy Kessler

Meredith Burgess

Vicky Sullivan

Caren Goldstein

Jena Devries

Kami Welter

Traci Godbee

Julie Banzon

Laurel Seabrook

Alisan Smith

Haley Dyer

Dawn Heuft

Ali Creel

Helen Onulak

Jean McNulty

Aaron Brown


Julie Lane

Carrie Zrodlowski Thank you for visiting!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A sneak peek at a new CTMH My Reflections set.

I have seen on several other blogs people giving sneak peeks and so I thought that I would show you all my favorite My Reflections sets. Today I am showing Animal Cookies, I just love it, it's so bright, cheerful and happy! I hope you enjoy it too. This will be available with all other new summer products on May 1st, 2009. -Leslie

Monday, April 13, 2009

A couple sympathy cards.

My boss needed a couple of sympathy cards for Friday so I put two together for her. Here they are nothing really fancy but I liked them and more importantly so did she. Everything is from Close to My Heart on these, execpt the sentiment in the card that uses Unforgettable. Have a great day! -Leslie

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I had so much fun in Phoenix, last weekend.

It was such a blast, when Mom and I got to my Grandparents house we wondered why there was a car with a Colorado license plate in the driveway. Suprise! My Aunt Nancy had flown in from Texas, and brought my cousin Alicia down to visit with us. It was so neat to get to catch up with them. I haven't seen either of them in about 4 and half years. Here are a couple of pictures we took everyone out to dinner at Macayos.

My Aunt Nancy just got her Cosemetology License in the state of Texas, and she put some beautiful highlights in my cousins hair while Mom and I went to see Stephenie Meyer. Here is a good picture of Aunt Nancy and Alicia.

And well, I suppose it would be really mean of me to talk about Stephenie Meyer, and not post a picture or anything. Mom and I got in line about 2 hours early, as there were no assigned seats, just certain areas for certain tickets. We ended up in the 7th row, right in the middle. We had so much fun, the Emcee Shannon Hale (Author of The Princess Academy) introduced all the authors, but forgot to introduce Stephenie Meyer! It was so funny when one of the other authors on the pannel asked if she was going to. She started laughing so hard she fell over. I have been so busy with work I haven't really had time to post anything, but I have made a couple of cards and I will have a preview of the Summer Idea Book. Have a great day! -Leslie

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A tease or two...

So I just got to look at the new Close to My Heart Idea Book, which is active for customers May 1st, 2009. I have to say I am very excited lots of cute and fun new stamps and papers. I already have a list over $300! When I get some of my new things I will be sure to post some project pictures. There are two really great boyish papers with matching stamps that I just have to have. Good thing I have that new nephew ;) If you are currious I will say that right now it's a toss up for my favorite new paper set between Tinkering, and Animal Crackers. You'll just have to wait for my projects to see which you like best.

On Friday I am flying out to Phoenix for Project Book Babe. I am very excited. They are doing a really cool online auction as well so go over to and check it out. I will get to spend 3 days with my very best of friends from college Melly, and Kitty. I can't wait. Kitty is expecting her first munchkin in the fall and Melly has two munchkins the youngest of which I have never met. Naughty Auntie Lecy, I know. Melly's hubby is in the Air Force currently stationed in Germany so there is a good reason.

Well I am off to drool some more over the new products. Have a great night!