Saturday, December 29, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine!

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal-our Whooo's Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines-perfect for classrooms and other group settings.
This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
You'll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of sliver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for this kit.
Available now through January 31, 2013.

You can purchase this kit and other Close To My Heart scrapbooking/stamping product over at my website
any questions you may contact me at:

Happy Creating, Peggy Lee

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Super excited about this !!!!
You can purchase this on my website at

Any questions please leave me a comment or email me at

December BAP-Prima Challenge

2012 December
Prima Marketing has a some wonderful challenges over on their blog, like this one "BAP" (Build A Page) This month the sketch artist is Marie-Nicolas Alliot!
Rules to use with  this sketch, build a page with Prima based products and submit through email.
So here is what I came up with while recovering from a surgery this past week.
I first started making my Chevron pattern was using a chicken wire mask and gesso.
                                                      Added some Prima stamping and ink.
 Distressed the paper edges and added some color with Distress Inks to all the edges and in places all over the paper. Don't be afraid go for it just add color and blend with water if you get to dark.
 Grab some beautiful Prima flowers-mix and match with all kinds of flowers to create your very own flower.
 Create away! Here are some tiny clothes pins that I glimmer misted to give the weathered look...don't forget to tuck in papers, flowers and embellishments here and there to add textured layers.

 Don't forget to journal here is where I tucked in my journaling behind the photo clipping to the clothes pin.
           I used Prima's Almanac Collection paper scraps that I had laying around my workspace.

I so enjoyed playing along with this Prima sketch challenge, thanks for stopping by.

Peggy Lee

Prima-Almanac paper scraps
Prima-#562090 Pierott B flower
Prima-#552527 Essentials Printery flowers
Prima-#553265 Flower Market Printery flowers
Prima-#514891 Say it in Crystals gems
Prima-#170660 Leaves
Prima-#559120 Romance Novel Alphabet Stickers
Prima-#559427 Stamp
Prima-Chalk ink (tin can)
Bazill-black card stock
CTMH-colonial white card stock
TheCraftersWorkshop-mini chicken wire template mask
Claudine Hellmuth Studio-Gesso
Ranger-Distress inks (vintage photo, dried marigold and Victorian velvet)
Ranger-Distress stains (walnut stain)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (tattered leather and graphite)
Adhesive-Beacon Fabri-Tac and 3-in-1 glue
1/2" Scor-Tape

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

                             Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

MoJo Monday 5th Avenue Style (Melissa Frances)

With Christmas just around the corner and me recovering from gallbladder surgery this week I have had a little down time, so I decided I could create a simple shabby chic card for this weeks MoJo Monday. Of course I knew I had to use the 5th Avenue by Melissa Frances love this paper line, added some vintage seam binding and mother of pearl buttons.
A little sewing around in grey thread gives this card a little pop!

 Along with the card I knew I had to create a little ornament to adorn our tree with the 5th Avenue papers, it  turned out so cute I created a few more for Christmas gifts.
Merry Christmas,
Peggy Lee

Bazzill blue card stock
Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper pad 6x6
Melissa Frances resin pieces
Prima flowers
CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel Silver
Vintage Seam Binding
Mother of Pearl Buttons

Monday, December 17, 2012

Artsy Addicts Blog-Christmas Eye Candy

Head on over to the Artsy Addicts Blog today to see my post on Christmas Eye Candy!
 Spreading some Christmas Cheer-One of a Kind gift set, cards, ornament, tags and box!! pretty
                                                                       over all view
                                                           glitter snowflakes got to love

happy creating,
Peggy Lee

Monday, December 10, 2012

Grand Printable Mini Kit-Artsy Addicts

 Over at the Artsy Addicts Blog today is my post of this Christmas Memories 2012 mini album using the Grand Mini Kit by Marion Smith. You can purchase this kit at under mini book section. This Grand Kit has rich and beautiful prints with Chevron prints, flare of distress edges and collage pages.
 Tip-look in your local stores Christmas section for great embellishments for a dollar...snowflakes are so fun to create with and give a little sprinkle. Washi tape and glitter make such a wow factor in your minis.
 Grand Printable kit makes wonderful cards as is a Christmas card "JOY", love the little Chevron reindeer....
jump over to the Artsy Addicts Blog and see more....Happy Holidays, Peggy Lee

Monday, November 19, 2012

Arsty Addicts: "A Perfect Day" Friends Forever-layout

Life can get so busy and crazy at times...I have created this layout for Arsty Addicts Blog which you can see more about this layout over at the We Are Artsy Addicts Blog. "A Perfect Day" 12x12 layout using Marion Smith's new paper line Romance Novel. I belong to the Swirlydoos Monthly Kit club-the kit for September "Inspiration" loaded with Prima papers, embellishments along with other wonderful products.
  September 2012 Kit "Inspiration"

besure to check them out at their blog:

Please leave a comment on the Artsy Addicts blog and say hi....thanks Peggy Lee

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gratitude:Day One- for the past

Remembering the little things of your past, your childhood sometimes not all happy things or times, but greatful for all. Blessings on growth, hope and faith= a joyful heart.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas: MOJO Monday #264

A Snowflake, Christmas greetings and MOJO Monday Challenge # 264 = a great way to start off the Holiday Season. With a North Eastern Storm to boot, I might be stuck home for a few days to craft out the storm.
 I have just started taken part in the challenges over at MOJO Monday blog, and I am really enjoying the challenge sketches and inspiration from all the entries. Most of this card was created with pieces and parts of leftovers, a little snip here and some inking to create this little beauty...
 Here is the side view of the snowflake...everything on this card is made with Close To My Heart products which you can purchase on my website except for the vintage mother of pearl button that adorns the center of the snowflake and a little glimmer mist.

can be purchased at

All CTMH products unless stated below.
all created from pieces and parts of my scraps
Artiste Cricut Art Cartridge
My Reflections Paper Packet: Pear & Partridge #X7162B
October SOTM Special: A Very Merry Christmas Stamp set #S1210 which you can still order for only $5.00 if you purchase products worth $50.00.
CTMH Snowflake Stamp set #D1480
CTMH inks: Bamboo #Z2103, Chocolate #Z2111
Mocha-Pearl Gems
non-CTMH used: Vintage mother of pearl button, Tattered Angels: Marshmallow glimmer mist,
embossing folder.

happy creating, Peggy Lee

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Holiday Season has begun....

Holiday Season creativity has begun: I am so excited to share that I have signed up for Stephanie Ackerman's Homemade Holidays 2012 Online Workshop. Here is a peak at her sure to jump over to her blog to read more about this amazing workshop...that you can do at your own pace!! You can either use the supplies that she suggest or use what you have on hand, how cool is that since most of us scrapper/crafty people of ton of supplies....and scraps laying around to use up!
Thanks Stephanie for getting my Holiday Creating a great jump start...what are you waiting for go sign up now cause I can't wait to see what you all create.

Happy Holidays,  from Peggy Lee

Artsy Addicts Blog (Mini Junk Joural) Part 3

Jump over to the Artsy Addicts Blog today and see my post for Part 3-Garment District Mini Junk Journal Overview!!!

I really to hear your comments....thanks, Peggy Lee

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MOJO Monday Challenge #262

 Here is another MoJo Monday entry for the challenge blog sketch 262 by Teresa Kine, jump over to their blog for some wonderful eye candy of all who created some beautiful cards. Great inspiration!!
 Just for You card, created with CTMH Roxie paper collection, flowers cut from the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy collection. Which you can purchase the cartridge on my website

won't you play along it has been alot of fun with these sketches, enjoy Peggy Lee

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Artsy Addicts Blog

Over at the Artsy Addicts Blog is my post on the Part 2 Garment District Junk Journal Mini "Covers".

enjoy, Peggy Lee

Saturday, October 6, 2012

MoJo Monday #261 & National Card Making Day

Today is National Card Making Day and a bonus:
1st Mojo Monday
My first time trying out the MoJo-Monday Challenge #261
for more details check out their blog.

Mojo Monday and the New "Handmade Holiday" by Simple Stories Collection. Which just screams country comfort, so I couldn't resist using one of the little snowman that I fussy cut out of one of  the journal spots/cards.
 To create this card, I used Kraft card stock 4 x 6 card base, cut the circles and scallop pieces using the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. Pattern paper is Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories, Distress ink-vintage photo by Ranger. Embellishments: twine, seam binding, button, highlighted the snowflake stickers with Gelly Roll-Glitter Clear Star Pen.

 Another creations of a 3 in One gift paper bag, card and tag...using Authentique "Enchanted" Collection.
paper lunch bag.
 The flower is handmade out of crinoline fabric, sprayed with glimmer mist: raven and graphite also the leaves with distress stain: forest moss and adhesive was Helmar 450 glue. The doilie was sprayed with raven glimmer mist as well. See the pretty sparkle trim thats the new Tim Holtz tinsel "Autumn" and the flower center was Sparkles by KaiserCraft: color Ebony black.
thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Collection #Z1686 $99.00 (700 images, fonts, shapes and 3D items) plus 3-My Acrylix D-size Stamp Set and 3-Dimensional Elements shapes.
Can be purchased at my website

Monday, October 1, 2012

Artsy Addicts: Mini Junk Journal

Today over at the Artsy Addicts Blog is my post on my Mini Junk Journal using the new "Garment District Printable" by Marion Smith...also announcing a Contest using this new collection. Stop on over and read all about it and remember to leave me comments so I know you stopped by and so I can say thank you.
 Printable from

gathered supplies
printed and cut out the digital pages
inked edges
cut out chip board pieces for covers
now to decided on which printable to use..oh my!!!
I love them all...
stay tuned for more on my Mini Junk Journal.

thanks for stopping by, Peggy Lee

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype (S01E02)

Learn how to add texture, distressing, movement, and motion to your projects by stamp swiping—a technique that will change the way you stamp.

**stamp swiping is alot of fun, Peggy Lee

Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It (S01E01)

Discover the ease of creating new designs from stamp sets you already own. Personalize by using this new stamping technique. The versatility of clear My Acrylix® stamps makes it simple to bend, curve, and mix and match stamps to produce a completely unique design!

**I have been a stamper for many years with clear stamps and I must say there isn't another stamp out there like Close To My Heart My Acrylix stamps. They are Clearly The Best in my book!!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Snowflake Poinsettia Wall Hanging-CTMH

That's right you heard me right-"snowflake poinsettia flowers"!!! Last year I created 6x6 layouts in blues and greys with this beautiful snowflake stamp set #D1480. So when I saw in the New Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book this snowflake stamps-stamped in red on page 88, I was so excited.
Who'd ah thought snowflakes as for flowers what a wonderful idea...I knew I had to give this a try and I am so please how this little wall hanging came out.
The base chip board and papers were cut from our new Cricut Artiste Collection #Z1790, also the frames and snowflakes were cut from our last season Cricut Art Philosophy Collection #Z1686 (which is a must have in your collection).
 Poinsettia's-are snowflakes stamped in CTMH cranberry ink #Z2116, Pear & Partridge Paper Packet #X7162B, Sentiment is Merry & Bright Stamp Set #C1510 also stamped in CTMH black ink #Z2105. All edges are inked with CTMH chocolate ink #Z2111, embellished with Opaques Adhesive Gems Mocha #Z1333.  Non CTMH  items used were Ranger's Distress Stickles rock candy, and tulle.

Ribbon hanger is  CTMH cranberry color which you can purchase on my website in the "while supplies last" section it's on clearance...what a

I found this old picture of my girls way back in Christmas 1999, boy have they grown.
Hope you start to enjoy your Holidays with some CTMH scrapbooking/stamping supplies.
Greetings, Peggy Lee

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