Thursday, December 3, 2015

Is the Eastern White Pine Tree White

December is the last month to get your hands on Close To My Heart's White Pines Paper Packet (X7200B), matching Complements (X7200C) and Assortment (Z3077). You will be able to create beautiful Christmas layouts and cards using these fun items.

You can also order the White Pines Workshop on the Go (WOTG) which includes the Paper Packet, Complements, Red Enamel Gems, four additional Cardstock Sheets and a fun matching Stamp Set for $29.95 USD. It is item #G1098.

Below are the two layouts I created using White Pines WOTG. 

I love how this first layout turned out and cannot wait to find  some Christmas pictures to add to it. I used the Cricut Artistry Cartridge to create all the fun shapes. It really adds a lot.

The next layout is below. I added the White Pines Complements and more photo mats on the right side.

Pinups strobes, commonly known as the Eastern White Pine is not white. The tree is known to the Native American Haudenosaunee as the Tree of Peace. It is the provincial tree of Ontario, Canada and the state tree of Maine and Michigan, United States. The pine cone and tassel is the state flower of Maine.

Why is it called white pine? Well, freshly cut eastern white pine is creamy white (or a pale straw color) but after it has aged it is a deep rich golden tan.

Order your White Pines Paper Pack by going to my web-site at today. I will post more layouts and cards using this White Pines Paper Packet during December so watch for it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Your Friendship....

I'll be the first to admit it... I was not in love with Close To My Heart's December Stamp of the Month when I first seen it but after taking a second look I've changed my mind. Now I think it's a must have stamp set! I think you will agree when you see some of the artwork you can create with it.


Just think of all the Thank You and Friendship cards you can make using this fun stamp set. The jar stamp adds a fun touch. And don't forget you don't need to just make cards. How about adding a beautiful message around a candle? It adds a nice homemade touch. How wouldn't love getting a gift like this from a friend.

Here is a closer look at the card. I love all the stitching on it. It provides a great textured back ground.

Now are you ready for the card that made me fall in love with the stamp set? It was created by another consultant (Chris Lothian).

And here is another one she created. These cards are amazing. I plan to scarp-lift these for sure.

You can get this stamp set for $5 with your $50 purchase. It's item #S1512. Go to my web-site at to order.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Attention all planner addicts!

During December, you can order the new, gorgeous Everyday Life planner bundle for $29.95. It includes the Everyday Life (black and gold) Album, accompanying planner pages, and coordinating Everyday Life plan roller stamp. How great is that?

This offer is only available while supplies last so hurry and place your order now.

Visit my web-site at and order item #CC1059.