Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gift Bag Toppers

When it comes to school gifts I am always happy to volunteer to make the cards and gift bags.
Since yesterday was Administrative Assistants' Day, the specials
teachers wanted to give appreciation gifts to our two school secretaries.
For years we have been taking up a collection and filling a lunch bag with
dollars for them to go out to eat for lunch a few times.
This year I decorated Kraft lunch bags with some Prima papers and flowers, on top of a 
Maya Road Kraft doily.
I stamped a tag using the stamp set from
Only one week left to get any of our Close To My Heart cartridges FREE when you sign up to be a consultant.  I'd love to welcome you to my Kraft-y Heart team.
More info HERE.
Now for a look at the gift bags.

It was so much fun to present our two special secretaries with these gifts.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Retro sketch Time

Time for another sketch challenge.
I always like the playful designs at Retro Sketches.
Here is the latest one...

And here is my card.

I started with a Kraft base and used some of the Lagoon print paper from
The stamped images are from one of my fave stamp sets from the Spring/Summer IDEA Book.

Isn't that a fun, versatile stamp set?
Love it!
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch

This weekend I had a little time to play with some sketches.
Today I am sharing a card I created using the


I simply cut the Skylark paper according to this sketch.  The paper is so beautiful that I did not even have to stamp it.
I moved the ribbon over a bit so I wouldn't cover the bird.

Thanks for visiting!  
You can check out the sketch HERE.

Monday, April 21, 2014

NSD Workshops

National Scrapbook Day is coming soon...
May 3rd.
What are your plans?
I am hosting two workshops at my bungalow.

This card kit features the same sketch, inspired by a card from
my RB sister Kristine.
You can see her original card HERE.
Each card uses a mix of patterns for each of the 7 paper packets in the
current Spring/Summer IDEA Book.
I thought it would be fun for my customers to sample each paper packet this way.

The other kit is a layout kit featuring the Lollydoodle paper packet.

To my local customers, please rsvp to order or your kit and/or reserve your spot
at Open Studio times, by Tuesday, April 22 so I can get supplies ordered.

Do you have any plans for NSD?  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Skylark Mini-Album

If you missed our team blog hop yesterday I invite you to check it out.
Just check my post from yesterday and follow along the circle of inspiration.
It is worth the virtual trip!
Our Rose Blossom team is amazingly talented!

Here are a few more pages of the mini-album that I created for the hop.

Back of insert page 1.

Back of insert page 2.

Back of insert page 3.
I love these smaller sized insert pages.  Just enough room to add a photo or some journaling.
Everything you need to make this journal is in the new consultant kit.
The cardstock, paper, stamps, ink, and embellishments...

Isn't it pretty? And only $99 for over $300 worth of product.
You do need the Artbooking Cricut Collection to cut the album pages and some of the cuts.
But no worries, if you sign up to be a CTMH consultant this month you get 
one Cricut Collection FREE!
This is the amazing Artbooking collection which comes with 3 stamp sets and coordinating chipboard.
This cartridge is terrific for creating mini-albums and layouts.
For the album above, 
I used only 2 keys which were designed for a travel album.
I used the base pages and a few cuts to make an all occassion album.
I just set my size dial to 8 inches and every cut was perfectly proportioned to create this mini.
If you join my Kraft-y Heart team this month you can get this collection FREE.
I will even send you directions and photos to create this mini-album.
Use it to show your customers, give as a gift, or for personal use.
Some team members are hobbyists that love CTMH products, the discount, wonderful perks, and team support.
Some team members are building a business doing what they love!
All along the spectrum there is a place for creative craft lovers.
If you want to know more about joining CTMH, read HERE.
Or e-mail me:  darda lynn at yahoo dot com
I'd be happy to give you a call or answer any questions you might have.

Wishing you a wonderful, sunshine-filled Easter weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to "From My Bungalow"!
You probably are coming from
Shelly's lovely blog,
Just One Pretty Piece.
I am so excited be part of our Rose Blossom Team Blog Hop today as we feature the lovely Skylark line.

The mini-album that I am about to share can be created with everything you get in the
new consultant kit plus the Artbooking Cricut Collection.
I will tell you how you can get that cartridge collection FREE at the end of the post.

I used only two keys on the Artbooking Cartridge to make all the cuts for this mini.

There are more pages to see but I am sure you want to continue on this blog hop so come back tomorrow when I share some more pages and details of my album.
The Artbooking Cartridge really makes it easy to create mini-albums like this.
Just select a theme, set one size (I used the suggested 8 inches)
 and cut away using only a few keys like I did.
Or you can mix and match pages from different album designs.
The possibilities are endless.
You can get this Artbooking Cricut Collection for FREE
if you join my Kraft-y Heart team in April.
That is a $99 value for FREE, on an amazing cartridge or one of our other carts.
You can read more about it HERE.
I would love to chat with you about the reasons I love being a member of the
Rose Blossom team and a Close To My Heart consultant.
Now there is another stop to this blog hop so be sure to visit 
to see what the wonderfully talented Mary has to share!

Thanks for stopping by the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kraft-y Heart Blog Share, day 2

Kim and I are back with some more
Here is a little Kraft box I made to hold some mini-cards.
A cinch to create using the Artiste Cartridge.

Here are the cards...

These are some of the stamps I used to create the mini-cards:
I used the Lollydoodle Paper Packet and Stickease too,
The Flamingo Dots (enamel dots) are a new fave embellishment of mine.
And here is the set, all together.

Please go visit my Kraft-y Heart friend Kim's blog,
Thanks for visiting the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share!
Tomorrow we will both be involved in the Rose Blossom Blog Hop.
I cannot wait to see what the rest of the team has cooked up.