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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You're a Star

This card qualfies for 2 challenges this week:

1. The Mojo Monday sketch (#93)
2. The Color Me Monday combo on Jeanette Lynton's blog.

Close To My Heart products used: Shining Star Stamp Set (D1320), Bamboo Cardstock (1301), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Outdoor Denim Cardstock (1275), Outdoor Denim Stamp Pad (Z2140), Desert Sand Stamp Pad (Z2118), Twilight Stamp Pad (Z2160), Cranberry Stamp Pad (Z2116), Black My Legacy Writer (4275), Pewter Foundry Book Plates (Z1147), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Pewter Bigger Brads (Z299)

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Whooo Loves You?

This little owl graces the front of a standard top fold card (4.25" x 5.5") that I made for this week's sketch at 2Sketches4You (sketch 29). Isn't he cute? I just love this stamp set (C1323 - Whooo Loves You).

Close To My Heart products used: Whooo Loves You Stamp Set (C1323), Back Country Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7110B), Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7095B), Cocoa Cardstock (X5642), Cocoa Stamp Pad (Z2114), Desert Sand Stamp Pad (Z2118), Bamboo Cardstock (1301), Autumn Buttons (Z1282), Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088), Earth Pencils (Z920), Black Legacy Writer (4275)

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Last Day! Don't miss it!

Today is the last day of the June "Deal A Day" special that has been running on my website ( This special is going out with a bang! This time it is a goodie box filled with over $300 worth of popular Close To My Heart product which is yours for only $125 (that is 58% off the value! WOW!), plus $10 (very reduced rate) shipping and handling. Go check it out. Click on my website link above, then on "Shop Online" and "June Deal a Day".

Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's a Boy

My friend, Anne is pregnant with her 6th and is due in a couple of weeks (hi, Anne!). Her shower was this week and unfortunately I was unable to go. I am getting her gift ready to take over and here is the card I created. I used the sketch from CPS this week (#122) as my inspiration.

I decided to piece several different types of paper (2 patterns of background and texture paper, 3 colors of textured cardstock) and to cut and piece them together to look kind of a like a baby quilt. I used my waterbrush and chocolate brown ink to go around the edges of each piece to create a little depth and then drew tiny stitches around everything with the smallest My Legacy Writer (.01). I stamped the sentiment in twilight ink and the little doo dads in chocolate ink and then again used the chocolate ink and my waterbrush to add a little shading to the sentiment. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the pewter foundry bookplate and sentiment.

Close To My Heart products used: Sweet Baby Stamp Set (C1359), Aspen Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7103B), Winter Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (X5670), Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (X5747), Twilight Stamp Pad (Z2160), Chocolate Stamp Pad (Z2111), Waterbrush, Black Legacy Writer (.01 size, 4275), Pewter Foundry Bookplates (Z1147), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Celebrate and Make a Wish!

Close To My Heart products used: Good Times Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7092B), Good Times Level 2 MyStickease (X7092C), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Winter Buttons (Z1284), Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088), Twilight Ribbon Rounds (retired)

CTMH Colors: Twilight, Chocolate, Buttercup, Colonial White and Sweet Leaf.

I made both of these cards for upcoming male birthdays, but also to use the sketch that was posted today on Card Patterns (sketch #21).

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Lovin' Bella

I'm just loving the Bella Level 2 Scrapbooking Kit from Close To My Heart. All of the projects you see here were made with this packet.

I know you have already seen 2 of the cards here on my blog earlier this week, but I decided to include them with the rest of these projects anyway so you could get the whole 'picture' of the artwork together.

The purpose for all of these projects is a reward for 2 of my Close To My Heart team members. I offered a recruiting challenge during the month of May and my 2 lucky winners were Lucia and Brandie. They each earned a display board made by me with Bella papers (see the photo of the display board) to use in their Close To My Heart businesses. That's why there are no photos on the layout page. I thought they would want to add their own to display the page.

To order the Bella Kit (X7114B) and/or the matching MyStickease (X7114C), click here and then click "Shop Online".

Friday, June 26, 2009

Deal of the Day - 1/2 Price Goodie Box!!!

What a deal! For
just $25 you get approximately $50worth of popular product! And what's more, you get discounted shipping/handling of just $6 continental US (Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one goodie box only.).

Head to my website
( TODAY only for this goodie box. Once you're in my website, click on 'shop online' then June Deal of the Day. There should be one more goodie box after this one offered in the Deal A Day special on my website by June 30. Just a reminder, there is some kind of GREAT deal going on every day at my website during June. Be sure to check every day from 9 am to 8 am the next morning, Mountain Time (from 8 am to 9 am the site will be updated with the new deal).

Every goodie box so far that has been offered has been full of AWESOME things!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cards for CPS and Sketch Saturday

2 Cards and 2 sketches today. Here we go:

1. CPS (Card Positioning Systems) Sketch #21.

Close To My Heart products used: Bella Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7114B), Bella Level 2 Stickies (X7114C), Desert Sand Stamp Pad (Z2118), Argyle Backgrounds Stamp Set (D1325), Thank You Stamp set (D1361), Holiday Buttons (Z1285), Autumn Garden Mini-Medley Collection (Z1119), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Desert Sand Organdy Ribbon (retired)

2. Sketch Saturday (#56):

Close To My Heart products used: Bella Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7114B), Bella Level 2 Stickies (X7114C), Holiday Buttons (Z1285), Just Blooms Autumn Daisy Paper Flowers (Z817), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Heritage Edge Anchors (Z1288), Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Collection (Z1037)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


You all know how much I love this little Daci girl. I enjoyed some time this morning putting this layout together using the Creative Scrappers sketch (#57) for this week.

Close To My Heart products used: Baby Pink Cardstock (1299), White Daisy Textured Cardstock (X5671), Blush Stamp Pad (Z2106), Daydream Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7108B), Life Delights Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (7089B), Whoops-a-Daisy Level 2 Stickies (X7099C), Just Blooms Big Pinks (Z1033), White Daisy Just Blooms Variety Pack (Z1300), Spring Craft Buttons (Z1281), Summer Organdy Ribbon (retired), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Non- CTMH products used: offray purple gingham ribbon, KI Memories softies

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A Fallen Leaf...

6 x 6 Card for Mojo Monday sketch #92 and for Jeanette's Color Me Monday Challenge.

Close To My Heart products used: Nature's Vein Stamp Set (D1232), Abundance Borders Stamp Set (C1252), Summer's Wave Stamp Set (A1090), Brown Bag Cardstock (X5644), Brown Bag Stamp Pad (Z2108), Cocoa Cardstock (X5642), Cocoa Stamp Pad (Z2114), Creme Brulee Cardstock (X5754), Creme Brulee Stamp Pad (Z2167), Juniper Stamp Pad (Z2165), Magic Moments Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7101B), Foundry Bookplates (Z1147), Cocoa Ribbon Rounds (retired), Spring Blossom Mini-Medley Collection (Z1118), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Non-CTMH Products used:
Offray polka dotted ribbon
Vintage Photo Stickles

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Come Fly with Me!

Today it feels as if I have done nothing but fly from one place to another; from home to football camp at Brigham Young University (30 minute drive), to grab some lunch, back home for a meeting, back to BYU for more football camp, back home for dinner and crashed. Craziness. My house looks like a tornado went through it.

Since I haven't had time to make any fun artwork today (nor do laundry, dishes, make a bed, or even pick up the newspaper from the driveway), I thought with all of my 'flying' I should share this....a present I made for my son-in-law Rick a couple of years ago. He is an airplane enthusiast (or would that be fanatic?). My dear friend, Tracey had attended an air show in Ohio and taken some amazing photos (she rocks the camera). She generously made a cd of her pics for me to give to Rick. What you see here is a cd cover I decorated to give it to him in.

By the way, please don't think I am complaining. Even though I am exhausted, it's a good exhausted that comes from being part of my children's lives and being involved with the ladies at my church organization. I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything! I just wish I had more energy. But that is a whole other subject...

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

2 for the price of 1

This card was made for 2 different challenges:

1. Jeanette Lynton's "Color Me Monday" color combo from last Monday (6-15). The CTMH colors are Hollyhock, Blush, Juniper and Creme Brulee.

2. For Sketch #20 at Card Patterns.

Close To My Heart products used: Daydream Level 2 Scrapbook Kit (X7108B), Hollyhock Pad (Z2128), Juniper Pad (Z2165), Waterbrush (1771), Corner Rounder (Z578), Round Sponge (Z697), Dimensional Elements Borders (Z1156), Dimensional Elements Perennials (Z1139), Love Letters Rubons (Z1098), Black Legacy Writers (4275), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Click here to go to my website to order (then click on 'Shop Online'), see upcoming events and classes on my calendar, and to view My Art.

Non-CTMH products:
White Versacraft Pad
Butterfly Accent (unknown)

Thanks for looking! Feel free to click on any image to see it larger.

4 Fathers I Love

How did one girl get so lucky? I have yet to figure it out. There have 4 wonderful men in my life that I want to honor today, on Father's Day.

Having a husband who is not only the best husband ever, but everything I could have ever hoped for as a father to our children is really what I hoped for my whole life, what I dreamed of as a little girl when I would lay in bed and wonder who I would marry and what he would be like. Dan has been an 'equal opportunity parent' since the first child was born. He fed them, bathed them, changed their messy diapers, sang to them, put them to bed, coached them, tickled them, read to them, gave them blessings, baptized them, laughed with them, cried with them, and loved them. THANK YOU, Dan my man for being the father you are.

My father, LeRoy Overstreet is my hero. He never let me say "can't" growing up. He helped me to learn that I can accomplish anything if I am willing to do what it takes to get there. He has not only taught me that by word, but by example as well. Thanks, Dad for helping me learn to pitch in the back yard in New Mexico, for teaching me how to shoot free throws and layups in a church gym in South Carolina, for always supporting me in my goals and endeavors, and for being the best dad I could have ever hoped for.

My father-in-law, Keith Pedersen in an unshakeable example to me of living what he believes and sharing his love of the gospel through his actions. Whether it's countless hours spent in his garden, full days at the geneology library, several days a week at the temple, or bearing his testimony to his grandchildren he is always stalwart, and mixes kindness and charity into all of that as well. Thank you for being a wonderful father-in-law, for raising the man of my dreams, and for loving your grandchildren.

And last but not least, Rick. What a sweet daddy you are to our little Daci. I love watching the way you look at her, the way you love her, and seeing the father that I know you will be. Thanks for marrying our daughter, for loving her, and for being everything we could have ever hoped for in a son-in-law and daddy to our grandbabies.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Adult? I don't think so!

Today is the 18th anniversary of the day that I gave birth to Tannon Dane Pedersen. Yep, 18 years ago today he entered this world and it hasn't been the same since. We celebrated it by watching him play in the Brigham Young University 7 on 7 passing league football tournament. Not only did he play, but he led his team to a 9-0 record today and won the championship game in overtime with an out-of-this-world pass to Russ. YOU GO, GUY! But will I admit that he is now an adult? NEVER! Will his curfew change? No way!

T-man, I love your sense of humor, your sense of adventure, your excitement to cook something new (your BBQ chicken tonight ROCKED!), your artistic talent, your silly expressions, how you call me "Kare Bear" just 'cause dad does, your crazy expressions, how you try to sneak and wear your slippers to church with your slacks, shirt and tie (OK, I lied. I don't really love that), the way you and your friends find nerdy music you like and then make it 'cool'. The next thing I know everyone at the high school is singing along and thinking it's totally normal. Case in point: Who knew that every guy on the basketball and football team would love Backstreet Boys again? Only YOU! Who knew you could get them to sing a medley of Backstreet songs with you while roaming the halls of Lone Peak High School at lunch? YOU did! Who could stand up in front of a group date and sing songs from High School Musical 3 and have their dates think they were cool? You and Dillon. You never cease to make me laugh. I love you Tan Man! Happy 18th. Don't get any big ideas!


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