Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the CTMH, Stamp of the Month Blogshop for January 2015 featuring "This Moment" Stamp Set of 12 stamps!!

You are going to see wonderfully, creative ways to use this set because there are   people posting for this bloghop.  We are all different so each demonstration of how to use it will be unique.  It is one big circle so you can jump in anywhere and then hop to the next person which you will see highlighted in each post.  There is a complete list of bloggers at
You might have started at Maureen O'Sullivan's Blog.  She has some dynamic work!  When you are all done at my post, just move onto Melissa Laverty's Blog.  You will see some delightful art there!
I have created two, two-page layouts with the Picture My Life Heartstrings set. 
Besides the PML cards and SOTM, I used:
  • Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape
  • Black Arrows Washi Tape
  • Puffies - Stuck on You
  • Heartstrings Compliments
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Slate Cardstock
  • Black Ink
  • Cranberry Ink
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • Microtip Scissors
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Tombow Adhesive
I was motivated to do PML Scrapbooking at my team's recent meeting with Vice Presidential Director, Naomi Smith.  She gave me an enourmous gift to try to get a PML Scrapbook Club started!!  I am so blessed!  So I'm ready for the first class in January and now these layouts for the February Club.
Enjoy the rest of the bloghop!
Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop

Hello!  Welcome to this edition of the Stamp of the Month Bloghop!!

I'm smack dab in the middle of my retail job ramping up for Christmas, specifically two days of Black Friday so time is a commodity.  Please bear with me if this post seems simple.  I gotta get her done with another long day tomorrow.

This Bloghop features the exclusive, CTMH stamp set, "Cutie Pie".  

There are so many talented consultants participating in this hop.  You might have just been on the post of Michelle Jones.  After mine, you will move on to see Donna Digby's blog.  

I had hoped to decorate our design decor cupcake box because of the obvious connection. But I'm out of time this month.  But alas I did get a card made earlier.  Here it is:

I used some of the colors and B&T paper from the new paper set, Heartstrings.  I love pinks and teals on dark brown. So the actual colors are Hollyhock, Lagoon and Cocoa.  It's hard to see, but I embossed the background with our dot embossing folder.  I paper pierced the cupcakes with cardstock.  There are Flamingo Dots adorning each cupcake and a retired Cocoa Grosgrain tying it all together.

If you would like to order this adorable stamp set, check in with your own consultant or click here to go to my retail page.  The set is $17.95 unless you put together a $50 order at which time you can buy the stamps for $5.

Thanks for spending time on this bloghop.  And...

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Friday, October 31, 2014

November 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop

Welcome to this edition of the Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  Featured is "It's the Little Things", a stamp set with 15 images.

Because this is a bloghop you may be here via Michelle Jones' blog.  After me your next stop will be Lalia Harris' blog.  If you get lost for some reason, there is a complete list of the bloggers here.

I put together a sweet greeting card with the Fall colors in Pathfinding.

I used:
           Pathfinding B&T
           Autumn Terracotta and Colonial White CS
           Chocolate, Glacier, Olive, and Lagoon Ink Pads
           Brown gems (retired)
           Just Blooms shapes (retired)
           A random brown marker
           Colonial White card base in 4.25" x 5.5"
           Glue Dots and tape runner
           Microtip Scissors

The "It's the Little Things" Stamp set is available from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.  You can order one here or with your own consultant for $5 with a qualifying order.

I hope you get an overflowing amount of ideas from this bloghop!  I am blessed beyond measure with the talent of my fellow consultants, too!! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas Card Kits 2014

Hello!  It's been a while since I posted card kits; but there's no time like today to get back on the wagon.  I am offering Christmas Card Kits now!  You'll want to order yours now to get your cards assembled before the big rush.

Below you will see the three kits I have available for purchase.  Each kit includes precut papers, ribbons and embellishments to make five cards. You can order the stamp set(s) used to do your own stmaping.  Or for an additional price, I will prestamp your images and sentiments, too.  When you order, I get the materials packed and ready for shipment.  I will include full assembly directions, too!

Here are the card kits:

Present Card Kit
Inspired by Naomi Smith

Stamping Options

Joyous Noel Kit
Inspired by Naomi Smith

Stamping Options

Home For the Holidays Kit
Created by Nancy Womersley

Stamping Options

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop


Welcome to the October 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop, a huge loop of 72 participating Close to My Heart Consultants!

This month we are featuring, "Home For the Holidays", a stamp set with seven images.

You may have been hopping from Vicki Price's Blog PostOr you may be starting out with me!  Whatever the case, you will hop on over to Melissa Laverty's Page next.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of the bloggers here,

I have designed a Christmas Greeting Card to look like ormanents hanging from a sash.  I used the Black Striped Ribbon, Neutral Metallic Baker's Twine, Black Buttons from a retired Black Mini-Medley, Gold Glitter Gems, Black Epoxy Bubbles, White Daisy Cardstock,
Yuletide Carol B&T, New England Ivy Ink Pad, Ruby Ink Pad, Black Ink Pad, Desert Sand Ink Pad (you can barely see my second generation stamping under the hanging images), 3-D Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dots, tape runner, and Value Pack of Cards and Envelopes.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from a retired stamp set, "Christmas Love".

For any of the wonderful creations you see on this bloghop remember that you will only be able to purchase this stamp set during October 2014.  You can click here to order yours!
Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month September 2014 Bloghop

Welcome to the September '14 Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

This month all of the 70 participating CTMH Bloggers are featuring, "Family Is Forever", a stamp set with 7 images.

The bloghop is one big loop.  You can begin anywhere in this list and go forward or backward.  You may have just been at Priscilla Gotham's BlogGoing forward, you will go to Shirley Ross' Blog next after mine.

I made art for a frame this month.  (Sorry but the frame was purchased at the new Walmart where I am selling jewelry.)  I decided to try something with the Hexagon Irresistables (now retired) and see if stamping the big tree image with Sorbet Ink would be resisted in the various patterns on the hexagons.  It was!!  Then I sponged Lagoon Ink all over to create texture.  I put some Smoothie Striped Washi Tape behind my tree on the dark side of the Bulk Chalk It Up B&T paper.  I added two pieces of White Daisy Cardstock with rounded corners to be banners stamped with Black Ink, 5 Bulk Sorbet Chalk It Up Assortment hearts, and two Durables Artisian Studs.  Additionally, I put two rows of Teal Shimmer Trim across the top of the tree.
Simple and quick!
Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Bloghop for August 2014

Ahh, I know that summer is drawing to a close when I see a Halloween Stamp Set as the Stamp of the Month!  But it's okay because the SOTM is adorable!  And you're about to see some wonderful artwork using it.

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  There are 67 CTMH consultants participating in this month's bloghop!!  Each one's blog will feature the darling, August SOTM - "What a Hoot" containing 17 images.

The bloghop is a very large loop of blog posts.  You can start anywhere and then make your way around the hop.  You may be beginning right here or you may have just come from Sheila Bennett's BlogAfter my post hop over to Michelle Loncar's Blog.  If you get lost along the way, you'll find a complete list of the bloggers at

This month I created a Halloween Card from the SOTM.  There were so many options from which to select.  Here is what I came up with:

The products I used were August Stamp of the Month, Scaredy Cat Paper Packet, Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon, Sunset Chevron Washi Tape, Black Glitter Paper, Black Enamel Stars, Black Exclusive Ink Pad, Value Pack White Daisy Card Bases, and Tombow Adhesive.
You can buy the August SOTM, "What a Hoot", anytime during the month of August.  When your order is at least $50 you can get it for just $5.  Or buy only the SOTM for $17.95.  You may click here to purchase your own "What a Hoot" from my retail site.
I hope you are enjoying our SOTM bloghop for August!  Thanks for stopping by...Nancy

Monday, July 7, 2014

Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit

This handy gadget does more than pierce paper and emboss fine details.  I use it to pick up small, adhesive-backed embellishments.  Just put the piercing end under a gem for instance and lift.  The gem will be stuck to the piercer so that you can place it exactly where you want it on your artwork.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Close to My Heart adhesives are the best!  Watch this video and see what we have!  You can order your supplies at my retail site by clicking

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Bloghop for July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

We are fortunate to have over 40 CTMH consultants participating this month!  I am sure you will see some very creative art using the Circus Alphabet Stamp Set.

The bloghop operates as one big loop.  You can really start at any blog and then look for the names of the preceding hopper and thhttp://pamse next one to follow.  For instance, my blog post was preceded by Pam's Blog.  When you are finished with mine you'll click on the name of the next blogger which is Susan's Blog.  You can hop by going forward or backward, it doesn't matter.  At any time you get lost just visit to be redirected.

I must admit that I had trouble creating my artwork this month.  I had to wait until the last minute to get started.  Then I was "entertaining" so to speak with a novice papercrafter and kept having to be engaged in dialogue.  So I got distracted and started making cutting mistakes!  Ouch!!!  In particular I wasted some of the chalkboard paper and didn't dare make one more attempt or I wouldn't have enough for my ladies.  So you will see a bubble in my banner which uses the Circus Alphabet Stamp Set.  Here's more explanation...

I had decided to make a baby card using Jubilee and the Chalkboard paper.  I planned on doing embossing with retired white embossing powder.  Little did I know that my craft heater would burn a bubble in the paper!!  I tried to redo this, but then my hand was nervous and the letters weren't as clear.  So I kept the bubble one which really is turning out to be my "perfect imperfection" which is alot like me!  Please pardon my bubble!!  I also learned something important about the chalkboard paper, it changed from dull to shiny under the heat.  I wonder if it is not really meant for embossing?! :))

Maybe the layout will inspire you with some truly baby colored paper.  This just is a little flat for me, but I like the concept.  There, I admitted it, I don't like my card!!!  Oh well, there's always next month....

The products I used are:

Jubilee Papers
Chalkboard Papers
Circus Alphabet Stamp Set
Baby Carriage Mini Stamp
Color-Ready Ribbon
Washi Tape:  Yellow Triangles, Slate Polka Dot, and Lagoon Houndstooth
Sorbet Ink
Cotton Candy Marker  (Easily substitute a Sky Marker if the baby is a boy.)
Black Pigment Ink
White Embossing Powder
Craft Heater
Pink Flamingo Dots  (You could use Aqua Dots for boy babies.)
Black Flourish
Babycakes Assortment

Remember that Circus Alphabet Stamp Set is only available this July 2014.  Click here to be directed to my retail site where you can order one for $5 when you qualify with a $50 order.  Or just order it for $17.95.

Thanks so much for stopping by and putting up with my humor!!  Nancy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 2014 Card Kits

Unbelievable, it's Summer!

I don't know about you, but I am ready for some fun in the sun!

But in case you need a day inside because you got too sunburned at the pool, I have some gorgeous card kits to offer you!  Each one is priced differently, but they all have an option to buy the stamp set used or to have me prestamp for you.  You will get the materials for five cards per kit.  Everything is precut and measured for you.  It's provide the adhesives and your good to go!

I used the amazing "Balloon Talk" papers for all of these cards.  You can order the paper by clicking here should you desire more and the whole collection.

Here are the kits:

"Merci Beaucoup"
Adapted by Nancy Womersley

Stamping Options

Created by Nancy Womersley

Stamping Options

Created by Nancy Womersley

Stamping Options

So there you have it, three kits to choose from.  Or all three for a bonazza of papercrafting!  If you have any questions, leave a comment or email me.

Thanks for stopping by!    Nancy

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Bloghop for June 2014

Welcome to the Stamp for the Month Bloghop!

This month we are featuring "Kaboom", a stamp set of 16 images.

You are about to see many marvelous creations by the 50+ contributing consultants.  You can join the bloghop here or anywhere and follow links for the next landing pad.  Anytime you get lost along the way, click here for a complete list of the bloggers.

You may have come from the amazing Michelle Johns' BlogWelcome to my blog to see my creation!

I made a birthday card because my two grandsons have birthdays in early July.  The sentiment can be changed to announce the birth of a child, wedding reception news, or whatever.  The options are endless!
I almost used exclusively CTMH product, but I deviated with the polka-dot grosgrain ribbon.  I wanted to use it up!  Now for the CTMH product besides the Kaboom stamp set, I used Balloon Ride Papers, Ruby Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Red Shimmer Trim, gems from the Red Base & Bling Jewels, Ruby Exlcusive Inks Pad, Honey Exclusive Inks Pad, Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Pad, Black Exclusive Inks Pad, 5.50 x 4.25 White Card from Value Pack, 3-D Foam Tape, and Tombow Adhesive.  I cut the ovals from a product of a retired company.  You can use our Cricut Cartridges instead.
You can get the stamp set, Kaboom for $5 with a $50 order.  Click here to order yours now.
Okay, now it's time to jump on over to Terry Ann Diack's Blog so you can see her awesome work.
Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Girl's Night Out - Skylark Bracket Frame

Do you want to have a Girl's Night Out on your own schedule?  You could be at home in your pj's crafting away!

I have my project offered this month, May 2014, to share with you! 

Skylark Bracket Frame
Created by Nancy Womersley
Original by Renee Wichert

You can purchase this safely with PayPal.  I will ship you everything needed to complete this art (except adhesives) and complete assembly directions.

Add photos and this is an adorable graduation gift or gift for any occasion!

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  And here's to Girl's Night Out whenever you can find the time!

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Card Kits for May 2014

Father's Day is on the horizon!  I always try to make guy cards at this time.  Then I send one to my uncle and save the rest for all the men's birthdays for the summer and fall seasons.

I am excited to send the Happy Camper card to my BFF because she is going "camping" this June.  Last year she pitched her tent and then saw all the bees and ants in the campsite.  That was it for her; she packed up and rented the one remaining cabin at the resort!!

On another note, I made a "card in a box" which mails in a regular envelope.  They are such fun to make and can easily be adapted for any occasion.  

Each kit below will come with full assembly directions.  You will have precut papers, ribbons, and embellishments to make five cards.  I will prestamp for you or you can buy the stamp set(s) used to complete them.  Under each card kit are options for purchase.

Here are the kits...

"Happy Camper" Kit
Adapted by Nancy Womersley
Original by Mary Gunn

Stamping Options

"Girl's Rock Birthday in a Box" Kit
Adapted by Nancy Womersley
Original by Nancy Ball

"Gone Fishing" Kit 
by Nancy Womersley
Original by Gina Brandstetter

Stamping Options

Once again, thank you for looking.  If you have any questions, add a comment and I'll get back to you promptly.

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy