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Mojo Monday and Close To My Heart

One of my favorite things to do is creating cards for card challenges.  A card challenge is a “friendly” competition or game that “challenges” you to complete a creation using specific guidelines.  One of my favorite challenge blogs for several years has been “Mojo Monday.”    Each week, the authors provided a great card outline or sketch to really get your creative juices flowing.  After you completed your card, you shared it on their blog for all to see and gain inspiration.  Many times there was also a prize given by Verve Stamps.

When I had my other blogs, Saving Memories With Cindy and Papers Pads And Pictures I frequently participated in card challenges especially Mojo Monday.  Now that I’ve restarted working on a blog, I was so looking forward to participating again.  Last week, I entered my first card.  This week, I head back to Mojo Monday for the next sketch only to read that Week 500 was the last challenge.  I was so sad as I have come to rely on Mojo Monday for innovative sketches and inspiration.

Here is my card for the last challenge…

The card is completed using my beloved Close To My Heart paper products.  The pattern paper is a current set called Prickly Pear and the stamp is a retired set that I thought worked perfectly with the flowers.  I would love for you to check out the quality products that Close To My Heart offers at my CTMH website.

I wish I could count the number of times that I have used the sketches for a birthday card for a friend or one of my many classes.  I bid Mojo Monday a fond farewell and godspeed.  Thank You.

For Now, Happy Crafting!


How To Make A Deco Mesh Wreath

How To Make A Deco Mesh Wreath

Calling everyone who wants to learn how to make a Deco Mesh Wreath!  As a floral designer, I make all kinds of arrangements and wreaths.  Some of the hottest styles are the trendy Deco Mesh Wreaths.  I have probably made hundreds of them over the years.  There are many videos are there showing how to make one, but, I thought I would share my tips in a video.

Before we start, here is a picture of the finished wreath along with the supplies you will need.

Supplies and Tools

  1.  One roll or approximately 20 feet of deco mesh
  2.  Work wreath
  3. Ribbon for the bow
  4. Embellishments.
  5. Wire Cutter
  6. Glue Gun
  7. Scissors

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Close To My Heart and Mojo Monday


I haven’t mentioned it yet in a post, but besides all the crafting I do, I’m am also an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.  Close To My Heart is a company that specializes in sharing the joy of paper crafting.  Regardless if you want to preserve memories in a scrapbook, create cherished greeting cards or make terrific 3D items or home décor, Close To My Heart has the products and templates to help you succeed.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Craft

Welcome you to Crafting Call With Cindy!  I have been teaching crafts for many years.  I am a floral designer at a big box craft store and a Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Consultant.  I have even had two previous blogs ( and  Sadly, working full time as a floral designer I didn’t have the time I liked to share my skills and projects with others.   I have made the decision that I miss teaching and will be returning to blogging.

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