Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween and the Time Change

Happy Halloween everyone!

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween. Please remember to watch out for the little ones darting across the street on your travels tomorrow. I made a cute little treat box to add to my Halloween decorations this year.
With Halloween this year, also brings the time change. So remember to set you clocks back one hour Saturday night. And with the time change you should also get in the habit of changing your batteries in your smoke detectors. It is so important for these to be working properly. There seems to be so many house fires just before Christmas. It is so sad. So PLEASE make this a priority every time you change your clocks.
One more thing...With the bi-annual time change you should also get in the habit of backing up your computer...or more importantly your photos. With the digital age I hear so many customers and family say that they have pictures on their computer from last Christmas that they have not developed yet....or a friend just said to me not long ago that her holiday photos were still on her camera from last year! I have also heard horror stories of computers crashing and losing all their photos.
I do spend a lot of time with my photos as I find they are so important. A few years ago I spent the whole winter scanning in all the photos I had (before my first digital camera) so I could have copies. I also am in the habit of backing up my photos onto an external hard drive, plus I copy them all to CD's and have them stored outside my home in case of fire. I do know this takes a lot of time, but to start just back your photo files up on a CD and put them in another location. Once you get in the habit it will only take a few minutes to do. I know you won't be sorry.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Me and Mommy

Here is another layout of my granddaughter and daughter. It is so fun to scrapbook little ones. All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Colors are Garden Green, Orchid Bouquet, Twilight and Vanilla Cream
Floral Tapestry Paper Packet X7084B
Chipboard Letters
Blush Ric rack Z1138
Silver Photo angers Z293
Twilight Corduroy Brads Z1120
Just Blooms Paper Flowers Pink Z1033
Express Postage Stamp Set D1262

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Childhood Portrait

Good Morning! Today, this card has one of my favorite stamp sets this catalogue on it...Childhood Portraits. You can see the entire stamp set here. It also uses the Sweet Home paper packet that you can see here.

I cut out some hearts from the stamp set and attached the smaller hearts to the bigger heart by sewing on some embroidery floss. Then I attached them to the card with Foam dots to pop them up. I also went around the piece that I stamped the kids on with the finger daubers using Buttercup ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Colors are Buttercup, Garnet, Heavenly Blue and Indian Corn Blue.

Sweet Home Paper Packet X7116B

Childhood Portrait Stamp Set D1373

3D Foam Tape Z1151

Embroidery Floss Blue and Purple Assortment Z1093

Finger Daubers Z726

Nestibilities Inverted Scallop Squares

Blue Ribbon (Unknown)

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Thanks A Bunch!

Hello! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I know I daughter and granddaughter spent the weekend here so I got lots of spoiling in.
This card is 5x5 square.
All supplies for this card are Close To My Heart.
Colors are Chocolate, Sorbet, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf.
Twitterpated Paper Packet X7118B
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds Z1127
Thank You Stamp Set D1361
5x5 envelopes (not Shown) Z1025

Well, Thanks is all for today.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Kuku for Cuckoo's

Yes, my kids say I'm crazy, but when I was in Germany last year I just had to buy myself a cuckoo clock right from the Black Forest where cuckoo clocks originated. This little store was rather unique as the front wall was a working cuckoo clock, complete with little dancers and music!
All supplies on this layout is from Close To My Heart
Grace Paper Packet X7117B
Beautiful Flourishes Stamp Set (this set is available only in the Grace Kit Of the Month)
Make It Count Stamp Set D1257
Dimensional Elements Monograms (for the Kuku title)
Color Ready Alphabets Oxford X5749
Sunflower Brads from the Autumn Harvest brad set z1215
Black and Desert Sand Ink
Sunflower Embroidery Floss from the Yellow and Orange assortment z1095
I did some hand stitching on the tops of the layouts with the Sunflower embroidery floss. I think it adds a nice touch to the layouts.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

These are the cards I have designed for the Christmas card Workshop this year. We will be making 2 of each design for a total of 12 cards with envelopes.
When: Sunday November 1st
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $20
If you would like 24 cards just book 2 spaces.
Please book this early as space is filling up fast. I may host another day if there is enough interest.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Card Workshop - October 18

When: Sunday October 18
Time: 2 pm
Cost $10
Please book early as space is limited. All supplies are included.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

October Scrapbook Class

Wednesday October 14th at 7pm. This is the 2 page layout we are going to do this month. Class is $10 and all supplies are included. Please bring your paper trimmers and a general supply kit with scissors, pencil, ruler etc. Please book early as space is limited.

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October Kit Of The Month... Twitterpated

The 2 page layout features Ribbon Pulling...a cool technique to learn!
This is a gorgeous kit of the month. I was so excited when it arrived and I could play with it. I thought it would be perfect for some fall photos taken on our trip last year.
In this kit you get:
My Acrylix Hello There Stamp set (not available anywhere else)
My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
Designer Ribbon Rounds Chocolate Collection
Workshop Guide with complete Instructions
All this is yours for $37.50 (Retail Value is $44.65)
If you would like to add on a couple of extra elements you can add:
Dimensional Elements in Color - Organic for $4.50
Natural Hemp for $2.75
Brads Basic Assortment for $6.25
These add ons are optional but do add a little pizazz to your project.
This kit is highlighted for October and I will give the FREE Workshop to all that purchase it in November. Let me know if you are interested in this beautiful kit.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Close To My Heart 2009 World Card Making Day Blog Hop! Join me and 16 other Close To My Heart Consultants as we share our card creations with you. If you have come from Debra Quigley's blog then you are hopping right along. Join the fun and hop on over to
Penny Kentosh's from here. This is a round robin so just keep hopping until you end up back where you started from.

I hope you like the card that I have posted. All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Treasure Life Stamp Set D1306
Silhouette Paper Packet X7090B
Indian Corn Blue, Black and White Daisy Cardstock
Garnet and Indian Corn Blue Ink
Black Bigger Brads
Nestibilities Regular and Scalloped Ovals
Ribbon (Unknown)

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