Monday, March 29, 2010

Jot It Down

Here is a cute little book we made the last week during our club meeting. I got the idea from fellow consultant Vicki W. (thanks). I know I am always looking for notepaper to write my lists down, whether it is my grocery list or my to do list so this is perfect. I plan on making a few more to leave around the on my desk, beside the phone and and I even going to put magnet on one and hang on my fridge.

Our Club meets once a month and we make little projects like this. I will be starting a new club in September if you are interested in attending. You will only have a commitment of spending $25 each month and in return you will be hostess once during the duration of club so you can get all the freebies plus you get to make things that are of no additional cost to you. Let me know if you are interested.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thoughts of somewhere warm

With the temperatures last week that were springlike and then this week a little colder, I am wishing for warm weather to stay. That made me think of this layout that I haven't posted yet. This was taken a few years ago in Cuba. Barry and I took a catamaran to a neighboring island. It was so nice to relax and watch the water as we were cruising...that is when Barry mentioned that it would be so nice to have one of these at home. So...when we returned we went pontoon boat shopping.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Cherish Pattern - Designers Eye
Caboodle Paper Packet X7121B
Colors are Crystal Blue, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf and Sorbet
Footprints D1281 (retired)
Vintage Postcard D1207
Chocolate Alphabet Small
Window Charms (retired..boohoo I loved these things)
Sweet Leaf Ribbon Z1125
Sweet Leaf Edge Anchors Z1035
Tiny Tabs Z1271
Crystal Blue Brads Z1216
Booksmart Dimensional Elements Z1223
Adobe Song Std. L. Font

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Technique Class

Once a month I teach a technique class. You will be given written instructions for all the techniques. We will make a 3x3 sample of the technique that you can paste onto the instructions to always give you a visual of the technique, then we will make a greeting card using that technique. At each class you will learn 3 different techniques too. These classes are very affordable at $10 and space fills up pretty fast. My next class will be held on Sunday March 28th at 2 pm. Call me to reserve your spot.

The technique we did on this card is called sanded serendipity. Pretty cool huh? Remember, you will learn lots at technique class!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

36 Hours Old

For this layout I used my how to book IMAGINE. If I have not said it before this is a awesome book to get you going on scrapbooking. It has complete directions from cutting your paper to putting it together and everything in between. This layout was Leading Lady featured on Page 16 of the book.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Unforgettable Paper Pack X7106B
Colors are Cocoa, Sorbet, Blush and Juniper.
Argyle Background Stamp Set D1325
Baby Miracles Stamp Set D1249
Classmate Alphabet D1303
Blush Ribbon Z1138
Chocolate Accents Z1037
Chipboard Numbers Z1115
Bookplate Accent (unknown)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Neenah White Cardstock
Copics G0000, E0000, RV11, RV13
CTMH Girlfriend Font Z1041

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

My First Tilda Post!

Welcome to my First Tilda Post. These stamps come from the Magnolia collection. I have purchased them from here.
Diana has real good shipping but the Magnolias are in high demand so the website is on the slow side sometimes.
This girl is called #382 Tilda with Thistle. I colored her with my Copic Markers and matched the colors to the paper colors in the Bella Paper Packet (X7114B). With my little color chart you can match any copic to any Close To My Heart paper you may have. This is also the first time I have used stickles. I have had them for ages but never got around the using them on a project. I love the effect and will certainly be purchasing more of them.

This is the inside of the card. Hope you like it.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Bella paper Packet X7114B
Colors are Garden Green, Creme Brulee,and Smokey Plum
Birthday Script B1208 (retired)
New England Ivy Brads
Creme Brulee Ribbon
Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
EK Success Heart Corner Punch
Champagne Stickles
#382 Tilda with Thistle
Copic Markers Shirt - YR 68, 65, 61
Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Dress - V09, 06, 01
thistle - BG 96, 93, YG91
Hair E55, 53, 51
Wings W2, 00
Boots - E47, 44, 43

You can look forward to many more posts with the precious Maggies!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Building our Nest

I really like this layout. It uses the fabulous Felicity papers and stamps that was a special back in Dec/Jan. (I still have a kit left if anyone is interested). This is also a great family picture of all of us. That is very hard to get lately as everyone of us has different schedules.
All supplies are Close To My heart unless otherwise noted.
Felicity Kit with stamps
Colors are Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta, Barn red, Bamboo and olive.
Dimensional Elements Monograms (for the title)
Vintage Edge Anchors Z1286
Fall ribbon Rounds
Autumn Button Z1283
Waxy Flax
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
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Monday, March 8, 2010

Best 15 days

This is another layout of me and my granddaughter. I know you are probably getting sick of seeing layouts of her but she is just sooooo cute! (I promise I will get to posting other things soon). For this I used the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch to punch around the page. It is a two punch set so you can do corners and along the border. I think it would out great! I also used one of our pretty pins through the crocheted flower. These are pretty neat to use but be careful you don't stick yourself. Another thing I did was sponged colors onto the chipboard numbers. To do this you start with the lightest color Blush, and sponge a little more that half the number, then take your desert sand and sponge the rest going over the blush some to blend the colors. It looks great in person.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Unforgettable Paper Packet X7106B
Colors are Desert Sand, Vanilla Cream, Blush, and Juniper.
Chipboard numbers Simple Z1115
Big Pinks Flowers Z1033
Crochet flowers Z1136
Pretty Pins Z1148
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch around the page
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Font
Adobe Ming Std. L Font
CTMH Typewriter Font

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

You Are My Shining Star

This is one More layout of my granddaughter. These pictures were taken just after Christmas this past year. I've used the Caboodle papers. This paper packet looks so go in person. For the large star and the two green stars I used foam dots to pop them up.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Caboodle Paper Packet X7121B
Colors are Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Sorbet and Vanilla Cream
Wishing Star Stamp Set D1333
Sorbet Ribbon
Foam Dots
Nestabilities Stars
EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch

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Monday, March 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.......

I would like to thank all my wonderful customers and blogging friends for all the comments. It has been a great 6 years with Close To My Heart and I am sure I will be around for another 6 years...probably longer.
Without further ado, I went to Random.Org to choose one random comment from the list, and it had chose comment #8 so... Ria from Virden left comment # 8 so she is my big winner. If you can contact me within 48 hours I will get your prize to you.

Thanks again for all the participated and please stay tuned to my blog for more artwork and class schedules.
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