Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

I got busy and made up some cards in the last couple of weeks.  My creativity goes in spurts...sometimes all I want to make is scrapbook layouts and sometimes I just want to make cards.  And really this could go on for a couple of months...just making one or the other...I guess that is the fun of paper crafting!  Anyways, on this card I stamped the small flower, then cut it out leaving a small white edge around the flower.  I stamped the larger flower then I placed the cut out one on top and attached with a brad.  I also finger daubered chocolate on the chocolate pieces and blush on the pink pieces and around the colonial white to give it that added "punch" of border color. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Cherry O creative Basics paper X5810
Gracious Greetings  Stamp Set D1265
Gratitude Stamp Set C1322
Blush Brad Z1216

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I am going to give you a sneak peak of one of the new fall stamp sets Party Pennants.  This is a really nice set that includes the pennants that are so "in" right now.  It also includes different sayings for different occasions like shower and retirement as well as birthday like I used here. 
Down the side of the card i used our New Opaques Adhesive Gems.  TIP: For easy placement of the adhesive backed pearls, try picking them up with the pointy end of your piercing tool, then place them on your paper, and then push them down with your finger.  This is easier to do than trying to pick them up with your fingers. 
I also used a super fine glue pen made by Quicky and traced over the happy birthday saying and covered with Prisma Glitter. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Creative Basics Cherry O paper X5810
Colors are blush, Hollyhock, Cocoa, Colonial White and Dutch Blue.
Party Pennants Stamp Set C1429
Prisma Glitter Z134
Opaques Adhesive Gems Pearl Z1336
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
Quicky glue fine roller pen
Pearl Ribbon Unknown
Finger daubers
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Love you Muches!

I just love the paper packet Topstitch.  The pinks and blues and browns are just so nice together! They also go very nice with my baby granddaughter's photo. I used the Martha Stewart Eyelet lace Punch around the Page for this layout.  These are really easy to use as Martha Stewart has it placed perfectly to go around a 12x12 page so everything ends up even.  You just punch the corners first then line up the border punch and finish punching the sides.  Wala you have a perfectly punched square border around your layout.
I also stamped flourishes on the letters before I cut them out, just to give them some extra texture. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Topstitch Paper X7120B
Topstitch Workshop on the Go Stamp set
Poster Alphabet E1014
Love you Forever Stamp set C1398
Baby Pink Brads 2 different sizes
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch around the page set of 2

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Friday, August 20, 2010

New Episode of Art and Soul!

There is a new episode of Art and Soul TV.  You can watch it here.
It shows you how to make some flowers out of ribbons and some other ribbon tricks.  I won't spoil the surprise for you, you will just have to go watch it yourself. 
You can head right over to it here
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Baby is Eating!

I think the Zippidee Paper packet goes excellent with these photos.  The Cranberry red just brings out the red in her shirt, and the lettering on her bib so well.  I used my newest punch for the border.  I also used my how to book Imagine for the sketch for this layout. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted. 
Imagine Book, Monologue
Zippidee Paper packet X7125B
Picture Perfect Stamp Set D1363
Just the ticket Stamp Set B1323
Cherish the Moment D1421
Ticket to Ride B1346
Cranberry Itty bitty brad
Honey Ribbon
Black Journalling Pen
EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Punch

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Celebrate National Stamping Month!


and three’s best of all! Celebrate  your love of stamping by using

stamps to embellish the three  mini albums in our exclusive

National Stamping Month kit, Triple Play. With inks, stamps,

albums, and pre-cut accents for stamping,

you’ll complete all three albums in a jiffy. Since each album has

its own color scheme, all three are unique and ready for many

different kinds of photos. Make one for yourself and two to give

away—if you can bear to part with them!

In honor of National Stamping Month, you can get huge discounts

on the Triple Play kit when you purchase My Acrylix® stamps from

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or become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Here are five ways to get

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5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant and get the kit FREE!

National Stamping Month is always fun, but this year you’ll get
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Offer valid for customers and hostesses August 15–September 30, 2010. Offer valid for new Consultant enrollees September 1–30, 2010. Limit one discount-priced Triple Play kit per order per customer. Offer valid while supplies last.
You can order from my website here or give me a call. 

I decided I only wanted one mini booklet and I wanted to use the rest of the supplies in this kit to make some other things.  Here is the cute little album I made of my granddaughter Novalee's first trip to the playground. 

And for those of you that are cardmaker's here is the little card set I made using  the blue one of the triple play mini album kits.  There is 6 cards in this cute little card holder. 

And for the scrapbooker, Here is the 2 page layout I made using the brown/orange triple play kit.  I did have to add the two Bamboo base pages for this layout.  In this layout I am in Washington DC and I am at the White House and at the Lincoln Memorial, with my friend Glennys. 

So you can see, that in this awesome kit for National Stamping Month there is something for every type of paper crafter, whether it be card makers, scrapbookers, or mini albums.  The possibilities are endless! 

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Little Miss Personality!

Isn't she just adorable in her little hat! She actually likes hats on. Kids at play are fun to take photos of too!  I just found these photos of this layout that I made last spring.  The paper pack Caboodle went perfectly with the pictures of Novalee.  I sponged ink over top of the dimensional Elements then stamped on them. 
All Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted. 
Caboodle Paper Packet X7121B
This way Stamp Set (came with the Caboodle Workshop On the Go Kit)
Dimensional Elements Booksmart Z1223
Tiny Tabs Z1271
Sweet Leaf Ribbon Z1125
Code It Stamp set B1315
The Works Alphabet D1195
Save The Date D1386

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Amy's grad

Oh, my goodness, I had done these pages a while ago but somehow they got missed in my postings.  I really need a better system for my artwork.  Maybe this fall my computer will get an overhaul in organization...maybe...
Anyhow, I wanted to tell you how I did the frame around the Title and Amy's picture. I cut half inch strips of cardstock and  made a paper frame around the outside edge of the photo mat, placing it down with repositionable adhesive.  I took a sponge and dipped it in garden green ink, then swiped the sponge from the outside in towards where the photo will be placed.  I did all four sides.  Then I removed the frame and WALA I have a inked frame for my photo. 
Again, I also used my trusty how to books for the sketch for this layout.  
All supplies are Close To My heart unless otherwise noted.  
Imagine Sketch book, Perfect Prelude Page 26
Veranda Paper Packet X7119B
Colors are Garden Green, Creme Brulee and Colonial White
A Little Everything Stamp Set D1420
Express Postage D1262
Window Charms Circles 
Creme Brulee Ribbon Z1131
Antique Copper Photo Hangers Z293
Glue Dots
Computer Journalling

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Maggie Monday!

Welcome back to another Maggie Monday.  I do have a confession to make...I have been so busy this summer, going on two holidays, having a seasonal campsite out at the lake and with scrapbooking (yes, I do go in spurts) I haven't made too many Maggie cards.  But I have been coloring them!  I do have quite a few images colored in and will sit down one of these days to make them into cards.  So I just wanted you to know that Maggie Mondays will be back in the fall, just be patient.  These are too addictive not to color them!  Also I will be teaching a Copic Marker Class in October.  Stayed tuned for details. 

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

September Workshop On The Go

This is the September Workshop On The Go Kit.  It used the Olivia Paper Packet, with nice fall colors.  It uses some of the new colors Pear, Smoothie, Sunset as well as barn Red, Bamboo and Colonial White.  The stamp set is a really cute set with distressed leaves, a flourish and a couple of sayings.  If you send me an email I will send you the flyer for the workshop so you can see the stamp set, as I cannot figure out how to put a PDF file onto my blog yet. 
In this Kit you get:
  1.  My Acrylix Timeless Stamp Set
  2. My Reflections Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet
  3. Shimmer Designer Brads
  4. Workshop Guide
This Kit sells for $35.50 that is a savings of $3.50 plus if you order from me you will get a FREE Workshop to put this layout together.  The Workshop will be held on Sunday September 26th at 1 pm.  I will need to order these kits by the 20th of August so they will be back in time for the workshop. 
Also included in the Workshop Guide is the instructions for making 6 cards.  You will have enough paper in the packet to make the Scrapbooking layout, the 6 cards and still have plenty of paper left over to make other projects. 

So if you are wanting to do the Workshop On the Go please let me know by August 20th so I can order the kits. 

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Super Deals start Today!

The super deals start on my website today!  Here are the details again:

We want to show how much we appreciate you!  And to do so, we are bringing a Constant Campaign with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From on August 4 at 10 am through August 11, while supplies last, you  can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on my MyCTMH® website.  The deals are amazing!

You can go to my website and start shopping here

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Happy Birthday Novalee!

Today is my Granddaughter's 1st Birthday!    She is in British Columbia right now but will be back home next week, so I can hardly wait to see her.  So Happy Birthday Novalee, grandma misses you. 

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Stamp Of The Month

Here are some of the things you can make with the August Stamp Of The Month, Something Splendid. I had a lot of fun making these, the layout with my beloved puppy Shane that passed away last fall, the two cute cards and the Covered Notebook.
This is an awesome stamp set as flowers make good accents on any layout, card or any project.
For all the details on how you can get this set for yourself...you can even earn it FREE see here

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