Thursday, September 30, 2010

One Year Old!

It is hard to believe that my granddaughter had her 1st birthday already.  Time sure flies...We had a nice party for her out at the lake. 
I like the way the Hooligans paper packet went with the birthday photos.  it was a lot of fun making this from the new How To Book, Magic.  The pattern is in there, but I did change it up a bit.
I also didn't have any sunset cardstock so I used White Daisy cardstock and my sunset ink pad and did direct to paper to make my own sunset cardstock.  I think it turned out beautiful, it has a bit of texture for depth.  And it is very easy to do if you find yourself without the right color of cardstock. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted. 
Magic juggling Act Page 110
Hooligans Paper Packet X7129B
Hooligans Stickease X7129C
Today's Date D1286
Giggle Lowercase Alphabet D1137
Pear Mini Medleys Z1399
Sunset Brads Mini Medleys Z1338

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Too Cute To Spook!

Welcome back to Maggie Mondays.  Isn't she adorable.  The more I get to play with these little girls and boys the more I love them.  They are irresistible! 
This one is Sitting Witch Tilda.  The glass flowers came from my local Michael's store.  The were in the bridal section.  I also didn't have any sunset cardstock that I wanted to use so I took my sunset ink pad and rubbed it in circles all over white cardstock to make my own custom paper.  It also has texture to is as some areas are darker than others.  A fun way to make do with what you have. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted. 
Black, White and Gypsy Cardstock
Sunset Ink, and Black Archival ink
B1360 Troublemaker stamp set
D1280 Spot On Background stamps set
Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch around the page
prima Flowers
Glass Flowers from Michaels
Sm and Lg standard Circles from nestibilities
Nesties labels 3
Purple brads
Sitting Witch with broom magnolia

Copics used:
dress, hat and boots: N6, N4, N2, N0
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
skin: E11, E00, E000
Shirt BV13, Bv11, Bv0000
broom Handle E37, E35, E33, E31
Bristles: E35, E33, E31, YR23

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hooligans Workshop On The Go

Here are the layouts we will be making for the Hooligans Workshop On The Go class on October 17th. 
Your Kit will include:
My Acrylix Troublemaker Stamp Set
My Reflections Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet
Mini Medley Accents Sunset Collection
Workshop Guide. 
This has a retail value of $39 but you pay only $35.50!  Plus you get a FREE workshop to put it together PLUS for attending the free workshop you get a BONUS Layout to put together! 
I must have orders in by Sunday Sept. 26th for them to be back by Oct. 17th our workshop day.  Call me to place your order today!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Maggie Monday

welcome back to another episode of Maggie Mondays.  This is one of my newest stamps from Magnolia, Lady Tilda #382.  I love her long flowing hair and the beautiful long dress. She was very fun to color. 
All Supplies are From Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Olivia Paper Packet X7128B
Beautiful Day Stamp Set D1450
Corner Rounder
bamboo Brad
Prima Flowers
EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border
EK Success 1 inch circle punch
EK Success 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle punch
Coffee Ice Stickles on the Flowers and around the scalloped circle
Lady Tilda by Magnolia
Copic Markers

Copics used were:
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R20
Hair: E19, E97, Y21, Y11
Dress: E31, E30, E0000
Rose: Y17, Y15, Y11, G16, G14, G12
I used Spica Sand on her lace on her dress
and I used Picket Fence Distress Stickles on her hair band

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Studio J Digital Layouts

I have a confession to make.  We have been selling CTMH Studio J Digital Scrapbooking for almost 1 year now.  I was not interested in it because of the cost.  It was just too expensive and then when you add the shipping to Canada it was not something I was interested in promoting to my customers.  Then this summer at Convention in Washington DC they announced a membership program to Studio J.  This made it totally affordable to us in Canada! 
Studio J memberships include:
  • FREE hi-res JPG files for every custom printed layout purchased
  • Special Members only patterns and kits
  • FREE Shipping and handling on your monthly order
  • FREE Memory Protectors
  • Exclusive Campaigns and Deals throughout your membership
  • 50% off custom printed layouts...Your cost is only $7.50 per layout...that works out to only $3.75 per 12x12 page! 
So to summarize...$3.75 per page and free shipping...What is there not to like! 
The cost of a 12 month membership is only $115. or you can try a 3 month membership to see if this is something that you will like for only $35.

We also carry a 5 pack which includes 5 - 2 page printed layouts, 5 memory protectors, and free shipping and handling.  This option will cost $73. 

And to make this even more affordable become a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant on my team!  A one year membership may be one of your 3 choices you can make on a custom made consultant kit! 

The above layout I whipped up yesterday in only a matter of minutes.
You can try Studio J out here

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Monday, September 13, 2010


And a Hidey Ho Monday to you! I would like to introduce you to Pirate Edwin and Jolly Roger Tilda.  These were so cute to color. 
One thing that is great with Copic Markers are that you can match any papers you like to use.  So for this They went perfectly with my passages Paper. 
All Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Passages Paper Packet x7126B
Dimensional Stars Z1312
Bamboo Brad
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Martha Stewart Rings Punch around the page punches
Magnolia Pirate Edwin #156
Magnolia Jolly Roger Tilda #248
Magnolia Barren with Skull #558
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Clothes: YG95, YG93, YG91, E33, E31, E30
Hair: E55, E53, E51
Flag, E33, E31, E30, C1, C00
Scroll: E35, E33, E31, E30
Barrel: E37, E35, E33, E31, C5, C3, C1
Skull: E31, E30, C00

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

September Scrapbook Class

These are the Pages that we will be making for the September Scrapbook Class.

NOTE**This is different than the Workshop on The Go class**

Both these layouts are made with the Olivia Paper Packet But as you can see, You can use pictures that have nothing to do with fall.  I added a little bit of purple and the colors worked with pictures I had of my granddaughter. For your photos we will use something that matches instead of the purple I used.  You will be able to see that you can add odd colors to traditional colors and they will work together. 

We are also making a change for the better:  We will be doing both layouts instead of just the one we did last year.  This way you will get more scrapbooking done.  And the price stays the same! 

Class Date: Thursday September 23
         Time: 7pm
       Where: My House
          Cost: $12

Please register by Sept 20th to reserve your spot. 

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Friday, September 10, 2010

September Technique Class

Technique Class:  Sunday September 19th at 2pm.
                            My House
                            Cost $10
For this I have 8 spots total and they fill up fast.  I will take pre registrations until Saturday Sept 18th as my open house is that day. 
Techniques you will learn are:  Using the Edge Distresser
                                                Painting with Reinkers
                                                Sandpaper Stipple. 
Remember to book your spot soon! 

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Look what one paper pack will make

Have you ever wondered how many things you can make with one paper packet?  I did.  I was going through some of my paper packets that I have bought a few years ago and thought...I still have some of this?  I know I used it on this layout and on that one too, oh and I made a few cards with it, when I got the new Olivia paper packet I wanted to work with it until it was all gone to see what I can get with it.  I did add some extra cardstock for base pages for the layouts but that was it. 

So I started with the layout above...the Workshop On The Go Kit.  I always do these first they are the most fun, and you have the full directions in front of you. 

Then I did the Card part of the Workshop on The Go.  Did you know that the Workshop On The Go Kits come with directions for both the 2 page layout AND 6 cards.  You can do either workshop or BOTH and you have lots of paper for that. 
So I did both the Workshops then I made this layout of my and my hubby on out trip last year.  I still had paper left over though.  So...
I made another layout of my beloved puppy Shane, that is no longer with us. 
:(   I also covered the composition book, and made 2 more cards.  But I still had paper left...So
I made another 2 page layout.  And guess what?  I still had paper left.  So...
I covered one of our recipe boxes...You can use them for other things other than recipes so I am putting some of my favorite photos in this one.  But, I still had paper left.  So...
I made another layout with it.  And believe it or not I still have paper left, but I really go tired of the same colors so I have put it away for another day. But I did accomplish what I had set out to do...see all I can make from one paper packet.  So for $15.50 you get a ton of projects made.  The paper packets come with 12 12x12 patterned papers and 10 coordinating cardstock. 
So, maybe you can try it sometime.  I would like to see what you can make with one paper packet.  Oh, and you will be using some of that paper when you do that and not just stash it away for another time.  try it...I dare you...LOL
I will re post some of these pictures later on and give you the full list of things I used.  Stay tuned...

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Maggie Mondays are back!

Welcome back to Maggie Mondays.  When I took the summer off from posting these cute little characters didn't mean I was ignoring them.  Oh no!  I did a lot of coloring these cuties.  So I will have lots to post. 
This little girl is called Tilda with Broom. This makes a great Halloween card.  For this card i couldn't find any matching paper that I liked so I used solid Pear Cardstock and stamped the dots on it.  What a difference a little stamping will make. 
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Black and Pear cardstock
Black Archival Ink
Spot on background stamp D1280
Captured Moments C1423 for the sentiment
Autumn Terracotta Brads
Prima Flowers
Glass Flowers Michaels
Magnolia Tilda with Broom
Skin; E11,E01,E00, E000, R11
Hat: N6, N4, N2, N0
Hair: E19, E97, Y21, Y11
Dress YG25, YG23, YG21
Vest: E97, E95, E93
Hat Band: BV11, BV00, BV0000
Corn Broom: E33, YR23, Y23
Broom Handle: E35, E33, Y23
Stay tuned every Monday for More of these cuties!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

September Stamp Of The Month: Thriller

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September's Stamp of the Month is:

Thriller (Set of 9)

Recommended Blocks: 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" (Y1004), 4" x 4" (Y1008)
These stamps make awesome Halloween cards and Layouts.  Call me today or place your order here  as this offer is only available until September 30, 2010! 
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Product for Fall/Winter

Here is a layout I made at Convention in Washington this summer.  It uses the new paper packet Magnifique.  It is so pretty in person.  It has 3 of the new colors in it...Lagoon, Pacifica and Sky.  So pretty...It also uses the new Stamp set Circle of Love, with a  peacocks and feathers and a few sayings.  It also has another new of my absolute favorites in this catalogue...Memory Protectors Flip Flaps that are 12 inches wide!  Yes 12 inches wide.  You get 8 protectors total in 3 sizes 4 x 12, 6 x 12, and 8 x 12.  And the best part...they are only $4.75.  Yep, under 5 dollars.  How cool is that?  They have an adhesive strip along the 12 inch side so you can attach them to your page protector in any direction you wish. 
Here I have attached an 8 x 12 to the left side of this page and a 4 x 12 to the right side.  So you can flip them open even while they are attached into your album. 
This is what it will look like open.  And on the photo below I have attached a
6 x 12 on the top and another one on the bottom so that they open like is shows in the photo.  These are really great for any layouts that you have lots of photos reunions, trips or even birthdays.  In my layout I used my family photo shoot that we did last fall. 
I have lots of projects made with the new things in the Fall/Winter catalogue so stay tuned for more. 

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Here!

The New Fall/Winter Idea Book is here and ready to be viewed by you!  Just click here to see all the wonderful new products! 
If you would like a paper copy of this new idea book, I am having an open house at my house on Saturday Sept. 18th from 1-4pm.  All in attendance will get a new idea book FREE just for coming.  Also all who attend will get another free gift...a surprise!  Call for directions. 

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