Monday, January 23, 2012

Check out this new paper pack

Consultants get a short preview period with the new products before our customers can order them. I have been working with the paper pack called Stella and boy do I love it. I've only used 2 of the different b & t sheets and can't wait to make more layouts with this paper. I bought the complement canvas shapes and love them! Love the texture of them and I really love the sayings. This paper may have a girl name but I used it on these layouts from when my son was 3 and love them. I also used a flip flap (I tried to show it in the picture where you can see my hand). Just can't forget about these. What a great way to get an extra couple of pictures on your layout and at $3.95 for 15 of them you just can't beat the price.  In addition to the 4 x 6 size there is the 12" assortment and now there are 6 x 6 protectors as well. These layouts were done using patterns in our "how to" books. That sure makes layouts easy and they look so good!

Did you notice the strip of brown paper with the stitching on it and the strip with words like family, the ties that bine, love, together we can move mountains, laughter and remember? These are the zip strips off of two of the pieces of b & t. These strips are above the 12 x 12 piece of paper and are accent pieces that come with all paper packs. I love these!

I added some 12 x 12 sheets of paper but I already have 4 pages and a lot of paper left. Can't wait to use it some more!

Brown stitching zip strip on this page

Word zip strip on this page

Flip flap here:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sneak peak at the new Idea Book

I found the idea on our consultant message boards. Sure wish I could remember who made it originally. I made this card using the new Florentine paper pack and the new stamp set called Card Word Puzzle. I know I didn't use much of the paper but you can see two of the flowers from the stamp set. I stamped 3rd generation of the big flowers for the background and then one first generation in the lower right hand. The smaller flower was stamped and cut out of a piece of the B & T. I stamped Happy Retirement inside using this same set. I love this fact I really like all of the new paper packs. There is a nice variety of masculine and feminine papers. More to come....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My take on a Pinterest project

I saw this project on Pinterest: and wanted to make my version of it using CTMH papers. I chose Pemberely. Here is my version. If you haven't been on Pinterest it's a very cool site and a great place to get ideas.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Check out this great calendar

One of the great things about being a Close To My Heart consultant are our unit meetings. Last night we made this great calendar.

It uses the Memory Game inserts, juniper and black cardstock, the small juniper b & t from Typeface and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

The black frames were cut using the cricut as were the pacifica flowers in the upper left hand corner. Those are so great to make. When you cut it out it is a spiral like this:

Then you twist it from the outside in to make the flower. Use a glue dot at the end to hold it together and you might even want to use one or two along the way. I use the piercing tool to wind it up.

I am so excited to take it to work tomorrow to put on my desk. Guess I'll have to keep my desk clean now!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Get them before they are gone!

The spring/Summer Idea Book will launch on February 1, 2012. This is very exciting and is sure to bring a lot of great new items. It also means that items will be retiring. Here are the things that will no longer be available as of February 1, so be sure to order them now!

View them here!

View them here!