Monday, August 20, 2012

Check out CTMH's new markers

We knew that there would be something great when CTMH discontinued our old markers. These new one include two colors in one. A lighter one and a darker to help you create a great look. You may see them on my website here.

Learn more about them  from Brian from the CTMH home office.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Flirty Round 3.....Cards

As promised here are some cards I made using Flirty and a variety of stamp sets. I want to point out that we now sell the monogrammed stamps individually for only $2.95. Wouldn't a set of monogrammed notecards make a great gift!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Care Package for My Friends

My eldest is off to college. Many of my friends are in the same spot. As exciting as it is and as happy as we are it's still a little sad for us moms. I wanted to put together a little care package for the moms. I have one done. It includes a purse sized kleenex, chocolate and an individual frozen drink.

Here is the kleenex pack

And a purse I can put everything in! I got the template from the wonderful Vicki Wizniuk. You can see all her free templates here:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Smash Book.....CTMH Style

You may have heard of the popular Smash Books. These are journal style books that provide a quick easy place to store the things that are important to you. Could be movie stubs, concert tickets, a love letter or some pictures. Anything that matters. Like scrapbooking, there is no right or wrong way to use this. I think they would be great for a teen to keep special things, a bride as she plans her wedding, a special vacation.

All you need to do is purchase a level 2 paper pack and the complements that go with it. I will have other embelishments here available for purchase or of course you can bring your own. You can also use my cricut to cut any shapes you may need for your book. However I don't have a bind it all so you will have to take it to Kinkos (or someplace similar) where it will cost about $4.95 to bind and it will be nicer than this binding!

This class will be offered on Wednesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. but orders must be placed by Thursday, August 23.

Hope you can make it. It is so fun to see everyone's creations!

Here are some pages from mine.

There are 6 pocket pages for storing special items.

Whatever kit you pick will have complements to help decorate your pages.....and the zip strips are great too.

This shows one of the flip flaps for even more photo storage. I will have these available for purchase or you can purchase 15 for $3.95. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Florentine Cards

This is what happens when you wake up at 4 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. I made 4 cards using the Florentine paper pack and various sentiments. This would be a good layout to have ready and then just add the sentiment you needed. This one is a thank you card but I also made a couple thinking of you cards and one praying for you card.The color is off a little but it uses Twilight and Creme Brulee for the primary colors.

Photo: I made a set of 4 cards this morning using Florentine paper pack and various stamp sets for the sentiment. I love the versatility of this layout. Can easily be a thank you card, thinking of you card or maybe even a sympathy card.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stamping and Workshops on the Go

Learn how versatile Close To My Heart's My Acrylix® stamp sets are that are included in our Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie, Dakota, and Moonlight scrapbooking kits. You'll love using them for all kinds of projects!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baroque Borders

This is the August Stamp of the Month. It is only available until August 31. You can purchase it outright for $17.95 or for only $5 with any $50 purchase. with the new Idea Book there are plenty of things you will want!

Flirty Round 2

Here is another layout I made with this new paper pack. I used the Bohemian Alphabet for the title. And yes, there will be a round 3 as soon as I use the scraps to make some cards!

National Scrapbooking Month Special!

Starting August 15 (through September 30) when you purchase $35 in product (full retail price) from Close To My Heart you can purchase this stamp set for only $5. Purchase the Cricut Artiste cartridge from me before August 30 and I will throw it in for free.

This is two D sized stams sets for only $5. Unfortunately, the image isn't quite as clear as I would like but it's a very versatile set for both cards and layouts.