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Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Creations From Saturday

I went to an all day crop at Scrappy Chic Cafe in St. Augustine on Saturday & I had an absolute fabulous time!!! It was so nice to be a guest and not have to organize everything - LOL! And on top of that, I actually got quite a bit done - 3 two-page layouts, a back to school goodie kit, 2 altered photo frames, and started on a card set.  I couldn't believe how much I scrapped. So here's what I did.

First of all, here are the layouts I made of my beautiful Tenley. I had made several layouts for her book that I gave her Mommy & Daddy, but these layouts are for my book.

The top two layouts are made using our Miracle paper with Blush accents. The last layout is made with Sophia.

Here is the altered frame I made - I actually made 2 of these and gave one to each of my best friends in the picture with me. I purchased the photo mats from the local dollar store - 2 in a pack for $1, then added Sorbet & Tulip ribbon for the 'hanger', stamped the corners and the saying, then added the flower and butterfly.

And now for the card set I started and then finished tonight.  I got this idea from Christine Adams blog. I love how CTMH's papers are so versatle that you can create very simple yet elegant cards in a matter of minutes. This card set was made using our new Dreamin' Paper Pack, various stamp sets and embellishments.  The box was made using our Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.  It was so easy and fast!

For those of you who know how slow I usually am at scrappin', you can see I was extremely productive on Saturday. I must say, I was very proud of myself!

If you are interested in more details on any of these projects, please feel free to contact me by clicking here.

By the way, you can see the back to school kit I made by reading the post below this one.

H2H Challenge - Back to School

This week at H2H Challenges, we are celebrating "Back to School" with Icards and other goodies with a school theme. I can't take any credit for my project other than putting adhesive on the papers and attaching them.  I bought this lit from fellow CTMH consultant Christine - She is so amazing! So here is the notebook, card, pencil, and drink & goodie holder from her kit:

Check out this link to see her full post on this project.  Thanks Christine!!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Glossy Dimensions Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the Glossy Dimensions Technique as shown on page 23 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi Barber's Page.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Rachel's Blog, you are on the right track!  

Here is my creation for this month's technique:

I created a 5 x 7 card with a dimensional element border. To create this glossy dimension border, all I did was simply mix liquid glass and crystal blue re-inker together in one of my small craft jars then used the end of my scoring stylus to "paint" the border. It took about 1 hour for it to dry, then I adhered it to my card.

Supply List:  
  • **Harvest Happiness Stamp Set (C1463)** - NEW
  • Basic Assortment Buttons (Z1391)
  • Crystal Blue Waxy Flax (Z1247)
  • Crystal Blue Reinker (Z2217)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Colonial White Cardstock (X5921)
  • Crystal Blur Card Stock (X5917)
  • Miracle Level 2 paper (retired)
  • Dimensional Elements Borders (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Shirley's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

I am so excited about the new Idea Book and all the new papers, stamps and products! In an effort to get you just as excited, I have decided to hold an online scavenger hunt of the new Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.

When you finish the scavenger hunt, simply send me your responses by e-mail ( Every entry will have a chance for a FREE paper pack of your choice from the new Idea Book in addition to FREE shipping on any order you place before August 31. (I will record the drawing and post the winning name on August 31).

So click here or get an actual hard copy of the Idea Book by contacting me and start hunting:

  1. What are the name of the 5 new paper packs in this Idea Book?
  2. What fabulous new product is featured on pages 12 & 13?
  3. What are the hostess rewards for a gathering with sales totaling between $250 - $349?
  4. What Tip & Technique is featured with the Mischief paper pack?
  5. What are the feature colors of Wonderland?
  6. What is your favorite stamp set featured in the following categories:
    • Winter
    • Autumn
    • Sentiments
    • Floral
    • Everyday Life
    • Alphabets
  7. What is your favorite new embellishment featured in this Idea Book?
  8. What would it cost for to you to become a CTMH Consultant?
  9. How is a Level 1 layout created?
  10. What is the name of the August Stamp of the Month and how can you get it for $5?

Remember all you have to do for a chance at a FREE paper pack and guaranteed FREE shipping is submit your answers to the scavenger hunt no later than August 27!

Have fun --- contact me today with your order!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Facebook Page

WOOOHOOO --- I have an official registered Facebook page for my scrapbooking posts - Please check it out and like it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Time for the NEW AUTUMN / WINTER IDEA BOOK!!!!!!

Today is the big day! And let me just say - OH MY WORD!!!!! I cannot believe all the new and exciting products Close to My Heart is unveiling today.

  1. New paper weight --- from 65 lb to 100 lb.  Perfect for Cricut cutting and project making!!!!
  2. Workshops on the Go now have projects available in addition to the layouts and cards. Just add a few additions and watch an online video and viola -- your project is made!
  3. Stamp of the Month for less ---- spend $50 and get the SOM for $5!!!! And in August when you get the SOM for $5 you also get a bonus A-size stamp set for FREE!!!!
  4. Online project inspiration. You will see several fantastic projects that you can recreate by following the instructions and short video online.
  5. Lower Stamp Prices!!!!!
  6. Die cut cards now in White & Kraft --- I love the Kraft for vintage & male inspired cards!
  7. ANNOUNCING CRICUT! Yes, you read that right!  Take your artwork to a whole new level with our amazing Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy. When you combine die cuts with coordinating stamps, the sky truly is the limit!  The bundle is at a phenomenal price of only $99. That includes the cricut cartridge,  3 stamp sets and 3 sets of chipboard. 
No better time to love CTMH!!!!!!!!!!!  You can view the new Idea Book by clicking here.  You can also e-mail me if you would like a book to hold in your hands!

I am in the process of scheduling some events for August & September, so stay tuned.  Also, if you are interested in hosting a gathering and earning FREE products, contact me today.  If you have a group of girls who just like to get together for some fun, let me know. A Gathering is a great way to see all the versatility of our products and gives you the opportunity to make a cute project!