Thursday, March 28, 2013

Free Stamps!



Not only do you get all this...
...you get all these too!   

2013 Constant Campaign
It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April (just $49 for the kit worth $155), you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!   
Don't forget the consultant discount you will receive after you sing-up.  And did you know, there is no further obligation?  It is a win-win campaign!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.
 
Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.  I would love to have you on my team!
 In April - click here for this great special!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Canvas WOTG & 6x6 Canvas



 

 Here is my version of the Canvas Workshop on-the-go kit.  Most everything you see comes in the kit --it even comes with its own stamp set.  The two smaller 6x6 canvas, the buttons, & the shimmer tape where purchased separately.  The larger canvas comes with a chevron background. So I made a heart and a arrow template with the Art Philosophy cart and painted backgrounds on the 6x6 canvases and covered them with pearl paint for a nice coordinating look.  You may see in the phot that i added a few Flip-Flaps to protect the phots that will soon go in here.

If you would like to order this kit click here. 
I used the Perfect Fit Frames 2 for the chevron print on the chipboard frame

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March Club kit – Later Sk8er (with a girl option)

Layout one:
The layout formula for this one was scrap lifted from the new Idea book (pg 44)
I added some bottle caps and metal cogs I found, along with some “screw head” brads.
CTMH Bakers twine, inked canvas alphabet stickers, and lots of sanding finished off this layout.
Pink Girl Option: To get the pink (Cotton Candy) paper to coordinate with this paper pack I used the My Acrylics Distressed Backgrounds, Dark Blue (Outdoor Denim) ink , and some lagoon & pear chalk inks “smugges” to make my own custom paper - Presto changeo – girl paper sk8tr
 
  
For the second layout formula I used Magician’s Choice from Jeanette Lynton’s “Magic” .
This is has got to be one of my most favorie layouts ever!

I used the Artiste Cartridge and the In Gear my acrylics for stamped gears and cog- super cute! For the additional cogs & gears I used a Provo Craft gear-embossing folder, sanding block, and out circle & scalloped punches for some contrast. Love the dry embossing and sanding affect of our white core cardstock!
Love this pocket made with Artiste

These pages have a multi layer, mating-frame for a very finished look (6 layers in all). I also used the Artiest cart for the fun gear shaped pocket and tags with just a few inches of our new chevron ribbon. 
Canvas letter inked in lagoon, pear, & outdoor denim
Pink girl opption I offered my club ladies
Supplies:
  • Paper Pack: CTMH Later Sk8tr
  • Ink & paper colors: CTMH Cotton Candy, White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Pear, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, and Slate
  • Various Metals: brads, bottle caps, gears, paper clips
  • Bakers Twin: CTMH
  • MISC: gems, clear accent sticker bubble
  • Cartridges: Artiste  (10% discount if you contact me from this post:))



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Easter Bracket Frame

Check out my latest creation using Chantilly, textiles, accents, chipboard banner, and our My Creations bracket frame.  This is my featured project for March 2013. This also makes a great Mother’s Day gift.  No cricut cuts on this one. 
I am entering this in the Heart2Heart challenge - It had to do with time change or spring, or spring forward, etc..





 

 This is a custom-made kit (partial packs to keep cost down).   If you would like to purchase one to make for yourself - please send me a PM - Kit cost $41 ($60 if you would like the alphabet stamps set that was used to emboss the banner).  This kit will require some of your own supplies.  (Custom Kit at this price is only available until 30 June).  Coast is $52 if you would like me to make it for you - you specify title – MOTHER, SPRING, FAMILY, EASTER, SUMMER, etc…  (7 letters max)).

Additional supplies:  Liquid glass, bonding glue, Embossing powder, Craft Heat Gun, Versa Mark, Crop-a-dile, *eyeless, eyelet setter, Alphabet stamp set and block,  *Ribbon, pencil and scissors or craft knife, needle and thread, *a 6x6 flip-flap.

*included in kit

Monday, February 25, 2013

La Belle Vie Layouts


Just look at these two beautiful layouts we did for our February Scrap Club.
This 1st one is my own design with a few hidden journaling spots (you know how important I think journaling is) .
I used stamp sets Jardin and Happy Valentine's (January's SOTM)
 
Of course I used the Art Philosophy and the Artiste carts for these layouts -- I may have used Elegant Edges as well.



A lot of the second layout was scrap lifted form Jeannette Lynton’s CTMH site. I did need to do some adjustments since the coordinating “my stickease” for this paper pack were already sold out. I found some stickers by My Mind’s Eye that matched very nicely.

So sorry, these papers are sold-out.

These 4 pages took us over 4 hour to complete. (Sorry we were so late Tiffany; hope we didn’t keep the girls and hubby up t o late).  Normally we are done in 3 hours. Some of the best crafting gets done well after normal hour don’t ya think?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

You Are Snow Unique

Here is the second set of pages we did for our January Club.  This layout is my own design and is entitled “You are Snow Unique”. 
 
 
 I used Art Philosophy and Cursive 101 cricut carts on this layout.
 
I found the Snowflakes at CKC convention in the fall and the blue flourish on an end cap at Joann’s – they coordinated well with the crystal blue CTMH cardstock 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here is the first layout for our January club kit (2012 Highlights) - WOW is that bright – like highlighters – get it?

Sorry for the bad photo - I already had the flip-flaps attached to the page protector

 
Tag along -- look at all the great tags for journaling.  Remember- Journaling is a very important element to your layouts - it passes on the story for future generations long after our own memories have faded.

The only CTMH papers on this are Crystal blue, black, and white daisy cardstock.  The other papers and embellishments are something other than CTMH.  For the bright title block - I ran a mat through the xyron and put strips of ribbon over the sticky side, then used a paint pen to outline it.  I used Art Philosophy cart for the lettering and tags.   

 
 
 
 
I also used 3x3 flip-flaps to add more photos on certain month as needed.
Look at the paper-clip ribbon “bows”.  I had originally saw something like this at the craft store (six for $4) but I knew these would be super easy (and cheaper) to make on my own. 

 Enjoy!