Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paper Fundamentals: A hidden secret

Close to My Heart hid these wonderful papers in the back of the book.  I have finally played with them and am excited that these are continuing on to the next idea book!  The set features 20 double sided sheets, 2 each of 10 designs, one side with contrast and one with a glossy pattern.  I created this card, kept it monochromatic, and let the Fundamental paper shine. 

Where can you find this paper?  Right here of course! 

The products I used include:
 And, if you like contests, watch this and enter to win!  

Add a little glimmer or a classic subtle design to your project with the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment. Leave a comment before July 31, 2014,   Jeanette Lynton's blog and tell us your fundamental scrapbooking item for your chance to win a Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Love is in the Air

I have been busy creating with new products for fall and winter workshops.  I am so happy that all the new workshops on the go feature layouts using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Every time I use this cartridge, I discover something fun and new!  You will start to see these layouts on my blog in August but until then, continue to enjoy these videos about how to create layouts, gifts, and mini albums using this fabulous cartridge.

Use Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to create striking scrapbook pages for your loved ones, from happy couples to loving families to cherub-like babies and so much more! Plus, learn how to create dramatic backgrounds to perfectly complement your love-struck photos.

You can purchase this and other cartridges here on my website OR ask me how you can get it for half price!   

 And here is the card I made using the same key! 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Week in Review

I have had a fabulous week and it has come to a close with the celebration of Alli's 18th birthday.  She is an amazing girl and has great adventures planned for her future.  Can't wait to see how it all plays out.  But grab your favorite cuppa and lets review the creative part of this past week!

Skylark: Beautiful for all occasions.

We are saying good by to Skylark at the end of this month!  The Picture My Life kit will still be available but if you want full sheets of paper to coordinate with it, now is the time!  Shop here for your Skylark Products. 

Some of my favorite coordinating products that are also retiring include:  

Marathon Results

I love hosting the 20 card Marathon with my downline Meredith!  It is fun to have 15 plus ladies over to create cards and fill up their stash for birthdays, thank you's, and any occasion cards.  You can see the cards we made when you click here, but I will add one here to start your "training" for our next one. 

My Artistic Adventure & A Contest

 The CTMH convention in June was a great celebration, good overdose of inspiration, and a fabulous connection with awesome people!  You can see the video in this post.   And you can win a WOTG of your choice from the new idea book when you "find me" and comment on the time stamp.  Kind of like a Where's Waldo!  And one photo to end the week of me at convention.

And who will join me next year for this fabulous adventure!  I promise CTMH and I will spoil you!

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

An Artistic Adventure

I had a blast at the CTMH convention in June.  It is one of the highlights of my year, each year and this one was not a let down.  LOVED IT ALL!  Who wants to go to Disney with me next year?  Watch this video and feel yourself get excited about the possibilities.

Look for me!  When you find me, comment with the time stamp!  I found myself at least twice...  For every time stamp that I confirm, I will put your name in a drawing for a WOTG kit of your choice from the Annual Expressions, coming in August.  Drawing will be held July 31st.  The winner will see the idea book online and choose their prize!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I almost missed it!

Tonight I was at the farmer's market after a busy day with my girls.  I almost missed my post but I want to share with you the cards we made Friday night at the 20 Card Marathon.  It was so much fun!  Excuse the photo the ideas. 

Created By Meredith using the Stamp of the month Circus Alphabet.

Created by Meredith

Created by using a photo mat from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

Used the Chevron Embossing Folder (new in the Annual Expressions!) and then sanded to expose the white core.  Then I sponged on some Hollyhock pin to add a two tone look to the texture. 

Created by Meredith using the Free to Be Me paper packet which was the Nat'l Scrapbook Month special.  I don't think I can tire of this!

One of my standard cards created with the stamp set from the Artiste Cricut Collection.  I adore cupcakes!

And because I love cupcakes, one more!

Have a great week,