Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Getting the most out of your inks and stamps

Learn about generational stamping, coloring in stamped images, and creating your own stamped pattern by going back to the basics for results you’ll love!

Friday, December 21, 2012

One last snowflake

One last snowflake card from my December Card class.  For the center of this one, I used one of our clear buttons, “painted” the back side with Stardust Glitz Glitter gel and then when it was dry, attached it to the center with a glue dot.

The clear buttons are in the “while supplies last” section of my website.  I have also used liquid glass to adhere a piece of paper behind the clear button when I needed something to coordinate with a project.  I love their versatility.  Order them while you can!

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Inspired by Brenda Rose

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Life is Good

I was looking back at my photos and realized there is a group of artwork that I never shared with you! 

I created a set of Clementine cards using the patterns from the Clementine Workshop on the Go bonus project.  Instead of stamping the flower images, I used the Cottage Assortment fabric flowers and then stamp my sentiments.  I love how they turned out. 

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FYI, this last one felt like it had too much white space so when I taught my class, I added the mini floral print from the paper and it brightened it up just right!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Here’s the details!

Whooo’s your Valentine kit is available through January 31st and is only $10 with a $35 purchase.  The video below shows you what is included in the kit.  Need a list of products that will help you create with this kit or add onto it?  Look no further.

Inks, $5.25 each: Slate (Z2173), Ruby (Z2170), Hollyhock (Z2128)

Blocks: 2x2 Block (Y1003) $6.50, 31/2 x 1 Block (Y1002) $5.95

Treat Cups (Z1778) $3.95 (made additional treat cards with left over paper)

Glue Dots (1772) $7.50 (great for adhering the rosettes and other embellishments to the tubes)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Perfect Fit

Use our Perfect Fit stamp sets featuring frames, sentiments, and images that fit together to create a fashionable message or accent. Pair your sentiment or image with a gift box made using our Cricut® Artiste cartridge for a sweet surprise for neighbors and friends!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Do you like a White Christmas?

Some years I long for a white Christmas.  This year, not so much.  Maybe it is because we have lots of traveling to do.  But I do love to celebrate the shimmer of snow with glitter!

Here’s another snowflake card that we made in the card class this week.   

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Inspired by Brenda Rose

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Year Round Cheer

This cheerful D-size stamp set includes month after month of fresh, whimsical images for your seasonal and holiday projects all year. From Father’s Day to Thanksgiving, there is an image in the Year-Round Cheer stamp set that is perfect for the occasion you want to celebrate. You can snatch this treasure up for a mere $5 with your qualifying $50 order this month only, so be sure to get your order in!  Remember Year Round Cheer is only available through December 31st. 

  “Fresh start” is for January.  I love the detail of the snowflake.  I stamped it in Slate ink and then added Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel.  (You can’t really see it in this photo.) 

My tree was cut using the “Dotty for You” paper packet that was a special last spring.  The sweet leaf green polka dots feel like a “fresh start” for me! 

If you want to see other artwork created with the December Stamp of the Month, take a hop through this blog hop

To get your own set, you can purchase it on my website for $17.95 or just $5 when you place a $50 order! 

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Beginning December 13th, combine this special with the Special Paper Craft Kit, Whoo’s Your Valentine, for just $10.  To see more details about this special, see the previous post. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Coming soon! “Whooo’s Your Valentine”

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In the midst of one of the most festive times of the year, Close To My Heart is giving you one more thing to celebrate. January is National Papercrafting Month, and we want to get things started early with the special “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit! This kit is especially designed for Valentine’s Day gift-giving in and out of the classroom, but of course can be used for any variety of occasions. The “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit includes:

  • 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby)
  • 3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock)
  • 1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 – Treat Tubes with Lids — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size) Stay tuned for a photo

This kit, featuring an adorable exclusive stamp set as well as two “sneak peak” items from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book — the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper — has a full retail value of $40, but it can be yours for just $10 when you spend $35 on other Close To My Heart products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. I know now you’re just wondering when you can get your hands on one — well, you can order yours beginning December 13, 2012.  Pencil the date on your calendar so you don’t miss this special. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cluster Stamping

Embellish a page or card with a cluster. You can create a clustered look with multiple stamp images for a cute and coordinated design!  The versatility of CTMH clear acrylic stamps is a bonus for your creativity. 

Barn Star Addict!

If you have ever been in my house, you know that I love barn stars.  They grace my walls in all different sizes, most of them the "traditional" rusty brown color.  Close to My Heart came out the with My Creations Star this fall and I love it!  The option to easily decorate the star with paper, stamps, and embellishments makes this items affordable and versatile.  Here is my Christmas Star covered with Pear & Partridge Paper and the pointsettia was made by cutting multiple sizes of snowflakes from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and layering them together.  Close to My Heart has provided a template for cutting the paper as well.  How would you decorate your star? 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowflakes Card Class

Join me December 12th at 10:30 a.m. for the final card class of the year.  We will make 5 cards for $15 and each person will get a bottle of Stardust Glitter Gel to take home.  RSVP by Dec 10th so I have your cards ready for you!  Bring a friend and save $2 on your workshop!

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The is a “Z” card that pulls out to the left.  Artwork inspired by Brenda Rose. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Horse Crazy!

That would be my daughter!  This year she had the opportunity to show her horse in the Evergreen State Fair.  It was a great experience and she did a fantastic job trying events that she doesn’t usually do and adding her love of jumping to the show! 

The Dakota paper packet was perfect for these photos.  I really had fun with the wood grain paper and love how it shows off the barn feeling.  I used the round metal studs and corrugated Milepost shapes (these will be retiring 1/31/31 so order yours while they are still available) to carry out the theme.  I scrapped these pages with a smile on my face, remembering the great season we had at the fair. 

The “Horse Crazy” lettering and other titles are stamped from the Old World Alphabet.  It matched the original sign that I was adapting for my title.  (Wild horse feathers website)  And it is true…a horse crazy girl will be more than happy to clean a stall than her room. 

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Super Sale you don't want to miss!


Just announced!
Close to My Heart Clearance Sale
Begins  December 1st at 12:00 AM (MST)
 
New items added to the “While Supplies Last” shopping page,  on my website here, all with a substantial markdowns including a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories.
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! And you qualify for a discount on the stamp of the month. 
Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.

Ink It Up!

In the new 2012 Fall/Winter Idea book, Close to My Heart introduced two new ink formulations, the alcohol marker and the pigment stamp pads.  This video gives a brief overview of how these inks work for spicing up your different projects. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday: The sale you have been waiting for!

While many of you are looking forward to the 9 p.m. Target opening on the day of Thanksgiving or the wee early shopping hours Friday a.m., I am having a sale that allows you to shop at anytime, in your jammies, with no lines and you can’t miss the DEAL you want! 

Beginning Wednesday, November 21st at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, November 26th at 9:00 p.m., place an order on my website and receive the following:

(ok I know it is long but read to the end for additional offer!)

Place an order of $25-50 and receive a free dye ink pad ($5.25) or alcohol marker set ($5.95).  When your total reaches $50, this entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off.  (Save up to $30.38.)

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Place an order of $50.01-$75 and receive a free “A” size stamp set ($6.95) or My Reflections Stickease or Compliment ($.4.95-5.95).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $31.38)

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Place an order of $75.01-$100 and receive a free “B” size stamp set ($9.95) or My Reflections Paper packet ($9.95).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $34.38)

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Place an order of $100.01-$149.99 and receive a free “C” size stamp set ($13.95) or My Reflections Paper packet AND coordinating stickease ($14.90).  This also entitles you to get the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $39.33)

Place an order of $150…WAIT!  Email me directly with your order and you will receive $25 in free product as well at the Capture the Date stamp of the month for $5 AND choose a stamp set for 50% off. (Save up to $49.43.)

PLUS, for everyone who places an order during this event, you will be put in a drawing to receive a FREE workshop on the go of your choice. 

How do you place your order?  You can shop directly on my website.  When you get to my site, JOIN the Black Friday Sale and then shop for your products.  Or you can email me with your order and payment. 

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Your FREE gift will be shipped separately.  After you place your order, email me with your choice of FREE item based on your total before shipping and tax. 

The first three shoppers will get to double their free rewards. 

The first three shoppers will be on the website emails confirming your order  or personal emails you send me.  Enjoy shopping and your weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a little turkey for you!

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Last week I shared a similar turkey on my Facebook page.  It was created by Arsty Heather using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I used Heather’s instructions and a few of my architectural skills and created this guy to sit on the table for Thanksgiving. 

Here’s how I made it. 

Cut the turkey at 5 1/2 inches in chocolate brown.  (I would suggest cutting 2-3 and layering them for more stability.)  Cut 10 1 1/2 inch circles from the chocolate brown.  I also added a 5 inch chocolate circle for the base. 

Cut the rosettes on page 50 <card> in the following dimensions

  • 2 1/2” in goldrush, cut 2 (back “feathers”)
  • 2 1/4” in desert sand, cut 2
  • 2” in crème brulee, cut 2
  • 1 3/4” in olive green, cut 2
  • 1” in autumn terracotta, cut 1 (for the wattle)

Assembly:

Accordion fold all the rosettes.  Lay the turkey flat on the table and start with the goldrush feathers and glue the first “tab” on the turkey, just in front of the first circle cut on his tail.  Fan open the rosettes and glue the last “tab” on the bottom of the turkey.  Place carefully so the “feather” tip is not sticking off the turkey’s body.  This will interfere with his stability.  Then, just in front of the goldrush “feathers”, glue the desert sand “tab” next to but not overlapping the goldrush “feathers”.  Continue in descending size order on both sides.  I found using liquid glass with clothes pins to hold the “feather” until it is dry works but for speedier assembly, you can use hot glue. 

Fold all the small chocolate brown circles in half.  Glue one half of the circle to one half of the next until you have 5 glued together.  Repeat for side two.  Then attach to the body of the turkey creating a “round” body.

Cut two pieces of the autumn terracotta rosette to use as the wattle and attach just below the beak.  Use an mocha opaque pearl for the eyes. 

For stability, I cut a 3 1/2 slit in the center of my 5 inch circle and put his foot and edge of tail through.  If you use the layered turkey (gluing 2-3 bodies together) you may not need this. 

Clear as mud!  Happy Feathering of the Turkey!  AND

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Simple Technique, Big Wow! Masking

I remember learning this at my very first Close to My Heart (it was DOTS then) gathering.  I was amazed at how simple it really is and what a great effect you get with just a couple of post it notes added to your regular stamping products.  I use this technique almost every time I am creating…it makes my stamp sets very versatile. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Which will you pick?

Pigment ink or dye based ink?  What will you choose for your project?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Personalized Gift Giving

Close to My Heart Monogram stamps are perfect for adding a personal touch to your holiday gift giving for just $2.95.  Stationery, journals, and party favors are just a few items where you might use monogram stamps.  Monogram stamps are small enough to make a great stocking stuffer!  Take a look at the video below for more ideas and then shop here to get monogram stamps for those on your gift list.

November special

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The stamp of the month coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album. You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order.

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To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

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In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cricut Class: Pear & Partridge Trees

Thursday, November 29th 7:00 p.m.

Have you seen the adorable set of trees on page 60 of the Fall/Winter idea book? Well, we are going to make them. Using current embellishments and decor trends, we will take "ordinary" scrapbook paper and make a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations. Workshop fee: $10 makes 6 trees.  Please RSVP by November 19th. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Capture the Date and Capture the Savings

As I introduced on Monday, CTMH has some great specials going on.  To see artwork done using the Capture the Date stamp of the month, you can follow the blog hop here

After seeing the creative ideas using the stamp set, you can shop for your own set as well as the Capture the Savings and get 50% of a stamp set of your choice. 

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The stamp of the month coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album. You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order.

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To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

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In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Not gone for good!

The end of October was something else!  I am still recovering from being sick for almost two weeks.  It really put a stop to my regular activities.  I am hoping for a typical November! 

So I missed sharing the October stamp of the month with you.  Here is a card that was made using the Avonlea paper pack, “A Very Merry Christmas”, and the shimmer tape.  LOVE that shimmer tape.  The stamp set has several images that are cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge

If you want an October stamp of the month, I have a couple of extra and will sell them first come, first serve.  Contact me to get yours. 

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November is full of its own special deals 

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The stamp of the month  coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge and is a great set for scrapbooking “Project Life” albums, a December Daily or 25 days of Christmas mini album.  You can get the Stamp of the month for $5 with a $50 order. 

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To show support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

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In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Card Cafe: Swing Cards

Card Cafe, Thursday November 15th 7:00 p.m.

Swing cards!  All in one key, that is the "S" key on the Artiste Cricut collection! 

This set of 9 cards has nine different "cutouts" that "swing" when the card is opened.  And, the Art Philosophy cartridge has matching shapes to add to the card for easy card making.  And, then just to send you a bit over the top, the "Perfect Fit Frames" stamp set of 4, D1527, also coordinates with the swing cards when they are cut at 5 1/2 inches.  So easy and so much variety!  I love how CTMH does that for me!





Here are a couple of cards, cut on the Cricut and then assembled with accent papers and stamps. So much fun to create. Join me to make a variety of styles, 5 for $15. RSVP by Tuesday November 13th. Located at the Rowley residence.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Alcohol Marker Madness

Close to my Heart introduced its new line of alcohol markers this past summer and although I have been a bit slow to try them, I can say, I love them.  Coloring can be very therapeutic and child-like but with regular markers I felt like I couldn’t get that even color that the “artist” in me wanted.  Well, now I have a solution.  Take a look at some of the artwork I have done in my playtime and then the video that shows more details how to use the markers. 
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Swing card with “Pun Fun” Cupcake colored with Honey and Cotton Candy markers. 
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You can see the highlighted “sprinkles” on the cupcake, done with the alcohol blending pen.  This is different from our regular blending pen used with dye based inks.
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This “experiment” was inspired by the talented Lisa Stenz.  I heat embossed the flowers on Cotton Candy paper and then colored with Cotton Candy markers.  You can see that the lower left is colored and the other two are not.  The card below shows them all colored. 
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Here’s the markers, Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy light, and blending pen. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How did they do that?

Add texture, distressing, movement, and motion to your projects by stamp swiping—a technique that will change the way you stamp.  The key is to use a solid stamp and a bit of swiping!  Watch this video for details. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

How did they do that?

Have you ever looked at a stamped item and wondered how they got the stamped image over the bump or around the corner?  CTMH shows you how on this video. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Colors for Close to My Heart

CTMH introduced a new line of 40 colors, 10 in each color palette, as well as Seasonal Shades.  Find out all about how these colors freshen your artwork and creativity in the video below. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seeing Stars!

I have one of these stars and I am very excited to decorate it!  I think I am going to need to get more cause I have so many different ideas! 
Take a look at the ideas from Close to My Heart!  Which one will you create?



And don’t forget to visit Jeanette’s blog and you could win a star for yourself!

Monday, October 1, 2012

LOVE banner

One of my favorite things to make right now are banners.  I love the look of them hanging in different places, expressing different sentiments, and just changing the feeling of the room where they are displayed. 

Well, I made one for my niece and I LOVE how it turned out too!

I used the My Creations Banner as the background and adhered burlap to each piece.  Then I cut the letters the size I wanted on the Cricut and used the “negative” as a stencil.  I then used our Create a Shade pearl paint to stencil in the letters.  This took a couple of coats to get it to look as solid as I wanted.  After they dried, I added our Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon that I had pleated to the top edge.  Finally, I tied it all together with Natural Hemp

Did you know that you can add reinker to the Create a Shade pearl paint to make it any color you want?  You can also use the reinker to dye the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.  The color coordination possibilities are endless.

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The banner looked great hanging over the drink table at the shower. (But I forgot to take a photo of it!)

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Beware: October Card Cafe

Card Cafe Thursday, October 18 7:00 p.m.


BEWARE! We will be using the Moonlight paper packet with the Workshop on the Go Stamp sets to make some delightfully frightening cards. Five cards for $15. 7:00 p.m. at the Rowley Residence. Bring a friend and you both create for half price! RSVP by October 11th

More party decorations

If you have been following along the past couple of posts, I have been sharing party/shower planning ideas that I used recently for a bridal shower. 
Here are some additional decorations I created with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. 
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I took a string of white lights and decorated them in the theme colors.  I tied dark purple tulle in between the lights and then “covered” the lights with a small doily shape cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I used a craft knife to cut an “X” in the middle of each doily and then pushed the light through.  I also used the Glitz Glitter Gel to add a little sparkle. 
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This shows the detail of the individual light and cut. 
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Again, I used the Artiste Cartridge and made small boxes, and then cut a different doily shape and layered the colors with the monogram stamp.  Did you know these monogram stamps are only $2.95 and they can be used in so many different ways.  I am looking forward to creating some personalized stationery with them soon. 
I have one more post to show from my shower decorations.  I would love to hear about how you use the Cricut to decorate for an event!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Bridal Shower

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My niece got married last week and the week before I was honored to host a bridal shower for her.  It was so much fun to make my Pinterest ideas come alive with Close to My Heart products.
Her colors were a dark purple, light purple and yellow…or in CTMH lingo, pansy purple, amethyst and buttercup! 
I made this monogram using the paper flowers cut at 2 and 3 inches on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I then inked the edges, rolled them and secured them to the base with liquid glass and filled the center with with the glitz glitter gel.  I got the frame and the thrift store and it was already nicely “antiqued”.  I glued burlap to chip board and a large “E” template to the burlap, cut in the same color.  I then used hot glue to attach the individual roses. I loved how it turned out and so did she! 
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More party, or in this case, shower decorations to follow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Got a fall gathering in your near future?

Then you want to get your hands on this Spell Bound workshop on the go from CTMH.  Everything you need to create treat bags, bottle labels, cupcake wrappers and a spooky banner to tie it all together.  And adorable paper and stamp set that you can't get anywhere else!


Take a look at this video for details and then go to the link above and purchase your own! 



When you purchase this kit for $32.95, you are only $2.05 away from getting the National Stamping Month double stamp set for $5.  Can I recommend that you add an stamp pad or some glitter gel to your order to get this fantastic deal? 


The stamp set is called "It's Your Day" and is only available until September 30th. 
Shop on my website by September 30th and join the "Autumn Celebration" gathering. For every $25 you spend, your name will be put in a drawing to win $25 in Free product.  I will draw the names at the end of the day on the 30th and notify the winner by email! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I have been absent because I have been doing my homework!

Not sure any teacher would make that an excused absence but that is how I describe my absence these past couple of weeks.  I have so many classes coming up, I have working feverishly to get all the artwork prepared and participants confirmed that I haven’t taken time to show you the hard work I have been putting in.  And, sorry to say, you will have to wait just a bit more.  But while you are waiting, you will want to see this great video on using the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge for party planning.  Then stay tuned for the next few posts where I will show you a party I decorated for using this cartridge as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trick or Treat Class, Tuesday Oct 2, 7:00 p.m.

 

The Cricut Artiste Cartridge if full of images that can be filled with treats to make a sweet Halloween for everyone. Come assemble 5 different treat cards/boxes. Prepay for your workshop and receive an additional handmade gift. Bring a friend, and you both pay half price. $10 workshop fee. RSVP by October 1st.

Can't make the class? Add postage to the workshop fee and I will send you pre-cut items to create your Trick or Treats at home.

Boxes inspired by Aaron Brown, Cricut with Heart, and Andrea Sherman.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Card Cafe Thursday, Sept 20th 7:00 p.m.

 

 
Create 5 dreamy, textured cards with Clementine paper and the cottage assortment for $15. I have space available for 2 more. Prepay for a handmade gift. Bring and friend and both pay half price. RSVP by Sept 18th.