Monday, August 18, 2014

Chalk it up

I had come Chalk It Up Paper and used it to make this card....

I also used the new teal glitter paper and cut my banner using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I stamped the sentiment with the Glitter Glam stamp set
I love this fun paper.

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More Graphic Technique

I am loving this simple dramatic technique.....I whipped up some more cards and I used the September SOTM to make them.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Graphic Stamping

I am taking the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Class and if you want to learn some wonderful techniques presented by amazing artists this is the place.  Day 7 was Graphic Stamps and Debby Hughes taught a simple but wonderful technique that I had to try.  This technique is perfect for making a bunch of cards.  Here are the cards I have made.

I used our new ink colors and the Glitter Glam Stamp set to stamp the "graphic" collage.  The stamp sets I used for the sentiments were, My Happy, Guiding Heart, Glitter Glam and May Stamp of the Month You've Got a Friend, sorry it is not available.  I used the following embellishments, Aqua Dots, Flamingo Dots, White Enamel Stars and Silver Bling Gems.  

These were so fun to make and I love how they turned out.  

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fall 2014 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the release of the Annual Inspirations 2014-2015  Idea Book by giving you a peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book which started August 1st!

If you have come from Donna Digby's Blog in are on the right path.  I have to say I am so in love with the new papers and products in this catalog.  I love your new Shinhan markers and I am a absolutely smitten with our newest frame.  It is a red magnetic chalkboard....oh be still my beating heart;)

I have so many ideas flowing through my head but I settled on one for now.  I made a calendar that can be changed.  

I used the following products:
Z2006 Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack (LOVE the Glacier, cranberry and white daisy combo)
Z1966 Base & Bling Glass Covers 
Z679 Liquid Glass
I cut the calendar frame, letters and numbers using my new Cricut Explore and wanted to use the Artbooking cartridge but could not figure out how to get it to work so I used one of the projects in Cricut Design Studio.  When I learn how to get to my CTMH cartridges I will change it;)  

I used magnetic sheets to to make everything removable and that...I can change it with the seasons!! I made glass magnets using the beautiful Snowhaven paper to back them. 

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Now hop on over to Casandra Bennett's Blog  see what amazing artwork she has created.  

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Want to order these amazing products...head on over to my website

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is What a Hoot, a set of 17 stamps. This is such a cute set!  It will be great for Halloween but not limited to just that.

If you have come here from Sarah Hirsch's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Miranda's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have close to 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....

Here my artwork I made:

Layout with pictures

I used the following products:

S1408 What a Hoot SOTM set
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Pack
Z3012 Pathfinding Assortment Embellishments
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Z2111 Chocolate Stamp Pad
Z2191 Sunset Stamp Pad
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z2465 Turquoise Blue Shinhan Msrker
Z2457 Marigold Shinhan Marker
Z2462 Peony Purple Shinhan Marker

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Now hop on over to  Kelly Janes's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek at the new Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  If you are coming to my Open House this will be our Make-n-Take.  

I used the following new products:
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Pack
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Embellishments
B1433 Frigthfully Fun Stamp Set
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
An Assortment of our new Shinhan Markers.

I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut the card and layers.  

Only 3 more days and you will be able to see and order from the new Idea Book....I am so excited:)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

New Catalog Open House

Our new Idea Book is out and I want to share it with you, so I am having an Open House.  I am so excited about the new products.  I will have some available to look at and touch.  We will be playing with some of the new products with the Make n Take.

When: Friday, August 1th

Where: My House

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM   

Let me know you are coming Click here

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More 2014 Convention Artwork

Here are some more cards we made at convention using the new papers and stamps set.  I am so excited about the new products coming out on August 1. Cannot wait to share them with you!

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She Colors Seashells

I had a chance to play with our new Shinhan Markers and a new stamp set called Treasured Friendship.  I got my idea for this card from Theresa Momber's video.  I colored the shell stamp using our new Shinhan these guys!!!  I colored the background with a sponge and stamp pad.  The grass and birds I added freehand with a marker.  

Our new markers will be available on August 1st along with the release of our new Idea Book.  

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Convention Last Day

Saturday was the last day of convention and it was packed full of fun.  To start the morning off right there was the CTMH 5K through California Adventure Park before it opened.  It was fun to be there without crowds of people.  Here is my walking partner Katy and I ...

Here is a Scatterhearts group photo...

We all had a Mickey pin for our shoe...

Next up was the Extravaganza, where chosen consultants are sent new product to use and make the most amazing this part of convention.....My pictures were not that great...I was so excited as was everyone else it was hard to find space and time to get good pictures.  This is a just a small example of what was shown!!

Next was a creative session....I forgot to take pictures of what we made but here is some artwork that was shared.

We then at our last creative and closing session, where we did a surprise flash mob for Jeannette Lynton owner/CEO and the Corporate Staff:)  FUN

After that we had our final and delicious meal....

Then the party was over:(   So now you can see why I have PCB (Post Convention Blues)!!

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