Saturday, July 27, 2013

Get Organized!

This is a great video about these new Organizers.  I only have the medium so far and I can get SO much in mine.  I keep it on my dining room . . er I mean my craft table to keep all my supplies and embellishments right at hand.  It holds so much.  Below are some pics.  Also, I love how you can see through these organizers.  The large organizer would be great to take to a crop.  And there are going to be new foam inserts for the small organizer.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Laughing Lola

Here is a sneak peek at the new paper pack called Laughing Lola.  I made these two cards using the patterns found in Volume II of the Make it From your Heart book.  It contains patterns for Scrapbook pages and cards and it's only $7.95. A great value!  Both the paper and the pattern book will be available on August 1st.  In the mean time you can go to my web site and scoop up the retiring product before it's all gone.  Click HERE.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You Are Welcome Here - Video from corporate

This is a great video from Christine about why you should discover or rediscover Close to My Heart.  I love the part where she says CTMH is debt free!  I just heard from a facebook friend that her direct sales company just closed.  Closed!  Shut down!  So many people left in the lurch.  No worries about that with CTMH.  Watch the video to see what I'm talking about.

Rose Blossom Challenge Blog - Challenge #8 - G Key

I'm playing along with the Rose Blossom Challenge blog again this time.  This time it is the G Key on the Artiste Cricut Cart.  I made a set of monogrammed note cards for my sister (luckily we have the same first initial).  I almost used up the last of my Buzz and Bumble scraps for this project.  I had some little 3 x 5 blank note cards and envies that I picked up at JoAnnes.  I covered them in Buzz & Bumble paper and ran some cocoa card stock through my Cuttlebug using my Honeycomb embossing folder.  For the box I used the O key - 3D Object cut at 5.25.  That gives you a box that is 5 1/4 x 3 5/8.  To decorate the outside of the box I cut the flower at 4" (Accent 1) and then I cut Accent 2 - the bow at 1 1/2.  I did not cut the tails of the bow.  I adhered the flower on top of the bow, added some burlap and a sparkle to cover up the brad.  (Hint: before you assemble the sleeve for the box you may want to decorate it first THEN adhere it together to slip over the box.  Ask me how I know that!) 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mojo Monday Card

I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday blog with this card.  
Here is the sketch for this week.


 And here is my card I created.  I used some 6 x 6 sample pieces of Dakota paper to make my card.  Trying to use up my stash before the new CTMH book comes out.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Banner Project for little girls

I was very lucky to be able to do a craft project with three very cute and creative little girls.  I supplied the paper and embellishments and these girls, ages 7, 6 and 2 years old, did all the rest.  Their personalized door hangers turned out almost as cute as they are.
I believe I first got the idea for a personalize banner project from Brenda Rose.  You'll have to check out her other awesome artwork.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flip it, Flop it! Work that Sketch!

I tried out Tresa Black's card sketch she posted on her blog Fabulously Artsy  today.  I can always use some inspiration.

 I used the retired Clair paper pack and stamp set from the Chantilly Card Workshop on the Go.   I decided to go with the orientation as she presented it and not flip it.  But I can see the possibilities.   

Thanks for the sketch Tresa!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 93

Wow, this is my first time entering in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I follow the blog and love all the artwork and sketches but this is my first time entering.  I needed to make some Thank You cards in a 3 x 5 size and needed somewhere to start so I used sketch 93.  I used Buzz and Bumble paper, some color ready seam binding ribbon and the new Thank You stamp.  I made a set of 4 cards, 2 of each design.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rose Blossom Challenge

I'm playing along with the Rose Blossom Challenge again.   This time we are supposed to use the K key from the Artiste cartridge.  I chose to make the slider card.  Here's a tip when cutting out this slider card: cut the card part first at your desired size then cut the sleeve out at the same size.  I made the mistake of cutting the sleeve first at 5.5 - a standard card size  - and I couldn't figure out why the sleeve wasn't 5.5 high.  I also used the downloadable "You make me Happy" tags.  You can download your own set of tags too here .  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Rose Blossom Challenge blog for more great ideas.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July! Home of the Brave

Happy 4th of July!  I made this card using the Home of the Brave stamp set.  I totally cased this card from a fellow consultant however my blog reader, Feedly is down and I can't access it to find out who it was.  
You can get your own Patriotic stamp set through July 31st - there are 3 different ones and $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!
Dates: Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013.

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Newsletter Information

I wanted to post this information here on my blog in case you did not receive my corporate generated newsletter.  I'll be offering a free workshop if you purchase the Canvas Art Kit.  We'll make the canvas and then a scrapbook page with the left overs.  It will make a great gift for someone or for yourself.

Work the Workshop
50% off Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit!
Relief for Oklahoma stamp set
Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.

Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life
Celebrating the sweet things in life
July Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch
What makes your life sweet? Celebrate the sweet things in life with the delectable images and fruity sentiments of the Sweet Life stamp set. Perfect for your summer memories, the Sweet Life stamp set is ideal for cardmaking, gift-giving, and scrapbooking your sweetest summer moments.

Get the Sweet Life stamp set for only $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50 or more — that’s 72% off the retail price! Take advantage of this offer while it is available during July only.

Let’s Get Patriotic—Stamp Style!
A portion of every sale of our new patriotic stamp sets will be donated to support the military
Patriotic Stamp Sets
Hurry up and get your limited-time patriotic stamp sets before July 31! During this patriotic time of year, there is no better time to get a unique stamp set and benefit the military.

The My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575), Home of the Brave (D1576), and Courage (B1437) stamp sets were designed specifically for this campaign and are only available from June 1 to July 31. Five dollars from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set today.