Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September - 6 Page Workshop - Zoe

Zoe - 6 page Scrap Workshop

Thursday, September 23, 2015
5:30 pm

$25 Workshop includes Zoe paper pack, Zoe complements, cutting directions, supplemental paper pack, and additional Cricut cuts.   Materials need to be pre-ordered.  I do have one extra kit on hand for this workshop.  Others can be ordered.  Workshop attendees should bring a 12 inch paper trimmer,  scissors, adhesive, pop dots, and any other favorite scrapping tools. 

    Layout A and B 

    Layout C and D

    Layout E and F

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Huge Clearance Sale

Friday, September 18, 2015

2 Page Scrap Workshop

                   Two Page Scrap Workshop

Tuesday, September 22, 6:30pm

Basically the same layout with different paper.  See what a
difference a paper choice can make.

Bring your own related pictures (8 - 12), choose your own paper 
from my stash to coordinate with them,
and create your layout.  We will be using the pattern above.

Bring your own adhesive, pop dots, scissors, paper trimmer and
any other favorite scrapping tools you may have.

$8 for the workshop covers the cutting directions, card stock, Cricut cuts, any accessories or 
embellishments you would like to use on your two page layout and my help (if you need it).  
You may make more than layout if you have time - just pay for the extra paper. 
There are still a few spots open, so just call or email by Monday, September 21st.
P.S. -  This is a great workshop for beginners!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

It's National Stamping Month! 
and we're celebrating by offering three exclusive stamp sets 
available only through September 30th. 
If you are hopping here from Jacquelin's blog 
you are on the right path.

Each stamp set is designed to fit 
with a specific type of paper crafting:
For traditional scrapbooking

 For card making
or for pocket scrapbooking

However, all the stamp sets coordinate with 

each other and can be used together to create 

your own unique style of paper crafting.  

Better yet, these stamp sets also coordinate 
with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry 
collection to help expand your artwork 
options even further.  
$13.95 each, or buy all three for only $34.95.

There's something I like in all three of the sets, 
so of course, I needed to take advantage of the deal
 and get all three which you will see I used 
in my layout.
I used the new Whimsy Paper Fundamentals 
along with Glacier, Canary, 
second generation Smoothie, and Black inks.

Here's a closer view of the sides of the
page where I used the stamp sets. 

Here are two cards I made with some 
of the scraps from my layout.

Now hop over to Jennifer's blog to see what creative 
ideas she has in store for you.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Open House Thank You


Thanks to all who attended my Open House.  
It was so much fun to visit with all of you 
to show off the new Close To My Heart products
 and to introduce my Fall workshops.  
Hope you enjoyed your free make-n-takes.  

Names were drawn at the end of the Open House
 and the winners are:
$25 Free Hostess Credits - Jackie J. and Mary D.
Free Stamp Set - Karen E.
Free Ink Pad - Cheryl M.
Free ShinHan Touch Twin Marker - Melissa S.
Free Paper Pack - Jackie J.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the 

Close To My Heart 

September Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

If you are hopping from Nancy's blog
you are on the right path.  If this is your first blog hop, 
start here with the work that I have shared 
and then look at the end of my post for your
next stop on the Blog Hop.

This HOP is going to be even more exciting than usual!  
Why?  In addition to great ideas on how to use 
the beautiful stamp set, Paper Garden,

you will see lots of new products released TODAY in the new 2015 - 2016 
Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I spent a whole day playing and experimenting with our new watercolors 
and this stamp set.  My pre-teen granddaughter, Jadyn, 
was here from out of town and working with me, 
so that made the day even more fun!
First I will share some of the cards I made.
Here I used a wash technique wetting the watercolor paper with water 
before applying a mixture of blues and greens.  I then stamped with
black Momento ink once the paper was dry.  The card is mounted on 
Sapphire paper and embellished with the new Teal shimmer trim.

The next card also uses the same technique.

For this color resist card I stamped the image with Versa Mark, 
heat embossed the image with Clear embossing powder,
and then washed over the embossed images with pinks and oranges.

On the next two cards I applied paint to my acrylic block,  stamped using
the color on the block on watercolor paper.  The flowers were then stamped
using Momento black ink.

There was a different result using a different type of 
watercolor paper rather than our new Watercolor paper.

Finally, I tried stamping using watercolors on my stamps rather than ink.    
I liked the effect -- definitely different than stamping with ink.
One thing I learned is that you need to clean your stamp right 
away using a brush scrubber and some soapy water.  

Scrapbook pages
The edges of the mats were stippled with a mixture of various watercolor 
blues and greens.  The background was achieved by using watercolors 
on my stamps rather than ink.  The black images were stamped with Momento ink.

Hope you will enjoy the new CTMH watercolors and 
this stamp set as much as I do.

Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs.   We have over 40 consultants 
participating this month. You're going to see amazing 
ideas and exciting new products!  
Now hop on over to Judy Faye's blog.