Friday, March 23, 2012

Hippity Hoppity!

Everyone attending my crop this weekend will receive a little treat along with their Stella Kit - a Bunny Bag!

Isn't she cute???? There's even a treat inside!
My sweet friend Emmy Rackley sent me the idea and directions. (THANK YOU EMMY!!)

I just love my buck-tooth beauty!

Would you like to make one of these? Here are the instructions - thanks to Emmy!
All pieces cut from the AP Cartridge:
Gift Bag - Fit To Page (White Daisy)
Shape6 (ornament) - 3 1/2" (Head) (White Daisy)
Oval2 - 1 3/4" (Outer Ears) - 2 (White Daisy)
Oval2 - 1 1/4" (Inner Ears) - 2 (Cotton Candy)
Oval2 - 1 1/2" (Feet) - 2 (White Daisy)
Oval2 - 3/4" (Inner foot pad) (Cotton Candy)
Circle1 - 1/2" (Inner foot dots) - 6 (Cotton Candy)
Circle1 - 1 1/2" (Cheeks) - 2 (White Daisy)
Heart1 - 1" (Nose) (Cotton Candy)
Circle1 - 1" (Mouth) (Cotton Candy)
1/4" x 1/2" Buck Teeth - 2 (White Daisy)

Here is Emmy's version! She did all white paper with Hollyhock ink. Love the whiskers - I just couldn't get mine to look good. I also didn't attempt the furry cheeks - afraid I'd mess those up too!

Great job Em! Thank you for sharing! 
*Additional Note: Emmy's inspiration came from Tracey Sanders. You've got to check out Tracey's blog - she has a lot of great artwork and ideas! I love how we all inspire each other!
Gotta go chase cotton tails now!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How-To Books Almost Gone!

One of the very first things I fell in love with when I was introduced to Close To My Heart products was how everything was designed to easily coordinate! The papers - inks - accessories - it made my purchasing and creative process faster, simpler, and easier!

The SECOND thing that I fell in love with and now consider a "must have" are our How-To Books! As you browse through our Idea Book and Catalog, you will see a notation underneath layouts and cards that indicate the pattern that was used. They list the book and pattern so you can easily recreate these projects on your own!

The How-To Books are so versatile! You can use the same pattern over and over - but with different papers & embellishments, or by simply rotating the page/pattern, etc. you can create completely different looks! These beautiful full color, hardback books will make a beautiful addition to your craft room and how-to library.

Did you know that these books are being retired and will no longer be available very soon? Once supplies run out of each one, they will be gone! If you don't have these books or haven't completed your collection, I highly recommend that you get yours today!  Priced at only $21.95 each, these books are expected to sell out soon!

There are four Scrapbook How-To Books:

You'll love the newly updated Reflections™ program which features 100 12" × 12" scrapbook pages. Each layout pattern comes complete with a shaded blueprint, detailed assembly instructions, companion layout guides, photo options, and creative techniques sure to make your memories come to life.

This beautiful new hardbound book is similar to the Reflections programs with blueprints, step-by-step instructions, and photo suggestions, but it’s really in a league all of its own. It is a stand-alone publication that will look simply fabulous on a bookshelf or coffee table. It features 50 12" × 12" two-page scrapbook concepts as well as in-depth instructions for unique art techniques, accessory suggestions for every concept, detailed cutting diagrams, step-by-step assembly instructions, a thumbnail index, and all the artwork recipes.

Create your own 12" × 12" designer layouts with Jeanette Lynton’s second volume of incredible scrapbooking patterns. Packed with 50 all new, two-page patterns, complete cutting diagrams, and assembly instructions, plus inspiring techniques, Imagine™ is every scrapbooker’s best friend. Check out the first volume, Cherish™, the book that elevated passion for scrapbooking. Both gorgeous, hardback books feature full-color photos and are coffee-table worthy! (Cherish sold separately.)

Bring magic to your scrapbook layouts using clever interactive techniques. You'll add hands-on excitment and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! Magic™ also includes 35 gorgeous 12" x 12" layout patterns that can be used on their own or with the interactive techniques. (DVD included.)

And two Card How-To Books:

Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the numerous patterns in our exquisite hardbound Originals™ program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints, and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love Originals. Feast on the gorgeous, full-color artwork sprinkled throughout the pages and then make cards of your own, simply and easily, with Originals!

Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards, and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton's latest hardbound, how-to cardmaking book a must-have for your creative library. The three bulk card "workshops" help you make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most out of your papers and your time. The beautiful full-color artwork and creative tips and techniques offer hours of inspiration and fresh ideas.

Click HERE to get YOURS today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Clearance Items added!

I always feel SO GOOD when I go shopping and get a bargain! Don't you? Did you know my website has "while supplies last" deeply discounted products?  Up to 80% off! Now that's a good bargain! And if your order qualifies, we also offer Smart Post shipping for only $4.95!

We've just added some new discounted items! Be sure to check it out and get some great deals.......while supplies last!



Click on the image above - choose "shop online" on the left side, then scroll down to the "while supplies last" category for all of the great deals! Need some new products as well? No problem you can add them all to your cart!

Go get your "feel good" bargain today!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Gathering Project

This month at my gatherings, we will be making this beautiful and EASY Cricut card - featuring our new Stella papers and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

Would you like to host a gathering so your friends can make a FREE card too? And of course there are always prizes for your guests and plenty of REWARDS for Hostesses!

Contact me to schedule you own gathering or to attend one as a guest!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rose Bouquet Video Tutorial


I've finally put together a video tutorial on how to make this rose bouquet with baby's breath. The video is a little longer than it should be....but hopefully you will find it helpful.

For those of you who ordered kits, you will find this helpful to go along with your written instructions.
Time to go "grow" more flowers!
PS - You can watch the video here - OR click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the screen to watch on YouTube and make it full screen for more detail!