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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cropping and Customizing My Stickease in Studio J

Watch the latest LOVE YOUR LAYOUT video to see how to crop and customize the My Stickease titles and quotes to beautifully accent your layouts!

I encourage you to Log In to Studio J in another window and pause the video as you follow along and create your own layout using this technique!

Click here to watch the video in YouTube.
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Click here to contact me with any questions or to schedule a one-on-one time to try Studio J!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Chantilly Club Cards

This week is the first meeting of my new Cross Lanes Club! We are going to have so much fun together!!! I have both scrappers and card makers in this club. I posted the layouts a while back. I've finally completed the cards. 
(Note: my photoshop and computer are acting up, so these have not been edited like I normally do.)
The basic kit includes a Chantilly L2 paper pack, Small Sparkle Flourishes, and Clear Sparkles. (I included a couple of extra pieces for our first time too.)

I can't wait until Friday!
Contact me if you would like to join one of my clubs or start one of your own!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Glitter Glam!

Glitter, glamour, shimmer and shine! Check out this quick video to get even more sparkling ideas with our latest products!

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Do you have all the glitter and glam you need? If not, click here to see what you're missing! You can find shimmer, shine, and sparkle under the following Accessories Categories:

Embossing and Glitter - Glitz Glitter Gels
Specialty Papers - Glitter Papers
Embellishments - Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, Sparkle Flourishes, Glitter Gems
Markers - Metallic Markers

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Floral Happiness Card

This month's stamp of the month is a base and shade set - meaning you take the solid rose image (bottom right) and stamp in a lighter ink, then take the contour image (bottom left) and stamp over top in a darker ink. Or you can use a second generation ink for the solid image and a first generation ink for the top contour.

For my card above I used hollyhock ink for the solid part and ruby ink for the contour on the rose and I used second generation slate for the solid leaf (rolled in first generation slate ink) and first generation slate ink for the leaf veins. For the card base, I used some sky cardstock with a piece of the Chantilly papers then accented with a little shimmer trim in silver. 

This beautiful stamp set has a retail value of $17.95 but it can be yours for only $5 with a purchase of $50 or more this month! Don't miss out on your chance to have this great set for only $5!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Treat Cards!

I fell in love with Lisa Stenz's creative club project and had to make some of these cards for my own club members! So this month, all of my club members will receive one of these beauties filled with yummy m&m's!

What's so cool about this card (made from pg. 69 of the Artiste cartridge) is the treat cup sticks out of the front, but when you pull out the tag, the candy comes out of the back hole so you can get to the candy without destroying your card!

In fact, once you are done, you can insert the tag again to display the card and read the sentiment through the treat cup!

Supplies used on this card:

I love these treat cups! They measure about 1/2" high and come in a package of 10 for only $3.95!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fabric Basics

Did you know that we have introduced some fun textiles to coordinate with our products? Both the Chantilly and For Always papers have coordinating fabrics to take your creativity even further!

Each package include 3 different patterns each measuring 14" x 24".

Are you a sewing sensation? You will LOVE these beautiful fabrics to incorporate in your home decor and craft projects.

Are you a no-sew Nelly? No worries! Watch the video below to see how you can use our new textiles just like paper and without any sewing at all!

You can even use the fabric to cut out cricut shapes and adhere them to your papercrafting projects OR t-shirts, bags, pillows, etc!

In this video you will learn great tips and techniques for using fabric in your artwork—where to use it, how to adhere it, and how to create ruffles, flowers, and much more! Close To My Heart's new line of beautiful textiles make it simple to embellish cards, layouts, and three-dimensional items with fabric.


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mini Album Tutorial

Have you noticed the mini album shown on page 86 of our latest Idea Book? Below is a video that shows how YOU can put one together yourself! Grab a cup of tea or your favorite drink, sit back and watch! Contact me if you would like help creating your own mini album or click here to start shopping for your favorite supplies to use on your own! You might have everything you need already at home!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Come Unhinged!

Are you ready for another FREE giveaway? Click here to watch the video on Jeanette Lynton's blog to see different ways to decorate and display our new 5" x 7" hinged display tray! Then simply leave a comment there ON HER POST to be entered to win! That's it!
Can't wait for the contest to end to get your own hinged display tray? Click here to order yours now!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Bling in Huntington!

This past Saturday, I was in Huntington for a Spring Bling event that hosted about 40 vendors - home based businesses and crafters. My dear friend and master cardmaker - Cari Chafin - was my helper! She was amazing! (Thank you Cari!)

I offered a door prize of a small organizer filled with a complete set of monogram stamps A-Z, a $91 retail value! You could earn tickets just for stopping by and additional tickets for purchasing, hosting a party or becoming a consultant! I added all the tickets, mixed well, and had my husband draw the lucky winner. And the winner is.......................

..................Becky Duree!!!!! Congratulations Becky! I'll be in Danville on Friday if you want to meet me to collect your prize!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by! It was a pleasure to meet some new paper crafters and to see old friends too!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Gnarly Boys Layout in Studio J!

This month is the Love Your Layout video, you will learn how to create a gnarly boys layout using our Later Sk8r kit! Click the video below to see how!

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Ready to start creating your own Studio J layouts? Click here to get started or call me for a one-on-one tutorial! Remember - each two-page layout is only $5 (that's $2.50 per page!!!!!) now through March 15th! Don't miss out on this GREAT deal!!!

The Perfect Fit!

More My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames!

If you loved the My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames stamp set, you’ll flip for the Perfect Fit—Frames 2! Like its predecessor, this is a set of four stamps that coordinate with other Perfect Fit sets, such as the new My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Birthday, My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Mom, and My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Dad stamp sets.

Additionally, these stamps have a corresponding shape on the Cricut® Artiste cartridge so that you can stamp right on your Cricut®-cut pieces! Because it works well with so many other products, this set is a perfect choice at $17.95.

See the new Perfect Fit—Frames stamp set »

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stamp of the Month: Floral Happiness

Happiness Is . . .

...the My Acrylix® Floral Happiness stamp set! Whatever happiness is to you, you’ll be able to share it using this stamp set with many sentiments to express what makes you happy. This set of 16 stamps also contains base and shade floral images to guarantee that your projects will really blossom in two-tone trend. Let your art flourish with each layer of added color. This happy set is $5 with your qualifying $50 order this month only.

See the March 2013 Stamp of the Month »