Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Base and Bling Clips!


Our new Base and Bling line of wearable art is to much fun! And so affordable too!

At my crop in October, Erin and Cari will be offering a workshop to show you how easy it is to make these clips! You can use them in your hair, on your lapel, or clip them on a package or gift bag!

We will have several fabrics and accents for you to choose from to make your own unique piece of art! Here are a couple of examples:

Here is a clip (made by Lisa Stenz) attached to a gift box! Instead of throwing away THIS bow, you can clip it on your jacket or in your hair, etc!

Here are clips attached to a board to display artwork! (This project was also made by the fabulous Lisa Stenz!)

Create your own unique clip at my crop for only $6 each! Reserve your spot now so that I will have plenty of supplies ready for you!

Not registered for my crop? I'm sorry! You will miss a lot of fun!!! BUT, you can still join the creativity! Click on the image below to see our full line of Base and Bling products to create your own clip at home!

Frosted Card Workshop Kit!


Are you in the mood for Christmas yet? As a crafter, you HAVE to get in the mood early, right? 

So I'm offering this workshop at my crop Oct. 4-6. Create these beautiful cards (15 total - 5 each of 3 designs) in a jiffy! You can create using the colors above or change it up to blues and grays like I did!

Fellow consultant Vicki Wizniuk came up with this color combination and I just LOVE it!

I love the simplicity of this card and yet there are plenty of beautiful elements! LOVE the sparkly glitter gems! And of course, you want to stamp your envelopes to match your card!



This is a fun card featuring the second generation technique to simulate trees in the background! I also added some silver shimmer trim and silver glitz glitter to the snowflakes!



And finally, here is the third card. I love the stamp set in this kit! So many fun fonts and images! I added a little more silver shimmer trim and silver glitz glitter.



The kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix® Frosted Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) 
 2 – Frosted BandT Duos® Papers 
 5 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Colonial White, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive, 1 Ruby) 
(or trade the Kraft, Olive, Ruby for Twilight, Slate, Whisper)
 15 – Colonial White Cards and Envelopes 
1 – Champagne, Colonial White, and Silver Baker's Twine (10 yards) 
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (108) 
 1 – Instructional Brochure

This kit is valued at $36.78, but can be yours for only $25! 
And you will have the stamp set and left over baker's twine and sparkly gems to make more cards and Christmas projects!

Is $25 more than you wanted to spend? 
Order a basic kit for only $15!

Your kit will include:
 2 – Frosted BandT Duos® Papers
 5 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Colonial White, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive, 1 Ruby)
(or trade the Kraft, Olive, Ruby for Twilight, Slate, Whisper)
 15 – Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
Grey Baker's Twine
Clear Sparkles
(You can use my stamp set to create your cards)

Add on the Silver Shimmer Trim for $5
 Add on the Silver Glitz Glitter for $3

If you are attending my crop, order your kit NOW so I will have it in time for you. If you aren't signed up for my crop, no worries. You can order a kit for yourself to make at home OR I will be hosting at workshop at my house in November.

Artbooking Halloween Layout!


Here is a SUPER easy, SUPER fun layout that I made using our new Arbooking cartridge!

This is a workshop that my crop attendees can sign up for - only $5 for this two page layout - all pieces pre-cut and ready to go! I'll also show how easy it is to incorporate our 4x6 flip flaps on this layout to include even more photos, journaling and decorative mini-pages!

I backed the haunted house windows with some honey cardstock, and the door with Sunset cardstock stamped with our woodgrain background stamp from Universal Backgrounds.

I used a simple technique on the title - I simply cut out the "Halloween" title in 2 different colors - the same size - then layer them slightly askew to give it a shadow effect!

If you are attending my crop Oct 4-6, contact me to sign up for this workshop NOW so that I can have supplies pre-cut and ready for you!

If you aren't attending my crop - WHY NOT? We have SO much fun! This crop is full, but my Winter Crop still has space available at the most beautiful resort in WV! Click here for all of the details and to sign up today before it fills up too!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mixed Papers

I love our My Reflections paper packs - you can mix and match the colors in the kit and never go wrong! But did you know you can also mix papers from different kits? Sure can, but there are rules!

Here are some examples of mixed papers on our new Circle Spin Cards that we made at convention! The cards are 5" x 7" with a cut-out and circle attached with string that spins when opened! 

On this card, I've mixed the Sarita papers with Laughing Lola paper!

Here is the back side of the circle.

The sentiment is stamped with our new "M" sized stamps that are only $2.95 each!!
I stamped on the circle, then stamped on Laughing Lola purple paper and cut out the word YOU and layered it over top with 3-D foam tape.

Here is another spinner card with Pro Player paper and Laughing Lola papers!

Also, I paper pieced the heart with this stamp using Laughing Lola purple and the words with Pro Player blue paper!

Watch the video below to learn the secrets to perfect mixed paper pairings! (Say that 10 times!)


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NEW Clearance Items added to my website!


WOWZA, WOWZA!!! There are a TON of GREAT products available at rock bottom prices on my website under the "while supplies last category!! You just HAVE to check them out!!

Some of my favorites include:

 Spellbound papers (18 sheets) for only $2.20!!! Perfect for Halloween and at an amazing price!!

Our Canvas Journals at only $2.25!! What a deal!

Dark New England Ivy 12" x 12" Faux Leather Album only $19.00!!

And so much more!!!

Remember, these items are only available "while supplies last" which means they may not be around tomorrow. Check it out and grab what you want right away!

CLICK HERE to check it out now!

Chocolate Affair Gift Basket Workshop


Here is a quick and EASY gift that the special ladies at my Fall Crop will have the opportunity to make! I got this fabulous idea from one of my downline - Alisha Whittington!


The contents include a large red mixing bowl, an 8" x 8" baking pan, 2 red hot pads, a Betty Crocker Double Spatula, Betty Crocker Measuring Spoons, Marie Callender's Brownie Mix, Red Shredded Paper filler, a cellophane gift bag, and a large red glitter bow, a "Brownie Points" gift tag, Ruby Chevron Ribbon!

In addition, you will receive a Chocolate Affair Stamp set ($17.95 retail value) to use on this workshop! Include the stamp set in the gift bowl OR keep it for yourself to use in the future or to make make MORE of these baskets yourself!

I added the "Brownie Points" gift tag inside my basket, OR you can put it on the outside of your basket.


Here is another sample card using this fun stamp set:

You could add additional cake mixes, chocolate, etc to your bowl if you want - or include a set of "chocolate" cards with your gift!

However you decide to put it together, this gift will be sure to please.
Best of all is the cost - only $15 for all supplies!!

I only have a set of 11 kits, so I am offering this on a first come - first served basis. Anyone who is registered for my fall crop can sign up first. If there are any kits left over, I will open it up to others.

Contact me right away if you are interested in making one of these gift sets at my upcoming crop!

Do you feel like you are missing out on all the fun by not attending my Fall Crop? Ask me to add you to my waiting list. You never know - you just might get in!

OR Sign up for my Stonewall Resort Winter Crop. This one you don't want to miss!!!! Get all the info here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Artbooking Laughing Lola Mini Album


Here is another sample of an Artbooking mini album. This one is a free standing one, with pages that fold down to middle to make a book! When folded, it is approximately 7" x 5".

I only used cardstock, at bit of Grey Baker's Twine, Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements, and Laughing Lola Assortment, and just a bit of the purple pattern paper from the Laughing Lola Paper Pack. You can see many fun and funky shapes cut from the Artbooking Cartridge, some of which I stamped with our new background stamp called Geometric Backgrounds! It adds LOTS of texture and design!










This was one of the projects we made at the Close To My Heart Convention this past Summer! All pieces were pre-cut and ready for us to assemble! How cool is that? This company not only offers amazing products, but treats their consultants with such generosity and care! I LOVE my job!

Are you ready to try your hand at an Artbooking Mini Album? You can mix and match overlays, titles, photo mats, tags, icons, and pages! Each one will not only be unique, but fabulous!

Don't have your own Arbooking Cartridge yet? Order online now and you will also qualify for TWO great deals on our stamp of the month for only $5 and our National Stamping Month triple stamp set for only $10!! Click here to get your deals now!



Monday, September 9, 2013

My Crush Books - the latest trend!

I've got a CRUSH on our new My Crush Books. I LOVE these new super cute, super trendy books and embellishments that we carry. And you will too! They are great for on the go journaling and memory collecting for teens and adults alike! Give it a theme - like vacation, or a special European trip, or a mission trip - or make it ALL ABOUT ME and tell your everyday story - places you go, things you buy, what you see, how you feel, people you meet. Wouldn't you LOVE to have one of these that your great-grandmother created all about herself- A Day In the Life Of - or a year or just random collections. Almost like a photo journal! So cool!

Check out this video for a sneak peek at this fun new product. Or stop by and see them in person! Contact me to set up an appointment!


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Easily capture memories on the go with the My Crush™ books from Close To My Heart. These fun and funky books are perfect for preserving ticket stubs, playbills, receipts, and other everyday memorabilia, as shown in this video!

Click here to see our My Crush™product line in my online store! Or contact me if you have any questions!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Laughing Lola Cards!

This month at my Cross Lanes Club, cardmakers will be using our Laughing Lola Card Kit!

We will be making a total of 15 cards - 5 cards each of 3 designs. Here is a close up of the first card - I like to stamp my envelopes while I make the card since I have the stamps and inks out anyway!


Here is the second card:

I love the trendy splatter stamp down at the bottom of the shape!

Here is the third card. I changed my a little from the pattern in the guide and added some of our grey glitter papers!


One of the cool things about this card it is the Cricut shapes that coordinate with the stamp set included with the kit! I will have all of these shapes pre-cut for my club members and ready for them to stamp on!

Want to join us and make these cards also? 
Our club meets this month on Friday, September 27th at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. 

Contact me no later than September 13th so I can order you a kit which includes:
An exclusive Laughing Lola Card stamp set
Cardstock and Pattern papers
15 white cards/envelopes
Whisper/Black/Silver Bakers Twine
Exclusive Purple Gems
Instructional Brochure - that you can use again with other papers and stamps!

The kit is ONLY $25 (plus tax and s/h).

OR you can sign up for a Basic kit for only $15 - which includes the paper, cards/envelopes, basic bakers twine, and clear sparkles.

(The only extras I used on these is the grey glitter paper. You can order a package or bring yours from home or leave it off altogether!)

Contact me to order your kit today!