Monday, August 31, 2009

FREE Card Workshop

Coming in October. Fun Fall workshop for all who order the September Stamp Of the Month. Cost: FREE for 8 cards. Check my October calendar for work shop details.

2010 Calendar

Get ready to HOP! Blog Hop that is.... through the "Treasures" waiting got you
at our Stamp of the Month blog hop. Today, I'm testing the links for the hop. If you have come from Miranda's blog you are on the right path. After mine comes Susan's treasures. Don't miss this extraordinary trip throught all the SOTM "Treasures."

ALSO, The new Autumn/Winter Idea Book will be available for viewing on my website tomorrow, September 1. Be sure to take a look and send me your wish list of your 3 favorite new items for the FREE drawing.

Check the calendar section of my website for details.

Also, in September, with the launch of the Autunm/Winter Idea Book, we will celebrate the new Sweet Home paper pack and coordinating stamps sets as well as the new Work Shops on the Go! You won't want to miss anything this month as we create and play together.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Product Sneak Peak

"Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! 30 fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st! If you have come here from Julie's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning!"

This fun project was so easy to make with the new Autumn/Winter paper packs and the new Around The Holidays Card Kit! I love these trendy colors for these monthly wall hangings. As soon as I saw the new papers and card kit I knew I had to add them to my Close to my Heart collection.

Project Recipies:

"BOO" Banner: Twitterpated Paper Pack*(X7118B), Wonder Heartfelt Die Cuts*(Z1210), Chocolate Ribbon Round(Z1127), Sorbet Ribbon Round(Z1123), Sweet Leaf Ribbon Round(Z1125), Basic Craft Buttons*(Z1206), New Basic Brad Assortment*(Z1218), Natural Hemp(Z280), and Spellbound*(C1374) stamp set.

"Give Thanks" Banner: Grace Paper Pack*(X7117B), 4 squares from My Creations Cube(Z1152), Simple Alphabet(Z1047), Dimensional Elements Monograms(Z1061, Z1063, Z1076, Z1059), Pewter Mini Medley Collections*(Z1243), Rustic Edge Anchors(Z1287), Just Blooms Paper Flowers(Z1033), Autumn Sunflowers(Z818), and Many Thanks*(D1371) stamp set. Ink pads: Barn Red and Honey.

"Noel" Banner: Twitterpated Paper Pack*(X7118B), Evensong Paper Pack(X7104B), Around The Holidays Card Kit*(X8623), Twinkle Brads*(Z1220), My Creations Cube(Z1152), Basic Brad Assortment*(Z1218), Simple Alphabet(Z1047). Note: This banner was made on the back of the Give Thanks Banner so it's reversible.
Note: All products with the * are new in the 2009 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Now "Hop" on over to Helen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on Tuesday, September 1st.

Also, Tuesday, September 1, right here you can hop with us again to see the September Stamp of the Month creations.

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the
New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Moving on to Fall/Winter

Animal Cookies X7112B
Bella X7114B

Back Country X7110B
Tinkerin' X7113B

Moon Doggie X7111B

Last 5 Card Night we visited all the Summer Level II paper packs in anticipation of the arrival of the new paper packs in the Fall Winter Idea Book. I'm really not ready to move on from the summer packs but time moves on even if I'm not ready.

Next week on Friday, August 28th we will be having our new product blog hop featuring new products in the Fall/Winter Idea Book. You will be able to see some great ideas using the new products. It all starts on Friday. Don't miss the show!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

Jeanette's "Red White and Blue Revisited" color combination was again a fun choice. I used the 6 X 6 designs "Enchanted Enclosure" and "Keep It Level" from Wishes. I do make one change when making 6 X 6 cards. I cut 1 inch off the design to make a 6 X 5 card to save on postage.
For these cards the Indian Corn Blue is from a new paper pack coming in September called "Sweet Home." I used "Bella" for the Creme Brulee, Cocoa Gross Grain Ribbon for Cocoa, and Tulip & Creme Brulee inks.
To view these cards individually see the Art section on my website.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Interactive Card Workshop August 29 10 AM

Swing Card

View Master Card

Slider Card

Inside Slider Card

Stair Step Card

Tri Fold Shutter Card

Visit my website for complete details

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

Jeanette's colors this week were truly inspirational for summer. Be sure to check her blog to see how she makes a big splash.
For my cards I used "Lower Layers" from Wishes and turned it three different ways. Each card has the black base with a layer of Ocean, Heavenly Blue, or Crystal Blue card stock. I also used some retiring items on each card.

Retiring: New Horizons D1205, May Word Puzzle D1287, Card Commentary C1281, Decorative Dainties C1309, Photo Clips Z292, Bigger Brads Z299 and Bitty Brads Z1051. Note: All Monthly Word Puzzles are retiring.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

I was really excited to use Jeanette's colors this week. It was fun to see the new papers and stamps on her blog. I decided since I don't have new papers and stamps I would go back and use my favorite retiring papers and stamps. I used Life Delights (X7089B) Level II Paper Pack and the two coordinating stamp sets Playful Petal (C1288) and Celebrate Life (C1287). You can see more artwork with retiring papers and stamps sets all through the month of August. So check back when you can.

For my Color Me Monday projects I used my treat box in the August Blog Hop (see below) and filled the treat area with 3 X 3 cards from Wishes. I also made a free standing 2010 desk calendar using "Long Layer" from Wishes.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. We will be featuring August's SOTM, "It's Your Day." This is a set of 26 stamps featuring all the stamps needed for all your party supplies.
If you have come from Jan's Blog, you are on the right path.
This August Stamp of the Month has everything you will need for all your party supplies. From party banners to invitations you can create it all with this one outstanding stamp set. I used the Animal Cookies Paper Pack because nothing says "party" like the Animal Cookies Paper Pack(X7112B

"It Your Day" The stamp set for all your party needs.

The Party Banner
3X6 triangles with PARTY TIME letters. Stamp the cake layers to hang the flags on the ribbon

The Party Invitation
"It's A Wrap" from Wishes

The Birthday Card

"Delightful Dots" from Wishes

The Place Card

"Tiny Tabs" from Wishes

The Party Hat

(Request patern @

The Treat Box

(Request pattern at

Use the My Creations Display Album

(Z1054) for all your party memories

Now "Hop" on over to Jena's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas. This stamp set is only available during the month of August. Contact your Close to my Heart Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free.