Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's a "Wicked" blog hop!

{edited to update blog hop links on 8/7}

Wowsers!  I am sooo excited about this months Stamp of the Month set- "Wicked"- and so excited we have it in August so that you have plenty of time to design your Halloween projects ahead of time!

If you are coming from Nancy's blog- you are heading in the right direction.  If you are just joining the hop- no problem- just follow the link at the end of the post to continue on your way :)

Here is the set:

Here's my card:  I used the new 6x6 Kraft scallop cards, Mischief Level 2 paper pack, Black and Creme Brulee inks, Honey Mini Medley and the "Wicked" stamp set.

A view with the ribbon off and partly open.  I love these new Kraft cards- I can't wait to pull out the rest of my new supplies!

Hope you enjoyed this little peek at how I used this stamp set. 

Now hop on over to  Melissa's blog and see what she has cooked up for you!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

August Club Kit- Roxie!

Hello!!!  The best part about going to convention is having early access to supplies!!!  I have been busy prepping my August projects- and it is soooo much fun working with new products!

This is the layout my Scrap your Stash club can create in August!

Sorry for the white space on the side of this page... Forgot to get rid of it before posting.

this uses the new Roxie Level 2 paper pack, 10 things stamp set, natural hemp(not new) and the FUN NEW Bling Assortment pack... LOVE IT!!!

I cut the hearts and circle with my Cricut (I don't have my new cartridge yet so I used Accents Essentials)
Club members that choose to make this will be receiving a list of supplies they may have at home with will match (hence... the Scrap your stash club name!)  The Tulip and Black Mini medleys, Licorice pearls, pink designer ribbom collection for instance, all coordinate.

The secret to this layout- the pink floral paper is the back side of the red/black/pink plaid paper- SO FUN!!  The border on the side of my photo mats- that pink scallop- is the top "zip strip" of the SAME paper.

Close To My Heart is awesome!!! 
For my club members that don't like 10 strips of paper stuck on their layout- they can purchase the 10 things pocket instead which is a fun pocket full of strips labeled 1-10.  They could stick that pocket next to the photo mat instead of 10 little strips...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Game Cube from Convention

Hello!!!  I finally took a photo of one of the projects we created at convention.

This is one of our new Match Game Cube alterable items.  It  comes with chipboard pieces inside and you can create a children's game, mini themed "scrap box" , or a variety of other fun things- whatever you can imagine really.   This is the fun new Elementals paper pack- very geometric in design and coordinates with many of our other paper packs to mix and match.
The cube is white but was sponged with Desert Sand ink.
Love the new Blue ribbon stamp set- it has a great sentime "I'm so proud of you"  which I wanted from the first moment I laid eyes on it-  I was super happy to get this stamp set as part of our convention goodies!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Did you hear the news?

I am back from the Close To My Heart 2011 Annual Convention and it was a blast!!!  We got some GREAT product announcements- seriously fun stuff coming out starting August 1, 2011!!

What?  Well- how about a BRAND NEW Cricut cartridge... yep- I'll be selling it.  Not just any cartridge though-  the CTMH exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge.  Close To My Heart is dedicated to their stamping line- and so- our cartridge comes with 3 exclusive stamp sets- designed to coordinate with a few of the 700 images/letters on the cartridge.  Our cartridge ALSO comes with 3 packs of dimensional elements (i.e.  chipboard).  The BEST part is that our products come with a size guide that tell you how big to cut that shape to work with a particular stamp set etc. 

The best part is the price!!  For a mere $99 you will receive this FULL cartridge of 700+ designs (there are 2 fonts, bags, tags, 3-d flowers and tons more shapes to choose from- I'll start showing artwork as soon as mine arrives on my doorstep)  PLUS 3 stamp sets PLUS 3 sets of chipboard....  Now- if you like to get the best deal possible on your cartridges- you can host a party.  Part hosts that have parties reaching a minimum of $250 in sales can choose the cartridge at half price.  yep... $49.50- for all of that FUN goodness!!

Not local to me?  No problem- we can do an on-line party too!  I'll set up your on-line party- you invite your friends to order on-line... and once the party closes you select all your free goodies and half price items.  E-mail me here for more details.

There are LOTS of great new products available in the new book so watch for upcoming posts of artwork using new product!!!

If you would like your very own copy of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book- click the link in the right hand column.  The $5 fee covers shipping so the book is practically free for you!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Almost ready... for California!!

Yes!!! In two short days I'll be in sunny California- Disneyland to be exact- to celebrate the 2011 Close To My Heart Convention!!  I can NOT wait to see the brand new, totally awesome products coming out in our Autumn/Winter Idea Book...  first hand.  I'm always a bystander in the release but this year I will be there excited!!!

While I don't know EVERYTHING that is retiring... I do know about the following items.  As of July 31st these items are no longer orderable so you might want to order now- before they are gone!

Hooligans (halloween/monster)
Magnifique (peacock feathers and more)
Mistletoe (Christmas)
Olivia (fall)
Bliss( wedding/ vintage)
Sweetheart (perfect for Valentines/ sweetheart/daddy-daughter dances)
Wings (butterflies)
Miracle (blues/greens/ florals etc)

All Level 1 kits

As of August 31 the current workshop kits will no longer be available either.

did you know about our More Bang for your Buck special?  Spend $50 in July and add any one of 5 items for only $1!

Click any of the product lings (i.e... the mistletoe, hooligans etc) links above to see the retiring papers and place an order... I will post the retiring stamps and embellishments later this week!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Fundraiser layouts!

I accidentally ordered 8 packs of the Splendor My Stickease that are on clearance on my website...oops!!  I thought I'd use some  up by creating some page kits with them.

These page kits will be for sale at upcoming Fundraising events- to raise extra money for the host organization.  Since the patterned papers and stickease are all retired...  I won't be selling these kits EXCEPT at the fundraising events.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

new class... Fanfare Display Album

I designed this very simple but cute display album for summer photos that I've been taking.  My class info is under the "upcoming classes" tab.  My directions/ cutting info is not 100% complete but will be by next Monday.  If you are interested in purchasing this class kit- let me know!
These are just a few of the pages... I'll post more when i have time.  At a minimum... you should purchase the Display calendar, Fanfare Level 2 paper pack and matching "stickease".   If you order those 3 items from my website- I will e-mail you the cutting guides and a photo of each page with close-ups of the embellished areas after July 17th.  I will be at the Close To My Heart convention from the 13-17 and not sure I'll be able to do it during that time period, so I will as soon as I'm back!

I also used 3-d Foam tape and blue/Green sparkle pack on this album... just FYI.