Sunday, September 23, 2012

Operation Smile

Wouldn't you love to make a difference in a child's life?  It's so easy to do.  Just $240 is all it takes to make a child smile.  You can either round up your order to the nearest dollar or donate a fixed amount.  It is as simple as that!  To learn more about Operation Smile, just click on the link below or watch this video..  

Help make a child smile today.

It takes so little to help.  Please consider donating when you place an order with me either in person or online.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bracket Frame

I love the new home decor items that Close To My Heart introduced in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  I've made 2 of the Bracket Frames (Z1797).  One for my sister's upcoming birthday and one for my nephew just because I love him.  (Hopefully neither see this post before I give them their gifts!)

For my sister, I used the Flirty paper pack, Sparkles Flourishes and the Cricut Artiste cartridge (Z1790) for the flowers and the bracket frame cutout.  There was a little hand cutting to cut out the center square but that was about it.

For the Bracket Frame for my nephew, I used the random stamping technique on our new Champagne paper using the coordinating Champagne ink.  I wanted to keep the paper and the embellishments subtle because this is for a man but also because I really wanted the picture to be the focus.  That is a picture of my nephew when he was about 6 months old.  He's 33 now! 

I hope you enjoy these Bracket Frames as much as I do.  These are fabulous gift ideas and you can individualize them to the person you are giving them to.

To order one or more for yourself, email me or go to my website to see even more fabulous products.

Adding Color To You Crafts

The latest video from Kristine explains the new color palette from Close To My Heart.  The Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book introduced a revamped color palette along with exclusive seasonal colors that are only available during the life of the Idea Book.  Take a look.  All your questions will be answered.

Contact me to order any of these products.  Or go online to view these and all of the products available from Close To My Heart.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Swipe Technique

Don't you just love to learn new techniques?  Kristine and Monica teach us how to add a new look to your stamping using the swipe technique.  Watch their video to learn how it is done.

Try this out and let us know how you like it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Love Your Layout - Dakota

Each month, Close To My Heart features a Studio J project called "Love Your Layout".  They use a different paper pack each month.  What a great way to learn the many things that Studio J can do.  This is a great way to make multiple copies of the same layout without spending a lot of time.  If you have to make an album for one set of grandparents, you KNOW you have to make the same thing for the other.  Studio J gives you the ability to make multiple albums effortlessly.  Studio J is completely free.  Even though you have to set up an account, you don't pay for a thing until you place an order.  No software to buy.  No kits to buy.  Only your layouts.  Additionally, you'll get a free .jpg file so you can use your favorite processing site or store to print out your layouts if you choose not to have it printed by Close To My Heart.

Take a look at the video.  You might just find that Studio J is just what you have been looking for.

Now that you've watched the video, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to my website and get started with Studio J.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Halloween Banner

I have an upcoming workshop where we will be making a Halloween banner using the Moonlight paper pack and the Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.  Here's a sneak peek at what we will be making.

Thanks to Consultant Gina Brandstetter for her design.

If you are interested in taking this workshop, contact me for details.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Easy Party Planning With Cricut Artiste

With the holiday season coming up, beginning with Halloween, see how to make quick, easy decorations and party favors with the Cricut Artiste cartridge. With just one key, you can create a whole party.


 Contact me to order your Cricut Artiste Bundle now.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

CTMH September Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Nicole's blog, then you are on the right path.  If you are just starting here, simply follow the trail until you have visited all of the blogs in the hop.  You will know you reached the end when you wind up back here.  This month we have decided to go with the Consultant’s Choice.

I chose to use the Clementine paper pack along with some other items introduced at the annual Close To My Heart Convention in Dallas.  All products used in this layout are from Close To My Heart and can be ordered from my website.

The products I used in this layout were:

       Clementine Paper Pack X7156B
       Saddle Ink Z2171
       Just Blooms Paper Shapes Z1764
       Houndstooth Irresitables Z1779
       Wooden Buttons Z1387
        Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment Z1753

When you are done viewing my project, I encourage you to hop on over to  Sarah's blog and check out what she has created this month!

If you aren't already a follower, please follow my blog. We will be hosting a blog hop on the first of each month.  Please come back each month and see what new projects we have designed for you to enjoy.

Don't forget about the September Stamp Of The Month.  With a minimum purchase of $50, you can purchase the stamp set for $5.  The retail price of this stamp set is $17.59 so that is a $12.59 savings.