Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Loving Olivia

Now that I finally have all the new paper packets I've begun creating with them. Hm... creating isn't quite the right word because what I made is entirely by the directions that came with the Workshop On The Go kits. I'm going to share with you anyway because they are so so beautiful!! Instructions for these three cards are in the kit.

The WOTG kit comes with a complete Level 2 paper packet, an exclusive set of stamps, a full set of designer embellishments and color directions for making a 2 page layout and six cards (2 each of 3 designs). When you are done making all those items you still have at least a half packet of paper to create more with. I love these kits.

I haven't completed the 2 page layout because I really need to decide what photos to add before I finalize with a title and the remaining embellishments. But I had to show you anyway. I simply adore these colors. I can't describe the pleasure I feel when looking at them.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll post the layout again at a later date when I decide what photos to use and complete it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Triple Play

I've made up one of the mini albums from the National Stamping Month Triple Play by CTMH. This kit includes EVERYTHING!! Pages for three mini albums, die cuts, inks, stamps ribbon and a complete color instruction booklet. It's in there! You have to love when the die cuts match the stamp - no cutting!! The kit can be yours for as little as $5 with a qualifying purchase on my website.

These are pics of my first mini put together with photos left over from the convention albums I made for roomie gifts. I haven't done the journaling yet, still looking for a pen.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Metal Embossing/Embellishing

A couple of weeks ago I took at class at the Stamp-a-way Convention in metal embossing. I have to say I fell totally head over heels in love with this craft!! The teacher grew up in Mexico City where her mother started their business. She has written a book, which I purchased and had signed, and is so knowledgeable. She was so patient with her group of students and it's no wonder I fell in love with a new art!

I won't even tell you what I spent in her booth that night {wink-wink} but I am ready to play some more!!
In class we made a journal cover. I wasn't able to put my hands quickly on the correct size that we made the cover for, so I adapted mine to a larger book. I used some retired CTMH papers that I felt accented and enhaced the piece and.... ta-da!! I may have to go back and add some ribbons... Her sample covered the entire front of a small journal.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pizza Tonight?

This magnetic memo board was inspired by a similar one seen at convention in July. It's pretty quick & easy and fun to use and display.

The base of the memo board is a pizza pan! I found a set of two at Ollie's for somewhere in the $5 range. You can't find a memo board for that little, much less a really sweet one like this!

This next photo is a close up of the hanger as it's attached to the front. The pizza pan is designed with a pattern of 1/4" holes punched through it. I threaded the ribbon through one of those holes from the back of the pan and then through a button on the front side. The tension of the ribbon through the button holes is enough by itself to keep the ribbon in place. Repeat on the opposite front side with the other end of the ribbon.

The letters were cut on my Cricut and then "fussy glued" which is a technique I learned from this blog: The Craftiblog. (you'll want to peruse her blog and probably bookmark it while you are there!) The top layers of the letters are offset on purpose to contrast the green & blue.

This close up shows my magnets covered with co-ordinating paper & a layer of Liquid Glass. You can also see the details in my seams, the border punch used on one seam and rough-ruffled paper ribbon on the other. The papers used for this project are all from the Emporium Level 2 packet.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Constant Campaign$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!

We want to show how much we appreciate you and to do so, we are bringing a Constant Campaign with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only.

From on August 4 at 9 am (MDT) through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected:

My Stickease® assortments for just $2

My Reflections® Level 1 kits for just $4

My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for just $6!!

The deals are amazing and available only on my Close to my Heart Consultant website.

Here's what you'll find for sale...

  • X7045A My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1 $4.00

  • X7045C VintageTravel My Stickease $2.00

  • X7056A My Reflections Discovery Level 1 $4.00

  • X7060A My Reflections Heirloom Level 1 $4.00

  • X7060B My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7061A My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 1 $4.00

  • X7061B My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7061C Floral Impressions My Stickease $2.00

  • X7062A My Reflections Laid Back Level 1 $4.00

  • X7069A My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1 $4.00

  • X7069C Just Chillin My Stickease $2.00

  • X7070A My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 1 $4.00

  • X7070B My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7070C Simple Pleasure My Stickease $2.00

  • X7071A My Reflections Best Friends Forever Level 1 $4.00

  • X7072A My Reflections School Zone Level 1 $4.00

  • X7072C School Zone My Stickease $2.00

  • X7073A My Reflections Abundance Level 1 $4.00

  • X7073B My Reflections Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7073C Abundance My Stickease $2.00

  • X7075A My Reflections More To Adore Level 1 $4.00

  • X7075B My Reflections More To Adore Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7075C More To Adore My Stickease $2.00

  • X7076A My Reflections Sonata Level 1 $4.00

  • X7076C Sonata My Stickease $2.00

  • X7077C Sweet Harmony My Stickease $2.00

  • X7078A My Reflections Cutie Pie Level 1 $4.00

  • X7078C Cutie Pie My Stickease $2.00

  • X7079B My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7079C Rough n Tumble My Stickease $2.00

  • X7080A My Reflections Route 66 Level 1 $4.00

  • X7080C Route 66 My Stickease $2.00

  • X7081A My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1 $4.00

  • X7081B My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7081C Majestic Blue My Stickease $2.00

  • X7082A My Reflections Expedition Level 1 $4.00

  • X7082C Expedition My Stickease $2.00

  • X7083A My Reflections Let's Get Together Level 1 $4.00

  • X7084A My Reflections Floral Tapestry Level 1 $4.00

  • X7085A My Reflections Everlasting Level 1 $4.00

  • X7085B My Reflections Everlasting Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7085C Everlasting My Stickease $2.00

  • X7086A My Reflections Caprice Level 1 $4.00

  • X7086B My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7086C Caprice My Stickease $2.00

  • X7087A My Reflections Enchanted Level 1 $4.00

  • X7087B My Reflections Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7087C Enchanted My Stickease $2.00

  • X7088A My Reflections Free Spirit Level 1 $4.00

  • X7088B My Reflections Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7088C Free Spirit My Stickease $2.00

  • X7089A My Reflections Lifes Delights Level 1 $4.00

  • X7089C Life Delights My Stickease $2.00

  • X7090A My Reflections Silhouette Level 1 $4.00

  • X7090B My Reflections Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7090C Silhouette My Stickease $2.00

  • X7091A My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 1 $4.00

  • X7091B My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7091C it’s a Guy Thing My Stickease $2.00

  • X7092A My Reflections Good Times Level 1 $4.00

  • X7092B My Reflections Good Times Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7092C Good Times My Stickease $2.00

  • X7093A My Reflections Sweet Pea Level 1 $4.00

  • X7093C Sweet Pea My Stickease $2.00

  • X7094A My Reflections Paper Garden Level 1 $4.00

  • X7094C Paper Garden My Stickease $2.00

  • X7095A My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1 $4.00

  • X7095B My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7095C Boom-Di-Ada My Stickease $2.00

  • X7096A My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1 $4.00

  • X7096B My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7096C Blue Ribbon My Stickease $2.00

  • X7097A My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit $4.00

  • X7097B My Reflections Game On Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7097C Game On My Stickease $2.00

  • X7098A My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit $4.00

  • X7098B My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7098C Sarsaparilla My Stickease $2.00

  • X7100A My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1 $4.00

  • X7100B My Reflections Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7100C Perfect Day My Stickease $2.00

  • X7101A My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1 $4.00

  • X7101B My Reflections Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7101C Magic Moments My Stickease $2.00

  • X7102A My Reflections Notebook Level 1 $4.00

  • X7102B My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7102C Notebook My Stickease $2.00

  • X7103A My Reflections Aspen Level 1 $4.00

  • X7103B My Reflections Aspen Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7103C Aspen My Stickease $2.00

  • X7104A My Reflections Evensong Level 1 $4.00

  • X7104B My Reflections Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7104C Evensong My Stickease $2.00

  • X7105A My Reflection sEmporium Level 1 $4.00

  • X7105B My Reflections Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7105C Emporium My Stickease $2.00

  • X7106A My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1 $4.00

  • X7106B My Reflections Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7106C Unforgettable My Stickease $2.00

  • X7107A My Reflections That’s Amore Level 1 $4.00

  • X7107B My Reflections That’s Amore Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7107C That’s Amore My Stickease $2.00

  • X7108A My Reflections Daydream Level 1 $4.00

  • X7108B My Reflections Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7108C Daydream My Stickease $2.00

  • X7109A My Reflections Stardust Level 1 $4.00

  • X7109B My Reflections Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7109C Stardust My Stickease $2.00

  • X7110A My Reflections Back Country Level 1 $4.00

  • X7110B My Reflections Back Country Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7110C Back Country My Stickease $2.00

  • X7111A My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1 $4.00

  • X7111B My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7111C Moon Doggie My Stickease $2.00

  • X7112A My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1 $4.00

  • X7112B My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7112C Animal Cookies My Stickease $2.00

  • X7113A My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1 $4.00

  • X7113B My Reflections Tinkerin Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7113C Tinkerin My Stickease $2.00

  • X7114A My Reflections Bella Level 1 $4.00

  • X7114B My Reflections Bella Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7114C Bella My Stickease $2.00

  • X7115A My Reflections Jingle Level 1 $4.00

  • X7115B My Reflections Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7115C Jingle My Stickease $2.00

  • X7116A My Reflections Sweet Home Level 1 $4.00

  • X7116B My Reflections Sweet Home Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7116C Sweet Home My Stickease $2.00

  • X7117A My Reflections Grace Level 1 $4.00

  • X7117B My Reflections Grace Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7117C Grace My Stickease $2.00

  • X7118A My Reflections Twitterpated Level 1 $4.00

  • X7118B My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00

  • X7118C Twitterpated My Stickease $2.00

*Available August 4-11, 2010; while supplies last