Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spooky with a little Bling!

   These are the spooky layouts I created with the October Book Table club kit.  I know I have mentioned this before but I duplicate layouts for each of my kids' albums and for the family album (one of the duplicates is pictured at the bottom of this post).  It is always a good feeling to get those duplicates done! I also, when working with the Book Table kit try to use something I already have. (I don't buy any extra).  So for these layouts I was able to use my new Cuttlebug and one of the embossing folders for the black photo mats. I also cut out the very cute spiderweb and the title with my wishblade (something I have had for a couple of years and don't feel like I use enough).
  I also wanted to try a technique out that I had seen on another consultant's blog.  I wanted to add a little sparkle to my layout.  It was easy as candy corn and the best way I have found to add prisma glitter to specific areas.  This is what I did: I used some of my new favorite glue; Close To My Heart's Bonding Memory Glue Pen on the letters.  Then I just sprinkled it with Close To My Heart's prisma glitter and I was done! How easy was that!  If you were covering larger areas I would use the bonding memory glue with the wider tip. I have loved the glue pen for adding little thin pieces of cardstock to my projects like the spider web and title.  Can you just see the possibilities of how easy it would be to add prisma glitter to all of your projects including Christmas ornaments, a stamped crown, candles of a birthday cake or stars just to name a few.  The bonding memory glue and prisma glitter can all be purchased on my website

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Art and Soul!

Do you ever need a creative lift and I just don't post often enough on my blog well hop on over to my online store. Not only can you shop anytime but there is also a link to CTMH TV.  There you can view some creative episodes that show great new products, techniques and project ideas.  The newest episode is titled "Autumn Projects to Fall For" and demonstrates tissue stamping. While you are there you can also check out past episodes.  Check it out and leave a comment telling me about your favorite part!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

After a discussion with my sister, she came to the conclusion that I needed a new pet.  I contemplated her advice carefully and after much research found the perfect new pet for our family! I quickly ordered and waited 14 agonizing days for its arrival.  I purchased a Cuttlebug!!! It is a die cutter and embossing machine.  I mainly wanted it for its dry embossing capabilities.

My new toy has been a huge hit among the rest of the family. The kids didn't have school on Tuesday and played with it most of the day.  My once full drawer of scraps is now practically empty. Mikele has already requested that when I get old that she will get my Cuttlebug.  (I never thought my kids would start diving up my stuff while I was still so young!) Wednesday was the first time I got to even play with it and it was only because Mikele and Brock were back in school and only if I was quick and took turns with Kassie. I even got in trouble with her because I didn't put the plates back were she had them.

 I made this card for my ward's card swap group.  Our theme is Halloween or Thanksgiving.  I stamped the front using my two new favorite Halloween stamp sets; Fright Night and Spellbound.  I just LOVE the tree from the Spellbound stamp set!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October: Share the Magic stamp of the month

Cards designed by Karen Pedersen

Do you realize there are only about 11 weeks until Christmas?!!!  I can hardly believe it. Our festive stamp of the month is just perfect for those Christmas cards that you better get started on. (notice the 'to' and 'from' stamps included. 11 weeks! I am in shock!)

So how do you get your hands on this magical set? It is available to you to purchase or earn FREE during the month of October only.

* earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
* purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)

CTMH products used on this artwork: October Stamp of the Month-Share the Magic (D1443), Black Stamp Pad (Z2105), Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7130B), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Black Cardstock (1386), 4 1/2" Clear Card Assortment (Z1309), Watercolor Pencils (3505), Grey Wool Marker (Z2325), Honey Marker (Z2362), Round Sponge, Designer Ribbon Rounds Black Collection (Z1034), Corner Rounder (Z578), Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (Z1330), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151).

All items may be purchased 24/7 from my website.  Just jingle on over and place your order! Or you can call or email me and I would be happy to help you get your hands on everything you need.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lets Get Spooky with a little Hooligan!

For this month's workshop group we will be making this adorable interactive layout designed by the talented Karen Pedersen and this second layout designed by me.

For this second layout I had to use my two new favorite Halloween stamp sets; Fright Night and Spellbound. Don't the little Pear ribbon slides look like the buckles from a witch's shoes?

 Now back to the first layout. This layout had so many photo spots! Both pages have flip flaps that open up to reveal even more pictures. Would you like to make these spooky layouts? Join us on Tuesday, October 19th or Thursday October 21st from 6:30-9:30.  You will need to order your supplies by the 10 so email or call me TODAY!!!

Here is the complete shopping list:

*to complete both layouts you will need 1 extra sheet of black cardstock and 2 extra sheets of white cardstock.

Friday, October 1, 2010

It is time to JUMP FOR JOY!!!

Whether you’re a brand new or experienced hostess with Close To My Heart, this is the perfect opportunity to hold one or more Home Gatherings and receive special sales incentives! That’s every Gathering held from October 1 to October 31 that reaches a minimum of $450 US / $500 CAN in sales, hostesses will be able to “jump” to the next level of Hostess Rewards—which means more free products and more items at 50% off! And it’ll be so easy to do, because October is the ideal time for guests to buy scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting supplies to preserve their memories. It’s enough to make you Jump for Joy!

So don't wait call or email me today and lets book your home gathering TODAY!!!