Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sneek Peak at New Spring 2010 Idea Book - Caboodle

This new kit is overflowing with fun, and funky patterns with a soft, yet playful color palette.  Sorbet, Crystal Blue, Buttercup and Sweet Leaf, along with neutral Vanilla Cream, make this kit perfect for many projects.  Beginning tomorrow, New Year's Day - you'll be able to order any of these gorgeous kits, along with featured products to compliment any of their styles in our brand new CTMH Spring 2010 Idea Book.  Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sneek Peak at New Spring 2010 Idea Book - Veranda

This new kit, Veranda, showcases the beauty and softness of spring, complimented by bold neutrals.  It features Garden Green, Creme Brulee, Cocoa, Juniper and Vanilla Cream.  One last sneek peak tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sneek Peak at New Spring 2010 Idea Book - You Rock

I LOVE this kit!! It is called You Rock and uses a great and versatile color combination of Outdoor Denim, Goldrush, Olive, White Daisy, with a little bit of Petal and Sunflower thrown in.  Check back tomorrow for more!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sneek Peak at New Spring 2010 Idea Book - Topstitch

I'll be giving you a little preview of some artwork from each of the four new My Reflections paper kits in the brand new 2010 Spring CTMH Idea Book for each of the last four days of 2009.  So, for today it is Topstitch - this whimsical kit uses the fun and playful color combination of Chocolate, Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink and Vineyard Berry.  Check back tomorrow for another peek!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Special Card

My husband Tony and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary last weekend and I made this special card for him.  I took Jeanette's color combination from last week for my inspiration again from her blog and it was just fun to start with those colors and "play" while making this.  It was a refreshing short break from all of my Christmas projects!  I used the Card Chatter-Christmas and Boutique Borders stamp sets, B&T papers from the Twitterpated kit, Outdoor Denim ribbon, Sorbet and Antiqued Copper brads, and the bracket stamp is from the brand new January 2010 stamp of the month - True Friends from the new Spring 2010 idea book.  I also used some old chipboard hearts from a promotion last year. 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Treats!


I just finished these treat bags for my kids to give to their teachers and friends to celebrate the season!  We made Specalatzi cookies this past weekend, a family tradition this time of year!  I bagged up five cookies each, and made these bag toppers and tags for each gift.  I used the All Decked Out stamp set - my son has been wanting to stamp with me using this set for awhile now, and this project was a perfect use for it!  He had so much fun helping me stamp the hats and scarves for the snowmen.  I just random stamped for the bag toppers using a color combination I found on Jeanette's Color Me Monday challenge on her blog.  Jeanette Lynton is the founder and CEO of Close To My Heart, and her blog features fabulous artwork and color combos.  This one is Sorbet, Cocoa, Outdoor Denim and Crystal Blue.  This is a fun little project to get the kids involved in and share some love during this special season!

Here's my family recipe for Specalatzi sugar cookies:

1/2 lb butter
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
rind of 1 small lemon
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar together in mixer on low.  Add eggs, one at a time and lemon rind.  Add cinnamon, baking powder and flour, gradually until well mixed.  Roll out thin on a well floured surface adding more flour to dough as needed.  Cut, decorate and bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sneak Peek - Felicity Collection!


Here's a sneak peek of some artwork I made using the gorgeous new Felicity Collection from Close To My Heart.  This set features more than one versatile and beautiful color combinations in its B&T Duo papers, unique die-cut papers, which can be used full-sized for dramatic effect, or cut down to fit on cards and smaller projects for emphasis and flair, and a full, D-sized stamp set including an alphabet!  I love "playing" with this new set - you'll want to get your own as well!  Here are full details on the entire campaign - it begins next week!

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the stunning Felicity Collection! The collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle patterns, birds, and an entire alphabet! Your papercrafting possibilities are endless!

There are three ways to get the Felicity collection:
• Purchase it at full retail price for $34.95.
• Place an order of $60/$70 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets (A , B, C, D, and E-size) and receive one collection FREE!  Excludes: Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshop on the Go, and customizable (K) stamp sets.
• Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced Close To My Heart products and receive one collection FREE!   
The campaign also has enticing opportunities for hostesses and new Consultants. Hostesses get the collection FREE with a Home Gathering sales total of $400 or more, and new Consultants who join Close To My Heart between January 1–31 will receive the collection FREE in their New Consultant Kit.

Campaign Dates:
Customers and Hostesses: December 15, 2009—January 31, 2010
New Consultants:    January 1–31, 2010
Limit of one FREE kit per order,.