Monday, January 31, 2011

February Kit of the Month - Sweetheart

Sweetheart Kit - Baby Pink, Black, Cotton Candy and Tulip - Get your kit which includes a level 2 paper packet, exclusive stamp set, full accessory packet and full color instructional brochure for the scrapbook pages and 6 cards, all for $29.95 plus shipping/handling - plus you'll have product leftover!

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 7

In the winter doldrums of January, it is so much fun to think of the highlights of summer - baseball, picnics, playing outside and swimming - all activities that will be perfectly highlighted by this fun and festive kit - Fanfare!  It's color combo is Cranberry, Pacifica, Sky and Sunny Yellow.  Now, I'm off to create some fun pages and projects with all of this fabulous new product.  I'll be posting that very soon!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 6

This kit just screams summer fun to me!  With the delicious color combo of Cocoa, Honey, Olive and Smoothie, I'm excited to whip up some fun and festive artwork with Mayberry.  Only one more day of my preview - come back and see what kind of fun I'll have here tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 5

I'm in love with Sophia.  This girly kit featured on the cover of the new idea book is blooming with energetic colors of Blush, Goldrush, Hollyhock and Pear.  This kit has me excited for the promise of spring and warmer weather!  Come back tomorrow for another heat wave of creativity.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 4

This kit's name is so fitting since it is perfect to capture those moments of wedded bliss!   With the beautiful neutral palette of Bamboo, Chocolate, Grey Flannel and Vanilla Cream, the Bliss kit is ready for you to add the perfect accent color to incorporate that special touch and commemorate the bride and groom's special day.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 3

Does this kit look a tad bit familiar?   If so, that's because it is!  Remember the National Scrapbooking Month promo from last May?  CTMH expanded on the beautiful papers from that Miracle kit to give us a full, My Reflections Paper Packet in Miracle.  I am so happy because I loved this one.  More papers in Bamboo, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf - such a versatile color combo that easily accommodates an additional accent color like Outdoor Denim, Sorbet or Smoky Plum, or is just a great combo on it's own for Spring and Summer pics.  Come back tomorrow for another preview!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 2

Here's another new kit - Lucky.  Colors are Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Olive and Sunset.  In my opinion, it is such a perfect masculine paper kit!  Can't wait to use it on photos of my son.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book Artwork - Day 1

Today kicks off my usual preview for the brand new paper kits in Close To My Heart's all new Spring/Summer 2011 idea book!!  The book will be available February 1st and is LOADED with new product.  CTMH packed it full of gorgeous new products, headlined of course with the paper packets.  You've already seen the first kit - Wings - in the January promotional brochure.  Here's the next kit - Sweetheart.  It's colors are Baby Pink, Black, Cotton Candy and Tulip.  Isn't it fun?  Stay tuned tomorrow for the next preview!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book - Coming Soon!

Here it is!!  I am so excited to share this with you.  Starting February 1st, you can get your copy too.  It's bursting with fun ideas, beautiful colors and gorgeous artwork. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Scrap Club Layouts - Wings

Here are my club layouts for January - I used the Wings paper packet (LOVE THIS) and the January SOTM (Find Your Style), Bohemian Alphabet and Dreams Come True stamp set.  I used the rock and roll stamping technique on the butterflies and heat embossing on the title on the second layout.  Embellishments include black button brads, juniper brads, colonial white grosgrain ribbon and black brads.  Click here to get more info on my scrap clubs - they are a great way to get your scrapbooking done, have fun with friends and get lots of free product!  Keizer clubs are on the third Tuesday and Thursday evening of the month and Rainier club is on the fourth Sunday of the month.  Call or e-mail me with questions!

Monday, January 10, 2011

January Kit of the Month - Wings

Wings Kit - Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry, Black and Juniper - Get your kit which includes a level 2 paper packet, exclusive stamp set, full accessory packet and full color instructional brochure for the scrapbook pages and 6 cards, all for $29.95 plus shipping/handling - plus you'll have product leftover!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Wings Card

This 5x7 sized card is from the Wishes book as well.  It is my "go to" resource for making cards these days.  Just pick a size and a pattern and I'm off to the fun and creative part!  I used the new Wings paper packet for this card and the new Dreams Come True stamp set.  Both are available NOW in the Inspirations brochure.  I love that flourish in the bottom right hand corner.  I finished that off with some Bitty Sparkles and Licorice Opaques.  I trimmed the black cardstock with decorative scallop scissors and added some Juniper grosgrain ribbon as an accent.  To finish off the focal point flower, I colored it in with one of my favorite tools, the blending pen.  Colors for this kit are Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry, Black and Juniper.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wings Circle Card

One of my favorite new products is the Circle Card Pack.  It comes with 12 cards and 12 envelopes in either White Daisy or Colonial White.  The circles are 4.5 inches and super cute!  The Wishes card pattern book has many easy and adorable patterns that work perfectly with these card bases.   For this card, I used the January Stamp of the Month - Find Your Style.   This is one of my most favorite SOTM's in a long time.  I love how the butterfly and other images have words inside them.  I also love all of the great words that come as a part of the set.  For this card, I trimmed around the wings of the butterfly to make it look as if it was flying off the page.  I used the Rock and Roll stamping technique with Juniper, Vineyard Berry and Black inks.  I added some Licorice Opaques to finish it off and Voila, done!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Calendar Time!

I completed these custom 12x12 sized calendars for a client back in December, I'm just now getting around to posting them!   These are so great for keeping memories all year long.  CTMH has a blank, white 12 month calendar available and the top half is completely an open canvas.  I like to put a scrapbook page on the top, and accent the bottom with stamped months and days in the coordinating colors.  This client does one annually for each of her two girls.  She said she wanted something pink and green for one and purple and yellow for the other - what a fun time I had choosing these color combos with CTMH's new summer color palette!  For the top calendar, I chose Creme Brulee, Amethyst and Gypsy.  For the bottom one, I used Pear, Smoothie and Baby Pink.  I chose layouts from the Reflections book and random stamped the pattern paper using the chosen color.  I used the Tickled Pink stamp set for the purple calendar and the Felicity stamp set for the pink one.  Then, I used the brand new Bohemian Alphabet stamp E-sized alphabet stamp set (my new absolute fave) for the months.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bridal Shower Invites

These custom designed bridal shower invites were so fun to make, especially for something different to work on during Christmastime.  The bride's theme is very simple and elegant and her colors are black, ivory and platinum.  The black base is 4.25x5.5 with a Grey Wool slider that I stamped using the Felicity stamp set.  I added Pewter Bitty Brads and Pearl Opaques to accent the flourishes.  I stamped the words using the Party Pennants stamp and the border around the words with the Wings Workshop on the Go stamp set.  Some of the words have been fuzzed out to protect the client's privacy. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Peaceful Winter Scene

I made these fun trees to use as centerpieces for the tables at my moms church group.  We're having an event centered around peace and I thought these colors from the retired Aspen kit were perfect for a peaceful winter feeling (Twilight, Outdoor Denim, Creme Brulee and Colonial White).   I was inspired by CTMH CEO Jeanette Lynton's blog post here and her trees to make my version.  With the help of my Cricut, I cut 140 1.25 inch sized circles per tree and hot-glued them onto a cone shaped cardstock base for each tree.  My awesome friend Heather helped me assemble all of them, thanks Heather!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Inspriations will Inspire You!

There's a brand new CTMH brochure to shop from to ring in the new year!  Click here to go to my website, and check out the Inspirations brochure by clicking on the lower right-hand corner.  It's packed full of beautiful products and great deals only available in January.  You can get the beautiful new Wings kit and with it comes super savings on some amazing new stamp sets.  Check it out and be inspired!