Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homemade card for less than 95 cents each.... really?!?
Its true! I am offering a Christmas card workshop where you can make 16 fun Christmas cards for just $15.
There will be two different workshop dates and times: Friday, Nov. 4th @ 7:00 and Sat. Nov. 12th @ 10:00 or 2:00.
You must prepay for this workshop so I can order enough card bases and envelopes by Oct. 25th. 
If you are unable to make it to this workshop but want to make these wonderful cards please contact me and I will be more than happy to mail a kit to you!
Each card will have Cardstock, Patterned paper, and a stamped image and/or sentiment.

But of course I had to add a little more... I have added a few embellishments to the cards to show just how fun and easy it is to bling them up. These products will be extra... but I have picked things that are not too much :).
I used: 3D foam tape (z1151), Red Glitz glitter gel (z1484), Liquid applique (z308), Bling Assortment (z1466), Bitty sparkles (z1263), Red sparkles (z1326), Colonial white ribbon (z1126), and Fun flock (z263).

On this Santa card the one on the right is what comes with the workshop price... the one on the left I added Liquid Applique and Fun Flock to Santa.

On this one... right is workshop included, and the left is with the Red Glitz Glitter Gel on the nose and bottom of the card.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scrapbook Retreats...

This past weekend I attended my team's yearly Stamp Camp.... we had a blast again this year! Sharing stories, laughs, getting a lot done, eating... eating... oh and more eating!! This year we also did the zip line at the cabin... so fun!!
 I got 15 double page layouts done, 3 sets of school True Fit Folios done, 50 recipe cards, 3 pumpkin baskets, 2 hot cocoa mugs, 5 mummy suckers,  my 25 days til Christmas My Creations Memory Game box finished, and 15 invites made this year. 

It was so nice meeting new ladies on the String of Hearts team and catching up with others!
A special Thank You again to Sharryl for yet another wonderful year!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Getting crafty for the Holidays

As the Holidays start to peek around the corner... I start looking for new ideas. I look everywhere! Youtube, blogs, books... there seems to be so many ideas out there, one could never do them all! I got this cute Mummy pillow box idea from a youtube video... love it! And with CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, it could not have been easier!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Faster, Simpler, Easier!!

I can tell you just how amazing these books are! After scrapbooking for 10 years I finally got my first CTMH How to Book. I'll never go back again!! They make my scrapbook time productive. All I do is decide what paper I want to use, what pictures I want to scrapbook and then I get out my books. In the books I find a layout design that fits the number of pictures I want to use. Then I just cut my papers as directed and put it all together... its that easy! Lastly I put on my embellishments... this helps me make it my own :)
After using the books to help me get my scrapbooking done, I decided to try out the card books... Wow!
Just as wonderful! I can get my cards done so much faster and they look great!
If you are short on time... but not projects, check out these How to Books from Close to my Heart. You'll be glad you did!

Friday, September 9, 2011

So many projects.... just one paper pack!

With Halloween just around the corner I have been playing and having fun with Close to my Hearts New Halloween themed products... oh and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge!!
With the Mischief Level 2 paper pack (x7144b), a few stamps, and the Midnight Felt Shapes (z1462)... I was able to make all these wonderful projects, AND MORE!

After making my Spooky Banner for my upcoming workshop, I got started on the 2 double page layouts, a few cards and some fun treat holders. I still have some paper left so I am working on a gift bag or two, some cute decorations for the house, and maybe a gift for my kids teachers :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall workshops are here!!

Join the Halloween Fun!!

Friday Oct. 7th @ 7:00p.m.
Workshop cost is $26, that pays for the banner, felt shapes, and a Mischief paper pack. There are other items you may want to think about buying as well… but are not a must. 1. Tombow adhesive 2. Liquid glass 3. Finishing files. I will have finishing files to use… but you might have to wait your  turn J.
Please sign up and pay for the workshop no later than
Wed. September 28th, 2011