Friday, June 28, 2013

Hello Card

Made this "Hello" card using:
CTMH Hollyhock Zipper Lace  Z1826
CTMH Topiary Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  Z2413
CTMH Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  Z2422
CTMH Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  Z2410
CTMH Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  Z2417
CTMH Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad  Z2193
CTMH Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad  Z2105
CTMH A Flowering Bunch Stamp Set (the flowers) S1306A
CTMH A Garden Stamp Set (the Hello)  A1119 
Fabric Material from my "Stash"  and added some Grass elements to it.

I gathered the material underneath the lace to give it a kind of gathered look.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mini Album

Made this mini album using heavy cardboard and added CTMH "Stella Complements" that I purchased from the "While Supplies Last" section.    (which has now been sold out.)
You can get some really good buys in the While Supplies Last section!

I like to take outdoor nature wanted to make a little album that reflects nature.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Close To My Heart - Spring 2013 Retiring List

 New Catalogs & Products are coming out in August.......can't wait :-)
But - that also means that we will be saying "Good Bye" to old products.
Below is the List of products that will retire.
They will no longer be available after July 31st
(or while supplies last)
So if you want to get something that you have been wanting but putting off - now is the time to get it.

Here is the Link to my  Online Store

Z1347    12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy   
Z1366    Brads Metal Assortment       
Z1410    Antiqued Copper Designer Brads     
Z1358    Buttons Basic Assortment    
Z1369    Buttons Red Assortment    
Z1370    Buttons Pink Assortment   
Z1371    Buttons Blue Assortment   
Z1372    Buttons Green Assortment    
Z1703    Wooden Badge Buttons     
Z1704    Pewter Badge Buttons   
Z1821    Buttons Black Assortment   
G1060    Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit          
G1061    Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit     
G1053    Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit   
G1054    Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit   
G1055    Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit      
G1056    Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit          
G1057    Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit          
G1058    Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit      
G1059    Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Surf's Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Z1412    10-Things Pocket      
Z1474    6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes      
Z1721    3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes    Paper Product      
Z1722    4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes   
Z1723    5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes     
Z1724    6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes      
Z1450    Cork Color-Ready Alphabet      
Z1718    Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes      
Z1719    Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes      
Z1773    Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes     
1771    Waterbrush Medium      
Z1246    Embossing Powder Cocoa          
Z1350    Embossing Powder Topiary          
Z1351    Embossing Powder Dutch Blue          
Z655    Embossing Powder Olive          
Z656    Embossing Powder Outdoor Denim          
Z659    Embossing Powder Cranberry          
Z670    Embossing Powder Black          
Z672    Embossing Powder Red          
Z673    Embossing Powder White          
Z724    Embossing Pen           
X7155C    Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes      
X7156C    Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes          
X7157C    Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images   
X7159C    Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment           
X7164C    Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment    
X7166C    Claire Complements Canvas Shapes      
X7167C    Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment           
Z1392    2" Scallop Circle Punch    
Z578    Corner Rounder   
Z1326    Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment      
Z1327    Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment          
Z1710    Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers   
Z1612    Paper Clip Pins        
Z1827    My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small    
Z1828    My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large    
G1062    Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit            
Z1734    Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots          
Z1755    Posh Journaling Spots        
Z1748    Brocade Assortment   
Z1766    Memo Assortment     
Z1780    Wrangler Assortment      
Z1794    Cottage Assortment     
Z1810    Later Sk8r Assortment           
Z1813    Claire Assortment           
Z1831    Buzz and Bumble Assortment           
X7155B    Avonlea Paper Packet   
X7156B    Clementine Paper Packet     
X7157B    Dakota Paper Packet     
X7159B    Scholastic Paper Packet     
X7164B    Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet      
X7166B    Claire Paper Packet     
X7167B    Later Sk8r Paper Packet      
Z1487    Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection      
Z1489    Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection          
Z1697    Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection      
Z1736    My Creations® Mini Banner          
Z1739    My Creations® Milk Carton          
Z1740    My Creations® Bookmark Album           
Z1774    My Creations® Canvas Journal          
Z1081    Colonial WhiteWaxyFlax          
Z1088    Chocolate WaxyFlax      
Z1089    Black WaxyFlax     
Z1096    EmbroideryFlossNeutral  
Z1798    Black Tulle Ribbon   
Z906    Bamboo WaxyFlax   
W1123    Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler     
Z1267    Paper/Stamp Organizer 8.5x11(3)      
Z4134    Handle and Swivel Base          
Z4136    ExclusiveInks Organizer Carrying Case   
Z4200    Accessories Organizer   
Z608    Embossing Stylus
A1132    Family    Stamp          
A1133    Festival of Lights      
B1372    Circle Together    Stamp          
B1395    So Grateful    Stamp      
B1396    School Rocks    Stamp     
B1405    Rugged Dude    Stamp          
B1406    Blessings of Peace Stamp          
B1410    A Friend Like You Stamp      
B1414    Bonjour    Stamp   
C1438    Tea Time Stamp      
C1461    Salutation Seals Stamp          
C1466    Instant Memories Stamp          
C1505    Pun Fun    Stamp Stamp      
C1507    Angelic Blessings Stamp      
C1508    Paisley Flair    Stamp          
C1511    Love Blooms    Stamp          
C1520    Christmas Joy    Stamp          
D1187    For Every Occasion Stamp          
D1388    Card Chatter - Christmas Stamp      
D1399    Dream Big    Stamp          
D1440    Everlasting Life Stamp      
D1444    A Little Thanks    Stamp      
D1492    Christmas Love    Stamp      
D1517    Game On    Stamp    Stamp      
D1519    Abundance    Stamp          
D1521    Powder Heaven    Stamp          
D1523    Sweet Music    Stamp      
D1528    Jardin    Stamp   
E1010    Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp          
E1014    Posterboard Alphabet    Stamp      
E1015    Cocktail Alphabet    Stamp      
E1017    Old World Alphabet    Stamp      
E1018    Pennant Alphabet    Stamp          
E1019    Bohemian Alphabet    Stamp          
E1020    Token Alphabet    Stamp          
E1021    Trinity Alphabet    Stamp          
E1022    Hero Alphabet    Stamp          
E1023    Varsity Alphabet    Stamp          
E1024    Keepsake Alphabet    Stamp          
K900    Single Name Stamp    Stamp      
K9012    Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines    Stamp   
K9013    Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines    Stamp   
K9014    Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines    Stamp      
K9022    Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines    Stamp          
K9023    Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines    Stamp      
K9024    Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines    Stamp      
W1600    Customized Set    Stamp       

Thanks A Bunch

Made this "Thanks A Bunch" card using scraps from Close To My Heart papers, punches & the June Stamp Of  The Month set "A Flowering Bunch"

Supplies Used:
CTMH Dream Pop Paper Collection & Chantilly Paper Collection
CTMH 2" Scallop Circle Punch
CTMH 1¼" Circle Punch
CTMH Cranberry Exclusive Inkpad
CTMH A Flowering Bunch stamp set

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tips & Techniques

This is where I will be posting "tips & techniques" to inform and hopefully be helpful.......
(keep checking back as I will be adding more.)

* New Stamp Care:  Before you use your new My Acrylic® Stamps you need to "season" them.  Seasoning is a process used to remove any residue that may have gotten on your stamp during the production process.   Ink your stamp, then stamp on a scrap paper until the color eventually fades out.  Do this several times.
Note:  You can also use a regular pink eraser or the Rub & Remove Eraser™ 
(just rub over your new stamp.)

* Stamping With Your My Acrylic® Stamps:  This is how you want to stamp your images to create a nice crisp look.  If you are using a new stamp be sure to "season" it first.
Then when you ink up your a tap, tap onto your ink pad, then twist, twist on the ink pad, then tap, tap it again on your ink pad.  Look at the stamp to make sure it looks even throughout.  Be sure and place the foam sheet that comes with the CTMH My Acrylic® Clear Stamps under your paper when stamping to produce a more crisp and even image.

* Cleaning Your Stamps:  Use the My Acrylix® Spritz Spray Cleaner and the My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber, which has raised bristles that you rub into your stamp to clean off any left on ink.

* Edge Distresser:  Use the Edge Distresser   to safely and quickly distress the edges of  your cardstock using any of the eight blades.

* Masking - Stamp your main image on your card.  Then stamp it again on a scrap piece of paper and cut that out and lay it over your main image. Then stamp your same image again to the left side of it....and then again to the right side of it.   So it looks like your two side images are behind the front image.

* Rub & Remove™ Eraser:  Works like an eraser to remove misplaced adhesive or rub-ons. (2" x 2")

The best things in life........

Made this card using Close To My Heart:
Workshops On The Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit  (G1053)
&  Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements (X7163C)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Congrats Card

Made this Congrats card using the CTMH "For Always Cardmaking Kit - Workshops On The Go"
I added glitter to the sides of the card for a little more added sparkle.

This kit also includes 15 cards with envelopes.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Family Scrapbook Layout Using Studio J ®

Made and purchased my first scrapbook layout in Studio J ® tonight.
Can't believe how easy it is to do!
This is just a page layout shot...I will be printing out my actual pages and displaying them.

This is something I will definately be doing again :-)

I would encourage you to give this a try.  You will be happy you did!
(the link on the right hand side bar with take you to it.)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gate Fold Card

Made this Gate Fold Card (which opens in the center of the a "gate")

To make this card I cut a piece cardstock to measure 4½" in height....and 11" in width.
Score the card at 2¾" from each end (I used my Martha Stewart Mini Score Board).
Fold your card on the fold lines...they will meet in the middle of the card.
I then cut a 3"x 3" piece of cardstock for the center front.
I stamped "Thinking Of You My Friend" on it - which is from the CTMH "For A Friend Occasions" stamp set  (D1542)
I attached it to one side of the card with dimensional dots (only attach them to one side so that your card will open up.)
I then added some flower elements from the Chantilly Elements Set (X7163C)

Tools Used:
Mini Score Board & Dimensional Dots

Monday, June 10, 2013

Storage Box

Made this cute box that is a heavy-duty chipboard box with magnetic closure.
which measures 6 3/8" × 2 1/8" × 4 3/8".
I covered the top of the box with solid cardstock, then added printed designer papers around the sides (just used glue)
Then glued on the chipboard flower design to the top.
This box is very nice for storing cards, pictures, crafting supplies, etc.

Here's a picture of the inside of the box:

Here is what the actual box looks like:
This is item number Z1647

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Photo On Canvas

I used our family photo which was hand drawn by our family member Zakk.
I used CTMH 6"x6" My Creations ® Canvas (Z1818)
I printed the photo on to a sheet of  Tissue Paper (just regular tissue paper that you buy for gift wrapping)
I layed the tissue paper on to a sheet of paper (taped the edges of the tissue paper on to the sheet of paper)
to print it out.
I applied Mod Podge generously on to the canvas with a foam brush...then layed the tissue paper photo on to the canvas and eased out the bubbles carefully.
The tissue paper is very delicate so you have to be very careful not to rip it.
Trim the edges of the paper and fold them over the edges and use Mod Podge to glue down the edges.
I let it dry pretty good and then I applied another coat of Mod Podge on top of the photo for added protection.

Supplies Used:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hello Card

Supplies used on this card:
CTMH White Card
CTMH Dream Pop Paper Collection
CTMH Color Ready Ribbon Z1732
CTMH 1 X 1" Block Y1000
CTMH A Garden Stamp Set A1119 (Hello)
CTMH Exclusive Inks Cotton Candy Inkpad Z2193
CTMH Chantilly Elements X7163C

Here is how I made this card........

 Lay your card on the cardstock that you want as your background and trace around the card.

Cut out the tracing (you can use a scissors or a paper cutter.)
Use an adhesive tape roller (or glue) to the back of the cardstock - turn it right side and line it up on your card and press it down good.

Then trace the pattern paper to the height where you want it to go up to on your card and then cut that out - add your tape to the back of that piece and lay it on the bottom part of your card.

So it looks like this.
Cut a piece of ribbon to go across the seam line and use your tape to glue it down then trim the ribbon off the two sides to line up with the card.
Add your element and then stamp your sentiment on to it.

This is the result.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tammy Jo's Gathering Prize Drawing

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Post-It Notes Purse

Made this cute Post-It Notes purse using papers from the CTMH Chantilly Paper Packet X7163B
and the "a little bird told me" stamp from the CTMH Critter Expressions stamp set W2025

Got the idea and pattern for this from Doublestick Heaven

I think this is just the cutest idea!