Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sonoma Card Workshop

I had a lot of fun putting this workshop together. The colors are so pretty, and there is a lot of stamping and multiple stamping to create some unique shapes. I have some new gals joining our club this month and they want to learn to stamp. This will be a great project for all.
To make this project youe  will need the Sonoma workshop kit.  Additional materials needed are the Z1474  6x6 Kraft Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes, Z1276 Mini-Medley Accents in Colonial White Collection nad X1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax.  Cutting sizes can be found in the CTMH Original Card Book.  You can also follow the cutting directions below.

Olive paper is the only cardstock I didn't using a cutting pattern so I will list it here.
Card 1; 3x3, .25x6, .50x5.25
Card 2; 3.5x3
Card 3; .25x5
Card 4; 2.5x2.5

 Card 1

card 2
card 3
card 4

card 5

Cutting and stamping directions on Colonial White

Stamping Directions for flowers
Cutting and Stamping Directions for Smokey Plum cardstock
Stamping directions on Smokey Plum cardstock

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sale through Jan 31. 2012

Sale Through Jan 31, 2012

Hello, The popular insultated lunch totes are on sale now! Wow. Save $5.00; regular 15 for $10.00 through January 31, 2012. Thirty-One is also introducing a new product. The insulated cinch lunch bag.

Check out the new fabrics

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wow I attended Regional last week

This box and cards were made with the paper pack called Dreamin. Ask me what you need to purchase to duplicate the cards and box.  Or let me show you how; $6.00 for 4 cards and $10 for the decorated storage box.

Take a look at what we made.  I would love to make these with you too.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Miracle Layout

June Stamp of the Month - Ask me how you can get this for FREE

More Miracle Ideas - Can you tell I really like this paper

Miracle cards - More Ideas

I received these from Holly.  Thanks Holly

I just love the ink resistant chip board

The cross is not CTMH product

2nd Miracle layout for club members

Just love the fabric buttons.  Stamping on them is so much fun.

Page needs to be turned

Miracle layouts using flip flaps for more pictures!

Left page inside right flip flap
Left page under flip flaps
Right page with 4 inch flip flap

Left page, left inside flip flap

Sorry I can't turn the picture .Left page with two 6" flip flaps.

Miracle Paper with 3 flip flaps
     Bamboo, sweet leaf, crystal blue, heavenly blue
     2 flip flaps 12 x 6
     1 flip flap 12 x 4
     X7133C my stickease
     Z1354 Miracle 6x9 chipboard
     Blue buttons
     Color ready kraft borders; 1 piece
Solid background paper 4 sheets bamboo
                2 sheets 12x12
                Sheet 1 - cut in half, 6x12
                Sheet 2 - 4x12, 3.5 x 12

Solid  white daisy 4 sheets
   Sheet 1 – 11x8, 11 x 3.75
   Sheet 2 – 3.75 x 12 cut into 2 3.75x6,
                12x4, 11x3.5
  Sheet 3 – (2) 4.5x7, 2 7/8 x 8,
                    5 .5 x 7.5
Sheet 4 –  (2) 4.5x7, 3.75x11      

Top mat – sweet leaf
                2 at  6 14/16 x 4 3/8 top flap
Middle mat – sweet leaf
                2 at  6 14/16  x 4 3/8 inside flaps
                1 at 5 ¼ x 7 1/4 

Crystal Blue
2 at 6 3/4 x 4 ¼  top mat inside flaps
2 at 2 ½ x 5 ½ top inside
1 at 5 1/16 x 7 1/16 top mat inside middle 

Pinwheel paper
                2 at 11 x 5 ½ top flip flap
                1 at 2 ½  x 11 

Green print with white small circles
                2 at 2 ¼ x 6


                2 at 8 x 5 ½ horizontal 
                1 at 7 x 10 vertical

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Studio J

Free is good. Zip, nada, zero, goose egg. That’s how much you’ll pay to receive one free JPG file of your own creation using Close to My Heart’s Studio J online scrapbooking program.

There’s nothing to buy and nothing to download. The program is so easy to use, if you can send an email with photos attached, you can use Studio J. Really.

If you need an account, it’s quick and painless. (And don’t worry, your information is completely safe, you won’t be added to any mailing lists.)

After you’ve created your layout, you can download and save your JPG file. Post it your blog or facebook, email it to friends and family, or send it out for printing. If you have a 12x12 printer, you can print it at home.

If you’d like to have the best quality printing with 100+ year processing, order your print through Close to My Heart. That’s totally optional though, the JPG is completely free with no strings attached.

This offer is good for the entire month of June, limit one JPG per customer. To get started,!

June 2011 Stamp of the Month

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I can't wait....this weekend I am going to my scrapbook cottage retreat.

A group of girls and I are going for the weekend to scrap our hearts out. I know I will be creating layouts with Miracle paper. Check out my blog next week and see the pages I make. I plan on using flip flaps and making 3 or more layouts one level 2 paper pack. I can't believe how much bang we get for a buck with CTMH level 2 paper packs.

Also, one of my friends will be using Mayberry making a tissue box. I will share her amazing art work too.

Fanfare paper can be versitile. My club nick named "Shut the Front Door" made 3 of the layouts below. We even used an 8 inch flip flap. Feel free to print the following layouts and see what you can do.

This picture is the left page of the Fanfare Workshop on the Go. I adjusted it some and added a flip flap. I love the way more pictures can be used. I like to use all my pics.

Helpful Hints: Cardmaking Projects

Wishes: Long Layers™

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
•Use dimensions on page 81 of Wishes™ and this cutting guide to cut papers. (Cut two of each measurement listed in Wishes for each card design.)
•Punch scalloped circles for Cards 2 and 3 as follows: two on striped B&T Duos® paper and four on White Daisy cardstock.
•Stamp cupcake bases on Card 1 with second generation and Pacifica ink.
•For frosting images on Card 1 and cone image on Card 2, stamp image using second generation technique and any ink color on back of black diamond B&T Duos® paper. Trim.
•Assemble cards according to pattern on page 81.
•Thread buttons with embroidery floss. Layer as desired.
•Attach cut-out frosting images, cut-out cone images, and buttons. For added dimension, use 3-D foam tape as desired.

Technique Class

In May I went to a consultant team meeting and learned some new techniques that I would love to share with you. Let me know if you are interested and I will set up a card class using these techniques.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 2011 National Scrapbooking Month - Special

sample cards created by Carol Labuski, a fellow CTMH consultant.

There are a few different ways to get the You & Me kit:

Sign up as a Consultant with Close To My Heart and get the kit for free with your Consultant kit. ***I also have to make mention that during May, the Consultant kit is available at 50% off. That means you can join for just $70. That's amazing in itself!

When you purchase a minimum of $55 on any CTMH product, you can buy the You & Me kit at the discount price of $16.50.

Or you can purchase the You & Me kit for $38.95.

(all above prices do not include shipping or tax)
What's included in the kit?
1- D size "You & Me" Stamp Set ($25.50 value)
1 - 12" x 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 - 12" x 12" B&T Duos (note that these are thick, cardstock weight B&Ts)
1 - 6" x 9" You & Me Irresistibles Chipboard Die Cut Sheet
1 yd. Chocolate Striped Ribbon
1 pkg. Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 - Full-Color Cutting and Instruction Guide