Monday, September 28, 2015

Treat Bags for Your Trick Or Treaters!

Halloween is just around the corner!  Today I'm sharing a fun way to give out your treats!  One is a little more detailed and the other is simple and quick!  But no matter which one you create, I'm sure the little monsters will love them.


For this first bag, I cut a background image from Close To My Heart's new Artistry Cricut Cartridge in Eggplant, Whisper and Black Cardstock.  I used the Eggplant Cardstock as the background and cut out the bats from the black cardstock and the ghost from the Whisper Cardstock.  I layered them on top of the Eggplant to create a multi-color background.   I added black shimmer trim across the top to seal the folded down edge and a stamped sentiment from Trick or Treat Sweets stamp set. 


The 2nd bag was quick to create and would be easy to make alot of these for classroom treat bags.  I used the same stamp - Trick or Treat Sweets to stamp the Frankenstein using a masking technique.  I cut a simple banner, added a strip of purple shimmer trim and used the mini stapler to staple in place.  Check out the Trick or Treat Sweets stamp below for all the cute little monsters.




Trick or Treat Sweets (B1460)


Other products used:

Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags (Z2036)

Artistry Cricut Cartridge - Z3167
Black Cardstock - 1386
Eggplant Cardstock - X5774
Whisper Cardstock - X5929
Black Shimmer Trim - Z1809
Purple Shimmer Trim - Z1919
Sequins Silver Collection - Z2013
Black Ink - Z2105
Pear Ink - Z2197

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Keep the Christmas Memories Alive with White Pines PML

I'm back with a follow up post about the Making Connections Event I attended last week in Memphis.  I am so excited to share this next project we created.

We created a cover page and a scrapbook page with the new White Pines Picture My Life Kit and the White Pines Paper pack.  By adding Poppy Thick Twine, White Pines Compliments and Red Enamel Gems, you can really make your Picture My Life pages pop.

Here is the cover page.  We took a 4x6 PML card and colored the leaves, flowers and berries with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and then wrapped it in Poppy Twine.  We also used papers from the White Pines Paper pack to create this page and accented it with the coordinating compliments and gems.   This page is just beautiful.  Imagine opening your Christmas Album to this page!


Next, we created a scrapbook page using more White Pines Picture My Life Cards.  The "Noel" in the upper right corner was cut from one of the 3x4 PML cards.  We also used another 3x4 card to accent the photo.  We used lots of twine and compliments here as well.  This would make a great page to add the annual family photo to.


With the leftover compliments and gems, we can add pretty touches to the rest of our Picture My Life cards!  This is a beautiful way to capture the Christmas Holiday.

Products used:


White Pines Paper Pack - X7200B
White Pines Compliments - X7200C
White Pines Picture My Life Kit - Z3176
Red Enamel Gems - Z3090
Poppy Thick Twine - Z3094

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Making Connections - Memphis

This fall the Corporate Staff has been traveling around the country visiting various cities holding Making Connections events.  These events give Close To My Heart Consultants a chance to meet other consultants, hear a motivational presentation and spend time creating projects that we can bring back and share as workshops with our customers.   We created 2 fun projects that I will be sharing in the next few days.   Brian Holman led the motivational portion of the event.  Brian is the COO of Close To My Heart.  He is the guy in the back with the pink shirt on - not the guy in the front in the gold suit!  It was Memphis!  Of course Elvis was there too!


Today I wanted to share some very special layouts that I received as recognition for my accomplishments.  Since my main reason for going was meeting others and to create projects with our new products, I didn't even remember that there would be any type of recognition!  Was I ever surprised.   I think the best thing about being recogized is getting artwork that is created by the CTMH artists.   It is always awesome and I spend alot of time looking at the details!

I wanted to share these pages with you and point out some unique things about the art! First up is my most favorite!  This is for "Top number of Gatherings"


There are so many details on this layout, I wanted to specifically point them out.


Next up is the layout I received for Top Personal Sales: 


This layout was created using our Paper Fundamentals line.  Along with the Paper Fundamentals cardstock, they also used the Paper Fundamentals Peacock Assortment - note the little bow, the round wooden heart and the glitter hearts.  They also used a few of the Paper Fundamental Stickers - top left and the tab above the photo mat.  The Hexagon shape was cut from the new Artistry Cricut Collection.

The next layout is was for Top Personal Sales.


On this layout, the artist paired the printed paper from La Vie En Rose with the new color of peacock cardstock.  The long hexagonal shape was cut from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  The layout is accent with Silver Shimmer trim, Poppy Thick Twine and Red Enamel Gems.  The sentiments are all from the stamp - Banner Wishes (B1438).

I'm so glad that I got to attend!  Just one more thing that makes it great to be a  Close To My Heart Consultant!  Here are few more pictures from evening....

I got to me Lisa Jarvis (back left corner) who is Heather's downline.  
Heather, Charlene and I all met up in Franklin and rode to Memphis together.

Heather and I took this picture in honor of our past Convention Roomie Casey Spinks who loves Elvis!

I'll be back later this week to share the projects we created!





Tuesday, September 15, 2015

StampinHeaven Fall Retreat - Recap

My 1st Annual StampinHeaven Fall retreat is in the books!  I had so much fun with all of the ladies that attended!  I hope they had a great time too and accomplished most if not all of what they came to do.  If you missed getting in on the retreat this year, or you are just curious about what all went on, I'll do a little recap!

The retreat was held at Henry Horton State Park and lucky for us we had beautiful fall-like weather that weekend!  We've been suffering through heat and humidity all summer so the cooler temps was a very nice break!  Several ladies took a morning walk each morning to get them in shape for the long day and night ahead.  
(photo credit - Henry Horton State Park)
We had a large room to really spread out so we all 'moved' in for the weekend!




Each retreat attendee received a Retreat Layout packet when they arrived.  Their packet included pre-cut pieces of the Paper Fundamentals Cardstock - Enchantment Collection and a full package of the Fundamental Enchantment Compliments - 4 pages of stickers!.   


The pre-cut pieces created this layout, but by having a full set of Fundamentals Compliments they were able to make the layout their own.  I saw some really cute completed layouts!


In addition to the layout above they also received either the Peacock or Cranberry card to create shown below.  I used Dana Kessler's design for the card but instead of using butterfly images from Art Philosophy, I used the butterfly image from our new Artistry Cricut Collection.  The stamp set used for the sentiment is Sending Love (B1504).


While at the retreat, attendees had the option to participate in a few classes!

They had the option to choose a Birthday Flip Flap Layout

A Travel Layout

A School Layout

or a Chalk Art Technique Card!

It was a very busy weekend!  It was so much fun!!  Although I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep I would do it again in a heartbeat!  As a matter of fact... I am!  I've already booked a Winter Retreat - February 19-21.  So be sure to stay tuned for details on how to reserve your spot!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hello Life! Cardmaking!

I'm back with another card I created using the Hello Life!-Cardmaking stamp! This is one of THREE stamps set that are available ONLY during the month of September to celebrate National Stamping Month!   These stamp sets are $13.95 each or you can purchase all three for $34.95!  That is a savings of almost $7!




I love the new Confetti Stars embossing folder!  (Z3119)

This card also showcases two of our new colors - Sapphire and Pomegranate.  I paired these with Goldrush.  I also used the Enamel and Glitter Duos Blue Dots (Z3122).  I love these new embellishments because there are 6 different shades of blue so I can use them with all sorts of projects!  







Purchase your Hello Life! stamps here!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hello Life - PML Scrapbooking

Have you dipped your toes into the Pocket Page scrapbooking trend yet? It really is so much fun not to mention quick! This month during National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has a special stamp for the Picture My Life scrapping enthusiasts. I had so much fun playing with this one.  I created a set of cards using one of my favorite color combos of the new Enchantment Color Palette - Poppy, Fern and Saffron!

I used the Hello Life!-Pocket Scrapbooking for my cards:


Here they are all together!


I created three simple 3x4 cards which are just stamping! 


My other three cards are all 4x6 and each feature one of the new images from the Artistry Cricut Collection.  Don't you just love that swish of paint?  It is one of the images on the stamp set! 



Products used:
Hello Life - PML Scrapbooking Stamp
White Daisy Cardstock
Poppy Cardstock
Saffron Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
Poppy Exclusive Ink
Saffron Exclusive Ink
Fern Exclusive Ink
Black Exclusive Ink
Green Enamel and Glitter Duos
Poppy Thick Twine
Artistry Cricut Collection

Get one or ALL THREE Hello Life! stamps during the month of September!
$17.95 each or all three for $34.95 ($6.90 savings!)





Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month Blog Hop - Hello Life


September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with THREE exclusive stamps that are available ONLY during the month of September!  The SOTM Blog Hoppers have put together a special hop featuring these fabulous Hello Life stamps! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork.



There are over 30 hoppers participating in this hop.  It is a big circle so when you get back to me you will know you have completed the hop.   If you came from Terrie Shortsleeve's blog you are on the right track!   When you get to the end of my post, just look for the next link to continue to next blog.

Today I'm featuring the stamp that is geared towards scrapbooking!  




















While this layout features the Hello Life - Scrapbooking stamp, it also feature three new colors in our Enchantment Color Palette - Eggplant, Peacock and Saffron.   I used the Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment for my layout.  The camera and flowers are all cut from the Artistry cricut Cartridge.  I used the new Blue Enamel and Glitter Duos to accent my pages.

 

Remember!  You can purchase each of these Hello Life stamps for $13.95 - or save $6.90 when you purchase ALL three for $34.95!  These are ONLY available to order during the Month of September!
Stay tuned to my blog this week to see my creations for the Hello Life - PML stamp and the Hello Life - Cardmaking Stamp!

For now - it is time to hop over to Michelle Loncar's Blog to see what she has created!

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

NEW! Mini Stamp Organizers!


One of the new products in Close To My Heart's Annual Inspiration book that I just LOVE is the new Mini Stamp Organizer!   I've been collecting the cute little mini stamps ever since CTMH started producing them.  I love these little stamps but I did not have a good place to store them.  I had been putting them in my medium organizer but that was taking up valuable space for other things I store in there!  So I moved them to a small unattractive little box and then I forgot about them.  But, CTMH saved the day and designed these Mini Stamp Organizers!


As soon as I saw these I ordered TWO because I knew I these would make great storage boxes for ribbon too!   I love how they stack.



I've got 30 mini stamps in this box! 
Now, hopefully I'll start using them more now that I can see them!

To order your Mini Stamp Organizers just go to www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 

My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer Z3106 - $12.95





Thursday, September 3, 2015

It's National Stamping Month - Hello Life! - Cardmaking

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month?  Close To My Heart has three exclusive stamp sets that are designed for all of our paper crafting needs!   Although each stamp has been designed with a specific type of papercrafting in mind -- scrapbooking, cardmaking and pocket scrapbooking, all three of the stamps can be used together!

During the month of September, I'm going to be sharing my creations with these three stamp sets!  You will want to BE SURE to visit my blog on September 7 because we have a special National Stamping Blog Hop going on where you will get LOTS of inspiration from these sets!  I have designed a special scrapbooking layout just for the hop!























Today, I'm sharing a card that I made with the Hello Life!-Cardmaking stamp.  (middle picture above).  I've loaded this card with new products from our just released Annual Inspirations book too!



Not only does this card showcase the cardmaking stamp, it also features TWO of the new colors in our Enchantment Color Palette - Sapphire and Pomegranate along with Goldrush.  I used our new Confetti Stars (Z3119) embossing folder on the Sapphire cardstock.   I love this new embossing folder!  The other new product on this card is the pomegranate stars!  These little stars are from our new Fundamental Assortments set. These assortments are available in a variety of colors.



Fundamental Assortment Pomegranate Z3099


Remember!  These special stamps are available ONLY during the month of September!  Each stamp is $13.95.  Purchase all three for $34.95 and save $6.90! 

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