Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Interactive quilling card

Due to me not thinking ahead about the typical chaos in  my house my quilling video got broken in to two videos. Since this was the case I figured I would take the time to just turn it in to two blogs. Below is pictures of the card from the card swap where we focused on quilling this month. You can check out all the cards from the swap Here.

beginning of the waterfall card.
second flap of waterfall.
third flap
last flap of card.

The codes are linked to my website so you can check price and make purchasing easier.
Glue Pen:Z553
Piercing tool: Z1114
Fiskars paper cutter (life time warranty):Z338

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quilling Card Swap

The Close To my Heart team I am a part of does a monthly card swap and each month one of us picks a theme for the cards. Due to the heavy work load the last couple of months with my colleges classes I was unable to participate despite my efforts to try.

I am happy to say that this month I was able to which made be particularly happy since I picked the theme!
The theme was quilling, and below i have provided you with a slide show of all the cards that are being swapped. I think all the ladies did a fabulous job on them. I will be following this up with a blog post about the quilling I did on that card, and there will be future posts about other quilling projects in the near future.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July

Yesterday was the Using up your stash blog hop and it focused on Christmas themed paper. This ranged from starting on your Christmas cards now, Christmas layouts, or fun projects for the holiday season.

With all the family and activities during the holiday season it is easy for your projects and to do list to get far behind and before you know it, it is the new year and you only got about half of what you wanted to accomplished.

Living in southern Georgia the only way we see snow here is if it is fake snow, or we go up to P.A. or I.L to visit family in the winter season. That being said, I love snowy type paper but I rarely use it for layouts because I don't typically have "wintery" typical pictures. So I specifically busted out with some of this type of paper to make layouts for this winter with.

Paper used was Wonderland which can be found in the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.

I made paper ribbon for this layout, and folded it in spots to add dimension and texture.

There are snowflakes randomly stamped on the bases of both layouts and a few are accented with sparkles.

Every winter I go to watch a bag piper play Christmas carols on the bag pipes with my family as we drink  hot cocoa. Making this a perfect layout for that.

All accessories used on this layout are current Close To My Heart products that you can purchase at My Website.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Using Up My Stash Blog Hop- Christmas in July

  • It's Christmas in July!

    Please feel free to doctor this as needed. I by no means is an expert so this is just a little guidance.Note the Bold areas below should be larger and another color to help the hoppers find their way. You'll need to link back to my blog for the list but no need to make it larger.

    If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Rachel's Blog.

    There are 7 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

    Today I am showcasing  a layout that brings a new meaning to Christmas in July.

    Today I am taking my boys to the zoo where they are going to have snow and sledding. My youngest son has never seen snow yet so I anticipate this to be quite the adventure. An adventure that is a must for a scrapbook. So I pulled out some snowy/Christmas paper that I typically only use for cards since I haven't had snow pictures in years.This paper was the Wonderland paper from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea book.

    On top of this surprise, my oldest son's school aide will be joining us for the fun because she has been missing him all summer.

    I left this open to add stamped images of animals depending on what all we do at the zoo besides sledding. Meanwhile, I did put a small sub title: Jacksonville Zoo July, 21, 2012

    A dimensional embellishment that I added ribbon, fun flock and pearl paint to. Unfortunately my picture doesn't give it much justice on its appearance.

    For this snowflake I took the dimensional element (chipboard snowflake) and covered it with pearl paint. Then before the pearl paint could dry I sprinkled some fun flock over it to give it added dimension and feel.

    fun flock sprinkled over glue.

    A row of buttons alternating in size/design. The blue string is a Close To My Heart retired sassy strand. It worked great matching to this paper and is fluffy giving the feeling that snow can give. Then I distressed all the edges of the photo mats with either grey flannel or my edge distresser.

     If you enjoyed this layout come back tomorrow for another Christmas in July Layout!

     Product list: (this is a list with shopping links to current Close to my heart product I used to help make this layout)

    Bling Assortment- z1466
    Bamboo Waxy Flax- Z906
    Dimensional Elements, Flurry- (available Aug. 1st)
    Edge Distresser- Z1297
    Pearl Paint- Z1039
    Sponge Daubers- Z726
    Bonding Memories Glue- 1512

    Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

    P.S.I am accepting pre-orders for the Artiste circut collection. Read details on this and place your  Pre- Order Here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Retired Product

When a new idea book comes out new product comes out with it and some product goes in to retirement. By knowing what is going in to retirement now you have time before the new Idea book is released to get those must have items!

Below is a list of all the items in the current Idea Book that will be going in to retirement as of Aug. 1st. You can make your purchases Here.

Retiring Product
(not included in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book)

·         The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
·         All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.
·         BULK items, when retired, are usually available while supplies last. If there are items that you need, it is suggested that you order early.

Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
·         Cruisin’ Paper Pack                                           X7154B
·         Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images                      X7154C
·         Elemental Paper Pack                                        X7141B
·         Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements   X7141C
·         Footloose Paper Pack                                        X7151B
·         Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements   X7151C
·         Lucy Paper Pack                                               X7149B
·         Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons                  X7149C
·         Roxie Paper Pack                                              X7140B
·         Roxie My Stickease Assortment                         X7140C
·         Sonoma Paper Pack                                          X7143B
·         Sonoma My Stickease Assortment                     X7143C
·         Superhero Paper Pack                                       X7152B
·         Superhero Complements Rub-Ons                      X7152C
·         Typeset Paper Pack                                          X7139B
·         Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes               X7139C

Workshops on the Go

·         WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
·         WOTG Florentine Kit
·         WOTG Footloose Kit
·         WOTG Lucy Kit
·         WOTG Pemberley Kit
·         WOTG Stella Kit
·         WOTG Superhero Kit
·         WOTG Victory Kit

(Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers are all included. Check your Idea Book for part numbers.)

·         Amethyst
·         Baby Pink
·         Brown Bag
·         Dutch Blue
·         Garden Green
·         Garnet
·         Grey Flannel
·         Grey Wool
·         Heavenly Blue
·         Holiday Red
·         Key Lime
·         Lilac Mist
·         Moonstruck
·         Pansy Purple
·         Parchment
·         Petal
·         Spring Iris
·         Sunflower
·         Sunkiss Yellow
·         Sunny Yellow
·         Taffy
·         Tulip
·         Vanilla Cream
·         Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock
·         Colonial White 6-pack    X5901
·         White Daisy 6-pack        X5900

·         Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
·         Clear Cards 4-1/2”

·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate                        Z1406
·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry                        Z1405
·         Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim             Z1404
·         Snapease Album System 12x12             Z4110

·         Bitty Brads Basic Assortment                 Z1367
·         Bitty Brads Metal Assortment                 Z1368
·         Bitty Buds Assorment                            Z1690
·         Bottle Caps                                           Z1691
·         Canvas Badge Buttons                          Z1397
·         Clear Sparkles                                       Z1104
·         Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots    Z1261
·         Comic Badge Buttons                            Z1688
·         Dimensional Elements-Ornaments          Z1337
·         Heirloom Assorment                              Z1635
·         Hinges                                                  Z1402
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Honey                   Z1488
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica                 Z1698
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset                  Z1338
·         Mini-Medley-Tulip                                   Z1320
·         Photo Hangers                                      Z1403
·         Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection             Z1384
·         Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383
·         Seaside Wooden Shapes                        Z1693 (sold out)

My Creations Products
·         My Creations A-Door-Ables                    Z1321
·         My Creations All Sorts Mini Album          Z1224
·         My Creations Cube                                Z1152
·         My Creations Mix & Mingle Album          Z1334

·         Craft Tray                                             1764
·         Distressing Kit                                       Z1299 (sold out)
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser                            1766
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill                    1767
·         Double Scrubber                                    Z1163
·         Euro Personal Paper Trimmer                 Z338
·         Euro Replacement Blades                      Z339
·         Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring            Z340
·         Microfiber Cloth                                     Z1006
·         My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set             4275
·         Shoulder Tote                                        Z4204 (sold out)

Bulk Items-Embellishments

·         Colonial White Brads      BULK154
·         Blush Buttons                BULK211
·         Cotton Candy Ribbon     BULK214

Bulk Items-Paper
8.5”x11” Col. Wht. Cdstk.           BULK161
8.5”x11” Wht. Daisy Cdstk.        BULK159
B&T Duos-Believe                     BULK  
B&T Duos-Cruisin’                     BULK250         
B&T Duos-Dreamin’                   BULK  
B&T Duos-Elemental                 BULK225
B&T Duos-Florentine                  BULK249         
B&T Duos-Footloose                  BULK247         
B&T Duos-Lucy                         BULK245         
B&T Duos-Mischief                    BULK  
B&T Duos-Pemberley                BULK244         
B&T Duos-Roxie                       BULK224         
B&T Duos-Sonoma                    BULK227         
B&T Duos-Stella                        BULK243         
B&T Duos-Superhero                 BULK248         
B&T Duos-Typeset                    BULK223         
B&T Duos-Victory                      BULK246         
B&T Duos-Wonderland               BULK  

Bulk Items-Tools
WOTG Guide-Cruisin’                 BULK242
WOTG Guide-Florentine             BULK241
WOTG Guide-Footloose             BULK239
WOTG Guide-Lucy                     BULK237
WOTG Guide-Pemberley            BULK236
WOTG Guide-Stella                   BULK235
WOTG Guide-Superhero BULK240
WOTG Guide-Victory                 BULK238