Thursday, June 27, 2013

Convention 1st General Session

Hello readers of my blog.

As you know from a previous entry due to things that came up at my home I was unable to attend Convention with Close to my Heart despite how close it is to me location wise. This however is not stopping me from keeping you up to date on all the great things to come!

New Things:
  • old stamps coming back in acrylic
  • New cricut cartridge
  • Base and bling jewelry
  • exspanding in to australia and new zeland
  • New Home Decor kits


Stamps

We still have the great acrylic stamp sets. There is more though. We now have a collection of stamps that are exclusive to hostesses!


Video- Irrisitables!

Here is the latest CTMH corporate video on how to utilize irresistibles.




Wednesday, June 26, 2013

analogous colors card swap

For the month of June the card swap group worked with Analogous Colors.

Analogous colors are groups of colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and two on either side complimenting, which tend to be tertiary.
The term analogous refers to the having analogy, or corresponding to something in particular. An analogous color scheme creates a rich, monochromatic look.





Here is an example of analogous colors.


This is the card I made for the card swap. I used the Chantilly yellow B&T duo paper as well as the stamp set that comes with the Chantilly Workshop on the go. I also used pear color cardstock and Topitary, pear, and buttercup inks for the stamping. To get any of the mentioned supplies or supplies to do a different color set of analogous colors you can check out my website.






Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Relief for Oklahoma- There is still time!

Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!

Only 5 days left to take advantage of getting this cute stamp set and help give relief to those that endured the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Go Here to purchase your stamp set today!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Using up your Stash Blog hop- Color Theme



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 4 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 the June is the Color Challenge: Use anything with the following colors: Lagoon, bamboo, sorbet, sky, pear, or smoothie.

Page 1 of the 2 page layout
 For this challenge I found it great that every color was in the Dotty For You paper pack that was Close To My Heart's National Scrapbooking campaign last year. I also used the Chantilly textile fabric for the pear.
Page 2 of the 2 page layout, the lagoon flower was 3d taped on with a pin coming out from behind it where I can attach another accent, item that deals with the pictures ect.

As you can see for now it is a fairly simplistic layout mainly because I am still in debate on what photos to put on it. Once I figure out the photos and depending how it looks I may add stuff to it.

 Supply List:

Dotty for you paper: Retired
Chantilly Textiles (fabric): Z1819
Paradise paper Flowers: Z1710
Square Studs: Z1705
Bamboo card stock:  1301
Sky card stock: X5761
Smoothie card stock: X5763


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



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boy layouts with Pink

Pink paper and pictures of Boys


One challenge I have always enjoyed is finding ways to use girl paper that may be pleasing to the eye with pictures of boys. It has never been super easy, though sometimes it does prove to be easier than other times. Pink is usually one of the hardest colors to do this with, and typically I need a girl in the picture or something feminine in the pictures. While that is the case with the layouts below, there are many times where this does not have to be the case. For instance a boy running for breast cancer awareness, or has incorporated pink in his clothing.




I will note that I never bother to crop the stuff thats on my desk out of my pictures on purpose. While it may not look "professional" I am allowing you to peek in to my craft room , in the exact spot where I do the majority of all my creating, which in my perspective can be interesting because you never know why you may see that is inspiring the creator.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day!

Yesterday was father's day , and I hope that everyone had a wonderful day with the man/men in their lives. For my family it was a day of working on our garden, lounging together to watch transformers, and just enjoying time with each other. While there was no pictures taken during the day that is ok with me, because that tells me we were much to busy enjoying each others' company.



One of the gifts my husband got from me and the kids is featured below.











Supply List:

Silver shimmer trim- Z1799
Dream Pop paper pack- Now retired (was featured may 2013)
Natural embroidery floss- Z1096
5"x7" Hinged display tray- Z1838
Durables Artisan studs- Z1816

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Convention is around the corner

Convention for Close To My Heart is just around the corner!

Now while I was originally planning on going, and even had a ticket purchased, after all its just a couple hours from me I had to take time to look at my current standing. While I was still very busy with my classes to finish my B.A. (YAY!!! its done!) I was not doing enough in my craft room, or holding events/parties to justify the expenditure with the current standing my family was in for fiances ect. So While I am sad to say I am not going to convention this year despite it's location I think that it was not only a smart move on my part but it is now giving me time to work on justifying maybe going next year pending on its location.

This will NOT stop me from updating you! below are the ways I will be doing updates as I get them. That being said I clearly will not be the first to give updates as Ill be giving you updates as I read them.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcidFreeStudio
Twitter: @adhesive_addict

Like last year I am sure there will be a Hashtag that is going to be used. I will announce that as it gets closer. I will do end of the day/end of convention recap here.



 AWESOME NEWS!


While i will not be able to attend the CTMH convention, there is a convention that is going to be just 30 mins. from my house, and my husband has already taken off so I can go to it... I've paid for some classes, and have my general tickets in hand (which I got for free)............it's the CKC Convention! There will be 2 CTMH classes at it which I will be attending both. So you can expect to see lots of fun from this adventure here, unfortunately this will not be until Sept.


Curious about the CKC convention and all it's locations? go here

May Card Swap- Using Stitching

For the month of May my card swap group focused on putting stitching on the cards. Below is the card I made, and I will edit this entry at a later date to show you the other cards through a photo bucket album.





For this card I used the Dream Pop paper that was available through the month of May. Below is the supply list of other items I used to make this card.

Supply List:

**This list has been linked to the item on my webpage for ease of pricing and purchasing if you choose. I have provided you with the item codes to make it easier to order them directly through the website through a search or through myself or a fellow consultant.**

Baker's twine Paradise set - Z1702
Embroidery Floss neutral set-Z1096
Card Chatter stamp set- Focus on you- A1136
Sparkles Grey and Black assortment- Z1754
3d Foam Tape- Z1151
Stamp Set: Honeycomb-C1537

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Promotions!

Where is this month going! It seems like this month had just started. Below are the promotions that are going on this month. Normally I spot light each one individually, but due to several days of the month already passing by and there being Four promotions going on right now, it made more seance to get them all to you ASAP!


Stamp of the month: A Flowering Bunch



This is an image of the stamp set.

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. You can go Here to start shopping.


Need ideas on what you can do with this stamp set? Go here and get ideas with the recipes to recreate what you see!

Relief for Oklahoma

 


Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today! Go Here to get your true thank you stamp set now.



Let's get Patriotic! 

 
Stamp Set - Strong and Free


Stamp set- Home of the Brave

Stamp set- Courage



Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States, or $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by providing post-secondary education in Canada. Show your support today—stamp style!

It's a Banner Day!

Get a mini-banner for free!


t’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!
*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a qualifying stamp set and reach $25 receive a free mini banner.

Video- Better Blending

Hello everyone. While I haven't posted recently I have been very busy in my craft room with creating and organizing. I have several things I will be sharing with you soon. For today I thought I would share one of the latest Close To My Heart videos.