Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today's Sneak Peek

Today's hint: What is everyone's concern about their favorite hobby.  I just can't afford it anymore.  Close To My Heart has branded a new policy "Consume it not collect it", and with said they have lowered prices. Yes, you read that correctly they have LOWERED PRICES!  Here is a new look at the prices...

A-size stamp set $6.95
B-size stamp set $9.95
C-size stamp set $13.95
D-size stamp set $17.95
E-size stamp set $29.95

Level 2 paper pack $9.95 with a few less sheets of paper (there is no neutral cardstock in the packets).

So start planning your projects now!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sneak Peek

Are you excited about the new Idea Book? There is only one week left before the New Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live. So I thought I would give a few hints or sneak peeks along the way. Don't forget to check back often for some new and exciting hints. The biggest announcement will be the day before the Idea Book Release.

Today's Hint: The cover of the new Idea Book. 

Happy Craftin!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak at one of the color schemes in the new idea book. These colors are black, smoothie, desert sand, tulip and colonial white.

This is the invitaion to my Idea Book Release party on August 2 at my house from 7-9.
There will be an on-time drawing, two make n takes, games, prizes, snacks and of course getting your hands on the new idea book and products. This will be so much fun you won't want to miss it.

Contact me if you are interested in attending!

Friday, July 15, 2011


You will just love all the new things in the Idea Book. I just finished my first look through the Idea Book online for Consultants and it is just Fabulous!  I am beginning to plan the next 6 months of projects and workshops and cards and scrapbook layouts. You will not want to miss this years fun!  Keep watching for more!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


There is only 17 more days until the new Idea Book is available live to customers.  Convention is taking place right now and there is so much new products and fun stuff that you will want to get a copy. Be watching for more info on the Idea Book Release Party at my house August 2 at 7:00 pm.  I will be showing new products and handing out the new Idea Book. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! Banners are all the rage now. You see them everywhere. This month we are featuring the banner technique on page 35 of the ideabook, but with a twist. Our goal was to find something other than triangles to create banners with. Our blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi's Blog. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Kelly's Blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the Fanfare paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

This is an 8 x 3 1/2 size card using a heart and ribbon as the banner. This was a fun technique.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Debi's Blog  where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:
Originals How To Book #9032
Lagoon Ink #Z2195
Chocolate Ink #Z2111
Lagoon Cardstock #X5162
Magnifique Level 2 Paper Packet #X7127B
Soul Mates stamp set #D1254
Field Trip Stamp set #E1013
Sparkles #Z1104
Colonial White Ribbon Collection #Z1126

Thanks for stopping by! Continue onto Debi's Blog to continue the hop!

Here is another project I made using the Banner Technique.  This is a Girl Scout notebook I made as I am the Girl Scout troop leader for our area.  This stamp set is not available but I wanted to post this picture so you could have another Banner Technique project.