Thursday, August 18, 2011


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Glossy Dimension Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Glossy Dimension” Technique as shown on page 23 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! This 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 this link.  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 Payton's Blog, you are on the right track!

I made a 6x6 card using the Wishes How to Program with the cocoa and sky colors.  I mixed sky re-inker and liquid glass in a craft jar and using my dry embossing/scoring stylus and to paint my snowflake dimensional element.

Supply List:
Cocoa cardstock X5642
White cardstock 1385
Flurry dimensional elements Z1225
Sky re-inker Z2294
Liquid Glass Z679
Sky ink Z2194
Cocoa ink Z2114
Snow Flurries Stamp set D1384
Dry embossing/scoring stylus Z608
Cocoa Ribbon Collection Z1316

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Sheila'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!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Newsletter

We Have A Cricut Cartridge

The New Fall/Winter Idea Book is available. There are many new products from Close To My Heart. I would like to feature our biggest announcement this year. Close To My Heart teamed with Cricut to create an exclusive cartridge called Art Philosophy. This is a bundle that includes a cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 dimensional elements all for $99.

Stamp of the Month
Our stamp of the month program has changed. You now can buy the stamp of the month for $17.95 or purchase $50 in products and pay $5.

August has its own special:

Purchase the stamp of the month for $5 and receive a free stamp set.

August card class will meet August 16. Please pre-pay by August 8 to ensure your spot in class. August card class will be using the Brand New Paper Pack Elemental and the New Mini– Medley Accents Pewter. You will go home with 10 completed cards with envelopes for $10. This is a productive and fun class. Hope to see you there.
I am beginning a new class called the Scrapbook Basics class. This class teaches the basics of scrapbooking and completes 2 layouts—which is four 12x12 pages. This month we will be using the New Paper Pack Elemental and the New Elemental compliments and Mini-Medley accents Pewter. This class is $20 and meets once a month. The first class will be Tuesday August 23. Please pre-pay by the 15th if you would like to join this month’s class. This will be productive as well as fun. You can go home and add your pictures and journaling and be finished with a layout. How fantastic is that to be able to complete this summer’s vacation pictures quickly.

The advanced scrapbook class will also be using the Elemental paper pack but will also include the c-size stamp set, Just blooms flutter paper shapes, antiqued copper brads, instructions, 2 sheets colonial white cardstock. There is also an added benefit with an extra workshop with the purchase of a few items listed. This class is $35 and meets once a month.

In honor of National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has a great special. Purchase $75 in products and receive 2 D-size stamp sets free. You will also receive the stamp of the month for $5. So for $80 you can receive your favorite products, the August stamp of the month, the free August set, and 2 D size sets. That is three free stamp sets. But that isn’t all—If you are a cricut person then purchase the cartridge at $99 and add $5 and then receive the two stamp sets, 1 August set, and August stamp of the month. This is a great way to get your favorite products!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stamp of the Month Hop - Wicked

Welcome to our inspirational blog hop, where we are sharing creative ideas with you showcasing this month's Stamp of the Month. This month's Stamp of the Month is called "Wicked". It contains 9 images. It is available for just $5 with a $50 purchase!

I have some wonderful Consultants joining me in this hop which works as a circle. So begin "hopping" and feel free to leave comments along the way.

You should have arrived here from Melissa's Blog.

The first piece of artwork is the Diamond Duo 4 3/4 x 3 card made using the legs of the witch and the phrase "Put your best foot forward". The o's in the words are adorned with sparkles.

The bottom piece of artwork is a package made using the cricut cartridge and using the fit to page button which entitles you to use the entire 12x12 piece of cardstock. This was cut at 11 3/4.  There is a small embellishment goody inside the box and was used as a booking gift.  I made three of these and this is the last one left with the date of August 18th.

Products used:
Originals Card Confidence How to Program #9032
Desert Sand cardstock #1273 (24 count)
Barn Red cardstock #X5915 (Dark yellow and orange Shade Pack)
Sunset Cardstock #X5914 (Light yellow and orange Shade Pack)
Black ink #Z2105
Sunset ink #Z2191
Black Mini-Medley Accents  #Z1393
Sparkles #Z1104

The booking Incentive products are:
Barn Red cardstock #X5915 (Dark yellow and orange Shade Pack)
Black ink #Z2105
Colonial white ribbon collection  #Z1126
Cricut  #Z1686

Thank you for stopping by. Now hop on over to Cherri's Blog where she will show you her creative use of this stamp set! Happy hoppin'!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Stamp of the Month - Wicked

Here is a small card made from the August stamp of the month Wicked.  This stamp set includes 9 images.  The stamp of the month sets now come with a supply list for recommended project items. Every month you can make projects following the helpful hints online at under campaigns & promotions.

Today begins the New Idea Book Release. Go to to view the catalog online or come to my house tomorrow night at 7pm and receive your very own free copy.