Thursday, December 31, 2009
I've made this note card box with about 110 stamped note cards inside. It's for a friend and fellow CTMH consultant whom I appreciate so much. I can't wait to see what she thinks of it!
Here is a cutting diagram for how to make the box. I've had many people asking me how to make it. I got the idea from a box I received from another consultant (JuliAnn Diesch, Thanks JuliAnn!) as a christmas swap gift. I altered it and added another box to make this one two sided to how notecards. I forgot to include in the instructions that the hatched areas are scrap.
Now hop on over to Michelle Bourlet's blog to continue the hop. To see a list of all the consultants click here. It's one big loop so just keep hopping to see all the great art.
For the snow layout I used dimensional elements, sponged them with twlight ink and then covered them in prisma glitter. It really adds a lot to the page...very sparkly
Here are the hostess gifts I'm featuring for the spring quarter. January is a box with lots of tools inside to help with organization and layouts. February is a mini album that says LOVE and is decorated with Topstitch paper. March is a squash book decorated with You Rock. April is a box and set of cards and envelopes decorated with Caboodle.
To book a party please email me today! You can see my calendar and email me from my website.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
January is National Papercrafting Month and to celebrate Close To My Heart is offering an exclusive paper pack with special die cut shapes and a stamp set with birds, argyle and a complete alphabet set! The paper features autumn terracotta, twlight, cocoa and sorbet and is absolutely beautiful! I'm currently working on putting together a couple of different layouts and cards and will be posting them after the holidays!
You can purchase the entire set for $39.95 or you can earn it FREE with a purchase of $60 in My Acrylic stamps or a purchase of $125 in any merchandise or by hosting a party that reaches $400. You are not going to want to miss out on this opportunity to get this fabulous paper! Check out my website for more details!
On New Year's Day stop here to peruse the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. There are over 80 consultants who are participating so you get the chance to see lots and lots of great art.
Happy Holidays to All!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I was short on time (I only had a couple of hours) so mine are a bit more simplistic than her's are but I thought they turned out nice none-the-less.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Here's a box of 4x4 cards I made as a gift. This was the first time I'd tried making cards with transparencies and it was so much fun! You have to use Staz-On ink and remember it can be a slippery surface to work on, but the results were worth it. Four of the cards were made of acetate and the other 4 standard white cardstock. The box has a clear cover that slides one and off.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Winter Clearance Items
I was just informed that it is Close to My Heart company policy that I am not allowed to post the pictures of the products because they are copywrite material. I'm sorry posting and now having to remove. Please visit my website on the clearance section to view the items! http://kimorear.myctmh.com
Gear up for some new art work with NEW SPRING catalog items in the upcoming weeks. I will be posting beginning toward the middle of the month. There are tons of new and GREAT items and I can't wait to share them with all of you!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is a link to the website. This is a great way to get all the scrapbookers and cardmakers on your holiday gift list wonderful presents they’ll love at super prices. Happy Shopping!!! http://kimorear.myctmh.com
CC1008 Grab Bag $30.00
Z9990 Key to My Heart Paper Pack $5.00
Z9991 Just Because Card Base $2.00
Z9992 Life Delights Pack $4.00
Z9993 Promise of Spring Pack $5.00
Z9994 Magic Moments Pack $10.00
Z464 Sassy Strands® Summer Carnival Collection $1.00
Z400 Sassy Strands® White Daisy Collection $1.00
Z467 Sassy Strands® Spring Blossom Collection $1.00
Z401 Sassy Strands® Autumn Harvest Collection $1.00
Z402 Sassy Strands® Winter Classic Collection $1.00
Z463 Sassy Strands® Spring Harmony Collection $1.00
Z466 Sassy Strands® Autumn Garden Collection $1.00
Z465 Sassy Strands® Winter Cozy Collection $1.00
Z468 Sassy Strands® Summer Celebration Collection $1.00
Z1108 Chocolate Brads $3.00
1759 Silver Brads $3.00
Z1105 White Daisy Brads $3.00
Z1107 Black Brads $3.00
Z1111 Brads Summer Carnival Assortment $3.00
Z1137 Brads Spring Harmony Assortment $3.00
Z297 Bigger Brads Autumn Harvest Assortment $7.00
Z298 Bigger Brads Winter Classic Assortment $7.00
Z1051 Bitty Brads $3.00
Z288 My Accents® Topiary Accessories $6.00
Z285 My Accents® Garden Green Accessories $6.00
Z286 My Accents® Outdoor Denim Accessories $6.00
Z284 My Accents® Cranberry Accessories $6.00
Z290 My Accents® Autumn Terracotta Accessories $6.00
Z196 My Accents® Baby Pink Accessories $6.00
Z1015 Clear Inspirations Believe Ribbon Slides $1.00
Z1013 Clear Inspirations Precious Ribbon Slides $1.00
Z1133 3/8" White Daisy Ricrac Ribbon (bulk) $4.00
Z803 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Spring Blossom Collection $4.00
Z807 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Autumn Garden Collection $4.00
Z802 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Spring Harmony Collection $4.00
Z808 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Winter Classic Collection $4.00
Z804 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Summer Carnival Collection $4.00
Z805 Organdy Ribbon Rounds™ Summer Celebration Coll. $4.00
Z1301 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Chocolate Collection $4.00
Z823 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Autumn Terracotta Coll. $4.00
Z1306 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Heartfelt Collection $4.00
Z1305 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Holiday Collection $4.00
Z816 Ribbon Rounds™ White Daisy Collection $4.00
Z814 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Cocoa Collection $4.00
Z812 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Hollyhock Collection $4.00
Z1303 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Outdoor Denim Collection $4.00
Z815 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Twilight Collection $4.00
Z331 Eyelet Mat $2.00
Z169 Black Eyelets $2.00
Z159 Buttercup Eyelets $2.00
Z136 Heavenly Blue Eyelets $2.00
Z171 Pewter Eyelets $2.00
Z149 Garden Green Eyelets $2.00
Z165 New England Ivy Eyelets $2.00
Z153 Indian Corn Blue Eyelets $2.00
Z150 Autumn Terracotta Eyelets $2.00
Z179 Chocolate Eyelets $2.00
Z1012 Braggin’ Tags™ Mini Album $3.00
Z1017 My Creations™ Circle Album $3.00
1776 1/8" Long Reach Punch $7.00
1762 Write ‘n’ Rub™ Pen $6.00
X1401 StickStock® Linen $6.00
X1400 StickStock® Twill $6.00
Z820 Window Charms™ Squares $5.00
Z922 Pastel Coloring Pencils $4.00
Z920 Earth Coloring Pencils $4.00
X8701 Floral Impressions Embossed Photo Mats $4.00
Z1044 Dimensional Elements Basic Shapes $3.00
Z4128 Foundry® Frames $3.00
Z1134 Holiday Fabric Tags $3.00
Z309 Sculpting™ Foam $2.00
Z657 Vineyard Berry Embossing Powder $2.00
Z1010 Colored Staples $2.00
X277 5" x 5 1/2" Clear Cello Envelopes $2.00
4109 6" x 6" Matte Memory Protectors® (15) $2.00
X143 Door Hangers with Pouch (10) $1.00
X8519 My Child's Reflections™ All About My Family $4.00
X5802 Creative Basics® Everlasting Collection $5.00
X5803 Creative Basics® Silhouette Collection $5.00
X5804 Creative Basics® Boom-Di-Ada Collection $5.00
X7045A My Reflections® Vintage Travel Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7045C My Reflections® Vintage Travel My Stickease® $4.00
X7056A My Reflections® Discovery Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7060A My Reflections® Heirloom Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7060B My Reflections® Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7061A My Reflections® Floral Impressions Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7061B My Reflections® Floral Impressions Lev.2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7061C My Reflections® Floral Impressions My Stickease® $4.00
X7062A My Reflections® Laid Back Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7069A My Reflections® Just Chillin' Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7069C My Reflections® Just Chillin' My Stickease® $4.00
X7071A My Reflections® Best Friends Forever Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7072A My Reflections® School Zone Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7072B My Reflections® School Zone Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7072C My Reflections® School Zone Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7073A My Reflections® Abundance Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7073B My Reflections® Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7073C My Reflections® Abundance Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7076A My Reflections® Sonata Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7076C My Reflections® Sonata Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7077C My Reflections® Sweet Harmony My Stickease® $4.00
X7078A My Reflections® Cutie Pie Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7078C My Reflections® Cutie Pie Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7079A My Reflections® Rough n Tumble Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7079B My Reflections® Rough 'N Tumble Lev. 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7079C My Reflections® Rough 'N Tumble My Stickease® $4.00
X7080A My Reflections® Route 66 Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7080C My Reflections® Route 66 Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7082A My Reflections® Expedition Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7082C My Reflections® Expedition Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7083A My Reflections® Let's Get Together Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7084A My Reflections® Floral Tapestry Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7085A My Reflections® Everlasting Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7085B My Reflections® Everlasting Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7085C My Reflections® Everlasting Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7086A My Reflections® Caprice Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7086B My Reflections® Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7086C My Reflections® Caprice Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7087A My Reflections® Enchanted Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7087B My Reflections® Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7087C My Reflections® Enchanted Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7088A My Reflections® Free Spirit Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7088B My Reflections® Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7088C My Reflections® Free Spirit Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7089A My Reflections® Life Delights Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7089C My Reflections® Life Delights Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7093A My Reflections® Sweet Pea Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7093B My Reflections® Sweet Pea Level 2 Paper Packet $6.50
X7093C My Reflections® Sweet Pea Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7094A My Reflections® Paper Garden Level 1 Kit $5.00
X7094C My Reflections® Paper Garden Level 2 My Stickease® $4.00
X7099A My Reflections® Whoops-A-Daisy Level 1 Kit $5.00
X8524 Simply Snapshots® Rough 'N Tumble Album Pages $4.00
X8525 Simply Snapshots® Lets Get Together Album Pages $4.00
X8526 Simply Snapshots® Floral Tapestry Album Pages $4.00
X8528 Simply Snapshots® Everlasting Album Pages $4.00
X8529 Simply Snapshots® Silhouette Album Pages $4.00
X8530 Simply Snapshots® Sweet Pea Album Pages $4.00
X8531 Simply Snapshots® Boom-Di-Ada Album Pages $4.00
X8532 Simply Snapshots® Perfect Day Album Pages $4.00
X8608 My Originals® Groovy Blossoms Card Kit $6.50
X8611 My Originals® Pretty Purses Card Kit $6.50
X8613 My Originals® Peaceful Season Card Kit $6.50
X8614 My Originals® Holiday Photo Greetings Card Kit $6.50
X8615 My Originals® From The Heart Card Kit $6.50
X8617 My Originals® Holiday Wishes Card Kit $6.50
X8620 My Originals® Merry & Bright Card Kit $6.50
A1084 My Acrylix® Sweet Flowers (Set Of 6) $2.00
A1092 My Acrylix® Simple Invites (Set Of 16) $2.00
A1093 My Acrylix® Genuine Fun (Set Of 4) $2.00
B1071 My Acrylix® Playful Numbers (Set Of 20) $4.00
B1167 My Acrylix® Thinking Of You (Set Of 6) $4.00
B1182 My Acrylix® Let It Snow (Set Of 6) $4.00
B1215 My Acrylix® Life Is (Set Of 16) $4.00
B1258 My Acrylix® Merry Little Christmas (Set Of 7) $4.00
B1260 My Acrylix® Let Us Adore Him (Set Of 5) $4.00
B1262 My Acrylix® Celebration Labels (Set Of 34) $4.00
B1277 My Acrylix® Hello Friend (Set Of 13) $4.00
C1079 My Acrylix® Playful Lowercase (Set Of 52) $6.00
C1198 My Acrylix® Let's Play Ball (Set Of 8) $6.00
C1209 My Acrylix® Christmas Scripts (Set Of 13 $6.00
C1221 My Acrylix® Choo Choo Train (Set Of 8) $6.00
C1222 My Acrylix® Seasonal Thoughts (Set Of 39) $6.00
C1226 My Acrylix® Floral Charms (Set Of 12) $6.00
C1227 My Acrylix® Our Wedding Day (Set Of 13) $6.00
C1244 My Acrylix® Glistening Snow (Set Of 11) $6.00
C1245 My Acrylix® O Christmas Tree (Set Of 26) $6.00
C1252 My Acrylix® Abundance Borders (Set Of 4) $6.00
D1013 My Acrylix® Playful Caps (Set Of 57) $8.00
D1111 My Acrylix® Card Sentiments (Set Of 10) $8.00
D1115 My Acrylix® Princess (Set Of 17) $8.00
D1211 My Acrylix® First Class (Set Of 10) $8.00
D1126 My Acrylix® Precious Alphabet (Set Of 52) $8.00
D1140 My Acrylix® Miracle (Set Of 9) $8.00
D1146 My Acrylix® Back To Nature (Set Of 7) $8.00
D1152 My Acrylix® Follow Your Dreams (Set Of 15) $8.00
D1153 My Acrylix® Because Of You (Set Of 16) $8.00
D1165 My Acrylix® Bundled Up (Set Of 10) $8.00
D1175 My Acrylix® Steep And Deep (Set Of 12) $8.00
D1176 My Acrylix® Youthful Heart (Set Of 13) $8.00
D1179 My Acrylix® Festive Thoughts (Set Of 14) $8.00
D1086 My Acrylix® Birthday Bash (Set Of 16) $8.00
D1197 My Acrylix® My One & Only (Set Of 11) $8.00
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I found a great idea for "recycling" milk containers into something useful so I gave it a go. Thought it was cute way to package up gift tags. It was super quick and easy. Here's the link if you want to give it a go too. Milk Container Instructions
Monday, November 9, 2009
As usual I will have cutting out to do between now and sending time. I have tried some new techniques including coloring ribbon with ink pads. It's been a fun card and I hope you all enjoy it.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I had a great early fall doing several workshops and an all day crop. It was fun for all involved. I am now concentrating on getting ready for the holidays. For me that means getting my Christmas cards started. I generally settle on a card that is way more time consuming that I like but just can't figure out a way to make it easier. I am also working on getting some of my own scrapbooking done.
I'm holding an open crop (FREE) on November 20 from 7-11pm. Bring a snack to share and come and get some scrapping (or at least some socialization) in. Email me to reserve your spot, spaces are limited.
I'll be posting some more pictures soon.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I love to make Christmas cards! This year I've assembled a group of 30 cards each one being different. All have the same general design but with different stamps and mixture of paper. These went together very quickly and were lots of fun.
Take time out of your busy schedule to join me for an afternoon of card making. November 8 from 11-4 you can make these cards, enjoy some great company, have an afternoon out and get lunch too! All card materials are precut to make assembly quick and easy for you!
Cards are $20 for 30 cards. If you want to make more than one set of 30 just let me know. If you want a printed greeting inside I am offering that as well. You let me know what you want and I'll have them all ready for when you get here! To cover printing costs it will be $3 per set of 30 for the greeting addition.
Monday, September 7, 2009
The event is Saturday Oct 3rd, 11-3pm. Lunch is included!
Cost is $25 (you get to make 2 6x6 albums and a total of 8 cards and lunch!)
Space is limited. RSVP by Sept 19th to attend.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I have several scheduled workshops in the next couple of months. You can join me for the mother/daughter event Oct 3, an all day crop (9am-midnight) in Brighton on Oct 17, a Christmas card workshop in early November and my monthly layout and techniques classes. Check back here and on my website for all the details. Things will all be up to date at the end of the holiday weekend. I will be doing lots of crafting this weekend which I can't wait for!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Let me know if there is a special event you'd like me to plan for you. What about a mini scrapbook for a bride to be or a mother to be at a shower. All the attendees can be participants. How about a Christmas card workshop for all of your friends and family. The possibilities are really endless. You could even earn FREE stuff!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
August is going to be a great month of specials! For the first half of the month if you spend $100 you get the August SOM free PLUS a current hand picked level two paper pack FREE! They are also going to pay for the tax and shipping so it's an even better deal. From August 16th and into September you can purchase or earn for free a great new card kit that will make 16 cards! This special is in honor of National Stamping Month. I will post pictures of the card kit once I get to preview it. The kit is $39.95 or you can earn it for free by purchasing $60 in stamp sets. I have loved the past two years of card kits and can't wait to get this one! Last year they sold out in 3 weeks so don't delay ordering to ensure you can get yours.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I'm having a card workshop July 11th and these are the cards you'll be making. In total you'll make 16 cards, including envelopes. There will be 2 of each of the cards shown. They are so versatile and can be used for males or females, birthdays or thank yous. The featured stamp set is Treetops and paper is from Moon Doogie. Come join us for fun and inspiration! Email for more information.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I am really loving the new WISHES how to book. There are card workshops where you can make 12, 16 or 20 cards complete with cutting diagrams! It's a fast and fun way to get several cards made quickly. For end of the year gifts for my son's teachers I made the 20 card workshop and split it in half (10 for each person). I put them in a decorated box with envelopes. They were very much appreciated. Here's the picture of them. I'm having a 16 card workshop at my house in July. If you're interested email for all the details! email@example.com
Monday, June 22, 2009
I'm almost done with the Back Country layouts but need to get the photos printed and mounted. Hopefully sometime soon!
In the mean time I made two graduation cards for some friends. Hard to believe but these are for a set of twins that I used to babysit for...talk about making you feel old!! I wanted to cards to be complimentary but not identical. I found two great cards in the new Wishes book. I love all the cards and have been playing with if a lot!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm currently working on putting together the Back Country Workshops on the Go. This paper is one of my favorite because I have lots and lots of great outdoor pictures to scrapbook. If you aren't familiar with Workshops on the Go let me quickly explain.
This is a great program that will help you get your scrapbooking moving in a direction. With a level 2 paper pack, My Stickease, a few embellishments and an instruction booklet you will complete 6 layouts with enough paper left over to at least 4-6 more layouts and some cards.
Each month I hold a workshop where you will put together these layouts. The workshop is $25 for the basic kit (this kit can be upgraded to include extra emblishments or coordinating stmap sets).
Just think 6 layouts complete each month for you to just add pictures to!! What a great way to get your scrapbooking moving. I'll post pictures of my completed layouts soon.