Thursday, December 6, 2012

Retiring Items

Below is a complete list of items that are retiring on January 31, 2013.  The items are currently on a going, going, gone basis.  If you are interested in purchasing anything, please visit by webpage by clicking on the shop with me button in the right column. 

Item # Item Description
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
Z1464 Milepost Shapes
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1689 Timeless Charms
Z1692 Tough Tags
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment
Z1741 Haunted Assortment
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment
Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                               
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button
BULK152 Cranberry Brads
BULK213 Black Button Brads
BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide
BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide
BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide
BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide
BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide
BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide
BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide
BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide
BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm)
BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2")
BULK272 Bling Gems
BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album
Z1378 My Creations® Banner
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game
Z188 Craft Jars
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Z1252 Cutting Knife
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit

A1104 A Tweet
A1111 A Tulip
A1116 A Melody
A1122 Bravo
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell
A1129 A Rainbow
B1365 Spring Up
B1369 Rosy Regards
B1374 Bee Happy
B1397 He Is Risen
B1402 My Peeps
C1439 Enjoy Life
C1440 Take a Picture
C1442 Tailor-Made
C1450 Eclectic Edges
C1452 Delight
C1455 Aspire
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
C1457 Happy Camper
C1458 Paper Lantern
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1474 10 Things
C1485 Super Powers
C1498 Country Life
C1499 Perfect Day
D1195 The Works Alphabet
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet
D1303 Classmate Alphabet
D1462 Splendid Day
D1464 Card Chatter—Love
D1467 Trees & Things
D1472 Simple Memories
D1478 Bingo Alphabet
D1505 Roar!
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds
D1509 Magic Adventures
D1511 Kick Back
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday

This is the last card we made at the Kids Card Class.  A fun birthday card using the Super Hero paper pack and the Party Animal stamp set.  The kids thought this card was lots of fun!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Fathers Day

This card was designed to be masculine.  Originally I thought the kids making this could give it to their dads for Fathers Day.  I know several of the kids are planning to do just that but I had one person who said they gave it to a substitute teacher at school because he was so great.  He loved the card I'm told.  I thought it was so nice of her to give it to him!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I "Heart" You

This is another card the kids made at my class.  It was designed to be a Mother's Day card each of the kids could give their moms.  I put out lots of different embellishments so each of the kids could add their own personality to the cards.  They all turned out great and I heard from several moms that the loved them :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy as a Clam

We made this card as part of a kids card class I had.  They got to learn the "rock 'n roll" technique to stamp the clam.  First stamp the image in the lightest color and then "roll" the outside edge of the stamp in the darker and then stamp image on the desired cardstock.  If you look close the clam has green around the edge. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Here's a layout that I will be using for my son's 9th birthday.  He got a bike so I thought the retired "Extreme" stamp set was perfect.  I also used the April stamp of the month to add the "grid" background on the green cardstock at the top.  The grid and the words in the lower left corner have been embossed using Outdoor Denim embossing powder.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

This layout is made with Pemberly and the stamp set included in the Pemberly Workshop on the Go.  I love these pictures of my husband and son.  The journaling portion on the right page was made using a card template from Wishes.  I love that I can use the books for something other than the "intended purpose".  I added stitching and buttons to add some special interest to the layout.  

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Family Layout

I made this layout using the Super Hero paper pack and the April Stamp of the Month.  I am planning to put pictures from the annual trip up north over the 4th of July with the extended family. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stella Layout

I created this layout with the Stella papers for the monthly workshop. It also features the A Rainbow stamp set. I love the rainbow and little bird!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lucy Envelope Card

This card is another twist on using envelopes. I showcased one a couple of weeks ago that used an envelope as a "box" to make a fun note card holder. Today I'm featuring an enveloped folded in half, decorated and adhered to a piece of Lucy cardstock. When you untie the envelope you can unfold the envelope and put a simple note in for the recipient.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday Layout

Today I've completed a birthday layout.  It won't show in the picture very well but the words in the bottom left corner as well as the diamond outdoor denim pattern stamped on the topiary at the top have been embossed.  It makes them a bit shiny and adds some dimension. 

Products Used (All CTMH unless noted otherwise)
Extreme stamp set (retired)
You Are stamp set (April 2012 Stamp of the Month)
Stars stamped from several different sets
Dotty For You paper pack
Topiary cardstock
Outdoor Denim mini medley
Number dimensional elements
Durables Round Studs

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I originally saw a very similiar on Jeannette Lynton's blog and fell in love so I CASED it! So fun and simple yet so easy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ok so I completely missed the boat the last two Mondays and forgot to post a piece of artwork made with the great Dotty papers, sorry about that!  I will share two cards I made with them today.  Both a fun and bright cards that can be used for any occasion. 

A faux quilt card.  I drew in the stitching to give it some depth and dimension. 

Just a fun card with lots of bling ready to send to someone and make them smile. 

Just a fun card with lots of bling ready to send to someone and make them smile. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Firecracker Birthday

For this birthday card I used the lines in the April Stamp of the Month to add texture to the cranberry cardstock background. The firecracker candles are squares of Superhero paper rolled up with a piece of waxy flax out the top. They are fun to make and add lots of wow.

All supplies are CTMH:
White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Superhero Level 2 paper pack
April Stamp of the Month
Love Life
Ready to color seam binding

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Interactive Happy Birthday

I got the inspiration from my friend and fellow consultant Jeannette Kiernan. Her Christmas card this year used this same layout and I had to scraplift it because I loved it so much. I used the cupcake stamp set that coordinates with the CTMH Cricut Cartridge. I love that cartridge!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dotty Birthday Card

Here's a fun and bright Birthday Card using the Dotty For You papers.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A little birdie told me

I love this little bird. He can decorate a layout or card and just makes you smile. He's part of "A Rainbow". The card was made using the Florentine paper. The distressed edges were done by dipping a stipple brush in cocoa reinker and brushing it on the edges. I use this technique for a more dramatic look.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Another Dotty For You

Here's another layout I made using the Dotty for You papers. I love how the strips of the different papers add interest but are not overwhelming. I used the March and April stamps of the months and several different embellishments to decorate. Stay tuned next week for another Dotty creation.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Life if a Journey

A very simple masculine card made using the "A Journey" stamp set.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Dotty for You Layout

Beginning April 18th and extending through the end of May you have the opportunity to purchase these great papers as part of the National Scrapbooking Month at Close to My Heart. If you purchase $35 in product you can get this fabulous paper pack for just $5. It comes with 12 different patterned papers featuring the colors Sunset, Lagoon, Creme Brule, Smoothie and Grey Flannel. On the backside of each of the papers is a tonal polka dot pattern in one of the featured colors. This kit is so versatile! Check out the different layouts and cards I've created with the pack throughout April and May. I will be posting one new item with this kit weekly.

I didn't get a chance to print the photos but this will feature pictures of swim championships when my son competed a few weeks ago. He loved it and was so proud of his ribbons and metals!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Envelope card

I learned this fun new card technique from my friend Michelle Nist. You take an invitation size envelope and seal it shut. On the short side cut off approximately 1.5". Take the larger piece and run it through crimper. This will make it just a bit smaller and the piece you cut off will now fit over the top creating a "box" of sorts. For the "card portion insert a decorated piece of cardstock to show your message.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rainbow Card

Today I'm sharing a simple and fun card featuring the Lucy paper pack and A Rainbow.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Peeps Easter Card

I love the new My Peeps stamp set so I had to find a great way to use it. I used the springs embellishments to give the peep some life.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Anything is Possible Layout

I got the idea for this layout from a sketch blog. I used the Close To My Heart paper pack Florentine. The title on the page is Anything is Possible which is from the March Stamp of the Month. Get this great stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase today!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Boxes of Fun

I've been crafting a lot lately and have lots to share with everyone. I am planning to share a piece of art once a week for the next couple of months. Check back on Mondays to see what's new.

Today I've got two different card boxes I've decorated. The papers are found in the new Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer catalog. The first box features Footloose and the second Superhero. You can use the box to store fun trinkets, ribbons, cards and more.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sail Away

I'm still loving Studio J. It's fast and easy and fun! Here's a layout using the Elemental paper pack. Notice that on the right page there one photo that fills 6 different photo wells. To do this scale up a photo approximately 150-200% in each of the photo wells. Move the photo around in each of the wells until each piece lines up. It's best to zoom in close to ensure the photos are lined up.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rock The Block!

You are going to love this campaign. Spend $25 on qualifying Close To My Heart products and you can purchase this E-Size stamp set and the sneak peak cubes set from the upcoming catalog for $15! That's a savings of more than $30! You can place an order at my website or call me with your order.

I've seen some wonderful picture puzzles and also a fabulous LOVE mobile and holiday decorations. What can you create?

Check out my website for more artwork and inspiration!