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Monday, December 31, 2012

Clearly the Best: Behind the Scenes

Have a look at this video and see some great techniques.







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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Clearly the Best: Passion for Patterns

In this short video you can learn to make you own pattern paper.  Mix it and Match it, express your passion for patterns.





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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

You are going to love this and not just for Valentine's Day either.  You can get yours with a qualifying order.
When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on my website through January). Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book preview items are not eligible as qualifying retail purchases for this campaign.
You can see below that you will be getting a sneak peek at a couple of new items that we will have in the next Idea Book. 
It is available December 13, - January 31, 2013.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Featured Products: Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022)
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)


Be sure to get yours now these are while supplies last and they are going to go fast!  Don't wait!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Getting Ready for the New Year

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Not that I want to make this year go any faster!  But I just wanted to make a little calendar for next year.
Remember the Butterfly card that I just made, you can see it here.  Well this is made using that little cut out from the center front of the card.  I had a bunch of them leftover and so I started playing around with them and this is what I came up with.
 The base for the calendar is a chip board coaster.  If you ask at you local Restaurant they will usually give you a couple.
I covered it with a piece of pattern paper from the Clementine paper pack you can see it here. 
I sponged everything with Twilight ink Z2160 except for the 2013.  That I sponged with Sorbet Z2164
The calendar is a free printable online for 2013.
The Ribbon in the Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Z1617
You can order everything you need here!

These make great stocking stuffer too!  Who doesn't need a little calendar they can put just about anywhere.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Love Your Layout: November 2012

In this month's video you will learn some creative techniques on how to design with My Stickease images, create your own custom titles, and more.  Log into Studio J to create it yourself while you watch.



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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

You won't want to miss out on this!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Check out the While Supplies Last section here.
You won't beleive the prices!  These are going to go fast.  So hurry over to my website and get yours now!
Like:

LUCKY LEVEL 2 ASSORTMENT
$10.95 $3.00 BULK204


MISCHIEF PAPER PACKET & MIDNIGHT FELT SHAPES
$15.90 $4.00 CC10181



MIDNIGHT FELT SHAPES
$5.95 $1.50 Z1462


4 1/4" x 5 1/2" CLEAR CARDS
$8.95 $2.00 Z1323


BOTTLE CAPS
$4.95  $1.25 Z1691


LUCKY LEVEL 2 ASSORTMENT
$4.95 $1.50 Z1356

These are just a few of the deals that we have for you.  Stop by and check them out! 
Don't forget that these are just while supplies last.  So hurry over and get what you need NOW!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Framing Sweet Treats

Here you can see how to use the Close To My Heart's My Acrylix Perfect fit stamp sets.  They can be use on a project to fit together in many ways to create a cute surprise for a friend.
Watch and learn!  Don't worry it is a very short one. But you won't want to miss it.



What a fun gift to make for the Holiday.  I will be posting some that I have made soon.  So keep checking back.
If there is something that you would like to see just leave me a comment and I will try to make it.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is a just a plain cut for the Cricut Artiste cartridge that I made the other day.  I just love how simple it is.
It fits a gift card perfectly.
You can see the 3 different cuts that I used to make this.
All the B&T paper is CTMH Pear & Partridge the Cardstock is Desert Sand p41 Card.  I really like how it all coordinates and I really don't have to worry about finding things that go together.
The little gold doily is a from a yard sale about 70 differernt kinds of them in a baggie for $1.00.  I love yard sales.  I got the this frame and 2 others there too for $1.00.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them but when I started making this gift card I knew it needed a little something extra.
The Belly band is the cut that goes with the Gift Card holder p41 Card/S.  "Well that is what I am calling it."  You can use it as a stand alone card or and gift tag too.
The Tree is from Art Philosophy p52 Tree2/S.
The Stamp Set, Ribbon, and Bling are from the Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go G1043 you can see it here.
I stamped, and sponged around everything with New England Ivy.
I will be making more of these for sure.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Clearly the Best: Rock & Roll (S01E13)

Here is another stamping technique for creating beautiful stamped images with shaded edges in a similar color.  The technique is call Rock and Roll so take a look.



Have you tried this before?  If so what did you think?
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