Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"You Warm My Heart".....Repetition Technique

I had a FB invite to a Paper Crafts event. As I was reading through the Card Design Handbook Week: Repetition Challenge I saw a cool card I decided to case. The card design was by Joselyn Olson and it focused on repetition which I found to be interesting. I used the technique with a CTMH stamp set. Below is what I came up with....I like it...Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

 The below picture shows a close up of the card. I used 3D tape to add dimension to the middle tea cup as well as the sentiment. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

CTMH WOTG (Workshop On The Go) Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Workshop on the go blog hop!  Each month on the 20th a group of talented Close to my Heart consultants will be featuring projects made showcasing any of the 13 current WOTG kits! 
If you are visiting from Joanne's then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with our hostess Pam.
This is my creation using the new Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit! The holidays are right around the corner so why not get a jump start on making your Christmas cards. This WOTG kit walks you through step by step directions on how to create 3 beautiful card designs inspired by Jeanette Lyton. You will receive all the paper you need to decorate 15 cards, the Pear & Partridge WOTG exclusive stamp set, coordinating ribbon, red glitter gems, 15 cards, 15 matching envelopes and the instruction guide. Below is an example of 1 of the card designs available in this kit.

The following CTMH products were used:
G1043 Workshops on the Go Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Ink Pad
Z697 Sponge
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z341 Memory Book Mini Glue Dots
If you would like to purchase this kit or any of the listed products you can do so using the following link Shop w/ Me

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

Now if the goblins of cyberspace have gotten you lost along the way here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this month’s blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!

Pam Stewart -
Shirley Ross -
Joanne Barnes -
Shalana Glass - (You are here)
Melissa Kosena -
Becky McClain -

Sunday, August 12, 2012

California Scrapbook LO's

I started a scrapbook of my time spent in California in March after attending the going home service for my grandfather. While the occasion to go back home wasn't a pleasant one it was wonderful to reconnect with my relatives. Here are some LO's I completed using pictures from my trip home. 

This LO was completed using products purchased at a CK scrapbooking convention make & take. I figured I would put this paper to good use. 

This is a picture of my cousin and I. I used product purchased to create a make & take LO at the CK Scrapbook convention. 

This picture preserves the memories of our trip to Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles. If you have never been there you want to make sure you get an opportunity to dine there in this lifetime. The food is amazing..if you like soul food. I used the new "Flirty" paper pack X7160B and Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements X7160C to complete this LO. Love the colors and my aunts shirt coordinates well with this paper. 

Here is another picture capturing the moments at Roscoe's. That is me standing in front of the building. I also made sure I took a picture of my meal. Yes, a lot of food I know but it was yummy and I took a doggie bag home for later.

If you would like to purchase the "Flirty" paper packet and Complements Dimensional Elements you can do so from the below website.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Coaster Fun

I went to a class on how to make coasters. We were instructed to bring our favorite stamps or we could use the instructors. Of course I brought my CTMH stamps. What amazed me is how simple it was to make. The instructor provided the marble tiles, different color staz-on ink pads and an clear acrylic spray...can't forget the felt that goes on the bottom corners to protect table top surfaces.
I used 2 CTMH stamp sets I hadn't used before, CIAO and the MAY stamp of the month FRIENDSHIP BOUQUET.

Look how versatile your CTMH stamp sets are. Talk about some creative christmas gift ideas. Tell me what you think I love comments :-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Today is the day my customers can order from the CTMH new idea book. I can't even begin to tell you about all the wonderful new products that are available. The paper packs are amazing and there are a lot of new home decor items. My favorite is the new ARTISTE Cricut Cartridge. I will be posting some of the fun items I have made this weekend.

Here is the cover of the new idea book. To check it out online click on the below link:
 Believe me when I tell you ARTISTE is AWESOME. For $99.00 you get the following:
$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

You can purchase the ARTISTE cartridge using the below link: