Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tweet Cards

I've been feeling a little crafty lately and here's a few things I've turned out...

The top two cards are from the ever tasty Felicity Paper Kit from Close To My Heart. It's a special kit that you can earn free or purchase out right. But the time is limited, it ends Sunday. The card pattern from the round card can be found in the ever helpful "Wishes" book from Jeanette Lynton. It's called Merry Go Round. The second card uses a Cricut Cartridge for the tree and scallops. The colors are bamboo, twilight, cocoa, and sorbet. The branch and heart leaves came from the exclusive stamp set included in the CTMH Twitterpatted Workshop on the Go.

I made these cards for each of my current club members as thank you for being such fun and faithful members. I left them blank so they could use them & pass on the joy. The paper is from Notebook, the colors are black, crystal blue, bamboo, and hollyhock. Everything on all cards is CTMH. The Flower stamp set is the exclusive set that came with the Sweet Home Work Shop on the Go. The T is a Circut cut letter, and the Thanks came from Thoughtful Seasons.

I still have room for you if you would like to join my 2010 Hostess Rewards Club.

The details can be found here. You do not have to live here to get in on the awesome deals and inspiring projects.

Email me if you have questions.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gift of Cards

This is actually a set of 8 cards I created after being inspired by the always lovely Lisa Steinz a fellow CTMH'er. I gave this set as a Christmas gift. The photos are AWFUL! Hopefully you can get the idea any way. The Ink's and stamps as well as white paper are CTMH.

The stamps are Treasures, and Treasure Life.

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Easy...

Not me the card silly... Yes I love simple and easy cards. It can be so refreshing to create something and get instant gratification. That's just what this cute birthday card for my brother is to me. I used a retired set called Road Trip. It's wonderful when you can go through your stash and find delicious papers you've forgotten about. The Happy is stamped in Clover Medow ink using Giggle Lowercase, Birthday is stamped in Orange ink using the Thoughtful Seasons Stampset, The stars are from the Road Trip My Stickease, The Pattern is from Wishes, the Present uses the above inks along with Star SPangled Blue and Somethin' Special stampset. (these items excluding the paper can be purchased through me if you'd like to create your own easy but not sleazy cards)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Scrapbooking Rewards Club--- Starting in Feb.

Scrapbooking can renew your soul, refresh your mind as well as preserve your treasured memories. This is a great opportunity for you to get more than your monies worth and get your scrapbooking layouts completed. Our club starting in Feb will meet once each month for a full year. If you decide to take part now you'll receive the following benefits for YOU.

(Below is our first project for 2010)
Here are the exciting PERKS:

~You will receive over $60 in FREE products just for being a club member!
~You will get the stamp of the Month FREE during your month! It's a $26.13 value!
~You will get Connection Club gift located on the back of the Idea Book, FREE with each new book.
~You will get the Idea Book ($3.95 value) FREE of charge each term (four per year for a total of $15.80)
~You might also like to know that for the members who participated in all 12 months will also
receive a 12x12 Close to My Heart linen album free. That's nearly a $35 value.

(Below is the 2 page layout completed Nov's club meeting.)

Here are the details of the Scrapbook Hostess Club Commitment:

· Each month you will purchase the supplies to make the month's project. (The project will be chosen by a vote of attending club members at the previous month's meeting)
· The club meets for a year. (once a month on a date selected by all attending members at the previous month's meeting.)
· Your minimum purchase will consist of the paper and accessories you will need to create the month's projects and so much more.
· The cost of the kit is $25.00. You will get a minimum of $25.00 in supplies. Most months you will have enough left over supplies for several other projects. You can select to purchase the Better ($35 kit) or the Best kit (price varies). The better & best kit contains an exclusive stamp set that can only be purchased during the workshop, the best kit contains other coordinating accessories.

First 2009 Club project used Emporium

A sample of your kit may be: Our beautiful coordinating Background and Texture Paper and cardstock from a themed Level 2 Paper Pack, and Items such as coordinating My Stickease, My Acrylix Stamps, or coordinating accessories such as Ribbons, My Accents, Bigger Brads, Chipboard, etc.· Your cost provides you with 100% products and no class fees. (You pay for materials but not a class fee.) 1. These pages are created with tools and techniques so you learn as you go/grow. 2. Many of these designs come from our unique Scrapbook Programs, such as Cherish and Imagine.

· You are required to BYOBasics: paper trimmer, adhesive, scissors, glue dots, etc.
· If you can not attend class, then I will have a class kit with directions ready for you and you can pick it up at your convenience.
· When joining, you will be able to choose an open month to bring drinks and refreshments for your class. That is the month that you will receive the Stamp of the Month for FREE!

Another benefit to belonging to this exclusive scrapbook club is you will receive a FREE monthly scrapbook class from me! I will teach you new techniques, we'll use new products, and I'll guide you as you create 2 or more incredible layouts each month! I'm so excited to teach you the many wonderful things you can do with the products you purchase. They won't sit on the shelf and stay packaged up in the bag! We all know how often this becomes a problem, but I guarantee you won't be dealing with this issue by being in this club!

I want to go one step further and offer you an extra incentive to get even more products FREE:· If you recruit a friend that I haven't invited to join the club with you then you will receive any "A" size stamp set ($10.95 value) or Level 1 kit ($9.95 value) in the current catalog FREE! · If you recruit 2 friends to join you will receive any "B" size stamp set ($13.95 value) or a Level 2 paper pack ($12.95 value) in the current catalog FREE! I am very excited about this Scrapbook Hostess Club and would love for you to be a part of it!

Feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any questions or if you would like to sign up. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Teacher's Gift

(Back of clip board)
I have a very good friend who's a 4th grade teacher. I wanted to give her something cool but practical. Here's what I came up with. It's an acrylic clipboard purchased at an office supply store. I've altered the back of it. I wanted something she could use on a daily basis but that also looked good. This acrlyic clipboard is pretty and functional.
(Front side of clip board)
I used all CTMH products. The paper is attached to the back of the clipboard with CTMH's liquid glass. Tip: work quickly and with lots of liquid glass. You can use a foam paint brush or a flat bone folder type item to spread the liquid glass. Whatever you use make sure to spread it in the same direction, up and down or back and forth, evenly and all the way to the edge. I used a Aleene's spray acrylic sealer on the paper to help it adhere well. When you lay the paper down you want to make sure to get all of the air bubbles out so the paper will lay flat. Remember to work quickly. Now that the paper is attached and dried, use the spray acrylic sealer to seal the paper and prep it for mod podge. I gave mine a couple of light coats before using the mod podge. After drying I added several light coats of mod podge with a paint brush. Make sure to cover any overlapping paper edges really well (that means several coats). I found that mod podging worked best when the items seams are guled down well. If it's not you can use the mod podge as a glue and keep going over it until it's sealed. When you are satisfied with your mod podge and it's dry spray a couple of more coats of the acrylic sealer. The sealer kept the item from bubbling and feeling sticky or tacky.
Products used:
Twitterpated Paper,
Chocolate, Sorbet, & White ribbon
Key to My Heart
Aspiration (C1340)