Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Peasy Picture My Life Cards.... You Gotta Try It!

Good Morning,

Here is another card made from the Chantilly Picture My Life kit.... easy peasy guys, I am telling you.... best thing since sliced bread for fast and fun cards! This is one of the 4x6 cards, trimmed a bit and matted. I stamped directly onto the PML Card, added a heart and some sparkles and called it good. You gotta try it!  

With a smile~ Tina

ps- Don't forget about the Stamp of the Month for July- Circus Alphabet. This is available for only $5 with any $50 purchase.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How about some girly girl cards with the Chantilly Picture My Life Kit...

So I've shared a few cards created with the boy themed "Later Sk8r" Picture My Life kit, now how about taking the exact same card designs but applying them to a different kit. This time I was playing with the cards from the Chantilly PML kit. Here is a sample I made that is identical to one of the Later Sk8r cards.

Both of these cards used one 3"x4" cards along with the coordinating papers, and a few embellishments. 
For the Later Sk8r card, I simply added the sentiment to the top of the card. Easy change. 

If you come up with one design style you like, keep going with it. Why re-invent the wheel, right? Tomorrow I will show you more. With a smile~ Tina

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More Cards using the Pocket Style Scrapbooking Program - Picture My Life

Good Morning,

Here are 3 more fast and fun cards made from the Later Sk8r Picture My Life kit.
For this card, I cut the banner using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and stamped the sentiment in Ruby ink using the Banner Wishes stamp set.

A couple of triangle durable studs was all this 5 minute card needed... ready for a boys birthday or any other fitting occasion!

I used the Banner Wishes stamp set again with this card to stamp the sentiment, accented with some Ruby Chevron Washi Tape and finished with a couple of triangle durable studs. These come with 48 in each pack so you have plenty for lots of cards!
Easy Peasy!

For more information about my upcoming workshop kit, contact me directly. I will be happy to sign you up or send you a kit in the mail!

With a smile,

Monday, July 7, 2014

Picture My Life.... It's Not Just For Scrapbooking

Good Morning,

Recently I was asked to create some cards that were more masculine in style and so I decided to pull out my "Later Sk8r" Picture My Life scrapbooking products and see what I could come up with. The result... super quick, super easy and super fun cards. See for yourself:
I accented this one with some Washi Tape and Sparkles

All this card needed was a bit of Silver Shimmer Trim and some Triangle Durable Studs.

I am definitely hooked on these cards and plan to offer a workshop very soon, so that you all can become hooked on them too! Hee Hee hee!!

With a smile,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart - Circus Alphabet

Welcome to July!! I just got home from a 12 day trip which included an awesome 4 days at the Disneyland Hotel for the annual Close To My Heart convention... and it was awesome! I learned so much and have a TON of new projects, products and information to share with you guys over the next couple of months.

For today though, I want to make sure you all know what the July Stamp of the Month is. Here is a picture of the stamp set called Circus Alphabet.

 And here is a short video showing it in action.

 To get your own set for only $5 and to see more samples and how-to projects, simply visit my Stamp of the Month page.

With a smile~ 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spring & Summer 2014 Retiring List for Close To My Heart

Hi Everyone,

The Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring List was just released.
These items are on a "while supplies last" basis and then will be gone on July 31st.
If there is anything you are going to really miss... get it now! 

To see each item, visit my website and type in the name under search.

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list
Item #Description
Z1789Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1843Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1858Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170CLaughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171CSarita My Stickease® Assortment
X7172CProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment
X7173CBabycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177CSkylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178CIvy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179CAriana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180CBalloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181CJubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182CTimberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183CLollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869Babycakes Assortment
Z1873Sarita Assortment
Z1879ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000Skylark Assortment
Z3001Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002Ariana Assortment
Z3003Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004Jubilee Assortment
Z3005Timberline Assortment
Z3006Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760Burlap Ribbon
Z1808Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867Jute Ribbon
Z1917Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z134312 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z134412 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z134512 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877Base & Bling Rings
Z1878Base & Bling Headband
Z1195My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647My Creations® Card Box
Z1797My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
Z1820For Always Textiles
Z1885Sarita Textiles
Z1970Skylark Textiles
Z1971Jubilee Textiles

Z1801Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402Marker Set: Sky
Z2403Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408Marker Set: Blush
Z2409Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414Marker Set: Pear
Z2415Marker Set: Honey
Z2416Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425Marker Set: Olive
Z2426Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430Marker Set: Black
Z2431Marker Set: Slate
Z2432Marker Set: Whisper

Z2206Reinker Blush
Z2210Reinker Buttercup
Z2260Reinker Twilight
Z2267Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294Reinker Sky                                                                                         
Z2106Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                       
Z2500Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133Marker Tower
X5761Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                 
X5936Whimsy Cardstock Combo

X7170BLaughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171BSarita Paper Packet
X7172BProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173BBabycakes Paper Packet
X7177BSkylark Paper Packet
X7178BIvy Lane Paper Packet
X7179BAriana Paper Packet
X7180BBalloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181BJubilee Paper Packet
X7182BTimberline Paper Packet
X7183BLollydoodle Paper Packet

1514Tombow Adhesive
1515Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                 
Z338Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114Piercing Tool Kit
A1130Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144Birthday Cheer
A1145Flowering Thanks
A1158Doodle Signs
A1160This Is Good
B1407School Is Here
B1411Greek Alphabet
B1425Stitched with Love
B1426Pick a Posy
B1446Some Bunny
B1447A Mother's Love
B1448My Hero
B1451Enjoy the Little Things
C1473Remarkable Wreath
C1510Merry & Bright
C1524Words of Comfort
C1555Count Your Blessings
C1572On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483Glory To God
D1514Just a Number
D1551Swirls Around
D1564Maximum Power
D1583Unicorn Dreams

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Using the Teamwork Keys

Hi Everyone,

Today's Artbooking Made Easy video tutorial shows you some great layouts and techniques using the "Teamwork" keys found on pages 82 & 83. There are a lot of sporty cutouts, of course, but there are also individual shapes that work for so many other themes... so sit back and enjoy this quick, 3 minute video. I hope it inspires you to get out your Artbooking Cartridge and create today.

With a smile, Tina

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free Stamp Set of Your Choice with Purchase.... And some new Bundles from Close To My Heart

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Good Morning,

I have some fun news to share with you today. Close To My Heart has put together some special Product Bundles that are available at a savings from now until July 31st. These bundles are a fantastic way for beginner crafters to get the basic supplies they will need to start creating projects. Each product bundle has been designed to appeal to different crafting styles... scrapbookers, stampers, home decor enthusiasts and more. Let me show you some of them, but first... I want to share my MAY SPECIAL for all of my Online customers:  

Free Stamp set of your choice with any $50 Order. Simply contact me once you've placed your order and let me know which set you would like and I will mail it out to you ASAP. 

Cardmakers Quick Start Set 

Essential Tool Kit

Memory Keeping Fundamentals

Stamping Basics Collection

Stamping Scrapbookers Delight

And don't forget, this month only... Any $50 order also qualifies you for BOTH the May Stamp of the Month and the FREE TO BE ME paper pack for only $5 each... and you get a Free Stamp set from me... ANY stamp set! 

To redeem your free stamp set, simply shop on my website and then contact me with your stamp set choice. I will get it in the mail to you ASAP!... Totally Free!

With a smile,

An Overview of the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Program

Good Morning,

Today I thought it would be good to share a quick video that not only gives a great overview of the Close To My Heart stamp of the month program, but also shows you some cute cards and techniques. It's only 3 minutes long so sit back and enjoy a bit of info and some cute cards created with the May Stamp of the Month.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW Mini-Album Workshop Kits for Fathers Day gifts

Good Morning~

I just completed my new 16 page Hip-Pics Album workshop, just in time to create a very nice gift for any special guy in your life. The idea came about after I shared my Mother's Day Album workshop kit... I couldn't leave Dad out so here we are. 

I am holding this workshop locally, on Monday June 9th or if you are long-distance, the kits are available to order now.

What is included in the To-Go Kits? 
·         1 Hip Pic Album, pre-stamped for you.
·         1 Storyteller Style Sheet (32 images to work with)
·         1 Package of Triangle Durable Studs
·         1 Package of Aqua Dots
·         1 Package of Wood Grain Washi Tape
·         1 Base & Bling Pendant & Glass Cover + Key Ring
·         All cardstock and B&TP pre-cut for you
·        1 Color Photo Guide of each completed page, along with assembly directions and paper sizes.


COST:  $32 + Shipping


·        Supersize Option 1:
o        Add on a second complete kit to take as "To-Go" for only $24 (Does not include Washi Tape)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #3

Good Morning,

As promised today I have the third layout I created for my 6-Page Scrapbook kit with the Free To Be Me papers. Once you create this layout you will have 6 fun pages ready to go for your next free time to scrapbook. I LOVE having my pages pre-made... it makes my time feel so much more productive when I do sit down and scrapbook. And, by doing just 1 kit a month, you will end up with 72 pages at the end of a year... 72! That always makes me feel good.

So anyway, let me get to what I am really meaning to show you... the last layout. For this final layout in my kit I used only the "All The Details" stamp set for all of my accents, along with the Triangle Durable Studs. Easy Peasy! Now, if you have like what you've seen in this kit, be sure to order yours today.
With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #2

Good Morning,

Today I am sharing Layout #2 in my 6-Page "Free To Be Me" scrapbooking kit. I again used the Marquee Uppercase alphabet for my title and then added sentiments from the True To Life stamp set. My favorite little accent on this page is the Gold Polka Dot Vellum that comes with the Free To Be Me paper pack. Pictures don't do it justice. It is so pretty! Come back tomorrow to see Layout #3 in the kit and to find out how to get your own kit shipped directly to you.

With a smile~ Tina

Monday, May 5, 2014

Online Clubs Forming Now- Build Your Craft Supplies and Earn FREE Product Too....

Hi Everyone,

Today I wanted to introduce you to a program I have had for many years but have not shared on my blog: 

6 Month Hostess Clubs

What is this? 
These are monthly groups of 6 people who purchase at least $25 in product each month from my website and receive $25 in Free Product + 1 Half Price item or bundle TWO TIMES a year.

Why would you want to be involved?
1. FREE Products!
2. Half-price Products or Bundles (including our exclusive Cricut Bundles)
3. Cost effective way to slowly build your supply or stamping and scrapbooking products.
4. Special "Club Member Only" benefits, promotions and giveaways.

What are the details?
The 6-Month $25 group starts every 6 months. 
The next one is beginning June 1, and runs through December 31st. 
Each member agrees to spend $25 each month (plus S&H and Tax) on whatever products they want.  There are 6 spots in this club of which you can have more than one spot if you choose to.  You will then be the Hostess and earn a minimum of $25 in FREE product for each club spot you hold. 

BONUSES for ALL Monthly Club Members:
1. Free Idea Book, including all supplemental books we will be releasing (shh.. new program!)
2. Free Mini-Stamp set, not available for order out of the idea book- it's so cute!
3. Free Stamp of the Month when you are the Hostess
4. A monthly give-away for each Club
5. A monthly special JUST for Club Members, not found anywhere else. 
6. Hostess exclusive stamp sets available at a GREAT DISCOUNT....
Like these shown below: These are only $4, $6 or $8!

 BONUS: Join my monthly club AND refer a Friend who joins and get your choice of any "M" sized stamp set for FREE for EACH FRIEND you refer!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to know 5 other people to join?
No! I put the groups together and we simply rotate around the hostess rewards.

2. How do I place my order?
Simple. There will be a link on my website for your monthly club. You click that link which takes you into the shopping area and choose your products. Your products will be shipped directly to you as well. Easy Peasy.

3. When will I get the free products?
Once the group starts I will email you directly to let you know which month you are the hostess and exactly what you need to do. I make it so easy! It will also be designated right on my website on the link your group clicks to place their order.

Please contact me today to reserve your spot, (and your friends)... :)

With a smile,

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #1

Good Morning,

Because it's National Scrapbooking Month and because I love how bright and cheerful the new "Free To Be Me" papers are, I decided to create a special 6 Page Scrapbook Kit with them. It's been a bit cool and dreary in Oregon this spring and these papers were just what I needed. There are no complements to go along with this paper pack so I embellished using some of our fabulous stamp sets: All the Details and Marquee Uppercase. Today I will share Layout #1.

I created the title by stamping with the Marquee Uppercase stamps in Chocolate ink. The letters are about 1.5" tall and make great titles. I used the same ink to stamp a small sentiment on my journaling square. For embellishments I used the Lagoon Washi Tape, Triangle Durable Studs (I am hooked on these) and the Aqua Dots. If you would like to get your own paper pack, head on over to my website, then you can have as much fun as I did!  
With a smile, Tina

Free To Be Me Papers - 2 of each pattern of B&TP
Marquee Uppercase Alphabet

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Using the "Fun In The Sun" Keys

Good Morning,

Today's Artbooking Made Easy video tutorial will help you to get ready for those summer vacation photos you know you will be taking. :) We will be focusing on the "Fun In The Sun" keys found on pages 66 & 67 of the Cricut Artbooking booklet. 

This video will remind you how to take a 12x12 overlay and shrink it down to fit a card front or a smaller spot on your layout, using the "Real Dial Size" button on your cricut cartridge.

How about painting your page titles? Curious? Watch and see how CTMH took a plain title and jazzed it up with water, re-inkers and a paint brush. 

Enjoy this final video in our "Artbooking Made Easy" video series! With a smile~ Tina


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