Saturday, December 31, 2011

Close to My Hearts Rock The Block special

Good Morning,

The "Rock the Block" special is now in full swing and available to anyone who places a $25 order of ANY product, weather online or at a class so I thought it would be fun to share some artwork created with this set.

The special retails for $44.90 + shipping but right now it is available for only $15 and includes our NEW "Collage Cubes" and E-sized stamp set  "Rock the Block" which will not be available in the new Spring Idea book. It is such a fun set.

This first card is created using Tulip, Grey Wool and White Daisy, accented with the Silver GLITZ gel... I told you I had a serious addiction to this stuff. Enjoy! Tina

Friday, December 30, 2011

Another 3D item we will be making at the Cricut Wowie Workshop...

Good Morning Ladies,

Here is another one of the 3-D items we will be creating at the workshop. This gift box is a smaller version of the first one, and its decorated slightly different. All of the parts, including the tag are cut from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. So fun and SO easy. The Silver GLITZ Gel adds the perfect amount of bling to the cardstock as well. I am seriously addicted to this stuff!

With a smile- Tina

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another item being made at the Roxie Workshop on January 26th...

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. Can you believe its almost 2012. As my son turned 12 this year, I was remembering 12 Christmas's ago when we were all thinking about Y2K and wondering what would happen in the new year as we rolled into the year 2000..... it seems like it was so long ago.

Anyway... as we start looking forward to the new year I thought I would share another piece of artwork we will be creating at the Cricut 3D Wowie Fundraiser Workshop in January that is featuring the Roxy papers and the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. With a smile, Tina

Friday, December 9, 2011

Roxie and the Art Philosophy Cartridge by CTMH.... stunning results!

Another card from the Roxie workshop in January. As you can see, the Roxie papers and the Art Philosophy cartridge are a perfect pair for creating cards that make you say wow!  I hope you can join us. E-mail me directly to sign up or to get your kit by mail. With a smile- Tina

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oooohhh... another sneak peak from the upcoming workshop...

Good Morning~

As I shared a couple of days ago, I am holding a Fundraiser/Workshop on  January 26, 2012 (just in time to use your creations for Valentines Day). The fundraiser is for Jonah's trip to Washington DC with Crossler in June. 
The complete workshop will also be available in "to-go" kits for those of you would can't join us locally. So... let me give you another sneak peak of one of the cards everyone will create. Enjoy! Tina

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sneak Peak of the upcoming card workshop in January

Good Morning~

Today I thought I would give you a sneak peak of one of the cards we will be creating at my Fundraiser/Workshop at the end of January. 

The entire workshop will feature the ROXIE papers and the ART PHILOSOPHY Cricut, creating 3 dimensional works of art.  It is going to be so fun and you will leave with a bunch of AMAZING artwork to share just in time for Valentines Day. Watch for more details to come!!  With a smile- Tina

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Simplicity is beautiful!

Simplicity is beautiful.... created by my sweet friend Wendy Coffman.

This card was made using the stamps that come exclusively with the WONDERLAND Workshop on the Go Kit. She also added our Glitz Glitter Gel to the mittens to give them that magically wintery sparkle.... (yes, I know thats not a word, but it fits, don't you think). Enjoy! Tina

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Winter Wonderland fun... Pillow Box gift holder

Good Morning~

It's time for a bit more inspiration using the WONDERLAND Kit papers and stamps. This pillow box gift card or treat holder was created using the ART PHILOSOPHY Cricut cartridge by CTMH. This template is just one of the many templates found on this cartridge. 

Last month I shared the mini gift bag using the BELIEVE kit and next month I have some special boxes created for a workshop in January... but more about that later... wink wink! Enjoy and as always, feel free to email me with any questions. With a smile- Tina

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland... :0)

Good Morning everyone~
Today I wanted to share some artwork I created using the WONDERLAND Workshop on the Go Kit and the Cricut "Art Philosophy" Cartridge. I love, love, love not having to cut out all of these snowflakes by hand.... it makes life so much easier :)

The colors in this kit include Chocolate, Heavenly blue and Twilight.... so pretty together. And... this is one of the cards we will be creating at this month's Stamp Night. Enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just a fun Christmas Card using the BELIEVE papers

Good Morning,

My sweet friend Wendy Coffman sent this card to me and I thought it was very creative. She used the BELIEVE papers, and then swiped our PEARL PAINT across the front of the whole card to give it a shimmery and festive feel. Her final touches included using the corner rounder on several of her square pieces of B&TP.  Her artwork always inspires me and I hope it inspires you too.

With a smile,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Believe Workshop on the Go Kit + the Cricut & Art Philosophy Cartridge

Good Morning,

Here are a couple of ideas for easy Christmas cards to create this season. 
These 2 cards were made by my sweet friend Nancy Reding and both feature the Art Philosophy Cartridge for the Cricut. 

On the first card, the ornament is cut out of Sky Blue Cardstock with the Cricut and makes the perfect accent to hold the Christmas Tree. 

On the second card, the Christmas Stocking was cut out using the Cricut. This card actually features NO stamping as the words are from the Zip Strip in the Believe Level 2 Paper Pack. Quick, Simple and Fun.
With a smile,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Believe Layout #3 ~ Last one for now

Good Morning,

Okay, here it is... layout #3 from the Believe Scrapbooking Workshop kit. Enjoy! Tina

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rock The Block - CTMH Special for December/January

Alert! Alert! Alert!!!
I just got  news of this super cool, super fun, SUPER cute promotion starting December 19, 2011 from Close To My Heart. It's called "Rock the Block" and it is very cool. Here are the details in a nutshell:
  • The promotion runs from Dec. 19, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012
  • You will receive the brand new, not yet released, "Collage Cubes" and a brand new E sized stamp set called "Rock the Block"
  • A purchase of $25 in products qualifies you for this promotion for only $15
  • The "Rock the Block" stamp set will only be available until Jan. 31, 2012 and then will be gone forever... it will not be in the Spring/Summer idea book.  
Enjoy this short video showing you these cute products and creative ways to use them.
With smile,   Tina

Believe Layout #2 for you Scrapbookers!

Good Morning,

This is another one of the layouts my monthly club members will be creating in November. The kit is from Believe and features Tulip, Sweet Leaf and Sky colors. I really like this color combination, and am not sure I would have come up with it myself. It's so festive. Layout #3 is coming in a few days, I promise.

With a smile,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Believe Layouts for you Scrapbookers!

Good Morning~

I still have more items created from the BELIEVE paper pack to share...I told you I was having fun with this paper. And this time, I thought I should share some I share some scrapbook pages.  

This is the first of three layouts my monthly scrap club members will make. Each month I create a 6-page scrapbooking kit (3 double page, 12x12 layouts) from one of our Level 2 Paper packs and coordinating My Stickease, along with accessories. I pre-cut all the materials and then we either create together as a group, or I ship out kits to my long distance clubbers. 

The beauty of this club, is that members are creating at least 3 scrapbook pages a month to add photos too.... and that adds up to 36 double page layouts a year (or 72 pages!!).

Now for some of you, that might not be a lot, but for others, who are procrastinators.... that might be a ton! I just want everyone to get their photos off of their computer and into an album, and these kits help that to  happen. 

To see past kits or to get more information AND inspiration, visit my Scrapbook Workshops blog. That is where I post all of the kits, and in more detail!!

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to receive these kits by mail. 
With a smile, Tina

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Believe Workshop on the Go Kit - Cricut Fun!

Good Morning~

In keeping with the theme... I thought I would share another item I made using the BELIEVE Level 2 Paper Pack. There is no stamping at all on this item... even the words around the top come right from the papers. Fast, Simple and Fun!

This little cutey was made using a 6x12 pices of B&TP, cut out by the Cricut. 

The template for this bag is found on the ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge by CTMH.

After cutting it out, I simply added a border around the top, along with the Zip Strip from the B&TP and a big bow from our Sweet Leaf Ribbon. You could easily add a gift tag and fill this little guy up with all kinds of things. With a smile, Tina

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Believe Workshop on the Go Kit - Card #2

Good Morning,

Today's card is another card everyone will be creating at my "Ladies Night Out" class. It too features the BELIEVE Workshop on the Go kit, but also incorporates the use of the Cricut. 

The poinsettia was cut out using one of the flower images from the Art Philosophy Cartridge, in 4 different sizes. So simple to do, and such a nice 3-D effect. 

I stamped every other flower, glittered one of the flowers, and curled the edges to give it this festive, and fun look. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.  Enjoy! Tina

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Believe Workshop on the Go Kit - Card #1

Good Morning everyone!

This months "Ladies Night Out Classes" will be crafting with the BELIEVE Workshop on the Go Kit.

 I absolutely LOVE this kit. I think it may be my favorite new kit. The colors are so vibrant and whimsical... it just makes me feel cheery when I create with it. So today I thought I would share the first card the ladies will be creating. If you would like more information about this club, weather you are a local attendee or a "Kit by Mail" attendee, feel free to email me. Enjoy!! Tina

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome to the start of the Holiday Season!!

It's officially here... at least in my mind. Halloween has come and gone and November marks the beginning of this wonderful time of year. I really really really do enjoy what this season brings, and I hope you guys do too. A lot of memories get made at this time each year, and I am here to help you create more, or remember those you have already made.

But for today, I wanted to share Close To My Hearts special for the month of November. It is a brand new, only available THIS month, "Holiday Wishes" stamp set. The retail price is $17.95 but everyone can purchase it for just $5 with any $25 order in Stamps. 

And... its cumulative. So, if you wanted to get a head start on some holiday gifts, you can get multiples of this set. And... to make it even more fun... almost every stamp in this set coordinates with a shape cut out with the NEW Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. How's that for Faster, Simpler and Easier. Feel free to email me with any questions.

With a smile,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Love Your Layouts - A Studio J Video Tutorial

Good Morning Ladies,

Because I am sure you haven't yet had enough of Studio J, I have decided to share another great video tutorial with you. In this lesson, you will see how easy it is to create your own Titles on the page, and even mix up My Stickease with journaling. As always, don't hesitate to email me with any questions... I am sure I will be right here at my computer, scrapbooking away. 
With a smile,

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Studio J Online Scrapbooking - Cropping My Stickease to make your own Unique Layout

Good Morning!

I have more Studio J fun to share with you because I LOVE this online scrapbooking software. Today's video tutorial shows you how to crop the CTMH My Stickease to create your own unique titles and accents. There are some GREAT tips in here you won't want to miss. After watching the video, I logged into my Studio J account and started playing. If you have not yet created your own Free Studio J account, feel free to do so now. Remember, Studio J is 100% Free to use.

With a smile,

Monday, October 17, 2011

Buttoned Up Cards

Good Morning,

Today I wanted to share a fun  video tutorial from Close to My Heart on adding Bling to your projects. This video features the new HAPPY CLUSTERS stamp set in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. This is such a fun set and the cards shown in the idea book are super cute. This video tutorial will show you exactly how it was done. As always, feel free to email me with any questions.

With a smile,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Studio J Online Scrapbooking - Adding Jounaling Text right onto your Photo

Good Morning!!

Today's post is all about Studio J online scrapbooking. I've been having a lot of fun getting my 2011 layouts completed using Studio J, and thought this video tutorial might inspire a few of you who are not yet playing with the software. I wanted to make sure you guys remembered a few things:

  1. Studio J is 100% Free to use. You only pay if you decide to order layouts. You can create a FREE account in about 60 seconds, and then play around to see what its all about. 
  2. If you fall in love with Studio J, a membership is a must. You will save so much money by having a membership. I wouldn't lead you astray on this fact. 
  3. If you do decide to get a membership, email me first so I can help you get your membership for half price. 
Enjoy the tutorial, and as always, feel free to email me with any questions. Witha s mile, Tina

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fabulous FREEBIES for NEW CTMH Consultants in OCTOBER - It's HUGE!

Good Morning Ladies,

So .... this is the month to do it... if you've been thinking about it or considering it, or wondering if maybe you should, then you should-  and I am talking about becoming a CTMH Consultant of course!!

October is the month where you will get the biggest bang for your buck... from now, until the end of October. So what is it that you get that is so great? Well....not only do you get a fabulous Consultant Kit for only $99 filled with a ton of CTMH product (Retail value is $280), but you will also receive an "Add-On" of YOUR choice for FREE! 

That is a huge value (up to an additional $130 absolutely Free). And these add-on's are big bundles or even an annual membership to Studio J, for FREE! I love Studio J, as many of you know, so I would be all over that bundle, for sure. If I have peaked your curiosity at all and you want to find out a little bit more, click here to learn about becoming a CTMH Consultant.

Signing up is very simple.... You can do it right online in a matter of 3 minutes or so and your kit will be shipped out right away. I will then be contacting you to help you jumpstart your new endeavor and to help you every step of the way. If you have ANY questions, fee free to email me today. I would love to help YOU begin this fun new adventure!

With a smile,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Christmas Card "Stamp-A-Stack" Workshop in November

Hello Everyone,

With the holiday season fast approaching, I have finally set a date for my annual Christmas Card Workshop. This year it will be just a little bit different, and for two reasons:

  • Reason #1- It is a Fundraiser to help send Jonah to Washington DC with his middle school
  • Reason #2- It is a Mix and Match stamping night where you can create as many cards as you want, in stacks of 5 identical cards for just $5 a stack, including the envelopes!
Here are the full details. Please e-mail me if you would like to attend and put Jonah to work that night! It should be a very fun time!!

Christmas Card Workshop
Thursday, November 17th @ 6:30pm

Tired of rushing to get your Christmas cards done in the middle of December? Need a fun night out with your friends that feeds your creative side while also helping you to get a head start on your Christmas cards?  Well, here's your chance to do both! This years Christmas card workshop is going to be fun, efficient, and geared totally towards your needs.

What: Come and complete however many Christmas cards you need! This year everyone can simply "Stamp-A-Stack" of cards. A "Stack" consists of 5 identical cards.  All you have to do is tell me how many "Stacks" you want prepped, and in which styles. I will have everything ready to go!

When: Thursday, November 17th, 2011
**If this night starts to get really full, I will open Friday, Nov. 18th too.

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Supplies Included:
Packs of Materials for 5 cards at a time including:
  • Card Bases + Envelopes
  • B&TP + Cardstock pre-cut for every card
  • Accessories needed for each card
  • Use of my Holiday Stamps OR, buy the Deluxe Workshop kit and the “D” size stamp set “Holiday Trinkets” is included!
Price: $5 for a Stack of 5 cards with envelopes
BONUS: Sign up a friend I don't know and receive 1 stack of 5 cards for FREE. Your choice of cards too!

Here are the first 5 cards we will be choosing from:

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Scrapbooking Club Layout #1: Featuring the DREAMIN' Kit

Good Morning,

For those of you in my monthly scrapbooking clubs, or my 6 page Scrapbooking Workshop kit club, here is one of the layouts featuring the DREAMIN' kit by CTMH. This layot also uses the Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems. I love the way these look on my creations, and the ease of use.... simply adhere to your layout.

 I also utilized the piercing tool a LOT to add a unique look to the edges and photo matte on this layouts. This process was easy using the Versamat as my guide. It will be even easier once I receive my new CTMH ruler. The reason this ruler is so great is that:

  1. It is clear
  2. It is 14 inches long (perfect for those 12x12 pages)
  3. Comes with guide holes for evenly spaced stitching
  4. Comes with a metal straight edge for craft knife cutting
  5. Has 1" grid marks on it
This has definitely become a "Must-Have" tool for me. As you can see on the layout, without the ruler, I was not able to get the holes pierced precisely even. What a difference that ruler will make... now I am stalking the Fed Ex truck, waiting for it's arrival. Hee hee hee! Enjoy- Tina

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another card for my October "Ladies Night Out" Card Club

Good Morning,

Here is sneak peek number two at another card we will be creating in my October "Ladies Night Out" card club. This card is actually super simple to make as all the pieces, including the flower, were cut using the new "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge by CTMH. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

With a smile,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October Classes featuring the DREAMIN' Kit by CTMH

Hello everyone,

September is quickly coming to a close which means school has been in session long enough for most of us to adjusted to our new routines, and maybe some cooler weather. Well, to keep the summer cheerfulness at our fingertips, my monthly classes will be creating with the new DREAMIN' kit by CTMH. These papers are so pretty and bright in their fall tones, that I had a lot of fun with them. I hope you will too. 

The card I am posting today will be one of the featured cards in my "Ladies Night Out Card Club" in October, and was created by my talented friend Wendy Coffman. Notice the border band on the card... so simple, and yet it add SO much. See you all in a couple of weeks!

With a smile-

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget about what happened on 9/11

Never forget.... My son drew this picture for the "Field of Flags" event in Salem, which is dedicated to the memory and events of September 11, 2001... to honor those fallen on that day... we will never forget.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Last scrapbooking layout featuring the new "Typeset" kit

Good Morning everyone,

Here is layout #3 from my 6-page Typeset Scrapbooking Workshop kit. All of my club ladies will be creating these this month AND they are available to-go as well. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
With a smile- Tina

Friday, September 9, 2011

Another scrapbook layout featuring "Typeset"

Good Morning~

Here is another layout I created using the TYPESET scrapbooking papers. This particular layout really highlights our new "Complements" My Stickease, which are made of canvas. I LOVE this look! Enjoy~ Tina