Saturday, March 30, 2013

Claire Birthday Card

Good Morning,

How about a Pinterest inspired card.... yes, I love Pinterest and I am sure many of you do too. I like the clean design of this card and the fact that you can use up a lot of scraps quickly. 

I started by pulling out scraps of my Claire Paper packet. I used a neutral pattern on the bottom so I could stamp directly on the paper. Next I corner rounded the base of the card and the 3 B&TP's that were around the outside edge. I took the large flower stamp from the Girls Rock stamp set and stamped it on the shape I cut out using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I followed that with a 3-D paper bow cut from the Artiste cartridge and added my sentiment. Easy Peasy! No grab your scraps and stamp lift away!

With a smile~ Tina

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ladies Night Out - Claire Layout #3

Good Morning,

 Here is the final layout for my Ladies Night Out class in April. In my effort to create layouts that help you get your scrapbooking done Faster, Simpler and Easier, I have designed this layout with 4x6 photo's in mind. You can use three 4x6 photos and two 4x4 photos. I hope these 3 double page layouts have inspired you to pull out your supplies and create a few pages of your own. With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ladies Night Out~ Claire Layout #2

Good Morning,

Here is the second layout my Ladies Night Out club members will be creating using the Claire Papers and Canvas Complements. This layout focuses on the Outdoor Denim and Champagne papers with a Pop of Sunset and Cranberry as the accents. This time I also accented with some Outdoor Denim ribbon and our new Pink Glitter Gems. Easy Peasy for sure and easily repeated with any papers you have.  With a smile~ Tina

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ladies Night Out Scrapbook layout #1 with Claire

Good Morning,

For my scrapbookers I thought I would share one of the layouts I created for my April Ladies Night Out classes In April, Claire is the focus of both my scrapbooking and card making groups. 

This is the first layout in a series of 3 layouts all of my club members will create. This layout focuses on Hollyhock and Outdoor Denim with Sunset accents. The Canvas Complements add a lot of texture to the layout with minimal effort. And my final touches included some edge distressing with the Outdoor Denim ink and some stamping using the tiny flower from the Girls Rock stamps. Sparkles completed the look for a fast layout that holds a minimum of 7 photos. Enjoy!

With a smile~ Tina 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Claire, Chevron Ribbon and Happy Thoughts... make me happy, happy, happy!

Good Morning,

Today's card featuring the CLAIRE papers and stamps was created by my friend Jackie Bluhm. Again, the card was created quickly by cutting our the tag and its matte, as well as the frame using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge

To create her focal point image, she used the HAPPY THOUGHTS stamp set, and accented with a knot from our new CHEVRON RIBBON. This ribbon is 3/4" wide, so she cut it in half to make sure it complemented the size of the flower. She was then able to use the other half to accent the tag. The flower was stamped 3 times in 3 different colors: Champagne, Sunset and Blush and then layered for the pretty effect you see. Thank you for sharing your pretty creation with me Jackie!!

Enjoy and as always, feel free to contact me with any questions. With a smile~ Tina

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Glitter Paper & Paper Crafting... Ooh La La!

Good Morning,

Who doesn't like glitter? Glitter makes everything better, well at least in my book! And scrapbooking with glitter can be troublesome because you don't want it to flake off in your page protectors and scratch your photos. So.... Close To My Heart has an awesome solution... our new GLITTER PAPERS. They are so very pretty, and here is a video to show you exactly what I mean and how to use them.

With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Claire, Girls Rock and the Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hey everyone,

I am back to share a bit more artwork with you from the CLAIRE papers and stamps. 

Today's card was created by Joanie McCall. She incorporated the GIRLS ROCK stamps with the SPARKLES FLOURISHES- SMALL and the large fabric accent from the CLAIRE ASSORTMENT. The card came together very quickly for her because the images were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped in Outdoor Denim and Sunset ink. The layout is also very simple and could be applied to any stamps and papers you have. Easy Peasy! Enjoy. With a smile ~ Tina

Friday, March 8, 2013

The CTMH Canvas Art Home Decor Kit

Good Morning,

By now many of you have seen the new Canvas Art Workshop on the Go home decor kit in the CTMH Idea Book. However, the idea book only features one way to create with the products that come in the kit. There are actually several other pieces of the kit that can be used to create in an entirely different color scheme to match your decor. 

In this video you will see a couple other ways you can create a piece of art for your wall using the other supplies that come in the kit. 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

With a smile,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Video Tutorial on CTMH's new Fabric Line

Good Morning,

How many of you have noticed, or even better, played with our new textile line? Well if you haven't, no worries. If using fabric in your paper crafting projects is new to you, you are not alone. This video will not only inspire you with ways to use it, but also show you just how easy it is.  With a smile, Tina

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My very favorite new papers from Close To My Heart~ CLAIRE

Good Morning Everyone,

Even though I am not using the new "Claire" papers and stamps until my April classes, I just had to start sharing some of the items I have created. I absolutely LOVE these papers.... once I started playing with them. When I first saw them, I wasn't over the moon about them but now.... they are my very most favorite-est papers from the new Spring/Summer idea book. The sunset and outdoor denim just go so well together. I also enjoyed myself by grabbing a bunch of our new embellishments and using them as well, like our new My Creations Kraft containers. Let me show you and you can tell me what you think.

With a smile,

Front view of our new Kraft Container 

Top view of our Kraft Container decorated with the Claire papers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Have you used the Cricut Craft Room Yet?

Hi Everyone,

I know some of you have to be like me: A visual learner who can be slow to try new things, only to regret being so slow! I know using the Cricut Craft Room was one of those things I have dragged my feet on and now I don't know why. It's Free, It's easy and it takes your Cricut use to a whole new level. Here is a video tutorial from Close To My Heart to show you just what I mean. With a smile, Tina

Friday, March 1, 2013

Home Decor Idea: Hinged Display Trays

Hi Everyone,

I know most of you have seen the Home Decor display trays Close To My Heart offers in the idea book, so I wanted to share this very short video showing them in action. I was inspired to create a vertical display to hang on my wall after watching this. For some reason, my mind was only staying way inside the box and seeing these as horizontal, table top displays. So silly!  With a smile~ Tina

Jump For Joy- BONUS Host Rewards

Good Morning,

I have fun fun fun news to share with you guys today~ Close To My Heart has just announced a wonderful special for March: BONUS Hostess Rewards. Jump for Joy! Here is the nitty gritty: 

Hostesses earn more rewards in March because when a Gathering reaches $250 or more in sales, the hostess jumps up to the next Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! levels. Now that’s a reason to jump for joy!

To schedule a gathering or even an online gathering, contact me today and we will get it set up online.  It's an easy peasy process to hold an online gathering and the rewards couldn't be better.

With a smile, Tina