Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DIY: Easy 3-D Effects From Images Cut With Your Cricut

Good Morning,

Today's video tutorial shows you how to take some of the images you cut with your Cricut machine and turn them into 3-D items that you can use for decoration, in home decor or in your scrapbooks and other paper crafting projects. 

With a smile~ Tina

Monday, January 27, 2014

A few more Babycakes cards, just for fun!

Good Morning,

It's almost the end of the month so I thought it would be fun to share a few more cards created with the Babycakes product line. This first two cards were created by my friend Joanie McCall. She used the "B Is For Baby" stamp set along with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Isn't it cute!

One thing worth  noting is that the Chocolate Striped Grosgrain ribbon is on the retired list and will be gone by February 1st, 2014. The Black Grosgrain is there too! If you  like this ribbon, now is the time to stock up... before its too late.

With a smile~ Tina




Sunday, January 26, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Love themed Mini-Albums

Good  Morning,

It's time for some more Artbooking Made Easy inspiration today. There are SO MANY fun projects, layouts, mini-albums and more that you can create with this cartridge. In today's video, CTMH shows us some Valentines themed mini-albums using the Love keys found on page 48 & 49 of the booklet. If you don't yet have the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, watch this video and see if you like it. If so,  you can get the Artbooking cartridge today!

You will notice a lot of the ombre effect on the pages of the second album and we will show you just how easy it is to achieve the look. PLUS, there is one other surprise technique shown... you will have to watch it to see. I would love to hear what you thought about these 2 fun techniques!

With a smile~ Tina 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last Chance to get your own CLOUD 9 Card Making Kit

Good Morning,

I just wanted to remind you all that January 31st is the LAST DAY you can order the CLOUD 9 Card Making kit from Close To My Heart. This kit is not only an outstanding deal at $15, but its also super fun. 

Here is what the kit includes:

  • 10 Card bases & Envelopes
  • 1- D sized Stamp set - $17.95
  • 1- 15 yard roll of 1" wide Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape - $7.95
  • 1- 5 yard roll of TEAL Shimmer Trim - $4.95
  • 1 package of Triangle Durable Studs - $3.95
  • 1- Sheet of die cut shapes that coordinate with the Stamp Set
  • Cardstock and B&TP sheets
Watch this video to see it all! 
With a smile~ Tina

Friday, January 24, 2014

Babycakes Card Kit of the Month - Card #3

Good Morning,

Today I have the 3rd and final card included in my Babycakes Card Kit of the Month.
This card has a Chocolate cardstock base rather than Kraft cardstock. This also means that I stamped the sentiments in chocolate ink for balance. 

If you would like to get your hands on this kit, the cost is only $10 and that includes shipping!
Enjoy the card and let me know if you have any questions.
With a smile~ Tina




Thursday, January 23, 2014

Babycakes Card Kit of the Month- Card #2

Good Morning,

Here is the second card I created for my Babycakes Card Kit. Again I used the Wild Wonders stamp set, the Artbooking cartridge, Paradise Bakers Twine and the Pro Player assortment.


With this card kit you will receive:

  • 3 Card Bases and Envelopes
  • All the materials pre-cut and stamped for each card. 
  • Color Photos with instructions 
  • COST: $10 with FREE shipping.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
With a smile~ Tina


                                           


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Babycakes Card Kit of the Month - Card #1

Good Morning,

So now you've seen some of the cute layouts that can be made with this paper theme, and now its time to show you some cute cards. Today's card was created using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to cut out the Lion's body and head as well as the heart. The rest of the design was stamped using the Wild Wonders stamp set, which also coordinates with the Artbooking cartridge. The final little touches were to add texture by sponging the edges of the cardstock, adding some bakers twine from the Paradise assortment and accents from the Pro Player Assortment. Easy Peasy!

With a smile~ Tina

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Creating with the YOU & ME keys

Good  Morning,

It is time for another video tutorial featuring the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. On today's episode, CTMH will show you some clever layouts using the You & Me keys found on pages 58 & 59 of the Artbooking booklet. Here are a few of the ingenious tips they share:

  • How to create a soft background using the 12x12 overlay, ink and rubbing alcohol
  • How to differentiate between Real Dial Size and proportional cutting
  • How to create clusters of embellishments for visual appeal
  • How to use Pigment Ink Pads to create a saturated, streaked background with a beautiful ombre effect.
Enjoy the video and please leave a comment letting me know which technique shared was your favorite.
And... if you would like to purchase your own Artbooking cartridge, feel free to shop for it in my online store. 

With a smile~ Tina

Monday, January 20, 2014

Babycakes Scrapbook Kit of the Month - Layout #3 to Welcome Your Little One

Good Morning,

Here is the final layout in the Babycakes Scrapbook Kit of the Month. This final layout holds four 4x6 photos and then has a spot for you to add some journaling OR another smaller picture. That makes a grand total of Fourteen 4x6 photos used in this kit, and a few smaller photos for added interest. I love to get my scrappin' done, but also to have it be quick and painless as well as beautiful! Enjoy!
With a smile~ Tina




Saturday, January 18, 2014

Babycakes Scrapbook Kit of the Month ~ Layout #2

Good Morning,

To continue with what I shared yesterday, today I have the second 12x12 layout in the 3 page Babycakes  Scrapbook Kit of the Month project.This layout has photo spaces for five 4x6 photos. This is keeping with the theme of faster, simpler, easier .... and especially because we know Mom's don't always have a lot of extra time! All of the added details are also quick and easy to use.... with self-adhesive backs for grab and apply!

With a smile~ Tina




Friday, January 17, 2014

Babycakes for your sweet little Baby Cake!

Good Morning,

Today I wanted to share some of the artwork I have created using the Babycakes kit from Close To My Heart. It is my featured paper set next month for my local and online classes. It is also one of my featured Scrapbooking Kit of the Month sets, featuring space for a lot of 4x6 photos.... making your scrapbooking faster, simpler and easier!

For this layout, I used 2 different shades of grey (Whisper and Slate) paired with Buttercup yellow and Sunset orange. Greys and yellows are such a hot trend right now and for good reason... they are so pretty together. Then layout comes together so quickly, and adding photos is equally quick. Feel free to get all the details about my Scrapbook Kit of the Month club here or see more pictures on my Scrapbook Workshop Kits blog.

With a smile~ Tina






Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cute little Burlap Bags dressed up by You!

Good Morning,

Today I have another video for you. If you enjoy all types of papercrafting then you will enjoy seeing how easy it is to use your scrapbooking and stamping supplies to dress up a plain burlap bag. Who knew it was THIS easy. :) And best of all, you can use supplies you already own. Liquid glass is a GREAT adhesive to hold metal and wooden embellishments to the fabric.  For adding a quick pop of color, try using your alcohol markers right on the bag. You can also quickly sew some chevron ribbon to it as well. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Mini Albums using the Inspiration Keys

Good Morning,

Today I have another video tutorial featuring the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. In this video, CTMH will create two mini-albums using just the Inspiration keys found on pages 44 & 45. 

These two keys are designed specifically for creating mini-albums. One of the things I really like about these keys is that you can create pockets to hold mementos... so fun! Be sure to take note of the cool little tricks Monica shows us... like hidden journaling using our mini flip-flaps... And as always, feel free to contact me with any questions, or leave a comment (I love comments, hee hee).

With a smile~ Tina 


If you would like to get your own Artbooking bundle today, ordering is quick and easy!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Scrapbooking Kit of the Month Club

Good Morning,Today I wanted to share my Scrapbooking Kit of the Month for January. There are 2 easy ways to get your hands on these kits.  The first is for my local customers. You can attend one of my classes in my workshop studio each month. Or, if you are not local to me, you can get your kit by mail, along with a full page Color photo and instructions of each of the 3 two-page layouts.  

Here is a sample of what you would create from one of my kits:




As a Kit of the Month member, you are eligible for rewards with every 6 kits purchase. There are 2 choices of kits to choose from:
  • Level 1 Kit:
  1. Cost is $20 + SH
  1. Comes with All the Cardstock & BTP pre-cut for all SIX 12x12 pages
  1. 1 Full package of Complements (coordinating Adhesive sheets)
  1. Cricut images cut and stamped and ready to go
  1. Embellishments for each two-page layout
  1. 1 Instructional sheet with full color photos of each layout.
  • Level 2 Kit
  1. Cost is $30 + SH
  1. Includes 1 New package of Coordinating Paper Pack (so you can create MORE)
  1. 1 Full package of Complements (coordinating Adhesive sheets)
  1. Comes with All the Cardstock & BTP pre-cut for all SIX 12x12 pages
  1. Cricut images cut and stamped and ready to go
  1. Embellishments for each two-page layout
  1. 1 Instructional sheet with full color photos of each layout.
What are the rewards for being a Kit of the Month member
  • $25 in FREE Product of your Choice
  • 1 half-price item or bundle of your choice
  • 1 Stamp of the Month set for only $5
  • New Idea Book two times a year for FREE
If you are interested in finding out how to join this program, simply email me or send me a message on Facebook

If you would like to see samples of my past Kit Of The Month packs, hop on over to my blog

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cloud 9 Card Making Kit for National Papercrafting Month

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note today to make sure you all knew about the newest promotion from Close To My Heart: The Cloud 9 Cardmaking kit to celebrate National Papercrafting Month. Every January CTMH comes out with a really cook kit that is only available for 1 month, and is sold at about 66% off retail price. And... it usually comes with some NEW product that will be featured in the next Idea Book. This kit does not disappoint. With your kit, not only will you receive a new Stamp set, package of 10 cards and envelopes, Cardstock, Background & Texture Paper and die cut images, BUT, you will also get:
  • 1 roll of Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 roll of Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 package of Gold and Silver Triangle Durable studs.
WOO-HOO! 
You can get yours asap. Simply visit my website at www.tina.ctmh.com.

With a smile,
Tina






Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2014

Happy New Year my friends! 
Welcome to 2014. Here is to a fantastic year where we find joy in everyday  life.


With a smile~ Tina