Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Introducing the Mini Mix and Mini Folio Albums from Close To My Heart

Hi Everyone,

Today's video tutorial showcases two of our newest mini albums released in our Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book: The My Creations Mini Mix and Mini Folio Albums.

Mini Mix album comes with 12 pages in a mix of White Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock and Vellum.

The Mini Folio album comes in Kraft Cardstock with a plastic closure wheel and string to secure the accordian style pages.

Watch this short video to see them in action:

Mini Folio Album

Mini Mix Album

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: Jackson Picture My Life Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today I am participating in another Simply Inspired blog hop with an amzingly talented group of Close To My Heart consutlants. This hop features products found in the newly released Seasonal Expressions 2.

If you have come here from Dana's Blog, you are on the
right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here
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Its super simple to hop along with us - just click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my project, I decided to play with the Jackson Picture My Life kit and turn them into super simple cards. I often hear others comment that they just don't create enough masculine themed cards. I understand the feeling. I myself am drawn to all the bright and sparkly papers and beautiful feminine stamps, so.... I had to put these cards to good use by creating some quick and easy cards. 

To accent my creations, I also used two other new products featured in the Seasonal Expressions: Oceanside Sequins and Glacier Thick Twine. Check them out:
Now "Hop" on over to Margi's Blog to see her super cute and always inspiring art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

It's here, it's here... the new Seasonal Expressions 2 mini Idea Book is officially online. If you haven't seen it yet, you can browse the entire catalog here.

Today I am participating in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop with 40 other consultants. The hop is one great big loop. If you came here from Angela White's blog, you are on the right track.

For my creation, I used the new Blossom Card Workshop on the Go kit and created my own fun birthday card. This kit is so inspiring and the amount of cheerful cards you can create is endless.

For my card, I used Lagoon, Pear, Honey and Smoothie Inks along with the embellishments that cake in the kit. It is a simple and quick design that packs a lot of punch. 

Here are some pictures of what each of the products look like. You can see below that the Blossom WOTG Kit comes with a guide for creating 15 cards as well. This is definitely faster, simpler and easier crafting!

Here is a close up of the new Coral Reef Sequins (144 per pack). They are only available until June 30th... I will so miss these when they are gone. They are so pretty!
 And the last new product to introduce you too is the Glacier Extra Thick twine... nuff said about this cool stuff!

Now for more creative inspiration from the new Seasonal Expressions, hop on over to Paige's blog and see what cute creations she has come up with... I am sure you will love it!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cricut Artfully Sent Card Workshop on April 20, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I realized that I still had not done a blog post about my upcoming Card Workshop on April 20th, and a few of you had asked... So,
here are the details for this 5x7 Cricut card workshop.

Cricut Artfully Sent 5x7 Card Workshop

Come join me in my stamping studio and spend a bit of time creating some super cute cards using the newest Cricut Cartridge from CTMH... the Artfully Sent Cartridge. We will create 3 different styles so you can see just how to put these interactive cards together. 

WHEN:  Monday, April 20th

TIME:    5:30-8:00pm

WHAT:  You will create 6 different 5x7 cards from the Artfully Sent Cartridge
·        2 Pop-Up Cards
·        2 Sentiment Cards
·        2 Swing Cards
·        Six 5x7 Envelopes + all the embellishments needed for each card.

COST:  $15

Supersize Option 1:

o       Add on a second Paper kit of all 6 items for $10

Bring a friend I don't know, and get a BONUS surprise from me!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Birthday Fun with the Blossom Card Workshop On the Go Kit

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to introduce you to one of our newest products just released: The Blossom Card Workshop on the Go kit. Just like with all of our WOTG Kits, this one comes with a color brochure and cutting guide which make it really easy to create the project efficiently.                                                                                                                                In today's post, I wanted to show you 2 variations on two of the cards designed for this kit. Simply by changing the colors used to stamp with or the focal point cardstock color, you can come up with a totally different look. 
This is how the card is shown in the WOTG Brochure, and below is my change. I simply used Lagoon Ink and Pear Cardstock in place of the Smoothie Popsicle. I also used the white sequins instead of the Coral sequins.... you get 4 different colors in this new sequin mix.

Here is the second card, stamped exactly as shown in the guide. I love it. It's pretty, soft, feminine and fun. But... I wanted to mix things up too. 
So here is what I came up with, making only 2 changes.  I swapped out the Kraft Cardstock shown in the background of the card for Smoothie Cardstock, and the Pear for Lagoon behind the focal point image.  This made the whole tone of the card a lot different. 

 And here is an up close shot of the Coral Reef sequins... lots of pretty shades there. 
If you haven't seen the full Seasonal Expressions idea book, you can do so here OR one will be included with any size order... how fun is that! If you would like to see more of the products we offer,  you can visit my website: and click on Shop. Have fun looking around.  
With a smile,