Monday, January 31, 2011

Wings Bookmark



Close to My Heart Products Used:
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Dreams Come True

Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection
Piercing Tool Kit

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weeks of Wonder




This week, Jeanette Lynton explores the masking stamping technique. Check out her blog every week!

Week of Wonder- posted 1/28/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/01/weeks-of-wonder-behind-every-great-mask.html

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Banner Ideas

Banners are hot right now. These trendy creations make sassy d├ęcor for any room. They are a cinch to freshen up by switching out a couple of pennants, making quick work of all your decorating needs.

Inspirations Brochure January 2011, p. 12

Learn how to create fabulous banners by purchasing the Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit (G1016) and our new My Creations® banner (Z1378) during January. Just in time for National Papercrafting Month and your workshops; the Wings Workshop kit includes a special insert of color instructions—for purchases made during January.

Want more? Here’s a smattering of clever ideas for satisfying your banner urge:

  • A “word” banner: Spell out a word putting each letter on a different pennant, e.g., BIRTHDAY, JESSICA, EASTER, FAMILY, PARTY, LOVE, etc.

    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 82
  • A “wish” gift banner: Include a different wish you have for the person receiving the banner, e.g., good health, long life, happiness, your dream trip, good grades, caring friends, etc.
  • A “theme” banner: Focus on one person, pet, event, or theme and include pictures, quotes, and other memorabilia that represents the theme.

    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 22
  • A “family” banner: Give each family member a pennant of their own to decorate in a way that represents them, and then hang them together.

    Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, p. 112
  • A “timeline” banner: Depict an event or a person over time, starting with early photos at one end and later photos at the other. Ideas could be photos of building your new home, your child's first day of school, getting ready for prom, carving pumpkins, etc.

With the National Papercrafting Month banner project instructions only available through January 31, 2011, now is the time to learn how to make beautiful banners. For more information on the January 2011 Inspirations campaign, please contact me.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wings Card- Inspire



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wishes Workshop on the Go---Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
---My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
---Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection
---Spray Pen
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wings Banner



Celebrate National Papercrafting Month in January with this darling banner project. Simply purchase a My Creations Banner and you will be able to make this project with the remaining supplies from the Wings Workshop on the Go kit and the E-size Bohemian Alphabet stamp set. The how-to instructions are included with the Wings Workshop on the Go kit exclusively for the month of January only. Get it now to make January a banner month for papercrafting!


Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Creations Banner
My Acrylix Bohemian Alphabet
My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Spray Pen
Black Mini- Medley Accents Collection
Liquid Glass

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wings Card- Butterfly



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wishes Workshop on the Go---Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
---My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
---Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection
---Spray Pen
My Acrylix Find Your Style- January 2011 Stamp of the Month
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weeks of Wonder




This week, Jeanette Lynton explores the kissing stamping technique. Check out her blog every week!

Week of Wonder- posted 1/20/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/01/kiss-it-better.html

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Krafty, Kool & Kolorful!

Transform your kraft Color-Ready borders into vivid embellishments for all your artwork.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wings Layout- Convention Awards Banquet



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Magic Book- Recipe: Lovely Assistant
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Dreams Come True
My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
My Acrylix Picture This (Convention 2010 Exclusive)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Spray Pen
Wings Level 2 Assortment (pleated ribbon)
Bitty Sparkles

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wings Card- Imagine



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wishes Workshop on the Go---Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
---My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
---Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection
---Spray Pen
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wings Layout- Convention Closing Banquet




Close to My Heart Products Used:

Magic Book- Recipe: Performance
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Dreams Come True
My Acrylix Take a Picture
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Wings Level 2 Assortment (pleated ribbon)
Black Mini- Medley Accents Collection
Liquid Glass
Sponge Daubers

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weeks of Wonder




This week, Jeanette Lynton explores the rock'n'roll stamping technique combined with embossing. Check out her blog every week!

Week of Wonder- posted 1/14/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/01/weeks-of-wonder-embossing-is-boss.html

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wings Circle Card


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Wishes Card Book- Recipe: Sentiment Secured
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Dreams Come True
Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Colonial White 4 1/2" Circle Cards

Create this card for free on Saturday January 15th at a gathering! Please contact me for details.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wings Layout- Convention Areas

Flip Flap Closed on Right Page

Flip Flap Open on Right Page


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Magic Book- Recipe: Hat Trick
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Take a Picture
My Acrylix Picture This (Convention 2010 Exclusive)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Corner Rounder (to make scallop border)
Scallop Circle Punch
12" Flip Flap Assortment- 6" size
I will be instructing the left page of this layout at a gathering on January 15th. Please contact me for details.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wings Card- Shoe



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wishes Card Book- Corner Shop
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Find Your Style- January 2011 Stamp of the Month
My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Spray Pen
Black Mini- Medley Accents Collection

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wings Card- Bird



Close to My Heart Products Used:

Wishes Card Book- Corner Shop
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Find Your Style- January 2011 Stamp of the Month
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Spray Pen

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wings Card- Dress Form


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Wishes Card Book- Corner Shop
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Find Your Style- January 2011 Stamp of the Month
My Acrylix Wings- Wings Workshop Kit exclusive
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Spray Pen
Black Mini- Medley Accents Collection
Liquid Glass

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weeks of Wonder




Jeanette Lynton, the founder and CEO of Close to My Heart, has begun a series called Weeks of Wonder. Each week for 2011, she will be exploring stamping techniques and sharing them on her blog. She is a great source of inspiration and full of great ideas. Check out her blog every week!

Week of Wonder- posted 1/7/2011
http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/01/whats-week-of-wonder.html

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spray Pen Unplugged!

Add glamour to your artwork with the spray mist technique. Let us show you how using the affordable spray pen, a dash of re-inker, and a dab of Create-a-Shade® pearl paint.



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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inspirations

Close to My Heart has pulled products forward from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book into a special Inspirations brochure for the month of January.

When you purchase a new Wings Workshops on the Go kit for $29.95, it opens the door for you to participate in three exciting promotions. With the purchase of the Wings Workshops on the Go kit you can choose any or all of the following:

---Purchase new Spring/Summer Idea Book My Acrylix® stamp sets at a super discount:
My Acrylix® Stamp Set
A Game (A1113) sale price $5/regular price $7.95
Rosy Regards (B1369) sale price $10.00/regular price $13.95
Take a Picture (C1440) sale price $15/regular price $18.95
Dreams Come True (D1470) sale price $18/regular price $22.95
Bohemian Alphabet (E1019) sale price $25/regular price $34.95


---Get the January Stamp of the Month set, Find Your Style, at a discount or free by purchasing new Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book products as follows:
Purchase a Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit and...
Get the Stamp of the Month for
1 item from the Inspiration brochure, get the Stamp of the Month for 25% off
2 different items from the Inspiration brochure, get the Stamp of the Month for 50% off
3 different items from the Inspiration brochure, get the Stamp of the Month for 75% off
4+ different items from the Inspiration brochure, get the Stamp of the Month for FREE!


You can also earn the January Stamp of the Month with your purchases from the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book following the standard Stamp of the Month program based on dollar totals rather than item totals. Mix and match new products from the Inspirations brochure and products from the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book, and we will automatically calculate the greatest savings between the standard program and this promotion for you to get the best deal possible!

---Celebrate National Papercrafting Month in January with a My Creations® banner project. Simply purchase a My Creations® Banner (Z1378) and you will be able to make the project with the remaining supplies from the Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit and the E-size Bohemian Alphabet stamp set. The how-to instructions are included with the Wings Workshop kit exclusively through the month of January.

Wings

The Wings Collection is featured for the month of January and is a part of the Inspirations Brochure and January special. This collection is unique with a Black, Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry, and Juniper color palette featuring butterlies and damask shapes. The project possibilities are endless and should become a favorite collection due to the uniqueness of it.
Check out your January newsletter for crop details or contact me.

View in the Inspirations Brochure.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Stamp of the Month


January Stamp of the Month: Find Your Style
Available January 1-31, 2011
Retail Price $22.95


There are 2 ways to earn this stamp of the month at a discount or free this month!

OPTION 1:
You Spend: $25- Savings of 25% off at $17.21
$50- Savings of 50% off at $11.48
$75- Savings of 75% off at $5.74
$100- FREE!



OPTION 2:
Purchase the Wings Workshop on the Go ($29.95) and this number of different items from the Inspirations brochure and receive the stamp of the month at a discount or free!

Wings Workshop Kit plus 1 item- Savings of 25% off at $17.21
Wings Workshop Kit plus 2 different items- Savings of 50% off at $11.48
Wings Workshop Kit plus 3 different items- Savings of 75% off at $5.74
Wings Workshop Kit plus 4+ different items- FREE!

Option 2 will allow for earning the stamp of the month free by spending only $52.75 before taxes & shipping! What items to purchase?
Wings Workshop on the Go $29.95
Wings Level 2 My Stickease Assortment $4.95
Mini-Medley Accents Collection- Black $4.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment (Pleated Ribbon) $4.95
My Acrylix A Game $7.95


Purchase online today!
http://ScrapbookWithKira.myctmh.com