Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weeks of Wonder



This week, Jeanette Lynton explores adding glitter to your stamping projects with Glitz Glitter Gel. Check out her blog every week as she explores another technique!

Week of Wonder- posted 5/26/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/05/weeks-of-wonder-stamping-to-add-glitz.html

Baby Quilt



I have been wanting to try making fabric appliques for a quilt with my Cricut for some time. I made this quilt for a co-worker friend at work who is decorating her baby's nursery in a woodland animals theme. I ended up cutting the patterns out of paper, adhering them temporarily to my snuggle flannel fabric (with a Tombow scrapbooking adhesive), and cutting them out by hand. It seemed to work the easiest and then I had paper animals left over to decorate the bulletin board for the baby shower.

Fabrics Used:
Front of Quilt- Nursery Print Panel (pre-sewn panel)

Back of Quilt- Brown Minky Dots

Snuggle Flannel for Animals

White Satin Blanket Binding

Cricut Cartridges Used:
Deer, Chipmunk, & Mushroom- Cindy Loo Cartridge
 
Rabbit- Winter Woodland Cartridge
Owl- Happily Ever After Cartridge

Fox- ZooBalloo Cartridge

Tree & Bird- Straight from the Nest Cartridge

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baby Banner


Close to My Heart Products Used:
My Creations Banner
Colonial White Cardstock
Bulk Ribbon- Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain
My Acrylix Hello There Stamp Set (Twitterpated Workshop on the Go Exclusive)
My Acrylix Trees & Things Stamp Set
My Acrylix True Friends Stamp Set (January 2010 Stamp of the Month)
My Acrylix Bless This Nest Stamp Set
My Acrylix Grown With Love Stamp Set
My Acrylix You're a Hoot Stamp Set
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Sanding Kit

Other Products Used:
Paper- DCWV The Green Stack
Stampin' Up Forest Friends Stamp Set
Kate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sophia Layout- Spring Flowers


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Sophia Workshop Kit
--Recipe- Sophia Workshop Scrapbooking Project
--My Acrylix Sophia Workshop Stamp Set

--Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet
--Buttons-Pink Assortment
--Colonial White Waxy Flax
My Acrylix Bohemian Alphabet Stamp Set
My Acrylix Notice the Details Stamp Set
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Tulip Exclusive Inks Marker
3D Foam Tape
Corner Rounder

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weeks of Wonder



This week, Jeanette Lynton explores using stamping as a stenciling line for stitching. Check out her blog every week as she explores another technique!

Week of Wonder- posted 5/19/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/05/weeks-of-wonder-stamp-stitching-guide.html

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Miracle Mix & Mingle Wall Hanging


This is a wall hanging made from the Mix & Mingle Album and modeled after a sample in the Close to My Heart Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book. I taught a workshop on May 1st that showed how to put kits of these wall hangings together. I noticed that there was coat rack on the wall in the room I was teaching in and thought it would look great to hang everyone's project up and take a picture. I LOVE this photo and I love even more how different each of the wall hangings turned out. They all started with the exact same kit, brought their own wallet sized photos, and then chose different color inks to enhance the photos.

I still have a few kits available for $16 each. You receive an entire Mix & Mingle Album, a full package of Miracle Irresistibles Chipboard Die Cuts, ribbon, and paper. You will need photos, ink of your choice, a sponge, sandpaper or an emery board, and a craft knife.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mayberry Hedgehog Card





Close to My Heart Products Used:
Mayberry Level 2 Paper
My Acrylix Happy Forever (July 2010 Stamp of the Month)
My Acrylix Jubilation (June 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Value Pack Cards & Envelopes
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Marker
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Marker
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Marker
Designer Ribbon- Pink Collection
1 1/4" Circle Punch
3D Foam Tape
Sponge

Sophia Card


Sophia Gathering Project
from Close to My Heart Training & Events


Close to My Heart Products Used:
Recipe- Wishes: Just Right
Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Heartfelt Treasures
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Colonial White Waxy Flax
Buttons- Pink Assortment

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You & Me Kit- Mother's Day Layout

I thought the Smoothie colored layout in the You & Me Kit would be beautiful for Mother's Day photos. We took photos in the lobby of the resturant where we ate lunch and they turned out absolutely beautiful. It must have been the lighting- they look amazingly good. I added 4x6 Flip Flaps to the pages to increase the number of photos.

Close to My Heart Products Used:
You & Me Scrapbooking Kit
--My Acrylix You & Me Stamp Set
--Colonial White Cardstock
--Cardstock Weight B&T Duos Papers
--You & Me Irresistibles Chipboard Die Cuts
--Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
--Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Marker
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Marker
4x6 Flip Flaps
3D Foam Tape

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Half Off New Consultant Kit

Here’s a reminder about one of the BEST deals Close To My Heart has ever offered: During the month of May 2011, any new Consultant who joins the company will receive their New Consultant Kit for 50% off! That is in addition to the FREE National Scrapbooking Month You and Me kit that we’re including in the New Consultant Kit that month. Take advantage of this campaign in May! Contact me if you are thinking about joining Close to My Heart!
National Scrapbooking Month You & Me Kit

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weeks of Wonder



This week, Jeanette Lynton explores watercolor stamping. Check out her blog every week as she explores another technique!

Week of Wonder- posted 5/11/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/05/weeks-of-wonder-watercolor-stamping.html

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chair Welcome Sign


Close to My Heart Products Used:
My Acrylix Chairs to You (May 2011 Stamp of the Month)
My Acrylix Old World Alphabet
Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet
Bamboo Cardstock
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad
My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
Blending Pen
Sanding Kit
3D Foam Tape
Propped up on a business card holder

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weeks of Wonder



This week, Jeanette Lynton explores paper piecing. Check out her blog every week as she explores another technique!

Week of Wonder- posted 5/3/2011 http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2011/05/weeks-of-wonder-paper-piecing.html

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Chair Wall Hanging


Close to My Heart Products Used:
My Acrylix Chairs to You (May 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet
Bamboo Cardstock
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad
My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
Designer Wooden Buttons
White Hemp
Blending Pen
Sanding Kit
Clear Cards- 4 1/2" Assortment (to help lay flat against wall)
3D Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Liquid Glass (to secure knots)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sophia

I am featuring Sophia for the month of May. Named for Close to My Heart founder Jeanette Lynton's baby granddaughter, this collection is pink, flowerly, and girly. The accessories compliment the paper with flowers and swirls amping up the elegance.
Check out your May newsletter for details about this month's crop or contact me.

View on page 6, 7, 8, 9, and the cover of the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

You & Me Scrapbooking Kit


When you place a minimum order of $50 in Close to My Heart products in May, you can get the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for the discount price of just $15—that’s more than half off the retail value! You’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the new cardstock-weight B&T Duos® papers, D-size stamp set, accessories, and instructions. You can also purchase the kit at full retail for $34.95 with no minimum purchase required. Become a Close To My Heart Consultant during May and we’ll include a You & Me kit for free as part of your New Consultant Kit. Contact me today to get the celebration started.


Note: I am in LOVE with this kit. Watch for samples!

May Stamp of the Month

May Stamp of the Month: Chairs to You
Available May 1-31, 2011
Retail Price $22.95
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!