Sunday, May 25, 2014

Getting ready for Convention...

I have been cleaning out my craft room this past week to make room for the brand new goodies that I get to play with while making some fun projects for the 2014 Close to my Heart Convention next month! I was honored to be asked to do a Creative presentation and part of the “compensation” is that they sent me this big box of new, unreleased products to use. I can’t share much about them, other than the fact that I know you will all love them!!

Our Convention this year is at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Would you like to join us? All CTMH Consultants are invited to attend, but registration closes on May 31st, so be sure to register soon! Not yet a CTMH Consultant? Visit my New Consultant FAQ page to find out how you can become one!

Ok, I am off to lock myself in my craft room to play...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free to Be Me Card

My sweet up, up, upline and friend Sheri Rottler sent me this adorable card. I loved it so much that I couldn't wait to share it with you. She used the Free to Be Me papers, along with the Chevron Embossing Folder and the cute Hello Blooms stamp set. Isn't it a fun card? Thanks Sheri!!! xoxo

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Free to Be Me

Welcome to this month’s Simply Inspired Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Delightful Denise’s blog, you are in the right place. This month we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month by highlighting the fabulous Free to Be Me kit that is only available during the month of May. You can get this kit for just $5 with a $50 order which also qualifies you to get the Stamp of the Month for just $5 as well. I thought it would be fun to show you how you can use the Stamp of the Month with this great paper.

I created the background of this card by bringing the chevron overlay on page 44 of the Artbooking Cricut cartridge booklet into Design Space (or you could use Cricut Craft Room if you do not have the Explore machine) and stretching it to fit an A2 sized card.

I cut strips of the Free to Be Me cardstock to fit behind the overlay. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but each color of cardstock has a different UV-coated pattern on it. 

The Free to Be Me kit also has two beautiful sheets of vellum. I used the gold polka dot sheet on my card, but there is also a printed feather pattern sheet as well. I adhered the polka dot vellum to a piece of tan cardstock by fixing a regular sized Glue Dot behind the gold dots on the vellum. They fit perfectly!

The sentiment image is from the May Stamp of the Month called You’ve Got a Friend. I stamped the image on the red patterned paper from the Free to Be Me kit and trimmed it out. I stamped it again onto a piece of White Daisy cardstock, masking the middle so that I could stamp it once more in Ruby ink.

I finished off the card by adhering the overlay and the sentiment to the card base with 3-D Foam Tape to give it some dimension.

Here is a look at all of the papers in the Free to Be Me kit. Aren’t the trendy patterns and colors fun?

Now hop on over to Dana Kessler’s blog to see her fabulous creation!

Friday, May 2, 2014

May ClubProject - Skylark Display Tray

May’s Creative Club will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 7pm. We will be using Close to my Heart’s beautiful Skylark Collection to make this fun Display Tray.

The project kit is $30 and includes all of the following: 
Additional products needed to complete this project:
3-D Foam Tape
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (optional - Kit comes with all pieces pre-cut, but you will need the cartridge if you would like to make more trays in the future.)

Add your own photos to customize your tray.

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than May 6th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits have sold out. Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here. You do not need to be local to participate.