Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Clubs and Workshops!

Scrapbooking Workshop
Purchase the Flirty WOTG for $29.95 and "Join" the Aug WOTG when you check out. On your 5th month you'll receive $25 FREE. This is an ongoing monthly club where we rotate the paper packs. If you would like to be put on autoship, please contact me
Home Decor Workshop
Purchase the Scroll Album WOTG and "Join" the Aug WOTG when you check out. After your 4th month you'll receive $25 FREE. This is an ongoing monthly club where we rotate the home decor projects. If you would like to be put on autoship, please contact me
Card Making Workshop
Card Classes vary month to month
To create the above cards you'll want to purchase the following supplies and ask me for the instructions. Cards Designed by Pam Jarrett.
S1208 Baroque Borders  pg 139  $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase
X7155B  Avonlea Paper Pack  pg 18  $9.95
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad  pg 9    $5.95
Z2273 Slate Reinker    pg 9   $4.25
Z1380 Spray Pens (3)  pg   133
Z1800  Rosette Ribbon   pg 124  $7.95
Z1705  Durable Studs  pg 126  $3.95
Z1707  Bitty Pearls  pg 127  $2.95
Z1313  Glitz Glitter Gel---Stardust    pg 133  $2.75
1282  NE Ivy Cardstock  Pg 9  $14.50 <- Just need Scraps for Leaves

Studio J Club 
Studio J is FREE to use! When you have completed your layouts you can purchase a minimum of 4 layouts at a time. "Join" the Studio J Party at checkout to start earning rewards. When you have purchased 24 layouts you'll earn $25 in rewards OR 4 FREE LAYOUTS! You do not need to purchase monthly but if you do you'll earned your rewards in just 6 months plus complete an album!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Faux Leather Using Paper

This is one of the cards I created for Extravaganza this year. I wanted to share a few of the techniques on this card. The first is how to pop up the foil shape. I found the best way was to stick it to card stock and then trim around it. Next use 3D foam tape to pop it up. This gives it a ridged look. You could also put baby powder on the back and then use 3D foam tape but it is less stiff this way.
To create the faux leather look, spray a strip of barn red cardstock with water and crumble in your hand. Work the paper out so that it is back in shape somewhat flat. Using your embossing stylus or your piercing tool create a raise hole for the belt holes. Then directly rub your ink pad directly over the top of the paper. All the raised wrinkles will pick up the color. Trim the edge to the shape of a belt and sponge dauber the cut edge.
Next to create metallic shine on the tag. I sprayed the New Whisper cardstock with pearl paint and alcohol. the Alcohol dries faster that water. Next I randomly daubed color on with my sponge daubers. I used the barn red and pacifica. I added a little bit of blue tulle. The new black tulle would go perfectly!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Footloose Work On The Go

If you aren't apart of my scrapbooking club, join today! You could be earning free product while getting caught up on your scrapbooking. Just simply buy the workshop each month and earn free product! 

This month we completed the Footloose WOTG. Here are my layouts. I still need to put on my HI photos :) Order your kit now before they are gone!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Joining in August Is in the Bag!

Join Close To My Heart in August and get a darling Damask Tote Bag free!
When you become a new Consultant in August, you will receive a FREE Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50), while supplies last. This handy, attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant—with class and style! Choose the $49 New Consultant Essentials Kit or the $99 Master Kit which includes more supplies and tools, and we will send you a tote bag free—only in August and only while supplies last. 

Damask Tote Bag Features

• 17" x 17" x 6"
• Large exterior pocket for 12" x 12" paper packets
• Huge interior can hold a 12" x 12" album and more
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and
easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
• Wear on the shoulder, across the chest,
or as a backpack
• Large flap snaps closed

Offer available August 1–31, 2012, while supplies last. No tax or shipping/handling is charged on the Damask Tote Bag. Tax and shipping/handling is charged based on the price of the New Consultant Kit that is purchased ($49 or $99).

New Consultant Kit Features 
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115)
  • Petite Perks™ Nature’s Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023)
  • Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit (G1045)
  • My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322)
  • Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777)
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set (D1522)
  • My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames Stamp Set (D1527)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Wendy's Blog.

There are 5 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers below.  
  1. Rachel Ventura http://happyscrappinsquad.com
  2. Tabbi Fritz http://www.adhesiveaddict.com
  3. Michelle West http://inksandinspirations.blogspot.com
  4. Joy McHargue http://www.studiowowjoy.com
  5. Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com
  6. Wendy Kessler http://myscrapbookingblog.com
Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing Christmas in July! As some of you know I am a little out of my element as I am staying with family while my husband is deployed. That being said, I wasn't planning on working on Christmas stuff anytime soon so I had to resort to other measures since I do not have any of my holiday stuff with me. Therefore, I am show casing the brand new Dakota Paper Pack but in Christmas colors using Studio J!!

Now hop on over to Tabbi's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

P.S. I will be doing a Studio J Giveaway in August so be sure to follow my blog for your chance to win a 5 pack!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Retiring Products

Get them while you still can. They retire at the end of the month. Also if you spend over $75 you qualify for a free paper pack and embellishment. 

Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
·         Cruisin’ Paper Pack                                          X7154B
·         Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images                   X7154C
·         Elemental Paper Pack                                      X7141B
·         Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements      X7141C
·         Footloose Paper Pack                                      X7151B
·         Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements      X7151C
·         Lucy Paper Pack                                              X7149B
·         Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons                X7149C
·         Roxie Paper Pack                                             X7140B
·         Roxie My Stickease Assortment                       X7140C
·         Sonoma Paper Pack                                         X7143B
·         Sonoma My Stickease Assortment                   X7143C
·         Superhero Paper Pack                                     X7152B
·         Superhero Complements Rub-Ons                   X7152C
·         Typeset Paper Pack                                         X7139B
·         Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes            X7139C

Workshops on the Go

·         WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
·         WOTG Florentine Kit
·         WOTG Footloose Kit
·         WOTG Lucy Kit
·         WOTG Pemberley Kit
·         WOTG Stella Kit
·         WOTG Superhero Kit
·         WOTG Victory Kit


·         Amethyst
·         Baby Pink
·         Brown Bag
·         Dutch Blue
·         Garden Green
·         Garnet
·         Grey Flannel
·         Grey Wool
·         Heavenly Blue
·         Holiday Red
·         Key Lime
·         Lilac Mist
·         Moonstruck
·         Pansy Purple
·         Parchment
·         Petal
·         Spring Iris
·         Sunflower
·         Sunkiss Yellow
·         Sunny Yellow
·         Taffy
·         Tulip
·         Vanilla Cream
·         Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock
·         Colonial White 6-pack         X5901
·         White Daisy 6-pack             X5900

·         Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
·         Clear Cards 4-1/2”

·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate               Z1406
·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry               Z1405
·         Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim               Z1404
·         Snapease Album System 12x12               Z4110

·         Bitty Brads Basic Assortment                   Z1367
·         Bitty Brads Metal Assortment                  Z1368
·         Bitty Buds Assorment                              Z1690
·         Bottle Caps                                             Z1691
·         Canvas Badge Buttons                            Z1397
·         Clear Sparkles                                         Z1104
·         Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots    Z1261
·         Comic Badge Buttons                              Z1688
·         Dimensional Elements-Ornaments          Z1337
·         Heirloom Assorment                               Z1635
·         Hinges                                                    Z1402
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Honey                     Z1488
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica                   Z1698
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset                    Z1338
·         Mini-Medley-Tulip                                    Z1320
·         Photo Hangers                                        Z1403
·         Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection              Z1384
·         Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383
·         Seaside Wooden Shapes                        Z1693 (sold out)

My Creations Products
·         My Creations A-Door-Ables                      Z1321
·         My Creations All Sorts Mini Album            Z1224
·         My Creations Cube                                  Z1152
·         My Creations Mix & Mingle Album             Z1334

·         Craft Tray                                                1764
·         Distressing Kit                                         Z1299 (sold out)
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser                             1766
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill                     1767
·         Double Scrubber                                     Z1163
·         Euro Personal Paper Trimmer                  Z338
·         Euro Replacement Blades                        Z339
·         Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring             Z340
·         Microfiber Cloth                                       Z1006
·         My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set              4275
·         Shoulder Tote                                         Z4204 (sold out)