Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's Rodeo Time - Go Texan Sarsaparilla All Sorts Mini Chipboard Album

This all-sorts mini album was created for a teacher luncheon door prize.  It's Rodeo time here again!  

Supplies needed for this project:

All Sorts Mini Album (Z1224)
Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper packet (X7098B)
Sarsaparilla My Stickease Assortment (X7098C)
Noteworthy Stamp Set (D1329)
Twill Ribbon (Z1099)
Hemp Fiber (Z280)
Desert Sand Ink Pad (Z2118)
Sponge (Z697)
Sanding Kit (Z1294)
Finishing Files (Z1091)
Bonding Memories Glue (1512)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February Stamp Of The Month - Piece of Cake - Heat Embossed & Water Brushed Ink

 Stamp of the Month Set - Piece Of Cake is a wonderful set for heat embossing.  Both cards were embossed using the VersaMark ink and black embossing powder.  The coloring was done with the water brush using the Exclusive Ink Pads.  

To create the raised embossed image, stamp the image using the VersaMark Ink pad.  I dusted with blank embossing powder and heated the powder using the craft heater until fully melted and shiny. 

To watercolor with our ink pads you can squeeze the ink from the pad onto the lid of the ink pad (while the lid is closed).  Using the water brush (filled with filtered water), dip the wet tip of the brush in the ink that remained on the lid of the ink pad and paint it onto the stamped image.  

To create these projects you will need the following supplies:

Piece of Cake Stamp Set (D1407)
VersaMark Ink Pad (Z891)
Black Embossing Powder (Z670)
Craft Heater (Z555)
Hollyhock & Sunny Yellow Ink Pads
Hollyhock, Sunny Yellow, Black & White Daisy card stock
Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack (
Various Designer Ribbon & RicRac Rounds 
Dry Embossing Folder
Edge Punch

Monday, February 15, 2010

Color Read Alphabets Save The Day!

Three kids with three separate valentines parties.  We spent a lot of time over the week picking out valentines, putting together goody bags, signing and addressing valentines and putting together the "decorated shoe box" for my first grader's class party.

It's Friday morning and the car is all loaded up with party supplies, teacher gifts, flowers, lunches, back packs and a nap mat.  We are about to leave to start the morning rush of dropping off the kids at their schools and my son points out that his name wasn't on his shoe box!  In a flash, the Close To My Heart Color Ready Alphabet's sprung to mind and we used the adhesive backed letters to quickly label his box for the school party.  

Close To My Heart Color Ready Alphabet (Oxford X5749) outlined with the CTMH black marker saved the day!  It was quick, simple and perfect!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Card Series - That's Amore

To complete this project you will need the following supplies:

That's Amore Level 2 Paper Packet
A Love Acrylic Stamp Set (A1103)
Love Story Rub Ons (Z1135)
Edge Anchors Heritage Collection (Z1288)
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds (Z1126)
Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Z671)
Tulip Ink Pad
Craft Heater (Z555)

Valentine's Day Card Series - More To Adore Paper

To make this project you will need the following supplies:

More To Adore Level 2 paper packet (X7075B)
Heartfelt Acrylic Stamp Set (B1297)
Dimensional Elements Chipboard Hearts (Z1278)
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds (Z1127)
Chocolate Ink Pad
Blush Ink Pad
Distressing Sponge

Valentine's Day Card Series - So Lucky & Silhouette & Jingle

To make this 6x6 Valentine you will need the following supplies:

Silhouette Level 2 Paper packet (X7090B)
Jingle Level 2 Paper packet (X7115B)
So Lucky Stamp Set (C1390)
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds (Z1126)
Clear Sparkles (Z1104)

Valentine's Day Card Series - Perfect Day & Stitched Heartfelt

Valentine's Day Cards are some of my favorites!  I love making cards and what a better excuse do you need to send handmade cards to everyone who means so much to me!

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack (X7100B)
Heartfelt Whimsy Die Cuts (Z1145)
Basic Craft Buttons (Z1206)
Cocoa Ink Pad
Distressing Sponge
Embroidery Floss

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hearts For Haiti - Free Textured Cardstock (February Constant Campaign)

February's special promotion from Close To My Heart is Hearts for Haiti.  The campaign is designed for everyone to give and get back!  

From February 1-28, 2010, our 12” x 12” textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts.

You can mix and match any of the color combinations!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PACKETS

I LOVE Close To My Heart's textured cardstock.  The texture is great but even better is that it is also a white core cardstock!  You can sand and distress it to make amazing effects for your scrapbooking layouts and handmade cards.  

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Stamp Of The Month - Piece of Cake

Can there be a cuter birthday cake stamp set!  You can order it out right or earn it at a discount or even for free!  You can visit my consultant site to learn more about this stamp of the month by CLICKING HERE