Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mix & Mingle Album for Home Decor!

The new Mix and Mingle album is great for more than just photos!  This album makes a great display for home decor!  Using the Olivia Level 2 paper packet, dimensional elements chipboard letters and some ink, you can make this in no time! 

To create this project you will need the following supplies:

Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet (X7128B)
Mix and Mingle Album (Z1334)
Dimensional Elements Monograms (for each letter)
Desert Sand Ink Pad (Z2118)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
Finishing Files (Z1091)
Sanding Kit (Z1294)
Bonding Memories Glue (1512)
Microtip Scissors (Z534)
Glue Dots (1772)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have you seen the Olivia Paper kit yet?

I love love love this time of year.  Of course it's still in the 80s with the occasional 90s here right now.  Soon it will start to actually feel like fall or so we can only hope.  My kids are anxiously anticipating the trick or treating this weekend.  I love the colors and, of course, the opportunity to put up a different set of decorations in the house.  We had a great time at the pumpkin patch last weekend.  It also gave me another reason to crack into my Olivia Level 2 paper packet.  The papers are gorgeous and I may need more packets just for myself.  The colors and designs are truly some of the best I have ever seen for the fall season.  

To make these projects you will need the following supplies:

Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet (X7128B)
Olive & New England Ivy Card Stock
Cocoa 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1100)
Rustic Alphabet (E1002)
Lots of Dots Cardstock Alphabet Stickers (Z1261)
Sunset (Z2191) & Desert Sand (Z2118) Ink pads
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
Microtip Scissors (Z534)
Black Marker (Z2303)
Glue Dots (1772)
Pumpkin Die (quickutz shown)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop Preview - Snow Flurries Card

The Christmas season is coming up fast.  Get a jump on your holiday cards this year and join me for a 30  Christmas Card Workshop!  Details are coming soon.  This card is a sneak peak at one of the six cards that we will make at the workshop.

To make this card, you can join me at the workshop or use the following supplies:

Snow Flurries Stamp Set (D1384)
Pacifica, Crystal Blue and White Daisy card stock
Crystal Blue and Pacifica Ink pads (Z2117 & Z2192)
Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
Silver Pearl Embossing Powder (Z678)
Craft Tray (1764)
Craft Heater (Z555)
3/8" White Daisy Organdy Ribbon (Z209)
Sponge (Z697)
Light Blue Chalk 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quick & Easy First Day of School Layout - You Rock

The You Rock paper packet is so versatile!  The papers in this kit are gorgeous.  This simple layout took only 15 minutes to put together.  

To create this project you will need the following supplies:

You Rock Level 2 Paper Packet (X7122B)
Color Ready Alphabet - Oxford (X5749)
Across the Board Rub Ons (Z1231)
Smokey Plum Ink Pad (Z2147)
Olive Ink Pad (Z2137)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
Comments stamp set (D1359)
notebook edge punch

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hooligans Halloween Layout

My kids talked me into putting up our Halloween decorations yesterday. Most of my neighbors had already done so and they wanted to get ours out, too.  It reminded me that I needed to get crafting on my Halloween pictures and favors.  First on my list was last year's trick or treat photos.

Based on the "Crystal Ball" layout pattern in the new Magic Template and Design Book this layout turned out to take only a few minutes to complete.  The new Magic book has 35 gorgeous layout patterns with interactive design features with instructions.  Like the other How To Programs from Close To My Heart, it's faster, simpler and easy!

To create this layout you will need the following supplies:

Design Book (9034)
Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet (X7129B)
Hooligans Level 2 My Stickease Assortment (X7129C)
Sunset Mini-Medley Collection (Z1338)
Pear Mini-Medley Collection (Z1339)
StazOn Black Ink Pad (Z888)
Calendar Stamp Set (C1191) RETIRED
Acrylic Block
Paper Trimmer

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Layout Workshop

On November 4, 2010 at 7:00PM, I will be hosting a Thanksgiving / Fall Workshop.  Using the Olivia kit from the Fall/Winter Idea book, you will assemble this layout and a fall themed card.  The cost of the workshop is $15 or FREE with a $30 catalog purchase.  The layout will be precut and ready to assemble.  You will need to bring your scissors and adhesive.  This workshop involves some stamping and cutting.

There are 10 spots available for this workshop.  RSVP to me before October 28, 2010.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Stamp of The Month - Share The Magic

The October Stamp of The Month is: Share The Magic D1443

Get a jump start on your Christmas crafting with this super cute stamp set.  You can earn it free or at big discounts. CLICK HERE to view it on my consultant site.