Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I love Halloween....bring on the cards!

I have to say Close To My Heart has some really, really cute Halloween stamps. My favorite new Halloween stamp is Spellbound and it's so adorable with the tree, pumpkins, and even the spooky old fence, plus others. Everyone will want one of these when the new Idea Book premieres September 1st. My other Halloween card uses little spooks, an oldie but a goody. Aren't they just adorable. I hope these cards will inspire you to go create something boootiful!

Layout for the "Own It" Contest at Leadership

Close to My Heart Leadership Conference had several contests and one of them was a layout with a personal interpretation of what "OWN IT" meant. This was a layout I did of my son Will and was really pleased with the finished result. I was in the top five, but not the 1st place winner...that's OK, because there was some really beautiful artwork there to compete with. I used the back country paper pack for this layout, which is really funny because it was my least favorite when it premiered the beginning of summer, and yet...I've used it more than any other paper this past quarter...just goes to show, you sometimes have to rethink things. I just love the over all clean design on this layout and I feel it really shows how much I've learned and gained from Close To My Heart.