Saturday, October 3, 2009

Close To My Heart Regionals..Fun !

I'm here in Minneapolis, MN for the Regionals Celebration with Close To My Heart. I love coming to Close To My Heart events were I learn so much and have the opportunity to meet other great consultants. I wanted to share a little project I did for some of my team members that came to Regionals and also my roommate. It's always nice to come with a little gift to say hi, or thank you and being the southern young lady I was raised to be...I brought gifts to share. These are some adorable picture frames I did using the Grace Paper Pack, Grace Stickease Stickers, Twilight reinker and base paint and crochet ribbon. I got the frames at Michael's for a song and then really turn them into I hope a keepsake for my friends. I can't wait to get back home and share all my experiences with my team, club members and blog followers.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop with " Holiday Warmth"

Welcome to October's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you just hopped over from Debra's Blog your on the right path. This month we have split our Close To My Heart Consultants Blog hop up into three rounds so please be sure to check the bottom of this post where I've posted the start of each round so you can really take in all the beautiful artwork.

This month's stamp of the month is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. "Holiday Warmth" will be a delight to any scrapbook layout or card...or think outside of the box like I did and create some beautiful holiday gifts for your loved ones. The stamp set includes a whimsy Christmas tree, stacks of gifts, snowflakes and more. I've used Cranberry, Olive and Sunflower inks to stamp this pillar candle and then added some cranberry brads to the finished piece to add that extra touch and texture. This is such an easy technique. You just need to stamp you image on a white sheet of tissue paper (be sure to stamp on the shiny side). Cut out your stamped image and place with a small amount of glue where you want the image to be. Wrap a piece of everyday wax paper around your candle and hold it firmly in place. Be sure you don't have any wrinkles in either your wax paper or your tissue stamped images. Take your heat gun and very lightly run over the will see the image blend and change and melt into the candle base. You just want to be sure you keep that heat gun moving...If you stay in one place to long you'll melt areas you didn't mean to. Once you've seen the image change...take off your wax paper and that's it...Your Done!

You can get this stamp set discounted or even Free with qualifying purchase and it's only available through the month of October and then it gone. So CLICK HERE to order yours today.

Now that you've seen my monthly project...Hop on over to Nancy's Blog and keep enjoying all the artwork. There are two other Rounds of artwork..... Jena's Blog start round 1 or you can hope to Judy's Blog for round three. I hope you enjoy the hops and please be sure to leave me some feedback.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Close To My Heart Grace Workshop

I will be doing the Grace kit for my local workshop on Sunday, October 18th, 2pm. If you would like to attend please contact me by Ocotber 8 to reserve your spot and to be sure we have your materials. In this workshop you will be able to choose if you would like to make a double layout or cards. You'll go home with enough goodies to make either more cards or another layout and the directions for both. Plus with all of my workshops you get an exclusive stamp set that is only available in the kits. The cost of the workshop is $29.95 and you are getting close to $35 in product to keep so it's a real win, win situation. If you live in the Western North Carolina area and want to come have a fun afternoon scrapping with the girls... please contact me

Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick "My Originals Card Kit " Card...How quick can you make one!

How quick can you make a beautiful, handmade this video come find out. I'll be using one of Close To My Hearts "My Original Card Kits " to make a beautiful and fast holiday card. Thanks for watching and be sure to leave a litte feedback.