Friday, September 3, 2010

Falling for Level 1 Layouts

I love the new Olivia Collection from Close To My Heart.  The colors literally jump off the page.  This is a level one Close To My Heart scrapbooking kit I did using the Olivia paper.  Isn't it just yummy.  Level one layouts are wonderful because they are quick and easy but you would never know it from the finished product.  I had some pictures of my husband and youngest son at Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. from several years ago and I thought the colors were just a perfect pairing. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Yeap, you guessed it, it's time for the Close to My Heart Consultants Stamp of the month Blog Hop.  If you just jumped over from Susan's Blog you are on the right path.  Welcome!  If you just joined us, feel free to jump right in and start hopping.  You'll see all kinds of creative projects from over 65 Close To My Heart about inspiration. 

This month is my favorite Stamp of the Month out of the brand new Idea Book.  Not sure if it's mid age crisis or what, but I adore all the cute skulls that are so popular right now.  My husband thinks I'm a little nuts, LOL.  As you can tell by this adorably creepy set...I think it's GREAT

For my project I did a candy sleeve.  Found these little Peeps ghosts at the store and dressed them up with a skull and a message.  I'm making these for my son's class at school and think they will love them.  My palette of colors are from two of our brand new selections, GYPSY and SUNSET.  The  SUNSET is the base carstocks and then I topped it with B&T Duo GYPSY paper from the new HOOLIGANS paper pack.  I then stamped the skull image twice, once on cardstock and once on some B&T and then did a little paper piecing.  Topped it off with a bow from our BLACK RIBBON ROUNDS and some of our new SUNSET TAGS from SUNSET MINI MEDLEY COLLECTION holds the stamped sentiment Trick/ Treat.  This was a really easy project, but I think the overall finished project is perfect for the season.

THRILLER  is only available through the month of September.  It retails for $22.95 but you can always get it for FREE with a qualifying purchase...just check with your Close To My Heart Consultant or contact me  You can also head on over to my website and order it direct. 

Now it's time to continue the creativity....Antoinette has a great tutorial waiting for you , so go check out her eerie card.  It's so stinkin cute.

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