Welcome Everyone!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scrap That! September kit sneak peek

Can't wait to get my hands on this kit.  It looks absolutely gorgeous.   Check out the reveal on Friday, Aug 26th at Scrap That!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Sonoma" Thank You Card

I made a thank you card for a friend who sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers when I was in the hospital earlier this summer.  Such caring gestures mean so much when you're feeling pretty low like I was!

CTMH "Sonoma" paper
Prima paper flowers
CTMH resin flowers, bauble and metal grommets

Couldn't seem to get the best picture of this, but it was really pretty in real life. 
Just can't get the colors to show up true, but hope you get the idea.
Thanks for looking and hope you had a great Sunday!

Enter for a chance to win a grand prize during the month of September!

Ok, I promised some more details on the grand prize draw and here they are:
To celebrate my new endeavour as a Close to my Heart consultant, I decide to have a special draw in my first month.  A ticket with your name on it will be put in the draw every time you make a purchase from my online store, come to the "Make and Take on August 31st", sign up for a workshop, or host a gathering!  The prize worth $150 of Close to my Heart products, will be drawn for on Oct 1st.  That gives you a whole month to get your name entered!!

Ink Stamp Pad Organizer - stores 60 pads and 76 markers, includes swivel base and carrying handle -  $77.50
Snowflake stamps - set of 11 -  (2 of these stamps coordinate with the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge) - $19.95
Wonderland My Stickease Assortment - adhesive stickers - $5.50
6 Ink pads - Colonial White, White Daisy, Grey Flannel, Chocolate, Crystal Blue and Twilight 
$5.75@ - $34.50
Top Coats Icing Overlays - these are beautiful transparencies with silver foil accents - $5.50
Rhinestone Designer Brads - $6.50
Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel - $2.95
You'll be ready to start scrapping your winter memories!

Wishing everybody luck.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scrapbook "Make and Take" August 31st

Hi Everybody,

Just wanted to let anyone in the Strathmore, AB area know that I am having a 
"Make and Take" on August 31st at two different times:  2pm and 7pm.  It will be at my house:  120 Lakeside Views, Strathmore, AB. 

We will be making a small match-book album similar to the one I posted earlier about.  This album will be a free project, as well, there will be a little gift and a free "Close to my Heart" Idea Book for anyone who attends.  I think it will be a lot of fun with door prizes, refreshments, and a chance to win a $150 grand prize with a purchase.  (More on that in a later post!!) 

I will have lots of product on display so you can see what it looks like in "real" and I've got some ideas for some upcoming workshops that you can take a look at and perhaps sign up for!

This will be the last day that you will be able to purchase the Stamp of the Month for August:  "Wicked" a wickedly cute little Halloween stamp set!


Come and enjoy the company of fellow scrapbookers. 

If the times don't work for you, give me a call and we can set something up! 
My phone number is 403-901-0017 

Hope to see you there, Linda

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scrap That! Aug Challenge

Vicky over at Scrap That! challenged us to create any type of project using only one 12x12 sheet of patterned paper or plain cardstock.  We were then allowed to embellish it however we chose.  I decided to make a match-book album from a tutorial provided by Angelica here.

The interior is made up of white envelope pockets and you can tuck photos, special quotes, and other memorabilia inside.

It was very quick and easy to make and fun to embellish!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Images from Cricut's - Art Philosophy Collection available only from Close to my Heart

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to share some more info on the Art Philosophy collection!

Numerous My Acrylix stamps in our new Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on the cartridge.  When you see the Cricut icon or a stamp image surrounded by a red outline, in the Idea Book, you will know there's a matching shape on your Cricut cartridge!

And here's a look at all the beautiful images you can cut with it.  

PLUS you will receive 3 sets of My Acrylix D-size stamp sets: 
Tags, Celebration and Seasons,
as well as 3 - 9"x12" sheets of 
Dimensional Elements:  Tags, Mixed Shapes and Banners
that are ready to be stamped, painted, papered, chalked, and more!
All for only $109.95

Thanks for letting me share this information with you!

Swirlydoos "Vintage Faye" Sketch Challenge

I had so much fun this weekend following this beautiful sketch created by Beggahuna for Swirlydoos.com  and of course the papers and embellishments from the Vintage Faye kit were also a pleasure to work with.

I did have a "moment" with the large alphas though.  For some reason I thought bright aqua would work in the color scheme...and NO...it did not (of course).  Lucky for me the alphas were from Petaloo's Color Me Crazy series, and I was able to put a coat of Distress Crackle Paint over them to hide the aqua.  I then painted them with "Mossy Stone" by Shimmerz (just a beautiful shimmery color) and inked the edges with "Niagara Mist" by VersaMagic. I was really happy with them in the end, they are so shimmery and pretty.

The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and I stained it with "Forest Moss" Distress Ink and then covered it in "Cotton Candy" Stickles.  Once that dried, I went over it with the Stickles again and just hilighted it here and there to give it a worn effect.  Here's a closer look for you:

Today it is cool and cloudy so I think I will head outside to do some much needed weeding of my flowerbeds.  I hope everyone is having a really great day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thank You card for my Sister-in-law

My sister-in-law did a wonderful thing for me today and I wanted to thank her with a special card.  Pauline van den Bosch over at Swirlydoos.com just posted a wonderful tutorial on how to put together a beautiful card  (see here) and I was able to create mine very quickly.  (Time was short to get this done before she left!)

The paper and embellishments are all from the July "Vintage Faye" Swirlydoos kit, the "Thank You" stamp is CTMH, and the rub-ons are Kaisercraft. 
Don't you just love the little stick pins that are so popular now? 
It's a beautiful summer day here and I'm LOVING the sun and warmth! 
 Hope you are all having just as lovely a day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Card for my dad

This is a card that I made this year for my dad from a kit that I received from Swirlydoos.  It was a lot of fun to stamp, distress and decorate with glimmer chips, etc.  Swirlydoos is a fun club with beautiful kits and wonderful people on the forums.  For more information go to http://www.swirlydoos.com/

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I am now an independent consultant for Close to my Heart scrapbook supplies!

Hi everybody!  The last couple of weeks have been very exciting for me.  I decided to become a Close To My Heart independent consultant and have been very busy learning all about the various products available and planning a fall schedule of workshops where we will make layouts, cards, tags, and learn a whole variety of techniques.  It is going to be a lot of fun!
I have started at a great time, as Close to My Heart just launched the new Autumn/Winter Idea book on August 1st and it is FULL of wonderful new products.
One of the most exciting things in the book, is the new Cricut bundle.  Close to My Heart has partnered with Provocraft to offer an exclusive Cricut Cartridge bundle: Art Philosophy by CTMH. The new bundle comes with a cricut cartridge that has 700 designs, three coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets, and three coordinating sheets chipboard dimensional elements. The value of this bundle is over $140 but is available for only $109.95!
In addition to the three stamp sets and three chipboard sheets included in the bundle, the multipurpose shapes on this Cricut cartridge coordinate perfectly with many of the other CTMH stamp sets in the Idea Book.   The plastic cover sheet on each stamp set will indicate which shapes coordinate and which size to cut the shape to.
Over 700 Designs on the Cricut cartridge!
§  100 multiple purpose shapes (stars, hearts, butterflies, houses, Christmas designs, flowers, keys, locks, leaves, scallops, brackets, circles, oval, etc.)
§  1 full alphabet & number font (with an optional decorative layer)
§  8 – 3D projects including bags, boxes, door hangers
§  6 – 3D Flower Spirals (easily roll into 3D paper flowers)
§  17 Borders
§  100 Card Bases (different shapes, some with cut out windows)
§  50 Tags
§  50 labels
§  Plus more!
The cartridge is only available through Close to my Heart.  You can even earn it at 1/2 price!  Just ask me how.