Saturday, July 31, 2010

Paper Sale!!! and 2010 Retire List

Close to My Heart just announced a paper sale that starts next Wednesday (Aug. 4th) and lasts until Aug. 11th or while supplies last. It is only available on my website - Level 1 paper packs will be $4, Level 2 paper packs $6, and My Stickease will be $2. Here is a link to the papers that are included in the sale:

campaign list

Also announced this past week are the products that will be retired at the end of the year. It includes almost all paper packs, even the new Summer 2010. If there is paper you have been wanting now is the time to stock up with these two announcements!

Retired List

Tickled Pink

These are the completed pages from the Tickled Pink special from 2009. I put the pages together on vacation in June and finally finished all of the stamping and embellishing! I love the final product with all of the pinks in it. I don't know what pictures to use yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. For now they are hanging over my scrap area so I can enjoy them.

Last Cherry-O Layout

This is the last layout from my cousin's wedding using Cherry-O. Funny pictures that remind us of the great time we had that evening playing "Go Fish" with the littlest petshop cards. All items are CTMH, except for the thickers used for the title. Now I'm done with Cherry-O for a while!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Reminder about Card Workshop 7/31

Here are pictures of the cards we will make at the card workshop on 7/31. Please contact me if you are interested in coming!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Cherry-O!

Here's the latest Cherry-O layout. I wanted to include all these pictures and I think it's a bit busy, but it sure was fun to make with the Cherry-O WOTG. I added a cherry-O opaque and a flower and window charm, but everything else is from the WOTG packet. I think I have one more layout and then I will put this paper aside for awhile. :( I sure have made a lot with one paper pack!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Cherry-O Layout

This paper has been so much fun! Here is another layout from my cousin's wedding. I have another one in process, but I cannot get the pictures laid out just right so I thought I'd post this one then get some sleep. I love using the how-to books, but I hardly ever have the size photos called for in the pattern so I make them work. It's another way to be creative!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I have to admit I was not crazy about this paper when it came out in the Spring/Summer Idea Book. Other consultants were crazy about it and it seemed like all of the consultant artwork used this new paper. First I bought the Creative Basics paper and I absolutely love it! (We will use it in the card workshop on 7/31). Who can't love the pinks and browns together? When I was looking through my photos that I need to scrap, I realized my cousin's wedding from last September would be perfect with the Cherry-O paper! So I ordered the Workshop on the Go (WOTG) and Wow! Her colors were red and brown and they do look amazing with this paper. Here are pictures of the layout from the Workshop on the Go, which includes images stamped with the exclusive WOTG stamp set, as well as the additional project shown in the WOTG flyer. I changed the colors up a bit on this layout to better go with my photos. I love how these turned out and I think I may need another pack of this paper!! Please let me know if you are interested in this set - the WOTG is only available until the end of September!

Layouts from Last Year's CKC Class

These pictures are really blurry and I apologize for that. I would re-take pictures of them, but I had already put them in page protectors when I realized how bad these were! These were layouts my sister and I made in a class at CKC last year. We loved the class, but it seemed like a rip off to us - we only received the materials to make one side of each page and had to spend quite a bit more to get the materials for the other page! (And the sponsoring company had really high prices on everything!) I finished these at the send off crop at the end of CKC last October and just got around to adding the pictures and journaling. I love the way they turned out! I might even be a little sad we're not taking the same class this year, but I think we signed up for enough others that I won't be sad when it's over!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Upcoming Card Workshop 7/31

Here are pictures of the cards we will make at the card workshop on 7/31. Please contact me if you are interested in coming!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Last Year's 4th of July Pages

Here are the pages I made of last year's 4th of July using our Blue Ribbon Level 2 paper packet and the A size stamp set, Twinkle. This stamp set is only 7.95 and I was really impressed with everything I was able to do with it and how well it coordinates with the paper. I've never invested in other stamp sets for this season, but I wanted to try these lower priced ones to see how they were and I would highly recommend them!

Birthday Cards - Sample of Upcoming Workshop

These are some cool birthday cards I made recently. I will have a workshop in late July to make both an easel card and a tri-shutter card. Specific samples will be posted this week.