Friday, August 27, 2010

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous
Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the
Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great
products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Janelle's blog, you are on the right path!
You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants here.
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog
to move to the next one! Here we go!

I love the new Mistletoe papers, so I had to use them in a project I have been wanting to try for a while - a truefit folio mini album! The instructions for making this album can be found on your consultant's website under CTMH TV and PBS Episodes.

Paper: Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Stamp Set: Mistletoe Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Ink Colors: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Goldrush
Embellishments: Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, Glitz glitter glue, Dimensional Element stars

Now "Hop" on over to Cheryl's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get
some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hooligans WOTG Cards - Sneak Peek!!

These are the cards from the new Hooligans WOTG. My sister put these together and we didn't realize when she started that they use a technique of applying glitter on the little monsters. There was glitter everywhere by the time Carrie was done, but her pages and cards turned out so cute and the glitter adds such a great sparkle to them too! We weren't crazy about the little monsters but they grew on us as she used them. They are too cute!

Products used:

Hooligans Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Level 2 Hooligans Paper Pack (included in WOTG)
Sunset mini medley (included in WOTG)
Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, and Black Ink Pads
Bonding Memories Glue
Prisma Glitter

Mistletoe WOTG Sneak Peek!!!

This is another sneak peek of new products that will be available 9/1! This is the new Christmas paper and it is very traditional and gorgeous. As you will be able to tell when you see my pages compared to the guides and samples in the Idea Book, I don't always follow the photo sizes suggested. I usually scrap with 4x6 photos since they are cheaper to print, so I make the layouts work for me and I think they look great even using different size photos! Our WOTG guides and how-to books are awesome and if you've never tried either one, you should. Come to the upcoming crop and try one of mine out for free and see how you like them!

Products Used:
Mistletoe Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Mistletoe Level 2 paper pack (included in Mistletoe WOTG)
Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment - poinsettas and brads (included in WOTG)
Cocoa and Cranberry Ink Pads
Liquid Glass

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sneak Peek - new Olivia WOTG

This is a sneak peek of the new Olivia papers that will be available 9/1 in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. I saw a peek of these papers from the consultant convention in early July and waited to scrap these pictures until I received this paper because I thought this paper was made for these photos! And I have to brag that I was right!!! This paper is soooooo pretty and showcases the new colors smoothie, sunset, and pear. We will do this workshop on the go in September or October, so if you love this as much as I do, be on the lookout for more information on that coming soon!

Triple Play - 2010 Valentine's Day Book

I used the hollyhock mini album to document our trip to the Ozarks for Valentine's Day this year. Even though our pictures don't have a lot of "traditional Valentine's colors" in them, the colors in the album brighten up our gloomy winter pictures! I think it was cloudy and gloomy the whole time we were there in February!

Triple Play - Fall 2009 Book

This is the mini album using the new color sunset. Love the new color! These colors reminded me of some of the fall pictures of our dogs that I took last fall. I had to include at least one picture of my favorite maple tree in our yard too! It is gorgeous in the fall and on a hot day like this, I can't wait for it to cool off and the leaves to start changing!!!

Triple Play - Beach Book

I worked on the Triple Play mini-albums this weekend and finished all 3! It is A LOT of stamping, but a lot of fun too! It took me about 3 hours to make one, but the other two went together in an hour or two. And that includes adding the pictures. This the blue one that I used for our trip to the California beach last September.