Today I decided to break out the Halloweeny stuff and create with the new "Mischief" kit from Close To My Heart. This paper is great because both sides have a great pattern - it's hard to decide which to use! The bonus is that even after I finished my banner, I still have plenty of paper left to do a card box and a few cards! I edged my card box with black ink, so it's drying now... I'll get back to that after Hannah goes to bed! Most everything used here is CTMH - the "Mischief" paper; the letters. flowers, and banner base are from the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; the stamps are the August Stamp of the Month! Can't wait to see what else I can do with this paper!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
One of the fabulous new products unveiled at Convention was the My Creations Memory Game. It's a nifty little 3'x3'(ish) box with 24 chipboard squares inside. I saw SO MANY great ideas for different ways to use this box at Convention, but came up with one of my own which was also inspired by my Convention attendance. Turns out that Hannah had a bit of a difficult time with my absence. I've left her alone with Daddy numerous times before, but apparently she's at that age where she actually notices that I'm gone now! When Daddy is gone, she has a little photo album of him playing lacrosse that she carries around, but she doesn't have anything like that of me. So.... (insert "ah hah!" moment here) I decided to make her her own "picture box" out of the Memory Game! I searched through a bunch of digital files and sent a bunch to the local Walgreen's for printing. Then I cut them all to fit the memory game pieces and set to work gluing! I used the "Sophia" paper pack for decorating the backs of my picture cards and the outside of my box - it's one of my very favorite CTMH lines (and it's still available in the Fall/Winter Idea Book!!). I decided it would be fun to put pictures of all of the important people in her life in the little box, so we have grandparents, aunts and uncles, pets, and of course, BOYFRIEND! Here's how it tuned out:
I used Mod Podge both to attach the photos and papers to the chipboard pieces and box, as well as Mod Podged over the top of everything, so it's sure to withstand pokey little girl fingers! Oh, and the flowers were made using the AWESOME new Cricut cartridge offered by CTMH, and they're cemented on with Liquid Glass, so they're sure to stay put for a while as well! I'd love to hear others' ideas for this great little box!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
email me and I'll get you added right away! Additionally, if you haven't received the FABULOUS Fall/Winter 2011 Close To My Heart Idea Book, let me know and we'll figure out a way to get you one! You won't want to miss out on all the great new products, including an exclusive Cricut cartridge! You can order from this Idea Book beginning August 1st, so get your copy today!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Greetings! I just returned from Close To My Heart's annual Convention and have LOTS of great new ideas and inspiration to share! This was my very first CTMH Convention, and what better place to have it than the Happiest Place on Earth... Disneyland!! It was so exciting to meet other consultants and even a few of the "big wigs" of CTMHGreetings! I just returned from Close To My Heart's annual Convention and have LOTS of great new ideas and inspiration to share! This was my very first CTMH Convention, and what better place to have it than the Happiest Place on Earth... Disneyland!! It was so exciting to meet other consultants and even a few of the "big wigs" of CTMH!
August 1, 2011! I can't wait to start creating with some of the new items to prepare for my fall workshops and clubs. If you're interested in being added to my email list or in joining a workshop or club, please send me an email and let me know! You do not have to be local to join one of my monthly clubs; I can arrange to ship the kit to you. We got a few sneak peaks to create with, so check back often to see what I've created!