Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Bowwow, sneak peek from new 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book

When I was going though the new idea book on pg 83, I came across this cute little stamp called A Bowwow and just knew I had to recreate the card that I had seen in the idea book, I made a couple of changes to mine, but used the same colors and design, this is the cutest stamp. On my card I used faux stitching, and used the NEW ADHESIVE SPRINGS to give him movement, I was so excited to see these in the new idea book, I had alot of fun playing with this card after I had put it together. I hope you like it.

The Adhesive Spring

All product is CTMH unless noted:
A1126 A Bowwow My Acrylix stamp
X5642 Chocolate cs Z2111 Chocolate ink Z2311 Chocolate marker

Z1375 Kraft cs
X5646 Vanilla creme cs
X5752 Juniper cs Z2365 Juniper marker
Z1725 Adhesive Springs

Z1151 3-D foam
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z608 Dry Embossing stylus

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Desk top Display Album Calendar

Next Saturday will be our first workshop of the new year so we will be making these cute little calendars using CTMH My Creations display albums. I want to thank Danica over at the CTMH BB for the template for this. I had some Passages level 2 paper hanging around so I decided to use it for my calendar, these calendars will have pictures on them, I didn't put pictures on this one because am thinking of giving it to someone. I have also discovered that I am a little bit of a paper hoarder so I need to use some of my older papers to get ready for the new papers from the new 2012 Spring/Summer Idea book. I have the new Idea books in and will start mailing them out next week, they go live Feb 1, 2012, those attending the workshop next Saturday will get theirs while there. If you would like a new Idea Book please feel free to shoot me a email at and I will ge one out to you. I hope you like this little calendar. I will list products used at the end of pictures.

Front cover

All Product is CTMH unless noted:
Z1054 My Creations Display Album
X7126B Passages level 2 paper pk
1388 Colonial white cs
D1436 The Present My Acrylix stamp
Z2114 Cocoa ink
Z2104 Barn red ink
Z1296 Distressing ink chocolate
Z1081 Waxy Flax colonial white
Z1686 Art Philosophy cart for front cover pg 53 sq4 cut at 2.50 and 2.75
Z1391 Clear buttons

Z679 Liquid Glass

Z1151 3-D foam tape

1772 Glue dots

Z1365 Colonial white brads barn red brads

Z1316 Cocoa Ribbon

Z1403 metal Photo hangers

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Chalkboard and a few things.

When we recieved our new Spring/Summer Idea books there was some pieces of card board that had the center cut out, in the box, I didn't throw them away, I decided I would do something with them and I came up with this little chalk board, I found some chalkboard paint at Michaels and I had some pieces of study card board hanging around so I painted the study piece with the chalkboard paint, its take 3 coats of paint, while that was drying I covered the other piece with my B & T Olivia paper, (what I have left of this paper is now put away for a bit), I pulled out the Art Philosphy cartridge to cut my letters 2.0", roses 2.25" & 3.0" and the little swirls around the roses 2.0". I used a white pen to put faux stitches on my letters. Once my chalkboard paint was dry I put my pieces together using liquid glass, I used my atg gun to hold till liquid glass was set. I hope you like.

All Product is CTMH unless noted:
X7128B Olivia paper pk
Z1686 Art Philosophy cartridge
S1207 Live out Loud SOTM sneak peek
Chocolate ribbon
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
signo uniball white pen

This card I made using up some scrap that was laying on my table. Square is cut from AP cart and is on page 43

All product is CTMH:
C1473 Remarkable wreath my Acrylix stamp
Z1686 Art Philosophy cart
Z1358 ButtonsBasic
Z2111 Chocolate ink

These last cards are cased from Laura over at the CTMH boards, thank you Laura, these were easy and quick.

All Product is from CTMH unless noted:
D1476 Card Chatter Sympathy My Acrylix stamp
Rock the Block exclusive limited time stamp
X5763 Smoothie cs Z2196 Smoothie ink
X5758 Sunset cs Z2191 Sunset ink
1381 White Daisy cs
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Picture Holder with Rock the Block

I never did find that blog again where I saw the little picture holder so this is what I came up with, I hope you like it. This did not take very long to make, I covered all sides of the block with B&T paper, I then used one of our pin clips, pushed into the top, I didn't want it to slip into the box so I used liquid glass on it, I dipped the pin into the liquid glass before pushing it into the cube, I also placed a little around the hole after the pin was in. The dragonflies were cut from the AP cart at 2.25" and layered a couple of times just for some diminsion.

X7128B Olivia Paper pk
Z1686 Art Philosophy cartridge
Z1612 Pin Clips
Rock the Block collage cubes
Z679 Liquid Glass

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Rock the Block

Close to my Heart has a great special going on till January 31, 2012, when you spend $25.00 or more from the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea book, you can get the Rock the Block special for just $15.00. This set includes a sneak peek from the 2012 Idea book called My Creations Collage cubes and an exclusive E-sized stamp. This Rock the Block E-sized stamp is available only during this promotion period. Get yours now, visit to order or email me at

This is the exclusive E-sized stamp set that comes with the Rock the Block.

Here is what I did with mine, I really loved the Olivia papers and I had some extra so I used it to create my blocks. I had 2 blocks left over and I saw on a blog somewhere that the person had made a picture holder out of one of these blocks so I think I am gonna try that. My letters were cut at 2.25" flowers were cut at 3." and 2.50", dragonflies cut at 2.25" and 1.50". I wish my pictures would have came out a little better, but today seems to be my day for not getting along with the electronic things in my home, camera acting up and phone died, had to get new phone. Anyway I hope you like these little cubes of mine.

First side:

Second side:

Third side:

Rock the Block Special

Z1686 Art Philosophy cart

X7128B Olivia papers

Z2191 Sunset ink

Z2104 Barn Red ink

Z679 Liquid Glass

Z1313 Opaques mocha

Z1151 3-D foam

Z553 Bonding memories glue pen

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has had great holiday, I am looking forward to a wonderful new year filled with lots of crafting, meeting new friends and enjoying lots of time with the friends I have now.

The new Idea Books are now here and there is some really great products in this Idea Book, please email to get your copy, they are available Febuary 1, if you live out of my area I will begin mailing the 3rd week of January so that you have them by the 1st.

Don't forget about this months Rock The Block promotion, spend $25.00 and get this set for only $15.00.

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