Thursday, December 13, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine- Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our Blog Hop featuring
our newest kit just released to help us celebrate
National Paper-crafting Month in January...
Whooo's Your Valentine?!!
If you've just arrived here from Haley's Blog, The Inky Scrapper then you are on the correct path.
Whooo's Your Valentine- stamp set included in the kit!
Isn't this stamp set adorable!? (And versatile?!
Whooo's Your Valentine Kit used for pages, MIFTH Vol 1
I used my kit to create a special 2 page layout for my Daughter's scrapbook. These pages are to celebrate her 14th month! She had a photo shoot and wore a cute shirt with tiny hearts on it- so the hearts from this stamp set were PERFECT!

I used the pattern stamps to create patterened paper from my cardstock! These were so easy to line up!
November 2012 Stamp of the Month- used for journaling

I loved the "I heart you" sentiment so I made sure to work it into my artwork at the top.
I had so much fun with this Valentine Kit! (Even though I used it for scrapbook pages so far! I'll make my Valentine treats later!) I know you will love it too! The kit is a $40 value and can be yours for only $10 with a $35 purchase from December 13th 2012 - January 31st 2013. (The kit includes: 12 die-cut boxes ready to fold in various colors, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of Silver Glitter Paper (NEW!!), 12 Treat Tubes with Lids (NEW!!!), and the Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set.) Visit my blog to learn more- Let me know if you have any questions!
Now that you have seen my creation- hop over to Jen's Blog- Jen's Jewel Box, to see what she has made with the SAME kit! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tuesday Trigger, Shimmer and Shine!

It's time to sparkle!

As a Close to My Heart Consultant I was able to preview the NEW "Whooo' Your Valentine" Kit early! When I first saw the Silver Glitter Paper (available in February 2012) it knocked my socks off! Love at first craft! It really does shimmer and shine! So when I saw this Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World Blog- I had the perfect excuse to put it to use!

Shimmer and Shine, Tuesday Trigger inspiration photo.
Silver and Gold and shiny fancy metallics! It's just one thing I love about the Christmas Season- a reason to celebrate and get glitzy! Here is the card I created while inspired by this photo (and also keeping my most bling loving friends in mind).

I used this sketch from Mojo Monday The Blog as my design. This one is Mojo207. The first week of the month at Mojo is contest week! Play along for your change at the winnings! :)

I used the sparkle paper with my scallop punch and I am happy to report that it impressed me! The glitter falloff on my workspace was minimal and the punch worked without any extra effort! I am impressed with this new Paper!

When I think metallic and shiny I reach for my embossing powders and heat gun right away! This time I COMBINED my silver and gold embossing powders as an experiment to just see what would happen. (Those who know me understand this is very out of my comfort zone- I am usually very diligent to return each respective powder to its own personal vile... I just had to make a new vile for this concoction!) I love how it turned out! It adds more dimension then the flat silver would have been alone. What do you think?

What fancy blingy things have you created this Christmas?


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Scholastic Scrapbook Class Preview!

TaDa! I am so excited to show off the Scholastic Scrapbook pages that I designed with the Workshop on the Go Kit from Close to my Heart! This is one of my favorite kits from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book! (Blame my inner nerd that always loved school!) Perfect for back to school (or the class photos you are getting back now), bookworms, readers, Librarians, boys or girls!

I have designed 4 fun 2 page layouts for us to create! You will have the chance to use some of my inks and stamp sets at class if you like. (Some designs use stamp sets not included in the kit)

Layout #1
Layout #2
Layout #3
Layout #4

The Scholastic Scrapbook Class will be held on December 29th. A perfect chance to relax after the Holidays! You will go home with 8 pages ready for photos!

Please RSVP and order your supplies by December 14th. This is the last date to order by to be sure our items will arrive ahead of time. I like you to have time to trim your papers before class so that we have more time for stamping and crafting during class. I will provide a cutting guide for you.

***NOTE: The Scholastic supplies were recently listed as "retiring" which means once what is in stock is sold, it is gone and not re-stocked. If you LOVE this kit you might want to order sooner then the suggested RSVP date. Keep in mind if you order online you will have access to the newly stocked "while supplies last" clearance section as well!

I hope you can join us! Watch for future posts featuring each layout in more detail! Please contact me if you have any questions.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Pear and Partridge Layout #4

This is my forth layout that I created with my Pear and Partridge Workshop on the Go Kit from Close to My Heart! I created it as a monochromatic base by building the sketch with neutrals and similar Greens. (I did this because I knew I would load the pages with photos that feature Red- resulting in pages that are Christmas colored red and green!)

I love the Heart 2 Heart Challenge sketches and this layout is made based on sketch 20! If you enjoy working with sketches you should visit the blog to look through the ideas there. They are all made using Close to my Heart supplies too! You can play along also!

I fell in love with the zip strip that read "Christmas is a Time for Sharing". It was perfect to feature sharing Christmas with my sister who lives out of town!

I LOVE my baker's twine! I thought my red version would make a great candy cane inspired accent on this Christmas page. I tied them in tiny bows and then cut them at varied lengths.

Hope you are starting to feel the Magic of the Christmas Season!


Pear and Partridge Layout #3

I am feeling very festive! Scrapbooking photos from Christmas past has me looking forward to this year!

My third Christmas Scrapbook layout is made using the Pear and Partridge Workshop on the Go Kit from Close to my Heart. These papers were perfect for a page I wanted to make for my Daughter!

The layout design is based on a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book, page 30, sketch 13. I love when a photo works out to be a cut out, or in this case, what I call a "border buster". The subject was clean and had no other objects in the way, there was a crisp line between her and the background, which made her easy to trim out. Her piggy-tails were just so cute and letting them pop out past the border of the sketch brings them extra attention!

I used my Alphabet Stamp Set, "Token", to add an attractive title and accented it with a Red Grosgrain bow. I used the same stamp set to create the numbers for the year. I made them smaller by punching them out with my small circle punch. The letters are punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch from Close To My Heart.

Hope you like it!


Pear and Partridge Layout #2

My second layout with Pear and Partridge uses the sentiment stamp "The best Gift: Family". I just love this simple stamp that comes in our workshop kit! It is perfect for these pages I made about my daughter and her cousin stealing the show at our Christmas Party a few years ago.

I also used a lot of squares with rounded corners! My corner rounding punch was glad to come out of storage, and it might show! :)

I also used the glittery rub ons again and I love how they look when used on the darker card stocks!

My favorite part of this layout is the ornament I created with the October Stamp of the Month stamp set, "Very Merry Christmas". I stamped it in Cranberry ink and then used my clear detail embossing powder and craft heat gun to emboss it and make it shine! Added the ribbon binding bow accent and set it on 3D Foam tape.

I am entering this layout in "Challenge #118 - Ornaments" at the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog. I hope they like it!

Thank you for visiting to see what I have been up to!

Pear and Partridge Layout #1

I'm so excited to share the layouts I have created with Pear and Partridge for Christmas! Here is layout #1.

The design of this layout is based on the brochure tutorial that is included in the workshop on the go kit from close to my heart. It can also be found in the Make It From Your Heart volume 1 book of sketches, Sketch 14 page 32. I used photos from my Son's first Christmas! I added a few extra photos to the space at the top!

I used the glittery rub ons from the kit as accents on both pages. They are a lot of fun and offer a finished polished look that is really easy and quick!

I did a little stamping too! I stamped the Christmas Tree and added a red sparkle from the kit. I also stamped a border under the red strip of Cranberry cardstock along the top. Also, my favorite sentiment from the stamp set, which reads "I'll never forget this Christmas because..."

What fun Christmas Projects have YOU been working on? Have you used your Pear and Partridge supplies yet?