Saturday, July 24, 2010
Just an FYI: CLOSE TO MY HEART is discontinuing some of their colors so you will want to hurry & stock up on your paper, markers, stamp pads & reinkers, because once they are thay are gone. Here are the colors as follow that will no longer be avaialble.
STAR SPANGLED BLUE
The pictures are of the new colors that will be repacing the old colors & will be available September 1st. & we will be playing with some of them at my OPEN HOUSE: BOO! (more info to follow later).
Posted by Beth at 10:23 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This last weekend we got to get out of the SCORTCHING HEAT & headed up to The White Mountains to enjoy the cooler temps. We stayed in Taylor, but made a drive up to Greer for the day. It was BEAUTIFUL. We palyed in the water, did some hiking/exploring around the area, palyed in the water & just enjoyed the AMAZING landscape!
Posted by Beth at 1:47 PM
Have you ever looked at something & thought what else can I do with this? When I buy anything for my scrapbooking supplies I am always thinking of more than 1 or 2 ways on how to use it (that goes for stamps, paper, ink, chipboard, fabric, ect.)I was going through my CTMH scrapbooking stash & came across our DEMENSIONAL ELEMENT SLIDE FRAMES (sorry discontinued, but you can do this with our other demensionals: Hearts, Stars, Monograms, ect. for a different look). I had used all the tags & only had the negative impression left, but right away an idea came to me to make it look like a SHADOW BOX! I had been wanting to use the NOTEBOOK LEVEL 2 kit for quite sometime & I thought it would be perfect for this project.
NOTEBOOK LEVEL 2 #X7102B
BAMBOO INK #Z2103
CRYSTAL BLUE INK #Z2117
DESERT SAND INK #2118
HOLLYHOCK INK #2128
BLUSH INK #Z2106
BLACK COLLECTION RIBBON ROUNDS #Z1034
FOUNDRY METAL ACCESSORIES #Z1147
FOUNDRY TABS #Z1161
PEWTER DESIGNER BRADS #Z1146
JUST BLOOMS PAPER FLOWERS #Z1033
TWINKLE BRADS JOLLY ASSORTMENT #Z1220
LOVE LETTERS RUB-ONS #Z1098
NATURE'S AMBIANCE RUB-ONS #Z1097
PRETTY PINS #Z1148
CLEAR SPARKLES #Z1104
FRESH SHAPES (HEARTS) DEMENSIONAL ELEMENTS #Z1019
FRAMED FUN DEMENSIONAL ELEMENTS #Z1140
DEMENSIONAL ELEMENTS MONOGRAMS "D" #Z1058
3-D FOAM TAPE #Z1151
BLACK CARDSTOCK #1386
HOLLYHOCK CARDSTOCK #1246
HEARTFELT DIE-CUTS WHIMSY #Z1145
GLITTER GLUE STARDUST #Z1313
SANDING KIT #Z1294
MEMORY BOOK GLUE DOTS #1772/#Z341(MINI)
INKING EDGES (DISTRESSING)
SCORING BLACK PAPER FOR WHITE CORE
ROSES MADE WITH RIBBON ROUNDS (TEACHING A CLASS ON THIS & OTHER FLOWERS AT MY UPCOMUNG TECHNIQUE TUESDAY CLASS; LOVES ME LOVES ME NOT.)
Feel free to leave a comment about anything you see on here or any questions you may have. Let me know if you would like a catalog to do any ordering & they are always great for ides as well. I stll have a few of the new books ($4.00 ea.) left (just found a stash today!) & some of our older books as well ($1.00 ea.).
Posted by Beth at 10:39 AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I was going through my photo's on my computer & came across on of my FAVORITE layouts of Christian. I look at this page & think WOW were did the time go! Christian would be turning 2 in just a few short months when these pic.'s where taken, but yet it seems like only yesterday. We don't sell this paper pack anymore or ink, but I thought you would all still like to see it for the idea's. Besides look at how YUMMY he looks!
LET'S GET TOGETHER PAPER PACK LEVEL 2 #X7083B (sorry discontinued)
BREEZE (DISCONTINUED), CRANBERRY, BUTTERCUP & GARDEN GREEN INK
RIBBON ROUNDS WHITE DAISY COLLECTION #Z816
CUPCAKE SPRINKLES STAMP SET #D1336
FRESH SHAPES #Z1019
SPONGE DAUBERS #Z726
CORNER ROUNDER #Z578
3-D FOAM TAPE #Z1151
I sanded the edges to bring out the white core (exculsive to CTMH paper).
Inked the edges of Celebrate/Hey there Cupcake with Cranberry Ink.
All my paper was from my SCRAP STASH!
Beads from your local craft store.
Posted by Beth at 12:21 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here is another fun 12x12 page layout I have been working on. Again the pic. just doesn't do the layout or colors justice. This one was inspired by: It's Your Day Card Kit (X8622) from Close To My Heart.
Happy Bird-Day To You.........
Crystal Blue, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, White Daisey Paper/Ink
White Daisey Grosgrain #Z270
Demensional Elements: Borders #Z1156
Sponge Daubers #Z726
Bitty Sparkles #Z1263
Delightful Alphabet (set of 71) #D1221
Bird Basics #D1338
Solos W (for the word Wish) #B1247
Solos Q (for polka dots) #B1241
Crystal Blue Marker #Z2317
Used pop dots to add demension (candles/bird/buttons. I wrote Happy to you........ free hand. Did Sponge Daubing on Demensional Elements: Borders.
I am saving this layout for my Bird-Day (aka Birthday)!
Posted by Beth at 10:48 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Well lately I have been feeling really crafty & have been getting a few projects done. So I thought I would show them off to all of you!
SOME BIRDIE TOLD ME......... (All Close To My Heart Products)
Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf, Ocean & Cocoa Ink/Paper
On Target Demensional Elements Z1226
Embroidery Floss Red & Pink Assortment Z1092
New Cocoa Collection Ribbon Rounds Z1316
Bitty Sparkles Z1263
Clear Sparkles Z1263
Glitz Glitter Glue Stardust Z1313
Lots Of Dots Alphabet Z1261
Rustic Alphabet Stamp Set E1002
Corner Rounder Z578
Bird Basics Stamp Set D1338
Sanding Kit Z1294
Sponge Daubers Z726
I did scoring with my paper trimmer to get white stripes. Close To My Heart has a white coar in center of card stock.
Roses done by hand with ribbon (taught by Lucinda Fish Thank You)
Hand stiched corner.
Picture doesn't do the page justice!
NOW I JUST GOTTA ADD A PIC.!
Posted by Beth at 12:41 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
So a few weeks back Christian had Vacation Bible School , so we got to have date night with Baby Noah. We decide to go to our local Target & have a little fashion show. I think Rick had waaaaaaaaaay to much fun! LOL Don't be jealous of my Handsome Hubby. We had an AWESOME time. People kept looking at us as they walked by & I think the staff anjoyed it. Fun family times that are free..........priceless.
Posted by Beth at 10:37 AM