Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mark Your Calendars!

Mark Your Calendars!

For the next seven months, I will be hosting card workshops and crops at the Winters Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Garland, Tx.  I’m including all the dates and if applicable, the theme. 

All card workshops, except December, will be 6*8*10.  You will create 6 cards, using only 8 minutes per card, for only $10!  What a fantastic way to have handmade cards, build up your stash of cards, and meet new people!  Crops are free, yes F-R-E-E, so you can come and learn new techniques while completing your projects and scrapbooks.

June 9              6-8pm             Card Workshop
June 29            6-10:30pm       Crop

July 7               6-8pm              Card Workshop
July 30             6-10:30pm       Crop

Aug 12             6-7:30pm         Card Workshop
Aug 25             9-11 am           Back to school crop & bake sale

Sept 8              6-8pm              Card Workshop
Sept 22            6-10:30pm       Crop

Oct 7               6-8pm              Card Workshop – Halloween
Oct 20             6-8pm              Card Workshop – Veteran’s Day

Nov 10             6-8pm              Card Workshop – Thanksgiving
Nov 23             6-10:30 pm      Crop

Dec 1               *** Special Card Workshop *** we will be making Christmas/Holiday
Cards – time to be determined

Each month, you will need to email me to register and prepay to hold your place for the card workshops.  Crops are a come and go.  I am super excited about this opportunity and would love to have each and every one of you come and join me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Use Your Stash - Mad about Metals

If you are joining us for the "Using Up Your Stash Blog Hop" you are on the right track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Rachel's Blog. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing Metal accents!  I have a lot of paper left over from last spring, so I used that as well.  The paper is called Mayberry.  The metal charm embellie on the front is from last fall.  Both the paper and the metal charm are now retired.

I needed a card for a friend who is ill, so I just used up some old stuff.
I layered the paper, then used the Natural Hemp to give it a fun twist.  The metal charm is on 3-D Foam tape. 

Close To My Heart Shopping List
Colonial White Cardstock - 1388
Hemp in natural -Z280
Chocolate Ink - Z2111
3-D Foam Tape – Z1151

Thank you for stopping by, now hop on over to Theresa's blog for more great ideas.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May's Technique Blog Hop - Yo Yo's

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the “Yo-Yo Flowers” Technique as shown on page 27 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Rachel's Blog, you are on the right track.  Let’s get started!

Here is the card I made for my nephew's baptism.  He is 12 and it is so not cool to have handmade things from his aunt, but I do it anyway because I love him.  He loves the Avengers and all the different super heros, so I used the Superhero paperpack. 

I cut 2 of the borders from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at "fit to page."  Then, I scored them at every 1/4 inch.  Once I scored them, I folded them up (back & forth).  Using the ever popular Liquid Glass, I glued the two ends together in a circle and voila! I had a beautiful star burst for the front of my card.

I embellished with Dimensional Elements Star Shapes.  These I inked in Cranberry, Moonstruck, and Sunkiss Yellow.  On the largest star, I put a "C" for his name using the Hero Alphabet.

Now, hop on over to Judy Faye's blog and check out what she has created.  Don’t forget to post your project on our challenge blog!

Close To My Heart Shopping List:
Hero Alphabet - E1022
Superhero Paper Packet - X7152B
Liquid Glass - Z679
Dimensional Elements - Stars - Z1680
Round Sponge – Z697
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer – Z338
Microtip Scissors – Z534
Cranberry Ink - Z2116
Monstruck Ink - Z2134
Black Ink - Z2105

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Stamp of the Month

Each month Close To My Heart has a "Stamp Of The Month" special.  When you spend $50, you can add the Stamp Of The Month for only $5!  This is a great way to build up your stamp collection.  Each month, the stamp set is different, and it is always timely!

This month's Stamp Of The Month is called Friendship Bouquet.  Of course, there are always ideas in the Idea Book using the Stamp Of The Month.  However, there are a few Consultants with whom I share my own creation.  Then we all do a virtual Stamp Of The Month Swap and post them on our blogs. 

Michelle West

Judy Faye Garner

Melissa Robinson
She even had the Dotty For You paper as a background!

Sheila Wilkerson