Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Webisode of Art and Soul - Lots To Love

If you have not yet checked out CTMH TV's Art and Soul, you don't know what you are missing.  Every month Close To My Heart comes out with a new Webisode with tips and techniques for paper-crafting enthusiasts, using supplies that many of us already have.

Click here to view Art and Soul - Lots To Love

Elwood and Ruth's 65th Anniversary


A picture of the happy couple, a sister and a sister-in-law.

2010 Layout Challenge - Pages 13 to 27





Some quick pages put together with comments, memories, and good wishes for my Grandparents 65th Anniversary.  Grandpa and Grandma are very appreciative of all the contributions.  A total of 15 pages put together within an hour.  The same could be done with your pictures with a coordinating mat for the pics.  I was actually through the first 1/4 of the challenge set for 2010, by January 16th, mind you these pages don't really count since they were so easy.  On the other hand, I'm setting the rules so I'll count them in.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

2010 Layout Challenge - Pages 9 to 12


A close up of the faux stitching on the previously posted layout.




 Felicity Kit
Still using it up and have lots more to go.  You still have 15 days to get yourself this great package.

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 Layout Challenge - Pages 3 through 8




Felicity Constant Campaign Kit
(available only until the end of January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month). 
The first two layouts are found in the Felicity Kit, the third was inspired by another consultant, Myra Grodzuik (thanks Myra).

2010 Layout Challenge - Pages 1 & 2







Veranda WOTG Kit
Left Page Layout - Reflections Main Frame (inspired by Lisa Stenz)
Right Page Layout - Reflections Bottom Border (without the border)
It only took me 15 years to scrapbook our wedding picture, but it was worth waiting for the right kit to come along.  Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January's Workshop On The Go - Sign up deadline is Jan. 10



Veranda Paper Pack

January's WOTG will be held on Thursday, January 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Complete cards, scrapbook pages or both with this kit. Kits need to be preordered by January 10th.  Here are the details:


Basic Kit - G1007 (Retail Value: $38.00) You Pay: $35.50
Kit includes:   My Acrylix® Follow Your Heart Stamp Set, My Reflections® Veranda Level 2 Paper Packet, Filigree Charms, and a Workshop Guide

Best Option - (Order the Basic kit then add these accessories):  Z1275 Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Copper Collection $5.25 and Z1266 Just Blooms® Spring Blossom Paper Flowers $9.25 

Call or email me to order this kit.

Want to make these projects but are unable to come to my class due to committments or distance?  You can complete this WOTG from anywhere at anytime!  I love taking these kits along with me to complete when I'm away from home at a course or on vacation.  WOTG kits are compact and require so few additional tools they make the perfect project to work on when you are short of space, time, ideas or just don't want to go out in the cold one more time.  Usually the only additional supplies used are coordinating stamp sets and common papercrafting supplies.  Let me know how I can put this kit together to meet your needs.

This is National Papercrafting Month


  You can purchase this kit or earn in for FREE until the end of January.  I've been loving this kit, having put together 8 pages already.  Expect to see samples of it in the next few days.

2010 Card Goal - Card 2 and Blog Candy Winners


This card was cre8ed with the January Stamp Of The Month  and the National Papercrafting Month's Constant Campaign Felicity Paper Pack (both only available this month, and may be FREE with qualifying purchase).  This card went together in minutes.  Faster, Simpler, Easier - the Close To My Heart motto applies here.

Blog Candy Winners - Bonny, Vicki and Rhonda will be recieving a little blog candy for being the first three to respond to my challenge.  Congratulations winners and thank you to all the participants!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Card Goal - Card 1


Grandpa and Grandma's 65th Anniversary Card
Cre8ed with the Veranda Workshop on the Go, with a few minor alterations.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Spring 2010 New Paper Packs



"Veranda"



"You Rock"



"Topstitch"


"Caboodle"

100 Scrapbook Pages + 100 Handmade Cards = Sheila's Goal for 2010

100 pages plus 100 cards, I think I could be losing my mind.  Getting just the basics done always seems like a chore, but I've broken it down into more manageable parts - 2 pages and 2 cards per week.  When said that way it doesn't seem so bad.  There may be a little cheating along the way (had a little headstart on a few projects this week that my need to be counted toward my total) and there is no guaruntee that there will be pictures on all or even half of the pages.  Just got to get started somewhere.  Hoping to keep posting pictures as time allows.  We'll keep a running total here on my blog, to see how I'm progressing.

I've put it out there, now it's time to get to work!!
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