Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Paper: Home Decor

Add a touch of fall to your home with a fall bunting!  

With the help of my Cricut Artbooking cartridge, Pathfinding Paper Pack, Brown Glitter Paper, Score Board and jute my fall bunting came together in no time and currently accents our fireplace.  I've also hung him in our kitchen window where he looked equally as cute but I get to see it much more in the living room!  While I love to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving I also like to have pieces out that are more generically fall - I get to enjoy them longer! :)

Here's how this little gem came together...
First, the ability to cut the banner shapes out with Artbooking is a complete time saver.  Then, I scored each kraft banner at 1/4 inch to give the paper added dimension.   (You could use the other side which would add another look as your scored lines would look like little speed bumps instead of sidewalk cracks.)  I used pop dots behind the kraft paper to add depth and to allow the pattern paper to be a bit more visible.  Remember how I said I was loving Close to My Heart's glitter paper?! Seriously.  Love it!  I cut all these leaves out using Artbooking and my Cricut.  I love the look of the glitter leaves and the best part is I do not have to work a bit when handling this bunting - the glitter stays put!  I adhered the leaves with liquid glass.  Finally, I strung jute through all the pieces I made.  Done.  

Your turn to make one!  How long do you want your bunting?  Shorter? Longer?  Make it yours... Add more pieces to add length or use less to shorten it up, space them farther apart or closer together.  What else could you use for fall?  Pumpkins, Acorns, Cornstalk, Words: Fall, Autumn, Blessings, Thankful, etc. 

Do you want to make one of your own but don't have all the supplies?  Host a home decor workshop and I'll bring all the supplies for you and your friends to create your own! 

While you work on your fall bunting I'm going to start brainstorming for next seasons pop of paper!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Card Buffet

It's like peeking at your presents before they get wrapped...

We all reach for a Christmas card a few times during the season.  C'mon over and whip up a few cute cards in a couple of hours!  I think you'll like what it's all about.  I will have a variety of Christmas cards from you to choose from to create.   You will have the whole workshop time, 2 hours, to make as many cards as you can.  You pick the ones you like best, work at your own pace and walk away with a beautiful collection of cards!  While the primary focus of the cards at this workshop will be Christmas / Holiday themed I have a handful of all occasion cards, including the 3 from this weeks Sunday Paper, that will also be available. 

The workshop will be at my house Tuesday, October 28th from 6pm-8pm.  Please RSVP by October 25th to save your spot and one for your friend!

Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Paper: Cute Cards

I've been busy making different cards lately.

Just Because...
CTMH Supplies: Seaside Paper Pack, Cloud Nine Stamp Set,
Mini Stapler and Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday...

It's not my birthday, but I got a new stamp set that was fun to play with!  I had fun with the cake from "Belated Birthday".  I created a card similarly to the one pictured in Annual Inspirations on page 91.  I plan to whip up a few more birthday cards and if they happen to be late... well, they'll be cute!! :)

CTMH Supplies: Belated Birthday Stamp Set, Chalk It Up Paper Pack,
Gold Glitter Paper, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
and Artiste Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

'Thanks So Much' for stopping by today! :)

CTMH Cut Above Thank You Card Kit
and You Mean The World To Me Stamp Set

Have you noticed that that in addition to Card Workshops on the Go Close to My Heart offers "Cut Above" Card Kits?  You can find them on pages 160 and 161 in Annual Inspirations.  The card kits are prepackaged and ready for you to put together.  I ordered a couple of the kits to try them out and have found them to be cute, convenient and quick to use.  I also like that they come with a coordinating envelope.  You can stamp any image you'd like in the banner so you can make a variety of cards!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Paper: Scrapbook Layouts

Good Morning!

How about a couple fall layouts to enjoy this fall morning?  The zip strip that I used on the bottom of the first two-page layout describes our weather around here perfectly lately, "Crispy, crunchy leaves ~ Cool fall air ~ Rake then jump ~ Blustery trees ~ Fall into Autumn".  

Created using CTMH Pathfinding Paper, Champagne and Sunset Cardstock,
Brown Glitter Paper, Cork Circles and Artbooking

Remember this sneak peek? 

Here's the layout!

CTMH Pathfinding Paper Pack and Pathfinding Card WOTG 

A couple elements on this layout can be found in similar form from the Pathfinding Card Workshop on the Go.  Don't let the "card" workshop deter you from using ideas, design elements and embellishments for scrapbooking or visa versa!  It's all there to inspire your creations - many products work in many ways!  Ah... crafting! :)

I leave you with a little bit of happy!  A whole lot of hexagons, stamping and bright colors...

CTMH: Honeycomb and Happy Hexagon Stamp Sets,
Inks: Cranberry, Topiary, Honey, Cranberry, Pacifica & Outdoor Denim
CTMH: Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment,
Honeycomb and Happy Hexagon Stamp Sets,
Inks: Cranberry, Topiary, Honey, Cranberry, Pacifica & Outdoor Denim

All of these layouts were created at my September Layout Workshop.  The next Layout Workshop will be Tuesday, November 11th from 6pm-9pm.  Join us! 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October is here!

I {heart} Close to My Heart!   A new month always equals new deals!!

October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays
The October Stamp of the Month is ready to get you into the Christmas spirit! 

I'm not sure what it is but I really like that little light (tag).  It's cute and simple.  So, you know how stamp of the month works, right?  You spend $50 in CTMH product and this festive stamp set is yours for only $5.00!  

Guess what?? There's more, of course!!  Not only can you purchase this stamp set at a great discount when you spend $50 this month but you also qualify for FREE chevron ribbon at the same time!  

October Promotion: Ribbon Revelry
During the month of October you will automatically receive a FREE surprise chevron ribbon with a qualifying purchase of $50.  The ribbon will automatically be added to your order and you will you receive either of the two pictured ribbons, Ruby Chevron or Outdoor Denium Chevron.   Indeed, it will be a surprise until you receive your order!  Kinda fun, hey?

6 Month Anniversary!
October marks 6 months since I've been a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant!  I signed up at the very end of April and started my calendar of workshops in May.  I have had SO much fun with all of you!   I truly do LOVE this!!   The last 6 months, I've been busy creating, collecting CTMH goodies and have enjoyed much more time crafting. :)  Thanks to all of you who have placed orders through me,  attended workshops and encouraged me to come up with more, and to those of you who have hosted home gatherings and workshops in your own homes thereby introducing me to even more new friends and crafters!  

I've decided that I'd like to say 'Thank You!' this month with a giveaway for a CTMH Bag of Goodies!! Let's do it, whatta say?!  Here's how you can get "tickets" into the drawing:
  • Follow my Blog = 2 tickets
  • Comment on this Blog Post = 1 ticket
  • Like this post on Facebook = 1 ticket
  • Attend Croptober Fest on Saturday, October 18th = 2 tickets
  • Attend Christmas Card Buffet on Tuesday, October 28th = 2 tickets
  • Place an order this month = 2 tickets per $25
I will draw at the end of the month! Start checking things off the list and get your "tickets"! 

Happy Crafting!