Saturday, May 31, 2014

Jubilee Layout #1

This layout is the additional layout from Close to my Heart's  Jubilee" Workshop on the Go". I love the bright and fun colors of the paper packet. I already know what pictures will go on these pages. My daughter and son-in-law have a large garden every year and she cans most of it later in the summer.  I want to take pictures as her garden grows and the pictures of the finished goodies that come from their hard work.


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These pictures show some of the dimension on the layout.


This paper packet would also be a great
 for the 4th of July pictures.




The Jubilee Workshop on the Go includes the following:

1- My Reflections Jubilee Paper Packet (X7181B)
1- My Acrylix Jubilee Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 Cardstock Sheets (1 Cocoa, 1 Colonial White, 1 Topiary)
1 - Jubilee Assortment (ZZ3004)
1 Durables Triangle Studs ( Z1928)
1 - Instructional Brochure

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating!





Friday, May 30, 2014

STUDIO J & LAYOUTS

Today I share with you a portion of the completed album I made for the president of my Sorority chapter.  It is a combination of traditional and digital scrapbooking.  I've also used CTMH flip flaps, Compilments, My Stickease and numerous embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by.

  Comment are always welcome.

HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Base & Bling Necklace

This Base & Bling necklace was made by my granddaughter as a gift for her mom.  She also made one for herself.  She was surprised how fast they went together.  She now wants to make more for to go with her outfits.


Supplies
Base & Bling Faux Antique Gold Square Pendant (Z1962)
Base & Bling Faux Antique Gold Chain (Z1954)
Base & Bling Square Glass Cover (Z1967)
Base & Bling Storyteller Style Sheet (Z1873)
Base & Bling Storyteller (Z1959) & Rhinestone Charms (Z1978)

HAPPY CREATING!





Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

I want to take a moment to recognize all the women and men who have served our country in all branches of the military so that we can enjoy the freedoms they have fought for and many have given their all.  Thanks also the the families that stand behind them and support them.
In memory of my father, Lowell Olson, my brothers, Iver Olson and Lowell Olson Jr., and numerous other members of my family and friends.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Balloon Ride Layout #3

I share an additional layout at my Workshop on the Go Classes.  This is the third layout for the Balloon Ride Paper Packet.


This layout is from Close to My Heart's
 "Make It from Your Heart" Volume One 
Pattern 9 Throwing a Curve page 22. 

It uses the following supplies:
 My Reflections Balloon Ride Paper Packet (X7180B)
 Balloon Ride Compliments (X7180C)
Artisian Syuds (Z1816)
The Blue Buttons and Ribbon are retired Close to My Heart items.

There are two volumes of Make It from Your Heart.  For $7.95, they contain several layout and card patterns, with easy to follow cutting instructions. Contact me if you would like to add one or both of these publications to your collection.  I use mine over and over.


HAPPY CREATING! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Balloonride Layout #2

The Close to My Heart Workshops on the Go
 provide enough materials for a second 2 page layout.
  Here is that additional layout.


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The Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go ( G1075)
 includes the materials and instructions to create
 two beautiful 2-page layouts, plus the following items:

1 My Reflections Balloon Ride Paper Packet (X7180B)
1 My Acrylix Balloon Ride Workshop StampSset (D size)
3 Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Juniper, 1 Whisper)
1 Balloon Ride Assortment (Z3003)
1 Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812)
1 Instrucional Brouchure


HAPPY CREATING!

Balloon Ride Layout #1

The Close to My Heart paper packet, Balloon Ride has been this month's featured papers, in both cards and layouts.  Today I share with you the main layout from the Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go.


Just click on the picture to view larger.

The Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go ( G1075)
 includes the materials and instructions to create
 two beautiful 2-page layouts, plus the following items:

1 My Reflections Balloon Ride Paper Packet (X7180B)
1 My Acrylix Balloon Ride Workshop StampSset (D size)
3 Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Juniper, 1 Whisper)
1 Balloon Ride Assortment (Z3003)
1 Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812)
1 Instrucional Brouchure

Friday, May 23, 2014

PUPPY CARD

Isn't this card adorable?
  Joan Speece taught our card group how to make this cute card that is sure to put a smile on any child's face.


HAPPY CREATING!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Balloon Ride Card

These cards are also quick cards. 
 The papers are the same, just reversed.


The stamp set used is one of three stamps sets that
 come with the CTMH Artiste Cricut Collection.


The Balloon Ride papers are so fun to work with.

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FATHER'S DAY CARD

Father's Day is right around the corner.  I have a husband, a son, a son-in-law, brothers and brothers-in-laws that are awesome fathers.  This will be a hard time this year as it is my first year without my father, but I have great memories.

Here is the card we made for Father's Day. 
 It is a Gate Fold card that opens in the middle.  Since my guys are all car crazy, I decided to use CTMH's  Maximum Power
 ( D1564) Stamp Set. I stamped the truck and car images on a separate piece of paper, colored the images with Alcohol Markers, cut out the images and adhering the truck to one side of the front only, and the cars to the inside of the card.  


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The Happy Father's Day came from the
 CTMH stamp set You're the Best (C1571)


The tire marks were stamped directly on the paper.

HAPPY CREATING!



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BALLOON RIDE MULTI FOLD CARDS

Here are two of the Specialty Fold Cards
 from May's Creative Card Class.  We used the Balloon Ride Paper Packet (X7180B)



This card is called a Pop Up card. 
 It is very easy to make.  I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out the flower and Girls Rock (C1538) Stamp Set.


The great thing about this card is it lays flat for shipping.




Give a Lift Stamp Set (D1581)

This card is simply a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of CS folded to create a 4 1/2" sq. card base.  Just stamp 1/3 of the stamp on the folded card base.  Stamp the balloon on another piece of scrap, then cut it out and adhere to the card base lining up the images as shown.  I used water color pencils to color in the images, cut out the clouds and stamped the sentiment.  Fast and Simple!

HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, May 19, 2014

MULTI MEDIA SWAP - CHERISH

Each month I participate in a Multi Media Swap.  This was my swap for May.  The theme was "Celebration" to be interpreted any way you would like.

The frame is from the dollar store, the sentiment was off the computer that I printed on photo paper and the embellishments are all Close to My Heart.


Thanks for stopping by. 


HAPPY CREATING!

New CTMH Product Bundles

CTMH Product Bundles


Close to My Heart has put together five new product bundles for our customers!  These fabulous bundles have been put together with function and savings in mind!  Your can save $5 to $10 by purchasing one of these bundles. 
  

  Let me help you get started with one of these bundles.

  .Here is a quick look at what is included in the bundles.




STAMPING BASICS
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2140) 
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2135) 
Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2170) 
Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162) 
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2147) 
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom (A1155) 
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Island Greetings (A1157) 
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778) 
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782) 
My Acrylix™ Organizer (Z1038)

$65.30 (Retail Value $70.30) save $5!






CARD MAKER'S QUICK START
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2193) 
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195) 
My Acrylix™ Belated Birthday (B1442) 
My Acrylix™ Big Hug (D1584) 
2" x 2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1003) 
2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009) 
White Card and Envelopes Value Pack (X254) 
Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922) 
Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment (Z1702)

$73.25 (Retail Value - $78.25) save $5!

                     

ESSENTIALS TOOL KIT
Medium Organizer (Z4139) 
Craft Boxes (Z4137) 
Dot Embossing Folder (Z1924) 
Chevron Embossing Folder (Z1925) 
Stitch Guide (Z1852) 
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114) 
Sanding Kit (Z1294) 
Bone Folder (Z1204) 
Spray Pens (Z1380) 
Create-a-Shade™ Pearl Paint (Z1039)

$71.05 (Retail Value $76.05) save $5!






MEMORY KEEPING FUNDAMENTALS
Timberline Paper Packet (X7182B) 
Timberline Complements (X7182C) 
Timberline Assortment (Z3005) 
Skylark Paper Packet (X7177B)
Skylark Complements (X7177C)
Skylark Assortment (Z3000)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977) 
Cherish™ Scrapbook Program (9038) 
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) 
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851) 
Corner Rounder (Z1912) 
Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979) 
Metallics Markers (Z1768) 
Sparkles Flourishes (Z1708) 
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918) 
Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape (Z1930) 
 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825)

$133.40 (Retail value $143.40) save $10!



                       

STAMPING SCRAPBOOKER'S DELIGHT
Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173) 
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118) 
My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself (C1574) 
My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet (E1028) 
My Acrylix™ LOL (A1159) 
3" x 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006) 
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512) 
Liquid Glass (Z679) 
VersaMat™ (Z1279) 
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977) 
Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6" Flip Flaps™ (Z4114)
Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment (Z1939)

$132.10 (Retail Value $142.10) save $10!


When you order one of these bundles during the month of May, you will automatically qualify for the May Stamp of the Month - You've Got A Friend for $5 (retail value $17.95)

HAPPY CREATING!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

MULTI MEDIA SWAP - JOURNAL


I received this cute journal at my Multi Media Swap this month.
  I need to get her name and then I will post it.  
Check out the front and back pockets.



Cute side pocket for receipts, etc.



Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY CREATING!

Friday, May 16, 2014

MULTI MEDIA SWAP - PILLOW BOX



This pillow box was shared by Cindy Kleindfelter
 at out unit meeting this month.



These are so fun to make and make great party favors.

HAPPY CREATING!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

MULTI MEDIA POST _ CUPCAKE IN A JAR




Nina Sandbeck made this project for our Multi Media Swap this month.  The theme was "Celebrate" and your project can be anything you interpret that to be.


Cupcake papers, picks, sprinkles and jar...So cute!  Just add a cake mix box and you are set for your own little celebration!



Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BENDI CARD

Here is the class project I taught at this month's Creative Design Team's meeting.







Here are the directions for making this card.
  It was a fun 3-D card to make.

Bendi Card
Cricut Cuts
Olive CS          
·         Palm Tree       Artbooking      page 67  > icon > family                               Cut 2 @ 3”
·         Grass               Artbooking      page 52 > Border > t > Real Dial Size         Cut 5 @ 6”
·         Ink edges with Whisper ink
Sweet Leaf CS
·         Grass                Artiste              page 73 > shift > Accent 3 > Easter           Cut 5 @ 1”
·         Ink edges in Whisper ink
Colonial White CS
·         4 ¼” x 5 ½”                  Cut 1
·         2 ½” x 5 ½”                 Cut 2                Score  ½ ”on  2 ½” edge,   Mark  ¼”  with pencil on opposite  edge           Shape as shown
·         1 ¾” x 5 ½”                 Cut 2                Score  ½ ”on  1 3/4” edge,   Mark  ¼”  with pencil on opposite  edge                      Shape as shown
·         Ink edges with Whisper Ink

Sky Blue CS
·         2 1/16”  x 5 ½ “           Cut 1    (sand)
·         4 1/8” x 5 3/8”                        Cut 1    (sand)
Whisper CS
·         2” x 5 ½”                     Cut 1    (emboss, ink with Whipser ink)         
·         1 ½” x 4 5/8”               Cut 2    (emboss, ink with Whipser ink)          Shape as shown
·         2 ¼” x 4 5/8”               Cut 2    (emboss, ink with Whipser ink)          Shape as shown
 Stamp the following images from Lifting Spirits Stamp Set (C1570)
·         Hot Air Balloon           Stamp, Color with Alcohol Markers & Cut  
·         1 of each 3 Clouds      Stamp & Cut, ink edge with Whisper ink
·         Banner                                    Stamp & Cut, ink edge with Whisper ink
·         Sentiment of Choice   Center in Banner

Directions
1.      Adhere sky & brick piece to  4 ¼” x 5 ½” Colonial WhiteCS
2.      Cut notch as shown on penciled area of CS 1 ¾” x 5 ½” & 2 ½” x 5 ½” pieces of Colonial White CS
3.      Fold scored ½” on the 1 ¾” x 5 ½” & 2 ½” x 5 ½” pieces of Colonial White CS  ( do not adhere to back piece
4.      Layer brick piece to both sides of the two Colonial White pieces leaving 1/8” border on top
5.      Adhere palm tree as shown by running one strip of glue up the center of tree
6.      Adhere second palm tree on back side directly over the previous tree with one strip of adhesive down the center of tree
7.      Adhere grass pieces as shown
8.      With a pencil,  mark placement of tabs as shown
9.        Adhere scored edges to back of larger piece, largest on the left and smaller on the right.
10.  Adhere back piece to the card
11.  Laying card flat, on the left flap, cut slice 2” from the left edge going through all layers with exacto knife
12.  On large piece, laying flat cut a slice 1 ½” from the right side going through all layers
13.  Decorate with clouds and hot air balloon as shown.  

A similar card by Shirley Ross was my inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY CREATING!