Friday, February 10, 2012

Be Mine

Teaching a group of 15 young women about scrapbooking has been such a joy. The girls, grades 1-5, are so full of enthusiasm and creative energy that I think I learn more from them than they do from me.  Each week, I demonstrate a new technique.  This week, I introduced the girls to Close To My Heart's Spray Pen as we completed a Valentine's Day layout.

I had to refill the pen several times as they decided to spray just about everything, not just the heart title!  But, what a great example of how to take a few tools (water, CTMH re-inker and Pearl Paint) and combine them in the spray pen for a cool effect.

If you don't have a Spray Pen yet, you need to add it to your "must have" tools list.  Contact me today to order one and I'll give you a free "mixture" of product to try it for yourself.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stella WOTG

Have you been to one of my workshops yet?  If not, then make it a New Year's Resolution to have fun, relax and create beautiful layouts for your treasured photos!  Here's what a workshop looks like:

"The girls" arrive at my house at 7 p.m.  I have drinks and snacks to enjoy while crafting.  Everyone has their own mat with space for cropping. Then, I guide you through two gorgeous layouts designed by the CTMH Art Department.  From telling you cutting dimensions to giving tips for clean stamping, I'll be with you the whole way.

Did I mention that I create a greeting card to give everyone at every workshop?  Sometimes a little gift, like a Petite Perk stamp set, will be waiting for you!

Stella WOTG

The next workshop is Stella on February 22nd.  For $29.95 (with shipping and tax it ends up at $34), you'll get:

  • Stella Level 2 Paper Pack (X7147B), $9.95
  • My Acrylix Stella Workshop Stamp Set (C-size), $13.95
  • 2-Colonial White Cardstock Sheets, $1
  • Bohemian Assortment (Z1687), $4.95
  • Dimensional Elements Hearts (Z1735), $3.25
  • Instructional Brochure, $1
  • Total Retail Value: $34.10, YOU SAVE $4.15 on the WOTG!
RSVP by February 12th for this fun workshop!

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Thoughtful Tidings, February's SOTM

    Thoughtful Tidings, what a great title!  This is such a versatile stamp set and it coordinates with CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Now, that is thoughtful!

    When you purchase products totaling $50 or more, you can get the stamp of the month (SOTM) for just $5.  Or, buy it for $17.95.  Either way, you NEED this stamp set to add to your collection.  It just screams teacher appreciation to me!

    Here's the stamp set:

    I decided to make a couple of cards using the Stella paper pack (it's a new favorite of mine).  Check out the vibrant colors in Stella...Lagoon, Olive, Sunset and Tulip.  Add a bit of Cocoa and it's a class act!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Hello Spring/Summer Idea Book!

    You are in for a treat!  Close To My Heart's latest Idea Book is so chock full of amazing paper packs, My Acrylix stamp sets and embellishments that you're going to be amazed!

    Just take a look at this fabulous cover:

    The paper pack featured is Stella and that's Jeanette Lynton's gorgeous daughter, Rachel, on the cover.  Click on the Idea Book above to link to the on-line version of the Idea Book.  Or, if you want one for your very own, send me an email or comment below and it'll be on it's way!

    Check back tomorrow for more Stella and artwork featuring February's Stamp of the Month!