Saturday, September 12, 2009

ALMOST There!!!

Thanks Everyone!! I'm almost there and am rounding the corner for the homestretch to earn Close to My Hearts fabulous incentive trip to New Zealand!!!

  • Check your supplies and make sure you have everything you need...remember, the holidays are just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your gifts and projects to ensure you're not swamped during the holiday season! Here are some ideas to help you get started...and when you order in September, you're helping me earn this fabulous trip to New Zealand!!! Please let me know if I can answer any questions or provide any assistance in holiday gift planning!
  • Looking for Faster, Simpler, Easier Christmas Cards: try X8623, My Originals Around the Holidays Card Kit, these cards are a snap to put together in just minutes but still have that personal touch!
  • Want a different look? Try X8617, My Originals Holiday Wishes Card Kit or X8620 Merry and Bright Card Kit
  • Want to create your own cards? Don't forget our fabulous new How To Program Book: Wishes Card Confidence Program, item 9033 with over 100 patterns to create your beautiful cards!
  • Our new Jingle Creative Basics paper X5808 is ideal for cardmaking, below are pictures of cards made using the Greetings Card Workshop in Wishes and only 3 sheets of paper and 16 card about making cards for mere pennies! I used the new Holiday Trinkets stamp set (D1366) and love all the different images (ornaments, trees, presents, sentiments and snowflakes) perfect for layouts, cards and gifts!
  • Need a quick mini-album to create a beautiful gift in minutes? Don't forget about our MyCreations Display Album, Z1054 and our large selection of My Reflections Level 1 Scrapbook Kits! These kits are so versatile and easy to assemble, but even better, you can create a Display album in minutes using a Level 1 Kit of your choice. Simply cut the papers into 6x6 squares and the pages are completed for you! Use the included stickers to personalize and embellish, add any special photos and you have a fabulous gift that can't be beat in minutes!
  • How about a personalized address stamp? K9013 provides 3 lines or you can personalize it further with additional lines, change the font and even add an icon! Don't forget to grab an inkpad, Z2106 Black Inkpad

I hope some of these ideas help you start planning! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me this past year helping me get as close as I with these final days fast approaching, I can truly use your support. So check your gift list, start planning your projects and order the supplies you'll need...don't forget, we have a brand new Idea Book loaded with beautiful new products and artwork, check it out on my website today at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Creations All Sorts Mini Album

We received this beautiful All Sorts Mini-Album at our Leadership Convention in California. I finally got mine all finished up...and LOVE it! It's so versatile, made of chipboard and sized so it can be interchanged with Close to My Heart's My Creations Acrylic Album--mixed media! Love it!

This is our new beautiful paper pack Grace...using Barn Red, Cocoa, Honey & Twilight, this collection is so versatile...I can't wait to share all the art I'm going to be creating with this kit!!
Aren't my boys cute! I love these photos...but, alas, that was a year ago and now it's time for new photos before we send them off to "big boy" school! The stars are from our new Heartfelt Die-Cuts Wonder (Chocolate, Olive & Twilight)...I used Twilight here.
This is our Sweet Home kit (Buttercup, Garnet, Heavenly Blue & Indian CornBlue)...under the Chipboard circle, the flourishes are from our new Top Coats Framed in Overlays (Z1211)...this one was cut in half to allow for the flourishes to be top/bottom of the page...they come in 4x6 sizes as you'll see below.
Here you can see another Top Coat overlay and our new Dimensional Elements In Color Organic Buttons!! Lots of fun with these and you'll see them spread throughout the mini-album!
Our new Jingle Paper Pack (Creme Brulee, Juniper, Olive & Tulip) with the BLING on the side...our new Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment (Z1220)...LOVE the glitter on them...these are so fun!
You can't really tell from this photo, but the title and the flourishes are from our new glitter rub-ons...did I mention I love BLING! ;0) This is the Winter Cheer collection which includes Olive, Twilight and Silver Glitter sheets for the rubons...I can absolutely see lots of cards and artwork using these...and it's super easy!
Our Twitterpated collection (Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Sorbet & SweetLeaf) daughter reminded me that Bambi is twitterpated...isn't that cute...and this collection is so appropriate, you'll fall right in love with it!

More Glitter Rub-ons and Twinkle Brads...really adds that extra something!!

I used some of the gliter rubons on the chipboard cirlces, then sponged with ink to help them pop off the page...each year we have an advent calendar of events we do during December...and of course making Gingerbread houses is one of the favorites...Mandy gets really focused/detailed with hers...the boys enjoy eating and aren't too concerned about the "finer" details.
Seriously...the grow up too quickly...I can't imagine that she's going to be driving soon...Dad already took her out for her first lesson...uggh!