Thursday, August 27, 2009

Autumn/Winter Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!

30 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! This is the first stop on the Blog Hop, so sit back, relax, get out those Wish Lists and ENJOY!
Here we go!

I instantly loved the Twitterpatted paper packet the minute I saw it- and the more I played with these cute papers, the more I realized it is not just for Autumn pages or Thanksgiving cards, either! This was a fun project- I used the Wishes Template, Simple Expressions (page 40), and made three cards from the same template, but rotated it each time. Amazing how all three cards look so different!

  • The first card uses a special stamp set which you won't find in the new Idea Book! That's right, will only be available through the Workshops on the Go program! More details to come on that, but don't you just love those little mushrooms?

    Stamp Set: Hello There (Twitterpatted WOTG)
    Paper: Twitterpatted
    Ink: Desert Sand, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
    Embellishments: Chocolate Ribbon Rounds, Colonial White Bigger Brad, 3D Foam Squares

    The moment I saw this next stamp set, Grateful Hearts, I knew there was so much you could do with it- and I cannot resist those precious sayings! Again, Wishes Template Simple Expressions is used, but rotated 90 degrees. I love this as a Fall card.
    Stamp Set: Grateful Hearts
  • Paper: Twitterpatted
  • Ink: Desert Sand, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
  • Embellishments: 3D Foam Squares

    Lastly, who would have thought Christmas cards could be made from this paper packet? Pair it up with a Christmas Stamp (this Ms. Holiday Spirit is so sassy) and it works great! Look closely at the random-stamped holly berries and swirls in the background!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everyday Celebration Card Kit!

How Exciting! I just received some of the NEW product from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, including the National Stamping Month Card Kit promo, Everyday Celebrations! Oh My Gosh- this kit is great! Free with a $60 stamp purchase (which you know is not hard for me to do)! Check out all the cool stuff that comes in the kit- enough for 16 cards!!

Two sheets of cardstock, four B&T Papers, Everyday Celebration stamp set (so cute)!, Mini Melody Chocolate Accessories, Sponge wedge, 3D Foam squares, Ribbon, mini-ink pads (yea, it even comes with the ink)! And die-cut card bases and envelopes! It did not take long at all to put these together- 2 of each design. The instruction booklet shows you how to make the most of your paper, and includes the cutting/stamping/assembly instructions. It is such a great template, I used the same guide to make the same cards with the Daydream Paper:

So much fun!

Also, In anticipation of the new Idea Book release, some GREAT Close to my Heart consultants are joining me in another Blog Hop! On Friday, August 28th, a group of 29 consultants will be showcasing great artwork using NEW products! Be sure to stay tuned!!!

Happy Creating, everyone!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Coffee Lover!

For my Starbucks-loving friend, I made this:

The coffee cup is supposed to somewhat resemble a Starbucks logo, but you get the idea! The cocoa cardstock is mounted on foam tape so the gift card fits snuggly inside!

On a side note, there is some exciting news brewing at Close To My Heart! The National Stamping Month card kit campaign was just released, which will be available starting August 18th!

Plus, CTMH Consultants were just given a sneak-peak of the new Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book and some new changes for our company. I have to say I am EXTREMELY excited to share some of the new products, programs, and the amazing new layout of the book. And stay tuned, because when the Idea Book debuts in September, many CTMH Consultants will be joining me on another Idea Book Blog Hop to kick of the latest and greatest product release from Close to my Heart!

Happy Creating, everyone!