Time flies when you are crafting for an event! Before I know it, the 25th will be here and then we will start a new year. I have enjoyed making cards and ornaments, calendars and small paper craft kits. I recently visited one of my favorite websites SVGCUTS.Com. If you have a die cutter that can cut SVG files, you really should pop in and see what they have to offer. Mary, she is the artist, is such a great teacher. Every file has a video tutorial in case you need some help putting them together. As soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it was a must to put together. It is called Santa’s Village Advent Calendar. I used CTMH’s Sparkle& Shine papers(X7176B) I hope you will stop by all this month as I will be highlighting some awesome projects.
I recently received an email from PaperCrfts magazine, telling me I was 1of10 winners! I was so excited. I should be receiving my boatload of scrapbooking supplies in a week. I almost always enter these sweepstakes, thinking I never win! My faith has been restored, so I decided to post this giveaway from Provocraft. Good Luck, and enter often .https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=395535263913667&set=a.302143026586225.1073741826.295438960589965&type=1&theater. I wanted to post the pic, but apparently I am not allowed. So please follow the link and enter of my Facebook page.
I know, it isnt even Halloween yet, WHY!!! are talking about christmas? Well, as a crafter, I need to make things in advance to sell at craft fairs and on Etsy. Truth is I started about a month ago. But, I love this time of year.The weather changes, the leaves change too. It just screams holiday season.
So, I wanted to share with you this tree I made last night. It is actually on the cover of our Holiday Gift Guide.
As soon as I saw this cover I could not wait until the paper was available to order. The paper is cute. Not traditional in any way, but really works with those basic colors of green and red. It’s called Sparkle&Shine. It will be available for all of you to purchase starting on the 15th of October.
During this month, I will be featuring this tree as my kit of the month item.
If you would like to join this club it is very simple.You make a 6 month commitment to purchase 25.00 minimum to participate. Each person in the club will have their time to be the “hostess”. That means that she is entitled to 25.00 free merchandise from the current catalog, and she can get more free items if she chooses by inviting friends and family to place orders during her month.It is completely up to the individual how much she will gain in free product, no obligation other then the 25.00 a month. It is a great way to build on your craft supplies.
Of course, there are always specials during each month. Please email me directly to sign up for the 6 month commitment.
If you dont want to commit, that cool too. I run monthly kit classes as well as the clubs.
I made a slide show to showcase my Halloween Party Pack. Do you decorate your home or office for this fun Holiday? Well, why not have me do it for you. This is not of course it will be displayed, but I can customize your party pack to suit your needs. You can pick and choose what you want in your party pack, so it can easily fit any budget you may be working with. I hope you see something you like. Please leave any comments, I love to hear your thought. Enjoy!
A short tutorial on how to work with our new textiles. If you are not familiar with our textiles, check out the newest idea book and see the wonderful ways our designers have used it.
~ JANUARY 22, 2013 ~
Fabric and Frame
Categories: ART ATTACK
One way to add texture, color, and pattern to a piece of home décor is with fabric. The new Chantilly textiles make it easy to embellish with fabrics that include the beautiful colors and patterns that are typical of Close To My Heart. In the frame décor featured on page 16 of the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book, pieces of Pear damask and Buttercup polka-dot fabric from the Chantilly textiles, as well as burlap ribbon, add a little something extra to a standard white frame. Follow these simple steps to incorporate fabric into an embellished frame that you can hang anywhere.
1. Determine how long you’d like the finished ribbon and bow. This is based on the size of your frame and if you’ll be hanging it. If you are hanging it on a wall or door, you’ll need enough ribbon to wrap around the top of the frame a couple of times and still have a long strip coming out the back of the frame.
2. Cut enough strips of fabric to equal your desired length, making sure the strips are about 3½” wide to wrap around the burlap ribbon.
3. Sew the short ends of the strips together to create one long strip that equals the finished size you need for the project.
4. Fold the long fabric strip around a piece of burlap ribbon of the same size and secure temporarily with a straight pin.
5. With a sewing machine, carefully sew four straight lines down the length of the fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon. This will keep the burlap from moving around or bunching up inside the fabric.
6. Loop and hot glue the fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon around the top of the frame a couple of times so that it is nice and sturdy for handling and hanging.
7. Tie the remaining fabric-wrapped burlap ribbon into a large bow. Fold the tails of the bow into a wave and hot glue to the frame to secure the shape.
8. Embellish frame with accessories, as desired.
Easy, isn’t it? Now you have a beautiful piece of fabric-embellished home décor that you can show off to friends, family, and especially your customers! Check out the Chantilly and For Always textiles in the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book to get your creative juices flowing for more project ideas with fabric.
I have told myself to just get started with your monthly kits and folks will fall in line with it. Okay, so I have officially kicked my own tail into gear. So, for my first kit of the month, I present a mini-album, with a baby/kids theme. The entire album was cut with the Artbooking cartridge which has a unique feature. When cutting the overlays, titles or pages themselves- you only need to set your size one time. Everything that cuts for this album will automatically be proportioned to fit the size of your album
Here is a breakdown of the kit contents:
C1558 Wild Wonders Stamp Set-(10)
Cardstock colors-Chocolate,Twilight,Slate,Sunset (2 ea.)
Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Embossed Badge Buttons
Baker’s Twine(Hemp) natural
Chiboard (2) front &back covers
Instructions for ASSEMBLY
OPTIONAL: For those that do not own the Artbooking cartridge, I can cut the overlays and tags and frames needed to complete as shown. There is a 5.00 additional fee for cutting.
I have an awesome deal for you. With the purchase of this kit, I am offering the Artbooking Cartridge for only 30.00! That’s a savings of 70.00!!
The Artbooking cartridge is filled with more than 700 images, 8 mini-albums, and 6 layouts.
But you need to hurry on this deal,it is available for a short time and only with me on this site.
As if that isnt enough incentive, you will qualify for the special 3 sheet stamp set- “You Re My Happy” for 10.00- This month is National Stamping Month!
“You Are My Happy
Trio stamp set
As you can see, this is a great month to start monthly kits If all above were purchased at full retail, it would total close to 300! But, you can pick up all of these wonderful stamp sets, one of the best Cricut cartridges available and co-ordinating papers with accessories to complete the cutest mini-album. All of this at regular prices would run closer to 300.00 but you can pick up this kit for 30.00, the Artbooking for 30.00, The trio stamp set for 10.00, and the Stamp of the Month for 5.oo, for a total of 75.00! a 225.00 savings!
Be sure and tell a friend, remember you recieve a free gift with each person you refer to me. You can pay right here, or go to paypal.com to finish your transaction.
Once again thanks for the opportunity to serve your crafting needs.