Monday, September 26, 2011

True Fit Folio Mini-Album



I love this mini album pattern created by Kelly English-Triggs and when I made it using one my my all time favorite paper packs - you and me, I was so excited with the finished product.  The bling dangles are from CTMH's new Heirloom Assortment (Z1635) and I tied the whole thing up with Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617).  I can't wait to put some pictures on this album!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

CHRISTmas Countdown Memory Match Game!








My granddaughter is only 1 year old but I am going to challenge her to learn her numbers and play this memory match game with me!!  I made this cute little game using CTMH's new My Creations Memory Game Box (Z1614) which includes 24 - 3" x 3" chipboard squares in a sturdy chipboard box!  I covered the box with Believe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7145B) and Believe Stickease (X7145C).  After that, I used lots and lots of bling...buttons, glitter, sparkles, and ribbon because I love to add Brazzle Dazzle to my projects.  Let me know what you think about my game!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

CHRISTtmas in September!


I made this cute CHRISTmas card using CTMH's super cool Clear Acrylic Cards.  I have to admit, when I got my first set of these cards, I was intimidated and didn't know how I could create something wonderful with them.  Then, one of the make and take projects at the CTMH convention last year in Washington, DC was a clear card.  Oh My Goodness!!  I was so sold and so many ideas were just churning in my head.  These clear cards make the coolest cards!  For this card I used the CTMH super cool 14" ruler with guide holes for evenly spaced stitching, metal straight edge for craft knife cutting, and 1" grid marks to stitch the star design.  In the center of my stitching I put a cutout from the Top Coats Icing Overlays (Z1468) and embellished the cover with the Bling Assortment (Z1466), and the Red Collection Designer Ribbon (Z1615).  The Bling, Bling on the inside of the card is Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1482).  I can see so many uses for this glitter!! What do you think about this clear card?  Let me know your thoughts...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
A plethora of discounted and retired products are available to you at phenomenal prices. Check back often to take advantage of these products that are offered while supplies last!

TWINKLE BRADS JOLLY ASSORTMENT- $1.00 75% off (Z1220)
IRRESISTIBLES™ MIRACLE CHIPBOARD DIE-CUTS- $1.00 75% off (Z1354)
MY CREATIONS™ 3-RING BINDER- $2.00 66% off (Z1141)
PIVOT POINT STAPLER- $5.00 61% off (Z1009)
12" x 12" FANFARE LEVEL 1 KIT- $7.00 30% off (X7138A)
IRRESISTIBLES™ VILLA CHIPBOARD DIE-CUTS- $2.50 49% off (Z1390)
EDGE ANCHORS™-$1.50 67% off (Z1286)
MY ACRYLIX® BLOCK ORGANIZER- $17.50 24% off (Z185)
DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS BORDERS- $2.00 66% off (Z1156)
PRIMAVERA RUB-ONS- $2.00 80% off (Z1265)
DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS BOOKSMART- $2.00 60% off (Z1223)
SOPHIA LEVEL 2 JOURNALING SPOTS- $3.50 11% off (Z1357)
12" x 12" SOPHIA LEVEL 1 KIT- $7.00 30% off (X7131A)
DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS FRAMED FUN- $2.00 60% off (Z1140)
12" x 12" LUCKY LEVEL 1 KIT- $7.00 30% off (X7137A)
WINTER CHEER GLITTER RUB-ONS- $3.00 78% off (Z1222)
12" x 12" MAYBERRY LEVEL 1 KIT- $7.00 30% off (X7136A)
KRAFT COLOR-READY BORDERS- $5.50 8% off (Z1377)
MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS OUTDOOR DENIM COLLECTION- 4.95 $2.50 49% off (Z1277)
TOP COATS™ FRAMED-IN- $1.00 80 %off (Z1211)
6" x 6" MEMORY PROTECTORS® (10)- $1.00 66% off (4112)
MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS HOLIDAY COLLECTION- $2.00 75% off (Z1121)
FESTIVE MEMORIES CARD KIT- $5.00 67% off (X8626)
DESIGNER RIBBON ROUNDS™ COLLECTIONS- $4.00 33% off (Z1127)
WHITE DAISY CROCHET FLOWERS- $4.00 69% off (BULK147)
DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS IN COLOR—ADVENTURE- $2.00 43% off (Z1158)
STARDUST FLEXI LABELS- $2.00 49% off (Z1150)
SOFT SUEDE PINWHEELS DIE-CUTS- $2.00 66% off (Z1270)
HEARTFELT™ WHIMSY DIE-CUTS- $1.50 75% off (Z1145)
MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS AUTUMN GARDEN COLLECTION- $3.00 62% off (Z1119)
MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS SHADES OF CHOCOLATE- $3.00 62% off (Z1037)
MINI-MEDLEY ACCENTS COLLECTIONS- $3.00 62% off (Z1118)
EDGE ANCHORS™ RUSTIC COLLECTION- $2.00 66% off (Z1287)
SWEET HOME LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT- $1.50 70% off (X7116C)
VERANDA LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT- $1.50 70% off (X7119C)
YOU ROCK LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT- $3.25 34% off (X7122C)
CHERRY-O LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT- $3.25 34% off (X7123C)
ZIPPIDEE LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT- $3.25 34% off (X7125C)
TOP COATS™ ROCKIN'- $3.25 34% off (Z1272)
SPLENDOR DESIGNER BRADS- $3.95 20% off (Z1317)
MARKS™ PASSAGES- $2.50 37% off (Z1318)
OPAQUES CHERRY-O PEARL STICKERS- $3.25 34% off (Z1319)
PASSAGES BUNDLE 2- $7.50 56% off (Z9105)
TINY TABS- $2.00 49% off (Z1271)
MISTLETOE LEVEL 2 ASSORTMENT- $4.95 (Z1330)
HOOLIGANS LEVEL 2 ASSORTMENT- $4.95 (Z1332)
REMARKS GLITTER RUB-ONS- $3.00 78% off (Z1221)
DESIGNER RIBBON ROUNDS™ BLACK COLLECTION- $4.00 50% off (Z1034)
9" x 9" MEMORY PROTECTORS® (10)- $1.50 62% off (Z4118)

Go to my website and get your supplies ordered at this great discount!
www.dblack.myctmh.com
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Day at Disney!




I never tire of going to Disney Land.  On Wednesday, Allison and I headed out for a day of fun and magic.  We were not disappointed.  We rode lots of rides and got to see all of our favorite Disney characters.  These beautiful layouts were completed in Studio J, CTMHs digital scrapbook tool.  If you would like more information about Studio J, just give me a shout and I'll let you see for yourself how easy and fast you can make beautiful layouts like these for yourself.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Extravaganza Fun!



Here are 2 more layouts I did very quickly in Studio J of my convention pictures.  I was so honored to have the opportunity to be an instructor for the class, "Adding Brazzle Dazzle to Your Art".  Sudio J is a great way to get your layouts done quickly and beautifully.  Since I have a membership, these layouts only cost me $6.95 each.  Now that is a DEAL!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Studio J, Roxie Layout and Convention Pics - Winning Combination!




For those of you who don't know how much fun a Close To My Heart convention is, please take a look at my pictures for Anaheim, CA this past July.  We stayed at the Disney Land resort so it is no wonder that the whole convention was **Magical**.  I got these layout made very quickly using Studio J, CTMHs digital scrapbooking link.  If you want your photos showcase on beautiful layouts but don't want to do traditional scrapbooking, please email me for details.

Love Your Layout Part 2

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heartprints Inspiration from Chris Hill...

Whatever our hands touch-
We leave fingerprints!
On walls, on furniture,
on doorknobs, dishes, books.
As we touch we leave our identity.

Oh please wherever I go today,
Help me leave HEARTprints!
Heartprints of compassion
of understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness
and genuine concern.

May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
or a runaway daughter,
or an anxious mother,
or perhaps, a dear friend!

I shall go out today
to leave heartprints,
and if someone should say,
"I felt your touch,"
May that one sense be...YOUR LOVE
Touching through ME!

Help Me I Am So Addicted!!!

I am a traditional scrapbooker!  When I get home after working on computers all day, after dinner, I want some scissors, paper, tape runners and embellishments to work with on my projects.  BUT... In the past 30 days I have created 32 layouts (64 pages) on Studio J and I am an addict!!!  I can't help myself - upload photos, pick a paper pack, pick a layout and drag your photos into the photo slots.  This is so fast and easy.  I hope my addiction does not get out to everyone that believes I spend hours on my layouts!  (Hehe - did these in front of the TV).  If you want to preserve your family memories but are not into scissors and paper - LET ME SHOW YOU HOW!!  Check out this awesome layout of my beautiful granddaughter's birthday - do you have photos that you want to display this awesome????
Hugs,
Denise

Shining Star!


This shining star was make by silver embossing the smooth side of a Milepost Shapes (Z1464) star and adding a Designer Brad (Z1360) for extra Brazzle Dazzle.  It doesn't show as clearly in this picture but the holly leaves from the A Holiday (A1115) stamp set are embossed using Olive and Gold for extra sparkle.  The tree sparkles are Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484) and the cute little red rug is the pre-stitched Red Designer Ribbon.  I think this card is a shining star and finished off my Elemental Display board for CTMH's Convention Extravaganza! 

Hugs, Denise


Monday, September 5, 2011

Only the Best for Dad!

Have you seen our new Color-Ready Alphabet Corks (Z1450) and new Milepost Shapes (Z1464)?  Just take a look - these cork letters are very easily colored with markers to perfectly match your card or layout and are adhesive-backed for easy, peasy application.  The Milepost Shapes can also be inked up to your perfect color.  I stitched around the star and got perfect stitch sizing using CTMH's new Ruler (Z1471).  This clear 14" ruler with measurements in inches also has guide holes for evenly spaced stitching, metal straight edge for craft knife cutting, and 1" grid marks.  Awesome new tool CTMH!
Hugs, Denise

All Hallows Eve Wall Hanging


This is the project I made to demonstrate at Close To My Heart convention Extravaganza! It is a fun little project that is easy to make for a Halloween decoration.  I purchased a plain tile from Lowe's Hardware for .67 for the base and then used the stamp set All Hallows Eve (C1462) for the stamped design.


I stamped the images with VersaMark (Z891) and then embossed with black (Z670) and silver (Z669) embossing powder and heat set using the Craft Heater (Z555).  The images take longer to embossed than on paper so just keep holding the heater and give it a minute to heat up the tile.  


Next, I sponged the tile using Sunflower Re-Inker (Z2250) first and then just the edges with Sunset (Z2291).  This ink takes a while to dry so I placed the tile in my oven warmed to 200 degrees and cooked it for an hour at 200 degrees.  The colors will look dull when you take the tile out of the oven but don't worry, the liquid glass brings the color back to life.  I let the tile cool before proceeding to the next step.

To finish the wall hanging, I added a few sparkles, and then covered the entire tile with liquid glass.  I used a spatula to smooth the liquid glass all the way to the edges and let it sit for 24 hours to completely dry.  Finally, I used liquid glass to adhere a ribbon to the back and lined the back with cork board shelf liner.  There you go - a beautiful wall hanging for Halloween!!  Let me know what you think of this home accent project.  If you were in my class, let me know how you liked it.
Hugs,
Denise

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Holiday in Gold!


This fun little Christmas card was made by gold embossing the holly leaves from the A Holiday stamp set (A1115).  This A size stamp is only $6.95 and includes the "merry christmas" too.  I folded the leaves around a circle with a 1 1/4" circle punched in the middle.  A red cardstock bow, red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484) and a few red brads (Z1364) were all I needed to complete my first Christmas card of the year. 
Hugs, Denise

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Falling for Elemental!


This was a super fun little project using a ton of New CTMH products.  The printed paper is Elemental Level 2 Paper Pack (X7141B) embellished with Mischief Complements Rub-On (X7144C), Mini-Medley Accents Collection Olive (Z1489) and our super cool Designer Wooden Buttons (Z1387).  The album is made using the My Creations Mix & Mingle Album.  This album includes 3 clear and 5 white chipboard pages in 4 die-cut shapes for eye-popping variety! 
Hugs, Denise