Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mischief and Thanks!




This is another project for the Close To My Heart Convention Extravaganza Class - "Adding Brazzle Dazzle to your Art" that I did for my display boards.  I wanted to demonstrate that you do not have to use this paper pack for Halloween.  All I did was add some embossing and color cardstock to end up with this very elegant card!  I used the Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack (X7144B) and embossed THANKS with Silver Embossing Powder (Z669).  Next I added BLING, BLING  of Heirloom Assortments (Z1635), Bling Assortment (Z1466), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) and Green Collection Designer Ribbon (Z1615).  I love the change up for this Halloween paper - let me know what you think!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

U R Invited ...To A Little Mischief!


This is a cute invitation I made also using the new Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack (X7144B) and the Mischief  Felt Shapes (Z1462).  Stardust Glitter Gel (Z1213) gives the candles their sparkling glow.  You will see and feel a nice surprise when you get your hands on our new B & T papers, as they are now cardstock weight!!  That's right, our papers have a little more junk in their trunk and are heavy enough to be used as a base page for layouts and will cut beautifully with the cricut without tears.  How super cool is that???

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Little Mischief!




I used Close To My Hearts new Mischief  Level 2 Paper Pack (X7144B) a little different this time to preserve my memories from last Halloween's party with friends.  The coordinating embellishments added the perfect "spookiness" for these Halloween ghouls.  I stamped the spider web from the All Hallows Eve (C1462) stamp set and then embossed the it using VersaMark (Z891) and White Daisy embossing powder (Z673).  Next, I dabbed on a little Stardust glitter gel (Z1313) and made the web line down to the rub-on spider (X7144C). The library books are our new rub-ons too.  The dimensional black embellishments are the new Midnight felt shapes(Z1462).  The fire tips on the felt candlesticks are sparkles (Z1263) colored with Honey (Z2262) and Sunset re-inkers (Z2291).  I am very please with the finished layout from my fall "Fright Night"!  Don't you just love this new paper and embellishments!!
My mission as a Close To My Heart consultant is to show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preseve and share the moments that matter most. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

AUGUST SPECIAL!!!!

I am offering an August special ... if you have a qualifiying Close To My Heart Home Gathering for me in August ($350 in sales) in addition to the great FREE gifts you will receive from Close To My Heart, I will let you purchase our new Cricut Collection (A value of $124.69) for the total discount price of $50.00!!! That is a huge savings so contact me today about your Home Gathering!!!!

Mayberry Scrapbooking & Card Workshop







I have the perfect workshop just in time for fall festivities like apple pickin' and leaf rakin'!  Mayberry's color palette of Cocoa, Honey, Olive, and Smoothie are the perfect combination for capturing your family memories.  The workshop includes the Mayberry Level 2 paper packet, an exclusive stamp set (only available with this workshop), and the NEW Canvas Badge Buttons that are stampable!!  I am hosting this workshop in August so if you would like to participate just let me know!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Officer and A Gentleman!





My son, Jeffrey, really is an Officer and Gentleman and is pictured here with his beautiful wife, Amy.  I was so excited when I received my box of goodies from Close To My Heart to create display boards for the CTMH annual convention.  This new paper pack, Mischief, and the new embellishments added the perfect touch of elegance to this picture of Jeffrey and Amy at the Navy EOD ball.  Here is a list of the new items that will be featured in our Idea Book that debuts on August 1:

Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack - X7144B
Milepost Shapes - Z1464
Heirloom Assortment - Z1635
Bling Assortment - Z1466
Just Blooms Paper Shapes - Z1463
Designer Brads - Z1360
Pewter Mini-Medley Collection - Z1487
Dark Chocolate Stripe Grosgrain - Z1617
and finally ...
Bitty Sparkles - Z1263

If you would like an Idea Book or have any questions, just give me a shout!  Let me know what you think about my layout and our wonderful new products!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Close To My Heart and Cricut!! A Winning Combination!

I am so excited about what Close To My Heart has to offer coming August 1st. Do you own a Cricut? If you do, you will want this. If interested, you can purchase on my website at www.dblack.myctmh.com on August 1st. Check out this link. http://youtu.be/OdUV0y4RFDI

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Close To My Heart Convention Anaheim CA



I am in Anaheim CA for the CTMH Annual Convention and am having so much fun and learning lots of new things to share with you!  I can't wait to get things posted when I get back to NC.  There was magic in the air last night at the Awards Banquet and I WON 2nd place in the CTMH Make A Wish Album Contest!!  Thank you CTMH.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Operation Smile Silent Auction Project






























I am so proud that Close To My Heart supports the charity Operation Smile and has a silent auction every year at our annual convention to raise money.  For the second year in a row I have received this email from Close To My Heart...
"Your reputation as an artist precedes you! You’re known as a creative, skilled papercrafter, and so we’d like to invite you to donate artwork to the Operation Smile® silent auction fundraiser at Convention 2011. We’ve hand-selected only a few Consultants to donate, and we’d like to congratulate you on being one of them!"
I am so honored to be selected and put extra effort into this project!  I did the mix & mingle album for Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring.  For the lucky buyer of this item, they have a year round home accent piece.  Would you bid on this project??