Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Family Historians!

Did you ever inherit an old family photo album only to discover that the really cool old pictures had no names and no stories?  Well Gary and I did when his grandfather Black passed away.  Beautiful photo albums made of raised felt with photos on tin - 10 years later we still have no clue who these people were or what their story was in these pictures.  Solution - scrapbookers!  We are the family historians.  We record the family history in pictures and journals.  Let me show you how to do this the faster, simpler, easier way with Close To My Heart.  I can show you traditional scrapbooking or digital scrapbooking - depending on your needs!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's "Elemental" my dear...




I am so happy and I love this layout using our NEW Elemental Level 2 Paper Pack (X7141B) and highlighted the flowers and flourishes with Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484).  This picture is from our vacation to Siesta Keys, FL last August. 
The display board is my second one for the Close To My Heart Convention Extravaganza.  I really enjoyed getting my 3 display boards ready using the NEW products from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.  If you need a book, just let me know and I will hook you up right away.
Hugs, Denise

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I "Believe" U R Adorable!




This is layout and display board for the New Believe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7145B).  I knew as soon as I saw this beautiful Christmas paper that I had the perfect pictures of my granddaughter to make layouts.  I also used the New Holiday Pockets (Z1486) for my journaling.  Let me show you how to discover your creativity and get your beautiful photographs out of the box and onto beautiful layouts too!
Hugs, Denise

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Little More Brazzle Dazzle...




This is the second Clear Card I made for my display boards using the awesome NEW Top Coats Icing Overlays (Z1468).  These overlays are terrific for cards and layouts.  I silver embossed a dimensional element snowflake and added a stick pin from the Bling Assortment (Z1466). Making these art pieces to display at convention is so much fun I took the day off from KLINGSPOR to create, create, create!!
Hugs, Denise


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Believe Clear Acrylic Card with Bling!


This is another card I made for my display boards at Close To My Heart's convention.  I have always loved our Clear Cards (Z1309) and could wait to make one with the NEW Believe Level 2 paper pack (X7145B).  Our new Top Coats Icing Overlays (Z1468) were a perfect match for the blue paper and then I used the Designer Brads (Z1360), Bookplates (Z1147), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), and Red Collection Designer Ribbon (Z1615).  Finally I trimmed the card edges with Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.  CTMH has had Stardust Glitter Gel for a while and has now added Red, Bronze, and Silver to the Glitz collection.  I love to use them all to add a little brazzle, dazzle to my art.  Have you tried our Glitz Glitter Gel yet?  If so, let me know how you like it.  If not, then let me get you some right away!!
Hugs, Denise

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mark Your Calendar - August 20 Dreamin' Workshop!


Get geared up for fall with this wonderful Dreamin' Kit. You'll receive materials and instructions to create two beautiful 2-page layouts; then use your remaining supplies along with a few additional items to make the bonus projects.
This kit includes:

1 - Dreamin' level 2 Paper Packet (X7142B)

1 - My Acrylix Dreamin' Workshop Stamp Set

1 - Shimmer Designer Brads (Z1349)

1 - Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1349)

1 - Instructional Brochure

Hugs, Denise




You will see in my next few post that I LOVE this particular B&T paper in the Believe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7145B).  This paper just screams make a cheery card or layout out of me!!  And it make me think of snow, winter, and holidays.  I used the cute A Holiday (A1115) stamp set and embossed the holly leaves and Merry Christmas with silver embossing powder (A669).  I sponged the dimensional element Stars (Z1680) with Sky ink (Z2194).  Finally, I added some bling with Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463), Designer Brads (Z1360), and Bitty Sparkles (Z1263).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Unbelievable August Special!!!






If you place an order after August 15th, you will qualify for the August  Stamp of the Month set, the August Constant Campaign, AND the National Stamping campaign at the same time (the N.S. campaign begins Aug. 15th and runs through the end of September). WOW!! 
Here's the skinny on this big savings:

Starting Aug. 15th, if you place a $75 order, you will get the "Pair-a-Phrase" double stamp set (two D-size stamp sets, packaged in one envelope) FREE to celebrate National Stamping Month.  The retail value on this double-set alone is $35.90 - HUGE savings! Plus, with the NEW Stamp of the Month program ($50 order = $5.00 S.O.M. set), they will automatically qualify to get the SOM for just $5.00. AND, to celebrate the new changes to the Stamp of the Month program, the August Constant Campaign gives the "A Typeface" stamp set FREE to anyone who purchased the SOM. So let's look at what you get and what you pay in a nutshell:

A $75 order from Aug. 15th - Aug. 31st gives you:

 -Two D-size stamp sets in the "Pair-a-Phrase" campaign - FREE (retail $35.90)
-August SOM 'Wicked' - $5.00 (retail $17.95)
-Bonus stamp set "A Typeface" with $5.00 SOM purchase - FREE (retail $6.95)

If you need a new Idea Book, please let me know right away!!

Also!!! don’t forget to register for my all day crop on August 20!!  We’re going to have a Scrappin’ and Yappin’ good time.

Hugs,
Denise