Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Footloose Layout #4

Footloose has been one of my favorite kits from this book. I love the fun colors and patterns, and I can't think of any patterns in it that I didn't truly like. 

My last layout is actually complete with pictures and journaling. I just knew what I wanted to do with it the minute I saw the template in our brand new How-To-Program titled "Make It From Your Heart: Volume I".

The new templates are so cute! I can't wait for you to see them. If you are not able to attend my Footloose workshop on July 29th, but will be in the area in the next week, give me a call or e-mail me and we can set a time for you to stop by and see some of the new goodies, or pick up a new Idea Book.

This layout was rather timely, since it fits in with this week's challenge over at H2H! This week's challenge is "Water Fun"! Perfect, eh?

Recipe:
Paper: Footloose, Sweet Leaf CS, Bamboo CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH); Stamp: Footloose WOTG (CTMH); Inks: Chocolate, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Lagoon, New England Ivy (CTMH); Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponge, Sponge Daubers (CTMH); Other: Pearl Paint, Wooden Badges, Footloose Dimensional Elements, Make It From Your Heart: Volume I (CTMH)

I saw a technique that Annette Green did with her wooden badges. She mixed together some Lagoon Re-Inker with our pearl paint. Since I did not have any Lagoon Re-Inker, I first sponged on the Lagoon ink from my ink pad, and then after a few minutes of drying time, I sponged some pearl paint on to give it a shimmer. Please note: You will want to do this at the beginning of your project to allow it enough time to dry.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will come back soon for a tour of artwork created with new products.

Casandra 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Footloose Layout #3

I just love our Idea Books. They are chalk full of ideas and inspiration.

This layout was inspired by page #12 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. I used a template from Magic to create both.

Recipe:
Paper: Footloose, Creme Brulee CS, White Daisy CS, Sunset CS (CTMH); Stamp: Cricut Art Philosophy (CTMH); Inks: Creme Brulee, Sunset, Chocolate (CTMH); Tools: Cricut Art Philosophy, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Glue Pen, Craft Tray, Sanding Kit, Magic How-To-Program (CTMH); Other: Prisma Glitter, White Embroidery Floss, Bitty Pearls, Sunset Mini-Medley Accents, Dimensional Elements (CTMH), Glue Dots, Foam Tape

Tomorrow, I will share my final Footloose layout with you. Thanks for stopping by.

Casandra

Monday, July 23, 2012

Unavailable List as of July 23rd


Unavailable List as of 7/23/12:
ITEM #
DESCRIPTION
DATE ADDED
5571
12" x 12" GREY WOOL CARDSTOCK
7/23/2012
9029
Cherish ® Scrapbooking Program
5/8/2012
9031
Reflections® Scrapook Program
3/23/2012
9032
Originals® Card Confidence Program
3/23/2012
9033
Wishes Card Confidence Program™
4/17/2012
9034
Magic® Scrapbooking Program
7/2/2012
B1402
My Peeps stamp set
7/2/2012
X5908
Bright Red & Pink Cardstock Shade Pack
7/19/2012
X5912
12" x 12" DARK NEUTRAL CARDSTOCK SHADE PACK
7/23/2012
X7143B
Sonoma Paper Packet
7/23/2012
Z1299
Distressing Kit
3/23/2012
Z2200
Amethyst Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2202
BABY PINK EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2208
BROWN BAG EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2219
Dutch Blue Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2220
Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2221
Garnet Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2224
GREY FLANNEL EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2225
Grey Wool Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2226
HEAVENLY BLUE EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2227
HOLIDAY RED EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2231
KEY LIME EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2233
Lilac Mist Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2234
MOONSTRUCK EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2241
PANSY PURPLE EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2242
PARCHMENT EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2248
Spring Iris Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2250
SUNFLOWER EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2251
Sunkiss Yellow Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2252
Sunny Yellow Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2254
TAFFY EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2257
Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z2261
PETAL EXCLUSIVE INKS® RE-INKER
7/23/2012
Z2266
Tulip Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker
7/20/2012
Z4204
Shoulder Tote
7/2/2012


If you have been holding off on placing an order for any of the items that are retiring, this is a good reason why you shouldn't wait any longer. I missed the Garden Green Re-inker (myself). 


Casandra

Footloose Layout #2

Good morning! I am at work today, but I'd much rather be home playing with my new supplies that just arrived on Saturday.

Here is Footloose layout #2:

I found this recipe at Scrapbook Generation.
Recipe:
Paper: Footloose, Bamboo CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH); Ink: Chocolate Re-Inker (CTMH); Tools: Corner Rounder, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Spray Pen (CTMH); Other: Footloose Dimensional Elements, Clear Sparkles, Paradise Baker's Twine (CTMH), Glue Dots, Foam Tape

Check back tomorrow for layout #3.

Casandra


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Footloose Layout #1

I have been working on my Footloose layouts for a few weeks now. There are good and bad things about Pinterest. The good news is that you have lots of inspiration. The bad news...is that you have lots of inspiration. LOL I really had a hard time narrowing down just how I wanted to make my Footloose layouts.

Over the next few days I will share with you all 4 layouts I was able to make with this kit. The unbelievable part is that I still have paper left over! Amazing!

Recipe:
Paper: Footloose, Lagoon CS, Bamboo CS, Sweet Leaf CS (CTMH); Stamp: Footloose WOTG (CTMH); Inks: New England Ivy, Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Chocolate, Chocolate Re-Inker (CTMH); Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Spray Pen (CTMH); Other: Footloose Dimensional Elements, Durables Round Studs, Neutral & Paradise Baker's Twine, Reflections How-To-Program (CTMH), Glue Dots, Foam Tape

Remember to come back tomorrow to check out layout #2. I'm getting ready to watch the Bachelorette season finale and I'm hoping she doesn't send both guys home broken-hearted. :)

Casandra

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Join My Team Today for $49 plus an Extra Bonus!

There are two new Consultant Kits available today! The first one is the “Essentials Kit” and is only $49! It includes all of the items shown in the photo below and is worth over $130! 
Essentials Kit includes: a Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Books (qty. 3), Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5), Customer Order Forms (qty. 5), Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115), Cello Bags (W1152), Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023), Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit (G1045 ), My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set (D1522), My Acrylix®Perfect Fit—Frames Stamp Set (D1527), 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), and a 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009). (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)



The “Master Kit” includes all of the items above plus tons of extra goodies to help you get your business off to a great start! This kit is $99 and has approximately $280 worth of product. 
The Master Kit includes: Includes a Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Books (qty. 10), You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25), The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25), 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months), Studio J® Brochures (W111) (qty. 5), Hostess Order Forms (W122) (qty. 25), Customer Order Forms (W101) (qty. 25), Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 5), Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25), My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), Bonding Memories® Glue (1512), Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679), Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534), Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit (G1045 ), My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set (Z2434), My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set (D1522), My Acrylix®Perfect Fit—Frames Stamp Set (D1527), 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009). (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)


August 2012 Constant Campaign
When a new Consultant joins Close To My Heart in August they will receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! This offer has limited availability, and is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last). Yes, this is the same beautiful bag we gave to Consultants who attended Convention 2012 in Dallas. This awesome, coated-canvas tote can be slung over the shoulder, across the chest, or worn as a backpack.
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2012 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2012 (11:59 pm MDT)
As I stated above, both kits are now available. If you are interested in signing up to become a CTMH Consultant, you can do so hereOr you may contact me if you have questions.

Thanks for stopping by today to read about all the exciting changes coming in our new Idea Book. I say this every time, but our art department constantly outdoes themselves with each new book, and Close To My Heart is fabulous for staying on trend. You won't be disappointed!

Plus, if you sign up between now and August 31st, I will have an extra special sign-up bonus just for you! Contact me today for more details.

Casandra

Monday, July 16, 2012

DS55 Victory Card

Today's sketch is brought to you by Deconstructed Sketch Blog. Although the time to participate in the challenge is over, I thought the sketch was perfect for my next card.
Recipe: Paper: Victory, Desert Sand CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH); Stamp: Victory WOTG (CTMH); Inks: Topiary, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Vineyard Berry (CTMH); Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper-Piercer (CTMH); Other: White Daisy Baker's Twine, Milepost Shapes, Durable Studs (CTMH)
I thought this made the perfect congratulations card, or as it states on the front, a good luck card. I love how rugged and rustic it looks.

Happy Crafting!

Casandra



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mojo Monday #249 Victory Card

Today's sketch is brought to you by Mojo Monday. I am having a fun time playing along with these challenges.

This seemed like the perfect masculine sketch. I can never have enough masculine-themed cards. Here is my take on this fun sketch:


Recipe:
Paper: Victory, Chocolate CS, Desert Sand CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH); Stamps: Victory WOTG (CTMH); Inks: Chocolate, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim, Vineyard Berry (CTMH); Tools: Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH), Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Other: Durables Studs (CTMH)


Happy Crafting!


Casandra