Saturday, 28 February 2009

Butterfly Card

Hi all!

I took some pictures of a few of my recent projects today so hopefully over the course of the next week or so I will be able to get them all posted. For today here is a card I made that I thought turned out really cute. The butterfly was stamped twice with the wings of the second image raised off of the first image. I added glitter to it as well to make it sparkle!

The sun is shining and my family is finally getting healthy...could spring be getting closer???
Have a great weekend everyone! I am off to scrap!! :)

All Supplies are Close To My Heart.

Garden Green & Barn Red Cardstock
Boom Di Ada paper pack (Hollyhock starburst design)
Celebrate Life and Simply Flourishes Stamp Sets
Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta and Garden Green Ink
Autumn Terracotta Organdy Ribbon
Prisma Glitter

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Baby Card

Okay so I haven't blogged much but I have a good reason. I got a new camera and have been playing around with it. I bought a Canon DSLR Rebel Xsi and I am in love!! I am taking a photography course and my intention is to start a small photography business on the side. My husband has been laid off from work since November 1st so we are trying to come up with new ways to bring in some income. This is something family and friends have been telling me to pursue for years and I just never got around to doing anything about it. So I finally decided now was the perfect time!

While playing around today, I took a picture of this card I made a while back for one of my open house displays. I really love how this card turned out. I used the blending pen with CTMH ink to watercolour the image and I really like it. I also found I really liked stamping the image in brown ink instead of black. It's a really nice effect. it is. I hope you like it!

All supplies are CTMH.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Crafting with Kids

CTMH's newest webisode aired this past Tuesday titled "Crafting with Kids". It showcases a few of our kid friendly products and shows how fun it is to include them in what we do. Kids love to scrapbook! One of the stamp sets that they use in this webisode is one that is on it's way to me as we speak! CTMH's Family Ties - Children stamp set is so cute and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I was so happy to seem them use this set and give me some added inspiration.

So go check it out...and tell me what you think!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

NEW!! My video debut! be gentle! I have decided to jump into the world of video tutorials. This is my first attempt and it wasn't as hard as I thought...once I got a few things figured out. I know where I need to improve but I think it's pretty good for my first try!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Let the Good Times Roll!

It’s Our Anniversary!
Celebrate our birthday and get a free* stamp set.
So…let’s celebrate! Here’s to the next 25 years of happy stamping and Good Times!
YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER SEEN AN ANNIVERSARY LIKE THIS ONE! To kick off our 25th anniversary as a leader and
innovator in the stamping business, Close To My Heart is giving all of our stamp purchasers a fabulous gift! When you spend
$31.25 in stamps (Customized Name and Stamp of the Month excluded), you’ll receive a custom-designed B-size My Acrylix®
Good Times stamp set (retail value $17.50), packed with fun and versatile party-inspired images, for FREE!* This beautifully
crafted set will be a perfect addition to your stamp collection.

So…let’s celebrate! Here’s to the next 25 years of happy stamping and Good Times!

*Offer good February 3–28, 2009. Tax and shipping/handling may apply.