Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Gifts Workshop

Do you need to get some Christmas gifts created? Come to my house for a crafting Saturday in early December and create some fabulous Christmas gifts perfect for those special people on your list. You can make one of each or any combination of the projects.

***IF you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact me to order a kit(s) of any of these projects, or if we have enough participants we can schedule an alternate day.

Saturday, December 1st

 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Beckie’s Home, 521 Mt Vernon St, Oshkosh

RSVP By Monday, November 19th


Bracket Frame—$15 Each
Create a beautiful one of a kind frame using CTMH’s My Creations Bracket Frame and Avonlea paper and embellishments. Inspired by the super creative Tresa Black.



Christmas Display Tray- $25 Each
Create a beautiful Christmas keepsake using CTMH’s Pear and  Partridge paper and embellishments—(Pear and  Partridge Complements Gliittery Rub-On's, Dimensional Elements In Color-Holiday, sparkles, & Rosette Ribbon). Inspired by the super crafy Lisa Stenz.

“My Family” Display Tray --$25 (photo coming soon)
Each Using CTMH’s Exclusive Avonlea paper pack and embellishments you will create a special Display Tray featuring the special people in your life. Includes—(Display tray, pre-cut papers from the Avonlea kit, Grey Satin ribbon, rosette ribbon, and Opaque pearls). Also inspired by fellow consultants Lisa Stenz and Karen Pederson.

Mini-Flip Book--$6 Each 
Using CTMH’s exclusive NEW Cricut Artiste Cartridge you will create a unique and fun mini-flip album. Choose from one of the new 8 paper packs available and then come to class to create your one of a kind mini-book! These are perfect to use a mini-brag book for a grandparent or friend.

Gift Card Holders (6 different kinds)--$10 for six
Create 6 different gift card holders that will be perfect to present that special someone a gift they can really use.

Contact me via email to sign-up for a spot in my workshop OR to order a kit(s) of any of the projects and create some really beautiful one-of-a kind Christmas gifts!



 

Ink It Up!

Yesterday, I posted a Clearly the Best video that highlighted our NEW Alcohol based marker sets. Today's video gives us some great tips on how to use the Exclusive Inks® marker sets and pigment pad sets from Close To My Heart to bring our artwork to life!

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Clearly the Best: Alcohol Marker Madness

Have you tried the NEW Alcohol markers yet? They are so fun and easy to use and make coloring in your stamped images fun again! Watch this short How-to Video and learn  how to use them in a variety of ways and enjoy the beautiful artwork shown.


 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Clearly the Best: Dauber Dynamite

I love to use my Sponge Daubers to lightly distress the edges of my papers and color in my Dimensional Elements. But did you know that you can use Sponge Daubers to color in your stamps before you stamp with them to get a more precise image and even a rainbow affect?

Watch this short 4 minute video to learn some tips and tricks when using Sponge Daubers and Close to My Heart's Acrylix clear stamps and Ink pads.



 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Clearly the Best: Coordinate With Cricut Cuts

I love my Cricut and especially love the two cartridges by Close to My Heart. In fact, I usually keep either the Art Philosophy or NEW Artiste Collection cartridges permanently in my Cricut because I use them so much.

 Watch this short 4 minute video to see how you can coordinate and use your CTMH stamp sets, Chipboard, and CTMH cricut cartridges together to create some spectacular pieces of artwork.

Then head over to my website to see everything that is included in the Cricut Collections and order your own. 



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Organize Your Craft Supplies

As many of you know I LOVE to organize and sometimes I think I may even love organizing more than creating :) Close to My Heart's newest organizers are truly one of the best ways to keep your crafting stash neat and organized.

 I adore how they are see-thru so you can see right away what you have and where it's at, plus the boxes are embellished with a subtle flourish on the sides. PLUS using these organizers will have your all your supplies packed and ready to go in a moment's notice when you plan to go away to a crop or weekend scrap retreat.

Take a look at this short video and see all the possibilities using the small and medium fabulous organizers. Once you are done watching head to my website to learn more or order your own. They would make a great Christmas present ;0




 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Studio J Tricks

This month's Close to My Heart's  Studio J special--buy 9 layouts get 1 FREE is a great way to get some fast and easy scrapbooking done. Lately, I have been creating some fun layouts from my past incentive trips that I earned with Close to My Heart and I LOVE the guilt-free feeling I get when I complete layout upon layout. PLUS it is a very easy and fast way to complete an album fast.

Studio J can be a little intimidating to some especially if you haven't tried Digital scrapbooking before. Read through some of these tips to add some Flair to your layouts and then head over to my website and sign-in to begin playing around and creating some Studio J layouts!


Even though Studio J® is fast and easy to use, it is helpful to know some great tricks that can make customizing your layouts even more exciting. Here are some Studio J tricks straight from our professional Close To My Heart artists:
1. Customize your background and texture paper. You can change the color and intensity of the background and texture paper included in whichever kit you choose. Simply select the piece of background and texture paper, change the color in the color selection tool, and increase or decrease the intensity of the color in that same popup box.
2. Crop My Stickease® quotes, titles, and tags. The cropping feature on the My Stickease images allows you to select a section of a quote, title, or tag to use as a border or other embellishment.
3. Create a customized My Stickease image. If you have a specific image in mind to use as an embellishment on your page, you can create a customized My Stickease to fit your theme perfectly. Simply add a text box, photo hanger, ribbon, ribbon slides, and Stickease to create the little suitcase! So easy! Be sure to crop or send elements behind other elements when necessary, and add several elements together for a unique look!

4. Select more than one element at a time. If you want to move several elements of your layout at once, simply click and drag your mouse around the elements you would like to select. Let’s take buttons, for example. After the buttons have been selected, you can click the icons in the popup box to choose to align the buttons vertically or horizontally if you desire.
5. Make faux washi tape with vellum text boxes. To create the look of a piece of clear washi tape, make a small rectangular text box, filled with vellum background (this is the default color for text boxes). You can make the tape strips as large or small as you want, or even layer them for more emphasis.

6. Stretch one photo across multiple photo wells. If you have fewer photos than photo wells, instead of deleting the excess wells, try scaling the picture to a larger size and then copying the picture to other photo wells and matching the photos up until they align with an almost seamless image. This trick works best with photo wells that are adjacent to each other.
7. Create ruffled ribbon. Select “Ribbons” in the drop-down menu under the Embellishments toolset. Choose ribbon tab and rotate the tab so that it is vertical on the page. Then layer several tabs on top of one another, sending every other one to the back to create a ruffled look.

8. Create a jagged border with text boxes. You can create a jagged border simply by rotating multiple text boxes about 45 degrees and making them the same color as the background. Put these boxes on top of a long, rectangular box of another color, and you’ve got a jagged border!

9. Change the background of your layout. Sometimes you may like the photo and journal arrangement in a layout, and yet want to change the background colors. Because photos sit on top of everything else, this is easy to do. Simply pull a journaling box over the space you want for a different background and fill it with a color from the color selection tool or a patterned paper from the Papers toolset. Then, send it backwards until the photo wells are on top of your new background.
Bonus Trick! Use keyboard keys to make embellishments. Did you know that some of the best tools for creating custom embellishments are the basic keys on your keyboard? It’s as simple as typing into a journaling box with no background color. Use periods to make a polka dot pattern, angle brackets to create a trendy Chevron look, overlapping pound signs to make burlap, question marks to make rope, and so much more!


 

Flirty Kit of the Month

 Layout #1
 Layout #2
 Layout #3
Layout #4

The bright and unusual colors in the fun Flirty kit make it a great kit to use for you girly pages, and even make a great backdrop for your Autumn/Fall photos.

 The Flirty basic kit includes the following:

  • Flirty paper pack--$9.95 
  • Flirty Dimensional Elements--$4.95 
  • Wood Arbor Shapes--$5.95 
  • (6) C. White, (1) New England Ivy CS--$3.75
  • Cutting Diagram for all 3 layouts--FREE 
 Total: $24.60 (plus shipping/handling and Tax)

Now if you really want the most bang for your buck you will want to purchase the Deluxe kit which includes everything in the Basic kit PLUS:
  • Flirty "C-Size" Stamp Set--$13.95
  • Autumn Lane Assortment--$5.95
  • NEW Clear Sparkles--$2.95
  • Silver Shimmer Trim (5 yds.)--$4.95
Total: $46.80 (plus shipping/handling and tax)

Some additional products you may want to add to your order, especially if you are not ordering the Deluxe kit are:
  • Autumn Lane Assortment in deluxe)--$5.95
  • NEW Clear Sparkles (in deluxe)--$2.95
  • Silver Shimmer Trim (5 yds) (in deluxe)--$4.95
  • Step by Step Guide (in deluxe)--$1.00
  • Black Ink pad--$5.25
  • Pacifica Ink pad--$5.25
  • Barn Red Ink pad--$5.25

 Please contact me to place your kit order and you can either put your Flirty  kit together on your own, or attend one of my 6 Cherish classes in November. If interested please contact me at beckielehman@yahoo.com and we'll see which class might work in your schedule, or if you are long distance we can order you a kit and I'll email you the cutting guide so you can create them on your own.

 

Dakota Kit of the Month

Wow, I guess it's been a while since I posted anything. Sorry for the delay, but things have been busy this fall with school starting and planning for scrap retreats and special workshops. I will try to post more often :)

This month my Cherish the Memories groups are ordering either the Dakota kit or the fun and Flirty kit.

 Layout #1

 Layout #2

Layout #3
The Dakota basic kit includes the following:

  •  Dakota paper pack--$9.95 
  • Dakota Stickease--$4.95 
  • Houndstooth Alphabet--$5.95 
  • (2) Whisper, (1) Black, (1) White CS--$2.75
  • Cutting Diagram for all 3 layouts--FREE 
 Total: $23.60 (plus shipping/handling and Tax)

Now if you really want the most bang for your buck you will want to purchase the Deluxe kit which includes everything in the Basic kit PLUS:
  • Dakota "C-Size" Stamp Set--$13.95
  • Durable Round Studs--$2.95
  • Wrangler Assortment--$5.95
  • Black hemp--$2.25
Total: $48.05

Some additional products you may want to add to your order, especially if you are not ordering the Deluxe kit are:
  • Durable Round Studs (in deluxe)--$2.95
  • Wrangler Assortment(in deluxe)--$5.95
  • Black hemp( in deluxe)--$2.25
  • Step by Step Guide (in deluxe)--$1.00
  • Black Ink pad--$5.25
  • Pacifica Ink pad--$5.25
  • Barn Red Ink pad--$5.25

 Please contact me to place your kit order and you can either put your Dakota kit together on your own, or attend one of my 6 Cherish classes in November. If interested please contact me at beckielehman@yahoo.com and we'll see which class might work in your schedule, or if you are long distance we can order you a kit and I'll email you the cutting guide so you can create them on your own




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