Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rock the Block

Here is a sneak peek at December's "Rock the Block" campaign.  As well as a sneak peek at some of the products that will be in the Spring/Summer 2012 catalog!  I received mine just yesterday and hope to start creating with it later today or tomorrow!

And a look at the video Corporate created for this.  Hope you enjoy!  Contact me to get yours in a few days!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A couple of cards & a layout too!

I had my first official Home Gathering this weekend.  I was pretty nervous & super excited about it all wrapped up in one!  I met the Hostess, Audrey at the Billings Clinic Crop for the Cure I attended last month, and I could not have asked for a better first time Hostess!  She had the date and time planned out for her friends to come over for the Gathering and then stay to crop the rest of the night.  For some it was their first introduction to Close to my Heart, others had seen a catalog or ordered in the past.  Anyway, she had tables set up for everyone and she had soup cooking, brownies and bars made for her guests along with sodas and some yummy coffee throughout the day.  I had a layout prepared for them to make, along with a couple of cards to do if they liked.  The party started at 2pm, but when I left at around 8:30pm some of the ladies were still creating and getting crafty!  I met some really nice ladies and will be doing other parties for them in the future.  I'm really looking forward to it!  And the best part, Audrey got to order her Art Philosophy collection at half price with her rewards!!

Here is the layout I took over for them to make.
All CTMH products used.
Dreamin' paper pack
Art Philosophy cartridge for date tag
Love Life, Cherish the Day (Nov SOTM) & Trinity Alphabet stamp sets
Goldrush & Pacifica cardstock
Harvest Charms
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
and Antiqued Copper brads
Sketch is Sweet Symphony from the Imagine book.

Some of the ladies had requested before the party to see the Bundled Buddies stamp set, so I made this card using Wonderland papers and the Bundled Buddies stamp set.  Also some Liquid Applique for their hats and snow.

This was the other card they could make at the party.  Either a "Just a little note" or "Thanks a bunch" card using Elemental papers, A Little Thanks & Unscripted stamp sets & Cranberry grosgrain ribbon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Typeset - Homecoming Parade layout for Monthly Scrap Class

Tuesday night was my monthly scrap class with a wonderful group of ladies.  I thoroughly enjoy this night!  As I might have shared on an older post, whoever is the Hostess of the month, I let them choose their paper pack and a layout theme.  This month Cheryl chose a Homecoming theme.  We made it to the Homecoming parade this year but not the game, so I used those pictures on my layouts.  In my group of ladies, we range from moms with newborns to Grandmas, so I knew not everyone would have Homecoming pictures to use.  Typeset is a great paper pack to be used for school pictures as well.  And as moms, we all have school pictures of our own kiddos or of grandkids.

The first layout below is mine with pictures.  The additional layouts are layouts I laid out on my craft table to snap pics of to email to my ladies, to give them an idea of what they can create in class.  I used the Bulk papers available to Consultants and a few other sheets from a Level 2 pack.  Also the 3 of the coordinating cardstock colors - Creme Brulee, Juniper & Vineyard Berry.  Just gotta love Close to my Heart's B&T Duo papers that have a different design on the front and back, makes for so many options!
 All supplies used are CTMH
Typeset papers
Cardstock - Creme Brulee, Juniper, Vineyard Berry
Stamp Sets - Cherish the Day (Nov SOTM), Pennant Alphabet, Choo-Choo Train (retired) & 1st and 10 (retired)
Art Philosophy Cartridge for ticket & pennants
Milepost Shapes
Embroidery Floss

 This is the same layout prior to pictures added.
 Using Vineyard Berry cardstock.
 Using Juniper cardstock and a different sheet of Typeset paper.  Also created a Back to School pennant.
Using Vineyard Berry cardstock and flipping the B&T paper over.  Also used the "abc" Zip Strip on the right page.
Using Juniper cardstock and flipping the original notebook paper look B&T.

Again gotta love CTMH B&T's!!  All the options & versatility!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Holidays Cards

Do you need some Christmas Card inspiration?  Watch this video made by Close to my Heart's Corporate office for a quick and easy card idea!