Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
"Today’s artwork and color combination prove that neutral doesn’t need to be boring—far from it! Today’s rich and earthy palette of Black, Colonial White, Desert Sand and Bamboo is the perfect companion to just about any photo on a layout, any design element in home décor, or any style of card. It’s a guest that’s welcome just about anywhere!"
"A few insider tricks on making artwork like that shown today: our White Daisy and Colonial White inks are pigment-based instead of our classic dye-based, so they behave just a little differently. Pigment will give you a great pop of white, because it works a little more like paint than ink. For my cards today, I used the “Hit the Spot” stamp set (C1406), which is full of all sizes of dots and spots that repeat easily for great backgrounds. After stamping the spots in White Daisy, I made sure to heat set the design—pigment inks will dry more slowly than dye-based inks, so heat setting will keep your project moving along. And because pigment ink is just a little more tenacious, you’ll want to clean your stamp vigorously after using it—the Double Scrubber and Spritz Cleaner work great; just add a little extra elbow grease!"
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This is a great opportunity to try stamps in scrapbooking if you’re new to it, and an easy way to enjoy the look of hand-trimmed stamped images without even touching the scissors. The three albums are built the same way and come together in a snap, but the three different color schemes make each one unique. Just follow the steps outlined on the full-color brochure included in the kit to create three mini albums you can keep for yourself or give as gifts this holiday season!
In honor of National Stamping Month, you can get huge discounts on the Triple Play kit when you purchase My Acrylix® stamps from your wish list, or get it free when you host a qualifying Gathering or become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Here are five ways to get this outstanding mini album kit: (Note: We’ve saved the best for last, so be sure to read all five!)
1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $29.95.
2. Purchase $25 in My Acrylix® stamps and get the Triple Play kit for just $15.
3. Spend $40 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5!
4. Host a Gathering with sales of $300 or more and get Triple Play FREE!
5. Join CTMH as a Consultant and get the kit FREE!
1 – My Acrylix® Love This Stamp Set
4 – Exclusive Inks® Mini Stamp Pads (Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Indian Corn Blue, and Sunset)
9 – 4" x 12" Panels (3 each of 3 color schemes)
3 – 6" x 12" Die-Cut Sheets
1 – 72" Length Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
3 – Hook and Loop Fasteners
Purchase Price: $25 in stamps, plus $15 Triple Play kit
Total Paid: $40
Total Value: $54.95
Purchase Price: $40 in stamps, plus $5 Triple Play kit
Total Paid: $45
Total Value: $69.95
*Qualifying stamps set purchases exclude Stamp of the Month sets, K-size custom stamps, and Workshops on the Go™ stamp sets. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for customers and hostesses August 15–September 30, 2010. Offer valid for new Consultant enrollees September 1–30, 2010. Limit one discount-priced Triple Play kit per order per customer. Offer valid while supplies last.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Monday, August 9, 2010
"So I thought I would share my color keys—my wild color experiments from the Close To My Heart “crayon box”—with you. Each Monday I’ll show you a new combination in our wonderful exclusive Close To My Heart colors. I think you’ll find fun ideas for your art projects, and it’ll be a great way to brighten any Monday and kick start a new week."
"I absolutely LOVE mid-August! The sun still beats down brightly, but we’re all out shopping for sweaters and long pants. We’re riding bicycles but buying notebooks. The kids are watching movies but mom and dad are watching the calendar: it’s almost time for back to school!
Today’s color scheme is a great blend of fall color and summer sunshine—which perfectly captures the feeling of that first day of school, doesn’t it? I’ve used Black, Cranberry, Honey, and Olive (in sturdy cardstocks with a touch of Honey B&T paper pulled from the “Zippidee” kit... A song we’ll all be humming when the kids return to school.)
My featured layout uses basic and versatile patterns from Reflections, including a Main Frame and Bottom Border variation. Reflections are always among my favorite patterns to work with—they’re easy, dramatic, balanced, and always put a lot of emphasis on the photos.
The color combo also works wonders in cards, whether you’re creating a card for a new teacher, or celebrating a bounteous and shared harvest, as shown in my “Garden of Delight” card. The palette is a reminder of the summer still lingering and the promise of a warm autumn just around the corner. I can almost hear the school bell ringing now!"
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Create 3 mini albums with our National Stamping Month kit, Triple Play. With 4 Exclusive Inks® mini stamp pads, a versatile C-size stamp set, 3 mini albums, ribbon, an instructional brochure and pre-cut accents for stamping, you'll complete all 3 albums in a snap!
Buy it at a huge discount with a qualifying purchase of My Acrylix® stamps or purchase it at the full retail price of $29.95. Better yet, earn it for FREE buy hosting a qualifying Home Gathering or Idea Book party! As always, offers are while supplies last.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I love Knit Picks Nickel Plated Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles, but have decided to try a set of the gorgeous Harmony Wood Needle Tips. I need a size 10" needle for a scarf pattern a friend has shared with me and the Harmony Wood might work great with the ribbon yarn I have chosen to use.
"Of course the waves of color are what first catch your eye. But, the beauty is more than skin deep. The layers of laminated birch give the needles a strength that is missing in regular wooden needles. The stability allowed us to shape sharp points- particularly nice for lace knitting. It also made small sizes more durable and resistant to breakage. Being wood, the burnished surface has a slight grip so slick yarns like mohair and angora don’t slip off at the wrong time. This quality also makes them an excellent choice for beginning knitters, who often have trouble keeping stitches on the needles."
Now I must wait for the package to arrive!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Here's Amazon's info on the book and author:
"This book's unique day-planner format, and light-hearted, quirky voice will set it apart from other scrapbooking titles. Nic Howard is a recognized name and personality in the industry, both domestically and internationally, and is prominently featured in a variety of scrapbook magazines on a regular basis. With its fresh, humorous approach to the seemingly mundane, That's Life offers scrapbookers insightful ways to depict their everyday lives through their art. Divided into chapters dedicated to each day of the week, this day-planner-inspired format offers up endearing anecdotes, unique prompts, and charming ideas as well as example pages that will inspire the reader to create scrapbooks that are more authentic, organic and genuine than ever before.
Nic Howard is a 2005 Memory Makers Master and internationally recognized authority on scrapbooking. She has contributed to numerous industry publications, including Memory Makers magazine and books, Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbooks Etc. and Australia's For Keeps. Nic Howard is an instructor over at BPS."
I first discovered Nic Howard over at BPS and was thrilled to find her book for such a great price at Amazon. I love her style and look forward to taking one of her classes.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
If you have a CTMH catalog, use the item numbers to enter your order, it's a much faster way to shop and you won't have to wait for pages to load.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
"Amazing deals at more than 50% off to show our thanks to you! 2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? It’s YOU, of course! We are shouting from the rooftops how much we love and appreciate you! It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation with amazing deals. So for 8 days, August 4 through August 11 (while supplies last), you can purchase select My Stickease® Assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 online. Visit my website starting tomorrow (8/4) to see these amazing deals for yourself. You’ll want to shout for joy, too!"