Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Capture the Date Blog Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM - Capture the Date S1211! 

If you've just arrived here from  
  Pamela's blog then you are on the correct path.

While this stamp set is ideal for stamping the date on your scrapbook pages and other projects, I wanted to show you how easily it can be used to create a Christmas card as well! This standard-size card I created (above) features the Pear & Partridge papers X7162B with Black, Cashmere, and Olive inks. The Christmas Tree shape was cut from the Cricut AP cartridge at 3.5" and the Holly Leaves were cut at 1.5".
The Poinsettia Leaves were cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge 
at 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75".
 I used a dry embossing stylus to impress lines and score folds on all of my leaves. Then I sanded them lightly with sandpaper and inked the Holly Leaves with a sponge-dauber and Olive ink on all the edges and creases as well. Finally, I layered them together with 3D foam mounting tape to add some dimension. are all the images (below) that are included in this set:
 You can purchase this stamp set from me now for $17.95 (full retail price) 
or at the discounted price of just $5 with any order of $50 or more!!
(from November 1-30, 2012 only)!

During our "Capture the Date, Capture the Savings" promotion also happening this month, when you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set for just $5, you’ll receive any A-E or M-size My Acrylix® stamp set of your choice at 50% off also! It’s two terrific promotions in one!
To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop 
to be inspired by more creativity using this stamp set
by visiting Shirley's blog next! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 26th and 27th Holiday Banner Workshop!

 Join us for this fun and easy
"Give Thanks" and "Be Merry"
Holiday Banner Workshop!

Two dates to choose from:

Friday, October 26th (5pm-9pm)
at the LDS Church (2571 Barstow Rd.)
This is just one of the projects offered as part of the 
Relief Society Freaky Friday Super Craft Night.
(non-members are welcome to join us!)
The evening is also a Soup and Salad pick one to bring!
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given throughout the night!
I will also have a variety of cards for you to create for just $1 each!


Saturday, October 27th (1pm-4pm)
at my home (in Barstow Heights).
The project should only take about 1-2 hours at the most!

$15 pre-paid to create one two-sided banner
is due to me no later than Sunday, October 21st!
(price includes adhesive and all of the supplies you will need!)

  Remember to click on my photos to see them much larger!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 20th and 27th Flirty Workshop!

First of all, I apologize that this post is so late and long over-due. We had a computer virus that caused me to lose a lot of the photos I had taken of our upcoming projects, and it really messed things up for me this month. The only upside to having that issue is that it forced us to finally get a new home computer that I now absolutely LOVE!!

Since I'm so late promoting it on my blog this month, 
I'm offering you two different dates for you to join us
for this month's workshop featuring the "Flirty" kit! 
A few of you who pre-ordered your kit recently (Jackie and Jessi) will have yours in time for our Workshop date this Saturday, October 20th (1pm to 5pm). If you haven't had a chance to pre-order yours yet though, there's still time and I can have yours ready for you to use on Saturday, October 27th (1pm to 5pm), so it's not too late to plan to join us if you can. I will also be offering a "Holiday Banner" workshop on that same Saturday, October you can expect to see more photos and details about that posted here on my blog next.

The full "Flirty" kit is $35 
pre-paid by Oct 20th
to create 2 layouts and 6 cards 
(includes stamp set for you to keep).

The basic "Flirty" kit is $25
pre-paid by Oct 20th
to create 2 layouts and 6 cards
(includes use of my stamps).

The "Flirty" CARDS ONLY kit is 
 $5 for a set of 3 (or 2 of each, total of 6 for $10) 
If you would like to make the "cards only"
I will have them pre-cut and ready for you to stamp, assemble, and embellish (please RSVP early, but you can pay for them the day you attend).

If you already have a kit from a previous workshop that you'd like to finish using, feel free to bring it and/or any other projects you'd like to work on with us! Remember to bring a potluck dish to share along with your completed projects from the last workshop to show off to us so I can give you extra tickets for our prize drawings!

Layout #1 (above)
Layout #1 (left side view)
Layout #1 (right side view)

Layout #2 (above)
Layout #2 (left side view)

Layout #2 (right side view)
Card #1
Card #2
Card #3