Thursday, October 21, 2010

Art & Soul = Great Ideas!

Close To My Heart
provides really cool video clips
showing new techniques and products!
You can watch episodes of "Art and Soul" here.

The one for October is the newest using tissue paper!
Check out each monthly video and try something new!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Petite Perks

If you haven't tried stamping to make your own cards extra special or to add special touches to your scrapbook pages, what are you waiting for?

Close To My Heart's exclusive MyAcrylix (clear) stamps and blocks are so easy and fun to use!

Check out a variety of products in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book here and contact me to find out how you can receive Petite Perks free!

This morning I made two birthday cards...then I failed to photograph them before putting them into the mail for the special people. Bummer.

I hope to get back to posting some paper art soon. I've been drooling over Jeanette Lynton's new book, Magic. If you have it & use the ideas, I'd love to read your comment about a favorite interactive page technique! Maybe I can show you mine soon.

Thanks for visiting and for your patience too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

5 Best Reasons to LOVE CTMH!

1. Close To My Heart (CTMH) makes it fun to create with coordinating products! Whether you're a cardmaker, a scrapbooker, or a paper-crafting creator of altered art items, you'll LOVE all the items that go so well together! It takes so much work out of the process and replaces it with enjoyment.

2. CTMH helps keep paper crafting simpler! The 60-color exclusive palette from cardstock to inks to embellishments to scrapbooking kits are all coordinated to help your creations come together without a ton of work.

3.  When I use CTMH products, I'm a much faster scrapper & card maker! Whether I use Level 1 or Level 2 paper packets, or create cards from kits or from my own designs, faster is a good thing. More gets finished in less time.
Especially helpful are the Wishes and Magic books by Jeanette Lynton!

4.  It's easier to create when using CTMH items! For example, using MyAcrylix stamps are easy-peasy because they're clear, see-through, and a great quality. You get a perfect placement and image every time.

5.  Using CTMH items saves me time AND money. It's just so economicalPapers, inks, stamps, pens, adhesives, and so many tools are quality tools. And now CTMH has added a digital scrapbooking option called Studio J.
Wow. It's all the above and more!

You'll LOVE it!

Need more info?
Visit my CTMH site!
Email or call me if you have any questions!

CTMH makes it easy to order online.
Your order is delivered by FedEx straight to your door.
Now that's fun, easy, and simple!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

May the Bounty of the Season

fill your hearts and home!

Happy Sunday! I hope it's a day of worship and rest for you. In our neck of the woods, it's beginning to look like time for a short color tour... a nice Sunday afternoon drive and maybe a Ted Drewes concrete along the way!

We may get a color peak in about a week, but for now it's just a little peek of golds.

Thanks for visiting & I'm grateful when you leave a comment!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Happy Birthday Flower

... to my sister! Wishing you a very happy big milestone birthday today, Kathy!

I hope this makes it through snail mail okay to her mailbox. But I really wish I could deliver it in person. Sister-strings connect us though miles separate us.

Those are poppyseeds in the flower center, adhered with Liquid Glass. I used to use poppyseeds for lemon muffins. Now they've found a home in my studio. A fun texture!

Oops! Those leaves aren't lined up quite right. I think my head, eyes, and hands need some better coordination. Maybe a visit to my favorite chiro will remedy this. Uuhmmm...and more yoga. Sharli, you're my inspiration to relax and rejuvenate!

I'm grateful you've visited my blog and hope you leave your comment.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cornucopias Galore!

The frost is on the pumpkins! We had to put an extra quilt on our bed and my cold toes need sox at night now. But we're having 80-degree days here in STL and it's just perfect to be outside. I'm riding my bike, pulling weeds, walking, and playing at the park with my goggles on. Picture that! It's a good way to get a lot of stares, but it also keeps all the allergens out of my eyes. I hope once we get a hard frost or two, this eye problem will be much relieved.

Just wanted to share this little collection of cornucopia-stamped cards. I'm getting my money's worth using the Harvest Home stamp set from CTMH. I made these cards before the eyes got irritated and scheduled the I'm not spending much time on the pc and will be so happy to get back to scrapping.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving some love. I treasure our scrapping & blogging friendship!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Plant Smiles

"Plant Smiles ... Grow Laughs ... Harvest Love"

This is another clear card I made and scheduled to post before the Attack of the Fall Allergens here. I have a few more scheduled, and hopefully after those I'll be back in the groove and in the studio again. It gets depressing to not be able to do much without good eyesight. Oh, the things we take for granted! Thank You, Lord, for eye drops and allergy tablets and patient family members!

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I so enjoy hearing from you!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Seize the Day

I'm on a "clear acrylic card" roll.

The inside sentiment, "Seize the Day," is hidden behind the front sentiment, "The Present" stamped verse.

It seems I can never get a card stash established ... as soon as a card is created, boom! It's in the mail! Oh, the joy of sharing!

So glad I created some scheduled posts since my severe dry eyes and allergies are giving me FITS.

Hope your day is full of blessings! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

With Gratitude

The Autumn colors are some of my very favorites! The Olivia paper packet has rich colors to choose from, and they go well with the Harvest Home MyAcrylix stamps. I used a variety of autumn ink colors and the blending pen to colorize the stamped image. (My watercoloring technique needs much improvement, as does my chronic dry eye situation. I've had another week of red/itching/tearing eyes with the high allergen counts. Leaf dust, be gone!)

The clear acrylic cards are fun to design. The more I make, the easier it gets to plan where to hide or show the stamped sentiment.

[The only non-CTMH item is the autumn gingham ribbon.]

Thanks for looking and leaving your comment!

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards