Sunday, September 30, 2012

CTMH St Louis Regional Celebration 2012

Let the creative fun begin!

 Aimee shared terrific tips for using the Cricut and Art Philosophy and Artiste Collections!
Brian & Kristine answer business questions.
 Kristine explains the photopolymer MyAcrylix process.
Monica reminds us to prioritize -- and shared the love from CEO Jeanette Lynton.

Corporate Paper Art Samples and Those Provided by Attending Artists:

Making New Friends with Paper, Inks, and Stamps!

One of the Winning Contest Entries

My Upline, Deb Butler, of the Scrapping Buckeye Babes,
with the award for the TOP Team Sales!

St. Louis IMO's Pizza treat

A shot of about 1/4 of the group in the room full of creative juices!

Close To My Heart
St Louis Regional Celebration 2012
was a fun, creative time with a huge group of paper crafters
from 20 different states!
I'm glad I got to attend
and will always remember the special moments
and all the wonderful people who were so welcoming and willing to share their ideas.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Clearly the Best!

Close to my Heart has teamed up with My Craft Channel, an online craft TV network, to create a new video series called Clearly the Best. 

If seeing is believing, then you’ll quickly see that when it comes to stamping, CTMH's clear stamps are the best! Close To My Heart’s see-through My Acrylix® stamps and blocks ensure full ink coverage and perfect placement every time. 

Whether you're new to stamping or a seasoned pro, you can achieve unmatched precision and detail in your stamping with Close To My Heart’s stamps and blocks. Combine the stamping techniques featured in this video series with the flexibility of clear stamps, and you’ll soon discover why Close To My Heart’s stamps are clearly the best!                                                                    


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Embossed and Glittered NOEL Card

This "experiment" card was both fun and easier than I expected. I saw an embossing/glittering technique on the Splitcoast Stampers site and decided to give it a whirl -- or a spin -- with the brayer which I so seldom use. Now I'm definitely hooked.

To create the textured layer, I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white cardstock with the snowflakes and stars folder. I rolled the brayer with a very thin layer of Stardust glitter glue and applied it to the embossed cardstock. I used a paintbrush to brush away the glitter that stayed on the flat areas. (You need very little glitter glue on your brayer to get the best design.)

To assemble the card, I started with a white card base, added the dark blue with the star-punched bottom border (Martha S), layered the white embossed piece on top, then added the blue scalloped and the white Noel punched circles with foam squares. I attached the sheer white ribbon before adhering the blue to the card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog and seeing what's keeping me crafty-happy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gift Card Holder -- Artiste & Avonlea

I saw this cute gift card holder idea shared by Dawn H. on the CTMH Bulletin Board -- her blog is  Thanks, Dawn!

It was so easy to make using the Artiste cartridge from CTMH. Just select "card" and the letter "J" and set the measurement to 3 inches. You can cut 3 cards from a 12 x 12 inch cardstock. I used the Avonlea papers for this birthday gift card holder and added the new Baker's Twine. A glue dot holds the gift card in place.

The ladies at this coming Saturday's workshop will get to make and take these using the new Pear and Partridge papers!

Hmmmm...I wonder who will get this one?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pear and Partridge Christmas Cards

Circle card front and inside:

Pear and Partridge with Glitter Rub-ons:

Clear card front and inside:

I've really liked the colors and patterns in the Pear and Partridge paper packet!
I used the Cranberry and Olive inks along with one of my favorite CTMH Christmas stamp sets.

And next up will be some Christmas gift tags.

Thanks for stopping by to look and 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