Saturday, October 30, 2010

I'm Changing the date

to next sat, Nov 6th. Too many people have other things to do. see you then

Today is the day

My online video will be posting today at 3pm (pacific time). It will air live but also be recorded to watch at any time. Nikka on Ustream After the video, I will post the items I used and start the online gathering. If you would like to order, send my your email and I will send you an order form. Just a reminder, If you wait til Nov, Close to my Heart will buy you a stamp of your choice (A, B, C or D stamp only) when you spend $100. Plus you also get the Stamp of the month, A Little Thanks, for free as well.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Online Gathering and Ustream Video

On Oct 30th I will be doing a live video on 3 interactive christmas cards. If you cannot make the live show, it will be recorded.

I will also have an online gathering were you can order your products to make your own christmas cards. It will be open from the Oct 30th to Nov 5th. If you wait till Nov to place your order,Close to my Heart will buy you a stamp set when you spend $100, plus you also get the Stamp of the Month for free.

If you would like to order, just leave your email and I will send you an order form

My Ustream channel

Friday, October 15, 2010

We are still doing the candy.

Since i haven't come to fifty friends yet, I decided to give this out during this months blog hop. Two rule, join me as a friend and leave a comment. If you link you blog to mine, let me know and you we get to enter twice. And I have a lot more coming on the way. I will be doing an online Workshop thru Ustream and other items i willteaching on Ustream. Look forward, you will be seeing alot more of me soon


Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Blog Hop - Christmas Gifts


Here is October's Blog Hop for Close to my Heart. 11 consultants will show you how to make beautiful gifts with our products. You should have come here fromWendy K
This is a christmas card with a twist. The picture is framed and removable from the card. So after christmas they have a picture to keep on their mantel or wall

For the frame, I used Desert Sand cardstock to make a frame, stamped with flourishes with Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( I know, not CTMH but I really wanted that color). Then I cracked the frame by embossing it 3 times with UTEE and placed it in the freezer. Once it was cooled, I cracked it and went over it with Brown Staz-On.

Recipe : all Close to my Heart unless Stated

Cardstock - Desert Sand, Bamboo

B&T - Olivia

Ink - Pear, Brown Staz-On, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fire Brick (Ranger)

Stamps - Circle of Love, A Little Everything

Booksmarts Dimensional Elements

UTEE (Ranger)

Pleated Ribbon (PinkPaisley)

This tent card does double duty as well since the center is removable and can be hung on the tree. Plus it is a shaker box.

Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated

Cardstock - Colonial White, Tulip

B&T - Veranda, Perfect Day

Ink - Creme Brulee, Tulip, White Staz-On

Stamps - A Timber, Cherished Flourishes

Die Cuts - Labels 4 (spellbinders)

Glitter Ribbon (Big Lots)

Micro Beads (unknown)

Acetate (from stash)

Ornament hangings (from stash)

I made this artwork for my open house to show what you can do with tags. These tags were very simple to make and would make a great gift.
Here is the close up of the tages. The hardest part was doing the rosettes. First because I didn't have any Pear cardstock so I dyed copy paper. The circles have Glitter Glitz rubbed all over them. I also stamped a border stamp on the letters.

Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated

Cardstock - White Daisy, Tulip

B&T - Zippidee

Copy paper

Ink - Creme Brulee, Pear, White Staz-On

Stamp - A Timber

Cindy Loo Cricut (provocraft)

Glitter Glitz

Corner Rounder

Black Hemp

Frame (dollar store)

mini clothespins (unknown)

Thanks so much for enjoy my blog post. The next on the hop is Jill

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm Back, just without net temp.

Finally made it home from my two month trip to Michigan. I was so busy, when I wasn't sick. I hosted a Operation Write Home party last month, I will be posting the cards soon. I am temp. without net so I won't be posting unless I take my dog for a walk and go down where there is Wifi. Darn net, I want you to work at home. I will have stuff to post when I am able to.