Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ta-da! I have a CTMH website for your convenience!

I am so excited to announce that I now have a Close To My Heart website for you to access and use called !  It will allow you to see all the features that are available on the official CTMH website like Art & Soul episodes on CTMH-TV, Stamp of the Month, etc., PLUS ...
  • view my very own artwork and preview class projects
  • browse my calendar of events
  • AND also SHOP online!
Throughout the year, Close To My Heart has web-only specials that I will now be able to make available to you, including the upcoming great online scrapbooking software suite - Studio J - click here to preview it!
I hope you will browse the new website and tell me what you think!

Have a safe and merry New Year's Eve!  Lord willing, I'll "talk" to you again next year!  God bless!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Three projects

Hi, again!  I had promised to post some of my other projects so here they are.  The variety of crafts that CTMH allows me to do with their great coordination of colors, patterns & embellishments is one of the reasons I am really "sold" on their products!

Here's a stationery holder with monogrammed cards that I made a while back. It uses "Life Delights" paper, the "Eastertime" stamp set that has a basket weave stamp, and the Baroque Alphabet set for the monogram (I love that set!).

I went to a crop in October and planned the layout below, using a really versatile paper called "Backcountry."  It's really fun to use this paper for outdoor-sy pictures.  Some of the stamps used are "Backwoods" for the trees and the camera is from "Pitcure Perfect."

I also made a really fast card that taught 3 techniques: stamping on chipboard, masking a stamped image, and edge distressing for a 3-D look. The swirls are made with "Western Flourishes" and the sentiment is from a truly useful set called "Gracious Greetings."  The 2 little brads in the upper corner were placed using a "brad buddy" technique a friend taught me.  If you will leave a comment, I'll let you in on my "secret" for perfect brad placements :-)  !

May this Christmas season be one of unforgettable memories, especially as you remember that Jesus is the real Reason for this Season!

Making memories with you ....