Monday, August 13, 2012

Delight in Everyday

Today I would like to share with you one of the layouts I created for my Extravaganza Artwork for my booth for teaching at the Close to my Heart Annual Convention in July of this year.
(With some less-than-stellar photography. Sorry...DSLR still down-n-out.  My poor iPhone can only do so much.)

As you know, I was given the gorgeous new Avonlea papers.  Here you can see I have paired them with several of the new embellishments from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Here, in a close-up for the left side you can see I have used some of the great new Avonlea Canvas Complements.  Since they cardstock weight and adhesive backed...they are so easy to use and layer together.  I was even able to find a complimentary Cricut cut to back one of the new designs.  But the eye-drawing feature of the page is certainly those new Opaques Pearl Flourishes!  I am in LOVE with those!  

 Of course I couldn't help but add some of the Colonial White Rosette Ribbon.  With 5 yards in just one's so easy to add it to everything!  I finished of the layout with a title created with the new Canvas Alphabet...a great addition to coordinate with the Avonlea Canvans Complements!

Don't forget to take a look or even get a few of these great new products for yourself at my website!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Gettin' Flirty!

For your viewing pleasure today I have another workshop I have created with our new bright and vibrant Flirty Paper Pack.   This pack includes fun kit-exclusive colors such at Flirty Raspberry and Flirty Yellow...colors you will see only in this paper pack for just this one time!  I stamped these great colored prints with the large bloom from our new coordinating stamp set Love Blooms.  Then grabbed the sentiment set (also featured with this paper pack) A Friend Like You to stamp some 'love' on my cards and added a little 'bling' with our Opaque Pearls.  Packaged it all up in the totaly adorable mini-magazine file 3-D box from our new Cricut Bundle Artiste!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oh my darlin', oh my darlin'....

Oh, my darlin' Clementine! 

Yes, folks!  Our new Clementine paper pack is just 'darling'!! 

I love how sweet and sassy this new paper pack is!  With it's 'western floral' look and feel our NEW Burlap Ribbon and a touch of hemp are the perfect embellishments.  Give it a bit of extra texture by sanding and last - but not least - play along with the femine feel of this paper pack with some of our new Pearl Badge Buttons.

Find all the supplies necessary to make these cards on my website 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A little birdy told me...

You'd like to see some artwork!

As you may know, I was invited to teach at Close To My Heart's Annual Convention in Dallas, TX this past July.  For my assignment, I was given the absolutely GORGEOUS Avonlea Paper Pack.  I had such a great time coming up with all kinds of creative ways to use these beautiful new papers.  In the upcoming weeks I will be sharing lots and lots of artwork with this new paper pack.  So stay tuned for Avonlea overload!!

For your viewing pleasure today....
(I apologize for the poor picture DSLR is still out of commission) 
I have the cutest little birdhouse decorated with some of the new papers from the Avonlea Paper Pack.  This was one of my favorites out of all the art I created for teaching.  You've all seen the inexpensive little wooden birdhouses at your local craft store.  I picked this one up almost a year ago with so many good intentions.  But there it sat in my craft room....sad and neglected!  Until I got my hands on the new Avonlea Paper Pack and of corse the new Cricut ARTISTE cartridge!  It is decorated exclusively with Close to my Heart Products, with the exception of the acrylic paint and crackle medium I painted the house with.  
So here it is today....

Here you can see where I used our new scrumptious Colonial White Rosette Ribbon to embellish the roof.  Yes, the whole roof!!  You get 5 yards of this sweet ribbon in one package!! 

Last, but certainly not is a close up the of sweet little flowers I created.  

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you back again soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Your wait is finally over....

It's here!  It's here!

The new 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book goes live today!

I know I say this with evey new catalog release...but I think this one is my favorite!!  It is just busting at the seams with all kinds of wonderful goodies!  I don't know what I am excited about more!  A new Cricut Collection?  A new How-To publication?  Gorgeous new paper packs? 13 new Workshop on the Go Kits?  Why don't you check them out for yourself and see what is your new favorite!  I bet you'll have a hard time choosing!


Okay, so the pictures aren't doing it for ya??  Rather see it in person??  Then contact me today to get your very own copy!  For only $5 shipping costs, you'll get a copy mailed to you along with a $5.00 gift certificate towards your next order.

Can't wait for snail mail??  Wanna see it even sooner??  
If you live in the Phoenix/West Valley area of Arizona - Then join me at my home this Saturday, August 4th from 1:00-4:00pm for my New Idea Book Open House!  I can't wait to share with you the all fabulous new items! You will get a FREE copy of the Idea Book, see all the new products in person, view all my upcoming workshops, create a fantastic make-n-take, snack on some delicious goodies, shop my SALE table and possibly win some fantastic prizes! No RSVP necessary! 
Email me today to get more details!