Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Workshop Schedule is here!

Set aside some time for creativity this summer! My workshop schedule is below. Be sure to update your calendar as some dates have changed. All workshops will be held at my home in Arnold, MO. Please email me for registration information.

Scrapbooking Night - Pemberley*

Friday, June 15 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm

This workshop is included when you order either a Pemberley Workshop On the Go or Level 2 Paper Pack. We will all be working with the same paper set which means you will will maximize your creativity by being inspired by others' ideas. Deadline to order kits is May 30.

Creative Day - Summer Mini-Album

Tuesday, July 31 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Take a break from the summer heat and create a keepsake paper bag album. Bring a few pictures or add them later. Creative days are a chance to try something new and spend time with the younger generation of crafters. Price per attendee is $5. All supplies and materials are included in the price. This workshop is open to all ages. (Anyone under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Cards by the Dozen - Wedding & Anniversary*

Sunday, August 5 from 2:30 - 5:00
Come to this workshop and make 12 fabulous wedding and anniversary cards (4 each from 3 designs) for $12. The price includes all supplies and materials needed to make the cards, plus coordinating envelopes.

* Must be 16 years or older to attend these workshops.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Night Owl Birthday

For my daughter's 12th birthday, we decided to celebrate that they were not planning to get a lot of sleep at the "slumber" party and have a NIGHT OWL theme. We had a lot of fun finding cute owl decoration ideas.

The colors and dots in the Dotty for You paper pack was perfect for these fun owl goodie gift boxes. I'd love to give credit where credit is due, but we found several versions on the internet so it is impossible to trace back to the original creator.

We cut 9" pillow boxes using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (<flower4>, font layer w/shift). The "feathers" are 2" hearts cut in half, the beak & feet are 1" <heart1> cut from Sunflower card stock, the wings are <oval1> from Cocoa cardstock and the eyes are 1.25" and 1.75" circles in Cocoa and While Daisy cardstock respectively.
Food for the owl party included these Oreo Owl cupcakes which were inspired by the book Hello, Cupcake! and chocolate pretzel nests. We got the candy eggs at discount since Emily's birthday is after Easter - SWEET!

Quick Projects using Size A Stamps

Create a finished card in five seconds flat with the new series of single-image A-size My Acrylix® stamp sets from Close To My Heart. Use them for quick scrapbook layout titles or easy, one-step cardmaking. Each one is designed to complete your project with a single stamp, and at just $6.95 each, these stamps are super affordable!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love Your Layout with Lucy

Use Studio J® to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month's Love Your Layout(sm) video. You'll use toggle accents and My Stickease® images to help you preserve those special moments. Watch the video and then log in to Studio J to try it yourself!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blooming Flourishes

This video shows you how to stamp in multiples to create larger designs.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Celebrate Motherhood with Studio J

I love the articles that Close To My Heart provides for our monthly newsletters. The May edition includes the article below with some great ideas for preserving memories for your mother using Studio J.

If you would like me to add you to my newsletter distribution list, please drop me a quick email request.

Treasured relationships deserve to be preserved—
Studio J® can make it easy 

Mothers and grandmothers alike love to get pictures of their children and grandchildren on Mother’s day. With Studio J®, you can give them frame-worthy printed scrapbook pages featuring those special people and celebrating relationships you cherish. Here are some ways you could celebrate Mother’s Day this year using this fabulous product:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Friendship Bouquet

I love May! There are lots of things to celebrate in May: start of summer break, Memorial Day, my birthday... OK, maybe you won't be celebrating my birthday.

The new Stamp Of The Month, Friendship Bouquet, is exactly what I picture when I dream about May including flowers, friends, family.
Do you want to make the projects pictured above? Supply lists and directions are on the Close To My Heart website via this link.