Events Calendar Part Two

As promised here are the next six months of the events calendar that I designed for my mom for her birthday.  If you missed the first six months you can go here to see them.

Mimi's Event Calender_July

Mimi's Event Calender_Aug

Mimi's Event Calender_Sept

Mimi's Event Calender_Oct

Mimi's Event Calender_Dec

Happy Crafting!

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Events Calendar

My mom is always asking me when are our family birthdays. It does get a bit confusing since there are three siblings & spouses and eight grand children.  I decide for her birthday which is today ~ Happy Birthday Mimi!!! ~ I would design an event calendar for her.  I decided to use Close to My Hearts events calender.  If you have never seen this item it is a great idea.  It is 4″ x 18″  and each month has its own page which has all the days of the month listed.  What is wonderful about this calendar is it can be used year after year.  Here are the tops of the first 6 months of the calendar I designed….

Mimi's Event Calender_Jan

Mimi's Event Calender_Feb

Mimi's Event Calender_March

Mimi's Event Calender_April

Mimi's Event Calender_June

Check back tomorrow to see the next six months.

Happy Crafting!

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Trick or Treat

Well tomorrow I am off to host my first 12 hour crop.  It will be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to some time with friends and doing what I love ~ Crafting.  Here is what I designed as a little gift for coming.

Moonlight treat boxes

I used my Silhouette to cut the treat box and tags.  I actually designed the box by taking elements from of two different designs and making it what I wanted.  I then backed the cut away with Moonlight paper.   I love the Magic Potions stamp set and knew this was the perfect idea for them. I used a masking technique to be create the multiple ink effect on the tags.  The treat tubes are just perfect for this project.

Happy Crafting!

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Craftable Containers

With the holidays coming how cute would it be to design you own unique gift?  Well with Close to My Hearts containers you can design the perfect gift container for those special people on you list.  Check out this video of some of the great things you can do with these containers.

Happy crafting!

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Halloween Frame

I know I keep mentioning how much I love this time of year but I really do.  Halloween is probably my most favorite holiday as it is so fun to decorate for.  I have been pulling out all my decorations and now my home is beginning to feel a bit spooky.  I decided I needed to create a Halloween frame that I could display each year and showcase a photo from the previous year.  The Close to My Heart My Creations Frame is perfect for this.   I have to admit I was a bit sad there was no official Halloween paper this year from CTMH.  However I knew I would think of something, and the Huntington paper is very fall like.  The Huntington paper worked out wonderfully as it was a great neutral and allow me to have fun with the cut outs which pop against it. You can be the judge….

Halloween Frame

I did use Moonlight paper to create the rosette in the top left corner. But otherwise I used Black, Slate, Goldrush and Smokey Plum Cardstock.  I used my Silhouette to cut the cauldron, cat and Halloween.

Halloween Frame- cat

Halloween Frame-cauldron

Happy Halloween Crafting!

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Pocket Albums

There are so many ways to scrabook.  You can use the standard 12 x 12 format or 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooks.  You could check out our new My Crush books or try some of the new mini album Close to My heart offers.   One in particular is the My Creations Pocket Album,  here is a great video that shows you a fun Christmas card album.  This album could be used for so many thing – kids school artwork or report cards, photos with Santa, concert memorabilia, the possibilities are endless.


Holiday Star

I love this time of year from now until the new year as there are all of my favorite holidays.  I am determine this year to create as many fun thing as I can.  I have been admiring the My Creations Star and have been waiting for the perfect time to create one, or was it when I finally had a chance ;-).  Well either way I am quite excited how it turned out. You can decide for yourself:

 Frosted Star

Frosted Star_center

I will be offering this holiday star as a kit for the A Wicked Crop on October 19th.  The kit will include the My Creations star, Frosted paper pre-cut for you, sparkles clear flourishes, slate satin polka-dot ribbon, pre-cut glitter paper and metal flower.  There will also be an instructional guide to help you crate the satin flower.  The cost is $22.  If you cannot make the crop but would still like to purchase the kit that can be arranged too, please contact me.

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Design Decor

Are you looking for gift ideas for you love ones for the holidays?  Or are you looking for other ways to showcase your artwork around your own home?  Well the Design Decor may be just the answer. Take a look at this video which introduces you to some of the Design Decor items available at Close To My Heart.

Note Card Gift Kit

On October 19th I am holding a 12 hour free crop here in Spokane, WA.  Space is limited so it is best to reserve your spot today.  You can come work on your own projects and if you want to get a jump start on some of your holiday gifts, I will have a couple of kits which can be pre-ordered to work on.  Stay tuned as I will be featuring these Kits every couple of days.

The first one I created is a card box with 12 monogrammed note cards with envelopes.  The inspiration came from a card I saw on Pinterest from PaperEscape by Thresa Kaiser.  Once I saw her monogram card I knew this would be a great idea for Christmas Presents.   Here is what it will look like….

For Always Note Cards & Box

I designed this one using For Always and Gypsy.  If you want to pre-order this kit you will get to pick the color you wish to go with the For Always paper.  You will also be able to pick the monogram you wish to use.

For Always Note Card Box

Note Card 2

The cost for this workshop is $20. It will include a cutting guide and instructions, the box, cards with envelopes and embellishments.  I will provide the necessary tools to complete this project with the exception of adhesive and black ink.

Stay tuned for the other kits which will be available to pre-order.

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Crush it!

I have to admit I am intrigued by the My Crush books.  I have seen the smash books in the craft stores and contemplated purchasing them but I just was not sure where to begin.  Well now Close to My Heart has come out with two awesome My Crush books – Modville and Bluebird.  I can’t wait to get mine and give it a try.

Here is a great video which will help give you an overview of what a My Crush book is.

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