Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to Make a Large Paper Flower

Do you have a special event coming up? Now you have a great way to make your own decorations! This is how easy it is to make those flowers - if you don't want the flowers to be as big, just dial down the cricut and you have smaller flowers!



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

January 2016 Charlotte Card workshop

Charlotte Card Workshop Cards - Beautiful!

Charlotte is one of the most beautiful paper packs I have worked with! I just love it! The ladies who came to my workshop agreed with me - they also loved working our new thin cuts - I let them play the Cuttlebug. They also got to work with our new Watercolors and they agreed that our Watercolors are very vibrant.

All of the images were stamped after I cute them out. The ink does not run as easy. It is your choice, however, what look you would like to have. If you do not want the color to go passed the lines. Color your image in after you cut and stamp.

Embellishments placed in the right spot will help your work to "shine" just in the right way. Also, as you color your image, you may want to choose different colors for leaves to make sure they do not all look the same or show highlights in your flowers.

Of course, you can always go back in after to add highlights on your flowers - as I did to my flower. Use those 3-D dots to gain more highlights. I did not cut the leaves, I stamped those directly on the paper and painted them in. If you look closer onto the ribbon - I just tied the knot and glued it onto the ribbon with Liquid Glass. Whatever would I do without Liquid Glass!?!

Here is what you need to make these cards:

C1641 My Acrylix Springtime Wishes
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2164 Sorbet Ink
Z899 Black Memento Ink
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z3201 Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts
Z2060 Tin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Cuts
Z3203 Treasured Puffies
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
X7205B Charlotte Paper Pack
1386 Black Cardstock

However, if you purchase the G1104 Workshops Your War Charlotte Scrapbooking kit, you will get:
  • Paper Pack (including extra cardstock,  black, whisper)
  • Charlotte complements
  • Black & Gold Ribbon
  • Treasured Puffies
The cutting guide for the scrapbook pages and the cards can be found on line. Please let me know if you should need any help. 

As you look for what you might need to make cards just log into my website and start browsing!

Have fun!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Share the Love through Operation Smile

From Jeanette: Share the Love through Operation Smile™

by Close To My Heart
I consider my grandchildren to be among the greatest treasures in my life. I never could have imagined the joy that those precious smiles bring to me. I’m sure that those of you with children and grandchildren can relate! Even those without children of your own know just how priceless and special a child’s smile is. And that’s one of the reasons that Close To My Heart has been partnered with Operation Smile™ for so long.
Operation Smile is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cleft palate, cleft lip, and other facial deformities receive lifesaving and life-changing surgeries. They are truly a special organization. At our last Convention, we shared a video of an Operation Smile mission, and I want to give you all a chance to see it now:
Watching this video brings tears to my eyes every time. The work this organization does is absolutely incredible, and I am determined to do what I can to help this incredible organization succeed.
Since February is the month of love, we thought it would be a wonderful time to really focus our efforts on expressing our love for Operation Smile and the dear families they serve. For this purpose, we’ve created the My Acrylix® Share the Love stamp set, and for every stamp set sold, we will donate $7 USD to Operation Smile*.Help a child by purchasing the Share the Love stamp set benefiting Operation Smile! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #sharethelove #donate
This stamp set is only available during February, so be sure to get yours while you can. There are also many other ways you can help Operation Smile throughout the year. You can purchase the My Acrylix® Animal Greetings stamp set, which you can use to create this adorable children’s book and many other wonderful works of art. This stamp set is sure to bring smiles to many children’s faces!
We also have a selection of t-shirts to help promote the Operation Smile mission. For every t-shirt you purchase, we will donate $10 USD*.
Support Operation Smile by buying one of these shirts! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #makesomeonesmile #donate
Support Operation Smile by buying one of these shirts! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #makesomeonesmile #donate
Support Operation Smile by buying one of these shirts! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #makesomeonesmile #donate

Support Operation Smile by buying one of these shirts! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #makesomeonesmile #donate

Another way to help is to round up your order totals. When you do this, we will donate the difference. Each surgery is only $240 USD, so small donations can really add up to make a big impact.
Finally, if you or someone you know would like to make an outright donation to Operation Smile, simply talk to a Close To My Heart Consultant, who can walk you step by step through that process.
We’ll be sharing some more stories this month to show what some of our awesome Consultants have done to support Operation Smile, as well, so be sure to check back with us throughout the month.
My friends, you already add so much goodness to this world. Donating to Operation Smile is simply a way to extend the reach of your goodness. With all my heart, I thank you for all you have done, all you are doing, and all you will do for people, both around the corner and around the globe. Your selflessness inspires me.
All my love,
*Products purchased in US states AL and MA excluded from donation due to state registration requirements. 

Share the Love

Item Number: CC1060

Product Description

Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you get a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD* of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!

Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)

*Donation is $7 USD. Stamp sets purchased in US states AL and MA excluded from donation due to state registration requirements.

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