Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Two Christmas cards in one!

Here is my first installment of "Crafty minutes". Hope you will enjoy it. The set was one of our Stamp of the Month sets. You can use the same method for many sets - check at my website at for our current set to see what you can create today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Embossing folders and Diffusers 101 by CTMH

Here is a short video on our two new diffusers we offer. It shows you a few options on how you can create some nice artwork. Here are some great hints on how to layer it - I have had some questions on that.

1. Base - A
2. Layer 1 is B
3. Embossing folder with cardstock
4. Then the diffuser, which replaces the second "B"
If you choose to use the circle or the square, use a piece of tape to fasten them down over the plate so they will not move - hope that will help you in your creations.

As always - you can find these fun items on my website!  Have fun creating! I will try to show this on one of my upcoming "Creative Minutes" shortly, so be on the look-out!

If you like my videos, please share :)

Thanks,  Margit

Stamp a Smile on a Child's Face

Stamp a Smile on a Child’s Face

by Close To My Heart
We’ve shown you how to preserve children’s artwork in your scrapbooking layouts, and we’ve shown you how to create cute Halloween packages for giving away goodies you make with your children and grandchildren. Well, today we’re going to show you how to create a simple children’s book using a very special stamp set and the Designer Creations short stack album!
We’ve personalized the cover of our album by printing the title on watercolor paper, adding stripes of color with our watercolor paints, and then backing it with a piece of Sangria paper. Thanks to the beautiful pattern printed directly on the cover, that’s all it takes for a fully-embellished look!
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Adorable, right? Now take a peek inside!
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
This darling little gator shows you just how easy this project is. Using our My Acrylix® Animal Greetings stamp set, simply stamp an animal onto a circle of watercolor paper with the Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad. Color your stamped image with watercolor paints, and attach the circle to the page of your album. Next, print the critter’s name on watercolor paper, add a splash of watercolor paint, and attach below the circle. Then add some patterned paper near the spine of the book if you’d like, and you’re done! It’s that simple!
We know you’re eager to look through the entire book, so go ahead! Peruse these adorable pages by looking at this gallery:
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren

Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren

Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren
Create a children's picture book with stamps! #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamps #watercolors #diypicturebook #giftsforchildren

This picture book is designed for young children who tend to get a bad case of the wiggles when you try to read them stories, but you could use this same idea to create all sorts of books for children of all ages! For more elaborate plots, try combining multiple stamp sets to fashion entire scenes. Then use our watercolor paints to bring these stories to life!
If you choose to try your hand at making this picture book, you will not only make a child in your life smile, but you will also be doing the same for another child somewhere else in the world. How? Well, when you purchase the My Acrylix® Animal Greetings stamp set, we donate $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that repairs cleft lips and palates for children all around the world. What a great way to touch the lives of many children at once!
So go ahead! Try your hand at making this picture book today. Not only will you help Operation Smile touch the lives of children, but you will also touch the lives of those children who read your handmade book. And who knows? You might just discover your inner writer!
Animal Picture Book
D1679 My Acrylix® Animal Greetings, X7199B Sangria Paper Packet, Z3146 Watercolor Paper, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album, Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
2" <Circle1> (cut 15, p. 21)
 You can get all of the products above on my website.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Are you looking for some bargains? Look no further...

Let me show you some great bargains!

Enchantment Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set (Retired Colors)

Item Number: Z2502

Product Description

Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Set in the following coordinating colors:
Smokey Plum
Outdoor Denim
Indian Corn Blue
Ponderosa Pine
New England Ivy
Autumn Terracotta
Barn Red

These inks were $19.95 now, they are are only $12.00!

Yuletide Carol Assortment

Item Number: Z3007

Product Description

12-piece set of printed wooden shapes, antiqued gold metal shapes, glitter gems, and a resin flower; adhesive–backed; 5/16"–1½".

Was $6.95 now $4.55

Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack (Retired Colors)

Item Number: X5934

Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Colors Include:
Smokey Plum
Outdoor Denim
Indian Corn Blue
Ponderosa Pine
New England Ivy
Autumn Terracotta
Barn Red

These are just a few examples of the many bargains available right now - so jump on over to my website at www.scrappingbee.ctmh. com and see what you can find!

If you find too much - you may want to consider to get one of those great bags for yourself and join me and my team this month!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September 2015 workshop

September Workshop

 In September we wanted to have some more fun with some more of my favorite papers. However - the Nevermore papers would be wonderful to use for these projects as well!

I used the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to cut the little flower (pg. 69) and the sentiment on pg. 53. The best way to get it curled up is to use our Quilling Tool. For the coffin, I used our Cricut Arstiste cartridge (pg. 76). I love the Thistle cardstock, don't you?

Other Products needed:
B1460 Trick or Treat Sweets
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim
Z2114 Cocoa ink (for sponging)
Sponge (for distressing)
Z2105 Black ink
Z2010 White Stars - you can make them black with black archival ink!

If you are missing any of these items - just go to my website and start shopping!
Of course, you can pull all of these items together with your favorite adhesive, add your favorite candy for your favorite spook!

Have a Happy Halloween :)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Specials With Close to my Heart

October Specials With Close To My Heart

Thanks, Karen for letting me use your artwork!

October is here! And just look at the FABULOUS specials  Close To My Heart sends our way! Let me tell you about them...

  1. It's in the Bag
  2. October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

1.  It's in the Bag:

When you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during October ($129 and you get over $435 in products in your kit!!!), you will also receive this darling bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit! You can then travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help you start their business with confidence and flair! To sign up, click here. Easy, peasy!  I'll be in touch with you as soon as I receive notification from CTMH that you are a brand new member of my team.

Here is a photo of the New Consultant Kit. Wowza, right?

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:
  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply. 
 2.  October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle:   This darling set is perfect for helping you get a jump on the holidays.  Why not start those holiday cards right now, before the hustle and bustle of the season sets in?

October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle. To help you with sizing, the star double circle is approximately 2".

This set is yours for only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax). Spend $100, get 2 (one for you and one for a gift!)...and so on!  When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before you check out.  Easy!

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

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