Monday, February 27, 2012

{Lovely Lucy ~ Part Two}

After finishing my February Sketchy Challenge, I decided to continue working on my layouts for my upcoming trade show.

I simply love the Lucy Level 2 paper and Glittery Rub-ons that co-ordinate with the paper. So I decided to do the extra layout that is listed on the CTMH website.

So without a whole lot of explanation, this layout was one that is featured in the Magic How To book that will soon be retiring. If you have not bought any of the How to books from Close To My Heart they are amazing and are only available through the duration of the Current Idea Book. Spring/Summer 2012 (Available until July 31, 2012)

Here are the pages... Enjoy!

Lucy Layout 2 ~ Page1

Lucy Layout 2 ~ Page 2

Thanks for stopping by...Come back tomorrow for a peek of some more of my Crafty Creations!

Let's Live Inspired!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

{Lovely Lucy}

Throughout the last two weeks many days were spent sick and unable to do much so while I had enough energy I decided to play around with the Lucy Workshop On The Go kit. I really loved the colors and the beautiful C-sized stamp set that came with this workshop kit.

I set out to really try to work diligently...definitely not!

I loved that the workshops are made so easy to understand and follow. It was also awesome to have the Cricut do most of the detailed and otherwise time consuming cutting that this layout would have involved...HUGE bonus if you ask me!

So without further ado...

Lucy Workshop Page 1
All of the butterflies and flowers and banner pieces were cut out using the Cricut. It was super easy to stamp the images on and make them look fabulous. I added a little understated bitty jewels to the flowers and to the glitter rub-on images of crowns....perfect for the little princess in your life...

Lucy Workshop Page 2
For this page The beautiful green scalloped edge, flowers, butterflies and title were all cut out with the Cricut. If you weren't convinced scrap booking could be so easy...let me show you how...

Well I hope that you like this lovely two page layout and I hope to add some inspiration!
Let's Live Inspired!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome the blogging world!

Welcome back to the blogging world. I have been away dealing with sick little ones and one sick big wonderful cold and flu season is and with 3 under the weather I only fell into the pattern too!

With kids on the mend and me kinda regaining some energy and a whole lot less ill I managed to get some cards created.

In March I will be attending a 3 day trade show and have been trying (rather unsuccessfully) to get a substantial amount of premade items ready to showcase as well as a wide variety of items out of the Spring/Summer Idea Book 2012. There was so much to choose from. Tee hee!

OK so now onto my newest card creations.

The first one is a simple layered card with 3 polka dot hearts (S1112 ~ Mad About You), paradise baker's twine, and Love (D1482 ~ Love Life) stamp set, stamped in Black. I popped up the upper layer as well as the hearts to add a little extra POP!

This card was one that I found on Pinterest and just had to try to recreate in my own way.
Also on Pinterest...which I think is the absolute best site ever (well except my CTMH one! LOL!) I feel that this site is for anyone. It has such a large selection of pins for anyone with almost any interest...

OK so onto Card two...also pinned to my board "Cards, Cards, Cards" it is a simple white card with 2 corners rounded. It features 3 great hearts from (S1112 ~ Mad About You) The heart is stamped in 3 colors and paired with the matching Baker's Twine. I took another fabulous color and stamped the word love from (D1187 - For Every Occasion) Stamp set. Tied the bakers twine on the front of the card and love how this turned out.

Come back tomorrow for a peek at the fabulous "Lucy Workshop On The Go" layout that is ready for pictures!

Let's Live Inspired!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Updates! Updates! Updates!

Well I know it has beeen a while and I just had to take some time to let you in on all the great things happening at Close To My Heart.

I have been a consultant for just over 1 year now and love it more each and every day that passes. I think that everyone should have a job doing something that they love!

Today and as of Februrary 1, 2012 everyone could view the Spring/Summer Idea Book online! It is a fabulous 144 pages of great Close To My Heart products. And this Idea Book is packed!!!
Now I want to tell all you fellow Canadians, our prices are all the same as our neighbours to the south, and that means PRICE DROPS!!! We have prices that are now on par with the US prices which makes the price for everything lower and much more appealing when ordering...ok, maybe it is just me...

We have some great Hostess Rewards this Idea Book and they are packed with awesome products too!
Collection One ~ Stella Collection

Collection Two ~ Pemberley Collection
Collection Three ~ Florentine Collection
Collection Four ~ Lucy Collection
Moving on through the Idea Book you will notice that we have not recieved a new Cricut Cartridge but I hope one is in the making. We do however have a large portion of our stamps coordinating with the cartridge...Making crafting much faster, and easier for all levels!

There are some great My Reflections Kits this Issue,
Stella ~ A bold and beautiful sewing/Quilting-esque paper collection with matching Canvas Shapes
Pemberley ~ Monochromatic Floral and Geometric paper with matching Stickease
Lucy ~ Subtle shades and watercolored beauty with matching Glittery Rub-ons
Victory ~ Bold Camo and boyish charm come together with Stickease
Footloose ~ Bold Colors to mimic tropical adventures with coordinating Dimentional Elements
Superhero ~ Distressed and staight out of the comics with matching Rub-ons
Florentine ~ Eclectic in nature and stunning to view with matching Stickease
Crusin' ~ Retro Road Trip with 60's charm

Close To My Heart has released a great selection to work with and even more great stamps! Feel free to view the Idea Book online or contact me for a print copy today!

Let's Live Inspired!