Saturday, April 30, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

WHEN YOU PLACE A MINIMUM ORDER OF $50 IN CLOSE TO MY HEART products* in May, you can get the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for the discount price of just $15—that’s more than half off the retail value! You’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the new cardstock-weight B&T Duos® papers, D-size stamps, accessories, and instructions. You can also purchase the kit at full retail for $34.95 with no minimum purchase required. Become a Close To My Heart Consultant during May and well include a You  Me kit for free* as part of your New Consultant Kit. Contact me today to get the celebration started.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Long Easter

Each Easter my sister Lila Jean & Family host an Easter Egg Hunt & Dinner for family & friends. This year it was at thier farm with some 59 attending. The egg hunt is the big thing and each year more & more are hidden but to use the word hidden is not quite true and yard was dotted with spring colors. And no one could miss them. Look at the botton left hand corne on the picture. That may give you some idea of the "blanket" of eggs that covered the yard.
Long Easter 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

What do M&M and CTMH have in common

Sunday my church First United Methodist Church, Rusk is having a brunch before the 11:00 Easter Service and I'm in charge of the brunch. The menu is a wonderful breakfast casserole, bubble bread, fruit, juice, milk & coffee and thanks to so many of my church family that's taken care of. So yesterday, I thought YIKES the tables got to decorate them.

I thought I would make little candy bags with M&M peanut candy in spring colors. I used CTMH Miracle and Sweetheart paper.  Take a look

the colors were perfect

I plan on putting these little bags on Easter grass in the center of the tables. The hardest thing in making these were keeping my grandkids out of the candy. There was a 5th color in the spring colors M&M "yellow". So guess what color they got to eat.

Happy Easter to all and never forget who died for you & me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Layered Flowers" Technique

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Layered Flowers” Technique as shown on page 7 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link
Debi .  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Neely Dean  Blog, you are on the right track!  This technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Continue onto Tiffany Gilmore  Blog to continue the hop!


If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto  Tiffany Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:  ALL Close to my Heart
Stamp Set -  C1340 Aspiration
Ink -            Z2108 Brown Bag
Paper Packet - Unforgetable Level 2 -
Techniques -Layered Flowers, 3 layer
                    1st & 2nd generation stamping
                    double stamping
                    free formed leave
Embellishments - Z1333 Opaques Gems "Mocha"
                             Z1098 Love Letters Rob-Ons "While Supplies Last
                                       Organic demention  retired

The steps to Layered Flowers are:
  1. Stamp base image in one color and outline in another (if applicable to stamp selected).  Repeat on another piece of cardstock.
  2. Trim first image around all outer images.  Trim second image, cutting out portions of the flower (to create the layered effect).
  3. Curl ends of petals on second image and adhere on top of first image.  Layer mixtures of stamped accent and embellishments to finish.
Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.
I doubled my fun and made a second card. Hope you enjoy looking as I had making it.
Supply List : ALL Close to my Heart
Stamp Set -       Rosey Regrads B1369
Ink -                 Smokey Plum Z2147
Paper Packet - Wings Level 2 X7158
Techniques -     layered Flowers, 4 layers
                        1st & 2nd generation stamping
                        free formed leaves
Embellishments - Z1136 Mini Medley Accents White Daisy Collection "while supplies last"
                          Z1266 Opaques Gems

Here is the list of Hoppers and how the hop will move:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Springin' Up Flowers

A new technique from "Close To My Heart"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blessed, Stamp of the Month

Thanks to the following Consultants who contributed to this artwork display: Michelle Battitori, Neely Dean, Judy Faye Garner, Carol Harris, Sharryl Hales, Cathy Rogers, Joy McHargue, Julyne Morvis, Melissa Robinson, Shirley Ross, Rachel Ventura, Tonya Whitehurst, and Sheila Wilkerson.