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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bookmark

I wanted to share something I made awhile back...it was a little something (a bookmark) for a friend/fellow daycare provider...I used a retired stamp set...but wanted to show how just a little stamping can add alot to your project. I thought it came out cute. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Merry Monster with Hooligans Paper and Liquid Glass

Today I thought I would share one of my FAVORITE products...it's call "Liquid Glass". You'll find it on pg 99 in the catalog (or use this code on my website Z679). I absolutely LOVE this stuff. There are lots of things you can do with it...use it as glue to attach elements to your pg or card, highlight designs on your paper, make dull metal shiny, use it to make a water effect...I could keep going, but it gives you an idea of how great this stuff is!! I used it on the Halloween cards I made...check out Merry Monster's eyes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Page Layout~~ "Hooligans"

I made a cute 2 page scrapbook layout using Hooligans paper and stickers. I wanted to share it but I didn't feel comfortable showing the kid's faces so I covered them up with white paper. Two of the children are mine and the other two are family...we sure do have a bunch of CUTE characters!! Order the paper and stickers today and be ready for Halloween...and your cute characters!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hooligans WOTG or Make Your Own Kit

Today I thought I would share the paper pack "Hooligans" with you. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (pg 25 in the catalog G1012). It comes with: Level 2 paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), a mini-medley accents pack, & a workshop guide (directions to make some cards & 2 pg scrapbook layout). Or, if your not really into stamping or card making, you can buy the paper pack (pg 18 X7129B) and sticker sets (x7129c pg 18) and (z1332 pg 91) and make your own pages. Either way you can make some really cute Halloween projects!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Acrylix Clear Stamps

If you watch the "Sticky Boy" video you'll see how amazing My Acrylix Clear Stamps are. I love how easy they are to use and I love how you can have a ton of stamps without taking up a ton of space. Check them out and you'll fall in love too!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sticky Boy...Close To My Heart Mascot

I thought I would share this cute video from YouTube...meet "Sticky Boy"...he is Close To My Heart's mascot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrfRjEOncBw

Purse

I made this purse...if you dressed it up a little and put some photos inside it would make a great gift for a loved one. If you start now you'll have lots of thoughtful, homemade gifts to give out...and no long lines to stand in when the holiday season gets here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Originals Festive Memories Card Kit

Today I thought I would tell you about...My Originals Festive Memories Card Kit (X8626)...you can find this kit on page 88 in the catalog. If you like to send cards with a photo on them...of the family, your child(ren), or your pets...then these are for you. They are super easy to put together... comes with a sticker sheet and lots of sparkles + the cards (2 designs for a total of 12 cards) and envelopes. Homemade without a lot of work!! Go and check the kit out today!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Cards and Snowman / Holiday Gifts

My friend (Bonnie ~also known as "Auntie Bonnie" in my house) let me take photos of some of the cute projects she did to share with everyone. She used a stamp set on the cards (can only get it if you buy the Hooligans Workshop Kit...see page 25 in the catalog). And if you like the snowmen (they are so adorable!!) she used 2 different snowmen stamp sets...snow friends D1244 & All Decked Out D1308 ~pages 42-43 in the catalog. I have some really cute snowman poems that you can use with these stamp sets if you want to make some gifts...just let me know and I can send them to you.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Father's Day Gift

I thought I would share the Father's Day gift my daycare baby and I made for her daddy. It was pretty easy to make (well, getting her to hold her foot still...not so easy). It will be a nice keepsake for her daddy...for many years to come.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paper, Stamp Pads, and Markers...oh my!!

Thought I would share Close To My Heart's 60 beautiful colors (see pages 100-101 in the catalog). I LOVE the cardstock...you can buy it in either 8 1/2x 11 or 12X12...it has a white core (which is great if you want to sand it or rip/tear the paper). The stamp pads and markers also all match...it makes it so easy when your doing a project. No more time spent trying to match everything!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Triple Play and September SOTM

There is less that 2 weeks left (last day 9/30/10) to buy the "Triple Play" kit...and the September Stamp Of The Month (you can get it at a discount or FREE)...once it becomes October 1st they won't be avail. to buy. So don't wait incase the kit sells out before the end of the month (it's while supplies last). http://LaurenKelly.myctmh.com/

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Family Birthday Gift

I wanted to share a gift I made for my Uncle...he had an 80th birthday...I made him a scrapbook page and put it in a frame (black 12x12 frame not in photo). He is the boy in the front of the group. One of the ladies in the back was my Grandmother and the rest are Aunts, Uncles, and my Great Grandparents. This is one of the reasons I love to scrapbook...this photo was taken approx. 70 years ago and I love that I have this history to share and pass on. Memories are a gift to share.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Legacy Work-In-Progress Album

Check out page 87 in the catalog...we have a 12X12 My Legacy Work-In-Progress Album. This is great if you are working on an album...its a 3-ring binder that can hold your scrapbook pages as your doing them...until your ready to put your whole album together. Its a big help for me since I am not doing my pages in order, but want my finished album in order. It also comes with a protective case cover.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Creations Memory Showcase

I love the My Creations Memory Showcase...they come in two sizes (6x6 Z1195 and 9x9 Z1198). They are on page 94 of the catalog. They are accordion-style albums. They are reasonably priced and light weight. If you have an event where you want to show it off, these are worth buying. You can decorate them pretty fast (with any paper that fits the theme of the pictures) and then your able to show off photos to family and friends, without having a large album to drag around with you. These also make nice gifts. I made a few 9x9 ones...my daughter when she was 5 weeks old, the 1st time my son went to the beach, and 1 for my brother when he got married. They all came out cute and they all look very different. Buy a few and give it a try!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Albums

The company just brought out these beautiful faux leather albums. These are beautiful...and the colors, wow! They would look great on your shelf or table holding all your precious memories. To find out more they are on page 87 in the catalog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Carry Bag / Shoulder Tote

I wanted to share a great, cool looking shoulder tote/carry bag...doesn't have to be used for scrapbooking. It has two spots on the front to put whatever you want...like photos of your children or furry loved ones. It holds lots of stuff (which is always important to me since I can't leave home...without everything!) If you want to order one (or more for holiday gifts) you'll find it in our catalog!

School Teacher / Classmate Gifts

Last year (when school started) my daughter and I did a few fun projects...one was to give to her classmates and the others were for her teacher(s). We made a birthday gift for her teacher and then a few months into the school year she got a new teacher so we made her a "Welcome" sign. That is what I love about CTMH......you can use the products to make gifts with your children...its not just for us big kids. :)

Post-It Note ~Believe In Your Dreams Stamp Set

I made some post-it note little booklets and thought I would show them to you...they make a nice little gift if you want to give someone something without costing a lot...just a little "I'm thinking of you" gift. The picture isn't the greatest but it gives you the idea.

Quotes Book ~~Field Trip Alphabet Stamp Set

I made this fun book to hold all the quotes and fun saying I collect to use on my scrapbook pages or cards. They are all in one spot (no more looking all around or having a ton of little pieces of paper). Makes my life a little bit easier...why not make make one too? This is the perfect time of the year with all the school supplies on sale too.

5X8 Note Pads ~~Magnifique Paper and Beary Busy Stamp Set

I just finished making these for a swap...I think they came out cute...on the inside is a note pad (5x8)...a really cute gift for teachers or friends. The paper I used is brand new in the catalog (x7127B Magnifique) and the stamp set is too cute (c1409 Beary Busy). You can order both these items from my website and whatever color inks and markers you would like (I used chocolate, olive, and crystal blue). You would need to also buy a block for the stamps, adhesive, a paper trimmer, and a sponge. I made them with 5x8 pads but you could use the larger ones too. If you have any questions or need help ordering let me know.

Organizing Items

Today I thought I would share a few items we sell that make life a little easier...you can order these fabulous items from the catalog. (If you have any questions contact me.)

Candy Box

Thought I would share a cute box (was a candy box) that I covered and use to hold some scrapbook stuff. Look around your house and see what you can decorate!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Studio J

 
Check out Studio J (you do everything on the computer and they ship it out to you) now has a great membership program! If you check out pages 6 & 7 in the catalog (can see the catalog on my website) you'll find out all about the fun things you can do. And if your not ready to get a membership you can see still check it out for free. Close To My Heart really does make it...Faster. Simpler. Easier. http://www.laurenkelly.myctmh.com/

Auction Basket Gifts

Last year the elementary school my daughter (& now son...Yeah!) go to had an auction (each class put together a basket full of fun stuff)...I made a few items to add to her class basket (kitchen theme)...thought I would share to give more gift ideas.

How-To Books


If you enjoy scrapbooking or stamping but don't have alot of time you need to check out these "How To" books. Also, a brand new one just came out Sept. 1st called Magic...you can see more information on this book or any of the other books at my website: http://www.laurenkelly.ctmh.com/

Cards


Thought I would show a few cards I've made...it helps to make some to have on hand...you never know when you might need them.

Holiday Ideas

I thought I would add some photos to give you ideas for holiday gifts...if you start now you can have all kinds of homemade gifts (and cards) made before the holidays are here.