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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Something Special stamp set used to create this card is shown to the left. The flower image is created by stamping one on top of the other using a darker and lighter inks to create depth and texture in the image.
1) Stamp the bottom right flower image using the lighter ink onto your project. I used Close To My Heart's Blush ink.
2) Stamp the top right flower stamp image using the darker ink right on top of the lighter flower image. I used Close To My Heart's Hollyhock ink. It's easy to line up the images because you can see through the crystal clear acrylic block and stamp!
Would you like to have a card kit to create this card? Here's how:
1) Click on the word comment below and type in your comments then
2) Email me your US Postal Service address to LindaSDOTS@yahoo.com and I'll send you a card kit to create this card. Offer available while supplies last, so act quickly.
This stamp set is available for purchase. Call me at 408 265-4147 and ask for the Something Special stamp set!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Step 1: Stamp image twice on post it notes or scratch paper.
Step 2: Cut out different parts of each image on the post it notes.
Step 3: Stamp image on your "final project."
Step 4: Cover the "final project" with one of the post-it notes with one part of the image cut out. Using a sponge texture tool, sponge ink on the exposed portion of the image. Remove the post it note.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 for all portions of the image you've cut out. And your final image will be colored perfectly and have a soft "stuffed animal" look.
For a full project sheet Click Here!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
- Start with 2 ink colors. Once you get the feel for using two ink colors, experiment with 3 or more.
- Tap you sponge dauber ion your ink pad. Then pat it on your stamp in the desired area. Repeat with the next color. In the sample, I inked the center butterfly with Hollyhock ink in the center and Clover Meadow on the outside, slight overlapping at the edges. The butterflies on the top and bottom are sponged with a single ink color.
- I recommend cleaning the stamp between "inkings." That's it! Have fun!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010!
I am excited to announce that I will be a vendor at the Scrap Again in Vacaville, CA Saturday, May 8 and YOU can come shop while I'm there!
YES! Scrap Again still has a few spots available so come and scrap with us! Call Randi Fien at (707) 592-9278; email her at Info@ScrapAgain.com or visit the website at http://www.scrapagain.com/.
Bonus: You pay NO Shipping & Handling!
Yes, I'll have lots of Brand New Items from the Summer 2010 Idea Book (available 5/1/10). Choose from hundreds of Close To My Heart's Premium Quality Products including Albums, Papers, Stickers, Stamp Sets, Inks, Workshop Kits, perfectly coordinating Embellishments, Tools, plus lots, lots more!
BONUS: Purchase your own copy of the Summer 2010 Idea Book for just $3 or get it for FREE with your $25 purchase!
BONUS: FREE Make & Take while supplies last!
BONUS: Many Sale Items will also be available.
Shopping is open to the public so if your family is looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift, send them in with your wish list (visit my website at http://Linda.MyCTMH.com click on Products to view the catalog on-line)!!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
or go to http://linda.myctmh.com/ and click on Studio J on the left side to give it a try!
You've been waiting and the day if finally here! YIPPEE!!!
Studio J is up and ready to use, and you will be delighted with how easy and fun it is!
There is NOTHING to purchase, download, or update to use the software. The FULL VERSION is available to use for FREE - and you only ever pay for the layouts you want to purchase!
Even better - you work in 2 pages layouts with paper that perfectly matches and coordinates with your existing Close To My Heart papers, stickers, stamps, inks and embellishments! Place traditional and studio layouts side by side in your album and you'll hardly notice a difference!
Journalling is so easy to add by typing it in. You can choose different fonts and the program will automatically fit it into the journalling space, so type as little or as much as you want!
And, because your layouts arrive as separate pages, you can put them ANYWHERE in your scrapbook you want them. The pages are bound forever in a printed book (like Snapfish or Winkflash); you can rearrange your pages just like with traditional scrapping.
For those that love the feeling of texture and layers of traditional scrapping, you can add flowers, ribbons and brads to your printed pages when they arrive. But you don't HAVE to. Studio J layouts look just as fantastic with the studio embellishments AND you can color coordinate them with the click of a button. Try finding a coordinating ribbon, brad and button THAT fast in your scrapbook supplies - I dare you! :)
I've create 5 Studio J layouts and each one took me LESS than 30 minutes! Are you ready to FINALLY get caught up on your scrapbooking? Plus you won't have any wasted prints from Costco. Not only is resizing images a breeze - but you can choose color, black & white or sepia with just a click. It is Faster, Simpler and Easier and best of all Super Fun!
One last thing! Close To My Heart is offering FREE page protectors with the purchase of 5 or more layouts, and FREE SHIPPING with the purchase of 10 or more layouts.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Get this incredible kit beginning Thursday, April 15!
You’ll love our pretty Miracle kit designed exclusively for National Scrapbooking Month in May.THIS CHARMING SCRAPBOOKING KIT FEATURING spring-inspired colors and floral patterns is miraculously easy to assemble with no stamping required. The Full Color Instruction Brochure will guide you through easily creating 2 beautiful 2-page layouts.
There are several ways to snatch this fashionable Miracle kit at a great discount or even FREE*:
• Purchase the kit outright for $19.95* (CC1009).
• Place a minimum order of $40 and purchase the kit for only $10* (CC1009A).
• Place a minimum order of $60 and purchase the kit for only $5* (CC1009B).
• Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1–31 and receive a kit FREE!
• Host a Home Gathering between April 15–May 31 with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!
Amaze yourself and your friends during National Scrapbooking Month in May with gorgeous layouts you create using our Miracle kit. Talk to your Consultant today!
Miracle Kit Contents:
5 – Colonial White Cardstock
1 – Bamboo Cardstock
1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper 1 – Crystal Blue B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – Sweet Leaf B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – 6" × 12" My Stickease® Assortment
1 – 6" × 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts (this is a NEW product!)
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
3 – 4" × 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™
2 – Sponge Wedges
1 –Full Color Instruction Brochure for 4 pages!Colors: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, Bamboo
* Tax and shipping/handling apply. Offer valid April 15—May 31, 2010. Limit ofone discounted-price kit per order. Available for a limited time while supplies last. Qualifying minimum purchases do not include Studio J™ orders.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I've noticed that as my children become teenagers, they are less and less happy about having their pictures taken. Perhaps this is "normal." But as a scrapbooker, I am mourning the loss of photo opportunities that used to be as abundant as sunshine in California! Do you have this problem? Have you found a solution on how to help teenagers tolerate having their photos taken? I'd love to hear it! Share your comments below and see other people's comments as well!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Here's a clever use I discovered for Sparkles (aka: self adhesive rhinestones): use sparkles for butterfly bodies!
I've created the "motion" of the butterfly across the card using a flourish stamp.
And aren't the latest Just Blooms Paper Flowers Spring Blossom Collection beautiful (the set includes three colors of butterflies & 2 flower styles in 3 sizes)? I've customized the flowers and butterfly by sponging Sorbet ink on the edges.
Supplies used (all Close To My Heart products):
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (72 items per pack!)
Z1266 Just Blooms Paper Flowers Spring Blossom Collection (contains 105 items including butterflies, 2 flower styles in several sizes & 3 colors!)
Z1126 Designer Ribbon Rounds -- Colonial White Collection
X7121B Caboodle Paper Packet
D1212 Playful Flourishes Stamp Set
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusives Inks Pad
Z1090 Foam Texture Tools
X254 Cards and Envelopes White Value Pack
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Step 2 Cover another square with paper, replacing the center with a transparency. Fill bottom square with embellishments and adhere the two squares together using the foam strips.
Technique Supply List
· Dimensional Elements Basic Shapes
· Cardstock or B&T Duos™ Paper
· 3-D Foam Squares
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tap your choice of the 4 Texture Tools* into your ink pad, then onto your project to create a variety of interesting textures from soft & even to sharp & angular. In this example, create a dotted pattern by 1) pressing the texture tool onto the paper then 2) twisting to create the textured dot shapes shown.
One of my favorite ways to use the foam texture tool to brush the edges of my paper to create a soft sponged look as shown on the center rectangle on the above Veranda card.
The handles help protect your hands from ink and the flat bottoms allow you to stand the tools between uses.
*Item Z1298, Texture Tools, $9.95; http://linda.myctmh.com/
Monday, March 15, 2010
Scrapbook Expo is coming to Pleasanton, CA this Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20! Make the Close To My Heart booth your first stop to see all the hottest Close To My Heart products, including:
- The new Snapease Album System that makes adding pages to your albums easier than ever before! Plus, we will have My Legacy Albums, memory protectors and photo storage pages available for purchase that day!
- Flip Flaps that enable you to put even more pictures on each page!
- The latest Papers, Workshops on the Go and Coordinating Stamp Sets including Veranda, Topstitch, You Rock and Caboodle!
- The hottest Embellishments including Tiny Tabs, Filigree Charms, Top Coats and Dimensional Elements in Color.
- 11 Different Make & Takes in the Booth AND at the Crop, featuring a variety of techniques including Decorative Paper Piercing, Paper Distressing, Stamping Techniques, Paper Flowers, Sponging, Waterbrush and so much more!>> Sales and Specials.
- Plus, receive a Free Idea Book with your $25 (pre tax) purchase.Show Bonus: pay NO shipping & handling on your purchases!
If you are passionate about scrapbooking and stamping and love to share your passion with others, then NOW is the time to consider the opportunity to be a Close To My Heart Consultant at a 75% discount (see coupon below)! As a consultant you decide how many paydays you want each month! Plus enjoy the chance to earn recognition, awards, Incentive Trips and much, much more! Close To My Heart offers 24/7 on-line creative and business training plus lots of other on-line resources! Call me to find out if this is the right opportunity for you: (408) 265-4147
Close To My Heart is just about to introduce an exceptional Digital Scrapbooking Product, "Studio J®" that will revolutionize digital scrapbooking forever! Your customers will NOT need to purchase software or maintain their own 12 x 12 printer. Anyone will be able to use Studio J® for FREE and only pay for the layouts they create and love. Catch this wave now as a Close To My Heart consultant as lots more people will be scrapbooking when they discover how easy it is with Studio J!® Click here to learn more about Studio J®!
When you join my team you will have access to personal training from me including: individual and group coaching and monthly team meetings. Our team members have the opportunity to participate at Scrapbook Expo twice a year -- an exceptional way to meet new and enthusiastic customers.
As a 6 time incentive trip earner, Certified Strategy Coach, Advisory Board Alumni and Convention, Leadership and Training Academy Trainer, you will receive exceptional support at every level! Here's how one New Team Member put it:
"I want to honestly share how impressed I am with Linda's level of support and encouragement. I knew that when I planned on joining the CTMH family, that my upline selection would be an important one, and you are exceeding ALL my expectations...so a big thank you!" Heather S
Click on Your Opportunities to sign up or call me at (408) 265-4147 and discover how you can become a part of an exceptional community of like-minded, sharing and support consultants!