Share A Smile Card Kit

Share A Smile Card Kit
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around! The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

Monday, December 30, 2013

NEW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Won't last into 2014!



OMG look at some  of the CRAZY deals added to WHILE supplies LAST today on my shopping site heatherplotzke.ctmh.com  The paper pack is only $2, the chipboard book $3.60, and the pack of paper pouchs $1.50...and these are just a few of the deals!!!!  Hurry these will not last long!

http://heatherplotzke.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1702

Artbooking Made Easy: Celebration Layouts (S01E16)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Holidays!!!!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday!!!! I don't want you to think I've abandoned you all...I promise to be back up to full swing and crafting mode after the holidays.  It was my promise to myself to be dedicated to my family this year and be totally focused on them the whole time.  So I hope you has a wonderful a time as we did living in the moment!  I promise to see you soon.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jan 16th workshop

I wanted to mention to everyone that starting in January our classes will now be on THURSDAY nights!!!!  January's date is the 16th at Oceanside Community Church.  Hopefully you can make it.  Registration is due by Jan 6th!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Join Close To My Heart by December 15, 2013 and you could receive a Picture My Life

When you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying
personal sales*, you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program—
FREE (retail value $24.95)! Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood—
each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to capture it all.
Picture it—then capture it!
 
(*Consultants must submit minimum qualifying personal sales of $300 by March 31, 2014.
Close To My Heart reserves the right to make substitutions based on product availability.
Free item available after January 1, 2014)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Project Inspirations: Cricut® Tags

Card tip of the day~

Here is my card tip of the day and for me for once super duper smart, so right this down, you won't want to miss it!

I was making Christmas cards (100 of them to be exact) and I need to cut my 12 x 12 cardstock down to 4 x 12.  I was also going to need to SCORE that cardstock at 4" because my finished card was going to be 4 x 8.

Making sense so far????  Here comes the tip~~~~When you are doing cards like this or similar....SCORE THEM FIRST!!!!!!!!  I scored the 12 x 12 cardstock at 4" and then cut it into 4 x 12 cards (be careful to cut with your score line the correct way)!!!!

So instead of scoring 100 cards, I only had to score 34! Brilliant right!!!!!!!  Scrap smarter not harder ladies!!!

PS:  also when making 100 plus cards this year, I assembly lined my cards I scored and let my darling hubby fold with the bone folder.  I let him trim out the 200 photos for the Studio J layout cards! and he'll be doing the gluing down of the cards this year while I do the addressing...after 11 years of doing this all alone while he watches I was ready for the "oh I wish I could have helped" smirk this year!!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Stamp of the Month

Check out this super cute stamp set that is available only during the month of December!  It can be yours for just $5, with a purchase of $50 or more.  You can always pay full price of $17.95, but who wants to pay full price when you can get a rocking good deal! Get yours now at Heatherplotzke.ctmh.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Rocking Deal!

Hi everyone...its officially Cyber Monday.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones.    I will be running a different special all the way through Cyber Monday.

Monday:  Anyone spending $50 or more today on my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com will get a stamp set (up to a $17.95 value) of their choice FREE sent to them.  After placing your order on my site, be sure to email me at hrkinney@hotmail.com your stamp set choice and I will get it shipped right out to you. So why go out..sit back relax and shop with me at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday Sales continued

Hi everyone...its officially Sunday.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Weekend with your loved ones.    I will continue running a different special all the way through Cyber Monday.

Sunday:  Anyone spending $35 or more today on my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com will get a CTMH Ink pad ($5.95 value) of their color choice FREE sent to them.  After placing your order on my site, be sure to email me at hrkinney@hotmail.com your ink pad color choice and I will get it shipped right out to you.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Hi everyone...its officially Small Business Saturday and now through Cyber Monday show my site to find some huge deals.

Saturday:  Anyone spending $35 or more today on my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com will get a
  • My Stickease® assortments OR
  • Complements
($5.95 - 6.95 value) of their choice FREE sent to them.  After placing your order on my site, be sure to email me at hrkinney@hotmail.com your goodie choice and I will get it shipped right out to you. 

You will also be qualified to be in the drawing for the Mystery Hostess gathering during Novemeber!!!  So hurry and order soon.

Black Friday weekend Specials

Hi everyone...its officially Black Friday.  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones.    I will be running a different special all the way through Cyber Monday.

FRIDAY:  Anyone spending $35 or more today on my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com will get a My Reflections paper pack ($9.95 value) of their choice FREE sent to them.  After placing your order on my site, be sure to email me at hrkinney@hotmail.com your paper pack choice and I will get it shipped right out to you. 

You will also be qualified to be in the drawing for the Mystery Hostess gathering during Novemeber!!!  So hurry and order soon.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spring Retiring List

Here is a list of some items that you better get your hands on quickly, because folks they are going, going, going as they have just found themselves on the Spring Retirement List.  They are NOW While supplies Last through January 31st at the very latest (most won't make it).

And remember in November you could be chosen to be my Mystery Hostess at the end of the month...someone will be it might as well be you (all you need to do is place a $25 online order! or more and you'll be in the drawing for the rewards).



Part Description
  • Z4115 MemoryProtectorValuePack Clear(50)
  • Z1778 Treat Cups
  • Z1788 Chalkboard Shapes, Adhesive[1]backed
  • Z1777 Color[1]Ready Canvas Alphabet
  • Z1682 Dimensional Elements Alphabet
  • Z1735 Dimensional Elements Hearts
  • Z1654 Dimensional Elements Monograms "A[1]Z"
  • Z1680 Dimensional Elements Stars
  • Z1779 Irresistibles™ Houndstooth Alphabet
  • X7165C For Always My Stickease® Assortment
  • X7168C Surf's Up My Stickease® Assortment
  • X7175C Frosted My Stickease® Assortment
  • X7174C Huntington My Stickease® Assortment
  • X7163C Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements
  • X7169C Tommy Complements Canvas Shapes
  • Z1883 Base & Bling Floral Accents
  • Z1882 Base & Bling Word Accents
  • Z1707 Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems
  • Z1706 Durables Round Studs
  • Z1705 Durables Square Studs
  • Z1775 Glamour Glitter Alphabet
  • Z1744 Opaques Flourishes Pearl
  • Z1335 Opaques- Licorice
  • Z1333 Opaques- Mocha
  • Z1336 Opaques- Pearl
  • Z1776 Pixie Glitter Alphabet
  • Z1764 Just Blooms® Floret Paper Shapes
  • Z1463 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes
  • Z1269 FiligreeBrads
  • Z1905 Base & Bling Necklace Kit
  • Z1814 Chantilly Assortment
  • Z1811 For Always Assortment
  • Z1890 Frosted Assortment
  • Z1881 Huntington Assortment
  • Z1841 Surf"s Up Assortment
  • Z1824 Tommy Assortment
  • Z1786 Mini[1]Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection
  • Z1787 Mini[1]Medley Accents Slate Collection
  • Z1701 Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment
  • Z1781 Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Z1800 Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
  • Z1732 Color[1]Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Z282 HempBlack
  • Z280 HempTan
  • Z281 HempWhite
  • Z1802 Slate Satin Polkadot Ribbon
  • Z1804 My Creations® Cubby
  • Z1322 My Creations Recipe Box
  • Z1746 My Creations® Block
  • Z1737 My Creations ® Collage Cubes
  • Z1803 My Creations® Star
  • Z1819 Chantilly Textiles
  • Z1884 Sparkle & Shine Textiles
  • Z891 VersamarkInkPad
  • Z892 VersamarkReinker
  • Z1845 My Originals® Matchbook Card Kit
  • X8627 My Originals® Polar Pals Kit
  • Z1738 Colonial White Die[1]Cut Cards
  • X7163B Chantilly Paper Packet
  • X7165B For Always Paper Packet
  • X7175B Frosted Paper Packet
  • X7174B Huntington Paper Packet
  • X7168B Surf's Up Paper Packet
  • X7169B Tommy Paper Packet
  • Z1483 Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • Z821 EmbPowderClearDetail
  • Z668 EmbPowderGold
  • Z669 EmbPowderSilver
  • Z1313 Glitz Glue Stardust
  • Z308 LiquidAppliqueWhite
  • Z134 PrismaGlitter
  • Z1484 Red Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • Z1482 Silver Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • Z534 MicroTipScissors
  • Z555 CraftHeater
  • Z1091 FinishingFiles
  • Z1796 Rub[1]On Tool
  • Z1298 TextureTools
  • Z1769 Almond Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • Z1771 Green Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • Z1770 Pink Glitz™ Glitter Gel
  • G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1055 Workshops on the Go®For Allways Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1064 Workshops on the Go Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit
  • G1063 Workshops on the Go® Frosted Cardmaking Kit
  • G1068 Workshops on the Go® Babycakes Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1070 Workshops on the Go® Frosted Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1069 Workshops on the Go® Huntington Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1065 Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1067 Workshops on the Go® ProPlayer Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1066 Workshops on the Go® Sarita Scrapbooking Kit

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dec 3rd Workshop Reminder!

Dec 3rd is the next class in Oceanside.  We are making at least 1 layout plus some more holiday project goodies.  You must have pre-payment of the $20 class fee to me no later than Nov 25th to get your spot reserved.  Contact me at 760-712-7033 or at hrkinney@hotmail.com for more details.  You won't want to miss out!   If you want a kit mailed, I can do that too...we will just add extra for postage. We want you to join us!  We will be using Sparkle & Shine Papers this month.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November's Mystery Hostess -- Let it be YOU

November is a time to be Thankful, and that's why I want to make one lucky person's day by thanking their shopping loyalty with the Hostess Rewards for the month. Who will get all the FREE goodies sent their way? Want it to be you? Of course you do!!! So here is what you have to do -- Place an online order of $25 or more between November 1st and November 3oth and be sure to JOIN the MYSTERY HOSTESS GATHERING! That's it, easy, peasy!!! Your name will be entered in the drawing to be my Mystery Hostess! Studio J gals, your orders count too!  So good luck everyone and happy shopping!

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration So1E11

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Studio J Layouts from Guest Designer Rose

Wanted to share some amazing layouts from one of our favorite guest designers Rose.  We all know how much I love Studio J and Rose uses it brilliantly here to showcase her photos within a complete package look.


Friday, November 8, 2013

November's workshop pictures

Here are some pictures from my workshop this month.  For a full breakdown of tips on these projects head over to my facebook page, yup that's right trying to change it up this month LOL, where I have even MORE detailed photos posted all in an album labeled what else 2013 11 Workshop projects.  The projects were geared around showing you how to use your Cricut cartridges to make easy duplicabiliable projects for the holidays, which if you see the quickly running countdown clock at the top of the blog above, are approaching fast!

Enjoy....and leave me a comment either here or on Facebook...better yet ON BOTH!  I'd love to hear what you think.

AND remember Dec 3rd is the next class in Oceanside.  We are making at least 1 layout plus some more holiday project goodies.  You must have pre-payment of the $20 class fee to me no later than Nov 25th to get your spot reserved.  Contact me at 760-712-7033 or at hrkinney@hotmail.com for more details.  You won't want to miss out!  We want you to join us!






Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Mystery Hostess -- Will it be YOU???


Hmmmmmm....Who of you will be???  Who will get all the FREE goodies sent their way?  Want it to be you?  Of course you do!!!  So here is what you have to do -- Place an online order of $25 or more between November 1st and November 3oth and be sure to JOIN the MYSTERY HOSTESS GATHERING!  That's it, easy, peasy!!!  Your name will be entered in the drawing to be my Mystery Hostess!  Studio J gals, your orders count too!

So good luck everyone and happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Join the Team!

When you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying
personal sales*, you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program—
FREE (retail value $24.95)!
Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood—
each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to capture it all.
Picture it—then capture it!
 
*Consultants must submit minimum qualifying personal sales of $300 by March 31, 2014.
Close To My Heart reserves the right to make substitutions based on product availability.
Free item available after January 1, 2014.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Last Day to Reserve your Spot for Nov 5th Workshop

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP REMINDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to get a head count for class on November 5th for our Oceanside Workshop. This month we will be making a variety a projects for the upcoming holidays, including a Thanksgiving wall hanging, a holiday bling-ring, an elf gift bag, a Santa box and a great silver frame with paper roses and bling that anyone would love as a Christmas gift!!!!!
This will be a super fun, with lots of finished projects for you to take home.
Class will start at 6:30p, at Oceanside Community Church. Please contact me by November 1st to Reserve your spot!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Trick or Treat from My Boo Crew to you!

(Card design scraplifted from template in Papercrafts magazine fall 2013 issue)

Friday, October 25, 2013

October's Stamp of the Month

Make sure to place your order this month to get your hands on this super cute Stamp of the Month!  It's $17.95 OR, with a $50 order it can be yours for only $5!!!!  Remember, this is only available for sale this month...after that I even I won't be able to get one for you so hurry and order yours today.  And remember to JOIN the open October gathering on my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NOVEMBER 5th WORKSHOP SIGN UP!

Hi everyone its that time again!!!!!!
 
I need to get a head count for class on November 5th for our Oceanside Workshop. This month we will be making a variety a projects for the upcoming holidays, including a Thanksgiving wall hanging, a holiday bling-ring, an elf gift bag, a Santa box and a great silver frame with paper roses and bling that anyone would love as a Christmas gift!!!!!
 
This will be a super fun, with lots of finished projects for you to take home. 
 
Class will start at 6:30p, at Oceanside Community Church.  Please contact me by November 1st to Reserve your spot!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How to get that family photo moment...no matter WHERE you are!!!

Okay so we all WANT that special photo from whatever happens to be the current season or event...but as practically perfect as we all maybe we, we can't always make it as a family to the Pumpkin Patch.  So make the pumpkin patch come to you! Let me show you how.

These are the photos I had taken for my fall layout for my Mom's Scrapbook calendar (don't tell her! LOL):

NOW here is the photo before I cropped the 1st photo look closely to the right side in particular and you can see that mums were on sale; 
Yup, you got!  We are NOT at the pumpkin patch we are in the Walmart parking lot near the garden center door.  This is the decoration they have set up showing off the Halloween sale they are having inside (the sign was to the left which I made sure to sit us clear of). 

You don't need your good camera always, these photos were taken on my cell phone.

Keep this in mind the as Christmas is coming and your family is all together and you are at the mall and you see a great mall display with an awesome sleigh or snowman, its time for a quick family photo....store workers are great helpers for this if you want the whole family.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holiday Guide Book is here its HERE!!!!

IT's HERE IT'S HERE
Come shop today from the Holiday Gift Guide and remember when you spend $100 on my site from qualifying purchases of new products from the Fall Idea Book and Holiday Gift Guide you will get to select from the Gift Guide a Starred Item to be yours for FREE!!!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween My Creations Ring Box

I decided after finishing my Halloween ring, that I need something fun to keep it in while I'm not wearing it.  Using My Creations Kraft Ring Box, Sarita matching fabric, and some matching baubles from that same retired CTMH accessory pack (sorry everyone when I tell you to buy them before they are gone I mean it :)!).



Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Base and Bling Ring

I am loving CTMH's Base & Bling jewelry because it is giving me away to make fun and trendy jewelry for just a few dollars.  I wanted something for the Halloween season, so I decided on a ring.  Sarita's fabric has that warm and rich orange tone fabric that is PERFECT for Halloween.  Take a look!!!!

Using the twisting techinique similar to the necklace kit (which is really really easy its folding long narrow strip of fabric, with cut seams inward to prevent loose threads, tightly twisting).  For an added something, as I twisted I also wrapped the twisted fabric with black embroidery floss to give it just a little something extra (think of the possibilities you can twist into your projects).

When I was all done twisting and wrapping this down onto the big red tape glue dot, I added a retired CTMH skull brad by putting some liquid glass on the end of the brad and just pushing it into the tightly wrapped fabric.

I love the results! and when all is said and done I have only a couple of dollars into the whole project and it only took a few minutes to make!

These are sooooo much fun.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Base and Bling Necklace Kit

I wanted to show off my Base and Bling Necklace that I made in under an hour!  Fun, right!  Best part, this homemade jewelry comes in a ready to make, easy kit from Close To My Heart.  All the pieces shown and more (listed below), plus adhesive and full directions are included with the kit. 
Here is a picture of the kit and all its goodies:

Use the fabric from the Sarita textiles and Base & Bling products in this kit to create your own beautifully embellished necklace!
1 – Sheet of Outdoor Denim/Twilight Dots fabric (from Sarita Textiles)
1 – Base & Bling Necklace
10 – Base & Bling Adhesive Dots; (4 sizes) (not shown)
5 – Base & Bling Adhesive Strips (not shown)
1 – Pack of selected Base & Bling Teal & Black Jewels
3 – Base & Bling Floral Accents (1 each of 3 sizes) 1 – Base & Bling Word Accent
Now I'm showing you the necklace today, but our new product line doesn't stop there; make custom clips, rings, headbands, bracelets and more in multiple colors where only YOUR imagination can limit your choices!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Guest Studio J designer - two layouts with opposite techniques/great results

I love how Rose made this layout so fun and flowing, yet it is crisp and clean.  Sometimes we get so caught up in themes and decorating our pages our pictures and stories become second fiddle and here that is clearly NOT the case. Great job and great layout Rose!!!!
The 2nd layout we have today is bright, colorful, and engaging just like her pictures of her kids at the Children's museum.  Another great job of letting the photos direct the story.
Lesson of the day is whether you like clean lines or bold color remember BOTH can be great as long as your photos are the stars as they are here!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Proplayer notebook

I made this quick and easy Proplayer notebook using Cricut Artbooking & Artiste cuts, and 1 sheet of B&T paper.  See the spiral on it, that is made with our new twist tie, wrapped around a pencil and then pulled out for length.  I glued it on with liquid glass, and squished down.




Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poway Santa Workshop Reminder

Santa's Workshop
The CTMH elves (Denice, Linda, Heather and Dana) have
been busy creating holiday gift ideas, cards and projects
to help you get started on the soon to be here
"Holiday Season." (fall holidays will be covered too!)
We'll have many projects to choose from!

There will be four stations each with an instructor.  Stay all day or just come for a while.  You choose which projects you want to make.  Each project will have a small fee ranging in price from $1-$5.
You'll pay as you go. Please plan to bring 1's and 5's. 

This is a great way to get those inexpensive cards and gifts made early for family, friends and co-workers.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Poinsettia Mobile Park
13612 Poinsettia Drive
Poway, 92064
1:00 - 5:00pm

We’ll have seasonal treats and drinks!
Remember to bring your basic supplies: scissors,
adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots.
Lots of fun to be had by all!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Endless Summer Layout

Look at the super easy and fast layout quickly done with CTMH's Cricut Artbooking Key!  I love how easy everything is resized on Artbooking for you automatically.  No craft math!!!!!  All we had to do was cut everything to 11" (which is the size of the lace overlay) and everything is autosized for us.  Dana Simone-Kurtz made this cute page kit for me, and it was perfect for the picture of the kids in the pool (or the pool steps, that's as close as Kennedy gets)!  

Check out the TITLE.  That effect is done by cutting the title in one color cardstock then with two other colors sponge daubing straight sections one shade to the next, from darkest to lightest.  I recommend working actually from light to dark because you can always go darker, but you can't go back :)
For more Artbooking samples follow me on pinterest and watch for CTMH's video tutorial series Artbooking made easy.  And to get your OWN artbooking cartridge call me at 760-712-7033 or head to heatherplotzke.ctmh.com to order now!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happier FALL with Huntington

Okay, I can't believe I'm saying this, I fought it until the bitter end but here it goes everyone....
HAPPY AUTUMN!!!!!!!!  There I said, okay, now that I'm over it finally I can get into the crafting mood for it.  CTMH's has given me the perfect papers to motivate me with Huntington!  So let's get crafting!!!
I'll show off some of my goodies later this week, but for now here are some amazing artwork created by CMTH's design team, and images of the papers themselves...so lets get crafting and then head to my website heatherplotzke.ctmh.com to pickup your own Huntington papers and matching accessories!

And Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!

Huntington paper pack

Huntington My Stickease

Friday, September 20, 2013

October 5th - POWAY all day event



Santa's Workshop


The CTMH elves (Denice, Linda, Heather and Dana) have
been busy creating holiday gift ideas, cards and projects
to help you get started on the soon to be here
"Holiday Season." (fall holidays will be covered too!)
We'll have many projects to choose from!

There will be four stations each with an instructor.  Stay all day or just come for a while.  You choose which projects you want to make.  Each project will have a small fee ranging in price from $1-$5.
You'll pay as you go. Please plan to bring 1's and 5's. 

This is a great way to get those inexpensive cards and gifts made early for family, friends and co-workers.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Poinsettia Mobile Park
13612 Poinsettia Drive
Poway, 92064
1:00 - 5:00pm

We’ll have seasonal treats and drinks!

Remember to bring your basic supplies: scissors,
adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots.
Lots of fun to be had by all!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday Studio J Love from Guest Designer Rose

Guest Designer Rose is back to share some fun new layouts for your viewing pleasure today!
Surf's Up Paper is perfect for the beach
I love how Rose changed the base page color of this Wings paper from Black and Green to shades of Pink.  Its just a simple CLICK in Studio J.  Head over to Heatherplotzke.ctmh.com to start now!
This retired L8tr Skater paper pack was one of my favorites while we carried it in PAPER, but now that it lives on in Studio J I'm THRILLED!!! because I can use it over and over again for my daredevil shots. 

 Way to go Rose, Thanks for sharing your great layouts with us!!!!!!!!!!!

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E03): Summer Mini-Albums


Monday, September 16, 2013

Tube Wreaths


Tube Wreath Directions (September's Workshop)
 
(1) 10” circle chipboard covered w/cs (the reason for covering it is in case you see between the tubes)

Punch 2 holes for hanging ribbons ( I recommend doing this after you have hot glued your cones on chipboard)

3 patterns of paper – (4) 6" x 5"  
  * the paper that you want to be the outside needs to be the back when you     roll…roll like cone and glue (glue short side to long side)

Place cones around wreath to determine rough spacing; remember to leave room for play once gluing begins because there will be shifting. 

5 ½ “ circle to cover center (I skipped this step on wreath when filled with paper roses) / then layer & decorate.  When applying the center shape try foam tape to give a raise look, it also makes it easier to adhere to each of the tubes.

For additional fun try squishing/pinching the cones and tipping them all on their sides as you glue them for a different look OR making it oval shaped.

For other samples you can check my pinterest account http://pinterest.com/Heatherplotzke  for my samples, as well as others I’ve found – (under Fall fun is where the original inspiration came from (& once I got started I couldn’t stop myself lol).
 
Fun themes besides holidays:
·         Sports teams (We did Oregon Ducks)
·         School – pencils in between tubes were super cute
·         Kids character themes
·         Clubs/organizations