Monday, January 31, 2011

Wings 2010 Cover Page

This layout, made for the cover page of my 2010 Album was made using the new Wings Level 2 paper pack. This is linked to a blog hop with artwork featuring products from the new Close To My Heart idea book. Please click through to all the other posts below to see some great artwork from fellow consultants.

The large butterflies are from the January Stamp of the month Find Your Style. I have a few extra stamp sets, contact me if you missed it in January and would like to buy one.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kraft Color-Ready Borders

One of the neatest items in the New Spring Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book is the Kraft Color-Ready Borders. There are 50 in a package for just $5.95. These have self stick backing, 25 different designs and can be used as is or colored with inks or paint to match your page. This video shows you more ideas! Contact me at if you would like to order these.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back Country Magic Layout


I love our new "Magic" design guide! I used the same pattern (Mesmerize) that Melanie did in the video showing her Christmas layout. When I made the layout using Close To My Heart's Back Country paper and some pictures from a trip to Alaska I got a completely different look. These patterns are very versatile. In the Magic book, each pattern shows a layout that you can use like I did, and tips and techniques to make interactive pages, like Melanie did.

If you would like a free copy of this pattern, email me at

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mistletoe Magic Layout

This video gives instructions for making one of the layouts (Mesmerize) from the Magic pattern book. It uses the Mistletoe paper pack. If you would like a free pattern for this layout, email me at

Thanks to Melanie Harmsma for making such a great and simple to understand video.

Cards from Wings Workshop


These are 6 cards made from the Wings Workshop kit and the January Stamp of the Month Find Your Style.

Monday, January 10, 2011

How to use our new spray pens

This video gives a nice instruction on how to use Close to My Heart's new spray pens. These are a lot of fun. You can mix reinker with water for added color, or include create a shade pearl paint for glimmer. You get one spray pen included in the Wings Workshop Kit and after February 1 you can buy a three pack for just $3.95

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ally's 12th Birthday


This is my layout from the Wing's Kit. I used photos from Ally's 12th birthday which went perfectly with the paper!

This project uses a new spraypen technique which was a lot of fun.

Products used can all be obtained on my website:

G1016 Wings Workshop Kit (includes Level 2 paper pack, exclusive "Wings" stamp set, spray pen, Black Mini Medley Accents, workshop instructions for one 2-page layout and 6 cards, instructions for making a banner)

These are also used in completing the workshop - if you attend a class at my house, you can use mine for free. If you are unable to attend a scheduled class, contact me and we can arrange another time to work on the kit together.

Z2257 Vineyard Berry Reinker
Z2157 Vineyard Berry Stamp Pad
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z1039 Create a Shade Pearl Paint