Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clean & Simple Graduation Cards

It feels like forever since I created something new! In reality it's only been a week but boy has that week seemed super long! Anyway, to kick off my weekend I wanted to share some quick and easy graduation cards for two of my cousins.

They have already graduated and had their parties so yes, I am a bit behind in getting these out but that's OK. Better late than never right?

I normally struggle with one-layer cards but lately they have been inspiring me. There is something about the design and white space that is just catching my eye!

These two cards were inspired by fellow CTMH consultant, Jeanie Burch. To create them I used the You & Me stamp set and chose colors that match their high school colors. On the red/yellow card I stamped the flourish in Honey Ink and gently rolled the edges in Cranberry before I stamped. I also did a little shadow stamping on the "dreams" sentiment by stamping it in Honey, inking it in Cranberry and then stamped it a tiny bit up and over from the original stamping.

Thank you for looking and CONGRATS Jeff and Evan! I look forward to hearing about your college adventures!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Colonial White
Stamps: You & Me
Ink: Honey, Archival Black, Cranberry

Friday, June 10, 2011

You & Me Kit - Only $15!!

I've received several requests on whether or not you can still order the You & Me Kit and I'm proud to say that Close To My Heart has extended the offering through June (or until sold out)!!

Not only can you still get the full kit (retail value $34.95) but a portion the funds will be donated to the survivors of the severe storms that have pummeled the Midwest and Southern states. Just like Hope for Japan, this is a win-win for everyone!

If you are local to me (Northern VA) I will be placing an order on Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, June 29. Simply email me your info and I will arrange the rest!

If you are not in my area, please go here to purchase your kit today!

This offer is only available in June, or while supplies last!

Thank you so much for your support. If you would like to see what you can do with this kit go HERE, HERE or HERE. Although this kit is shown with scrapbook layouts, it could easily and beautifully be used to create cards of all types (graduation, wedding, thank you, birthday).


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons & A Personalized Photo Mat

Here is you weekly CTMH video. Not only will this video show you how easy it is use these rub-ons but it will also show you some creative uses for those left over letters we always seem to have!

Speaking of rub-ons. Here's a fun little project I made to show my kids growth their first year of life. I started out with a plain 4 opening photo-mat. Then, I simply used rub-ons to spell out the month of each photo!
It's a fast, simple, easy way to create home decor and highlight my children without spending a lot of $$$!!

I'd love for you to try CTMH's rub-ons for yourself. Go HERE to order yours today!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Personalize Your Layouts

Check out this video to see how easy it is to personalize your Studio J layouts. Need just one more red button to finish your layout? Use Studio J to personalize your embellishments and paper without buying a full package of supplies. This will save you time and money!

Contact me if you have any questions or try it for free HERE!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Stamp of the Month - Jubilation

Want to join an exclusive club? Each month CTMH releases a limited time D-size stamp set. For June, the stamp set is called Jubilation and I love it! This set of 24 stamps is designed to work perfectly with our 1 1/4" circle punch, making embellishments a snap to add in any color. Plus, it covers many themes and holidays, so it's ultra-versatile and definitely a must-have stamp set!

My order hasn't come in yet so I have yet to play with this set personally. Until I do, check out this artwork made by the CTMH staff highlighting this awesome set.

Recommended Blocks: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 2" x 2" (Y1003)

Go HERE to order this set directly or contact me for ways to earn this set at a discount or even FREE!