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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hey there, "boo"tiful! Fun card for fall

This is one of my favorite cards: 
Hey there, "boo"tiful

I wanted to make a Halloween card that was pretty.  I don't really like the scary stuff, so this is what I came up with.

You will need:
Large Chocolate Alphabet Stamp 
and "Hey there" from Cup Cake Sprinkles.
The very pretty little jack-o-lanterns are from Spooky Smiles
Cocoa Ink
Olive Ink
Smokey Plum Ink
3D foam tape to get the pumpkins to POP off the page

I'd love to know what you think.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How to tie a bow with a FORK

I firmly believe in NEVER reinventing the wheel.  That's why when I see I good idea I want to share it with everyone.

This is a GREAT tutorial on tying a bow with a fork that my friend Lora shared with me.  I LOVE good ideas!  I especially love it when someone else comes up with them so that I don't have to figure it out.  Saves time, too.

Want to try it yourself?  Here's the link to the PDF of  How to Tie a Fork Bow – with Diana Gibbs

Think of all the great ways you can use these!  Cards, scrapbook layouts, baby girl's head, booties. . . so many things you can do with a bow. .. earings. . .the list goes on and on. . I'd love to hear your ideas.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Close To My Heart Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Dimensional Elements

Welcome to my blog!  If you just came from Jenifer's blog then you are in the right place.

I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated by Dimensional Elements until I did this project.  It was a lot easier than I thought and I think they add such a great 3D feel to projects.  I am mentioning this because if you are thinking about trying Dimensional Elements that you will see something on this bloghop that will finally inspire you to DIVE IN AND DO IT!!!  Just try it a few times, it really doesn't take long to get the hang of it.

 I used Dimensional Elements to make a "Snowgirl."

I called it a snowman at first, but my daughter insisted that it is girl and not a man.  Right she was!  I hope you enjoy my Snowgirl!

She is make out of two tins cans covered with Colonial White Cardstock that has been stamped with Love is in the Air in Chocolate and Baby Pink ink.

I used two round dimensional elements covered with Black ink for the two "coal" eyes.  (I was thinking about Frosty - but a girl just CAN'T have a corn cob pipe!)  And she does indeed have a button nose.

I used three heart shaped DE and sponged them with Baby Pink ink to get the color I wanted.  I used Sparkles and Colonial White bitty brads to further embellish my Snowgirl.

Let me know what you think.  I had so much fun making this.  One more thing, my sweet little daughter suggested the sparkles on the eyes and I am so glad she did!  Snowgirl is much more cute with sparkles on her eyes.  I hope you make your own snowgirl.

NOW HOP ON OVER TO Jenna's blog  and see what she has in store.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome to September!!! "Thriller" BLOG HOP

"Thriller" September 2010 Stamp of the Month Bloghop

It's a new month time to reveal the new Stamp Of The Month for September.  Its called "Thriller"  a GREAT choice for all your ghoulish layouts.  You can get a head start on Halloween with "Thriller:" Can you hear Michael Jackson singing that in the back of you head or is it just me?

DO YOU WANT TO BUY IT?  Click here.

GET MORE GREAT IDEAS by checking out checking out the "Thriller" blog hop. .. starting at Helen Onulak's blog.