Tuesday, January 10, 2017

National Papercrafting Month Special -- January 2017

Check out this awesome January special that CTMH is having in celebration of National Papercrafting month.  It is the Welcome Home Wreath kit, which comes with pre-cut pieces that you pop out and attach to the chipboard wreath base.  I've seen some awesome finished products being posted.  My kit is on it's way (delayed by the snow).  I can't wait to put it together!

You can:
  • Earn it for free with a $60 order (which would also qualify  you to purchase the January Stamp of the Month for $5)
  • Purchase it outright for $18.95
  • January hostesses get it for free with a $250 party!!
If you are interested, you can place an order on my website (http://sherryhawa.closetomyheart.com), or let me know if you want me to place an order for you.  Also, let me know if you want to be a hostess and earn it for free (you can have an online or "book" party).  This item is only available in January.

Following are images of the wreath as assembled by some other consultants.  Isn't it an awesome kit!

Here it is put together as instructed (no inking)

Here are a couple with inking, the roses tinted, and our new shimmer pen used on some of the pieces:

This gal added some petals using our Sea Mist glitter paper (she used the stencils left over from punching out the flower parts to trace some more petals and added them to the mix).  She also tinted her roses using water colors:

Love this one.  She used a styrofoam base and Oh Deer! paper:

And I also love this one!  She mounted all her flowers on a grapevine wreath (and added a wooden "S").  Then she said she used the wreath from the kit on a layout and cut some Cricut flowers from the new Flower Market cartridge.  So cute!!

Let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help you with anything.

Happy National Papercrafting month!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

November 2016 Scrapbooking Workshop – Swan Lake

We used the Swan Lake paper suite in November, and it is really nice paper and versatile!  I'm sure this paper was designed for fall and Thanksgiving type pictures, but I was bound and determined to actually put pictures on my pages this month before the workshop.  I thought I had printed Thanksgiving pictures from last year, but when I went to scrapbook them, alas, I had not printed them yet.  However, I did have prints of our Virginia Beach trip this past summer, so I figured out a way to make them work.  This paper and embellishments were all about being thankful and feeling blessed, and I am so thankful for our family and the time we can all spend together, so those pictures worked out perfectly.  And I can truly say that this is versatile paper!  :-)

There is one piece of black patterned paper with seasonal fall words on it, but I just covered it with photos -- no problem!!

I did use flip flaps again – of course – I just love our flip flaps!  :-)  

I also used one of the new Pocket Plus page inserts (Design 1) on the "Love" page.  I think these Pocket Plus inserts are going to become a favorite of mine and rank up there with the Flip Flaps!  They are another great way of adding additional photos or journaling to a layout.

Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops.  We typically meet every other month.  We will start out the new year in 2017 by meeting in February and then again in March.

This is the Pocket Plus Page insert:
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 And this is showing the page with the insert.