Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scholastic is Fantastic

I often tell my kids to stop growing because I want to keep them in their precious youthful states.  Thanks to these scrapbook layouts I can hold on to those memories even if my kids won't obey me and stop growing up.  I used a new CTMH paper kit called Scholastic for these memories of my kindergartener.  He is in second grade now, and I wonder where did the time go?  I know it will only get worse. 

If you'd like to make pages like these, join me on September 14th.  You'll need to contact me right away to order supplies.  Or visit my website and have them sent to your home.  You'll receive easy to follow guide of instructions with your kit.

Check out the cool Chalkboard Shapes and Chalk Marker on the pages below:

These chalkboard shapes are so simple to use and really add the right touch to school-themed pages

Items used:
Scholastic Workshop on the Go (G1049) $29.95
includes: Noted Canvas Shapes (Z1773) $3.95, and Square Durables (Z1705) $3.95), Scholastic stamp set, and instructional brochure.Chalkboard Shapes (Z1788) $3.95
Chalk Marker (Z1767) $2.95
Saddle ink pad and Outdoor Denim ink pad
Tools: corner rounder, 3D foam tape, blocks for stamps: 2x2, 2x 3.5, 2x6.5

Have a memorable day,
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shaker Card Tutorial

I recently made 10 of these cards for a swap.  The theme of the swap was Moving Cards.  If you shake the card the sand moves.  Here's how I did it:

I cut card templates and the frame and "window" (which is a peice of acetate - overhead projector film) using my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

Next I stamped images I wanted to see behind the window on to my card base.  I used Just Chillin C1495.  Inks are Pacifica, Lagoon and Smoothie.

Attach the plastic window to the frame using Liquid Glass Z679. I love this product and it dries really fast.

You'll only need a thin line of Liquid Glass.  The plastic film I used had a rough side and a smooth side.  I put the rough side facing the inside of the card.

Attach double-sided 3D foam tape Z1151 to all sides of the frame on the side with the window glued onto it.  You need to make sure all gaps are closed with the tape so your shaker material does not escape.

Pour a small amount of sand, beads, or whatever your shaker material is onto the base of your card.  Dust the debris off the card so you can attach your frame to a clean surface.
Remove the paper from the foam tape to reveal the sticky strip and place the frame over the sand and stamped image.  Press down all sides to make sure you have good contact.  You don't want sand escaping. 

Embellish as desired. I added some hemp.  Isn't it cute?

By the way, that's me "just chillin" on the beach in Morro Bay, California.  It was so cold.  The water was about 53 degrees and the air temp was about 70 degrees.  We had to bury my son so he could get warm.
Have a memorable day,
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See the New Idea Book for Fall/Winter 2012

You've waited and it's finally here, the much anticipated 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart.  This unveils the newest CTMH Cricut cartridge - Artiste.  Like our wildly popular Art Philosophy cartridge, Artiste is packed with 700 images to boost your creativity.  Click here to browse the pages of our new Idea Book.

If you'd like to host a gathering to earn free products, contact me.