Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why it's called the Close To My Heart IDEA BOOK & Catalog

I love creating scrapbook pages, cards and other paper crafts. I'm not especially creative so I rely heavily upon scrapbook & card magazines, craft blogs & websites and my go-to favorite is the Close To My Heart Idea Book & Catalog. I save all past issues!! They are filled with so much artwork, techniques and tips.

If you don't have the current Autumn/Winter 2010 issue visit my website here to see what inspired my latest creation on page 69. I saw this box on display at the CTMH Annual Convention in Washington DC in July and I've been wanting to create it ever since.

My Creations Cube - front panel
Top of cube
Side panel #1

Side panel #2

Side panel #3

One of five picture tabs

Another picture tab

The Halloween card I posted yesterday was also inspired from the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book & Catalog - page 96. I used several pieces of scrap cardstock and B&T paper and I was really pleased with the result.

I will be posting a series of INSPIRATIONS on my blog. What inspires you?

CTMH supply list: My Creations Cube Z1152, Creative Basics Mistletoe Collection X5811, Cocoa Cardstock, Mistletoe My Stickease X7130C, Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment Z1330.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Halloween Card

This one was for my daughter, Alyssa.

The supplies I used are: CTMH stamp set D1442 Thriller , CTMH ink Z2190 Gypsy, CTMH My Reflections Animal Cookies Paper Packet, CTMH cardstock Hydrangea & Ocean, CTMH Sorbet marker and CTMH Designer Ribbon Rounds Black Collection Z1034.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Card - Scary Halloween To You!

This is my first Halloween card. It's for my son, Georgie, who is away at college (first year) and I wanted to include a special card in his goody box this month.
Card front

closeup of sentiment

inside (card liner)

The supplies I used are: CTMH stamp sets D1442 Thriller & C1423 Captured Moments, CTMH ink Z2190 Gypsy, CTMH cardstock black & sorbet, and CTMH Mini-medley Z1339 in Pear (bigger brad).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day - Card #1

This card was inspired by the CardMaker Fun Folds magazine. The butterflies are super easy to create. My daughter need a birthday card for her friend's birthday party TONIGHT!! Measurements and photos to show how to make the butterflies will be posted later.

Close To My Heart supplies used: Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet, Juniper grosgrain ribbon, Fancy Fuzz Borders (for the butterfly body), D1352 It's Your Day stamp set, C1163 From Your Heart stamp set (retired).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Paper Dreamin Blog

YES!!! I dream about paper. George says I'm addicted. Despite moving in 2004 and leaving my paper collection back home, I have managed to start a whole new collection of paper. Since becoming a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant I now use much of the paper I collect. I have become confidant in my scrapbooking and cardmaking. I love creating gifts for my friends and relatives. . . and I think they love receiving them!

Visit MY ART and Exclusives by Julyne to see my many creations. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.