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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Miss my Crafty Summer

Hey! I just wanted to let you know I was not gone, just working! My 1/2 Tech and 1/2 Teacher job is a lot of fun but kicking my rear! I worked 12 hours yesterday and didn't today only becasue I HAD to get my roots done! If you don't understand that it is becasue you are still young and not dying your grey hair like me. I would love to be posting a cute card but I am busy helping kids learn to read and helping teachers access the school calendar. Please check back in a week or two cause I hope to have some more great things to post! Enjoy the last days of summer!

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Challenge

I was invited by Beth to enter my Mojo Monday card in another challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week;s challenge is called Walk in my garden and to use kraft cardstock or paper. This week I have been on a kraft paper kick. I used kraft paper on both The Mojo card and the Sonoma card. so I am going to enter them both in this challenge I just found out about at the Kraft Journal.

Elemental Journal

This is the card I made to slip inside the clear cover of a Close To My Heart My Creations Journal. This is the first time I have purchsed this product and I love it! This is a gift for my oldest son. He writes in a journal regularly and I hope he likes the sentiment as well. Below is a photo of the blank journal. Not much to really see. The cover is a clear pocket attached to very sturdy white chipboard. It also has a white back cover . The wire binding is nice and roomy allowing the pages to turn very easily.
This is the finished journal. The paper is from the new set called Elemental. I think this is a great set becasue it could be either for guys or girls depending on how you use it. The sentiment is from a stamp set I recieved at Convention. When I saw it I thought of my son.
After I finished this I realized I could have used the new cricut cardridge to make some fancy shapes instead of all rectangles. The good news is that the cover has the clear sheet on the front. All I need to do is slip out the plain one and insert a fancy one! I just might do that.
This would make a great birthday present for a tween or teen. If you have a young girl who likes to make cafty things she could even make the covers and give them to her friends for Christmas, birthdays or just for fun. If you would like to purchase either the journal, the new paper packet, or both, just click the link next to this post that says Shop With Me! You can also call me and I can place an order for you. There are some great deals right now and remember to purchse the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 you only need to purchase $50.00!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mojo Monday Card

I created this card for the Mojo Monday Blog. I followed this week's sketch using my new favorite paper, Sonoma. I also cut out the flower, triangles and the three pennents with the new Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy. It was hard to pick which flower to cut out. So many choices! The center of the flower is from the new Bling Assortment. I added some sparkles just to jazz it up a bit.

Here is another view.
Below is the sketch for this week. Visit the blog to see what everyone else did. MojoMonday

Art Philosophy Card

Here is a card I made with all new products! The best part is I got to use the new Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart called Art Philosophy. I am so impressed with this cartridge and the way it is bundled with three stamp sets and the chipboard! I made the white doily with the new cartridge. the card is new too. It is kraft paper and come in a package of 10 6" x 6" cards. The edge was scalloped and I cut it off. I used the scallops on my Mojo Monday card that I entered this week. I am entering this card in the Kraft Journal's challenge this week called Walk in my Garden. Click this link to see all the other entries.
If you are interested in buying the Art Philosophy Collection click this link on my website. https://bobie.myctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6168
Below is a picture of the items that are included with the collection the chipboard is white and you might not be able to see it really well. The shapes match several of the stamps in the set and can be cut out using the Cricut cartridge. I will post more about these later.

New Product Blog Hop

I am participating in Tresa Black's Fabulously Artsy New Product Blog Hop. She is a fun and highly talented lady who recently won the Close To My Heart Album Contest. She is also so kind to set up this blog hop and let us all show off our new creations! Her blog is fabulouslyartsy.com and if you are not following her you should! Feel free to follow my blog as well!
This is a card I made with all new products! The best part is I got to use the new Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart called Art Philosophy. I am so impressed with this cartridge and the way it is bundled with three stamp sets and the chipboard! I made the white doily with the new cartridge.
The card is also new and is called Kraft Die Cut Cards (page 123) . It comes with a scalloped edge that folds over the front. I cut that off and just made it a standard 6 X 6 card. I will show you later what I did with the scalloped edge
The paper is a new packet called Sonoma. I love the color combination of Bamboo, Smokey Plum, Cocoa and Olive in this set. I already ordered a second packet of this paper and I am going to use it to create an Anniversary Album.
Another great new product I used is the flower in the center. It is from the Heirloom Assortment on page 128 in the new Idea Book. Click this link to see the rest of the blogs on the hop.

Things I miss

This is a card I made at the Convention in July at a Make and Take class. It was supposed to be a layout but I don't do what I am told so I made it into a card to send to Nick and Michelle. I miss them everyday! Louisana is a longway from Utah.
If you want to make a similar card checkout page 21 in the new Idea Book. You will see directions and a layout example using this fun new pocket. Remember you can shop online for Close To My Heart products by clicking on the Shop With Me link to the right of this post.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Idea Book

New Idea Book available!

Check out the new Idea Book that is available today through January 31, 2012. I love so much about this new Idea Book I don't know where to start. How about the new Cricut cartridge that matches several stamp sets? I have been waiting for this day for over a year. I even got a Cricut last year for my birthday becasue I just knew Close To My Heart would come out with a cartridge. They finally did!!

Look at the cute items made with the August Stamp of the Month. GOOD NEWS! You can purchase this stamp for $17.95 or spend $50.00 and get it for only $5.00. With all of the new items in the Idea Book it should be easy to spend $50.00 this month! The paper pack used on these items is called Wicked and it is only $9.95 now! What great news! All Level 2 packs are now $9.95! Go ahead get two sets for all of your fall projects! At these prices you can use it and not hoard it!! LOVE THAT! Use it don't hoard it is my new motto. I am going to try to run out of paper. Wish me luck!

To order any items you see in the new Idea Book go to my website www.bobie.myctmh.com or call me on my cell phone. Need my number? Leave me a comment and your e-mail and I will e-mail you my number.

Want to try to use all of your paper? Attend my USE IT UP NIGHT on August 11. Bring your old paper and I will give you the new Idea Book! What a deal!!