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Wednesday, September 29

Halloween Test Run - Cards

The latest and greatest card creation.
Inspired by CTMH book, but using random supplies around the house.

Sunday, September 26

Another quick card

So here is another quick card I punched out.  In one of my earlier posts I mentioned my camera broke and the pictures aren't clear.  Well, hopefully you can see this one alright, though I feel like the pictures dom't do it justice.  Again, let me know your thoughts.

Latest Art Work

Here is a card a completed while Liam was napping.  Hmmmm, who is gonna get this one I wonder?
Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 22

Halloween Hotstuff!

Please be sure to check out the Autumn/Winter Idea Book to get your these super cute and spooky Halloween supplies.  You can make cards or 2 page layouts that will turn out looking like this: 

Also, I will try to start posting some of my art work, but I dropped my camera in the last month and well, lets just say it doesn't focus!  I managed to fix it slightly (violently twisting the lense), but it isn't quite perfect.  If the picture quality isn't top notch you now know why!

Did I mention the Autumn Winter Catalogue?  There are just so many awesome projects in the idea book I can't even wait to share them all! Just look at the cover of the catalogue. I mean, how gorgeous is that.  I can make Christmas cards AND regular multipage layouts

Thursday, September 9

Christmas Cards for the Troops!

Hello Everyone.  I wanted to send a shout out about a project I will be starting with some close friends.  We will be making Christmas cards for the troops and sending them out by September 25th.

Here are the details: 
Please make Christmas Cards of any type and quantity for soldiers to send back home to their loved ones. Please do not sign them. The soldier isn't the end recipient. Please DO include envelopes. Do not make square cards because this will increase postage. Make as many as you possibly can. They can all be different, or they can all be the same - just make them beautiful!

Use whatever products you would like, from whatever company you'd like. They are not exclusive to Close to My Heart or anything else! This is for a good cause so keep your standards and quality high. You may sign the back as the creator if you wish.

Please let me know if you are participating. If you are local, just drop your cards off to me and I'll mail them with mine.  Or you can join my workshop where we share our christmas products.  I will hold the Workshop on Sunday, September 19th at 1:00-4:00pm. As always, I will provide light snacks and lots of fun! Call me at 480.516.1440 if you plan to attend!

I will mail the cards no later than September 22nd.  They must be post marked by the 25th.  If you are NOT local, please mail your cards directly to my military contact at:

Brandy Wuollet
1190 Ferguson Street
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

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Sunday, August 22

August Stamp of the Month - FINAL DAYS!

August SOM (Stamp of the Month) promotion will be over on September first.  This is good and bad.  Bad because you won't be able to get it at a discount, good because you can then get the September Stamp of the Month!  Either way, be sure to check out and surf for all the wonderful specials at this time and you might just be able to pick one up at discount with your monthly order.  I haven't had a chance to use this stamp on my artwork yet but look forward to making some sweet fall like cards with it. Of course this is also reminscent of the warm summer months too!  Just so many uses and so little time! 

The image you see of the stamp set is actually 6" x 6". You can utilize the stamp on your Close To My Heart Acrylic Stamp Blocks to create a large flower with stamped tone-on-tone image for depth and background. Then you can use the smaller flower image on the little circle accent. Close To My Heart products are just so versatile! You will just fall in love with it all like I have!