Thursday, September 20, 2012

Organized for Christmas???

This is something that is not only near and dear to me but also desperately needed by me!!! I know I seem to have it all together, organized and so prepared everyday - oh heck who am I kidding - you all know me well enough by now that if I were to be completely organized, you would think I were kidnapped and replaced by an alien!!! ;~D  ~ So this class is for me too!

 We will be making a Holiday Organizer, an Event Calendar and a few stocking stuffers. Just to give us a little head start on the fun stuff.
Here is a picture to give you an idea of what they look like. Now keep in mind the stocking stuffers, stamps and papers may change a bit, we don't want to be exactly alike do we??

Each attendee will receive a CTMH Event Calendar; the template, instructions and where to find additional inserts for the organizer; and at least two adorable stocking stuffers. The organizers are easy to make so I'm sure you will want to make more for gifts.

As you know my space is limited so please sign up early -
October 13, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$25 per person
Please rsvp by 10/5/12 to reserve your space at the table I also want to make sure I have enough event calendars purchased -

Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adding Color to Your Crafts

Pretty, but kind of plain ~
Oh my - I have been having a blast with my gold leaf! It is just as fun and just as messy as all that glitter that I love too! :~}

Here is a little pumpkin that I decorated with gold leaf. I like that it looks old and a little tattered - fits me. I used my CTMH Artiste cartridge and added some pumpkin leaves. I crumpled them up and added some gold leaf to them too. It just added so much to the pumpkin!

I put it on the table and decided it needed more!

Much better with the Fall colors

More gold leaf???

Noooo - just more!

So I got in my closet, found my fall leaves and berries, set the pumpkin on top and voila! I like it so much better.

I hope you like it ~

Thanks for stopping by ~

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stamp of the Month - September

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! On the 15th of each month we will be showcasing the current SOTM set with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Pam Stewart's then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with her!
For all you fall lovers out there the "Fall Favorites" (S1209) will surly catch your eye!  This stamp set will turn out to be one of your favorites, especially after you see all the wonderful artwork done on this blog hop.
This is my creation! While I was in the studio gold leafing a pumpkin for my fall table I remembered a fun technique taught by Jill at Stamp Paradise (now closed, so sad). The cute little pumpkins in this stamp set worked out great for this technique.

S1209 - Fall Favorites - September Stamp of the Month
First I stamped the pumpkins with our brown staz-on ink on a piece of acetate and let it dry. Then I turned it over and painted the back of the pumpkins, stems and leaves only with the Bonding Memories glue pen. I let it get a little tacky then applied the gold leaf. I used bits and pieces of the gold leaf and had some with different colors so I used some of the green colored leafing for the stem and leaves - I hope it shows okay in the picture. I backed it with some 'quilted' honey card stock and framed it with one of the fun cards on Art Philosophy!
The little 3x3 card is made using the same pumpkins and our fun new alcohol pens.

Thanks for stopping by - Now if the goblins of cyber space have gotten you lost along away here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this month’s blog hop!   Hmmmm I guess I was the only one to participate in this hop!
So thanks for stopping by -

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Here it is on my wall
I was so inspired by several fellow consultant's Christmas wreaths that I just had to make a fall wreath - I used CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy cartrtidges some folded pinwheels along with a shiny ribbon to hang it. This was really fun to make - I hope this will inspire you to make your own wreath.

ps. . . I'm sure you will all be more careful with your hot glue than I was - ouch!!!

And here it is on my door
Thanks for stopping by ~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Blog Challenge - Make it From Your Heart Volume 1

Our challenge this week was to take a card design from the Make it From Your Heart - Volume 1.  Close to My Heart's newest how-to publication. It is small and easy to carry with you, and packed full of beautiful designs for scrapbook pages and cards.

My two designs are Pattern #19 on page 42.

The FALL card is made with the Stella (X7147B) paper pack, the Burlap Ribbon (Z1760), Cocoa and Colonial White card stock and Glamour Lowercase (D1522).

The NOEL card is made with the Pear & Partridge (X7162B) paper pack, the Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Olive, Cranberry and Colonial White card stock. (the font is from a discontinued set - but worked well with this card)

Thanks for stopping by ~

Saturday, September 8, 2012

INSOMNIA! Sometimes it's a good thing!

This is what happens when I can't sleep at night!!! I go on line, watch u-tube videos and get some great ideas - then it's time to hit the studio and create - create - create!!! I watched an amazing paper artist (Angie) create the cute little mummy candy holder and the envelope candy holder.  So I just had to try them - Thanks Angie -

The mummy is just torn bamboo card stock. I put mine only on the front, but you could go all the way around - Colonial white cardstock with Desert Sand sponged on the edges would be really cute too. I like the red bling on the mummy eyes - makes them really scarey!!!

While I was putting the mummy together I thought the top of the pillow box looked like owl ears - so, nothing better to do - I made an owl candy holder.Both pillow boxes were cut at 3 1/2" from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the owl feathers and face from some discontinued polka dot paper with the Artiste Cartridge at 3 1/2" (with real dial size off) since I wanted it to fit my 3 1/2" box :~) . I also gave the owl some of the amber bling in his eyes. I think it just makes him look wiser!

The coffin was cut at 3 1/2" also from the Artiste Cartridge, and the skull was cut at 1" (with the real dial size on) and just popped it up with a foam dot!

What can you fit into these cute little candy holders? Tootsie rolls, small packs of M&M's, Peanut Butter cups, the possibilities are endless.

I hope these will give you some inspiration to make some really cute candy holders for your special 'Trick-or-Treaters.

Thanks for stopping by  -

Now to get creative and get my items ready for the next Workshop on The Go Blog Hop and the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Coming soon! Watch for it!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Scrapbooking on the Move - NEW CLUB!

Have you always wanted to scrap book your photos but didn't know where to start? Let me show you how!!! Coming soon to Becky's Studio - 'Scrap Booking on the Move!!'

Because I know you are all busy people and don't have time to sit - for long! And yet - you need time for your self. And we all want to finish an album -

This club is only a two hour commitment - once a month! And at the end you will have a lovely completed album! It's that easy!

Make a two hour a month - 10 month commitment
Each month you will make a two page layout -
Each month you will receive tickets for a drawing that will be held at the end of your 10 months (see details below)
At the end of the ten months one lucky member will win a 'FREE' album.
the rest of the club members will be able to buy an album for HALF PRICE!!

What a great deal!

This is how you will get tickets for the drawing:

Committing to the Club - and being the hostess one month - 5 tickets
Come to the monthly club - 1 ticket
Complete the two page layout - 1 ticket for each page
Bring your pictures for the layout - 1 ticket
Actually adding your pictures to your page - 1 ticket for each page

Finishing an album - Priceless

If you are interested in the club please let me know -

Thanks for stopping by ~