I told you I would post the adorable cards from this month's kit of the month...CHERRY-O ( order # G1008) . I just adore this whole collection...it's just juciy and fresh and a perfect prelude to the summer to come. You get all the materials you need to make six cards and a double layout, plus a bonus layout .....what a deal. The kit retails for close to $35, but it's discounted for only $29.95 plus shipping and tax...so don't delay, contact me today to get your sent right to your door and start creating some cherry sweet cards. http://lorileng.myctmh.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I do so love Karen's images and this one was even FREE! Wow. This week over at her challenge it was stitching and you guys know how much I adore doing that on my projects. I tried to think a little outside the box with the colors and I'm not sure I really care for the overall look once it was done, but it was fun pushing the envelope a little.
Be sure to go check out Karen's Doodles and her design team...of course I'm a little bias as my sister is on it.
Posted by Lori at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Have you ever needed some back ground paper but didn't have the right thing in your collection? Want a certain color combo or pattern? You can create your back ground paper yourself in a flash.
I love, love, love our new stamp set 'HIT THE SPOT". It's so versatile and I know it's going to be one of those stamp sets I find myself reaching for all the time. Plus with our clear acrylix stamps it's so easy to line everything up for perfection. I stamped the outline of the polka dots first with chocolate ink and then went back with the solid polka dots and added the sweet leaf green centers. It's such a perfect back drop for the vintage looking vegetable stamp...another one of my favorites from our new idea book.
Just think you can use any of your stamps for background papers. Use various colors inks, rotate your images or use second or third generation stamping for a subtle look. Really your options are limitless. Have fun and enjoy and I'd love to see some of your inspired background papers.
Posted by Lori at 10:46 AM
Get ready for some super fun and great deals starting June 1st. Jackpot June is going to blow your socks off with great deals on Close To My Heart products. Everyday in June you can go to my website (CLICK HERE ) and find out what the bargains will be for that day. Each day either a Jackpot or a Goodie box will be offered. What's a Jackpot you ask? Five items will be offered at amazing discounts, you can buy one or multiples of any or all of the items, shipping will only be .99 per item (WOW) then the following day you can check out www.closetomyheart.com and see what was the Jackpot deal for the previous day...if you purchased one or multiples of the Jackpot you'll get a surprise gift for free...or if you bought multiples you'll get multiple freebies. What to be sure you get in on the Free Jackpot...just buy one of each of the discounted items and you'll be assured to WIN! On the goodie box days you'll get surprise goodie boxes stuffed with current and retired products for at least 50% off or MORE! Shipping will also be discounted for the goodie boxes. Oh and Close To My Heart has made sure that the various goodie boxes have different items in them, so don't worry about getting the same thing if you have already purchased one through out the month...each box will be a surprise in an of itself.
This is such a wonderful way to stock up on the products that you have come to adore from Close To My Heart, or find new things you've never used before but could become your new favorites. Everyday the deals will change at 9am MST...all items will be offered for 23 hours or until supplies last...so I always tell everyone don't delay. I know last years Goodie Boxes sold out, so check daily and check early to see what great items and steals are offered.
Posted by Lori at 7:53 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Our Close To My Heart kits are wonderful...you get so much bang for your buck. With the base kit you designs for two layouts and six cards, but did you know....If you get the stickease stickers from the same collection on the back of the stickease stickers are two more layouts. Yeap, that's right, you can actually get up to four layouts and six cards per collection.
This month's kit is the Cherry-O collection and I just adore it. I'll be posting some cards from the kit later in the week, but this is a simple, quick layout I did using the stickease stickers, the layout from the back of the package and some wacky wonderful pictures of my family from our Christmas party. Can you believe how great this layout is, and I didn't have to stamp a thing. I love how our stickers have such a classic feel to them and don't look like stickers at all...really beautiful.
So next time your getting that monthly kit be sure to pick up a accompanying package of the stickease stickers for more design inspiration.
Posted by Lori at 8:34 AM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I adore the images of Sassy Cheryl. They are so retro innocent...just love um. This week on her challenge site it was easy peasy, BUTTONS!
I used the Cherry-O paper pack from Close To My Heart and lots of CTMH's dimensional tape...I wish you could tell how many layers this card actually has. The clear button on the side of the card is filled in with brads instead of thread or ribbon...something new I'm finding I do a lot. The overall card just seems to be bursting with summer, something I'm ready to do!
Posted by Lori at 10:27 PM
I really have been so busy as of late and have just let my artwork get put on the back burner...so I was really happy to jump in to Karen's Doodles Challenge this week to jump start my creative juices. This week was a sketch challenge and a really good one to boot. I hope you enjoy the card and stay tuned as I have more artwork finished and coming this week.
Posted by Lori at 10:19 PM