Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Card of the Week

  • Stamp Set: Wonderful Charms by Close To My Heart
  • Paper: Sweet Harmony by Close To My Heart

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tuesday's Technique

Basic Chipboard Covering

Supplies: Chipboard, Sanding Block or Sand Paper, White Glue, Paint Brush (usable with glue), Pencil, Hobby Blade, Cutting Mat, and Scissors.

  • Start by flipping the paper over and trace the desired chipboard piece backwards.
  • After tracing around the chipboard, start to cut it out. If your piece has any center cutouts, cut those out first with the hobby blade. Finish by cutting around the traced image.
  • You now have a cut-out paper duplicate of your chipboard piece. Note that the cut out piece is slightly bigger than the chipboard.
  • Apply glue to the chipboard using the paintbrush to smooth it out.
  • Adhere the chipboard to the paper - let it dry.
  • Sand along the edges to give it that finished, distressed look. Nail files of about 100 grit work great for getting into the corners.
  • Embellish and add to your scrapbook page or card.

Monday, April 16, 2007

6x6 Mother's Day Gift Album Workshop

Join us for scrapbooking fun as we create eight 6" x 6" layouts featuring your photos. Perfect for mother's day, you'll love working with the coordinating stamps, as well as ribbon, paper flowers and brads and buttons. Scrapbook your memories of your Mother under the tutelage of an expert - great for beginners to seasoned pros!

Where: Great Bend Fire Hall, Great Bend, North Dakota
When: Saturday, April 21st
Time: 10:00 a.m. until we're done (I'll be providing a light lunch)
What to bring: Paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pop dots
Price: $15.00

Come early, stay late... bring your projects and stay to crop the day away!

RSVP by April 19th:

Friday, April 13, 2007

Project of the Week

Random Stamped Cardstock

12" x 12" White Daisy Cardstock
A Little Bee stamp set from Close To My Heart

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Card of the Week


  • Pink Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Miracle stamp set from Close To My Heart
  • Pink Fibers

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday's Technique

Chalk Popping

Supplies: White Ink Pad; Any color chalks; sponge applicators.

  1. Ink stamp with White Ink Pad
  2. Stamp as usual
  3. Color image with chalks using Sponge Applicators
  4. The result is a soft subtle glow of color.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Sweet Memories Scrapbook Workshop

Have fun creating four beautiful, professional-looking scrapbook pages that celebrate your spring memories. You will love embellishing with ribbon and stamps, and learning new distressing and sponging techniques. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned scrapbooker, this workshop is for you!

Where: Pontoppidan Lutheran Church Family Rm; 309 - 4th St. N; Fargo
When: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 10 am - Come & Crop; 7 pm - Workshop Starts
What to bring: Sponge, Adhesive, Scissors, glue dots and paper trimmer.
Price: $10.00

RSVP by April 12th:

Friday, April 6, 2007

Project of the Week

Post It Note Holder
  • Door Hanger with Pouch
  • Blue Eyelets
  • Organdy ribbon
  • Precious Paisleys paper from Close To My Heart
  • Random Thoughts stamp set from Close To My Heart
  • Stipple Brush

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Card of the Week

I adapted this card from one that was on page 64 of the April/May 2007 Papercrafts Magazine.

Here is a list of the supplies I used:
  • More To Adore paper from Close To My Heart
  • Paper Flowers
  • Pink Brads
  • Organdy Ribbon
  • Solo "K" stamp set from Close To My Heart
  • A Friend is... stamp set from Close To My Heart

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Tuesday's Technique

I've decided to post a new technique each Tuesday... so here is today's:

Marbled Stone Technique
Using White Glossy Paper, wet with an alcohol soaked cotton ball. Brush or dab with a cotton ball of any color re-inker ink. Then dab with a cotton ball soaked in any color Metallic re-inker ink. Finally, spritz with rubbing alcohol to get the metallic ink to fragment into stone-like veins. You can use one color of re-inker or more than one!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April 1st

Hi! I've decided to take the plunge and join the technology!! I'm actually kind of a gadget girl... In my "real" life I'm an electronics technician working as part of the maintenance crew at a local sugar manufacturing plant. I started scrapbooking in 2003 when my husband was deployed to Iraq... it SAVED my sanity... I added stamping in 2004 when I found Close To My Heart and their INCREDIBLE Acrilyx stamps... I found the alphabet sets unique in that first, they came with multiple letters and second, you can spell out the WHOLE word on the acrylic block and then stamp the word instead of having to stamp each individual letter.

I joined Close To My Heart in March 2005 as a Consultant and still just LOVE IT!! The friends I have met since I joined are just awesome! I've been able to attend lots of events and have learned tons of new techniques and projects. I've travelled to Northern Minnesota to attend Moosely Memories TWICE and am signed up to go again this August!

To learn more about Close To My Heart... check out myCTMH website HERE