Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clearly The Best: Do the Twist

This video is fabulous, because not only do they show some super cute projects that are soooo easy to do, but it shows you how you can use our products in ways you have never thought to! If you haven't snagged yourself a set of slate twist ties, then you should head on over to my Website: HERE and pick them up today! Get started on your Holiday crafting and Get Crafty!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Damask Happy Birthday

Ok, this card turned out so gorgeous and was so simple. I cut the card base at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (which you really cut it at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2) in White Daisy cardstock. I then used the For Always paper pack, using the damask pattern B&T paper and the Lagoon cardstock. I used Banner Wishes from the Holiday Gift Guide and stamped it in Black & Crystal Blue.

It was really so easy and still has an elegant feel to it! I can't wait to give it away to someone who definitely deserves a Diva styled card!

Now that the end of the month is nearly here, don't forget to put in your orders if you're wanting to snag November's Stamp of the Month. You can get it for $5 when you spend $50 or more, or you can purchase it for $17.95.

Close To My Heart has put up the list of product that will be retired Spring 2014 and I'll be posting a list soon, so you can snag your favorites before they are gone!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A 'Wicked' Halloween

I had so much fun making this 12x12 2-page layout, but I can't take all the credit for the idea. I actually was flipping through my Reflections book (contains layout set ups for when you have run out of ideas!), trying to find a layout for my September Scrapbook Workshop. I found a layout that actually used the Wicked with the broom for the 'i' on it, while looking and I thought this is perfect. I then set to work locating a layout to compliment the first page.

I used cardstock in Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Black and Cashmere, as well as a sheet of B&T Duos from Babycakes! (Which just goes to show that just because B&Ts are grouped in themed sets, doesn't mean you can't use them in different themes!) I used Black, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Gyspy, and Chocolate inks. I used Dimensional Elements Monograms made out of chipboard for 'Wicked' and tried different ideas with the ink to give them each a different look. I sponged the edges or the tops, on the 'W' I inked just like I would a stamp. I had fun trying different things. You could even color them with our markers and then sand down different spots on the letters to give it a different look. The possibilities are endless! I love having the options and seeing how the look changes by changing one thing.

I made the broomstick from a bundle of twigs I bought at Hobby Lobby and some raffia. I'll post up instructions later, so you can make your own broomstick! I also used stamps from Creepy Creatures and I used the pumpkin from Count Your Blessings. I also used Liquid Glass to enhance some of the dots on the B&T Duos page,  I think it added just the right amount of 'Bling!' Don't forget to add your journaling, you want to be able to tell the story of the photos, because you won't be around forever and your loved ones will want to know!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Halloween Tags

So I know I'm a little behind on posting this one up, but here they are: Halloween Tags! These were soooo easy to make and were so versatile! I actually used the first tag as an invite to my family's annual Halloween party! I used Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the tags. I made one in a larger size and then made it smaller so they'd stack. I used the Magic Potions stamp set to decorate the fronts of the tags. I used each one, with a different shaped tag so that each invitation was unique! I then used the 'You're Invited' stamp from Art Philosophy Tags stamp set (comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge) on a piece of Cashmere cardstock that I'd placed on the back of the invite. I finished off the look with a bit of raffia tied through! (WARNING: The cardstock will rip if you are not careful when tying the raffia!)

This second tag, I kept simple, but I think it turned out so cute! I cut the tag from the Art Philosophy cartridge. This time I cut it in Autumn Terracotta cardstock and stamped the Magic Potions image in Black. I then added cute Halloween cut-outs from a Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge. I had to resize the images to fit on the tag, since they were much bigger initially. I added the piece of Cashmere and gave it a super great bone border from the Artbooking cartridge. I used this tag as a card for someone I helped out and set it with her gift! I love how it turned out and it was so easy. So if you haven't seen by now how easy it is to put together such fun tags, then give it a try yourself and pick up your own Cricut Collection today!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Congratulations Card

 I had a lot of fun with my Cricut making this card this morning. Nice thing is it took me 20-30 mins to whip together and was ready to go! Who doesn't like cards you can make in a snap? I used Olive, Black and Daisy White cardstock. I actually had intended for this card to take part in a Color Dare over at Color My Heart, but I missed the deadline by just a few minutes. Oh well, I still had fun!

The super cute cuts I used on this card came from the Art Philosophy cartridge and I think they look great! I cute the overlay in black and the base of the overlay in Olive. I even cut the card base from an image on the cartridge! The card is 5"x7". I then used the stamp from Banner Wishes to give its sentiment! I think it turned out quite nice and I loved making the inside reflect the outside!

Don't be afraid to decorate the inside to match the outside! Tie the entire look of the card together! I hope you enjoy this and if you want to stock up on supplies to make your own super cute cards, head HERE and check out my website!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Freedom Layouts

With Veteran's Day nearly upon us, its a time to show our support and honor the Veterans & Soldiers in our lives! Make a card or even scrapbook a special patriotic event. With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge you’ll love the shapes to make patriotic layouts and cards—and for all celebratory layouts and cards after that! In this video you’ll find great ideas for using the freedom-themed keys to make sparkling titles, photo mats, overlays, and accents for more than just patriotic themes. See the featured ideas and start putting more bang into your projects!

Don't forget that this months Stamp of the Month is Illumination and it can be yours for $5 with a $50 or more purchase! Or for $17.95 until the end of November! Don't miss out on this super cute stamp set!

Finally don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Sign up under me between now and December 15th AND sell you minimum requirement of $300 by March 31, 2014 and you will receive the NEW Picture My Life collection FOR FREE!!! Ask me for more details!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

No Better Time Then Now To Invest in YOU!!!

I have some super Exciting News! I am super excited to announce that Close to My Heart has created a new and super fantastic incentive to being a consultant!  I absolutely LOVE my job, so I don't need much incentive here, but sometimes that little push to sign up at the right time can get you going!  I know, because I've been there!

So, how can you get $180 worth of fantastic Close to My Heart products for just $49??? 

Close To My Heart begins an incredible NEW CONSULTANT opportunity TODAY!!!  From November 1—December 15, new Consultants who enroll with either the Essentials or Master New Consultant Kit may also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book!!!  Wowza!

What's the new product? It's the gorgeous new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", plus a 12"x12" cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It's a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants!  If you have ever thought about scrapping "Project Life" style, then THIS is for YOU!

This is such an amazing opportunity and you don't want to miss it! There is absolutely NO commitment when you sign up, just OPPORTUNITY to work your business as you wish!  :)

Contact me here or at pixiestedding@hotmail.com for all the details, and make an investment in YOU today!!!  You can also click HERE to read more on my website. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Clearly the Best: Wacky Washi

I never really knew what Washi Tape was or all its fun uses! So, check out this video on Washi Tape and something new & fun to do with it!