Thursday, July 26, 2012

Catalog Open House

Don't forget to come and get your new catalog at my Open House, Tuesday July 31st 6-9pm!  


Here's what we will be making:

We'll be making a favor box with the NEW workshop on the go stamp set and be making a card with some current product.
Hope to see you here!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Catalog Unveiling





Want to come get the new catalog, see some of the new product, and make some make-and-takes?
 
Well then stop on by my place, Tuesday night July 31st 6-9pm.  Come when you can, leave when you want.  See you then!

Also, I've got my August workshops in the workshops tab so go check them out!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Papercrafting Ideas

You have a few scrapbooking supplies- now what?  Did you know my website gives several tips and techniques, videos and guides including paper crafting and Studio J digital scrapbooking?  Check it out! 

Click HERE to get inspired!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Catalog!

The new catalog is almost here!

It is full of fabulous new product, cheaper consultant kits, and more affordable crafting supplies!!!  I can't wait to show you!

Stay tuned for my open house where you can pick up one of these bad boys, preview some of the products, and make something fun!  Plus, I'll have a clearance bin- out with the old, in with the new!



Monday, July 9, 2012

Bottle Caps

I love bottle caps.  In fact, when I was little I collected bottle caps.  Back in those days soda came in bottles, so collecting bottle caps was fairly easy.  I envied Bert from Sesame Street with his collection of bottle caps and wondered if I wrote some fan mail if he would send me some of his collection.  At the local science center there was a huge magnet in a bin with thousands of bottle caps and I loved running my hands through the piles of metal lids.

Close To My Heart must know I love bottle caps because they sell them now:
 
They go along with the Cruisin' paper pack.  And although they don't still smell slightly like diet coke, they are just as fun!  


Not only can you use them on your layouts:

 


You can use them for the Cruisin' Car Game I posted earlier:


 
And for some more fun you can make them into jewelery!

I punched a hole in the bottle cap with my crop-a-dile

You cut/ punch a 1" circle to put inside the cap and glue it in.  Then I cut a flower using the cricut art philosophy cartridge at 3/4" and glued it in.  I added a jeweled flower and then made sure my hole went through the paper too.

Then I added some liquid glass to seal it all in.  I used some bakers twine to make the necklace.

 You can paint over the saying on the bottle cap using the pearl paint and some re-inker.  Or you can cut another 1" circle and glue it to the front with your design on it.  I tried stamping- those 1" hostess stamps are the perfect size- but the liquid glass makes it bleed.  You'll have to use staz-on ink I think or just don't add the liquid glass.

So go have fun with some bottle caps!!  And if you have some extra feel free to send them my way ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July Special

Do you like free stuff?  Well then July is your month!

July 2012: Free Perect Pairs


Place an online order of $75 or more in July and you'll get a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.
Specific pairs are available on specific dates; see below to find out when your favorite Perfect Pairs will be available. Be sure to place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.
Order Dates Perfect Pair Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90

*Taxes and additional shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.
Go to my website and get your free perfect pair today! 
(melissamay.ctmh.com) 
 

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Super" Cute cards

 My upline- Camille Ellis is so very nice and creative!  She invited me over with some other gals and we made these fantastic cards!  Thanks Camille!  (you can see her blog- it's on the left: the Camelot one)





It uses the Superhero paper

The top circle card one uses the stamps from the Superhero Workshop on the Go.  The sentiment is cut out and is on a Spring.  Then you color the star adhere it and add jewels.

The one on the left bottom uses the Born to Ride stamp set.  You stamp the bike and then make the verticle cut on the right then cut horizontally into 2 pieces.  On the other side cut horizontally into 2 pieces at a different size than the right side.  Mount onto paper, add some "manly" jewels to the die cut card, and there ya go!

The right one on the bottom uses Super Powers stamp set and Blue Ribbon stamp set.  Stamp the super guy and cut him out, then color with markers.  Stamp the sentiment on the chipboard talk bubble and add the super button at the bottom.

Hmmm... we might just have to make some of these if we have time at the Superhero workshop! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Floral Card


 Floral Card

                                                            
                                                           Supplies:
                                                                        CTMH Dotty For You paper pack
                                                                        X1410 Colonial White cards
                                                                        Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon
                                                                        Z1336 Cream pearl adhesive gems
                                                                        Z1311“1 ¼ punch”
                                                                        Z1686Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
                                                                        Z2191sunset ink pad
                                                                        Z679liquid glass
                                                                        Adhesive
                                                                        Gluedots
                                                                        Scissors
                                                                        Pencil
                                                                        Colonialwhite cardstock scraps


Cut patterned paper 2 ¾ x 5 ½ inches and tape to the card.  Cut seam binding ribbon 5 ½” and glue to card.  Cut 3 roses from colonial white scraps using Cricut- one at 3” and 2 at 2”.  Ink the edges of the flower with sunset ink.  Gently massage the paper if you want the flowers to be more open.  Roll the flower using the tip of the pencil and then glue the base with glue dots.  Glue flowers to card with glue dots.  Punch circles from green dot paper with punch.  Cut the circles in half with scissors and fringe.  Glue under flowers for leaves.