Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #8

Art by Tina Dupin

This is such an intersting look ..... Here Tina layers BT papers one on top of another - without a solid cardstock separating them.  It's a look I never would have thought of, and yet I really like it used here with the Avonlea papers!  Baker's Twine and Licorice Opaques add the final touch.

Friday, February 22, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #7

Art by Maggie Cameron

Just can't get away from those Dakota papers!  I tell you . . . they are so fun to use.  Here, Maggie uses a zip strip as a vertical accent.  Don't forget to use those strips at the edge of your papers!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #6

Art by Shannon Law

Our Avonlea papers have been SUCH a hit, I'm so glad that they are carrying over from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Here, Shannon adds some sparkle to them with our Silver Shimmer Trim, a self-adhesive backed tape that is so easy to use.

Monday, February 18, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #5

Art by Julie Reynolds

Being a home body, this quote really struck a chord with me.  Although these sentiments are squarish in nature, they also work well presented in the round!  I chose the Antiqued Copper Brad as an accent, to duplicate the circular feel shown in the sentiment mats and the BT paper.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #4

Art by Joyce Beenes

What a nice way to use this stamp - as an accent on a scrapbook layout.  Our new Chantilly papers are featured, along with our Chantilly Assortment for the beautiful fabric-covered badge buttons.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #3

Art by Darlys Recker

Our White Daisy Die-Cut Cards (Z1473) are a bargain at just $5.95 for 10 - and they come with stationery-quality envelopes.  What a classy look here . . . Darlys embellishes with our Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, the Boutique Assortment (sparkly gem at left) and our Licorice Opaques.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February Stamp of the Month Art #2

Art by Debi Gardner

Clementine papers are featured here, embellished with our Durable Square Studs.  The burnished finish on these studs make them so versatile - they can go elegant, or they can go softly country, like on this card.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

What's in YOUR Handbag?

The contents of a handbag...revealed.
Then 1945

The typical handbag of a typical
woman in 1945 contained:


One or two lipsticks
A compact(the won't close)
1 fresh handkerchief
2/3 crumpled handkerchiefs
A package of letters
The laundry bill
3 tickets from the cleaner
1 nylon stocking to be repaired
1 address book
1 pack of cigarettes
3 packs of matches
1 leather picture folder
All ration books (including expired ones)
Several cards with address of a furrier,
a wholesale place for children's coats, a beauty parlor, a graphologist, etc.
2 scraps of paper with telephone numbers
and no names
1 hairnet
1 bottle of vitamins
3 samples of slipcovers
1 fountain pen
2 pencils
1 parcel of V-mail letters covering
several months held by a rubber band.
Now

The typical handbag of 
a typical woman today.

ATM Card
Cell Phone
Change Purse
Checkbook
Crumpled Tissues
Hand Cream
Hair Brush
Keys
Lip Balm Nail File
Makeup case
Pens
Walleand credit cards

One bag is not enough
Our contents spill over into our totebags,
where you will find:
Agenda
Bottled Water
Paperback Book/Magazine
Newspaper
Shoes to change at work
Umbrella

Isn't this fascinating?  I just love it!
A snapshot of a woman's life, then . . . and now.

If you'd like to gather your girls for some "handbag happiness" crafting at your place, let's pick a date!  I'll provide one bag of your choice from the picture below as a project for all who can join us, at no charge.  Each person will receive a helpful handout, to be used to create more at home.  Then you and your friends can end the time by ordering Close To My Heart products to create your own fun papercrafts, and you can benefit by earning free products, according to the purchases made that day.

These little handbags will accommodate Hershey Nuggets or a tube of Lip Balm.  Chocolates will be provided.  (Lip balm will be up to you.)

If you'd rather attend a class in my Art Room, you are invited:

Thursday, March 7 - 10am (RSVP by Mar. 1)
3 Handbags, start-to-finish
Class is FREE with a $25 product order, or just a $12 class fee.