Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 5-26-15 "Create Your Space"

Would you like to arrange your creative or work space so that it lends itself better to success? Try this!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 7

Art by Julie Reynolds

Sometimes, just random stamping is all you need!  And again . . . the "3" black accents of mat, sparkle flourish and stamped image are here to complete this 4" square card.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What’s New for Julie’s Soul Sessions?

Fun classes for these next few summery weeks . . .
 ** Register NOW to reserve your spot J**

Sunday, May 31
1-3pm   (open house)
“Card Buffet”

 1.Choose from dozens of card designs 
 2.Request the designs you’d like to make
 3.Assemble your kit, with all pieces ready for you!

Cost: $2 each card
Earn FREE kits:   2 free kits with a $20 order
                           3 free kits when you schedule your own Card Buffet
                           4 free kits with a $30 order

Friday June 12
“Designed Décor Shadowbox Frame Art”

This was April’s project.  June’s will be a “Patriotic American” theme.  The 12” creation we make fits inside our Designed Décor Shadowbox Frame (purchased separately for $28.95, in Black or Colonial White.)  With each project, you can easily update your home décor, according to the season! (Designs are reusable.)

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $30 order.  The initial purchase of your frame may count as your $30 order.

Thursday June 18
10am & 6pm – Pick your time
Card Creations – “Cascading Card”

Learn this fabulous cascading technique!  You will complete 2 cards, AND take home full-color instructions, so that you can make more on your own.

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $30 order.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 6

Art by Maggie Cameron

Any single color takes on a fuller look when accented by black.  Here, the artistic balance of "3" shows itself: the black border, the pennant strip of Shimmer Trim and the stamped images in the corner.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 5

Art by Debi Gardner

A simple gift card holder makes the gift of coffee an extra special treat.  The squares and circles are stamped onto cardstocks, cut out and mounted.  The triangles are stamped directly onto the Thistle cardstock base.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 4

Art by Kimberly Ganiere

This card could be used for ANY occasion.  And Kraft cardstock is always a great option for a card base, giving a neutral background that still provides some color and texture.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 3

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

Using the Cricut makes cutting overlays like this simple!

Friday, May 8, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 2

Art by Darlys Recker

Here's fancy-cutting Darlys again!  Aren't the little flowers adorable?  And what I really like on this card are the three different textures used for the little pennant pieces at the left;  Shimmer Trim, Washi Tape, and a stamped image.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May "Inspired Designs" Layouts - for YOU!

Each month, I offer one or more "Inspired Designs" projects.  This one, for May, is three 12 x 12 double layouts.  You can receive a full cutting guide and step-by-step instructions with any $30 order, placed through the "Inspired Designs" link on my website, through May 31.

I am also happy to provide you with a "Shopping List" that gives you all the ordering information you need to purchase the products for these layouts.  Just ask!


AND . . .   If you are new to "Inspired Designs," and would like to receive this first instruction pack FREE  with no obligation for purchase in May, please email me. I will gladly email you the instructions! Give it a try, and see what you think . . .  You may find that you'd like to lend your hand to creating something fresh each month.

Planning outdoor activities for this summer?

Camping trips . . . BBQ's . . . Hikes . . .

Or just enjoying your own yard or a nearby park for a picnic?
These layouts made with our "Jackson" line of products are perfect for you!

Would you love an easy shopping list and full step-by-step instructions?

Email me for your FREE trial of these May layouts!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Art # 1

Art by Shannon Law

Bold geometrics are at work on this card.  From the textured image stamped, to the square mats, to the Triangle Studs!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 5-5-15 Sharpening Your Punches

Have you used a punch so much that it’s become dull and no longer punching properly? Try sharpening the punch by punching several times through a piece of tinfoil. Simple as that!

Check out Close To My Heart's circle punches, corner punch and border punches . . . including an old favorite that is ON SALE!