Monday, August 15, 2011

HIDDEN GEMS of JAMAICA


...by Peter Greenberg 

My darling mama sent me this video, so I'm sharing here. It certainly is making me miss my island home. Anyone want to spring for a ticket???

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Preorder the Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection



Close to My Heart helps you take your creativity to the next level with the new Art Philosophy Collection being released August 1st. The collection combines die cutting with stamping by combining an exclusive Cricut cartridge with three pre-cut chipboard sheets and three coordinating stamp sets for only $99. It doesn't stop there. Even more coordinating stamp sets can be found throughout the new idea book going live this August!
Preorder your Art Philosophy Cricut Collection today by sending an email to getinky (a) myctmh (dot) com.
Catch you later,
Tracey J

Monday, May 09, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge #2

I managed to complete challenge #2! I'm quite proud of myself and very ready to take a break. Here is my take on the Kraft cardstock challenge.
Kraft cardstock from PTI was used as the base. Patterned paper was from CTMH Sweet Home (now retired); stamps from CTMH A Sip; Nesties Labels 3 and a EK punch finished it off.

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My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge #1

So I'm finally getting to play along with a challenge from NSD. I've been battling the 'flu for days, but I'm finally starting to feel a little human again. And here it is: Anything Cupcake.
This little cupcake card was made with the Sweet Treats cartridge and some Bazzill Kraft cardstock for a base. I added a little detail with a white Souffle pen and some embossing powder mixed with Prisma Glitter. Some PTI Library Ledger paper was used to make the "wrapper" and Basic Grey Euphoria paper was used for the frosting and heart.

Enjoy!


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Monday, April 25, 2011

A Little Something I Made

...for a swap I was in recently. I wanted to wait until the exchange had taken place before posting here. Of course, I totally forgot to post and now my camera is on loan elsewhere. Luckily I took a few shots with my phone.
I used the Sophia paper pack from the latest CTMH Idea Book to create two 4x4 cards. For the first, I wanted to try something a little different and ended up with a gatefold card. Not particularly unusual, but not something generally found in a card this size. I used the back of the very colourful floral paper to get a more muted look.
Then I paired the patterned paper with the new CTMH kraft cardstock because I just love pink and brown together. A few pearls and a little sentiment on the inside finished the look. This card uses no foam dots anywhere *gasp* making it very easy to send through the mail.

Since these papers are mostly very pink and girly, I also wanted to do something with no pink at all. Here's what I ended up with:

I created this card from the Pear polka dot patterned paper in this pack. Pear is one of my favourites of the new colours CTMH released last summer so, of course, I had to use it. I think it looks stunning next to the black. I thought about colouring in the Chocolate flower button with a black sharpie, but in the end I left it as is, and you can't really tell anyway. I think next time I'll try Pear with some gray and see how that looks...

All Products Used Available from Close to My Heart
Smile Recipe:
Paper - Sophia; Cardstock - Kraft, Chocolate; Stamps - Sophia WOTG, C1440 Take a Picture, C1396 Love Birds; Ink - Chocolate, Blush; Opaques - Pearl.

Amazing Recipe:
Paper - Sophia; Cardstock - White Daisy, Black, Pear; Stamps - Sophia WOTG, C1437 Happy Moments; Ink - Pear; Buttons - Basic; Corner Rounder (for scallops)


Until next time.
Hugs and kisses...
TraceyJean
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Challenge Blog

There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards!
I can't wait to see what they have in store...


Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJean

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Today is the Big Day!

The newest Idea Book from Close to My Heart is now available to everyone! You can see it on my site anytime or request a copy of your very own. Happy shopping!

Hugs and kisses...
TraceyJ

Flutterby Special

Two posts in two days? There's some excitement here on the old blog-o this week! I know I haven't been here for a while. I was deali...