Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Retiring Close to My Heart Items

Not only can I not believe that 2011 is almost over, I cannot believe that the current Close to My Heart Idea Book is only in use for another 34 days!

I have seen the new Idea Book and it is fabulous! However, there are quite a few items retiring that I wanted to make you aware of so you can stock up before they are no longer available.

The following paper packs will not be available after January 31st:
  • Mischief
  • Wonderland
  • Believe
  • Lucky
  • Sophia
  • Mayberry
  • Fanfare
The corresponding Workshops on the Go will be guaranteed until January 31st and then until February 29th while supplies last.

Embellishments that are retiring:
  • Lucky Level 2 Assortment (page 63)
  • Luck Level 2 Journaling Spots (page 128)
  • FanFare Level 2 Assortment (page 63)
  • Colonial White Collection of Ribbon (page 124)
  • Cranberry, Cocoa, Colonial White and White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon (page 124)
  • Wings Level 2 Assortment Ribbon (page 124)
  • All Embroidery Floss except Neutral Assortment (page 125)
  • Cranberry, Sorbet, Juniper & Crystal Blue Waxy Flax (page 125)
  • Colonial White Brads (page 126)
  • Pewter Brads (page 126)
  • Antiqued Copper and Colonial White Embellishment Pack (page 127)
  • Soft Set Eyelets (page 127)
  • Midnight Felt Shapes (page 128)
  • Harvest Charms (page 128)
  • Holiday Pockets (page 128)
  • Top Coats Icing Overlays (page 128)
  • Bliss Level 2 Assortment Embellishments (page 128)
  • Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment Embellishments (page 128)
  • Spring Blossom Flowers (page 128)
  • White Daisy Variety Pack (page 128)
  • All 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (page 129)
  • All Color-Ready Alphabets (page 129)
  • On Target, Ornaments, Flurry and Mixed Shapes Dimensional Elements
  • My Creations Board Book (page 131)
  • My Creations Journal (page 131)
  •  9"x 9" My Creations Memory Showcase Album (page 131)
  • Rubber Brayer (page 132)
  • Soft Set Eyelet Tool (page 133)
I am hoping I did not miss anything and if there is something you are looking to buy or need more of before it is no longer available let me know and I will check the new Idea Book.

If you are interested in ordering before January 31, 2012, e-mail me at cardsbystephanie@gmail.com .

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monthly Page Kit's Start January 2012

Beginning in January 2012 I will begin offering monthly page kits. Each month you will receive paper, embellishments, sketch and cutting instructions to create a 2 page layout.

Here is a sneak peak of January's Layout (the sketch is from the Magic Scrapbook Program by Close to My Heart):



There are 3 membership options to choose from:
  • Annual Membership $55 (if paid prior to January 10, 2012 receive free pack of Bitty Opaque Pearl Adhesive Gems.)
  • Quarterly Membership $15 (must be pre-paid each quarter)
  • Pay As You Go $6 a month (must be ordered by the 1st of each month) 
If you do not live in Spokane and would like to participate, it would be an additional $4 a month for postage (or you can choose to have them mailed quarterly  to save on postage)

Page kit's will be ready the 15th of each month and order must be placed by the 1st of each month so I can plan accordingly.

Please e-mail me at cardsbystephanie@gmail.com to sign-up.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Gift Bag using Art Philosophy Cartridge

    I love how easy and quick it is to make small gift bags with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. One sheet of paper, some scraps and you are ready to go.


    This will be great to have on hand to stick little chocolate's in for a quick gift.

    Products used:

    Close to My Heart Denim Cardstock
    Close to My Heart Believe
    Close to My Heart-White Daisy
    Close to My Heart-Light Blue
    Misc. ribbon

    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Tis the Season to Sparkle

    Every day from now until Christmas I will post a handmade Christmas project idea. Today's is a simple card but everyday will be different. I hope this provides you some inspiration this Christmas season.

    I absolutely love the Holiday Wish Stamp Set Close to My Heart came out with last month. However, this was my first chance to use it. I also used the wonderful Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to my Heart.


    Here are the supplies I used:

    Close to My Heart Denim Cardstock
    Close to My Heart Cranberry Cardstock
    Close to My Heart Sweet Pea and Black Ink
    Queen & Co. Pearls, Grass Green
    Red Mist from Oriental Trading Company