Monday, July 21, 2014

Some like it hot!!

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is "Some Like it Hot" a theme that can be interpreted in many ways.  Here in Texas Summer means HOT (although we enjoyed very unseasonable cool weather last week). What a better time to be thinking about the holidays and much cooler weather!  Gives a person a small respite from the heat.
So for my project this week I'd like to share with you a quick little gift mailbox stuffed full of nice "hot" drinks for those cold winter nights.  This came together rather quickly and could be done in a mass production setting for all those people you'd like to give a little something to.  The mailbox is cut from our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge using slate cardstock and cranberry cardstock for the flag.  The patterned paper is a sneak peak of another new paper packet coming in the Annual Inspirations Ideabook,, as well as the stamped sentiment image and the red bling at the bottom edge.  The pine bough is stamped from the Yuletide Greetings (D1553) stamp set in Juniper ink then colored with the last new product I'm going to tease you with today....have you guessed yet what that product is? (see this post for more information and a chance to win a great prize).  Won't you be glad when the new Ideabook goes live August 1 so I will stop teasing you and you can actually get your hands on these great new products??

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hopefully I've given you a few minutes to imagine being next to a roaring fire sipping some hot goodness and detracted you from the summer swelter!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Join the fun!!

What could be funner than spending a fabulous week with 1,000+ crazy women at the most magical place in the world?  How about getting all that plus a great discount on your scrapbooking supplies, extra money in your pocket for sharing what you love to do and meeting hundreds of other people who share your passion for scrapbooking and paper crafting!  Sound like a plan?  Click here to get all the scoop on how to join my team and start your magical adventure!!

(P.S. If you watch closely, I am in this video several times!!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Technique Blog Hop - Sneak Peek

Welcome to July's edition of our Technique Blog Hop.  This month we would like to surprise you with some sneak peeks of our upcoming Hops featuring techniques from the 2014/2015 Close To My Heart Annual Inspiration Ideabook.  Each designer chose a different technique featured in the book to highlight.  We will revisit each technique as a group throughout the year so keep checking in with our designers to get some great inspiration on your favorite technique.  If you are coming from Tonya's blog then you are definitely on the right track!  Our hop is a gigantic circle so keep on going until you've reached your starting point.  If you get lost along the way, or perhaps would like to refer to a certain blog you will find a complete list of our designers this month at the bottom of my post!
Now to begin my sneak peek.......
The technique I've chosen is Handmade Hues.  A really great way to turn your stamped images into beautiful colored embellishments for your projects.  The colorful star images on my layout is an example of this technique.  The stamped image is an outline stamp which leaves you tons of room to add your own creative touch to it.

Everything you see in my layout is from the upcoming Annual Inspiration Ideabook.....can you guess what the images are colored with?  I am really excited about this new product. Leave me a comment with your guess and you will be entered in a drawing for fresh new product coming August 1. Coloring is one of my favorite pastimes - I can't wait to share with you more examples and finished pieces.
Hop on over to Shirley's blog now to see what she's picked to share.  Thanks for stopping by!


July's designers:
Melissa Robinson 
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