Wednesday, December 26, 2012

FREE Tutorial--Snowman Candy Bar Cover #1

Hello, friends;
I know Chirtsmas is over, but not WINTER...and I want to share with you a wonderful project that can still be done and give to someone, specially kids, on New Year's Eve celebration.
I made a candy bar cover in the shape of a snowman.
Take a look:
You will need to get the chocolate bars of approx. 1.55oz, those that comes six in a packet.
I have a FREE Tutorial for you on this project.
To have access to the tutorial, please click on the right link:
Hope you enjoy this.
Until next time, and...

Projects, Projects, and more PROJECTS!!

Hi, there;
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a New Year 2013 full of blessings and amazing things.
In this post, I want to share with you different projects I made for my online classes. These are related to the Holidays, but can be adapted to any ocassion.
#1 Mini Album in a BOX:
#2 Chocolate Candy Bar Slider Card
#3 Candy Bar Cover #2

#4 Christmas Tree Top with Chocolates
#5 How to make a Double BOW
[In this tutorial I share the technique I used when making single double bows.]

#6 Twisted Card
[This is not my original idea, so if you know the originator, let me know to give her/him credit. Thanks!]

Hope you enjoy these ideas and have a wonderful rest of your day!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whooo’s Your Valentine? New Kit for SALE

Hello, friends;
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, CTMH is offering a new product, available through January — the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit!
Spend $35 and get the exclusive treat tube kit for only $10!
 SALE PERIOD: December 13, 2012 at 9 am (MST) – January 31 (11:59 MST), 2013. One per qualifying order.
Stamp set [size D] included with the kit.
This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product.
The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit!
Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!
Now, is time to watch the will love it!!

Until next time,


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whoo's your Valentine BLOG HOP

Hello, friends;

Welcome to our Whoo's your Valentine Blog Hop!
If you have come here from { Lisa's Blog }, you are on the right path! Hope you have enjoyed the wonderful projects she created for us. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants @ Life's is a Like a Bowl of Stamps' blog.
We will be featuring wonderful projects and creations, like the ones in this picture:
When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10...and you will be steps away to create the pretty boxes you see in this picture!!

Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022)
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix
Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

This month we have 30+ Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this kit. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
These are the projects I created using the
This is a scrapbook page I made using Slate, White Daisy, and Ruby cardstock; it was stamped with hearts from the stamp set included in the kit and it has space for four photos. I used a border punch [non CTHM] for the border on the left side of the page and a heart punch [non CTMH] to punch the heart from the glitter paper included in the kit. 
Here are some close views on how you can use the stamp set included in the kit:

I also made this simple but pretty card that is perfect for someone you love or for a close friend:

I decided to stamped and cut hearts for the inside of the card:
Hope you have enjoyed my duo creations using the Whoo's your Valentine kit. This kit is so versatile and there are so many things that you can create with it!!

Now, is time to "Hop" on over to { CC's Blog } to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this kit is only available from December 13th until January 31st, 2013. Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at the wonderful prize of $10.00
Thanks for stopping by and see you next time,


Monday, December 10, 2012

H2H- Christmas #4 Challenge

Hello, friends;
All the good things always have an end; this is the last week of my participation as part of the DT for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog...and this is the last challenge for this month.
New year will come full of surprises and good things; the H2H Blog will have a new DT and new challenges will be available to motivate you every week.
I had a wonderful time creating for you something new every other week; hope you keep visiting my blog once my term is over.
Today, the challenge was to create one more item related to Christmas. I decided to go with a simple and easy to make Christmas card using the Pear & Partridge B&T.
Here is my card:
*Card: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Ruby [fold in half on the 8-1/2" side]
* (1) 5-1/4" x 4" piece of  Pear & Partridge
* (1) 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Ruby
* (1) 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Pear & partridge B&T [different design]
* (1) 3-1/2" circle from Ruby CS
* tree stamp is from the one in the Art Philosophy Collection
* Cranberry twine
* 3/4" circle from glitter paper
* (1) red button
Here are more close up photos:
I want to invite each of you reading this post to participate in this week's challenge; is the last of this term and it will be nice to see a bunch of creations.
Hope you like my card and don't forget to join us this week!!
 Here's what to do to participate in this week's challenge:
  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your artwork using our Sketch.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and directly link to your blog post, not your blog home page.
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site.
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating!
  7. Finally, you have the whole month of November to join us on any of our November challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten!
Until next time,


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowman Card for Paper Players

Hello, friends;
I've been working in different projects, tutorials, and cards for this Holiday season. I was blogging around and found out the challenge over at The Paper Players' Blog.
 We had to make a card or project with a snowman included.

Here is my card:

I cut the word snow using the Artiste cartridge from Close to my Heart at 1-3/4" on White Daisy CS. Adhere that piece of CS over another piece of design paper.

The snowman used is from the Flakey Friends from CTMH, too.

The embossing folder is from SU!
This is a very simple card, so you can make few in no time. Is a pretty card and perfect for either adults or kids.

The letters I have left after cutting "snow" were used to make this other card:
As you can see, everything was used and nothing was wasted.
Thanks for visiting and have FUN creating!