Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Planners Gonna Plan ~> Planner Bundle Offer ending soon!

So I wanted to share what I've been doing in my CTMH Planner this month so far. Using the NEW Charlotte paper pack (which matches the 2016 Planner) coming available January 1st, 2016 I did some Planner Creating!

Using the New Charlotte Paper Pack, Item number X7205B I created a planner dashboard that matches my CTMH 2016 Planner. I even have a shaker element in it. You can see the whole thing on the video below. A planner dashboard is usually something you have in your planner with your Year's theme and holds post it notes and other inserts you will use through out the year. 

Front of Dashboard complete with my Years Theme.

The Theme "Don't Quit your Day Dream" is actually a Picture My Life card!

This is the backside. 
         You can see my pockets with the shaker behind them and the post it notes. Cute stickers were given to me by Deborah @                                                      blushandlipstick, she's on Facebook, twitter and periscope too!

Here I'm 3 hold punching the dashboard after its been made to fit the monthly tab sheets

Only 9 more days to take advantage of the 

Planners Gonna Plan Bundle!

Attention all planner addicts, check out this soon to end special where you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95 USD / $35.95 CAD. That’s over 15% off the retail price for 6 items (Album/Binder, Planner tabs and pages, Today clear marker, Gold foil two pocket insert, 4 pages of matching stickers and the Perfect Plan roller stamp!....but wait if you order this bundle NOW I'll add in a matching Planner Washi tape roll for FREE (that is a $3.95 value on top of the 15% savings) With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right. But this bundle/offer is only available for 9 (nine) more days!
Dates Offer valid: December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT) ONLY...while supplies last.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight Garden S1512

When I first saw this stamp set I immediately fell in love with it. I host our monthly Close to my Heart Team, Acrylix Chix's monthly stamp of the month swaps and I really thought everyone would love this. It seemed that most everyone was a bit intimidated by this outline set....or maybe everyone was so focused on Winter and the holidays it was hard to get into the mood to create with a spring themed set. However, I was pleasantly surprised with what they all created. I'm happy to show you those submissions plus other samples I've found using this awesome and versatile stamp set.

and here are some other great pieces for you to view

I hope this inspires you as much as it did me!

The Stamp of the Month is available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing or purchase it at full price for $17.95.

Glazing Technique Tutorial

This is a fairly simple technique that really adds depth and pop to your stamped outline images. I'm using the new December Stamp of the Month, S1512 Candlelight Garden.

Here is a full supply list:
*Water in a spray bottle
*Any stamp pad or re-inker
*Water brush
*Glazing medium
*Stamped outline images
*Acrylic Block
*Baby Wipe

Step 1: dab a bit of your ink pad or re-inker ink onto the acrylic block and pour a small dab of glazing medium on top of it. Using your waterbrush mix the two. If it dries while your using it spitz with a bit of the water from the spray bottle.

 Step 2: "Color" in your stamped images. You can use darker inked areas to show highlights adding depth and dimension to your images. Clean up is a breeze...just wipe off your waterbrush onto a baby wipe until it shows clean.

Finished 3"x3" card

Finished Gift Card Holder

You can see the whole tutorial video here!