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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry and Bright...and Last Day!

First things first: today is the LAST day of the Close To My Heart Online Clearance Sale (Holiday Heyday...50-80% off!). To take advantage of these amazing deals, click here and then click on Shop Online.

Next, I need to let you know that there is a brand new special beginning with Close To My Heart called Felicity (remember all those hints I kept giving you the past few weeks?). I will be telling you about it TOMORROW, right here on my blog. So, stay tuned. It's a good one!

Now onto some artwork. My daughter, Kori emailed me the photo that she and Rick chose for their Christmas cards the other day and I HAD to scrapbook it. So pretty! I know I'm probably a little bit biased, but I happen to think my daughter, her hubby, Rick and their little girl, Daci are the most beautiful little family around. As I was trying to decide how to scrapbook this photo to do it justice, I saw Jeanette Lynton's Color Me Monday combo for this week on her blog (Close To My Heart colors: Twilight, Heavenly Blue, Grey Flannel and White Daisy). "Wow!" says I. "That would be just perfect." So away I went.

I was really happy with the end product. I hope you enjoy it too. FYI: To make the glittery snowflakes, I used Create-a-Shade Paint (Z1039) and brushed over the Dimensional Elements Flurry Snowflakes (Z1225), then I quickly sprinkled with Prisma Glitter (Z134) while still wet. I LOVE the effect, don't you? I'll definitely be trying that again sometime.

I used a few products that are coming out in the Spring 2010 Idea Book (live here on my blog on January 1), so there is a sneak peek at a few new things. I'll put a little * by them in my product list. Sound good? Close To My Heart products used: Snow Flurries Stamp Set (D1384), Twilight Cardstock (X5666), Twilight Stamp Pad (Z2160), Heavenly Blue Textured Cardstock (From Spring Harmony Textured Cardstock Combo Pack...X5681), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Grey Flannel Stamp Pad (Z2124), Grey Wool Marker (Z2325), Dimensional Elements Flurry (Z1225), Corner Rounder (Z578), White Daisy Organdy Ribbon (Z100), Photo Hangers (Z293), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039), Prisma Glitter (Z134), Irresitibles Lots of Dots* (Z1261, available January 1. These are the letters you see spelling out "merry and bright"...see detail photo below. I LOVE them! They are white with little raised polka dots. You can color over them with marker or sponge with ink and the letter will be colored but the dots remain white. SO STINKIN' COOL!), Filigree Charms* (Z1269, available January 1. These are the cool metal shapes I mixed in with the sparkly snowflakes...see detail photo above.).

I hope you are enjoying this time of year. I LOVE Christmas time. I am just about ready! Woo hoo! The shopping is done, the presents are wrapped (except 2. Dan the Man can't remember where he hid them. We're working on that.), the baking is getting done, and I'm feeling merry and bright.

Click here to order from my website 24/7...especially TODAY...the last day of the Holiday Heyday Online Clearance Sale.


Kim Harper said...

Beautiful layout Karen -(kind of makes it easy to get such a good final product when your subject is such a darling family:)

Wishing you and your family a very Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year!

I can't wait to see what 2010 brings:)

Melanie said...

I am so envious...I would LOVE to be able to send out a family Christmas photo like that. :( No snow down here in Texas.

Thank you for sharing and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Karen!

amcgrew said...

I LOVE this layout, Karen! My box of new product has been sitting here for almost a week and I have been too busy to play with my new toys. Seeing this layout makes me want to forget about the other projects I am working on and PLAY with my new Lots of Dots!

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

beautiful!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh! Beautiful layout, and you are right, a beautiful family!

Melissa Laverty said...

ok, really - that might be the BEST xmas family photo I have EVER seen. And well, you scrapped it perfectly...I think you should frame this one. LOVE IT!

Jamie Harder said...

WOW!!! LOVE the photo - would so love one like that of my family and the layout is GORGEOUS!!!!

Tabatha Fergus said...

Jeanette must have had this photo in mind when she presented this Color Me Monday combination! With your artwork, the result is exquisite!! Absolutely breathtaking!

Karla Kroese said...

Such a lovely layout!! Beautiful picture of your family! I'm getting so excited for the release of the new catalog. Such fun products, and you used them well!!

kimber said...

I totally HEART this layout, and you're right, they ARE the most beautiful family around!! That picture is so pretty.


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