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Friday, May 26, 2017

Live Beautifully Products...Only Available in May



As we are nearing the end of May, I wanted to take a moment to remind you about the Live Beautifully products that Close To My Heart has created to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

  • Live Beautifully Scrapbooking Kit:  This kit makes five 2-page 12" x 12" layouts, and is so easy to put together. 
 

You get everything you need to create these gorgeous 5 layouts (except adhesive and a jounaling pen), including memory protectors, all pieces pre-cut and instructions on how to put it together.  I put all 5 of these layouts together in less than 2 hours!  No kidding!  $44.95. Click here to order.


  • Live Beautifully Black Post Bound Album Bundle:  This bundle includes the Scrapbooking Kit above, PLUS a beautiful, high quality black faux leather post-bound album, page protectors, adhesive and a journaling pen! $68.95 ($87.10 value!). Click here to order.


  • Live Beautifully Grey D-Ring Album Bundle: This bundle includes the Scrapbooking Kit above, PLUS a beautiful grey D-ring faux leather album, page protectors, adhesive and a journaling pen! $68.95 ($87.10 value!). Click here to order.

  • Live Beautifully Paper Packet:  This beautiful paper packet includes 16 paper sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs.  $14.95. Click here to order.

  • Live Beautifully Stamp Set: This beautiful stamp set coordinates perfectly with the paper packet, or is awesome with other papers too!  $17.95. Click here to order.

 
 
 




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thank You Card with a Twist


I always love it when a new catalog comes out. Not only is it full of brand new products that I can't live without, but it is full of ideas that inspire me. On page 56 of the brand new Expressions 2 publication, there was a thank you card that I thought was really fun. I re-created it with my own twist. Here's the card in the catalog:


Cute, right?  Well, let me tell you a little bit about how to make it and the changes I made.

First of all, I stamped the Scripty Thank You stamp with my Black Memento Pad.
 
See the blue oval outline around the stamp?  That means we sell a Thin Cut (die cut) to work with it.  This one works with the largest oval in the Basic Ovals Thin Cut Set.  Handy, right?
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I used some papers from both the Little Dreamer and the Prickly Pear Paper Packets for the background papers, and instead of the white twine that you see used in the catalog photo, I went with our Whisper Thick Twine.  I also used our awesome Shin Han Alcohol Markers (Tender Pink, Leaf Green and Golden Yellow) to color in the flowers.  The result? My card is similar to the one in the catalog, but more me.  I added a list of all of the products I used on this card at the very end of this post, complete with photos and links.



What I'm trying to say is that our catalogs are so much more than a book full of amazing products, they are books full of amazing products AND gorgeous artwork that you can copy, or use as inspiration for your own creations.

When placing an order on my website, you'll be prompted to add a FREE Expressions 2 Catalog to your order before checking out.  Be sure to click that box!







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