Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March 2012 Constant Campaign: The Philosophy of Fun

This is so great!!!!! I would love for you to join my "Keep those scissors flying" team. I am here to help you in any direction you want to take your business :) Call or email me about your interests.

Hugs, Holly

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Special delivery

    Have you ever thought what do I get for hosting a home gathering with me and Close to My Heart?  Well let me tell you.  First, we will have a ton of fun playing with new paper and stamps.  Second, you will help guide me in designing your project that we will do.  Maybe you like scrapbook layouts or cards or fun 3-D boxes, let me help you.  Third, you will get a minimum of $25 in free spending if your gathering is at the qualifying value of $150, but you can get more if your sales are higher plus you can get half off items.  Finally, you get some fun time with your friends and family.

   Last weekend I had my Open House.  The boxes were delivered and I unpacked all four of them.  There were 105 stamp sets, 35 paper packs, and loads of embellishments and other items.  Here are 2 photos from the boxes.

Wouldn't you want to receive the great white box filled with many fun products?  Give me a call or email to book your home gathering.

hugs, Holly

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dino-mite Scrapbook Pages: Project Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

This is such a great idea and a great way to use all of your stamps for every family member. What set can you use for everyone? Let me know what you think of!!!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring Biggby Classes

  The next Biggby card class has been designed.  We will be making an Easter card, a mini Easter basket, and a bonus card, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  You will need to be registered and prepaid by Monday, February 27th.  Class fees are $5.00 for all three projects.

The supplies you will need to bring to class are: watercolored pencils, blending pen, scissors, adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots.  This is going to be a fun class.

The March Biggby scrapbook class has been designed also.  The theme for the scrapbook class is "Disney".  If you are interested in joining me for this fun class, please be registered and prepaid by Monday, March 12th.  Class will meet on Thursday, March 15th.  If you want to add a little extra bling to your project then you will want to be prepaid and registered by Monday, February 27th.  The fees for this class are: basic kit $10.00  or the bling kit $13.50.

Basic Kit

Bling Kit

The supplies you will need for class will be scissors, adhesive, foam tape, and bonding memories adhesive.
Call me if you are interested in either class.  I am looking forward to seeing you in the next class. :)

Hugs, Holly

Saturday, February 11, 2012

To my "Peeps"

   When I was playing with the new Lucy paper, I envisioned a soft floral card.  This card began to grow as I was working with the paper and the new stamps.  For the outside of the card I used a stripe of paper from Lucy, some sheer colonial white ribbon, and then the flower stamp from Card Word Puzzle.  The ink I used was cotton candy, baby pink, and a hint of pear.  All of the ink was put on with a blending pen.  After I stamped and colored 3 roses, I cut apart 2 of them and layered with foam tape. 

The inside of the card I stamped with saying "Spring Time" in pear and then used one of the new springs from Close to My Heart.  The saying is from the set called "My Peeps".  This is one of my new favorites because of the bunny peep that comes with it.

All of these supplies can be ordered from Close to My Heart and my website.  You could host a home gathering and receive these sets for free.  Give me a call or email to set up your date to play.

                                                                    Hugs, Holly

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Take a look at this...

  Yesterday, I posted my version of Mojo Monday and asked for others to give it a try.    As I was sitting in a meeting today, I received a text message from a dear friend, Patti.  She played with the design.  Her card is so stinkin' cute.  Patti used the retired Hooligans paper and sorbet ribbon.  Here is her darling card.  You can still get the Hooligans paper from the "While supplies last" section on my website.

What do you think of this card?  Will you give it a try?  When you do, email me a picture of your version.

Hugs, Holly

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mojo Monday #227

This week's sketch from Mojo Monday is awesome.  When I saw it, the plan came together quickly in my head.  The hardest part of this design was deciding which paper I was going to use.  The stamps were easy to pick, since I knew I was going to use this card for an upcoming swap.

My card uses the retired paper from "Splendor", heavenly blue cardstock, colonial white cardstock, and retired star spangle blue cardstock.  Then I used a desert sand ribbon, clear sparkles, and a butterfly.  The stamp sets I used are Card Chatter-Birthday and Card Word Puzzle.

What would you design with this card sketch?  Email me with your creation and I will post it here for all to see and you might get a special prize.

hugs, Holly

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mojo Monday on Sunday...

Have you ever tried any of the sketches from Mojo Monday?  These are so much fun and allows your creative side to come out.  This past Monday was to decide if you wanted to make a circle card or a square card.  I chose to do a 5 x 5 square card.  I used the new Pemberly paper, honey ribbon and buttons, with a hint of clear sparkles and the March Stamp of the Month.  The ink colors are bamboo, moonstruck, and honey.

My card is a bit different than the sketch, but that is the beauty of using my own creative juices.

What do you think of my card?  I will be trying to push myself to complete these Mojo Monday sketches.  Check back often to see what I have come up with.  If you try out these challenges I would love to see your creations.  Send me a picture and I will post them here.

Hugs, Holly

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Stamp of the Month

  This month's stamp of the month is great!  It is perfect for the card maker in all of us.  "Thoughful Tidings" is also great for handmade gifts.  It is even made for the scrapbook layout where you are doing photos from a memoriable moment.  You can get your own stamp set during this month only.  You can purchase it at $17.95 or when you spend $50, it is your for just $5.00.

The scrapbook layout is from our summer 2010 trip to Washington D.C.  Aren't these stamps just so perfect for thanking the many men and women in the armed services?

The first card here is a gift card holder.  Are you seeing the little bit of bling on the cards?

The card here has all of the important features needed for a sweet person in my life.  Will you be getting this card someday in the mail?

These are some of the projects I have made that feature the February Stamp of the Month.  What do you think of them?  Will you be ordering this fantastic stamp set to use on your next project?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Changes

  I love February.  During this month my family celebrates my Grandfather's birthday and a few of my cousins will celebrate their birthdays as well.  Valentine's day is in the month of February.  The best part about this month is that the new Close to My Heart Idea Book is finally out for all to see! 
  This book is incredible!!!  The paper is rich, the stamps are fun, and the new embellishments are out of this world.
Do you want your own copy of this book?  Then you can contact me for yours.  The cost is only $2.00 or book a home gathering and receive your book free as the hostess.
Tomorrow I will share with you the new February Stamp of the Month Art board.

Hugs, Holly