Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friendship Bouquet!!!

  With May just around the corner, I have been thinking about what type of flowers I will plant in my flowerbeds and pots.  My mom and I have a tradition that we go shopping over Memorial Day weekend to get our flats of flowers.  Of course, my mom know exactly what types and how many she needs.  I walk the nursery looking at everything because I always want something different than the year before.  The big question will have to be answered in just a few weeks.

   While thinking about flowers, I decided to play with the new stamp of the month for May.  I love sunflowers but they won't grow in my garden successfully.  But if I plant them on my paper, I can watch them grow into beautiful projects.  These sunflowers are just so gorgeous!  The technique I used to color them is to use a finger dauber to color in the flowers.  I started with buttercup (a nice light color).  Then I added sunflower to the center of each.  What do you think of them?

Dotty for You paper, bakers twine, stardust glitz, paper butterflies, and clear sparkles

Dotty for You paper, stardust glitz, rhinestone bling and pins

Pemberley paper and stardust glitz

Pemberley paper, stardust glitz, and a spring
    Remember you can get the Dotty for You paper during the month of May.  Any purchase of $35 from the Spring/Summer idea book gets you the full pack of paper for just $5.00.  Then add $10 more to your order and the the May stamp of the month for $5.00  Hostesses can get the Dotty for you paper pack for free with a $400 gathering.  Let's book your party today!!!!

                                                                 Hugs, Holly

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Emily's jumpstart art...

Last night Emily, one of my new downline, had her jumpstart party.  The jumpstart is an important part of starting her Close to My Heart business.  She did an "Amazing" job presenting the Idea Book and creating 2 fabulous cards.  Her friends and family were there to support her in many ways. 

The 2 cards used parts from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Cruisin' paper and stamp from the Workshop on the Go, Dotty for You paper and Just for you stamp set.

What do you think of her cards?  We could make them at your next gathering.  Remember you can get Dotty for You till May 31st.  Don't delay, get yours today!!!

Hugs, Holly

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Upcoming workshops for May...

  Tonight was the Biggby scrapbook class.  We had so much fun making our layouts!!!  These Biggby classes are a great way for you to get some cards done or get your scrapbooking caught up.  I would love for you to join me for a class.  The next month's classes promise to be rewarding.

Card class will be on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Allen Park Biggby coffee shop.  These cards have been designed around a baby theme.  You can use them for a baby gift at a shower or after the baby is born.  Please sign up by Monday, April 30.  The class fees are $5.00 and are due by Monday, April 30th.  The supplies you will need to bring with you to class are: scissors, adhesive, foam tape, and colored pencils.

Scrapbook class will be on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Allen Park Biggby coffee shop.  This class has been designed around any Religious theme event, such as Communion, Baptism, Confirmation or even a wedding.  Please sign up by Monday, April 30 if you are intersted in the "Bling version".  The cost for the bling version is $16.00 and is due by April 30.  If you just want the basic kit, please sign up and prepay $10.00 by Monday, May 14, 2012.  The supplies you will need are: scissors, adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots.

Basic Kit $10.00

Bling Kit $16.00

Sparkle Flourishes for the Bling Kit
 I hope to see you in one of the upcoming classes.  They are super duper fun!!!!

Hugs, Holly

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty for You meets You Are...

  The Dotty for You special that starts today is Rockin' AWESOME!!!!  This paper is so fun to work with for both cards and scrapbook layouts.  I haven't played with it on anything else yet.  But I decided to use the Dotty for You paper and the April "You Are..." stamp of the month together. 
   My layout used pictures from last year's convention in Disneyland.  I used the words "Fun, Amazing, Cool, and Original" as my journal tags.  Then I moved to some cards.  One of the cards is the clear cards from Close to My Heart.  Yep, you do see a pink doily on the lagoon polka-dot paper, and bakers twine along with a corrugated star with silver glitz on it on the yellow striped card.
   This paper is so much fun to work with.  What will you create with yours?  Call or email me to find out how to get your pack.

Hugs, Holly

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Releasing the project finally...

    Today was Lynn's wedding shower.  It was beautiful!  I was finally able to give her my gift that I made.  I think Lynn truly loved it.  Even the guests and my aunt loved the gifts.  I can finally reveal my projects that I have been working for the past few months.  I hope you like them too.

**warning there will be a ton of photos to follow showing my gift...

50 Thank you note card stationary with matching envelopes.  The colors are Petal, Pear, Smoothie, Cotton Candy, Spring Iris.  The "thank you" sentiment is stamped in Cocoa.  Both stamps I used are retired.

This is a retired Memory Keepers Box.  I used Roxie paper, Chocolate Small alphabet, cocoa ink, and the black pearls.

This is a 9 x9 accordion album cover.  These are currently on sale in the "While Supplies Last" on my website. 
I used Roxie paper, Roxie My Stickease, Chocolate Small alphabet, cocoa ink and the black pearls through-out the book.

This is the first 2 pages.  On the colonial white cardstock parts, Lynn will add her photos.

The next 2 pages of the book.  On the right side, I created a pocket so she can tuck her invitations and other keepsakes.

The next 2 pages.  I did do some simple stamping using the Roxie workshop on the go stamp and tulip ink.

This is the back of the book.  She will be able to add 3 more photos to this page.  On some of the pages you will see stardust glitz sprinkled here and there.  The book fits nicely into the box.

What do you think of her gift?  I am very happy with how it turned out.  Everyone should have something pretty to showcase the important times in our lives.

Hugs, Holly