A Wreath Worth Repeating

Remember last week when I told you I’d be back with more artwork using the Wreath (A1193) stamp set?  Well, here I am!

This 4.25 X 5.5 card is still mainly using products that you can get when you host a Close to My Heart Gathering.  The Memo Fundamentals is quickly becoming a favorite product (as a matter of fact I just ordered more).  Priced at just $4.95 how can it not be a favorite?  The burlap ribbon is from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack – just enough to really dress up my card.  Peacock hearts (stamped from another stamp set, but just as easily hand-doodled) and Bitty Sparkles finish things off.

Close to My Heart has an amazingly generous Hostess Program.  For as little as $150 in sales you are rewarded with $25 in free product.  When you hear $25 it doesn’t seem like much but here’s how it breaks down in product.

  • A1193 My Acrylix® Wreath
  • Z3294 Memo Fundamentals
  • 1385 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z899 Black Memento™ Ink Pad

My goal this month is to show you just how versatile this set of hostess products can be, so I’ll be back again with more artwork using these products.

So while we’re on the subject…what does it take to be a hostess and earn free product.  A home gathering might sound like a scary prospect, but it can be a whole lot of fun too!  Have you ever thought of having a couple of girlfriends over for a glass (ok maybe two) of wine some evening?  Well if you invite me, too, I’ll bring a few supplies and we’ll make a card or two or maybe even a scrapbook layout – the choice is yours!  Want some time away from the kiddo’s?  Grab your friends and bring them to the Craft Coop – I’ve got lots of bright light and a great big table and thanks to my hubby a new Bose wireless speaker to blast your tunes.  Not sure you have time for a girls night out but have a couple of crafty friends?  Let’s set up an online party – you’ll get a special link to invite your friends to shop online – no cleaning the house, no baking goodies, items will ship right to their doorsteps and all they’ve had to do is visit a website and shop in their jammies and YOU earn the hostess rewards!  Can’t beat that for a win in your column.

I hope you’ll give being a hostess some consideration.  Until next time.









Awesome Atlantic Hearts

Do you remember third grade?  I do!  It seems like forever ago, but I still know my times tables 😉  I’m always looking for an excuse to make a card and this one is headed all the way to Texas where it will hopefully brighten a special third-graders day!

I spent some time looking at some “new to me” challenge blogs and then settled with an old favorite The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  It’s just hard not to love it since I was once on the DT.

Sketch #174 has some simple lines that I fell right in love with and knew would be a perfect place to show off some of Close to My Heart’s new ribbon!  Yes, ribbon is back in full force in the new catalog – can you see me jumping with joy?

I rotated the sketch counter-clockwise allowing me to use the sentiment I wanted on the front of the card.

That cool B&T paper is from the Fundamental Memo assortment – I feel another pack  purchased in my not-so-distant future!  I stamped some stars (which almost look hand-drawn) in Emerald Ink directly on the B&T and then layered the sentiment square (rectangle) onto a piece of Emerald CS. The card was finished with some Pansy & White striped ribbon a piece of Emerald Ribbon and some Purple Glitter Gems.

Pansy and Emerald are just two of the new colors in the revamped Adventure Color Family and it’s quickly becoming my favorite color family.  The entire Fundamentals Line has been redone so if you don’t have a consultant I’d love to share these new products with you.  Just leave me a comment how to reach you or pop over to my Facebook Page (Papercrafting Princess) where you can message me.

Thanks for stopping by…if you get a chance take a trip over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and if you need some more inspiration visit the Color My Heart Color Dare too!