Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I decorated my art journal cover!

Finally got around to decorating my art journal cover. I've only had it for several months now but just never got around to making the outside look as pretty as the inside until I saw how Mary C. Nasser decorated her journal! Oh wow, is it ever gorgeous! Click here to see just how gorgeous it is and I think you'll agree! I love Mary's art!

Now on to my art journal cover.....here's the supplies I used:

  • art journal by Dylusions
  • white + several colors of acrylic paint, various brands
  • white gesso
  • texture paste
  • a black gel pen
  • archival black ink (not shown)
  • stencils by Donna Downey, Stencil Girl and one I can't remember ;(
  • Tim Holtz tissue tape
  • purple glitter gems from Close To My Heart


Here's the finished cover! I love it! I have a couple more art journals to cover now that I had so much fun with this one.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my art journal cover and that I inspired YOU to decorate your own journal as Mary inspired me!

Happy scramping!

~Carol

Friday, June 24, 2016

Index Card A Day Challenge | Weeks 2 & 3

Hey everyone! Sharing the second & third weeks of 3" x 5" index cards I made for the #ICAD2016 challenge over at daisyyellowart.com. Although there are weekly prompts, I find that I'm not really following them too closely and that's okay! I'm all about having fun playing with different products and techniques and oh so happy to be using up some art supplies from my stash. If you'd like to join in, head on over here to check it out in more detail.
 Weeks 8 - 14
Weeks 15-21

Now back to my regularly scheduled program of stalking Facebook for sneak peeks of new Close To My Heart products that'll be coming down the pike soon! So exciting! I'll be sure to share with you when I can so you'll want to stay tuned!

Thanks for popping in today! Hope you have an artsy kind of day!

~Carol

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Index Card A Day Challenge

Hello everyone! I decided to join in the Index Card A Day challenge for 2016 so for the next couple months I hope to post some of the cards I create. The challenge runs June 1 through the end of July which means 61 days of artsy cards BUT I most likely won't be able to make a card every single day. I will make as many as I can and not worry whether I get them all done or not. It's just all in the fun of playing and getting messy whenever it fits into my schedule. You can join in, too, if you'd like. Just go to daisyyellowart.com for all the details.

So without further ado, here's the first seven days of 3" x 5" index cards I created + the cover page. I haven't followed the prompts for this challenge exactly, nor do I plan to and that's the fun of this challenge - you do whatever you want to do - just create something whenever you can!!

I plan to punch a hole in the corner of each card at some point and connect them with a binder ring but haven't done that yet as I MAY change my mind if I come up with another way to display them. The photo may be a little hard to view real well but going forward, I hope to post each one singly so you can see them in more detail. 

Here's my card for day 8 - one of the prompts for today is 'island' - which I happen to have just finished a short time ago and figured I'd post it now. Not completely happy with it - the stars look kind of funky - but it'll do. It's DONE and that makes me happy! ;)
I hope you enjoy all my cards and that they inspire you to join in the challenge, follow along or just have fun doing your own thing! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Close To My Heart Retiring Products

It's always sad to see wonderful products from Close To My Heart go bye-bye BUT that usually means there's some awesome NEW products coming down the pike which totally excites me! How about you? Well, if you're not quite ready for the new products, check out the list of retiring items below and get your favorites before they're gone! These items will no longer be available after July 31st and are available only while supplies last! I'll post the list of retiring stamp sets soon! If you have any questions, let me know!

G1096 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
X7197C Zoe Complements
X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
X7199C Sangria Complements
X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements
X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements
X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
X7203C Georgie Complements
X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
X7204C Urban Complements
Z1475 3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1725 Adhesive Springs
Z1750 Display Tray
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1756 3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container
Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 Hip Pics Album
Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring Album
Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring Album
Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound Album
Z1983 My Legacy Slate Circles Post Bound Album
Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder
Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
Z2091 My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring
Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound
Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound
Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder
Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3032 Rolling Tote
Z3034 My Legacy BlackD-Ring
Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio
Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment
Z3079 Urban Assortment
Z3082 Zoe Assortment
Z3084 Sangria Assortment
Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3092 Georgie Assortment
Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened
Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3145 Picture My Life Overlay Black
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z3148 Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
Z3182 Instalife™ Album–Berry
Z3183 Instalife™ Album–Teal
Z3186 Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me
Z3187 Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side

***NEWS FLASH***

News flash! Close To My Heart is holding a FLASH SALE every weekend in June and you're invited!
During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my website each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Some bundles will contain only retired products, some will contain only current products and some will contain both! The bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. AND the best part is, you'll actually be able to SEE what is in each bundle before making your purchase!

Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!

Dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

While visiting my website, be sure to check out the June stamp of the month set - The Long Way Home. It's just perfect for all you travelers! It is available for just $17.95 only during June or get it for just $5 with an additional $50 purchase either through me or my website.

As always, if you have any questions, please give me a shout!

Happy scramping!

~Carol

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