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31 August 2010

I really had fun with my Scrapi Traci Kids Camps this summer!  Here are some of my cute campers from the last week, posing with their favorite pages from the week!

27 August 2010

Passages Beautiful "Chalkboard" Frame

One of my extremely talented and fabulous clients, Cheryl Ogren of Mom's Back Yard, made this beautiful "Chalkboard" Frame using Close To My Heart products.  Featured are "Passages" Level 2 Paper Packet, Dimenional Elements and the Chocolate and Colonial White Ribbon Collection. Imagine this gorgeous frame on the wall in your dining room. Picture this - you have guests and on the chalkboard is "Tonight's Menu". So fabulous!!!
Note:  Mom's Back Yard offers delicious organic salsas, spreads, butters, and tomato pies, for example, sold with gorgeous packaing and tags made with CLOSE TO MY HEART products!  Contact Cheryl at to be added to her mailing list!

21 August 2010

Another Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmark - Monograms

My final kids camp of the summer worked on some adorable projects this week. Take a look at this fun jumbo bookmark project - Monogram bookmarks.

I used CTMH's Boom-di-Ada level 1 paper, alphabet stickers, Colonial White ric rack ribbon, and Dimensional Elements scallops; and a scallop punch and circle punch. 

I used the scallop punch for four pieces for each side of the scallop elements pieces.  Then I used the circle punch for the yellow circle to make it look like a flower.  The Boom-di-Ada level 1 letters are perfect for this design. The binder clip is adhered between two pieces of Dimensional Elements scallops with a super strong glue. We added the ribbon and it was done!  The girls (and their parents) LOVED it!!

Note:  To jazz it up even more, you could add CTMH's itty bitty sparkles, Liquid Glass, or Glitter Glue in the inside of the letter!

19 August 2010

Quick, Easy and Cute Notepad Cover

My kids camp this week really enjoyed making this cute notebook cover with one of my favorite CTMH papers, BELLA.  Instructions are easy.  Start with a yellow notebook pad (Costco sells a pack in bulk)

Besides the Bella floral & animal print BT&T, I used the "Endless Friendship" Stamp in black, hollyhock and topiary inks; CTMH's new Red, Pink & Purple Assorted Sparkles and a Scallop Flower punch (simply make an individual cut into each scallop to make flower)

Thanks to CTMH consultant Michelle Auten for the fabulous template!!

17 August 2010

September is National STAMPING Month!! 

And to celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering this super cute mini album kit which will quickly and easily let you create three albums in a snap. The kit is available starting August 15 - September 30 and includes:

  • 4 Exclusive Inks® mini stamp pads

  • A versatile C-size stamp set

  • 3 mini albums

  • Ribbon,

  • An instructional brochure

  • Pre-cut accents for stamping
This kit is a fabulous value and even better, there are several different ways to get one for yourself. Check out the options below:
1) Purchase the kit outright for $29.95
2) Place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $15.
3) Place a minimum order of $40 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $5.
4.) Hostesses who hold a qualifying Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300 will receive a Triple Play mini album kit FREE!!!!  (PLUS, all hostess receive their choice of a stamp of the month by booking a party so it's a double bonus!)
5.) New Consultants who enroll during the month of September will receive the Triple Play mini album kit FREE as part of their New Consultant Kit.

Visit my website for more details at But hurry. . . this promotion ends Sept. 30, or until supplies run out!

13 August 2010

Another Favorite CTMH My Creations - Journals

Another fun project my teen campers enjoyed making this summer.  This special "SMILES" journal was made using Splendor Level 2 Paper, goldrush cardstock, Splendor Designer Brads, Exclusive Splendor WOTG stamp set, and Clear Sparkles.  We used Mod Podge on the outside and inside covers. The flower is made using CTMH circle punch and a bone folder. One of my favorite projects from the week!

12 August 2010

Scrapi Traci Kids Scrapbooks

There is nothing like seeing that sense of accomplishment and pride that my Scrapi kids had each day when we finished our layouts or the end of the week when they took home a 12 x 12 scrapbook with eleven cute layouts.How fun to see young ones get that same gleam in their eyes that we adults get when we scrapbook!
Here's a look at the album my June camp put together - all ready to have the perfect pictures added:


11 August 2010

Memory Boxes - So Cute and Easy!

I love Close to my Heart's My Creations collections.  One of my favorites is the Memory Box.  Take a look at this adorable one my Teen Camp put together this summer using a Bella Level 1 Kit, Hollyhock Ribbon, and Glitter Glue.  Each camper personalized the front of their box using the letter stickers enclosed. All the girls did such a fabulous job!! Cute and easy too!

03 August 2010

Funky Bookmarks - Love it!

I'm loving making bookmarks out of the jumbo paper clips. My recent Teen Camp felt the same way. Check out these cute designs. There are so many options. Can't wait to do some myself. Cute!

A Sale Is The Best Medicine for Vacationitis!

I've been completely unplugged for a week while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with the family. It was such a fabulous week that this week I am suffering from serious vacationitis.  Cleaning house, laundry, groceries, catching up on emails/calls, and having Scrapi Traci Kids Summer Camp this week, all bring reality back quickly.Then, I found out about Close To My Heart's unbelievably super PAPER SALE and I'm cured.  LOVE sales. Totally got me out of my fun and it's full speed ahead!!

So, check out this incredible prices on Level 1 and Level 2 Paper Packets and Level 2 Stickease , only available on my CTMH website,, starting tomorrow and lasting only 8 days. (But hurry, it's only while supplies last!

Click here to see a list of Level One, Level Two & MyStickease on sale!
Click here to see pictures of all the items on sale!

If you see one of your favorites or a kit that has been on your wishlist, be sure to stop by the sale. Because it may not be available after the sale. CTMH announced last week that ALL current paper kits will be retiring on December 31. And all of the retiring products are available while supplies last. Click here to see the list of ALL the products that are being retired.

Happy shopping!!! If you are interested in ordering but do not have a computer handy, let me know and I can place the order for you!