Thursday, October 31, 2013

Damask Divas Hungtington Blog Hop

Welcome to Damask Divas Huntington Blog Hop.  My name is Traci Williams and I am an Independent Consultant with Close to my Heart.

If you came from Brenda Zimmerman's Keepable Paper Creations, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

My Huntington themed project features a Paper Mache box that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I then used a matte acrylic paint to match the color "Slate" that is a suggested color compliment to the Huntington Paper Pack.

From the Hutington WOTG kit, I used 2 different sheets of B&T papers to cover the painted box.  The box measures 4" wide and is 4 1/4" tall.  I cut the paper for the box at 3 3/4" x 4" (4 pieces). The lid measures 5" square so I used one piece of the B&T paper and cut to 4 7/8" x 4 7/8".  The lip of the box measures 1" x 5" and there I cut (4) 7/8" x 4 7/8" strips and use the other side of the B&T Paper.  I used Tombow Adhesive to adhere cuts to box.

I then colored 2 wooden pumpkin shapes with Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad, I used 2 different inking techniques.  The smaller pumpkin I colored directly on the ink pad, the larger pumpkin, I sponge dobbed the color on and then distressed with Whisper Exclusive Inks® Marker around the edges and used a little touch of Olive Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad to color top of pumpkin. The canvas pumpkin comes from the Huntington WOTG kit's Huntington Assortment set.

I used the flourish wood pieces from the Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection.  Then I added some sparkles - Brown & Tan Assortment that also comes in the Huntington WOTG kit.

The stamped image is from the Huntington WOTG kit, inked with Slate Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad.

The next blog on the list is Cydney Fowler's ~ Cydney Fowler Creations. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the Huntington Paper Pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas blog for the full list.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Halloween Scrapbook Pages

Hello, Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Yes, it is that time of the year again!!

Below you will find 2 pages featuring Close to my Heart's newest Cricut Collection:  Artbooking.
The paper pack is from 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book "Spellbound".

 To take a look at the entire Close to my Heart Cricut Collections, Click -->>HERE<<--
 Thank you for visiting!
Traci Williams
Independent Consultant, Close to my Heart

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Damask Divas Sparkle & Shine Blog Hop

Hello, Welcome to Damask Divas Sparkle & Shine Blog Hop.

This hop is featuring the new paper pack "Sparkle & Shine".

If you came from Hillary Harris's Heart for Handmade, you are in the right place.  If you just arrived to my blog, be sure to visit Damask Divas for all entries by clicking HERE.

My project features 2 Scrapbook layouts as pictured below.

Very simple to create using the following products:

Sparkle & Shine Scrapbook Workshop on the Go Item #G1071 $29.95
Santa Claus Stamp Set Item #C1567 $13.95 
Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape (3 piece set)Item # Z1907 $14.95
Sparkle and Shine Compliments Dimensional Elements Item #X7176C $5.95
Sparkle Holiday Shapes Item #Z1910 $ 4.95
Swirls Around Stamp Set Item #D1551 $17.95
Slate Exclusive Ink Pad Item #Z2173 $5.25
I also used VersaMark Watermark ink and Silver Embossing Powder.

The next blog on the list is Cydney Fowler's Cydney Fowler Creations. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the Brand New Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack from Close to my Heart!  For a list of all blogs, visit Damask Divas by clicking HERE.

Between now and December 31st,  with every $100 in orders from either the current Idea Book or Holiday Guide, you will qualify for one free "star" item in the new Holiday Guide Book. The Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack is one of those free items!!  Shop your way here!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Scrapbook Sketch Titled Honor

Hi Everyone!

I have decided to do a little more sketch layouts for scrapbook pages for all to see and use!!

This sketch is titled "Honor"...

My nephew has recently signed to go back to Afghanistan after just returing back home this summer!!  We are all so proud of him and I designed this layout in his "Honor".  This is for you Dillon!!

Thank you for stopping by!
Traci Williams