Archive for April 26th, 2013

Claire Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go Kit

Claire Workshop on the Go Kit

On June 7, we will be creating the Claire Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by May 3 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Claire Workshop Kit includes:
Claire Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Claire Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set ($13.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Claire Assortment ($5.95)
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet ($4.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

CTMH Claire Workshop

*Note: On the back cover of the Claire Workshop on the Go guide, the incorrect pattern is given for the left page of the additional layout.  The correct pattern is Reflections: Main Frame – Offset.

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

Clair Bonus Project

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1818 6″ × 6″ Canvas Display $4.95
Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes – Small $4.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet stamp set $29.95
Z2175 Cashmere Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z578 Corner Rounder $7.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z679 Liquid Glass $6.95
Y1000 1″ × 1″ My Acrylix Block $3.95
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix Block $8.50
Y1010 2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $9.95

Not provided:
Z1294 Sanding Kit $3.50
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

Coordinating products:
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes $5.95
C1538 Girls Rock stamp set $13.95
D1547 Paper Doll stamp set $17.95
Z1815 Mini Clothes Pins $3.95
Z1816 Durables Artison Studs $3.95
Z1813 Claire Assortment $5.95 (included in Kit)
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet $4.95 (included in Kit)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Blush, Cashmere, Cranberry, Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim, Sunset

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(April) My Sunshine
(May) Pinwheel
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Pinwheel.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(April) Sign up to become a Close to My Heart Consultant and receive the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month sets for free!
(May) Get the exclusive Dream Pop Paper Packet for only $10 when you spend $35.
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the May special.

Here are my layouts:

Three Cuties Layout by Wendy Kessler

If you don’t like lumpy embellishments, then you will want to pass on the flowers.  They are thick but very pretty.  As you can see, I adjusted the right side of the page to fit multiple photos.  This can be done quite easily with 2 or 3 photos too.  If you don’t get the stamping perfect on the pink strip at the bottom, just ink the edges and it will camouflage the flaw.  For my white strip, I stamped using the border stamp instead of multiples of the small flower (too time-consuming).

You Make Me Smile Layout by Wendy Kessler

I know there are some of you who like to hear about my mistakes so here’s one and how I made it work.  I had the pictures for both of these layouts together in my paper packet.  When I went to get started, I pulled out the pictures for the second layout and cut them for the first!  I had a feeling that it wasn’t right but did it anyway….  I was going to reprint the pictures, not the end of the world, but I decided to just switch things up and they will still work.  You can see these smaller (ooopsy cut) photos on the first page of this layout and how I matted them to replace the one large photo.  My original plan was to make a photo mat to fit two photos on this page and add flip flaps.
The words that come with the Keepsake Alphabet are so neat and they fit so well into this layout that I added them to the blue edges in Outdoor Denim ink.  I also had to add Opaque Pearls Adhesive Gems and Opaque Pearl Flourishes for more elegance.

One last comment: From the book, I didn’t care much for the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet but now that I’ve used it I really like it.  I like using small letters but they are a pain to stamp so this is a better option.  There are a lot of letters on the sheet so it’s a good value and they are very easy to work with (you can move them around a bit on your page).