Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thank you Julie!
I made this fun card from paper given to my by my friend Julie.  I loved the paper and just had to make something with it or I was going to bust.  Hope you like it!  Let me know what you think and if you ever want directions, please just shoot me an email.  Thanks, Theresa 
This is the front of the card... "A note for you...."

This is the inside of the card where you can add your note:)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beautiful art STELLA Paper Pack

Stella is an amazing combination of brilliant colors.  Lagoon, Sunset and Olive combined with Cocoa give you a wonderful pallet from which to work with. 
Stampsets and artwork using Stella.

3-D artwork using Stella and Art Philosophy cartridge.

Handmade card and envelope.

 Close To My Heart also provides coordinating embellishments and My Stickease stickers for quick and easy card making and page layouts.  If you would like to work with Stella alone, join a workshop or with one-on-one instruction, please contact me and I will be glad to help you order and create wonderful wonderful projects of your choice.
Visit again soon for my personal production of these and other STELLA projects.

Create beautiful artwork at any level with CLOSE TO MY HEART.

Close To My Heart has a wonderful scrap booking opportunity for everyone and every creative skill level.

Level One: Simply Beautiful with Studio J
Level one would be for someone who loves scrapbook pages but does not want to invest into any of the supplies or tools.  Or, maybe someone who does not have the space to store and use scrapbook materials.  All you need is a computer and access to the internet.  The program is on my website for you to try with no obligations.  For more information about Studio J, click here.

THIS MONTH SPECIAL is FIVE FOR FREE.  Buy a studio 5 Pack and get one FREE.  A five pack contains 10 pages!(5- two page layouts)  With this awesome deal you get each page for just $2.75 per page with FREE shipping and FREE page protectors.   Give them both as gifts or keep for yourself.
What an awesome deal!  More info, click here. 

If you would like to place an order, please contact me no later than the 26th.  Thanks

Level Two: Especially Creative
Great handcrafted projects start with a strong foundation: our gorgeous and versatile My Reflections papers!   Our B&T papers are cardstock-weight, are perfect for layering, and feature a different design on the front and back.  Pick a pattern from one of our how-to-books or some artwork you see in the Idea Book
and let your creative self run wild.  No stamping required.  See our current Idea Book for great ideas to inspire you.

Level Three: Masterfully Rewarding
Live your creative life to the fullest with our top-quality My Acrylix stamps!  These clear stamps offer unparalleled flexibility for your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, featuring designs to suit any occasion, holiday or style with flair.

Putting it all together:  If you would like to make creative pages and cards from a kit, they you will love our Workshops on the Go (WOTG).  Each one of our workshops have all the materials to create 2 or more 12x12 page layouts with plenty of materials left to go on creating.  If you love cards and 3-D projects, check out the additional projects that compliment each workshop.  For example the Stella WOTG features 5 adorable and unique cards that you can create using the Stella WOTG and a few additional materials listed on page 19 of the Idea Book. 

If you do not have a copy of the current Spring/Summer Idea Book and would love to have one, contact me today for your own personal copy.  Price is $2.00 each for 138 pages of fun and creative ideas just waiting for you.

Click here to see the 2012 Spring/Summer online Idea Book
Click here for Studio J information
Click here to place an order for the Five for FREE Studio J Special
Click here to contact me

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wondering what the prize for the Cyber Card Swap is?  So am I.  The best prize of all is one that someone would want and use.  So I am going to ask you, my Cyber Sisters what you would like for a *prize.  Here are a few suggestions.  Let me know what you would want.  And don't forget the card Patti created and donated is already part of the prize!

Stampset of your choice

12x12 papers of your choice

Completed layout or card set

Card kit with supplies and directions and so much more to pick from.
Have suggestions, please let me know.  I don't want to give you a prize you wont use!

*Prizes can be but are not limited to my personal inventory and are subject to approval. This offer is a stand alone offer through Theresa Krout and is not redeemable with Close To My Heart or any other scrap-booking suppliers.

Attention all Cyber Card Swap members:

I received this card from a participant in the Cyber Card Sway for this month.  The theme is Everything Spring. Patti Kehl made this card and donated it as part of the "prize" that will go to the Cyber Card pick of the month.   Thank you Patti for your generous contribution and your wonderful artwork!

Enter this months Cyber Swap for a chance to win this card as part of the Cyber Card Pick prize.

Springtime LOVE card

I created this card today and wanted to share it with all of you.  Spring just makes everyone so happy.
Here are pictures of the front and inside of the card.             
               SPRINGTIME LOVE... The best time of the year.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Everything Spring card
This is my sample of this months Cyber Swap Card.  I included three pictures so you can see the actual spring that was used to pop up the center bunny and the sentiment inside the card.
HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE THIS CARD.  I have used all Close To My Heart products unless otherwise state.  You can use whatever materials you wish to enter the Cyber Card Swap.

Pop Up Spring bunnies
X254 CTMH White Daisy card and envelope
Z1725 Adhesive springs (1)
Blush ink
Hollyhock ink
Corner rounder
B1402 My Peeps stamp set
3- Spring flowers (gift from friend)

A. Card base- 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 top fold card
B. 5 1/2 x 1" sweet leaf card stock- bottom accent
C. 5 1/2 x 1/2" hollyhock card stock- scallop accent
D. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" hollyhock card stock- matting for focal piece
E. 4 x 2 1/2" white daisy card stock-focal piece
F. 2 x 3 1/2" blush card stock- stamp and cut for 3 bunnies.

Stamp card base (A) using the sentiment happy easter to my peeps included in the above stampset using blush ink.  Repeat on the bottom of E using hollyhock ink.
Use the corner rounder to create a scallop edge on piece C.  
Attach E to D.  
Stamp 3 bunnies using Hollyhock ink on F.  Trim.  Attach two bunnies to E, saving a space for the third bunny in the center.
Attach self adhesive spring to third bunny, center and adhere between two bunnies.
Stamp SPRING time inside card and embellish as desired.  Here I used 3 spring flowers.
Now its your turn!  Create your EVERYTHING SPRING card, take pictures and send it to me by email to enter the swap.  Cant wait to see what you create!  Thanks for visiting, Theresa

Perfect for Valentines Day, birthday, thank you 
or just thinking of you....
Special Envelope is included with each card
This kit allows you to make 10 cards in about 30 minutes.
All you need is adhesive, scissors and a candy of your choice.
The kit comes with everything you need to make 10 cards in about 3 minutes each!!!
 Fll the cup with your favorite candy, attach to inside of card, decorate and your done!
This is the outside of your finished card.
Here is a picture of the supplies you get with the kit.  Each card has a 
specially designed envelope for easy giving or sending.

With the kit, you will get 2 each of 5 designs with for only $19.95 plus shipping and tax.
You can purchase from me, the supplies to do the cards yourself or 
purchase them completed for only $2.50 each.
Contact me today to order your individual cards or
go on line to my website to order the entire kit.
Theresa Krout


Studio J completed page layouts
If you are interested in quick, easy and very inexpensive way to catch up on your 
scrapbook page layouts, this is for you!
With Studio J, there is no investment into tools, materials or equipment.  You just need a computer and internet.  Your finished layouts will be printed with a high quality process that will look like the real layouts.  The options are endless and result are EXCELLENT!  
The embellishments actually
LOOK 3-D! 

EACH PAGE IS ONLY $2.50 each WITH FREE shipping and page protector!  Just add them to your album and your done!  The special is buy 5 (2 page) layouts and get 5 FREE.  Keep the second set or give as a gift! 

Above is a sample of one (2 page) layout that I did of a party that I had at my house.  I was able to pick the number of pictures I wanted to add, the layout of the pictures and modify or adjust the pictures.  I added embellishments, journal boxes and title -how and where I wanted it!  It was very easy with the help of CTMH's Studio J program.  You can choose to leave out all the embellishments (such as brads), ribbon and even title and add them to the print when it arrives.  Your in control.  Please ask me if you have any questions because this is a very awesome deal you wont want to miss out on.
Everyone is welcome to enter.
This month: Everything Spring
Here is how it works.
1. Create a card to enter.  Send a picture to me with direction.  Enter as many as you would like.  You must enter the swap to get a copy of the cards and directions by email. 
2. I will "cyber collect" all the cards. 
3. I will choose one of the cards after the deadline, as a "Cyber Creation Winner" and that person will receive a special package in the mail from me.  I will also send each person who enters our swap, the directions of all the cards. 
The rules are: 
You must enter by the deadline for each swap (28th).
You must create something within the description of the swap theme.
You must include a picture, directions and your email address.
So simple!
You can use any materials, techniques and supplies you already have on hand.  Just include the details in your directions.
We will start the first swap today. 
Dead line will be the 28th of each month so Feb. 28th
The swap theme this month is EVERYTHING SPRING
Email me  with questions or for more information.
The picture of the winning card & the creators name will be posted each month. 
Directions only go to those who enter.
You can visit my blog to see what next months theme will be. 
Visit each day to see what is new.  Comment on artwork that is posted and if you refer a new visitor to my site, I will send you a FREE gift in the mail!  Start creating today and dont forget to tell your friends to join our Cyber Space Card Swap!
See you all in cyber space!
Theresa Krout -Your Close To My Heart Consultant
and product demonstrator
CTMH: Love the product:
Want some- place an order
Want more- book a party
Want it all- join my team!

I'm Back!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post.  In December, my youngest son Brandon came for a visit before his first deployment in the Navy.  Then there were lots of visits with family.  A couple of very treasured visits with my father, Bob.  In January he went to the hospital for pneumonia and after a week, passed away.  It has been very busy with what follows the loss of a family member but I feel I am ready to jump back into the swing of things. 
Check out my next blog with details on how you can enter our brand new CYBER CARD SWAP.  Make a card, send to me with direction and..... YOU COULD BE A WINNER!  Thanks for everyone who has been supportive during these difficult times and see you all in Cyber Space!  Theresa