Sunday, June 21, 2009

June Art and Soul on MYCTMH TV

This months Art and Soul Episode features several cute techniques including faux paper tearing, embossing and my favorite; sparkles!!!

I made a card using the faux tearing technique for my little sisters birthday! It was so easy to do... all you do is tear a scrap piece of paper and lay it over the portion of the card you want to be left white, then using your rubber brayer simply apply ink to a desired tone over the unmasked portion of the card. When your done it looks as though you have two layers of cardstock, but it really is only one! in my card i masked the top and used tulip ink with the brayer along the bottom of the card.

I also used the technique from page 27 in our summer idea book to create an embossed foam number for on the card. You choose a larger, patterned stamp (i used Spot On Backgrounds: D1280) and ink the stamp with your Versamark pad. *note: do not stamp the foam number yet! Then heat the foam number and stamp the patterned image onto it while it is still hot and hold for at least three full seconds to allow the foam to take the shape of the stamp set. This creates a cute pattern on the number and gives it texture! In my card I also used the stamp set to give my letter "u" the same pattern in tulip ink!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Card Workshop!

Its about time, but the weather certainly has been nice lately (even though it is raining daily) and we have been spending more and more time outside. However, as promised here is the card workshop from Monday June 8th!

I created it using only three pieces of Cardstock and Two pieces of B&T patterned paper!

Clicking on the slide show will send you to our picasa web album where you can see the cutting guide and instructions. feel free to email or for a copy!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Camps - a memorable way for your child to have some fun this summer!

Do your kids love art? Do they like taking pictures but have nothing to do with them after? We have the summer camps for you!

This summer we are offering two different summer camps for children ten and older.


Album Retreat Camp
-July 6-10 and 13-17
*each week is a separate camp and we will be doing the same album each week.
10:00am - 3:00pm

Have your child come out and create a beautiful scrapbook using Close to my Hearts wonderful products to cherish your memories! We will be creating ten 2-page layouts over the course of the week all while building friendships and having some fun! The finished result will be bound to impress family and friends and uses only acid-free products to ensure your childrens precious memories are preserved for life!

The cost of the Album retreat camp is $195.00 for the week and includes lunch and snacks daily, all of the supplies to build a wonderful scrapbook and a My Legacy Linen Album in your child's choice of color to stylishly coordinate with their personalities and preserve their photographs.

We will be sending out photo sizes and color themes the first week of July so your child can come armed with their photographs and go home with a completed album at the end of the week hassle-free to you!


Monthly Calendar Camp
-August 10-14
10:00am - 3:00pm

Have your child come out and build a stylishly coordinating Year-Long Calendar in their choice of color theme. We will be teaching your child how to cut their paper, distress, stamp and embellish all the pages for a 12-month calendar to proudly display at home or give as a gift.

The fee for this camp is $120.00 and includes lunch and snacks every day as well as all of the materials required to complete a beautiful Calendar inspired by your child! All products used will be 100% acid-free and the neat thing about these Calendars is that once the year is over your child will have twelve 12x12 scrapbook pages which can be transferred into an Album to preserve for life!

We will be sending out photo sizes the first week of August so your child can come armed with their photographs and go home with a completed calender at the end of the week hassle-free to you!

For more information or to register your child(ren) please phone Deborah or Rachel at 403-938-7498 or email!
-Space is limited and we do expect the camps to be full, so register early to avoid disappointment! :)