Monday, April 9, 2012

Mini-Banner using Lucy Workshop on the Go Kit

When I first saw the Lucy Workshop on the Go, I instantly thought of my daughter, Emily.  The patterns are so feminine and cheery!  This idea for a banner was perfect for her, and I knew she would love it.

If you are not familiar with Workshop on the Go kits offered by Close to my Heart,  they are a quick and easy way to get a couple of layouts done, in addition to a "bonus project".  Each Workshop on the Go (or WOTG) includes a themed paper pack (which includes patterned paper and solid paper), a co-ordinating stamp set, a set of complemetary embellishments (could be stickers, rub-ons, sparkles, chipboards, buttons, etc. depending on the kit) and an instructional brochure for completing two - two page layouts.  The directions include the layout template, a cutting guide, as well as step-by-step instructions.  After you have completed the two layout ideas included in the Workshop of the Go, there is a suggested bonus project that can be made from the leftover scraps (additional items may be required).

This particular banner is the bonus project suggested for the Lucy Workshop on the Go kit.  In addition to the kit, you also need the Bitty Buds assortment (small flower embellishments) and the My Creations Mini Banner (chipboard banner).  It's also handy to have the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge so you are able to cut all the shapes with the push of a button!  I used creme colored ribbon (instead of the included "jump rings") to string together each piece of the banner.  It was super easy and I am delighted with the results -- so is Emily!

I have included the next picture because it truly shows the value of "inking your edges".  I use a sponge tapped on an ink pad.  You can also use sponge daubers, or the ink pad directly.  This picture shows you the dimension it adds to a piece, and gives it a "finished" look - so worth the extra time and effort!

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April Stamp of the Month

This month features the stamp set You Are . .  (set of 15).  It's retail value if $17.95, but with a $50 purchase, you are able to purchase it for only $5!  This is a fantastic stamp set that works well for both card making and scapbooking!

This month also marks the beginning of our Dotty for You Promotion!

Dotty for You!

Snatch a Dotty for You paper packet at an incredible discount or even FREE!

April 2012 Constant Campaign: Dotty for You
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.
There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:

  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

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