Monday, August 1, 2011

New Product Blog Hop!

TODAY is the day!!! The release of the BRAND NEW 2011 Fall/Winter Idea Book

I am participating in a blog hop for the first time and have joined the Fabulously Artsy blog hop sponsored by Tresa Black. Tresa is another Close to my Heart Consultant that is an AMAZING artist!  You will want to check out her blog to view her STUNNING creative pieces of artwork!  Make sure you take time to view her videos as well :)...she has an amazing gift for creating AND entertaining!  Her blog address is

Today I am going to share with you a scrapbook page that I created for one of my teaching display boards I had made for Convention this year.  I was privileged to be chosen as one of 28 teachers at CTMH's Convention that was held in California 3 weeks ago.  What an AMAZING experience!! CTMH sent me a BOXFUL of new products to create 3 display boards prior to Convention.  What FUN! 

On this scrapbook page, I used MANY of the NEW items you will find in this 2011 Fall/Winter Idea Book.  This paper pack is called "Elemental" and is an all around versatile paper pack shown on page 28 of the New Idea Book. (you can click on ANY photo image to see more detail) 

I LOVE the new Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, (pg. 129) ready for you to stamp an image on, color with ink (marker or ink pad) or even emboss!  I chose to use these self adhesive letters exactly as they arrived in their package since this matched my beach theme quite well. :)

I also used the BRAND NEW Elemental Complements shown on page 28 of our newest Idea book.  These coordinating, printed dimensional elements chipboard pieces made putting together this layout QUICK and EASY! :)   You may chose to ink the edges of these chipboard pieces, or just leave them as they are.  There are endless possibilities when you start stacking this D.E. items or using more than one on a page!  Add a few sparkles to give it some "BLING" and you have a masterpiece created! :)

The next new item I used is the NEW Dimensional Elements NUMBERS shown on page 130 of the New Idea Book.  I chose to keep these numbers uncolored, but did decide to sponge the edges of them in Desert Sand ink.  Adding a few of our bitty sparkles gave some shine. 

The stamp set used for these images is D1297 Daydream.  Did you hear???  STAMP SETS in our new Idea Book have DROPPED IN PRICE!!! Yay!!! So instead of the old price of $22.95 US, this D-size stamp set is now only $17.95!!!  Way to go CTMH! :)

I had FUN as I created the umbrella by paper piecing sorbet cardstock and then adding our stardust glitter gel to the edge.  I also paper pieced to create the sand bucket and shovel and then used my blending pen to color in the sand.

Other new items I used on this layout...
    *Antiqued Copper Designer Brads (pg. 126)
    *Decor Journaling Spots tags (pg. 128)
    *Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (pg. 132 - now in 3 NEW colors!)

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Elemental and some fabulous NEW embellishments. Click on the Idea Book cover at the top of my blog to view ALL of the other NEW items we have at Close To MY Heart!  Happy browsing and please let me know if you have any questions! 

Blessings to you :) 
Krista :)  


  1. Great layout! I love all the details you've added.

  2. I'm feeling corky :) Love the how you did this on your layout. So FUN!

  3. What a great layout. I was not that thrilled with this paper set but you nailed it!!

  4. Thank you Ladies! This was the HARDEST paper pack for me to create with for Extravaganza...but I was tickled how it did eventually turn out! :)


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