Monday, January 14, 2013

Spring and Summer 2013 Idea Book Sneak Peek!

The time has come to give you all some sneak peaks at what will be coming out in the new Close to My Heart Spring and Summer 2013 Idea Book.  I just can't hold back any longer!

Now, I promised myself that I would delve into my stash more this year and not limit my creativity to ONLY Close to My Heart products.  Although I do confess that would be all too easy to do because I love them all!  But you see, I had an extensive scrapping problem life before I became a consultant--and have accumulated quite a collection of other papers, stickers, tools, embellies, and such!  Don't be surprised to see a lot of other "stuff" in my creations this year.  ;)

This card is the perfect example.  CARDS Blog is having a challenge that ends today.  We are to use the color palette chartreuse, aqua, and light grey as inspiration for a card.  Well, I have JUST the paper to do that!  It just happens to be from *whispers* Creative Memories.  Gasp!  How have I never used this gorgeous paper from the Reflections Collection?  I bought it because I LOVED the colors, and it just so happens that I don't really have these exact colors in my CTMH stash.  What I did have from CTMH, though, are some fabulous NEW embellishments and a sentiment to add to it!  ;)

Such a great color combo to transition into the part of winter AFTER Christmas.  I am a big fan of grey, so this was a super-fun card for me to design.  There is a grey sparkle up in the chartreuse flower.  See it?  Then I chose to highlight one of our BRAND NEW My Acrylix Stamp Sets, C1539 Scrapbook Statements--Poets.  Isn't the sentiment beautiful?  It can be yours starting February 1st!  

Next up, I used some baker's twine to add some bling.  This sparkly button is from the BRAND NEW Button Assortment in Black!  It is a beautiful slate color with glitter along the rim.  I love these, let me tell you!

One of our favorite new products is our Slate Washi Tape!  Yes!  You heard me right--beginning on Feb. 1st, Close to My Heart finally has washi!  It looks a tad brown because of the green background paper, but I assure you it is our gorgeous slate grey color.  :)  Getting excited yet?  I completely understand! 

Here is my complete creative formulary for this card:

Creative Memories Reflections Collection
*Close to My Heart White Daisy A2 Card Base
*White Daisy Cardstock
*Black Exclusive Ink Pad
*C1539 Scrapbook Statements--Poets (available 2/1/1013!)
*Bakers Twine Neutral Assortment
*Shimmer Trim
*Slate Washi Tape (available 2/1/1013!)
*Buttons Black Assortment (available 2/1/1013!)

Thanks for stopping in to see, and have a great and SPARKLY day!


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog about my entry being next to yours--how funny is that? I couldn't find your entry at Northridge so I came to see it on your blog. Your card is really attractive and well explained in your post. I like how you used a lot of new product too! see you at Color My Heart tonight!
    :) Marie

    1. Oh my goodness! Sure, Marie! I just now saw this, lol! :)


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