Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FACEBOOK LIVE - Halloween Sucker Treats

These Halloween Sucker Treats are so easy to make even the kids can do it!  
Watch until the end for a Thanksgiving idea too! 

Close to My Heart products used to make these 
can be purchased on my website: juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Project Kits

I have loved working with the Cats & Bats collection!  It is so versatile!  Yes, it was designed for Halloween, but with the fun bright colors you can use it for so much more!  

Join us October 27th for a fun night of crafting!
If you are not able to attend or not local to me you can order a kit and I will cut, stamp, and include instructions and pictures to help you create your projects. 

 *Additional cost if I need to mail the kit to you*

CARD KIT:  $25 - Create 9 cards (3 of each design).  Comes with card bases, envelopes, 1/2 of the Cats & Bats paper packet, black shimmer trim, and Cats & Bats Dots.

SCRAPBOOKING KIT: $35 - Create these 3 layouts.  Kit includes 1/2 of the Cats & Bats paper packet, black shimmer trim, Cats & Bats Complements, Dots, and extra cardstock you will need to complete the layouts.  

COMBO KIT: $45 - includes supplies to complete BOTH the card kit and scrapbooking kit

Sign up and prepay by October 20th.  

Cats & Bats Project Kits

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Share a Smile - October Close to My Heart Special

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.
For all the details visit my website HERE

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Facebook LIVE- Retiform Technique

I demonstrated how to make this card using the Retiform technique today in my Craft with Julie facebook group.  You can watch now on youtube.  Youtube is new to me so I hope it all works!  Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Golden Moments Cut Above Card Kit - Facebook Video

Today on Facebook Live I demonstrated 4 different cards using the Golden Moments Cut Above Card Kit.  You can watch HERE on my Craft with Julie Facebook Group.  It is a closed group so you do have to request to join, but you will have access to all my other Facebook live tutorials and I am always posting artwork!

We started with this Golden Moment Cut Above Kit.  It comes with 10 card bases, 10 envelopes, and 10 die-cut banners (stamps are sold separately - see further down the post for stamp sets).

I first created one just like shown in the idea book.  I added a little 3D foam behind the sentiment to make it pop.

This one I used shin han markers to color in the images.  The gold embossing resists the ink making it super easy to color in.  I added gold glitter gems for some extra bling.

These two cards I created using one card base cut in half.  The top one I cut of 1/4 of an inch off on 2 sides and attached to a white card base.  I attached the banner off to the side and trimmed to give it a little different look.  I added some gold glitter gems for some bling.  The next card I used the back of the card base as cardstock.  I used the basic fundamental pattern paper collection.  I just love the Bashful and Gray tones together!  I used a little sparkle next to the sentiment for some bling.

Close to My Heart has created 4 different sentiments to compliment this card kit.  You can choose from any of these sets, or if you are like me I had to have all 4!  
                                           M1185                                              M1186

                                       M1188                                                M1187

They even offer this awesome Stamping Starter Kit to get you going if you are new to stamping.   By purchasing the items in a bundle you get a little discount off the retail price of each individual item.

Join me LIVE on facebook next week for more crafting fun!

You can purchase the products used on this project on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Friday, August 25, 2017

Scrapping For Smiles Back to School Crop

Join us Friday September 15th for some fun crafting time!  Bring projects you are working on or would like to start!  Get a head start on your holiday cards or scrapbook your summer vacation adventures.  You will get a project kit (shown below) and dinner is provided.   I will have the Card Creation Station available with new designs for purchase and of course there will be prizes too! Deadline to sign up is September 6th or when the spaces are filled.  You will want to sign up ASAP!

Contact me to reserve your spot or use the paypal link below.

If you are unable to attend the crop but would like the kit, it is available to purchase!  You can pick up your kit on or after September 15th.  If you are not local to me I will mail it to you cut and ready to go (you will need to do the stamping)!  **UPDATE: Deadline past to order this kit**

Supplies you will need for the project kit:

I can't wait to spend the day cropping with you!

A portion of the proceeds from the crop fee, project kit sales, and card creation station sales will be donated to Operation Smile.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back to School Teacher Gift - Facebook Live Video

Today on Facebook Live I demonstrated how I put this Teacher Emergency Kit together.  You can watch HERE on my Craft with Julie Facebook Group.  It is a closed group so you do have to request to join, but you will have access to all my other facebook live tutorials and awesome artwork!

I purchased all the goodies that went inside the box from my local dollar store.  This made for a very inexpensive, but useful gift!

For the tag I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I use some twine from my stash and wrapped it around a few times.

The pattern paper is from the Fundamentals Adventure paper.  The apple is from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge cut in Cocoa, Willow, Colonial White, and Cranberry.  I used the black Shin Han marker for the seeds.  I added liquid glass to the seeds to give them shine and dimension and then shimmer brush to add some glitter to the inside of the apple.  

Join me next Tuesday LIVE for some more creating fun!

You can purchase the products used on this project on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop!  We will be showcasing our Jack collection with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants.  If you are visiting from Ramona's Blog then you are on the right track.  

This month I wanted to get back to my roots and feature a scrapbook layout.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school.  Scrapbooking is what got me started in paper crafting.  Creating this layout made me so happy!  I love the Jack paper collection and was excited I had some camping pictures from this summer to inspire this layout.  

Read on for all the details or hop along to Martha's Blog.

 I started with laying out the Jack patterned papers, complements and accents.  I grabbed the newest Close to My Heart how to book, Make It From Your Heart.  I LOVE this new idea book!  So many great patterns and they have updated the artwork to give even more ideas.  There is a section of ideas for pocket scrapbooking, which is the one I chose, pattern 33.

This is the layout before I added in pocket pages.
Pocket pages are a fast and easy way to add more photos.

The first pocket page I added I included the title for the layout.  Isn't the font so cute?!  It is from our newest cricut cartrige You Are Here.  The dots are the white dot accents.  I used two of the Pocket Plus Design 1.

The second pocket page I added a few more cricut cuts from the You Are Here cartridge. The log cabin, trees and hiking boots are also cut from the You Are Here cartridge.

The last pocket page I added journaling.  The smore stick and trees are from the You Are Here cricut cartrige.  Here is a closer look at the cricut cuts:

I really enjoyed getting back to scrapbooking and hope to do more really soon!  
Thanks for stopping by!

You can purchase these products on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beautiful You and Alphabet Thin Cuts - Facebook Live Video

I did another facebook live demo today over on my facebook group, Craft with Julie.  You can request to join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/352852734789320/.  I go LIVE on Tuesdays!

I love a little 3x3 card.  They are the perfect size for a gift or to add to a treat for a friend or neighbor.

On the rose card I used the Basic Fundamental and Adventure Fundamental pattern papers.  The stamp set is called Beautiful You.  It is a 3 step stamp and is gorgeous!  I used Bashful and Pixie ink on the rose and Heather and Pebble on the leaves.  I added a little silver shimmer trim and Bashful pearl for some bling.

The HI card I used Raspberry two-toned cardstock and white cardstock.  I used the In the Background stamp set for the rose pattern on the background and on the HI letters.  I used the Bock Alphabet thin cuts to cut out the letters.  I used some 3D foam to pop up the letters and a white dot for some bling.

Hope you tune in next week for another LIVE demo!

You can purchase all the items to make these cards on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fundamental Papers - Facebook Video

I am really loving the new patterns in the Fundamental paper packets!  Here are a few creations made my be more some of my consultant friends.  
This is a pinterest inspired card.  I used the Enchantment Fundamentals.  I really love these fall colors!  Gold bling and glitter paper go perfectly with this color palette.  I did a facebook live video demonstrating how fast and easy this card is to put together.  You can view the video in my Craft with Julie facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/352852734789320/

This card was made by my friend Lori.  She used the new color of the year Bashful and the Basic fundamentals.

This card was inspired by my friend Erica.  I used the Adventure fundamentals and Beautiful You stamp set.

I used the Whimsy Fundamentals to create this baby card.  I added some white glitter paper and cut the letters using the new alphabet thin cuts.

This card was made by my consultant friend Gerri.   She used the new Cricut Cartridge You Are Here for that cute globe.  

You can purchase all of these products on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop! We will be showcasing our Prickly Pear collection with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Erica's Blog then you are on the right track.

I love the stamp set in the Let's Party Workshop Your Way.   The sayings in the stamp set are fun and something different than just a regular happy birthday sentiment.  This workshop includes the patterned paper that is also featured with the Prickly Pear paper packet.  Flipping the patterned paper back and forth the blue stripe really spoke to me.  Isn't it great that Close to My Heart gives us two options on every pattern paper?  The Let's Party kit is great how it is, but I wanted to add different colors and more layers to see how it would look.  Raspberry is one of my favorite colors and I love how it goes so well with the blue pattern paper and the Sapphire cardstock.   Scroll down for all the details or hop along to Ramona's Blog.

For this card I layered Raspberry and Sapphire cardstock under the Prickly Pear patterned paper.  I stamped the banner in Sapphire and Raspberry ink and cut out with my micro-tip scissors.  I tied some blue Burlap Ribbon around the sentiment piece and stamped the senitment in Sapphire ink.  I added a few clear sparkles for some bling.

For this card I simply added the Prickly Pear patterned paper, Raspberry, and Sapphire cardstock pieces.  I stamped the sentiment in Raspberry ink.  I stamped the star in Sapphire ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut out with my micro-tip scissors.  I used 3D foam to pop it up.  I tied some Blue Burlap ribbon around the sentiment and added some clear sparkles for some bling.

....and why not make a matching gift bag?  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the banner pieces.  The Happy Birthday is a thin cut and is the perfect size for cards and other projects.  I added a little bling to the banners and tied a bow on the handle with blue burlap ribbon.

These are the cards shown in the kit.  The colors are really great for a more masculine card.   You can see how  by simply flipping the patterns and adding a few more layers, how you can get a different look with the same pattern.

The Let's Party Workshop your Way kit comes with everything seen here to create 12 cards.  The stamp set is also included and a must have if you ask me.

Would you like the FREE cutting guide for these cards?  Click HERE to download the guide.  

All of these products can be purchased on my website www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

Thanks for stopping by!