Home Décor Shadow Box Workshop

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Hello, Friends!

I have been playing around lately with the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I love the three dimensional flowers on this cartridge and thought they would make some great home décor projects to display in my shadow box.

First I started with sunflowers on a twig wreath.  They are accented with some red berries and sprigs of leaves.  The background paper is from the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper collection.

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The next project I made was for Halloween.  Flower Market has an amazing sugar skull image and they seem to be wildly popular right now!  I made several chrysanthemums from different shades of purple, a couple of black roses, and some orange succulents.

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Then I thought I needed a Thanksgiving scene, so I dug out all kinds of cardstock in fall colors, cranked up my Explore again and here is the result.  A few leaves, asters, mums, acorns and bittersweet mounted on another Rustic Home woodgrain background and I was happy with the results!

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Next up is a Christmas wreath complete with poinsettias and holly. Unfortunately the photo is not so great, but believe me, it’s pretty awesome too!  So is the Flower Market cartridge!!

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I am offering all four of these home décor scenes AND the shadow box as a workshop for only $40.00!  Please contact me for details.  And if you need any Close To My Heart products, please shop HERE!

Have a wonderful day and try to do something AWESOME!   Laurie

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More Sea Glass Cards!

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Here are a couple more cards that I made with Sea Glass, the Close To My Heart Color of the Year.  The wedding card has a Sea Glass background embossed with the Confetti embossing folder.  I used Black and Gold for accent colors and made a series of banners with coordinating ribbons and shimmer trim.

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For the next two cards, I used some cuts from the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart to create a jar of flowers.  I love the lacy trim that you can add to the jar which gives it that shabby chic vibe.  The background is embossed with the new Simple Chevron embossing folder.  Stamping different sentiments allows this card to be used for many occasions.

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Isn’t Sea Glass wonderful?  Shop HERE to get your Close To My Heart products.

Thanks for stopping by today!  You are AMAZING!!   Laurie

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Cards with Sea Glass

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Hello Friends!

On Monday I posted a card for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge using the beautiful new Sea Glass color.  Close To My Heart has chosen Sea Glass as the Color of the Year and you will see it popping up in many of my projects.  Here are a couple of cards–Enjoy!

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I wanted this second card to have a more rustic feel, so I used a woodgrain print from the Rustic Home collection as the background.  I used the tone on tone technique by stamping the flower images in Sea Glass ink onto the Sea Glass cardstock.  I added just a small strip of gold embossed velum and a couple of Gold Sequins to contrast with the country look of the woodgrain paper.

So, from classy geometric to country chic, you can see how Sea Glass works with many different styles.  I just LOVE it!!

September is quickly coming to an end, so if you need either of the monthly promotions shown below, don’t wait!  Shop in my online Close To My Heart story HERE.   Thanks so much and don’t let anyone steal your sparkle today!   Laurie

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An Apple a Day at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the theme is APPLES!  I was excited to see this challenge since Autumn has a special apple memory for me and I was happy to have a reason to document that memory on a scrapbook page.  Every Autumn I have to make several batches of Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce, a recipe that came from my Grandma.  She passed away when I was only 14 years old, so this cake always makes me think of her.

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I used some Authentique paper and embellishments from my stash, and the apple Cricut cuts are from Artbooking and Classroom–August and September.  I manipulated the images in Design Space, making an apple frame and apple border.  The apple that was cut inside the frame became another embellishment on the page.  The lace embellishments remind me of an apron that my grandma might have worn back in the day.

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I plan to place a copy of the Apple Cake recipe behind the apple photo frame so that whomever gets this scrapbook when I am gone will see how important it was to me and they can even make the yummy cake too!  Doesn’t it look good?

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Please visit the Bitten by the Bug 2 site to see the other projects created by my talented design team sisters.  Then get your Cricuts busy creating your own APPLE projects to share with all of us!   We love to see what everyone has to share!    Laurie

 

 


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Sea Glass–Color of the Year!

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Close To My Heart has chosen a special Color of the Year–Sea Glass!  This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, the design team was asked to create a project with this beautiful new color.  Well, since I can rarely stop with just one, I made 5 different cards that feature Sea Glass.  I will share one today and the others later on in the week, so stay tuned!

I love the combination of Sea Glass with Black and splashes of gold!  I put the velum overlay with gold dots from Uptown Fundamentals on top of the Sea Glass background, used the Happy Thin Cut on black glitter paper and added the “birthday” sentiment from another CTMH stamp set.  A few banners from black glitter paper and the retired Gold Dots washi tape mounted on white cardstock are the only embellishments it needed.

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If you love Sea Glass as much as I do, then hop on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges site to see other projects created by out design team.  Then, as always, you are invited to link up your own projects with Sea Glass for everyone to enjoy!

Stop back later this week to see the other cards I created with this fabulous new color.  And if you need to get your own pack of Sea Glass or any other Close To My Heart products, just click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to BE AWESOME!!   Laurie


Flower Market Home Décor

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I made another home décor project with the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart–this time with a Thanksgiving theme!  The Autumn color palette is one of my favorites and the flowers on this cartridge are so awesome!

My goal is to have a decorated 12 x 12 page to place in my CTMH shadow box to coordinate with the seasons/holidays throughout the year.   So, I have now made a late summer, a Halloween, and now a Thanksgiving project.  Christmas is next!!

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Here are the other pages I recently made.  I think they will make a fun and very easy home décor piece to display in my home.  Hmmm…they might even make a great Christmas gift too!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Remember something wonderful is waiting to happen!   Laurie

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Halloween Décor with Flower Market

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Last week I shared a sunflower themed layout that I displayed in one of the retired shadow boxes from Close To My Heart.  I didn’t make a specific place for a photo since I plan to just use it as a home décor piece.  It is so easy to change out the layouts in this shadow box, so I decided to make more displays for various seasons and holidays throughout the year.  And just in time, the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge was released to make my job so much easier!

Say HELLO to the Halloween home décor layout!

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This was created exclusively with Flower Market, from the Halloween banner to the intricate sugar skull to the gorgeous three dimensional flowers!  It was a little hard for me to make black roses, but I think they fit the Halloween theme beautifully!

I can’t wait to make some for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

You can get your own Flower Market cartridge or any other Close To My Heart products by visiting my online shopping site.