Close to My Heart Blog Hop

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! Thirty fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st.

If you have come here from Lori's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.

I love making mini albums, like this new My Creations All-Sorts Mini Album. The white chipboard pages can be stamped or inked, or you can cover them, as I did here. I used a new paper pack, Grace, with its beautiful autumn colors. The tree stamp is from the new set, Grown with Love. So many options to decorate the tree... I chose hearts, but there are leaves, flowers, circles, apples. So versatile! And check out the edges of the album pages. See how each one has a different edge, making it ever so slightly funky? Scallops and brackets and cut-outs, oh my!

My Scrap & Stamp classes will be making this adorable book in September (lucky them!). I've kept the book simple enough to put together quickly, but added a few fun embellishments, like this paper flower cut from the patterned paper, distressed and layered for texture. And talk about using up your supplies... notice the center of the flower? It's the punched out chipboard hole from one of the pages, inked and attached with liquid glass. Kinda like a brad, but not!

Now "Hop" on over to Jennifer's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!
Erin Herring
Terrie Dodd
Leisa Hubley
Karen Norman
Sherry Thompson
Adeline Brill
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn
Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Julie Banzon
Jody Gustafson
Helen Onulak
Sheila Bennett
Haley Dyer
Lisa Stenz
Jena DeVries
Jen Patrick
Amy Schultz
Lori Scott
Tresa Black
Jennifer Kraynak
Sharesa Larsen
Amy Edwards
Jean McNulty
Emma Hubert
Antoinette Herrin


Wendy's creative connection said...

i just love this. Great job!

Jessica said...

I Love it! I am so inspired to go make up my album that has just been sitting at my desk untouched.

Jena said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation! I can't wait to play with that stamp set - TFS!

Sheila said...

Fabulous book! And I really love your flower detail - stamping it on the b&t and layering it is great. And, I have made 'faux brads' using a small holepunched circle from cardstock before - but never thought of using a piece of chipboard to give it even more dimension. Great ideas!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! I love this little book. I wish I were in your stamp and scrap club. IT might be a little too far to drive to from Utah though! lol. Gorgeous work as always.

Amy Schultz said...

Tresa, your work is ALWAYS so beautiful! Love this lil book so much!

Haley D. said...

Fabulous as always! I am totally going to have to lift this idea since I'm way too far away to come to class.

Jean M. said...

Fabulous as always.

Katy said...

Once blow my socks off!!! LOVE your preceeding post "how exciting"...might have to steal that idea for the SOTM Blog Hop coming up!!!

Carla said...

Terrific book Tresa!! What a great class project!

Lori said...

This is awesome!!!

Sarah said...

This is terrific Tresa! I should have ordered one of these ...what was I thinking. I love your tree on the front!

Wendy K. said...

Great book! I really want to see the whole thing!

Nadya 's World!!! said...

Beautiful album!!! :) I love your work!! :)

Tazzygirl2000 (AKA Erin) said...

Amazing book! You are too creative- love the "faux brad" with the layered flower! and the Tree with the Hearts- LOVE IT!

Thanks for playing on the blog hop! FABULOUS work!!

(PS I am still giggling at the "Exciting" photo in your previous post- just LOVE it!)

Sharli said...

Oooo, LOVE your book Tresa! WAY COOL!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Absolutely awesome! Don't you just love this stamp set??

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fabulous - of course. Your work is inspiring! :)

nettymary said...

it's a georgous and very original album
good scrap

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Keep up the great work!

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