Paper and Fiber Arts

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"I Want to Earn Some Money, Mom" - Odd Jobs for Kids Board

Work For Hire - Odd Jobs Pockets
Hello!  This project came about because I wanted to make something attractive and interactive for my daughter, who was looking for a way to earn a little cash.... And I didn't want to have any nagging or whining from either of us.

CTMH Designed Decor Frame

By listing the potential tasks and combining them with the 'going rate' (at my house,) she can choose what extra chore she wants to perform in order to get a little extra money.  She is very excited by the prospect of being in control of her choices. It is a Win-Win situation because these tasks should get done, but are not high on my priority list right now.

 Pockets and Tags Cut With Artiste Cartridge

Double-Side Seaside B & T Duos Paper Pockets

This short video explains my work-for-hire-system.

Here is the supply list:

CTMH Designed Decor Colonial White Frame

Cricut Artiste Collection

Seaside Paper Packet

Colonial White Cardstock
Mini Clothespins
Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
Sewing Machine/Thread
Masking tape to adhere the thread to back of frame
Printer/Copy Paper
Dollar Bills (or fives or tens or twenties - depending on the task and your level of generosity)

Here is the list of jobs formatted in three columns on two pages:

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting today!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thimbleberries Santa's Workshop Festive Topper

2003 Thimbleberries Quilt Club UFO

There is hope for those of us who have ancient UFO's in our homes!  After an eleven year break, this quilt is finally done!  I'm posting it in hopes that others who struggle with having unfinished objects or neglected projects will realize they are not alone.
I hope you all have a chance to work on something creative this weekend!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Picture My Life Memory Protector Promotion

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3.00! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3.00 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure! Valid August 1, 2014–August 31, 2014 or while supplies last.

Sample of a few of the Picture My Life Seaside Scrapbooking Program cards

All of the Picture My Life programs are available here.   The 8 different Memory Protector packs have a variety of sizes and configurations.  Choose the one that best fits your style of pocket scrapbooking.
Design 1 – 10 protectors: 6 vertical 6" x 4" pockets each. 
Design 2 – 10 protectors: 6 horizontal 4" x 6" pockets each. 
Design 3 – 10 protectors: 4 vertical 6" x 4" pockets and 4 horizontal 3" x 4" pockets each. 
Design 4 – 10 protectors: 4 horizontal 4" x 6" pockets and 4 vertical 4" x 3" pockets each. 
Design 5 – 10 protectors: 3 vertical 6" x 4" pockets and 6 horizontal 3" x 4" pockets each. 
Top Load – 10 protectors: 12" x 12" pocket. 1/2" gutter seam so pages lie flat. 
Side Load – 10 protectors: 12" x 12" pocket. 
Variety Pack – 10 protectors: 4 of Design 3, 3 of Design 4, and 3 of Design 5

Album accessories, including the Memory Protector 10-packs are listed here.

Also, here is a great way to use Flip Flaps along with your favorite Picture My Life kit or with any traditional scrapbook layout.

Don't forget about August's What a Hoot! Stamp of the Month!  You can receive this set of 17 stamps only during August, 2104.  It is available at full price here or for only $5 with a $50 purchase.

What A Hoot - August's CTMH SOTM

CTMH Artwork featuring August's SOTM What A Hoot

CTMH Layout using What A Hoot Stamp of the Month
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

How to Use the CTMH My Acrylix Spritz and Scrubber

The new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Catalog and Idea Book is now available to view online here.  You'll be delighted with lots of new and fun products to spark your creativity.  Everything in the Idea Book is available to purchase except the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, which is expected in September.

CTMH has produced a series of videos to demonstrate many of the current products.  Some of the items have been around for awhile and others are brand new.  I thought it might be helpful to start with the basics and stamping is at the core of CTMH. This video is a good starting point for showing how to get your stamps clean.

The My Acrylix Scrubber is available here.
The My Acrylix Spritz is available here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting today!