Sunday, January 17, 2010

Latest Close to My Heart Swap

It's that time again, the newest Close to My Heart Idea Book went live on January 1st. I love the Spring edition of the catalog, I'm ready for the winter to be over and all the newness of spring to begin!

So for the last two years I've been participating in a New Idea Book Swap hosted by Julie Reynolds. This is my 7th time doing this swap with 40 other Close to My Heart consultants. Each time we're each assigned one of the new paper packs, a new accessory and a particular size of card or layout. The end goal is to be able to create 5 different display boards of artwork, using 40 different people's projects, to show off the newest paper packs. It's fun to see what all of the other participants come up with! It's kind of like Christmas when you get your box of swaps back in the mail, lol.

So this time around I got all of my first choice options. I was assigned a small 4x4 card using the new Veranda Creative Basics paper pack and my accessory was the new Spring Blossom Just Blooms paper flowers.

Here is one of the cards close up.

I stamped a quote from the "Aspiration" stamp set and then embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder.

I had 5 different flower/button combos. I also used Basic Craft Buttons and Colonial White Waxy Flax (Z1081) to help embellish the flowers.

I always like to take a shot of all 42 of them together before I mail them off, gives me a sense of accomplishment. :)

I've received all of my swap items back, so once I create my display boards I'll post a photo of all of the other artwork.

If anyone reading this would like a copy of the SPRING 2010 IDEA BOOK please send me a note at I'd love to get a copy to you. I've also added links to each of the products I used this time around, just click on the item name and it will take you to my website. You can also view a Virtual copy of the Idea Book here. Let me know if you have any questions, would like to attend one of my workshops or would like to host a gathering of your own and earn free product. Thanks for looking!


Sparkle said...

Such pretty cards!

family.seals said...

Kandi! These are great! I love them. I am so bummed I didn't do the swap this time :(

Linda - Posh Paisley said...

love them!