Saturday, July 20, 2013

CTMH Convention 2012 Highlights

This is the video from last year and if you watch closely, you'll see me (near the end, clapping and wearing orange).  I absolutely love convention!  Smiles, Caron

Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today marks my middle son Brian's 25th year.  It doesn't seem possible.  I look at him and think back to when I was his age.  I was already married and a mother of one.  I felt so grown-up, yet when I try to imagine him in the same situation, I can't do it! It's not that I don't think he's capable...he's just too young!  Funny how your perspective changes with the years, isn't it?  Anyway, here's a layout I did just recently.  Oh, how I miss that little face!
Smiles, Caron

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Oh Give Me A (Retirement) Home...

It's that time of year again.  The 2013 retirement list has been posted and I'm sharing it with you.  These items will be retired as of July 31st.  If any of these things are on your wish list, now is the time to grab them before they're gone.  It's always so sad to see some of my favorites go away but I quickly form new friendships with the incoming products :)
Smiles, Caron

Spring 2013 Retiring List: 6/20/13
Part Description
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
1771 WaterbrushMedium
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa
Z1350 embossing powder topiary
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z655 EmbPowderOlive
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry
Z670 EmbPowderBlack
Z672 EmbPowderRed
Z673 EmbPowderWhite
Z724 EmbossingPen
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script)
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment
Z1813 Claire Assortment
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3)
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium
A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines
W1600 Customized Set

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Studio J, ole!

I just got the jpegs for my latest order from Studio J and wanted to show them off!

This first one took me only 15 years to scrapbook!  My guys are all grown up now but I had such fun scrapping it and remembering that day.

This is the Coronado Springs resort in Disneyworld.  We stayed here for convention.  Look how perfectly the Hippity Hop papers match the decor of the buildings!

Here is another oldie.  I scanned the printed photos (no digital back then) and went from there.  I didn't take very good pictures before I scrapbooked so I was very happy that I could enlarge and crop easily this way.

And here are the two single layouts I made out of the posts I wrote both here and on Facebook.  I used a 2 page layout and papers that went with both photos but I will be placing them separately in my scrapbook so they don't look like they were meant to be together.

Smiles, Caron

Little bits of creativity

I'm back to share a few cards I made for my latest workshop.  Click on each photo to see it bigger.
Smiles, Caron

I just love this color combination of pear and pacifica! So fresh and bright.

A bit of Pun Fun with some glitz glitter gel on the wings.

Inspired by Pinterest, these hexagons give so much texture to a card.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gettin' Krafty!

Even though sign-ups for this class are now closed, I thought I'd share the end result with everyone.  I absolutely love our Kraft container!  It's the perfect size to hold a multitude of things.  Or it's a great way to give a gift to someone special.  This one is decorated with Chantilly papers and accessories and features a cool rosette made from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.
Smiles, Caron

July Newsletter

July 2013A newsletter from Caron
Little moments matter.
 Caron Barnard
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Hot, hot, hot!
By the time you read this, I'll be back from convention and just bursting with news about what's to come in next month's idea book.  I know I have an entire room full of wonderful stamps, papers and accessories just waiting to be used but the thought of new stuff makes me giddy.  It's like Christmas in July for real! Don't forget this month's class is a project - our very versatile round container decorated with the Chantilly paper pack.  If you haven't already reserved your spot, please call me as soon as you can. I might still be able to get supplies in time. Stay cool! Smiles, Caron
Work the Workshop
50% off Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit!
Relief for Oklahoma stamp set
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Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.

Get the Workshops on the Go canvas art kit »
Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life
Celebrating the sweet things in life
July Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch
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What makes your life sweet? Celebrate the sweet things in life with the delectable images and fruity sentiments of the Sweet Life stamp set. Perfect for your summer memories, the Sweet Life stamp set is ideal for cardmaking, gift-giving, and scrapbooking your sweetest summer moments.

Get the Sweet Life stamp set for only $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50 or more — that’s 72% off the retail price! Take advantage of this offer while it is available during July only.

See the July 2013 Stamp of the Month »
Let’s Get Patriotic—Stamp Style!
A portion of every sale of our new patriotic stamp sets will be donated to support the military
Patriotic Stamp Sets
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Hurry up and get your limited-time patriotic stamp sets before July 31! During this patriotic time of year, there is no better time to get a unique stamp set and benefit the military.

The My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575), Home of the Brave (D1576), and Courage (B1437) stamp sets were designed specifically for this campaign and are only available from June 1 to July 31. Five dollars from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set today.

See the exclusive patriotic stamp sets »
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