Sunday, May 1, 2016
Starting today Close To My Heart
introduces our new
Seasonal Expressions 2
You can see and order your copy today over
on my site... www.peggyleebaker.ctmh.com
Also May is
National Scrapbooking Month
And we have a deal for you!!!
When you spend $60 in CTMH products you can
receive the "Happy Times" paper pack for FREE!
There is adorable stamp set that goes with the "Happy Times"
paper too! You can see more details here on my site.
May Stamp of The Month: Celebrate with Cake
When you spend $50 in CTMH products you
can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00!
Have any questions please send me an email or comment and
I would be happy to get back to you.
Monday, February 8, 2016
With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I've been
busy making Valentine decorations, handmade cards, etc....
So this got me thinking why not a piece of jewelry!
Here is my altered
"Mini Canvas Heart Necklace"
I gathered up some items new and old...vintage finds!
It all started with a Canvas Corp Mini Canvas Banner Shape.
I colored my raw canvas piece with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.
Folded the mini canvas shape in half, cut out a heart shape.
Here is some yummie color mists and glaze!!
I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in
Lobster, Red Chillies, Wedding Pink, Woven Burlap
and Plumeria Glimmer Glaze.
Time to embellish!!
I first covered my heart with a stencil
and modeling paste let it dry.
Punched my holes added eyelets
to create my chain through.
The open space was great to tuck in
7Gypsies lace just having it peeking out.
Gathered some vintage lace, trims and buttons
Enjoy the close up photos...
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope this inspires you to gather a few supplies
and create your own altered jewelry.
Need a few of the items I used, jump over to the
Canvas Corp-Mini Canvas Shape
Tattered Angels-GM Lobster, Red Chillies,Wedding Pink
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glaze Plumeria
Tim Holtz-Chain, jump rings
The Crafters Workshop-Reserve Chicken Wire Stencil
Friday, February 5, 2016
Canvas Corp Brands Team Up with Words & Paintery Challenge Blog!
The Canvas Corp Brands Crew was challenged to participate in this challenge as well. This is the outlines of they had to follow. The interpretations are free in form (layout, card, art journal, album, canvas) but they need to be of mixed media type.
You can find out more about this team up challenge over on the
Words & Paintery Blog, Here.
Here is my take on this fabulous challenge...
"THE FIRST SELFIE"
(so I can crop them out later.)
I created a mixed media card for the challenge,
started by gathering my Canvas Corp Brand supplies.
Let me walk you through my mixed media card!
I started with a card base, for the card layers
I used a few pieces of 7Gypsies paper collection
Gypsy Moments-Roses Reflections, Board & Room
and Express Yourself.
Gave the layers some texture with gesso, modeling paste with
stencils, cheese clothe, CC grey burlap and rope. Added color using
Tattered Angels mists in color challenge colors with a few extras!
Close ups of the textures of my card...
love the burlap and beads peeking through.
I even colored the CC jute rope with glimmer mist...so fun!
Now don't forget to stop by the
Canvas Corp Blog, HERE
You will be so INSPIRED!
Thanks for stopping by today,
Canvas Corp-Grey Burlap, Jute Rope
7Gypsies-Gypsy Moments paper collection
Tattered Angels-GM Graphite, Abominable Snowman,
Plain Jane-Baseboard Blue Bird
The Crafters Workshop-stencils Reverse Chicken Wire
Ranger-Multi Matte Med, Distress ink Vintage Photo
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It's that time of the Year again!
Time to start digging through your crafty stash and your favorite
Canvas Corp Brands products, to create beautiful
Handmade Christmas Ornaments!!!
Join us over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE
to see all the beautiful and fabulous
Handmade Christmas Ornaments everyone created.
Here is my take on the DIY Handmade Christmas Ornaments!
I started with a simple dollar store find plastic candy canes...
I gathered my Canvas Corp Brands supplies and hot glue gun-oh yes
put on some favorite Christmas music!
Let the creating begin....I have a Step by Step Tutorial in this long blog post!
But I wanted to share how easy and fun it is to create...enjoy!
I so love the natural canvas shabby torn look with the amazing
Petaloo flowers with the natures tiny pine cones...
Step by Step Tutorial
Step 1-Dollar Store Candy Canes & Canvas Corp Canvas
I tear small sections out of the natural canvas.
Step 2-Start by wrapping the canvas around the candy cane
using hot glue.
Whoola see how fun and easy it is to change (alter)
a simple candy cane...this opens up a world of creativity...
Step 3-Grab your favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!
I used Dazzling Diamonds to give the natural canvas a
Step 4-Start coloring your embellishments...
Here I am coloring in layers on Petaloo flowers and trims.
(coloring layers-start with your lightest glimmer to darkest).
Adding darker glimmer mist just running it around the edges
of the flowers this will bleed into the centers with
a little water to help push the color in....fun technique.
I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-
Abominable Snowman & Snowy Pines as well.
Step 5-Create leaves out of Canvas Corp's natural burlap.
I just cut little squares, started on one corner and cut out
a leaf shape...all mine are different sizes.
Step 6-Color your burlap leaves with Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Step 7-Edge the burlap leaves with Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint-Lime Cordial.
Dry them and add a layer of gel mediumn on them
(this helps for the burlap not to unravel)
Step 8-Start to embellish I used another
dollar store find white snowflakes ornaments.
I cut them apart to tuck in around the flower cluster.
Skies the limits on embellishing! I used cheese cloth,
trims, flowers, jute, snowflake, tiny pine cones and
for the finishing touch, Decor Art Snow-Tex...
Up close photos....enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today,
be sure to stop over to Canvas Corp blog, HERE
Hope you are inspired to create for the Holidays!
Canvas Corp Brands-Natural Canvas, Jute twine
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist-Dazzling Diamonds, Abominable Snowman,
Snowy Pine, Partridge in a Pear Tree
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint-Lime Cordial
Petaloo-Fancy Trims Crochet Lace White
Petaloo-Botanica-Faux Dried Berry Clusters Ivory/green,
Textured Elements-Burlap Blossoms Ivory
DIY Paintables-Burlap Wild Sunflowers Ivory
Happy Veteran's Day
To all Men and Women who have served and are serving today!
We are blessed and proud of you all...
George Tilley, Sr.
(we love and miss you greatly)
My Father-in-law and Lee's Father
(we love and miss you greatly)
Lee H. Baker
Thank you all for your service....I so thankful I snapped
this photo of father and son...it was shortly after
this moment we loss dad...hugs.
Take time to thank your loved ones and those you do not know but deserve honor and thanks.
I also want to thank all my family members who have and are serving today!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Happy September Everyone!!
GUESS WHAT'S UP....CLOSE TO MY HEART BRAND NEW & BEAUTIFUL
ANNUAL INSPIRATION IDEA BOOK
HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS BOOK
Here is a little more about the news and what great things happening
in the month of September!
Enjoy this newsletter....
New Annual Inspiration Idea Book
Holiday Expression Book
September is National Stamping Month!
And you can choose just one "Hello to Life" stamp set or get all three
stamp sets for a great deal!
And to give you more amazing ideas and deals!
Take at look at our
Stamp of the Month for September
Thanks for stopping in today....be sure to stop by my website
to shop for your next beautiful stamping and scrapbooking supplies.