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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Buzzing With Excitement!

Close To My Heart will release the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of their Idea Book & Catalog on February 1.  As a consultant, I am able to view the new book and order new product a month in advance.  So, this month has been a fun one playing with new product. 


One of my favorite new paper kits is named Buzz and Bumble.  This kit has a nice vintage feel to it and the papers will complement many different styles of stamp sets.  



This card came together very quickly - using the honeycomb paper from Buzz and Bumble along with a cute bee stamp included with the Pun Fun stamp set that was introduced last Fall.  Markers were used to color the yellow and black stripes of the bee's body, while a Metallic Gold marker was used for his head.  To make his wings appear translucent, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel was added.  Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is used along with a row of Colonial White Rosette Ribbon and clear flowers from the Claire Assortment.  


Who says you can't mix black and brown?  Even though this card is very dark, I really like the vintage feel of it.  The sentiment is from the fabulous new For a Friend stamp set, and that gorgeous paper is included with the Buzz and Bumble kit.  And I love the Black Shimmer Trim, as it adds just the right amount of sparkle to the card.  


This new Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog is definitely one of my favorites in past years.  CTMH has introduced so many wonderful papers and fun stamps along with fabulous accessories, that it makes creating fun, quick, and easy.  Please let me know if you would like your own copy of the new Idea Book & Catalog.  You can contact me via phone at 913-485-4355 or email at sheilabennett@comcast.net.


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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