Sunday, February 2, 2014

Playing with some of the new product

 Clear pillow boxes come 3 to a packet. Z1840 here I have embossed the box in a heart embossing folder then used re-inker and "Create a shade pearl" to paint some of the hearts. its not finished yet but thought I would take a pic of it anyway.
 I love watching the Tui's outside my Craft Studio and this bird from 'Believe in Yourself" C1574 is so like the Tui so I painted her with the lagoon re-inker (Z2295)and the create a shade pearl (Z1039) She is showing way to light so may end up putting more black onto her, but she looks like the sun is shining on her.
 John Keys ea your heart out- my NZ flag haha. I stamped this with the Silver fern from the New Zealand stamp set and heat embossed it with silver. loving the treat tubes I made the treat tube box embossed this with a folder and addedthe NZ sentiment stamped with white daisy ink (Z2163)
 The treat tubes come in a packet of 6 (Z1823) they are so cute.
 The Stamp of the month is yours for $5 if you purchase $75 worth of product from the catalogue and this month if you purchase any 2 paper packs from page 139 of the catalogue ($26.50 each) you get an embossing folder from page 130 free, (normally $14.50). Now you are well on your way to getting the stamp of the month just buy the NZ stamp set (D1601)
 Stamped onto muslin bags -NZ stamp set 'New Zealand Greetings' $29.00
 Buggy Love (B1441) $17.00
 NZ stamp set again isn't it wonderful
 Owls (B1450) $17.00
more NZ stamps and some of the Australian one as well. Coloured with the alcohol markers. so easy to use.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Launch of new CTMH products and change around of Craft Studio

Having just reorganized my studio I was set to do a launch for the new Close to my Heart products and decided the one table doen the centre of the room did not work well for what I wanted so I decided to have a change around with the tables. First I had a display on the small table the cricut was on so moved the Cricut to the mobile white table that has a small draw under it where it keeps the tool kit and a few extra bits and the mat can slide in also.

 My Big cupboard hold a lot of stuff on storage shelvees but by accessing it with only one door I was able to put one of my large tables out from the other door into the room. here I displayed many of the stamp sets attached to the black boards and at the end of the table had a stamping area with the VersaMat (z1279) and showd how to stamp and clean the stamps with the Stamp Scrubber (z1782)
 Although you cant see it well my Exclusive Inks Organizer (z4131) is sitting on the 2 1/4 rounds at the end of my large desk and has the Reinker Tray (z4135) on the top with reinkers in it. The My Acrylix organizer (z1038) is sitting on one of the glass shelves. and the desk has the paper packs and the card workshops displayed on it along with the small organizer (z4138) filled with the pigment inks in their Pigment ink foam insert (z1898)

 The 2 black tables I had at the end of my desk I moved to under the window and have displayed all the current Workshops on the go and on the black display boards I have stapled all the embellishments and supplies so people could see them.
I demonstrated what the cuttlebug could do and used a folder to emboss a wee bag I made in a Cricut demo and also embossed one of the Clear pillow boxes (z1840) so people could see the embossing.
I like the new layout I have even if I worked all day till 4am to get it done as it can sit 10 people and have work space for them all. 
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Craft Studio Organisation

I decided I needed to have more organisation in my studio room so I purchases 2 cube sets 3x4. these are large enough inside the cubes to hold the large plastic 12x12 paper holders and on their side they hold the Close to my Heart large stamp storage unit 2 one on top of the other. 
I have my spectrum Noir pens out where it is easy to use them all stored where I can see them and my magazines all in box holders. the bins at the bottom hold my WOTG's and paper stacks.

 I have 2 black tables at the end of my desk and this gives me a long table in the centre of the room where it is easy to craft.
 these 2 pics show the end wall by the door where I added small cubes to the top of the table ncreasing my sorage and also giving me the front of the table to display on. the cricut can live on a small table beside the larger table and I store boxes under the large table.
 view from the door down the studio.
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