Saturday, April 30, 2011

CTMH--- May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for May, featuring Chairs to You

All artwork on the hop will feature May's Chairs to You, a set of 14 stamps! If you have come here from Angela's Blog you are on the right path.

This month we have  about 55 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Hopping along is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one!  Be sure to leave some love (comments) along the way :)

 Today I have created a very simple card for you!  In fact, I used only scraps for this card.  I stamped the image using cocoa ink onto a piece of the patterned paper from Miracle.  Kinda reminds me of an "ugly chair", you know, the kind we all had in our homes in the 80's.  

Chairs to You
Miracle Level 2
Basic Button Collection
Crystal Blue waxy flax
Cocoa Ink
Foam tape
Corner Rounder.

The month of MAY brings  great deals from CTMH!  
*50% off the consultant kit---- Join CTMH for only $64.50!
*National Scrapbooking Day--- You & Me kit  

Now hop hop hop on over to Terrie's Blog  to see what she has created for you! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

CTMH + Jewel Kade-- Altered Mirror

Nothing beats combining the love for TWO businesses into one project!  I needed a mirror to add to my Jewel Kade display.  I had one in the closet in the "to alter" pile.  So I got it out, pulled out some CTMH supplies and got to work!

I started by spray painting the frame white.  It took three coats and was not fully covered.  But that was ok, and the look I was going for.  I sanded it smooth a little.  Then I painted a layer of CTMH's Create a shade Pearl Paint to give it a little shimmer.  I used the Wings Workshop stamp set and Juniper ink to create the damask pattern.  Then I stamped JK using archival Black ink and Building Block Alphabet.  I used some fat gingham ribbon to create rolled ribbon roses and attached them to the bottom corner.  The paint and ink took a while to dry, so I heat set it (a little too much in one spot, but shhhhh).

I am totally thrilled with the outcome it looked FABULOUS on my display!  I got multiple compliments on it :)

Be sure to check out my Facebook page:  Jen Patrick - Jewel Kade Independent Stylist-- Truly Charming

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CTMH Studio J Video Tutorials

Close to My Heart has put together two more video tutorials for Studio J that I want to share with you :)

This one focuses on Editing your Photos in Studio J

This one is about Personalizing your Studio J Layouts

Tomorrow I will share with you some of my Studio J layouts from this month :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

4 FuN YeArS with CTMH!!!!!

Today is my 4 year anniversary with CTMH! 

I have had a BLAST as a CTMH consultant!  I have made tons of new friends!  Local scrapping buddies, online scrapping buddies, downlines all over the US and consultant friends all over the US!  I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing company :)

To celebrate my 4 year anniversary with CTMH, I am offering 10% off ALL CTMH Products for the next 4 days! 
Email me your order to be included in my anniversary sale :)

Check out products HERE

THANK YOU!  for making the last 4 years AMAZING!!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CTMH--- Join for 50% off during May

Have I got some great news for you!!!!!  CTMH has discounted the new Consultant Kit to 50% off for the month of May :-)  So for only $64.50 YOU can join Close To My Heart!!!!!  PLUS, you will receive the May special National Scrapbooking Day Kit for FREEEEEEE!!!!

This about $300 worth of products for $64.50!  What a deal!!!!!

If you've been considering joining CTMH....
If you LOVE CTMH products.....
If you want a discount for you and your friends....
If you want to start earning some extra money for yourself or family.....

THIS is the time to join!!!

 Get this kit FREE:

There is a place for everyone at Close To My Heart and on my team! From California to Wisconsin, I have consultants all over the country. We'd love to have you be apart of the Roxybonds Scrappers Team!

Please call me and allow me to share with you why you might want to be apart of Close To My Heart. You can reach me by phone at 559-824-4838

If you're ready to sign up now, go to the Your Opportunities link on my Home Page and fill out the on line application, it's that easy!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY!  What are you waiting for??

Thursday, April 14, 2011

WINNER of Spring Showers Blog Hop Giveaway

SO SORRY this is so late..... 

tandkparker said...
I'm a new follower.
Congrats TANDKPARKER!!!!!!

Email me your full mailing address so I can get your Robotz Cartridge to you in the mail ASAP :)
roxybonds at gmail dot com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Fashions-- Sewing projects

Did you know I sew too?  I consider myself a beginner still, but I do enjoy sewing.  Every once in a while, I will bring out my machine, fabric and supplies and create a few projects.  Then I'll put it away for a couple months.... 

This week, I started out by hemming some of my husband's baseball pants.  I have had a few sewing projects brewing in my mind, so I kept the machine out and went to town :)

I created this tank top dress via my dear college friend Heather's blog/tutorial. I was so excited to see when she posted this tutorial, because I had just purchased a couple plain tanks from Old Navy's sale!  I plan to make another one of these this week :)


I adore this super cute outfit too!  My mommy group friend Amy from Positively Splendid has done a couple of these ruffled appliques on t-shirts, so I used her tutorial found HERE. 
The skirt is just a simple A-line skirt that I attempted to add a ruffled edge to.  That part did not turn out quite like I had envisioned, but its cute none the less. 

I can't wait for it to get a little warmer so my little darling can wear these cute creations :) 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CTMH--- Cards from All You Can Create Class

Would you like to create as many cards as you can in 2 1/2 hours???  You should join us for the next All You Can Create Card Class!!!!  They are held every few weeks.  The next one will be Sunday, May 1st from 12:30-3.  At the class you will have a variety of cards to choose from, created by 2 or 3 CTMH consultants.

Here are some of the cards we created at the last class.

Happy Birthday Green:
Topiary, Black, White Daisy Cardstock
Topiary, Sweet Leaf, Black ink
Liquid Glass technique
Circle of Love, Unity, Happy Birthday stamps

Chocolate, White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate Ink
Sophia Level 2 paper
Cupcake Sprinkles, Card Chatter- Birthday Stamps

Kraft Cardstock
Olive, Outdoor Denim, Smoothie ink
Lucky Level 2 Paper
Sensational Season
Outdoor Denim mini medley
Wood button collection

Two Step Background, Bohemian Alphabet stamps
White Daisy Cardstock
Lagoon, Pear, Hollyhock, Blush Ink
Pink Ribbon Collection
Sophia Level 2

A Hop, Springtime stamps
Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Garden Green Ink
Cherry O Creative Basics
Pink Ribbon Collection
Kraft Color Ready Borders

Join my mailing list OR my Meetup Group to stay informed of Local Card classes :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

CTMH - On this Day & Spring Up videos

I'm just loving these videos that CTMH is putting out, showcasing our FUN stamp sets!  Be sure to check them out :)

On This Day Stamp set (D1468)

Spring Up (B1365)

You can purchase either set on my website at

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CTMH-- Liquid Glass- revisited

I had quite a few comments on my blog from my last card post asking about LIQUID GLASS, so I thought I would re-post this information I shared last fall!

Z 679 Liquid Glass-- $6.95

Liquid Glass is a Multi-purpose product that is a MUST HAVE! 

Ideas for Liquid Glass:

- Use to attach page elements (especially good with clear items): metals, vellum (note: it can show through a little bit), transparencies, ribbon, fibers, flowers, plastic embellishments, stickers that have lost their stick…etc… Just like a liquid adhesive

- Use to add any kind of water effect to a page: bubbles, water droplets, or just to make something look wet

- Use to highlight designs on pattered paper (ex: flowers, vines, or even geometric figures – any area you may want to draw attention to, or add interest!)

- Use on photo to make an object stand out

- Use on stickers to give them dimension

- Add some ink to change the color and it gives it a stained glass look

- Use it with micro beads

- Make clear epoxy type stickers with it

- Fill conchos with it

- Add it to acrylic paint to give it added sticking power (and a glossy shine) when painting metals

- Don’t want a knot/bow in a piece of ribbon or fiber to keep slipping out? Add a dot of liquid glass on the back – it dries clear, rarely (if ever) discolors, and holds like crazy!

- Use it to add glitter to a project.

- tint your liquid glass by mixing in a little re-inker. Then use a toothpick to apply to desired area.

More Tips and Tricks for Liquid Glass

1) It can and does change the ink color a little bit when you put the liquid glass on top. Sometimes it's a really good thing. Reds tend to be more temperamental.

2) Always start with a thin coat and then add additional coats until desired thickness 

3) Wrap a piece of scotch tape around your bottle of liquid glass & a stick pin.  This keeps a pin handy for when you need to unclog the tip of your liquid glass.
4) Be sure to clean the tip of your liquid glass after use.

Again, in this card, I added liquid glass to the rain drops to give them a wet look.  

Liquid Glass was added to the porcupine's back to give it dimension, and also in groups of 3 little drops on the orange paper to give it a patterned look.

In this layout, I stamped a design onto Dimensional Elements Solo Alphabets, then layered them with LIQUID GLASS.  This gave the letters an epoxy look, which made them really stand out.  

Order yourself some LIQUID GLASS HERE!

New Business Adventure!!!

I’m really excited to share my new business venture with you!

About a month ago I learned of a jewelry company called Jewel Kade. One look at the beautiful charms and handcrafted artistry and I was hooked. The high quality and the variety of jewelry is amazing… it's hip, hot and very "Hollywood" (being a Southern California girl).

I immediately booked a party and became hooked.  Someone said to me "you should do this," and that is how my journey begins...

Introducing:  Jen Patrick - Jewel Kade Independent Stylist-- Truly Charming

Jewel Kade began in 2008 with one woman creating charms for others.  In 2010 Jewel Kade went National and is now the fastest growing and one of the nation's premier jewelry brands.  I am excited to get in on the ground floor of this company and see it soar.
The bad news is that not many people have heard of Jewel Kade. But the GOOD news is…not many people have heard of Jewel Kade!  I am here to share it with you, my friends near and far!
I know you will find Jewel Kade "Truly Charming!"

View my website at:
                All items available to view online

Mother's Day specials here:

Help me kick off my Jewel Kade adventure:
  • 10% off to the first 10 people to email me an order (thru 4/15)
  • Spend $125 and get a Pearl Drop Necklace FREE (thru 4/30)

Attend one of my first parties OR host your own.
*Fresno Launch party--- @ my house April 16, 1-3pm
*Santa Clarita party--- @ My mom's  April 20 7pm
*Northridge party---  @ Jen's-- April 21 7pm

Party specials:
*Bring the most guests--- $25 in product credit
*Book a party (your home OR catalog party)---  Free small ball chain necklace

Monday, April 4, 2011

CTMH--- Studio J- Step by Step + Special for April

Studio J- Digital online scrapbooking at its best! 

Check out this awesome step by step video created by Close to My Heart

I've been using Studio J for almost a year now, since it first came out.  In that time, the program has evolved and improved a ton!  If you have not tried it yet, don't hesitate.  Trust me!!!  EVERYONE that I know who has tried it, LOVES it!!!!

You can see just about all of my Studio J layouts by clicking on THIS LINK

April's "Sparkle with Studio J" Special: This April, it’s time to let your Studio J® layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members get free bling when they buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with FREE packages (one of each) self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems! Click here to start with Studio J.

If you are on my mailing list, you should have already received my exclusive BONUS special for Studio J this month!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Showers Blog Hop Day 2

Thanks for joining me for another weekend of Blog Hoppin Fun!  This is Day 2 of the hop!  If you want to check out Day 1 CLICK HERE :)

If you have come here from Tina's Blog, you are on the right path!  Keep on hoppin until the end :) 

 Today's project takes the April Showers theme literally with a fun card.  I used the CTMH Springtime stamp set to create the rain boots, umbrella and rain drops.  I used an old paper kit- Key to My Heart- loving its spring-y colors.  I also used one of my all-time favorite products--- LIQUID GLASS-- to give the rain drops a "wet" look.  
I stamped Showered With using the Friendship Alphabet, and the inside says LOVE.  

Key to My Heart paper kit
Creme Brule, Tulip & Juniper Ink

BlOg CaNdY TiMe!!!!!
I am giving away a brand new Cricut Cartridge:  Robotz
Enter a comment for today and for yesterday to double your chances of winning!!!

Here's how YOU can win:
*Leave a comment :)
*Become a follower/tell me you are one
BONUS Entries:
*Sign up for my mailing list (left side)-- 1 bonus entry
*Purchase the Hope for Japan Stamp set--- 100% procedes to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts in Japan---HOPE FOR JAPAN  5 bonus entries

OK- Time to HOP on over to JANICE'S Site for some more a showering of fun!!!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Showers Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me for another weekend of Blog Hoppin Fun!

If you have come here from Tina's Blog, you are on the right path!  Keep on hoppin until the end :)

April Showers is our theme, and I went with the "shower" theme and made baby cards for baby showers!  I am addicted to making these stacked present cards lately!  I first saw one that my friend Jayma made, who found it on Vicki's blog.  Recently, I saw a couple cute ones on Haley's blog too.  

I cut my paper strips at 1.25 tall x 3, 2.25 and 1.5 long.  Add a ribbon down the center, or just a bow on top and you're set!  I used the Sweet Baby stamp set and Polka Dot Alphabet for my sentiments.  

Now I'm all set for the next baby shower..... (though I don't know any preggos right now).  

This design is also great for Birthday Cards too!!!!  I made two each of these cards and stamped Birthday sentiments on them :)

Sweet Leaf Ink
Hollyhock, Pear ink
Corner Rounder

BlOg CaNdY TiMe!!!!!
I am giving away a brand new Cricut Cartridge:  Robotz

Here's how YOU can win:
*Leave a comment :)
*Become a follower/tell me you are one
BONUS Entries:
*Sign up for my mailing list (left side)-- 1 bonus entry
*Purchase the Hope for Japan Stamp set--- 100% procedes to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts in Japan---HOPE FOR JAPAN  5 bonus entries
OK- Time to HOP on over to JANICE'S Site for some more a showering of fun!!!!!

Come back tomorrow for ANOTHER project!!! AND another chance to win my Blog Candy!

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