Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How-To Books and more...while supplies last

Do you like sketches to create scrapbook layouts and/or cards? Then you won't want to miss Close To My Heart's How-To books! They are jam-packed with templates, patterns and fantastic creative ideas, plus most of them come with a CD or DVD with them.

It was just announced that these books will be retiring at the end of this catalog, but they are only available while supplies last and at $21.95, they will be going fast. Once they are sold out, they are gone forever!

There are four scrapbookiing books and two cardmaking books. Since I own them all, I can honestly reccommend them all. They truly are wonderful!

Here they are...I will post a link to my website in case you need to order yours before they are sold out.

First up...scrapbooking.

You'll love the newly updated Reflections™ program which features 100 12" × 12" scrapbook pages. Each layout pattern comes complete with a shaded blueprint, detailed assembly instructions, companion layout guides, photo options, and creative techniques sure to make your memories come to life.

This beautiful new hardbound book is similar to the Reflections programs with blueprints, step-by-step instructions, and photo suggestions, but it’s really in a league all of its own. It is a stand-alone publication that will look simply fabulous on a bookshelf or coffee table. It features 50 12" × 12" two-page scrapbook concepts as well as in-depth instructions for unique art techniques, accessory suggestions for every concept, detailed cutting diagrams, step-by-step assembly instructions, a thumbnail index, and all the artwork recipes.

Create your own 12" × 12" designer layouts with Jeanette Lynton’s second volume of incredible scrapbooking patterns. Packed with 50 all new, two-page patterns, complete cutting diagrams, and assembly instructions, plus inspiring techniques, Imagine™ is every scrapbooker’s best friend. Check out the first volume, Cherish™, the book that elevated passion for scrapbooking. Both gorgeous, hardback books feature full-color photos and are coffee-table worthy! (Cherish sold separately.)

Bring magic to your scrapbook layouts using clever interactive techniques. You'll add hands-on excitment and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! Magic™ also includes 35 gorgeous 12" x 12" layout patterns that can be used on their own or with the interactive techniques. (DVD included.)

The next two how-to books show you how to create beautiful cards. I really needed this as cardmaking is something that I struggled with.

Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the numerous patterns in our exquisite hardbound Originals™ program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints, and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love Originals. Feast on the gorgeous, full-color artwork sprinkled throughout the pages and then make cards of your own, simply and easily, with Originals!

Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards, and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton's latest hardbound, how-to cardmaking book a must-have for your creative library. The three bulk card "workshops" help you make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most out of your papers and your time. The beautiful full-color artwork and creative tips and techniques offer hours of inspiration and fresh ideas.

Other items they have announced will be retiring at the end of this catalog are:

(full kit only)

Old is new and very NOW! Achieve the aged look with our sensational Distressing Kit. It includes everything you need to create the patina of time: six Texture Tools (2 foam, 2 stipple, 1 each of sea sponge and black stubble), three paint brushes (1" flat, 1" foam, and fan), Delta Ceramcoat® acrylic paint, one Edge Distresser, one sanding block, one emery board, six pieces of sandpaper, paint tray with mixing sticks, two Distressing Ink pads (Chocolate and Black), and a frosted carrying box.


Add detail to stamped images, write journaling, or draw your own designs with our new Exclusive Inks Markers. Each round pen features two new sturdy tips--one brush and one bullet--designed to hold their shape for maximum creativity. The lid color indicates the ink color. Also available in seasonal sets, 2 sets of 6 per season. Ink is archival safe, pH-neutral, and non-toxic.

Now, I don't know what Jeannette has in store for us to replace these items but I'm sure it will be wonderful. It always is.

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