Friday, July 29, 2016

Family Banner - Base & Bling

Yet another use for the Base and Bling jewelry line.

This time a fun banner which could be hung anywhere. I used the Pendant pieces and added Black cardstock. I cut the letters using the Cricut cartridge and then flooded the front with Liquid Glass as it is lighter in weight than the glass covers.

I cut the flowers using the Cricut and added a tiny purple gem to the centers. I embossed the cream cardstock frame shapes in Gold embossing powder and then hand cut each one.

I thought it looked really pretty and hope you like it as much as I do  Love Sara xxx

Thursday, July 28, 2016

CTMH goes 'mobile'

Thank you Close To My Heart - my website is now available on your mobile device 💖
This means that my website address has changed just a little to sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com
Take a look and see what you think 😃
In the photo below you can see the details of our amazing new consultant offer with its added July bonus PLUS get an extra gift from me when you join my wonderful Legacies of Love team 💖
In this photo you can also see the fun July Stamp of the Month limited edition Stamp Set with its cool journaling area stamps and fun emoji style images. It's available for just three more days so don't miss out X

Luggage Tags - Base and Bling Style - Extravaganza 2014

How adorable are these. Fun luggage bag tags for your purse. I made them as a cute gift for my friends.

I used the Base and Bling pendant pieces with the alphabet stickers to personalize each one.

Instead of using the glass covers I flooded the front of each piece with Liquid glass so that i was able to set the different gems and sparkles directly into it. I then added a charm across the front - again sunk into the Liquid Glass to keep it secure.

I made the paper beads from the Seaside paper - I took a 0.5" x 3" piece and wrapped it around a wooden skewer and lots of liquid glass sealed it and stopped it from unrolling. I then sandwiched the ribbon between 2 gems for added shine and sparkle.

I hope you love them as much as my friends did and that they inspire you to create - Love Sara xxx

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tic Tac Toe - CTMH style - Extravaganza 2014

How fun is this :O)

I took a 6" canvas frame and added the Seaside paper to the front of it and used lots of Liquid Glass to attach it. I added Gold glitter paper to the sides and edged it with the Base and Bling chain. I cut thin strips of paper to make the squares and added the Gold Bling Gems.

The playing pieces are the Oval Glass Base and Bling covers with gold glitter cardstock which I had stamped the Xs and Os in Black Stazon ink. using the Glamour Uppercase stamp set (it will retire July 21st 2016 so don't wait)  I then used liquid glass to attach them to the the glass pieces. I used the same ink and the state stamp set to stamp on the cream Muslin Bag to hold all of the paying pieces.

Hope you like it and that it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fun Scrapbook Mini Album in a Box - Extravaganza 2014







Love, Love, LOVE this mini album in the CTMH Journalling Cards Box. Its is the perfect size for so many things and can be decorated in so many ways - I am so sad to see it retire at the end on July :O(

Here I added this fun flowered paper and added an adorable mini album inside it.
On the outside of the box I took one of the Base and Bling bracelets which i flattened out and added ribbon which I wove in and out of the bangle part.  I was still able to add the charms by looping them into the ribbon.

I hope you love it as much as I do & that it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx

Thursday, July 21, 2016

All Grown Up - 'Graduation' Scrapbook Layout

Who knew that the Seaside paper was so versatile !!!
Here I have used it on a graduation layout of Leo.

I used the 'Timeline" pattern from the Imagine How To Scrapbook Program. These book make it so quick and simple to make a stunning layout very easily. I use them all of the time and highly recommend them x

The Base and Bling alphabet stickers formed the title - these will be retiring so stock up while you can !! I love the finished result along with the stars which I cut from Black glitter paper on the Cricut.

Hope you like it and it inspire you to create - Love Sara xxx

Monday, July 18, 2016

Smile - Scrapbook Layout - Extravaganza 2014

This is such a great day - out for the day on a Catamaran boat with CTMH when we were in Costa Rica on the CTMH Incentive Trip. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful boat values at $500,000!!!

Here the Base and Bling charms and pendant pieces were mixed with the metal Seaside compliments - a perfect pairing.

The Desert sand cardstock was scored both horizontally and vertically to give the illusion of wooden planks and then heavily distressed with the White Daisy pigment ink pad. Loved the finished result. Gold bling gems (which will soon retire) formed the centers of the flowers. I use so many of these gems are they really do seem to co-ordinate with everything. Make sure you stock up before they go as it is while supplies last

Hope you like it and it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx

Thursday, July 14, 2016

You & Me Scrapbook Layout - Extravaganza 2014


This is one of my favorite layouts from CTMH - and is made using the Make it from your Heart Vol. 1 of the 'How To' programs. These programs are great as they give you a blueprint, a cutting guide and then finished artwork examples as inspiration. Brilliant !

Here is another way you can add the Base and Bling jewelry to your pages - on the left hand page I have added a pendant and on the right hand page I added the charms - the Eiffel Tower at the bottom and the '&' on the title is another charm where I cut the loop off it. I colored the now retired clear sparkle flourishes with the brown ShinHan alcohol marker.

Hope you like it & it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx



Monday, July 11, 2016

Base & Bling Cards - Extravaganza 2014



Here are 3 more cards decorated with the Base and Bling line of jewelry products.

The top card has a pendant piece on it and again I have cut off the hanging loop to make it more of a statement piece. The border is cut on the Cricut in the gold shimmer cardstock.

The middle card was embossed in a diamond pattern and then heavily inked using Colonial White ink to give it a Shabby Chic look and again I used the chain as a ribbon and added the bird charm which i had cut off the hanging loop with an old pair of scissors.

The final card features a sticker on its own and the mustache charm again with the loop cut off it.

Even though they all have the same color combination there are 3 very different styles.

Hope you like them & it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Extravaganza 2014 cards with Base and Bling



Here are 3 of the cards which I made using the Base and Bling jewelry line. It is very versatile.
The top one has a pendant piece with just a sticker in it but no glass, the middle one has the pendant with the sticker and the glass added, and the bottom card shows the sticker on its own - not inside the pendant but then using the chain as ribbon.

I also used the Floral Embossing folder on the colonial white cardstock which I then distressed heavily with Desert Sand ink. This folder is available on its own or as part o a 2 design or 3 design discount pack as it will retire shortly. Hop on over to my website to check out the other patterns and get them while supplies last

Hope you like what I made & that it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx 

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Time Passes . . . . Scrapbook layout

This was my competition layout piece which I made for Convention.
The fence and the gate are comprised of 49 pieces of cardstock, inked distressed and ink edged, interwoven and with 3D foam tape between to make it dimensional. The grass is hand it with scissors, the flowers are cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The Daffodil leave are free hand cut and the clock time is set to 11.11 my dads time. The camera is tucked in the flowers at the bottom.

The gate opens to reveal 2 photos and under the top photo is the journaling.
 The theme was the movie Inside Out and I chose a core memory to scrapbook - 
not necessarily the individual character emotions.
I was absolutely thrilled with the end result (30 hrs to complete) and would not change anything about it.
Hope you like it and that it inspires you to create - Love Sara xxx

Monday, July 04, 2016

Beach Baby Colonial White Display Tray


This is one of my favorite layouts which used the base and bling in a different way. I used the chain instead of ribbon underneath the 3 horizontal pieces. This is probably one of my favorite paper packs ever - Seaside - wish it was still available.  I used the Cricut cartridge on the Sorbet cardstock to make the swirls for seaweed and I just tucked the metal compliments in there too.

The Colonial White Display frame is still available for just a few more weeks so make sure you get it while you can.

Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Friday, July 01, 2016

I am so excited to share the opportunity to join CTMH. I love my Legacies of Love team and we support each other and share so many ideas with each other. The friendships I have made during my 13 years with CTMH are so precious to me. I love the discount I get on my own scrapbooking products and the commission I earn while sharing the excitement of Close To My Heart with others.
Our new Idea Book goes live to my customers in August with even more new products coming in September. 
But...YOU don't have to wait until August to get yours. If you would like to join my amazing Legacies of Love team in July you will also get TWO additional perks....a free NEW Fundamentals Creative Collection including a 24 sheet paper pack and coordinating Complements from Close To My Heart PLUS an additional Fundamentals Creative Collection of 24 papers of your choice Free from ME.

Our new consultant kit is just $75.00 and contains the fabulous core tools shown in the photo below PLUS it has great marketing supplies PLUS an instant $50 Select Product Credit which means you get to choose the additional items that you want. 
The kit is valued at over $200 not including the additional bonus items from CTMH and me. If you have any questions I would love to chat with you and discuss more of the perks offered to you when you take advantage of this great opportunity. Offer valid July 1st through July 31st 2016 ‪#‎LOLteamrocks‬
visit my website at 
http://sarabatkin.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx
to join my team today 

Love bugs Colonial White Decor. Frame - Extravangza 2014

Here is a different aspect of layout - something very different for me.
I love the soon to be retired Colonial White Decor Display Frame

I used the Base and Bling bracelet oval piece which I took off the band - then I put resin piece in to it.

The Black shimmer trim added some sparkle and the arrow washi tape is fabulous on this project.
Make sure you don't miss out on getting this before supplies last.

Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

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