When I first saw this artwork on page 48 of the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book at Convention last summer, I fell in love! It wasn’t the paper or the colors, it was truly the design of the wall hangings. I knew that I had to create that for my home. I instantly thought about the empty space above the TV and knew it would be perfect there. In retrospect, it won’t look as cute as the display in this photo, but at least I’ll get to admire it every time I’m watching TV!
Luckily, because I attended Convention, I was able to look at the artwork up close and personal! That is one of the many perks to being a Close To My Heart Consultant. We’re allowed to take as many photos as we like which has helped me tremendously as I recreate some of the gorgeous artwork from the Idea Books. Close To My Heart also provides us with recipes for each Idea Book. Did you know that you can download the recipes from my website?!
The recipe let me know that I was going to cut out a bunch of hearts from the Art Philosophy Cricut® cartridge and also gave me the cutting sizes! That part of it could not have been any easier. At this point, I can’t remember how many hearts I cut out, but it is a LOT.
Now the fun part…scoring, folding, and inking the edges of all those little hearts! That’s what I did today for a very extended 13-minutes while we watched the Seahawks game. This is probably the most time consuming project I’ve ever done. I didn’t even come close to finishing today, and this project has been sitting on my table for a month!
So, the good news is that I finished up the left side of the layout with my club last month. The bad news is that the right side still has a bunch of hearts to fold, but everything has been inked. The depressing news is that the middle section hasn’t been touched…do you see all the hearts on that page?! The good news is that my club comes back in a week, so I have to finish it by then! So, guess what I’m spending 13-minutes a day on for the rest of this week?!