Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Workshop on the Go

I love Love LOVE this holiday paper collection from Close To My Heart! Don't wait to get your very own Sparkle & Shine Workshop on the Go kit (Item G1071) complete with paper, exclusive My Acrylix stamp set, embellishments and instructions. You can see more holiday items in the Holidays From The Heart Gift Guide. Many items in the Guide such as this workship kit are only available while supplies last through December 31, 2013. Click here to place your order. Remember to add your free "star" item when your order is $100 or more (retail value up to $17.95) and you will also qualify for the stamp of the month for $5.

I added additional black Baker's Twine (Z1701) and
glitter buttons from the Ruby Mini Medley Accents Collection (Z1861)

The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686) is recommended for the fancy cuts on these pages.
Additional items needed:
Black Exclusive Inks pad (Z2105), Juniper Exclusive Inks pad (Z2165), Ruby Exclusive Inks pad (Z2170), Twilight Exclusive Inks pad (Z2160)

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Stamp of the Month - Illuminate

The Stamp of the Month for November, Illuminate, is sure to light up your paper crafts with it's bright sentiments and many lanterns.  Here are a few samples of cards and a scrapbook layout to show how versatile it can be.  The stamp set is $17.95 or just $5 with a minimum purchase of $50 through the end of November.

12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout featuring Babycakes papers
4 x 5 card featuring Laughing Lola papers
7 x 5 card
Have a memorable day,

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Holiday Mini Albums

I can hardly wait to create one of these beauties using my Artbooking cricut cartridge.  Even if you don't want to craft a mini album, this video will inspire ideas for cards and scrapbook layouts.

Click here to order your Artbooking cartridge collection exclusively from Close To My Heart.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sarita Scrapbook Layouts...finally

I knew I was behind in my blogging, but I didn't realize I was that far behind.  Whoops.  Here are the promised finished layouts for the Sarita workshop.

I love the etched wooden shapes in the Sarita Assortment (Z1873), and the Aqua Dots (Z1853) add just the right amount of pop in color.

It looks like I spelled ROAD correctly afterall. One of the great things about scrapbooking is reliving the memories again. I enjoyed this trip with my family to the Petrified Forest in Arizona.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Is That Spelled Right?

Do you ever look at a word too long and start to wonder if it's spelled right? I'm preparing scrapbook pages using Close To My Heart's Sarita collection and when I stamped this word I started second guessing myself.

Check back for the finished Sarita layout soon!

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Close To My Heart Laughing Lola Workshop on the Go

For our September Playgroup we are creating 2 two-page layouts featuring Laughing Lola workshop-on-the-go (Item G1065) from Close To My Heart. I think these photos of my little ballerina work well with this paper.  The workshop includes a coordinating assortment of gems and satin paperclip bows as well as black hemp and a schnazzy stamp set.  I used the shiny sequins and buttons included in the black mini medley accents (Item Z1865). 
Layout #2 from Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2, pg. 8
Cricut cut is from Artiste, Card 11"
Optional Layout you can create with your left over paper, plus one black cardstock.
 Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 pg. 16
Have a memorable day,

Shopping List:
G1065 Laughing Lola WOTG
Z1862 Mini Medley Accents Collection - Black
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks pad
Blocks needed: 3x3 (Y1006) & 2x6.5 (Y1010

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cricut Craftroom Tutorial

Watch this video for a quick overview of Cricut Craftroom. It's FREE software that will make you fall in love with your Cricut cutting machine all over again.  LOVE IT!

Have a memorable day,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Close To My Heart Artbooking Mini Book with Dream Pop

As promised in my newsletter, here are pics of my recently completed minibook I created using Close To My Heart's newest Cricut cartridge, ARTBOOKING.  The Cricut Craftroom software made cutting all the pieces a lot easier to manage.  I used the Dream Pop paper kit which was the promotion during National Scrapbooking Month last May.  I also added a few extra colors of cardstock and inks: Juniper, Creme Brulee, Outdoor Denim, New England Ivy, Whisper, and Colonial White.  The pattern was provided by CTMH at Convention.  I used Distressed Backgrounds stamp set (D1544), but you could also use Geometric Backgrounds (D1559).  Add a little washi tape and bakers twine, and voila!  I love how it turned out.  Now to fill it with photos.

Have a memorable day,
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Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge

This video provides a fantastic look at the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart.

Contact me or shop at my website.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Close To My Heart Celebrates National Stamping Month

Get 3 times the fun with our new stamp set trio for only $10 with a qualifying purchase.

Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You'll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.
Watch the campaign video and contact me or visit my website to place your qualifying order to snatch this darling stamp set trio today!
*Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. Placing a minimum order of $50 is required for qualification.
I'm crazy about fonts, so this is definitely going on my Buy It list.
Have a memorable day,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Close To My Heart: A Chocolate Affair

There's still time to get the August Stamp of the Month, A Chocolate Affair, for FREE with a minimum purchase of $50. Click here to order fabulous CTMH products.  There is a brand new Idea Book chock full of products for Fall and Winter just waiting for you.

I made these whimsical cards with CTMH products including Glitz glitter gel, Chevron ribbon, and Bakers Twine.  The decor frame is a new product. I love the clothesline wires and the tiny clothespins.

Have a memorable day,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Epic Minecraft Birthday Party

My eyes have been opened to the pixelated world my kids are so obsessed with thanks to my son's Epic Minecraft Birthday Party!  Here's how you do it: pick a date, wait a week before the date, and lift all the ideas you can from Pinterest and Google searches.  The only thing I take credit for here is the marshmallow Ghasts, (Yes, spelled with an A).

Pretty Cute, hugh?  I used S'moreMallows, the square, flat kind and some melted chocolate in a piping bag. Actually I put the melted chocolate in a sandwich baggie and cut off the tip.  Before adding the chocolate face, I used scissors to cut the legs.  Super easy!

The best part was hearing my little boy thank me SEVERAL times for doing this party for him.

Here are some more pictures followed by credit where credit is due.

The Food

I wish I had taken a better picture of the "grass blocks AND the Jello jigglers "diamonds"
First impression


Pin the tail on the Pig

The kids wore the Steve head rather than a blindfold 

Everyone made their own pixel face

Of course they played the video game that inspired the madness

Perler Beads were a huge hit

You can see why

3D Steve and Creeper make great decorations
Credits (I hope I included all of them):

Now to scrapbook all the fun...
Have a memorable day,

Friday, August 9, 2013

Close To My Heart Washi Tape Stamp Set

Two great things are going on here.  First, never run out of washi tape with this WASHI WONDER stamp set (D1558) and always have the color you need.  Second, this stamp set as well as six others can be yours for FREE*.  When you host a gathering you can apply select product credit earned from sales (online or with guests in your home) toward these exclusive stamp sets. They're all discounted from regular price so you can get one or all of them.  These sets, shown on pages 6-9 of the new Idea Book are ONLY available with hostess rewards, so contact me to get started.

View the latest Idea Book here.  When you purchase one of the Close To My Heart Cricut Collections on pages 59-61, you only need to collect $51 in additional orders from yourself or your family & friends in order to qualify for Hostess Rewards and order these exclusive stamp sets or other products.

*Stamp sets can only be purchased with credit earned by hosting a gathering.

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FREE Close To My Heart stamp set: A Chocolate Affair - August Stamp of the Month

Who can say no to chocolate? Especially when it's FREE! During the month of August you will receive the August Stamp of the Month, A Chocolate Affair, with every $50 order from Close To My Heart.  Don't miss out on this adorable collection of decadent chocolatey images. Make every project a delight with this must-have set! SHOP NOW

Have a memorable day,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Stamp of the Month - A Flowering Bunch

This is another great Stamp of the Month from CTMH.  This card was designed by my friend, Sharryl Hales.  It's a 4x5 postcard. The tag slides into a My Creations Paper Pouch (Z1827).

Have a memorable day,