Friday, July 29, 2011

CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Review Video

I know my last post was about the Cricut "Hello Thursday" email that I received and a link to check it out on the Cricut site.  Well I also stumbled upon a video review of the cartridge made by a fellow CTMH Consultant, Mandy Leahy.  You should really check out her video.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

I know, I've posted about it before, Close to my Heart partnered with ProvoCraft & we now have an exclusive Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy that coordinates with our stamps, has a font, does 3D items, etc., etc., etc.  I have had a baby bug Cricut machine for a quite a while now.  My wonderful hubby bought it for me for Christmas years ago.  Anyway, I receive the Cricut newsletter emails and today's "Hello Thursday" email features our new cartridge!!  Woohoo, so exciting!  You can click thru and see so many wonderful things this cartridge can do.    I will post the link in below.

Cricut - Hello Thursday    This takes you to the Cricut site.  On the top left hand side of the page you will see a bookshelf with flowers on it and the Blue Cartridge case with Art Philosophy.  Click on that and drool over all of the wonderful things it shows you can make.  And that doesn't show you everything!  I can't wait to open mine and start creating.  But I'm thinking I really need to splurge and get the Expression! ;o)  Let me know if you want to get your hands on this wonderful new cartridge.

Monday, July 25, 2011

CTMH Convention Fun Video

This is a video Corporate made which is a collection of just some of the fun had at Convention this year at Disneyland!  I can be seen with my upline, Mandy and some of the Michigan ladies (Hope, Cyndi, Stephani, Me, Mandy, JuliAnne & Holly) from our team at about 30 seconds into the video.

Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection

Here is a sneak peek at the wonderful new Cricut Cartridge collection available August 1st from Close to my Heart.  I cannot wait to get mine so I can start playing & creating some of the beautiful items I saw at Convention!  To order your collection in a few days go here.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Next years Convention is in Texas!

This is during closing session while Jeanette is answering questions that we submitted.

SOTM pricing

I just wanted to share in case you haven't seen this info elsewhere, that our Stamp of the Month pricing has changed.  It is now buy the stamp set outright for $17.95 or spend $50 & buy it for $5!!!  How awesome is that! 

Also with our B&T papers going to a cardstock weight paper the change in that in case you want the specifics is it was previously 65 cardstock weight & it is now 100 cardstock weight.

That's it for now, I'm off to Closing Sessions!! ;o)
Here is an adorable My Creations Memory Game box I made in the last business create & take class using Elemental paper pack.
Woohoo, here is a wonderful new, D size Cricut compatible stamp set I just won in a business class being presented by Kristine Widtfeldt. This is so exciting!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This is one of 4 stamp sets I won this morning in General Sessions! I was so excited to say the least! A wonderful & exciting announcement that was made is that the price of our stamps is going down, yea!! A "D" size stamp set is now $17.95, previously $22.95. A "C" size stamp set is now $13.95. A "B" size is now $9.95 & the "A" size is now $6.95! Oh and the large "E" size is now $29.95, previously $34.95.

Convention Extravaganza Board using New Cricut Cartridge

This is one of the Extravaganza boards with items made using the new Cricut cartridge.

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

This is one of the Extravaganza class boards showing use with our new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge!

Extravaganza Board

This is one of the Extravaganza boards using Believe papers & felt pockets aka finger warmers!! ;o)

Extravaganza displays

Extravaganza board

This is one of the Extravaganza boards.
Wonderland paper pack.
Believe paper pack.
Mischief paper pack
Sonoma paper pack.
Dreamin paper pack.
Elemental paper pack.
Roxie paper pack.
Typeset paperpack. We went to cardstock weight B&Ts!
This shows our New Cricut cartridge with dimensional elements & stamps collection.  
Sorry it's not the best picture!  I was sitting on the floor eating lunch & looking through the new Idea Book & trying to post pics on here all at the same time!  But this cartridge and all of it's features look WONDERFUL!!  Can't wait to get mine!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Card Swaps

Here are the cards I made to swap at Convention, after much hesitation, worrying about if what I make will be good enough.  I'm more of a layout person, not so much cards.  But I have to admit once I got an idea going it was pretty fun!  I found a sample of a card with detachable bookmark on Splitcoaststampers site & loved it, so I used that for alot of the cards I made.  I hope the other Consultants like these!

Supplies used all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Supplies used
Sophia papers
Pear & Hollyhock cardstock
Dreams Comes True stampset
Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Paper flowers
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Buttons - Pink assortment

The inside with the detachable bookmark.

Supplies used
Sophia papers
Pear & Blush cardstock
Dreams Come True & Cherished Flourishes stamp sets
Colonial White ribbon
Butterfly punch (EK Success)

The inside with the detachable bookmark.

This flag card made me think of Betsy Ross.
Supplies used
Fanfare papers
Star punch (EK Success)
Jubilation stamp set (June SOTM)
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon

This one was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #191
Supplies used
Lucky papers
Outdoor Denim & Colonial White cardstock
Enjoy Life & Horizon stamp sets
Wooden buttons
Outdoor denim embossing powders
Outdoor denim ribbon
2" Scallop Circle Punch

The inside with the detachable bookmark.

Supplies used
Mayberry papers
Colonial White, Cocoa & Sky cardstock
Trees & Things, Splendid Day & Over the Rainbow stamp sets
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon
White embossing powders
The inside with the detachable bookmark.

Supplies used
Fanfare papers
White Daisy, Cranberry & Pacifica cardstock
In the Month of July & Jubilation (June SOTM) stamp sets
Scalloped Square Die (Spellbinders)

"You're the Bomb!" card - I completely cased this one from CardMaker magazine, but it was just too stinkin' cute!
Supplies used
Fanfare papers
White Daisy & Cranberry cardstock
In the Month of July stamp set
Designer Ribbon - Blue collection
Buttons - Clear assortment
Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinders)

Supplies used
Fanfare papers
Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock
Thrill Ride, Boom! & Hit the Spot stamp sets
Star punch (EK Success)
Red & Clear sparkles
Silver, Cranberry & Black embossing powders
Ribbon from Black Mini Medleys Accents

The inside with the detachable bookmark.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Convention madness or mess?!

Convention madness or should I say mess?!! I'm still working on card swaps for convention & this is my work area aka dining room. My hubby joked the other day that we should've made this mom's craft room. My craft room is in the basement but when the boys are outside playing I bring projects upstairs to work on in the dining room so I can keep an eye on them. I will share some of my swap items soon! 

If you are new to my blog, thanks for coming over to check it out!!  I will be posting updates from Convention, I so can't wait!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

Okay so I'm a few days early!  But this is such a wonderful holiday.  We celebrate the freedom we have to live in the United States!  I feel very fortunate.  Here is a card I made today using Fanfare papers, Sky, Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock & Cranberry grosgrain ribbon.  Yep, it was inspired by the smaller card I posted a few days ago.  And a little help with getting the idea going from a good friend of mine, Carol (Thanks again Carol!! :o)    Hope you like it!  And I hope some of the other ladies at Convention like it also, I'm making some to take to swap.

Until next post, hope you and your family have a wonderful & safe 4th!