Thursday, September 27, 2012

Organize Your Craft Supplies

Have you seen our amazing new Organizational products?  I have the Medium box, which I love!  Check out this video our Corporate offices just released showing the Small & Medium organizers.  Organizing is a breeze with the new sturdy, stackable organizers and craft boxes. You’ll always know where to find your supplies—safe and sound in these portable containers!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pop up birthday cards

Here are a couple of pop up birthday cards I made recently.  I saw them posted on our team site and Debbi Fournier shared her instructions for the inside with us.  The first card was made using Clementine papers, Creme Brulee & Colonial White cardstock, Cocoa grosgrain ribbon & the Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set.

The second card was made using Dakota papers, Crystal Blue & Colonial White cardstock, Colonial White grosgrain ribbon & the Card Chatter - Birthday Stamp Set.  I just thought these were too cute!  I hope you like them also!

Until my next post, happy crafting!!

Technique Tuesday Video

Okay, so it's not officially called that, but it is Tuesday again and that means that Close to my Heart has a new Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart Episode on My Craft Channel's site.  The video “Terrific Two-Tone” features base and shade stamping for a terrific two-tone look.  Watch it here. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Flirty as Girlie & Fall!

Here are 2 layouts with 2 different looks but both made using Flirty papers.  I have to admit when I first saw these papers at Convention, I thought "Wow, this is a flashback to the 70's"!!  I could completely see myself back in the 70's in some bright & bold colored pants of these same colors, ahhh!

Both of these layouts are based on Pattern 2 in the Make it from Your Heart Volume 1 How To book.  I just flipped the floral print over to the Goldrush leaf/vine design and added some Barn Red cardstock to the mix and tada a totally different look!

On the Smile layout, I used Flirty paper pack, added some Hollyhock cardstock, Keepsake Alphabet stamp set, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the flowers with Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems for the centers.

On the Fall layout, as mentioned I just flipped the floral print over for the Goldrush leaf design, added some Barn Red cardstock, used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the various leaves & acorns stamped with Harvest Happiness stamp set, I also used Fall Harvest stamp set & the September Stamp of the Month Fall Favorites stamp set for the title & the adorable scarecrow.  I can't wait to add some Fall pictures to this layout real soon.  This is my favorite time of the year, cooler weather, leaves turning beautiful colors! 

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Latest Artwork

So I've been busy creating recently but not posting all of my creations, so here it goes in no particular order.

This is the Scroll Album WOTG Kit. 

Here is the Scholastic WOTG Kit layout.  I knew when I saw this paper pack at Convention and the kit layout, that I would be making this layout for my oldest son going into 4th grade.

And yes, I did make 2 of them, you are not seeing  double.  I had to make the very same layout for my youngest son starting 1st grade this Fall.

This layout was made using Pear & Partridge papers, Merry & Bright stamp set, Bohemian stamp set, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the tree accent, and Cranberry Baker's Twine.

This was a super cute and simple birthday card that I lifted from a fellow Consultant that is on our Northern Stars team out of Michigan, Jessica Johnson using the It's Your Day stamp set & August SOTM as well as the Artiste Cricut Collection for the banner and medallion.

This I'm ashamed to mention is a class layout that we did back in June and I never posted a picture on here! Another one I lifted from a fellow Consultant, Niccole Sather-Kulig.  The layout is from the Cherish How-To book, Pleasing Paradigm shown on pages 94 & 95.

The two pictures above are one of the layouts we made while at Convention using Clementine papers and an exclusive Convention stamp set we received while there.  The top picture shows the layout with the flip flaps closed and the bottom one with them open.

This is another layout we created while at Convention using Flirty papers and the 1 1/4" circle punch to make the adorable circle/square accents.  They were a little time consuming but turned out so neat!

This is another layout we created while at Convention using Clementine papers, Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet, Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes & again that exclusive Convention stamp set.

Here is an adorable magazine rack card holder I made using the new Artiste Cartridge & Avonlea papers to hold the cards I made using the Avonlea Cardmaking WOTG Kit.

I could not resist making these cute strawberries & holder using the new Artiste Cartridge and Pear & Partridge papers, after I saw fellow Consultant Pamela O'Connor post them on her blog.

Ready for Christmas?  I partially am with this new Advent Calendar WOTG Kit.  I did add some White Daisy cardstock to make my numbers on the boxes pop a little more, but other than that I followed the instructions included and wala, ready for Christmas!

Until my next crafty post, which should be soon, happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Items added to "While Supplies Last"

More wonderfully discounted items have been added to my site!  See the new items added below, and click on them to go to my website and place your order.

While Supplies Last

A plethora of discounted and retired products are available to you at phenomenal prices. Check back often to take advantage of these products that are offered while supplies last!
SHIPPING NOTE: Please note that shipping on all discounted items is based on the original retail price, NOT the discounted price. FedEx Ground shipping in the US is calculated at 7.95% of your retail order total or $7.95, whichever is greater; Landmark Ground shipping in Canada is calculated at 10% of your retail order total or $10, whichever is greater.

$6.95 $2.00 Z1397

$4.95 $1.00 Z1320

$4.95 $1.50 Z1367

$12.95 $3.00 BULK225


$4.95 $1.00 Z1403

$4.95 $1.50 Z1261

$4.95 $1.00 Z1337

$4.95 $1.50 Z1368

Quantity:  HINGES

$4.95 $1.00 Z1402

Quantity:  CRAFT TRAY

$7.95 $3.00 1764

$9.95 $2.50 X7141B

$4.95 $1.50 X7141C


$4.50 $1.50 BULK154


$4.95 $1.00 Z1006

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's time for another CTMH Video

Yep, it's Tuesday again and CTMH has another video "Spanning the Space".  Spanning the Space features tips and tricks for stamping across multiple surfaces.  I took some pictures of my latest projects I've been working on this morning and hope to get those posted soon.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this video!  Also, CTMH is doing another giveaway of the beautiful Love Blooms stamp set used in this video.  Go here to enter to win.  

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adding Color to Your Crafts

CTMH's Exclusive color palette is so beautiful.  Watch this video featuring Kristine in our Corporate offices to see some artwork made with the exclusive colors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Swipe Hype

What's the "swipe hype" you might ask?  Well check out the latest Clearly the Best - Stamping with Close to my Heart video on My Craft Channel.  Love this new technique!  I'm going to have to go try it!  I have the Trinity Alphabet stamp set and use it often.  You could even win that very versatile alphabet stamp set by going here.  Until next time, happy crafting & enjoy this video!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Easy Party Planning with Cricut®

Do you have a birthday party to plan?  Look at the fun & creative party planning you can do with Close to my Heart's new Artiste cartridge!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart

This is such exciting news...  Close to my Heart has teamed up with My Craft Channel, an online craft TV network to create a new video series called Clearly the Best.  If seeing is believing, then you’ll quickly see that when it comes to stamping, clear stamps are the best!  Close To My Heart’s see-through My Acrylix® stamps and blocks ensure full ink coverage and perfect placement every time.  Whether you are new to stamping or a seasoned pro, you can achieve unmatched precision and detail in your stamping with Close To My Heart’s stamps and blocks.  Let us show you how!  Combine the stamping techniques featured in this video series with the flexibility of clear stamps, and you’ll soon discover why Close To My Heart’s stamps are clearly the best!  

This is the first video in the series, watch it and contact me with any questions you might have!  Like how do I get that awesome stamp set! ;o)