Monday, September 30, 2013

Simply Stitch It!

Feeling a little wary of adding stitching to your papercrafting? Did you know it doesn’t require a sewing machine? Our new stitch guide makes stitching simple to do—and the look it gives is simply stunning! See it for yourself in this video.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #105 - Spellbound card

Earlier this week, I started getting out my Fall home decorations and putting them up.  I love this time of the year as the weather starts cooling down, College Football is in full swing, and pumpkin scents are everywhere!  I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch in an email and immediately thought of using Huntington papers to make a card using this sketch, but then I saw what Allisa Chilton made & that nipped that one, ha ha!  I admire a lot of Allisa's beautiful work & she and I seem to think along the same lines.  My next thought came to making the following card using Spellbound, a retired paper pack that was a part of a kit last Fall.  So here is my creation using Allisa's Sketch design #105.  I hope you like it!


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And here is the sketch that my card is based on.  There is still time to make your own card & join over at Freshly Made Sketches.




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Tools of the Trade!

The right tool can make all the difference in your artistic scrapbooking, especially in the details. See the tools we have to offer to enhance your creative experience, and then try them out for yourself!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #4 Spooky Halloween Layouts

It is time again for another Artbooking Made Easy video.  I just love these Halloween layouts Kristine features in the video!  I hope you like them also!




It's easy to add some creative spook to your projects with the Cricut® Artbooking collection from Close To My Heart. View a few creepy creations and learn how to make your own in this video.


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Winner Winner!!

I was a vendor at The Crossings 3rd Annual Decor & Craft Fair this past weekend.  I met so many wonderful people & helped out some fellow vendors as well with some food purchases!  Of the guests that stopped by my table and visited with me and filled out the Door Prize Drawing form, my winner that was drawn by my cute son was...

Drum roll please...   Janeil Anderson!!

Congratulations Janeil!  I will be mailing your prize to you tomorrow!


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

You Are My Happy & Laughing Lola card

Here is another card I made recently using the National Stamping Month Special - You Are My Happy with Laughing Lola paper packet.  This is based on Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 - Pattern 21.


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Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #104 - Huntington Card

Okay so I'm not the most consistent crafter to participate in all of these sketch challenges, but I do enjoy participating when I get the chance to do so!  Over at Freshly Made Sketches they posted sketch #104 by Linda S. and here is my card I created using Huntington papers.

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And here is the sketch below that my card is based on. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my artwork!  I hope you like it!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit

Express yourself with your very own wearable crafting projects! With the Base & Bling line from Close To My Heart, you have just the right ingredients for showing off your creativity. Watch and learn for yourself how to craft your own beautifully embellished necklace with the Base & Bling fabric necklace kit.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Artbooking Made Easy - Video #3 Summer Mini-Albums

It is that time again, a new week means another new Artbooking Made Easy Video!!  These mini-albums look like so much fun to make!  I still haven't made one yet, but plan to do so very soon!

From grilling to swimming, camping, and road-tripping, Close To My Heart makes it easy for you to capture your summer memories in fun, unique mini-albums. See how they're made with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection.




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tip Tuesday!

So my crafty Cricut loving friends, do you have extra cuts just laying around?  I have a tip for you specifically for Close to my Heart Cricut cuts that coordinate with our My Acrylix stamp sets.  Store them in with the stamp set.  I know most of you do not cut a page full of one shape like I tend to do when preparing for a class, but if you have extras left then this is your quick go to!

This picture shows the Sarita Workshop on the Go Kit stamp set that I used earlier this month for class.

And this picture shows the cut out shapes I had left after class.  Stored in with the stamp set, for quick easy use next time I want to stamp one of these sentiments!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, September 16, 2013

You Are My Happy - Good Times card

Here is another card I made using the National Stamping Month special trio stamp set "You Are My Happy" using Sarita papers and the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 - Pattern 23.  I also have to let you know that this card was also completely inspired from fellow Consultant Holly Veselenak.  She posted her card on a Consultant only board and I knew I had to make it!  You can see her card and some of her other beautiful cards by clicking on her name above or on her blog here.



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Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Crafting for the Cure!

I am excited to announce that I will be participating as a Vendor again next month in the Billings Clinic Cancer Center's Crafting for the Cure!  I was able to participate in this wonderful event back in 2011 and had planned to do so again last year until the flu bug hit our house!!

If you are in the Billings area, won't you please consider joining this wonderful event for a great cause!!  Contact me to get your Registration Form today!  Seating is limited & you don't want to miss this amazing day of sisterhood & crafting!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Celebrate Today & Thanks Cards

I shared recently one of the reasons Why I Love Close to my Heart, it was the Stamp Sets!  Another reason why I Love Close to my Heart is the Sisterhood & Inspiration I receive from fellow Consultants.  The following card is one I completely lifted from fellow Consultant Lalia Harris.  She posted it on her blog & I just Loved it, so I had to make one just like it for myself!  You can see her post here.  Now to show you the beautiful card I lifted! ;o)  I hope you like it as well!



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And after loving & creating/lifting the beautiful card above, I was inspired to create this simpler version "Thanks" card using this same type of design.


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Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Poster Tidings - September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "Poster Tidings" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from September 1 - 30, 2013.  This month, you can receive this stamp set for $5 with a qualifying purchase.

If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!




If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Darla's blog ~ Crafting is Contagious.  If you came from Janna's blog ~ The Creative Princess then you are in the right place!

Here is a card I made using the Stamp of the Month, I hope you like it! This is such a fun stamp set to create with! I stamped the stamp with Colonial White Ink and then sprinkled it with a combination of Clear Detail Embossing Powder & Prisma Glitter, then using the Craft Heater I heat set it. Can you see the sparkle in my picture? With the heat we were having when I made this card, thinking of the cooler snowy days was fun & where the sparkle thought came from!


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Your next stop on our "Poster Tidings" hop is Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle.

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along along the way:
  1. Darla ~ Crafting is Contagious 
  2. Amber ~ Scrapper's Therapy 
  3. Rebecca - Show Me Scrapping 
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  5. Janna - The Creative Princess
  6. Pam ~ Pam's Crafty Creations 
  7. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you!

Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Stamp of the Month - Grateful Layout

Here is a fun & so easy layout I made using the Artbooking cartridge, some Huntington papers and the September Stamp of the Month - Poster Tidings.  Check back here on Saturday for more Stamp of the Month artwork!  I am participating in a Blog Hop with fellow Consultants & will feature the other wintery stamp in this stamp set.


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Z1906 - Artbooking Cartridge - Harvest Layout on page 72



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Create with Cricut Collections

Are you wondering which Close to my Heart Cricut Collection would be right for you?  Watch this video featuring Close to my Heart VP, Kristine Widtfeldt, and let me know if you still have any questions!

Enhance the artist within you by cutting and assembling foundational shapes, 3-D items, and themed mini books with Close To My Heart's stunning Cricut® Collections! With limitless options for shapes, themes, and sizes, our Cricut® Collections will bring you hours of exciting creative sessions.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You Are My Happy - Life without friendship card

I said last week that I was going to share some more of my National Stamping Month artwork with you and I didn't get a chance to get any of it posted!  So here is one of the cards I made using two of the adorable stamp sets, the Icons & Sentiments sets.


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Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Artboooking Made Easy: A+ School Layouts

It's time for a new Artbooking Made Easy video!  Watch below just some of the ways to make adorable Back to School themed layouts using the new Artbooking cartridge.





Close To My Heart's new Cricut® Artbooking collection will give you what you need to score an A+ on back-to-school projects! See how to make your own in this video.

Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

New Clearance "While Supplies Last" Items!!

New Items have just been added to the "While Supplies Last" section of my website!  If you see something below that you want, you need to click through and go get it before it is gone!

While Supplies Last


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Exciting News for Page Protectors!!

I have some exciting news to share with you!!  I love to be part of such an amazing company that keeps up with the industry trends & listens to Consultant suggestions!  The following was just announced in our Corporate Weekly Update Email yesterday.  I posted a video a while back made by a fellow Consultant about how to alter our current page protectors to fit in the Creative Memories albums, but with this announcement made...all of the Creative Memories customers out there that are left without page protectors, this will be your fix!  Contact me in January to get our new page protectors!

Close To My Heart is developing two different side-loading Memory Protectors® products for 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. These products will be formulated with our same quality PVC-free materials and are anticipated to be available with the release of the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book (preview period begins January 1, 2014). The first product is intended to be compatible with Creative Memories-style strap albums without requiring modification to the album or protector. The protectors have seams on the top, bottom, and exterior side, with an open side for sliding in pages near the gutter seam. “Refill pages” are not required to use this product.
 
The second product is intended for use in post-bound or three-ring albums. Protectors are very similar to Close To My Heart’s existing Memory Protectors style, but instead of having an opening at the top for top loading, these will have the opening at the interior side near the gutter. We anticipate that these two additional formats of Memory Protectors will give you additional options in organizing their pages in albums. These protectors are not intended to replace our current style of Memory Protectors, but rather to offer more options and diversity in our top quality Memory Protectors.


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sarita - Monthly Class Layout

A new month means a new monthly class layout.  My wonderful group of ladies met on Monday night and created the following layout using Sarita Workshop on the Go Kit.  The layout is based on the sketch from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 - Pattern 14.  Both layouts are made from the same sketch, just turned and a few slight adjustments.




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Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Designed Decor Delights

I personally love these frames!!  I already showcased my Designed Decor Frame Kit in another post, you can see it HERE.  And you can see that I displayed my August SOTM cards on the Black Frame HERE.  Now you can watch the video featuring CTMH VP Monica Wihongi and then contact me to get your own Designed Decor Frame or Frame Kit




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

With the release of the New Cricut Artbooking Cartridge at Convention back in June, it was announced that there would be a video series starting in September & running through April 2014, and it is September, so grab a cup of coffee & check out the first video in the series.  And come back every week for the new video!  Then get out your Artbooking cartridge & start playing & creating!    WHAT?  You don't own it yet?  Well after you see some of the wonderful things you can do with this cartridge, you will want to get it!







Now is a perfect time to purchase the Artbooking Collection from me!  Because this month is National Stamping Month and with the purchase of the Artbooking Collection you can get the "You Are My Happy" stamp set trio for $10 as well as the September Stamp of the Month for $5!  You would end up with just under $165 worth of products for only $127 (includes shipping) before taxes.  Just to recap & show you what you would receive.


Artbooking Collection - Cartridge, 3 Exclusive Stamp Sets, 3 Dimensional Elements

September National Stamping Month Special - You Are My Happy Stamp Set Trio!

Close to my Heart September SOTM Artwork.

September SOTM - Poster Tidings



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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