Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Halloween!

I got to go to my youngest sons Costume Parade at his school and then hang out for his class party.  Love getting to go to his school to help out or attend events!  I wanted to share the cute treats that I made for him to hand out to his classmates.  And they were so easy to make too!  I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the spider at 4 1/4" (large enough to hold the treat cup filled with M&Ms) and the spider web is cut at 6 1/4".  Print out a little sentiment on White Daisy cardstock & done!    The kiddos in my son's class loved them!  One boy said he would keep his forever to remember it was from Caleb!  How cute is that?!!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Clearly the Best, Crafting with Close to my Heart: Wacky Washi

Add variation to your cards with Close To My Heart's washi tape—be it warm or a little wacky.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #9, Festive Mini Albums

It's time for another wonderful Artbooking Made Easy video!

With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart, your photos will find a cozy home on the pages of a dazzling holiday mini album. Watch the video to gather your own ideas on how to use its themed keys to create merry and bright holiday projects that last.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Clearly the Best, Crafting with Close to my Heart: Connect the Dots!

Embellish in a new way: Load your layouts with lines—all made up of dots!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Artbooking Made Easy - Video #8 Everyday Layouts

Combine cuts from a variety of themes from Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to make original papercrafted masterpieces. Watch the video to kick-start your ideas!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

The wonderful Stacy Julian is speaking at CTMH Album Retreat.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Clearly the Best, Crafting with Close to my Heart: Preserve with Pizazz

Time for another Clearly the Best, Crafting with Close to my Heart video, this time about how to turn a My Creations® kraft pocket album into a fun family pedigree book.  Family history is fun, especially when you add colorful papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart! There are so many ways to protect your pedigree and make it fun at the same time. 



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop


Today is the day!!  It is October 15th and Close to my Heart's "Holidays from the Heart" Mini Catalog is officially live today!  And that means time for some hopping!!

Welcome to our Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop!!  I am very excited to once again be participating with my super talented fellow CTMH Consultant Sisters in a Blog Hop, this time for the Holidays from the Heart Mini catalog!  First check out the layout I made using the Sparkle & Shine paper pack.  And then click on any of the images below to hop over to their blog to check out their beautiful creations!  Check back daily between now and Sunday, Oct. 20th to see more artwork!

I have shared this thought before, I love being a consultant because of all the wonderful inspiration I receive from fellow consultants!  Last week I was reading through my emails and saw a blog post email by Karen Pedersen sharing a recipe layout she made using the October stamp of the month.  My layout is nothing like what Karen created, but that is the beauty of it, I was inspired by her.  I knew I had this Blog Hop coming up and instantly my mind thought back to when I was pregnant with my youngest son and we made Christmas cookies with our, at the time, only son.  I remembered I had on a red shirt and knew that I would be making up a layout about our making cookies for this Blog Hop.  


Products used all Close to my Heart



Now "hop" on over to some of the other blogs to see their artwork & hopefully get inspired!!

"This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group."


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Holidays from the Heart Mini Catalog!!

It is officially Live today!!  You can go here - http://pamtrostle.ctmh.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx to see all of the gorgeous new products!  Check back here soon as I am participating in a Blog Hop for the Holidays from the Heart Mini Catalog!!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #6 Designed Décor Flip Stand Album

Now here is the #6 video on the Artbooking Made Easy series, just a little in backwards order ;) 

With the help of the Cricut® Artbooking collection and Designed Décor flip stand album, Close To My Heart will make a home decorator out of you! Watch as simple icons, shapes, and titles from this cartridge are transformed into works of art perfect for display in your home.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Artbooking Made Easy - Video #7 Fall into Artbooking!

Here is another video in the Artbooking Made Easy video series!!  And as I was writing the title for this post, I realize I never posted the #6 video!  I'll get that one up next, but this video is probably my favorite so far!  I love Fall and I love these keys used in the video!

You’ll fall for the Cricut® Artbooking collection when you see what it can do for your autumn-themed projects. Its festive overlays, borders, shapes, and other autumn-themed pieces will give your layouts and cards just the warmth they need for this chilly season. Watch the video for great ideas on using the cartridge!



This layout I posted in a previous post, but I had to share it again since I used these keys to create the layout with Huntington papers & last month's stamp of the month.














Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Scandinavian Wishes - October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "Scandinavian Wishes" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from October 1 - 31, 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 Lucy's blog –  Love 2 Create .  If you came from Rebecca's blog ~ Show Me Scrapping then you are in the right place!

I made this cute little ornament box with the house shape from the stamp set.  I cut out the house shape from the Art Philosophy cartridge and the 3D box from the Artiste cartridge.  I stamped the house design three times, with New England Ivy, Chocolate & Ruby inks and then cut and pieced them together.
Products used all Close to my Heart
Art Philosophy Cartridge for house shape
Artiste Cartridge for 3D box

This picture shows the Artiste cartridge book, page 34 which has the 3D box that I used. Sorry for the glare on the page from my flash.


Your next stop on our "Scandanivian Wishes" hop is "Traci's blog ~ Paper Crafting 101"

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along along the way:
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Amber ~ Scrapper's Therapy
  3. Rebecca ~ Show Me Scrapping 
  4. Pam ~ Pam's Crafty Creations
  5. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 
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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Friday, October 11, 2013

New Clearance Items!!!

Check it out!!  New While Supplies Last added to my website, grab up these buttons before they are all gone!!

While Supplies Last


























Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clearly the Best, Crafting with Close to my Heart Video Series is Back!!

I am super excited to see this video series has started again!  My Craft Channel is once again featuring videos made by Kristine & Monica, VPs of Close to my Heart.  

Warm up your cards with a burst of sunshine made from beautiful Background & Texture papers. 




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #5 Halloween Mini Albums

Close To My Heart will bring your projects back to life with the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. Watch this video to learn how to use it while making your own fun Halloween mini albums.  Using just 2 Halloween-themed keys, you can make truly terrifying (and terrific!) mini works of art. Get great ideas for your own creepy creations in this video.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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