Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #20, Crush on Artbooking

Here is another great Artbooking Made Easy video!  When you combine Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking shapes with My Crush™ books, you'll take your on-the-go art to new heights. Watch the video to see how you can cohesively bring two different worlds together: Cricut® Artbooking shapes and My Crush books!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - D




Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "D".  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "D" element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 


If you came from Shalana's Blog then you're on the right track!

I am excited to be playing along with this Blog Hop.  I have seen the posts in the past, but just discovered a few days ago how to get my blog included.  I hope you enjoy hopping along with us!

My "D" is for Dad card!  I had a wonderful Dad and wish he was still here so I could talk to him.  My sons have the best Dad that I love dearly, so I wanted to share a Dad card I made.  I know it might seem a little early to be making Dad cards for Father's Day, but I just love the Timberline paper packet and have made a couple of different Dad cards so far.  This card is based on Pattern #26 from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1,  How-To Program.

Supplies used all Close to my Heart unless noted.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Michele Pryor - Michele's Ink It Stamp It

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)




Until my next post, happy crafting! 

Pam 

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Easy 3-D Effects

This video has a fun 3-D effects technique.  You can see where I did this technique in a recent class layout here on the pine tree.  

Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3-D element but didn't know how?  Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create beautiful 3-D embellishments from flat Close To My Heart Cricut® Artbooking shapes. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3-D!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #19, Love, Love, Love

Love making mini albums? Love Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge? Love learning chic techniques for papercrafting? You will love this episode of Artbooking Made Easy where we show you how to create two trendy looks using re-inker, sponge daubers, and mini album pages cut from the Artbooking cartridge. Be sure to contact your Consultant to learn more.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Score Big with Embossing!!

This month "Embossing is Boss" with Close to my Heart!

A New Idea Book and a wonderful New Product ~ Embossing Folders!!  I love these!
You need to watch this Corporate Video with the wonderful tips Jill shows.  I have been embossing for a few years and did not know this grain tip.  It does make all the difference!



Also during the Month of February, when you purchase 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock, you get to pick out one of the embossing folders for Free!!  Here are your choices...
Chevron Embossing Folder

Damask Embossing Folder

Dot Embossing Folder

Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Stripe Embossing Folder


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #18, Love is in the Air

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought this video was appropriate to share - Love is in the Air!
I hope you spend some quality time with your love tomorrow!  Enjoy this video!

Use Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to create striking scrapbook pages for your loved ones, from happy couples to loving families to cherub-like babies and so much more! Plus, learn how to create dramatic backgrounds to perfectly complement your love-struck photos.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Rediscover Love

As part of Close to my Heart's "Rediscover" campaign, you can go to the main Close to my Heart website to download your very own printable Valentine's.  Rediscover Love in your everyday life!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Product Blog Hop - Timberline layouts


A second post in one day, after being down with the sickly junk my youngest brought home from school, I must be feeling on the mend.  I wanted to share some additional New Product creations from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book and Catalog.  Prior to getting sick I held my monthly class on Monday night using Timberline papers for the class layout.  My hostess Cheryl requested the use of the new Timberline paper packet and a Fishing theme.  So this is the layout I came up with using a sketch from the Cherish How-To Book and some inspiration for the arrows from fellow Consultant Marg Van Patten.
Supplies used all Close to my Heart

This is a close up to show that we made the trees 3 dimensional using 4 trees cut out.  One tree is the base, the other three are scored down the middle and then folded inward and glued upon each other.


The afternoon before class was held I had the idea to make up the same layout but flipping the papers over and using only the Complements.  This was to show the ladies how easily a layout can be put together without stamping but still a great layout by using the coordinating Timberline Complements.

I will probably still go back and play around with this layout some more, add a few more of the Complements, but I decided to do it kind of at the last minute so I rushed myself, I know better than to do that!  But look at all of the Complements (below) that I still have left to play with!



Now hop on over to see some more wonderful artwork by fellow Consultants!  I know you will be inspired!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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CTMH Strap Side Load Page Protectors

A fellow Consultant Shannon Reed made a video featuring Close to my Heart's new Strap Side Loading Page Protectors that fit perfectly in the old Creative Memories style albums.  If you have these albums and are looking for page protectors to fit them since Creative Memories no longer sells them, then you can now order them with me here ~ 12" X 12" Memory Protectors Strap Side Load (25) for $19.95.

Here is a stock picture of what they look like.  I personally do not own any of these types of albums, so I cannot speak from experience, but I have read other Consultants comments about how well they fit and the quality of CTMH page protectors are a sturdier and higher quality than what the CM ones were.  And a much better price as well. 

So watch Shannon's video and then you can go HERE to order your own page protectors!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Product Blog Hop

I am excited to once again be participating in this blog hop with such creative fellow Consultants!  On February 1st the New Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book and Catalog was officially live to customers.  Now you get to see some lovely artwork that we have came up with using these new products.  So grab a cup of your favorite drink, sit back, hop along and get inspired!


I created this decorated My Acrylix Organizer using the new Skylark paper packet and Complements.  I was originally inspired by fellow Consultant Brenda Rose.  I actually have cards stored in this organizer box and it works perfectly for all sizes of cards, and why not have it looking pretty too!
Supplies used all Close to my Heart unless noted
Retired Chocolate Striped Ribbon

Now hop on to the other Consultant blogs to see their beautiful creations!





Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Embellished Burlap Bags

Easy to embellish and super useful, the burlap drawstring bags from Close To My Heart are the perfect packaging for small gifts, fun party favors, and fancy place cards at the dinner table. Watch the video for ideas on how to stitch them, stuff them, and show them off.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #17, Inspiration Mini Albums

With the inspiration-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart, your scrapbook pages will say the things you can't put into words yourself. Watch the video for ideas on combining your most treasured memories with borders, overlays, and other complementary shapes from the cartridge to make inspiring artwork of your own.



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Happy Groundhog Day!! And Super Bowl Day! :o)

It is February 2nd, Happy Groundhog Day!  I heard that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so that means 6 more weeks of Winter.  I'm not sure how I feel about that, I do love a beautiful snowy day.  I guess it is a good thing because that means staying inside my warm home and getting crafty with lots of fun new products from the NEW Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  It is officially Live now!!  So you can see & order those wonderful new products too!


You can go HERE on my website to view the Idea Book.  You can now also purchase your very own copy & have it mailed directly to you if you would like by going HERE.  One of the NEW items released in this new Idea Book that is one of my favorites is the Embossing Folders!!  I have been waiting for Close to my Heart to release these for so long!

Along with a new Idea Book starting there is a new Special beginning as well with the beginning of the month.  This month's special is when you purchase 2 packs of bulk single color or combo colored cardstock, you will get to pick 1 of the 5 new embossing folder designs for FREE!!  These 5 designs are so wonderful and versatile.   Your choices are Dot, Stripe, Chevron, Damask, Quatrefoil.  You can view those choices by going to my website here.



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