Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Scrapbook 101 is tomorrow night (November 16th) - details over to the left in the calendar section.  It's my month for the layout.  I thought it was time for a Christmas layout so I used the Believe Level 2 paper pack and a layout design from Magic.  I love the interactive elements on this layout.

The ribbon unties to show this cute little
accordian album.

The flap tucks under the tip of the star to close.  Open to reveal hidden journalling or an extra picture.

Holiday Card Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Holiday Card Workshop.  I hope you all had a great time - I know I did! 

Here are the pictures of the two cards I made:

This card also had a wrap around closure with snowmen.  Uses the Wonderland paper pack.

THis card uses the Believe paper pack.  The flower is cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
(flower 7: 3.25, 2.75, 2.25 amd 1.75 score, sand and layer!)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coming in November

You are going to love the November special. It is an exclusive stamp set designed for the holidays and the images are compatible with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for a quick and easy design.  Only $5 with a $25 stamp order!

And, as always, you can also purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5 with any $50 order.  So, my recommendation?  Buy $25 in stamps and $25 in paper and embellishments and then get both the stamp of the month and the exclusive holiday set for only $10 more.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Scrapbook 101

Once again, it's almost the third Wednesday of the month and time for Scrapbooking 101 to meet. 

We will be meeting at the Round Table Pizza at Madison and Hazel in Fair Oaks. It's in the southwest corner of the Raleys shopping center. We'll meet from 7:00 - 9:30, but come early for pizza, pasta and/or salad to support this local business that provides us with a room for free.

You'll have your choice between Shelley's scrapbook pages or my cards this month. The cost is $5 and we'll bring all the stamps, inks, etc. that you need. You should bring adhesive and basic tools.

Here are pictures of the cards....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October Stamp of the Month

This wonderful set can be purchased for only $5 with a minimum purchase of $50.  Don't miss out on this fun holiday stamp set!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today's card project

I made a few of these cards today based on a picture from the Fall/Winter catalog.  I really like how they turned out.
This is a 6x3 card with a desert sand base.  The card uses the new Hooray Bouquet stamp set with the flowers cut from the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and lifted with 3D tape.  I also used the The Present for the center image - the colors are creme brulee and garden green.  Accents are a kraft border and mocha opaques.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Stamp of the Month

And let's not forget about the Stamp of the Month  - only $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!

National Stamping Month

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, Close to My Heart is offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 US from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

  • Dates: Offer valid August 15 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2011 (11:59 pm MDT)

September already?

I was going to ask how in the world it got to be September already, but I know the answer.  Time moves on and if you don't keep up, it passes right by you.  During the month of August, I did complete a number of Studio J layouts, made some cards for a friend of mine, and played with the cricut Art Philosophy collection so I guess it wasn't a total creative waste.  What I didn't do was keep up with this blog.

The good news and the bad news is that I don't think anyone noticed.  I'll be working on that for September. If by the end of the month, I have at least 10 people that have signed up to follow the site, I will give one of them a free stamp set (of my choosing).

Happy September!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's Live!

The Autumn / Winter Idea Book went live yesterday.  It can be viewed online at:

Sunday, July 31, 2011

August Constant Campaign

I can't believe that it is already August.  The new catalog is live and with it comes a great special.  This month, when you spend $50, you get this cool alpha stamp set free!  This is probably a good time to tell you about another change.

The Stamp of the Month program has changed.  Now with any  $50 purchase, the stamp of the month can be yours for only $5.00.  Yes, that means that during August, when you spend $50, you get the free set and the SOTM for just an extra $5.00!  Great new products and a great special - what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Art Work

I made 5 layouts last night using Studio J. They are posted on the My Art Work tab at the top of the page.  Check them out and let me know if you like them.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cricut collection arrived!

My new Art Philosophy Cricut Collection arrived yesterday and I am so excited.  The bundle has the exclusive Cricut cartridge along with three full stamp sets and three sets of chipboard that all coordinate with the cartridge images.  It is SO cool and very easy to use.

As many of you know, I was the rebel that wasn't going to purchase a Cricut.  Let me say publically, I WAS WRONG!.  It is so user friendly.  I do like the fact that I don't have to connect it to the computer to use it.  My initial concern was about having to purchase lots of extra cartridges, but I have to say that with the Art Philosophy Collection, I could be happy with just the one cartridge.

Watch the video I linked in the previous post to see the highlights.  If you would like more information, let me know.  The collection will be available for purchase on August 1st.  Ask me how you can get the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection for 1/2 off!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection

July Constant Campaign

New Blog

Well, I have joined the world of blogging.  I am not really sure how often I will be posting, but I want all my friends and customers to have access to the latest Close To My Heart news and information.

I will be posting updates from convention soon!