Friday, October 28, 2011

November Special

November is just around the corner and we have a special for November ONLY! It's this cute stamp set! When you purchase $25 in stamps in the month of November, you can get this D size stamp set ($17.95 value) for just $5!

There are 2 bonuses with this in addition to getting a $17.95 stamp set for just $5! For every $25 you purchase in stamps you can get one for just $5. So if you have friends that stamp...this would be a GREAT Christmas gift! And you will only pay $5! What a DEAL! The stamp set contains the tree you see on the card, an ornament, star and stocking (you can see those in front of the card) it also has the words "Tis the Season to Sparkle, Merry Christmas and Holiday Wishes".

Here is the second bonus...these stamps have compatible Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge shapes! So if you have the CTMH Cartridge you are set! You can get this stamp set and cut the images out using your Cricut cartridge. Then mass stamp! Are you thinking Christmas cards??? LOL Making Christmas cards this way will be a FAST!

If you don't have our Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge...then you better put it on your Christmas list and have Santa give me a call! I will be happy to order it, wrap it and deliver it! All "Santa" has to do is pay me! I make it easy for your Santa to get you what you REALLY want for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Ideas

I had this cute little cat in my box of Halloween decorations. He is made out of wood and is very cute, but I decided he needed a banner! LOL So I took my dimensional elements banner (these are the small ones that come on one sheet see page 130 of the catalog) and as a bonus, if you have our Cricut cartridge, you got them with it! So pull them out! Then you cut your patterned paper using your Cricut cartridge (or you can hand cut them if you don't have the cartridge yet) and decorate with ribbons, stamps etc.

I stamped the bat on the first E and I put a stamped spider with a licorice opaque for his behind. Then put him on the K. The letters I used are from the Dimensional Elements Monograms. (also on page 130 of the catalog)

I love to add my personal touch to things I already have.

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Pumpkin Carving Time!

It's time for another photo op at the Froemming's!
Saturday we decided to carve pumpkins. Who said it was only for little ones!
So Cody & Brooke came over for dinner and we brought out the pumpkins. I wanted to do an initial that is what I worked on, Stacey made an owl pumpkin because for some reason I am crazy about owls right now. Cody made the scary face one and he had a little pumpkin stuck in his mouth! That was very funny, but the picture didn't come out as good. And Brooke made the skeleton one. Hers was the most detailed and time consuming. I really liked them all, but I think hers was my favorite!

Now I need to get these developed and on layouts!! This is a fun time of year where you can get some fun pictures! So take some time to get those great pictures and then make sure you TAKE the time to preserve them! I do have a crop coming up, so get those picture taken, developed and scraped! Watch for these pictures on layouts coming soon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Banner

I am so in love with our banners! Here is another one I made using our Dreamin kit. I stamp lifted it from someone...but I can't find who, but I was so in love with it, I had to make one of my own.

I used our Cricut Cartridge to cut the banner shapes, the flowers, leaves and then added Dreamin stickease, Harvest Charms, dimensional elements letters and buttons. Can you see why I am using our Cricut Cartridge so much! There is just so much to do with it!

So now is your turn. Get some of our My Creations banners and start creating! They are so much fun to make!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scallop Card Treat Bag

I am going crazy creating these cute little treat bags! They were inspired by a fellow CTMH consultant, Pam O'Connor...and I ran with her idea! They are so much fun!

They are made with our 6 x 6 Kraft Die-Cut cards (Z1474 10 for $6.95...see page 123 of our catalog). YES I turned our cards into a treat bag and with minimal supplies...this is what I came up with.

First you take the card and open it up. It has that cute little scallop edge on it already! HANDY! So you open the card, but keep the scallop part folded over facing down on your Cricut mat. Oh, did I tell you, you get the oval by cutting it with your Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge! YOU DO! So put the card down on your mat with the scallop fold on your left. Then set your size to 2 1/2". Now you will need to move your blade to the following position. Left/Right 1 3/4" and the In/Out to 0 11/16. This is where you manually move the your screen for the left/right and in/out will come up as you move the blade. I used the Oval 3 on page 42 of the Cartridge book. Cut. Then take it off the mat and score 1 inch on both sides of the score line to have the bag stand up. Then just decorate with your favorite stamps and paper and tada!

I was having so much fun, I had to create on for Halloween, Christmas and Winter! HOW FUN ARE THESE! You simply add a baggie filled with your favorite treat and give to a special friend, teacher, coworker etc. So order your Kraft cards and get started making these great treat bags soon! You just never know when you will need some!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Southern Caribbean Cruise!

How would you like to earn a free cruise to the Southern Caribbean?

When I go to work I earn a cruise for 2 FREE! Does your job offer that?

Each year my husband and I are very blessed to go on vacation compliments of Close to my Heart! And you can too! Sign up to be a CTMH consultant and you can earn a trip for 2 to the Southern Caribbean.

Not only do you get the cruise for 2, but Close to my Heart showers us with gifts each day on the ship! It is sooo amazing! I have been blessed to go on cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, Western Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean and we even went on a land trip to New Zealand! All compliments of Close to my Heart. Boy I love my job!!!! These are places I might have never experience if it wasn't for Close to my Heart.

If you would like to work towards earning a free cruise for you...this is the month to do it! Here's why...
1) The contest just started, you will have ample time to earn one too!
2) Our busy season just started (great for increased sales which translates into CRUISE POINTS!)
3) Our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog just came out
4) New commission structure that means we are making MORE MONEY AND earning free products! YIPPEE!
5) Here's a GREAT part! Sign up in October for just $99 and get one of our "add on kits" (normally $40 for $80+ in product) for FREE!
6) As a gift from me, when you reach your Straight to the Top goals, I will give you a CTMH shoulder tote FREE AND Close to my Heart will give you $100 in free products! Not to mention the commission you will make!
So what are you waiting for! ACT NOW! Go to my website to get signed up! Or call or email me with any questions you might have! I will be happy to talk to you about how CTMH can work for you!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Have you seen it? Have you heard all the Cricuts chirping about Close to my Heart's NEW CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE?
It's here and it's AWESOME!

Our cartridge has 700 images from boxes, bags, tags, cards, envelopes, alphabet, flowers and much much more! We also have coordinating stamp sets to add to the beauty of the image!

In addition to our cartridge you get 3 stamp sets ($53.85 value) and 3 of our dimensional elements chipboard shapes (9" x 12" valued at $14.85). Both these stamps and dimensional elements coordinate with our Cricut Cartridge. You get all this for just $99! WOW! This is an amazing deal!

AND, our Founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton is posting a new Cricut art project on her blog every day this month! So, stop by her blog every day in October to see something new!

Then give me a call and get your Art Philosophy Cartridge today! You will be so glad you did...I am! Much to my surprise, I use mine EVERY SINGLE DAY! So join me, and get your cartridge today!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


It's a sad day in the world today. Especially if you have ever owned an Apple product. Steve Jobs changed the way we live.

Even though I have never met this man, he has changed the way I live and work. My life is more productive and easier because of his innovations.
Take time today to not only appreciate what this man has done for the world, but I encourage you to hug your loved ones!

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Group Layouts

It's time for Halloween! And my October groups will be making these 4 pages this month. We are using our Mischief kit. I really like this kit. I guess I am in the mood for fall!
Each year we sit on our driveway on Halloween and hand out treats by our fire pit. We usually need that to keep us warm. We also have a little buffet and some wine to help with keeping us warm. Some of our neighbors even join us. It is fun to sit by the fire and hand out treats to all those trick or treaters.

I also took the last two pages and make them exactly the same except for putting our Mischief rub ons with a fall theme. That is for those of you who don't do Halloween. This just shows you how versatile our kits are.
If you would like to make these and are not in my group, you are welcome to come. Just give me a call or email.