Friday, November 30, 2012

December Group Pages

I am so excited for these December pages!  This month we are making 6 PAGES!!  Normally we make 4, but this month we are making all 6!  YIPPEE!  So if you would like to get your pages done BEFORE the holiday, you will need to contact me soon to get signed up!  

Not a member?  We have openings in our groups!  Just call me and I can let you know what groups have openings.  
Not sure if you want to join?  That is can come as a guest to my groups.  All you have to do is pay for the kit and you are on your way!

I really LOVE this kit!  I love how the pages came out and I can't wait to start taking pictures and put them on!  How great will that be to have your pages WAITING for the pictures!  Normally it is the other way around! lol

So don't delay!  Get signed up for these workshops soon!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Studio J Wednesday

Here is another Studio J how to video.  I hoped you have liked these videos.  Next week's video will show you how to start creating some layouts using Studio J.

Once you get the hang of is so simple and you will be creating layouts like CRAZY!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snowman Display Tray

It's that time of year!  When the snow falls.  We actually had a little fall earlier this week.  Good thing it didn't stay!  Whew!  lol
Today I wanted to share my display tray (Z1750 $19.95) I made the other day.  I thought it looked so good.  

This is using our Display Tray.  What I love about this is they are EASY TO MAKE!  All the openings are 3" x 4".  So it doesn't take a lot of supplies.  
I was on a mission.  I went in my stash and found LOTS of retired supplies and was determined to use them!  
The snow drift at the top was just cut by hand and then I used liquid appliqué and our silver glitter glitz gel.
Then I used a snowflake from our dimensional elements.  I also used my FAVORITE stamp set in the catalog...Flakey Friends (C1506 $13.95)  I used some Cricut shapes from our Art Philosophy Cartridge, and some of our overlays.  Those are the glossy snowflake things.  They were 4 x 6, so I just cut them in 1/2 and tada...perfect.  Now I need to add some pictures and I will be done.  

These display trays make perfect gifts AND you can use left over paper & supplies from your stash.  You still have time to get these and create them for Christmas gifts!  I actually have a few here on hand.  If you would like to create these for gifts, give me a call & I will hook you up!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Black Friday Saturday AND Sunday!

Would you like free & discounted Close to my Heart scrapbooking & stamping products?  I am having a Black Friday, Saturday AND Sunday filled with deals!   Here’s how it works. 

Place an order of $25 - $50 (before shipping & tax) and get one of our NEW marker sets free ($5.95 value) of your choice (note, some colors are not yet available so this is based on availability). PLUS be entered in a drawing for a free CTMH My Legacy Album ($24.95)

If you spend $50 or more you will qualify to receive the stamp of the month for just $5.  

Place an order of $51 - $75 (before shipping & tax) and get a free paper pack ($9.95 value) from the Autumn/Winter Catalog (or any paper pack I have here at my house...this listing will be emailed to you after your order is placed) plus you also will qualify for the November stamp of the month for $5. PLUS be entered in a drawing TWICE for a free CTMH My Legacy Album ($24.95).

Place an order of $76 - $100 (before shipping & tax) and get a free paper pack AND a marker set FREE ($15.90 value) from the Autumn/Winter Catalog (or any paper pack I have here at my house...this listing will be emailed to you after your order is placed) plus you also will qualify for the November stamp of the month for $5.  PLUS be entered in a drawing THREE TIMES for a free CTMH My Legacy Album ($24.95).

Place an order of $101 - $149 (before shipping & tax) and get a free paper pack, marker set AND stamp pad FREE ($21.15) from the Autumn/Winter Catalog (or any paper pack I have here at my house...this listing will be emailed to you after your order is placed) plus you also will qualify for the November stamp of the month for $5
PLUS be entered in a drawing FOUR TIMES or a free CTMH My Legacy Album ($24.95).

Place an order of $150 (before shipping & tax) or more and get $25 in select products of your choice FREE!  Choose from stamps, stamp pads, markers, blocks, paper packs, stickease & cardstock.  If you are in this category, YOU MUST email your order to me in order to get your free products!  PLUS be entered in a drawing FIVE TIMES for a free CTMH My Legacy Album ($24.95).

You can either email me or place your order and link it to the Black Friday “Party” on my website.  When placing your order it will ask if you would like to join that party.  YOU MUST EITHER join that party OR email your order to me to qualify for this special!

Make sure to check out our While Supplies Last section of my website to see the newest items added!  There are AWESOME sales out there!  These items MUST be purchased if you are interested in any of these products, you can combine them with other items for my sale and pay just ONE shipping rate as low as $4.95 and it will be delivered RIGHT to your doorstep by Fed Ex.

If you live out of town, you must order online via my Black Friday Order on my website.  This will make sure your order is delivered right to you.   Please make sure you link to that order before you check out in order to be eligible for the free bonus’.  These free items in my special will be ordered by ME, the computer doesn’t know I have a personal special.  After your order is place, I will be sending you an email on Monday requesting what you want for your free product.  So watch for that email from me.

***SPECIAL NOTE MORE DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS*** If you spend $50 (before shipping & tax) and you get the November stamp of the month for $5, you will qualify for any stamp set (in the Autumn/Winter Catalog) for  50% off!  PLUS CTMH will donate $1 to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund.  PLUS, that 1/2 price stamp set will then COUNT towards your sales of other free stuff from me!!  The fun keeps going!!  

If you have any questions or need help placing your order, PLEASE call (402-334-5615) or email me and I will be happy to assist you!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cards You'll LOVE!

If you love dimensional cards then you will LOVE this video.  It shows you how to use the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  So easy.  Check it out!

If you don't have this cartridge yet, give me a call or send an email to me & I will be happy to get it for you.  Want it for Christmas?  Send me your wish list, give your significant other my name & number.  All they have to do is call me and I will order it, wrap it and deliver it!  Easy for them and GREAT for you!  WIN WIN!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Studio J Wednesday

It's time once again for another quick and easy Studio J video.

Today we are focusing on photos.  See how easy it is!

If you would like to learn more and come to my FREE Studio J workshop on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00.  If you would like to attend please RSVP.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

If you love giving homemade things for Christmas, then you will love this video.  It is just a little over a minute, so take some time to watch it.  It is highlighting our Dimensional Elements (chipboard) ornaments and our Ornamental Cheer stamp set.

Not only is it good for making ornaments, but you can embellish scrapbook pages, cards AND use them for gift tags!
Here are a few that I made.

So get ready for the holidays by making your ornaments NOW!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Star

I love these new My Creations Stars that we sell.  Here is one that I created (saw something similar at our convention) so I knew I needed to make my own.  These would make not only GREAT decorations for your home, but GREAT gifts!  These are only $9.95.  

Here is the thing I can create these USING THE PAPER YOU HAVE!!  So for $9.95 (plus tax & shipping), and the paper you have, you can have a BEAUTIFUL gift for not a lot of money!  

 When you purchase one of these stars, I will give you a FREE pattern.  This way you cut the pattern out and use it to cut your paper and you are DONE!  FAST, EASY, HOMEMADE AND USING WHAT YOU HAVE!  Now that is my kind of gift!  If you would like a star or two (or more) just give me a call and I will get them to you!

Oh and the poinsettia in the middle serves 2 purposes...first is it pretty but it also hides any of the areas where you might not have cut as straight at you would have liked!  LOL  The poinsettia is from our Cricut cartridge!  I made 2 and bent them to look more realistic.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Studio J Wednesday

It's Studio J Wednesday and today's video is about Personalizing your layouts.

Remember, if you would like to learn more about Studio J, come to my FREE Studio J class on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00.  Please RSVP!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Turkey Day is Coming Soon!

And I am ready for it!  I created this ADORABLE turkey using our Cricut Artiste Cartridge.   I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I can't.  One of my downlines Anne Case created this.  Then I created my own.
How cute is he!
 So here is how to make this.  Page 50 of the Artiste cartridge are the medallions that I used to make the "back end".  I cut those at 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4".  Remember you will need to make 2 of each of these to create the medallions.

I cut the turkey body on page 78 at 5".  Then for the other part of his body, I cut 10 circles at 1 1/2".  Then the last thing is to cut the BIG circle he stands on.  I cut that at 6".  I used liquid glass to adhere it all.  You can customize this to whatever colors you like.  But you better hurry...if you want to create this for your thanksgiving table...time is ticking!  LOL

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Group Layouts

This month we are using our Clementine paper pack for our layouts.  I have to say I JUST LOVE how Close to my Heart makes their paper packs to go with EVERYTHING!  This could be used for fall, desert, outdoor...but I used it for my son's proposal pictures!! 

I know you are NOT going to believe it, but the colors were NOT planned!!  (which is so unlike me not to color coordinate it...but I didn't!)  lol  But look how PERFECT these pictures go with this paper pack!  Cody proposed at Red Rocks in Colorado and the rock soil, mountains and even their clothes work PERFECTLY!  I swear this wasn't planned!  LOL  
                                         You can click on each of these pictures to enlarge it.
Here is the picture of Brooke being SHOCKED when Cody proposed.  I asked her what she said and it was, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"  LOL

Oh, this is why I love scrapbooking!  If it wasn't for my son's (get's it from his mom) love of pictures, Brooke (and the rest of us) would not have seen these very memorable moments!  I am so glad he likes to have pictures taken!  And I am sure Brooke is too now!  Just to relive this moment over and over is priceless!

I love this layout...notice the pictures on the bottom right...those 4 pictures are actually wallet size.  They worked PERFECT here.  Remember to get those every once in a while.

Here is a zoom on the flowers in the upper right hand corner and below is an enlargement of the heart. What I REALLY love about this layout is the heart featured here and the heart border on this layout...are OLD products that I pulled out and USED!!  I always get excited when I use what I have!  YIPPEE!  And it worked perfect with this layout.

Would you like to make these layouts?  I would love to have you come and join us!  Check out my Upcoming Events tabs to see when I have groups that are meeting in November!  Please call or email to reserve your space (space is limited and I want to make sure I have a paper pack for you)
Remember, if it isn't didn't happen!