Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christmas Album using Artbooking Cartridge

If you love mini will LOVE this!  This is using our Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.
It uses the Christmas keys!  Lots of fun ideas too that you can use on your card or scrapbooking pages!

Check it out!

If you don't have this cartridge yet, you can call me and get it now!  I have some on hand!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Mini Book!

OH MY GOSH!!  You have to do this!!  I LOVE this mini album book!  In fact, as soon as I saw this video, I dropped everything and made one!!!  Check it out!!

This is using our Artbooking cartridge.  If you have not gotten yours yet, contact me and I will be happy to get it for you!  AND, if you do have it...get it out and make this!!  LOVE IT!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Football Time in Nebraska!

Time to preserve your Football memories!  This is using our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I just set it at 11" and it cut everything I needed!  Just add pictures! 

These pictures are of my son and my NEW daughter in law at a Nebraska football game.  
And then below is a picture of my grand dog with her football.  I stamped the "N" using our now retired Varsity alphabet.  It is the perfect N for Nebraska!  Then I added "Go Big Red" with our Kraft keyboard alphabet.  

So many fun things to do with our scrapbooking products.  And these are just a few.  If you would like to find out more about my workshops, groups and or Close to my Heart products, contact me today!

Friday, October 18, 2013

More Fall Scrapbook Layouts

I LOVE fall...except for the part where winter comes right after it...but fall is beautiful.  And taking pictures in the fall is another favorite thing I love to do.  
I made these layouts...inspired by my friend Michelle Snyder and came up with these.  
In Nebraska we have something called Apple Jack festival...and these are perfect for that.  Or  you can also take pictures of your "apple of your eye".  

The apples are cut from our Artbooking Cricut cartridge (yes I have been using it a lot lately  LOL) I stamped "apple" with our white stamp pad, using our Frame works alphabet and "of my eye" with our September special stamp set.  It isn't available any longer, but if you were one of the lucky ones that purchased it...get it out and use it!  

And YES, I took the paper and did a basket weave with it.  I really liked the look of it.  Not sure I would do that all the time, but this was perfect.  The pattern I used for this was from our Make It From Your Heart #2 how to book, pattern #4.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Layouts

Here are the layouts that my customers made at my recent crop.  It was an easy layout, yet CUTE!  I made the spider webs from our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  
The striped paper was from our Buzz & Bumble paper pack.  Just another way to use that paper! Who would have thought you could make Halloween pages with that paper pack!

It's time to get ready for Halloween and here are the layouts for it.  
Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Close to my Heart's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Do you love Cricut Cartridges?  Well if you do, you will LOVE Close to my Heart's newest cartridge.  The Artbooking Cartridge.  Here is a video that gives you helpful tips and techniques for using it and also shows you some of the cool things it does.

I will post all of the videos here on my blog as they come make sure you stop back and check them out.  If you would like any of our 3 Cricut cartridges, contact me at and I will be happy to get them for you!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's Time for Halloween!

It's time to get in the Halloween spirit!  And why not make your layouts NOW!  You can make these for this Halloween, or maybe you still have to get past Halloweens scrapbooked!  Here is a video Close to my Heart produced with some GREAT layouts using our ArtBooking Cricut Cartridge.  If you don't have this cartridge yet, you NEED IT!

Call me soon to get your cartridge!  I can get it ordered for you (I even have one here at my house if you prefer instant gratification!)  and you can get working on your layouts!

This cartridge is AMAZING!  As you can see from this video.  And this is just 2 keys!!!  There are 700 images on it!  So get yours NOW!

Here are the layouts I made by "scrap lifting" from this video.  I can't wait for Halloween to get some pictures for these layouts!!
I used our glitter paper...falling in love with this!!

 I lined the back of the house with Lagoon cardstock for this look

Here I used a piece of the green glitter paper.  

The bottom spider web and the BOO are made from the glitter paper too.  LOVING IT!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza!

I am VERY excited to announce my upcoming Holiday Extravaganza!
This year I am doing something different!  We have a new Holiday Gift Giving Guide and I am excited to show you all the cool stuff in it AND give you TONS of ideas for the upcoming Holidays!  That is Holidays PLURAL!  Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.   Not just cards and scrapbooking, but also gifts, home decor, festive decorations & invitations.

It is Sunday, October 20th at 1:00. This is different then my normal Open Houses! I am going to give you TONS of ideas for the holidays that you can make FOR handmade holidays.  
Check out the "upcoming events" tab for more information!  This is going to be a TON OF FUN!

Make sure you RSVP to reserve your spot!  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Group Layouts

Here are the layouts my groups will be making in October.  I used our Sarita paper pack to make them. I have to say after 15 years it still amazes me on how pictures just work with our paper.  

After making these layouts, I went downstairs and was going through pictures and found these.  They work PERFECT!  The above are pictures of my son Cody & his dad sleeping and playing together.  It was so funny to see these pictures again and see how Cody as a 1 month old would sleep in the same position as his dad!  Oh how I love pictures!

And this layout above are of my FAVORITE grandparents.  They are both deceased now, but I am THRILLED to have these special pictures to remember all the wonderful times we had together.

I challenge you to pull out some pictures and relive your memories too!  And MORE importantly, get them scrapbooked!  

If you would like to make these layouts, just give me a call or send me an email.  I will be happy to sign you up as a guest for one of my groups!  The dates for all my groups are listed on the "upcoming events" tab here on my blog!