Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Treats for Someone Special

I LOVE Halloween and I wanted to share what I created...now to find those "special" trick or treaters to receive these!  LOL
I got some clear boxes from clearbags.com.  You can get a variety of boxes and bags from there to decorate.  I used our Cricut Artist Cartridge to create the medallions our of our Scaredy Cat paper.  Do you have these Cricut Cartridges yet?  If not...dang, you have to get them!  lol 

Then I took these AMAZINGLY cute stamps Frightfully Fun (B1453 $9.95) and decorated them!  
The thistle (purple) piece is from page 70 of the Artiste cartridge (it is suppose to be a sun...lol) and I cut that at 2 1/2".  Then I cut a white circle at 1 3/4" 
On this mummy, I wanted him to pop a little so I took a light blue marker and colored some of his lines...so you can see a little dimension.

On the side of this box you can see that I took our Sunset Chevron Washi tape (Z2005 $7.95) and wrapped it around...this also helped the box from popping open and losing the candy!  LOL  Then I tied it with our Thistle diagonal ribbon (Z1990 $3.95) .  Just adds a little to it!

Here are all the ones I created.  And you can also see our new button box (Z2053 $4.95) in the back that I decorated too.    How fun are these!!  
It's time to start creating for Halloween!  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Card

Have I told you yet that I just LOVE this Close to my Heart Chalk it up Paper pack??  I DO!  I know you can't tell...LOL

Here is a card I made using it...AND, you all know I LOVE owls...and this cute little owl is stamped from our Teacher Appreciation Stamp set (D1612 $17.95) 

I also cut the word bubble using our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.   

Don't have that cartridge yet...EEK!  You MUST get it!  Contact me for more information on ordering any of these products, OR you can go to my website and place your order there!  Don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

School Layout using Close to my Heart's Chalk it Up

I am in love with this paper pack and ALL the fun accessories!!!   Here is another cute school layout that I created using this kit!  

I created this using our Make it From My Heart #2 How to Book.  It is pattern number 10.  I don't know how I would get all these layouts done if it wasn't for these How to Books!  If you don't have these, you MUST get them...and you will find, you get more layouts done...FASTER!!

I also used our Chalk it up accessories.  LOVE THESE.  They are self adhesive puffy stickers.  You get about 50 of these puffy stickers for $4.95.  You can find these on page 27 of our NEW catalog!

Need product or a new catalog?  Give me a call!  The catalogs are $3.50 OR FREE if you host a party of join a monthly group.

So get your supplies and start creating!!  AND, to make it easier for you to get scrapbooking, I am having my 3 day crop Friday, October 24 - Sunday October 26 for $60...email me for more details!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Attention Card Makers!!

  GREAT NEWS!!  Close to my Heart's newest Cricut Cartridge is now available!!  I just got mine yesterday and can't wait to give it a try.  The cartridge is called Artfully Sent.  This is going to make card making masterpieces in no time!

You can choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop up scenes.  This cartridge has 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats.  Card styles include pop up cards, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.


The cartridge is $99 and you get the cartridge (which has 700 images: cards and font)
3 Stamp sets and 1 pack of white cardstock (24 sheets)

If you would like to get your hands on this new cartridge, you can do any of the following things... call me, email me (I do have one extra here, but it will go fast so act quickly) I will also order one for you (it just take a week to get), or you can go right to my website and order it there (it will be delivered right to your door step)

I have a video posted on September 5th here on my blog...check it out for more information on the cartridge!  Get yours now!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Crush Books

 Close to my Heart has come out with 3 more AMAZING My Crush books!  I LOVE THESE!  They are GREAT for events that you want to scrapbook, but don't want to scrap a BIG album.  

This is our Holiday Happenings My Crush book.  VERY CUTE!  I had a customer get one and I had to peak!  Good thing she is my friend and didn't mind me opening it!  LOL  It is on my wish list!  This one even has page protectors in it so you can slide cards or picture in them!  How fun is that!

This one is our Wildwood My Crush.  I have this one!  See below for what I did with it.  I used it for a dream my husband and I have and the journey we are taking to fulfill this dream.  LOVE IT!  This is also perfect for camping, vacations, manly etc.  The list goes on and on!

And this My Crush book is our In the Pink.  They all have an assortment pack that you can purchase ($4.95) that contains 16 journal spots, 4 sticker sheets, 2 alphabet sticker sheets, and 4 envelopes that are all sized just for this albums.  

Here is the Wildwood My Crush book closed...and you can see the Wildwood Clips (Z2047 $4.95) in the bottom left.  They are way cool too!

This is a picture of the Wildwood Assortment (Z2040 $4.95) in front of the album.  

Here is the first page of my book.  You can embellish however you like.  FUN!  The stickers where it says "Franklin" and "our" are from the assortment kit.  

Lots of stickers in the assortment and I have used a few here.  You HAVE to get your hands on some of these My Crush books.  We now have a total of 5 of these.  Check them out in our new catalog on pages 150 - 157.

Friday, September 12, 2014

More School Ideas

I love this idea...yes, it is an apple created with our cupcake line from the Close to my Heart Artist Cricut Cartridge.

I cut the liner at 2" (it's on page 63 of the cartridge book).  I grabbed a plastic bag and put hot tamales  in them, tied it with some bakers twine.  I then took some desert sand cardstock and rolled it for the stem.  Attached some leaves and a thank you.  Very easy, very fun and a great inexpensive gift. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's Time for School

And don't forget to get your craft supplies out and help them get ready!  
I had this idea...it reminded me of the "good old days" when everything wasn't DONE for us!  We actually created things!!
I covered some books with the good old brown paper bags from the grocery store and grabbed my supplies.
I had so much fun creating these.  What kid wouldn't want these!  BUT, I really thought it would be a fun way to spend time with your kids.  Grab some bags and start decorating! 

On these books I used some of our new stamps.  My favorite new alphabet is this one (above) called Handwritten Print (E1030 $29.95) and then I also used our new school stamps...The "too cool for school" is in our Chalk it up Workshop kit...love it!  I also used C1588 Great Job $13.95, D1599 Geek is Chic $17.95 and D1612 Teacher Appreciation $17.95 

So fun!  I know my kids would have LOVED to make these with me!

On this sample, I used a piece of our Chalk it Up paper and stamped "My" and "first grade" using our handwritten print (I told you it was my favorite...right now...lol) and used our White stamp pad.  LOVE how it looks just like chalk!  The "first day of" is a chip board piece from our Chalk it Up Complements.  You can find this kit on pages 26 - 37 of our NEW catalog.  Check out my website to see them, or contact me for a catalog.  They are $3.50, but FREE, if you host a party or join a group!  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Card Making Cartridge

Attention all Card Makers!  We have a Cricut Cartridge just for you!  It is called Artfully Sent
Check out this video

Ready to order yours?  Simply go to my website, call or email me and I will get it ordered for you!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Group Layouts

In September my monthly groups will be making these pages!  These are made with our Chalk it Up paper pack.

These pages were designed to use for School pictures.  My baby is all grown up so I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these...but WOW!  I am so excited to use them!  We recently went up to Canada, and I found that these pictures works GREAT on this paper pack!

My husband and I sat without internet, texting, facebook, or phone calls. We spend QUALITY time with each other...and these pages represent those memories. 

You can use them for School pictures or even vacation pictures.  After 16 years of doing this, I still am amazed on how versatile our paper packs are.

Would you like to come and make them too!  Simply email me and I will find a group that works for you.  You can come as a guest and see if it is something you want to join.