Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sweet Baby Layout

Well, you already know that I have the cutest grand baby ever, and I just can't get enough pictures of her.  And more importantly, I am happy to preserve those memories!  

I used a few of Close to my Heart's new products on this page...
*New Basics Fundamental Paper Pack (grey paper) Z3353
*Block Alphabet Thin Cuts Z3386 
*Sweet Baby Stamp & Thin cuts Z3376
*Bashful cardstock (paper of the year) X5941 and Bashful Glitter Paper Z3360
*Z3344 Basic Tags Thin Cuts
*Bashful Pearls Z3369
*Better Together Complements

Wow!  I didn't realize all the cool new products I used on this layout.  I love how it turned out.  I cut the elephant out using the thin cut, then stamped him on our new Pebble cardstock...stamped his ear again, cut it out and popped it up.  Used a grey colored pencil to outline the elephant.  THEN...here is the cool part.  I stamped the nails and cheek of the elephant, cut them out and added them here.   How cute it that!

All I have to do is have my daughter in law journal on it and it is done!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

September Monthly Group Pages

These are my Monthly Group pages that we will be making in September. If you would like to join us to make these, check out the upcoming events tab here on my blog to find out dates you can join us.

Contact me and let me know what date you would like to join us.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Close to my Heart You Are Here Cricut Cartridge

I know, I know...I have been posting all month about this cartridge...BUT...isn't it amazing!  These are some of the shapes I have been playing with.  I LOVE the National Park badges...

The flag and "Hello", USA & "Nebraska" are from Close to my Heart's Hello USA cartridge.  Now to put these on layouts.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Trip to the Zoo with Grandma!

The other day I took my granddaughter to the zoo.  I picked the hottest day I could find...but we really didn't care AND, it was easier to justify sharing an ice cream cone.  LOL  

We had to stop at the giraffe house and see Sophia's plaque on the wall.  (that is the larger picture on the left side)  I also added a flip flap to the right side with the rest of the pictures of her messy ice cream face.  Gotta love that face!  I had to add those, but I didn't want to make another page.  I love using flip flaps to get your pictures on without adding more layouts!  

We had a great time.  AND, I got to use the new Here You Are Cricut Cartridge AGAIN!  LOL
I also used some of our new paper packs..Close to my Heart's new Basics & Enchantment Fundamentals paper pack.

Get out there and make your memories!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beach Layout

Can you tell that I am HOOKED on the Close to my Heart You Are Here Cricut Cartridge?  I am having so much fun creating with it.

So here is a layout I was inspired by from our convention.  I changed it a bit and recreated it.  It was so fun to make.  And I added a bit of my clear shimmer pen (even though you can't see that) but it makes the image sparkle.  

It's time to get your cartridge and start creating.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Family Tree

Ever wanted to create your family tree?  Now you can!  Close to my Heart's New You are Here Cricut Cartridge  has one!
I used "fit to page" to do this one...I wanted it as big as I could get it.

So fun.  Now I need to fill in the blanks and get it in my scrapbook!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Use the Close to my Heart Hello USA Cricut Cartridge for Your Travels

Do you travel? Do you like to keep track of where you have been? I do and I have always wanted one of those big maps that people have on the back of their RV's. BUT, I really don't want to stick something to the back of our RV...I don't even know that I want one that big...but I finally found the solution...

The Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge - Hello USA. This cartridge has all the US states, their flowers, slogans and names along with the flag and other icons. It is a digital only cartridge.

So what I did here was cut out the background of the US with white cardstock. Then I cut the outline in black. Now this will give you all the state too...but I wanted them in a different color. So I cut it out with Lagoon cardstock. So what I will do, whenever we spend the night in a state, I will add it to my map. I have the state pieces in an envelope so I can add them.

I put magnets on the back and put it on the fridge in our Motorhome. HOW COOL IS THAT! So excited about this. What will you do with this cartridge? I can't wait to see!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Close to my Heart's NEW Cricut Cartridge

So I have been using Close to my Heart's new Cricut Cartridge...You Are Here...and I am LOVING it!! Here is a card that I made REAL fast for my friend Sara's birthday. She LOVES chocolate...so when I saw this, I knew I had to make it for her. How fun!

You can get your cartridge on my website. www.gottastamp.closetomyheart.com

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge

I am so excited to tell you that Close to my Heart has 4 new Cricut Cartridges.

The first one is called You Are Here.  The Cartridge contains 700 images, shapes, titles, phrases, and font.   It also comes with 3 stamp sets and 1 pack of Enchantment cardstock combo pack.
The physical cartridge is $99 and the digital cartridge is $79

It has traveling for abroad, taking road trips, or enjoying a relaxing staycation...it has everything from outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you will find shapes and sentiment for every stop.
Love Love Love this one!!  You HAVE to have it.  Watch in the upcoming posts the things I have created with it!!

We also have 3 other DIGITAL only cartridges.

Hello USA $49.95 that contains 60 layered images of all 50 states including the state name, local flower, slogan, and the state icon.  The collection also includes 10 extra images about the US, including regions and the US flag.

Hello Canada $24.95 that contains 20 layered images of the Canadian provinces and territories and well as local flower, slogan,  coordinating icon, other images about Canada and the Canadian flag

Hello AU/NZ $24.95  the contains 20 layered images and shapes featuring names of Australian and New Zealand states and territories.

You now can order any of these...simply go to my website or contact me at gottastamp@icloud.com!  And more importantly...watch my blog and facebook page for great projects that I have created using these cartridges.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Warehouse Sale

Close to my Heart is having a Warehouse Sale that changes EVERY Tuesday (1:00 central time)

All prices are slashed by 50% and are while supplies last.  Make sure you get out there and check out each week!!  

This is on my website only at gottastamp.closetomyheart.com 
Lots of GREAT deals.  AND, when you are out there, make sure you check out the clearance tab too.

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Group Pages

Our new Prickly Pear paper pack is so fun and we JUST happened to have been in Mesa Arizona for the Cubs Spring Training..so this paper pack is PERFECT for those pictures.  I will have to post them AFTER I get the pictures on them too.

If you would like to create these layouts, check out the upcoming events section of my blog to see what dates I have my groups on.

Friday, July 14, 2017

State Stamps

Here is yet ANOTHER use for those state stamps!  I have a neighbor moving and with help from Pat Hines, we created this tray for them.

THEN, I took Kraft paper and stamped Nebraska (state they live in now) and Georgia (state they are moving to).  I just love these state stamps.  So many uses for them.

If you would like to get them, make sure to get them NOW...they will be gone at the end of July!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Little Dreamer Card

Just in case you haven't had enough of this cute Little Dreamer paper pack, here is another cute card using the unicorn!  Better get your set before they are gone!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

Here are some cards I made using the Little Dreamer paper pack from Close to my Heart.  The card on the left is the card that you can create from the Close to my Heart directions (on my website)..I took the same pieces and added a little bit to it...so my card is on the right.

Very fun to create.  And even more fun to receive!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope you are having a GREAT 4th of July!  Here is a layout I made using our Fourth of July Stamp (A1204 $6.95) that will be perfect for your festive day!  And if you came to my Open House in April, you made it too!

I also used our No Worries paper pack (X7220B $9.95) and our new thin cut stars (Z3329 $12.95).  The star thin cuts comes with 4 stars (2 1/2", 2", 1 1/2" and 1" stars).  I cut out 3 stars with red, white and blue and layered them.   

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Friday, June 30, 2017

July Monthly Group Layouts

Aren't these layouts just so darn ADORABLE!  These are the layouts that my monthly groups will be making in the month of July.  We are using Close to my Heart's Little Dreamer paper pack (X7219B $9.95) or our Workshop pack (gives you all the extra stuff G1126 $26.95).

If you would like to make them, come to one of my groups, or you can order the workshop pack and get the instructions off my website (gottastamp.closetomyheart.com).

Either way, you will want this paper pack!  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Unicorn Fever

Do you love Unicorns?  I really was indifferent about them.  But once I saw this stamp set and thin cut dies, I FELL IN LOVE!  They are so cute!  These cute M & M sticks are created using Close to my Heart's Little Dreamer- Cardmaking stamps & thin cuts (Z3335 $26.95)

Aren't they cute!

If you like Unicorns, then you will want to come to one of my groups in July!  We will be creating 6 pages using the Little Dreamers paper pack!  For dates on when I will be having these groups, check out my upcoming events here on my blog.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jack the Bear as a card!

Yes, I am still stuck on this crazy bear.   This time I created a card and used the thin cut to cut through the card front.  Then I cut another bear out of white cardstock and put it on the inside of the card so you can see it though the whole in the front.  LOL  I added a hat, some arms and some grass to the inside.

On the outside I also cut the banner for the bear to hold.  So many things you can do with this set.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jack the Bear

Yep...more pictures of what I created with Jack the bear.   I created this layout using Close to my Heart's Jack paper pack.  Then I made a wagon from our Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  Isn't that wagon so cute!!  Then I put Jack the bear (after I cut him) in the wagon!  

So now it is all about papa bear and baby bear.  And yes, the star of the show...my granddaughter, son and daughter in law!

Do you have this bear stamp set and thin cuts yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  LOL  If you do, get it out and start playing.  It is so fun!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Yep, More of that Bear!

Like I said, I LOVE this bear...here are a few more cards that you can make using the Jack Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts (Z3333 $26.95) or you can get the stamps by themselves (C1678 $13.95).  Either way...you need this set!  Just wait to see what else I did with these stamps!!  LOL

Friday, June 2, 2017

Love this BEAR!

I have to say, I just LOVE this bear from our Jack Cardmaking stamp and thin cut set (z3333 $26.95)

So what I did was take the extra paper leftover from the Jack workshop pack and make these cards.  Now, you can get the workshop guide that shows you how to cut and make these.
You can get this from my website
Now what I did was make the cards the way they made them...then I put my twist on them.

So the first card you see on the left, in the set of two, is the one Close to my Heart had and mine is on the right.  So you can do it the way the instructions tell you, or you can put your own twist on them.

But anyway you do it, you need those CUTE BEAR stamps!!!  LOL

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Stamp of the Month

Check out Close to my Heart's June Stamp of the month...how cute is this little fox!  Check out all the stamps on my website gottastamp.closetomyheart.com.  You can get this stamp set for $17.95 OR if you purchase $50 in products, you can get this set for just $5!

Friday, May 26, 2017

June Monthly Group Layouts

Here are the layouts that my group members will be making in June.  We are using our new Jack paper pack (X7222B $9.95) Want to attend?  You don't have to be a member to make these layouts.

I love this paper pack!!  You don't have to go camping to use them.  You can use these for anything outdoors, dad pictures, and of course camping just to name of few.

Email me to sign up to be a guest and make these layouts!!  Check out the dates here on my blog under the "upcoming events" tab for all the dates that I offer these groups.