Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Holiday Card Set: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

Here's another project from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. This is on page 76. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing what you need to complete this card set or you can order it from my website.

When you pair the Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge with some of our delightful new My Acrylix® stamp sets, you'll find yourself making an armful of holiday cards in just one sitting! Watch this video to discover even more tips for streamlining your holiday card creation session

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Card: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

I love our new Autumn/Winter Idea book! Did you notice that they posted links to directions to complete a couple of projects? How sweet is that? This is the link to the Thanksgiving Card on page 66. I will be posting the others in a couple of days. I hope you enjoy the video.

Create a multi-layered stamping imaging using the base and shade technique and Close To My Heart's My Acrylix® So Grateful stamp set. As you can see on this video, it's as easy as pumpkin pie—and will look great on your Thanksgiving dinner invitations and cards.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mayberry WOTG completed with pictures!

We had Stamp Club today and here is the finished layout after I added the pictures. The scan of the layouts did not turn out very good because of the canvas buttons. I hate that. I may have to take another picture of it tomorrow with my camera during the daylight hours.

These pictures of Gabrielle were taken on Thanksgiving Day last year at my cousin's house. He is such a talented builder and had built his kids a fantastic tree-house years ago complete with a "zip line". Gabrielle was goofing off as she went down it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

CTMH Pair-A-Phrase Blog Hop

With National Stamping Month starting…a group of CTMH Consultants joined together to bring you a blog hop of wonderful ideas for using this fabulous stamp set that you can get FREE! When you get $75 worth of CTMH products…can be anything on your wish list or from the While Supplies Last section…you get this stamp set free! It’s two D-size stamp sets packaged in one convenient stamp envelope.

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/
Jamia Bankhead http://papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Nikka geers http://nikkageers.blogspot.com/
Wendy Coffman http://stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Lisa Sargent http://lisa-sargent.blogspot.com/
Mary Eisen http://www.mestamp2.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Laura Petruso http://starbreezedesigns.blogspot.com/
Nancy Brpwn http://creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/
Angie Highland http://www.ascrapperscrazylife.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Shannon Beck http://www.cardsfromthefarm.blogspot.com/
Tamytha Jenkins http://www.paperheartist.com/
Teresa Scrivens http://creatingwithinkypaw.com/
Nicole Griggs http://nicolescreativezone.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Cecilia Marsh http://dirttrackwidow.blogspot.com/
Lisa Schaefer http://lisalynn00.blogspot.com/
Angel Sawyer http://runningwithscissorsdesignco.blogspot.com/
Doreen Guilfoyle http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://www.inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Katy Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/
LeAnne Dudley http://dudleychickdesigns.blogspot.com/
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Deanne Jacobs http://deannestamps.blogspot.com/
Casandra Bennett http://www.casandra-scrappinbliss.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two Special Promotions for the month of August!!!!

National Stamping Month
August 15- September 30, 2011

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH IN September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set-two D-size sets in one envelope-which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year. And with a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

Plus, since you spent $75.00 to get the Pair-A-Phrase double stamp set FREE, you also qualify to get the August Stamp of the Month stamp set, Wicked for only $5.00.

Plus you'll get this Free Bonus Stamp Set when you spend $50.00 and get the August Stamp of the Month.

Let's do the math.....using our new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

1. Beginning August 15th, purchase the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle for $99.00.  The cartridge features 700 images and the bundle  includes::
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
  • Three exclusive D-size stamp sets (retail value of $17.95 each)
  • Three Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each)
2. Since you spent over $50, you can now purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 (a retail value of $17.95)

3. Since you had to have the August Stamp of the Month…you get the A Typeface mini alphabet set free! ($6.95 value).

4. Since you spent over $75, you’ll also get the Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set FREE! ($35.90 value).

Total SAVINGS = $55.80! WOW!

Starting August 15th,  you can order all this online on my website. Just make sure you click the "Add Item" button for each of your free items.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

1st Day of School

Where did the summer go?
The girls started back to school on Tuesday, August 9th.
Cassidy was so excited to start back since she was going to "middle school". She had to look perfect on the first day so I had to straighten her hair the night before Maybe this is the year that I won't have to fuss with her about brushing her hair anymore. LOL!

While we were doing back to school shopping, she kept telling me that her style was different this year...she wanted more "flow-y" clothes. So here she is all ready for the first day. I can't believe how grown up she looks.

So where are the pictures of Gabrielle? Apparently, she is too old to have her Mama drop her off at school so instead she she spent the night with Ivey and went to school with her. Not really. A lot of the Juniors were meeting off campus to ride together and form a caravan of sorts.  You know, they had to make a grand entrance! I threatened not to let her go since I knew she wouldn't get someone else to take a picture of her. Oh well, maybe next year.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Buttoned Up Card Set: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

Lovely, chunky, fashion-forward bling turns your cards from charming to oh-so-fantabulous. Learn the WOW techniques in this how-to video from Close To My Heart, and then send holiday cards that people will be talking about into the New Year!

"Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops with Flowers: Project Inspiration Autumn/Win...

Quickly cut, stamp, and curl pretty 3-D flowers using Close To My Heart's new Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, My Acrylix® Hooray Bouquet stamp set, and your own creativity. Pick up more ideas for embellishing your layouts, cards, and gifts with fun florals in this how-to video

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Add Cricut® Flair to Any Workshop

Many Close To My Heart scrapbook and card patterns are easy to adapt to include shapes cut using the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. Find out how to incorporate Art Philosophy shapes into the Dreamin' Workshop on the Go™ project; you'll be inspired by this great way to pump up your projects and use your tools!

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Wicked

It's once again time for the monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month, the Consultants are showcasing the August SOTM, Wicked. It is an adorable set great for all your upcoming Halloween pictures.

Sit back and enjoy the hop. As always, if you would like to purchase this stamp set, you can visit my website here. It is only $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase under the NEW Stamp of the Month program. Enjoy!!! 

Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Nicole Griggs http://www.nicolescreativezone.blogspot.com/
Shannon Beck http://www.cardsfromthefarm.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Tamytha Jenkins http://www.paperheartist.com/
Nancy Brown http://creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/
Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/
Melissa Robinson http://www.mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/
Doreen Guilfoyle http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com/
Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Teresa Scrivens http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com/
Annette Green http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com/
Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/
Paige Dolecki http://paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Krista Ritskes http://kristaritskes-simplycreating.blogspot.com/
Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Angel Sawyer http://runningwithscissorsdesignco.blogspot.com/
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/
Lisa Sargent http://lisa-sargent.blogspot.com/
Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/
Melinda Everitt http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor http://cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/
LeAnne Dudley http://www.dudleychickdesigns.blogspot.com/
Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com/
Wanda Riley http://creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/
Vickie Tagatz http://create-with-me-vickie.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com/
Karen Fullam http://www.enrichingmemories.com/
Lisa Schaefer http://lisalynn00.blogspot.com/
Nikka geers http://nikkageers.blogspot.com/
Diana Soling http://mystampingspot.blogspot.com/
Deanne Jacobs http://deannestamps.blogspot.com/
Sarah Harrington http://scrapwithsarahm.blogspot.com/
Tamra Pope http://www.tamrascraftypapercreations.blogspot.com/
Judy Faye Garner http://judyfaye.blogspot.com/
Angie Highland http://www.ascrapperscrazylife.blogspot.com/
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Carol Lee http://caroldlee.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August CTMH News and Specials

New Idea Book

The brand new Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book is live now and it is FABULOUS! You can view it by clicking on the link below or the catalog image on the right side of my blog. 

Here's some highlights of the new idea book:
  • Acrylic stamp prices have dropped.
  • Our B&T Paper (patterned paper) is now a heavier weight. Plus it now has a "zip strip" that is a fun border that you can add to your creations.
  • We now have an EXCLUSIVE Cricut Cartridge with 700 images!
Here is the link to view the brand new Idea Book page by page. If you'd like an Idea Book of your own, there are a few ways to get one:
  • If you are a member of my Monthly Stamp Club, you get if FREE! I'll give you your copy at out August stamp club meeting.
  • If you need me to mail one to you, I'll be happy to send one for the price of shipping ($5). The Idea Book is Free, plus I will also give you a coupon for $5.00 off your first purchase.
To order from the new Idea Book, go to my website and click "Shop Online".

Free Bonus Stamp set

In celebration of our newly updated Stamp of the Month program, CTMH is throwing in a little something extra: a FREE bonus stamp set! In August, when you place an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface A-size set FREE (a retail value of $6.95). Think of this as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set and we'll throw in a second stamp set FREE!
It's Extra! Extra!