Friday, December 20, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - December


If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" in December you are right on track. This month we are showcasing Glitter and Glitz Gel. So WELCOME! 

You should be coming from Shirley's Blog. There are 9 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on below. 

List of Participants:
1. Wendy Kessler - http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
2. Shirley Ross - http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
3. Rachel Ventura www.happyscrappinsquad.com
4. Tabbi Fritz - www.adhesiveaddict.com
5. Nikki DeWitt - www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com
6. Judy Garner - www.judyfaye.blogspot.com
7. Theresa Morrow - Tmorrowstreasures.blogspot.com
8. Janet McCormick - http://worksofheart2011.blogspot.com/
9. Joy McHargue- http://studiowowjoy.com

Let's get started. I created these easy treat boxes for my girls' class. I used the Artiste Cartridge to cut these at 5.5" and folded the box. Then I used the shimmer trim to line the base of the box and sparkles to decorate the top. I put 4 Hershey kisses on the inside. 

Now hop on over to Tabbi's blog for more great artwork!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Create with Cricut® Collections






Enhance the artist within you by cutting and assembling foundational shapes, 3-D items, and themed mini books with Close To My Heart's stunning Cricut® Collections! With limitless options for shapes, themes, and sizes, our Cricut® Collections will bring you hours of exciting creative sessions. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Everyday Layouts




Combine cuts from a variety of themes from Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to make original papercrafted masterpieces. Watch the video to kick-start your ideas!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Creations® Craftable Containers




Thanks to the My Creations® line of products from Close To My Heart, you can make great projects from the outside in! Get ideas for using these stampable, markable, craftable albums, bags, and ring boxes in this video.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - November

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" in November you are right on track. This month we are showcasing Thanksgiving. So WELCOME! 

You should be coming from Shirley's Blog. There are 7 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on below. 

List of Participants:
1. Joy McHargue- http://www.studiowowjoy.com
2. Shirley Ross - http://momnmescrap.blogspot.com

3. Rachel Ventura - www.happyscrappinsquad.com
4. Wendy Kessler - http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com 

Let's get started. I've included the last few Thanksgiving layouts I created:



Now hop on over to Wendy's blog for more great artwork!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clearly the Best: Preserve with Pizazz




Family history is fun, especially when you add colorful papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart! There are so many ways to protect your pedigree and make it fun at the same time. Watch the video to learn how to turn a kraft pocket album into an attractive family pedigree book.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking




Fall for the autumn-themed projects you see in this video, all made with the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Clearly the Best: A Burst of Creativity




Warm up your cards with a burst of sunshine made from fun patterned papers from Close To My Heart.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E06): Designed Décor Flip Stand Album




With the help of the Cricut® Artbooking collection and Designed Décor flip stand album, Close To My Heart will make a home decorator out of you! Watch as simple icons, shapes, and titles from this cartridge are transformed into works of art perfect for display in your home.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project Inspirations: Pocket Album







Looking for a new way to store your favorite cards and other small keepsakes? Try the new My Creations® kraft pocket album from Close To My Heart! The album is brimming with space for your memories! Watch the video to learn a few techniques on how to give it personality with stamps, paper, and accessories. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Program


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with the signature Close To My

Heart design flair. Select from eight*

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double-sided cards plus 10 unique

Memory Protectors™ to capture life

as it happens. Whether you choose to

embrace a single theme in your album

or mix and match for a truly unique

look, you’ll love the ease, affordability,

and beauty of the Picture My Life

programs, each based on a popular My

Reflection™paper packet. Even better,

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up as a Close To My Heart Consultant

between November 1 – December 15,

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*Not pictured: two Picture My Life™ scrapbooking

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sampling of the designs in each program.

**To earn your choice of one Picture My Life

scrapbooking program free, new Consultants

must remit $300 in orders by March 31, 2014.

Other criteria apply.





Friday, November 8, 2013

Project Inspirations: Cricut® Tags




Project Inspirations: Cricut® Tags

Learn how to make cute tags to liven up any gift! In this video, we show you how to combine Close To My Heart Cricut® cut shapes and My Acrylix® stamp sets to make the perfect sentiments for your goodies. 
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dryer Sheet Card



So the card swap my team did this month was a card using a dryer sheet. This is the card I created which was inspired by a pinterest post my customer Trish showed me.
First stamp your image on you card base
 Next add glue to the entire card front. You can also use a spray glue.
 Using the rubber brayer roll the used dryer sheet onto the card face flat.
 Add more glue to the area you want to add glitter to.
 Sprinkle on your glitter.
 Last I added a line of liquid applique to the tree line and tree tops.
 Be very careful when heating as the dryer sheet can melt away if it gets to hot.
Trim the dryer sheet, and you have a perfect snowy scene!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Artboooking Made Easy (S01E02): A+ School Layouts




Artboooking Made Easy (S01E02): A+ School Layouts

Close To My Heart's new Cricut® Artbooking collection will give you what you need to score an A+ on back-to-school projects! See how to make your own in this video. 
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Harmonious Hues


Harmonious Hues (04)

Make a little music with colour-coordinated pages created with Close To My Heart's exclusive palette. With four fabulous colour families to choose from, finding just the right colour of paper, ink, markers, and more is simple! See a sampling of products here; then contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to get them in a rainbow of exclusive colours to paint your own crafting world. 
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Super Stamp of the Month Savings (05)


Super Stamp of the Month Savings (05)

With the amazing Stamp of the Month deal offered each month, Close To My Heart makes it easy for you to create beautiful artwork at incredible discount prices! View some of the sets coming your way, each offered only for a month's time, then contact your Independent Consultant to take advantage of the great deals for yourself. 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit


Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit

Express yourself with your very own wearable crafting projects! With the Base & Bling line from Close To My Heart, you have just the right ingredients for showing off your creativity. Watch and learn for yourself how to craft your own beautifully embellished necklace with the Base & Bling fabric necklace kit. 
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Eight Great How-to Helps (06)





Get the best in scrapbooking and cardmaking inspiration from the blueprints, cutting diagrams, instructions, tips, and full-colour artwork of Jeanette Lynton's how-to publications! Watch the video to see these must-have books and learn how to get them for yourself through your own Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - October

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" in October you are right on track. This month we are showcasing stamps you have used once. So WELCOME! 

You should be coming from Shirley's Blog. There are 6 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on below. 

List of Participants:
1. Rachel Ventura - www.happyscrappinsquad.com
 
2. Tabbi Fritz - http://www.adhesiveaddict.com
3. Joy - http://www.studiowowjoy.com(No Post yet)

My post is sadly late this month! Wendy gave me some inspiration on this project. the front is stamped using a stamp I have never used, but the inside is full of items from my stash that I need to use up! Now, I just have to print the photos to slide into the album










Now hop on over to Tabbi's blog for more great artwork!