Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cricut... Cricut... Cricut!!!

So excited to share with you all the new, must have Cricut Collection from Close to my Heart: Artbooking! If you are like me you are asking your self what else could they come up with after the last two amazing collections?? Well this is just as amazing!! There is a font, titles, overlays, seasonal images, borders, frames, photo mats, and 10 mini albums... and more! 
I am taking Pre-orders for this collection... and as soon as I am able to place the order (Aug. 1st) I will have yours on its way to your door!!
Why should you order now?? So you are ready for Close to my Hearts 32 weekly instructional videos from Sept. 2013 to April 2014. 

**But wait there is more!! I am offering my own special! I am so excited about this new collection that I want to give you 2 free Cricut cutting mats with any CTMH Cricut collection you buy or Pre-order from me from now until Aug. 31st!**
(to get your free mats I have to place the order for you! So message me your order and payment and I will have it ordered ASAP!!)

Saturday, June 22, 2013


What ?!?!?  Hope you weren't expecting to see Will Smith fighting the aliens here!  
We are actually featuring crafty creations showcasing "Independence Day" ... the holiday!
Not only are all of our creations going to be about Independence Day ... the holiday ... but they will also be using the Artiste and/or Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridges from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Michelle of My Flights of Fancy then you are in the right place!
For my project I made exploding lanterns. To make them I used White and Cranberry Cardstock cut with Cricut Artiste cartridge's 3D project on page 40. The USA was cut out with my Gypsy Cricut tool. Then I took our limited time stamp "Home of the Brave" and added the blue.

Adding an artificial candle helped to bring out the USA cut out.

In the dark the candle shows off the stamped words, this is great if you are having an outdoor gathering!

Your next stop on our Independence Day hop is Traci of Paper Crafting 101.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2Create
    2.  Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
    3.   Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
    4.   Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
    5.   Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101
    6.   Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Special Update:

Since so many customers ordered the mini banner this month already... CTMH has run out of supply. So they have changed the FREE item for the rest of the month:

Make It a Banner Day
June 2013 Constant Campaign
Receive two free My Creations® milk cartons (Z1739) in June! Simply place a $25 order that includes a stamp set to receive two milk cartons. The milk cartons are 5½" x 3" × 3" and include closure clips. Perfect for gift giving this summer!

Dates: Offer valid June 1–30, 2013.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cheers for a New Scrapbooking Opportunity!

G’day mate! We are excited to announce a new business opportunity that will have scrapbookers in Australia and New Zealand cheering!
Close To My Heart, the scrapbooking, papercraft, and stamping industry’s leading company in innovation and unparalleled products, is teaming up with three long-time in-country experts to offer an exciting opportunity to former Creative Memories Consultants as well as anyone interested in a ground-floor business in scrapbooking, papercraft, and stamping.
Close To My Heart is working closely with Brian O’Callaghan, former General Manager of Creative Memories Australasia, as well as Susan Wilmot and Diane Lampert, both successful former Senior Directors of Creative Memories Australia, to officially launch Close To My Heart in Australia and New Zealand in mid-July 2013. We are excited to engage the passion and enthusiasm of former Creative Memories Consultants with one of the industry’s most stable, enduring companies. Watch for more details to come!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Flowering Bunch Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  
This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "A Flowering Bunch" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from June 1 - 30, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2Create.  If you came from Theo of Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!

 One of my favorite things to do is give a gift!! So when I set out to make a project for this months blog hop.... I thought of my little sister. This month she will turn 30. The flowers in the "A Flowering Bunch" stamp set are so unique and perfect in black and white! Add that little punch of color (her's is pink) and you have a personal accent for a gift.
I used Colonial White and Cotton Candy cardstock with our new Black Glitter Paper. Then I added a little Black Tulle Ribbon and some Pink Glitter Gems. With a 3D flower from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge the accent was perfect!

Your next stop on our "A Flowering Bunch" hop is Stephanie of QuiltedScrapper.
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Amber ~Scrapper's Therapy 
  3. Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts 
  4. Jennifer ~4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  5. Stephanie ~ QuiltedScrapper
  6. Cat ~ catscrapbooking
  7. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 
 Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June... filled with great deals!!

June is filled with so many great things!! This month you can help to great causes: the Red Cross for OK. as well as the USO! Plus we have a great FREE Banner and a fun Stamp of the Month... 
Relief for Oklahoma Campaign
Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!
*Offer valid May 23–June 30, 2013. No limit per order.
Make It a Banner Day
June 2013 Constant Campaign
Receive a free My Creations® mini banner in June! Make it a “banner” day by placing a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set to receive your free mini banner. The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer for many “banner” days!
Dates: Offer valid June 1–30, 2013.

Let’s Get Patriotic!
June–July 2013 Constant Campaign
Celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix®Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!
Dates: Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013.

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

June 2013: A Flowering Bunch (S1306A)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.