Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Work The Workshop in July

Hello and Welcome :)
Today I wanted to remind you about one of the great deals happening right now with Close To My Heart.  During the month of July you can purchase the Workshops On The Go Canvas Art Kit for only $19.95!  What a great deal, considering the regular price is $39.95.  This Canvas Art Kit is a great addition to any home because you can personalize it in many different ways.  Just find the pictures that you want to use, add some adhesive (I used liquid glass and foam dots), a little ink (I used cocoa) and embellish away!  This kit is easy to use and put together so why not snag one while it's discounted?!?

I want to share with you the one that I made today.  I used pictures from a trip that my family and I took to Niagara Falls.

This is such a great kit and I hope that you will make one of your own!  Click HERE to visit my website, make your purchase, and get a free idea book from me!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Card Using The Art Philosophy Cartridge

Today I made this card using an old Mojo Monday sketch and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  One of the things that I love about Close To My Heart is that a lot of the stamp sets will coordinate with the cuts from the cartridges.  These flowers were made using the Girls Rock stamp set and the sentiment shape came from a retired stamp called You & Me.  This card idea can be used for a number of different occasions,  I made this one as a celebration card for a birthday.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!

Supplies Used:
Art Philosophy cartridge
Girls Rock stamp set
Kraft, Lagoon, White Daisy card stock
Slate, Honey, Lagoon, Sunset, Pear, Cotton Candy ink
Bitty Sparkles
Grey Wool Bakers Twine

Friday, July 12, 2013

The New Cricut Cartridge From Close To My Heart - Artbooking

Hello Everyone!  Are you ready to take your scrapbooking to the next level??  Great!!  Close To My Heart has a new and amazing cartridge!!  It is called Artbooking and it will be available to you on August 1st.  You will love all of the images in each of the 15 different layout themes.  This cartridge is very user friendly because you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size.  You can create 12" x 12" pages in a snap.  This cartridge also includes cuts for 10 themed mini books, which I love to make :).
When you purchase this cartridge you will receive 3 My Acrylix D-size stamp sets that are exclusive to this bundle and 3-12" x 9" dimensional elements that coordinate with the cartridge cuts.
This is the perfect cartridge to help celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, family, friends, sports, holidays, and much more.  Close to my Heart carries several paper packs that all have coordinating cuts, embellishments, inks, complements, stamps, even dimensional elements shapes and 3-D items that you can use for gifts and home decor.

Your creative possibilities are endless with Close To My Heart.  Contact me today and find out how you can get started with Artbooking!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Art Philosophy Door Hanger

Hello and Welcome!  Today I made a door hanger using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I made this as a cute way to hold my Business cards.  My local Starbucks has a bulletin board for people to post items so I thought that this would be a great way to advertise Close To My Heart.

A little embossed dragonfly from the Dream Big stamp set.
 Sentiment from the Pinwheel stamp of the Month (NLA) and shapes from the Dream Big stamp set.
Finished :)

The door hanger was cut at 10in and it is the perfect size for me to put in a bunch of business cards.  You can make this bigger or smaller to fit whatever it is that you want to hold - candy, snacks, nail items, pocket sanitizer, lip gloss, tissue, drink mixes, spices, etc.   Pick the size that suits your need and embellish away!!

Supplies Used:
Cotton Candy, Kraft, Olive cardstock
Dream Big stamp set
Pinwheel stamp set
Kudos stamp set (from the Artiste bundle)
Slate and Honey ink pad
Bakers twine, Paradise assortment
Crop a dile and 1/8 in eyelets

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mojo Monday #300

Hello and Welcome!  Today I would love to share my entry for the Mojo Monday #300 Blog Celebration.  I really enjoy making card entries when I can for Mojo Monday and I wanted to say CONGRATS on hitting 300!  Can't wait for more challenges :)

I made this card using the Buzz and Bumble paper pack from Close to my Heart and two great stamps - For Every Occasion and a previous stamp of the month Friendship Bouquet.  I used the Artiste cart to cut the banner shape and hand cut the rest.  The flower was stamped with Cocoa ink and colored in using Honey, Autumn Terracotta, and Olive markers.  It is embellished with Opaques Mocha Gems and Chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

Thank You For Stopping By!!