New Rolling Tote and Shoulder Bag!!

The new Rolling Tote  and Shoulder Bag  ~ They are here just in time for Christmas!  Absolute LOVE the teal chevrons and it goes fantastically with the 31 Navy Lots a Dots pattern!! Looks hot! Put these on your Christmas wish list and order quickly!! Order by December 15th for FREE Shipping through me (call me or email me your order .Here are the links to check these out:

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Our New Rolling Tote!

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Our New Shoulder Bag!!

Hosting an online order or a home gathering this month? 50% off item if they are still available from the first shipment with a gathering over $250 or both if your gathering is $450!!  So doing the happy dance that these are out before Christmas!!  =)

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Free Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions!

December 2 brings a new special – get your FREE Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions with ANY order!!  This is really awesome. Both have some incredible artwork in them as well as all the goodies you can purchase.   I keep my old copies just for ideas (besides it’s fun to watch how the styles and trends change).

free idea bookcatalog2While CTMH has not provided us with a shipping deadline for orders needed by Christmas, I would highly suggest getting your orders by placed no later than December 12.  This is not a guarantee as soon is better.

With the Deal of the Decade, you can’t go wrong:


1412-cc-deal-of-the-decade-us_caAny purchase of $50.00 or more and you can get any C or D sized stamps for $10 each (all sets in the Season Expressions are not eligible for this deal).  This is a great way to get some presents taken care of for your special stamping friends (or maybe yourselves…shhh the CTMH elves will not tell!).

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Cyber Monday Madness with 20% off all CTMH Cricut Collections!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. 
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GUESS WHAT ELSE?  Cyber Monday falls on December 1, 2014 which is the start of the December Special – “Deal of the Decade”, that will let you  purchase C size (value $13.95) and D- size (value $17.95) stamp sets for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50. This is our way of celebrating the ten-year anniversary of our My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps, which have truly been industry-changing! Purchasing a discounted Cricut Cartridge makes you eligible for purchasing as many ‘C’ and ‘D’ sized stamp sets as you’d like for only $10 each! How fun is that??!!
CaptureDo you have loved ones who’d enjoy a Cricut Cartridge under the Christmas Tree? When you Order (2) Discounted Cartridges you will also qualify for $25 in Free Product! (must email me first) so I can enter it in as show!  Going to by 2? Get a special from me for FREE SHIPPING.  =)  Do not place this order through the website – call or email me.  This is good only for tomorrow, Cyber Monday, and until 7:00pm EST.
In addition to “Deal of the Decade” with C and D stamps for $10, our Seasonal Expressions goes live.  There is so much awesomeness in this!  2 new papers packs, new stamps, and new embellishments. Be watching for new cards, layouts, and more to be posted on this.  None of the stamps in the Seasonal Expressions are included in the Deal of the Decade as they are new.  =)
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Mojo Monday 368

Mojo Monday 368 posted up  and it’s another great sketch.  I had fun with it.  I’m in the process of creating several cards (15 to be exact) for a “Come and Play Card Buffet).  Mojo Monday’s have been a fantastic help in creating the cards.  Here’s their sketch:

mojo368My card is created with one of my favorite stamp sets featuring a Christmas Tree which I embossed with white embossing powder. 

CC1015 HW Card1 WMI took CTMH reinkers and the blending pen to create the watercolor effect.  Wipe of the white embossing to make it stand out.  I used up some retired Sparkle and Shine paper for the card.  You can make this card at one of my Come and Play Card Buffets (CPCB)!

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For class, we’ll use a different Christmas Tree set.

Have a creatively blessed day!


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Elegance with Scaredy Cat

I love the colors in the Scaredy Cat papers.  We had a some black and white pictures from a family photo shoot.  I took the Scaredy Cat papers, Laughing Lola Picture My Life cards, and the Magic book to create this interactive layout:


SC LO4 WMSC Today Life is Good WMI think it turned out quite lovely! There is no stamping or  Cricut Cuts.  It’s a very simple layout.  Want to learn how to do this?  Attend one of the crops at my home!  =)  I’d be happy to help you recreate this layout.

Have a wonderfully creative day!

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MoJo Monday 367

Hi everyone,

I follow Mojo Monday Blog and took my first big step out to enter one of my cards into it!  Very scarey and exciting all at the same time! I’m busy creating several cards for my “Card Buffet” Class.  When I saw the sketch for this week, I knew I had the perfect stamp set for it!




This is CASE Mojo Monday 367; #mojo367

This is CASE Mojo Monday 367; #mojo367


I love this stamp set, B1453 Frightfully Fun!  The little characters are awesome, cute, and easy to color in.  The sayings can be used outside of Halloween.


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B1453 – Frightfully Fun. Price of $12.00 reflects cost of item, shipping, handling, and tax.

Here’s a picture of the card in progress – love coloring with our Shin Han Touch Twin Markers!

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If you love this card, you can come and make it at the Card Buffet!

Have a blessed, creative day!

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Scaredy Cat – not so scared

Don’t pass over Scaredy Cat paper if you don’t celebrate Halloween!  I’ve done a few layouts with Scaredy Cat to show how versatile the paper can be!

SC LO3 WMBy using the reverse side of the B&T (Background and Texture) paper, you have patterns not specific to Halloween.  You are able to create layouts which use beautiful fall colors included in the paper pack, yet not a whiff of Halloween!!  I used Laughing Lola Picture My Life cards to create some of the accents and journal blocks; Used the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridges to make the titles, and Magic to create the below interactive part of the page!



I really  love the Magic book because it shows you how to add so many different interactive components to your pages!  It’s always fun to see someone’s face when they discover the secret to the page!

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays is the October Stamp of the Month (SOM).  I am so in love with it!!  Most of the images can by cut out by the Cricut (makes your life infamously easier) and the stamps are solid (again making your life easier).   Here’s a card I made with the set (I see a few more cards coming!)



I used our polka dot embossing folder, bakers twine with silver, glitter tape, Snowhaven papers, and 3-D foam tape.  This will be one of the cards we’ll be making for our Christmas card class (not the Snowhaven Card Workshop).

Pictures from CTMH for the SOM:

1410-sotm-cricut-box SOM imagesYou can get this stamp set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase or for $17.95 before s/h/t!  This is one of my favorites stamp sets and a must have!!

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Ribbon, ribbon…learn how to get your free ribbon!

It’s time to get wound up over receiving your own free spool of ribbon! During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD you are eligible to receive one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each special bonus ribbon—either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. That’s a heap of savings every time you place an order! So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders early in the month to ensure the surprise will make it to your doorstep.


*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD).

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Tips on Thursday – Score Board

With the new Artfully Sent Card Cartridge, I’ve discovered you get to do a lot of scoring!!  This makes our new score board essential as it makes your live much easier.  You need to be able to fold clean, exact lines in order to make the cards well.  This tool is the BEST for this!!

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The arm allows you to work with 12″x12″ paper.  The scoring tool stores on the side and is secure.  The lines are crisp and easy to fold.  Having this tool is a must with this cartridge!  Another plus, this board is very nice and compact for trekking around to crops.

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