Sunday, June 30, 2013

Have You Heard?

I just got back from the annual Close to My Heart convention in Orlando.  They unveiled some great new products from the upcoming idea book which will go live on August 1st.  I'm sure it's all over the web at this point, but in case you haven't heard, we got a new Cricut cartridge called Artbooking!

This cartridge is amazing! In true CTMH form this cartridge also has over 700 images and comes with three acrylic stamp sets and three sheets of dimensional elements.   This new cartridge not only includes a new font and ten new mini albums, but it also has complete themed layouts!  Everything for each layout is sized to proportion and all on one key.  This is truly scrapbooking that is made faster, simpler, and easier.  

There is much more to come with the new idea book including new home decor items, wearable crafting projects, and of course beautiful new paper packs and accessories.  I can't wait to show everyone.  Here's a sneak peek at one of the wearable crafting projects, it's a fabric necklace kit.  You can create your own wearable art!

We had the opportunity to make this little jewel at convention. Not only is it pretty,  but it was fun to make.  The kit to make this necklace will be in the new catalog and for only $14.95! 

You can visit my website and order these great items on August 1st.  If you can't wait , you can join my CTMH family  and receive the kit below, take advantage of a consultant's discount and start ordering these lovely new items on July 1st.  All this for only $49. The approximate retail value for the items included in the kit is $155.  What a bargain!  The featured paper pack in this new consultant kit is Laughing Lola from the new idea book.  I love this paper!  The photo does not do it justice.   

I have a lot more things we made at convention to share with you as soon as I get the photos uploaded.  I will also be posting the album I made for the convention's album contest within the next week.  Although I didn't win, I was thrilled to be chosen among the 10 albums that were on display in the art gallery.  I was very excited to say the least.   

That's all for now.  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Congrats Graduates!

Tis that time of the year.  As usual, I'm a little behind.  Our high school graduates had commencement ceremonies last Friday.  And to all those who graduated....Woohoo! Congrats!  I still have gifts to deliver and of course, a card.   This year I thought I would take a card from the For Always Cardmaking Workshop  and adapt it to a somewhat personalized graduation card.

Recognize it?  This is the same design as one we make in the kit.  Only this time, I used our school colors and added some stamping from the Congrats Graduate stamp set.  This is a little Asize stamp set, which turned out to be quite handy.    Here's the inside.

I thought the two stamp sets worked out well.   Our Gypsy and Honey worked out perfectly for our school colors.  Instead of the ribbon that was originally in the card kit, I just used thin strips of the Honey color cardstock.  I used Brialliance Gold ink for the little stars and the string for the banners on the front of the card to give it just a little shimmer.  

That's it for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's June Already?

Time flies when you are having fun or when you are so busy you can't think straight...either one :)  There are a lot of things going on right now, graduations, birthdays, holidays,  summer programs, and even lots of specials from Close to My Heart.  

Beginning today, there are three special patriotic stamp sets available.  There is one D-size stamp set and one B-size stamp set to honor our country's heroes.

There is even one for all our northern neighbors in Canada, as well.

These sets are only available 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! make it a banner month, with each qualifying order of $25 or more that includes a stamp until June 30th,  you will receive a My Creations Mini Banner for FREE!  The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.  How cute is that? 


Also, there is still time to get your  A True Thank You stamp.  For only $2.95 you can get a great little stamp set and until the end of June, 100% profits go to the Red Cross to aid families who were affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes.

Last but not least, is the stamp of the month, A Flowering Bunch.  As always, with any qualifying purchase of $50 or more, you can get this stamp set for only $5.  

I have personally been waiting for this one since this idea book went live.  I can't wait to get to creating with all these funky little flowers. 

That's it for now.  I hope to be back at the scrap table soon with more creations to post.  Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions, or wish to order any of the items above stop by my website by clicking on the While Supplies Lasts link at the top of the page and click on shop. 

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy Scrapping!