Monday, August 13, 2012

Crazy for Cricut!

The new Close To My Heart cartridge "Artiste"  has arrived! The fabulous cartridge includes 700 images ( different shapes than the Art Philosophy cartridge, which debuted last August). This card is cut using the cartrdige as is the medallion. Couldn't be simpler! The card is cut at 4 1/2" and the medallion is cut at 3/4" (x2). Also used in this card is the new Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. It also features the Shimmer Brads and Bitty Sparkles. The card itself is cut from the brand-new color: Slate.

I am so excited about the new Autumn/ Winter Idea Book! I just returned from Convention in Dallas and cannot wait to continue playing with all the new products. Be sure to keep checking back for more ideas!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Express Yourself...

 Studio J makes it easier than ever to preserve your memories. The all new Express Collections are available in 6 themes: All About Me, Little Miss, Little Man, Travel, Year in Review, and School Days. Each collection includes 11 pre-made beautifully embellished digital layouts. All you have to do is upload your pictures, drag and drop them in the photo wells, edit the journaling and title spots as desired and "Voila" you have a completed layout! This layout is from the Travels collection and literally took 5 minutes to complete! You can mix and match layouts from different collections or create your own layouts.

There is no cost to use Studio J. Pay only when you order layouts! Layouts (2 pages) are just $6.95 each. When you purchase layouts, they are printed on top quality 12" x 12" photo paper and shipped directly to you. With each layout purchase you will also receive a FREE jpg of the layout. These are perfect for emailing or printing more copies of your layout. You can also purchase jpgs by themselves for just $2.95!

Studio J is digital scrapbooking at its best! Try it today, but be aware - it's addicting! :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Birthday Girl

Make that special birthday girl feel extra special with this custom made card using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It is cut at 4 1/2" from Cotton Candy cardstock. The medallion is cut at 3/4" (x 2) from Lagoon cardstock. The stripe is Pear cardstock. The cute cupcake embellishment is cut at 1 1/4" and accented with a red sparkle from the Red and Pink Sparkle Assortment.

The matching tag fits perfectly inside the card pocket (also cut at 4 1/2") and the "Birthday Girl" sentiment is handily located on the same key as the card, tag and cupcake. How easy is that?!?

Close To My Heart has made it easier than ever to create handmade items to let your family and friends know how much you care.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birthday Box

Totally simply and fun! This adorable box is cut from Cranberry cardstock (Size: Fit to Page). The embellishments are made using the stamps included with Cricut Artiste Cartridge stamped on White Daisy cardstock shapes cut with the cricut. The window in the box has been covered using a piece of a Memory Protector.

Perfect for a small gift or a few cards, this box is makes gift-giving even more fun!

Happy Crafting!

"Tote-lly" Awesome!

Have you ever considered becoming a Close To My Heart consultant? It is now an even better value! Consultant kits start at just $49!! It is includes everything you need to get started growing your business! During the month of August (while supplies last) you will also receive this beautiful bag (holds 12"x 12" items) for FREE. That's a $49 value!!

Being a Close To My Heart consultant is a fun and rewarding experience. You will meet new people, explore and expand your own creativity all while getting a discount on your favorite crafting supplies. What could be better?

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Close To My Heart consultant, you can check out the Opportunities section of my website.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this rewarding experience!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Stampaganza is Here!!

This is one of my FAVORITE promotions! Here's how it works:
Purchase 2 stamp sets get 1 FREE!(equal or lesser value). So now is the time to stock up on all your favorite sets. You can go to my website: and browse all the stamp sets that are available.

To sweeten the deal, I will be holding a drawing on June 21st. Anyone who has placed an order (click "Join" on my website in the lower right corner of the screen) in the "Stampaganza Party" will be entered into a drawing for the Hostess Rewards from the party. The winner will get a minimum of $25 in FREE product (actual award total will be determined by party sales). There is no minimum order amount and you don't have to purchase stamp sets to qualify. BUT if you place an order of $50 or more, you will get TWO entries into the drawing! Plus, by ordering from my website, you can even add discounted items to your order and everything is sent directly to your house. (Shipping options start at just $4.95!)

I will announce the winner of the drawing on June 21st, so be sure to get your order placed before then to ensure entry into the drawing!

Have a fabulous Monday and happy crafting!

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Happy (almost) June!! In honor of all the men in our lives, I have made some masculine cards using the Victory Paper Packet. This versatile paper packet is great for camping, outdoor adventures, and masculine cards, layouts, and other projects. I love the rich, deep colors (Outdoor Denim, Barn Red, Olive, Chocolate and Bamboo).

Below is a 12" x 12" layout I made using the Victory papers and the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

I love this layout design- it almost looks like the pictures are just scattered across the page (in a pleasing arrangement of course! :)).

We will be making the cards in the "Crazy About Cards" workshop this month (June 6th at 6:30 p.m. $8) and the layout in the "Year of Memories" layout workshop (June 8th at 6:30 p.m. $10). If you can't make it to the workshops and would like to order a kit, please just let me know and I will get one ready for you!

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!!