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!