Friday, September 28, 2012

October Special ~ Save With Studio J ~ Great Gift To Give For The Holiday!

Close To My Heart is having a special during the month of October...starting October 1st. It's called "Save With Studio J". Look HERE to see the flyer. This is your chance to get a fabulous deal...especially if you want to make holiday gifts for a few people...what's better then a personal album full of family photos! For every 9 layouts you get a 10th layout for FREE! And you can get up to 4 free 10th layouts Free! So, go check Studio J out (no cost to check it out!) and get your layouts ready for Monday! Also, the shipping fee is one set price and you can have up to 50 layouts shipped together for that small fee!  
Ps. If you didn't see the post 10 Great Reasons To Check Out Studio J  hit the link to see it!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Trick Or Treaters ~ Halloween

I usually do the quotes today to add to your quote book...but I decided today to do a poem instead.

Trick or Treaters

Sidewalks full of trick or treaters,
Lots of little candy eaters,
In their costumes having fun,
Halloween's for everyone.

From door to door the bells are ringing
Knockers, knocking, voices singing,
Children, the old and in between
Celebrating Halloween.


I thought I would share a poem today about "Trick or Treaters" for Halloween. I thought this poem would look really cute on a scrapbook layout. It would also look good inside a Halloween card too I think. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week. Hope you enjoyed the poem!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thinking Of Having A Halloween Party? Want To Make A "BOO" Banner?

I said yesterday I would share with you today the fun Spellbound Cricut Workshop On The Go kit (G1040). If you are thinking of putting a Halloween party together then this is the way to go! The kit comes with: "Spellbound" paper pack and a "Spellbound" stamp set (both of these items can only be bought in this kit), Sunset Baker's Twine, Foundry Pin Clips, Jump Rings and an Instructional Brochure to tell you everything you'll need to know to put it all together!

I am not planning a party but I am still planning on ordering this kit...look at how cute the stamp set is! And, I just love the Halloween paper pack too! I think the "BOO" banner is super adorable also! I can't wait to have this kit in my hands! What about you? Let me know and I'll add it to my order! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Video ~ Spellbound Halloween Party ~ Everything To Put Together A Fun Time!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Spellbound Halloween Party". They shared the new WOTG Kit "Spellbound" (G1040)...using the new Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790) to make a fun Halloween party. And, if you stop back tomorrow I'll share the kit with you...but thought I'd give you a sneak peek today with the video. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bats, Bats, And More Bats!

I thought today I would show you a picture of one of the bats I made this weekend. They are very plain and simple since they are for my son's 2nd grade class for Halloween. On the inside of the bat's wings will have "Happy Halloween" stamped (still need to do that to all the bats...I ran out of time since I had to take my daughter to a playdate) and on the other wing has my son's name that he wrote (after I took the photo). I was going to use ribbon to hold the pencil's in place but my son thought I should use the ties you get with trashbags...he said it would be easier for his buddies to get the pencils off. So, maybe not the prettiest but what he wants...he least for this project. I used the Cricut "Artiste" cartridge (Z1790) to cut all the bats...I love this product! It made this project super easy to make and my son is super happy to be able to share a little something with his buddies! Looks like a win-win to me!    
Ps. I used retired CTMH 2-tone cardstock...brown (in photo) and black for the bats...and I cut them at 2 1/2 inches...incase you are wondering.  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Want A Way To Show Off Your Little Cutie?

I thought I would share a photo to give you a great idea for showing off your little cutie using the "Moonlight" paper pack. How fun is this shadow box?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book ~ Sympathy

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

~"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. 

~"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

~"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of G-d."     

~"No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts."

I thought I would share some "Sympathy" type quotes today. Since I needed one for yesterday's card I thought it would be good to have a few in our quotes books. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sympathy Card

I found out the other day that my Aunt passed away. I haven't seen that part of my family in many years (I am on the West Coast and they are on the East Coast). But I thought I would make a card to send to them. I wanted to keep it simple and just write a note inside. I thought I would share the card here today along with the saying I found for the inside of the card. And, since I found a few nice sayings I thought I would share them tomorrow (for our quote books). I realized today it is good to have a few sympathy sayings in my quote book...for when they are needed.

The saying I put inside the card: "May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish." Stop back here tomorrow for the rest of the ones I found.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Video ~ Cricut® Artiste: One Size Fits All ~ Super Cute And Super Easy Halloween Bag!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Cricut® Artiste: One Size Fits All". They shared a tip to make it easy to make projects using the new Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790). If you haven't checked out this cartridge're going to want to. So, take a few minutes and watch the video...they shared a cute Halloween bag you can make! (Can you tell I'm starting to get excited that Halloween is on it's way!?)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Moonlight ~ Paper Pack ~ Workshop On The Go Kit = Fun Halloween Layouts, Cards and Gifts!

With Halloween not too far off I thought I would share the paper pack "Moonlight" with you today. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (G1051). It comes with: "Moonlight" paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), Haunted Assortment, Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment, & an Instructional Brochure (directions to make some scrapbook layouts).

If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper pack (X7161B) and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements (X7161C) and make your own designs up. Or, try out the new "Make It From The Heart" how-to publication (9035) to get ideas.

And, if you are into stamping...we have 2 sets that go great with this paper..."Magic Potions" (C1509) and "Creepy Creatures" (C1522). We also have 3 other stamp sets that would look cute with this paper pack too..."All Hallows Eve" (C1462), "Perfect Fit- Halloween" (B1413), and "Backdrop-Charmed" (D1490). All of these sets are super Halloweeny!

So, no matter which way you want to're going to want to order this paper. Not only can you make some really fun cards and scrapbook layouts...but think of all the fun 3-D items and gifts you can make!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Reminder ~ Midway Point For September ~ Would You Like To Get A Great Deal On Some Stamp Sets?

I just wanted to remind everyone that we are at the middle of the month...incase you want to buy the Stamp Of The Month ("Fall Favorites" ~ S1209A). This set is only available during the month of September! So, you don't want to forget...because once the month is is being able to buy this stamp set...with such an adorable scarecrow! Also, don't forget we have a special "It’s Your Day"  (a double stamp set) that also ends at the end of September!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quote Book ~ Poem To Add To Your Book ~ The Magic Of A Smile

I usually do the quotes today to add to your quote book...but I decided today to do a poem.
The Magic of a Smile
It costs so little, I wonder why
We give it so little thought;
A smile, kind words,
a glance, a touch -
What magic by them is wrought.
I thought I would share this poem this week since there has been so much sadness on tv and the computer because of 9-11. I know I could use a pick-me-up. And, I thought it would be nice inside of a card. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week. Hope you enjoyed the poem!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Today I thought I would share a cute birthday card and little gift I made for my son's teacher. I kept it simple since it's a guy. I used a bunch of different retired (or past SOTM) stamps. The little gift is a Hershey's candy bar. I'm not sure if he likes chocolate (in my world everyone does!) so I figured we'd give it to him and hope for the best. :) My son wanted a little something to give to his teacher to wish him a "Happy Birthday"! I think it came out cute.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Video To Watch ~ My Acrylix Stamp Sets Are Clearly The Best ~ Bend, Curve, Stamp...So Easy!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It". They give you information about how Close To My Heart's My Acrylix stamp sets work. If you haven't really checked them out you will fall in love with CTMH stamps once you do! So take a few minutes...and watch the video. They share a few really fun ideas.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

A "Thank You" Small Notebook Gift Using Florentine Paper

I thought today I would post about the cute little notebook I was a "Thank You" gift for someone who had a gathering. I used the "Florentine" paper pack (X7153B), stickers from My Stickease Assortment (X7153C), and a few drops of "Stardust" Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313). I thought it came out cute. Hopefully she'll like it. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Need A Card For A Teacher? How About A Thank You Card?

I thought I would share today a few cards that I made. I needed some "Thank You" cards and I wanted to use the "Scholastic" paper pack since one of the cards is for someone who was a hostess for a garthering...and she happens to be a teacher. So, this paper is right up her alley. I am planning to send her the card with a little thank you gift too. I'll post the gift I made on Monday so remember to check back to see it. In the meantime, here are the cards I made.  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Irish Blessing

I usually do the quotes today to add to your quote book...but I decided today to do a poem instead.
Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you
I thought I would share this poem because I could use a little "pick me up". I think it would look really nice made into something (a layout in a frame or on some type of sign to hang in my house). Looks like I have another project on my to-do list. :) Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week.  Hope you enjoyed the poem!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

SOTM For September 2012 ~ Fall Favorites (S1209A) ~ This Stamp Set Is Adorable! + It Means We Are Closer To Halloween!

Today I wanted to share this months SOTM. Check out the Stamp of the Month for September. The set is called "Fall Favorites" (S1209A). Wouldn't this set just make the cutest tag to go with your pumpkin bread? It's just adorable! To get this stamp set...that is only available during the month of September...just spend $50.00 and you can get it for $5.00! Check out my website and find a few goodies to go with the SOTM and have some fun!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Video ~ Cricut® Artiste Easy Instruction ~ Fast And Easy 3-D Items!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Cricut® Artiste Easy Instruction". They give you information about the booklets that are included with the new Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790). Wait until you see these booklets...I love that they give directions with the cartridge...on how to put together the 3-D items. If you haven't checked out this cartridge're going to want to. So, take a few minutes and watch the will give you a sneak peek of what you can make with this cartridge.