Friday, November 30, 2012

Love The Bags I Can Make With My "Art Philosophy" and "Artiste" Cricut Cartridges!

Last year I made a few of these cute little bags with my "Art Philosophy" (Z1686) Cricut cartridge for holiday gifts. I thought I'd share them again since I think they are just too cute. Also, my cousin's daughter is having a birthday party (she's turning 8 years old)...under the sea theme. So, I am cutting the bags on my machine for a craft project at the party. The kids can stamp and sticker the bags with sea animals (planning on making them in all different colors so they can choose which one they would like). Then they can fill them with some candy as one of their "Thank you for coming" (party favors) to take home. I'll make sure to take a few photos and post them after the party. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book ~ Holiday Sayings / Gift Ideas

I thought I would do some sayings today (these would go with gift items for holiday gifts) to add to your quote book...

~"We have to ad-"mitt" you're the greatest!" (oven mitt) 

~"When you feel like a basket case, take a break...and slow your pace." (basket/bag with bath items)  

~"We just "popped" in to wish you a Merry Christmas." (popcorn)

~"Wishing you a season filled with sweetness." (candy)     

~"Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts." (cookies)

I thought I would share some fun holiday sayings today. I think these are the start of some good gift ideas. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Follow Me On Pinterest!

So I did it...I set up an account on Pinterest (check it out here!). I realized today that I put a link to "follow me" on my blog...but didn't say anything about it on my blog. I did say something on my Facebook fan page  ...but incase you don't follow both you might not know.

Well, now you know...hopefully you'll follow me...I love to follow others and see their boards too. I'm still new to it so if you have any tips you want to share please leave me a comment here! Also, leave your information here too so others can follow you!  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Video ~ The Right Tools Make All the Difference ~ Watch This Video To See How True It Is!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "The Right Tools Make All the Difference". They share some new fun tools...that will help make your projects easier. I'm not that into making flowers...but I have to say, I may just need to buy the Quilling Tool (Z1795). I'm picturing all the beautiful flowers I could make. And, I love the chalkboard shapes (Z1788) and marker (Z1767) too. I think putting that on a teacher gift would be fun! So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!
Ps. If you're looking for a gift for someone that likes to be should think about buying the medium organizer (Z4139) and fill it with a few tools and embellishments. I know I would LOVE to find that gift under my tree!  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Need Another Idea Using The Pear and Partridge Paper?

I thought today I would share a photo of something you could make using the "Pear & Partridge" paper pack. These would make a nice little decoration for your home...or you could fill them with treats and give them as gifts.   

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

****Customer / Friends Appreciation Sale 2012****

I decided to have a customers / friends appreciation sale. Since I am so thankful for everyone in my life I thought it would be a great time to show it!! (This is a perfect time to stock up for yourself and/or get some fabulous gifts! See some great ideas at the end of this post!)

So, starting today, Wednesday 21st (right now!) until Wednesday 30th (11:59 MST)     
~~I have 2 exciting offers~~

#1~If you buy the "Cricut Art Philosophy Collection" (Z1686) or the "Cricut Artiste Collection" (Z1790) you'll get a paper pack for FREE! (value $9.95~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Catalog)

#2~If you place an order $50 or more you'll receive a FREE "A" size stamp set (value $6.95~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Catalog) or you can get a FREE Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (value $5.25~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Catalog).

*****All you have to do is place your order on my website HERE!!! Once your order is placed I will send you an email to find out which FREE item/color you would like. Your FREE item will ship separate from your order.

**If your order is over $150 contact me HERE to place your order so you can get $25 in REWARDS on-top of the other FREE items!   

I do want to add~ This is a personal offer from me and not a CTMH promotion.

Also, I wanted to remind you about the November Special "Capture The Date, Capture The Savings" and the "November Stamp Of The Month" (see earlier posts for more information on these 2 great deals!) These can be included in your orders to get even more bang for your buck!!

And, here is a few fabulous gift ideas:
~Make It From Your Heart (how-to publication) (9035)
~Studio J 5-Pack (Online Scrapbooking: SJ5P2)
~Workshop On The Go Kits (These are great kits that even come with directions!)

**This is a special "Thank You" to everyone! Have a Great Thanksgiving! And, Happy Shopping!!**

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Video ~ Clearly the Best: Terrific Two-Tone ~ Need A Gift Idea?

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly The Best: Terrific Two-Tone". They share some fun stamping techniques that will give your artwork a little more design to it without buying any extra products. They also share some really pretty artwork to give you some ideas on what you can make. One of which I think would make a great gift to give someone for the holidays. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Want An Easy And Fast Way To Make Holiday Cards?

I thought today I would share a cardmaking kit for the holidays. If you like to make cards to send're going to love this "Workshop On The Go" kit (G1043). The kit uses the "Pear & Partridge" paper and cardstock. It also comes with a special stamp set (can only get with this kit), 15 card bases and envelopes, glitter gems, ribbon, and an instructional brochure. Just about everything you'll need to make 15 homemade cards. Easy and fast!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Reminder ~ Middle Of November ~ Don't Forget To Order Your Stamp Of The Month and Capture Some Savings Too!

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 ("Capture The Date" ~ S1211A). This set is only available during the month of November! So, you don't want to forget...because once the month is is being able to buy this stamp set...and if you like to add dates to your projects...this is a set you'll want to own! Also, don't forget we have a special "Capture the Date, Capture the Savings"  that also ends at the end of November! And, as a bonus...each SOTM sold during the month of November...Close To My Heart is donating $1 to the Red Cross to help those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Pumpkin's Place

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


Pumpkin's Place

However many pumpkins sit
Along the pumpkin vine,
The biggest and the roundest one
Is going to be mine.
I'll carve his eyes, a nose, and mouth,
Like no one's ever seen,
Then set him on the window ledge
The eve of Halloween.
He'll celebrate this night of nights,
Atop this special place,
So those who pass beneath his seat
Will see his glowing face.

I thought I would share this fun poem today. I know it's past Halloween...but we'll have photos that will need to be scrapbooked, so I figured it would be fine to post. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week. Enjoy the poem!
Ps. This is our Halloween 2012 pumpkin!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Love The "Pear and Partridge" Paper! How About You?

I thought today I would share a layout I made over the weekend while I was at a crop with my scrapbook buddies. I used the "Pear & Partridge" paper pack. The layout is plain and simple. I thought with all the color from the toys in the photos that would be the way to go with this layout. It was the first year my daughter understood what was going on, and I (along with the rest of my family) went a little crazy buying her gifts. I think it came out nice.   
Ps. I did put little white papers on the layout to cover her face and name...but you can see enough to get the idea.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Video ~ Clearly The Best: The Magic of Monograms ~ Great Stamps To Use For Thank You Cards!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly The Best: The Magic of Monograms". They share the new monogram stamps...and some great ideas on what you can make using them! I thought with the holidays coming you might like to make "Thank You" cards...or get a few gift ideas. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Look At The Little Turkey's!

I thought today I would do a fast post. My son's 2nd grade class...each week do an estimate jar. This weekend my son came home with the jar and needed to fill it with something. This coming week his class will be able to guess how many are the jar. I decided with Thanksgiving coming up soon I would put in a mint patty candy and glue a little turkey to it. I cut the turkey with the Cricut "Artiste" cartridge (Z1790). They were cut at 1 1/2 inches. They came out so cute!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pear & Partridge Paper ~ Workshop On The Go ~ Need Fun Holiday Paper?

I thought I would share the paper pack "Pear & Partridge" with you today. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (G1052). It comes with: "Pear & Partridge" paper pack, a special stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), Sparkles Red, Pink, Purple Assortment, Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons,  & an Instructional Brochure (directions to make some scrapbook layouts).

If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper pack (X7162B) and Pear & partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons (X7162C) 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..."Merry & Bright" (C1510) and "Christmas Joy" (C1520). There are also a bunch of other holiday stamps too...just too many to you'll need to check out the catalog!

No matter which way you want to're going to want to order this paper. The holidays will be here before we know it...we need to get started making homemade gifts! So, check it out and get to work!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ At Grandma's House

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


At Grandma's House

I like the taste of turkey
Any time throughout the year
But it never
seems to taste as good
As when Thanksgiving's here.

Could be it's all the trimmings
That are cooked with it to eat-
But I think it's
eating at Grandma's house
That makes it such a treat!
I thought I would share a sweet poem today. I think if I'm able to find a photo of my family having dinner with my Grandparents...this poem would make the layout complete. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week. Enjoy the poem!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Gift Tag Kit

I thought today I would share a kit I put together to sell. The kit includes a new petite perks "Nature's Delight" stamp set and 25 small tags. I made a few samples that I will include a photo of to give some ideas on what you can make. I thought these would be cute to put together to put on your holiday gifts. I know when I give out small gifts I like to have a little "To/From" tag on them. I only have a few so if you're interested in a kit let me know.    

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Video ~ Clearly The Best: Alcohol Marker Madness ~ Tips Using The New Markers And Embossing!

I thought I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly The Best: Alcohol Marker Madness". They share the new alcohol-based markers and how to emboss. I know I already posted a video about the markers but this video has some more tips and different artwork. So I thought it was worthwhile to share this video too. So, take a few minutes and enjoy the video!
Ps. The craft tray (1764) is on the "While Supplies Last" tab right now if you need to buy one!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Looking For Something To Help Keep You Happy?

I was reading the November 2012 issue of "Living" (it's a Martha Stewart magazine if you've never seen it before). They had an interesting article under Healthy Living about your brain on crafts. The article talks about crafts in general and how they help you to feel good. How, when you're doing crafts, you are in the present and not worrying about the future. Also, how it can help you come up with solutions to a problem you might focusing on the craft for a bit. It wasn't a long article...but made me realize that even if my project doesn't come out the way I would hope, it's's the journey...not always the destination. So, with the holidays coming, and all the crazy that can go with might be a great time to take up scrapbooking, card making, or paper crafts to help keep you happy. If you need help figuring out where to start I'd be more than happy to help get you started.    

Friday, November 2, 2012

SOTM For November ~ Capture The Date S1211A ~ Great Stamp Set To Help Add Dates To Your Projects!

Today I wanted to share this months SOTM. Check out the Stamp of the Month for November. The set is called "Capture the Date" (S1211A). I think this set is great if you want to add a date to a project...or if you want to make a would be a big help. To get this stamp set...that is only available during the month of November...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!
And ~ don't forget...once you buy the SOTM you can buy another stamp set for 50% off (only during the month of November). Plus, as a nice bonus...each SOTM sold this month Close To My Heart is going to donate $1 to the Red Cross to help the relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. (just one of the many reasons I love CTMH!)  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book ~ Proverbs

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

~"Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."  

~"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept it's mouth shut."    

~"Dream like you will live forever, live like you may die today."
~"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark."     

~"The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."   
~"May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possiblity."

I thought I would share some "Proverb" quotes today. I love proverbs...they always seem to make me feel good. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them to use for my scrapbook pages / cards. So enjoy the quotes!