Wednesday, December 26, 2012

January Craft Night: Snowflake Blocks

January Craft Night: Snowflake blocks. Perfect craft for a day like today!  These are made with our creation cubes which are preassembled chipboard blocks.  They measure 3x3x3 inches. 

Date: Friday January 11th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: My Home

Cost: There are three cost options.

OPTION 1: Supplies only will cost $18.00. 

OPTION 2: If you would like the Whoo’s Your Valentine Kit (go HERE to see kit)  I’ve made it easy for you to do by putting a package together that includes the products to make the snowflake blocks craft.  This package includes 3 cubes, sponge daubers, sparkles, slate ribbon, silver shimmer ribbon, slate ink, liquid glass, and Whoo’s Your Valentine Kit (items can be substitute for other items, ask me for some suggestions).  Total cost is $60.64.  All B&T papers, cardstock and Cricut cut shapes are FREE!

OPTION 3: Same as Option 2 but adding January’s Stamp Of The Month at the discounted price of $5.00! Total cost for this option is $67.39

   *If substituting products total cost may be different*

ORDER AND PREPAY BY WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2nd!  Crafters Club Members, Option 2 & 3 can count as your monthly order.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Tree Card

Sorry this image is sideways.  I'll see if I can fix it, but I wanted to get this posted before Christmas for those that needed a last minute idea.  I was inspired by one of my cute customers and card swappers Ann.  See her original creation HERE.  This card was so easy and used up some of my scraps!

I used Pear & Partridge paper packet.  I distressed all the edges using CTMH's distressing inks in chocolate.  I cut the star using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Creme Brulee cardstock.  Tied a bow with natural hemp and added pewter brads to the edges.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Creations 2012

I made these three items to give out as gifts this year. 

The snowman is a Symphony bar wrapped in white cardstock.  I cut the eyes and nose using my cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge.   I used the CTMH chalk marker for the eyes.  I used a black marker for the smile and then sponged a little blush ink on the cheeks.   I found the hats at Tai Pan last year on clearance.  The scarf is just fabric scraps.

Hot Chocolate Card: When I saw the October stamp of the month I thought of this idea.  I used Desert Sand Cardstock for the base cut at 9 1/2 x 4 inches.  I then scored it at 3 1/2 and at 4 inches.  I used the Pear & Partridge paper packet for the patterned papers.  The mittens are cut using the Cricut and the Artiste Cartridge and stamped with New England Ivy Ink.  I tied a bow with hemp and created the pocket for the hot chocolate using pewter brads.

The last gift I made was super easy, but always gets rave reviews.  I cover Hershey Nuggets with patterned paper and put in a bag.  I like to tie a tag or small trinket with tulle. 

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Card/Tag Swap

Ladies, you never disappoint!  Awesome cards and tags for December.  Loved all the glitter!  We'll be taking a little break for January and starting to swap again in February. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Year In Review

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Studio J?  No?  Well let me say it again, I LOVE STUDIO J!  Since having a baby a month ago, life has been crazy!  Every year we do a layout for my Mom.  A year in review for our family.  I've been a little overwhelmed and didn't know if I would get it done in time. 

I had a precious few minutes while baby napped so I hurried and downloaded my pictures into Studio J.  A day later I had another few minutes so I placed all my pictures on the predone layout (I forget the correct name of the collection at the moment) while supervising homework of my oldest child.  Multitasking at it's finest!  Journal was a cinch, clicked order, and it will arrive tomorrow!  Christmas has been saved!   

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Novmeber Thank You Card Swap Card

Another Pinterest inspired card!  On the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge there is a tower.  I wondered what I was ever going to do with it, then I saw a version of this card on pinterest and a light bulb went off.  Super simple, but I thought it was a fun idea.  I added some clear sparkles to jazz it up a bit and then used a black marker to hand write Merci on each card. 

If you would like to join our December Christmas Card/Tag swap let me know by Friday November 2nd!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Artistic U Recap

Over the weekend I was able to attend Artistic U.  A retreat put together by CTMH consultants.  While it was a winter wonderland outside the largest cabin I've ever seen, we were cozy inside crafting away.  Here are a few of the projects they had for us to do.
 This bookmark was easy and fun.  They "melted" two shapes together from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge to make one complete shape using Cricut craft room.  I so need to figure out that program!
 This notebook was super easy, but how cute it is!  The pen has one or our Cricut flowers on top instead of the typical silk flower.
Another quick and fun project, a witches broom.  They put a chocolate licorice piece inside a 1x8 baggie.  We used liquid glass to attach the Autumn Terracotta paper for the broom part and then tied hemp to attach the tag.  The tag was stamped using the Halloween Perfect Fit Stamp Set (B1413).  What a fun party favor!

Rumor has it they will be doing this retreat again in the spring!  Ask me how you can be one of the lucky ones to attend this event!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thankful Frame

This is the craft project for November. I'm not exactly sure when baby Scott will arrive, so I'm offering this project as a kit. You will get the papers, ribbon, and instructions to complete this project on your own (frame and dry erase marker not included). Cost for supplies is $4.00. Sign up and prepay for your kit by October 24th. I'll have the kits ready to be picked up by November 2nd.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Studio J Layout Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Studio J layout is........... Tiffany Z! 

Tiffany I will get in touch with you to redeem your FREE Studio J layout!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October's Card Swap

Awesome job ladies!  In November we will be swapping Thank You cards.  If you would like to join our November swap let me know by Monday (October 8th).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Studio J Express Collections - GIVEAWAY!

I LOVE the layout they show in the new Express collections!  I love it so much I had to share!  I love the stars and how they used the stitching (A Year In Review Layout 10).  I think I'm going to have to go create a layout using it right now!  Which layout is your favorite?  Leave a comment with your name and the title of your favorite layout.  I will choose one lucky person to win a free Studio J layout!  Winner will be chosen October 6th!  Go HERE to browse the different layouts.

Friday, September 21, 2012

September's Card Swap

I just realized I forgot to post a picture of the cards from our September card swap.  Our numbers keep growing!  Well done ladies!

Monday, September 10, 2012

October's Craft Night Project

We will be creating a card box with 6 matching note cards.  Choose any paper packet. 
Date: Friday October 5th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My Home
Cost:  $ 13.00 each
Supplies: Bring paper trimmer and glue.
 Sign up and prepay by Wednesday September 26th.

Top box is made using Avonlea.  Middle box is made using Flirty.  Bottom box was made using Clementine.
 BONUS PROJECT (sorry it's sideways)
$1.00 each or one FREE for Crafter Club Members.  While supplies last!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

31st Birthday!

I used the new Cricut Cartridge Artiste to cut out the31 and "Happy Birthday".  Simple and easy!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Artistic University

Doesn't this cabin look amazing!  A group of Close To My Heart consultants will be spending the weekend of October 26th-27th scrapbooking and relaxing at Artistic University.  I would love for you to join me, but this event is for consultants only.  Join my team and receive an awesome inexpensive kit full of CTMH supplies (only $49!), qualify for an amazing/ultra affordable retreat, and become a member of the most awesome team at Close To My Heart. AND if you sign up by Friday August 31st you'll receive the cool bag pictured on the sidebar.  Go HERE to join my team!  Do you have some questions?  I would love to answer any you might have.  Send me a message, email, or give me a call.

Super Hero Card

I've been MIA in blogland lately.  I have been getting ready for a boutique I'm participating in next month.  I've been so busy crafting, I haven't had the time to take pictures and post some of those creations.  Sorry about that.

Here is one of the cards I made for the boutique.  I had leftover Super Hero paper and badges.  I thought they would make a perfect card for any little or big boy for any occasion really.  They are simple, but "super" fun!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My August Swap Card

This is the card I made for our August card swap.  Yes, I went a little crazy making diapers, but with the new Cricut Artiste cartridge it was so easy!

What I used:
Cricut Artiste
White Cardstock
Baby Pink Cardstock
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Heavenly Blue Cardstock
Buttercup Cardstock
Stamp Set from the WOTG Spellbound

How I did it:
I set my Cricut for the diaper to: 3 1/2" Card Shift V (pg.64)
For the insert I set my Cricut to:  3 1/2" Card V (pg.64)

*This will give you 2 diapers and 2 inserts per piece of cardstock*

I then used the pattern stamp out of the WOTG Spellbound kit to stamp the pattern on the diapers using the coordinating ink before I folded them.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Idea Book Party Recap

Thanks to those ladies who came last night, we had a great time!  If you were unable to attend here is a recap of the evening:

Everyone was greeted with a FREE copy of the new idea book!  We browsed the new book and talked about a few of the new products: new colors, markers, smaller ink pads, new how-to book, workshop on the go kits (cards, parties, and home decor), cricut cartridge (700 more images!), and of course new paper packets and accents.  You can see the online version of the idea book HERE.

We then made some of the items included in the SPELLBOUND WORKSHOP ON THE GO kit.  This kit includes all the supplies and instructions to make a banner, cupcake wrappers, cupcake picks, treat bags, and drink wrappers for a party for 8.  So easy to make the perfect party for Halloween!

We also made one non-Halloween item, a card using the new FLIRTY paper packet.  I got the idea from our new how-to program MAKE FROM YOUR HEART- VOLUME 1.

Most of these items were cut using our new Artiste Cricut Collection.  It has 700 images!  It has a lot more 3D items.  It includes so many fun shapes and boxes for all the holidays and seasons of the year.  I'm having so much fun creating with this cartridge!

We also played with Studio J.  Studio J has a new section of layouts to make online scrapbooking even easier!  The layout is done for you, you simply add your photos and journaling and you're done!  All the new paper packets have been added online.  Studio J has a new lower price of $6.95 per layout and you get a free jpeg.  If you just want the jpeg it's only $2.95.  No membership fees!

We also talked about a new way to earn FREE product!  I'm calling it the Crafters Club. 

  • Place an order either on or before craft night, online, or Studio J once a month for 6 months in a row.
  • Receive a $25 gift certificate after your 6th order.
  • Receive the bonus craft project FREE every month you place an order.
  • Exclusive Petite Perks stamp set FREE after your first order.
  • Lower shipping costs when we combine orders (order at craft night to receive lower rate).

  • Let me know if you would like to be a member of the Crafters Club and we'll get you started earning FREE products!

    *Craft Night projects do not count towards Crafter Club rewards*

    We decided to wait to place our first Crafters Club order until August 15th because of this awesome special below:

    Celebrate National Stamping Month!

    Close To My Heart is offering a new double stamp set!  You can get the It's Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15th through September 30th. 

    The talent these ladies have amazes me every month!  If you would like to join the card swap for September let me know by tonight (August 4th).

    Thanks again for those that came!  Our next craft night will be September 7th.  We will be making this Halloween wall hanging:
    The cost for supplies is only $3.00!  The bonus project will be one of those cute Halloween treat boxes pictured above.  The cost is $1.00 per box or get one free if you are a Crafters Club member.  Please sign up and prepay by August 29th.

Friday, July 27, 2012

PARTY! And You're Invited!

You are invited to a party to celebrate the release of the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book!
When:   Friday August 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: My home in North Salt Lake
RSVP:  Email, Call or Text.

Please let me know if you plan on attending so I have enough supplies ready

Everyone will receive a FREE Idea Book! You will get to see and play with NEW products!  Create several FREE make and takes!  See what’s new with Studio J!  I'll be giving away over $30 worth of products that night! One person will win their choice of Work Shop On The Go Kit worth up to $29.95! Find out how to win the grand prize below!

Not able to attend?  No worries, I’ll post everything right here on my blog after the big night.  I’d be happy to drop by or mail you an idea book, just send me a request via email or text.  You can see all the new products online at starting August 1st.

You will recieve one entry into the giveaway for each of the following:
  •  RSVP for the party
  • Bring a friend with you to the party
  • Place an order at or before the party
  • Join the Crafters Club group (more details at the party)
Winner will be chosen that evening!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wishing You Well Card

Another Pinterest inspired card.

I used:
(X7151B) Footloose Paper Packet
(Z1616) Green Ribbon Designer Collection
(Z2135) New England Ivy Ink & (X5906)Cardstock
(Z2110) Buttercup Ink
(1388) Colonial White Cardstock
(1301) Bamboo Cardstock
(1385) White Cardstock
(21104) Sparkles

(Z1686) Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - to cut flowers

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July's Card Swap

These ladies amaze me every month!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Popcicle Card

These are the cards I made for July's card swap.  It's so hot right now I thought they would be appropriate.  I got the idea from pinterest. 

If you would like to join our card swap.  Let me know!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July's Craft Night!

We will be creating a fun summer time themed box.  These little guys can be used for a lot of different things.  I’ve used them mostly to make gift survival kits (vacation, camp, etc.).  Some other ideas I had were to use them for a kids travel kit, first aid kits, gift boxes, vacation treasure keepers.  So many possibilities!  They measure 5x5x ¾ inches and have a snap closure in the back. 

Date: Friday July 13th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: My Home

Cost:  $1.00 each
Sign up and prepay by Monday July 9th.  I only have a few boxes, so you’ll want to sign up early before they are gone!

These are samples of survival kits I've made using these boxes.  All those items fit inside the box!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June's Card Swap

Getting the swap cards each month is kind of like Christmas!  So fun to open up the baggies to see what everyone has created!

 If you would like to join July's card swap let me know by Monday June 18th!  We'll be swapping Friday July 13th.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June's CTMH Special and Stamp Of The Month

June's Stamp of the month is perfect for any card maker!  So many fun images for different occasions.  Go HERE to see the complete set.

I love when CTMH brings back this special every year.  Buy two stamp sets and get one FREE!  Go HERE for more details.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June's Craft Night Project

CRAFT NIGHT:  We will be making these cute milk carton boxes.  They make a fun way to wrap up a gift or use as a party favor.  Choose between the girl or boy style or do both!

Date: Friday June 15th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: My Home

Cost:  $4.00 each or $7.50 for a set of two.

Sign up and prepay by Wednesday June 6th

Milk carton measures 5 1/2 x 3 x 3

Friday, May 11, 2012

May's card swap.  Awesome job ladies!  If you would like to join the June card swap let me know by Monday May 14th!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May's Swap Card

This is the card I created for May's card swap.  I wanted to make something fun just using stamps!  You don't have to have all the fancy supplies to create a card.  I used three different stamp sets and added a little bling to the flowers.   We will be swapping cards at Craft Night on May 11th.  If you would like to join our card swap, let me know.  We would love to have you!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Craft Night!

Craft night is on May 11th @ 7pm.  We'll be getting together at my home to work on our craft projects and card swapping.  Just for stopping by you will be able to make the card above for FREE! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Card Swap

Didn't the ladies do such a wonderful job on their cards!? If you would like to join in on our card swap let me know we would love to have you.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Card Swap Card

This is the card I made for our April card swap. I really liked how it turned out. I used the new stamp Card Word Puzzle. The colors I used are blush, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, and Gray Flannel. We'll be swapping cards at craft night April 13th. If you would like to join May's card swap let me know!

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Craft Night

This month we will be making recipe/photo holders. These are oversized clips that make a great gift or addition to your own desk or kitchen. You will have over 12 different styles of paper to choose from and flowers, buttons, ribbons, etc to choose from to make your project truly your own.
Date: Friday April 13th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My Home
Cost: $5.00 each

Sign up and prepay by April 9th. I only have a certain number of clips so sign up early!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lucky To Know You

This is a little late in the month, but I figured this could be used anytime of the year, not just in March. This is what we gave our visiting teaching ladies. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the hearts to make a clover. The stem I free cut out of extra card stock. The dotted paper is from a special paper collection that will be coming soon to CTMH!