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.