Monday, March 31, 2014

Close To My Heart's March Stamp of the Month -- Balloon Talk (S1404) Blog Hop!


Welcome to our Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is 
Balloon Talk (S1404), a set of 24 stamps.

If you have come here from Michele's Blog,
you are on the right path.

When I saw all the balloon bubbles on this stamp set I knew I wanted to randomly stamp them on the card front, but I didn't know what I wanted it to say.

I was going for a simple look for this card.

I chose to make it a back-and-forth dialogue with
"Love you"
and
"Love you 2"


I like how it turned out, but I can't leave a card with out adding some BLING.


Now "Hop" on over to Jean's Blog to see her work.


Close To My Heart Products Used in This Card:
White Daisy Cardstock (1385) -- $9.50
Ruby Cardstock (X5927) -- $14.50

** RETIRED -- Black Glitter Buttons are from the Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection (Z1862)


Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30.

When you place a $50 order, you can purchase the SOTM for only $5.

You can also purchase it at it's retail price of $17.95.


To Purchase Any of These Great CTMH Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!


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Congrats & Welcome to Our Newest Close To My Heart Team Members!!


I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to the newest members of the 
From the Heart Embellishers Team.

Welcome Ladies and Congratulations.

You are going to LOVE Close To My Heart and 
ALL it has to offer you.

I'm sooooo happy you chose our CTMH family to join.

You ARE Welcome Here.

Joined Us in Quarter 1:

January:
1/3 -- Maureen Palmatier (1st Level)
1/10 -- Angie Mead (1st Level)
1/17 -- Kari Brown (1st Level)
1/29 -- Ann Roettger (1st Level)

February:
2/20 -- Carol Guziewski (1st Level)
2/23 -- Tammy Lubick (1st Level)

March:
3/7 -- Susanne Prince (2nd Level)

I can't wait to see what 2014 brings you and
your Close To My Heat business.

We look forward to helping you along your CTMH journey.

Congrats Ladies!!



If you are interested in joining Close To My Heart
check out the following links:

FAQs About Joining CTMH

My CTMH Resume

How Do I Become A Close To My Heart Consultant?

Consultant Kit


And if you are ready to join:

Join My Team


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Don't Miss Out on Close To My Heart's March SOTM -- Happy Place (S1403)



You have one day left to get your March Stamp of the Month --
Happy Place (S1403)
for only $5 when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart Products.


March's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Happy Place (S1403)
(Set of 7)

Recommended Blocks: 
2" x 2" (Y1003)
2" x 3 1/2" (Y1009)
4" x 5" (Y1012)


More Stamp of the Month -- Happy Place (S1403) Artwork:


TO GET YOUR MARCH SOTM FOR $5.00
CLICK ON THE SHOPPING CART!!


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Close To My Heart's Studio Savings Is Almost Over!!


Have you been working on your Studio J layouts?

Remember that you only have until March 31 to purchase your double-page layouts for only $5.

I have been working on our family trip to Disney World as I have time and am hoping to order at least 20 layouts . . . that would be 40 pages.

There is NO WAY I would get that many done in this short of a period doing it by hand.

Don't get me wrong . . . I LOVE scrapbooking by hand, but there are some projects that you may never find time to do the traditional way so Studio J is the perfect solution.

I can't wait to start sharing them with you.

Not only do you get the double-page layout for $5, but you also get the jpg file that you can share on your blog, on Facebook, etc. 
or print yourself.

Studio J is VERY simple to use and makes scrapbooking 
Faster. Simpler. Easier.

Check it out today for FREE on my website:

STUDIO J.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Close To My Heart's Floating Your Fancy with Artbooking!!


Get the most out of your Cricut Artbooking cartridge with these fun home d├ęcor ideas.

You will love these unique ideas to use Artbooking cutouts to create decorative floating frames and functional message boards 
for your home. 

These quick and easy projects are pretty and practical—
the best kind of craft.



Featured Close To My Heart Products in the Video:
Artbooking Cricut Collection (Z1906) -- $99.00


To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!!


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Close To My Heart's Artbooking Made Easy -- Episode 21: Sugar & Spice


Want to scrapbook your spunky, sassy, or sweet teenager?

Use the Cricut Artbooking cartridge teen-themed keys to reflect your teen’s unique personality.

Watch the video to learn more.


Previous Artbooking Made Easy Episodes:
Episode 1: Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking
Episode 2: A+ School Layouts
Episode 3: Summer Mini-Albums
Episode 4: Spooky Halloween Layouts
Episode 5: Halloween Mini-Layouts
Episode 6: Designed Decor Flip Stand Album
Episode 7: Fall Into Artbooking
Episode 8: Everyday Layout
Episode 9: Festive Mini-Albums
Episode 10: Freedom Layouts
Episode 11: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration
Episode 12: Christmas Layouts
Episode 13: Friendship Layouts
Episode 14: Wintertime Layouts

Episode 15: Elegant Mini-Albums
Episode 16: Celebration Layouts
Episode 17: Inspiration Mini Albums
Episode 18: Love Is in the Air
Episode 19: Love, Love, Love
Episode 20: Crush on Artbooking
Episode 21: Sugar & Spice
Episode 22: Sweet Smiles
Episode 23: Nursery Rhymes
Episode 24: Top Secret
Episode 25: Happy Springtime
Episode 26: Fab Frames
Episode 27: Trailblazing Travel Albums
Episode 28: All-Star Scrapbooking


Featured Close To My Heart Products in the Video:




Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! 

With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. 

Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. 

The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. 

You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. 

When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

Creative Feature Keys: 
Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).


To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!!


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Close To My Heart's Australian & New Zealand Stamp Sets!!

Did you know that Close To My Heart expanded in to Australia and 
New Zealand last August?

They even created a few special stamp sets just for them . . .

AND . . . 

We can order them too.  How cool is that??

They are not currently shown in the US 

BUT . . .

You CAN purchase them on my website -- 

Click on each stamp set image to be taken directly 
to my website to see them.




Hoppy Birthday coordinates with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790).

 Aussie Praises coordinates with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790).



To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Products
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Close To My Heart's Artbooking Made Easy -- Episode 28: All-Star Scrapbooking


Put your team spirit on paper with the sports-themed keys on the Artbooking cartridge. 

With footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and teamwork sentiments, these cutouts are the perfect accent to any team photos, whether it be sports, dance, or other activities. 

Yet the pennant banner, chevron overlays, and star border are just the thing for any theme.

The sports-themed keys will leave you wanting to do a victory dance.


Previous Artbooking Made Easy Episodes:
Episode 1: Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking
Episode 2: A+ School Layouts
Episode 3: Summer Mini-Albums
Episode 4: Spooky Halloween Layouts
Episode 5: Halloween Mini-Layouts
Episode 6: Designed Decor Flip Stand Album
Episode 7: Fall Into Artbooking
Episode 8: Everyday Layout
Episode 9: Festive Mini-Albums
Episode 10: Freedom Layouts
Episode 11: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration
Episode 12: Christmas Layouts
Episode 13: Friendship Layouts
Episode 14: Wintertime Layouts

Episode 15: Elegant Mini-Albums
Episode 16: Celebration Layouts
Episode 17: Inspiration Mini Albums
Episode 18: Love Is in the Air
Episode 19: Love, Love, Love
Episode 20: Crush on Artbooking
Episode 21: Sugar & Spice
Episode 22: Sweet Smiles
Episode 23: Nursery Rhymes
Episode 24: Top Secret
Episode 25: Happy Springtime
Episode 26: Fab Frames
Episode 27: Trailblazing Travel Albums
Episode 28: All-Star Scrapbooking


Featured Close To My Heart Products in the Video:
5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray (Z1838) -- $18.95



Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! 

With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. 

Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. 

The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. 

You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. 

When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

Creative Feature Keys: 
Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).


To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!!


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Close To My Heart's Lollydoodle Level 2 Artwork

Not really interested in stamping on your layouts, but want to add character and dimension?

I have the perfect embellishments for you.

Close To My Heart sells Complements and My Stickease to coordinate with our Paper Packets.

Below is artwork featuring the 


and the 




12" x 12" Owl You Need Is Love Layout



12" x 12" Hooray Layout


To View More Level 2 Artwork:


TO PURCHASE ANY OF THESE GREAT PRODUCTS
CLICK ON THE SHOPPING CART!!


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's Tax Time!!

There are so many things I can think of that are way more fun to do than what I am doing right now.

UGH . . .

I'm working on my taxes . . . SO NOT FUN.

Found this poem that is very fitting . . . LOL.


The Tax Poem
Written by Morpheus Titania

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ---.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Close To My Heart's Artbooking Made Easy -- Episode 27: Trailblazing Travel Albums


Need a fun way to document that unforgettable vacation, getaway, or outing? 

The travel keys on the Cricut Artbooking cartridge are ideal for decorating albums, pages, or 3–D artwork with your most memorable moments. 

From artsy airplanes to ticket-like tabs, there are cutouts to accompany any of your travel-themed crafts.



Previous Artbooking Made Easy Episodes:
Episode 1: Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking
Episode 2: A+ School Layouts
Episode 3: Summer Mini-Albums
Episode 4: Spooky Halloween Layouts
Episode 5: Halloween Mini-Layouts
Episode 6: Designed Decor Flip Stand Album
Episode 7: Fall Into Artbooking
Episode 8: Everyday Layout
Episode 9: Festive Mini-Albums
Episode 10: Freedom Layouts
Episode 11: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration
Episode 12: Christmas Layouts
Episode 13: Friendship Layouts
Episode 14: Wintertime Layouts

Episode 15: Elegant Mini-Albums
Episode 16: Celebration Layouts
Episode 17: Inspiration Mini Albums
Episode 18: Love Is in the Air
Episode 19: Love, Love, Love
Episode 20: Crush on Artbooking
Episode 21: Sugar & Spice
Episode 22: Sweet Smiles
Episode 23: Nursery Rhymes
Episode 24: Top Secret
Episode 25: Happy Springtime
Episode 26: Fab Frames
Episode 27: Trailblazing Travel Albums


Featured Close To My Heart Products in the Video:
Timberline Assortment (Z3005) -- $5.95
Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (Z1929) -- $4.95
Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles (Z1935) -- $3.95



Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! 

With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. 

Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. 

The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. 

You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. 

When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

Creative Feature Keys: 
Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).


To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!!


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