Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jumping Geometric

Want to give a card to someone "Just Because?"  Here is the card for you.  We all love to know that someone is thinking about us.  To make this card you will need the following supplies:
D1637 Jumping Geometric stamp set
X7194B Hopscotch
Z2145 Glacier Ink
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
C1605 Happy to Be Friends Stamp
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Love This Story

Looking for a card for a bridal shower?  This card is for you, using our new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, you too can make this lovely card for the bride.  To make this card you will need X5773 Pixie cardstock; Z3037 Stuck on You Puffies; Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine; Z2173 Slate Ink and B1472 Love This Story stamp;  You can purchase these items on my blog at

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Heartstrings Workshop On The Go!

I hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to a prosperous New Year!  I had a fun time with my family and friends during the holidays and look forward to spending more time with my family this year.  What kind of things are you looking forward to this yea?

Heartstrings is a paper pack in our Seasonal Expression from Close to My Heart.  This card uses the cardmaking workshop, pixie twine, the heart embossing folder and Cricut Art Philosophy.  You can purchase these items on my blog at

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Forever In My Heart

Cupid and his arrow is forever a part of Valentines Day.  This card uses layering and stamping to give it that special look that can be for any gender as a card to give on Valentines Day.  I hope you like todays featured card and have a bless day!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Variety of Thanks

A Variety of Thanks is a new stamp in Close to My Heart new Seasonal Expression.  This is a great stamp to use for those thank you notes for those lovely Christmas presents you receive.  This card also was made with Artfully Sent and Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  You can purchase this items by clicking on the shopping card.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Make A Wish!

I am so glad that we are having a mild winter here in Texas.  It made it easier for me to get my Christmas shopping done.  I can truly say I am not only all done, but I am also done with my creative gifts, eight 12x12 albums and 6 mini albums.  It was fun putting them together, and I cannot wait to see the expressions on their face when they opened them.
With that project all done, I am excite that I can play with the stamps, paper and accessories in our  new Seasonal Expression mini catalog.  This card is from the seasonal expression using the stamp Make a Wish and Heartstrings paper.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Deal of the Decade

Deal of the Decade
December Constant Campaign
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix®clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD / $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

Cutie Pie SET OF 11 $17.95 USD/$19.75 CAD S1412
Purchase this D-size stamp set—available for one month only—for just $5 with your qualifying purchase. That’s over 70% off retail! Simply place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products to qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 31⁄2" (Y1009), 2" × 61⁄2" (Y1010) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Totes To Go

Unfinished Projects

This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting and going to a retreat at beautiful Whitworth Ranch.  I consider it a pleasure because the girls are lovely and we have lots of laughter and fun.  We had a fun group and mostly everyone was working on their Christmas cards and learning to use their new Cricut Explorer.  We had a blast!

Donna working on her Christmas presents
                                                         Melinda working on her Santa

Tracy and Sandy working on their Christmas cards
Here is Tracy's card

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Layout

Here is a Christmas layout using Yuletide Carol paper pack.  I hope you are having fun decorating your home, and shopping for gifts.  Enjoy the reason for this holiday season and reconnect with family and friends.  This time of year can be hard on yourself, family and friends as you reminisce about family and friends that won't be here to share in traditions this year.  Just know you keep those memories alive by sharing those traditions with others.  That's how they became traditions in the first place somebody shared it with you.  I hope you enjoy this layout and thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday During the Holidays!

It is the holiday season and birthdays still occur.  There is an upside and downside to having a birthday during the holiday season.  The downside is sometimes we feel pressured to not let the birthday girl or boy feel cheated that they are getting less of a present because of the holiday spending spree we all do.  The upside, is for those of us that want them to still feel special and not cheated, is there are lots of new toys and gift choices that are not available the rest of the year.  Here is a great birthday card that has all the bells and whistles created by Debbie Kuhs a very talented lady.  I for one would not feel cheated getting this card for my birthday! Enjoy, and have a great day on purpose!

G1086 Confetti Wishes WOTG
D1560 Holiday Tags
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1924 Dots Embossing Folder

inside of card

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Friday, November 14, 2014


Here is one more idea for your Christmas cards using the stamp of the month, dreaming, believing, wishing, snowhaven paper, silver shimmer trim, that new chevron ribbon you got for free last month and your circuit.    I hope you enjoy todays card by Kisha Tate.  You can purchase the materials for this card at

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just Dreaming

Good afternoon, hopefully you  have dressed warmly for today's weather, and even if I do not care for the weather, I have a lot to be thankful for.  As I create my Christmas cards, I reflect on the friendships and the wonderful memories, I have with the recipients of my cards.  This gives me additional thoughts to place on the cards to give it that personal touch.  Today's stamp was created by Pam Lewers.  The Snowhaven paper pack, shimmer trim and Artiste Cricut cartridge was used on this card.  I hope you enjoy this card and have a great day on purpose!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Home for the Holidays

It is time for me to face reality and know that it is winter.  What a cold blast today! That just mean I can turn on the heat, have a hot cup of joke and create.  The featured card today was created by Nancy Griffin.  This card uses washi tape, twill ribbon, shimmer trim the embossing folder and Snowhaven paper pack.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Dreaming, Believing & Wishing

This week, I will be featuring the stamp of the month for last month.  Now that you have it, you can start creating with it.  The first card was created by Mati King.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Chalk It Up Workshop Shop Stamp Set

The Workshop on the Go (WOTG), Scrapbooking Kit is an easy way to create page layouts as there is an instructional brochure included in the kit.  Today's feature stamp is included with the Chalk It Up WOTG kit. One of the stamps can be used with our exclusive Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

Linda Caler created today's card.  In addition to using the Chalk It Up WOTG kit, Linda used black arrow washi tape.

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Chalk It Up Workshop on the Go G1081

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Thursday, November 6, 2014


Do you send homemade Christmas cards to family and friends, or to special people that you know appreciates you sharing your creativity.  I love to send out handmade cards.  Sometimes you don't really know how much people appreciate your cards until there is the year you don't have time to send them out and they ask, "what happened this year?  I always love getting your cards."

C1598 Noel
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet $9.95
Z1809 Shimmer Trim $4.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yuletide Carol WOTG Stamp

Here is a use of the a Workshop On The Go Stamp outside of the scrapbooking kit.  Be sure to use those stamps from the WOTG.

G1084 Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Kit WOTG @29.95
C1598 Noel Stamp Set (set of 6 $13.95)

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