Sunday, November 30, 2014

Close To My Heart's First ever Cyber Monday!

We finally have a Cyber Monday Offer from Close To My Heart!  And they did a great job choosing this one as the first ever!

Monday Dec 1st from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time

You can choose any or all of our Cricut Collections for 20% off, that means you get them for $79.20 each plus tax and shipping!

Art Philosophy gives you 600 basic shapes including an alphabet
Artiste gives you 600 images focusing on 3D objects like rolled flowers and boxes
Artbooking give you 600 images focusing on easy layouts includes an alphabet
Artfully Sent gives you 700 images focusing on out of this world cards

Don't miss out on this one day deal!  Contact me at for more information or just order on my website but keep reading there is more goodies to come!

You might be wondering how Close To My Heart can top this!
Well, check out our December Special!
With a $50 purchase from our big catalog Annual Inspirations you can purchase any C or D sized stamps for just $10 each.  You will be saving on each stamp set you order!  No limit! The stamps sets must be from the Annual Inspirations catalog even though the new one goes into effect on Dec 1st.  Also discounted items from the While Supplies Last section do not count towards the $50 order.

There's more!  Our stamp of the Month for December is delicious!  It can be yours for only $5 when you place a $50 order.  This can be combined with both offers already mentioned!  How cool is that!
Check it out!
If you have any questions about any of these offers let me know.

When you are ready to order Monday Dec 1st here's the link

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Card Kits

I have a few card kits left over and thought I would offer them up here.  Some kits I only have 1 kit of and others several.  Each kit comes with a sample and 5 cards for you to make up.  Envelopes for all 6 cards too.  Everything you need to make the cards is included in the kit, papers, ribbons and sparkles etc.  All you will need is some adhesives and your cards will be completed in no time.

Each kit, the set of 5 cards to make and the one sample is $10 and that includes shipping.

You can email me at if you are interested in any of the kits. Since I have only a limited amount of kits left it would be easier for me to deal directly with you to avoid confusion as to what is left.

Penguin Card Kit

Snowflake card Kit

Tree Card Kit

                      Ornament Card Kit                                 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Want some free CTMH Product?

This could be me calling you to tell you that you have won $50 worth of CTMH product of your choice!
How do you qualify?

Just place any size order on my website between now and the end of Nov and you will be entered to win.
Email me your name at after you complete your order.

On December 1st, I will email the winner and you can choose any item or items from the Annual Inspirations catalog or the new Seasonal Expressions catalog.

Don't you love this fun pop up card?  It is made with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  Got to love the glitter paper too..

December I will be doing another drawing.
Anyone who places an order between Dec 1 and Dec 15 will get a special project I will be posting on Dec 2.  You can either have a completed project or the kit to make yourself.  Hint, it will  be with new papers from our Seasonal Expressions.

Any questions contact me at

Monday, November 10, 2014

Artfully Sent Tree Pop Up

This fun card has a pop up tree inside the card, it is found on our Artfully Sent Cartridge on page 48.  Instead of cutting a large 5 x 7 card I made it smaller.
With the Real Dial Size off, I cut the card on my Expressions at 5 1/2" it measures 4 x 5 1/2".  If you are using your Explore it can be sized exactly 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" and it will put the score lines in for you.
There are several pieces to this card.  The outside of the card is Cranberry, the inside is Ponderosa Pine, the snow White Daisy (I added some glitter to the snow), and the banner is also Cranberry.  On the outside I added the ornament cut out of White Daisy, Ponderosa Pine and add some glitter paper to the center.  This ornament is found on our Art Philosophy Cartridge.
I decided to cut it with Expressions and add the score lines myself. This is our new Scoring and piercing tool, it comes along with a small mat.  This is terrific tool, it has a small rubber tip that fits over the piercing tool portion. I also used our VersaMat on the foam side as my scoring surface.

I scored the card down the center first top to bottom along the tick marks.
Then scored each of the sides of the tree layers, going from the layer cut lines up to the tick marks.
Then folded the card in half.
After opening it up I pinched the center of each tree layer to make a Mountain fold, then along the edges of each layer to form Valley folds.
Then fold it in half again.
I followed the directions in Assembly Booklet for the position of the snow and banner.
This is the inside of the finished card.  I decided to add a saying and a signature space.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent with Stamp of the Month

My computer has been down for a week!  It seems like all my electrical things are giving me headaches lately.  TV in bedroom died, Microwave died but was brought back to life later, lights bulbs going out left and right, and then my computer!  Feeling like if I touch anything it will crash!

This is another card made with our newest Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent.  I cut it at 5 1/2" which gave me a finished card that was a little under 4" x 5 1/2".  Thought I would weave some ribbon in the cutouts and I like how it turned out.

The stamps are from our Nov Stamp of the Month.  Its the Little Things.  $17.95 or $5 with a $50 order.
Some of the images are stamped directly on the white cardstock and others were stamped on a scratch piece of card stock and fussy cut out.
You can't really tell in the photo but the largest flower center was colored in with Tender Pink Shinhan Marker and mounted up with our new Thin 3D Foam tape, love that stuff! Stamp pads used on this one were Cranberry, Pixie and Topiary. No pattern paper on this one just cardstock and stamps.