Monday, November 30, 2015

Close To My Heart Cyber Week Sale




Check out CTMH Cyber Week Sale!
For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount!
Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST).


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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Layered Snowflake Card from Anna's Lovely Layered Cards Cricut Cartridge

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I've had my eye on a couple of Anna Griffin Cricut Cartridges for a while now.  

I keep seeing gorgeous, intricate cards and scrapbook layouts using her images in Cricut Design Space. 

 I decided to take advantage of the Cricut Black Friday Sale (ends 11/29) of $14.99 cartridges and an additional 35% discount for digital images with the coupon code 35DIGITAL.  

I ended up paying $8.77 for each cartridge (regular price $29.99).




Here is the first card that I made using Anna's Lovely Layered Cards.

This project was in the Make It Now Section of Cricut Design Space.  

I used a Black Pilot Precise V5 Pen for the sentiment.  

I used CTMH Cardstock and tried out a couple of the new Enchantment colours that were introduced in September.


CTMH Products used (top to bottom layers):

CTMH Saffron Cardstock (new)
CTMH Sapphire Cardstock (new)


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Friday, November 27, 2015

Cricut Make It Now Project: Christmas Pen Art

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I use my Cricut Explore mainly for scrapbooking but have been trying some new things with it for the Holidays.

I love the Make It Now projects in Cricut Design Space and decided to make the Christmas Pen Art Project.


                                   

I love the writing feature in Design Space.  I use it to add journaling to my scrapbook pages.  This project uses pens for Christmas Subway Art.  

I used Pilot Precise V5 Pens in my pen holder and love the very fine line that they draw. 



This project was very quick to do - the longest part was gluing the 5 layers of letters together.  
And that didn't even take that long.  I added some glitter that I had in my stash to the word "Joy",  then I glued the letters on top of the written words on my background sheet.  




I've had this frame sitting in a closet for a while now. 
I took out the glass and the mat so my popped-up project would fit inside it. 


After gluing together the pieces of the Poinsettia, I added a piece of CTMH Foam Tape to the back so it would pop up from my page. 


I added a CTMH Gold Bling Gem to the centre of the Poinsettia.




Here is my finished project - I cut a piece of Recollections Holiday Cardstock down to 8x10 to fit my frame and the  Recollections Red & Green cardstock used in this project came in a coordinating pack. 





Black Friday Sale at Cricut!

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Black Friday Deals at Cricut










Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cricut Black Friday Mystery Box Now Available

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Black Friday Mystery Box is now available at Cricut!

Over $87.00 value for just $29.99 - while supplies last!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CreativeLive Black Friday Sale On Now Through Sunday

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I'll cut right to the chase. CreativeLive has an incredible Black Friday deal for you! See below. 

Black Friday Promotion
Offer: 25% off all online classes through Sunday!
Valid: 11/25/15 - 11/29/15

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Early Black Friday Sale at Cricut: 140 Cartridges at $14.99 or Less

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One Day Sale at Cricut!

Today Only -  140 Cartridges at $14.99 or less, plus all others at $19.99

$50 Off Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore One Bundles

35% off Supplies - Stock up on mats, materials, tools and more!

Free Shipping with code FREESHIPNOV



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holiday Mason Jars with CTMH Cricut Cartridges

I love how versatile CTMH Cricut Cartridges are - I do a lot of scrapbooking and cardmaking with my CTMH Cricut cartridges but recently decided to try something new for the Holidays.


I cut my images out of Contact Paper and put them onto some Mason Jars that I had bought.  I then painted each jar with Matte Acrylic Paint.  I did 2 - 3 coats on each jar, allowing lots of drying time in between each coat.

Once they were completely dry I peeled off the contact paper, added some White Beans and an LED candle along with a hand-stamped tag & some Twine.




The ornament on this jar is from CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and the tag was stamped with images from 
CTMH Joyful Garland Hostess Stamp Set.



The J and Y on this set were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Decorative Font and the centre ornament
 is also from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.





This Snowflake was also cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and I also cut the tag in the next image 
from the same cartridge using CTMH Kraft Cardstock and a stamp from the 









The image on my last jar was cut using the newest addition to 
CTMH's Cricut line- the fabulous Artistry Cartridge.  

I love the Pine Cone & Branches image on this jar.

It was fun doing something a little different using my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Cartridges and I will definitely be looking for more projects like this to do in the future.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

CTMH Live Workshop Starts in 15 Minutes!

Don't miss out on the first day of the Free Online Workshops that Close To My Heart is holding at CreativeLive.   Watch live today and tomorrow starting at 9 am PST.  

Don't miss out on some fabulous scrapbooking and papercrafting classes - Join Now

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Join Close To My Heart at CreativeLive for a Two Day Online Workshop Event

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Have You RSVPed for Close To My Heart's CreativeLive Class?




Close To My Heart is making final preparations for their free CreativeLive online webinar coming up later this month—have you RSVPed yet? 

The live broadcast will take place November 20–21 from 9 am - 4 pm. 

Discover your creativity and celebrate the relationships that matter to you with the beautiful artwork of Close To My Heart!

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, partnered with CreativeLive to bring you Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!. During this unique event, you’ll learn how to use the Close To My Heart products to create beautiful scrapbook pages, customized cards, handcrafted home décor, inspired digital designs and more! 

You’ll get dozens of inspiring project ideas as Consultants and staff members show you how to work with the complete collection of Close To My Heart Products. You’ll get instructions and advice on getting the most out of the Close To My Heart scrapbook supplies and Cricut embellishments, along with plenty of tips for good old-fashioned party hostessing.

Whether you just want to create personal treasures or are ready to start a home-based business of your very own, Close To My Heart is the perfect partner for you. 

Close To My Heart produces high-quality and inspiring creative tools and accessories that are only available for sale through passionate and hard-working Close To My Heart Consultants.

Tune in for Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More! and find out how fun and rewarding being a Close to My Heart Consultant and customer can be! 


For those who are unable to participate in the live broadcast, the event will also be made available on the CreativeLive website after the airing dates.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Grab the Cricut November Mystery Box While Supplies Last

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A new Cricut  Mystery Box is here and it is literally the biggest mystery box yet. 

With very limited quantities you won't want to wait to purchase this! All Mystery Box sales are final.

Only $59.99 with a value of $209.97

Free standard shipping with code FREESHIPNOV

Incredible Discounts on Cricut Explore Air™ Machine and Bundles

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Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut's very popular electronic cutting machine. It's the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine! 

The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It's also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season! 

With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. 

This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.

While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut's bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you're able to save a bundle in the process! 


Go to Cricut.com and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!

Get free shipping on all orders at Cricut with code FREESHIPNOV!

Disney Layout For This Week In My Happy Planner

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Just a quick layout I did for this week in my Happy Planner.  I've been busy getting ready for upcoming craft fairs so I didn't do any extra stamping this week.

Just a bit of Mickey Mouse Black, White & Red scrapbook paper, some Close To My Heart Black Shimmer Trim and some stickers that I had in my stash.




Other Products Used:

Recollections Red cardstock
Stampin' Up Real Red Ink






Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cricut Make It Now Disney Fund Jar Project

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I was scrolling through the Make It Now projects in Cricut Design Space and found this cute Disneyland Fund Jar Project.  
Since Close To My Heart is holding Convention at Walt Disney World next summer I decided to make this.  It will be fun to toss my loose change in and see how much I can save up by next June.




There are so many great Make It Now projects in Design Space.  
Since I own the Mickey and Friends cartridge I didn't need to purchase any images.




I resized the pieces by selecting customize then putting in the right size for my jar.




I used an old Mason Jar and attached my pieces with adhesive.  I skipped the step that has each piece attached together on the ends with string or floss.  I added a ribbon from my stash and threw in a Loonie (Canadian Dollar) to get my Disney Fund started.  



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Butterfly Theme Happy Planner Layout with CTMH Paper Bird Stamp Set

This week in my Happy Planner I went with a Butterfly theme using Recollections Teal Butterfly scrapbook paper with my retired CTMH Paper Bird Hostess Stamp Set.


The Butterfly image from the Paper Bird stamp set co-ordinates nicely with the Butterfly images & the newsprint background on the Recollections paper.  




The Butterfly image in the Paper Bird set doesn't include a background stamp.  I turned the stamp upside down and inked the solid back of the stamp to create the lighter background image.  
Then I inked up the front of the stamp in the darker colour and stamped over the light image.  

That's one of the perks of using My Acrylix stamps instead of rubber stamps - as long as the stamp has a uniform image you can get twice as many images out of your stamps without buying a special set.


Product used in this layout:

Recollections Teal Butterfly Scrapbook Paper
Teal Chevron Washi Tape from Staples

Sweet Stamp Shop Plan Pet
Sweet Stamp Shop Plan To Clean
Sweet Stamp Shop Plan To Go

Studio L2E Creative Plans
Studio L2E List It


Close To My Heart Products Used:

CTMH Paper Bird stamp set (retired)

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blitsy 50% off with Coupon Code

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Save 50% off one item at Blitsy today with Coupon Code NOV150

Offer ends at 11:59 CST on November 1st, 2015