Friday, April 29, 2016

Cricut 10th Anniversary Sale Coupon Codes


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In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, Cricut is giving my readers some great discounts, including:


33% off Best of Cricut Cartridges! Save on 100 all-time best titles with the code TOPCARTS at checkout

FREE shipping on orders of $35+ (with promo code CRICUTSHIP)

✂ Get 75% off clearance items with the code GOODSTUFF

✂ Enjoy 30% off cutting materials with the code STOCKUP

✂ Take $20 off Explore One Bundles with the code ONE20



Shop Cricut today and celebrate their 10-year Anniversary Sale with some amazing deals!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Chicken Pox Scrapbook Layout using Cricut Dr. Checkup cartridge



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Finished another layout this week from when my son had the Chicken Pox.


I used CTMH Magic How-to book for the page layout and used up some of my Bella Blvd Color Chaos scraps from previous layouts.

It is really hard to find cardstock to match Chicken Pox spots so a bit of the multi-coloured cardstock with some Recollections embossed cardstock in red had to do for the spots on my layout.

I used Recollections solid cardstock for my Cricut cuts and embellished with a bit of CTMH Red Shimmer Trim.

Cricut Cuts Used:

Dr. Checkup for title and thermometer
Barnyard Babies for Chicks
Plain Jane Cricut Font for Date (from Cricut Access subscription)

CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for Slider Tag



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day Trip to Deer Lake Scrapbook Layout using CTMH Jackson

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Here is the third layout from a day trip to a local lake made with the CTMH Jackson paper pack (retired).  I didn't want to crop any of the photos of the lakeside scenery so I followed this sketch that I found at NutsAboutSketches.com







I followed the sketch pretty closely, only cropped a little bit off of the photo at the bottom right so I could add in the Zip Strip with the Glacier Twine below it.  After gluing down the Twine I added two CTMH Mini-Staples to each end. 

My Great Outdoors title was cut from CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and the Mountain Scene cut beside it is from the Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge.  The Woodgrain overlay is also from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I also sponged the title with CTMH Glacier Exclusive Ink.




I cut the Pine Cone image from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge out of CTMH Desert Sand cardstock and sponged with CTMH Desert Sand Exclusive Ink.  I used the Cricut Explore writing feature to journal on the Pine Cone image using the font from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge. 


Close To My Heart Products:

CTMH Barn Red Cardstock (retired) 
CTMH Jackson Paper Pack (retired)





Other Products:
Recollections Light Blue Cardstock
Recollections Black Cardstock


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5 Reasons to Celebrate Cricut's 10-year Anniversary

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Cricut wants to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a sale! 
Here are 5 reasons you'll want to shop Cricut this week (4/20 - 4/26):

1. Up to 40% off supplies

2. FREE shipping - with no order minimum (with promo code FREECRICUTSHIPPING)

3. Clearance items starting at $1

4. Explore Air bundles starting at $229


5. Almost all cartridges and images on sale (Cricut.com only, does not include Design Space)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Premium April Mystery Box Now Available at Cricut

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April showers bring May flowers, but I'd rather have a Mystery Box



Will run out soon!
All sales are final!

Just $49.99 valued at $175.93

Get 10% off at Cricut.com and free Fed-Ex home delivery with code CRICUTSPRING!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Kids Basketball Layout using CTMH Charlotte Workshop Cutting Guide

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I love the Workshop Guides and How-To Books from Close To My Heart.  They were the first products that really made an impression on me 2 years ago when I signed up as a Consultant, and have changed how I scrapbook.  

I've gotten way more pages done in the last 2 years all because of these books.  Although there are thousands of sketches available online I always turn to the guides because they have all the measurements laid out for cutting and placement on the page.  

The page I made below uses the Charlotte Workshops Your Way Cutting Guide.  This cutting guide is available free for download until April 30th on my website.  



Here is the example layout from the Charlotte Workshops Your Way guide.




My layout using the same pattern but adding in an extra photo and using Cricut cuts. 




Fun basketball Cricut cut - my daughter had curly blonde hair when she was a kid, so I cut this image to match and placed it beside the photos of her throwing the ball at the hoop.




This cut from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge is perfect for this Coca-Cola Family Picnic layout.  I'm sure I'll be using it alot since I have more pages to scrap from other Coca-Cola employee family events. 





Cute Teddy Bear basketball image from Create A Friend Cartridge.


Products Used in this Layout:

Recollections Solid cardstock
Bella Blvd Chaos: Blueberry Strandz
Bella Blvd Sophisticates:  Freestyle McIntosh

Cricut Cartridges:

Close To My Heart:


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Skipping Rocks Layout with CTMH Jackson Paper Pack

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I just completed another layout from a day trip to the lake using  CTMH Jackson Paper Pack with the latest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Artistry.  



I used the layout pattern included in the CTMH Zoe Workshop On The Go Scrapbook Kit.  
The Skipping Rocks title is cut from the font on the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge. 




I cut the journaling tag from the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge and wrote on it using my Cricut Explore with the Artistry font (writing style) and a Pilot Precise V5 Pen.  I sponged the edges with CTMH Glacier Ink.  





I embossed the CTMH Glacier cardstock with the CTMH Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

The date tag is cut from the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge and I used the Artistry font (writing style) to write the date on the tag with my Cricut Explore. 


Close To My Heart Products Used:

CTMH Jackson Paper Pack (retired)
CTMH Barn Red Cardstock (retired)



CTMH Zoe Workshop On The Go (layout template)


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Great Outdoors with CTMH Jackson Paper Pack

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I've been working on a set of layouts from 2000 when my family went on a day trip to a nearby lake.
I found a sketch on Pinterest and copied the photo placement but changed the background. 





I used CTMH Jackson paper pack (retired) on CTMH Glacier cardstock.  I cut a strip of CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim in half lengthwise to add a thin border to the top and bottom of the White & Glacier patterned cardstock.  I cut a zip-strip off of one of the Jackson papers and added it as a border to the right of the page.  I glued a strip of CTMH Glacier Thick Twine between the edge of my patterned cardstock and the zip-strip and fastened it at the top and bottom with CTMH Mini Staples. I've left some room to add in the date and place.  I usually add my journaling after taking pictures for my blog. 



Screenshot of photo sketch




Cut the top 4x6 in half and place a 3x3 on each page.  Cut about an inch off of the picture below and was able to place another picture beside to create somewhat of a panoramic shot of the lake. 





The title was cut from Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge using CTMH Jackson cardstock with CTMH Juniper and CTMH Cocoa.  I sponged the edges of the White & Glacier patterned cardstock that was used in the title and on the layout with CTMH Glacier Ink.


CTMH Products Used In This Layout:

CTMH Jackson paper pack (retired)



Cricut Cartridge Used In This Layout:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Baby, I'm Worth It: CTMH Bonus Rewards for New Consultants in April

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever.

When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get:


  •  New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $95 CAD
  •  $50 USD/$60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  •  The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start‐up rewards

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $118 CAD in Select Product Credit when you submit $400 CAD in personal sales within
your first 30 days!



So, if earning money—and rewards—through your love of scrapbooking and stamping sounds like a dream job, then now is the perfect time to join Close To My Heart.

Believe us, it’s worth it!