Friday, May 27, 2016

Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges Retiring

Did I get your attention? Well, it is true! Three of our AWESOME cartridges are retiring, does that mean a new one is coming soon? Excitement builds!!



Haven't purchased yours yet? NOW is the time to do just that OR host a June Gathering and earn at least one or maybe MORE for 1/2 price!! Any gathering with sales of $250 (way doable) earns you a 1/2 price item AND the cartridge CAN be that 1/2 priced item!!

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Click HERE to start shopping OR contact me (shirleyross66@gmail.com or 334-868-1358) to schedule your June Gathering!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenge Fancy Fold

This week, Heart2Heart challenge blog is all about the Fancy Fold card.

As a Pinterest addict, I jumped over to my creative fold card board and found a few ideas and finally decided on the Double Front Fold.

Using the awesome Happy Times paper pack (May's National Scrapbook Month special) staying with the gold foil striped paper with black and white daisy cardstock and gold sequins and white with gold stripe ribbon.

The stamp sets I used are A Bunch of Love (C1647) and Doodled Designs (A1170)

I was inspired by one of our Instalife 2D ring books. While I am not an instagram type, I do love how these little books can work with so many other things. Mine holds specialty round stamps and this weekend in Vegas, someone shared how they would work for her husband's speciality chip collection.

When you open the first flap, you will find the second message again from the stamp set, A Bunch of Love (C1647).

 One more flap to open showing your final sentiment or gift card or whatever your imagination could come up with.

The scribble circle from Doodled Designs with three little hearts encircles the gold embossed final sentiment.

Love the gold, white, and black of this card -- simple, elegant and definitely fancy folded!

A little close up of the gold embossing.

Now join us over at Heart2Heart challenge!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Celebrate with Cake and Watercolor Mixing

Watercolor using the aqua blue color and gray to create a Lagoon.

This card uses the wax paper emboss resist, with Slate and a touch of silver shimmer trim.

It also uses the Originals how to book.

A great way to celebrate a birthday!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenge Baby Love



We are using our beautiful Georgie paper in a unique non-baby way so I added a little Whisper, the awesome stamp set So Many Smiles (C1619) for some second generation stamping, the sentiment, and a great flower with leaves, some staples (love the new stapler) and a silver sequin.

Edge distressing a small juniper mat around the lined canary pattern from the Georgie paper collection gives a great look without adding too much color.

A small juniper piece, edge distressed, runs across under the sentiment piece to anchor it all to the card base.

A Whisper card base cut to 4 1/4" x 11" creates a top folding card by folding in half on the 11" side.

The leaves were stamped using the rub technique creating lines and texture.

We would love to see what you create, so please play along at the Heart2Heart challenge blog.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy National Scrapbook Day

National Scrapbook Day took me on a tour of pasts layouts and when I saw this, it spoke to me.

'Always Remember This' is the title and with another Mother's Day coming up without my Mom, I relate to this title.

The papers are retired and the layout was created from a challenge sketch back in 2012.

It looks like a great time to recreate this layout with a new 'Always Remember This' reason, the fun week spent with the grandbabies!!

Enjoy National Scrapbook Day --

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May is National Scrapbook Month

AND CLOSE TO MY HEART IS OFFERING TWO SPECIALS!!

Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook.
Contact me for more details.

AND


Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™ albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colours you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

AND

the cutest Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake (S1605) for only $5 with qualifying $50 order!! 

SO MUCH FUN TO BE HAD!!

SHOP NOW!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Celebrate with Cake S1605 Stamp of the Month with Georgie

This month the featured My Reflections paper collection is Georgie. Cute paper with soft colors, great for babies BUT it is also great for MORE!

 Here is a card showcasing the May Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake (S1605) using the soft grays of the Georgie paper collection. A cake plate serving up CELEBRATION would work for any occasion. The balloon and ribbon bow are a great way to use up some stash ribbon and die cuts kept in the little stash basket on my craft desk.


 AND you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order AND there is a great National Scrapbook Month special, details below and more posts coming soon.