Friday, August 18, 2017

Design Space Friday Off the Mat

Today I will share how to create an image that is bigger than the 12" x 24" mat. I personally do not own a 12" x 24" so this video will show you how to create the image to cut on several 12" x 12" mats.

Enjoy


Friday, August 11, 2017

Design Space Friday is BACK

Lesson learned, creating videos while traveling not so easy -- Hi, I am back with another edition of Design Space Friday.



Today I will be sharing how to add text to an uploaded image. In the last video, I uploaded a Close To My Heart logo and this week we will add more text.

Enjoy


Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Adventure Time

Good Monday morning! Today it is all about Adventure. Are you the adventuring type?








Check out the rest of the Adventure products HERE!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jack Card Making Workshop Your Way


 Do you love to make cards? The Jack Card Making Workshop Your Way is a great way to make 12 cards EASY PEASY. All products except the ink is included.

Make the kit even better by using stamps from your stash or add a few of the NEW 2017-18 Annual Inspirations stamp sets.








Sending Prayers (B1563)
Flourishes (D1749)

Southern Sass (C1687)


Friday, August 4, 2017

NEW Online Facebook Club Starts in August


Join my new ONLINE FaceBook club. There will be videos, artwork, and more available. And LIVE videos where we will create each layout together. Here are three of the layouts we will be creating

Layout 1 - learn how to keep more pattern paper for other projects
Layout 2 - learn how to add a few Cricut cuts for more pizzazz 
Layout 3 - learn how to change out the base paper for a different look


Are you ready to JOIN -- There will be FIVE (5) people per club so every fifth month you will be the hostess!!

How to JOIN - Email (shirleyross66@gmail.com) or text (334-868-1358) me with the kit of your choice and any add ons you might want. I will send you an invoice and once paid, I will send you a link to the Facebook Club group or CLICK on the BUY NOW button for the kit of your choice. EASY PEASY

JACK WORKSHOP YOUR WAY


Jack Workshop Your Way includes
Jack Paper Pack
Jack Complements
Black and White Dots
Whisper Thick Twine
2 sheets of Whisper cardstock
1 sheet of Juniper cardstock
1 sheet of White Daisy cardstock



ONLINE club kit options

BASIC KIT - $32 (includes shipping and tax)

Workshops Your Way® Jack Scrapbooking Kit

Item Number: G1129


BETTER KIT - $44 (includes shipping and tax)

Basic Kit

PLUS

Jack Coordinating Cardstock

Item Number: X7222D


Create at least three layouts AND six cards with the BEST KIT option



BEST KIT  - $73 (plus tax and shipping)

BETTER KIT

PLUS

Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3333

BEST KIT ADD ONs



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Jack Paper Pack of the Month!!

Are you looking for a great masculine or outdoors paper collection? Well, that is what Jack is all about! From a great tree pattern to many plaid options! It is our paper collection of the month!!

Here is a great layout using Jack and the Camping Life (D1719) stamp set!!

Click HERE to see all things Jack!









Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Southern Sass (C1687)

I am so loving the stamp sets in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Inspirations catalog!! Here is one of my favorites!!

Southern Sass (C1687)
 Being Southern (somewhat), I love the sayings on the Southern Sass stamp set. It works well for sharing food goodies!!

Online Warehouse Sale

It is a great time to grab some great sales during the Close To My Heart Online Warehouse Sale!!



Every Tuesday in August look for great deals on retired products and bundles!! 

And don't forget you can add the Stamp of the Month to any qualifying order for ONLY $5





Friday, July 7, 2017

Design Space Friday Creating Your Own Cut Files

This past weekend was our Close To My Heart convention. I wanted to create a T-shirt for each day and a gift for my Team members.


Here is what I came up with for my T-shirt design. I create different color schemes - silver and pink on a yellow t-shirt, bright pink and white on a black t-shirt, and red and white on a blue t-shirt.

I also cut a red (heart) and white (logo) for each of my team members who joined me at Convention.

Here is a video on how I brought in the logo. July's videos will be on creating your own cut files.

Enjoy


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oh Canada

It was such a pleasure and joy to spend July 1st with several of my Canadian Close To My Heart sisters at our Convention in Salt Lake City. They blessed us with their beautiful voices as they sang their National Anthem during one of the breaks!

And Close To My Heart is sharing our new Canada You Are There digital Cricut cartridge early to continue the Celebration.


This bundle includes

1 - My Acrylix Canada 150* Stamp Set
12 sheets of cardstock (4 Mink (new color), 1 Willow, 2 Cranberry, 1 Black, 3 White Daisy, and 1 Linen (new color)
1 Cricut Hello Canada digital collection (Z3391)

All for only $33.48, a 20% discount!!

Click here to SHOP now!



*Authorized licensee of Canada 150 design.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

STAMPAGANZA

It is time for Stampaganza, Close To My Heart's July special! Purchase two stamps at regular price and you receive a third of equal or lesser value for FREE!! It is a great time to add to your stash!


Word Puzzle Stamp Sets
I am sharing TWELVE of my favorite stamp sets - the Word Puzzles! They first debuted in 2008! Each stamp set is based on the FUN found in that month with a great script fonted image of the month! Great for pocket page memory keeping!!

This FULL set is also available as a Hostess Reward or as an added incentive for joining the Close To My Heart family!! I would love to show you how to EARN the FULL SET!! Contact me at shirleyross66@gmail.com or READ MORE HERE

Friday, June 30, 2017

Design Space Friday Window Pane Card Base Part 2

Today we will finish out the Design Space Friday Window Pane Card Base series.

Flipping the card base horizontally and attaching text gives us a completed card ready for adding a few cute stamped or die cut images.

Enjoy


Friday, June 23, 2017

Design Space Friday Window Pane Card Base

Design Space Friday continues the Window Panel card series.

Today I will share how to create a full card base with window pane cutout.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Hello Foxy

This week I took the wreath stamped in Archival Black and colored with the soft touch of watercolor pencils.

The wreath is stamped on a piece of White Daisy and cut out and attached to the card front.

The HI! sentiment is stamped in the middle.

I added the black dots, however I think it looks good without them too.

Remember you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order.

SHOP NOW!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Design Space Friday Window Pane Card

Design Space Friday is all about slicing a window pane card base.

The two templates created today may be used to create a window pane that may be placed atop a card base (the gray piece).

And a template for a window pane card front. A card front for this tutorial would be a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 rectangle with a window pane cut and this piece may be placed atop a card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2).

Enjoy the video

Link to Design Space file https://design.cricut.com/#/design/62290306

Monday, June 12, 2017

June is a Foxy Month

Here is the third fox image from the Close To My Heart Hello Foxy stamp of the month.

I stamped the stemmed flower and fox on a smaller piece of White Daisy in Archival Black. Using the Light Orange and Golden Yellow ShinHan markers for the fox, the leaf green and Cerulean Blue Light ShinHan markers for the floral pieces.

Creating a larger outside mat and adding doodling to keep this card sweet and simple.

Remember the Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50.

SHOP NOW!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Design Space Friday Nine Space Overlay

Today let's create a nine square overlay.

We will use one of last weeks shapes and weld it to our base overlay.

Enjoy!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Hello Foxy Revisited

Another Hello Foxy stamp of the month card. I fell in love with these little cuties.

First I stamped the foxes. Next I created a mask using a post it note and covered the stamped images so I could water color a sky and grass scene.

I removed the mask and using the Light Orange and Golden Yellow ShinHan markers I colored my little foxes.

The last was to stamp the HI! sentiment.

I kept this card clean and simple.

Remember the Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order.

SHOP NOW


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Design Space Friday Welding Words To Shapes

Another Design Space Friday on Saturday. Have you ever got your days mixed up? Well, that was me.

I saw this neat Mickey with the word Love welded and thought, I can do that. So here are a couple of versions I came up with.


I love playing with shapes and words so look for more in the future.

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

We've Got You Covered


We've got you covered -- it is an album special. Order one My Legacy album and get the second for 1/2 price. A great time to pick up an album at a great bargain!!

Close To My Heart carries both post bound and D Ring albums so there is something for everyone.


 And the colors are beautiful! Find your favorite HERE