Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Gift and New Product

My daughter is pretty excited about the base and bling items in the new idea book (going live TOMORROW) and we are going to do a workshop with her friends in a couple of weeks.  here are some examples of what the girls might make! I will have a video and step by step instructions up next week.

This is a gift for a friend of mine who is having a little boy.  We sell these stars, although the paper pack is  a retired pack but when she told me she was using these colors and star themed room I couldn't wait to use it for this!  I can't wait till she receives it at her shower next month-unfortunately its in Atlanta so I wont be there to see it in person! 

Next is one our new home decor frames!  There is a black one with wires across-that is the one I meant to order.  But I forced myself to use it even though I didn't order what I had planned to.  I am using it as a weekly calendar.  Each family member has its own color/paper pattern.  I also put events that time/place changes in our flip flaps and will write on them with a dry erase marker.  What do you think?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

studio j and project life

Back in February, I talked about Project life.  You can see that post here: Feb Project Life

I decided to start using Studio J for Project Life.  I did the Feb-June last week, look below to see the smaller pics of my layouts.  These layouts took me only 30 minutes to complete-can you tell they are Studio J (other than the studio J logo on the web picture-which is NOT printed when the pages come)

If you would like to try Studio J, you can go here and check it out: Studio J

I also did an extra layout through Studio J from a character experience at Disney this past March.  The paper pack isnt available any longer to do it traditionally, so I used the paper pack in Studio J-that is another wonderful option in Studio J.  If you had a favorite paper pack that was retired-you may still be able to use it in Studio J!  If you would like a personal consultation for Studio J please let me know!  My next project in Studio J is to scan in my daughters artwork from preschool to the computer and make a few layouts with those pictures.  Stay Tuned!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

august events!

Hello customers!  A look at my August Events-they are at the end of the month due to our vacation to Disneyland and school starting.  :)
Friday night Crop on August 23rd.  5-Midnight.  Space is limited-sign up quickly.  There is no cost, you are welcome to bring your dinner and a snack to share.  I do ask though if you want to use my cricut that you bring your own mats and donate $1 for my blade fund. 
Sarita Workshop- August 29
Come and make 2- 2 page layouts, 2- 1 page layouts, 2 cards and a true fit folio (or 2 more 1 page layouts if you don’t want the fit folio) All pieces will be cut for you in advance, all you have to do is show up and put them together!
Date: Thursday August 29
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: $25. Club Members- since this is our pack for the month if you would like to participate in this workshop and do the layouts/cards we do not do at club your cost will be around $10-depends on what extras you ordered for August. Email me for details.
Workshop limited to 8 participants. RSVP and prepay by August 11th*** if you can’t make the workshop but would like to purchase the kits and put them together on your own, that is fine as well-cost remains the same.  Just let me know if that is what you prefer.  If you are not in the Greater Cincinnati area and would like the kit mailed to you-we will need to add shipping costs as well**
Dream Pop Card Workshop!
Date: Monday August 26 7-8:30 PM
Cost: $2 per card
All pieces will be cut for you- just come and assemble them. J 3 of the cards are 5 ¼ X 5 1/4 , one is 3X3 gift tag and the cupcake card is 3 inches.
Please RSVP by August 11- you can pay the night of the workshop-there will be a 5 card limit on each card per person. If you are interested in obtaining the kits for these cards, I can put you on a waiting list for after the event and see what is left. 
August card workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2013

july blog hop!

Hi! Welcome to my blog.  If you are following our July “Use your Stash Blog Hop” you have probably just come from: Rachel's Blog.
If you didn’t come from Rachel’s blog, please go to the beginning of the blog hop here with Wendy's Blog.
Our topic this month was flowers.  I decided to use paper flowers from CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and added flowers to 2 cards I am doing for a workshop next month with the Dream Pop Paper pack that was sold during May.  I purchased a few extras so I could do a workshop. 
The cupcake card is also on this cartridge.  The one here I cut at 5 inches, but still came out a bit large. I did have to cut two of them out of different colors so I could have a different color for the cupcake liner.  The flowers used as sprinkles were cut at 2 inches, the flowers on the liner at 6. 
july hop2

My other card used the same flowers as above, I had cut more than I needed.  This simple card was made with the Dream Pop kit as well, and our new mini stamp sets which will be available August 1 for only $2.95! There are different ones to choose and on this card I used the Thank You Sentiment.  The mat and the space I stamped was an image from our new cricut cartridge-Artbooking, which is also available on August 1.  This is a must have cartridge! 
july hop1
I hope you enjoyed my projects this month.  Your next stop on the blog hop is Tabbi's Blog. Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rediscover CTMH!

Check out this video by CTMH Vice President Kristine!
You are Welcome here!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sharita Layouts

This paper pack will be available Aug 1. I will be doing a workshop with this kit and these layouts soon- check back in a couple of days for details!
Artbooking used for these layouts too :)

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Convention layouts!

Convention attendees this year received and exclusive paper pack just for convention. I finished 2 of the layouts tonight and hope to make the third tomorrow. I deviated a bit from the guide but that's ok. :).
If the pics are blurry, please click on them and you will see the clear pictures.

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3rd layout for summer workshop-RSVP and prepay by Monday at midnight!

Here is the third layout for the summer workshop- I only have 5 spots left!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer layout workshop!
date: July 30 th 7 PM
Cost: $20
Includes: Surfs Up Paper Pack and Surfs Up Assortment. I will cut all paper for you.  3 layouts plus one mini album *sorry, one of the layouts wont upload)
RSVP and prepay by Monday July 15th.
Pictures below. Obviously you will have your own pics. :) I will cut the titles for you here during the workshop. Workshop is only open to 8 participants. Sign up soon!
Mini Album:

Layout 1

Layout 2

Monday, July 8, 2013

Layouts made with the new cricut cartridge!

Well I received my Artbooking cricut cartridge yesterday afternoon. I was able to play with it a little bit. Here are two layouts I used some of the cuts for.
On this first layout, the title, sun cut out, the journaling envelope, and pink phot mat came from Artbooking.

The second layout the sun overlays in yellow are from the cartridge as well as the cut out for the "fun" tag and the "here" tag.

Supplies used for these projects ( which will be a workshop next month-check bp back for details!) are:
Surfs Up paper pack
Surfs Up Assortment
Honey card-stock
Cricut Artbooking cartridge and stamp set
Clear sparkles
If you are interesting in purchasing these items or learning about Close to My Heart products please visit me at My Website
Or email
Check back soon! Videos of some new projects will be up soon.
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Jewelry line

Well, in our new idea book will have a line of make it yourself jewelry. Necklaces, rings, headbands, bracelets and clips.

At Convention each attendee received one of the necklace sets. I was not able to put mine together at convention, so my daughter and I did it together. I think next time I will cut the circles with the cricut- but I was out if mats for it so I couldn't this time. I think I am going to try this with a few of my daughters friends to see what they think- I see this as a mother daughter type thing. :). Here is a pic of the finished necklace while I was wearing it. There are different fabrics you can make items with- this is just the one that comes in the prepackaged kit we received at convention. Underneath my picture is a picture of some of the other items.

Come back for another tidbit of the day!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Lots of specials this month!

Hello!  I have returned from convention and I had such a great time! We have some great things going on right now!  See below for our specials!

Our Canvas Home Decor is 50% off while supplies last! 

Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit (G1062) in July—no
qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now
discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.
*Offer valid July 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. No qualifying purchase needed. No limit per order. No refunds or adjustments on product already sold.
Work the Workshop
50% off Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit!
let me show you how®



New Consultant Kit!

Our new consultant kit is available with new fall product! Would you like $150 in product for only $49? that is 70% off!  You will get 22% off on future orders!  Join my team today- you do not have to do gatherings or place orders, many consultants are hobbyists'! If you would like more information, please let me know!



The papers in this kit are new for fall and are not available to the public until August 1st!  If you place orders for more than $50- think about signing up as a hobbyist- and get more for your $!


Stay tuned, I will be updating every couple of days with projects from convention! 


I also will start a monthly crop starting in August.  If you are interested in attending please let me know and let me know if Friday or Saturday nights work better.  Right now I am leaning towards Friday evenings 5- midnight unless an overwhelming majority of people request otherwise. 

Stay tuned!  Thanks for reading!


Retiring List Spring 2013

Hello everyone!  Attached is the Retired List for the Spring 2013 Idea Book.  Please note that there are a good amount of items already out of stock, so if you see something on this list, place an order right away! I will have a "July Orders" location on my website by the end of the day.

Spring 2013 Retiring List: 6/20/13
Part Description
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch 
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet unavailable
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax unavailable
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment 
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment 
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment 
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment 
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  unavailable
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet unavailable
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax
Z1813 Claire Assortment 
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7166B Claire Paper Packet unavailable
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet unavailable
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z578 Corner Rounder unavailable
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet unavailable
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z1350 embossing powder topiary unavailable
Z724 EmbossingPen unavailable
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium
Z670 EmbPowderBlack
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry unavailable
Z655 EmbPowderOlive
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
Z672 EmbPowderRed
Z673 EmbPowderWhite unavailable
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Bulk273 Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script)
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment 
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment 
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  unavailable
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album 
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton unavailable
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner unavailable
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small 
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3)
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment 
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler
1771 WaterbrushMedium
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit 
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit unavailable
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines
W1600 Customized Set

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