Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amazing Offer

Join my Close to My Heart team in March and this could be yours free:

Have you ever thought about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to do it! During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26) with their New Consultant Kit.

Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290!  There are even two kits to chose from, one for the card maker and one for the scrapbooker.  Which one is right for you?? Check them out -

The Card maker

The Scrapbooker


Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95) as a FREE bonus (this does not including shipping/handling)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join on March 1st! *Offer valid while supplies last March 1-31, 2015. No tax will be charged on the free shoulder tote. The shoulder tote will ship with the New Consultant Kit.  For more informatiion on shipping/handling options for the New Consultant Kit, please contact me at or check out the details on my website at or click on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.

Shipping/handling will be charged on the full retail price of the bonus free rolling tote, if earned, based upon normal shipping/handling rates.

Better yet if you remit $1200 worth of commissionable sales during your first 90 days after your New Consultant Kit ships you will be refunded the $99 fee you paid for your New Consultant Kit.  Wow, that is $500 in products you will receive free not to include the commissions and special product credits you will earn on top of it.

There has never been a better time to become a consultant so contact me right away so we can make a plan to help you meet all these goals and join the Close to My Heart family!!!!  Happy Crafting

Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Card using Happy to Be Friends and Hopscotch Paper

I did tell you that this is a super versatile stamp set.  Look at this quick and I do mean quick and simple card made using it and the Hopscotch B&T (remember Hopscotch retires on March 31st so don't miss out on it).

I really like how colorful and whimsical this card is.  Here is a list of all the supplies used and the cutting instructions (this one goes together in minutes).

Happy to be Friends stamp set (C1605)
Colonial White (Z2168) 8 ½” x 5 ½” (folded to make card that is 4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
Hopscotch B&T paper (X7194B) 4 x 5 ¼”
Flaxen (X5771) cardstock 1 ¾ x 4 ¼”
Glacier (X5770) cardstock 2 x 2”
Pixie Twine (Z3035)
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Slate Ink (Z2173)
Junebug Puffies (Z3038)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Sentiment Function

This is just another example of some really adorable cards that can be made with this cartridge.  Like the Saint Patrick's Day shaker card I made in my previous post these are all quick and easy because the cartridge does all the work for you.  Don't forget it also comes with a package of Daisy White Cardstock and three beautiful stamp sets so you can get started creating your cards immediately.  If you are interested in the cartridge it is available on my website at or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!!

The Very Versatile Happy to Be Friends stamp set

I just can't get over everything I can/have made with this one stamp set.  It can be used for just about everything.  I saw several cards made by Liz Johnson using this stamp set and the Hopscotch B&T papers (remember these papers are going to retire on March 31st).  I just knew the ladies in my card workshop would love using it because they could individualize the cards for the events they need them for.  Some mad them birthday cards, some made them thinking of you cards, some made them just because cards and one even made a sympathy card.  The possibilities are just endless.

Here are the supplies I used and cutting instructions:

Happy to be Friends stamp set (C1605)
Daisy White Cardstock (1385)(circle from Art Philosophy Cartridge(Z1686) cut at 2 ¾”)
Hopscotch B&T (X7194B) ¾ x 2 ½”, 1 ¼ x 2 ½”, ½ x 5 ½”
Scallop embossing folder (Z3021) or any of the CTMH embossing folders would work great
Crystal Blue (1292) cardstock (scalloped circle from Art Philosophy cut at 3.35”) 1 ¼ x 2”
Flaxen (X5771) cardstock ¾ x 2”, ¾ x 2 ½”
Pacifica (X5759)cardstock ½ x 2 ½”, ¾ x 5 ½”
Flaxen twine (Z3036)
3-D Foam tape (Z1151)
Inks: Sorbet (Z2164), Flaxen (Z2642), Crystal Blue (Z2117) and Pacifica (Z2192

Sentiment is whatever you want from the Happy to be Friends stamp set (C1605) so you can make tons of these and each one is different.

All the supplies for this project can be found on my website at  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Re-purpose a kit

I loved the look of the Heartstrings card making kit but I really didn't need 15 Valentine's Day cards so I bought it and re-purposed it.  Here is what I came up with...

I took it from a Valentine's Card and made it something I could use everyday.  I plan to re-purpose the whole kit.  (Best part, I cut out everything for the 15 cards and still had enough materials left for at least 10 more if I just added a few things from my stash).  So here are the cuts for this one (remember if you order the Workshop on the Go Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit it includes all the cutting diagrams, papers, card bases, stamps (except the sentiment I used on this one) envelopes, pixie twine and more to make this card and lots more for just $24.95 it is item # G1090).  If you like this one don't wait it will only be available until March 31st.

Here are the supplies and cutting instructions if you want to buy items individually or use some you already have....

Stamp set from Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop (G1090)
Happy to be Friends Stamp Set (C1605)
Glacier (X5770) cardstock ½ x 4 ¼”
Pixie (X5773) cardstock ½ x 3 ¾”
Heartstrings B&T Duos (X7193B) (Blue side ½ x 4”) and Red side ½ x 4 ¼”)
Whisper (X5929) cardstock 2 ¾ x 3 ¼”
White Daisy (1385) cardstock 2 ½ x 2 ½” and a scrap for flowers
Inks: Lagoon (Z2195), Pixie (Z2644), Slate (Z2173)
Pixie Twine (Z3035)
Liquid Glass (Z679) to hold down twine
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) to pop out flowers
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)

Supplies can be purchased at  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this post.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge St. Patty's Day Shaker Card

Shake, shake, shake, everyone loves a shaker card and this one was so easy I couldn't believe it.

I cut the card base was cut using the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge (page 8) sleeve feature at 5 x 7”

I then cut Topiary (X5635) cardstock to 4 11/16 x 6 5/8”

I cut a sheet of Acetate to 4 5/8 x 6 5/8” (I ordered mine from

Glitter and sequins (from my stash)

Ribbon (from my stash)

3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) the CTMH 1/4" works best

Liquid Glass (Z769)

Use liquid glass tape to attach acetate to the back of the front of the card covering the clovers and let it dry well (just a few minutes).  Then I placed the 3-D foam tape (1/4”) completely around the edges of the back of the front of the card (be sure not to leave gaps or your glitter and sequins will fall out).  Pour in glitter and sequins add the topiary cardstock.  Attach ribbon and shake away!!!

Everyone in my workshop loved this card, it is just fun to play with.  Supplies can be purchased at  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cute card using the February Stamp of the Month

When I first got my SOTM set I thought, now how am I going to use that.  We I found tons of inspiration including some cute cards designed by Kathy Burrows using the stamp set and I was hooked.  Here is the one I made...

I also made one using two of the pink tones, Hollyhock and Pixie papers and inks and the Joyfull Birthday stamp set (B1419) which I love and use all the time.  Here is a picture of it....

So here goes, super easy to make I promise (although hubby didn't realize I stamped the paper, nor did one of the ladies in the workshop, they both thought I was using patterned paper).

These are the supplies I used to make the blue card but you can just switch out the cardstock and ink for whatever colors you want.

February SOTM – A Happy Hello (S1502)
Pacifica cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½” folded to 5 ½ x 4 ¼” (X5759)
Crystal Blue cardstock 5 ¼ x 4” (1292)
Daisy White cardstock 5 x 3 ¾” (1385)
Pacifica Ink (Z2192)
Crystal Blue Ink (Z2117)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

All supplies are available on my website at or you can go there by clicking the button at the top of this blog.  Hope you like this project and Happy Crafting!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Scene Function

Check this video out to see just some of the beautiful cards you can make using this amazing cartridge.  The collection includes:

1 - Cartridge (700 Images, Cards and Font)

3 - My Acrylix D Size Stamp Sets

1 - 12" x 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

To find out more about this collection or to order it just head over to my website at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!