Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolors & Embossing, featuring Florence paper packet



We have a lot of beautiful papers, stamp sets and thin cuts - but this set is one of my favorites! Catch the pattern while you can, it will retire at the end of August.

Learn a new way to make your stamped images stand out on your scrapbook pages with embossing and watercoloring—this is a technique you will fall in love with!

You can get all the supplies and new products on my website now!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cricut cartridges available exclusive through CTMH

Cricut® Collections

Cricut® Collections 
 
Here are the cricut cartridges available right now that are exclusive to Close to my Heart. We just introduced our new Cricut® Flower Market Collection Z3285 cartridge and you won't believe all the creative things you can make with these cartridges. 

Exclusive Cricut® Collections

We’re delighted to introduce Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® cartridge collections. We’ve worked with Provo Craft to bring you incredible Cricut® cartridges filled with inspiring shapes and projects hand-selected by company founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. You’ll love how fast and easy it is to cut embellishments, cards, 3-D flowers, gift boxes, and more with the touch of a button. Simply insert the cartridge into your Cricut® machine (sold at retail stores), add your paper, and presto!—perfectly cut shapes appear.
Cricut® Machine Comparison Chart
Cricut® Machine Tips & Tricks
Order your Cricut® Flower Market collection (Z3285), Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167), Cricut® Artfully Sent collection (Z3168), or Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z3169) today.
Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Cricut® Flower Market Collection Z3285

$99

1
Cartridge (700 Images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3
My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
1
Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
*Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1"
(Y1000)
1" × 3½"
(Y1002)
3" × 3"
(Y1006)
Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Artistry Collection Z3167

$99

1
Cartridge (700 Images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3
My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
1
Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
*Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3½"
(Y1002)
2" × 2"
(Y1003)
3" × 3"
(Y1006)
2" × 3½"
(Y1009)
Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection Z3168

$99

1
Cartridge (700 Images: Cards and Font)
3
My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
1
Whimsy Cardstock Pack
*Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1"
(Y1000)
1" × 3½"
(Y1002)
3" × 3"
(Y1006)
2" × 3½"
(Y1009)
Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Artbooking Collection Z3169

$99

1
Cartridge (700 images: Minibooks, Layouts, and Font)
3
My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
1
Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
*Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1"
(Y1000)
1" × 3½"
(Y1002)
2" × 2"
(Y1003)
3" × 3"
(Y1006)
2" × 3½"
(Y1009)
4" × 5"
(Y1012)

Complementary Stamp Images

Numerous My Acrylix® stamp images in our Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on our Cricut® cartridges. When you see the Cricut® symbol or a stamp image outlined in red in the Idea Book, you will know there’s a matching shape on one of our cartridges. Cut out the coordinating shape with your Cricut® machine using the setting indicated on the stamp’s carrier sheet, then stamp your image on the base shape—quick and simple!

Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Our newest cartridge features blooms and blossoms for every season. Every key features botanical details, whether flowers, leaves, branches, or even wreaths. Designed to span an entire year’s worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, cardmaking, and everyday scrapbooking. With the Flower Market Collection, you can have fresh cut paper flowers for every occasion. Order your Cricut® Flower Market Collection (Z3285) today.
Cricut® Flower Market Shape Index

Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Artistry Collection

The designs in this collection are staples for any crafter, spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons. Get back to basics with font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons that can be used for any and every occasion. Order your Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167) today.
Cricut® Artistry Shape Index

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is “just because”! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards. Order your Cricut® Artfully Sent collection (Z3168) today.
Cricut® Artfully Sent 3-D Sample Cards
Cricut® Artfully Sent Sample Cards
Cricut® Artfully Sent Shape Index

Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more.
The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You’ll love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas, and more. When you’re finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz! Order your Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z3169) today.
Cricut® Artbooking Sample Shapes
Cricut® Artbooking Shape Index

Monday, August 15, 2016

August Newsletter

You will be amazed by the newest products in our new Annual Idea Book and how you can combine them with our Seasonal Books! Enjoy!
Close to my Heart
It's Here! It's Here!

The new idea book is here! The long wait is over!

One of the first things you will notice when you hold this book in your hands is, that it is a bit thinner than before. That is because, we have moved all of our themed papers into our Seasonal Expression books. But you won't believe how many different Fundamental Papers we carry now. They will cover any season or occasion you may have. Along with our compliments we offer now, you will be able to scrapbook anything you would like. We have added tons of ribbons!

Of course any of those items are just wonderful for making cards - I love making cards. We have added card kits. In my blog, I highlighted just a few things that are new. I will try to highlight some of the new items in each of my upcoming newsletters each month. 

We are also saying goodbye to are rolling tote - if you don't have it yet - you may want to consider it.
The colors retiring will be: Gypsy, topiary, pear, honey, cotton candy and hollyhock - so if you like our paper or inks in those colors - get them now :)

Basically the Best

Get brand new papers FREE!

Basically the Best

What could be better than treating yourself to brand new papers? How about getting even MORE paper for free!

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

All the papers still feature the dual sided, white core you love. They are archival quality as always - safe for your scrapbooks.
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals

Get your FREE paper packet now!

Rustic Home Fundamentals

  • Plus three paper packets:
  • Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
  • Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
  • Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals

$59.85 + 1 FREE


Uptown Fundamentals

  • Plus three paper packets:
  • Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
  • Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
  • Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals

$59.85 + 1 FREE


*Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) - August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT) while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of free items. Tax is not charged for free items.

 


Stamp of the Month

August 2016: Purr-fect Halloween

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Stamps
Innovative, creative, and always versatile-here's just one example of these stamps in use.  

S1608, set of 17

Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000)
1" × 3½" (Y1002)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
2" × 3½" (Y1009)
2" × 6½" (Y1010)

Oh, my gosh! Is that cat not stinkin' cute! You can use that cat for so much more than just Halloween - let your creativity flow - this is a Diva Cat! 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
 

Expression 2 is good through the end of August!


If you love Disney - you will love this book! If you love flamingos - you will love this book. Many have said, this is the best one yet. You will have to check it out to believe it.

You will be able to order from this Expressions book through the end of this month. Be aware some of the items are already out of stock - so you want to hurry in order to catch some of the items.

Don't miss the summer fun this little book has packed in it! You can see some of the artwork on my blog and my facebook page - I hope you have subscribed and liked my facebook page so you can stay up to date.


Upcoming Events





These were our last cards we made at our July workshops. We had lots of fun. I gave a little sneak peek at some of the new items at this workshop. August 25th will be my next workshop.  You can see more details on my blog and some more artwork.

If you would like to have a workshop of your own - please let me know and I will be more than happy to set one up for you. Just in case, you live too far - I might be able to help you out by setting up a Facebook party. Now, with the live feature - we can have a gathering and I can still teach you how to use our wonderful products - got to love technology!
See what's happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Get $20 in free products

Every time my Mystery Facebook party reaches $150 and you have placed an order - you will be eligible for a drawing to get $20 in free product!

Don't miss that opportunity!

Offer Expires 08/31/2016.

Close to my Heart, 14573 Spotted Sandpiper Blvd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Sent by scrappingbee42@gmail.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Friday, August 5, 2016

July 2016 Card workshop

July 2016 Card Workshop



 Here are the cards we made for our July card work shop. I had hoped I would be able to post the pictures before the end of the month - but my back gave out on me again. But here they are! I will post all the materials now you will need for all the cards:

C1644 Beyond Awesome
B1534 Fairytale Birthday
X7209B Magical Paper Packet
X5770 Glacier CS
X5929 Whisper CS
X5772 Canary CS
1385 White Daisy CS
Black Ink (I like pigment ink on these cards)
Z2641 Glacier Ink
Z2649 Peacock Ink
Z2164 Sorbet Ink
Z2504 Glacier pigment ink (Whimsey pack)
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z3018 Heart Emb. Folder
Le Pen, Black
Z3105 Gold fundamental Asst.Z3215 Calypso Sequins
Adhesive
Z2060 3-d tape, thin


On this cards I inked up the embossing folder folder first, then put the canary card stock between the two B plates before putting it through the Cuttlebug. That gave me the color of the hearts. You can get the other color effect, if you turn your cardstock around and sponge it with a dauber.

I sponged the edges of the white piece of cardstock with the glacier pigment ink.


I love bling and I blinged these cards up - as you can see! Hope you enjoy these cards. You can find most of the items on my website - please contact me if you have any problems. Some items have been retired by now. Enjoy! 

Start checking for the products at http://www.scrappingbee.ctmh.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Collection Connection: Magical


Get inspired by this Magical paper packet, and learn how to create a cute box for storing your finished cards and so much more. The box will be available for only a little while longer through my website. For more artwork inspiration, visit our blog at makeitfromyourheart.com.

Monday, July 11, 2016

July's News!

Say It's Not So!

Convention was a blast and I was amazed to see all the wonderful new toys coming our way! Now I understand why we are retiring so many of the product. You will have a little bit more time to enjoy what we have right now. But you better check my blog
to see what will be going away soon. I have a link of a list with all the stamp sets of items that will be retired and all the products that will be retired. The list has actually been updated. The updated list can be found on my website. Also, look for my post that is titled "Say It's Not So! Because - even some of our cricut cartridges will be retired! Another item on the retirement list - Shimmer Trim! So, if you still have not purchased the first three - now is the time. You will also find the colors we will retiring to make room for new colors and ...
new ink pads! In late August we will get new ink pads, that will be easier to open - I am really excited to have some of those ink pads in my hot little hands!

We are also saying goodbye to are rolling tote - if you don't have it yet - you may want to consider it.
The colors retiring will be: Gypsy, topiary, pear, honey, cotton candy and hollyhock - so if you like our paper or inks in those colors - get them now :)

In order to make it easier for you this month - any order placed with one of those items mentioned in this newsletter that is ready to retire, I will send you a free mystery gift! 

Early Bird Sign-Up Special

Get new products FREE by signing up as a Consultant!

Early Bird Sign-Up Special
Join the Close To My Heart family of Consultants this month to get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won't be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion. Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) - July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Stamp of the Month

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

July 2016: From the Notebook

Stamps

S1607, set of 24

Innovative, creative, and always versatile-here's just one example of these stamps in use.
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000)
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
New Expression 2 is Here!

When you place an order, you can get your own free copy of the newest Expressions! If you love Disney - you will love this book! If you love flamingos - you will love this book. Many have said, this is the best one yet. You will have to check it out to believe it.

The Annual book will be good through the end of July and then we will introduce a new Annual book. The Expressions book will be good through the end of August. Don't miss the summer fun this little book has packed in it! You can see some of the artwork on my blog and my facebook page - I hope you have subscribed and liked my facebook page so you can stay up to date.


Upcoming Events





These were our last cards we made at our June workshops. We had lots of fun. I gave a little sneak peek at some of the new items at this workshop. July 28th will be my next workshop.  You can see more details on my blog and some more artwork.
During the month of July I will try to set up some Facebook parties again to explain the consultant program, please watch for those. Hope to see you there!
See what's happening on our social sites:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Get $20 in free products

Every time my Mystery Facebook party reaches $150 and you have placed an order - you will be eligible for a drawing to get $20 in free product!

Don't miss that opportunity!

Offer Expires 07/31/2016.

Close to my Heart, 14573 Spotted Sandpiper Blvd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Sent by scrappingbee42@gmail.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

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A scrapbooker's quilting bee!