Monday, September 30, 2013

Simply Stitch It

Feeling a little wary of adding stitching to your papercrafting? Did you know it doesn’t require a sewing machine? Our new stitch guide makes stitching simple to do—and the look it gives is simply stunning! See it for yourself in this video.

If you are anything like me - I hate to pull out my sewing machine for a card or layout. This little tool makes stitching on paper so much easier. There was no way, I would have been able to get it straight on paper - with this tool it will be much easier. Have fun!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

CTMH Tools of the Trade

The right tool can make all the difference in your artistic scrapbooking, especially in the details. See the tools we have to offer to enhance your creative experience, and then try them out for yourself!

I love those organizers, not just for the inks as shown above. I use them when I go to crops and I use them at home to keep my stamp sets, my embellishments, markers, pens, glue, and whatever else one needs to organize. Yes, I do have a stack of them. The fit nicely on a shelf, but they do fit nicely on top of each other. Of course, Close to my Heart did not only make boring plastic organizers - no! They put a nice little design on the side of the organizers! Love those things! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E04): Spooky Halloween Layouts

It’s easy to make your spider webs stand out, full moons float, and black cats bounce off the page with the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Learn a few sweet techniques for using the Halloween-themed keys in this video.

I love this series of videos to show you how easy it is to use this great cartridge! I would love to help you catch some of the great savings this month. Remember - you will qualify for the National Stamping special and the Stamp of the Month with the purchase of this cartridge!

Have fun!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Get a load of this card purse!

Don't you love this beautiful card purse? Diana Casey graciously shared this beautiful design with me and I wanted to share it with you. She used Laughing Lola for this design. She made some extra cards, added a decorated pen and you are ready to go!

Discover CTMH ink colors!

Make a little music with colour-coordinated pages created with our exclusive palette. With four fabulous families to choose from, finding just the right colour of paper, ink, markers, and more is simple! See a sampling of products here; then get them in a rainbow of exclusive colours to paint your own crafting world.

This video was made originally for our Australian and New Zealand market, but I thought it would be great to share it with our US gals as well, because it explains our colors so well!

Be on the lookout real soon for another video for our How - to - books!

Have fun playing with color!

Margit aka scrappingbee :)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Newsletter

Close to my Heart

September 2013
Fall Delights
Dear Margit,

We are finally moved into our new home in Florida! Yeah! In the evening we can actually watch the fireworks from our bedroom window or our front porch - very nice. But I am still in the process of organizing my creative room, some of my things are still in KY - by October, all of those things should be in our home. Be on the lookout soon for a little video on how I have everything organized.

In the meantime, I am posting all the specials on my blog and facebook.

Margit McCabe
Close to my Heart
Bring in the Big Savings!

This month you can bring in some big savings with a couple of specials we have going.

1. Our National Stamping Month Special - with a $50 purchase you qualify for the set for only $10 (a $47.90 value).

2. And you qualify for our Stamp of the Month set for only $5 (a $17.95 value). You just got $115 product for $65!

On my blog I also posted a nice little deal for you how you can save on one of our starter sets for our album kits. You can save 10% off that kit and you can save even more and you will get a gift from me!
Have a Crush?
Fall in Love with quick and easy memory keeping.

With our two new My Crush™ books, Modville and Bluebird, preserving everyday memories and mementos is a snap! The little things that normally get lost in the busyness of life will be safe within your book's pages. With just a little tape, glue, or even a paper clip, you'll be able to preserve life's adventures as they happen - ticket stubs, receipts, photos, and fast journaling

And thanks to the coordinating My Stickease® images, journaling spots, alphabets, and envelope pockets in the four My Crush assortments, you'll make beauty in no time at all. Fall head-over-heels for the ease of scrapbooking on the go with our new, handy-sized My Crush books!

 Check out the new My Crush books

Even though you may not be close to me, you can always place your orders right from my website or contact me through email and I will be glad to place the order for you and have the order shipped right to you. As you place your order you can either join one of the ongoing online parties or better yet, lets get one started for you, so you may be able to reap the rewards for it!

You can order your new idea book now from my blog, or you can get it free, by placing an order or be a hostess!

As I want to set myself up now in Florida, I will appreciate any referrals you might have in this area. Of course - I will reward them with a gift!

Take care for now and don't miss all the great new things coming our way in August with the new book. I will have an "Open House" for the new book, even if it is virtual!

Take care,
Close to my Heart
PO Box 470698
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
In This Issue
Are you social?
Throughout the month I am adding content to my blog, my facebook page and now my pintereste board. As I do this, I do not want to keep sending out a newsletter - you may not appreciate it :).

So, if you want to stay on top of what is going on you may want to start following one of those place:

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My goal is to start google hangouts on a regular basis. In those hangouts, I would like to showcase some of our cool products and show you how to use them. The hangouts will be recorded so you can revisit them. The nice thing about hangouts is, that you can ask me questions, once I am done with my demonstration. It's like a gathering on a national basis!

How cool is that! You don't have to leave the house for it - yeah! So, lets' spread the word, join me in my google circle - you don't need gmail. I can start our google community and we are off!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Save a bundle with this Starter Set

Are you just getting started and want to save? Here is a great way to do it:

This product starter bundle (Z1972) is available at a discounted price and includes some basic tools and materials to help those who are new to crafting jump right in and start scrapbooking and creating other papercrafts.
The starter bundle includes:
SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
Memory Protectors® Clear Value Pack (qty. 50) (Z4115) 
Outdoor Denim My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1346)
3 album posts and screws, 1" (1011)
White Daisy Cardstock 24-pack (1385)
This discount offer reflects a savings of nearly 10%!

This month you can haul in some more savings and this is how you do it! With this purchase you qualify for the National Stamping Stamp set for $10 - (a $47.90 value). Now your total is $100, you qualify for the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 - you can two!, one for you and one for a friend :)

You can save a grand total of $62.80 if you want to take advantage of it!

Anyone taking advantage of this great savings this month will get a free idea book from me and a previous Stamp of the Month set from me as a gift as a surprise!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Base & Bling Fabric Necklace Kit

Express yourself with your very own wearable crafting projects! With the Base & Bling line and Sarita textiles, you have just the right ingredients for showing off your creativity. Watch and learn for yourself how to craft and adhere flowers from the Base & Bling fabric necklace kit to complete your own beautifully embellished necklace.

You can get your own bling supplies right here!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Summer Mini Album

From grilling to swimming, camping, and road-tripping, your summer has been full of adventures. Show them off with the help of the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! You can make unique and fun mini-albums with the touch of just two summer-themed keys. Get some sizzlin’ ideas by watching the video.

Don't you love these little albums? With Halloween coming up, these little albums will be so awesome and quick to make. I already have some pictures to put into some. Be on the look out for some samples soon in some Studio J layouts in a mini album from me!

If you want to get going with your own Artbooking cartridge, but don't have one yet, you can get started here!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: A+ School Layouts

Get educated on making fun back-to-school layouts and mini books with the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. Mixing and matching shapes from both school-themed keys will send your projects to the top of the class!

Love, love, love this cartridge - there are so many possibilities with this Artbooking cricut cartridge! Here are some great samples of what you can do with just two keys. Remember, this cartridge has 700 images and you can use those images in all kinds of different ways, not just the intended ways - the sky is the limit! Well, worth the investment. Have fun - you can get started right here

Monday, September 9, 2013

Create with Cricut Collections!

Enhance the artist within you with our stunning Cricut® Collections! Cut and assemble foundational shapes, 3-D items, and themed mini books to take your scrapbooking to a whole new level. Coordinating stamps sets and various embellishments are included, and with limitless options in shapes, themes, and sizes, our Cricut® Collections will bring you hours of exciting creative sessions.

Each cartridge - yes, each cartridge contains at least 700 images. Only your own imagination is the limit as to what you can do with those cartridges. All occasions and seasons are covered for you. If you don't have one those cartridges yet, get going right here! The world of creativity will open up to you!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Artbooking made Easy: Getting Started

Welcome to Artbooking Made Easy! In this 8-month series, we will show you how to use the brand-new, revolutionary Close To My Heart Cricut®Artbooking collection to create works of art! From mini scrapbooks to layouts, you’ll find themes to fit any occasion—just set one dial size and let Artbooking do the rest!
Join us each week for the Artbooking Made Easy series from September 2013 through April 2014. Watch the videos, learn tips on Jeanette Lynton’s blog, and get creating! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel,bookmark Jeanette Lynton’s blog, and follow us on Facebook to stay in-the-know! 

Once you get going with this cartridge you will find all kinds of cool things to do with it - scrapbooking is not the only use for - use for cardmaking, decorating - share your ideas and I will gladly share some of your creations on my facebook page!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Find it. Crush It. Love It.

Love those crush books! Go on a vacation and you can document it as you go - how much easier can you make it? We have some fun additions to go along with it - check them out right here!

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!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!