Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CTMH-- September SOTM Blog Hop- Limited Edition

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for September, featuring Limited Edition

All artwork on the hop will feature the Limited Edition!  This is a set of 21 stamps!   If you have come here from Helen's Blog you are on the right path.
This month we have  over 60 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Hopping along is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one!  Be sure to leave some love (comments) along the way :)

Today I have created a Thank You card using a sketch from Mojo Monday.   I'm in need of replenishing my Thank You card stash, so I think I will make a few more of these :)  Here's how I made the card and the products I used:
Cricut Art Philosophy: I cut the tag at 3 1/2" in colonial White cardstock, then again at 3 3/4" in the Juniper patterned paper. 
Limited Edition- I stamped the colonial white tag in cocoa ink.  I then stamped the little hand/pen image in cocoa ink using second generation.  
Vintage Type- I used the tiny alphabet to spell my sentiment using Vineyard Berry Ink
Typeset- This paper pack was perfect for my card.  
Shimmer Brads- the perfect addition to my tag

Limited Edition is available September 1- 30 only!  It is $17.95 retail OR if you spend $50 you can get it for only $5!  It comes with a cool little project sheet and a link to online assembly tips for creating some fun projects.  

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month??
From August 15- September 30:  Spend $75 and get Pair-A-Phrase, TWO D-sized stamp sets FREE

Now would be a GREAT time to order your Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle!  OR start ordering your favorite NEW products!

Start shopping HERE for your fabulous deals!
Just make sure you click the “add item” button for each of your free items during checkout!
I just know you are going to see some amazing, and very versatile projects along this hop!!!! Now hop on over to Debra's Blog  to see what she has created for you!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CTMH--- Cricut Art Philosophy Dimensional Rolled Flowers

If you do not have one yet, RUN (or click here as fast as you can) over to my website and order yourself the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle!!!!!  This cartridge has over 700 images including a font and 3-D items. 

One of my favorite, and possibly the most popular cut on this cartridge are the dimensional rolled flowers.  There are 6 of them in total and I want to show you what they look like :)

I cut each one at 3"

To create the rolled flowers, simply roll them from the end towards the middle, around an object like a paper piercer. 

Put some liquid glass or other adhesive on to the round paper after rolling.  Let your rolled flower unravel slightly and to your liking, then press down for several seconds.  Let it dry.

Here they all are rolled, in the same order as on the cutting matt.

And here I dressed them up with some of our awesome Glitz glitter glue.  I added it to the edges on a couple, in the center of others.  The one on the bottom left has a glitter brad in the center. 

Again, if you do not have one yet, RUN (or click here as fast as you can) over to my website and order yourself the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle!!!!!

**As of 8/29, the Cricut bundle is on backorder until 9/12 HOWEVER, order today!!!!!  Once they are in stock, they will start shipping in the order that they were purchased!!

DON"T FORGET, there's only ONE MORE DAY to take advantage of CTMH's specials for August---- get 4 stamp sets for only $5, when you purchase $75 or more (ie:  Cricut Cartridge Bundle!!!)

Monday, August 29, 2011

CTMH-- Fresno Scrapbooking Crops

Are you in the Fresno, Clovis, Central Valley area???  Our one and only scrapbook store is going out of business :(  Pocketful of Treasures will surely be missed!!!

However, do not fear.... I hold scrapbooking, cardmaking, paper crafting playdates, workshops and CROPS every month!!!!!!!

Here are some of my ladies scrapping and chatting!

As a CTMH consultant, I have a monthly group of ladies who work on their Workshop Kit of the Months (July was Fanfare, August was Dreamin').  I open this group up to ANYONE who wants to come and scrapbook for a few hours or for the day.  Occasionally I teach quick and easy classes at these crops too. 

I will be holding an ALL DAY CROP every other month, and a 4 hour playdate with a Cricut Demo on the opposite months. 

Here's my schedule for the rest of the year:
September 25:  Playdate & Cricut demo, 12-4
    ***Typeset Workshop Kit
October:  All Day Crop 12-??
   ***Mischief Workshop Kit
November: Playdate & Cricut Demo 12-4
   ***Sonoma and/or Elemental Workshop Kit
December: Playdate
   ***Believe and/or Wonderland Workshop Kit

If you would like to join my mailing list for my monthly newsletter, please email me at 

Friday, August 26, 2011

CTMH--- Flip Flap Mini Album

One of my convention gifts this year was a super cute, very easy Flip Flap Mini Album!  This was given to me by Chrys Kamps- who is in my downline tree! 

All you need to create this fun little album are:  Six 4x6 Flip Flaps, Six sheets of 4x6 patterned paper (double sided), Kraft Color Ready Borders (retired), Ecclectic Alphabet or any Dimensional Element for decoration & 12 photos- 3 1/2 x 5

Add photos to paper and slide paper into Flip Flap sleeves.  Take flip flaps and adhere them all to eachother.  To cover the "tape" edges on the flip flaps, cover with a Color Ready Border or a border sticker of your choice.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jewel Kade SALE!!!!!!!! Going on NOW!

TIME FOR A SALE!!!!!!! One week only (thu 8/28)

20% off ALL Retiring Items!!!!!

Charms: Black & White Peace, Glitter Cross, Glitter Rose, Lg Orange Peach, Sm Orange Peace, Be Inspired, Emma, Garden Girl, Glamour Girl, Gold Stitched Heart, Just Breathe, London, All Zodiac, Skinny Stick
Necklaces & Accessories: Crown Earrings, Crystal Teardrop, Pearl Drop 24" & 34", Stamped Initial Earrings.

10% off ANY OTHER Item!!!!!!!

browse the online catalog here:



Friday, August 19, 2011

Beginning of School Blog Hop-- Blog Candy WINNER!!!!!!

And the winner is....... #31

joydee1963 said...
Great little school house on card!I am a follower ,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

August 14, 2011 4:41 AM

Email me your name and address and I will send you your Wicked stamp set!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CTMH-- Typeset & Cricut Layout

There is so much versatility to CTMH's new paper packs!  You will likely see Typeset used for school pictures and projects with its letters and numbers patterns.  Would you think it appropriate for a "love" page?? 

Why not??  The color combo of juniper and vineyard berry work well here!

*Typeset Level 2
*Cricut Art Philosophy:  I cut the heart and large circle with the cricut.  Nothing fancy here, but better than hand cutting or using a punch!
*Wicked- August Stamp of the Month!  I used the honeycomb pattern to create a pattern on my desert sand cardstock. 
*Bronze Glitz Gel- I outlined a few of the honecombs in the glitz gel and also used it on my paper butterflys
*Bling Assortment- I still cannot get enough of these large bling buttons and pins!
*Flutter Paper Shapes- the most awesome butterflies with cool patterns!!
*Love Life- Live.Love.Laugh, cherish & Flourish stamped on the heart too. 

Don't forget about this months SPECIALS!  You can find them HERE!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

CTMH---- 4 stamp sets for $5!!!! SPECIALS!!!

Starting today, CTMH has a FABULOUS special running!!!!!!

Combine them with one another and you will be getting 4 stamp sets for only $5!  Where else can you get that??? (no where)

During August, Spend $50 and get the Stamp of the Month (Wicked) for only $5 AND get A Typeface for FREE!!!! (through 8/31)

From August 15- September 30:  Spend $75 and get Pair-A-Phrase, TWO D-sized stamp sets FREE
(Combine this with Extra Extra and essentially get 4 stamp sets for only $5)

Now would be a GREAT time to order your Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle!  OR start ordering your favorite NEW products!

Start shopping HERE for your fabulous deals!
Just make sure you click the “add item” button for each of your free items during checkout!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beginning of School Blog Hop-- CTMH Teacher Survival Kit

Thanks for joining us for the Beginning of School Blog Hop! 

You should have arrived from Jessica's Blog  The hop begins on Kathryn's blog if you'd like to start at the top.

 We have 16 fabulous designers all ready to show you a "school" creation! This is the second of a two-day hop so be prepared for some more fun!

For the first time in my 10 years of teaching, we were greeted at this week's first staff meeting with a Teacher Survival kit!  This gave me great inspiration for a teacher gift for my son's teacher!

For this gift, I created a little bag out of cardstock, added some fun new Close To My Heart products to it.  It was really simple and easy to do :)
*Typeset Level 2 papers--- perfect for any school project!
*Cricut Art Philosophy-- I cut a 6" flower and scrunched the paper, then rolled it up.
*Bling Assortment-- perfect for adding a little bling to any project!
*Brads Metal Assortment-- a brad to secure the handle to the bag.

Shown with all the goodies I put inside :)

OK- Time to HOP on over to Tina's blog for School time FuN!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beginning of School Blog Hop-- CTMH Teacher Card

Thanks for joining us for the Beginning of School Blog Hop! 

You should have arrived from Jessica's Blog  The hop begins on Kathryn's blog if you'd like to start at the top.

 We have 16 fabulous designers all ready to show you a "school" creation! This is a two-day hop. so some will have a second project posted tomorrow, so be sure to stop by again!

For the past 10 years, back to school has meant Teacher meetings, getting ready for the school year, selling PE clothes, and seeing the innocence of the 7th graders when they arrive on the first day.

This year, Back to School has a whole new meaning----- my little man is entering Kindergarten!!!!  I am nervous, yet excited for him!  I'm sure I'll be a mess the day of, so I plan to take part of the day off to join him for his first day! 

I am also very excited to create things for his new teacher!  I have created her a card to go with her gift (check back tomorrow). 

For this card, I used some fabulous NEW Close to My Heart products! 
*6x6 Kraft Die Cut Card--- isn't this kraft card just Kool!
*Typeset Level 2 papers--- perfect for any school project!
*School Rocks- I stamped the school house image in Cocoa ink, then used a combination of makers and waterbrush with ink to color in the image.
*Milepost Shapes- I can't get enough of these corrugated stars!  Swipe them over your ink pad to give some rustic color!
*Newsprint Rub-ons-- I love these!  How cool do they look along the side of the card flap with her name on it!

On the inside of the card, I printed out THIS printable from Eighteen25.  I will have my son sign it before we give it to her!

OK- Time to HOP on over to Tina's blog for School time FuN!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CTMH -- Dreamin'

Aren't these paper patterns just Dreamy???

They remind me of the beach, the lake, summertime, sunshine, yet can be cool and fallish. 

Back on my radar for my scrapbooking are the Stickease and Compliments for this Idea Book.  Check out the fun Dreamin' Stickease:
How about some super cool coordinating Harvest Charms, Wood Buttons & Cork Letters

 Don't forget about the Workshop Kit of the Month for Dreamin!  Check out those projects HERE!

Finally, I'm loving this amazing artwork!!!!!
Level 1- Studio J
And more....
 Order your Dreamin' Collection HERE!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CTMH-- Fanfare + Cricut Art Philosophy layout

I could not wait to start using my new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge on some of my scrapbook pages. 

I used CTMH's Fanfare level 2 papers to create this layout of my little darlings on the 4th of July.  I cut the postage stamp background in Cranberry using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  At the top, I stamped the firework with American Celebration, the July Stamp of the Month.  I also used one of CTMH's new Decor Journaling Spots, but the pattern did not work for me, so I just covered it with the pattern paper from Fanfare. 

Fanfare Level 2
Decor Journaling Spots
Cricut Art Philosophy
Black Marker
American Celebration
Black, Cranberry, Sunny Yellow, Pacifica Ink
American Crafts Thickers

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jewel Kade- The Inspiring Story

Here I am again, sharing another of my loves & passion- Jewel Kade!

You HAVE TO SEE this inspiring story, you'll understand why I chose to take on another business with another amazing company!

In this video you'll catch a sneak peak of NEW jewelry!!!!!!


Jewel Kade has sweetened the deal!  The new Stylist kit is only $249!  NOW is the time to jump in!  Join now and you'll be able to:
*Sample new products
*Continue to sell retiring products
*Create your OWN schedule
*Make 25-30% of your sales

I would love to share JK with YOU!  Join me at our Award Winning Team's meeting THIS TUESDAY 8/9 at 6:30 at Fugazzi's in Visalia.  

Contact me today, or just go sign up!  Http://

Sunday, August 7, 2011

CTMH--- Dreamin' Workshop Kit of the Month

I am SO excited for to bring you the first in an amazing line-up of workshop kits from the Fall/Winter Idea Book!

Here is my schedule for the new kits:
August- Dreamin (8/27)
September- Typeset (9/18)
October- Mischief
November- Sonoma & Elemental
December- Believe & Wonderland
January- Roxie (saved the best for last!)

August Workshop Kit of the Month

G1027 Workshops on the Go ™ Dreamin’ Kit (includes):
Dreamin’ Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Dreamin’ Workshop ($13.95)
Shimmer Designer Bards ($4.95)
Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel ($3.25)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)                                                                    ($29.95)

Best Kit- Dress up your layouts and artwork with these fun embellishments:
X7142C  Dreamin' Stickease                                      $4.95
Z1633  Harvest Charms                                              $4.95
Z1450  Cork Color Ready Cork Alphabet                 $5.95               ($45.80)

 Bonus Kits: I am offering 3 Bonus Add-ons each month.  You may choose any or all of them to add on to your order.  A- inks used in the kit, B- bonus project/cards C- a coordinating stamp set.  Ordering ALL the bonus items will get you the Stamp of the Month for FREE!!!!  Or spend $50 and get the Stamp of the Month for $5
Bonus A         Z2111 Chocolate Ink                          $5.25
                        Z2123 Goldrush Ink                           $5.25
                        Z2192 Pacifica Ink                             $5.25
Bonus B          Z1352 Colonial White Circle Cards   $5.95
                        Z1617 Chocolate Striped Ribbon       $6.95
Bonus C         C1473 Remarkable Wreath                 $13.95
                        C1465 Unscripted                               $13.95             ($102.35)

*Workshop kits include a C-sized stamp set!
*Workshop kits focus on 2 two-page layouts. Cards are now the Bonus Project each month (or create your own)

Workshop Kit Club:  an open club where we work with a new kit each month.  This club is open to anyone.  All club members are eligible to earn FREE Hostess Rewards on a rotating hostess schedule!  The more often you order your kit, the more often you will be the hostess.  Available to Local and Long Distance friends (your kit will ship to you).  Bring your photos!  Members will get to choose a prize when they complete the Kit of the Month projects in class!  Members who participate in 4 Kits of the Month in a row will earn a FREE Petite Perks Stamp set!

LOCAL:  August 27, 12-3pm *Crop night- stay until 11pm*
RSVP & Pay by August 10th

*I will be alternating CROP months and CRICUT project demonstration months.  These will take place after the club meeting time (for those who wish to stay).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CTMH- Hooray! for Cricut + Stamping

"Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops with Flowers: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book 

Check out this adorable scrapbook layout with a super cute and super EASY cluster of flowers created with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartrdige, along with the Hooray Bouquet Stamp set!  


Order your Cricut Art Philosophy Cartrdige & Hooray Bouquet Stamp set today! 
Click HERE to start shopping new products!

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