Thursday, July 18, 2013

Card Workshop and Sneak Peek!

Hello!  Thanks for coming by my blog today.  It is plenty hot out here in Illinois, so grab a big glass of tea and sit down for a while!  Browse around and be sure to leave me some comments so I know who has been by to visit!
First thing I want to show you today is one of Close To My Heart's new items, the Designed Décor Colonial White Frame.  This frame will be available to order beginning August 1 and sells for $26.95  The interior dimensions of the frame are 12x13 1/2 inches.  I used KRAFT CARDSTOCK for the paper on mine.  I liked the way it goes with the chicken wire back!!

I used the PENNANT ALPHABET stamp set.  I love that set, but it is being retired, so if you want one, you might want to be getting it ordered before the end of July!  I also used our MINI CLOTHES PINS to hang everything on the frame.  Not permanently attaching them, I can change my frame with the seasons or as I get new pictures I want to use instead of these!  A couple of the mats I used the new scallop border punch.  It will be avail. on my website beginning Aug. 1 too!    So, what do you think of our new frame?  Don't you just love it?
I have the details worked out for my first Card Workshop!  It will be held on Saturday, August 17 and again on Sunday, August 18.  Please let me know by August 9 if you would like to attend (and which day)!  At the workshop we will make 1 each of 6 different cards, using 1 sheet of FOR ALWAYS B&T DUO.  The cards are 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.  Here is a picture of the finished cards:

Cost of the workshop is $10 and includes everything you will need to create these cards (using my inks and stamps).  Contact me to sign up for the workshop before Aug 9 so I will have enough supplies on hand, and let me know if you have any questions!

I've got the new Cricut ARTBOOKING cartridge....LOVE IT!!!  Remember, if you host a GATHERING and your sales total at least $250, you can get the cartridge for HALF PRICE!! 

I am trying to get a date set to hold an Idea Book Open House.  Watch for more information coming soon on that!!
Thanks for stopping in today, leave me a comment and be sure to contact me to sign up for the Card Workshop!!
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CTMH's new ARTBOOKING Cricut Cartridge

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Grab a glass of tea and pull up a chair!  Today I want to tell you about Close To My Hearts new Cricut cartridge called ARTBOOKING!  This cartridge is awesome!  It has complete layouts you can cut on your cricut and put together!!  And you set your size at 11" and ALL the pieces will cut at the right size for the layout!  How easy does that sound!
There are also overlays, which will be great for cards or layouts either one.  Some are seasonal and some are just decorative.  The cartridge has a font too, as well as frames and lots of things to use as embellishments on your cards and layouts.  Oh, and Mini Albums....there are some really neat mini albums you can make with it too!!
Probably hadn't mentioned yet, but like our other 2 cartridges, this one comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard shapes that co-ordinate with the cuts on the cartridge.  Each tells what size to set your dial on to cut the shape for a perfect fit with the stamp or chipboard.  Here is a close up of the stamp sets:
They can all 3 be used with so many things!  I can't wait to try heat embossing the doily looking one!
Here are a few pictures of pages from the handbook, just to give you a better idea of how they have done it...
See how each element is on the same page to do this?  This is 2 pages for the 6x7 summer mini album you can make with the cartridge.  And here is a 2 page layout:
Here are some of the borders you can I forgot to mention there are borders on the cartridge too!
And frames....
and overlays....
Soooo many things you can do with this cartridge, whether you are a scrapbooker, a cardmaker, or just like doing things with papercrafting!  The cartridge bundle (cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard shapes) is $99 (plus tax and shipping) and will be available to order beginning August 1.  You can get this bundle for half price by hosting a CTMH gathering (Online or in Home) and having sales that total at least $250.  Plus you would still get $40 worth of free product!  To host a gathering, contact me today and we will 'get the party started'!  If you don't want to host a gathering, the cartridge can be ordered online (  beginning August 1, or through me. 
What do you think of this new cartridge?
Thanks for stopping by.  Please feed my fish before you leave, and I love reading your comments you leave!
See you soon!
Happy Crafting,