Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends! May you have a safe, relaxing holiday filled with love from family and friends. 

Here's quick and simple card for you:

Artiste Pop Up Merry Christmas card: Ruby, White & Topiary cardstock, Gold Dot Washi Tape,
Gold Glitter Paper, Gold Bling Gems

This card was made with the new Artiste Cricut cartridge. To make the card, I first cut the base out of Ruby cardstock, then the inside liner out of white. I love how the sentiment looks so crisp and clean as the white shows through the cut out.

The inside is where this card really shines, or I should say "pops"! I cut the liner twice -- once in white and once in Topiary green. Then I trimmed the green liner down to only include the tree branches and attached them to the white liner. I then added some Ruby circles I made with a hole punch with the left over paper from the base.

The tree was screaming for a glitter star, so I cut one out of our gold glitter paper. Then I finished the card off with some hand cut banners, Wsahi tape and gold bling gems.

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Time is Finally Here!

We just made the final (fingers crossed!) run to Target and the grocery store. The gifts are nearly wrapped and we are getting ready to head to our church for the Christmas Eve service. We are packing our car so that we can leave directly from there to go to our extended family Christmas celebration.

Warm Wishes Card: Yuletide Cardstock, D1613 Best Christmas stamp set, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge,
gold shimmer trim, gold bling gems, 

Peace & Joy Card: Yuletide Cardstock, D1613 Best Christmas stamp set, Art Philosophy
Cricut cartridge, 
gold shimmer trim, gold bling gems, 

Winter Cheer Card: Yuletide Cardstock, D1613 Best Christmas stamp set, Art Philosophy
Cricut cartridge, 
gold shimmer trim, gold bling gems, 
It is now time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. May you feel at peace and blessed this Christmas Eve.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Totes Adorable Cropping Organization is HERE! (Limited shipment has arrived)

I'm so excited to announce that we have a brand new rolling tote and matching shoulder bag. These new additions to Close To My Heart's storag line are not only functional but fashionable!

The rolling tote has multiple pockets designed to store your score board, paper trimmer, adhesives and more. The spacious center compartment is a perfect fit for our organizers!

These totes are designed to hold everything you need to take to your next cropping event! 

These are now available to order on my shopping website. However, only a small shipment has arrived, so we expect these to sell out soon. More are on their way, but if you want to be one of the first to have one of these deluxe bags, get your order in quickly!

Friday, December 5, 2014

$10 Stamps in December, including pictures

Earlier this week, I announced our Deal of the Decade. To celebrate 10 years of our amazing clear My Acrylix stamp sets, size C & D stamps from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book are just $10 with a qualifying purchase!

I thought it would help to see pictures of all of the stamps available at this price.

You can add as many of these stamps as you want for just $10 each! Since this Idea Book covers a whole year of seasons and occasions, there are stamps for every type of project!

To get the discounted price, go to my website and add regular retail priced items to your cart totalling $50 or more. When you scroll to the bottom of your screen, you will see this link that will pull up the list of stamps to choose from:

Before you check out, I'd suggest you do two more things.

1. Through January 31, you can add a free copy of both the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions Idea Books! That's a $7 dollar value at no charge. However you do have to WORK to get them -- click these buttons at the bottom of your cart to add the free catalogs:

Already have copies? Add them anyway and find a crafty friend who would enjoy them.

2. Join my New Products Mystery Hostess Gathering to enter a drawing to win all of the Hostess Goodies that come with the party. Currently, someone will get to choose $40 in free product plus one 50% off item! To join the gathering click JOIN next to "New Product Mystery Hostess".  You will find this on my home page or at the TOP of your shopping cart.

To learn more ways to earn tickets to the drawing, click here to enter my online gathering.

The $10 stamp sets are available through January, but the Mystery Hostess gathering will end Sunday, December 7. So get your order in early!

In the mean time, keep creating,

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Deal of the Decade -- Select Stamp sets just $10!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix®
clear polymer stamps—and I can’t wait for you to celebrate with me!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price.

Order an unlimited number of  $10 stamp sets!

A purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie, for only $5.  This "sweet" stamp set includes all of the images shown below.

Here's a couple projects created by the artists at Close To My Heart.

So if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.