Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas with Artiste Santa Suite Christmas Card

Merry Christmas from Stone Mountain, Georgia! Our family decided to go South for the holidays this year. We had visions of hiking in the great outdoors, but have instead been enjoying being inside our hotel watching the rain and lightening!

Honestly, it has been a great Christmas Eve. This hotel has a conference center which is empty so we got some exercise exploring the hallways and stairs and had a quiet afternoon in our own nook where I scrapbooked while the others read. I even got to play Christmas carols on a beautiful baby grand. Although this was not what we had planned, this will be a Christmas to remember.

Whether you are living out your traditions or, like us, trying something new, I hope you are enjoying your evening as much as we are. May your Christmas be magical!

The Santa Suit card above is made up of a few simple cardstock rectangles, plus a belt buckle and buttons from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. The buckle was cut from silver glitter paper to add a little Christmas sparkle.

Have a magical Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Expressions: There's still time to order before it is gone!

December is the last month to shop these festive holiday products. You've taken lots of pictures this fall and winter, now it's time to get your scrapbook pages done. 

Hurry! All of the items in the Nevermore and White Pine collections will retire on December 31! Start shopping now>>

Nevermore Collection:

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Planners Gonna Plan --- Much anticipated bundle available now!

Attention all planner addicts! You can now get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life line of produts. This video gives you a great overview of the complete system.

As mentioned in the video, you'll want to get the special 2016 bundle which is specially priced only in December for $29.95.

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This bundle includes:
- Album (8-3/8 x 6-7/8)
- 2016 Planner Pages: monthly & weekly spreads, pocket folder, 12 monthly divider tabs, designed page finder, 4 sheets of stickers
- Perfect Plan Roller Stamp

Here's a closer view of the sentiments on that Roller Stamp which were selected just for the planner:

The retail value of this bundle is $35.85, but you can get it HERE for just $29.95! This special ends December 31 or when supplies run out, so be sure to order yours now.

Each item in the bundle plus additional items are available individually, including double-sided decorated pages, washi tape and photo protectors.


Click here to order the special 2016 Planner bundle>>
Click here to view individual items in the Everyday Life system>>

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Candlelight Garden -- The Month's Must Have Stamp Set

Have you seen the December Stamp of the Month? This is my favorite set yet. I love the simplicity of the mason jar, flowers, candle and, of course, string of lights. Isn't it a fun set?
 Here's a couple examples of projects made by the Close To My Heart artists using this set.

Did you notice that the outline of the flowers and jar is shiny gold? This was created by stamping with Versamark, sprinkling with gold embossing powder and heat setting. The soft color filling the images was created using watercolor paints

The sentiment on the red tag is also heat embossed. This time with white powder so that it shows up on the darker paper. 

For this candle wrap, the string of lights was stamped multiple times overlapping to create a background pattern. The tag was cut using the new Artistry Cricut twice in different sizes from Gold Glitter paper and white cardstock and layered together. I love this simple and fun way to dress up plain pillar candles.

What projects does this stamp set inspire you to make? You can get your set exclusively in December. With a purchase of $50 or more, it is just $5!