Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Cricut Cartridge from CTMH

Check out this video about the new cartridge as well as what comes in this amazing collection

I also have a brand new cricut club starting and it is going to be so fun--
each month you will get a great paper collection some fun embellishments and a full stamp set that works back to the cricut cartridge as well as detailed instructions for making a number of projects.  As a member you will also get $25 (at least) in free select product.  If you are thinking about it--please email me for more info as the pricing is great but I am unable to post it on my blog! 
Email me at for more info. 

Make it a great one-

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Close to My Heart Clubs Starting in August.

I just got my first peak at the CTMH fall book--and oh my is it a good one!  The new papers are AMAZING and the NEW CRICUT CARTRIDGE IS A MUST HAVE!

So I will have two clubs starting-

Work Shop on the Go Club
This club costs 29.95 (plus shipping/tax) a month and will run August to January.  There is a new kit each month that comes with a level 2 paper pack (pattern and solid) an exclusive stamp set (only available in the kit) a work shop guide with DETAILED instructions, and always some sort of embellishments.  I get these every month and LOVE them!  It's a one stop shop.  There is also an add on available each month at a special club price. This add on includes additional embellishments as well as either card or layout instructions from one of the most awesome CTMH books!  You will also get to host one month and get at least 25.00 in free select product.  Each member will also get at least one Stamp of the Month set! (and if you don't want the WSOTG you can order any product to meet you 29.95 min)--each club has 6 members and I will have as many clubs as there is people wanting to join--

CTMH Cricut Club
This club is all new!!!  The first month you will get the Cricut Cartridge kit and a level one paper pack and one stamp set that will work back to images on the cartridge.  Each month after I will feature a different paper pack and stamp set that works back to your cartridge.  I will also include instructions for a simple layout and a more detailed layout with color photos and directions.  for you card makers an going to include card designs as well so no one is left out.  Each month one member will host and get the rewards.  As well as a special gift from me.  I have created this club as a test to see how it works so you all will be the first!!! That means even more specials and fun along the way.  This club will be limited to 5 members each club and I will only do two clubs.  This club starts  in August and runs through Jan. Pricing for this club can only be shared via email but it is worth the investment!!!! I promise!

If you are would like to join or have questions please email me at are some details I can not post due in a public forum like this but trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!

Past clubs have filled up fast so let me know!
Happy Friday-

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Somethings cookin with Close to my Heart.....

Well if you didn't know I sell CTMH.  I have been following the updates from the convention this weekend and it looks like there are some great things in the new idea book (which I will have extra of so email me to reserve yours).  A must have for the cricut lovers out there--seems there is going to be a cricut cartridge that works back to three stamp sets and a bunch of other things in a kit--a full content cartridge--as I get more info I will share-
I hear it is a must have!!!!!!!
happy friday

Elegant Sympathy Card using Pink By Design Background Stamps

Happy Thursday everyone--sorry I missed you yesterday.  I am on, yet another, business trip and find myself back in NYC this week after a couple of days in Charlotte.  So sometime my best laid plans are well--just laid and not checked on my done list!
Today's card may look familiar cause I did one similar to this about 8 months ago using just DCVW paper.  This time I used a background stamp with embossing to really take the card to the next level!
The background stamp is Roses by Pink by Design.  This is stamp (so do all of the ones I own) was perfect right off the bat.  I used versa mark ink and fine detail powder.  Hint: heat until it becomes very shiny--if you heat until dull it will stay that way--when you go all the way to shin you get an AMAZING finish.
Here is a detail of the stamp--I love all the minor details that you get--the shadow lines the clean overlaps.  And the fact that this (as all of the PBD background stamps) is a tiled stamp--meaning you can line them up perfectly and get a true all over stamped background page--working on a video to show you all how this works.
So y'all know that my cuttlebug is one of my all time fav tools in my scrap room and this folder from SU is awesome--you can use the whole thing or cut out the big flower like I did here. By taking a very sharp pair of scissors (the smaller the better) and going around the embossed pattern you get this amazing big embellishment.  I took some chalk in and added some to the edges and over the embossed area to give it some depth.
This lovely sentiment is from the PBD Sympathy set.  It is perfect for all those hard to make and hard to send cards that mean so much in such a hard time.  I stamped it on pattern paper (the same used for the flower) after I punched this banner out with my Fiskers punch.  I added two mocha pearls from CTMH to give it an anchor.
Anytime I have to send a card like this, I make it!  For some reason the fact that I take the time to do this very small but personal thing--means so much to the one the card is sent to.
Make it a great one and I will be back in Dallas tonight and will have a very cool item to share with all of you scrappers, want to bes, wish ya were's, and the like that will give you ammo in your crafting gun when you need it the most!
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crabby?? Never with Pink By Design Stamps

Hey everyone--it's my day over on the Pink by Design Stamps blog where the PBD design team post a new project everyday--yes including Saturday and Sunday!!!!
Today is my day so here is a preview
Head on over to the bolg at by clicking on the link
You can be the lucky winner of a $10 gift to the Pink By Desing store by doing the following
1. Comment here (an would love for you to follow)
2. Head over to the PBD blog and leave a comment (and follow- as there will be good prizes coming)
3. Go to the PBD design community on the Pink By Design Stamps page and start chatting
Let me know you did the above in your comment and there will be not just one winner but two!!!!!
Winners will be announced on Friday so get busy!!!!
Make it a great one!
PS-you should also like PBD on Facebook to keep on top of all the new developments.  Did I say there is an Expression 2 up for grabs as well!! Just sayin!

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Clear Stamps.................

OMG, it's Monday (again) and I have a great way to start off the week.  With some new clear stamps!!! Friday was a big day for my stamp collection!  As many of you one that I am a member of the Pink by Design Team member my newest design team pack showed up on Friday.  So this weekend I have made a couple of projects for this week showcasing a couple of the newest and best! 
Did you attend the Pink by Design Ustream on Friday--cause if you didn't you missed one of the biggest releases to date--including the introduction of some new ribbon and a TON--and I mean a TON of new stamp sets.  Here are a few to peak your crafting taste buds:
Timeless Pieces Stamp Set

Ahooga Stamp Set

LOL Stamp Set

I was a fan of Pink by Design before I was on the design team and Sarah continues to put out some of the best and most usable stamps I have every found.  Are these two vintage sets not amazing (they are hand drawn!) and with all the technology we all use the LOL set is going to so fun for a mini album and teen cards!   (all images from the Pink by Design website)

Needless to say I added almost this whole release to my ever growing collection!  On top of all of this excitement--it is the Pink by Design 1st anniversary and there are some great prizes to be had including an Cricut Expression 2 and lots of other things through out the month.  To find out all the details head on over the the Pink By Design: Design Team Blog and check the details as well as gain a daily dose of crafting inspiration!  There is also a community of crafters that you should become a part of--we are having a lot of fun and sharing all sorts of projects, challenges, and swaps!!!

Make sure to come back on Tuesday as it is my day on the Design team Blog and I will have a sneak right here first thing Tuesday Morning!  And there is blog candy to be had!!!
See you Tuesday--Make it a great one!

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