Thursday, August 4, 2011

Simple card using NEW CTMH Sonoma Paper

Hi everyone--sorry there was no post yesterday but I was traveling to Canton Ohio for the weekend for all the Hall of Fame activities.  Of course I am going to work in some craft shopping (already did).  I landed in Cleveland this evening and since there is an Achievers right by the airport--you know I could not pass it up.    Low and behold across the parking lot as a BIG OL Joanna's--which had all sorts of stuff mine did not--so I got some paper (shocker) and some new punches and two new embossing folders!!! I admit I went a little hog wild--I even got a new cricut cartridge for 29.99--they had the phrases and ornamental iron 2!! since I ordered phrases this week--i picked up the other.  I will have to do a haul photo shoot as I left my flip corder at home this trip!
On to a simple card using the new CTMH Sonoma paper collection--it is very pretty!!  The mix of purple and olive with a hint of brown--very nice.  I have to admit it was not in my top three but the more I look at it and think about it the more ideas are just flooding my mind!
All the paper is CTMH, the Stamp is Pink By Design and the Pearls are CTMH colored with marker to make them green.  I added a scrap of corduroy ribbon as sort of a non-functional tab to add a little texture.  This stamp was released last month and had a ton of detail lines and if you click on the picture you will see that the embossing picked up every bit of it!
Leave those comments for the chance to win some CTMH goodness and even though there was no post I am still giving something away so leave the comments and if you tell me which PBD stamp you like the best you will be entered twice for Wednesdays candy drawing.
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Boxes......

Hey hey everyone--I have been busy with orders most of the day--THIS CARTRIDGE IS A HIT!!!! I wanted to show you the boxes that come on this cartridge.

Not only do you get all this great stuff with the cartridge in this bundle--you get 8 very cool boxes
This box is a 4 flap and used the fit to page feature and it cut at the following size 4 3/4" square and about 3/4" think. You can find this box on page 21 of the booklet and all the boxes are on the Shift Font Layer function of the top row on the key pad.
This box is a keeper.  Found on page 22 of the booklet using fit to page the finished size is 4" by 3 1/8" across the base and stands about 4" tall.

This fun little shopper is going to be my go to treat box for the office.  Using the fit to page feature on my expression the finished measurements are 3 1/4" by 2"  standing 3 1/8" to the top of the bag not to the top of the handle--you can put a number of treats in this box that is located on page 23 of the booklet.
There is a great 'take out' box is on page 24 and was super fast to put together.  The pre marked score lines make the folding a breeze.  The base is 2 1/2" by 2" and is 2 3/4" tall.  Fun for a take home treat after a party--think these may just by my take away at the holiday party!
This door hanger could be so fun for teachers to hang the hall passes in, or to do an office give away.  I think I may even use this when I have guests to in the spare room.  How about a holiday treat on your children's door!  Very fun right!  3 1/2" wide and 7 3/4" long and 3/4" deep when using the fit to page.

This heart box would be great in February or at a wedding.  The box is 1 1/2" deep at the deepest point, 6 1/2" at the widest point, and 6" from the center of the heart to the point using the fit to page key.
Would you like fries with that?  No but I will take the box.  I think this one ranks at the top of my list!  on page 27 of the booklet it cut pretty big with the fit to page.  4 1/2" at long at the base, 6 1/2" from the bottom to the top, and 1" wide.  You could almost put a PB&J sandwich in this box. 

A pillow box is always useful.  This one was snap to put together and is pretty big using the fit to page function.  You can find this box on page 28.  8" along the side, 5" wide, and 2" deep!  I can see this one under the tree filled with gift cards and sweet treats!

I will be showing a few of the cards later this week just so you can see the shapes.  Between the stamps that match the cuts, the awesome boxes, and the very cool shaped cards this cartridge is worth every penny.  If you would like to purchase--feel free to click the link on the side and shop away in my on line store.  You can also see the full idea book there.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave those comments for some CTMH goodness!  All winners will be posted next Monday  and everyday there will be some candy!
Make it a great one-

Monday, August 1, 2011

IT'S HERE>>>>>Cricut and CTMH, what a pair!

Happy Monday!  Today is the big day for the new Idea Book.  I have heard nothing but great things about all the new collections, stamps, and of course the highly desired Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. 

If you are one of the many that simply can wait not longer--just click the CTMH badge on the side bar and start shopping.  Be sure you have some time cause once you get sucked in to the new book--you will not want to stop flipping the pages. 

There are more projects to come and lots of videos--but stop reading and start shopping!!!
Let me know what you all are loving in your comments--there just may be some suprise blog candy to be had--and of course it is going to come from the new CTMH idea book!!!!!
Make it a great one-

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Close to My Heart Launch in T-minus 24 Hours

It is just less than 24 hours until Close to My Hearts Fall/Winter book goes live on line.  There is a link to the right that will take you directly to my website and than click on shop--that will take you to the on line idea book--be warned you will want so many things.  Make a list and if you spend $150.00 in retail product or more on line you could get $25.00 in free product. 
There have been some exciting Changes:
*the designer pattern paper is card stock weight now (your going to love the upgrade)
*the release of a cricut cartridge that  you can only get through CTMH
*Stamp of the Month is now $5 with a $50 purchase and you will want them all (trust me)
*REDUCED PRICES--you read it right--our stamp sets have lower prices so now you can get more!  Same great quality, same amazing design, just a much nicer price!!!!

My CTMH clubs have been a big hit and there are VERY LIMITED spaces left so let me know as there are even more discounts that await you as a club member! 

To celebrate--I will be giving away an assortment of stamp pads from CTMH!  If you have not used them--try them, just one is all it will take and you will be a fan as well!  To win--leave me a comment on this post and tell me what paper collection you like the best from the new groups--

If you have questions please feel free to let me know!
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