Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Centerpiece with Cricut Flowers

One of the best parts about this time of the year is decorating. Last year, Close to my Heart shared this festive floral centerpiece made from paper. It uses retired paper and Cricut shapes, but I wanted to share it because it's so cute and you can recreate it with different products! If you already have the Artiste cartridge you can make it just like this. If not, you can make layered flowers and holly branches from the new Flower Market Cricut collection and there is a roll-up 3D flower on the Artbooking cartridge. I think the gold glitter stars add the perfect touch of sparkle.

In the video below, Monica from Close To My Heart shows you how to make the flowers featured in the centerpiece, using the (retired) White Pines paper collection. 

Watch on YouTube or below.

If you're feeling especially crafty, you can make a matching banner and cupcake wrappers as well! What an adorable tablescape.

Happy crafting!

Monday, November 28, 2016

30% Off Cricut Collections from Close to my Heart!!!

Oh my gosh...this is the best deal on CTMH Cricut cartridges I've seen!

All you have to do is spend $30 on retail-priced products on my website, then you can buy one of our Cricut collections (except City Sidewalks) at 30% off!
  • There's no limit to the number of Cricut® collections that you can qualify for at that discounted price—you can get one with every $30 you spend!
  • All our Cricut® collections are included except for the City Sidewalks digital collection. You'll see a full list of available collections on the shopping cart page when your order qualifies for the special.
  • Qualifying purchase must be in full retail product—discounted and clearance items will not help you qualify for this special (However, there are some great deals so you'll want to check them out still!)
  • Purchases will count toward earning the discounted Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards.
The sale is going on NOW! Start shopping >

Friday, November 11, 2016

Scrapbook Process Video #1

Hello, friends!
I'm excited to share with you my very first full scrapbook process video. I created this cute layout by mixing patterns from lots of different Close to my Heart paper packs. I will link all of the paper packs and supplies below. I also played with CTMH's new heart thin cuts dies and accidentally ended up using paint—but it ended up being a good mistake! Watch my video to see what happened :)
I was inspired by Karen Pederson's layout HERE. She used different lengths of washi tape—great use for all that washi we collect! I used a mix of Halloween, Christmas and all-occasion paper for my layout. I even used the cut-apart page in the Jeepers Creepers paper packet to get the stars paper.

Here's the video...

Give it a "thumbs up" if you like it and want to see more. I am still getting used to doing the voiceover...I'll get better with time :)

Here are some detail shots.

In this first one you can kind of see where I messed up and fixed it. If I didn't tell you, you'd never know!

Watch the video here >

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Adding Dimension Using Stickers: Lollydoodle Park Scrapbook Layout

Today I have another oldie but goodie to share with you. I used the retired Lollydoodle paper and embellishments for this 2-page layout. It worked beautifully for these cute park pictures :)

I love this little owl. I purposely placed the LOL rhinestone so it looks like it's falling from the tree. I also stamped the Ink Blots stamp set using tone-on-tone blue ink in the corners.

Lots of sparkle and dimension when you look closer. 

TIP: These flowers are actually stickers, but I didn't want the raised ones to be sticky on the back. So I stuck them onto cardstock then cut each one out. It's more time-consuming but I think the 3D effect here is worth it!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you are inspired!

Most of these products are retired but you can still get the fun Ink Blots stamp set!

Ink Blots stamp set

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Style Ink Pads Are Available in New Colors!

EEEK! Our NEW style of stamp pads are now available to order in the new Adventure colors: Raspberry, Blossom, Tangerine, Lemon, Willow, Emerald, and Pansy. Check them out >
The new design is larger and has an easy-open magnetic closure.

New ink pads for the rest of our exclusive colors are still on their way...I will update you when they become available.

Look at all of the new beautiful colors. They make my heart so happy.

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Have a great day!