Sunday, December 2, 2018

December Specials from Close To My Heart

Hey, hey everyone! Happy December! I have a couple specials to share with you and maybe one will pique your interest so here goes.

Days of December is still available until December 31 and is a wonderful way to document your December activities and special holiday memories. Even though the month has already begun, you can still take daily photos and jot down a few lines of journaling to be ready for when your album arrives.
Here's a great list of ideas of what to take pictures of each day of the month to make it a bit easier for you to decide what to photograph. Awesome, right?
The second special available this month is the Story Starter Special. Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter — a fun 4″ × 4″ workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love!

Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 20% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%! You can also receive your choice of one of the featured stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!Ask me for more details or go here to read all about it.
And don't forget about the wonderful Candy Cane Alphabet that is the featured stamp of the month during December. It's perfect for all those holiday projects you'll be working on.
https://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2018/1812-candy-cane-alphabet.aspx
 Here's how I used this awesome alphabet on one of my projects. Cool, huh?


Okay, folks! Need to get started on addressing some Christmas cards so I'll say goodbye for now. If you have any questions about anything Close To My Heart related, please give me a shout! Happy December and happy shopping!

~Carol

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Upcoming Close To My Heart Specials!

Beginning today, there are two new specials available from Close To My Heart. One (or both) of them might just be something you'll love. Read on for more details...

HELLO PUMPKIN DELUXE SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP
Create two 12” x 12” single pages and 2 two-page 12” x 12” layouts using this exclusive workshop bundle. These layouts feature a unique crafting technique designed to add extra artistic flair and to boost your creativity. Choose between two kit options — no Workshop Your Way® kit needed! Plus, you’ll save 15% when you purchase the kit that includes the Colorful Texture stamp set and the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts! Be sure to click on the photo to see the other layouts you can create + the contents of the kits.
Offer valid November 1 – December 31 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.
https://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com/

DAYS OF DECEMBER
Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This project will provide you with a place for photos and storytelling for every day of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!
Offer valid November 1 – December 31 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.
https://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com/
And don't forget this awesome special still available:   
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
You can never get enough Christmas. For a limited time, we are offering a discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create 12 cards that celebrate the heart of this special season.
Only available October 15–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.
https://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com/
Be sure to grab yours before you forget! These specials may quickly sell out since the holidays are fast-approaching. If you have any questions at all, please give me a shout!

Happy scrampin' and happy shopping!

~Carol

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Advent Calendar Project

Looking for a great project to do with your children to get ready for the Christmas season? Well, this may be it! Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!
The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:
  • Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection (Z3296)
  • My Acrylix® Snug Background Stamp Set (B1634)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon (Z4170)
Advent Calendar Bundle (CC101814) 
This would be an awesome creative Christmas project to do with your children. Click here to get everything you need to create it!

Happy scrampin'!
~Carol

Holiday Sparkle

Quick and Easy Shaker Cards to Liven Up the Holiday!

Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.

Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle, which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards.

You can also receive this delightful card kit FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party. Check out all the details here. Contact me if you have any questions.

Cut Above Card Kit - Holiday Sparkle - $29.95 + tax & shipping

Holiday Sparkle Bundle - $38.95 + tax and shipping

Love with All the Trimmings stamp set - $18.95 + tax & shipping

Happy scrampin'!
~Carol

Sunday, September 2, 2018

There's a New Catty in Town!

It's time for a new idea book and catalog from Close To My Heart, folks! Click here to check out all the awesomeness it holds. It is full of tons of wonderful products to help you showcase all your upcoming Fall and Christmas projects and events. I think you're going to love it!! This book runs from September 1 - December 31 and you'll get a copy FREE when you place any size order on my website here.

Be sure to check out all the awesome specials going on this month as well while you're visiting my website. You've Got Class, More Magical and Memories in the Making along with the Stamp of the Month - Just Treats. All are fabulous collections and would keep you busy creating for awhile plus they'd also make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. So head on over to my website to check it all out! You'll be glad you did!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy scrampin' and Happy Labor Day!

~Carol


Sunday, August 5, 2018

For the Love of Crafting

Hey Everyone!

I've been playing with the August stamp of the month set from Close To My Heart the past few days and thought I'd share a couple cards I created with it. If you'd like to see where else I used this stamp set, please follow me on Instagram @clabuski. I participated in the index-card-a-day challenge at daisyyellowart.com and posted my daily creations on Instagram. It was so much fun but a bit challenging trying to post every single day for 61 days! Whoa! I did it, though, and am quite proud of myself for doing so!

Anyway, back to my cards.....

For this card, I printed out an art journal page I'd created some time ago onto a 90lb sheet of cardstock to use as the card base. Love doing that! It's a great way to use and share my artwork. I cut the card base out of an image from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which, unfortunately is no longer available. I also cut it out of black cardstock as well so I could use the cut out butterflies from both cards to use on opposite cards. Make sense?
Here's where you can see that the butterflies had been cut out. I then glued them to the inside of the card so that they'd show through on the outside of the card when completely folded. So cool!
And here's the black card created with the butterflies cut from the first card. LOVE it! I hate to waste any little pieces so any time I can use them on something else, I'm happy!
And once again, you can see through the butterfly cut outs when it's standing up. I also used a piece of my printed art journal page to back the phrase on this card which helped to make it stand out more. I filled in the "CRAFTINESS" letters using the Bashful Shimmer Brush. It added just the right touch to make them pop out.

Here's the stamp set used on both cards. If you're a crafter, you'll love this set!
https://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2018/1808-for-the-love-of-crafting.aspx

Other supplies used from Close To My Heart:
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (no longer available)
Magical Sequins (no longer available)
Black Shimmer Trim
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim $4.95
Black & Gold Ribbon
 Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon $6.95
Gold Glitter Gems
 Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems $4.95
Bashful Shimmer Brush
 Z3400 Bashful Shimmer Brush $4.95

To get the For the Love of Crafting stamp set for just $5.00, place an order of at least $50.00.
FYI - The prices for these and many Close To My Heart products will be going up in the next catalog beginning September 1 so if there's anything you really want, get them now on my website.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely day!

Happy scramping!

~Carol

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Close To My Heart Specials

Wow! Three, count them, THREE awesome specials this month. One is sure to be perfect for you!

BRING BACK MY PACK - Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!
We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures!

Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

YOU'VE GOT CLASS - Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection
Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

Last but not least...HERE'S TO YOU - The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions! 
Oh, and I must not forget the August Stamp of the Month - FOR THE LOVE OF CRAFTING
 Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Find these and other fabulous products at http://scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com today!
Happy scramping!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Been Making Some Cards

Thought I'd share a few cards I made the past couple days. I seem to be in a slump as far as my scrapbooking these days, maybe because I just don't have many new photos to work with, so figured why not work on some cards instead. I took advantage of some recent free images from Cricut through Design Space and really went to town. Here's what I created.
For my first card, I used a circle die to cut a hole in the card base then used another circle die to cut the blue glitter paper for a border around the opening. The sentiment is one from Close To My Heart as well as the strip of black zig zag paper and the dotted vellum that the sentiment is stamped onto. The blue vellum which I attached to the inside of the card is a piece I've had forever so I was happy to use something from my stash. The dragonfly on the front was cut with my Cricut Maker out of foil acetate and added a nice little touch to the empty space on the top of the card. I stamped a butterfly image, also from Close To My Heart, on the inside so that it lined up with the opening. Added some gems and called it done!
 My second card was actually quite quick to make and I love it! The flowers frame as well as the 'hello' and butterfly were all cut with my Cricut. They were offered as free cuts this week so I took advantage and cut a whole bunch of them out along with several other designs and phrases. They make such nice cards without too much thought going into the process. I used a sheet of Close To My Heart pattern paper behind the frame and love how it turned out! All cardstock used is also from Close To My Heart. They have the best!
 Another free Cricut image this week was this Happy Birthday sentiment. Again all cardstock used is Close To My Heart. I embossed the white background piece with the stitched circles thin cuts dies from Close To My Heart. They make a pretty cool background, in my opinion. I know you may not be able to see them real well but if you click on the photo to make it bigger, you should be able to see them better. I added a small blue sparkle as the 'i' in birthday and called it done.
 Last card is one I plan to give to my hubby for our 42nd anniversary coming up next week. Again, the heart frame and sentiment were free images from Cricut this week. The striped background paper is from Close To My Heart. I cut the leaf sprig out of a piece of red glitter paper then added a small red heart for the 'i' in anniversary. I still have to decorate and add verses to the insides of all these cards yet but I'm happy with how the fronts all turned out.
 If you're a cardmaker, I hope I inspired you to make some of your own. Remember, if you have an account with Cricut Design Space, these Cricut images I used are free for your use too. To purchase  any of the Close To My Heart products, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Friday, July 6, 2018

It's Stampaganza Time Again!

 During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!
 Join my Scrampers with Heart Team in July and receive three Numbers Solos for FREE!
Hold an online gathering for you and your friends and when your sales reach $350 or more, receive three sets of Numbers Solos for FREE along with $60 in Hostess Rewards! Contact me for more info.

Click here to start shopping for all those stamp sets that have been on your wish list.

Happy shopping!

~Carol

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sharing a couple cards

I am really loving the June stamp of the month set - A Bushel & a Peck - from Close To My Heart. It's so cute, especially the little girl image. The past couple days I've been playing with it and here's the two cards I've created so far. I hope to use it on some scrapbook layouts as soon as I get more photos of my little girlies from my daughter-in-law. In the meantime, I'll just keep making cards and share them with you. Enjoy!


Some of the products I use in my artwork are no longer available to purchase as I seriously need to and try very hard to use up my stash but many of the products are so if you'd like to see which ones are, please go to scrampingwithcarol.closetomyheart.com. And please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you might have about anything Close To My Heart.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Saturday, June 2, 2018

My Dad is Rad!

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12" × 12" layout, one 12" × 12" page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

 
This promotion is only good for the month of June so grab yours today right here!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol


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Friday, June 1, 2018

I love you a bushel & a peck!

Hey folks!
There's a new stamp of the month for June and it's awesome! This stamp set is so cute! I love it and know I'll be using it a lot for layouts of my grandchildren + for some handmade cards. It's available to purchase just for the month of June at a cost of $17.95 + shipping & tax OR for just $5.00 + shipping & tax with an additional $50 purchase. Just think of the awesome artwork you can create with this stamp set! So many possibilities! Click here to get yours!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

~Carol

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Create the Rainbow!


Create the Rainbow - June 2018 Monthly Special 
During the month of June, add color to your cardmaking and scrapbooking with the Create the Rainbow special! This special features exclusive cardstock bundles, individual spools of Fundamentals ribbon, and select embellishments at 25% off the retail price. You can pick and choose the colors that fit your projects best. As you create the rainbow yourself, add an extra splash of color with the special's exclusive Be a Rainbow stamp set (D1813).

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than July 5, 2018), you can choose one Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle, FREE. That’s up to a $9.95 value, totally free!
For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in June can choose one Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle, FREE. That’s up to a $9.95 value, totally free!
This Rainbow special is only good for the month of June so be sure to take advantage of the great discount on these fabulous products before you forget! Head over to my website beginning tomorrow, June 1, to get yours!

Happy shopping!

~Carol
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