Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day for this Great Deal!

Today's the last day to take advantage of two special deals going on at Close to my Heart. Don't delay! This special is gone after midnight tonight! Order your Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge OR place a $75 order and get lots of FREE stuff!!!  Let me show you how to get the most for your bucks!
Here's the deal...

Order the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle for $99 today which then qualifies you to

receive the National Stamping Month Promotion (Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set) for FREE!!!
That's two D-size stamp sets (retail value $35.90) for FREE!!!


Plus if you also purchase the August Stamp of the Month--Wicked 
(retail value $17.95) --for only $5, 
 you will receive the--A Typeface (retail value $6.95)--stamp set FREE!
How cool is that? That's a total savings of $55.80 and a deal that's hard to beat!

But you have to hurry!!! In order to take advantage of this great deal, your order must be 
placed by midnight TONIGHT!  


If you don't want to purchase Wicked or don't want the free alphabet stamp set, you can still get the Pair-a-Phrase double D stamp set for FREE by placing a $75 order in September. Contact me if you have any questions!!

Happy Scrampin'!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Close To My Heart Scrapbook Challenge #119~Typeset Layout

Remember these Weekly Scrapbook Challenges I used to post here every week? Well, life got in the way and I just didn't find the time to post the last few that I did. At this point in time, I probably will not be able to backtrack and post them but will do my best going forward.

I will be posting the weekly layout designs temporarily while our usual moderator, Helen Onulak, is recuperating from a very painful shoulder issue. So please bear with me as I try to get into the routine of posting the same day and/or time each week. After next week, I should have the routine mastered and maybe Helen will return by then. I understand her shoulder issue is not something that heals quickly but I do have my fingers crossed that it won't last long.

I know Helen also has a Mr. Linky link thingie on her blog for everyone to post a link to their layout for these challenges but I haven't figured out yet how to get that onto my blog here so until I do, just leave a comment at the end of each post and include your link there. Thanks!

Anyway, here is Scrapbook Challenge #119 made using the new Typeset paper pack from CTMH. This paper pack is perfect for school but also works nicely for showcasing family photos. I have already created several layouts with this paper pack for the photos I will have from my upcoming family reunion. The design used, Mystify, comes from the Magic how-to book from CTMH.

Below is a full list of the supplies used and all are from Close To My Heart unless specified:

  • 9034~Magic how-to-book
  • X7139B~Typeset paper pack
  • D1482~Love Life stamp set
  • D1329~Noteworthy stamp set (journaling lines)
  • Z2105~Black ink
  • Z2118~Desert Sand ink
  • Z2165~Juniper ink
  • Z2167~Creme Brulee ink
  • Z2104~Barn Red ink
  • Z1463~Just Blooms Paper Butterflies
  • Z1464~Milepost Shapes
  • Z1391~Clear Buttons
  • Z1365~Colonial White Brads
  • Z1081~Colonial White Waxy Flax
  • Z282~Black Hemp
  • Z1393~Black Mini Medleys
Hope you enjoy this layout of my son, his wife and their 5 daughters between them. 
Now start creating YOUR layout using the Mystify design from Magic and post a link in the comments section so I can check it out! 

Have a great week!

~Carol




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can I Just Share with You Again?

I am having so much fun with the Pair-a-Phrase stamp set from Close To My Heart. Just look at this lovely card I made today!!! The little bicycle image is just too stinkin' cute! Don't you agree? That's the image I wanted to play with when I made that last card with the butterflies, remember? Well, I finally used it and absolutely LOVE this card! I still have some scraps from my Roxie paper pack yet so I was able to use some of them on this card, too. I am consuming it, not collecting it! I love that new motto from Close To My Heart.

Remember...YOU can also get this awesome double D-size stamp set with a retail value of $35.90 FREE just by placing a $75 order by September 30. Contact me for more details!

Hope you enjoy the card!

~Carol

Another Close to my Heart Roxie Layout

Here's another Roxie layout that we will be creating in the August Scrapbook Class, if time allows. Don't you just love the BLING on this layout? And those cute little butterflies add just the right touch!

The photos of my oldest granddaughters were just perfect for this layout. If you plan to attend the class, bring along 3-4x6 photos and 1-3x3 photo and you can go home with a completely finished layout!

Thanks for looking and happy scramping!!


~Carol

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Close to my Heart Pair-a-Phrase Card

Oh. My. Goodness! I love, love, LOVE this card! I had an idea in my head today as I started to play with my new Pair-a-Phrase stamp set--which, by the way, you can receive FREE this month and next month in celebration of National Stamping Month--to use the cute little bicycle image on a card. Well, now I know this card does not have a bicycle image on it so let me tell you how I ended up using these butterflies instead.

I was searching for a small piece of Colonial White cardstock that would be large enough for the bicycle image and came across a piece of cardstock that I had previously cut a scalloped square from. So glad I didn't throw it away and this is exactly why I don't throw away anything I think may be useful later AND is also the reason my scraproom is always a mess! Ha ha!

Anyway, I found this piece of cardstock with a scalloped square in the middle and immediately went to work deciding what other cardstock colors to pair it with. Well, may I just tell you that I think the colors I chose were just perfect? You cannot go wrong when you put Black, Desert Sand and Colonial White together! I think it is my most favorite color combination.

So...once I chose the other colors and the size of the card I wanted to make, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", I had to decide how to add an image into the center of the scalloped square. And here's where my original idea changed...it was too small for the bicycle image but just perfect for these cute butterflies. I colored them in with a cotton swab dipped in Desert Sand ink and love the look! I also added a small Licorice Opaque Pearl on the two main butterflies and popped up the wings on the teeny, tiny one.

I then stamped the words...all you need is love...in Black ink, wrapped some Colonial White ribbon around the bottom of the card and tied it into a bow, decorated the inside with the butterflies image and called it a day! I am very pleased with how it turned out! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Scrampin'!

~Carol


A Close to my Heart 'Pair-a-Phrase' card

Wanted to share this latest card I made with 2 images from the awesome double 'D' stamp set--Pair-a-Phrase--that you can earn FREE this month as well as during the month of September. The card was made using scraps I had left over from the new Roxie paper pack, that I have absolutely had a ton of creative fun with. I have used up pretty much the entire paper pack and now need to buy another one!

Hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by today!

~Carol

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Great Close to my Heart Deal Begins Today!

Woo Hoo!!  Today's the day to take advantage of two special deals going on at Close to my Heart. Today you can combine two different specials, order your Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and get lots of FREE stuff!!!  Let me show you how to get the most for your bucks!

Here's the deal...

Order the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle for $99 today which then qualifies you to

receive the National Stamping Month Promotion (Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set) for FREE!!!
That's two D-size stamp sets (retail value $35.90) for FREE!!!


Plus if you also purchase the August Stamp of the Month--Wicked (retail value $17.95) --for only $5, 
 you will receive the--A Typeface (retail value $6.95)--stamp set FREE!
How cool is that? That's a total savings of $55.80 and a deal that's hard to beat!

But you have to hurry!!!  In order to take advantage of this great deal, your order must be 

placed by August 31st.  Contact me if you have any questions!!


Happy Scrampin'!

Ready to have a 'Wicked' Halloween?

I know Halloween is still a couple months away but I just had to share these cards I recently made with the August Stamp of the Month-Wicked. Now I am NOT a huge fan of Halloween and never have been but wow, is this stamp set so cool! I am having lots of fun with it! The best part is--it doesn't have to be used exclusively for Halloween--as you can see by the first card that uses the put your best foot forward stamp image.

August Stamp of the Month-Wicked
By making a $50 purchase, you can get this for only $5.00.
But hurry as this stamp set is only available until August 31st.

I want to thank a CTMH sister (sorry, don't remember her name) for coming up with the idea of only stamping the bottom half of this 'Wicked' witch to make a totally un-Halloween-y card. I LOVE it!

 And don't you just love that little bit of color I added to this 'Wicked' witch? It's just enough to give it a little less 'wicked' flavor. The color I used is 'Sunset' which is one of my favorite Fall colors.
And would Halloween be the same without a black cat roaming around? I think not. This one is just too cool!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my cards today. Give me a shout soon so you can get one of these stamp sets into your own hot little hands to play with. Remember, it's only available until August 31st. Contact me today!

Happy Scrappin'!
~Carol

Monday, August 8, 2011

You must see this video!

This video is from one very talented Close to my Heart consultant by the name of Tresa Black. It's no wonder she won first place in the album contest at CTMH Convention 2011. Congrats to Tresa! She is amazing and this award was well-deserved for sure!

~Carol
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