Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas is right around the corner!

I can't believe Christmas is in 1 week! Have you finished your shopping and wrapping all your presents? I still have some work to do, but thought I would share a few ideas with you! Here are a few packages I wrapped with recycled bags.  The striped package is wrapped with a recycled bag from my favorite clothing store "White house Black market".  The smaller package is wrapped with a brown lunch sack.  Both are embellished with gift tags created with the Close To My Heart "Art Philosophy Cricut collection" and jazzed up with a little glitz gel!  What a fun way to use what I had on hand and create a fun presentation!

 This next package is wrapped using a piece of Close To My Heart B&T from the Mayberry paper pack and topped off with a cocoa ribbon and card using the upcoming special "Rock the Block"!   (Check back for upcoming details of the "Rock the Block" promotion!)  Don't be afraid to use those extra pieces of pattern paper you have in your stash as wrapping paper!  Creating a beautiful package doesn't have to just be done with traditional wrapping papers and bows!  Let your imagination run wild and have fun creating beautiful packages this holiday season!    

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Wishes - Novembers Constant Campaign!

Don't miss out on the Exclusive "Holiday Wishes" stamp set!  When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets in November, you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!  Imagine the fabulous Holiday cards and tags you can make with this
stamp set!  Order yours today!

Dates: Offer valid November 1 (9:00 am MDT)–November 30 (11:59 pm MST).

November Stamp of the Month - Cherish the Day!

I just love the Stamp of the Month this month!  Not only is it a stamp you can use for the holidays, but it is one you can use the whole year through.  CTMH’s November Stamp of the Month: Cherish the Day S1111 is a customizable stamp set that includes 44 stamps – you stamp the month and then pick the date you want to put inside the small circle if you would like to highlight a special date. The Idea Book shows the month stamps working with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge’s ticket shape…however, it works with a LOT more!  And to make it that much more exciting you can purchase it for only $5 with any $50 purchase!  What a BARGAIN!  Here are some fun pieces of artwork created by Close To My Hearts art department to show you the how fun this stamp set can be! 

If you would like to get this set to play for yourself click here!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Only 11 days until Thanksgiving!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less then 2 weeks away?  I created these cards as a way to wish some of my long distance friends and relatives a Happy Thanksgiving.  I just love this paper pack, it has a warm feel that reminds me of the sights and smells of autumn.  Click here to view even more artwork created using our ROXIE collection!  

Items used to create these cards were: 
X7140b "Roxie" paper package $9.95
B1395 So Grateful stamp set $9.95
 Smoothie and Cocoa Inks $5.25 each
 and the Z1316 cocoa ribbon collection $7.95
If you would like to treat yourself to any of these wonderful items, SHOP HERE!

Monday, November 7, 2011

So Grateful!

As I start my week, I am reflecting on the many blessings in my life.  I had a spectacular spa weekend with the girls and during this weekend, I had time to take a step back and reflect on my many blessings.  I was trying to think of just how to capture my thoughts and memories for which I am so thankful for and decided to create a "gratitude" box as a place to jot down notes and add pictures of my most treasured moments and memories.  I hope you like it!  This box was covered with Close To My Hearts Dreamin' paper, distressed with chocolate ink and embellished with our just blooms, rhinestone designer brads, chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon and sparkles.  I am undecided if I like the ruffle created with the ribbon the best or the "timber brown StazOn dyed" rhinestone designer brads.  What do you think?  (I will also be teaching this at our upcoming Sauders crop!  The cost for the box and all the materials will be just $10)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Don't miss out on "Close To My Hearts Heartfelt Holiday" Event at Sauders!

I am working on a few last minute details for our upcoming Sauders Crop!  This full weekend crop is going to be packed full of excitement and you don't want to be left out!!  We will be offering full 6 foot tables, FREE classes, TONS of artwork to share, a FREE paper pack for each guest, a FREE idea book for each guest, stamp sets to borrow, yummy food, contests and an onsite store.  This event will also have WORKSHOPS throughout the weekend to give you a jumpstart on your Holiday gift giving!! 

Please call me at 419-861-9264 or email me at to guarantee your spot TODAY!

Would you like a preview of one of the FREE classes??  Learn what is SO HIP ABOUT CHIP (chipboard that is!) come to learn the best ways to paint, layer, emboss, embellish, stamp, paint, ink, etc...  Here is a sneak peek...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Look at what I have been doing!

I have been having a great time playing in my scrapbook room today!  I pulled out all my "toys", made a huge mess and created a few cards! 

On this card, I added a few fun touches using embossing powder and my heating tool.  I added clear embossing powder to the edges of the card and a stamped image to add a fun little flare!  Along the edges of the star you can see the clear embossing powder mixed with a little prisma glitter.  I haven't pulled out my embossing powders in a while, but was totally inspired after Close To My Hearts Regional Celebration in Detroit.  I LOVED the artwork and couldn't wait to come home and pull out my embossing powders, metal embellishments, reinkers, glitter, etc... I could go on and on, but I figured I would just give you a peek at my desk instead!!