Saturday, August 31, 2013


As many of you know, Close to My Heart has just released a brand, new Cricut cartridge:  Artbooking!!! It's nothing short of fantastic!!!  Oh the things you will be creating with this cartridge - we don't even know where to begin!  So, we decided to show you some of the creations WE have made using this amazing, versatile cartridge  It's not just for scrapbookers you know.  There are 700 images with a ton of coordinating stamps.

If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridges from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.  If you came from Darla of Crafting is Contagious then you are in the right place!

 For my project I used the Huntington paper pack and a 12x12 frame (found at almost any craft store) and a dry erase marker. The calendar overlay found on page 68 in the Artbooking Cart. made this project very easy!! And the best part was that the cut outs could be put together to make another calendar, just in reversed form.

 I also used this Sun- Sat. photo mat cut out from page 79. 

 This is an easy project to put together as a way to communicate with our family or to make as a gift for someone else. 

 Using the "My Life" Stamp set (that comes with this wonderful collection) and cut outs from page 79 to make the days of the week arrows, its easy to change the calendar from month to month using a dry erase marker. 

Your next stop on our Artbooking blog hop is Wendy Kessler of  My Scrapbooking Blog.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Crafting is Contagious
  3. Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  4. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
  5. Janna Gray ~ The Creative Princess

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Chocolate Affair blog hop

Welcome to our August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  
This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "A Chocolate Affair" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from August 1 - 30, 2013.  This month, you can receive this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying purchase.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Rebecca of Show Me Scrapping then you are in the right place!

For my project this month I used the new BabyCakes paper pack with the Stamp of the Month. I just love the colors in this paper pack mixed with the stamp set to add that bit of fun! I also added some Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems to add a little something special.

Your next stop on our "Chocolate Affair" hop is Janna of The Creative Princess.

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious 
  3. Rebecca ~ Show Me Scrapping
  4. Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  5. Janna ~ The Creative Princess
  6. Pam ~ Pam's Crafty Creations
  7. Connie ~ Connie Creates 2 
  8. Mary ~ Cr8ive M.E. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Open House

Come join us for a evening of fun, friends, and oh yes.. CRAFTS!! 
Have you heard?? Close to my Heart is coming out with a new Idea Book filled with fun and exciting new items to help you get your Fall/Winter crafts done: Faster, Simpler and Easier!!
Just wait til you see all the new papers, stamps, and embellishments!! But wait there is even more to be excited about!! New Decor Frames, My Crush books, Jewelry... that's right crafts you can wear, and a New Cricut Collection with another 700 images!!
This open house will have something for everyone! Come make free small crafts with our new papers. See a lot of the new products. Enjoy eating and laughing with friends.... as if that was not enough... we will be giving away 2 amazing prizes: a Workshop on the Go kit and a new Home Decor Frame!! Other smaller prizes and gifts may be given out also ;)
Hope to see you there!!

Friday, Aug. 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 in Gilbert, Az 

I will post pics of this event very soon!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Close To My Heart new product blog hop

Over the past few weeks I have been playing with a lot of new product from the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. The Designed Decor Frames are by far my favorite new product line!! 

After looking at these frames I just knew I had to have one, or maybe two of each! Not only for my home decor, but also to display both my kids and my art work. 
But when I saw this amazing gift that was made for the 2013 CTMH Advisory Board... I just knew I had to make something like it. So with the elegant Huntington paper I set out to "Scrap Lift" this wonderful creation. 

With a few added touches to go with my paper and theme, I was able to make this the perfect gift for my Mother-in-law. I can't wait for her to see it and add it to her wall of pictures! I love the little bit of bling I was able to add with a few New Rosewood Mini-Medley Accents, paired with a cute flower from the Antiqued Gold Accents.

I hope you have enjoyed my project as much as I have! I invite you to become a follower of my blog. 

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group