Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Day for the Deal of the Decade and for the Stamp of the Month (and a little thing like the last day of the YEAR!)

Happy New Year's Eve Day folks!

Can't say that I'm sorry to see this year go - it was a good year for the most part but I'm happy to see it go.

Don't forget about our great deal if you are looking for a great deal on our C and D size stamp sets - only $10 if you place a $50 order first and then you can order as many C and D size stamp sets from our Annual Inspiration catalogue as you like!  A great deal if you've been eyeing a set or three!

Also it's the last day for our December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie - December's been busy so I haven't been able to play with it much but it is a fun set - don't miss out!  I will get some cards posted in January when life slows down a bit again.

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year's and see ya all next year!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Artfully Sent Merry Christmas card

Here is another card made by the ladies at the Christmas card buffet, which I cased from Betty Lewis Gully, another talented CTMH consultant  .... I so love this card! 

Cocoa ink - sponging
Liquid Glass
Yuletide Carol paper
design space file using Artfully Sent and Art Philosophy

Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Post

Loved this card when I saw it and of course now can't find it again - it was either from Pinterest or Facebook but when I find the source I will give credit - this was I think the most favourite of all the cards at the Card buffet - everyone made it!

ShinHan Touch Twin Carmine Marker

Christmas Post

Memento Black ink

Cranberry Baker's Twine

Cocoa ink

Yuletide Carol Paper Pack

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Artfully Sent Snowflake Meets Flakey Friends

Here is one of the 9 card choices the ladies had at the Christmas Card buffet held last weekend.

Have an amazing day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Deal of the Decade!

There's still time if you want to take advantage of this great deal in addition to today's only Cyber Monday deal of 20% off any of the four Cricut bundles you would automatically qualify for our great deal that we have going for the month of December!

Here's the scoop:

"This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD / $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade."

The Deal of the Decade is for the Month of December - the Cyber Monday Deal is only today until midnight Mountain time.

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This just in ...

Just have to share ... just heard the news from Corp ... 

"Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a 
better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your customers, friends, and family members, too!

You and your customers will be able to take advantage of this special deal on your Online Business Address (OBA) as well as in Order Entry. Orders placed in Order Entry and on your OBA must be submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!"

If you have been thinking about these any of these cartridges and want to get in on this great deal, just go to my online site and order from there. I've never seen them do this before! Wow!! 

Feel free to pass this along to your friends and family. Anyone in Canada can order from my site and have the order delivered directly to their door.

Stay tuned for more great news starting tomorrow for the month of December! 

Have an amazing day (and stay warm!)!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I'm so sorry that I have been missing most of this month ... have had a lot of balls juggling in the air this month, most not pleasant, and the blog has taken the hit.

I will be back to some regular posting soon I hope - just need to get my life back in some sort of order, if there is ever such a thing!  Of course there is the C word coming up faster than a locomotive so I may just be dreaming but dare to dream is what I say!

In the meantime, here is a card I made recently for a beautiful lady who is finishing her working career today - she is one of my hubby's colleague's and we wish her well as she begins a wonderful new chapter in her life!  I saw this saying on Pinterest and thought it would make the base for a great card and here is what it turned into ...

Some of the products I used were the new Diamonds embossing folder which will be available December 1st!, Yuletide Carol paper, stamped the bird from from Merry, Merry in Ruby and then used Liquid Glass on it, used the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection alphabet for the first letters for R-E-T-I-R-E in Cranberry ink (the rest was computer generated) and Cocoa ink for sponging.

Don't forget that there's only two more day's left for November Stamp of the Month, It's the Little Things.  I haven't had a chance to ink it up yet myself but I hope to soon!  Don't miss your chance! 

And stay tuned for a big announcement for a deal of the decade on December 1st as well as the beginning of the new Seasonal Inspiration catalogue which will go live on my website!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things

Hello, hard to believe it's November already! 

Here is the new Stamp of the Month which looks like it will be fun to create with!

If you'd like to purchase this wonderful D-size stamp set, it is only 19.75 or with a minimum $50 purchase, only $5 (before shipping and taxes).

Don't wait however, once December rolls around, this versatile set will be gone - order before November 30th!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sing Glory


One stamp set, two different cards!  Love it!

C1587 Sing Glory (hostess set)

Silver embossing powder
Gold embossing powder
Glacier ink
Juniper ink
glitter glitz glue

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home for the Holidays - Last Chance!

Hello!  Just a reminder that the October Stamp of the Month is about to retire!  If you haven't gotten it yet, don't wait, after Oct 31st, you will not be able to order it.

Here is another fun card made with the set (I'm pretty sure it was inspired from Pinterest) ...  I have a feeling it's going to be used a lot this season!

Snowhaven paper
S1410 Home for the Holidays
Cranberry ink
Black ink
Silver Shimmer Trim
Art Philosophy

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Make it Merry

A quick card to pull together today using Artfully Sent and the Make it Merry stamp set!

Artfully Sent
Make it Merry D1617
Cranberry ink
Silver Shimmer Trim
glitz glitter glue

Have a merry day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Present


Another Christmas card made with Yuletide Carol paper - just love this stuff!  Inspired from here.

Yuletide Carol paper
black hemp
Glue pen
3D foam tape
Mini Glue dots

Prisma glitter
Art Philosophy

sentiment from Artfully Sent Collection
Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Wishes

Decided to play with my colouring today and used a set I love but don't use very often - To You and Yours - as well as a new set, Christmas Post for the sentiment.

Hope you like it!

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:

  • GY235 Sap Green
  • GY234 Leaf Green
  • YR26 Pastel Peach
  • R11 Carmine
  • BR116 Clay
  • 0 Colorless Blender
  • RP Tender Pink
Silver Shimmer Trim
memento black ink
B1403 To You and Yours
D1610 Christmas Post
Yuletide Carol paper
Cranberry ink

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Celebrate Birthday Card

Well it's birthday time around here so thought I'd see what I could do with Artfully Sent ... here it what I ended up with ...

And here is a look at the inside ... on both, I backed the cardstock with Confetti Wishes B&T paper - love how it turned out!

Have an awesome day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Home for the Holidays Easel Card

Ok spent some more time at her site (love how she keeps it so real!) and here is my version with a few changes ... love love love how easy this was to put together!  I even put on the Christmas music while I was making it - finally maybe getting into the spirit!  More cards to come!  Love this set!

Products Used:
Art Philosophy
Cranberry ink
S1410 Home for the Holidays (October 2014 Stamp of the Month - only available until the 31st!)
Snowhaven Paper Pack
Silver Shimmer Trim
Bonding Memories Glue
3D foam tape
Red cardstock
White cardstock

Have a craft day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Love these Cards!

After spending some time drooling over her projects on youtube, I decided to try to re-create them ... love the new Artfully Sent cartridge!

Here are my cards ...

Products Used:

Ruby cardstock
Red cardstock
Black cs
Gold cs
D'vine Swirl embossing folder
used Explore and Design Space
Artfully Sent

Art Philosophy (buckle)
Bonding Memories Glue
Cricut Craft Room Basics

Have a fun day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

First Christmas Card of the Season

Whew, now that Thanksgiving is over with, full steam ahead to Christmas ... whoa, back up the truck, already?!  Where'd September and October go?!?   Ok, panic attack over, on to our card for today!

Products Used:

Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG
Have a stress-free day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

White Daisy Cardstock and Your Cricut Machine

Just got a note from our head office asking us to spread the word, particularly if you have ordered the Artfully Sent collection where a package of White Daisy cardstock is included but also is good to know in general ...

Thank you for purchasing the Cricut® Artfully Sent collection!
The White Daisy cardstock included as part of this collection makes a great base for the beautiful cards you will be creating using the Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge from Close To My Heart. If you plan to cut one of our designed card bases or other shapes from the White Daisy cardstock using your Cricut® machine, there are a few things you should be aware of in order to get the best results.

Our White Daisy cardstock is a bright white paper that has been milled, not dyed, which leaves the cardstock more fibrous than our other cardstocks. This can cause the paper to adhere more stubbornly to the Cricut® cutting mats.

When cutting the White Daisy cardstock, we encourage you to:
  • Use a less sticky mat, whether that is a mat that has seen a lot of use or the LightGrip mat available from Cricut®.
  • Change your blade pressure to medium.
  • Double-cut the image using the “repeat last” function.
We know you are going to love using this unique and innovative collection to create and share heartfelt messages with the people who matter most in your life.

If you would like to purchase the Artfully Sent Collection, let me know - send me a note or order online 24/7 at my site.  I've just started playing with it and I love it already!  Watch my blog for some creations soon!

Have an amazing day and hopefully a crafty one!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Card Buffet Card #11 - last one!


Well here is the last of the 11 cards I made for the ladies at the card buffet in September - hope you liked seeing them and maybe next time, you'll want to join us - there's always room at the table!

Butterfly - Artiste
cased from here

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Card Buffet Card #10

Hello, did you miss me?! 

Almost there, just one more after this card!  Actually cards, because one of the ladies didn't need a baby card but made it into a young ladies birthday card!  These ladies are so creative, I tell ya!

Art Philosophy - card pieces
Memento Black ink
Hole punch
Pink Polka Dot washi - retired

Have a cute day!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Card Buffet Card #9

Getting there!  Hello and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Today's card:

C1504 Fall Harvest
D1514 Just a Number (sadly retired)
Honey ink
Autumn Terracotta ink
Barn Red ink
Cocoa ink
Smashdown Technique - wanna learn it?  contact me!
3D Foam Tape
Art Philosophy - banners
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
White cardstock

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Need a Break from the Card Buffet Cards?!

You're in luck, today's card is not one of those!  LOL!  Still more to come though!  I love, love, love this stamp set - for a typically rainy Victoria, though not as I'm writing this (it's gorgeous!), it's a must-have set! Card is inspired from the Annual Inspirations catalogue - let me know if you still need your copy!

C1597 Rainy Day
Lagoon Hearts washi
Corner Rounder
Pear cardstock
Scalloped edge border punch
Lagoon ink
3D Foam Tape
Markers:  Y222, YR24, GY234, GY235, R140, R5, B68, B262
Outdoor Denim bakers twine - retired
Liquid Glass

Have an inspiring day!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Card Buffet Card #7

Hello again!

Black reinker
Cranberry reinker
Spray pen
Rubbing alcohol
Quatrefoil embossing folder
Black ink
#30yearsofhappy - order before the end of September - after that, it's gone, gone, gone!
Artiste - butterfly - 3/4"
Yuletide Carol paper pack
Cocoa ink
3D Foam tape
Black cardstock
Colonial white cardstock

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Card Buffet Card #6


Here is another card we made and a variation - made it a square card!  Love the creativity!

Markers:  Y49, Y22, YR24
Memento Black Ink
Black Hemp
Black cardstock
White Cardstock

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Card Buffet Card #5

Hello again, tired of these yet?!

Here is a masculine type birthday card which as it turned out ended up being a housewarming card as well for one of the ladies!

Here are both versions:

Grey kraft paper
Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder - though we do have our own version now - I just don't have it yet!
C1559 Always Grateful
Cocoa ink
Design Space - Art Philosophy - scallop circle and sentiment label
Gold Dots washi
3D Foam Tape
Brown cardstock
D1514 Just a Number - sadly retired
the chair image is from a CTMH retired set as well, the name escapes me at the moment!

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Break from the Card Buffet - Baby Card!

Here is a card I was asked to make for a baby gift.  It was a lot of fun to make!

Cricut Design Space - here is the file - hopefully you can open it - if not let me know!
Honey Triangles Washi
card shape - Art Philosophy
Chevron embossing folder
Sparkles assortment

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Card Buffet Card #4

Hello!  Here is card #4, very likely inspired from Pinterest - will update with the link when I find it again!

White cardstock
Black cardstock
M1030 A Little Gift
Confetti Wishes paper
Black ink
Markers:  YR24 Marigold
Glue pen
Silver shimmer trim
Dot embossing folder
S1206 Life is Tweet - retired SOTM

and added at the class - Sparkle bling on top of each present - told ya these ladies were creative!

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Card Buffet Card #3

Love this card - pinned from Pinterest and basically just recreated it!

Black ink
Ruby ink
D1482 Love Life
White cardstock
Black cardstock
3D Foam Tape
sponged edge of heart with Ruby ink
scrap of white to stamp heart

Have a wonderful day!