Monday, December 22, 2014

Make A Wish!

I am toasting the final minutes of having only one teenager in the house as I type this post...oh my word, how did that happen?

My fashionista birthday girl wants a room make-over for her birthday ( I guess rainbows and unicorns are SO 12-years-old), so with this in mind I used the perfect little My Acrylix stamp duo for the sentiment on her card, Wish and Doodled Designs...

I seriously threw this card together in under 20 minutes...a record for me indeed.  I actually had some of the products out already from another creation I have to show you tomorrow.  I used the Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, Thistle, Pixie, and Black Exclusive Inks, NEW White Shimmer Trim (I just heard someone faint...I know how you feel!), Sparkles, and the fantastic NEW Junebug Puffies.

Guess what!  If you ordered each of the products I used to make this card, you would not only be able to get a SWEET deal on the Stamp of the Month for just $5...BUT you would also qualify to purchase size C and D stamps for just $10 each!  That is a $12.95 savings on the SOTM, and another $3.95-$7.95 savings on EACH other My Acrylix you decide to many as you like!  Check it out soon because the Deal of the Decade will be gone with 2014!  You might want to scroll down to see what ELSE you get as well!  ;)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Close to My Heart Rolling Tote is BACK in Stock!

Hi there!  I always love to share the latest news from Close to My Heart, and THIS is some big news indeed!  The NEW Rolling Totes are back in stock!

See them in action in this video!

As you saw, the totes are designed to carry our awesome line of Organizers such as the Medium and Small shown below...the Large organizer is currently out of stock.

There is also a NEW beautiful and functional matching Shoulder Tote that holds 12 x 12 papers with ease...

If you are looking for easy, portable organization, look no further! HERE is a link to a video about the Large Organizer.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yuletide Carol from Close to My Heart

I have a bit of Hump-Day cheer for you today, brought to you by the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet from Close to My Heart!  This is a fantastic Christmas themed paper packet with the traditional colors of the season.  One of my favorite papers is the musical note paper shown in the second layout.  I can't wait to scrapbook my Christmas pics this year...

Now, if you would rather create other paper crafts, here is a great little gift bag topper I made back in June that was designed by consultant Pamela O'Connor for Convention...

the sentiment is found on the new Noel My Acrylix Stamp Set...

How is your Christmas crafting coming along?  I just managed to get all the teacher gifts finished over the weekend.  You can see a pic over on my FB Page.  Be sure to follow me over there for some fun throughout the week!

I also finished up the design for a special Cricut Explore project I am making for all the littles in my classroom this year!  I can't wait to show you!  :)

Stamp of the Month!

Just for you!

Deal of the Decade Details!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas My Acrylix Stamps from Close to My Heart and FREE Idea Books!

There are just so many amazing options for your Christmas crafting in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I would LOVE to play with them all to show you, but this crafty momma has limited time right now.  That won't stop me from sharing the gorgeous works of heart the talented designers at Close to My Heart have whipped up for you to see!

Make it Merry

Bright Spirits

Christmas Post

Merry, Merry

Sing Glory (Hostess Reward Only--ask me how!)


O Holy Night

Which one is your favorite?

Did you know that this month you can get all your C and D size stamps from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for just $10 each?!  Yep!  With a $50 purchase, you can stock up and save up to $7.95 per stamp!  AND you can even still add the Stamp of the Month for just $5 on TOP of the Deal of the Decade! 

BUT WAIT!!!  You will also receive a FREE copy of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book AND the Seasonal Expressions 1 with your orders now through January 31, 2015!  How cool is that?  Now, that might just be the deal of the CENTURY!  ;)

Just place your order on my website, and I will contact you to choose a color!  Don't add it to your order, it will ship separately.   :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I Mustache You if You Remember this Throwback Thursday

I am still all about the whole mustache craze...especially at Christmas time!   Remember this super-cute gift card holder?

I used the Cricut Artiste Collection to cut out this amazingly easy to assemble card...AND the mustache!  

I couldn't wait to use the mustache again this year, and I found my inspiration on Pinterest again for this adorable gift card holder...and changed it up to use a mustache! 

You won't believe how easy this really is to make.  Just cut out a 5 inch square piece of red CS ( I used Close to My Heart Cranberry) and use the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Scoreboard to make the perfect size envelope.  I cut the mustache on White Daisy CS at .75 inches with the Artiste Cartridge on my Cricut Expression.  I used the same machine to cut the white border from Art Philosophy at 1 inch--the perfect length to wrap around the envelope and seal with two glue dots so it slides off easily for the recipient to open!  :)

Santa's eyes and nose are made using the Grey and Black Epoxy Bubbles and the Carmine ShinHan TouchTwin Alcohol Ink Marker.  Perfect!

Place any size order this month on my website, and I will send you one!  :)

Don't forget about these awesome deals in December only...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Makover Monday! It's A Cut Above!

Hello!  Let's get this Monday rolling with a makeover today, shall we?  I started with the awesome Cut Above Thank You Card Kit.

Here is what the finished card would look like from just the kit pieces...and it is super-cute!

Glitter is totally included with this one!  Yep, you know why I love it now, lol.  Anyhow, I decided to give this one a little Christmas feel with the papers from Snowhaven and the Fundamentals Adventure Paper Packet.

Snowhaven Glacier Sweater Pattern

Paper Fundamentals Topiary

Paper Fundamentals Topiary Glossy Pattern

Snowhaven Ruby Snowflake Pattern

This darling sentiment is from the Merriest Christmas My Acrylix available from Close to My Heart separate from the kit.

I really like the addition of the colored paper to the Kraft card base, how about you?

You can try these all out right now and get even MORE during the Close to My Heart Deal of the Decade!

Stamp of the Month!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Card Workshop Wrap-Up

Happy weekend!  My Christmas Card Workshop has arrived, so I wanted to do a quick wrap up of two more card creations.  I shared them over on FB, but not on my blog yet...

I used the fabulous new nativity themed My Acrylix set Reason for the Season
and the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet.

Here is a retired product for the starry bling along with a Bling Gem from the Gold Assortment...

Next up is a little Pinterest inspired card that you can find HERE...

I used my old favorite, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut out the shapes, the new Dots embossing folder for the Cranberry CS texture, my Hostess only My Acrylix set called Be Jolly, Silver Glitter Paper, and sparkles...

I will show you the last card on Monday for Makeover Monday, and the gift card holder as soon as I get my pics taken!  :)

I have some SUPER news for my CTMH customers!  Now through the end of January, when you place an order with me or on my website HERE,  you can add the Seasonal Expressions 1 AND the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for FREE!  Yep, there is no catch and no minimum order for this one...AND you can even combine it with the December Deal of the Decade and Stamp of the Month special going on right now!