Sunday, August 30, 2015

Last Day to Order!

It seems like yesterday that I received my copy of the first Annual Inspirations Idea Book, but believe it or not, TODAY (August 31st) is the last day to order most of the products inside!

Here is a peek at some of my favorite retiring products that we will say good-bye to...

Rainy Day

Antiqued finishes for Base and Bling

Current Fundamentals Patterns and ALL Washi Tape

Blossom Paper Packet and coordinating products
Jackson Paper Packet and coordinating products

Chalk It Up Picture My Life

For Always Picture My Life

Pear and Partridge Picture My Life

Seaside Picture My Life

Wanderful Picture My Life

Select Enchantment Palette Colors

Just click HERE to see ALL of the retiring products that disappear tonight!

Don't forget that these special deals also expire tonight!

August Stamp of the Month

FREE products with new organizers!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Make It From Your Heart Seaside Recreation

I promised to show you my finished Seaside Display Tray that I created after seeing it featured on the Make It From Your Heart Blog from Close to My here it is!

Be sure to follow my link above to see the original tray by the artists over at Close to My Heart!

I didn't have any pieces of my Seaside Assortment left after I created layouts, so I used the retired Seaside Wooden Shapes from a few Idea Books back...

I used the images from Treasured Friendship and Seaside Greetings to recreate some of the embellishments in the original.

The Glacier Extra Thick Twine was tricky to tie in knots with short lengths, but I was determined to make it work!  The Oceanside Sequins were a BREEZE to add, though!  ;)

Here are some of the other CTMH supplies I used:
Display Tray
Seaside Picture My Life 
Seaside Workshop on the Go
Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet
White Embossing Powder
White Daisy Exclusive Ink
Desert Sand Exclusive Ink
ShinHan Touch Twin Alcohol Ink Markers

LOTS of super CTMH items are retiring in just a few short days, so better check your wishlists before they disappear!  :)   LIST OF RETIRING ITEMS

BUT, remember, there are also lots of NEW products coming too!  If you want to see some that I added to my Display Tray, check it out over on my Facebook Page now!

When August is gone, so is Framed!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshly Made Seaside Celebration!

Looks like I picked the PERFECT weekend to get crafty again! 

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 200th sketch challenge just in time for me to jump in and play along...

I made this card to give my oldest as she heads off this week for another year away at college--on the beach.  What can I say, she has it rough, lol. 

I used one of my favorite papers right now, the soon to be retired Seaside Paper Packet from Close to My Heart.  I added some Champagne CS for the sand, Desert Sand and Cocoa Exclusive Inks, and a wonderful fence image from the Seaside Greetings My Acrylix to recreate the sketch.  Then I added my chosen sentiment from the Documenting Moments My Acrylix by not inking up the last word on the stamp.

Congratulations to Freshly Made Sketches on their 200th sketch!!!  A great BIG THANK YOU for keeping me inspired!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see the Display Tray I re-created that proved to be my inspiration for the background on this one! :)

FREE stamp with the new Marker Roll Up this month!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fancy Fold Pinwheel Card with Zoe

Whew!  We have just about made it through the first week of school at my house, and that means it is time to get crafty for me tonight, hahaha! 

Before the week is over, I wanted to share a quick fancy fold card that I learned how to make from several YouTube videos and blogs.  Just search "Pinwheel Fancy Fold Card" and I am sure you will find all sorts of ways to create one.  Let me show you the one that I created with the versatile NEW Zoe Paper Packet from Close to My Heart...

The Zip Strip on this pattern paper is actually PERFECT for the belly band I made to decorate the card.  It doesn't NEED one, per se, but I have seen many with this type of embellishment--and had just the right "parts" to pull it off.  I attached the Zip Strip to a thin strip of Kraft CS and hid the seam of the paper with this great birthday sentiment from the August Stamp of the Month, Framed.  I stamped the images in Slate and Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks to coordinate with the colors in the Paper Packet.

The shape to match the framed sentiment image can be found on the NEW Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Isn't it just PERFECT for a birthday card?
Inside the card, I mounted some matted CS and simply stamped another image from the stamps that accompany the Cricut Artistry Collection.  I will be adding a gift card to this one, so it fits quite nicely.  :)

The inside of the card is super easy to decorate.

 You really HAVE to give this one a try!  Super fun and easy!  :)

Only in August!

FREE new products!!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Another First Day of School!

Zoe papers, drooooool.

Sooooooo today is the very first day for a few is the FIRST day of the 2015/2016 school year for me and my two youngest kiddos.
Zoe Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit

It is ALSO the first day that my two youngest are both in the same school again!  YAY!!!

Finally, it is my VERY FIRST "first day of school" working in my position as a 1:1 Paraprofessional!  I wasn't hired until September last year, so I missed all the "firsts" involved when a school lets the kiddos in on day one--and I am SO excited to see this year from beginning to end! 
All of the gorgeous paper in these projects are a FIRST, too!  It is the FIRST time CTMH has released some BRAND NEW products a bit early!  I have been making a few fun projects with the NEW products to come, but I can't show you those here just yet.  You CAN see them over on my Facebook Page, though, so be sure to come follow me to see some GREAT firsts from the new Idea Book coming in September!

If you can't wait, then I have some great news:  you can actually pick up some of the new organizing products THIS MONTH, AND get some freebies when you do!  Here are some pics with links, and I will be back later this week to show you mine!  :)

Get the Base and Bling sticker sheets FREE with the organizer in August ONLY!

Get the My Acrylix Balloon Wishes FREE with the Marker Roll Up in August ONLY!

YES, there IS an August Stamp of the Month!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fundamental Friday Gift Boxes!

Yep!  I did it again...using those amazing Paper Fundamentals papers is just too easy!  The pop of subtle shine on the embossed side is my absolute favorite look right now.

I used a cut file from My Scrap Chic to make these adorable nail polish boxes for my daughter's birthday present to her BFF...

I used Glacier and Hollyhock CS and Fundamentals Papers for the boxes with Black CS for the lids.  The butterfly image is from the NEW Cricut Artistry Cartridge...

I used the retired Heartstrings Paper Packet for the back layer.

These gorgeous flower layers are cut from the original Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I inked the edges with Hollyhock Exclusive Ink and layered the flower with glue dots...

I again used another pattern from the retired Heartstrings Paper for the flower.
The boxes contain...what else?  Nail polish!  :)

These were a tiny bit tricky to put together, so I would practice first.  SO worth it!  :)

Get it HERE!

Get it HERE!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cricut Artistry Collection Thinking of You Card

My Monday post is going out just a tad bit late today after a busy weekend.  One of the best things about writing a blog is that there simply aren't any deadlines written in stone.  Win!  If only my looming school year schedule that starts this week were as flexible, lol!

I made this card using cuts from the NEW Close to My Heart Artistry Cricut Collection.  My cousin suffered a heart attack last weekend (praise the LORD she is doing alright so far...just awaiting more surgery,) and I had these cuts all ready to go from my first round playing with Artistry...

The houndstooth pattern paper is found in the NEW Zoe Paper Packet.  It has an ever-so-slight color variation across the blue hue that is just gorgeous!  I cut the jar image from acetate packaging from a cricut cartridge, and used Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Canary, and Sorbet CS as well as some gold glitter paper for the flowers.


The sentiment is stamped in Glacier and Canary Exclusive Ink onto one of the shaped images from the Framed Stamp of the Month for August.  I ran a strip of happy Coral Shimmer Trim along the card underneath it and popped it up with some foam tape for some finishing touches. 

I don't do this very often, but here is my PSA for the year:  LADIES, listen to your body!  My cousin had a terrible headache and neck pain the day before she went to the hospital.  In the morning her arm numbness prompted my aunt to make her finally go in--and it saved her life!   Please keep yourselves informed of the warning signs of a heart attack because time is key!  Love you guys!

Framed coordinates with the NEW Cricut Artistry Collection!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Introducing the NEW Close to My Heart Consultant Kit!

So, have you ever thought about it? 

If you have, the BRAND NEW consultant kit from Close to My Heart is an amazing value and gives you everything you need to hit the ground running with your new business! 

Take a peek at the beautiful presentation...

This stunning kit contains over $440 worth of products for just $129 investment!  After that, you can immediately start ordering your own supplies and products for your business (at a 22% commission!)

This month, if you are a former consultant, the deal gets even better!  You can rejoin this month for just $49!  It sounds too good to be true, but this special kit will get you new products galore without all the duplicate tools and such that you might already have invested in while you were a former consultant. 

Either way, you have absolutely nothing to loose, but an entire world of opportunity and creativity to gain! 

To read more FAQ's about joining my Been There, Blinged That Team, or to sign up and give it a try, go HERE.  You can also find a list of all the included products HERE.