Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mason Jars with Cricut Stencils

Just a quick video showing how I made these Mason Jars.  Enjoy!

The Design Space file is shared as well

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Do you want a deal on a Navy Cricut Explore One?

Do you want a deal on a  Navy Cricut Explore One?

Here is an Explore machine offer to pass along to you.  The Explore One bundle below – a Navy Explore One machine + Bluetooth adapter + pen adapter – is available for $199 until September 15.  The machine by its self is listed for $199 so this offer is effectively a free Bluetooth adapter and a free pen adapter with the purchase of a regularly priced machine.  

This product offer is not available under the Machines department on, but is available by following the link below:
Navy Explore One Deal

Monday, August 24, 2015

1 week left to order from current catalog and Season Expression

All good things must come to an end, and the current Close to my Heart catalog and Season Expression are almost there,  August 31st is the last day to order from either of these books.  September 1st the new catalog and new products will be out.  The exclusive inks will be going up $1.00 on Sept 1st and those paper packs you love so much, will not be moving into the new catalog.  So get your orders in now before they are gone for good.  Go to my website by clicking here or contact me for any questions you might have,

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CTMH Heat embossing on a sponged card

I used all Close to my Heart products to sponge this card and then add a touch of heat embossing.

I used:
CTMH stamp Fall Harvest #C1504
White Daisy Cardstock
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Autumn Terracotta Ink
Goldrush Ink
White embossing powder
Craft Heat tool
Stamp spritzer / stamp scrubber
Versamark Ink
Sponge (cut into pie shapes)

You can find all the supplies to make this card yourself on my website by clicking here

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Believe" Christmas Tree Photo Frame

"Believe" Christmas Tree Photo Frame

At convention Michelle Snyder shared this beautiful "Believe" Christmas tree photo frame that she designed. This picture really does not do it justice. Its absolutely stunning. She has shared the instructions on how to make it so that I can now share it with you in a class I have scheduled for Nov 7th at 12:00 pm. Right now I will hold this at my home, but if we get to many I will move the location.

Class is $75.00 (includes tax & shipping on items) and will include all the supplies needed to leave with this completed project (Yes you get the frame too!). All of your Cricut cuts will be pre-cut for you. All you will need to bring is your adhesive and scissors. I will provide my embossing folder and ink for you to use during the class. Light snacks will also be provided.

Step by Step we will go through making this beautiful project. Make one for yourself or as a Christmas gift. Payment required at time of registration. Registration deadline is October 12th.

To my out of staters or to those unable to attend ~ you can still order the bundle and I will cut your Cricut cuts, and I will do your embossing.  You would just need Chocolate Ink.  Instructions will be provided with your kit.  

To register please send your $75.00 registration fee through Paypal to and I will email you my address, or the address that the event will be held at if I end up moving it.  If you are ordering the bundle and not attending please make note of that with your payment and include your shipping address.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cricut Summer Blowout Sale

Did you see the email??? Its a Cricut Summer Blowout sale!!  Starting today Images Sets starting at 4.99, mats and other supplies are 1/3 off and if you are looking for an Explore Air there is even an Ultimate Starter set.  Check it out. You know you always need mats!

Start you shopping by going to the Cricut site here

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #410

The Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge
If you are not aware of Mojo Monday, all the sketches can be found here

This is the sketch for this week.  Below you will find my card, an all the supplies I used to create it.
For my card I used the Close to My Heart Products and my Cricut.

  • First I cut a piece of Glacier Card stock to 4.25 x 5.50
  • Next I added some circular rings and a circle using the all new Zoe Paper (found here)
  • I added a piece of Coral Shimmer trim
  • I used my Bonding memories Glue pen to adhere the circle and circular rings to my card from (found here)
  • I used some of our versamark ink and clear embossing powder to add the Thank you to the front (VersamarkEmbossing Powder, and Craft Heater)

Thank you for looking.  Check back next week for another challenge! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge Thank you Card

Here is a fun Thank you card I made last night with the new CTMH Artistry cartridge and my Big Shot.  I also use my Xyron for my little pieces!  I will post links to this on my Favorite Products page on this blog.  You can order your Artistry Cartridge Bundle here

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2014-2015 CTMH Annual Inspirations Catalog & Season Expressions

Its here!!  The all new Annual Inspirations Catalog from Close to my Heart.  Join me for a quick tour through it, to go over a few changes and dates of product availability.  Don't forget you only have until August 31, 2015 to order from the current catalog and Season Expressions, on Sept 1st its to late!  So go check out my website ( here ) to get the items you want before they are gone.

The items in the new catalog that are available right now are the Zoe items, the new Cricut Artistry cartridge, the marker roll up and the accessory roll up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Addressing envelopes with Design Space

I was asked how to use Design Space with your Explore to address envelopes.  So here is a short video showing you how to do that.  I have also included a link to the pens below as well.

These are the pens I used and they can be found Here

Close To My Heart: Life is worth...

Monday, August 3, 2015

I want to give you Free Stamps!!

Do you like free stuff??? I want to give you some free stamps.

Order the Zoe Workshop on the go in August and I will send you the "Life is Sweeter with you" as a thank you.

Make a $50.00 order in August and I will give you the August Stamp of the month for free.

If your $50.00 has the Zoe Workshop on the Go in it, you will get both stamp sets from me.
Who doesn't want free stuff???

Go to My Website to start shopping now!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CTMH New Artistry Cartridge available now!!

 Order yours now!!


Our newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)

3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets

1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Physical cartridge bundle is $99.00
Digital cartridge bundle is $79.00