Thursday, August 1, 2013

The New Autumn/Winter Idea Book is HERE!

It's Here!  Check out all the goodies in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book...get excited to get crafty!  Let me know if you would like to get your hands on this little piece of heaven - I'd be happy to send you one! if it couldn't get any better, when you place an order of $50 or more in August, you  will receive the August Stamp of the Month set "A Chocolate Affair" for FREE!  Now that's a SWEET deal if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Work the Workshop!

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! Regularly priced at $39.95, this trendy home d├ęcor piece is now discounted to $19.95!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic!

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets - available from
June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix®Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country.  Show your support today-stamp style!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Birthday!

I wanted to create something simple and fun tonight for a birthday card...what came to mind - balloons!  The Dream Pop paper packet for National Scrapbooking Month was PERFECT for this card - the glossy imprinted pages added a unique "pop" to the design.  

Here are two of the four cards I made tonight - Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dream Pop!

Are you ready to Dream Pop!  In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere get yours today!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chevron & Polka Dots - Yes Please!

When I am in the mood to make cards, I maximize my time and efforts by making 2-5 cards using the same paper and supplies.  I begin with the first card as my template and then change up little things on the rest so they are each unique in their own way - from embellishments to card size.  While browsing through the Idea Book I fell in love with a chevron/polka dot combo card and knew I had to run with it and create!  Here are two of the five cards I made tonight.

Chevron & Polka Dot Cards:  Products used to create these cards include: For Always Paper Packet (X7165B),  For Always Assortment (Z1811), Dimensional Elements-Quotes (Z1793), Cricut Artiste Collection Word Balloons Stamp Set (D1531),Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754), Black buttons and Black Ribbon.

Monday, April 8, 2013

1st Birthday Keepsakes!

Well - as life as a new Mom would have it, finding time to "scrap back into action" was a tad bit harder than I had originally thought!  However, my little guy is about to turn one and I was determined to create all of the party decor for his First Birthday Celebration!  Thanks to Close to My Heart products - my crafting was made easy!

We decided to go with a bug themed party for our little guy in his nickname being "HunterBug."  

Pennant "Happy Birthday" Banner - Products used to create this banner include:  Lagoon (X5762), Cocoa (X5642), and Pear (X5764) cardstock, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806) and Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617).

Bug Jar Centerpieces - Products used to create this centerpiece include:  Burlap Ribbon (Z1760), Colonial White Cardstock (1388), Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), 2" Scallop Circle Punch (Z1392), Large Mason Jars, Potting Soil and Bugs!

Dirt Cupcakes with "Buggin Out" Decor - Products used to create these super fun embellishments include:  Lagoon (X5762), Cocoa (X5642), and Pear (X5764) cardstock, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), Perfect Fit Birthday Stamp Set (B1417), and popsicle sticks!
The Cake Smash High Chair & Party Hat!  Products used to create the banner and party hat embellishments include:   Lagoon (X5762), Cocoa (X5642), and Pear (X5764) cardstock, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806) and Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617). 
It was a perfect day to celebrate our little man - I couldn't be happier with the results!  Here's a picture of him in his cake smash glory to end this post!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scrappin' Back Into Action!

I'm back! The past several months have been filled with overwhelming joy as my husband Graham and I welcomed our first bundle of joy-Hunter William Loff on April 12.  I am loving every minute of being Hunter's Mommy and am eager to begin documenting our memories through scrapbooking.

I'm super excited to be jumping back into the swing of things as the new Fall/Winter Idea Book becomes available on August 1st - I am in love!  I thought I'd take a moment to share some of my favorite new items with you-Get Excited! 

If you would like an idea book please email me - I'd be happy to get one out to you!  If you are interested in getting some of these fabulous items for free-let's talk and make that happen!

Fall/Winter Idea Book 2012

Cricut Artiste!  That's right, another CTMH Cricut Cartridge is now available - get ready to take all of your projects and parties to a whole new level!!!  There are boxes, bags and favors galore!

Spellbound Favors!  I think I am going to host a Halloween Party just to order this workshop!  How cute is this!!!
Dakota!  Perfect for the outdoors!
Pear & Partridge - probably my favorite kit in the book!  I love the papers and ideas for home decor!
Advent Calendar-So fun!

Clementine and La Belle Vie kits-Adorable!
 All of these items will be available August 1st-Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is NOW Available! Who's Excited!?!

As of February 1-TODAY you can order from the Spring/Summer Idea Book!  I am in love with the versatility of the paper in this book and absolutely love the project ideas - super fun!  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gift Card/Gift Holders Using Art Philosophy

Gift Card/Small gift holders just got cuter, simpler and cheaper using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!  I decided to give it a go using "Believe" for each box:  The Cupcake Box, Pillow Box and Chinese Take-Out Box.  I kept the embellishing on the simple side to show how easy it is to put these together - Enjoy!

All Boxes:

Cupcake Box:

Pillow Box:

Chinese Take-Out Box:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Idea - Part 2

Here's another baby shower gift idea!  I love making frames for people and had so much fun making this one for my cousins shower this weekend.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the background shape and the name.  The kit I used was Topstitch - purchased the frame at Michaels;)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Idea

I'm heading to the first of many upcoming baby showers tomorrow and decided to make a display album (pg. 131 in the Idea Book) for the Mommy to Be.  The theme of the baby room is Dr. Seuss, however, only as an accent - she is using a lot of primary colors and patterns for the decor.  I used Elemental and random pattern paper from other packets to make a cohesive album.  The design for each page has a solid cut out from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to add a bold consistent look throughout the album. 

My thought is the Momma to Be can include photos and memories throughout the album, either on the scrapped 6x6 side, or on the blank backing.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holiday Wishes - November Special!

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets in November, you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

Offer valid November 1 - November 30.

November Stamp of the Month - Cherish the Day

Cherish the Day in November!  With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00!
Available November 1–30, 2011 only.

Set of 44
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)

Monday, October 24, 2011

"Elemental" Fun!

I finally have been getting some of my energy back and hit the layouts this weekend.  My goal is to get caught up on my scrapping pre-baby...Lord knows once we know what we are having I'll be focused on projects for the little one!

I used the kit Elemental to scrap the Safari Park trip Graham and I took for our 2nd Anniversary.  We went big and did one of the Caravan tours and had an amazing time!  When we were leaving the park I grabbed a couple of park maps and decided to use those as background and texture paper for my layouts - lets just say I LoVE the versatility of Elemental!  I think it went perfect!!!

I embellished with Journaling Spots, Color-Ready Cork Alphabet and Elemental Complements.