Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NEW Clearance Stamps!

It's that time of year where we say goodbye to some old friends and favorites in order to make room for NEW friends! Here is your chance to grab a GREAT DEAL on some favorite stamp sets! I've just added lots of stamps to my clearance sale! Some of which are very hard to part with. But I really need to make room for all of the NEW stamps! 

All used stamps are only $5! Used E-Sized stamps are only $10! And new stamps are only $10 each! Check it out here. Available on a first come basis while supplies last!

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tommy Club Layouts!

For August we will be making layouts using our Tommy paper and stickease! 

The papers carry a nautical theme, but you can really pair it with any kind of water or adventure pictures!

Here is the first layout - I added some of our canvas color ready alphabet stickers for my title, which coordinated perfectly with the canvas stickease! I also used some of our durables square studs on the page as well. You can choose from our square, round or artisan studs - they all work beautifully!


Here are a few embellishments from the Tommy Assortment pack.

This next layout was designed by Kelly English-Triggs! She always does FABULOUS work! There is lots of layering of the stickease on this layout and she used the artisan studs.



Want to join the club? The basic kit is only $16 and includes a Tommy Paper Pack and Canvas Stickease.

Optional Add Ons include:

RSVP to order your kit now and secure a spot in the club for Friday, August 23rd!

Tommy Club Cards!

My August Club will be making these 12 fun cards from our Tommy paper. Want to join us?

These first 3 would make fun birthday, hello, or encouragement cards!



Speaking of encouragement, this next set of cards are instant sunshine in an envelope - certain to bring cheer to the recipient!



This next set of cards are called Flip Flap cards! Come see how easy it is to make these!





This last set of cards feature our stamp of the month - Sweet Life - along with our fabulous alcohol markers!






The basic kit for these 12 cards is $15. 
RSVP to order your kit and secure your spot in my August card club on Friday, August 23rd.  

If you haven't attended one of my clubs, you are missing out on learning about techniques, our fabulous products and having a whole lot of fun! Contact me today to secure your spot!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cross Lanes Club Cards for July!


In this month's club, the cardmakers are choosing to do one of our Workshop Kits that includes a color brochure with step-by-step instructions, cards/envelopes, paper, an exclusive stamp set, ribbon, and embellishments - all at the discounted price of $30! Or order a basic kit which will include all of the above except the stamp set (also ribbon and embellishments will vary).

Featured above is our For Always card kit with a celebration theme! Shown below is our Chantilly card kit with a birthday theme!


Unfortunately, these kits are all sold out and no longer available. If you haven't pre-ordered your kit, I can put together a basic kit for you for each of these sets!

Our club will meet on Friday, July 26th at 1:00PM and at 6:30PM. Contact me to reserve your spot now! Space is limited!

Surf's Up Club Layouts


This month at my Cross Lanes Club we will be creating layouts with our Surf's Up papers and stickease! This is such a FUN paper with retro images - like the VW surf van from Scooby Doo!





I added bitty sparkles to all of the flowers in the pattern paper to add a little sparkle and fun!

These layouts also feature a fantastic product that we carry - FLIP FLAPS! You can add flip flaps, in various sizes, to any page to expand your photo potential without making it look cluttered! Here I have a 6" x 6" flip flap on the left page....


...on the other side is a 3" x 3" flip flap. You can feature additional photos or journaling or ticket stubs, etc.


This next layout features our 12" flip flaps!


On the left page there is a 12" x 6" flap on the left side that hopes to reveal more photos and journaling...

...on the right page there is a 12" x 6" flip flap that opens from the top for additional photos.


Fun, huh? Would you like to join us to make these fun layouts? We are meeting at my house in Cross Lanes on Friday 7/26 at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Be sure to contact me to reserve your spot! Space is limited!

The basic kit is only $15 and includes a paper packet and stickease.

Optional add ons for this workshop include:

Our Flip Flaps are such a fun and useful tool, that I will GIVE you what you need to create these if you don't add them on or bring some with you. I really want you to try them out and fall in love!

We also carry our popular 4" x 6" flip flaps - the most common size for photos and perfect for most layouts! 

Hope you can join us! We always have fun!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NEW Cricut Artbooking Layout - Give Thanks!


I am SO IN LOVE with this new Cricut Cartridge and SO excited to offer it to you beginning August 1st! If you would like to take advantage of my pre-order offer, click here to get all the details.

This is the layout we will be making at my team meeting this weekend. It is found on page 72 of the Artbooking guide.

I cut out all of the elements on this page at 11" and the cartridge does the math for me and makes the image the exact size it needs to be to fit proportionately with the rest of the pieces!

On the right page, this overlay piece really frames and make the layout! You can leave it just as it is or fill in the leaves and trunk!


I chose to fill in the trunk with Kraft cardstock stamped with our wood grain back ground stamp - D1477 Universal Backgrounds.


Then I added leaves to the tree. I used the leaves from our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge on pg. 59 called in different sizes ranging from 2" to 3/4". I crumbled them and then inked them with chocolate and barn red ink.


The left page has a title and leaf/vine flourish above the photo mats and I added a date using the font on the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge at 1". 


On a side note - since this layout features 4" x 6" photos, it is PERFECT for our 4" x 6" flip flaps! I think it would be cool to use them on the left page with pictures of family and journaling of what each one is thankful for. Just be sure to raise your title up and drop your photo mats down a bit so the flip flaps won't cover the title.

How EASY is THAT???? You are going to LOVE how this cartridge will make creating beautiful layouts SO quick and easy! Be sure to pre-order your cartridge today or visit my website after August 1st to order your own!

Want to get yours at half price? Join one of my clubs and get half price items during your hostess month. Or host your own home gathering or online party and get it for half price with a party total of only $250!

Want to get the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and ALL Close To My Heart products at a huge discount? Join my team today and you will get a DEAL every day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Page Protectors for your Creative Memories Albums!

Are you a Creative Memories customer looking for solutions to your page protectors for your albums? July is the last month to order these from CM. But not to worry! Close To My Heart has a solution for YOU! 

Here is one of my sister consultants in Australia with a video to show how you can convert our page protectors to fit your album! 


*NOTE: If you are receiving this post by email, the video above may not be visible. You can click here to watch the video in YouTube.

 Ready to purchase some of your own? Contact me or click here to shop directly on my website!

July Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life!


I wanted to share this month's stamp of the month with you! It's perfect for tucking in a basket of fresh fruit from the farmer's market to give to a friend!


The stamp includes "outline" images that are perfect for using our alcohol markers with! Remember, it's best to use the pigment ink as your outline ink. I used chocolate pigment ink to stamp the image, then I sprinkled clear detail embossing powder over the top, tapped off the excess, then heat set it so that the outline is a nice dark, shiny brown!


Then I colored in the cherries with our Cranberry and Cranberry Light markers with just a hint of Creme Brûlée for a highlight. For the leaves I used our Topiary and Topiary Light markers with a little bit of Slate for the branch.


Here is an apple card - "love you to the core"! The yellow textured paper is from our Tommy paper packet and the burlap ribbon goes perfectly with the orchard theme!


And one final card for today..."you're a peach"!


This month's featured stamp set is $17.95 - BUT you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase! Be sure to stock up on all of the supplies and tools you need for stamping with outline images and coloring with markers and get a SUPER DEAL of this month's SWEET LIFE stamp!