Sunday, October 27, 2013

Frosted Club Layouts

I love the whisper soft colors of our new Frosted papers. They have all of the beauty and elegance of a frosted, sparkling landscape after a fresh fallen snow!

BUT they don't have to be limited to snow fun! These elegant, soft and neutral patterns and colors can be used for just about any occasion!

For our Cross Lanes Club in November, we are doing these two very simple layouts using our Frosted Papers and coordinating Stickease.



I just love these little winter birds!

The members of this club are looking for beautiful, yet quick and easy layouts to create each month. Would you like to join our club? We meet on the 4th Friday of each month. Contact me for more information!

The basic kit is only $15 and includes paper and stickease. 
Optional add-ons include:
Sparkle Flourishes, Small - $5
Glitz Glitter, Stardust - $3
Silver Shimmer Trim - $5
Champagne and Whisper Ink - $5.25 each

Are you more of a card maker? At this club you can work on layouts OR cards OR BOTH!
Here are the Frosted Cards we will be making:

Click here to get all the details about the card kit!

If you are interested in attending our Club to make these on 11/22, contact me right away with your order so I can have supplies ready for you. We meet at two times 1:00pm and 6:00pm.

Hope you can join the fun!

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Creations Craftable Containers

I LOVE to alter items! Composition notebooks, plastic containers - almost anything around the house can be covered with paper, embellished, and generally "re-purposed"! 

If you find your family guarding their items when they hear you coming (to keep you from "re-purposing" them), fear not! Close To My Heart has an affordable and versatile line of My Creations products just waiting for you to decorate!

Here is a video showing a few examples:

Click here to watch the video or click on the image above.

Then check out our fabulous line of My Creations products ready to personalize for every occasion!



Clearly The Best - Family History Album

In today's video you will see one way to use our new Kraft Pocket Album to document your family history! And see how easy it is to use Mod Podge to preserve the covers.


Click here or on the image above to watch the video.

Click on the images below to order your very own Kraft Pocket Album and decorative accessories for your own preservation project!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Everyday Layouts

As you may already know, the new Artbooking Cartridge takes the guess work out of creating and sizing your projects. There are 15 layout themes and 10 Mini-Album themes on this cartridge! 

On today's episode of Artbooking Made Easy, you will learn how to easily create OUTSIDE of these themes for your everyday layouts! You will LOVE this video! It is guaranteed to inspire!


Click here or on the image above to watch today's video.

Do you have your very own Artbooking Cartridge? If not, click here to order it now OR contact me to see how you can get it at half price!

Happy Artbooking!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Fall Into Artbooking

Here is the next segment of our Artbooking Made Easy series, designed to show you how EASY it is to use the predesigned layouts in Artbooking AND how to use the elements on each key to create your own works of art!

Don't you love fall? The colors, the scents, the warm sun and crisp air? These layouts will help you capture the memories of this special time of year before they "fall" away from your memory!


Click here or on the image above to watch this video that features the two pages shown below.



Do you have your very own Artbooking cartridge yet? If not, click here to order yours today!

Happy Artbooking!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Holidays From The Heart!


I'm excited to announce our exciting and festive line of Christmas products designed to help create an atmosphere of anticipation and celebration!  

Click here to browse our Holiday Gift Guide online. Or contact me to receive your very own copy by mail! You can also click here to see all of the products available at a glance.

This little booklet is packed with festive paper, colored chipboard artwork, flags, decorative yo-yo's, 6 new washi tape patterns, treat bags, sparkle shapes, new stamp sets - for holidays and everyday, and a cool Hip-Pics Album kit - especially designed for kids to easily capture their own memories! Here are a few of my favorite things:

Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack

Sparkle and Shine Dimensional Elements

Sparkle and Shine Assortment

Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape 3-pack

And, as if these fresh, festive and fabulous products weren't enough on their own, I've got some special deals and freebies for you! 

Choose a festive, new product FREE this holiday season with your qualifying order! When you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) between October 15 and December 31 from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide, the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, or my website you qualify for one free star item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide*. Look for items in the Holiday Guide with a STAR by the item number. *$100 order must consist of full retail products - not discounted stamp of the month or while supplies last items. You will be asked to choose your free item at checkout.

Join my Holidays From The Heart Online Gathering when you order online and you will be entered to win $20 in FREE products and half price items! For every $100 you order, you will automatically win $20 in FREE select product* PLUS be entered to win half price items! (Prizes will be rewarded on November 16th!) *Select product includes stamps, blocks, ink pads, marker sets, re-inkers, paper, stickease, complements, cardstock, Workshop On The Go kits, Studio J layouts, Studio J 5-packs.

Stay tuned for news about my Holiday Open House and All Day Crops for even more fun!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Designed Decor Flip Stand Album

In this video you will see how to use our new Designed Decor Flip Stand to display your mini-album in your home or office! Even the stand can be altered to coordinate with your theme!

Click on the image above to watch the video or click here.

Click here to order your own Flip Stand for your next Artbooking Album.

Click here to order your Artbooking Collection today!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Huntington Club Cards

Don't you just love fall? I love the colors, the warm days and crisp nights, and all the scents that accompany this time of year! 

This month at my Cross Lanes club we will be using our Huntington papers to create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs)! And the warm colors in this paper pack will stir up everything you love about fall as you create your own set!

This first card features our Always Grateful stamp set. I LOVE this stamp set and I know I will use it over and over again!




I also colored the ribbon using our Barn Red Alcohol Marker! LOVE how easy it is to coordinate your ribbon with our papers with our Color Ready Ribbon and any of our markers!

This next card features last month's stamp of the month - Poster Tidings. So easy to paper piece in the different colors! And just for fun I added a row of leaves from our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!



This next card features our Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving stamp set! I love the elegant designs in this stamp set. The card base and the turkey are found on our Artiste Cricut Cartridge. These make adorable holiday cards, but I think I will use mine as place settings at the dinner table! I want to create coordinating napkin rings using our Base & Bling Rings too!



This last set of cards features the same stamp set as above, but is a simple thank you card. The colors and lack of bling make it an appropriate male card (I don't have too many of those since I am so attracted to anything that sparkles!). I used our 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the sentiment along with our Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to create the shapes under the sentiment!




Would you like to join us to make these cards? We are meeting on Friday, October 25th at two times: 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Contact me if you would like to attend our club as a guest, join the club, or start a club of your own!

Gotta go get some more spiced cider after looking at these cards!

Huntington Club Layouts

This month at my Cross Lanes Club we will be using our Huntington papers and stickease to quickly and easily create 2 layouts!



These layouts are very basic, simple and somewhat rustic. But you could easily spice it up a bit with our brown and tan glitter papers, our bronze shimmer trim, or brown & tan sparkles or pearls!

I love how nicely these stickease cluster together to create a bouquet!


I also used our Mini-Medley Rosewood Collection on these layouts. LOVE this accessory pack!

Would you like to join us? We are meeting on Friday, October 25th at two times: 1:00pm and 6:00pm. I also have a card or display tray option as well! Contact me for more information on attending as a guest, joining this club or starting one of your own!