Saturday, February 27, 2016

March Project Kit - Our Story Layout, Mini Album and Card Kit

This month we will be using the beautiful Our Story Picture My Life Card Scrapbooking Program to create a mini album, 12" x 12" layout, and a card. You will have lots of PML cards left to create more projects as well. Use them to create some pocket pages or more cards and layouts.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The kits are $30 and include the following:

Our Story Picture My Life Cards (includes 56 cards)
My Creations Kraft Mini Book
1 yard Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Pack of Clear Sparkles (includes 108 Sparkles)
Pre-cut Cardstock Flowers and Words
Step-by-step instruction guide
Link to Design Space File

Other supplies you will need to complete the projects:
Corner Rounder
3-D Foam Tape
Artiste and Artistry Cricut Cartridges (all pieces will be pre-cut for you in the kit. You will only need the cartridges if you plan to make more in the future.)

The first project in this month’s kit is this sweet spiral-bound mini album. It has a sturdy chipboard cover; and contains 10 mini page protectors (5 each of 2 designs) that hold either one 4" x 6" or two 3" x 4" Picture My Life™ cards or photos. Using both sides of the page protectors gives you 20 pages to fill!


All of the Cricut cut pieces for the cover will come pre-cut in your kit. Just decide which flowers you want to use and where.

Below are just a few samples of the many pages you can create...


The next project is a 12" x 12" layout that you can personalize with your own photos. All flowers and words will be pre-cut for you. 

The last project is this fun and simple card. If you decide to create the mini album and/or layout as a gift, you can make this quick card, sign it, and include it with your gift.

Kits are now sold out. 
Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Thursday, February 25, 2016

CTMH Caribbean Cruise

In less than 24 hours my hubby and I will be heading out for the trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much to everyone who helped me earn this fabulous cruise to the Caribbean! I definitely worked hard, but I couldn't have done it without my wonderful team, amazing customers, the fabulous CTMH Execs and staff, and of course the support from my incredible family! THANK YOU!!

I will be posting my March Club kit before I leave, but my March newsletter and blog post with the March promos won't be posted until I return next week.

Have a wonderful week! *Ü* 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine Cards with Link to DS file

Every year my daughter asks me to make the Valentine cards for her class. This year we used my Cricut Explore machine to make these classic heart-shaped cards. We used the heart and scallop heart shapes from page 71 of the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge booklet. With a little slicing, attaching, and resizing, we made all of the layers from the two images.

We cut two white hearts (one with the smaller heart cutout in the center) and then attached them at the top so that the card would open. Then we stamped the “happy” banner from the new My Anchor stamp set in Pixie ink. The best part is that I didn’t have to hand cut each of the banners. I used the new My Anchor Thin Cuts to cut them out. It was much quicker and much easier.

We used the Simple Celebrations font in Design Space to add the “Valentine’s Day” on the outside and my daughter’s name on the inside.  Her red Crayola thin marker worked perfectly in the Explore machine.

After we cut and assembled all of the cards, we attached a heart-shaped Dove chocolate inside each one so that it would peek through the die cut heart on the front. (A large Craft Glue Dot  held the chocolate in place perfectly.

Here is a link to the Design Space file if you’d like to make some too. I left off the writing so that you could personalize it any way you like. If you add text in Design Space, make sure that you attach the text to the heart so that it will cut and write at the same time. You will also want to detach the score line on the top heart so that it won’t draw a line instead of scoring it. You can always score the line by hand if you need to.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Creative Club - Charlotte Layouts and Cards

I am excited about this month’s project kit. As you may know, Close to my Heart has revamped their Workshops on the Go kits. They are now called Workshops Your Way. I have been thinking about starting another monthly Club using the Workshops Your Way kits. Before I do, I wanted to test one out to see what you all think. I had so much fun playing with the new Charlotte Workshop Your Way projects that I thought it would be a perfect one to start with and share with you. So, this month we will be using the Charlotte Workshop Your Way kit to make (3) 12" x 12" double-page scrapbooking layouts and (1) double-page Picture My Life layout.  You will also have the option to add on some extra products to make (9) cards! I would love your feedback after you make the projects. If you like this type of kit, I will start an additional monthly Club with the Workshop Your Way kits while continuing my regular monthly Creative club as well.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, February 18th at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.)

Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit - $26.95
This kit is includes everything below to make three double-page 12" x 12" layouts and one 12" x 12" double-page PML layout:
(1)  Charlotte Paper Packet
(1)  Charlotte Complements (X7205C)
(3) 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (1 Black, 2 Whisper)
(1)  Black & Gold Ribbon
(1)  Treasured Puffies
Downloadable instruction guide
Link to video showing how to cut the paper

Add-ons to make cards
(1)  White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack - $14.95 for 50
(1) Springtime Wishes Stamp Set - $13.95
(1) Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Dies (to be used with your favorite die cutting machine) - $13.95

Additional supplies needed to complete the projects:
12" x 12" Page Protectors
Ink Pads (If making the cards): Sorbet, Memento Black

Layout #1

Layout #2

Layout #3

Picture My Life Layout

Optional Card #1
(There will be enough paper left over to make 3 cards with this design. You will need to add on the stamp set, card bases, and watercolors to make the cards. The Thin Cuts Dies are also an optional add-on to make cutting easier.)

Optional Card #2
(There will be enough paper left over to make 3 cards with this design. You will need to add on the stamp set, card bases, and watercolors to make the cards. The Thin Cuts Dies are also an optional add-on to make cutting easier.)

Optional Card #3
(There will be enough paper left over to make 3 cards with this design. You will need to add on the stamp set, card bases, and watercolors to make the cards. The Thin Cuts Dies are also an optional add-on to make cutting easier.)

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than February 8th if you would like to join us for the class.

Kits ordered by February 8th will be mailed by February 19th.
Kits ordered after February 8th, will be mailed within two weeks.
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Main Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit - $26.95
(choose the local pick up or shipped option below)


Add-Ons if making the cards:
(1) Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Dies (to be used with your favorite die cutting machine) - $13.95
Sorbet Ink Pad - $6.95
Memento Black Ink Pad - $7.95

Thank you for the great response.
Kits are now sold out.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Promotions

Share the Love
Share some love and help change the life of a child!

Share the love this February by purchasing the exclusive My Acrylix® Share the Love D-size stamp set (CC1060). Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!* Check out our social media channels all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause.

Click here to order your Share the Love stamp set today. 

*Product purchases in US states Alabama and Massachusetts excluded from donation. Offer valid February 1, 2016 (9:00 am MST)–February 29, 2016 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the promotional stamp set.

Stamp of the Month - Balloon Animals

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month. 


New Clearance Items Added

Shop discounted Clearance Items while supplies last!

If you like a great deal and love CTMH products, be sure to stop by my website to shop the clearance section today! But hurry! Clearance items are only available while supplies last!

Choose from lots of retired paper packets, mini ink pads, accessories, embellishments, Picture My Life Kits, Cut Above Kits, 3-D Gifts and Décor, and more!

Click here to start shopping.

Offers valid while supplies last.