Monday, June 27, 2016

Love Journal

You may remember back in April when I posted this photo and mentioned that there was a lot of  “love” in my craft room that day. I realized that I never posted a follow-up so I thought I’d do that today. My church had a women’s Mother’s Day luncheon where we listened to an amazing speaker, had a delicious lunch, shared some wonderful fellowship, and made a fun little craft project. The topic that day was on love, so we thought it would be fun to have all of the ladies make a journal where they could record their thoughts and prayers about family, friendships, love, etc.  

Since we only had 15 minutes for the craft project, it had to be something quick and easy. I cut 75 “love” images from page 35 of the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge from various colored cardstock. I cut two sizes of flowers using the image on page 29 of the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from some patterned paper from the Sangria Collection. Each person at the luncheon received a journal which we covered with Kraft cardstock, along with the cut flowers, leaves, a clear sparkle, and some Foam adhesive. They inked the edges of the flowers with Chocolate ink and decorated their own journals. 

(Just an FYI, three of CTMH’s Cricut Collections will be retiring on July 31st including Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artfully Sent. So if you have been wanting any of these great Collections, be sure to order them while you can before they retire.)

Some of us decided to go one step further and doodle on the cover of our journals. Some added bible verses, notes from the speaker’s presentation, and/or doodled artwork.

We had a great time honoring the Lord and each other that day. Here is a photo of the ladies who sat at my table with their finished journals. I am so blessed to attend a church with such amazing women. I love them so much!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Card

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful hubby and all of the other great fathers out there! I hope you have a fun celebration today!

I wanted to share the card that we made for my hubby today. It was quick and easy. I used the font from the Artistry Cricut cartridge to cut out the letters. (Since there was no apostrophe, I used the number 9 and shrunk it down.) Here is a link to the Design Space file if you need to make a last minute card today.

I simply cut the 4" x 5¼" piece from some white cardstock and stamped the “beyond awesome” sentiment from the Beyond Awesome stamp set on the bottom in Chocolate ink. Then I matted it to a piece of woodgrain patterned paper from the Urban Collection with some 3-D Foam Tape and adhered it to a white card base.

The sentiment on the inside is also from the Beyond Awesome stamp set. The “Happy Father’s Day” is from a retired set called Say It All. 

Enjoy your Father’s Day and please give your loved ones a big hug today and let them know how much you love them! xoxo

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Fun Father's Day Ideas

Here are a few fun ideas from Close to my Heart to help celebrate Father’s Day tomorrow. Don’t you just love the adorable mustache on the coupon book? You can find the stamp sets used in all of these cute projects here, here and here. The Artistry Cricut cartridge coordinates with the Day for Day stamp set to help make creating these projects quick and easy.

Friday, June 10, 2016

This weekend's Flash Sale!

Some of my all time favorite items are in this weekend’s Flash Sale! The Display Trays are so much fun to make! I have made lots of them and am sad that they will be retiring. (If you have ever been to my house, you know that they are displayed all over.) Here are just a few of the ones I have made in the past...

You can visit the CTMH Blog to see some of their adorable samples as well.

Be sure to check out all of the items in this weekend’s sale on my website. But hurry because they are only available through Monday or while supplies last.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

CTMH Retiring Items

The Close To My Heart list of retiring items has just been announced. All of these items will be retiring on July 31st but are only available while supplies last. Get your favorites while you still can. The rolling tote, 3 of my favorite Cricut Cartridges, all of our albums, tons of stamp sets and much, much more will be available through July 31st (or while supplies last)...

Click on the links below to download retiring lists:
Retiring products list
Retiring stamp sets list
Stamp sets that are not retiring list

Click here to order your favorites before they are gone.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Project Kit - Tickled Pink Boxed Card Set

This month’s project kit is a fun summery boxed card set! We will be using the Jubilee Cut Above Cards along with adorable and trendy Tickled Pink flamingo stamp set to create a bright and cheery boxed card set that contains 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) and envelopes with a matching box to store them.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, June 23rd at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.)

Tickled Pink Boxed Card Kit - $40
(1) My Creations Journaling Cards Box
(1) Pack of Cut Above Jubilee Cards and Envelopes
(1) Tickled Pink Stamp Set
(1) Roll Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
(1) Roll Gold Foil Tape
Pre-cut White Daisy and Black Cardstock

Add the Tickled Pink Thin Cuts Dies for just $15 extra.  Thin Cuts are now sold out. 

Extra Kits - $20
Extra kits will include an additional box, cards, envelopes, and all of the pre-cut pieces, but will not contain an additional stamp set, washi tape or foil tape.

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Create a coordinating box to hold the cards and envelopes.
This makes a great gift!

Card #1
(inspired by Christine Adams)

Card #2

Card #3 has a cut-away on the right side so that part of the inside of the card shows through. Decorating the inside of the card is as much fun as embellishing the outside!

Inside of card #3

 Card #4 has a fun peek-a-boo design
(inspired by Cindy Baker)

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*

June Promotions

Flash Sale!
Join us for a new Flash Sale each weekend in June!

News flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close to my Heart products every weekend! Check my website each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals! 

Click here to see a countdown clock showing when the next deal will be available!

*Flash sale bundles will be posted each Friday at 2:00 pm (PDT) and will stay up until 2:00 pm (PDT) on the following Monday, while supplies last.


Stamp of the Month - The Long Way Home

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! But hurry. It is only available until the end of the month.

Set of 15
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

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