Sunday, August 31, 2014

Inspired Clubs Kickoff

With the release of the 2014-15 Annual Inspirations Idea Book, I'm kicking off 3 different clubs.  Here are the details:

Club Details:
WHO: Anyone can participate in these clubs – they are not limited to location, crafting style or level! 

WHAT: By participating in a club, you will purchase the kit or products to create the club project each month (or designated duration). In turn, you’ll have the opportunity to earn hostess rewards!   

WHEN: The club commitment is 6 months – this provides equal opportunity for all members to earn hostess rewards (minimum of $25 in FREE products*), at least once.

WHERE: You create the projects at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.  For those that are local, we will definitely be scheduling time to get together & complete the projects too.  The projects will come with directions, either in the WOTG or created by me.

WHY:  Earn hostess rewards, spread out purchasing the products you want, and/or get some original things to create.

HOW:  Payments are due by the 15th of each month and orders will be shipped out within the following week.  Check, credit card, cash, or PayPal transfers are accepted.

Hostess rewards will run as follows:
1.      If there are less than 6 club members in the group, each participant will earn $25 in hostess rewards one time during the club duration.
2.      If there are 6+ club members in the group, each participant will earn hostess rewards on a rotational basis for every $150 spent, plus the potential for 50% off item/s.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Contact me to join a club!!

Denise Elliott
Contact me at: (209) 304-7354 or
Follow me on Pinterest:  InspiredByD

*products eligible for Hostess Rewards are outlined in the 2014-15 Annual Inspirations Idea Book on pg. 4

Inspired Club Options:
1.      Inspired Cards:
Ø  Monthly club – focused on cards:
o   Cards will be originally designed cards by me, feature techniques, be the WOTG card kits, or feature a key from the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge
Ø  Pre-cut cards, ready for you to assemble, except when it’s a WOTG kit
Ø  Stamping will be universal (use stamps you have or purchase the recommended stamp set)
Ø  Minimum of 5 cards – max 15 cards
Ø  Cost: $10 to $30*
o   If you’re not local, additional S&H may apply

# of Cards
Brushed Paper Pack
Pathfinding Card WOTG Kit
$30 ($35.10)
15 (30 optional)
Snowhaven Card WOTG Kit
Artfully Sent Cards
Artfully Sent Cards
Artfully Sent Cards

2.      Inspired Scrapbooking:
Ø  Monthly club – focused on 12”x12” layouts
o Pre-cut layouts, Inspired By D workshop guides, WOTG kits
Ø  Minimum of two (2) 12”x12” layouts
Ø  Cost: $20 to $35*
o   If you’re not local, additional S&H may apply

Brushed WOTG Kit
Scaredy Cat Layouts
Pathfinding WOTG Kit
Yuletide Carol WOTG Kit
Snowhaven WOTG Kit
Wanderful WOTG Kit – incl. FREE CCR file

3.      Inspired Creativity:
Ø  Bi-Monthly Club
Ø  Focus is on fun 3-dimensional or non-traditional paper crafting projects
o   i.e. MyCrushTM Book, Designed Décor Shadow Box, Display Tray, Flip Stand Album, etc.
Ø  Materials will likely be pre-cut
Ø  Cost: will vary based on the project*
oo   If you’re not local, additional S&H may apply

Project – Shadow Box
Pathfinding Page
Yuletide Carol Page
Seasonal Expressions 1 Page
Brushed Page

Ø  The first project will be the Designed Décor Shadow Box (frame) and you’ll create an amazing 12”x12” seasonal page to be featured (& removable) in the frame
o                     I may do additional projects, but this will be the focus for 2014-15

*Please note that pricing may be adjusted without notice to ensure cost of the materials and S&H are covered.

Introducing the Designer Creations Bags

The new Designer Creations Collections include these pre-printed adorable bags!! They come in 4 colors are are perfect for quick gifts, adding an interactive bag for goodies to a layout, or a goodie bag!  Embellish and woo-la!  Here are two that I created with the Wanderful Paper Pack.

You get 12 bags (4 each of 3 designs) for $3.95 + tax & S&H.  They are 5 3/4" x 4 3/4".

Featured Products for the DESIGNER CREATION BAG:
  • Wanderful WOTG
    • Wanderful Paper Pack:
      • Black B&T: 4 5/8” w X 2” h
      • Maps B&T: 3”x3”
        •  Corner round two opposite corners
      • Wanderful WOTG Stamp Set
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge:
    • pg 41 - Icon 2.5”x 2.5”
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge:
    • Circle 2”
  • Crystal Blue Stamp Pad
  • Black Striped Twill Ribbon (length: 4 5/8”)
  • Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
  • Corner Rounder
  • Glue Dots, Tombo Adhesive, 3D Foam Tape

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Mini Stapler

Learn about the awesome tools that Close to My Heart offers in this series of posts and short videos.

This will totally add some good texture when adding tags, embellishments or just a pattern to the page with them!
Z2027 $12.95

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wanderful Cards

These three cards were super quick & easy!! I used the Wanderful paper pack and the Wanderful Picture My Life (PML) cards as the sentiment.

I left the zip strip on the polka dot B&T paper to give it a fun look!  The PML cards are raised with 3D foam tape & added in some arrows & silver sequins for accents.

During August 2014, when you purchase a PML kit, you can get 1 of 8 page protectors for only $3!!  View the promo info here.  

Now get inspired!!  SHOP HERE

Featured Products for the PML CARD:
  • Wanderful WOTG
    • Wanderful Paper Pack
      • Cut the Black B&T piece 4.5”w X 4”h
      • Cut the Polka Dot B&T & the ZIP STRIP piece ¾”w X 4H (gypsy)
  • Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
    • WOTG stamp set dimensions for arrow
      • Used inside of the Flaxen arrow from the LO & adhered that inside the Crystal Blue arrow
  • Wanderful Picture My Life (PML) Collection
  • Silver Sequin Assortment
  • Black Stamp Pad
  • White Daisy Value Card Pack
  • Tombo Adhesive, Liquid Glass & 3D Foam Tape

Thursday, August 21, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Score Board

Learn about the awesome tools that Close to My Heart offers in this series of posts and short videos.

I am SUPER excited about this!  It doesn't score through the paper and scores in 1/8" increments. 

Z1937 $24.95

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kelly's Wish

Each year, I like to volunteer for Make-A-Wish and scrapbook kid's wishes.  It a fun way to use my scrapbooking passion to give back.  

Here are a couple of layouts using some retired & current products for Kelly's wish to go to Orlando.

Love using flip flaps in albums!!!

Want to get involved?  Contact your local Make-A-Wish chapter to volunteer. Email me with any questions on the process :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Wanderful Layout..hehe

Here is a layout I created using the new Wanderful paper pack... I actually used the Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kit to create this because I love the stamp set that comes with it (exclusive..can only get it with the WOTG!).
I loved the cluster from the WOTG instructions, so I incorporated it into the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 - Pattern 1 design.  I definitely used the WOTG instructions as my accent/cluster inspiration on both pages.

The new Black Arrow Washi Tape is super awesome!! It's clear, so gives a cool textured look when it goes over darker paper or the tape fades away on lighter shades and only shows the black arrows.  The arrows on the top of the cluster (see pic above) is the washi tape!!

After I cut the arrows out on the Cricut using the Artbooking Cartrdige, I went ahead and stamped them BEFORE removing them from my mat.  It was way easier!!  I incorporated the inside of the arrows into other projects (coming soon).

Want to create this layout?  Get the Wanderful Workshop On the Go (WOTG) Kit (Item# G1088 - $29.95).  When you order this from me, I will send you the Cricut Craftroom (CCR) file for FREE!  It includes bonus cuts too for the "non-Cricut" stamps with the kit. Yup, I saved myself some cutting. :)

Featured Products:
  • Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
  • Wanderful WOTG kit
    • Wanderful Paper Pack
    • Wanderful WOTG Exclusive Stamp Set
    • Wanderful Assortment
    • Black Arrow Washi Tape
  • Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 How-To Book (pattern #1)
  • Gypsy Cardstock (1 piece)
  • Black Shimmer Trim
  • Silver Sequin Assortment
  • Black, Honey & Smoothie Stamp Pads
  • Sponge, Liquid Glass, Tombo Adhesive, & 3D Foam Tape