Friday, October 31, 2014

Lucky 5! - November Promotion

November marks the five-year anniversary of
and that means it’s your lucky month, with
amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!  See below for how you could win during November!!
First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5!  That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!

Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
If luck doesn't smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders. This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5

After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load
Memory Protectors!
And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart.

With so many ways to win, five may be new your new lucky number!

Log in to Studio J and start creating today!!  It's FREE to use and doesn't require you to download any software/programs to your computer.  Read more here on my blog.

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts. For additional information about shipping/handling, please visit > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Love Is In the Air

One of my dearest friends got married last weekend and I wanted to make them something special.  Thanks to her sister, I snagged their engagement photos.

Here is what I cam up with! 
It's a LOT of Cricut cuts from the Artbooking cartridge (the Pacifica cardstock overlay, the Ruby cardstock hearts, Black cardstock photo mat & the sentiment YOU+ME and the frame it's on).  

I cut up the Hearts so I could use part of it (that was going to be blocked anyway) on the right side to tie it all together & pull the Ruby to the other side.
I distressed the Pacifica overlay, the For Always {retired} papers, and the Ruby photo mat, using stamp pads, for dimension.  I popped the YOU+ME sentiment with 3D foam Tape & adhered the two of them (for a shadow affect) using Liquid Glass (a MUST have if you don't have it already!).
Using the zip strip from the For Always paper pack, I backed it with the Silver Glitter Paper to make it pop.  I thought the saying was super sweet & fitting for this couple! The Silver Glitter Paper is also what I cut the YOU+ME frame from and what I used to back the hearts in the Black photo mat.

I placed my overall creation on a 9x9 canvas using Liquid Glass.  As you can see in the second picture, I spray painted the edges with a silver shimmer paint.

It's been a long time coming & I'm so truly happy for them and hope that they enjoy having this unique item in their home.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Art with an Attitude Blog Hop - Artfully Sent

The Stampers with an Attitude team is doing a blog hop, themed {Art with an Attitude}!!  "Who are we?" you might ask?  We are Close to My Heart (CTMH) consultants, who are passionate and talented crafters!

You are in the right place if you just came from
{Debbie Andrew's blog}

This month, we are focusing on our new and AMAZING Cricut cartridge - Artfully Sent.  If you're a card maker - this is a MUST-HAVE cartridge!!  Cards Galore!!  Here is my card - I cut it out of black cardstock and then layered other cardstock behind it to accent the cut outs.  I lined the inside of the card with Pear cardstock (which you can see on the second picture). 

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Thanks for visiting - now go get inspired!!

October 2014 Stampers With an Attitude Blog Hop List:
  1. Deb's Paper & Scissors: Debbie Andrews ~ 
  2. Inspired by D: Denise Elliott ~ -- you're here!!
  3. Misty Girl Inspirations: Wendy Taylor ~
  4. Shelia's Stamping Stuff: Sheila Bennett ~
  5. Roxybonds Scrappin: Jen Patrick~
  6. If You Bling It: Melinda Everitt ~
  7. My Heart Felt Sentiments: Melissa Robinson -
  8. My Creative Happy Place: Belinda McLane~ 
  9. Cat's Scrapbooking: Catherine Nowak~

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Artfully Sent Special Offer During October

Special Offer if you order the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection during October from me!

Order Artfully Sent during the month of October 2014 & I will send you a paper pack or a B-sized stamp set of your choice for FREE!!

If you order $150+, you will also qualify as a hostess and earn $25 in FREE product!!  See here for hostess reward details.

Plus you'll earn a FREE ribbon during October for every $50 spent! And are eligible for the Stamp of the Month for only $5.

Available for $99 (plus tax & S&H).  Get ready for'll never make a card the same way again.

Haven't heard or seen what Artfully Sent is all about yet?  Well it's AMAZING!!  Cards Galore!! Here are some details:
  • 5 different styles of cards (geared for 400 different projects - 700 cuts)
    • Pop-Up: 4 pieces; 5x7s; 50 to chose from
    • Build-a-Scene: 5x7, 50 choices
    • Sentiments: sentiment and border cut out from the card (shift function cuts with the border (std card size 4.25 x 5.5); 50 of each
    • Sleeve: 50 4x6
    • Pocket: compliment the Picture My Life collection - 50 4x6 and 50 3x4
    • Alphabet & coordinating envelopes (shift)
  • 3 friendly D-sized stamp sets geared specifically towards cards
  • Collection includes a pack of White cardstock for stamping and bases
  • More than 2 dozen themes

Check out what this cartridge is capable of:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's Your Day

Another card featuring the Scaredy Cat paper pack and the coordinating stamp set to the Cut Above card kits.
"Themed" paper doesn't have to always be for that theme!! This is a generic card using papers from a Halloween geared paper pack.  That's why I love Close to My Heart - versatility on top of quality!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Trick or Treat

Isn't this a fun card?!  

The Scaredy Cat paper is too cute!! I even stamped the envelope with the pumpkin.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October's Ribbon Reverlry

Are you excited for October’s Ribbon Revelry campaign? We are! 

Each qualifying order of $50 placed during the month of October will come with a FREE spool of chevron ribbon as an added bonus item! The ribbon could be either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—both have an original retail value of $6.95. With all the different projects on which you can use these ribbons, this is a real bonus for you!

Remember that a $50 order also qualifies you to receive the festive Home for the Holidays Stamp of the Month set for just $5! That means that with the free ribbon and the discounted stamp set, you save $19.90 on awesome papercrafting products! The ribbon quantities are limited, so place your orders as early in the month as you can.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays

The October Stamp of the Month (SOTM) is Home for the Holidays.  Buy it at full retail price for $17.95* or earn it at a discounted price of $5* with a $50 order, before tax and shipping.

All but two of these stamp sets are compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge as well!! BONUS!

This unique font stamp set will only be available through October 31, 2014.   Visit my website to get your SOTM today!! 

* = plus tax and S&H