Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Awesomeness!!


For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your customers, friends, and family members too!

Think that is awesome on its own?!?  Well, there is MORE!!


When you spend $50 during December, you qualify to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamp set for only $10 each!!!  That's up to $7.95 savings.  And get this!! You can order as many C- or D-size stamp sets at $10 - you're not limited!! Yowzers!

Do you know what spending $50 also qualifies you for??


The December Stamp of the Month - Cutie Pie for only $5!!  This limited edition stamp set is too sweet to pass up.
December 1st also marks the release of the Seasonal Expressions guide!  There are NEW products - ones that will be staying and ones that are LIMITED.  Two new paper packs, lots new of embellishments, including 2 new colors of shimmer trim, more stamps, WOTG kits, and MORE!!  It's amazing...

Don't forget there is a While Supplies Last section too!!  Highly discounted retired products are up for grabs.  Whether you need to stock up on your stash or get something new, don't miss out on these deals!  SHOP HERE.


If you decide to spend over $150, you qualify for Hostess Rewards!!  Please contact me directly to submit your order and get your $25 in F.R.E.E. product!!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Studio J Saturday Reminder

In the spirit of the Lucky 5 Studio J November promotion, here is a layout I created!



Want the scoop on Studio J - check out the info I have on my Studio J page here on my blog.




Studio J is FREE to use and doesn't require you to download anything to your computer.  Visit my other blog post for the November promotions for Studio J.

ONLY 2 days left to get $5 Studio J layouts!!

Access Studio J HERE

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Option

Purchase stocking stuffers, gifts, and/or gift certificates for that crafty person in your life!!

Lots of options!
I can make you a custom, handmade necklace. Put together some stocking stuffers. You can order products as a gift. Or you can get that crafty person a gift certificate!

Send me wish lists and direct loved ones to shop with me!

During November 27- December 1st receive one of the following:
  • Spend $25 and receive an embellishment worth $4.
  • Spend $50 and receive a shimmer trim worth $6.
  • Spend $75 and receive an embossing folder worth $10.
  • Spend $100+ and receive a B-sized stamp set of your choice.

Let me be your crafty go-to person this holiday season!!

Email me at inspiredbyd@yahoo.com

#gifts #stocktingstuffers #shopwithme #happyholidays

Thursday, November 27, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Bone Folder

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

The Bone Folder is a great tool to score things, fold things neatly without causing tears in the papers, and more! Check it out :)



Bone Folder:    Z1204   $4.95

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Days Left!!

There are 5 days remaining for the November 
campaign - Lucky 5. There are 5 ways to win this month!  Check it out:

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Throughout this month, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5!  Save over 25% off each layout!


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+.

You could also find a “golden ticket” in your Studio J print order - 5 "golden tickets" will be randomly awarded during November.

This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
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!
 
Your LAST opportunity to win - post your new Studio J artwork 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!
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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 StudioJ.com > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snowhaven Cards - 3

The Snowhaven Workshop on the Go (WOTG) card kit was such an easy and cute kit to use!

I highly recommend it if you like non-traditional holiday cards.  You can even change them up and make them wintery-birthday cards! I may have to take my own advise and try it! LOL


You get all the supplies to make 15 cards - 5 of 3 designs.  Here is the third design from this WOTG kit. I altered some of them (cuz I can't help it) and plus it will give you some inspiration on how to change it up!


For this card, I mostly kept it the same.  To get the LOVE in Ruby, I stamped it on a scratch piece of paper, cut it out and then adhered it to White Daisy piece after stamping the entire image.

Adding in the Red Shimmer Trim, changing up the papers, and stamping in Black vs. Glacier can really make a difference!  I'd say the card below was my favorite altered design.


This is a SUPER cute kit - get it now so you can get your Holiday cards done in a jiff!  Get your Snowhaven Card WOTG kit now!!


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Workshops on the Go® Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix™ Snowhaven Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Snowhaven B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Glacier, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, White Daisy, Slate
Use the materials, accessories, exclusive D-size stamp set, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton!
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Studio J Sunday Inspiration

In the spirit of the Lucky 5 Studio J November promotion, here is a layout I created!



Want the scoop on Studio J - check out the info I have on my Studio J page here on my blog.




Studio J is FREE to use and doesn't require you to download anything to your computer.  Visit my other blog post for the November promotions for Studio J.

Only one week left to get $5 Studio J layouts!!

Access Studio J HERE

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Stamp of the Month

It's the Little Things can be yours for full retail price of $17.95* or you earn it at a discounted price of $5* with a $50 order, before tax and shipping.

Just a little over a week to get this stamp set!!


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* tax & S&H not included in price

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Micro-tip Scissors

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

So I told you what the must-have tool was last week... well this is the second must-have tool CTMH offers.  The micro-tip scissors (regular & non-stick) are amazing!!  They are light, comfortable and cut intricate things with ease.  #lovethem #musthave



Micro-Tip Scissors - regular:  Z534   $6.95
Micro-Tip Scissors - non-stick:  Z1836   $13.95

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowhaven Cards - 2

LThe Snowhaven paper pack is one of my favorites from the new Idea Book.  I love the color combination of the Cranberry, Glacier, Slate & Black.  The Workshop on the Go (WOTG) card kit for this paper pack is super cute!


You get all the supplies to make 15 cards - 5 of 3 designs.  I am going to share with you the cards, of the second design, I made from this WOTG kit and how I altered them to give you some inspiration.


The card on the far left is the one the kit says to make.  I really liked using the tree stamp and the sentiment stamp (Be Merry, Be Warm..) at the top!  I changed the stamp I used on the dove tails, swapped the silver shimmer trim for washi tape or red shimmer trim.  For the most part, I didn't alter these cards much.  I was very content with the design as it was.

Get your Snowhaven Card WOTG kit now!!


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Workshops on the Go® Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix™ Snowhaven Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Snowhaven B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Glacier, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, White Daisy, Slate
Use the materials, accessories, exclusive D-size stamp set, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton!
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906).

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Studio J Sunday

In the spirit of the Lucky 5 Studio J November promotion, here is a layout I created!



Want the scoop on Studio J - check out the info I have on my Studio J page here on my blog.

Studio J is FREE to use and doesn't require you to download anything to your computer.  Visit my other blog post for the November promotions for Studio J.


Access Studio J HERE

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Have You Gotten Lucky Yet?!

Have you gotten lucky with the November 
campaign yet??  There are 5 ways to win this month!  Check it out:

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Throughout this month, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5!  Save over 25% off each layout!


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+.

You could also find a “golden ticket” in your Studio J print order - 5 "golden tickets" will be randomly awarded during November.

This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
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!
 
Your LAST opportunity to win - post your new Studio J artwork 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!
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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 StudioJ.com > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Liquid Glass

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

This week, I'm going to share one of the BEST adhesives EVER... if you could only buy one thing from me, it would be Liquid Glass.

It's a versatile and strong adhesive.  You can adhere any type of embellishment down, add a clear & raised accent to your stamping or papers, use it to hold glitter down, on 3D projects, fix statues (yup-did that), or anything else you can think of.

Watch this short video where Kristine talks about Liquid Glass.



Liquid Glass:  Item# Z679   $6.95

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Snowhaven Cards - 1

The Snowhaven paper pack is an fun and vibrant winter themed paper pack.  The Workshop on the Go (WOTG) card kit for this paper pack is super cute!


You get all the supplies to make 15 cards - 5 of 3 designs.  I am going to share with you the cards I made from this WOTG kit and how I altered them to give you some inspiration.
The card by itself on the left is the kit card.  I altered the other 4 cards by distressing or embossing the Glacier cardstock, swapping out the Silver Shimmer Trim with Red Shimmer Trim or the Ruby Washi Tape.  I also stamped the sentiment in Ruby vs. Slate for a pop.

Get your Snowhaven Card WOTG kit now for $24.95!!  That's about $2.00 per card :)


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Workshops on the Go® Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix™ Snowhaven Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Snowhaven B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Glacier, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, White Daisy, Slate
Use the materials, accessories, exclusive D-size stamp set, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton!
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906).

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Art With an Attitude Blog Hop - Autumn is in the Air

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


This month, we are focusing on Autumn!!  With Thanksgiving at the end of this month, I created this to go on display in my house.  The frame is one of CTMH's new Design Decor Shadow Boxes.  You can lift up the frame and it stays secured by magnets.  I used the Pathfinding papers to create this autumn inspired decor.

All of the Cricut cuts came from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The leaves, from the tree overlay, are flipped over (as the pattern seen is the back side of the overlay) and popped some up with 3D foam tape for added dimension.  Gold Shimmer Trim gives it just a bit of sparkle!  For further dimension, I distressed all the pieces with Chocolate ink & a quarter of a sponge.  I found distressing the pieces BEFORE I removed them from the Cricut mat was WAY easier than after I removed them.


Now Hop on Over To
LOVE IT? These items are available now - shop at www.inspired.CTMH.com.


Thanks for visiting - now go get inspired!!



November 2014 Stampers With an Attitude Blog Hop List:
  1. Scrap with Di: Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/ 
  2. My Heart Felt Sentiments: Melissa Robinson - www.mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  3. Roxybonds Scrappin: Jen Patrick~ www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  4. If You Bling It: Melinda Everitt ~ www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  5. Inspired by D: Denise Elliott ~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com --you're here!!
  6. Sheila's Stamping Stuff: Sheila Bennett ~ www.sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  7. Cat's Scrapbooking: Catherine Nowak~ www.catscrapbooking.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Studio J Inspiration

In the spirit of the Lucky 5 Studio J November promotion, here is a layout I created!



Want the scoop on Studio J - check out the info I have on my Studio J page here on my blog.

Studio J is FREE to use and doesn't require you to download anything to your computer.  Visit my other blog post for the November promotions for Studio J.


Access Studio J HERE

Thursday, November 6, 2014

More Terrific Tools - Quiling Tool

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

This week, I'm sharing a video about the Quilling Tool.  It's great for rolling flowers.  I was a little leery on getting it at first (thinking my reverse tweezers were just dandy), but then I tried it.  Needless to say, I don't use those tweezers anymore for flowers.



Quilling Tool:  Item# Z1795  $7.95 each

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lucky 5 During November

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!!
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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 StudioJ.com > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.