Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sotm august a chocolate affair

Welcome to this months blog hop.  Today, it is all about chocolate. You should be coming from  Wendy coffman Next in the hop  angela tutton.

Though this stamp set is all about chocolate, I made this card featuring macaroons. I love the bright colors they can be found in. 

This card features chocolate covered strawberries.  I stamped in three colors and paper pieced to get this multi colored image.


Thank you for visting.  This months special involves this stamp set.  When you spend $50, you get this sotm for free.  Order today at

Please check out the next hop,  angela tutton.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sneak peek - artbooking layout 2

Today's sneak peek is a more detailed version of yesterday's post.  If you missed it, you can see it Here.  Again, this layout uses all the cuts from yesterday layout, minus the brackets.  I also added embellishments and stamping.  

The pattern paper is from Laughing Lola, the arrow border stamp is one way borders, the arrow and the word bubble are from the stamp set that comes with the cricut.  The buttons and sequins come from the black mini medleys.  Those are all new items that will be available August 1.  I also used black shimmer tape, black sparkle flourishes and slate washi tape.  I also based the layouts from the new Make It From Your Heart vol 2.  This one is awesome, and I will be showing layouts from the book throughout the month.

If you want the cartridge like I know you will, you can preorder before the 1st and get your choice of a sized stamp set or mini medleys for free. Please email me at to preorder today.

You can also get the chance to win this cartridge for half off.  For every $50 you spend, you earn the chance to win.  To enter, you must order under the cricut special gathering at the bottom of the page at My website.

While you are there, check out all the other specials that Close to my Heart is offering under promotions.  

Check back to see other sneak peeks all month long.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sneak peek - artbooking layout

I have another sneak peek for you.  Today is from our brand new cricut cartridge, Artbooking.  This cartridge was made for doing easy two page layouts.  Everything from the layout was cut using 1 button and 1 size.  Everything is cut to proportion for a 12 x12 layout. All you need to do is glue it down, and photos and journaling.  Easy peasy, right?
This is the page that all the cuts are from.  

To see all this cartridge offers, check out This post

Tomorrow I will show you how to use these cuts to make a more custom layout. Easy or detailed, this is the cartridge for you.

You can get this awesome cartridge August 1, but you can preorder this cartridge and get either your choice of an a size stamp or mini medleys for free. Please email me at to preorder today.
Or you can win this cartridge for half off when you spend $50 at my website  Choose the cricut specials gathering at the bottom of the page to enter.

Check out the specials that Close to my Heart are offering under promotions

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sneak peak - one way borders

I will be showing sneak peeks all month long. Today's sneak peek is one way borders There are 6 border stamps, all different types of arrows. I did a little surgery to one of them, just cutting out a single arrow so I could get the different colored arrows you see. That single arrow can easily be placed back in the border, you would never know I cut it. Just one of the many pluses about our clear stamps.
This is a 3 3/4 in square, I know that's a weird number but that was what the strip of cardstock was and I liked that it was a bit larger than a 3 in square card. Give me more room for arrows. The thanks is spelled out from a typeface alphabet and popped up with foam tape. The base is kraft, stamped with the zigzag from in the background and versamark. Love how it looks on Kraft.

I was inspired by This card.

You will have to wait til Aug 1st to order this great stamp set, but all the rest of the card is available now on my website

And don't forget the specials I have right now.  When you purchase $50 of product, you are entered to win the new cricut cartridge Artbooking for half off.  You must place your order under the cricut special gathering found at the bottom of the page to enter. Only available til July 31.

You can also preorder the Artbooking cartridge and receive either your choice of an a sized stamp or mini medley for free. You must email me for this special at Only available til July 31.

Close to my Heart also has some specials right now. You can view these specials under  promotions on my website.

Check back soon, I will be running sneak peeks all month long, counting down to the fall/winter 2013 release August 1st.