Friday, March 28, 2014

Shadowbox insert for CTMH Brakett Frame

Hi everyone.

I have been getting some inquiries as to how I put this frame insert together. So I made a video.

Let me first say that I used me Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette design studio to create the pieces. I used Close To My Heart's cardstock for the insert. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Skylark Bracket Frame Fun

Today I want to show one of Close to my Heart's My Creations products. This is a gift for my sweet little niece, just because she is such a good mommy to here Luna.

The Bracket Frame is a pre-assembled chipbard Bracket shaped frame, 11" outer dimension, 7" inner dimension with a depth of 1".

 I had a vision for this frame when I first saw if. It took me some time to figure out how to turn my vision into a reality, once I did that the frame came together with total ease. Here is a quick walk through......

First I purchased the frame then went to work in creating the insert.

 Then I took the insert out and inked the edges of the frame with Saddle ink and covered it with Skylark Paper. This is where I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartrige. It was so easy and it fit perfectly!!

After playing with the frame I got to decorate and plan out my design, inking the edges and getting the photos sized and inserted. Once my insert was decorated just the way that I wanted it was time to insert it to the  Bracket Frame. It fit perfectly. I did use a little glue on the inside of the frame just to hold the insert perfectly in place.  (I won't bore you with the details for the decorating)

This is the finished My Creations Bracket Frame with an accompanying Scrapbook 
layout to go into her album.

I would love to see what you do with the Bracket frame.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Studio Savings

Don't have time to sit and scrapbook? Maybe you have a family album that needs to be done and you are over whelmed and don't know where to start. Maybe you would like to make multiple copies of your album for siblings, family members or someone who shared in a special time/trip and you want to make a quick and thoughtful gift commemorating your time together.
Through Studio J you can create loads.. yes I said Loads, of layouts in half the time it would take to do it the conventional way. So you’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. In five easy steps, create beautiful 12" × 12" two-page layouts showcasing your stories. When the custom prints arrive at your door, slip them into your cherished albums. No one will guess it only took a few minutes to design them! Not only do you get the high quality 12 x 12 printed pages you also get the JPEG files to keep!

Studio Savings
Get your Studio J™ layouts for only $5 each during the month of March!

Fast and easy layouts for a fraction of the price!
During the month of March, order your Studio J™ layouts—including ones using our new Photo Express Collection—for only $5 each! Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio layouts using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments. And don’t forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes. You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™

Happy Place - March Stamp of the Month

Since March is here it can only mean one thing..... That Winter is almost over. I don't know about you, but each year I look forward to the winter and some snowfall. I guess it's the kid in me. The snow makes me think of hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows and cuddling up on the couch with some popcorn to watch a movie while I warm up after coming in from the cold. Unfortunately this year has been crazy with all the snow storms that we have had. There is another big storm about to hit this weekend and into Monday. 6 to 12 inches. I am definitely over this winter. Spring can not come soon enough for me.
 Today I want to share with you March's Stamp of the Month. It is supper cute.

Check out this art work that CTMH has made with this stamp set.
 I hope that you all are staying warm this winter and enjoying your family. Stay safe and have a fantastic day!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Base & Bling Style by Close To My Heart

Hello everyone.

I just have to share with you all this wonderful video staring Close To my Hearts Christine demonstrating how fantastically easy it is to create your very own one of a kind jewelry that is perfect to keep for you or to give as gifts! She even shows how to make an adorable gift packages. Take a look at how easy it really is!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3D Paper "Tea for You and Me" with Close To My Heart papers

I was playing with my Silhouette Cameo that my son got me for Christmas last year. While doing some research on the Silhouette Studio Designer, I found a fantastic website that has tons of awesome SVG files. They have "Kits" for every occasion for a reasonable price plus they also have some Free files as well. So I bit the bullet and bought the Studio Designer.  There is a bit of a learning curve and I seam to have been able to get by with the basics. Here is a photo of the Tea Pot that I created using the Tea For You and Me SVG file from along with some papers from the Ariana Paper Packet by Close To My Heart.

The carousels were my Grandmothers. I thought they would look great in the background. (I love and miss you Grandmom!!) I can't begin to tell you all how very easy this was to put together. I got my comfy blanket and warm Tea then reached for my supplies, and before I knew it, the project was done. Topped it off with some stamping, paper roses and some bling, it was finished. I guess I should mention the other products that were used, so here ya go: The Cricut Artbooking Cartridge from CTMH and "Give a Lift" stamp set from CTMH. 

I hope that you have enjoyed today's post and make one yourself.
 I would love to see your versions of the "Tea For You and Me" Kit.
Thanks For Stopping by. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 spring/summer Idea book and February's Campaign

So the New spring/Summer Idea book is here and I have to tell ya, they have added a few more additions to the family!!! I can't be any more excited!!
Let me start of with my favorite new addition..... Embossing Folders!!! YAY!!!! I have been awaiting this arrival for a long time. There are 5 folders (each sold separately) Dot, Chevron, Quatrefoil, Damask (my fave) and Stripe. Right now, for the month of February You can get them free!!! Yes I said Free!!!!
During the month of February, you can qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase. Pick from our 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—with your qualifying order. Every 2 packs of cardstock you purchase qualify you for an additional embossing folder. Make sure you act fast—designs are available only while supplies last!
Isn't that awesome!

Next, I want to Introduce you to CTMH's version of Project life..... "Picture My Life". Each set coordinates with our fabulous Paper Packs. Like Ariana, Avonlea, Skylark and so much more. You will receive with each Picture My Life set 44- 4"x 6" cards, 78- 3"x 4" cards, 1 12"x 12" Designed cover Sheet and 10- 12"x 12" Memory protectors. That is amazing!!!! The whole kit and caboodle ready for you to work on in a moments notice. You can see all the beautiful designs Here.

The next item that we have is relatively new but not new to this Idea Book. 
What we have here mirrors the "Smash" books, Ours are called " My Crush". They offer a fast way to Preserve those little "memory moments" such as saving your ticket stubs, post cards, receipts, stamps, quotes, travel itinerary and so much more. Our Washi tape is perfect for adhearing some of your favorite mementos. 
Each book is 10"x 7" and includes 60 full colored designs pages that is wire bound and hard covered. CTMH also has coordinating assortments to compliment the books and your memories.

Then we have the new Base and Bling companions.They are CTMH's new trendy line of wearable crafts. But they aren't limited to just that. Let your imagination run wild as you use the charms and chains on your layout and cards, home decor and so much more. There are decorative attachments, including metallic charms, stylish adhesive images, resin and acrylic flowers and gems and even Fabrics!

Not to mention all the new stamp sets and paper packs and Workshop on the go kits. The list goes on!!! 
Visit to see all the great new products today. And don't forget, you can get the embossing folders free for the Month of February!!!