Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Smash book

Over the weekend I saw on my friend Beki's facebook page a youtube video by Jenn on making a smash book, and it looked like alot of fun so I decided to try it and since this was the first and was gonna be for me I pulled out some of my favorite papers that I had put off using because I didn't want to cut it, you know that paper that you are saving for just the right occasion. I made a couple of mistakes, mostly with my Bind-it-all but they are things I can hide from myself and the whole book makes me happy. I love dragonflies, so any paper I had with them is in here. These are all kinds of paper, not sure who makes some of them, I did 5 sections in mine, Quotes, sketched, notes, copic drawing and stamping, and random & saved things. I hope you all like this, this is how I spent my Sunday. I did some clear pockets and some envelopes also to hold stuff and there are some pockets also.

The cover

some of the pages

the first page, love this paper, there is a little pocket at the lower right

just a random page, this is such pretty paper.

Chip board for cover

random papers from different companies. Xpress It blending paper, for the copic pgs.

CTMH B&T papers
1381 CTMH White daisy cs
Z1269 Filigree Charms CTMH

Z1358 Basic assortment chocolate buttons CTMH
tabs are from Cricut cart From my Kitchen
rubon letters not sure
Z2111 CTMH chocolate ink Z2191 Sunset ink

Dragonfly stamp

Glimmer mist walnut, white ribbon

A just for fun card.

D1404 Ms. Chillin My Acrylix stamp set
X7138B Fanfare level 2 papers

White Daisy grosgrain ribbon.

Copics---B000, B01, B93, B95, B97, W7, W1, W5, C2, RV000, Y00, Y02, Y08

E000, E01, E21, E23, E25, E40, E41, E43

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Remember CLOSE TO MY HEART NEW IDEA BOOKS are in, email me to get your copy today.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Art Philosophy CTMH Cricut cartridge & more good news.

I am super excited to announce that,
Close to my Heart is coming out with a cricut cartridge called Art Philosophy.
This cartridge will have 700 images on it and will coordinate with stamp sets that will be coming out in the
Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.
The new Idea Book will be available August 1, 2011.

The Art Philosophy cart will come in a bundle with 3 D-sized stamp sets and also 3 full sets of our
Dimensional elements study chipboard pieces. All of these items coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge, and all of this will be very affordable.
Check out the sneak peek at channel.

If you would like to recieve the new Idea book or would like more information on our new
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, please email me at
The new Idea book will be available online August 1 at

And now for some more interesting news, starting today you can find my card creations at little store in Scottsville Va. called Charmed Butterfly, this is really cute store everthing in it is handmade. its about 15 minutes south of Charlottesville, if you find yourself down that way stop in and take a look, tell them I sent you. She just opened July 1, 2011. her web is

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Icopic weekly challenge #37 red, white and blue

This is my card that I am entering in the Icopic weekly challenge, this weeks challenge is using the colors red, white and blue. Hope you like. You can visit them at the Icopic badge on the sidebar.

All products are Close to my Heart unless noted:

D1404 Ms. Chillin' My Acrylix stamp set

X7138B Fanfare level 2 papers

Z270 White Daisy grosgrain ribbon

Z2192 Pacifica exclusive ink

Xpress It blending card

Copics--B32, B34, B37, R27, R29, Y02, Y08, N0, N2, N4, N6, E0000, E00, E21, E33, E35, E37.

I hope you like it.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Retirement card

This is a retirement card I did for Ginger, I got this digi stamp from th folks over at Make it crafty, they have instant download wen you purchase. This one was alot of fun to color. Her glasses have clear at you spica on them to give a little shine.

X5667 Petal CTMH cs
Xpress it blending card
Copics--N0, N2, C0, C1, C2, C3, W0, W1, W3, RV000, RV91, RV93, RV95, YG45,
E02, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G20, G21, Y02, Y08, B000, B01, B93, B95, B99, blending pen

This next picture is just an updated picture of my work table, I have added some since my last picture.

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Bang for Your Buck

During the month of July when you make purchase of $50.00 or more from Close to my Heart you can add a bonus item for just $1.00. Choose from five items valued at $8.95 or more. (limit one bonus item per qualifying order).

Eligible $1 Bonus items:

Creative Basics Mistletoe Collection: (original retail $8.95)
Creative Basics Animal Cookies Collection: (original retail $8.95)
My Originals Bits & Pieces Card kit: (original retail $12.95)
My Originals It's Your Day Card kit: (original retail $12.95)
My Originals Around the Hoildays Card kit : (original retail $14.95)

Take advantage of this great deal today, because everyone loves more bang for your buck.
*offer available July1-31, 2011. while supplies last. Limit 1 promtional item per qualifying order.

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