Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Irresistibles!

Create irresistible projects with the Irresistibles™ Frames! The embossed pattern resists ink so that you can use the frames with the My Creations® Cubby to create a countdown, or use it as an embellishment on a card or layout.



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ribbons and trims!

Learn how to create elegant embellishments for your papercrafting projects using ribbons and trims. From sophisticated shimmer trim to trendy chevron ribbon, there is a trim for every card, layout, or 3-D item!



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Friday, July 26, 2013

Better blending


Learn how to make your stamped images stand out by using the alcohol blending marker and Exclusive Inks® marker sets for better blending! Watch the video to discover all of the tips and tricks.



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hook and Loop

Need a temporary closure for your papercrafted projects? Hook & Loop dots are perfect for enclosing memorabilia, sealing a purse, securing a box, and more!



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information!

Take time to create,

Alex

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pajama Party!

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 on my website and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!
The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.
We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. To make the project, you will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:
·         Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
·         1301 Bamboo Cardstock
·         1388 Colonial White Cardstock
·         X5668 Honey Cardstock
·         X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
·         X5930 Slate Cardstock
·         X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
·         X5666 Twilight Cardstock
·         Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
·         Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
·         Z1853 Aqua Dots*
·         Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
·         Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
·         Z1294 Sanding Kit
*These products will be available to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.
I hope you can join the party and have lots of fun! Remember to visit my website after August 1st for browse the pages of our new Idea Book and Catalog and purchase the new Artbooking Cricut Collection!
Take time to create,
Alex

Monday, July 22, 2013

A different spin!

Learn how to incorporate the sturdy chipboard spinner into your layouts for a unique, interactive element. You can stamp the spinner, cover it with your favorite papers, or just attach it as is to your layout for a different spin!



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Memory Keeping Matters!

In uncertain economic times with so many companies filing for bankruptcy, a secure company offering great products can be hard to find. Close To My Heart offers that stability to its Consultants, who also enjoy being able to do what they love: create and preserve memories! CTMH is doing very well and as a strong, debt-free company will be around for a long time. I am so proud to be part of this amazing company and I know there is a place for you!

Watch the video to learn why now—more than ever—is a great time to celebrate creativity, preserve memories, and share the Close To My Heart opportunity! You are welcome here!


For more information, visit my website here. Ready to become a consultant?, click here.
 
Take time to create,
Alex

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stamp Scrubber

Discover how the My Acrylix® stamp scrubber can keep your stamps in tip-top shape! By following these simple tips for using and caring for the stamp scrubber, your stamps will be clean in no time!



Don't forget the July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Packed with punch

Learn how to use circle punches to pack some punch into your projects. Stamp with coordinating images, use as embellishments, and layer to create 3-D projects! Enjoy the show!



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Marker Magic!

Coloring has never been so fun! Watch the video to learn how to magically create smooth, even coverage on your colored images with easy-to-blend alcohol-based markers. Have fun being a kid again!



Don't forget our July specials! Click here for more information.

Take time to create,

Alex

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rediscover Close to my heart!


Are you ready to Rediscover Close to my heart? Visit my blog every month and click on the blog badge posted on the side. There you will find free downloads and information about Close to my heart like the Idea Book, hosting a Gathering and becoming a consultant!

Click here or on the badge on the side for this month's free "happy" download! But hurry, this free download is only available until July 31!

Take time to create,

Alex

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Specials!

I wanted to share with you all the HOT sales during the month of July! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I attended Convention at the end of June in Disney World Florida and I'm still out of town! I brought my family with me and turned it into an awesome family vacation! I will post more details soon!

We have wonderful specials this month. Starting with our darling Stamp of the Month, to our Patriotic Campaign (which is really special for me) to savings of 50% on our WOTG Canvas Art Kit! Here are the details:

*July Stamp of the Month: Sweet Life over 70% off!

Sweet Life SET OF 9 Available July 1-31, 2013 only
Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more either on my website or at any of my workshops, classes, crops or gatherings. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork! You’ll find helpful assembly tips on my website under Promotions or by clicking here.

 
Ruby Cardstock ($14.50, X5927, p. 9)
Slate Cardstock ($14.50, X5930, p. 9)
Basics Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set ($19.95, Z2503, p. 9)
My Creations™ Clear Pillow Boxes ($2.95, Z1840, p. 126)
Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape ($4.95, Z1817, p. 122)

Recommended Blocks: 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 3" x 3" (Y1006)

*Let’s get Patriotic! Available until July 31, 2013
I am very proud to be part of this amazing company with such a big heart. Not only does Close to my heart support the Operation Smile charity, but every time there is a major catastrophe, Close to my heart is there to help. Just this past month we donated 100% profits from the “A Thank You” stamp sales. This new campaign is very special to me since my husband is Active Duty Air Force for 18 ½ years and has served in Iraq. Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only until July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage B1437 stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave D1576 stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States, or $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free D1575 stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by providing post-secondary education in Canada. Show your support today—stamp style!
 
*Work the Workshop!
Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1– July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.
 
I hope you take advantage of these amazing offers! Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book 2013! The new products are must haves! Did I mention there's a new Cricut Cartridge? :)
Take time to create,
Alex