Saturday, December 31, 2011

Jan. Newsletter

This is a monthly e-newsletter that gives information about Close To My Heart products, sales, and also tips and techniques to make your paper crafting time easier and to try new things.
Close To My Heart

Happy New Year!

I had a great year in 2011 and enjoyed gettign to share Close To My Heart with you. I am looking forward not just to continue being able to share these great products with you but getting to see the wonderful projects to make with them.This picture though slightly blurry is from the recent birthday celebration at my house. Due to Dec. being overly hectiv for my family there was not enough time to plan a bigger event, but for turning three Ethan was very pleased to be at home with his close friends and family.

Rock The Block


Check out my Blog to see what I did with this great kit, and follow the links in my entry to see other great ideas that people have used this kit for. The image above is a sneak peek of what i have been doing with this great set!

Here is the Stamp set that comes with the Rock The Block!

January Stamp of the month

We've made it easier for you to get the Exclusive Stamp Of The Month (SOTM). Simply spend $50 or more to purchase the D-Size Stamp at a reduced discount of just $5! That's a huge savings!

Or you can always buy the stamp at full price of $17.95. Remember the SOTMs are only available during the featured month and then go into retirement.

This stamp can be used to create calendars, reminders, accents and titles. It really is a great addition to any collection.

Product Spotlight

This month I will be focusing on making projects with the Sonoma Paper pack. This will be the paper that My paper club will be working with.

This is one of the layouts that will be made during the paper club. This paper is great for more than just weddings.. It can be used for little girls, floral pictures, heritage photos, and it can even be used for picture of boys.Keep an eye out for the layouts I am doing with this paper.

Level 2 paper pack
This comes with
6- 12"x12" B&T Duos ( 2 of each double sided designs)
6-12"x12" Cardstock Sheets: 2 bamboo, 2 smokey plum, 1 cocoa, 1 olive

Antiqued copper designer brads
12 embossed brads, 4 each of 3 different designs.
1/2" (size of brad)
Heirloom Assortment
This comes with:
6 adhesive-backed resin flowers
6 dangle jewels with brads
Dark Chocolate stripped grosgrain bulk ribbon
You get 5 yards that are 1 1/4" wide.

Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
This includes 2 sheets of Stickease that coordinate with the sonoma paper. To make scrapbooking even easier there is a layout example using the stickease on the back of each sheet. With some 3D foam tape you can make these Stickease add demension to your layout.

Studio J- Get free layouts in January!

January is free layout month for Studio J® members! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. And so on! If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join! Go HERE to sign up now.
Here are a couple of reasons to get a Studio J membership
• Exclusive patterns
• 50% off layouts
• Free JPG files
• Free monthly shipment
• Members-only promotions like this one!

This is a layout I recently did of Aiden. I used the button stiches in the embelishment section on the star stickease to give them a sew on look.

Technique of the Month:Liquid Applique

During the card swap this month we focused on using Liquid Applique. For my card I turned liquid applique in to marshmellow fluff. To see how to do this yourself, just go to My blog, and read on how to make Paper S'mores.

Tip of the month

When going to use your liquid glass if you find the tip of it clogged up do Not use the following tools on the tip of the bottle: peircing tool and sicors. This is because the peircing tool will strech and rip the tip of the bottle making it so the liquid glass comes out too thick. Cutting it will also result in having your liquid glass come out is thick big globs. By using a thin needle you can maintain having the small tip on the liquid glass for better control over how much comes out at a time.

Cricut Corner
The craftoom is a freen download you and get to use with your cartridges on your computer. A great thing about this is it allows you a bigger screen to work with your images.
Cricut Tip: Some of the word images in cartridges such as Toy Story are not seen with the imagine even after updates. (unless this was very recently fixed.) This isn't an issue with the craft room! You can use the craftroom with your imagine to bipass this issue. It can also be gone around with a gypsy.

While Supplies Last

With the new Idea book around the corner keep an eye out on my while supplies last section of my website. Currently you can find the following items and many more at very low prices!
Creative Basics wings collection, X5812    Normally $7.95, now $3.00 thats 62% off
Sweetheart Level 2 paper pack, x7134b   Normally $12.95, now $3.00 thats 77%off

Sweetheart Stickease assortment, X7134C, normally $4.95, now $2.00 60%off


Irresistibles Miracle Chipboard Die-cuts Z1354     normally $3.95, currently $1.00 thats 75% off


All events are Linked to my google calander where you can RSVP and see more information about the event.

Mochas for mommas
Date: Fri. Jan. 13th
Time: 9:30a.m.- 11:30a.m.
Location: Acid Free Studio
Price: FREE
RSVP: Jan. 10th

Open Crop
Date: Sun. Jan. 22nd
Time: 1p.m.-5p.m.
Location: Acid Free Studio
Price: FREE

Date: Thurs. Jan. 19th
Time: 9:00a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location:Acid Free Studio
Price: $10
RSVP:Jan. 12th

Unveiling of the new Idea book
Date: Sat. Jan. 28th
Time: 3p.m.-5p.m.
Location:Acid Free Studio
Price: N/A
RSVP: Jan. 24th

Paper Club- Sonoma
Date: Tues. Jan. 31st
Time: 6:30p.m- 9:30 p.m.
Location: Acid Free Studio
Price: $17 or $35
RSVP: Jan. 20th
*due to economic times hitting many people I offer a $15 if you pre-pay, or $17 on the day of the event.*

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