Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Embossing is Boss!

One of the great new products that came out in the new Idea book is embossing folders. So dust off your embossing machine and get crafty!

The Learn More Details:

During the month of February, you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order.

This promotion is a great excuse to stock up on card stock since you can never have enough! You can go to my website through out the month of February to take advantage of this promotion.

Stamp of the month

February is here and love is in the air! At least it is for some. For others you may just be feeling the joy of tax season starting and waiting "patiently" for the $$ to come in. Reguardless Febuary is a great month because not only is it short but it says spring is around the corner!

This month the stamp of the month is a Loved themed stamp. I must say I just love the foxes, and I find that even if I didn't have this stamp in time for Valentine's day it would be great to use next year, as well with just general purposes through out the year.

Example: reminder cards of reminding a person how much you love them, and anniversary cards.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Here is some artwork done by Close to My Heart with this stamp set.

If you love this stamp set, order it today or by the end of February when placing an order of $50 or more on My Website.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Using up your stash blog hop- making room for new paper

“If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Shirley’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Joy’s Blog. I have also complied the blog hop list below for anyone that gets lost. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing some Dream pop paper. This was a popular paper that was put out for a campaign from Close to my Heart last spring. I loved the paper so much that I had gotten 2 packs. While I used one pack up I still have quite a bit left of the second pack. 

Now while I will be quick to admit that I have a bad habit of hoarding my paper, I also will admit that I find it hard to justify spending money buying more paper when I already have so much. More so the patterned papers or as CTMH calls them the B&T paper. Cardstock is always a must! 

With valentine's around the corner I made a layout for valentine's day. You will noticed I only put 3 photo wells. I did this since 1. I don't typically take very many pictures for this holiday, and 2. it gives me an excuse to use up more paper on a second layout if I actually end up with more than 3 pictures. 

 This is the entire two page spread.
 This is the first page. Part of this page is taking some of the base elemental designs from an example layout that was done by Close to My Heart with this paper. I did use the artbooking cartridge for my journaling spot, and adhered it to the page with washi tape.
While I also used the artbooking cartridge for the photo wells on this page. I cut out the candy hearts with the Cricut Craft room's free cuts from last week. If you look quick it may still be available! I however could not pass up the cutness of the candy hearts. Which this paper did a great job to be the color of candy. I also was able to use one of my last irristiable journaling chip board pieces from a package on this since it was shaped as a heart. 

Supply List: (all item codes have been linked to my website for easy of price checking and purchasing.)
Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking - Z1906
Dreampop paper- retired
Silver shimmer trim- Z1799
Slate polka dot washi tape- Z1817
sparkle chevron shapes- Z1909
Slate satin polka dot ribbon- Z1802

 I apologize for the poor picture quality, I recently had my craft room moved on me and everything is a bit displaced. I plan on putting up some stuff in the next day or so on here about that with other stuff I have been working on, so be sure to come visit again soon! 

Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.”

Hoppers participating this month. (click on their name to check out their blog, or to get back on track if you got lost.)
Tabbi -You are here