Sunday, December 15, 2013

Vintage Lace Tree Kit

Would you like to create your very own Vintage Lace Tree?  Well, you're in luck!  I am offering this beautiful project as a kit.  You will receive all of the pieces necessary to make your very own tree, delivered right to your very own mailbox.  You will also receive your step by step instructions, including detailed photos, delivered to your email account soon after purchase.  Your tree will be approximately 8" tall upon completion.  Yours for only $9.95 plus shipping in the US only.


Or are you a consultant wanting to create this project with your own customers?  If so, this consultant kit is for you.  You will receive, via email, both the Cricut Craft Room file as well as a reproducible PDF of my step by step instructions featuring detailed photos.  I will also mail you the top 2 lace overlays along with the top corresponding branch, in order to comply with CTMH rules requiring a physical product purchase along with instruction purchase.  You will be able to create as many kits as you need with my consultant kit.  I will email your files as quickly as I can, and almost always within a few hours of purchase.  You will be able to create you project immediately upon the arrival of your digital files.  Please note that Cricut Craft Room along with ownership of Art Philosophy and Artiste are required for use of this consultant kit.  Yours for only $10.95 - US Consultants only.

Frosted Snowy Card

Wow, have we had some snow here this weekend!  Early last week we were dealing with an icy storm, but we managed to squeeze in a morning viewing of Disney's newest movie "Frozen".  Might I just say that we loved it, and it might just be a new family favorite.  So, as my poor hubby cleared all of the snow from our driveway today, I was in the mood to pull out my CTMH Frosted paper.  I started this card by creating a Kraft cardstock base.  I then cut a piece of that beautifully subtle snowflake paper from our Frosted paper pack and embossed it using a new snowy folder I just picked up at AC Moore.  Next came a strip of the blue Frosted paper.  Then a whole bunch of stamping using the CTMH Classic Doily stamp set as well as the CTMH Snowflakes stamp set.  And all of that stamping was done on shapes cut out on my CTMH Cricut cartridges Art Philosophy and Artiste.  Some foam tape to pop up my images and some bling completes the look.  I hope you like it!
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sparkle and Shine Folded Christmas Tree Kit

Do you enjoy making your own decorations for Christmas?  Inspired by the tree on the front of the CTMH Holiday Gift Guide, but were intimidated by the amount of paper and time required to complete it?  If so, then here is a wonderful solution.  My adorable Sparkle and Shine Christmas Folded Christmas Tree Kit can be assembled oh so quickly! 
All of the paper pieces precut from CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridges will be included for your assembly enjoyment and you will need only CTMH Liquid Glass or a hot glue gun to complete your tree.  Step by step instructions and detailed photos will be emailed to you upon your purchase.  Your completed tree will measure approximately 9" tall.
Yours for only $9.95 plus shipping in US only.

Are you a CTMH Consultant who would like to create this project with your customers?  If so, I have a consultant only kit available as well.  You will receive - via email - my permission to reproduce my detailed step by step instructions with photos as well as a copy of my Cricut Craft Room cutting file, so that you may create your very own kits for your customers right away. Please note that Cricut Craft Room along with ownership of Art Philosophy and Artiste are required for use of this consultant kit.   Best of all, each 9" tree requires only 4 pieces of 12x12 paper, one white, one color, and two B&T Duos!!!  To comply with CTMH rules, I will also mail you the top layer of the tree, which includes 3 branches and one snow overlay.
Yours for only $10.95.  US Consultants only.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts

Sharing this wonderful little video made by CTMH Corporate to give you some more ideas on how you can use your CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  If you don't have it yet, it is a must have for all scrapbookers!  If you would like to treat yourself to the best Christmas scrapbooking gift ever or would like to give the best gift here to order!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Buzz and Bumble Cards by Guest Artist Kathy MacGuire

Last week, I had the privilege to meet one of my CTMH customers in person - Kathy MacGuire.  She was looking to purchase a retired Buzz and Bumble paper pack to make cards for a special gift.  Kathy decided to take the trip to my house to pick up her paper so that she could begin right away on her gift.  We live in a very mountainous ski resort town, but with MapQuest directions printed, Kathy set out.  Unfortunately, the MQ directions were WRONG, and sent Kathy on an hour long tour of my town!  I set out to meet her, and Kathy finally had her paper.  It was such a pleasant surprise when I opened my email the next day and Kathy shared these beautiful cards with me.  I loved her artwork so much, that I asked if I could share them with all of you.  Aren't they pretty?  Thank you Kathy!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Artbooking Leaves Me Spellbound

I am officially Spellbound thanks to my CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  I can't stop waking up at night with a new idea!  Here is my most recent Artbooking inspired layout kit.  Aren't the Artbooking Spider Web frames cute?
 I did have a little help from my old friend, the CTMH Artiste cartridge, because after all, one CTMH cartridge is never enough!  Here is a close up to show off some of the details.
I must admit, the layout was inspired by the extremely talented, Sassy Girl herself...Tonya Sheridan.  I was so lucky to have worked with Tonya at the NJ Scrapbook Expo.  She created the most amazing layouts using CTMH Laughing Lola paper and embellishments.  Would you like your own pre-cut and pre-stamped Artbooking Spellbound kit?  Click here to jump on over to my Etsy Shop, GIRLplusPAPER, to get yours now!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

NJ Scrapbook Expo Create and Take Photos

For those who have purchased my Create and Take Layout Kits at the Somerset, NJ Scrapbook Expo, here are photos of the completed layouts for your reference while assembling.  Feel free to ink up any edges and pop dot any of the elements that you so desire.  Have fun!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CTMH Poster Tidings - Fall Card

Remember that September Stamp of the Month set that I told you about yesterday?  Poster Tidings?  Mine arrived yesterday and I could not wait to create a fall themed card to share with you.  I have seen ONE TOO MANY such cards made with the CTMH Huntington paper pack LOL!!!  I wanted something different.  I started with the Sarita paper pack instead, giving us Outdoor Denim and Goldrush papers you see here.  Then I added a little Laughing Lola for an unexpected pop of purple.  Some Rosewood bling and Bronze Shimmer tape complete the card.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CTMH Artbooking and Typeset Layout Kit

It's that time of year again.  The kiddos are off to school, and although that means that life is more hectic thanks to all of the activities, it also means a little free time to scrapbook.  And to help YOU scrapbook those memories more quickly, I have put together a brand new kit.  You will receive everything that you need to create this trendy layout made with the brand new CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  All of the pieces right down to the little circles will be pre-cut and stamped for your convenience.  You will need only your favorite adhesives and a very little bit of time to throw this layout together.  A full colored photo will be included for reference during assembly.

Here is a close up of the details.  You could easily toss the title aside, and change the entire look of this layout, it would easily adapt into a family layout.  Quantities are limited so order yours today for only $11.95!


CTMH Poster Tidings - September 2013 Stamp of the Month

Introducing Poster Tidings, the September 2013 Stamp of the month from CTMH.  It can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.  Each of the two stamps feature the very trendy "subway art" that we all love.  Want to see the stamps up close, then just click here.  One last thing...feel free to double dip with the National Stamping Month offer below.  Yep, just one qualifying purchase earns you both offers!!!

CTMH Celebrates National Stamping Month

Don't you just love specials...I know I do!  During the month of September, CTMH is celebrating National Stamping Month by offering this exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set.  It features 3 D sized stamp sets for only $10 when you make a qualifying purchase of $50.  What an incredible value with each of the 3 stamp sets having a retail value of $17.95.  You will receive an alphabet set, image set and sentiment set, and all three sets can be viewed here.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Surf's Up Meets Mojo Monday Challenge 308

I love sketches, and the Mojo Monday challenges are so much fun.  They provide a sketch or two each Monday, and you get to use your supplies using their sketch.  Since I already had out my Surf's Up paper, I decided to use up some extra pieces to create this happy little 4.25" x 4.25" card.  It literally came together in a matter of moments!

CTMH Surf's Up Layout - Custom Kit Available

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone.  How better than to end summer with yet another fun layout featuring CTMH Surf's Up?  Although Surf's Up paper is still currently available for purchase, this layout features three different retired stamp sets.  I love the way they all work in harmony to create this beautiful layout.  I can't wait to scrapbook photographs of our family time at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon on this layout.  (Yes, we are a family full of Disney fans here!)  I have added the close up photo so that you may see the detail including the bling.  Do you have summer photos yet to be scrapbooked?  I have a limited number of these layouts available for sale for purchase by US customers.  Virtually everything is prestamped and cut for your easy assembly. (Some slight "fussy" cutting of the waves and sun sign will be required for your creative pleasure!!!)  Bling is included, you will only need adhesive and pop dots if desired.  The kit can be yours for $11.95 by clicking the button below.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tropical Artbooking

I would love to share my very first Artbooking adventure with you.  What is Artbooking you ask?  Well, as explained in a post a few below this one, it is a brand new cartridge available only from your Close To My Heart consultant - me!!! Beyond that, it is a tool that will turn your scrapbook layouts, cards and papercrafting into true works of ART.  You may purchase the Artbooking cartridge today by clicking HERE, and it will be mailed directly from Close To My Heart right to your home.  So as promised, here is my Tropical Artbooking project featuring the beautiful CTMH Surf's Up paper pack.

My inspiration for this project came from the very talented Miss Gingerdots herself, Tina Sutton.  I loved a layout that Tina had created, and I decided that I needed to copy her stamping around the background page, her choices of colors and CTMH paper.  What is not to love about those palm trees that she created?  I set out to create the left hand page on my own with her composition in mind. Here is the layout that I came up with.

And here is the right side layout that I created.

I love this layout!  Thank you, Tina, for the inspiration.

A Chocolate Affair - Want one? Here's how...

How would you like to have "A Chocolate Affair"????? 
What if I promised you that it would be completely guilt free?
No calories and no charge.
This yummy stamp set is Close To My Heart's August Stamp of the Month.
And it can be yours absolutely free with a qualifying purchase of $50!
Just click HERE to find out all of the sweet details.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Work the Workshop for Half Off in July

I love this kit.  Think ahead ladies - this workshop would make a great gift for any occasion including birthdays and holidays.  It includes a 12x12 canvas, flourishes, sparkles, baker's twine, 2 - 12"x6" chipboard embellishments allowing you two different color palettes and themes and a very versatile C sized stamp set.  It can be yours for half off during July, no other purchase necessary.  You can even purchase more than one if you would like.  This offer is while supplies last, so hurry to get your gifts (and maybe even one for yourself while you are at deserve it!) before someone beats ya to it!

Artbooking CTMH Cricut Cartridge - View All Images Here

Meet Artbooking - the amazing new cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I thought I could not love a cartridge more than Artiste or Art Philosophy, but CTMH has gone and done it again!!!  Artbooking delivers 15 two page themed layouts, 10 different mini books, full page overlays, partial page overlays and over 700 images including accents, frames, titles, alphabets and so much more!!!  Three D size stamp sets and three sheets of 9"x12" Dimensional Elements are also yours with this cartridge bundle for only $99.

Artbooking will be available to order on my website as of August 1, 2013.  If you can't possibly wait that long, it is available to CTMH consultants right NOW.  Sign up to become a consultant today for only $49, and not only will you receive over $130 in CTMH products, but you are immediately eligible for a 22% discount on everything CTMH that you purchase, INCLUDING the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Bundle.   Not a salesperson, no are free to join my team just for your own personal discount on all of your CTMH purchases.

Interested in reserving your cartridge?  Please see my special bonus offer found after all of the great Artbooking images below.