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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Skylark Card Video

Yay! I finally got the video to upload and play for the Skylark card. You can view it below. The cutting dimensions and supply list are at the end of the video, or you can get the actual card template and supply links HERE.

Skylark Card Video:

Thanks for watching!

I'll see you in the craft room,

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Last Day for FREE Cricut...

Cards made with the Cricut "Art Philosophy" Cartridge

Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to get your FREE Cricut Cartridge Bundle! Check out THIS post for all of the details.

I'll see you in the craft room,

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Skylark Card in the "Pretty Simple" Pattern

Yesterday, I made this cute card using the CTMH "Skylark" paper packet and a simple card-making pattern called "Pretty Simple" from the Originals: Card Confidence Program.

Today, I made a short video showing how to make this card. I wanted to post the card and the video together, but I am having such issues uploading the video, that I went ahead and spoiled the fun with this post anyway ;o) I will try to upload the video tomorrow.

In the meantime, take a look at the artwork, and at the products that I used from the list below. The pattern for this card was taken from one of CTMH's awesome How-To books, which show specific templates and recipes for each card pattern.

This book features the pictures, templates, and step-by-step instructions to make 99 different types of cards! The "Pretty Simple" design is one of the approved designs that I can show you a template for, without breaking any copyright laws. After all, if I went to jail, I couldn't scrapbook! Here is the template for the card above:

Click here for a larger view

Thanks for looking and make sure to come back tomorrow. I hope to have a video for you... fingers crossed!

I'll see you in the craft room,

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Close To My Heart: May Promotional Teaser

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month? (Yes, that's a real thing!). Close To My Heart has a great promotion in May for this fun celebration. The picture above is just a teaser. If you look at the picture, you will see some great, unique products. If you read the description on top, you will find out that something fun in coming, and it only costs $5.00!

I will reveal more in just a few days, as well as the new May Stamp of the Month. Be sure to come back for more info!

I'll see you in the craft room,

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Only 8 Days Left for FREE Cricut!

FREE Cricut Cartridge Collection!

There is only about a week left to take advantage of the FREE Cricut Collection through Close To My Heart (CTMH). When you sign up as a CTMH consultant from April 1 - 30, you will not only receive over $300 worth of products (see them HEREfor a low $99 sign up fee, BUT you will also receive a FREE Cricut Collection of your choice! Choose from one of the 3 bundles in the picture above.

The retail value is $99 each for these collections, which is exactly what one will have to pay after April 30th.

To find out more about this amazing offer, please click HERE.

Don't wait until the last minute, join my team today!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope that you have a wonderful day! And remember, chocolate calories don't count at Easter :o)

Thanks for looking,


Friday, April 18, 2014

Party Time!

It's Friday! It's Easter weekend! And, It's my husband's birthday weekend! There's going to be a lot of fun crammed into this weekend. When anyone asks me what time it is this weekend, I'm going to say that it's...

I added a couple of new paper dolls to my Etsy Shop to commemorate this fun weekend and how we feel. Whatever you are doing this weekend, have fun and stay crafty!

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder: Giveaway #1 Revised

Just a reminder that Giveaway #1, for the Easter Prize Pack is still open! So far, there have been zero entries. Yep, you read that right... zero. Sooo, I have added a Rafflecopter widget with a TON of ways that you can enter this giveaway! I believe there are 22 points that you can earn (even more if you enter over multiple days), rather than just the ONE option that I initially gave. To enter for your chance to win (and let's face it, the odds are looking REALLY good for you!), just visit my initial post HERE.

This giveaway is now open internationally! Only orders from my CTMH website are restricted to US entrants.

Thanks for looking, and good luck!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Skylark Papers: Framed Art

I absolutely LOVE the Skylark Papers from Close To My Heart! They are my favorite paper pack in the newest catalog/idea book. Since I have a slightly bare wall on one side of my new scrapbook room, I decided to make some framed art with these beautiful papers. I haven't yet hung them on the wall, but wanted to get a few pictures in first, so you could see them all bunched together, and how the artwork extends from some picture frames to the next.
Here is a closer look at each picture:

Top left picture.

Top middle picture.

Top right picture.

Bottom left picture.

 Bottom middle picture.

Bottom right picture.

If you take a closer look at all of the pictures bunched together, you will notice a cohesive border around the entire lot of pictures, tying them all together as one big picture.
Here, you can see a closer look at how some of the page elements "extend" into their neighboring pictures:

I did not do any stamping on this particular project, just to show how easy it is for anyone to put something like this together, whether you stamp, or not. I did use ink to distress the edges of every green piece of cardstock in each picture:

I used a lot of chipboard pieces for this project. Most of them were from the Skylark Complements package. Since the artwork was already done for me, it was super simple to just press them out, apply adhesive, and adhere them. However, I did use the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to print out the pennant frames that you see in three of the pictures. Two of of the frames, I used as flat cardstock. One of the pennant frames was glued to the exact same size/shape piece of chipboard that comes in the Artbooking Cricut Collection:

Well, there you have it! This project was completed in one afternoon. Yes, there was a lot of work involved, but it was very easy to put together with such great products that coordinate perfectly together!
If you like this project, please be sure to Pin it!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Your Craft Space: Beautiful White Desk

A Gorgeous, Clean Look

While surfing the web today for craft organization ideas, I came across this beautifully organized, white scrapbook room. I love the clean, white look and the plentiful cubbies to house supplies and display artwork.

You may have noticed that the closet doors have been removed and a built-in desk and shelving have been added for more counter and storage space. If you would like to see additional pictures, please visit the site HERE.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

How to Make Pennant Frames With the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Watch the video above to see just how easy it is to make beautiful pennant frames with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge. Do you know that you can get this cartridge for FREE this month, including coordinating stamp sets and more? Just click on the "Join My Team" tab in the menu above for more details.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Stamp of the Month

April 2014: Balloon Talk

Available April 1st - April 30th, 2014


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.

For more information, or to purchase, please click HERE.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Giveaway #1

Welcome to the very first giveaway on this blog! Since it is Spring and Easter is coming up, I have a nice seasonal giveaway for you. Read on to learn how you can enter to win this Easter bundle of supplies.

This prize bundle includes:

1 - Close To My Heart Easter-themed "My Acrylix" Stamp Set called, "Sensational Season."

24 - 6" x 6" Sheets of Close To My Heart pastel colored cardstock (4 yellow, 4 blue, 4 green, 4 white, 4 pink, and 4 purple).

And, 1 package of pastel colored Round Sequins from Doodlebug Designs.
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is visit my Close To My Heart (CTMH) website and place an order of ANY amount. I have an online gathering/party already set up on my home page for this giveaway. It is called, "Sue's Welcome Party" to welcome new customers to my website (although all customers are welcome!).

After you have read this post, click on the link above to open a new window and be taken to my business website. On the main page, see where it invites you to join one of my gatherings and says "Sue's Welcome Party?" (Check out the blue arrow below.)

From here you will click on the "Join" button. No, you aren't crazy if you don't see that in the example above. In the picture, the gray button says, "Leave," because I have already joined the party. For you, it will be a brown button and it will say, "Join."

Simply click on the button and have fun shopping! Place an order of ANY size and automatically be entered to win the Easter prize bundle above.

The fine print...

Unfortunately, this contest is only open to residents of the US, as my Close To My Heart site only accepts US orders (Canadian orders have to go through Canadian consultants, etc.).

This giveaway is only available through me, and not other consultants or Close To My Heart.

The contest closes on April 30th, at the end of day. All orders must be marked as placed between April 2nd and April 30th, 2014 on the CTMH site.

Please note that you will need acrylic blocks to use these stamps. Blocks are not included in this prize bundle. You may use your own, or purchase them from me.

You may order ANY amount at all; ALL orders, regardless of size are eligible. You may enter as may times as you wish. However, you will be charged separate shipping on each individual order that you place.

The winner will be announced on this website on May 1st, 2014, and will contacted by email on that day, by me. I will pay all shipping and handling charges to get your prize bundle to you, and will have it in the mail within 3 business days of winning.

Enter HERE!

Good luck to all!


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FREE Cricut Cartridge!

Start Your Own Business and Receive a FREE Cricut Collection!

Just a quick post to let you know that from April 1st - 30th, 2014, when you join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant, you will receive a FREE Cricut Collection of your choice, from our EXCLUSIVE line! That's a $99 value! For more information, please click on the "Join My Team!" tab above... this will give you the low down on this incredible incentive.

Thanks for looking!


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