Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last day...

We're fast approaching the finish line on a lot of great Close To My Heart products and my July specials!  Below is the list of what's left, but things will run out throughout the day, so if there's something you want, you better put the pedal to the metal!

Today is the last day to take advantage my FREE M-Stamp offer whenever you make a $50 purchase on my website.  Remember, too, that a $50 purchase makes you eligible to pick up the Circus Alphabet Stamp of the Month for only $5 and the new 2014/2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book for FREE!  

Speaking of the new Idea Book, it goes live tomorrow!!!  If you haven't seen the book yet (my club ladies received theirs last of the perks), you will be able to see it online starting tomorrow.  If you want a hard copy, you can purchase one for $10, which includes shipping.  Starting August 1st, the minimum purchase requirement for a free idea book will be $50, but if you remember, today is also the last day to take advantage of a special offer to get the Idea Book for free with just a $30 minimum order.  If you want one, just CONTACT ME and do it time for a pit stop. ;) 

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring List
Item #DescriptionSold Out
Z134512 x 12 Post Bound Album- BlackX
Z134312 x 12 Post Bound Album- CranberryX
Z134412 x 12 Post Bound Album- HollyhockX
Z1801Alcohol Blending Marker
Z3002Ariana Assortment
X7179CAriana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7179BAriana Paper PacketX
Z1869Babycakes Assortment
X7173CBabycakes Complements Canvas ShapesX
X7173BBabycakes Paper PacketX
Z1702Baker's Twine Paradise AssortmentX
Z3003Balloon Ride Assortment
X7180CBalloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180BBalloon Ride Paper PacketX
Z1892Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1875Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1878Base & Bling Headband
Z1874Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1894Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1893Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1877Base & Bling Rings
Z1891Base & Bling Teal Jewels
X5640Blush Cardstock-12x12X
Z2206Blush ReinkerX
Z2106Blush Stamp Pad X
Z1760Burlap Ribbon
1271Buttercup Cardstock-12x12X
Z2210Buttercup ReinkerX
Z2110Buttercup Stamp Pad X
Z1789Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1930Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1311Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z1863Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1844Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1039Create A Shade Pearl Paint
X5754Crème Brulee Cardstock-12x12X
Z2267Crème Brulee ReinkerX
Z2167Crème Brulee Stamp Pad X
Z1911Designed Décor Frame KitX
Z338Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1820For Always Textiles 
Z1751Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1826Hollyhock Zipper Lace
B1447Hostess Stamp: A Mother's Love
A1158Hostess Stamp: Doodle Signs
B1451Hostess Stamp: Enjoy the Little Things
B1448Hostess Stamp: My Hero
B1446Hostess Stamp: Some Bunny
A1160Hostess Stamp: This Is Good
D1583Hostess Stamp: Unicorn Dreams
Z1843Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1858Irresistibles™ HexagonsX
Z3001Ivy Lane Assortment
X7178CIvy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7178BIvy Lane Paper PacketX
Z3004Jubilee Assortment
X7181CJubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181BJubilee Paper PacketX
Z1971Jubilee Textiles
Z1867Jute Ribbon
Z1825Keyboard Kraft AlphabetX
Z1850Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1917Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1854Laughing Lola Assortment
X7170CLaughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7170BLaughing Lola Paper Packet
Z3006Lollydoodle Assortment
X7183CLollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
X7183BLollydoodle Paper PacketX
Z2427Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2430Marker Set: Black
Z2408Marker Set: Blush
Z2405Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2417Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2419Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2406Marker Set: Creme BruleeX
Z2401Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2426Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2410Marker Set: GypsyX
Z2418Marker Set: HollyhockX
Z2415Marker Set: HoneyX
Z2422Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2403Marker Set: Juniper
Z2412Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2424Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425Marker Set: Olive
Z2421Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2411Marker Set: PacificaX
Z2414Marker Set: Pear
Z2423Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2429Marker Set: Ruby
Z2402Marker Set: Sky
Z2431Marker Set: Slate
Z2420Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2409Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2407Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2416Marker Set: Sunset
Z2404Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2413Marker Set: Topiary
Z2400Marker Set: Twilight
Z2432Marker Set: Whisper
Z4133Marker Tower
Z1961Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1837Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1195My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6 X
Z1797My Creations® Bracket Frame X
Z1647My Creations® Card Box
Z1870My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album X
Z1868My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1808Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1114Piercing Tool Kit
Z1879ProPlayer Assortment
X7172CProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment X
X7172BProPlayer Paper PacketX
Z1846Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1873Sarita Assortment
X7171CSarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7171BSarita Paper Packet
Z1885Sarita Textiles
X5761Sky Cardstock-12x12                                                                                 
Z2294Sky Reinker                                                                                   
Z2194Sky Stamp Pad                                                                            X
Z3000Skylark Assortment
X7177CSkylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7177BSkylark Paper Packet
Z1970Skylark Textiles
Z1817Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
A1144Stamp: Birthday Cheer
D1557Stamp: Candyland
C1563Stamp: Cityscape
C1555Stamp: Count Your Blessings
A1145Stamp: Flowering Thanks
D1483Stamp: Glory To God
B1411Stamp: Greek Alphabet
D1514Stamp: Just a Number
D1564Stamp: Maximum Power
C1510Stamp: Merry & Bright
C1572Stamp: On Holiday (Australia Only)
B1426Stamp: Pick a Posy
A1130Stamp: Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
C1473Stamp: Remarkable Wreath
B1407Stamp: School Is Here
B1425Stamp: Stitched with Love
D1551Stamp: Swirls Around
A1143Stamp: Teddy Bear Birthday
C1524Stamp: Words of Comfort
Z3005Timberline AssortmentX
X7182CTimberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7182BTimberline Paper PacketX
Z1835Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
1514Tombow Adhesive
1515Tombow Adhesive Refill
X5666Twilight Cardstock-12x12X
Z2260Twilight ReinkerX
Z2160Twilight Stamp Pad X
X5936Whimsy Cardstock Combo
Z2500Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z1348Work-in-Progress 12x12 Album- ChocolateX
G1074Workshops on the Go® Ariana KitX
G1075Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride KitX
G1079Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1073Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane KitX
G1076Workshops on the Go® Jubilee KitX
G1080Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking KitX
G1078Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle KitX
G1072Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1077Workshops on the Go® Timberline KitX

Until next time....

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cricut Project of the Week & FREE CCR Cutting File

As I shared with you last week, the newest addition to the Close To My Heart Cricut family won't be available until sometime in August.  Once I get that sucker in my hand, I'll get some projects completed and then share them, but for now I'm going to share with you a project that I created for the attendees that stayed the entire weekend at my Scrapper's Rx Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat that took place this past June. (By the way, there's another one in September from the 18th through the 21st. It only takes a $75 deposit to hold your spot. See link at top of page.)

There are multiple cuts for this project, but they all are created using just one cartridge...Artbooking.  I have included a cutting file below for the shapes that I cut using the cartridge. None of my square cuts, though, were cut with the Cricut.  I've also included the page #, size and cardstock for each shape below each corresponding photo, along with special notes. Also, keep in mind that some of the items are retiring soon and are indictated in red type within the supply list below. 

Cut two of the overlays. The one that goes on the cover has had two horizontal rows cut off.  The other will go on the back page.
I just used scrap pieces of Sweet Leaf cardstock to back the triangular banner pennants, but you could cut an additional banner in Sweet Leaf, if you desired.
I wanted a thin frame of cardstock around the photo that had pointed corners rather than rounded, so I decided to use on this frame and trimmed off the chevron band that goes across.  Of course, depending on your photos, this frame would be a perfect complement to the album just as it is.
In order to keep the band part of the border closer to the width of the teal shimmer trim, I cut it at 3/4" Real Dial Size.  However, this causes it not to go all the way across the page, so I cut it in half and covered the gap with the photo mat.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Would you like a copy of my Cricut Cutting File, so you can use them in your mini album?  If so, you can download it here for FREE.
Note: You must own the Artbooking cartridge in order to cut this file.  If you don't have it and would like to purchase it, you can find it on my website, or contact me to find out how to get it for 1/2 off.  Also, I'm providing this cutting file for your personal use. Please be respectful and give credit when appropriate. Muchas gracias!

Don't forget about the special promotions that I have going on this month....

Until next time...

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