Sunday, July 22, 2012

Goodbye Box

One of Payton's friends is moving (out of the area) at the end of the summer and they just had a little surprise 'going away party' for her.  We decorated one of the My CREATIONS® CARD BOX (Z1647) for her.  Payton put some blank pieces of paper in there and asked all the other girls to write something to Kaitlyn.  It was so sweet!  I think it turned out really well...and it was a big hit.

Flowers were made w/ the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686). The 'bling' is from both the Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360) and the Bling Assortment (Z1466). We also used the Just Blooms Paper Shapes (Z1463) and the 'so very cute' Houndstooth Alphabet Irresistibles (Z1779) that are available beginning August 1st.

Did you know....

So, I learned a little something at the CTMH convention last week....and I am not talking about all the great new products ready to launch come August 1st.  I learned that I can 're-stick' my Cricut cutting mat w/ my Bonding Memories Glue.  What?!?   Yup, you heard me...just spread two thin layers of your Bonding Memories Glue (1512) on your mat, inside the green edges, and you'll extend the life of your cutting mat time and time again!  How sweet is that ?!?!

Bonding Memories® Glue

This all-purpose glue stick with large foam applicator is perfect for safely bonding photographs, artwork, and more. Creates both permanent and temporary bonds. Acid free. (See label for instructions.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

CTMH Convention - Moving Message from our Keynote Speaker

Founder of Big Picture classes, Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and one very sweet lady!!!

I was really impressed w/ her message....she (basically) said to slow down and enjoy our lives.  Stop rushing through and trying to be everything to everyone.  Know your limits and learn how to say "No!".  Enjoy your time WITH your kiddos....take in the moment. Know when to step out from behind your camera and watch ... making a mental memory instead of a digital one. I am not doing her justice...she was incredibly inspirational!!

Stacy created a video for our convention, you can watch it below. Have your tissues handy.

From Stacy’s Blog:

“My message is that time moves so very fast and most of the time we do too. But, we can choose (with practice) to slow down and to savor simple everyday moments. We can pull out our cameras and take pictures and we can live with these pictures and let them work magical things inside of us. Doing so will make us more grateful, more content, more aware and more happy. There is so much that is overwhelming and challenging in life. Efforts to capture and share your memories should be neither.”

Are you behind on scrapbooking? Take Stacy Julian’s Big Picture class, “Finish Line Scrapbooking” for FREE! You’ll create a completed scrapbook with 20 pages in just 4 hours.

Visit and use the promo code CTMH to redeem your free class. Offer expires Dec. 31, 2012.

Join Close To My Heart - just $49!

If you've ever thought about joining the Close To My Heart team, whether it's to save 22% on the products you love, or to start a business of your own....August 2012 is the month to take the leap!!!  New consultants can join CTMH for just $49 starting Aug 1st (Click HERE)!AND they will receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! This offer has limited availability, so I encourage those of you thinking about joining to act quickly to ensure that you snatch this darling tote bag.  This awesome coated-canvas tote can be slung over the shoulder, across the chest, or worn as a backpack.  This offer is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last). Yes, this is the same cute bag that we, Consultants, received at Convention 2012 in Dallas just a few days ago. 

CTMH - New Cricut 'Artiste' Collection (starting Aug 1st, 2012)

Amazing!!!...Another 700 Images...well, actually 698 (the circle & the square are repeats from Art Philosophy).  This cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards and more!

From robots and spooks, to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake liners, invitations and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together.

How to videos on my website:

Three exclusive stamp sets & three sheets of Dimensional Elements.  Two very exciting improvements...the stamp set carrier sheet not only has the size to cut the image, but now ALSO has the pg. # of where to find the image in the cartridge's booklet.  AND..'Artiste' has an additional booklet that shows you how to assembly most of your 3-D items!!!

Just $99! ($125 Retail Value).