Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Artbooking on Big Picture Classes!

Did you just watch the Pajama Party on the Big Picture Classes site?  

Are you dying to get your hands on the new CTMH Artbooking Cricut Bundle?   I have plenty in stock and will ship them "Priority Mail - USPS" for FREE...starting tomorrow (8/1).  Just $99 (I'll pay your tax & shipping).
Accepting payment via

Questions???  Please feel free to email me at that email or

You are welcome to order the cartridge directly from my website (, but unfortunately I can't honor the no tax/shipping discount. honor of the Artbooking release...I am offering a 20% special on both the Art Philosophy and Artiste bundles.  

Just $80 each....
Includes - 1 'ArtPhilosophy' cricut cartridge
3 - 9x12" sheets of chipboard shapes
3 - My Acrylix D-size stamp sets

Monday, July 29, 2013

Pajama Party featuring the new ARTBOOKING Cricut cartridge!

Join CTMH for the new ARTBOOKING Pajama Party!

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!
The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.

We hope that you will enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection.
  • Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
  • 1301 Bamboo Cardstock
  • 1388 Colonial White Cardstock
  • X5668 Honey Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  • X5930 Slate Cardstock
  • X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  • X5666 Twilight Cardstock
  • Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z1853 Aqua Dots*
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1294 Sanding Kit
*These products will be available for customers to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A CTMH 'Solution' for Creative Memories Albums

Just wanted to share a quick video some of my Australian CTMH (formerly Creative Memories) sisters shared on how to alter Close To My Heart (CTMH) page protectors to fit Creative Memories albums and pages.

You can buy them HERE, on my website 24/7....packs of 10 for just $5.95!

You Are Welcome!

Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart and a leader in the stamping and scrapbooking industry for nearly 30 years, invites you to join in a creative and rewarding business opportunity. Close To My Heart's steady business tactics and love for creativity make this opportunity one of a lifetime! Watch the video to learn why now—more than ever—is a great time to celebrate creativity, preserve memories, and join the Close To My Heart family! You are welcome here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Background Stamps

Discover tips and tricks for using background stamp sets to create continuous images, personalized patterned papers, and nested designs.

Get Organized...

The large organizer makes it so easy to organize your crafting supplies! Store up to 40 stamp sets, all the supplies you need for a crop, and more in this sturdy and stackable container.

Life gets in the way...

For those of you that were supposed to attend the July 'Mix-N-Match' crop & workshop this past already know that I had to cancel at the last minute.
My husband and I have had a rough 4 month...between the two of us, we've lost our three remaining Grandparents.  My Grandmother (Blanche) passed away March 20th at 98 years old, Ryan's Grandfather (Mike) on April 4th ...and then his Grandmother (Mick) this past Wed (July 10th).  It's been a whole new level of 'crazy' at our house this past week....a whirl wind road trip to Iowa for the funeral service and now back for a few days before we leave for our Maine vacation.

I guess I work well under pressure...because in the midst of it all, i whipped together this display tray for Ryan's Mom (in memory of Mick).  I didn't have time to come up with my own creation, so I 'scraplifted' the decorated tray on pg 28 of the CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book.

So, I am so sorry about canceling the crop on such short notice....
We are on track to have a FABULOUS weekend crop in August (23-25th)...join us then, and I promise to make it up to you!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July Crop and 'Mix-N-Match' Workshop

Just one week away....

Join me for my July All-Day Crop  (9am- midnight) - just $25! 
(Saturday, July 13, 2013)


"Mix-N-Match" Workshop - 5 cards + 1-Double Page (12x12") layout...just $15!

Location: Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East (Blairwood Rd)
For more information about the crop...check out the 'Croppin' Info' tab at the top of the page.....

Card - Buzz & Brumble Paper

RSVP's are a me at

Canvas Workshop!

Join me for a special workshop, Friday, August 23rd (6:30)pm.  We'll be making this SUPER cute canvas frame...for just $20!

Make it a Girls Night Out...bring a friend or two, grab dinner and/or drinks at The Bistro, before, after or during this quick workshop (Just 1-1.5 hrs to complete).

Choose from either the red banner or the green banner canvas....check out my examples, below

Location: Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East (Blairwood Rd)
*Photo printing and sizing available - FREE!  Project requires a 5x7" & a 2.5x2.5" photo.
RSVP's (by 8/16/13) are a me at 

Monday, July 1, 2013

MINI BOOK...made with the NEW CTMH Cricut Artbooking!

I made this mini-book, at the CTMH Convention last week, using the
NEW Cricut 'Artbooking' cartridge!
The mini book pages, the frames and all of the embellishments (minus the chipboard & bling) were cut using the Artbooking cartridge.

The B&T (patterned) paper and chipboard elements are from the new 'Laughing Lola' line that will be available Aug 1, 2013.
Available August 1, 2013
CTMH's newest Cricut cartridge - ARTBOOKING!

700 MORE images....accents, borders, titles, overlays and photo mats accompany each of 15 layout themes and 10 mini book themes so that you have all the pieces you need to create beautiful artwork. With just one key you can create a complete themed layout or mini book.  Or, select images from both coordinating keys for even more options.  Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more!

Sold in the same bundle format as Art Philosophy & Artiste...3 D-size stamp sets and 3 dimensional elements (chipboard) sheets....all for just $99 ($125 retail value).

Be the first to get your hands on this FABULOUS cartridge .... I am accepting pre-orders - for just $99, not only will you get the ARTBOOKING bundle, but I'll also throw in the JUST RELEASED Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book, a July SOTM....AND if you live outside Louisville (KY)....I'll ship your package USPS Priority Mail...for FREE!

Please note: This is an offer to pre-order the cartridge so that you have it in your hot little hands on the release date ..... which is Aug 1, 2013.  It will not be handed and/or mailed to you before that date!

Email me @
If you're local to Louisville, payment upon receipt.  Those outside of Louisville, full payment must be received via PayPal ( before your bundle will be shipped.

Does August 1st seem like a LONG time to wait?

Sign up as a CTMH consultant for just $49 and get your 'Artbooking' cartridge in July!!!  Click here to join my team...


July Special...

Work the Workshop in July....with 1/2 off the Canvas Art Kit - JUST $19.95!
Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a 12" × 12" canvas display. This kit comes with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Included in the kit:
1 – My Acrylix® Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Printed Canvas Display
1 – Cashmere Baker's Twine (1 yard)
10 – Clear Sparkles (10mm)
1 – Sparkles Flourish
2 – 12" × 6" Dimensional Elements In Color—Art Shapes
1 – Instructional Brochure

If you'd like to take advantage of this GREAT offer... email me or order from my website 24/7 HERE!