Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Paper Trail Blog Hop

Hi- if you have come from Amy's Pineapple Artist blog, you are on the right trail. This month we are using Flirty papers. This new paper pack has some limited edition papers and colors. I did a Studio J layout using the Flirty papers but then changed the color scheme.  That's the cool thing about Studio J!

My daughter is in her high school play and these are some pics of the kids being goofy at practice.

I did do some cards as well with Flirty and the Cricut Artiste cartridge but did not have time today to take pics- will try to get them up asap.

So now you are off to Vicki's Wizard's Hangout - thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop for September

Ok- here is a quickie post. We are off to go camping in about an hour. - if you came from Karen's Inky Fingers blog, you are on the right trail. We are using our new CTMH Moonlight papers this month. The layout ideas came from the new CTMH idea book. I did three cards using Moonlight and one of our new Halloween stamps sets as well as an old set too. I did do a bit of decorating on the insides too and will try to get those pics up when we return from camping.
So now head off to Mary's blog for more wonderful artwork using Moonlight. Thanks for checking out our blog hop.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Paper Trail Blog Hop

This month we are doing an anything goes hop as we introduce our new catalog. If you have arrived from Tracey's Papercrafting Princess blog then you are on the right trail :) but of course, you can start or stop from any point on the blog.
I chose to do some Studio J layouts. The first two use Florentine which is a paper pack that was held over in this new Autumn/Winter catalog.  For the second two I tried out the new Express collections in Studio J- the layouts are totally done for you - all you have to do is drag in your pictures!  You can make changes to the layout but if you are happy with colors and such it is such a quick way to do an album. I did change the title and color scheme on the Sylvan Beach layout.

Thanks for stopping by our blog hop and now you are off to Linda's - The Paper Taylor blog.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CTMH New Artiste Cricut Cartridge!!

Just like the Art Philosophy Cartridge the new Artiste cartridge can cut 700 images with just the touch of a button! The images are exclusive to Close To My Heart and tons of the shapes were designed to work with our Close To My Heart My Acrylix clear stamps. Another new feature added is the stamp sets now are marked with the page number of the shape in the handbook as well as the size to cut it at. This is an amazing addition!! They added an assembly instruction booklet. Often times you flip through the handbook wondering what the box or 3D item would look like put together or even wonder how in the world do you put this together... well the new handbook gives you step by step instructions as to where to fold and where to glue. It's awesome!  The CTMH Artiste Cricut Collection comes with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, 3 My Acrylix stamp sets that were designed to coordinate perfectly with the images on the Artiste Cartridge, plus you'll receive 3 sets of 9" x 12" Dimensional Elements (chipboard packs) that go with the cartridges too. What a great deal for $99.  Click on the button on the right to purchase it from my website beginning August 1.

Here's a link to the entire cartridge booklet so you can see all the images.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Perfect Pair- CTMH promotion

Close to My Heart is giving you one more chance to get some awesome retired products and at a good price!  Absolutely FREE!

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and you will receive a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory - A Perfect Pair - FREE!!! That's a retail value up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month, so you will want to place more than one qualifying order to get several Perfect Pairs! Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.

Here are the dates available for each set of Perfect Pairs.

Order Dates        Perfect Pair                                                       Retail Value

July 1-5               Mischief Paper Pack and Midnight Felt Shapes               $15                                                  

July 6-10             Dreamin' Paper Pack and Harvest Charms                       $14.90


July 11-15           Fanfare Paper Pack  and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment        $17.90

July 16-20           Lucky Paper Pack and Lucky My Stickease                       $17.90

July 21-25           Mayberry Paper Pack & Mayberry My Stickease                 $17.90

July 26-29            Sophia Paper Pack and Sophia My Stickease                   $17.90

July 30-31            Believe Paper Pack and Holiday Pockets or

                             Wonderland Paper Pack and Wonderland My Stickease   $14.90

So place your order on my website and get your Perfect Pair today :)


Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Cruisin' Paper Trail Blog Hop

Hi all,
If you arrived here from Vicki's blog then you are on the right trail.

I did a layout this month with Studio J for my contribution to the blog hop. We are using Cruisin' papers this month. I could not find my paper pack anywhere so opted for the Studio J layout- so easy and all the papers are in there. Great product!!  I did change some of the B&T paper colors that were in my particular layout to match better with my pics. These are some old pics from 2006 when my kids were much smaller and cuter :) Not that they are not cute now but definitely in a different way.

Thanks for looking and now hop over to Amy's blog for more Cruisin' artwork.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CTMH stamps retiring!!

When our new catalog comes out in August- these stamps will be retiring. So these will not be available as of July 31st- so get them now if you want them.
Item #DescriptionAutumn-Winter Idea Book Page #

C1466Instant Memories23$13.95
C1463Harvest Happiness35$13.95
C1467Sweet Moments41$13.95
B1392Key Moments42$9.95
C1462All Hallows Eve48$13.95
D1494Christmas Cheer53$17.95
C1468Winter Joy60$13.95
C1419Harvest Home65$13.95
B1395So Grateful66$9.95
C1423Captured Moments67$13.95
B1359Fright Night68$9.95
D1437Party Animal69$17.95
A1109A Sip71$6.95
C1424Nature's Gift71$13.95
C1420Snow Days72$13.95
C1472Bundled Buddies73$13.95
D1384Snow Flurries74$17.95
D1308All Decked Out75$17.95
A1115A Holiday76$6.95
B1381Holiday Cheer76$9.95
A1107A Twinkle78$6.95
D1493Fill in the Blank--Holiday79$17.95
C1427I Believe80$13.95
D1449Father Christmas81$17.95
A1110A Timber82$6.95
B1356St. Nick82$9.95
D1483Glory to God83$17.95
A1099Angel Sent84$6.95
B1394John 3:1684$9.95
D1436The Present87$17.95
A1108A Flitter88$6.95
D1306Treasure Life89$17.95
C1429Party Pennants91$13.95
A1095Always Remember92$6.95
B1362Tag the Occasion92$9.95
C1471Happy Clusters93$13.95
B1393Joyful Jar94$9.95
C1425Month by Month95$13.95
C1470Gnome Garden96$13.95
A1113A Game97$6.95
B1396School Rocks97$9.95
C1408Live Inspired98$13.95
D1373Childhood Portrait99$17.95
D1492Christmas Love101$17.95
C1469December 25th102$13.95
D1388Card Chatter--Christmas103$17.95
D1440Everlasting Life104$17.95
C1379Holiday Commentary105$13.95
C1382Holiday Commentary--Spanish105$13.95
C1383Holiday Commentary--French105$13.95
D1283Say It in Style106$17.95
D1444A Little Thanks107$17.95
D1387Made with Love109$17.95
D1499Live Your Style110$17.95
D1386Save the Date111$17.95
D1397Save the Date--French111$17.95
D1398Save the Date--Spanish111$17.95
E1006Baroque Alphabet113$29.95
C1401Friendship Alphabet Small114$13.95
E1013Field Trip Alphabet114$29.95
E1016Friendship Alphabet Large114$29.95
D1136Giggle Caps115$17.95
D1137Giggle Lowercase115$17.95
D1267Rustic Numbers117$17.95
E1002Rustic Alphabet117$29.95

Studio J Layouts

Abby in Philly on her Chorus trip

In Philly for the dinner cruise on the Chorus trip

Phil's HS graduation

Adventure Aquarium in NJ


My hubby's grandmother- Mary Elizabeth Hoke

Look at these Studio J layouts. I did these five 2 page spreads in about 3 hours.

This great company, CTMH, that I am a consultant with- is so generous!  Every person going to the CTMH convention in July gets a code for 5 free Studio J layouts. How cool is that?? I am bad and did not follow the directions to do the layouts the way they showed us (time contraints on my part). The intent I am sure is to teach us some new techniques. You can do so many cool things with Studio J. Mine are pretty basic but I did change the paper colors in a few layouts. I will try the layouts they suggested when I have time this summer. Only one more week til I am off for the summer!! Yeah!  Of course, July is already going to fly by-  (training at school for 6 days, off to convention for 5 days, family camping, trip to my mom's). Maybe August will be a little slower? Not!!