Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Favorite Digital Scrapbook Pages

I just love our Studio J digital scrapbooking studio. I can scrapbook while watching TV -- and no mess to clean up!! In order to stay (or try to get?) caught up, I recommend doing your most memorable events using traditional scrapbooking, but then Studio J for all your photos that you want to keep in your album, but don't necessary warrant 2-4 hours of planning, cutting, inking & stamping.


Give it a try absolutely FREE! It never costs anything to create your Studio J layouts. You can up load your photos and create to your hearts content. Nothing to download onto your computer and you don't pay a cent until you want to order your layouts. 


Click here to learn more!


Check out some of my favorites:





Saturday, May 26, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets





Although the official list of retiring products has not yet been released, I wanted to put together a list of "potentially" retiring stamp sets so you could take advantage of the June 'Stampaganza' special. This list of stamps are those that you might see on the retiring list in July.
If there are any you like, you might as well get them now & take advantage of the Buy 2-Get 1 Free special in June.


I have noted my favorites in bold. 
Those that coordinate with our Cricut AP Cartridge are noted with **.


I hope this helps! Happy Shopping!!




AUTUMN
C1466 – Instant Memories - $13.95
C1467 – Sweet Moments - $13.95**
D1490 – Backdrop – Charmed - $17.95
C1462 – All Hallows Eve - $13.95
C1463 – Harvest Happiness - $13.95**
C1419 – Harvest Home - $13.95
C1426 – Thanksgiving - $13.95
B1395 – So Grateful - $9.95
C1423 – Captured Moments - $13.95
B1359 – Fright Night - $9.95
C1465 – Unscripted - $13.95**
D1437 – Party Animal - $17.95

WINTER
D1494 – Christmas Cheer - $17.95**
B1390 – Countdown - $9.95**
D1480 – Snowflakes - $17.95**
C1468 – Winter Joy - $13.95
C1424 – Nature’s Gift - $13.95
A1109 – A Sip - $6.95
C1420 – Snow Days - $13.95
C1472 – Bundled Buddies - $13.95
D1384 – Snow Flurries - $17.95
D1308 – All Decked Out - $17.95
B1381 – Holiday Cheer - $9.95**
A1115 – A Holiday - $6.95**
D1446 – Adorn-able - $17.95
B1361 – Tannenbaum - $9.95
A1107 – A Twinkle - $6.95
D1493 – Fill in the Blank – Holiday - $17.95**
C1427 – I Believe - $13.95
D1449 – Father Christmas - $17.95
A1110 – A Timber - $6.95
B1356 – St. Nick - $9.95
D1483 – Glory to God - $17.95
B1394 – John 3:16 - $9.95
A1099 – Angel Sent - $6.95

FLORAL
D1436 – The Present - $17.95
A1108 – A Flitter - $6.95
D1306 – Treasure Life - $17.95

EVERYDAY LIFE
C1429 – Party Pennants - $13.95
A1095 – Always Remember - $6.95
B1362 – Tag the Occasion - $9.95
C1471 – Happy Clusters - $13.95
B1393 – Joyful Jar - $9.95
A1116 – A Melody - $6.95
C1425 – Month by Month - $13.95
C1470 – Gnome Garden - $1395
A1113 – A Game - $6.95
B1396 – School Rocks - $9.95
C1408 – Live Inspired – $13.95
D1373 – Childhood Portrait - $17.95

SENTIMENTS
D1492 – Christmas Love - $17.95
C1469 – December 25th - $13.95**
D1388 – Card Chatter-Christmas - $17.95
D1440 – Everlasting Life - $17.95
C1379 – Holiday Commentary - $13.95
D1283 – Say It in Style - $17.95
D1444 – A Little Thanks - $17.95
D1401 – Authentic - $17.95
D1387 – Made with Love - $17.95
D1499 – Live Your Style - $17.95
D1386 – Save the Date - $17.95

ALPHABETS
E1006 – Baroque Alphabet - $29.95
E1016 – Friendship Alphabet - $29.95
C1401 – Friendship Alphabet-Small - $13.95
D1136 – Giggle Caps - $17.95
D1137 – Giggle Lowercase - $17.95
E1011 – Headline Alphabet Large - $29.95
E1002 – Rustic Alphabet - $29.95
D1267 – Rustic Numbers - $17.95

Stampaganza -- Coming June 1st!

Attention all stampers (And those of you who have been thinking about it, but haven't taken the plunge)... You're going to love the June 'Stampaganza' special! For every 2 stamp sets you purchase, you'll receive 1 FREE! That's a savings of up to $29.95.


As a little refresher, let's go over some of the things that make ours the best stamps on the market!

My Acrylix® Stamps: Did You Know?

Did you know?

  • My Acrylix stamps are ready to use right out of the package—no cutting out, mounting, or applying stickers required. Just place the stamp on your block, apply ink, and you’re set!
  • My Acrylix stamps and blocks are clear, making it easy to stamp in exactly the right spot.

    THE BUTTERFLY ABOVE IS A STAMPED ON A PRE-CUT IMAGE AND SO IS THE 'YOU' AND 'ME'. PERFECTLY POSITIONED! 'LOVE CLUSTERS' STAMP SET - $13.95.

  • My Acrylix stamps can be used to create a variety of popular looks, including:
    • BASE AND SHADE STAMPING

      STAMP SET - 'ROSY REGARDS' - $9.95.


    • CREATING YOUR OWN PATTERNED PAPER
      THE BLACK STRIPED BACKGROUND PAPER IS ACTUALLY CREATED USING THE BORDER STAMP FROM THE 'SIMPLE MEMORIES' STAMP SET - $17.95.


      THE BLUE PATTERNED PAPER WAS CREATED USING THE SPIRAL STAMP IN THE 'LOVE LIFE' STAMP SET - $17.95. THE CUTE HEART STAMP USED TO CREATE THE PENNANT BORDER IS FROM THAT SET, TOO!

    • SPONGING ON MULTIPLE INKS FOR SINGLE-IMPRESSION, MULTI-COLOR IMAGES
      THIS STAMP IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES! 'QUICK CARDS - SHELL'. JUST $6.95!
  • Many My Acrylix stamps coordinate with Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge shapes, giving you lots of creative possibilities. Cut the shape on your Cricut® machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project! In the Idea Book, the images outlined in red coordinate with Cricut® shapes.
    STAMP SET - 'FAMILY LOVE' - $17.95.

    STAMP SET - 'A BLOSSOM' - $6.95


    STAMP SET - 'HOORAY BOUQUET' - $17.95.

  • My Acrylix stamps are super easy to maintain, store, and transport. 
    • We offer a MyAcrylix Organizer that holds 15 stamp sets. The handle makes it easy to 'grab & go' for crops. Even better, our Double Scrubber cleaning pad and Spritz Cleaner fit right inside, too, making it easy to organize and transport your supplies. Perfect!
    • Stamp Sets are COLOR COORDINATED, making it easier to find the ones you're looking for! Pink=Sentiments, Yellow=Spring, Blue=Alphabets, etc.


So start your wish list today and get ready for June's Stampaganza Spectacular!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Little Stamps That Make A BIG Impression

I really love our 'A' size stamp sets for making cards, but they are also beautiful when used as titles or embellishments on a scrapbook page. Check out this new video from CTMH for some inspirational ideas for using these terrific, affordable sets. (Be sure to check the June newsletter to find out how you can get this stamp for FREE!) :))

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pemberley Bookmark Album

I just love our Pemberley paper pack and stickers! I used them on our MyCreations Bookmark album to make this and really like the way it came out! It would be perfect for a Grandma's 'brag book'. 
To order supplies, just click here. And remember -- the AWESOME 'Dotty for You' paper packet is available this month only for just $5 and with a $50 purchase. It's a great way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!




Pemberley Paper Pack - X7148B - $9.95 
Pemberley MyStickease - X7148C - $4.95 
MyCreations Bookmark Album - Z1740 - $8.95

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gorgeous Stella Bookmark Album

I just love this adorable mini album. It's made with Stella papers and stickers and our new My Creations Bookmark Album (Z1740 - $8.95). This is a design by the very talented Lisa Stenz. Her creations are always amazing!

Wouldn't your family photos, cruise pictures or children's school shots look terrific in this album? It can be made with any of our paper packs and embellishments and it's SO EASY. Just contact me if you'd like help.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Adorable Bunny Bag

Check out this cute little bunny bag created with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Isn't it great!?!
This was created by the talented Tracy Sanders. So creative! Christine Adams was kind enough to share the instructions for making this cottontail cutie -- click here to see for yourself.

Please come back and comment if you make one for yourself! Have a "Hoppy" Easter! :))

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cape May Crop

I had such a wonderful time scrapbooking with my convention buddy & fellow Close To My Heart consultant, Judy, in beautiful Cape May at the Crop Classix crop. It was great to meet some new friends and share ideas throughout the weekend. In particular, I wanted to share some of the beautiful cards made by one of our scrapping friends, Janice Corrado. She was very humble and insisted that these were 'nothing special' since they were mostly "scrap lifted", but I beg to disagree since each one was personalized with her own style and artistic touches. They were simply gorgeous. As usual, photos do not do them justice, but I hope they provide you with some ideas and inspiration. I know they did for me! Thanks for allowing me to share these, Janice. They're wonderful!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets

I wasn't sure if I would get to checking on retiring stamp sets before the end of the month, but I'm glad I did! There are quite a few TERRIFIC ones that won't be available after Jan 31st. Oh no!!
I've attached a link for each one so you can easily see a picture of the set. I've also put MY FAVORITES in capitals, as well as making a couple of notes for ones that I think might be interesting for you. I hope this helps! :)

Stamp Sets

A Hop - A1112 - $6.95
A Little Buzz - B1353 - $9.95
A LITTLE EVERYTHING - D1408 - $17.95 (cards)
A Love - A1103 - $6.95
A Paisley - A1105 - $6.95
A Posey - A1102 - $6.95
Adoption - A1098 - $6.95
ADORNING CORNERS - D1322 - $17.95
Always in my Heart - A1101 - $6.95
Ambiance - C1349 - $13.95
Around the Block - D1377 - $17.95
Baby Love - B1368 - $9.95
BACKGROUNDS & BORDERS - D1463 - $17.95
Beary Best - C1363 - $13.95
Beary Busy - C1409 - $13.95
Beautiful Butterflies - B1373 - $9.95
Beautiful Things - D1298 - $17.95
Believe in Your Dreams - B1322 - $9.95
Beloved - B1343 - $9.95
Birthday Blast - C1436 - $13.95
BIRTHDAY BOY - C1411 - $13.95
Bless this Nest - C1445 - $13.95
Blooming Layers - C1449 - $13.95
Bon Appetit - D1367 - $17.95
BOOM! - B1354 - $9.95
Bunny Love - B1324 - $9.95
Campin' Fever - D1353 - $17.95
Carefree - C1447 - $13.95
Catching Waves - D1466 - $17.95
Charmed - C1385 - $13.95
Cherished Flourishes - D1413 - $17.95
Ciao - D1461 - $17.95
Circle Around - D1300 - $17.95
CIRCLE OF LOVE - D1438 - $17.95 (peacock - gorgeous!)
Circle Together - B1372 - $9.95
Connections - D1330 - $17.95
CRUSIN' - D1471 - $17.95
CUPCAKE SPRINKLES - D1336 - $17.95
DAYDREAM - D1297 - $17.95
Down By The Sea - C1451 - $13.95
Dream Big - D1399 - $17.95
DREAMS COME TRUE - D1470 - $17.95 (LOVE this one!)
Enjoy Every Moment - C1395 - $13.95
Extreme Happiness - C1356 - $13.95
FAMILY - C1305 - $13.95 (cards)
Family Ties - Adult - C1346 - $13.95
Family Ties - Children - C1345 - $13.95
Family Ties - Pet - B1350 - $9.95
Fill in the Blank - D1465 - $17.95
Flower Pot - D1409 - $17.95
FOR EVERY OCCASION - D1187 - $17.95 (cards)
Friendship Blessings - D1191 - $17.95
From My Heart - C1443 - $13.95
Fun Times - B1309 - $9.95
Happy Holidays - D1431 - $17.95
HAPPY MOMENTS - C1437 - $13.95
HERO - D1474 - $17.95
His and Hers - C1460 - $13.95
Horizon - C1454 - $13.95
Hot Diggity - C1407 - $13.95
Howdy - D1435 - $17.95
In the Month of February - C1403 - $13.95
In the Month of March - C1404 - $13.95
In the Month of April - C1405 - $13.95
In the Month of May - C1415 - $13.95
In the Month of June - C14016 - $13.95
In the Month of July - C1417 - $13.95
It's a Zoo - C1360 - $13.95
JUST FOR BOYS - C1338 - $13.95
JUST FOR GIRLS - C1337 - $13.95
Just The Ticket - B1323 - $9.95
Kanji Phrases - C1339 - $13.95
Let's Go Camping - C1355 - $13.95
Little Princess - C1414 - $13.95
LOVE ALWAYS - D1337 - $17.95 (wedding)
Love Birds - C1396 - $13.95
LOVE YA - D1460 - $17.95
Magic Tabs - C1448 - $13.95
Makin' Waves - C1365 - $13.95
Ms. Chillin' - D1404 - $17.95
MS. SCRAPBOOK -B1352 - $9.95
NOTICE THE DETAILS - D1378 - $17.95
On the Edge - C1399 - $13.95
On This Day - D1468 - $17.95
One of a Kind - D1410 - $17.95
Over The Rainbow - D1426 - $17.95
Paisley Praise - D1414 - $17.95
Piece of Cake - D1407 - $17.95
Play Day - D1360 - $17.95
Post Card - Travel Series - D1357 - $17.95
PRECIOUS LOVE - C1444 - $13.95 (wedding)
Priceless Love Word Puzzle - D1348 - $17.95
Recipe Box - D1364 - $17.95
Retro Tech - C1446 - $13.95
Royal Birth - D1441 - $17.95
Salutation Seals - C1461 - $13.95
Shining Star - D1320 - $17.95
Smiles - C1397 - $13.95
So Lucky - C1390 - $13.95
Soul Mates - D1254 - $17.95
Springtime - D1415 - $17.95
Star Power - D1403 - $17.95
Summer Breeze - C1453 - $13.95
Summer Days - B1375 - $9.95
SWEET BABY - C1359 - $13.95
Take Luck - B1364 - $9.95
Tasty Treats - D1427 - $17.95
Tea Time - C1438 - $13.95
THANK YOU - D361 - $17.95
Thrill Ride - D1425 - $17.95 (Disney)
TLC - C1364 - $13.95
TOGETHERNESS- D1402 - $17.95 (faux stitching)
Treetops - C1368 - $13.95
Trellis - D1451 - $17.95
TRUE HAPPINESS - D1365 - $17.95 (good borders!)
Two-Step Backgrounds - D1473 - $17.95
Unity - C1422 - $113.95
X-Treme - D1432 - $17.95
You Did It - C1351 - $13.95 (graduation)
You Rock - D1346 - $17.95 (music)
You're Great - D1434 - $17.95
You're Sweet - B1351 - $9.95

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CTMH Spotlights Customer Creations!

How fun! Jeanette Lynton (CTMH founder) has decided to include customer art in her 'Spotlight On Art' blog feature. Each week Jeanette will feature a piece of artwork - - either from the CTMH design team, a consultant or CTMH customer. This gives YOU a chance to be a scrapbooking Rock Star.
Click here to visit Jeanette's blog for more details. Jeanette has also included some great tips on photographing your artwork. Be sure to check it out!


If your artwork is selected, you'll also receive a free exclusive gift. Awesome! Even if you're not interested in submitting your art (but I hope you will!), it will be fun and inspiring to see how other people are using the CTMH materials and techniques to create their own original projects.
I know I'm going to enjoy this new feature and I'm sure you will, too!