Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's Celebrate New Fall/Winter Idea Book!

It's never to hot for mink, jeans and a new Idea Book!

The release of the new CTMH Idea Book is just one month away! Right now, our national convention is taking place in Disney World....the happiest place on earth. New products are being revealed and garnering oohs and ahhhs! I have seen the new products and you will LOVE them! Can I say we have ANOTHER CRICUT CARTRIDGE? Why yes, yes I can........and it is called Artbooking. The big focus is creating scrapbook layouts with it, including titles, frames, mats, emnbellies and MORE.  New paper kits with trendy colors and the electronic gamer theme. Mothers of boys will know what I mean. The winter kit is just amazing with soft muted shades of blues and teals. I will be hostig an open house in August so you can come see the new products first hand.  Free Idea Books to my current customers and just a couple bucks to those attend that have not ordered yet. If you order at least $25- you get one FREE! I dont kow how each year CTMH produces such amazing new products.....well Yes I do- they ARE CTMH! I can't wait to show you what they have in store for us! So that is why I am sitting on my friends deck in a mink, and jeans, On a hot day. Ok, well it may have had something to do with my yummy cocktail! I am shameless. 
Dont judge me.  :)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

3 Current Specials

June is a bountiful month for specials and we have THREE promotions going on:
  1. Make It A Banner Day
  2. Relief for Oklahoma $2.95 Stamp Set
  3. Let's Get Patriotic Stamp Sets
Go to the Current Specials tab above for details on the first 2. I want to showcase the Let's Get Patriotic special today. Look at how great these stamps are for any patritoic cards, scrapbook pages, shadow box or any other craft using that theme.

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013!
As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States. Show your support today—stamp style!

Home of the Brave

Courage Stamp Set

 Love these sets.........order yours while supplies last!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

While supplies last SALE!

Huge Markdowns on paper, albums, embellishments,  journalist markers and more! Start shopping....Click here!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Oh Say Can You 3 Dimensional Flag

3D Framed Flag
Look at this stinking cute flag I made using the Tommy paper kit! I have had it on display for Memorial day and will leave it up until after July 4th. This was a quick and easy project that I taught at our unit meeting last night- instructions are included below. Enjoy! 

3D Framed Flag Project
 Materials Used:
One black 5x7" frame (with glass removed)
Bonding memories adhesive or liquid glass.
3D foam tape
Desert Sand Stamp Pad
Dimensional Element Star or smaller stars
Kraft Cardstock: 1 sheet
Tommy paper kit: I sheet red b/t with Anchors (about I sheet), 1 sheet of diagonal stripe b/t (I used the opposite site), 1 small piece of the honey small pennant b and t paper.

Kraft cs: 5x7
·         Adhere to inside of your frame. Either on top of glass or remove glass entirely and adhere to the solid frame back to prevent bubbling or puckering.
Tommy bulk b/t (reverse side of the diagonal stripe) for the white stripes and to cover star with: 1.5"x 5" (3), 1.5"x 3" (3), 3x3 (1)
·         Roll into cylinders and set aside. Use a pencil or pen to roll the pieces uniformly and slide off once edges are adhered.
Tommy Red Anchor b/t or same color red cs: 1.5"x 5" (3), 1.5"x 3" (3)
·         Roll into cylinders and set aside. Use a pencil or pen if necessary. 
2x2 dimensional elements star
·         Using a piece of the lighter colored bulk b/t, trace star, cut out and adhere b/t to star, distress edges w desert sand.
Tommy b/t small honey pennants (reverse side of anchor b/t): 1/2"x 5"
·         Distress w desert sand if desired
Tommy outdoor denim map b/t: 2.5 x 2.5 (1)
·         This piece will be your navy background for the Star.
Once all items are prepared, assemble and adhere onto Kraft cs within the frame using the bonding memories. Distress with desert sand as desired. Pop up star with 3D foam tape.  I put mine completed frame on an easel but you could use the navy and white twill to hang it on a door or the wall.