Thursday, August 29, 2013

I Run Because

 I LOVE this shirt! As members of Team Tough Chik, we had the chance to provide our sentiments on why we run. Our head chik, Shannon, then crafted this running tee with all of our reasons of why we run. We do YOU run? I bet you can find it on here! Motivation & inspiration from an amazing group of women working hard to achieve their fitness and endurance goals. I have learned so much from them. I think these shirts will go fast so if you like what you see- click this link or go to and running shirts. Just $22.    

I also wanted to announce that I was blessed to be selected as an ambassador for Team Tough Chik! I am thrilled to have this honor so you will see me posting more about that. We open recruitment for new members in October and I will post links. The Tough Chik performance clothing is made specifically for women and its TOUGH too! Great for triathlons, cycling, running, crossfit- whatever your passion is.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Special: CHOCOLATE!!!!!

August Stamp of the Month FREE with $50 purchase!

I am so excited about all the new papers, stamps, embellishments, kits and tools in this new idea book!

I especially LOVE the chocolate themed August stamp of the month (A Chocolate Affair, S1308A) I can think of so many ways to use this for tags, cards, scrapbooking, and 3D crafts. My favorite 3D item using the stamp is the one above that displays our new wired frame. Cute Cute Cute.

The August SPECIAL is that when you spend just $50 for Close To My Heart products that you qualify for this stamp set FREE! Sweet deal indeed.....yes please. 

Incredibly Cool Crafts
In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started! Free stamp set only until end of August and then it's gone. :(

Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix® A Chocolate Affair
  2. Babycakes Paper Packet
  3. Ruby Chevron Ribbon
  4. Designed D├ęcor Black Frame
  5. Mini Clothes Pins
  6. Pink Glitter Gems
  7. Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
  8. Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

  1. White Daisy Cardstock
  2. Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
  3. Basics Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
  4. Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
  5. Adventure Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
  6. Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  7. Sponge
  8. Blending Pen
  To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.
  • Cut the following Cricut® Art Philosophy shapes using paper of choice, if desired:
    • 2" <Circle1> (p. 21)
    • 3/4" Shift <Heart1> (p. 26)
    • 2" <Banner2> (cut 3, p. 29)
    • 1 1/2" <Banner2> (cut 2, p. 29)
    • 2 1/2" <Tag2> (p. 40)
    • 2" <Circle3> (cut 3, p. 41)
    • 2 1/2" <Circle3> (p. 41)
    • 1" <Shape3> (p. 46)
    • 3 1/2" <Tag3> (p. 50)
    • 1" <Tab2> (cut 2, p. 58)
    • 1 1/4" letters of choice for main title
    • 3/4" letters of choice for remaining words
  • Sponge edges of papers with Chocolate ink, as desired.
  • Add visual interest by stamping the same shape, like the cupcake for example, multiple times on different colors of cardstock or with different colors of ink then paper piecing the shapes as desired.
  • Embellish with your choice of stamped accents and accessories, adding dimension with 3-D foam tape as desired.
How sweet is that?
I think it would be cute to make some chocolate themed recipes incorporated into this piece also. 

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