Fluttering by to say hi!

I combined some same Stampin Up with some CTMH.

I found a card with this punch technique online and had to try it.

The butterfly stamp and punch are retired Stampin Up and the sentiment is from A Tree by CTMH.

I punched the paper so only the butterfly wings punched so you could see the color beneath. It took me several tries and not sure if I have it mastered yet. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

All of the ink and paper are from CTMH

I have really gotten into stamping since becoming a CTMH consultant. If I only had more time.

Don't forget if you spend $35 in CTMH product you can get the

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

for $10 and the stamp of the month for $5 of you spend $50

Whooo’s Your Valentine

 Whooo’s Your Valentine
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit
(CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create
personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/ Winter 2012 Idea Book.
Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)
Shipping/handling may apply.
Offer valid December 13, 2012—January 31, 2013. Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per

Thanks For Everything Card

Thanks For Everything Card

I needed to make a thank you card and thought I would use my stamp set Casual Expressions.  
I cut a whole page of  1 1/4 inch ovals and a whole page of  1 1/2 inch ovals for a shadow using my Artiste Cartridge.
I put them in the pouch with the stamp set to use for next time. 
 A few of the stamps use this size and shape.  
The Clementine paper was a scrap I had
I thought I would keep it simple so I could easily make more as needed.

Items Used:

November 2012 Constant Campaign

November 2012 Constant Campaign
To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

CTMH November Stamp of the Month
In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set (like the ones I will be highlighting all month!) at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today! * Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
Dates: Offer valid November 1–30, 2012

Thank You Cards

I combined CTMH Scholastic Paper Packet with the the Lawn Fawn stamp set Check This Out. I had to buy this adorable library card set.

Birthday Card

It has been a while since I posted. 
As you saw from my last post, I made a countdown to Frankie.
Frankie is here so I have been super busy and not much time to create.  
I need a birthday card for a coworker and this is what I came up with.

Cricut Imagine for Cupcake (Better Together Cartridge)
Stickles on cupcake face and sprinkles
DCWV mat stack - glitter sweet stack
Tag cut from a punch, stamped with CTMH set that comes with Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Ribbon from my stash ( I think it is Martha Stewart)
Studio G card base and envelope.

I am still trying to clean up room and finding new things to use.  

Countdown to Frankie

Countdown to Frankie

I used the new CTMH Workshops on the go Advent Calendar Kit to create this countdown calendar.

The My Creations Cubby can be used for so many different things.  I love that you can reuse it and just cut out new boxes using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

Quick Cards—Bountiful Season

I love using the Quick card stamps.  Bountiful Season is new for the Autumn/Winter idea book.

This card took me under 5 minutes to make.  
Retired CTMH markers ( I love how you can use them to get multiple colors on a stamp)
I used my new Fiskar's Fuse to cut the card and some paper I had on hand.

I am finding lots of stuff as I clean my craft room.

Don't forget spend $35 and get the double stamp set  It's Your Day for $35

Diaper Card from the Cricut Artiste Cartrdige

Diaper Card from the Cricut Artiste Cartrdige

Diaper cut at 3 inches from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge
diaper pins cut at .30 inches from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge
It's A Boy cut at 3 inches from Nursery Tales Cartridge on my Imagine
Cream base for card inside 3 inches from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Added green bling from Michaels to the diaper pins
Inked around the edges of both inside pieces with Crystal Blue CTMH ink
Embossed diaper using the swiss dots embossing folder

Cricut Artiste

Order Cricut Aritste today

Cricut® Artiste Collection

The Cricut® Artiste collection helps you turn everyday events into magical celebrations! The unique cartridge takes creativity to a new level allowing you to cut themed projects and shapes using a single key. Color-coded images in the accompanying booklet indicate shapes that are linked and can be cut using the same size setting for hassle-free layering and assembly. Choosing a themed project is easy with the project reference pictures, and assembling 3-D items is a snap with the separate assembly and folding guide.

With 700 images, you’ll find a themed project for any event, large or small, from Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Halloween, to occasions like birthdays and baby showers, plus clever motifs like signage, game night, gears, timepieces, awards, and more. Use the three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets to jazz up your Cricut accents, then splash in some Dimensional Elements shapes from the three included sets for added flair! The Cricut® Artiste cartridge makes it easy to create a charming, cohesive project, taking you from crafter to awesome artiste in a flash.

Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

*Recommended Blocks: 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
Order your Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790) today!

National Stanmp Month

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering a new double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—with trendy images that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands, and musings—the little things that make up who you are and are worth remembering and sharing! With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value
of your qualifying purchase. Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new It’s Your Day double stamp set!

Retiring Accessories, Tools & Paper Packs

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.) 
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth 
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry 
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim 
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate 
Z4110 Snapease Album System 
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst. 
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst. 
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection 
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons 
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst 
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst 
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles) 
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica 
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip 
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset 
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey 
Z1403 Photo Hangers 
Z1402 Hinges 
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst 
Z1691 Bottle Caps 
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT) 
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons  (SOLD OUT)
Z1635 Heirloom Asst 
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Artiste) 
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album 
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album 
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables 
Z1152 My Creations Cube 
4275 My Legacy Writers 
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer) 
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades 
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring 
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser 
1767 Dotto Dots Refill (SOLD OUT)

The following paper packs have carried over to the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  
All other paper packs in the Spring/Summer Idea Book will be gone as of July 31!!

Cricut Artiste Projects

I just got my Cricut Artiste Cartridge today and played for a little bit. 

I made a pop up card and a medallion

I made some boxes for cards.  These would look so cute on someone's desk.

And look at this cute little box, no glue needed

Retiring Colors

These colors will be retiring at the end of the month (paper, ink, markers)
CTMH will have 6 new colors and a total of 40 colors
Some colors have already sold out
You can purchase from my website

40 CTMH Colors
as of August 1, 2012
Retiring Colors
Grey Wool 
Grey Flannel 
Vanilla Cream 
Brown Bag 
Baby Pink 
Sunkiss Yellow 
Key Lime 
Heavenly Blue 
Lilac Mist 
Holiday Red 
Sunny Yellow 
Dutch Blue 
Vineyard Berry 
Garden Green 
Spring Iris 
Pansy Purple

Stamp Sets Retiring the end of July 2012

Stamp Sets Retiring the end of July 2012:
Sets highlighted have stamps compatible with Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Click on item number to see a picture of stamp setand order if you are interested.

A Size Stamp Sets are $6.95 each
A1095 Always Remember 
A1099 Angel Sent 
A1107 A Twinkle 
A1108 A Flitter 
A1109 A Sip 
A1110 A Timber 
A1113 A Game 
A1115 A Holiday 
B Size Stamps Sets are $9.95
B1356 St. Nick 
B1359 Fright Night 
B1361 Tannenbaum 
B1362 Tag The Occasion 
B1381 Holiday Cheer 
B1393 Joyful Jar 
B1394 John 3:16 
C Size Stamps Sets are $13.95
C1379 Holiday Commentary 
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish 
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French 
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small 
C1408 Live Inspired 
C1419 Harvest Home 
C1420 Snow Days 
C1423 Captured Moments 
C1424 Nature's Gift 
C1425 Month By Month 
C1426 Thanksgiving 
C1427 I Believe 
C1429 Party Pennants 
C1465 Unscripted 
C1468 Winter Joy 
C1470 Gnome Garden 
C1471 Happy Clusters 
C1472 Bundled Buddies

D Size Stamps Sets are $17.95
D1136 Giggle Caps 
D1137 Giggle Lowercase 
D1267 Rustic Numbers 
D1306 Treasure Life 
D1308 All Decked Out 
D1373 Childhood Portrait 
D1384 Snow Flurries 
D1386 Save The Date 
D1387 Made With Love 
D1397 Save The Date - French 
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish 
D1401 Authentic 
D1436 The Present 
D1437 Party Animal 
D1446 Adorn-able 
D1449 Father Christmas 
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday 
D1499 Live Your Style 
E Size Stamps Sets are $29.95
E1002 Rustic Alphabet 
E1006 Baroque Alphabet 
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large 
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large
I compiled this list from several consultants.  
There may be some sets that I have missed but this is a good start.

Cricut Artiste Collection

Preorder the new cricut cartridge today and
 receive a chance to win 
the stamp set Hooray Bouquet value ($17.95)
Shipping begins on August 1, 2012
Email me for more details 

Check out the handbook
There are lots of boxes, cards, mini albums, and other new things on this cartridge.

Look for the new catalog in August.  A lot of new products are being introduced.

Retired Colors Get them while supplies last
Grey Wool 
Grey Flannel 
Vanilla Cream 
Brown Bag 
Baby Pink 
Sunkiss Yellow 
Key Lime 
Heavenly Blue 
Lilac Mist 
Holiday Red 
Sunny Yellow 
Dutch Blue 
Vineyard Berry 
Garden Green 
Spring Iris 
Pansy Purple



During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

July 2012: Free Perect Pairs
Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.
Specific pairs are available on specific dates; see below to find out when your favorite Perfect Pairs will be available. Be sure to place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.
July 1–5Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)$15.90
July 6–10Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)$14.90
July 11–15Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)$17.90
July 16–20Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C)$17.90
July 21–25Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)$17.90
July 26–29Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)$17.90
July 30–31Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)

A Little Birdy Birthday Card

A Little Birdy Birthday Card

I was watching some CTMH videos and I wanted to try some new techniques and to use one of my favorite stamp sets, Life Is Tweet - June stamp of the month (ONLY $5 if you spend $50) and don't forget stamps are buy 2 get one free this month.

I used a Studio g card base and stamped my sentiment. The bird is stamped onto my card and on a piece of Bazzill basics cardstock and cut it out to place over the stamped image. I stamped the party hat and cut it out and placed it on the birds head. To finish the card I used bitty opaque and a cuttlebug folder along the side.

Supplies Used

My Acrylix® Stamps: Did You Know?

My Acrylix® Stamps: Did You Know?

My Acrylix® stamps are clearly the best in the stamping industry,

giving you incredible creative freedom loaded with possibilities.

June’s Stampaganza —it’s buy two stamps, get one free

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.

  • My Acrylix stamps can be used to create a variety of popular looks, including:
    • base and shade stamping

    • creating your own patterned paper

    • sponging on multiple inks for single-impression, multi-color images

  • 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.

  • My Acrylix stamps are super easy to maintain, store, and transport.