Friday, September 20, 2013

Artboooking Made Easy (S01E02): A+ School Layouts

With school in full swing CTMH will show you how to use the Artbooking cartridge to create beautiful school scrapbook layouts and projects in just minutes.

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Ready to get your Artbooking cartridge? Go to my webstore and get yours today.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Product Starter Bundle Kit

Are you brand new to scrapbooking and not sure where to start? This new product starter bundle (Z1972) will get you on the right track without breaking the bank. It's available at the discounted price of just $90. This bundle includes some basic tools and materials to help those who are new to crafting jump right in and start scrapbooking and creating other papercrafts.

The product bundle includes (retail prices shown):
  • SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783; $34.95)
  • Memory Protectors® Clear Value Pack (qty. 50) (Z4115; $22.95)
  • Outdoor Denim My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1346; $24.95)
  • 3 album posts and screws, 1" (1011; $2.50)
  • White Daisy Cardstock 24-pack (1385; $9.50)
Total Retail Price: $94.85
Your Discount Offer: $90

So if you have been thinking about starting scrapbooking but don't know where to begin, this pack will give you a great start. You don't need a room full of supplies to preserve your memories. Let me show you how to use Close To My Heart's methods to create beautiful layouts faster, simpler, and easier.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or visit my website to purchase your starter kit today! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Clean & Simple You Are My Happy Card

I just can't get enough of the September stamp special, You Are My Happy! So, when I saw this weeks Freshly Made Sketch I instantly knew this was the card I was going to make. It's simple and sweet which is exactly what I wanted it to be. The one small piece of B&T paper comes from the Huntington Paper Pack...probably my favorite paper pack from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book

Thank you Freshly Made Sketches for your fantastic card sketches!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): 
Paper: Crystal Blue Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Huntington B&T
Stamps: You Are My Happy
Ink: Black, Barn Red, Creme Brulee
Other: Corner Rounder, Sparkles Assortment

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01): Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

Close To My Heart's revolutionary Cricut® Artbooking collection will take your papercrafting to a new level! Learn how to use the new collection to turn your themed layouts and mini scrapbooks into beautiful works of art. Join me each week for the Artbooking Made Easy series from September 2013 through April 2014.

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If you are interested in purchasing your own Artbooking Cricut Cartridge please contact me or visit my online store.

Monday, September 9, 2013

8 x 8 Travel Mini Album Kit

I've had great feedback on the Artbooking Mini Album so I've decided to offer it as a take-home kit! Everything in the kit will be pre-cut and ready for assembly. All you'll need is adhesive and your photos and in just in hour our two you'll have a beautifully completed mini-album!

Cover Page
To see the entire album please view THIS POST.

Here is what's included in your kit:

  • Full package of Surf's Up Paper (pre-cut)
  • 2 Extra Sheets of Cardstock (pre-cut and pre-stamped)
  • Full package of Surf's Up Assortment
  • Full package of 3-D Foam Tape
  • Instruction Sheet with color pictures
The cost of the kit is $25. Local kits can be picked up at no additional charge. If you would like your kit mailed please select the shipping option for an additional $6. Shipping will be via USPS flate rate. For kits that are shipped please make sure your papal address is correct. Kits will ship no later than Sept 30. 

Local Kit -$25 (Northern VA pick up)

Shipped Kit - $25 + $6 shipping

If you have any questions please let me know. This kit is only available for a limited time so don't delay!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mojo Monday 309 & You Are My Happy

Yesterday's post featured a beautiful sentiment from the You Are My Happy National Scrapbooking Month special. Today I decided to use one of the many images as the focal point and create this fun birthday card using Mojo Monday Sketch #309

The paper is from Spring's Chantilly set and since it was a girly birthday card I added some bling in the form of glitter paper! It adds the perfect finishing touch without going over the top. The circle frame was created with the Artiste cartridge.

I couldn't ignore the inside of this card so I added a sentiment from the You Are My Happy set. I like that the sentiment doesn't scream birthday so that it can be used for other occasions as well.

Hope you like this card and would love to know what your favorite part is (the image, the bling, the sentiment, etc.). Thanks for checking it out today.

Don't forget you can get the You Are My Happy trio until Sept. 30 when you order $50 or more on my website.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

You Are My Happy & FMS 102

I finally received my You Are My Happy stamp set trio and had a few minutes to play. The sentiments that come with this set our outstanding and I knew I wanted to use one of the them as a starting point for this card.

The design of the card is from Freshly Made Sketches #102. The paper is a retired pack called Splendor. The large sun was cut from the Artiste Cartridge and reshaped with Cricut Craft Room to fit the sketch and layout. The little sun image is also from the You Are My Happy trio. 
To see all the images on The You Are My Happy Trio view THIS post. It's only available until September 30th and is yours for $10 when you place a $50 order on my site.

Thanks for checking out my card!

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 2013 Newsletter

Celebrate Your Creativity
September 2013A newsletter from Michelle
Your Stamp Happy Friend, Michelle

Michelle Battitori
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Another summer it's time to record It!

Where on earth did summer go? Seriously, can someone please tell me because I think it gets shorter each year! Hopefully you had a fantastic one full of sunshine and happy times and were able to get out from the behind the lens to take part in all its beauty! Now that school is starting and activities are in full swing don't forget to enjoy some "me" time and take a few moments to record your favorite memories of the summer. If you're feeling overwhelmed with your photos try a mini album! It will be done in a flash and you'll feel so accomplished knowing you documented your happy summer adventures while it's still fresh in your mind!

Here's what coming up (for more details and to RSVP visit Manassas Area Papercrafters):
  • Fri, 9/13: Creative Club 
  • Sat, 9/21: Base and Bling Workshop 
  • Fri, 10/11: Creative Club

September is National Stamping Month!
Cheerful wishes to lift your loved ones year-round
September 2013 National Stamping Month
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Celebrate National Stamping Month by ordering our new, exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio for just $10 only during September. When you place an order of $50 or more you qualify for this whimsical triple stamp set of cheerful sentiments, images, and an alphabet to complement life's silly, sweet, and serendipitous moments.

The stamp set trio, which arrives on three D-size carrier sheets in two envelopes, is stylistically designed so all images coordinate to help you celebrate your happy times all year! Contact your Independent Consultant today to get your own You Are My Happy stamp set trio for just $10 — a savings of $37.90 over retail value! Offer valid September 1–30, 2013.

Get your $10 You Are My Happy stamp set trio today! »
Stamp of the Month: Poster Tidings
Block out some time to make stunning holiday projects
September 2013 Stamp of the Month: Poster Tidings (S1309); 2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 12
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With the September Stamp of the Month set, Poster Tidings, you'll have exactly the right words to express what you feel this upcoming holiday season. All of your favorite holiday phrases are included on these fun block stamps, and mixing and matching words is easy to do using the masking technique!

The trendy "subway art" look is a cinch with the September Stamp of the Month, so make sure to get it while you can! Offer expires September 30, 2013.

See the September Stamp of the Month »
Have a Crush?
Fall in love with quick and easy memory keeping
My Crush Books (2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 62-67
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With our two new My Crush™ books, Modville and Bluebird, preserving everyday memories and mementos is a snap! The little things that normally get lost in the busyness of life will be safe within your book's pages. With just a little tape, glue, or even a paper clip, you'll be able to preserve life's adventures as they happen — ticket stubs, receipts, photos, and fast journaling

And thanks to the coordinating My Stickease® images, journaling spots, alphabets, and envelope pockets in the four My Crush assortments, you'll make beauty in no time at all. Fall head-over-heels for the ease of scrapbooking on the go with our new, handy-sized My Crush books!

Check out the new My Crush™ books »
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