Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cats & Bats card

I have another Halloween card to share with you that I made using the Cats & Bats paper packet.  I have to tell you this one is my favorite so far!  It is a pretty simple card.  It is based on the Make It From Your Heart, Vol 1, Pattern 23.




Products used all Close To My Heart (click any link below to order product)

X7224B Cats & Bats Paper Packet
X7224D Cats & Bats Coordinating Cardstock
Z4040 Cats & Bats Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z4028 Cats & Bats Dots
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X5966 Pansy Cardstock
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes
9035 Make It From Your Heart, Vol 1

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Cats & Bats card

Happy Monday!   I hope you had a great weekend!  I have another Halloween card to share with you that I made using Cats & Bats paper packet along with the Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts.  Isn't the origami looking cat and bat so cute!




Products used all Close To My Heart (click any link below to order product)

X7224B Cats & Bats Paper Packet
X7224D Cats & Bats Coordinating Cardstock
Z4040 Cats & Bats Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z4028 Cats & Bats Dots
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cats & Bats card

Hello, I'm back with a couple of Cats & Bats cards for you today.  This is a very simple card using the Cats & Bats paper packet along with the Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts.  You'll see below these 2 cards are pretty much identical.  As a consultant we can purchase a bulk paper to create artwork for our classes.  Starting with this idea book the Home Office changed it up a bit, so the black and white diagonal striped paper has the Goldrush patterned paper on the back.  So the 2nd card is exactly the same, it just has the paper flipped over using the reverse side.  








Products used all Close To My Heart (click any link below to order product)

X7224B Cats & Bats Paper Packet
Z4040 Cats & Bats Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z4028 Cats & Bats Dots
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
1386 Black Cardstock
X5970 Willow Cardstock
X254 White Cards & Envelopes

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Physical Cricut Cartriges Information!

I received the following information from the CTMH Home Office in last Thursday's Weekly Update Email.  I feared this was coming with Provo Craft leaning towards digital.  I still prefer using a physical cartridge in my Expressions machine.  Although I do own the Explore machine, and it does offer some neat features with Design Space.  If you are like me then you will want to read the following and then click on any of the Cricut Collections below to make your purchase.

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. We have been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.
 
Though we have made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.


These are the exclusive CTMH Cricut Collections that you can purchase While Supplies Last to get them with the physical cartridge.  Once these are all gone, that is it, we will only have digital versions available, except Artbooking, there is not a digital version available for Artbooking!   Remember to click on the Collection name link to be taken to my website to place your order.

Artbooking - there is NOT a digital version available for Artbooking



Artistry


Flower Market

You Are Here

* If you purchase one of the physical collections with me, you will receive a gift as a "Thank You!" from me.  Your choice of one of the 4 paper packets - Cats & Bats, Falling for You, Beary Christmas or Silver & Gold.  This will ship separately from your Cricut Collection.

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Cats & Bats layout

It is October, I still can't believe it!  What do you think of with October?  For me it is Fall & Halloween.  Today I have a layout I made using the Cats & Bats paper packet to share with you.  I used the super cute Cats & Bats Scrapbooking stamp & Thin Cuts set along with the new Block Alphabet Thin Cuts for the 'Halloween' title.  I did add in some Pansy cardstock for this layout.  It's not one of the colors of the paper packet, but to me purple must be included for Halloween pages.



Products used all Close To My Heart (click any link below to order product)


X7224B Cats & Bats Paper Packet
Z4045 Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
D1750 In the Background Stamp Set
Z4028 Cats & Bats Dots
X5966 Pansy Cardstock
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Seasonal Expressions Idea Book

Whoa, I just realized I never did a post on the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book, so sorry about that!  It is the Idea Book featured above top left.  Aren't those little Christmasy houses too cute?!!

Inside the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book that you can view online by clicking HERE, there are 4 new paper packets in this idea book.  Cats & Bats, Falling for You, Beary Christmas, and Silver & Gold.  I'll share a corporate photo below for each and then check back for some of my artwork using these paper packets starting tomorrow.

Cats & Bats 








Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Specials!


The Special this month with Close To My Heart is "Share a Smile".  We are dedicated to sharing smiles around the world!  Together with Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides safe surgeries repairing cleft lips and palates in children around the world, we will be dedicating the proceeds of this 'Punny Pals' stamp set towards those efforts.

You have multiple options with this month's Special.  You can purchase the 'Punny Pals' stamp set for $17.95.  With the purchase of every 'Punny Pals' stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.
This is the Punny Pals stamp set, how cute are these?!!

Here's a few samples made using the Punny Pals stamp set.

Next, to bring these stamp images to life, we've made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit!  The card kit includes the dies, card bases and envelopes, paper and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price!  Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

Here is the coordinating Thin Cuts you can purchase individually.


The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

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The Stamp of the Month stamp set is called Christmas Tunes.  You can purchase the stamp set for $17.95, or you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase.




Below are a couple of samples of artwork using this stamp set.  How fun are these!!


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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