National Scrapbooking Month Promo

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has released a special edition paper pack - Taste of Summer!!  This paper pack can be yours for only $8.95!!  Yup - no minimum order or anything!!  

As a bonus, CTMH created a special coordinating stamp set - "Taste of Summer" to match!!  You can purchase it for $17.95.

Order the paper pack and I will send you two workshop files {for F*R*E*E*} created by the corporate team; one for layouts and one for cards.

Taste of Summer is only available from May 1-31, 2015 while supplies last.
With the start of a new month, means new promotions from Close to My Heart!!


Get the limited edition Stamp of the Month for $5* with a $50 order. 
 This stamp set is full of happiness and works perfect for cards or layouts!  Don't miss out on Just Sayin' - available only May 1-31, 2015.

Cricut Explore & Grad Announcements

Hello Crafters!

I shared some quick pics of my semi-completed project of using
my Cricut Explore to address my Daughter's Graduation Announcements.

I have had ALOT of questions regarding Font and how it was done.

Steps I took to create the addressed Envelopes:
  • Created an A2 sized square for a template
  • Chose a Font, changed it to Handwriting Style
  • Typed the Address- placed in appropriate location once the Addressee and Addresser were on the square 
  • I chose the option to remove the square or clicked the eye to make it invisible
  • Select All and Attach

**NOTE** Make sure you have the same color selected for all addresses unless you will be changing pens or you will have to go back to the machine and keep hitting go (continue) - ask me how I know.. LOL

Repeat for Envelope 2 

(if you are using A2 envelopes you can fit 4 on a Mat)

Click the Go Button
Since you attached the envelopes separately you can now place them on the mat to where you need them to be. For me the easiest was to place the 2nd envelope at the 6 inch line and the first envelope at the top.

Then watch as your Cricut writes beautifully for you and saves you from the hand cramps!

Here are some pictures that may help you understand as well.


{click photos to view larger}
 I hope this helps you address your own envelopes!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Crafty Day!

Flying by a Birthday Surprise

Hi Lou here with you today to share a birthday card made for my big brother with the uber cute "Lifting Spirits" stamp set.

I have just stamped straight onto white cardstock cut into an A5 card for this one....

I stamped the images with permanent ink and then watercoloured the images with sparkling H2Os which gives the card a lovely shimmer.

I drew in the line between the banner and the plane and also drew the grass in with a black uni pen.

I am loving this stamp set and will be sharing another card made with it next week.

Thanks loads for joining me today


Great Deal of the Day

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals?

During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day
with Close To My Heart!
What deals are we talking about? 
Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. 
To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart on my WEBSITE and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)!

Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month

Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).