Monday, April 7, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life Plus FREE Cricut cartridge!

Here is another wonderful shore video with great ideas on how to use your Artbooking cartridge to the fullest.

In fact, you can get an Artbooking Cricut cartridge or one of the other cartridges for FREE when you sign up to become a Close to my Heart consultant.  It's only $99.00 to sign up and you will receive over $300.00 in product and supplies. Plus, you choose one of CTMH's exclusive Cricut cartridges. That's over $400 of product for only $99.00.  You have until April 31st to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. You can even earn your $99.00 investment back in cash when you reach your Straight to the Top Goal.  Contact me to learn more at:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bucket List Contest

CTMH is hosting a contest!  Watch the video for all the details and  get some great ideas on Base N' Bling wearable art.

Happy Stamping! Laurie

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

This new video upload from CTMH is a great idea for a gift.

Happy stamping.

Laurie in Louisiana

Monday, March 24, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: All-Star Scrapbooking

Watch this wonderful video with great ideas on how to use the sports themed keys on the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. 

Did you know that Close to my Heart has it's own YouTube channel? Just click on the previous link or go to YouTube and search Close to my Heart channel. Your first choice should be for 'by Close to my Heart'. You should hit the SUBSCRIBE button and you will never miss when a new video is uploaded. There are nearly 200 videos already loaded on their channel and are available to watch 24/7.   I also have most of them pinned on my Pinterest.

Happy stamping!

Laurie in Louisiana

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Close to my Heart Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book Blog Hop 3

This beautiful paper is from Ariana Paper Pack. The stamp is from Inspiration Flourishes stamp set. I used the boarded punch and a little Outdoor Denim ink to set the scallop edge apart.  Lastly, I used the Jute Ribbon to add interest. 

The image is one stamp. I inked the entire image in Olive ink, rolled the bottom of the image (the words) in Outdoor Denim ink. I then inked the flower in Sorbet by using the corner of the ink pad. Lastly, I carefully rolled the top of the flower in Ruby ink.  I huffed on the stamp before stamping to reactivated or remoisten the ink. I then picked the stamp up and moved slightly down and to the right to re-stamp the image to give it depth.

I hope this inspires you to create!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Close to my Heart Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book New Product Blog Hop second post

This is a 6x5.75 scrapbook page to go onto the acrylic flip stand.  I just need to add my picture and punch the  holes in the top. I have cut the wood grain paper from Timberline Paper Pack using the wood grain over lay from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. The frame and title are also Artbooking.

I covered some Kraft paper with Chocolate Wood Grain Washi Tape and glued it under the cutout of the wood for the camp fire.  I used Honey cardstock to back the flames but first used our CTMH alcohol makers to add some more color and dimension.

I popped up the frame and then needed to pop up the title as well. This left room to stick the Timberline wood pins under to hide the sharp ends.  I added the camper from the Timberline Assortment and Triangle Studs to act like arrows on my page. 
I hope this inspires you to create!
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