Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Free CTMH Paper Packet with $99 Purchase

What's your favorite new paper packet from the Autumn/Winter Close to my Heart Idea Book?  

Is it the sweet and timeless Avonlea (Item # X7155B)?

Do you love the fresh crisp colors of Clementine (Item #X7156B)?

How about the country look of Dakota (Item #X7157B)?

But wait, perhaps it's the romantic and beautiful La Belle Vie (Item # X7158B)?

Maybe you want to celebrate your best student with Scholastic (Item #X7159B)?

Or do you love the Autumn blooms of Flirty (Item # X7160B)?

Would you like to make something mysterious with Moonlight (Item # 7161B)?

Or get in the holiday spirit with Pear & Partridge (Item # 7162B)?

The choice is all yours!!  In appreciation of your business, I would like to say THANK YOU with one free Close to my Heart paper packet (a $9.95 value) with a purchase of $99.00 before tax and shipping.  The paper packet includes 6 sheets of 12"x12" B&T Duo paper and 6 sheets of 12"x12" coordinating cardstock.  This offer is only good from 9/26/12 and ends at midnight 9/30/12.

Once your order has been placed I will contact you by email and you must reply back with the name of the paper packet of your choice within 24 hours.  I'll have it shipped out immediately to you.  It's super easy to take advantage of this special offer just for Create with Care readers.  I'm looking forward to seeing what your favorite collection is!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CTMH Art Philosophy bag in Dotty For You

Do you have a Cricut?  If so, the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge is a must have!  Since I got mine, I haven't taken it out of the machine.  It has been the only cartridge that I've used in months!!  It does so many different and wonderful die cuts.  In the past, my cartridges have been have been themed oriented, so that once I've used them for the project that I bought it for, it sits collecting dust.  Which really is a waste of money.  The CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge changed that for me.  I love that it makes cute little gift boxes as well as tags, letters and seasonal shapes.  

Yesterday, I had so much fun hostessing a meet up at Atlanta Bread Company here in Asheville, NC.  I showed my guests how to make adorable mini albums out of a manilla file folder.  Check out the post about those here: File Folder Mini Album

As a thank you for coming, I made them these cute little gift bags using paper from the CTMH Dotty For You paper pack.  I cut the bag shape out at 5 1/2". Then the dimensional flower at 3".  I used the half circles that were left over from the handle cut outs and glued them under the flower as leafs.  That's it!  2 shapes cut out from this cartridge made these fun little bags.  I then filled them with mini chocolates, because chocolate is a very important part of scrapbooking!!

The Art Philosophy Cartridge also comes with 3 coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets, as well as 3 sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements for just $99!  Click here to have this amazing collection delivered to your door:

Order the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Or sign up to hostess an Online Gathering/Catalog Party and earn your cartridge for FREE by clicking here:

Earn FREE product!!

I hope that I've inspired you to make an easy and fun project today.  Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll!

As you've read in the previous post, I LOVE fall!!  Since Saturday is the first day of Autumn, I was inspired to make these Fabulous Fall cards with paper from the Close To My Heart Avonlea kit (Item # X7155B).

Happy Fall!

I have gotten so many cute projects from this one paper pack!  It is so very versatile and I've really enjoyed the beautiful patterns and colors.  For these 2 cards, I used my paper trimmer to cut out a 9" x 6" rectangle out of cardstock.  Then I folded them in half to make the card bases.

"Harvest Happiness"

For the "Harvest Happiness" card on the left, I cut a 4 1/2" x 3" rectangle of B&T (Background & Texture) patterned paper.  I made pennants by hand using strips of B&T and cardstock then using scissors I cut a triangle out of one end.  Then I anchored the pennants using a piece of the decorative strip from the edge of the 12 x 12 paper.  I cut the leaf and oval shapes using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamped them with images from the Harvest Happiness My Acrylic Stamp Set (Item # C1463) using Chocolate and Black inks.  I also inked the edges of all my papers before adhering them.


For the "Fall!" card on the right, I used the same Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out three 2" leaf shapes, two circles and a small tag.  I anchored the leaf shapes with another decorative strip from the edge of the B&T paper.  To embellish the tag, I used a piece of hemp, the letter "F" from the Color Ready Canvas Alphabet (Item # Z1777) that I inked with Slate and stamped the "all!"  with Glamour Lowercase Alphabets (Item # D1522).  Finally, I used three Opaques gems from the Mocha packet (Item # Z1333) to add a bit of bling.

I hope that you will be inspired to create a bit of "Harvest Happiness" in your life today!  Thank you so much for checking out my blog and allowing me to share a bit about myself with you today.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Blue Ridge Parkway Adventure

On the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia!
Hello friends!  Last week my husband and I had a great adventure driving the Blue Ridge Parkway from the milepost 0.0 outside of Waynesboro, VA back to our home in Asheville, NC.  We had a wonderful time seeing the beautiful scenery, stopping at yummy off the beaten path restaurants, and taking some time to learn about and admire the history along this great American roadway.  

Mabry Mill

The Brinegar Cabin built by hand in the 1880's
Autumn is my favorite season and this trip got me in the spirit of the season because the weather was cool and crisp and the leaves were showing just a hint of the color that they will be changing to in just a few weeks.  I even had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks last week!  Soooo good!!  

Speaking of pumpkin...I'm looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Bread.  I've got a can in my pantry that is calling out to be made into something moist and tasty that will pair happily with a cup of coffee.  If anyone has a one to share, please leave a link in the comments section.  My tummy thanks you in advance!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Try This Fun Stamping Technique!

Close To My Heart has published a new video this week called "Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype".  It highlights the fun technique of swiping a stamp over your ink pad which will add motion and texture to your image when it is stamped on your artwork.  This works best with solid images and allows you to be even more creative when stamping!  Try this interesting technique on your next project and see why CTMH stamps are Clearly the Best!

I'm inspired by the cooler temperatures here in NC so I've been working on a few Fall greeting cards using the Avonlea paper packet from Close To My Heart.  As soon as I've finished, I'll post the pictures here.

Don't forget this Friday, 9/21 is our Scrapbooking meet up featuring a class on making your own file folder mini album.  I still have one more spot available!  Check out my page to register:

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crazy for Close To My Heart Cards!

Do you love to make cards?  Have you always wanted to make your own cards, but don't know where to start?  Well, Close To My Heart has the perfect solution for you!

Announcing the first ever dedicated CTMH Workshops on the Go kits designed exclusively for card makers!  Two brand new kits crafted to help you turn out gorgeous hand made cards with stamped sentiments unique to card making.  

Choose both or either:

The Avonlea all occasion kit with heartfelt sentiments such as "Just Because I Care", "Wishing You Well", and "Thank You From The Bottom of my Heart".  (Item # G1041)

The Holiday themed Pear & Partridge kit with greetings to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Wishing You Harmony And Love This Christmas", and "Happy Holidays". (Item # G1043)

Each kit includes three brand new patterns each and enough supplies (including card bases, envelopes, and embellishments) to create five of each pattern, a total of 15 cards per kit all just for $29.95! 

Watch this Project Inspiration video from Close To My Heart for more details.  You will be amazed and inspired to make your own handmade cards right away!

Click here to SHOP NOW!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Close To My Heart Pemberley File Folder Mini Album

Guess what this album is made of?  Yup, a plain old manilla file folder!  Can you believe it?!  I love to take a basic item and recycle it into an easy to make and pretty project.  I had some left over paper from the CTMH Pemberley Paper Packet (Item # X7148B) and embellished it with stickers from the coordinating Pemberley My Stickease Assortment (Item # X7148C).  All that's left is to add some photos and journaling.  Click here to order the gorgeous Pemberley Paper Packet:

Front view of album

Open to first page

Open to inside

Back view of album

Let me show you in person how to make this cute little file folder mini album.  Check out my page for an upcoming get together or put your email address in the comments section and I'll send you the instructions.  Get busy paper crafting this Labor Day weekend and remember to always "Create with Care"!

Here is another example of a file folder mini album using the Close To My Heart Clementine collection.  CLICK HERE!