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During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Buy 9, Get 1 Free Studio J Layouts in October

OMG here it is, MY favorite sale of the year.  When you buy 9 Studio J layouts, you Get 1 FREE all of October.  Its the perfect time to catch up on all those summer layouts.  Me personally, I will be working on Christmas gifts this month.  I normally make family calendars each year as gifts.  That's 6 layouts per calendar and I have 6 sets to do so I will be getting a huge savings this month!  Yeah!  Be sure to join me in the savings.  Got to and click on Studio tab to get started NOW>

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clearly the Best: Terrific Two-Tone stamping tips

Here is this week's installment of the great new web-show Clearly The Best!  I am loving these short videos packed with great tips!  New installments every Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Get your Special National Stamping Month Double Stamp Set -- time is running out

Wanted to remind everyone that time is quickly running out to get your special National Stamping Month Double stamp set for just $5!!!!!!  Remember all you need to do is order $35 and the set will be yours for just $5.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Big Clearance Sale!

Tons of new accessories in the While Supplies Last section on my website.  I can't believe photo hinges are only $1.00 a pack!  OMG!!!!!!!!!!!  Tulip accessory medley now you guessed it only $1.00!!!!!!!!!!!!

These won't last so hurry for the biggest selection!  CLICK HERE NOW

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

6 stamp sets AND your Cricut Artiste Cartridge for $109

Hi I know you love your Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, so I wanted to make sure that you checked out our NEWEST cartridge Artiste. 

Artiste has 698 amazing images, and a bonus circle and square.  I love that there are so many 3D elements and coordinating images on this new cartridge.  In the 1st month I had my Artiste cartridge I used my machine 100 times more than ever before.

I wanted to remind you that now through the end of September the Cricut bundle is even sweeter.  For $109 you will get the Artiste cartridge, 3 sheets of chipboard (including a full mini album), AND 6, yup I said it SIX sets of stamps (all pictured here)

Looking forward to getting your Cricut Artiste out to you today.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September's Love Your Layout and Studio J - Dakota

I can't wait to make this layout using some of my Dallas beloved new boots are going to be great where Woody's picture is as background paper for journalling!  What pictures are you looking forward to showcasing????

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vinyl made easy using Cricut Artiste by Close To My Heart

Vinyl designs are all the rage right now from car window signs to home decor. At a recent team meeting Candance Romano showed how easy cutting vinyl on your Cricut can be.  I made this cute drinking cup from myself to show of my love for Studio J using the Artiste cartridge.

I have since come home and bought a variety package of 12x12 vinyl from; ebay also had some good pricing. The cup came from the dollar tree.

Now here is the cutting info you will need (Thanks Dawn and Dana for taking such good notes):
  • set your blade to 6
  • set your speed to 3
  • set your pressure to 3
Easy-peasy!  Since my cup is hand washable I have the urge to Liquid Glass some sparkles on the crown, hmmm!

Last Day to sign up for Sept workshop

Just a reminder I will be ordering supplies Monday so I really need final registration for class this month!  Please email me today

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Clearly the best CTMH - swipe the hype

Monica and Kristine in 4 minutes will be showing us this week how to add movement to our stamped images by swipping the already inked stamp.  Click now watch!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Workshop registration reminder for 9/25 class

September's Stella Card Workshop Tues Sept 25th - 6:30p at Oceanside Community Church

Join me this month on Tuesday, September 25th for this wonderful 11 (yup I said it) ELEVEN card workshop  featuring our fabulous Guest Designer Dana Simone-Kurtz.  I love how quickly these  come together and how duplicatable in any style you'll find them.

The last day to register for this won't want to miss card class is Sept 16th.

If you can't make the workshop, no worries it can still be yours.  You'll receive all the goodies at your doorstep, for the same low price of $20, plus postage.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall crafts? What's your game plan

So here it is I'm just starting to get used to the idea that Summer is ending, school has started and WHAM!  Holiday rush is starting.  My 6 yr-old told me tonight that Halloween is in 51 days and we should start decorating soon and what was I making them to wear this year (homemade costumes each year seemed like such a great idea as a mother of one, even two children ... now that we are at five what was I thinking!?!?).

It also seems that they are counting down to Christmas already asking me when they should have their lists done by and can we start making holiday crafts.  OMG!  Already...I still think its shorts and sprinkler weather although no more white shoes until Spring.  But really?

How about you????  Have you started your fall/winter crafting mode yet?  If yes what are you working on?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cricut One Size button For Artiste makes life easy

To make life easier Close To My Heart and Cricut have made things so simple to cut the right size and assemble layers of projects

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stickers over and over and over and over

One benefit of Studio J is using My Stickease over and over and over and over....get the idea!?!?!  You can also resize the Stickease in a range from 25% to 200%!  Like a photo, Studio J will tell you when the quality of the Stickease is getting grainy by having the Green to Yellow to Red scale next to the image while you are changing sizes. 

Some of the benefits of multiple Stickeases are that you design your own papers by layering Stickease over and entire area.  Remember you can also crop Stickease and layer different Stickease too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Oops turns into Fab!

 I bought a cute wine bottle stopper for my friend's birthday several months before and had it hidden away.  When I went to the closet to wrap it a week before its delivery date I realized the semi-cute little picture had started to peel away in the humidity.  Oh no, now what to I do?!?!

In a flash I went onto facebook, pulled up this beautiful picture of Jan and her husband and printed it off to the size of the square stopper.  Next grabbed my trusty Liquid Glass (even my hubby knows this is the go to must have staple supply of an emergency crafter) and glued the photo down then filled in the the remainder of the frame with Liquid Glass until it was completely level with the top; making sure to pop any air bubbles along the way.  Be sure to let this dry overnight minimum, 24 hrs before solid.  I hit the level this time on the 1st try, but if after it hardened it looks sunken or not quite level you can easily apply another layer of L.G., after the next 24 hrs you will never know it was more than one layer as they meld and appear as one solid finish. 

After all was said and done, I super wish I had bought more of these because I (and Jan) were thrilled with the results.  I want one now too!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Have a Great Holiday

Think of all the photos that you should take today of outside play, backyard BBQ's, or fishing...those everyday memories are what your kids will remember.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!