Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Limited Edition

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's Stamp of the Month is Limited Edition, a great set of 21 stamps - journaling lines, decorative corners, fun phrases and a fabulous tag shape that can also be found on the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Collection this set can be used for everything from party invitations and favors to the scrapbook pages you create after the big event!

In this month's Blog Hop, we have over 60 talented CTMH consultants sharing their creativity with all of you. You've likely arrived here from Tamytha's blog - thanks for stopping by! To follow the hop, simply click on the link provided at the end of each post to get to the next blog in the list. When you arrive back here (or to your respective starting place), you will be filled with creative inspiration!

This standard sized card is an adaptation File Pocket concept from Jeanette Lynton's Wishes how-to book. I've used the brand new Typeset papers and the fun corrugated Milepost Shapes. The tag image is stamped tone-on-tone on the Creme Brulee cardstock with Bamboo cardstock layered over the top.

Remember, with our newly revised Stamp of the Month program there are TWO simple ways to get your very own set:
1. Purchase the Stamp of the Month for $17.95
2. Spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and add the Stamp of the Month to your order for only $5

In addition, through September, in celebration of National Stamping Month, when you spend $75 (before tax and shipping) you will earn our Pair-a-Phrase set FREE. This great DOUBLE stamp set is valued at over $35 and yes, you get TWO stamp sets in one envelope!

Head on over to my online store to get your "Limited Edition" set and your Pair-a-Phrase set! But don't wait, both stamp sets go away at the end of September!

Time to hop along to Gina's blog to see what she has in store for us!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Studio J: Love Your Layout

Now that the kids are back in school, take a few minutes to preserve those summer vacation memories using Studio J. My friend Stacy will show you how to those photos off your computer and into REAL scrapbooks in a snap!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Project Inspiration: "Enjoy" Scrapbook Page

One of my very favorite new stamp sets featured in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book is the Hooray Bouquet set shown on page 86.

Check out this short video which will show you how to use the Hooray bouquet stamp set and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to create the gorgeous flowers shown on the scrapbook page also featured on page 86!

Friday, August 26, 2011

CTMH + Cricut = One Dynamic Duo!

By now you've most likely heard the news...Close to My Heart and ProvoCraft have taken Cricut creativity to the next level with an exclusive Cricut cartridge that pairs with our clear My Acrylix stamps and Dimensional Elements chipboard diecuts! The Art Philosophy cartridge is simply bursting with images, shapes, fonts, borders, flourishes, banners, flowers, gift boxes and so much more! In fact, it has 700 images just waiting to help you unleash your creativity - and with the versatility the Cricut machine provides with sizing, your possibilities are ENDLESS!

The Art Philosophy cartridge is available only through CTMH consultants for a retail price of $99. However, for your $99, you get so much more than just that cartridge. That's right, you get the entire Art Philosophy Bundle!

The Art Philosophy Bundle includes the following:
  • The Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge with 700 images
  • 3 exclusive stamp sets that coordinate with many of the images on the AP cartridge
  • 3 sets of Dimensional Elements chipboard diecuts that also coordinate with many of the AP images
In addition to the 3 stamp sets that accompany the Art Philosophy cartridge, you will find many stamps throughout the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book that also coordinate with the Art Philosophy images - just look for images outlined in red!

Take a look at all 700 images you can find on the Art Philosophy cartridge and then say good-bye to your punches and cutting by hand...

And take a look at just a few of the possibilities!

Remember, we have TWO amazing specials going on through the end of August and we're letting you double dip and take advantage of both! If you're in love with the Art Philosophy cartridge this is the time to get it!

When you buy the AP bundle before the end of August, you can add the August Stamp of the Month for just $5 and earn the A Typeset alphabet set FREE! And...since you have spent $75 you will also earn the Pair-a-Phrase double set FREE. That is a total of 7 stamp sets, 3 sets of dimensional elements AND the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for approximately $126 (including tax and shipping - exact price will vary based on your tax rate!

Head on over to my online store to order yours TODAY!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Go Ahead...DOUBLE DIP!

Did you know that Close to My Heart has TWO amazing specials running right now? And even better than just two specials is the fact that through the month of August you can DOUBLE DIP and take advantage of BOTH of these amazing deals with one simple order! And if it can possibly get even better, if you do decide to double dip on these two specials, you can earn over $40 in FREE stamp sets!

Here's how it works:
  1. Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and add the spooktacularly fun August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked to your order for just $5 (a $17.95 value).

  2. When you add the Wicked set, you will earn the exclusive A Typeset alphabet stamp set FREE ($6.95 value).
  3. Then, when you spend a total of $75 (before tax and shipping) you will earn the exclusive Pair-a-Phrase DOUBLE stamp set FREE ($35.90 value). Yes, that's right! This stamp set is actually TWO D-sized stamp sets in one envelope.
So...with one order of $75 ($5 of which can be the Stamp of the Month), you will earn 3 FREE stamp set valued at over $40!

Need a little help putting your order together? Head on over to my online store to view the brand new Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. You can place your order right online or call or email me to order.

Or how about that new exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy bundle? I have to say this product has lit up the crafting world, and if you love your Cricut (or have ever even contemplated getting a cricut) THIS is the cartridge you need. More about it in my next blog post (coming this afternoon with any luck), but here's what you get in this amazing bundle of goodies.
And through August, when you order the Art Philosophy cartridge and you "double dip", you'll spend approximately $126 (tax and shipping INCLUDED, exact price varies based on your tax rate) and you'll get a total of SEVEN stamp sets, 3 sets of Dimensional Elements AND the oh so versatile Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to DOUBLE DIP!!!