Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cricut Artistry Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Artistry Blog Hop! Have you ordered your Artistry Collection yet? If not, I'm sure you'll want to click right over and grab yours after you see the amazing artwork created by our blog hoppers. We have 30 consultants participating and, we're excited to share a few of the fun features of this brand new cartridge available only from Close to My Heart!

If you've arrived here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy. Simply click the links provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find link not working, you can find the complete list of hopper's HERE!

When you are finished here, please visit Jen's blog to see what she has to share with us!

As is the case with it's predecessors, Artistry doesn't disappoint! It is chock full of 700 images including a fun alphabet, icons, overlays, borders and backgrounds. It has several fun themes, I don't think I'll ever got bored with Artistry!

I love the shapes with overlays and there are several of them on the Artistry cartridge. I chose to play with the New Year's Eve themed key and create this fun Cheers! card.
The paper is from the brand new Zoe Paper Packet - such fun and fresh colors! The new Coral Shimmer Trim is perfect with the Zoe papers. I used a little on the side of the sentiment and some under the Sorbet cardstock on the champagne glasses. My hole punch was the perfect size to create the floating bubbles out of the Coral Shimmer Trim as well. The Slate Diagonal Stripe Ribbon adds the finishing touch. 

Like our other exclusive cartridges, Artistry is sold in a bundle with 3 D-sized stamp sets which feature coordinating images and shapes and a complete pack of cardstock. Order today and get a sneak peek at the newly revamped Enchantment color palette which has 7 gorgeous NEW colors!

You can see more info on the Artistry Collection (including the complete shape index and details on the Digital Collection for Cricut Explore and Explore Air owners) HERE

Visit my website and order your Artistry Collection today!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month: Framed

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Kathy's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy! Simply click on the link provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. We have about 50 talented consultants participating this month, so once you arrive back here (or to your original starting point) you are sure to be inspired! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE! When you are finished here, please head over to Jilena's blog to see what she had created to share with us!

The August Stamp of the Month, Framed (S1508) is a set of 12 stamps including 3 fun frames and 9 sentiments for just about every occasion. This set is truly a card maker's dream!

Since I couldn't choose just one frame and sentiment, I decided to make a complete set of cards!

I've been on a bit of a Paper Fundamentals kick lately and seem to use them every time I turn around! I love the big bold white patterns on one side complemented by the shiny, embossed pattern on the reverse. (NOTE: If you love Paper Fundamentals as much as I do, head over to my website and order your favorite packs now as they are all retiring at the end of the month. The good news...they are coming back with new prints...but I adore these prints so much, I know I'm stocking up).

If you follow my SOTM blog posts at all, you will know I love Shimmer Trim. I really, honestly TRIED to not use it on these cards, but I guess you could say I am hopelessly addicted to Shimmer Trim!

A little 3-D Foam Tape added the dimension that provided the perfect finishing touch!

Below are a couple adorable pieces of artwork from the incredibly talented folks in the CTMH Art Department!

Remember, the August SOTM is only available through August 31st. You can order it for $17.95 or add it on to your $50 for just $5. Visit my website to order yours today!

Introducing...Cricut Artistry!

Close to My Heart and Cricut have done it again! They've teamed up to bring you another AMAZING, exclusive Cricut collection. 
Introducing...Cricut Artistry!

Cricut Artistry is a collection of 700 images including shapes that span a variety of themes, holidays and celebrations. You'll find a unique font, banners. layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and a plethora of fun icons! Like our other exclusive cartridges, Cricut Artistry is sold in a collection with three D-sized stamp sets, and a combination pack of cardstock in our newly revamped Enchantment pattern which features 7 gorgeous new colors!  

The best part about Artistry is it is available NOW!!!

Visit my website and place your order for this amazing addition to the Cricut and Close to My Heart families! 
Z3167-Cricut Artistry Collection - $99


Order Cricut Artistry at between August 1st and August 22nd, add your order to the August Mystery Hostess gathering, and you will receive a brand new, not yet released stamp set that coordinates with the Artistry cartridge (a $9.95 value) as my thanks to you! As an added bonus, orders placed under the August Mystery Hostess order online will be entered into a drawing to earn additional FREE product!

**Offer only valid on orders placed with Beth Naumann, Independent Consultant
**Orders must be placed online between August 1st and August 22nd to qualify for free stamp set
**Free stamp sets will be sent in September

Cricut Explore and Cricut Explore Air owners...the Cricut Artstry collection is also available as a digital collection! You will still receive the stamp sets and cardstock included wit the bundle, but will also receive an online access code in lieu of a physical cartridge. 
Z3190-Cricut Artistry Digital Collection - $79 (plus tax and S/H)

Take a look at all of the amazing images you'll add to your creative library when you order Cricut Artistry!