Archives for February 2013

Cricut tips and videos

I know there are many Cricut lovers out there. So  I wanted to share a couple youtube videos which you may find helpful.

Here is a great video to show you some of the great 3-dimnetional elements you can create using your cricut cartridges. You can use these items to add to your scrapbook pages, cards or to make gifts for friends and family.

Have you heard about Cricut Craft Room but did not know where to start?  Watch this short video and it can help you get started.  By using the Cricut Craft room you are just opening the doors to your creative ability.

Studio J – Digital Delights

Close to my Heart has extended the special for the $5 layouts in Studio J.  You can now take advantage of this special offer until  March15, 2013.  Feb-CC-ImageGallery.ashx

If you have not tried this I highly recommend you do.  It is so easy to complete some of your layout and it takes some much less time than if you were to scrapbook them the conventional way.  Now don’t get me wrong I still love to scrapbook from scratch with paper and will never give that up.  But if you are like me and most scrapbookers you are years behind.  I was able to finish 11 layouts in about 4 hours. If i was to have scrapbooked those same pages it would have taken my more than 24 hours. Pick a project or two and give it a try, you will be surprised at how nice they turn out and how much you can get done. I used the express collection for most of my layouts. Take a look at some of the layouts I created.

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Hopefully I have inspired you to give it a try.  Just click here to get started!

CTMH – Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop – For Always

Welcome to Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!

Roxybonds Scrappers

This are now featuring artwork from the Spring / Sumer 2013 catalog and this month we will be showcasing the For Always Papers.

If you have come her from Stephanie’s Blog then you are in the right spot.  Unfortunately we are the only two participating this month. I hope you enjoy the creations.


For Always page kit 4 - Version 3 For this two page layout I use Ruby and Whisper cardstock in conjunction with the For Always paper.  I love the new fabrics that match this line.  I used them to create the flowers. I also love the new black assorted buttons they have a bit of glitter to them.

I also created a couple of cards using the Happy Couple stamp set

Feb card workshop 1 - Version 2

Feb card workshop 2 - Version 2

This is a penny slider card. I love creating cards with movement.

If you are starting here please hop on over to Stephanie’s blog to see her wonderful creations.


Digital Delights with Studio J

Do you have lots of photos to scrapbook like me?  There never seems to be enough time to get it all done.  Have you ever thought about doing digital scrapbook layouts?  Well I have a deal for you…… This month Studio J two page layouts are only $5 that is a savings of  $1.95 per layout!! This is a great opportunity  to try Studio J and get some of those projects done.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to create fantastic layout in very little time.




So what are you waiting for get started now before the February gets away from you.


February Stamp of the month

As most of you know every mont Close to My Heart offers an exclusive stamp set which is only available during that month. The stamp set retails for $17.95 but if you place an order for $50 you can get that “D” sized stamp set for just $5.  That is 70% off, now we all love deals right!!!

Here is February’s exclusive stamp set:




With all the new products in the new catalog it will be easy to take home this great stamp set.  So be sure to place your order today by checking out my CTMH website


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