Sunday, August 26, 2012

Birthday Cards

School has begun!  And already the room mother's must jump into action.  Here are two of the Birthday cards that I am preparing for the 5th grade class of St. Ann School.  I have one more to go for August, a boy card that I will hopefully post tomorrow night.  The celebration is this coming Friday.

The first card is made with one of our new paper packs, Avonlea.  Much nicer to look at in person.  The card is a gift card holder, cut out using our new Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  It has 700 images to choose from.  The really cool thing about this cartridge is that it makes 3-D items.  With seasonal items as well!

Avonlea - Lindsay

The second card is all card stock, and the flower pieces are all cut from the same cartridge.

Card Stock - Britney

Inside the card is a $5 Baskin Robbins gift card.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sympathy Card

We lost a friend of ours recently to a congenital heart defect.  He was only 47 and far too young to have been taken away from his family.  He was well liked as I saw tonight.  Our local Pizza Factory had a fund raiser for his family to help with the medical and funeral expenses.  What I saw tonight at Pizza Factory brought tears to my eyes!  The place was packed, and there was a line to the door, over 20 people in line.  Everyone in that line had the fund raiser flyer in their hand.  The cashier told me they had been extremely busy all day and at lunch the line went out the door and it lasted for a couple of hours.  I’m here to tell you that at lunch time today the temperature in Ridgecrest was over 105, and it was very humid for the High Dessert.  So, people standing outside waiting to order food, well, what can I say?  This community can really come together when we need to and it is nice to know that we have so many caring people here.

This is the sympathy card I made for his wife and family.

The paper is La Belle Vie, the stamp set is Angelic Blessings, the sentiment comes from the Card Chatter - Sympathy stamp set.

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Club begin in September!

New clubs begin September 7th and 14th.

This year I’m trying something different.  I'm starting a card only club on September 7th and a Layout only club on September 14th. Below is the information on the clubs.  In the event that there are not enough crafters for the two clubs, I will combine the two and go back to the old format where the hostess will choose. Members will receive the Autumn/Winter Idea Book at the first meeting. :-)

Card Club:
·         The card club will make 2 cards at each gathering
·         We will meet on a Friday night (see schedule)
·         Each member commits to purchase $15 in product(pre tax & shipping)
·         Minimum party is $150 so hostess gets rewards
Meeting Dates: 
Ø  September 7th 
Ø  October 5th 
Ø  November 2nd 
Ø  December 7th 
Ø  January 4th 
Ø  February 1th 
Ø  March 1th 
Ø  April 5th 
Ø  May 3rd 
Ø  June 7th 
          Layout club:
·         The layout club will make a two page layout at each club
·         We will meet on a Friday night (see schedule)
·         Each member commits to purchase $15 in product(pre tax & shipping)
·         Minimum party is $150 so hostess gets rewards
Meeting Dates:
Ø  September 14th 
Ø  October 12th 
Ø  November 9th 
Ø  December 14th 
Ø  January 11th 
Ø  February 8th 
Ø  March 8th 
Ø  April 12th 
Ø  May 10rd 
Ø  June 14th
Please let me know by August 24th if you’re interested in the club!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Joining in August Is in the Bag!
Join Close To My Heart in August and get a darling Damask Tote Bag free!

When you become a new Consultant in August, you will receive a FREE Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50), while supplies last. This handy, attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant—with class and style! Choose the $49 New Consultant Essentials Kit or the $99 Master Kit which includes more supplies and tools, and we will send you a tote bag free—only in August and only while supplies last.  Contact me for details.

Damask Tote Bag Features
• 17" x
17" x 6"

• Large exterior pocket for 12" x 12" paper packets
• Huge interior can hold a 12" x 12" album and more
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
• Wear on the shoulder, across the chest,
or as a backpack
• Large flap snaps closed

Offer available August 1–31, 2012, while supplies last. No tax
or shipping/handling is charged on the Damask Tote Bag. Tax
and shipping/handling is charged based on the price of the New
Consultant Kit that is purchased ($49 or $99).

New Idea Book ~ New Toys!!

     The new Cricut® Artiste collection takes your creativity over the top! With 700 images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards, and more. From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake liners, invitations, and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration! Cutting and assembling the numerous 3-D items is a snap using the project reference chart and separate, step~by~step assembly booklet.
When you purchase the Cricut® Artiste collection, you’ll get three coordinating exclusive stamp sets and three Dimensional Elements 12"μ 9" sheets that will help your artwork come to life, transforming the ordinary into amazing! Contact me today to get the entire collection— with a retail value of nearly $125—for just $99!

Cricut® Artiste Collection Includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Themed Projects, Cards, Font, 3-D Items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
3 – Coordinating 12"x 9" Dimensional Elements Sheets
(Awards, Quotes, Album Pages)
$99 (Retail value of nearly $125!)

August Stamp of the Month
Baroque Borders SET OF 5
Available August 1–31, 2012

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1208A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork! You’ll find helpful assembly tips at my Online Business Address under Promotions.

Avonlea Paper Packet($9.95, X7155B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 18)
My Creations® Display Album($7.95, Z1054, p. 132)
Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad($5.25, Z2173, p. 9)
Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set($19.95, Z2500, p. 9)
Sparkles Clear Flourishes($4.95, Z1708, p. 127)
Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon($4.95, Z1802, p. 124)
RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 2” μ 3½” (Y1009), 4” μ 5” (Y1012)