27 December, 2013

Clearly the Best: Party Favor Flavor S02E12

If you're in the market for some new party favor ideas, look no further! With the My Creations® kraft ring box and some eclectic embellishments from Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, you have exactly what you need to make great party favors with flavor. See the ideas presented in this video, then go create your own!

Washi Wonderland

Create your own washi wonderland by mixing, layering, and mounting Washi Tape strips on Close To My Heart's Dimensional Elements album pages for a fresh look. Cover the Dimensional Elements shapes directly or layer the washi tape on cardstock then cut coordinating album pages from the Artiste cartridge and Cricut® machine for uniquely patterned designs. 

19 December, 2013

Clearly the Best: Create the Date S02E11

Craft an adorable calendar with the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge and Designed D├ęcor Flip Stand album from Close To My Heart. Decorate the pages with your favorite papers, embellishments, and photos of your favorite people! Watch the video to get started. 

17 December, 2013

Clearly The Best: Swirlin' Shapes S02E10

Close To My Heart shows you how to make a photo focal point on your layouts by swirling shapes made with our Cricut® cartridges.  Come along to one of my workshops to see how this machine works, we have alot of fun.

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums S01E15

Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

Today’s episode of Artbooking Made Easy is all about creating elegant mini books in various sizes to fit your own sophisticated style. Remember that all of the cuts in the Cricut Artbooking cartridge are linked, so you can cut all of the elements for an 8" album as easily as you can for an 8 ½" x 11" album – all with just a single turn of the dial.
The mini albums you’re about to see in this episode are made up of some uniquely-sized shapes, so pay close attention:

10 December, 2013

Simple Scallops

Adding clean, handmade borders to your papers is a cinch with the new Scallop Border Punch punch from Close To My Heart! Check out the video for a peek at how simple and stunning it really is.

08 December, 2013

CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard the  Australasian Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Monika's Blog.  then you are in the right place.  If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.   I do love my bling so when I can I use it. 
Today I would like to share with you these cards which features  this amazing stamp of the month....."Special Care".  When I need some inspiration to get me started I always like to look through one of our amzing ideas books, there are 8 all up.  Click here to see what is available, you will never run out of ideas again.

Products Used
S1312 December Stamp Of The Month, Special Care
C1503 The Best Things Cricut Compatible Stamp Set
X254 White Cards & Envelopes
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
G1065 Laughing Lola Paper Packet
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink Stamp Pad
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Y1009 2" x 3 1/5" My Acrylix Block
Y1012 4" x 5" My Acrylix Block

Products Used
S1312 December Stamp Of The Month, Special Care
X254 White Cards & Envelopes
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
G1066 Sarita Workshop On The Go Kit
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink Stamp Pad 
Z1812  Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Y1009 2" x 3 1/5" My Acrylix Block

Other products used were:- Personal Trimmer,  Z341 glue dots, 1514 tombow tape runner,  Z679 liquid glass, Z1279 Versamat &  z1836 scissors

In conclusion This exclusive  stamp of the month is only available during December.  It can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $24 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order in my online store Marianne Lamont

 I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Patricia Manhire - Patricia's blog

05 December, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Friendship Layouts S01E13

Here's a friendly tip: try the friendship-themed keys of the Cricut® Atbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart for layouts that shout in celebration of your cherished relationships! See the video for more friendly inspiration then contact your me your Independent Consultant to learn more.

04 December, 2013

Out with the OLD & in with the NEW!!


As of the February 1st 2014 Close To My Heart will be releasing a BRAND NEW Catalogue/Ideas book which means alot of items that we know & grown to love will be discontinued & a new range begins.  
This helps to keep it up to date & fresh, so please take a moment to go through the "Retiring Items" list at my "online shop" & be sure to stock up on your favourite items before they are gone.

Happy Shopping :)

December 2013 Stamp of the Month: "Special Care" is here.

You can earn this gorgeous Stamp for only $5 see how below.

With the amazing Stamp of the Month deal offered each month, we make it easy for you to create beautiful artwork at incredible discount prices! What could be better than great products for a great deal?
This December you can purchase this beautiful new set of 6 D-size stamp set "Special Care", available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.  It will never be repeated after this month so grab it now while you can.

 Here are just a few ideas on how to use this stamp, I'm sure you could think of many, many more.

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:  
1" × 3½" (Y1002)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
2" × 3½" (Y1009)