Saturday, December 6, 2014

Quick Gift Enclosure Card

Need a quick and easy card?  This one fits the bill.  I love things that you can do quickly that still look great.  The best part is that you can use up scraps.  That's exactly how I made this card.


Each item listed below is linked to where you can find it.
White daisy cardstock
Snowhaven cardstock
Snowhaven complements 
Silver shimmer trim
You'll also need your favorite adhesive.

For full details, see the video below.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Close to my Heart Cyber Monday



Have you been waiting to get one of the Close to my Heart Cricut collections?  Now is the perfect time!  On Cyber Monday you can get your Cricut collection for

20% OFF!!!

This is an amazing deal that you don't want to miss.  Want to make it even sweeter?  If you order it by clicking on the "Cricut Extravaganza" Gathering here - www.djssundries.ctmh.com, I will send you the following stamp absolutely
FREE!


Order $100 and I will also send you the Cranberry Exclusives Ink Pad.



Remember, this deal will only last for 24 hours.  You can't get it until Midnight on December 1st and it will end at 11:59 Monday night.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Weekend 2014 Specials

Good morning everyone.  I am so excited to tell you that I have only have a little over one week of school and it will be over until January.  I'm hoping to get some crafting in soon.  In the meantime, I wanted to share some specials I am having from Close to my Heart.  These are in addition to anything that Close to my Heart is offering.  Watch the video to catch all the fun!


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas Crafts

I love fall and the Thanksgiving season.  It makes me sad that Thanksgiving seems to get skipped over as everyone starts preparing for Christmas.  However, if you are a cardmaker, you probably want to get started on your cards soon.  Close to my Heart has some great options this season for your Christmas crafting and it doesn't matter if you are a beginner crafter or an advanced one, there is something for you.  Click on each picture to be taken directly to my Close to my Heart site.  If you make it to the end of the post, you will see some great deals that I have posted for the month of November.  You don't want to miss them!

Cut Above
For the beginning crafter (or the one who is running out of time) there is a fun option for making your own treat bags and cards.  The Cut Above kits come with the pieces pre-cut and all the embellishments you need to put your project together.  Just add your stamps, inks and adhesives and you are ready to go.  Though the project itself is disposable, the stamps and inks will last a long time so you can use them on other projects.

Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag Kit

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8046
Other items needed to complete the project:
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6846
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8174

Cut Above Holiday Card Kit
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8053
 Other items needed to compete project:
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8176&ci=1661

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6846
Cut Above Christmas Card Kit
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8052
 Other items needed to complete the kit:
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8176&ci=1661

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6846
Did you notice that all 3 of these kits use the same ink color and that the 2 card kits use the same stamp set?  That's a great way to stretch your budget even further!
Workshops on the Go
Workshops on the Go are great kits that come with all the paper, stamps and embellishments you need to create great cards or scrapbook layouts.  The stamp sets are "D-sized" sets worth $17.95, making these kits a great value.  Plus, they are exclusive to the Workshop so you won't find them anywhere else in the catalog.
Snowhaven Workshop on the Go Cardmakers Kit
You can make 15 cards with this kit.  All the instructions are included.  Just add ink and adhesives and you are ready to go.
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8124

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8081

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=743
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=4303 
Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go
You will receive full instructions for this gorgeous 2-page layout which uses the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Don't worry if you don't have the cartridge, because alternate instructions are included for not using it.  Plus there will be enough supplies left over to create an additional 2-page layout.
http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=8123

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=750

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=712

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6846

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=798
Love to make your own designs?
Don't worry, because Close to my Heart is full of great stamp sets and paper packs to make your own cards or scrapbooking layouts.  Plus, we have 4 amazing Cricut bundles that expand your possibilities even greater.
Ready for a great deal?
Every month Close to my Heart offers a "D-sized" stamp set for $5 with every $50 (before tax and shipping) stamp set.  These sets are only available during the month they are featured so you don't want to miss them.  This month's stamp set is:

However, if you purchase $50 from the "Christmas Card" Gathering at my site here by November 30, you will receive one ink pad of your choice absolutely free. - OR - Purchase $100 and you will receive a free paper packet of your choice.  Don't add it to your cart.  I will contact you to see what color of ink or what paper pad you would like and will send it out in December after the gathering closes.These two offers can not be combined, though you may still purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.  Isn't that a great deal?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thankful Heart Card

Good morning.  I wanted to take a break from homework and play a little and I had the perfect excuse.  I needed some thank you cards for some very special ladies.  I decided to pull out the Pathfinding paper and went to work.


Click on each Close to my Heart product to get your own
Pathfinding paper packet
Have a Happy Day stamp set
Sweet and Lovely stamp set from the Artbooking bundle
Thankful Heart stamp set
Gold sequin assortment
Olive, Chocolate and Autumn Terracotta Exclusives Ink pads
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Foam tape (I'm still using old stuff in my stash but you can get some from Close to my Heart too)
Colonial White card bases
Colonial White cardstock

After I finished the video, I decided to add a little touch to the inside of the card using products that were already out for the front of the card.


The video contains step by step instructions.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sugar & Spice Baby Card

Ready for a new card?  I know that I am.  I recently had a co-worker whose wife had a little baby girl.  I wanted to make something fun for them and this is what I came up with.


Close to my Heart Supplies (click on each for a direct link)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge (page 80, cut at 4")
Liquid Glass
Whisper Exclusives Ink Pad
Cuddly Salutations stamp set (Hostess Rewards only)
Colonial White cardstock
Diagonal striped ribbon in Thistle

Other supplies used:
Scraps from K& Company (pink with hearts)
Lavender cardstock from my stast
WeRMemory Keepers "Christine" cardstock


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Artfully Sent Wedding Card


 At long last I have a new post for you.  I have been wanting to play with Artfully Sent some more, but have just been too busy to do so.  However, I needed to make a wedding card for some friends, so I had a good reason to spend some time in the craft room.  This Cricut cartridge is so much fun.  You can get yours here.


Close to my Heart Supplies:
Close to my Heart Ruby Cardstock
Silver embossing powder with Versamark Ink
Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge
September 2014 Stamp of the Month
You can get all of these supplies by clicking here.


Supplies from other places:
Recollections silver paper and rhinestone bling
Prima "Signature" paper from the Printery Collection



Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Artfully Sent Birthday Card and Flash Special


I had a few minutes to pull out the brand new Artfully Sent cartridge from Close to my Heart the other day and I made this quick card for a friend's birthday.  I must say that it was fairly simple to make and it turned out to be so pretty.  I used the paper from the Ariana collection which has retired, but other paper would be beautiful as well.  No I must tell you that the printed panel on the left side of the card is not a Cricut cut.  I actually hand cut that to fit the spot.  I think that the next time that I use this, I will cut the card in patterned paper and the accent in the solid just to see how the words pop.  It's definitely going to be fun to experiment with this cartridge.

Don't forget that anyone who purchases this cartridge (or any other purchase) on the "Artfully Sent" gathering found on my site here, between now and October 11th will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive all the hostess rewards earned on that gathering.  Woo Hoo!  That's potentially a great deal!

 !!!Flash Special!!!

Anyone who purchases the Artfully Sent cartridge between now and September 30th will receive the following stamp set absolutely free.  All you have to do is purchase the cartridge.  Once I have received confirmation of your order, I will have the stamp set sent directly to you, so don't put it in your cart,  I will do all the work.  This stamp set coordinates perfectly with Artfully Sent.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fabulous! Easy Card






I know that it has been quite awhile since I posted a craft video.  I haven't spent hardly any time in the craft room.  However, I did spend some time making this cute little card.

Here's what you need to get started (Clicking on the items will take you directly to them in my CTMH store):
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Pear Exclusives Ink Pad
Smokey Plum Exclusives Ink Pad
Colonial White cardstock
Liquid Glass
#30 Years of Happy stamp set (No link.  You can only get this one by purchasing $30 in STAMPS.  It will then appear in your shopping cart.)
Have a Happy Day stamp set

This video tells you about the card.  I was not using the tripod, so pardon the shakiness.



You don't want to miss out on my fabulous special where you could earn the hostess rewards without hosting a gathering.  For full details, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.



Hostess Rewards Without Hosting a Gathering?


Are you interested in receiving all of the hostess rewards but don't have time to host a Close to my Heart Gathering?  I have the perfect solution for you.  From now until October 11, ANYONE who places ANY ORDER under the "Artfully Sent Gathering" will be entered into a drawing.  Click here to get started. On October 11, I will notify the winner of the drawing and that person will receive whatever hostess rewards are available from that Gathering.  The Artfully Sent cartridge is fabulous and I will soon be posting a card from it.  Here is your chance to purchase it and maybe get some great extra goodies.

Stamp Special

This stamp set is super fun but the only way you can get it is by placing a $30 STAMP order.  Then it is absolutely FREE.  Your STAMP total needs to reach the $30 to qualify. You have until the end of September to get this one.  So hurry over and place your order under the "Artfully Sent" Gathering if you would like to receive this set.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Close to my Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Now Available!


Like many of you, I have been greatly anticipating the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  WAIT NO MORE!  It is available and you can get yours here.  As a special incentive, anyone who places an order on the "Artfully Sent Gathering" on my Close to my Heart site, will be entered to win the hostess rewards for that Gathering.  How does it work?  Simply place your order through that gathering and on October 11, I will do a drawing including every order placed.  I will announce the winner here, on YouTube, and on Facebook.  The winner will need to contact me and I will tell them how much hostess credit they received.  All the perks of being a hostess with no fuss.  Invite your friends to join in as well.

As an Extra Bonus
Order your Artfully Sent Cartridge before September 20th, and I will send you this stamp set absolutely free.  It coordinates with the new cartridge and you will love it!  Please don't put it in your cart.  I will just have it sent it to you when your order is confirmed.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Confetti Wishes #2

Here is the final card in the series from Close to my Heart.  Now again, this is not a card that I designed.  It is simply one designed by Close to my Heart.  I think it is so pretty.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

More Paper Treat Bags

A few weeks ago I showed you a couple of treat bags that I made.  I ended up using one of those as a guide to make a complete set.  I love the results and they were super quick and easy to make.  You should give them a try.


Products I used:
Paper sacks - The Paper Studio
Mainstays Sequins
Glitter tape from American Crafts
Distress inks - mustard seed, salty ocean
Close to my Heart - Pear Exclusives ink pad; Remember the Little Things stamp set (retired)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink



Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Confetti Wishes Card #1

I recently posted one of the cards we made in our workshop club.  Today I am going to show you the first in that set.  Now I didn't make this one up as it was designed by Close to My Heart.  It is pretty.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

End of the Month Close to my Heart Specials

Can you believe that August is nearly over?  Kids across the country are settling into school and life is falling back into that school time routine.  Now is the perfect time for some crafting!  At the beginning of the month, I set some very specific Close to my Heart goals and I am so close to meeting those, but still have a little way to go.  To help meet those goals, I have decided to have a special.  Here's how it will work:

Start by going to my online business office here.  Join the "New Product Gathering" and begin shopping.  Here's the best part:

Spend $25 before tax and shipping and receive any "M" sized stamp absolutely free!
OR
Spend $50 before tax and shipping and receive any "A" sized stamp absolutely free!!
OR
Spend $75 before tax and shipping and receive any "B" sized stamp set OR My Reflections paper pack absolutely free!!!

Please do not add your free item to your cart.  After you have placed your order, simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com and tell me what you would like to receive free and I will have it sent directly to you.

Don't forget that the Picture My Life special from Close to my Heart is still going on as well.  Purchase any Picture my Life kit at the regular price, and you will see the option to purchase an extra package of page protectors for just $3.  That's a savings of $6.95.  I took advantage of this spectacular deal and hope you will too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Heritage Car Birthday Card

My dad recently celebrated a birthday and I wanted to make  fun card for him.  I also wanted to play with my new Cricut Explore a bit, and this card was perfect for it.


I pulled out some paper that came with the Explore for the car and went into the Heritage cartridge for this old thing.


I also used:
Close to my Heart - Timberline Paper (retired), Just a number stamp set (retired), durables triangle studs, Lagoon Exclusives cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Foam tape


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Confetti Wishes Card

Top-o-the- morning to you.  I trust you are having a great day.  I wanted to share this card that I designed using the Confetti Wishes paper pack from Close to my Heart.  This is one of the bonus cards available in my workshop clubs.  This was so fun to make and I think it may have been everyone's favorite.


I used 2 different techniques on the background paper - tone-on-tone and heat embossing.  Though I don't have Close to my Heart embossing tools or powders or gold shimmer tape, you can find them at my Close to my Heart store here.  I also used the following:
Confetti Wishes paper
Lagoon cardstock and Ink pad
White Daisy cardstock
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Lovely Birthday stamp set



















Have you thought about joining a club?  I think you will be glad you did.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sparkly Elephant Water Colored 4X4 Card

I am so excited about this little card.  I think it is adorable and I hope that when my little niece gets older, that she will treasure it.


I made it using the following items:
Strafford Watercolor Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Close to my Heart items - Watercolor pencils, Lollydoodle gem (retired), Purple glitter paper, White Daisy Cardstock, Cuddly Salutations stamp set (ask me how to get this one)


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bath Tote

It's hard to believe, but our oldest child will soon be headed to college.  I'm not sure we are ready for that, but ready or not, it's coming.  She picked up a large plastic tote to carry bath items from her dorm room to the bathroom.  It's super fun, but I thought we could kick it up a bit.  I grabbed the Close to my Heart Artbooking Cartridge, some vinyl that was made by Cricut, and went to work.  I also used a cursive letter font that came as part of the free ones allowed by Cricut.  This project was pretty simple and I know my daughter will like it.



Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Last Day of Specials



Today is the last day to save money with some of my specials.  After today, specials 1-4 will be gone.  You can combine specials to receive even greater discounts!


*Purchase Special #6 for $27.95 (including the extra sheet protectors)
*Purchase Special #1 for $25.85 (up to $30.85 depending on kit you choose)

 You will qualify for the Stamp of the Month at this Point for $5.  This combination will save you  $24.64.

Add Special #2 to Specials #1 and 6 for $44.90 and you will qualify for Special #3, saving an additional $15.90.

This adds up to a whopping savings of $40.54 and you will receive nearly $140 in fabulous products!

Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individual items in your cart - minus the free items.  Once your order is placed, simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com with your choices for the free items if you order specials 2 or 3.

Special #1
Purchase any “Cut Above” Kit with Coordinating Stamp Set and Exclusives Ink Pad and receive a single “Duck” Easy Stick Adhesive FREE.

  Special #2
Purchase a Craft Heater and Versamark Ink Pad and Receive one Embossing Powder of your choice FREE.

Special #3
Place a $75.00 order and receive a FREE paper pack of your choice.
 
Special #4
Set a date for a Gathering or a Workshop today and receive any “B-sized” Stamp set when your party closes.

 Specials #5 & 6 are the current specials offered by Close to my Heart.  If you qualify for these specials, you will be prompted to enter your choice when you qualify.  These specials are good through August 31.  Please use the "New Product Gathering" when placing these orders as well.

Special #5
Purchase $50 in products and be eligible to purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5 (Savings of $12.95)

Special #6
Purchase any Picture My Life Kit and be eligible to purchase a 10-pack of page protectors for $3 (Savings of $6.95)
*Does not include taxes and shipping

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Close to my Heart Thursday - Have a Beautiful Day Card

I hope you are having a great day.  Life has been crazy busy around here and I'm struggling to keep up.  However, I was able to spend some crafty time the other day and have a few projects to show for it.  This was a super simple card.  It doesn't open, but is more like a lunchbox note.


Here's what I used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Close to my Heart - Honey Exclusives Cardstock, Happy Birds stamp set; Pear Exclusives ink pad; Markers - Light Orange, Pastel Green, Tender Pink, Warm Grey, Marine Blue



Time is running out on some of my current specials and I would hate for you to miss out.  Be sure to catch some of them.  Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individual items in your cart.  Once your order is placed, simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com with your choices for the free items if you order specials 2 or 3.

Special #1
Purchase any “Cut Above” Kit with Coordinating Stamp Set and Exclusives Ink Pad and receive a single “Duck” Easy Stick Adhesive FREE.

  Special #2
Purchase a Craft Heater and Versamark Ink Pad and Receive one Embossing Powder of your choice FREE.

Special #3
Place a $75.00 order and receive a FREE paper pack of your choice.
 
Special #4
Set a date for a Gathering or a Workshop today and receive any “B-sized” Stamp set when your party closes.


 Specials #5 & 6 are the current specials offered by Close to my Heart.  If you qualify for these specials, you will be prompted to enter your choice when you qualify.  These specials are good through the full month of August.  Please use the "New Product Gathering" when placing these orders as well.

Special #5
Purchase $50 in products and be eligible to purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5 (Savings of $12.95)

Special #6
Purchase any Picture My Life Kit and be eligible to purchase a 10-pack of page protectors for $3 (Savings of $6.95)
*Does not include taxes and shipping

How about a brief video?


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Did you know?

I have been thinking about the current specials and it encouraged me to do some math.  This is what I figured out:

*Purchase Special #6 for $27.95 (including the extra sheet protectors)
*Purchase Special #1 for $25.85 (up to $30.85 depending on kit you choose)

 You will qualify for the Stamp of the Month at this Point for $5.  This combination will save you  $24.64.

Add Special #2 to Specials #1 and 6 for $44.90 and you will qualify for Special #3, saving an additional $15.90.

This adds up to a whopping savings of $40.54 and you will receive nearly $140 in fabulous products!

Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individual items in your cart.  Once your order is placed, simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com with your choices for the free items if you order specials 2 or 3.

Special #1
Purchase any “Cut Above” Kit with Coordinating Stamp Set and Exclusives Ink Pad and receive a single “Duck” Easy Stick Adhesive FREE.

  Special #2
Purchase a Craft Heater and Versamark Ink Pad and Receive one Embossing Powder of your choice FREE.

Special #3
Place a $75.00 order and receive a FREE paper pack of your choice.
 
Special #4
Set a date for a Gathering or a Workshop today and receive any “B-sized” Stamp set when your party closes.


 Specials #5 & 6 are the current specials offered by Close to my Heart.  If you qualify for these specials, you will be prompted to enter your choice when you qualify.  These specials are good through the full month of August.  Please use the "New Product Gathering" when placing these orders as well.

Special #5
Purchase $50 in products and be eligible to purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5 (Savings of $12.95)

Special #6
Purchase any Picture My Life Kit and be eligible to purchase a 10-pack of page protectors for $3 (Savings of $6.95)
*Does not include taxes and shipping