“I love scrapbooks. They are one of the finest ways of dejunking life and abode... A good scrapbook is interesting and inspiring even to the stranger...Well put together scrapbooks and photo albums have warmed more hearts than any bound book... Without a good scrapbook, much that's memorable in life is forgotten or damaged or lost...."

~ Don Aslett

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Plenty for Twenty in December!

Wow, tomorrow is December 1st already!  November sure did fly by!  The holidays are just around the corner, are you ready?  Close to my Heart has a great deal to take advantage of for the month of December that should help with some holiday shopping -

Plenty for Twenty - Spend $20 or more in December and receive a FREE D-size stamp set!

PLACE AN ORDER OF $20 OR MORE* ON my CTMH website from December 1–31, 2010, and we’ll reward you with a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE!  Talk about getting more for your money - the free stamp set is valued at $22.95! We’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the set we pick out for you. We’re also giving you FREE shipping/handling and tax on your free stamp set. That’s a lot of Plenty for your $20.  Visit My CTMH website and making a qualifying purchase today!

*Excluding tax and shipping/handing. Qualifying purchases must include shippable products (Studio J® layout purchases excluded, Studio J memberships and 5-packs will count toward a qualifying order only if shippable items are also ordered).

 So starting tomorrow - do a little shopping and get a little something for free!!
And because I always like to leave you with something to inspire your creativity....a sneak peak at Saturday's Make and Take featuring Mistletoe paper at ScrapThat!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mix and Mingle album

Wow, it has been a while since I last posted!  Life has been a bit busy with craft shows and crops and other holiday ish and I unfortunately have had to be present in real life rather than here in blogging world.  But I am back to share some great projects that I have done recently!
Close to my Heart has this great little item called the Mix & Mingle album and I have made several of these into great home decor pieces to sell at the craft shows - they are a big bit!
Here are some photos of what I have created:
These little gems are 2 sided - one for the fall and one for the winter.  I added some ribbon at the top so they could be hung on the wall or a door.

Here are 2 others that I did horizontally so they could sit on a shelf or table or even a mantle.  These are also 2 sided to allow use for more than one season or holiday.

Materials used:
Aspen paper pack
Twitterpated paper pack
Mistletoe paper pack
Olivia paper pack
Feathery Flakes stamp set
Many Thanks stamp set
I believe stamp set
A Timber stamp set
All Decked out stamp set
Mocha Opaques
Liquid Glass
Glitter Glitz gel
Cricut for letters
Coordinating Inks - New England Ivy, Garden Green, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet, Chocolate, Cocoa, Barn Red, Smoothie, Sunset, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Twilight

If you would like to make your own Mix & Mingle home decor, feel free to comment or email me for details and shop on my website 24-7!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Close to my Heart Thanks YOU in November!

Close to my Heart is running a wonderful special this month!  For each $100 order you place from now until Nov 30th, you will not only get the stamp of the month for free but an additional stamp set (A-D size) of your choice free as well!!  That's almost $46 of free stamp sets!

DURING NOVEMBER WE’RE EXPRESSING OUR GRATITUDE TO YOU BY helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90—that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.

*Free stamp sets include A-D size sets. Stamps that are not available as the free set include Workshops
on the Go,™ Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and customizable K-size. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good November 1–30, 2010.

 To place an order, feel free to email me, call me, or shop online on my website: http://nicoleg.myctmh.com

Maybe you'll get the stamp set featured on my layout, Circle of Love, with its beautiful peacock images!

Happy Crafting!