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Christmas in July!

I love to make my own Christmas Cards but from October on my life is insane….so this year I saw a Christmas in July Swap that I decided to join and I am so pleased that I did….here are the cards I made using CTMH papers from the past two years and the Cricut Artiste Cartridge from Close to my Heart!

 

This swing card was made with Cricut Artiste and the shape inside with Art Philosophy both Cricut cartridges from Close to my Heart!

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This card also with Artiste and papers from Pear and Partridge:

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The wreath is embossed using our CTMH embossing powders and pigment inks!

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Cutting diagonal is a great way to use both sides of our CTMH papers for a great effect!

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Who doesn’t love a Jolly Little Santa!

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Take a look at my post below for an insane special on pre-order for the new Cricut Artbooking from Close to My Heart!  

Click HERE to see the pages in the Artbooking manual….and check out what a great cartridge it is

If you pre-order Artbooking with me by end of day July 31st, I will give you….

- a 10% discount making it $89.10

- Free shipping

- August Stamp of the Month for free!

- a Free Fall/Winter 2013 idea book which I will ship out once I receive payment…..and if you do this early and buy more from the idea book before August 1st, I will extend the free shipping and 10% discount to that order as well!

Email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com for more details on this offer….

 

 

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National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring projects from the special two stamp set, It’s Your Day .  You can get the exclusive, It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope.  AND if your order exceeds $50 you can double dip and also grab the stamp of the month for $5!

  If you have come here from Debra’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have forty four Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using brand new products from the Fall/Winter idea book and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

 

 

 

There are so many amazing stamps in this set that I had a little trouble deciding where to start.  I do love butterflies, so I went that route.  There are two butterfly stamps – one solid and one striped so I layered them!  On the outside the solid color is Creme Brulee and the overlay stripes are sorbet.  On the inside the solid is sorbet and the overlay is twilight.   I love the double color looks that this set allows.

Now “Hop” on over to Kathleen’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Check out the new WHILE SUPPLIES LAST items on my website!  These prices are CRAZYYYYYYYY!  $2 12×12 albums and really cheap paper packs and embellishments – many are $1!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant or

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THIS SALE!

Contact your CTMH Consultant or email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com to see how you can get the new idea book!

The new consultant package is here and it is only $49 for the basic package with all of the essentials and more!  And while supplies last, new consultants will automatically get this fabulous bag for FREE!  This bag is only available to new consultants and those who attended convention!  And did you know?  Many CTMH consultants are hobbyists who don’t do gatherings and are able to maintain a consultant status and get discounts and perks through CTMH!  Email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com if you are interested in discussing this opportunity!

And the free bag…….they are going fast!  Once they are gone they are gone!

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new products from the just released Fall/Winter Idea Book.  If you have come here from Casandra’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using brand new products from the Fall/Winter idea book and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I can’t help it – I had to try something with the new Artiste Cricut cartridge.  But something different.  We give wine bottles as gifts all the time, and particularly at holidays.  I figured I’d hold off on the Christmas décor for a little while longer, so I chose one of my new favorite paper packs, Flirty, to create this wine bottle ‘topper’.

I chose the cupcake wrapper of the Artiste handbook to create the wrappers I used to create a ‘cone’ to top the bottle.  I cut at 2 ½ inches for the bottom two, 2 inches for the next two and 1 ½ inches for the final two.  I used my tape gun to tighten them at the desired size if the standard notch wasn’t quite right.  I used pop dots to affix them together.   It has a little circus’ey feel to me in this particular pattern.  I’m thinking with Christmas papers it will look more like a tree.

I also used the Artiste cartridge to create the flowers that are adorning the topper cut out of Flirty patterned papers.

I also used the new My creations bracket frame ($8.95, Z1797) to create a unique framed art piece that is also useful.  I was inspired by the new Chalkboard adhesive vinyl ($4.95,Z1789) however it didn’t arrive to me in time so I decided to make the same project a different way. I’ll feature the chalkboard adhesive vinyl as soon as it arrives to me!  To keep the project as I had planned, I used chalkboard spray paint from Lowe’s to spray the entire frame.  I adorned it with Flowers in Flirty!  Now it is a versatile frame that can be decorated for any occasion!  I LOVE chalkboard surfaces and cannot wait to get this new product to use as well.

Now “Hop” on over to Misty’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Check out the new WHILE SUPPLIES LAST items on my website!  These prices are CRAZYYYYYYYY!  $2 12×12 albums and really cheap paper packs and embellishments – many are $1!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant or

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THIS SALE!

I will hold a drawing next week for a goodie bag worth one $50 in product for anyone who places an order at my online gathering (Click join now on Maria Myers’ gathering on the website).  No minimum order to get entered into the drawing!

Contact your CTMH Consultant or email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com to see how you can get the new idea book!

The new consultant package is here and it is only $49 for the basic package with all of the essentials and more!  And while supplies last, new consultants will automatically get this fabulous bag for FREE!  This bag is only available to new consultants and those who attended convention!  And did you know?  Many CTMH consultants are hobbyists who don’t do gatherings and are able to maintain a consultant status and get discounts and perks through CTMH!  Email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com if you are interested in discussing this opportunity!

And the free bag…….plenty left as of today (8/5/12)

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CTMH August Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring August’s SOTM, which is Baroque Borders, a set of five stamps.  This stamp set is available for $5 with any $50 purchase!  Since it’s a brand new catalog it should be easy to spend $50 and get this fabulous set for $5!   If you have come here from Michelle’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have fifty-eight Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

 

 

I love to do different types of projects.  I have so many scrapbooks so I’ve moved into doing more home décor and such.  This is a great stamp set for home décor!  This is a $5 picture frame from Target and I’ve used the new La Belle Vie Paper Packet, just now available August 1st!  I just love the colors in this paper packet.

I chose the La Belle Vie Pink Paper and the Baroque Borders stamp to make a custom pattered paper with Bamboo Ink to complement the La Belle patterned paper.  I then cut a 4×6 mat out of La Belle Vie Mauve and mounted it onto Bamboo.  Voila! A beautiful and unique Framed Photo!

 

 

 

 

 

I also made the box above with the same paper pack and stamp set.  I’ve used the remainder of the custom paper I created with the stamps for the liner inside the Close to My Heart My creations Card Box.    These baroque borders stamps are large so I used just the inside of them to create the border on the top of the box.  Still using the La Belle Vie Paper pack to coordinate with the framed picture of course!  Topped the box with a Flower made from the new Cricut Artiste cartridge in La belle Vie paper.

Now “Hop” on over to Pamela’s Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or email me at mariamyers222@gmail.com to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

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Heart Boxes for Valentine’s Day

These are the valentine containers my son took to school with heart chocolates for Valentine’s Day.  Had to keep it as boyish as possible so I inked the edges and stamped the hearts and letters in chocolate ink.  Very easy to make the heart boxes on the Cricut with Art Philosophy Cartridge.

 

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Gift Card Holder – Art Philosophy Cartridge

I created this little gift card holder and the ‘basket’ it is in using the pillow box on the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

The flowers were created at 3 1/2 inches on the same cartridge.  I chose not to roll the edges of the petals as I liked the look of the flowers tightly wound this way.

I am using this cartridge more and more to find fun things to do that I never thought of before.

Enjoy!

 

 

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