December 19, 2011

End of Year Blowout Sale!!


From now until December 31st I am offering a deal you cant pass up!


Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

Purchase 2 stamp sets, inkpads and/or level 2 paper or shade packs, and get the third one free!

Mix and match, your choice! No limit!

Offer applies to all stamp sets, inkpads and level 2 paper packs or shade packs. Free item will be of equal or lesser value than the least expensive item.

Buy 2 stamp sets, get the third one free!
Buy one paper pack, one stamp set and get an inkpad free!
Buy 6 inkpads and get 3 inkpads free!
Mix it up, match it up, enjoy the savings of free products!

This offer is only available for emailed or in person orders, it is not available through my Close to My Heart shopping website. Email me with your list of items to order, and include your MAILING ADDRESS. I will contact you with your total due and instructions to pay by Credit/debit card.

This sale will only be available until midnight pacific time, December 30th.

Remember – this offer is for emailed or in person orders only, not available on my shopping website. Clicking the product links above will take you to my shopping website and are only for your information, do not proceed through check out on the site.

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BONUS #1:  For every $25 purchase from the Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can purchase this exclusive package for $15.  It includes a sneak-peek product from the upcoming Idea Book, as well as the exclusive E-size stamp set. (It’s only available through this promotion!)

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BONUS #2! When order a minimum of $50 in ANY products, you can add the December Stamp of the Month, Mad About You for just $5 additional.

Bonus stamp sets are in addition to the B1G1 offers above. Tax and S&H apply.

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Homemade Christmas in a bag.

Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to make a great family/neighbor gift using CTMH products.
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For this project I used coordinating paper from the Believe packet, but you could use any themed paper you want. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the circles for the ornaments, the boxes, tags, and stamp coordinating shapes. I filled the boxes with candy, as well as the triangle tubes. I used the Ribbons & Rosettes cricut cartridge to make the bag decoration, and this can also double as an ornament.  I’ve made a few of these ‘kits’ in different themes, and can’t wait to deliver them to friends and neighbors!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
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November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

(I know, a little change…but I thought it was appropriate considering Thanksgiving is only a week away.)

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. I’m up and walking, which leads to more pain. And, I find it takes at least three times longer to get household stuff done. Not much time for crafting.  That being said, I have a ton of Thank you cards to get out. I’m so grateful for all the help that many have given to me and my family these past weeks!

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This card was so easy to make that I ended up making 10! I’m going to try this with different collections too! I used the retired Miracle papers. I cut the flowers using the Art Philosophy Cartridge, and the coordinating stamps are Hooray Bouquet.

November Specials:

November Stamp of the Month: Cherish the day


Holiday Wishes stamp set is available for $5 with a purchase $25 My Acrylix® stamp purchase.


When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp set starting today (until November 30th), you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

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October 25, 2011

Try-it Tuesday: Ghosting

As part of my goal for ‘Blogtoberfest’ I am trying to have a schedule for the week. So far, I have H2H Mondays, try-it Tuesdays, 3-for Thursday, and Family Friday.

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For this Halloween card I tried out the ghosting technique.  First step is to stamp your image with VersaMark embossing ink, then cover your wet image with clear embossing powder.  Shake off excess, then use your heat gun to melt the embossing. 

When your embossing is cool, use a sponge or dauber and ink all around your images. The ink won’t stay on the embossing so get in there and ink away!

Next you will need an iron. Warm it to the hottest setting. When it is ready, place a scrap piece of paper over your embossed images. Iron over the top. (I used a towel as a buffer.) The embossing will melt away, and end up on your scrap paper.

And, there you have it! A negative image. Cool huh?

So, give it a try!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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October 24, 2011

H2H Monday

I am loving the weekly Heart 2 Heart Challenges. I really have to think and step out of my creative comfort zone.

This week’s challenge was a Halloween/Autumn challenge. Check out their blog here.


I made this fun fall card with my mother-in-law in mind. Right now she is serving a LDS mission with her husband Gary. They are serving in the Washington D.C. Temple. She recently blogged about a trip they took to the Shenandoah Valley and gushed about the beautiful autumn colors. I hope this card does them justice.

For this card I used all Close To My Heart products. The paper is Colonial White, and accents from the Elemental paper line. The stamp set is ‘Harvest Happiness.’ And, EVERYTHING was cut using the Cricut- Art Philosophy cartridge. I am so in love with this cartridge!

Just a quick reminder…there is only one week left in October, which means there is only one week left to purchase the Stamp of the Month ‘Holiday Magic’ With a purchase of $50 you qualify to get this great stamp set for just $5!($17.95 value)


I have used this stamp set so much already! I am loving the versatility!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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October 19, 2011

Wonderland Workshop Card #2

Here is card #2 of the four for this Wonderland Workshop. This workshop includes 8 cards. (4 designs, 2 each) The cost is $15/$5 when you spend $30 on CTMH products. We’ll be meeting on November 3rd at 7pm. I have room for 8-10 people. If you are interested in attending email me:

melissamcdanielscraps (at) gmail (dot) com

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Happy Crafting everyone!

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October 18, 2011

Wonderland Card Workshop #1

Hi again everyone! So today’s post is one of four cards I am offering at my next workshop. This workshop will consist of 8 cards. (4 styles, 2 each) The cost for this workshop will be $15/$5 if you spend $30 in CTMH products. I’m tentatively planning this workshop for Thur., Nov. 3rd at 7pm. I have room for 8-10 people so if you’re interested email me:

melissamcdanielscraps (at) gmail (dot) com

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I just LOVE the brown/blue color combination of the Wonderland kit. Plus, I cannot sing enough praises to the exclusive CTMH Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy. I cut out the snowflakes, circle, and scallop with it. Seriously, the last cartridge you’ll ever NEED! But, of course not the last one you’ll WANT! (he!he!)

Just a reminder, October is more than half gone. You really don’t want to miss out on this month’s Stamp of the month ‘Holiday Magic’

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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October 17, 2011

My First Heart 2 Heart Challenge

I have made some goals for my blog. I was inspired by the blog Fabulously Artsy, and her ‘Blogtoberfest’ challenge. So, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and tried this week’s H2H challenge. You can too! Check it out here.

This week’s challenge was all about the numbers, and here is my interpretation of that:

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I used Close to my Heart’s Elemental Line. I think it is the perfect paper for just about anything!

Just a reminder, this month only, when you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for the Stamp of the month for just $5! This month’s ‘Holiday Magic’ is beautiful! I am so loving how versatile it is!



Happy Crafting everyone!

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October 2, 2011

October! Already!

Wow, I can't believe how fast this year has gone. Can you? But, with the coming of a new month means a new Stamp of the Month Set. This month's is "Holiday Magic."  I just ordered this yesterday and am anxiously waiting so I can get my Christmas cards ready this year.

You can pick this stamp set here. And, with a $50 purchase is only $5!

Aren't all these images great!? Show me all your great designs!

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September 22, 2011

New projects coming soon!


I had an accident last weekend leaving me with a broken ankle and emergency surgery. Hopefully I'll feel well enough to jump back into it!
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September 12, 2011

Magnetic Tangram

My four year old daughter is so creative. But, she gets bored doing the same things over and over. So, I thought she might enjoy these little puzzles to keep her busy.

I started out with a square 6x6 piece of paper. I used My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose collection. It's double sided so easy to mix up.

I found this awesome magnetic dry erase board in the clearance section at Target!

To make the Tangram pieces magnetic, I just used the Magnet Laminate cartridge for my Xyron 5"

Then I made an envelope using the Crafter's Companion enveloper. Super easy. I attached two buttons with hot glue, and tied some kite string around one. Then I used double sided tape to attach the envelope to the board.

Finished Product! And, already my daughter is LOVING it!

Soon, I'll have some new stuff to show you using Close to my Heart products. I just decided to become an Independent Consultant for this company. I'm so excited to get my kit and the amazing products they offer!

Just a FYI... for the month of September CTMH is offering a double promotion. When you spend $50 you can get the Sept. stamp of the month for only $5 (17.95 retail), but to celebrate National Stamp month if you spend $75 you can get a limited edition stamp set: Pair-a-phrase absolutely FREE ($35.90 retail value).
Head on over to my shop and see all the great products CTMH offers!

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