Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 is just around the corner!

January 1 there is a new Seasonal Expressions catalog available.  This holds the next 4 months seasonal stamps and papers.  The Annual Inspirations catalog is available until the end of August 2016.  In the Annual Inspirations there are Workshop on the Go's.  This is the Worship on the Go for Kaleidoscope is the 3 designs of cards  that you see.




  You make 5 of each for 15 cards.  You get the paper, the directions, the cards and envelopes, the stamp and special "extras" for the project.  It is a really great way to get new ideas.

In the Seasonal Expressions, they are calling it Worships Your Way.  You can make 3 - 2 page 12 x 12 layouts and 9 cards - 3 of 3 different designs.  You can download the online guide from my Online Business Address barbarapagekell.ctmh.com after January 1.  This is an exciting new way to get things done easily, simply and have ideas that you can use in the future.

I am setting up dates for the Card Buffet for January.  I have some of the new designs here.  Since February is Valentine's day, these are the Valentine's cards.  Many of the sets have alternative greetings so that you can make a variety of cards from the same pattern if you don't want to do the Valentine's cards.  Please call or email your choice of dates you can attend.


























The Stamp of the month for January is Beloved Bouquet.  This card uses this stamp.  The stamp also has "Thinking of you" and "You mean so much to me".
Get ready for stamping and scrapping for the new year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Plan for the New Year!

I have been reading lately about setting goals but making sure you write them down.  It is easy to forget things.  During December you can get the Everyday Life album with the Everyday life 2016 planner pages and the coordinating Perfect Plan roller stamp for only $29.92 (+shipping and tax).  You save over 15%!  Get ready for the new year!  We can even have a group that works on keeping their planners as gorgeous as we can make them. 
You can order things from my Online Business page.  I have been busy making Christmas presents.  I have planned the new cards for the January Card Buffet.  If you are interested in dates, let me know.  There is a new Seasonal Expression 1 catalog that will be good for the next 4 months!  I have seen the great things that are coming and I know you will be excited as soon as you see them too.

The Holiday Expressions catalog will be done as of December 31 so if there is anything that you want from this, you need to get it before then.  Remember that the December Stamp of the Month is the Candlelight Garden will also not be available after December 31.  It is a very versatile stamp that you can use for many occasions.  

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cyber Sales until December 4!

There are 2 great things going on from Close to My Heart!

First - This is Cyber Sales week!
It includes the following items at 25% off their regular price.



Z3111Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Gold
Z3112Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux gold
Z3135Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Silver
Z3136Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147Cut Above™Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049DesignerCreations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5"x7" Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™Kraft Container
Z1871My Creations™Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953My Creations™Journaling Cards Box
Z1956My Creations™Hip Pics Album
Z3043My Creations™Black Mini Book
Z3044My Creations™Kraft Mini Book
Z3069My Creations™Mini Mix Album
Z3137My Creations™Pint-Sized Container
Z3168Cricut®Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476 4¼" x 5½" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5"x7" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6"x6" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3"x3" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4¼" x 5½" Colonial White Envelopes
Z17585"x7" Colonial White Envelopes
Z17596"x6" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch


Click on the link and it will take you to my website and you can purchase these items at 25% off!!!!

The other great thing is that for December you can get ready to get your calendar together for 2016.  You get all of this for $29.95 plus shipping and handling.  This offer is valid until December 31, 2015.



Everyday Life™ Album—Black Hardcover black album with gold foil design.  Z3208
Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages (154 pages including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers; 3-ring hole punched)  Z3209
Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan  Roller Stamp   Z3212
10 protectors; four 4"x 3"  side-loading pockets. Z3191
10 protectors ; two 4" x 6" side-loading pockets.Z3192
My Crush Everyday Life Pages: 60 double-sided, loose My Crush printed pages; 3-ring hole
punched; Z3210
Everyday Life™ Washi Tape Z3211

I can't wait until January to show you all the new things that are coming!  Keep posted to see what is going on.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Simply Fundamental Srapbooking

This month there is a very special opportunity.  Close To My Heart has 4 pallets of colors: Basic, Adventure, Enchantment and Whimsy.  The Fundamental papers follow this family.  The paper has a glossy pattern of the same color on one side and white and color on the other.  This month for $71.80, you can get this bundle with the memory protectors free :
  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

There is a special 5 - double page layout you can do.  I have a granddaughter in Kindergarten and for Christmas my daughter asked if I could make an album she can put the school photos each year so that at her high school graduation party she wouldn't be running around trying to get things together.  I have done a front and back page and preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 - 12 layout.  Each page has a 6x6 flip flap.  One the back are the highlights of that year.  There are 2 - 4x6 flip flaps on each page.  To do this project you would need:
26 - 4x6 flip flaps, 16 - 6x6 flip flaps, 4-4x4 flip flaps and 2 - 2x2 flip flaps, 30 Daisy White pages for base pages and I would suggest a cardstock combo of the same family for other things which would be an additional  $55.25.  Let me know if you want either special.

















Monday, October 12, 2015

Overlays and flip flaps

One of the great thing from the Close to My Heart cartridges are the Overlays.  Arbooking has some that I was playing with along with the White Pines paper.  I am working on getting layouts ready for Christmas photos.
This overlay is from page 75 in Artbooking.  There is a full page and a half page.  I fell in love with the overlay but found that I lost all the details when I started laying photo mats on top of it.  When you hit the "Real Dail Size" you can have fun creating different sizes.  Close to My Heart has "flip flaps" of different sizes.  I chose the 6x6 one (Z1726) and cut this overlay in the Real Dial Size 6 ".  You can then put the flip flap on top of the page protector.  You then have a place to put photos underneath the flap as well as on the page.  You can have a portrait one or landscape.

I decided to go back to a size of flip flap I hadn't tried for a while.  There are an assortment of f8 protectors (Z1325).  There are 4- 6x12, 2 - 4x12 and 2 - 8x12.  I used to use 2 6x12 on one page and one 4x12 and one 8x12 on a page or all 4 on a page.  This time I used each one on a separate page.  The following set of photos will show the flaps down and then open.  I am still going to "bling" up the ornaments on the page.

There are many overlays.  Some lend themselves to having photos over them and some not so much.  Use scrap paper to try out the design and see how it works.

 8x12 flap on left closed
 8x12 flap open
 4x12 flap on right closed  6x6 flap upper left with overlay
 flaps open
 6x12 flap on left (half page overlay) closed
 flap open
 6x12 flap on right closed
flap open

The ornaments are from the Artiste cartridge and the Gold foil (Z3129) is the "string" for the ornaments. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

November's card buffet

I am starting to put together some Thanksgiving cards and other cards to have added to the Christmas cards in the next month's Card Buffett.  Each month I will add some and take some away.  I have a few more cards planned for this grouping but will add them later.