Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Gift for You....

This is a gift that I made for a dear friend of mine tonight,
I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge page 74:

I also used the flower on page 54 with a cute tag, 
Clementine X7156B and Kraft Paper
 with some
to glitz up the flowers!
I hope this is just the "perfect gift" for her & a cute way to show you how to
Bling up your projects for the holiday season coming up!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monogrammed Stationary Class

Monogram Stationary Class

Using Close to my Heart's La Belle Vie, Avonlea and Flirty Collections, we will create 3 sets of personalized stationery (4 cards each). Your kit will also come with the new Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set and mini monogram initial stamp of your choice, both of which coordinate perfectly with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
  This would be a great way to give a perfect Christmas Present to that hard to buy for person, teacher or MALE teacher.

The project kit is $28 (plus tax & shipping) and includes all of the following: 
  • (12) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Colonial White Cards/Envelopes
  • D1527 Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set
  • Monogram stamp of your choice
  • La Belle Vie, Avonlea and Flirty Collections & coordinating cardstock
  • (12) Pre-cut frame shapes
  • 30" of Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon & (3) Magazine Shaped Boxes for gift giving.
Add the 1-1/4" circle punch for only $12 more!
Purchase additional Monograms for $2.95 each!

Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:
        Inspired by Lisa Stenz / Melisa Laverty    

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Catch my party ... AT HOME!

If you missed my card workshop last Monday please don't be disappointed, I have great news for you! Watch the video below to see how easy it can be for you to just do it at home !

Still feel overwhelmed?
 That's ok too, CALL me 419-277-7576
and I will PRE-MAKE your Christmas cards and ship them right to you ALL DONE
 & you can still send out handmade cards...
But hurry, I know we don't want to think about it, but Christmas IS
right around the corner!
Order From HERE now to get started on your homemade card needs today!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Studio J Tricks to Add Flair To Your Layouts

Even though Studio J® is fast and easy to use, it is helpful to know some great tricks that can make customizing your layouts even more exciting. Here are some Studio J tricks straight from our professional Close To My Heart artists:

1. Customize your background and texture paper. You can change the color and intensity of the background and texture paper included in whichever kit you choose. Simply select the piece of background and texture paper, change the color in the color selection tool, and increase or decrease the intensity of the color in that same popup box.

2. Crop My Stickease® quotes, titles, and tags. The cropping feature on the My Stickease images allows you to select a section of a quote, title, or tag to use as a border or other embellishment.

3. Create a customized My Stickease image. If you have a specific image in mind to use as an embellishment on your page, you can create a customized My Stickease to fit your theme perfectly. Simply add a text box, photo hanger, ribbon, ribbon slides, and Stickease to create the little suitcase! So easy! Be sure to crop or send elements behind other elements when necessary, and add several elements together for a unique look!
4. Select more than one element at a time. If you want to move several elements of your layout at once, simply click and drag your mouse around the elements you would like to select. Let’s take buttons, for example. After the buttons have been selected, you can click the icons in the popup box to choose to align the buttons vertically or horizontally if you desire.

5. Make faux washi tape with vellum text boxes. To create the look of a piece of clear washi tape, make a small rectangular text box, filled with vellum background (this is the default color for text boxes). You can make the tape strips as large or small as you want, or even layer them for more emphasis.

6. Stretch one photo across multiple photo wells. If you have fewer photos than photo wells, instead of deleting the excess wells, try scaling the picture to a larger size and then copying the picture to other photo wells and matching the photos up until they align with an almost seamless image. This trick works best with photo wells that are adjacent to each other.

7. Create ruffled ribbon. Select “Ribbons” in the drop-down menu under the Embellishments toolset. Choose ribbon tab and rotate the tab so that it is vertical on the page. Then layer several tabs on top of one another, sending every other one to the back to create a ruffled look.

8. Create a jagged border with text boxes. You can create a jagged border simply by rotating multiple text boxes about 45 degrees and making them the same color as the background. Put these boxes on top of a long, rectangular box of another color, and you’ve got a jagged border!

9. Change the background of your layout. Sometimes you may like the photo and journal arrangement in a layout, and yet want to change the background colors. Because photos sit on top of everything else, this is easy to do. Simply pull a journaling box over the space you want for a different background and fill it with a color from the color selection tool or a patterned paper from the Papers toolset. Then, send it backwards until the photo wells are on top of your new background.

Bonus Trick! Use keyboard keys to make embellishments. Did you know that some of the best tools for creating custom embellishments are the basic keys on your keyboard? It’s as simple as typing into a journaling box with no background color. Use periods to make a polka dot pattern, angle brackets to create a trendy Chevron look, overlapping pound signs to make burlap, question marks to make rope, and so much more!

 Try these tricks on your own Studio J® layouts. October is the perfect month to give it a go because for every 9 layouts you create, you’ll get a 10th layout for FREE! !!

 Click HERE to get started TODAY!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Star... This Way.. That Way.. .Anyway You Want

I’m talking about the wonderful My Creations Star from Close To My Heart!

This beauty is a must-have for your décor, bringing dimension and appealing angles to all sorts of flat surfaces near you. One ideal use for this sturdy chipboard shape is as a light-weight seasonal door-hanger that you can hang without worrying about putting scuffs on your door. I was so excited to be able to make a sample with one of mine that I purchased!

Take a look:
 This is my finished star! I used the following supplies to complete my My Creations Star!
I will give you more up close photo's too! How about you! Are you ready to be... I mean... decorate... I mean gift... I mean KEEP or all the above My Creations Star?
(See Workshop Information Below! )
 X7160B Flirty Paper Packet
D1519 Abundance
C1504 Fall Harvest
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1792 Awards Dimensional Elements
Z1753 Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles
& Assorted Glitz Glitter Gels

These aren't just made for being Thankful, but here are some more ideas
that you can use in the creations of your own My Creations Star!
See Close To My Heart's creations!

 SO Join Me Today & Sign up for your November Workshop - or choose a date that works for you & I will come to YOU!
 Make your own Creations - You Pick your Paper &  Embellishments :
Cost: For One Star: $25.00      
                                       (1)               My Creations Star
(1/2)     Paper Packet of your Choice
(1)               Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(1)               Sparkles of your Choice
For (2) Stars : $40.00
(2)              My Creations Star
(1)        Paper Packet of your Choice
(2)              Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(2)              Sparkles of your Choice
For (3) Stars: $ 53.00
(3)              My Creations Star
(1 )      Paper Packet of your Choice
(3)              Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(3)              Sparkles of your Choice
When: November 12, 2012 (or date of your choice)
Where:  LaPointe Methodist Church
Time:  6:00 p.m.
R.S.V.P. :
By: November 2nd, 2012
Rebecca Cross
419-277-7576 or

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Won't Want To Miss This

Save with Studio J®!

October 2012 Constant Campaign

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! It’s a great time to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have. If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start!
Visit : My Website today
& click on the Studio J tab on the left to get started!
Watch the video below to help you get started!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamp of the Month

October Stamp of the Month Artwork

Very Merry Christmas SET OF 11
Available October 1–31, 2012

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1210A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork!  

Scholastic Paper Packet($9.95, X7159B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 44)

Olive Cardstock($14.50, 1245, p. 9)

Silver Shimmer Trim($4.95, Z1799, p. 124)

Festive Velvet Rub-Ons($4.95, Z1743, p. 126)

Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment($2.95, Z1754, p. 127)


® Artiste Collection($99, Z1790, p. 15)

RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 1” μ 3½” (Y1002), 2” μ 2” (Y1003), 3” μ 3” (Y1006)

Contact me today: 419-277-7576
or email me: rcross2823@gmail.com

Sign up for one of my upcoming workshops to help you with your order!