My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"S" is for September and Sonoma…BLOG HOP!

It's September (somewhere!) and this month our Blog Hop is featuring the beautiful papers called Sonoma.
If you arrived here from Betsy's Blog you've come to the right place!
 And here is project number 2 actually!

I used a plethoria of new and well loved older products along with the new papers.
The colors are Smokey Plum, Amethyst, Olive and Desert Sand. ( I also cheated and used some retired Pansy Purple because my Plum was almost black, blea)

I even was able to steal a flower from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge from Anne (my longtime friend/team member) and used our re-inkers and Pearl paint to give it some color.
Here's a layout I had done first about Brides using the Sonoma WOTG.

I didn't want to do a layout for each wedding (I missed Tracy's) so this was my tribute to all my Bride's recently.
Keep an eye on the horizon as my niece is getting married this Saturday and I am looking forward to doing her Guest/Photo Album and will share pictures when it's done.

Now for goodness sake, hop on over to Vicki's Blog and see what magical things she's made, too!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Papers and fun things!

Don't forget to take advantage of the GREAT special this month ending 8/31/11. For more info following this post then head over to my website to order yours!

And now some New Papers:
You'll be surprised by this kit called Roxie…fun, and funky!
And if you look carefully, you'll see the newly designed heavier, DUAL sided Background Papers from Close to My Heart!
And here's some fun and funky things you can make with it!

Finally some artwork using the same papers from our Convention in Anaheim last month…

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gone "bug"gee…with the new Cricut Cartridge (again!) OPEN HOUSE

and just in case you like to "see" things more clearly before you buy…here are ALL the images from the new Art Philosphy exclusive Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.

 and don't forget that you can come see this and all the other new fabulous products from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book at our Open House
Sunday August 21st from 2:00 until 5:30pm.
Demonstrations and Make n Takes on-going through the day!
Email me for more info and to RSVP
It's FREE! but please do RSVP so we can have ample supplies ready.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Eight Random Things on the 8th!

Something new and totally UNoriginal…
Most nites I'm usually pretty well brain dead from the "other day job" and commuting, which puts a big damper on my ArT and cReaTiviTy…it's all I can do to catch up on my friends' blogs I tell ya!

One  blog I try not to lose sight of is a long time CTMH friend Kathy. She does a random 7 thoughts on the 7th. Then there's my other CTMH friend Tresa and she does a Whatever Wednesday thing.

Now, I can't even compete with Tresa's Fabulously Artsy posts (I'm so not worthy) however I CAN put together a few random thoughts like Kathy…so here goes:

1. I will try to remember do to this on the 8th of each month (but no promises. ha!)

2. Cancer Bites. Another family member has been diagnosed and quite frankly, I'd love to just bite Cancer back in the ass.

3. Spiders bite, too. An unidentifiable garden spider has taken a chunk out of the BFG here while tending to his garden. While the feeling is back in his lip and cheek, there is still a numb feeling up on his head.  Will he go to the Dr.? The answer is, "he is a man".

4. I am so overwhelmed with ArT possibilities that I lose focus.

5. I am 2.5 months behind on hair needs. I have resorted to the ol' modeling trick...
brown eyeshadow at the root line. Please don't share this secret as it will put the L'Oreal people into bankruptcy.

6.  I really would do a LOT of good deeds within my community/world if I should ever win the Lottery. Not that I do not now. I do have a list prepared just in case things go Global.

7.  I keep putting off vacuuming the spider webs in the house because Halloween is right around the corner and then all I have to do is blow some baby powder on them and my decorating is done!

8. I really want to thank you for sticking through this post. Really.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

More of Wicked!

For someone who's set has not arrived yet (arg!), I've been playing a lot with the images of our Aug SOTM and just love it!
Here's another one using Gypsy, Purple, Black and Col White.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's OFFICIAL and HERE! The new Autumn/Winter Idea Book!

It's been an amazing few weeks since convention…big news here folks! And I mean BIG, REALLY BIG!

I've been a Cricut user for years, always hesitated to use in the business side of CTMH, but always ran my bug 24/7 for personal and for-hire projects. Just love my Bug!

Anyhoot, the really big news is…ready for this?
Close To My Heart has partnered with Cricut and we now have our own EXCLUSIVE Cricut cartridge called ArT PhiLosoPhy!
With the collection you receive, not only the EXCLUSIVE cartridge with over 700 images; fonts, shapes ad 3-D items (that would be over 35,000 combinations folks), you also receive 3 - D sized My Acrylix Stamp Sets AND 3 -"9x12" Dimensional (chipboard) Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)! The cool thing is, the stamp sets have the exact measurements listed on the acetate sheet to help you get the PERFECT sized cut!
How much do you ask? Was that a guess of $200? nope. $150.?  $125? uh, nope again!
For just $99. retail, you'll be burning up your Cricut 24/7 with all the possibilities too!
Quick teaser video:

Now the REALLY, REALLY cool special coming up will get you free stuff! Here's how:
Place your order on my website HERE on or after Aug 15th 
Order the Art Philosophy Collection Z1686 $99. and receive the Stamp of the Month Wicked for $5. YES! I said $5.00! Now you don't need to spend a fortune to receive it at a great price or free (any $50. order will allow you to order the current Stamp of the Month for $5.! Yeah CTMH! and….and….
you will also receive this DARLING exclusive set for FREE!
How's THAT for a BONUS?! Not good enough?!
Well, if your order is $150. by yourself, you reap the Hostess Rewards, too!
While you're browsing the new Idea Book, take note:
Stamp Set prices have been lowered! Wow!
Our Background/Textured papers are now DUAL sided and a cardstock weight, with a useable Zip Strip on the edge.
New embellishments and ribbon!
View the new Idea Book on-line HERE and start making that wish list!
You may also note that the 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 cardstocks in individual packs are only available on my website now, too.

Any questions? Yea, I thought so…give me a call!