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For Always Blog

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Welcome to our February Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, these cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

Our theme this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a brand NEW paper pack from Close to My Heart - "For Always". In this hop, you will see projects featuring one (or both!) of our versatile Cricut cartridges with this paper pack from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Wendy's blog of My Scrapbooking Blog then you are in the right place!

I have fallen in love with the For Always paper pack. Here is an example of a layout I created using this paper pack. I also used the new Close to My Heart canvas to…

For Always-Roxybonds Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop. Today we will be showcasing the "For Always" paper. I used the Workshop on the Go to create these 3 layouts:






I had never used the bow tie feature on the Cricut Artise Cartridge but I love it! It was so simple and easy too. I added a 3rd layout with an extra piece of Ruby paper to create the 2nd layout. I also added the Close to My Heart Ready Color Seam Binding and colored it Lagoon.

The next stop on your blog hop is Cat's Scrapbooking where she created a great project to show you.

All the supplies used can be purchased directly here.

Home Sweet Home February STOM Blog Hop

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Welcome to our February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "Home Sweet Home" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from February 1 - 28, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.





If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.

If you came from Donna's then you are in the right place!

For my project I created a block for my front entry way:




I used the following Close to My Heart supplies:

Blue Denim Pigment Ink
Sparkles Assortment
Chantilly Paper Pack
February Stamp of the Month "Home Sweet Home" (Yours for only $5 with any $50 CTMH purchase)
MY CREATIONS® BLOCK

Your next stop on our "Home Sweet Home" hop is Jane of Jane's Scrap Shack.

If you get lost on the way, here is a complete list of participants:

Lucy~ Love 2 CreateDarla~ Caution: Crafting is ContagiousAmber ~ Scrapper&#…

February Card Kit "A Garden"

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This month's card kit will use the stamp "A Garden" from Close to My Heart.


Besides the stamp set you will receive ribbon, patterned paper and instructions to complete these great cards:



If you purchased the basic kit last month you will have the baker's twine and bling used on the cards. If you did not purchase the basic kit last month for an additional $5 you can add the card bases, envelopes and all embellishments.

The basic kit is $15 and that includes shipping directly to you.  Orders placed by February 10th will ship out by the 15th, orders placed after that will take approximately 2 weeks to get to you.


February Card KitCard Kit (paper and Stamp) $15.00 USDCard Kit (Card bases, paper, stamps and embellishments) $20.00 USD

Chanilly Flower Boquet

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The new Chantilly paper pack from Close to My Heart is so versatile that I have had so much fun playing with it. Chantilly is not just a paper pack it is also a fabric line.

Here is the flower bouquet I made using the Cricut Artise Cartridge. I used the 5 different flowers at sizes between 3" and 5".




You can purchase the supplies for this home decor project and more directly from my website.

Chantilly Layout

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One of the best parts of Close to My Heart is how easy layouts can come together. Their paper packs have all the paper, cardstock and patterned paper, matched and ready to go. The pack tells you what colors coordinate with the pack so it is easy to grab ink  and markers. Each paper pack also comes with coordinating embellishments that coordinate perfectly.

The other added value Close to My Heart has is the Make it From Your Heart Book with sketches and samples of 18 different layouts and 12 card sketches and samples. Here is Sketch 16 from Make it From Your Heart that I created using the Chantilly paper pack, Chantilly Assortment and Opaques Pearl.







Additional Close to My Heart supplies used were:

Twilight Ink
Buttercup Ink
A Blossom Acrylic Stamp Set
Hooray Bouquet Acrylic Stamp Set
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Opaque Pearls
Chantilly Assortment

You can order all these supplies directly through my website.