Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Gift to the World



For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Easy-Peasy Leg Warmers by Megan Grewal


My current "work in progress" is a gorgeous pair (actually 2, 1 for each cheerleader in the family) of leg warmers designed by Megan Grewal. She shares her pattern for FREE on her blog, Little Lamby Knits.  The "Beach" Red Heart yarn shown below is a perfect match to our cheer gym colors.  The yarn is kid-friendly, machine washable and inexpensive (if a pair happens to go missing at a competition). 


Monday, December 19, 2011

CTMH's Rock the Block Promotion



Available today: CTMH's the Rock the Block promotion, featuring the new My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set and the My Creations® Collage Cubes, available for just $15 with a qualifying purchase.

Join the craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book between December 19, 2011 and January 31, 2012, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion). That’s a retail savings of almost $30!

You’re going to love the way the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set work together for interactive, 3-D fun.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rock the Block! from CTMH


Close To My Heart has done it again! Another fantastic promo starts in just seven days.

When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two valuable new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion).

This Rock the Block promotion represents a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, fashionable fun!

Offer valid December 19, 2011 – January 31, 2012.



Friday, December 9, 2011

DIY Projects from CTMH

Home sweet home, where we get to decorate to our heart’s delight! Add these beautiful DIY d├Ęcor pieces to your home to live inspired every day. We’ve chosen a sleek color scheme of Grey Flannel, Black, and White Daisy, with a pop of Pear, and we used the graphic flowers from the My Acrylix® Dreamin’ Workshop set to add subtle texture to the White Daisy paper in the desk calendar and art canvas.


Desk Calendar

~ Create the triangular base of this calendar by folding a 12" × 12" piece of chipboard at the 3" and 7 1/2" marks.

~ Insert three pins from the Bling assortment (Z1466) and clip the sharp ends if they protrude too much. (Tip: You can use hot glue on the back to anchor the pins.)

~ Cut twelve 3 1/2" scalloped squares from Pear cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) and sponge the edges with Pear ink.

~ Cut twelve 3 1/2" squares from Grey Flannel cardstock and sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink.

~ Use the 3" chipboard squares from the My Creations® memory game (Z1614) for the date tiles. Stamp the background flower pattern in second generation using Grey Flannel ink and then stamp the month or numbers with black StazOn® ink. Sponge the edges with Grey Flannel ink. (Tip: Stamp two of numbers 1 and 2. Stamp one each of numbers 3 – 9 and 0.)

~ Back each month and date tile with the 24 pieces of cardstock and then punch a hole in the top for easy hanging.


Art Canvas

~ Cut a piece of cardstock to the size of your canvas. (Tip: Do all your stamping and inking first before attaching the cardstock to the canvas.)

~ Select four or five alphabet stamp sets, varying the size and styles. (Tip: You can create this “subway art” look with whatever alphabet sets you have on hand.)

~ Choose a few simple icon stamps to fill in empty areas.

~ Play around with the placement and spacing of the letters and icons before stamping.

~ Stamp the words and icons with black StazOn® ink.

~ Attach the finished cardstock piece using a thin coat of Mod Podge applied to the canvas.

Vase

~ Cut out 130 2" scalloped circles from Grey Flannel cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) or by punching the circles using the 2" scallop circle punch (Z1392).
 

~ Staple the circles together in stacks of five.


~ Squeeze and scrunch the edges then adhere two stapled sets together on the flat sides to create a spherical shape.


~ Sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink if desired.

~ Place the finished flowers inside a glass carafe or vase.
~ Wrap Sweet Leaf ribbon from the Designer Ribbon green collection (Z1616) around the neck of the vase to accent.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Tags Assortment



Gift tags are a must-have year-round in every home and even more so during the holidays. Learn how to turn out classy, custom gift tags in assembly-line style in this Close To My Heart video. It's one more way to tell your gift recipient, "You're worth it!"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CTMH's December Stamp Of The Month: Mad About You


Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.