Friday, April 25, 2014

So they tell me it is the weekend

Fridays just don't seem as great when you have to work overtime on Saturday but at least I only had to work a half day today...which means the rest of my day is play time!!!!! :-)

As promised (although a few days later than I had hoped) here are the photos of my Close To My Heart kit.

You read the list and it sounds like a lot of stuff but then you get the box and you dig in and it seems like you will never hit the bottom! I had a blast unpacking it...even hubby stood by watching in amazement lol

So the huge deal this month is the free Cricut cartridge of your choice with your kit. I chose the Artbooking cartridge because I want to make more art journals (not that I ever seem to put anything in them lol)

Here is what you get when you order a Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart.....not just a cartridge!

Check this out! You get the awesome cartridge with 700 images and a font! PLUS 3, yep THREE coordinating stamp sets AND a set of 3 coordinating chipboard elements! How cool it that?! And just think, that was the Freebie in my kit and my reason for signing up! I am not disappointed. :-)

Now onto the rest of the kit...

CTMH has scrapbook 'kits' called Workshops On The Go. They include supplies and instructions to make at least 2 page layouts....or a ton of cards lol
The kit this month has the Skylark Workshop On The Go. It includes the Skylark paper pack ( 6 printed papers and 6 coordinating cardstocks), a coordinating stamp set, 3 additional sheets of cardstock, some acrylic flower embellishments and some slate striped twist ties. I love the colors of these papers!

Next came the Skylark extras....a package of 24 sheets of the bulk printed papers and a set of the Skylark Complements. These are printed chipboard embellishments.

Digging deeper I found 3 more stamp sets! Two of them compliment the Skylark set really well and then there was a full alphabet (upper and lower case)

Still digging.... look at all these supplies!
3 stamp pads (which go really well with the Skylark papers), 3 acrylic stamp blocks, 2 types of embellishments (teal flowers and metal triangle studs), teal ribbon, scissors, stamp cleaner, stamp cleaning brush, glue pen and a bottle of liquid glass. Oh, and a sponge for inking edges or whatever you want. I think that covers everything in this picture lol

But I'm not done yet!
I received 2 spiral bound books. Originals has card examples and lots of layout ideas and Reflections is the same thing but for scrapbook layouts. Both of these are really cool books with tons of ideas and gorgeous photos!

Everything else in the box was business know, catalogs (which I must say are heavy, gorgeous and feel awesome in the hand!), order forms and stamp sets to give out to hostesses. I didn't figure you wanted to see those lol

So, have I used any of this stuff yet? Why yes I have lol  Not much, I have been pretty busy this week, but I managed to grab a few minutes of art time.

I made this card using some of the papers, stamps and my artbooking cartridge.
The teal and grid papers are both from the Skylark pack. The bird is from the Believe in Yourself set (#C1574). The 'Sweet' stamp is from the Sweet & Lovely set (D1571) that came in my Cricut bundle. I cut the heart background with the Artbooking cartridge. Oh and look, some of those gold metal studs! :-)

I also worked in one of my art journals this week. I wanted to experiment with cutting a stencil with my Cricut and then figured what better place to use it than in my journal. 'Live in the Moment' is from the Skylark stamp set (D1591) that came in the Skylark workshop. 'Believe in Yourself' is from the Believe in Yourself set (C1574). I cut the hexagon grid from Artbooking and used it as a stencil with the CTMH inks Lagoon and Desert Sand. And then I liked how the stencil itself looked with ink on it so I added part of it onto the page. Oh, and the little bird on the lower left, the blue larger layer is part of the paper, the brown top layer is a stamp from the Believe in Yourself set.

So there you have it! Or maybe there I have it lol

Either way, all of these wonderful products can be yours if you would like. For the month of April 2014, Close To My Heart is including 1 free Cricut bundle of your choice in the consultant kits. You are not obligated to every sell anything or buy anything else so you are basically buying your Cricut bundle for $99 (plus shipping and tax) and getting all these other awesome products for free!

If you are interested or have questions please visit my site at

Ok, no more commercials! From now on, I will note if I use CTMH products and give you the name and such (just like I have always done with all my other supplies over the years) and will have my page link at the bottom of the post but won't be hounding you to check it out....I promise!

1 comment:

Parabolic Muse said...

Cheryl, this all looks so cool! So fun to work with. Your pages are really groovy. The colors are great.