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Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Home Decor

Watch this video to see  two of the fantastic new items available with the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book (available August 1, 2012).

Cricut® Artiste Collection

When Close To My Heart introduced the exclusive Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection it went like hotcakes!  The Cricut® Artiste Collection is going to be just as popular., if not more so!  The Close To My Heart consultant Bulletin Boards are going crazy about it!  Here's a link to the Artiste cartridge booklet.  The Cricut® Artiste Collection will be available on August 1st.  Shop my website to get yours or contact me to schedule a Home Gathering!  August will book up fast!

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Sneak Peek

I've posted a page with some details and samples of the new 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  The Idea Book will be available August 1, 2012.  In the meantime, click here to see the preview or click on the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book link above in the Top Menu!


Fun Fanfare Layout

This two-page layout will hold five 4” x 6” photos. One on the left-hand page and four on the right-hand page. This paper packet is great for birthdays or 4th of July layouts!  The sketch is from Let's Scrap.

Perfect Pair - This week only, July 11 - 15, with a $75.00 order the Fanfare paper packet, along with the Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (15 designer brads), is FREE!  Get yours now by shopping my website.  Click here to see a listing of the the other perfect pairs featured the rest of the month.


All supplies are Close To My Hearth unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Fanfare B&Ts, White Daisy, Cranberry, Pacifica, Sunny Yellow and Black cardstock
Stamps: American Celebration (D1458), Universal Backgrounds (D1477)
Ink: Black, Cranberry, Pacifica
Other: Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, 2” Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¼” Circle Punch, Black Button Brads, Bitty Brads – White Daisy and Cranberry, Sunny Yellow Button, Black Embroidery Floss, 3D Foam Tape, Blueberry Baker’s Twine (We R Memory Keepers), Marvy Uchida Button Punch, Liquid Glass, Glue Dots


Fanfare 4th of July!

This card was created using the exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. I started with the basic scalloped card and then turned it into an easel card. I cut another scalloped circle and adhered it to the folded front flap of the card base. The card and scalloped circle are found on page 31 of the Art Philosophy booklet. A basic tutorial on easel cards can be found at Splitcoast Stampers. Note: the card front was designed by the fabulous Vicki Wizniuk – I simply turned it into an easel card!
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Fanfare B&Ts, White Daisy, Cranberry and Black cardstock
Stamps: You and Me (retired), In the Month of July (retired)
Ink: Black
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Fanfare My Stickease, Black/White Gingham Ribbon (retired), Sunny Yellow and Cranberry buttons, Black Hemp, 3D Foam Tape, Red/White Baker’s Twine (We R Memory Keepers)
This my take on last Monday’s sketch from Mojo Mondays. Its also from the Fanfare paper packet.  I wasn't paying attention when I went to photograph it - it's sideways (just pretend I rotated the sketch deliberately!).  I also think this card needs something else -I'll probably play with it some more!
Paper: Fanfare B&Ts, White Daisy, Cranberry and Pacifica cardstock
Stamps: In the Month of July (retired)
Ink: Sunny Yellow
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, White Daisy brad, 3D Foam Tape

Check out this month's specials!

This month's Stamp of the Month and Perfect Pair special are posted.  Click here or on the SOTM & Specials link above in the Top Menu.  I'll be posting a cute 4th of July card made with the Fanfare paper packet shown below.  It's one of the paper packets you can get free this month.  Check out the specials!


Fathers's Day and Mojo 245

Here's the Father's Day card I gave to Bill and a girly one I made for the heck of it!  The Father's Day card was based on a sketch from The Scrappiest Blogspot and the other card is from Mojo Mondays - sketch 245.


All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Colonial White cardstock, Coastal Venice Paper Pack (Me & My Big Ideas®)
Stamps: D1283 Say It in Style
Ink: Cocoa
Other: 3D Foam Tape, Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Bitty Sparkles

All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Sophia B&Ts, Hollyhock, Pear and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: C1429 Party Pennants
Ink: Hollyhock, Pear
Other: 3D Foam Tape, 1 ¼” Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, 2 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (McGill)

Weekend Cards

These are 3 of the cards I made over the weekend.  All 3 were from sketch challenge blogs.

This first card was made with the Stella paper packet and Fashionista stamp set, available in the current Idea Book.  I love the bright colors of this paper packet!  The sketch is from the Wednesday Stamp Club at Splitcoast Stampers.


Paper: Stella B&Ts, Cocoa, Sunset, Colonial White, Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Fashionista (D1504)
Ink: Cocoa, Lagoon
Other: Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Mini Medley Accents Collection – Lagoon, corner rounder (used without the guard to create scalloped edge), Sparkles, 3D Foam Tape

The next card is from the Dotty For You paper packet that was the special last month.  The sketch is from The Sweet Stop.

Paper: Dotty for You B&Ts, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf cardstock
Stamps: Sweet Moments (C1467)
Ink: Lagoon, Sweet Leaf
Other: Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Colonial White grosgrain ribbon, Opaque Adhesive Gems - Pearl, 3D Foam Tape

The last card is from the Wings (retired) paper packet - trying to use up the older stuff too!  Still a favorite of mine!  The sketch is from Mojo Mondays - sketch #244.

Paper: Wings B&Ts, Sweet Leaf, Colonial White cardstock
Stamps: Seasonal Celebration (D1112)
Ink: Black
Other: Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Mini Medley Accents Collection – Black, corner rounder (used without the guard to create scalloped edges), Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Vineyard Berry grosgrain ribbon

June Specials

Details about the June Stamp of the Month and Stampaganza special have been posted.  Click the STOM & Specials! link in the Top Menu to see what's up this month!  Happy Stamping! 

Stella Cover Layout

Those of you who know me, know that if the layout is perfect - it's not mine!  Well, I tried to replicate the layout from the cover of the Close To My Heart 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  The second piece of paper I taped down - permanent adhesive of course - wasn't quite where it should be!  Well, I went with it anyway and I figured that once I added my beautiful Granddaugher's picture on the layout it wouldn't matter anyway.  She's so cute - who'll be looking at the places I messed up?  I thought that this photo of Nikki was perfect with the Stella papers.  I made the companion page too, but don't have photos on it yet.  Maybe I'll post that at a later date!


Stella Layout
Paper: Stella Paper Packet
Stamps: D1504 My Acrylix® Fashionista, B1398 My Acrylix® Just for You, D1222 My Acrylix® Tiny Typewriter Alphabet, D1195 My Acrylix® The Works Alphabet
Ink: Cocoa, Sunset, Olive
Other: Garden Wooden Shapes, Pewter Badge Buttons, Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment, Bitty Sparkles, Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (buttons), Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, embroidery floss (DMC), Sure Cuts a Lot®

Welcome to My Scrapyard

Hi!  I'm Mary, welcome to my scrapyard.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm a former Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  I love to play with paper, stamps and ink.  I'll be posting scrapbook layouts, cards and other paper crafting projects.