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Friday, August 31, 2012

Close to my Heart September Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to Close to my Heart September Blog Hop, we have so many wonderful projects to show you all today. If you have been following the blog all a long and have come from Kim  you are in the right spot

  The September Stamp of the month is called Fall Favorites and I have to tell you it is a favorite of mine. It's so nice to think of cool weather, warm natural colors. You can either purchase the stamp for 17.95 or you can get it for 5.00 with a 50.00 order. Also until September 30 you can also receive the double stamp set "It's your day" for 5.00. What a deal.

Well I would love to show you what I made. Here  are some tags made with the Flirty paper pack.

Also I made an easel card, which I love to make, that is just about the only kind of card I make anymore and a two page layout. Hope you enjoyed my projects!

You may purchase this great stamp set by clicking on the link at the top right corner.
Hop on over to Terry Ann who I am sure has created something great.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fairy Tree House

Hi everyone, I have been having fun creating a Fairy Tree House. I started with a large ribbon spool, a basket with moss on it, the cricut machine and paper along with flowers and odds and ends that I used to make the tree, the furniture ( table and bookcase). I made the tree using the Heritage Cricut Cartridge, cut tree #3 three times at 11 1/2 inches, then added a base with a toliet paper roll inside for shape, glued some of the branches together. Then cut over 300 leaves with the Art Philosophy Cricut. I lost count after 300. I distressed all the edges on both sides of the leaves, then just started layering them on. I made a planter box for the side of the tree house and filled with flowers. Next had to decorate the inside, made bottles for fairy dust out of beads. Made books with some book covers found on line. Was really fun hope you enjoy seeing it. If you have questions, just leave me a comment and I will answer. You can click on the picture to see more detail Talk with you soon DiAnn

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall Banner Workshop

Hi, I have been busy getting ready for the Fall Banner Workshop tomorrow. If you live in the Melbourne, Florida Area and would like to join us there is two spots open. If you are interested please leave a comment with how I can contact you. Would love for you to join us. If you live out to the area you can purchase the Banner kit below, everything is in there for you to complete the project. In the next few day I will be sharing the Halloween Bracket Frame that lights up. There will be a class and also a project kit for those out of town.  Will talk with you soon DiAnn

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle

Hi, its August the 15th and the amazing offer from Close to my Heart starts today, as I described in my post of yesterday.

Here is the best deal of combining all your options.
The Cricut Artiste Bundle for $99.00

which includes Three stamp set each has a value of $17.95 each
Three dimensional element chipboard sets  value of $4.95 each that coordinate with the stamp sets and Artiste Cartridge
If you bought seperately it would cost it would total 128.69
That's a great deal, here is the exciting part, you will also get until the 31st, the August stamp of the month for 5.00

Also the It's your day double stamp set for 5.00

You will also receive my cute stamp set once you place the order. (I will mail directly to you)
Boy! I can not believe all that you get to combine together until August 31st.
You can purchase this wonderful Bundle by clicking on my Close to my Heart button on the upper right hand side of the post. If you have any questions email me at

Here is a little picture of something else made off the cartridge. It is a gift card holder. What could be more perfect for the little Thank you gift. See you soon DiAnn

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Your Day

Hi everyone, Hope you are doing great and having some stamping fun. I only have two more banner kits available. If you are interested in the last two please scroll down to the next post.Thanks to all that have purchased a kit. Should you have any questions please leave a comment so I can get back to you or email me at
Ok so on to the fun news. Starting August the 15th you can get the wonderful double set of stamps for $5.00! Yes $5.00 with a 35.00 purchase, but to make it even better for $50.00 purchase you can get the It's you day stamp set for $5.00 plus the stamp of the month for $5.00 whoo who! that is a great deal. I have something to show you that I made with the August stamp of the Month and the Artiste Cartridge.

If you are interested in this great offer, you can click on the right link to my website and on the bottom right hand side there is a join my celebration button. If you place an order with me for the above specials I will send you the cutest stamp set.

All you have to do is  place the order and I will send it to you.
So for $60.00 plus shipping and tax you get the products you love plus the August stamp of the month, a double D stamp set (that sounds funny!) and the stamp set that I will mail to you. So let me show you the wonderful set that Close to my Heart is offering.

And here is the Beautiful August stamp of the month

Here is what I made with the Artiste Cartridge, some Colonial White cardstock
and the August Stamp of the month and the wonderful black Tuelle that we have.

If you have any questions please ask. Thanks for joining me today
 and I will be posting some more great projects using the Artiste Cartridge.
I still have the Artiste special going thru the end of the month.
Hope to see you back here soon with inky hands. DiAnn

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fall Banner using CTMH Designer paper

Hi everyone, I have finished the Fall Banner using the Flirty paper packet. The Cricut cuts are from Art Philosophy, Speaking of Fall, Simply Scarecrow. Burlap ribbon and harvest Happiness Stamp Set . All of the products are from Close To My Heart.

The kits are complete with all parts cut and stamped and ready for you to have some friends over and enjoy putting this beautiful banner together. Each kit comes with instructions and pictures to put all 7 panels together.
Additional items needed to complete the kit are:
3-D foam tape
favorite type of glue
score-tape or other strong holding tape
Glitter gel



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fall Gift Box made with the Cricut

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I have been working on some Fall projects. Boy! I can't wait to feel that beautiful fall weather. I have a gift box to show you that I made out of a large kitchen matchbox. They are so nice and sturdy, and have lots of room for gift cards, candy or any little gifts. I will be making them in a few variates as the season goes on. I am also working on a fall banner and hope to have it up on the blog early next week. You will be able to purchase the kit. In the kit will be everything you need to complete the project. I will have stamped, cut and arranged all the parts so that you can sit and enjoy putting it together with clear instructions. Everything is cut on the Cricut. I love my Cricut, do you? Until next time, have fun stamping. DiAnn

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Artiste Cricut Cartridge from CTMH

Hi, glad your back for my second day of Celebration, If you missed it yesterday, scroll down to see the gifts I have for you.

Today I want to celebrate by offering a PDF to make these Beautiful Christmas trees on the Artiste Cartridge. You will recieve the PDF will full instructions to make the trees, once a 25.00 order is placed on my website or online gathering, you will need to email me your email address to send the PDF.
Also should you have any questions while assembling, you can email for additional assistance.