Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Baby Boy's Wedding Card

Today I have a new sister....and a bonus nephew!  I am so happy to welcome Amasle and her little boy Noah to our family.  I wish a lifetime of happiness to my baby brother Dustin and his new family.

Today I am up bright and early and ready to take on another new role.....mother of the groom!  By the end of this day I will have ANOTHER new family member when my baby boy Jacob marries his sweetheart Bree.  This is the wedding card I made for them.

I started with a white daisy card base and topped it with embossed lattice which I lightly swiped with CTMH whisper ink to enhance the embossing.  I used foam tape to pop the three rectangles.  They were cut using threee sizes of Spellbinders cutting/embossing dies called "wonky rectangles",  all edges are daubed with whisper ink and the smallest is stamped with a CTMH sentiment in whisper. For the finishing touch I added lots of CTMH bulk sparkles to the embossed lattice work.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My Baby Brother's Wedding Card

Today is the big day for my baby brother Dustin & his lovely bride Amsale.  This is the card I came up with for them after all that pinning last week.   I based the colors & theme on the colors of the wedding.   I went with the chicken wire embossing for the "country wedding theme", then added some very softly colored sunflowers from a retired CTMH stamp set.  I placed the brass brads for the flower centers and finished everything wIth a bit of hemp twine laced between the flowers.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ARTBOOKING has arrived!!!!!

That's right.....I have my copy of ARTBOOKING in my hot little hands and am taking a bit of today to PLAY!  As most of you know, this is the big week before the "weddingS weekend".  Tomorrow is packing & pedicures day, Thursday is travel day, and then Friday, Saturday & Sunday are ALL WEDDINGS - ALL THE TIME.  That leaves today as laundry day.....I figured I could squeeze in some crafty time.

I am about to find out if creating a layout with ARTBOOKING is as easy as everyone is saying it is.  I will post my results tonight or in the morning!

In the meantime, don't forget that I am having a 



with no shipping AND the "tax is on me"

***NEW:  Also get the AUGUST SOTM FREE***
Houston Area Crafty Ladies - Check your inbox for an email from ME (Carolyn Burch) for the Super-De-Douper Special JUST FOR YOU!!!  If you have NOT received this email and you live in the Houston area, email or text me with your email address and I will send it right out to you!

                                                       Both of these deals are good ONLY thru July 31, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Now Taking Pre-Orders for ARTBOOKING

I've just returned home from Florida and am recovering from the CTMH Convention 2013.  There was SOOOO much scrappy inspiration and fun!  

The highlight of convention is always the introduction of the new catalog.  The top CTMH VP's put on one heck of a show as they guide us through a 3 hour journey to the "big reveal" at the end of the first session on Thursday.  I must say the biggest roar came when they let the "CAT um...I mean cartridge out of the bag".

CTMH's newest Cricut Cartridge

Well, let me tell may just be the greatest thing since sliced bread!

Artbooking is a revolutionary new cartridge that takes all of the guess work out of scrapbooking for you! This cartridge is jam packed with ANOTHER 700 unique images!! (just when I thought CTMH had already out-done themselves and all others with Art Philosophy and Artiste!) Get ready to take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection!

 With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. For instance, if you are creating a 12"x 12" page, just set your size at 11" and it will cut every single page piece to size for a 12" x 12" page.   No more guessing on title sizes, accent sizes, etc! 

Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats (in standard photo sizes) and more!  In addition to the new font and page designs, this cartridge also includes 10 themed mini-books  also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size!  Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more!

Artbooking is packed with 700 different cuts, including:

  • 15 Themed DOUBLE Page Layouts  all size coordinated. What this means is that you set your Cricut size dial once to cut out all of the elements, and they will be proportioned to fit precisely in the album page size you select. 
No more
"Guesstimator's Asymmetriosis!" 
I can't EVEN begin to tell you how excited I am about this and how anxious I am to get my copy of ARTBOOKING in my hands (I'll admit it, I AM stalking the fed-ex guy!)
  • 10 Themed Mini Albums (8x8, 6x6, 5x7) with minimum 8 pages each
  • Full page and partial overlays of unique designs -- (think "paper lace" - use them as cut pages or stencil/mist for interesting effects. 
  • Oodles & Oodles of phrases, sentiments, titles, themed elements, photo frames, and more!
  •  There's also a brand new font released with this cartridge!
There are  3 ways you can get your hands on ARTBOOKING
  1. SIGN UP  under me as a Close To My Heart Consultant TODAY and then you'll be able to order this in July, and at the 22% minimum discount that consultants get (that makes this $99 cartridge no more than $77.22 before shipping and handling).    Sign up for only $49 CLICK HERE to see the new Autumn/Winter  New Consultant Kit
  2. PRE-ORDER this cartridge FROM ME - BY JULY 31st  for just $99  That's right just click the paypal button and pay $99 (the tax AND shipping is on me!)  Your new cartridge AND the August SOTM (for FREE!)  will ship directly from CTMH on August 1st.
  3. Contact me today about booking an AUGUST party (traditional in home gathering OR online gathering).  If your gathering total is $250 or more YOU can choose ARTBOOKING as your 1/2 price item!

My FREE SHIPPING and my "The Tax is on ME" offer only good in US and only good thru July 31st

Pre-Order ARTBOOKING Cricut Collection



If you are on my email list and are in the Houston Area you will be receiving an email with an 

Be on the lookout!  I came up with something extra special for you ladies cause I KNOW you are all going to want this cartridge and you are going to ALL want it NOW!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 CTMH Contest Album

The 2013 CTMH Convention was held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.  While I did NOT make the top ten this year I have decided that THIS is the way I like to scrap, and I won't be changing that just to win a contest....

I want to make small books....not mini books but smaller (5 or so layouts with a cover & end page, but still in the 12x12 size, or maybe sometimes in 8x8) that are ABOUT SOMETHING.....

I have lots of stories to tell about things I want my kids to remember and I can see myself making many more albums in this style....a beginning  a middle and an end, not just a pile of un-related pages.  

 In my travel-foggy state (it was a 16 hour car ride back to Texas) it occurred to me that....just maybe....YOU would like to scrap that way also.  I have started to make some preliminary plans to offer not just page kits but ALBUM KITS so YOU can tell YOUR STORIES.  

Don't worry....Don't will be EASY....with CTMH's new cricut cartridge ARTBOOKING (which will be available on August 1st) and many more tricks I have up my sleeve together we will tell our stories and create priceless memories for our future generations....and have tons of scrappy fun doing it!

If you are interested in earning the new Artbooking cartridge for 1/2 price then contact me TODAY.....all you have to do is have a gathering (online or in your home) of $250 or more and you can choose this AWESOME cartridge for HALF PRICE!!!  BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW.....looks like I am going to be one busy lady in August!

This is the link to my 2013 CTMH Contest Album which I called
"How To Live With a Burch Boy....for the rest of your life"
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