Monday, September 9, 2013

Create with Cricut® Collections

I was just SOOO please with the new INTRO TO ARTBOOKING that I posted yesterday that I decided I just HAD to share this new overview video of ALL 3 of CTMH's Cricut Collections.  

Enhance the artist within you with our stunning Cricut® Collections! Cut and assemble foundational shapes, 3-D items, and themed mini books to take your scrapbooking to a whole new level. Coordinating stamps sets and various embellishments are included, and with limitless options in shapes, themes, and sizes, our Cricut® Collections will bring you hours of exciting creative sessions.

Do you still NEED one of these to complete YOUR CTMH  Cricut® Collection?

Just click on the links below to be taken directly to my CTMH site to place your order NOW (please choose to "join" the current "Crafty Ladies Gathering".  Or Better yet, why not 
CALL me, TEXT me, or EMAIL me
about having your own gathering (traditional or virtual)
With just a $250 total gathering YOU get $40 in FREE CTMH goodies
AND you can choose one of the
CTMH  Cricut® Collections

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy-episode 1

Welcome to Artbooking Made Easy! In this 8-month series, we will show you how to use the brand-new, revolutionary Close To My Heart Cricut® Artbooking collection to create works of art! From mini scrapbooks to layouts, you’ll find themes to fit any occasion—just set one dial size and let Artbooking do the rest!
Be sure to "follow me" and you will never miss an episode!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Grateful" Layout With Huntington & ARTBOOKING

 I have had several requests to work up a class that showcases 
how to use ARTBOOKING.

I've come up with this layout.....
"Grateful" with Huntington and ARTBOOKING.

It shows what happens when you  leave the dial set at 11"  (the overlay, mat, accents, & title).  Then it shows how to change to real dial size for the small frames on the left page.

DON'T throw those scraps away when you cut an overlay!  For this layout I used those "negative pieces" - the leaves  
to color and accent the tree.

I cut all the pieces and put the layout together in no time flat.....
I kicked it up a notch with some alcohol marker coloring, perfect pearls, and of course....GLITZ.  
I also included the September SOTM on the layout....
with a pretty inking/coloring technique.

CALL me, TEXT me, or EMAIL me 
about combining this class into your September gathering*
  • learn how to use ARTBOOKING 
  • practice some fun coloring/inking techniques
  • earn FREE CTMH products when you hostess a gathering
*this layout is just $5 per person when taught as part of a gathering (YOU will be doing the cutting and coloring) 
**COMING SOON - this layout as a $10 PRE-CUT "Page Kit By Carolyn"

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Monday, September 2, 2013

CTMH Holiday Mini Sneak Peek

Hey there all you "Crafty Ladies"  as many of you have already seen, the current Autumn/Winter CTMH catalog doesn't have a Christmas paper pack!!!  I know.....I was shocked and dismayed too.  Close To My Heart has decided to do something a little different (and controversial) this year.  The Christmas themed paper pack will be released (along with more lots of Christmas themed goodies and a few Spring/Summer 2014 pre-view items) in a mini holiday book. is the kicker (and there always is one....right?) You can't place your orders until October 15th!!! 

 As you know, it takes at least a week for things to make their way from Utah to Texas soooo......we are going to have to plan this one CAREFULLY.....Here is the plan thus far.

YOU:  take a look at the sneak peek below
CAROLYN:   will turn the WOTG into 3 layouts 
CAROLYN:  will create a card workshop 
( I will get to pre-order 2 of each item on Sept 26)

In early October I will begin offering at least two different workshop options along with at least one "I want it ALL" option  @ $100 each (this will get you your choice of  a free "star" item.)  Keep your eyes open.....that post will contain the pay with paypal button along with details on some goodie/ that you will only be able to get by pre-ordering from ME - Carolyn Burch.

CAROLYN: will place all pre-orders ON OCTOBER 15TH
YOU: check your calendar and book a class/workshop/gathering for anytime after October 25th.(est. arrival date)

Do you LOVE these colors?  Can't wait to get your hands on it?  Leave me a note telling me what you would like to create in a workshop using the "Sparkle and Shine" paper pack.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Stamping Month: September 2013

Well School is on again and I am loving those cool crisp Autumn mornings.....NOT!  Well, at least not here on the Texas Gulf Coast where it is still HOT & STICKY....But while I am finding my self longing for those at least slightly cooler days it looks as though the "dog days of summer" will be around for awhile.  

Regardless of what the thermometer says, the calendar does say that September has arrived!
Which means that it is National Stamping Month, and with that comes a wonderful new campaign special from CTMH.  Here is a quick video to see what the special is all about....HINT:  I think it will make you  

CALL me, TEXT me, EMAIL me, or HURRY on over to my CTMH website to place your qualifying order of $50 and get all three of these stamp sets for just $10.  

Mine is on the way and I will have artwork ready to share for September gatherings and workshops - ask about booking a gathering, workshop, or class at your home today!

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