Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Join My Kit Of The Month Club for Free Products

Hello to all my wonderful followers and fellow creators out there.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am so excited!! I am starting a Kit Of The Month Club which will earn you lots of free products!!  Check out the tab at the top of my page for full details and a form to enroll.

CTMH currently has 13 new Workshops on The Go in our new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book; which starts Wednesday - August 1st.  It includes two card making kits, two home decor kits, one Cricut kit and eight scrapbooking kits.  You choose which ones you like and order one each month for five months. 

Benefits For Joining My Kit of The Month Club are:
  • FREE Close To My Heart Idea Book
  • FREE Ink Pad from me each month (you choose the color). Start building your CTMH ink collection today!!
  • FREE My Acrylic Clear Stamp Set when you complete your 5 month membership!
  • FREE $10 product credit when you refer a friend (No limit) and they complete the club term.
  • Earn $25 FREE Hostess Rewards by placing $150 order through me for any given month. This order must be placed through me, not through your regular order. You will need to Email me with your order to earn the $25 in Hostess Rewards. This is another added benefit of belonging to my Kit of The Month Club.
All these wonderful FREE products are yours when you join my Kit Of The Month Club.  For more information, click here.  The form to join is found at the bottom of that page.

Here are just a few pictures of your 13 choices.  I plan to buy the two card kits as soon as I can.  Other consultants have been able to make several additional cards with these kits by using the scraps and a couple pages of cardstock.  I love the stamp sets found in both the card kits.

Avonlea Cardmaking Kit - (G1041)

Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit - (G1043) - Christmas cards

Flirty Scrapbooking Kit - (G1050)

Clementine Scrapbooking Kit - (G1046)

These are just a few sneak peeks for you to see.  For more information or to join - Click here for Kit Of The Month Club.  Email me if you have any questions at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com.

Don't forget the Damask Divas Blog Hop is here tomorrow - Wednesday, August 1st.  You can come back here and you will be given information of where to start, etc.  These are my team members and they are a creative bunch of ladies!!  You will love their creations!!

Have a fabulous evening.  Remember - Keep On Creating!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Art Philosophy Blog Hop - Encouragement Card Using Florentine Paper Packet


Hello to all my wonderful followers and talented crafting friends.  Welcome to our July Art Philosophy Blog Hop!!  Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; which can be purchased exclusively through a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  We are so excited to be doing this hop.  We have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects.

Lucy Kelleher, our hostess and fellow CTMH Consultant, will be giving away a prior Stamp of the Month set titled "You Are....".  (Retail - $17.95)  Check her blog for the picture.  To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on Lucy's blog and for each of the stops on the blog hop.  If you also become a follower of Lucy's blog, she will give you another entry for the contest.  Good luck.

This month we are showcasing the card feature.  Did you know there are 100 different card shapes you can make with this cartridge?   We won't be able to show you all of them; but we are showing you as many as we can.   If you came from Darla's blog; you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning; which is Lucy's blog.  The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura's blogSee the complete blog hop list below.
I created a card using a new stamp set I purchased last month.  I love these little Quick card stamp sets from CTMH.  It is the "Quick card - Shell" and has an awesome sentiment on it.  It says - "May you find life in simple beauty in unexpected places."  So simple, yet profound!!  I used Glitz - Stardust on the shell. 

I used the beautiful CTMH Florentine Paper Packet.  It is one of my favorites.  I love the colors and all the different patterns in one packet.  It also includes plain cardstock to match as well. Here is the close up view of the inside of this card.  I used CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" stamp set; which includes several nice sentiments to encourage others.

Close up of left side of card - "Just a note to brighten your day.....

(Inside right) and chase the clouds away"  The flowers and hearts were also created using papers in the Florentine Paper Packet and cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

The next stop on your Blog Hop Fun is Laura's blog.

Supplies used for this card:

Card Base - cut at 5 1/2 - page 33 (card feature) of AP cartridge handbook - no shift
All cuts from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Both inside and outside)

Paper - CTMH Forentine Paper Packet - G1038
Sentiment Outside - "Quick Cards - Shell" - A1128
Sentiment Inside - "Card Chatter - Sympathy" - D1476
Scalloped square - cut 5 inch for outside and 4 1/2 for inside (page 33) (no shift)
Squares on outside - cut at 3 1/2 and 3 for sentiment square (page 23)(no shift)
Flowers inside - cut 1 inch - (page 29 - shift key); inside circle of flower - (page 21) 1/4 inch
Hearts inside - cut at 1/2 inch - (page 26) (shift key)
Buttons - CTMH Blue Assortment - Z1371
Ink for both sentiments - CTMH Olive - Z2137
Glitter on shell - CTMH Glitz Stardust - Z1313
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive - Also found at CTMH - 1514
Foam Tape - CTMH 3-D foam tape - Z1151

Click on CTMH shopping if you want to see these products or to begin shopping.  You can also view the latest Idea Book on the right side of my blog.  Just click on the picture.  The new Autumn/Winter Idea book will be available August 1, 2012.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com
Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
Gloria ~ http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com -----  You are here!!!
Laura Wolff~ http://scrappinsweetiesescape.blogspot.com/ -- Click here for the next blog
Eva ~ http://loveofcreating.blogspot.com
Danielle ~ http://littlebitofscrap.blogspot.com
Connie ~ http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
Wendy ~ http://myscrapbookingblog.com
Joanne ~ http://josiesjoy.blogspot.com/
Laura Charko ~ www.koladesigns.wordpress.com
Carolyn Heniges ~ http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
Kindred Hearts (Penny) ~ http://itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com
Stephanie Feist ~http://www.quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - MIM # 99 - Anything Goes
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - # 19 - Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - Challenge # 50 - 1 - 2 - 3
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 19 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - # 69 - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes or Sketch
Crafts & Me - Challenge # 94 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Challenge # 180 - Buttons
Inky Impressions - Use Dies Or Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - # 134 - Buttons
A & T Emerald Fairies Challenge - Challenge # 28 - Flourishes/Swirls
Bearly Mine - Challenge # 45 - Shaped Cards
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 15 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Challenge # 13 - Bling Bling - Anything That Sparkles Or Shines
Shopping Our Stash - Challenge # 61 - Must Use Something New - New Shell Stamp
Use It Tuesday - Challenge # 36 - Uncut Paper (Heart main paper - Didn't want to cut)
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC 216 - Clean And Simple
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Weekly Challenge # 20 - Bingo (Die Cuts, Free Space, Stickles (Glitter)

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us.  We hope you love all the projects we created.  Please take time to leave a comment on each of these blogs.  Love and encouraging words are  greatly appreciated!!!  All the crafters work hard to bring you these wonderful inspiring ideas for creating your next card!!!  We love you and hope we have inspired you to - Keep On Creating!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sympathy Card Using New CTMH Flirty Paper Packet

Hello from Southern CA!! I hope everyone is staying cool in this hot summer heat.  I actually had time to create a couple cards yesterday.  I created one sympathy card with our new CTMH Flirty paper packet available August 1st in our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book!!  I love these colors!! They are bright and bold; which is my style.  I used Mojo Monday 251 Sketch for this card. 

I also used two of my favorite stamp sets. I used CTMH "4 My Friend" for the outside sentiment and CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" for the inside sentiment. 

Inside of card 

Supplies I used for this card:

Base of card - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Circle and Scalloped Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Paper/Card stock - CTMH Flirty Paper Packet (X7160B) Available August 1, 2012
Ink - CTMH Goldrush - (Z2123)
Sentiment Outside - CTMH "4 My Friend" (D1510) (Still available through Jan. 2013)
Sentiment Inside - CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" (D1476) (Available through Jan. 2013)
Bling - want2scrap.com - Pearls LeCreme
Adhesive - Tombow Mono Adhesive (1514)
Foam Tape - CTMH 3-D foam tape (Z1151)

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday 251- Sketch
Make It Monday - #99 - Always Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Challenge # 94 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Use Dies or Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Challenge # 72 - Let's Not Be Square
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes # 15
LEJ Designs - Challenge 13 - Bling Bling
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge # 81 - It's All About Circles
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Monday Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Wednesday Challenge PWC 216
Come and Get It Challenges - Bingo  (Gems, Die Cuts and Flowers)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Challenge # 173 - "To Die For"
Shopping Our Stash - Challenge # 61 - Something New ( New paper)
The Pink Elephant - TPE #158 - Summer
Use It Tuesday - Challenge # 36 - Uncut Paper - New paper too pretty to cut - HA!!
The Shabby Tea Room - Week # 124 - Oh So Pretty In Pink with a flower
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 38 - Never Give Up (Never give up is implied)

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you received inspiration from my new creation.  I am looking forward to ordering my new Cricut Artiste Cartridge in August.  I am offering free shipping to anyone who pre-orders this new Cricut cartridge!!  Click here for details.  Have a fantastic day!!

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Perfect Pairs - Last Few Days

Hi all you beautiful crafters out there!!  I wanted to remind you that we are down to the last few days to receive your free Perfect Pairs paper packet with matching accessory.  The following paper packets and accessory are shown below with the dates.  Purchase $75 in product from me during these dates and you receive the free paper packet and accessory shown below.  (Valued $17.90)

July 21 - 25, 2012 - order $75 retail price and receive Mayberry paper packet and My Stickease Assortment free!!!  (Retail $17.90)

July 26 - July 29, 2012 - Order $75 during these dates and receive Sophia paper packet and My Stickease assortment for free!!  (Retail $17.90)

July 30 - July 31, 2012Order $75 in product and receive either Believe or Winter Wonderland with accessory for free!!!  (Retail $14.90)

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Have a wonderful day!!  Keep On Creating!! 


Friday, July 20, 2012

Sketches By Carly #61 - My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps

Hi everyone!! I am so excited to share my card; as this is my first post using a digital stamp that I actually colored myself.  I need a lot of practice; but I felt it wasn't bad for a beginner.  I find these little stamps hard to color even with glasses!! Maybe you have to print bigger images than 2.5 like I did.  I only have about 14 Copic markers; so I didn't have a lot of selection.  I used what I had and did the best I could. 

CTMH is coming out with a new marker August 1st; so I can't wait to see what it is now that I am actually using Digital stamps.  Using digital stamps opens a whole new world for creating cards.   I still love my acrylic stamp sets and wouldn't trade them for digital ones; but it is fun for a change to use the fairies and little girls, etc.  I am very happy to be testing the waters and learning new things. 

As most of you know; I am a Guest Designer for Sketches By Carly for the summer and I am having a wonderful time.  I love these sketches.  They are created by Carly; who is a very creative 13 yr. old girl.  I think she does a fantastic job; which is why I wanted to be on her team to show my support of what she is doing.  I was so impressed that a 13 yr. old was making a difference with her talent.  Here is the card I created using a digital stamp from "My Heart Pieces called Gun Gun"

Close up view of "Gun Gun "- My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps

Isn't she adorable?  I love fairies and I thought this one was gorgeous!!  Of course I had to use purple!! 

Sketches By Carly # 61

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps is sponsoring Sketches By Carly #61 and is giving away 3 digital images of the winners choice.  Get started with your creation and join us today with this new sketch.

Supplies I used for this card:

White card base - 6 1/2 x 5
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for circle and sentiment tags
Digital Image - "Gun Gun" - My Heart Pieces
Patterned Paper on the right - K & Company - "Jubilee" 
Background Paper -  K & Company "Watercolor Bouquet"
Pink Tag Card Stock - DCWV textured card stock - Brights
White & Purple Card Stock - Recollections
Sentiment - CTMH "Hooray Bouquet"
Ink - Versa Mark Dazzle
Embossing Powder - Recollections
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Butterflies - EK 3 way butterfly punch
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive
Foam Tape

Copic Markers:
Skin - E00, E11, RV02 for blush
Wings and Clothing - V12, V17
Flowers - RV02, RV19
Leaves - YG67, YG61
Hair - Y21, E25, E31

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - MIM #98
365 Cards - Day 138 - Imagine This Enchanted
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes and Just Clowning Around Part1
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 26 - Swirls and Lace
Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Makeover Challenge #45
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge # 22 - Glitter and Bling
Platypus Creek Digitals - Challenge 11 - Things With Wings
ABC Challenge - T for 2
Cute and Girly Challenges - A Day At ....... (A Day At The Flower Garden)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Oozak - Challenge #4 - Bright Colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon - RRR Challenge #52
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge # 122 - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - # 172 - Wings and Bling
Anything Goes Challenge - Challenge #71 - Lavender and Lace
Emerald Fairies Challenge - EFG Challenge # 28 - Lace
Deep Ocean Challeng Blog - Challenge 30 - Fantasy World
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 14 - Anything Goes - Use a type of color media
LEJ Designs - Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girly
Incy Wincy Designs - Dust It Off - The paper has been around for a very long time.
Crafts & Me Challenges - Challenge # 93 - A Ribbon and A Bow
Divas by Design - Challenge # 44 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC #215 - Bling It On
Paper Shelter Challenge - Challenge # 73 - Anything Goes
Waste Not Wednesday - Week #27 - Used old butterfly and paper I had for months.
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge # 48 - Punches and Edgers (I used punches)
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge # 26 - Anything but a square
Love To Create - Challenge # 24 - 3 of something (3 pearls)
Whoopsie Daisy - Use Your Stash - Paper I have had for several months.
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Weekly Challenge # 19 - Summertime
365 Cards - Day 141 - Use Something Delicate (Butterfly and the flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge # 226 - Fairy Nice
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Use A Circle or A Square
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - Challenge # 117 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Pearls and Swirls
Southern Girls Challenge - Challenge # 49 - Angels and Fantasy

I appreciate you visiting my blog and hope you are inspired.  It is so important to take time to be creative.  I feel I need to create just as I need to breathe each day.  It is something I need for my own sanity. 

Take time to look around my blog at my other creations.  Have a wonderful day!! 

Remember - Keep On Creating

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birthday Card using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and Pemberley Paper Packet

Hello to all you wonderful creators!!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic day!!  It is going to be nice in Sunny CA today; but gradually getting warmer every day this week.  I have out of town guests this week; but they are in San Diego for a few days.  I decided I better get something created before they get back.   

I created a birthday card that can be used for male or female.  I used the Pemberley paper packet; which has a lot of wonderful pattern choices for this Mojo Monday 250 card.  It was a little bit of a challenge for me with all these layers.  I needed a lot of different colors/patterns and using one of CTMH paper packets does make it easier; but this card has a lot of layers and shapes.  It was fun and I was up for the challenge.  This paper packet will still be available in our new August Idea Book for anyone who is wanting to purchase. 

Be sure and check out the retirement items on my last blog post.  Those  items are being retired and end July 31, 2012 as does all the free Perfect Pairs; which you can see under the Specials tab at the top of the page.

Supplies used for this card:
Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for all the shapes

Card base 6 1/2 x 5
Patterned Papers - CTMH Pemberley Paper Packet
Dark Blue paper - CTMH Outdoor Denim also with same paper packet
Lighter blue - CTMH Lilac mist (Part of Spring Packet - being retired)
Sentiment paper - CTMH Colonial White
Sentiment stamp set - CTMH Birthday Script - Retired - Many other stamp sets with birthday
Sentiment ink color - CTMH Indian Corn Blue
Butterfly punch - EK 3-way punch
Butterfly glitter paper - Core'dinations
Bling - Want2scrap.com
Adhesive - Tombow adhesive
Foam Tape - CTMH Foam tape

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday 250 - Sketch 250
Make It Monday - MIM #98
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes and Just Clowning Around Part1
Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge # 22 - Glitter and Bling
Platypus Creek Digitals - Challenge 11 - Things With Wings
ABC Challenge - T for 2 (2 bling on sentiment)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Oozak - Challenge #4 - Bright Colors
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge # 122 - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - # 172 - Wings and Bling
LEJ Designs - Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Dust It Off - The butterfly paper has been around for a very long time.
Divas by Design - Challenge # 44 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC #215 - Bling It On
Paper Shelter Challenge - Challenge # 73 - Anything Goes
Waste Not Wednesday - Week #27 - Used old butterfly and paper I had for months.
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge # 48 - Punches and Edgers (I used punches)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear It For The Boys (Made for a man)
Corrosive Challenges - Challenge #153 - Sentimentally Yours
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge # 36 - Anything But Square
Stampalot Challenge - What's Your Crafty Passion? (Using my Cricut)
Creative Mondays - Challenge #11 - For Men
Love To Create - Challenge #24 - 3 of something (3 bling)
Whoopsie Daisy - Use Up Your Stash - Used glitter paper for butterfly - oldest

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Be sure to take time to look at my other creations.  Don't forget to check out the new Cricut Artiste Collection and my card club - both are under the tabs at the top of the blog.  I would love to have you as a follower.  I love hearing from my readers and appreciate all your wonderful comments.  Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CTMH Product Retirement List

CTMH Retirement List
Our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book comes out August 1, 2012

The following items are available through July 31, 2012 or while supplies last:

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.)
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate
Z4110 Snapease Album System
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst.
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst.
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles)
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1402 Hinges
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT)
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1635 Heirloom Asst
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Artiste)
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1152 My Creations Cube
4275 My Legacy Writers
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer)
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Refill

A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday

B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16

C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies

D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

This list was posted on the CTMH Consultant's Bulletin Board by Debra Van Patten, a consultant from Indiana. Thank you, Debra for taking the time to compile this list.
To place an order;  please click here.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  You can email me any questions or call if you would prefer talking to me.  Email - purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com and phone is 818-347-8416.  Have a wonderful day!!
Remember - Keep On Creating!! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

FREE - Perfect Pairs - Lucky Paper Packet and accessory - July 16 - 20

Free Lucky Paper Packet and Accessory with $75 purchase
July 16 - July 20 Only

Limited time only - Get your Perfect Pairs today!!

Don't forget to check out the new Cricut Artiste Collection - Available August 1st
Pre-order now and get Free Shipping!!!

Email me to order yours today at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com

Only $99 for the entire package.
See Cricut Artiste tab at the top of my blog for details.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Have a fantastic day!!

Remember - Keep On Creating


Friday, July 13, 2012

National Stamping Month Special

August 15 - September 30, 2012 - National Stamping Month Special
August 15 - September 30, 2012 - Two - D size stamp sets for only $5 with a $35 purchase!!!  Retail price is $35.90.

Hi fellow crafters and readers!!  Close To My Heart is just full of new specials after convention!!  I wasn't sure I could share this yet; but it looks like everyone else is sharing all these great things, so I will too.

I love CTMH as they are so generous!!  To celebrate National Stamping month in September, CTMH is offering these two new My Acrylix stamp sets for just $5 with a minimum of $35 purchase in full retail products from August 15 - September 30th.  Two D size sets in one envelope - which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life.  The double set retails for $35.90.  Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive double stamp set!!

Don't forget - With a purchase of $50; you can also get the August or September stamp of the month - depending on which month you are shopping.  August Stamp of the Month in August and September stamp of the month will be available in September.  Awesome values!! Check back here on my blog for pictures when they are available!!  You can see the new Stamp of the Month in the New Autumn/Winter Idea Book here on my website August 1, 2012. 

Also - CTMH has lowered the cost to join our team; where you will get discounts and state of the art training.  For only $49 - you can now be part of my CTMH team!!  The month of August will also offer a special tote bag when you join in August- only while supplies last!!   Join early if you want the special tote bag. 

Click here to join my team or to get additional information!!

Free Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50) when you join my team in August!!  While supplies last!!

When you join my team in August you will receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! This offer has limited availability, so act quickly to ensure you receive this darling tote bag. This offer is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last).

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2012 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2012 (11:59 pm MDT)

Happy Shopping!!  Don't forget to check out the new Cricut Artiste collection.  Click on the name for link or check the tab at top of the page on my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!! Remember - Keep On Creating!!

NEW - Cricut Artiste Collection

Only $99 for the full collection!!

Click here to view Cricut Artiste Handbook.

Hello all you wonderful crafters out there!!  It is another hot, muggy day in Southern CA.  I hope all of you are having time to create!!  CTMH just announced yesterday we have a NEW Cricut Cartridge called Cricut Artiste; which is another great collection available August 1, 2012 for all you Cricut lovers out there.  This is only sold through CTMH and not through Cricut or any of the stores. 

August 15 - there will be an additional special for National Scrapbook Month where you can get 2 - D size stamp sets for only $5 with a $35 purchase. August 1st - the new stamp of the month will be available for $5 with a $50 purchase. You will be eligible for both of these specials if you order the Cricut Artiste Collection. Basically - 3 additional stamp sets for only $10!!! What a deal!! 

When you pre-order; you choose August 1st or August 15th; whichever date you want me to order so you can get the additional stamp sets as mentioned above.  You can also pre-order now; but still add to your order on August 1st when new Idea Book is released.

FREE SHIPPING - US only - If you pre-order through me before August 1, 2012 - Email me at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com today to reserve your copy!!

Copy of 4 pages of handbook for NEW Cricut Artiste
This is amazing!!

This collection comes with two handbooks.  One for instructions for all the 3-D items and the regular handbook.

I have been told it contains 700 images.  You need this for your Cricut collection. 
This collection contains:
  • 3 adorable stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge
  • 3 pages of dimensional element chipboard pieces that coordinate with cartridge - including word bubbles, pennants and a mini album.
  • Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Cricut Artiste Cartridge contains:
  • 700 unique shapes which include:
    • 18 cupcake liners
    • 50 + cards with matching envelopes
    • 50 + 3-D boxes
    • 14 welded sentiments
    • 7 pre-scored rosettes
    • 4 spiral rolled flowers
    • 100's of images including Ferris wheels, Carousel horses with carousel, owls, skeletons, bows, silhouettes, robots, dress forms, banners, medals, tags, brackets, frames, playing cards, pinwheels, road signs, ornaments, pumpkins, birds, butterflies, aliens, hearts, hot-air balloons and much more!!
    • This cartridge has so much to offer you!!!
Pre-order today and save shipping costs - US only! Available to order on August 1, 2012. Email me at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com to pre-order this cartridge today. 

New Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea book for anyone who orders $50 or more. 

These should be available in a day or two; but you can't order from them until August 1st when the merchandise becomes available.

Have a wonderful day - Remember to Keep On Creating!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Encouragement/Sympathy Card for Mojo Monday - Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi all you wonderful crafters/readers out there!!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  It is 107 in LA area today and a good day to stay inside with the air conditioner.   I hope you are all staying cool this summer with all these record breaking temperatures!! 

CTMH has just started their yearly Convention in Dallas, TX and I just got my first look at the new Idea Book.  Awesome new products!!   The new Autumn/Winter Idea Books will be available here online to view August 1, 2012.  I can't wait for you to see all the new products and the great specials we will be having.  We have a new Cricut Artiste Cartridge coming out; which I can't wait to buy!!  It has 700 images just like our Art Philosophy Cartridge.  They have  a line of new markers and new papers, new stamp sets and so much more!!  Can't wait to share them with you!!  Pre-order from me now and get free shipping!!  Comes out August 1, 2012!

Our team - The Damask Diva's are going to have a blog hop on the 1st of each month to show the new products and our beautiful creations; so stay tuned.  Our first blog hop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st; so be sure to check back here to follow our creations with the new products.
I created this card using a Bugaboo Digi Stamp and CTMH Florentine Paper Packet following Mojo Monday 249 sketch. I am using this card as a Sympathy card; but it could be used for any kind of encouragement card.  I stamped two sentiments inside using CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" and CTMH "4 My Friend" stamp set as well.  I like combining the stamp sets to give you several sentiments in one card.  I love all the digi stamps with our wonderful CTMH paper packets and combining them with our CTMH stamp sets as well.  They make a great combination.

Inside of Card - Using both CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" and CTMH "4 My Friend" stamp sets
I used the Florentine Paper Packet and one of the strips found in the packet as well to create the inside of this card.  The paper is actually darker in spots where there is writing on it.  I used CTMH Olive ink for the sentiments. 

I really enjoy following sketches and I love Mojo Monday.  I try to use their sketches as often as I can.  Drop over to their website and check out the beautiful creations by other crafters.  Make It Monday is another great challenge blog; which has a huge number of entries for you to view each week, as well.  All the challenge blogs are a great place to see awesome creations every week; so stop in and check them out.  See the list below and just click on the links.

Don't forget to check out my Virtual Card Club where everything is sent to your home to create beautiful cards. Tell your friends or give it as a gift for someone you love. They will be thrilled. Check out the details under the Virtual Card Club tab at the top of the page. Here is a picture of the first 4 cards created for my card club. Email me at: purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com to join today!!

Supplies used for this card:

Card Base - 5 x 6 1/2 card
Paper (Same weight as card stock)- Florentine Paper Packet with border from same packet
Card Stock for sentiment square - CTMH Brown Bag from same paper packet
Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps - Faith Block
Ink for inside card - CTMH Olive
Bling - CTMH 3-D foam tape
Bling - Want2scrap.com
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive

I used Prang Colored pencils to color the flowers and butterflies.  I combined several different colors to get a color as close to the main paper color as I could. 

Green leaves and vines:
Dark Green
Pine Green
Apple Green
Yellow Orange
Blues - not sure which shades I used on the butterflies.  It was several together.  I forgot and put them away before I wrote them down.  Sorry. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - Sketch # 249
Make It Monday - MIM # 97 - Bugaboo Stamps
Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge No 1 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Challenge # 4 - Winged Things
Incy Wincy Designs - Summertime
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Summer Blooms
Southern Girls Challenge - Challenge # 48 - Pearls
Jackson's Digital Expression - Anything Goes Challenge # 12 - with Color option
Loves Rubber Stamps - Challenge # 8 - Sweet Summer Days
Colour Q - Challenge # 145 ( I think mine are pretty close to same colors.)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge # 29 - "Sea of Love"
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Challenge # 168 - Inside Out
Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday # 177 - Use A Sentiment As The Main Focus
Paper Time Tuesday - PTT # 76 - Let's Get Punchy
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge # 106 - Hot Colors
Twisted Tuesday - 2TC14 - A Holiday Pick Two - Yellow (golden yellow) and Diecut
365 Cards - Day 131 - 3 - 2 - 1; 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 stamp
Crafty Boots Challenges - Bingo - Green, Pearls and yellow
Heart 2 Heart - A Geometric Challenge - Line, Line, Circle, Square
Lexi's Creations - Challenge # 69 - For A Friend
Catch The Bug -  July's Anything Goes Challenge
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's - # 66 - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Challenge #147
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 36

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I hope I provided some inspiration for you with my card.  Please take time to leave a comment.  Thank you for those who leave comments.  It is greatly appreciated by all the bloggers who show their creations to provide inspiration. Be sure and leave other bloggers your wonderful comments as well.  It is your comments that keep us creating time and time again.  We love to hear how our creations inspired you or just a friendly hello makes us happy.  Have a super fantastic day!!!

Remember - Keep On Creating