Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving is only 17 Days away...

Every year my Aunt throws an amazing party for Thanksgiving. All family members are invited to attend along with their families, and it is a blast! Everywhere you look there is something going on. The ladies are gathered in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on yummy southern dishes, the men are gathered around the pit smoking turkeys and hams, the teens (and an adventurous Dad or two) are in the yard playing tag football,and the kids are running from the sand pit to the horse pen and back. There is always plenty of catching up, visiting, and laughing going on, not to mention a few rounds of dominoes. All in attendance leave late in the evening with bellies full, loaded up with "to-go" plates for later and a smile from ear to ear across their face. I looked forward to every Thanksgiving on "the ranch" nearly as much as Christmas morning. I love to bake so every year I ask if there is something I can bring and every year I get the same response "Just your family and an appetite." So every year I bring a small gift to say thank you. This year I was lost at what to give, then Close To My Heart came to the rescue.

This Thanksgiving Card using My Acrlix So Grateful Stamp Set is the perfect inspiration. So with just a couple of weeks till the big day I am off to make a few of these and maybe some orange slice pumpkins. Happy Crafting!

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart
Stamp Sets: So Grateful
Cardstock: Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet*, Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet**, Colonial White and Grey Wool (Both available in the Neutral Cardstock Combo Pack)
Inks: Olive, Sunflower, Sunset and Grey Wool (to sponge card base)
Embellishments: Mini-Medley Accents Olive Collection

Optional Supplies:
*Sunset Cardstock with cross hatched pattern using Sunset Marker instead of Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet
**Olive Cardstock Sponged with Olive Ink instead of Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Special - Holiday Wishes Stamp Set

November is here and Christmas is around the corner. Just in time for the holidays Close To My Heart has released a limited edition holiday stamp set, Holiday Wishes, perfect for creating beautiful cards, layouts, and home decor items.

The Holiday Wishes stamp set is full of classic Victorian-esque holiday images, and great sentiments. An added bonus is many of the images (outlined in red) coordinate with the exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. Just cut, stamp, and layer for an easy and quick project. Any artwork you create using this stamp set is sure wow the recipient, and warm their heart.

What makes this stamp set even more special is the price. If you order $25 or more in My Acrlix stamp sets* you can purchase this exclusive D-sized stamp set, valued at $17.95, for just $5!!! The uses and ideas are endless, and the images are timeless. So get a gift for that special scrapper on your list, or one to brighten your day! Either way it's a win win this holiday season! Happy crafting!

* Stamp of the Month, K-sized customized name stamps, Cricut Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go kits do not count toward qualifying purchase. Offer valid through November 30, 2011. Tax and shipping apply.

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart
Cardstock: New England Ivy, Cranberry, Colonial White and Kraft
Inks: New England Ivy, Olive, Cranberry, Chocolate, and Desert Sand
Embellishments: Red and Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel, Red Sparkles, Chocolate Embroidery floss, and Colonial White Organza Ribbon (Dyed using Cranberry Re-Inker)