Friday, December 20, 2013

Earn a 20% Product Return!

That's Right! Any sized order will earn you a 20% return in Hostess Rewards or, if you prefer - 'KIT CREDIT' with me!

Orders as low as $50 will earn you a Full Sized Level 2 Paper Pack - I'll ship it right to your door! OR you can use that $10 incentive towards future Kit Purchases with me! 

ANY SIZE order will get you these rewards....If it's a few dollars I will even begin a 'Product tab' for you on your future purchases! :) 

Don't forget the CRAZY AWESOME Bargains on the Clearance 'While Supplies Last' section of my website { } Any and All orders count towards this promotion! 

Shout if you have any questions { HERE }

Merry Christmas Lovelies! I appreciate each of you! 
Blessings, Sus

Thursday, December 19, 2013

'Crazy Quick' Dream Pop Thank You Card Kit

I have had SOOO Many requests lately for Card Workshops!  I'm up to my ears in projects right now and it's only going to continue to get busier next month (Awesome things coming next month by the way)! 

Here is a Super quick 'Thank You' Card Workshop I put together using one of my ole favorites....Dream Pop! 

Truely, these cards are SO CUTE! They are bright and cheerful...the pictures just do not do them justice! :) 

You will receive the following to create (2) each of the six cards!

Pre-cut Embossed Cardstock bases (unfolded), inside card  liners, & Misc. Patterned Papers
(12) Envelopes
Black/White Bakers twine
Clear Buttons
Clear sparkles
Silver Metal studs
Slate Twist Tie
Full Roll of Close to My Heart Slate Washi Tape
Your very own My Acrylix 'A True Thank You' Stamp Set!
Information sheet with Color Photos of Competed Cards for assembly assistance.

All for only $25! That's only $2.08 per card! And you get to keep the stamp set as well as have about 2/3 of a roll of Washi Tape Left!

These kits are shipping Now for only $4.00! 

If you should have any questions concerning this - or any other of my kits for sale please contact me { HERE

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Layout Kit Trio!

Morning Everyone! 

Popping in here real quick to share another picture of my 'Sparkle & Shine Layout Kit Trio'....I have already sold 2 batches of these FABULOUS Pages and I'm starting on a 3rd batch now.  

Each Kit will create all (3) of the pictured layouts.  You will recieve all pre-cut Papers/Cardstock, Portions of Silver Shimmer Trim & Washi Tape, Full Packages of the Sparkle & Shine Assortment & the Sparkle & Shine Dimensional Elements Chipboard as well as Color Photos of the completed layouts for assembly assistance all packaged in a New re-usable clear Zip Top Bag.  The price for this kit is $30 plus shipping to your doorstep. :) 

If you would be interested in purchasing a kit would you be so kind to email me....I have realized that a couple of the products I've used actually retire Dec 31 instead of the usual Jan 31 so I need to get an accurate count of how many more I will need so I can get them ordered and on their way before they are gone forever. :) 

Looking forward to hearing from you! 
My Email link is { HERE }

Friday, December 13, 2013

Another Christmas Bargain!


Need another gift for someone on your list? 

Purchase a Hip-Pic Album Kit & 2X2 Acrylic Block for a total of $22.50 and receive a free ink pad!

*Retail value of this bundle is over $32.00!

I have purchased these for my nieces...these kits are so perfect for big or little girls! What great stocking stuffer!

The Hip Pic album kit includes the following;
1 – My Acrylix® Hip Pics Album Stamp Set (B-size)
1 – 6½" × 5½" Hip Pics Album (with 16 white pocket photo pages for 16 – 4" × 6" photos, 3¾" square window)
5 – 6" × 6" Colored Sheets of Die-Cut Shapes (1 Creme Brulee, 1 Lagoon, 1 Outdoor Denim, 1 Smoothie, 1 kraft)

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

*This special is only offered through myself - it is not a corporate sponsored special. While my non-local friends are most welcome to participate there will be a small additional shipping charge to get the bundle from me to you.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Jumping in here quickly in between customers at my office to tell you they have just listed many new SUPER CHEAP products on our Clearance 'While Supplies Last' Section of our websites! :) Here's the link!

I'm also offering a 10% Hostess rewards return on all orders - Any size! :) 

Okay, Back to work I go! Good Day Girls!! :) 

So CUTE we should Celebrate!

I really do think it's just THAT cute! :) 

This cupcake card was inspired by The Fabulous Tresa Black...she created one last year and I have always wanted to re-create one ever since! 

I LOVE all of the theme specific images on the CTMH Artiste Cartridge! 

The Banner image with the Happy Birthday Sentiment came bundled with my Artiste Collection.  Did you know that when purchasing a Cartridge Bundle from Close to My Heart you receive (3) Stamp sets with images that match cuts from the cartridge!? Kiss your Fussy Cutting GoodBye! You also receive (3) packages of coordinating Chipboard...remember the days of tracing around the chipboard, then cutting out your image? Yeah....That's over too! :) Whoot! 

I LOOVE the Frugality of the CTMH Cricut Bundle purchases! The cartridge alone has 700 images! That my friends - Is a STEAL! :)

I really love the Rosette Ribbon! It adhered to the card base SO easily! It did sadden me a bit to see it listed on the Retiring product list but Thankfully I had time to grab a few packages for more CupCake Cards! :) You better Grab yours quickly before it's gone! 

I also added a few Pink Glitter Gems to my "frosting".  I think it turned out super cute!

The inside sentiment also came in the Artiste Cartridge's one of my ALL TIME favorite sentiments ever!

All of Close to My Heart's Cricut Cartridge Bundles come with (3) coordinating Stamp Sets worth $17.95 each, (3) coordinating Chipboard packages worth $4.95 each, and the Cartridge itself with all of its 700 images! Each bundle is reasonably priced at $99!  

Don't want to pay $99 for it? No problem....did you know you can get the bundle of your choice for HALF PRICE with an online gathering sales total of as little as $250?! That's right! I can ship you a few Close to My Heart Idea Books and all you have to do is gather a few orders from yourself and your friends! I will do the rest! Ask me how you can host an online gathering today, it will be my pleasure to help you earn your Cricut Bundle for Half Price! :) 

Thank you for joining me again friends, Have a Blessed one!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frosted with a little Spin Action!

It's kind of interesting....I really didn't like the Close to My Heart Frosted Paper at all.  At first that is! It seemed pretty Drab to me and I'm more of a LOUD kind of girl! But isn't it strange that once we begin playing with a product our opinion usually changes...? I can safely say it happened to me! :) 

This is my very favorite Project from my Frosted least so far! This card is FABULOUS 'In real life'! 

Besides using one of my 'now favorite' Paper Packs It features another CTMH product I am in Love with (at first sight!)....the Circle Spin Cards! 

These Darling Cards will turn the heads of anyone who sees them! I have created a few others to give this month for Christmas....I've shared them earlier but will re-share for anyone just tuning in. :) 

This one I created using some non traditional Christmas Colors and lots of Black Glitter Paper! 

This next Card has all of the features of the CTMH Spin Cards but I actually made it by hand....the stamp image I wanted to use did not fit very well inside the CTMH card window so I just improvised and created my own! 

It was truly very easy and I have mentioned before that I started a tutorial for making them (then got distracted of course)...I have since had several ladies ask me where I posted my tutorial.  Sadly It really did get pushed to the back burned but I will do my very best to get it completed for you shortly! :)

Okay....back from the detour! 

I Love the Adhesive Backed Flowers that coordinate with the Frosted Collection....the pink is the perfect amount of POP! :)

And that KA-UUUUUTE little stamp set....I bet you didn't know it was only $2.95?!

And Here's how great the inside looks!Very Clean and simple! :)

Tune Back in tomorrow! I have another WAY Cute Frosted Card to will be something to 'CELEBRATE' literally! :) 

Blessings Friends, Sus

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How about a little more Huntington...? 3-D style!

Carrying on with the Huntington Love! 

I Love each of my 3 CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge Bundles! They have been worth every single penny and I am anxiously awaiting any future cartridges Close to My Heart might offer to us! 
I Love this little baggie cut from my CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge! Cutting them at 5.5" is just large enough for a small gift of candy or trinket yet small enough that you can cut (2) from a single sheet of 12X12! Making it also one of the less expensive projects to create! 

Of course there are my favorite leaves from the CTMH Artbooking Collection! 
And my most favorite Bakers Twine....the Hemp Twine from our Wooden Mini Medley Collection! :) Did you see yesterday's post on how I got that quick CURL?! :)  

I am CRAZY about the BLING Buttons! I was thrilled when they included such a beautiful color in the Rosewood Mini Medley Collection! :)

Here is one of the purse projects from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge! I had never use it before this project and I am sad that I've had this cartridge for a year and a half and never had used it before this! It's Awesome! :)

I just love each and every element in the Rosewood Mini Medley Collection! :) 

I LOOOOOVE the Hemp Ribbon! How PERFECT is it for the handle of the purse?! Just a bit of Liquid Glass adhered it to my project Perfectly! :) The seam was barely noticeable!

That's it for today Friends...short and sweet!
Blessings! Sus

Monday, December 2, 2013


I promised an Incredible amount of Artwork Inspiration last week but it's proving to be harder to get my posts up in a timely manner this time of year! 

I created my blog in April of this year so I have never had blogging responsibilities throughout my busy season at work (Propane Season)....I am finding myself working through my lunch hours now just to keep up with my office responsibilities instead of working on Blog posts during that time.  I am also back to working 6 days a week each week so my Saturdays are a thing of the past as well.  :(

So....Forgive me for leaving you hanging! As promised, Here are some Huntington Projects to inspire you while your Fall Photos are fresh on your mind! :) 

I Love this Pattern! You have heard me Brag on the Make it from Your Heart Pattern Books time and time again....they are incredible! You  have patterns (and cutting guides) for tons of layouts as well as Cards for only $7.95! They artwork along is breathtaking, you will NOT be disappointed! This Layout came from the MIFYH Volume #2 Book!. :) 

This layout has several Artbooking touches! How cute are those photo frames with 'fall' cut into them?! 

I also Love the Leaves from my Beloved Artbooking cartridge...They are perfect! :) 

Of course I couldn't waste those Colorful Sentiments on the Zip Stripes of the Huntington Level 2 Paper Kit! I cut them and use them right on my page! Thriftiness at it's best! 

That Hemp Ribbon....! No words for how cool it is! Stay tuned for 3-D Project using the Hemp ribbon! :)

Of course you can see some touches from the Rosewood Mini Medley Collection as well as the Wooden Mini Medley Collection! :) 

How CUTE is that CURLED Hemp Bakers Twine?! 

YES! That is a Flat Iron! I first began bringing my flat iron into my craft studio when I started working with our new Textiles! I learned it did such a great job of giving me a 'faux hemp' that I desired when working with the fabric! So instead of transporting my flat iron back and forth I decided to purchase a less expensive model to keep in my studio! 

It worked SO PERFECTLY to curl the bakers twine...just a quick zip through it curled it in a snap! :)

I hope you enjoyed this quick little post! I promise to have something tomorrow as well! :) 

Blessings, Sus

Friday, November 22, 2013

Get Ready!

I had a shocking realization last night....I seem to have NO ISSUES at all Creating Artwork - But I DO SEEM to have an Issue with SHARING ARTWORK! 

Good Grief - I created a Monster amount of art when the Autumn/winter Idea book was released and I've shared less than 1/3 of the projects! 

I'll get to start working with Brand New Product in about 5 weeks!!! (GIDDY)  

So, this means I have ALOT to share in a SHORT amount of time....Hold on to your TAILS, you're about to get a MONSTER Amount of Inspiration over the next month or so! Get Ready! Don't say I didn't warn ya!:) 

It's Been Autumn for a bit now so we'll start with Close to My Heart's Autumn themed paper line, Huntington! 

I LOOOOOVE this Card! It's so bright and cheerful! 

I adore the Rosewood Mini Medley Collection...aren't those Rhinestone Clusters Fantastic!? They're even adhesive backed! Whoot! What about those bright flowers!? 

Last night Close to My Heart posted the Retiring product list and 'Just Blooms' Floret Paper Flowers are on it, as is the Huntington Paper Line! Sooo, if you would like to get your hands on these Gorgeous Flowers or any of the other great products that are making their way out, check out the list HERE

Of COURSE the inside matches.....(I'm hopeless!) :) 

I have more art coming up! Stay Tuned! :) 
Blessings, Sus

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Card Kits!

Tis the Season....almost. :) 

I'm gearing up for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshops!  I am shipping pre-stamped kits right now.  
Choice #1 - Christmas Card Workshop - Frosted! 

(5) each of these 3 designs....includes; (15) Card Bases & envelopes, pre-cut Cardstock/Patterned Papers, Full sheet of Clear Adhesive backed Sparkles, and a FULL ROLL of the adhesive backed shimmer sparkle trim!

This workshop will create 15 simple - easy to assemble - Very sparkly, super Fun Christmas Cards! 

Each kit is $20, kits by mail are an additional $4 for shipping and will be pre-stamped! 

Choice #2 - Christmas Card Workshop - Sparkle & Shine! 

(3) each of these 5 designs....includes; (15) Card Bases & envelopes, pre-cut Cardstock/Patterned Papers, Full sheet of Clear Adhesive backed Sparkles, and a FULL ROLL of the adhesive backed shimmer sparkle trim!

This workshop will create 15 simple - easy to assemble - Very sparkly, super Fun Christmas Cards!

Each kit is $20, kits by mail are an additional $4 for shipping and will be pre-stamped!

I'm taking orders now for the Kits! You can contact me HERE via Email or HERE via Facebook! :) 

Additionally, any order of $100 placed on my website { HERE } will qualify you, not only to receive a free 'star item' from the Mini Holiday Gift Guide Idea book (a value of up to $17.95) it will also qualify you to receive one of my Christmas Card Kits FREE! Simply place your order using the 'NOVEMBER ORDERS' Gathering tab on my website, I'll email you asking for your choice of Card kits, and I'll get it on it's way to your doorstep! :)  

Your $100 order will ALSO qualify you to receive up to (2) $5 Discounted November Stamp of the Month Sets! (Who just started their Christmas Shopping!? ) 

I Love getting the most of my investment, I'm sure you do too! Thanks for joining me friends! 
Blessings, Sus

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BabyCakes Double Layout Kit

My Workshop for these Darling Kits is tonight (New Location - So Excited!)....I also have plenty of extra kits for shipping!

Each Kit Includes;
Baby Cakes Patterned Paper Pieces - Precut
Misc. Cardstock - Precut
*Select Pieces will be Pre-Stamped for you*
Full package - Slate Mini Medley Embellishment Collection
Embroidery Floss
Slate Twist Ties
Lagoon Hounds tooth Washi Tape
(4) CTMH Page Protectors
Color Photos of the Completed Layouts
Packaged in a New - reusable Clear Zip Top Bag

$20 per Kit, Shipping is $6 anywhere in the Continental US

Here are a few more detailed pictures of each of the Completed Layouts. 

You can purchase your kit directly from me below....