Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Winner!! Beach Time Challenge

Hello, it's Caroline with the winner of the Beach Time Challenge.  I wish I could give a Blinkie to everyone that participated in this challenge.  I loved seeing what everyone created.  It was very hard to pick a winner, but without further ado, the winner is: Number 10, Mayra.  Your card is fabulous and love all the images and embossing on your card.  Please email me @ and I will send your blinkie.  Thanks again to everyone who participated!!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Artbooking Cartridge

Hello everyone, Susan here!  Tomorrow - Thursday - is the day that the new Close To My Heart Cricut Artbooking Cartridge is available for purchase!  I am excited for Artbooking to release and I am excited to offer you some special incentives to purchase through my CTMH on-line store.

I am sure that you all know that the Artbooking set includes the Cricut Cartridge with over 700 individual Cricut cuts, three coordinating sets of stamp (which I like a lot) and three over-sized sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes.  

But wait, there's more!!

Close To My Heart is "sweetening the deal" and throwing in the August stamp of the month FREE to anyone who spends $50 or more on CTMH products in the month of August!  That's another $17.95 stamp set for free!   August Stamp of the Month:

But wait, there's more!!

I will be giving away three reward prizes to three lucky winners -  using to select three winners from the list of those who order Artbooking through my on-line store in August

FIRST PRIZE:  A brand new Cricut Expression!

SECOND PRIZE:  Three additional CTMH stamp sets that coordinate with the Artbooking cartridge!

In the Moment - C1565  $13.95

Wild Wonder - C1558    $13.95

Perfect Fit - Holiday - B1412    $9.95

THIRD PRIZE:  Close To My Heart Frosted Paper pack.

I hope you place your Artbooking Cartridge order through my on-line store and hopefully you will win one of my give away prizes!!


Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas in July Challenge

Hi Everyone, Jayne here hosting this week's challenge. What better a way of getting a jump start on the festive period by having Christmas in July. I don't know about you but it always creeps up on me faster than expected!
Check out the rules on the sidebar for your newly created cricut project and come play along with us.
The fabulous girls on the DT have lots to inspire you.....

Jayne - TBBM2, Dec 25th

shelly~joys of the season

Michelle-Winter Frolic, A Child's Year

Caroline Quilted Christmas, Lacey Labels

Sharon ~Elmo & Friends Holiday

Brenda-Damask Decor

Susan Edwards - CTMH Artbooking

Julie ~ December 25th ~


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ice Cream Challenge Winner!

Hello everyone, Brenda here to chose our winner for the ice cream challenge. Boy did we ever have fabulous entries with some really yummy looking ice cream. I am always awe by your awesome projects!! So without further ado, the winner is.......................number 16 Jenny!! I love Jenny's cute ice cream border and then the one ice cream in her circle, such a cute birthday ice cream card! Congrats Jenny, this is one sweet card! Email me at and I will get your blinkie out to you Jenny. I want to thank you all for the wonderful projects you entered in this challenge. We really do love when you all get crafty with us!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Beach Time Challenge

Hello, Caroline here, and I get to host the challenge this week!  I picked a BEACH TIME challenge, because it is so warm this time of year and the best place to be is at the beach or in the lake.  When my boys were small, I would spend a lot of time at the beach, while they dug in the sand.  I spent the time talking to the other moms.  Please make a card or project with a beach theme.  Please follow the rules in the side bar.  Just check out the awesome projects that my design sisters have made.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Caroline - Boys will be Boys, George, Art Philosophy

Melanie - Summer Celebrations

shelly~simply charmed,car decals

Michelle-Life As A Beach

Stephanie-A Child's Year, Doodlecharms

Jayne - Sweet Tooth Boxes, Life's a Beach

Sharon ~Life's a Beach

 Julie ~ Formal Occasion, Life is a Beach ~

Brenda-Pack Your Bags, Life is a Beach

Susan Edwards - Luau, Formal Occasion


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Project of the Week-We love Disney challenge


Hi crafty friends, Michelle here to announce the project of the week winner for the Disney challenge.  It has been so fun seeing all the wonderful Disney projects this last week!  There was everything from layouts to gift bags to cards-such variety!  However, while trying to pick the project of the week, I absolutely fell in love with the card that Karen using a princess from Happily Ever After made-so cool how the princess showed through the window!   And those flowers are just gorgeous!  So Karen, email me at cricutcrazyscrapper at gmail dot com for your project of the week blinky.  And thanks to all who joined our challenge-we hope you play along this week for our ice cream challenge too!

Karen S.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Hello everyone! Brenda here and I'm hosting this week here at BBTB2!  In honor of summer and with July being Nat'l Ice Cream month, I've challenged my design team sisters to make a project using ice cream!!! Who doesn't love ice cream in the hot summer time?! Now I challenge you to make a project using any Cricut cartridge ice cream die cut. Please refresh yourself with the rules on the side bar and then why not join us and link up?!! We so love it when you get crafty with us!

                                                                 Brenda - Sweet Treats

Melanie - Indie Art

shelly ~ simply charmed

Michelle - Nifty Fifties

Caroline - Art Philosophy, Kate's abc's

Jayne - Doodlecharms

Sharon ~Simply Charmed

Susan Edwards - Artbooking (!), Kate's ABCs, Indie Art


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Project of the Week - Patriotic Challenge

Hello everyone!  Susan here to announce the Project of the Week winner for our Patriot challenge.  Congratulations to Diane for this spectacular Red, White, and Blue patriotic layout.  I love all of the elements on this fabulous two page layout, but especially the darling little girl!  Congratulations Diane!!  This layout screams summer and patriotic fun!!!


Monday, July 8, 2013

We Love Disney!

Hi, it's Michelle here this week, hosting our challenge.  I love all things Disney and have challenged the design team to create something using any cut from any of the Disney cartridges.  There is a HUGE variety of cuts on all the Disney carts to choose from!  Feel free to play along, even if you don't have one of the Disney cart's with something princess related (since we all know that Disney is all about the princesses if you have girls, lol!).  My boys are more into all the masculine Disney characters however, so I've made a layout about the Peter Pan ride at Disney World, complete with Peter and Captain Hook.  This is your perfect opportunity to scrap some of those many Disney pictures you might have or make something sweet and fun with one of the Disney characters.  Hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Michelle-Disney Classics

shelly ~ pooh and friends

Susan Edwards - Dreams Come True

Melanie - Pooh and Friends

Stephanie-Mickey and Friends, Mickey Font

Caroline - Mickey and Friends

Sharon ~Toy Story

Brenda-Dreams Come True