Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Retiring Items!

CTMH has released the Retiring Items List 2012 for items that will be no longer available after January 31st, or until supplies run out - check it out and make sure to grab up your favorite items sooner rather than later!!

Who's your Valentine?

Check out the newest Campaign from CTMH!  Starting December 13th - January 31st, you can get the Whooo`s your Valentine kit for only $10 when you place a $35 order from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book!!


CTMH has been busy cooking up all kinds of videos while I have been away!!  Here goes, check them out - lots of cool tips and tricks!!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Card Workshop!

Here are some cards we made at last night's workshop - lots of inspiration from Allisa Chilton!!

Pigment or Dye Based Ink?

Ever wondered what the difference between Pigment and Dye based inks are?  When to choose which one?  Check out this video from CTMH that highlights the benefits of both!

The Magic of Monograms

Check out this video from CTMH featuring our new Monogram stamps!  So versatile and incredibly affordable!!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

To you & yours

I just love the new stamp set from CTMH "To You & Yours."  With beautiful images for coloring with alcohol markers, it makes beautiful cards!

Ink it up!

This video from CTMH features our new Alcohol Markers and our new Pigment ink pads!  Check it out for tips for using and storing these great new products!

The Stamp behind the Mask!

Check out this latest video from CTMH featuring masking techniques!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Workshop on the go kits make card-making easy!

Check out this video on our Workshop on the go Card making kits, in Pear & Partridge as well as Avonlea paper packs!

Alcohol Marker Madness!

Check out this new video from CTMH featuring our awesome new alcohol markers!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Christmas is coming!

Here are some of my latest Christmas creations, the second one is inspired by a card made by Darleen Adamo :)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Pillowtop Mattress?

Check out this cool technique I learned while checking out some videos on StampTv... to make a background that has the look and depth of a pillowtop mattress!  It was quick and easy, and really adds some dimention to your project!
Here's the video from Gina K. at StampTv - Enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Coordinating with Cricut cuts!

Check out this new video from CTMH on how to coordinate stamping with Cricut cuts!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Free Studio J Layouts in October!

Buy 9 layouts, get one free!  Buy 18, get 2 free!  And check out Studio J online free anytime - play with the layouts and embellishments, upload your pictures, you only pay when you order the layout prints!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Have you seen the Pear & Partridge Workshop on the go card-making kit?

This fall, CTMH introduced two new card workshop kits! I just love the stamp images in the Christmas kit, and it comes with kit exclusive accessories that you cannot purchase any other way!

Today is National Card-making day!

As today is National Card-making day, I thought I'd post a few pics of cards I have made recently!

The brown scarecrow card on the orange paper from the Flirty collection was a CASE from Allisa Chilton at Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts- she makes the most beautiful artwork!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Christmas with Cricut!

I made this beautiful ornament using the Cricut Art Philosophy & Artiste Cartridges! They both have beautiful and very useful ornament shapes!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

Cricut Artiste makes 3D easy!

I am loving all the cute 3D projects that Cricut Artiste Collection has to offer! And I especially love that there is a assembly handbook to make putting the items together without fuss!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Stamping across multiple surfaces!

Check out this video from CTMH Corporate, showing you a really cool technique how to stamp around corners of a 3D or My Creations element!  I learned something new!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Adding color to your crafts

Check out this new CTMH Corporate video highlighting the possibilities with our new color palette!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Swipe Hype!

Check out this new video from CTMH Corporate, featuring the Swipe Hype technique using My Acrylix Stamps!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Clearly the Best!

This video from CTMH Corporate Head Office shows just how versatile our My Acrylix stamps are!

Another take on the Cricut Artiste Coffin

I think this little coffin is super cute, and a great container for Halloween candies :)

Love the new Home Decor Workshops on the Go!

I am just loving the new Home Decor Workshops on the Go kits! 
I finally completed the Christmas Advent Calendar, and love how it turned out!  You could even make different colored cubbies to use it for different seasons - so versatile :)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

"Make it from your Heart" and Clementine

This is one of the single page layouts featured in CTMH's new how-to book "Make it from your Heart" and the new Clementine paper pack :)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Pretty Autumn card with "Flirty" and embossed resist technique!

This card uses the Flirty paper pack, and the embossed resist technique, with the leaves clear embossed on white daisy cardstock, then sponged with chocolate and autumn terracotta inks... so pretty! I also used Art Philosophy to cut the little scalloped borders :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

How to size your cuts with Cricut Artiste

Watch these quick videos for tips and tricks for sizing your cuts using Cricut Artiste!

CTMH Alcohol Markers Tutorial!

Check out this tutorial CTMH just released, featuring our new Alcohol Markers!  The possibilities with these new markers are endless!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Cute baby card using Artiste!

I made this cute card for a friend who just had a baby boy, using Cricut Artiste!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

One more Moondoggie Layout :)

As you have probably guessed, I'm headed to Hawai'i on vacation in a couple of weeks!  I just love the island theme of the retired "Moondoggie" paper, and snatched up as much of it as I could get my hands on... coming in very handy for my Hawai'i scrapbook layouts!  This layout is from the retired "Magic" scrapbooking program, which I believe you can still find in some book stores.

Loving "Artiste" cricut cartridge!

Here is a "gable" box made using the new CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge and retired Wonderland paper.  It also features our new self-adhesive "shimmer trim" which I absolutely love!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Another "Make it from your Heart" sketch!

One more layout featuring a sketch from "Make it from your Heart" and retired Moondoggie papers :)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Make it from your heart!

This layout features another sketch from the new how-to publication "Make it from your Heart" as well as retired Moondoggie papers

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Cricut Artiste Cartridge 3D Madness!!

The new Cricut Artiste Cartridge by Close To My Heart has 700 images, including this super cute 3D coffin and tons of other cool 3D items!! I think I will fill it with candy corn and have it on my desk in October :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Mixing the new with the old!

This layout is a design from CTMH's new "how to" publication "Make it from your heart" and uses retired Moon Doggie papers... Can you tell where I'm headed on vacation in 2 weeks??

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Happy Birthday, Dakota style :)

Here's a card made using a stamp from the Cricut Artiste bundle and the Dakota paper pack :)

I Love Scholastic!

So this is the first layout I have completed with the new Fall Autumn papers, it uses Scholastic, new colors Champagne and Ruby, and the new Burlap ribbon, which I LOVE!!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

No Bones about it!

When I saw the new CTMH My Acrylix stamp set "Creepy Creatures" I knew I just had to have it!! It's so cute, and I love the lines drawings, perfect for shading or coloring in with CTMH's new alcohol markers!! And it coordinates perfectly with the new "Moonlight" paper pack - which has many patterns that can easily be incorporated into non-Halloween projects as well!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Celebrate National Stamping Month!!

In order to celebrate National Stamping Month, CTMH has an awesome special!!  Every $35 order placed between August 15th & September 30th qualifies for this double D-sized project life themed stamp set called "It's Your Day".... for only $5!!
And better yet... some of the stamp images coordinate with shapes from our Cricut Artise Cartridge!!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Amazing Hostess Deals!!

CTMH has some amazing specials, just for Hostesses!  For hosting a gathering with only $250 in sales, you are entitled to any item in the catalogue for 1/2 price, as well as $40 free product!  You could choose a large item such as the Cricut Artiste or Art Philoshophy bundles for 1/2 off, or, you could choose from these amazing bundles for a great value!

Contact me for more details, at alicia_brady@hotmail.com

New Exclusive Cricut Cartridge!!

Since the release of CTMH's first exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosophy" last fall, I have not used another cartidge... until now! August 1st was the release date of CTMH's 2nd exclusive Cricut Cratridge bundle "Artiste" and I am in LOVE!!! 

With over 700 images (amazing!!) 3 exclusive stamp sets, and 3 sets of coordinating chipboard elements (including a MINI-ALBUM!!) you will absoultely LOVE this cartridge!!   Check out my website to order, or host an Online or Home Gathering to get it for 1/2 price!!
Welcome to the Create With Alicia Blog!!  I am so excited to join the blog world for the very first time!  Bear with me as I get some content posted, and keep tuned for all things Close To My Heart!  I love CTMH and all things crafty :)  I have been a CTMH Independent Consultant for just over 1 year now, and ready to expand to the Social Media world - here I go!!!