Update on the Best Apps for Scrappers

7 appsWell quite some time ago I created a post about the best apps for scrapbookers. Since then their have been many changes to the apps that I use and I expect that with the new project life app coming out from Becky Higgins, the Persnickety app that is now available and the new Rhonna Magic app that was just launched I am going to have to do a whole new post before the end of the year.

I was lucky to share a new post with Bella Crafts Quarterly this week about the top 7 apps that I am currently using to get all my scrapbooking done quickly and eaisly. You can bop on over there and check my post out about the top 7 apps by clicking here.

I also have some exciting news about the new Cricut cartridge for Close To My Heart that just became available yesterday. I am so excited about this cartridge as it is perfect for card makers but also has some images on it that are perfect for scrapbookers to.

New Artfully Sent Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge

With the cartridge you get:

  • Over 700 images
  • 3 D Sized stamp sets
  • 1 pack of 12×12 white daisy cardstock paper

I am also giving away one paper pack of your choosing if you purchase the new Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent between now and September 30, 2014. All you have to do is send me an email with your paper pack choice and I will get your paper sent out to you right away. This offer is available through me only and not a Close To My Heart deal. This is a $9.95 value that you get exclusively from me! To pick your paper pack all you have to do is click here, but remember do not add the paper pack to your order. Just email me with your choice and I will get that paper pack sent out to you directly from me. 

To place your order for the Artfully Sent cartridge click HERE.


Challenging DIY Project Life Cards

Every month I participate in this awesome project life card swap. I really enjoy making these DIY cards and then getting some back in return. I look forward to this little piece of happy mail every month. If you are interested in participating in these swaps you can go to the Project Life Card Swap site by clicking here.

Any who, this month I choose the monochromatic theme and the happy birthday theme. Let me just say I had the hardest time with coming up with the ideas for these cards. When I orginally signed up I thought it was going to be so easy.

The monochromatic card ended up with two prototypes before I settled on the card that I created. The happy birthday card got as far as the two papers and the stamped happy birthday and then I was stuck because I couldn’t decide on what else to do for the card. I ended up stitching on it and felt that was good enough.

For the bases of both cards I used some Bazzil cardstock which had some texture on them. I love textured cardstock because it gives your projects that little extra something, something. The patterned paper came from American Crafts Neapolitan paper stack.

The heart on the monochromatic card was created with a Heidi Swapp stencil and some Tim Holtz distress ink. The stamp that I used came from Close To My Heart’s True to Life Stamp set which also works with the Close To My Heart Art Philiosophy Cricut cartridge. 


True To Life Stamp Set


The happy birthday card I used the stamp of the month that was from July to stamp happy birthday on some scrap white paper in crystal blue ink from Close To My Heart. Let me just say stamping happy birthday ten times was not the most exciting thing I have done. I then spritzed it with some gold shimmer from Heidi Swapp because the white paper just looked to stark white to me. Lastly I used my Sew Easy tool to create the holes for the stitching on all these cards and stitched away.

This is the final product of my cards that I thought was going to be so easy to create at first, which turned out to be a lot harder then I thought they would be to create. Have you ever thought something was going to be so easy to create and then when you sit down to create and turns out it wasn’t that simple?



Now for the good news if you are a subscriber and you leave a comment on this post between now and Setember 19th, which happens to be the release date of the new iPhone you can win the July Stamp of the Month, a We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool and a $10 dollar iTunes card!


Get Free Stamps

I am offering a free stamp set from now until August 30th with any size  purchase. You can only get this stamp set through me as it is not a Close To My Heart promotion.

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Free Stamp set with any purchase



This is what you have to do get the stamp set:

Place an order through me at my Close To My Heart shopping site HERE

I will send the stamp set out to you directly.

This offer is while supplies last so place your order today and get your free stamp set today. 

Don’t forget the August Stamp of  the Month is just adorable and you can get it for only $5 dollars with any $50 purchase.

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August Stamp of the month $5 dollars with any $50 dollar purchase

The last promotion is that any Picture My Life kit you order this month you can order an extra set of memory protectors for only $3. This is a great way to stock up on your memory protectors. 

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Get any extra memory protector for $3 dollars with any picture my life purchase


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