Die-namite use of die shapes with photos

Cutting photos with dies?? Yes! Shape your photos and make them part of your designs by cutting them from pretty much any CTMH Thin Cuts dies that work for you! Our Thin Cuts are just the right size to run through most die-cutting machines, so why not give them a try!? You are going to love the results! Plus they’re On SALE!¬† Individual dies, some with matching stamp sets, are 25% off while there are several special bundles, priced at 30% off!! Shop today at online store: Debbie’s Crafting Corner

And don’t forget that you can also make these beautiful layouts with our “Step Right Up” special bundled package. I think the use of the black and white triangles just make you center in on the pictures so effectively.

Contact me with any questions and have a happy crafting day ūüôā



Add beauty to your everyday life

Here in Florida we are blessed with year-round flowers but with paper and scissors you can enjoy the beauty and versatility of flowers and greenery all year long! ¬†The current Close To My Heart papercrafting kit will help you do that so easily. Here’s another consultants wreath and the extra piece she made with a few leftovers and some extras:


All the pieces come pre-cut and are so easy to put together. ¬†You can purchase the “Welcome Home” kit for $18.95 or get it for FREE with a $60 qualifying purchase. ¬†As an added bonus, I will be scheduling one or two workshops at my house if you’d like to assemble them with friends ūüôā and have access to my Cricut, inks and tools to assist you.

     (Photo credit to fellow CTMH consultant Brandy Ortiz-Lees)


This is available as a “while supplies last” item so if you want one, please order before they are gone! ¬†Click here or on one of the pictures to go to my shopping website for ordering or, as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


Here is a blog post from CTMH showing other ways to included florals and greenery at home – check it out and be inpired!


Making memories with you …. Debbie ūüôā

Deal of the Decade & Cricut

Hello from your long lost friend ūüôā¬† I’m sure most of you can relate to the wish I have of spending more time with friends.¬† Even though I’ve managed to craft away for this or that special occasion, it seems this poor blog just couldn’t get any “loving attention” from me which means I’ve not been communicating with you. But here’s to always trying to be better! Read to the end and I’ll share one of my recent crafts with you….

For my stamping buddies, this month’s special “Deal of the Decade” marks Close To My Heart’s 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking clear stamps, My Acrylix.

Deal of the Decade screen capture The special $10 pricing for all¬† C & D stamps in the current book is a tremendous value – just make a qualifying purchase of $50 and order as many of these as you would like for $10 each.¬† Thanks to a fellow consultant, here is a PDF with the list of all the stamps that qualify –

Deal of the Decade

This offer is only good through 12/31 so don’t miss it!

Have you looked at the new Cricut cartridge CTMH put together? Look at the wonderful cards that can be made with the Artfully Sent cartridge.¬†Crictut Artfully Sent catridge It has pop-up cards, sentiments, envelopes and even cards that can be incorporated into the “Project My Life” albums!¬† Click on the picture to see a YouTube video overview – it’s fantastic!


And just so you get an idea, here’s one of the recent projects I made using my new Cricut Explore.

IMG_20141122_013306525 My 1st grandbaby is due in 2 weeks and this is a gift bag I made for my daughter’s wonderful church shower.¬† The joke is that my husband loves his Hawaiian shirts, so I made a onesie in a similar patterned paper (CTMH retired). I used a couple of cartridges to get the 3 elements but that is so quick and easy in either Cricut Craft room or the new Design Space, where any image I¬†own¬†can just be brought¬†into my project to cut.¬† The “baby boy” is actually cut 3 times out of Kraft cardstock, glued stacked on top of each other¬†to make it look like chipboard. Here’s a closeup:

IMG_20141122_013328018¬† Nice, right? And, oh, so easy!¬† I used those sticky dots in the corners to adhere the page to a paper gift bag. Since I used all CTMH products, it can just be easily taken off the bag and used in the baby’s scrapbook because it’s archival quality. How’s that for a “twofer” (two for the price of one) – a gift bag decoration that becomes a scrapbook page design!

Let me know how you liked my project and if there’s any questions about the CTMH specials this month, send that by email and I’ll get right back to you.

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News before Thanksgiving

If for no other reason please let me say I am thankful for the pleasure of knowing you and pray your Thanksgiving celebration be filled with joy and peace.

There are¬†2 surprises at the end of this post, so I hope you will read on, ok? ¬†I’ll try to recap briefly some of the great specials that are going on…


The special Stamp of the Month for November,¬†“Illuminate,”¬†is truly¬†a beautiful stamp set with the different lamps and sayings, allowing for a lot of creative uses of the images and the wonderful sentiments. Don‚Äôt miss it as once this month is over it will not be offered!¬† It is available with a qualifying $50 purchase for just $5 (full retail¬†price is $17.95).¬†¬†
Also don‚Äôt miss the special Holiday Gift Guide products and that you can get one free selected item with every $100 qualifying purchase. Here is one of my favorites‚ÄĒthe ‚ÄúHip Pics Album‚ÄĚ
http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7552&CatalogID=2155For just $12.95 you have a kraft covered album that holds 16 4×4 pictures and it includes an exclusive stamp set that can be used with the matching die cuts (included) .¬† This kit is a while supplies last‚ÄĒthe album alone will be available in the upcoming Spring Summer 2014 Idea Book. You can reuse the stamp set and the extra die cuts in another album, such a great gift and deal!¬†
Speaking of gifts, I hope you have noticed that we are offering a few new “DIY Craft Kits” for the crafters on your list. Let me showcase the “Base and Bling” wearable art that we have.¬† Yes, we have fabric that matches our papers, plus more bling (metal and more) to decorate with! Here’s the YouTube link to a less than 2 minute video showing you more about this product line.¬†
http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7386&CatalogID=2027The second image¬†is of our necklace kit¬†– I’ve made¬†it and it’s fun, easy and fast¬†to make and looks very nice! The other items we have are of d√©cor items, one of which comes as a kit – the Designed D√©cor Frame Kit.¬† It might just be the right gift for that special someone!
¬†¬†¬† That was pretty quick, right? Now for the surprises ….
  • Surprise #1‚ÄĒAdd your order to the November EZ Invite order on my website and for every $25¬† you order you will have your name input for¬†a chance to be the mystery hostess of the month!¬† Go to the front page of my shopping website, scroll to the bottom right hand area,¬†and click to join the November ¬†Mystery Hostess Orders gathering. If you would rather let me place your order, just email me your product list and I will get you entered myself. The minimum winning amount will be a $10 gift certificate for any product in the catalog but it may be more depending on the total orders placed!

  • Surprise #2‚ÄĒI have a PDF file of the special Holidays Card Workshop Guide for your use where you can recreate these two cards! It is designed specifically for use with some of the products currently in the Holiday Gift Guide, such as the Sparkle and Shine paper kit.¬† However, the card ideas and cutting guides can be used with any paper you have. It is an example of the way Close To My Heart prepares¬†our Workshops on the Go, with cutting Guides and step-by-step instructions to create beautiful projects. Please contact me so I can email it to you¬†and you can¬†start using it!
 If  you have any questions about it or any part of this email, I hope you will give me a call or send me an email. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Making memories with you,

Holiday Gift Guide now available with art to inspire!

You’ve got to see the beautiful designs that CTMH has gathered for this year’s Christmas season in this little publication! Lots of inspiration and some very good deals!¬†
Some fellow consultants have¬†already been busy at work so I’ve copied some of their work¬†where you can see some fabulous art and projects made with items from this catalog.¬†

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Let me know how you liked them!¬† For more art inspiration, here’s a link to the most recent video¬†in the current series using the newest CTMH Cricut Cartridge – “Artbooking.”¬† If you want to get it then take advantage of this month’s specials to get additional free products – call me!

Just one week left :-)

September is “National Stamping Month” and the opportunity to purchase this year’s exclusive Trio of stamp sets named¬†“You Are My Happy” is almost gone!

This is truly a great deal at $10 (retail value is $17.95 x 3 = $53.85) with your $50 purchase.¬† You will truly be able to call this one of your “go-to” stamp sets for cards, gifts,¬†and photo projects!¬† Here are some images so you can see the many different looks you can create with these (they are from fellow¬†CTMH consultants):
Here’s a project using this set plus the great new “Framework” Alphabet and a Cricut cut for a¬†wonderful school-themed embellishment:
    Apple Layout       E1027 
-Isn’t that too cute?!?!¬† You’ve probably seen the “chalkboard” technique – white ink on dark pages – and this looks really well together with these 2 alphas.¬† The Framework alphabet style is also used in some of our newer small stamp sets (p. 113 of the new book) that are $2.95 each like these:
Click here for a video from CTMH for even more inspiration and information about this special promotion Get Happy with Stamp Set Trio with CTMH
If you don’t have a hard copy of the newest Idea Book, please let me know so I can get one to you but until then you can go to my online sites and view it on your computer …

                                             Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book

I am always available for questions and assistance so please call, email or leave me a comment on my blog. ¬†I need your orders for this set¬†by¬†this coming¬†weekend¬†(Sunday, Sept. 29th)¬†so don’t wait too long!


Making memories with you,

Triple Stamp set – oh, my!

Hi! I’m trying to take a few weeks to have¬†a late summer vacation after my daughter’s wedding but wouldn’t you know that Close To My Heart would have one of those extra special sales!
September is National Stamping Month and look at this precious trio of stamps called “You Are My Happy“:
Yes, that first image is of a complete upper and lower case alphabet! The sayings on the 3rd one make it a must have for cards AND photos!¬† Each of these is a D-size stamp set – $17.95 reg. price – and you get all 3 for $10 with your $50 order.¬†¬† But there’s more ….
With a $50 order you also can get this wonderful Stamp of the Month set, “Poster Tidings”:
It is also a D-size stamp so these images are about 2.5 x 5 ” each, worth $17.95, but you can get it for $5!¬† So altogether this month’s deal is …
Place an order for $50 and get these four D-size stamp sets for just $15 more Рa savings of almost $60! 
I will be placing my order for September by the end of the month so you can email me your list and I will place it for you.¬† If you don’t want to wait, you can join my online order (look at the bottom right under my shopping website and click on the “September Orders”).
You can order online and have it shipped straight to you.¬† The advantage of online orders is that you can ALSO shop for the clearance items “While Supplies Last.”¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —->>>>¬†¬†¬† Right now there are 2 paper packets being clearance¬†for around¬†$2!!!¬†
¬†Look at this snapshot … these are just some of the clearance items … but they go real quick soooo get’em while they last!

These can only be ordered on my online shopping website, http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1702
So take a look around for lots of inspiration, videos, tips and more….
Happy National Stamping Month!   
Making memories with you,