Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Little Help

Well, it is that time - time to start working on Christmas cards.  I have already received 2 Christmas cards!!! If I was really with it, I would already have them put together but...  Anyway... This year I need to put Christmas cards together for a car dealership and for our family so my head is spinning as I try to get creative.  However,  I have a new big helper this year.  No, not my 4 kids who are always my big helpers, but our new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I was looking through the cricut book and through our catalog and trying to figure out which stamp sets went with which cuts and thought surely, someone else has had the same question.  I went to my online Close to My Heart Consultant site and found a fabulous spreadsheet that details the stamps and the cricut and I thought I would share it with you.  This spreadsheet was created by another sister consultant and I thank her for all her hard work.

Go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjUg6hxX6qrSdHhldm1lQXZQYV84SXQ4TmxaSWtkZVE&hl=en_US#gid=0

To print it out , print it using Adobe and it should line up well.  Enjoy and happy creating!!! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A "Grand" Weekend

This past weekend was our annual scrapbook weekend retreat.  This time we tried a new destination, Grand Oaks Retreat in Scottsboro, AL.  I have to say that this house is amazing!!!  There was plenty of room for us to spread out and scrapbook in comfort, the scenery was amazing, the food outstanding and even a movie room for some down time.  I have come to really enjoy these weekends.  It is one time I can get a way, relax and rest without having to "be in charge" the entire time.  This year was no exception.  This was definitely a weekend to remember.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the pictures that were taken from our weekend.  The layouts shown were the ones created from our annual paper swap workshop.  I love how this "workshop" required everyone to get out of their box a bit and create with some papers that they might not choose on a regular basis.  Everyone did an amazing job!

Plan on joining us next year. The dates have already been set - November 15th - 18th. If you can't come on Thursday, you can come down on Friday for a reduced rate. Believe me though, being there Thursday really helped us each relax and enjoy the weekend that much more. Do yourself a favor, plan on coming Thursday for the most relaxation possible. Contact me at HeatherHicksCTMH@gmail.com if you are interested and I will keep you in the loop through out the year for deposit, deadlines and all the retreat information.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Cards in a Flash

Close to My Heart recently created a new video showing how fast, simple and easy creating Christmas cards can be especially with our new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Take a look at the video below and then start working on your own cards.  I would love to see what you come up with.