The Close to My Heart special for the month of March 2012 is for new consultants.  If you have been drooling over the new Art Philosophy Cricut Collection and debating becoming a consultant, now is the time to join!

New Consultants who sign up in March will receive a fabulous Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection FREE! Or you can choose to receive $100 in select product credit* instead.  The collection, which retails for $99, is actually valued at over $124, adding incredible value to the New Consultant Kit.  It’s time for everyone to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!  Special is good March  1-31, 2012.  Start today!


In this latest Love Your Layout episode you’ll learn how to  create your own patterned paper, crop My Stickease  accents between pages, and learn a fun new way to use text boxes.

S1202 Thoughtful Tidings is the current Stamp of the Month so it is only available through February 29, 2012.  This is a great stamp set to use for gifts and thank you cards but I wanted to show you how to use it in another way with some of the stamps from the set.  I created this school layout:

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Supplies used are all CTMH unless noted: You Rock Paper Packet, Rockin’ Top Coats, Thoughtful Tidings stamp set, Bronze Glitter Glitz, and 10 Things Pocket by Deja Views.

You can see in the picture that I added the Glitter Glitz to the transparency, however once it dried it came right off.  I was disappointed but now I know.  As an alternative sparkles would work or possibly embossing.