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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home décor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Art with Attitude ~ July Blog Hop

Welcome to Art with Attitude ~ July Blog Hop 
by the Stampers with an Attitude! 
The Stampers with Attitude is a Close to My Heart team led by Kimberly Moss, and I am one of her many downline. This month, we will be featuring "Show Your Patriotism". 
If you have come here from Di Crawford's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  Just click on the link at the end of the post to move on to the next one! If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of my post.

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you some Patriotic Art with an Attitude, so here we go

My project is a two page layout using our NEW Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I used the "K" key. This NEW cartridge is AWESOME. One key give you all the coordinating images for a layout without getting, "Guesstimators Asymetriosis" the disease of having to guess the size to cut each image. I made a 4th of July layout with photos of three of our grandkids. I used the following cardstocks and inks, Outdoor Denim, Ruby, Honey, and Indian Corn Blue.


The Next blogger on the hop is Debbie Andrews
Happy Hopping, Barbi

Here is a complete list of the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hoppers
  1. Debbie Andrews ~ http://debstampsfromtheheart.com/2013/07/14/hopping-with-the-stampers-with-an-attitude/
  2. Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2013/07/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2013/07/show-your-patriotism-blog-hop.html
  4. Denise Elliott~ http://www.inspiredbyctmh.blogspot.com/2013/07/art-wtih-attitude-july-blog-hop.html
  5. Pamela O'Connor - http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog
  6. Kimberly Moss - www.kimspapercrafts.com
  7. LaJeania Hicks - www.scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com
  8. Becky McClain ~ www.beckysstudio-cards.blogspot.com
  9. Jaime Llewellyn ~ www.JaimeLlewellyn.blogspot.com
  10. Melinda Everitt ~ www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  11. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com
  12. Cat Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.wordpress.com
  13. Vickie ODell ~ www.heartfulstamper.blogspot.com
  14. Di Crawford~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/2013/07/its-patriotic-blog-hop-from-kimberly.html
  15. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2013/07/show-your-patriotism.html

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


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Monday, July 8, 2013

Let’s Get Patriotic!

Support the military—stamp style

As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States, or $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by providing post-secondary education in Canada. Show your support today—stamp style! Click HERE  to get yours today.


Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013!

Artist Canvas Special

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1– July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.

50% off Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit

July 2013 Constant Campaign: Work the Workshop
Click HERE to get yours!
With the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book coming out on August 1st, now is the time to book your party. Have a night with friends, fun projects, and a chance to earn free products — get all that and more for hosting a Close To My Heart Home Gathering! You’ll have a chance to earn discounted or free products — the higher your Gathering sales, the greater your rewards. And, we’ll pay shipping and handling on all of your Hostess Rewards. Sign up to host a Home Gathering and your rewards are on their way  Click here to HOST a party for you and your friends.
 I recently went to my annual Close to My Heart convention, Let me tell you it was so much fun. I had great room-mates, and corporate gave us some awesome goodies. I  would like  to share some new items that Close To My Heart showed or gave us and that will be in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book! It is a beautiful book and I am so excited to be able to share all of the new goodies with you. To serve your Idea Book by contacting me or by booking a party with me. The NEW Idea Book will be available on August 1st.
Here is the first taste of  NEW innovative products that we got to make at convention ......the NEW Base and Bling collections. These items are a fun and creative way to use and wear...YES  you heard right...WEAR the Close To My Heart products that you know and love!!! Here we used the Base and Bling necklace and the Base and Bling Teal Collection, along with the Outdoor Denim and Twilight dots fabric from the Sarita Textiles. Below  is a sample necklace that we made at Convention...this is the kit that is offered for an great price and it comes with instructions on how to make it. There is so much potential with this product line and I will share more with you when the Idea Book goes live!
Another new item that I am SUPER excited about is the NEW Cricut Artbooking Bundle! This cartridge is absolutely STUNNING and you are going to LOVE it. It will make your scrapbooking even FASTER, SIMPLER and EASIER!!!!  The sizes are "linked" so that any image that you select (background, title, embellishment, etc) will all be cut at the perfect size for your page...no more guessing what size you need and wasting paper attempting to get it right! There are accents, borders, titles, overlays, and photo mats that accompany each of 15 layout themes, and 10 mini book themes. With just one dial size and 1key you can create a complete themed layout or mini book.
As with the other Close To My Heart cartridges bundles, you get the Cartridge, 3 sets of stamps and 3 sheets of dimensional elements-all for just $99.00. 
This is not available to customers until August 1st....but....I can tell you a great way to get it early and even save 22%...are you ready for this amazing deal...all you have to do is sign up to be a consultant! Even if you only scrapbook or craft as a hobby and are not interested in selling Close To My Heart (which honestly-the quality of the product sells itself), this is a deal you can't pass up! You can go HERE to sign up, the Essentials Consultant kit is only $49.00 and you receive about $155.00 worth of product.  After you sign up you will be able to purchase the Cartridge Bundle (as well as anything else from the new Idea Book) at a 22% discount. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all! 
Email me at paws4memories@mac.com or call me at 559-380-6343

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