Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cloud 9 - Happy New Year!!

Ahhhh what a relief it is!!  I have been almost driven to tears the last couple months with intermittent internet connection.  It always seemed to happen at horrible times i.e. when I was trying to post the post below (LAST WEEK!!) and I lost connection.  Luckily I had the soundness of mind to copy and past it to a document so I wouldn't have to remember and type it all again.  My dear hubby brought home a brand new fancy schmancy router today and all is well with ALL my wireless devices and computer…another big sigh of relief.

I know it's silly to get upset about internet connection and I feel guilty being so reliant upon it but time is precious and when you spend hours trying to figure something out (when you'd rather be crafting) to no avail, well….it made me sad and mad and everything in between.

Oh ya, one of the other problem times is when it went out in the middle of me finishing my online driving school test….arrrgh. But I'm not going to get into the details of why I was doing that lol.

Without further ado, here's my New Year's post -

Yes, of course Jan. 1 we had the pleasure of ringing in 2014 but it is also the day that the Cloud 9 kit became available for only $15 with just a $35 purchase!   If you order from my site during the month of January you will receive a free little stamp for any size order (I send you no matter what) and the chance to receive $25 in product credit!!  Just go online and in the lower right corner join the "Blogger Friends" gathering then place your order- you'll be entered in a drawing for hostess credit if there is at least $150 in orders.  If you place a qualifying order and subsequently purchase Cloud 9 I will send you a free Spring/Summer idea book. 

I always get excited about our great Close to My Heart specials but this one was  a little different for me.  When I first saw the colors and stamps I thought oh a mustache. . .  nice-trendy, the colors and style are a little out of the box for me but I need to stretch from time to time.       

Then I made the cards, they're so much neater "in person" than in photos they were also fun and easy.  I followed the instructions that are included with the kit but I also stamped tone on tone using One Way Borders and embossed a few of the pieces with my Cuttlebug.  I also used One Way Borders to accent the envelopes.  

They're so fun to make and the cutting guide/instructions/stamps can be used over and over with other papers. This is the left over scraps I had from the kit - 

Keep in mind you get a full size roll of Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape & Lagoon Shimmer trim!  A little tip when using Shimmer Trim, to make it easier to remove the backing just keep a little bit of backing longer than your trim so you don't have to peel it every time.  It's hard to see in this picture but it really helps if you happen to you have fumble fingers like me.

I remembered a couple photos that my kids posted on FB lately that I thought would be great for a layout using the mustache stamp, and low & behold my grandson's Woody costume was the perfect colors for the Cloud 9 kit.  All I added was White Daisy card stock, EVERYTHING else was leftover from the kit, and I used ALL of them! But I still have quite a bit of extra washi tape and shimmer trim. 

Quite honestly I don't get the mustache thing, all I know is they're hot and cute and popping up everywhere . . . . even on my grand babies!! I'm so glad Close to My Heart is always rising to the occasion to provide us the latest and greatest :o)

Here's one more card that I made this weekend with Cloud 9 and one of my old card supply packets that I still had laying around from a few months ago. 

And last but not least a recap of what is included in Cloud 9:

  1. 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  2. 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  3. 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  4. 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  5. 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  6. 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  7. 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  8. 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  9. 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  10. 1 – Instructional Brochure

Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, White Daisy

You can create 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) using the materials in this exclusive cardmaking kit and some basic supplies. The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit offers you a sneak peek at 3 new Spring/Summer2014 Idea Book products: gold polka-dot washi tape, teal Shimmer trim, and Durables triangle studs! It also includes a new, exclusive D-size stamp set and an instructional guide for creating 10 cards. 


  1. Very cute. Adorable grandbabies you have. :) I don't get the mustache craze either but it's always funny to see pic's of people hamming it up with them.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Cassandra!