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Monday, July 1, 2013

Salute the Red, White, and Blue

Hello everyone!  It is Monday and it is July 1st and that means I have a lot to share with you today!  First, I am hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge.  I have challenged the Design Team to show their patriotism.  Today is Canada Day and Thursday is Independence Day in the US so there is a lot of National Pride on display this week.  It is time to dust of your Red, White, and Blue and join us for a patriotic display!!

I love a good fireworks display.  But in the heat of the Southeast, it is always good to take along extra hydration and perhaps a bit of a snack.  I decided to craft fireworks snack kits!  Using three Cricut cartridges, Artiste, Art Philosophy, and Make-Up Party, along with the limited edition Close To My Heart Stamp set, Land of the Free, I created patriotic popcorn boxes and water bottle labels.

This stamp set, Land of the Brave, is one of three limited edition Patriotic stamp set available only until July 31st.  I used two of the word phrases - Land of the Free and Home of the Brave - on my drink bottle labels.  I used the Statue of Liberty on the popcorn boxes.


There is so much going on at Close to my Heart this month - you may be overwhelmed!  First, the fabulous Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life.  I love this wonderful orchard themed stamp set.  The fruit images are lovely and the sentiments are darling!

July Customer Special - 

This month's customer special is a lot of fun!  The Workshop on the Go Canvas art kit is 50% off this month only!

Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to 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 d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.
Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013.

Fall/Winter Catalogs - 

The new catalogs are being delivered to my house tomorrow (Tuesday) and I will begin shipping them out shortly.  If you would like a copy of the all new catalog/idea book use the link in the upper right corner and I will add you to my shipping list.

There are so many wonderful new products and you are going to be so pleased with what CTMH has come out with.  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing more images of new products with you.

And remember if you do not want to have to wait until August to purchase your new products, you can JOIN MY TEAM and become a CTMH Consultant.  Two of the best things about being a CTMH consultant are: 1) we can purchase all new products a month before they go public and 2) we always get a discount on our purchases!!!  Feel free to contact me if you would like more information about being a Close To My Heart Consultant.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I know I have a lot going on here today, but I did not want you to miss any of the details!!  Be sure to go by BBTB2 and check out the wonderful patriotic projects the team crafted to inspire you!!


  1. This is fabulous, Susan. Love the popcorn boxes with Lady Liberty. Great tags on the water bottles. You can make anything into a party. Even drinking water.

  2. What a wonderful project, very well done. The stamp set is just fabulous for this and doing the water bottle was a really great idea

  3. WOW! I so love your popcorn boxes and the water bottle labels Susan!! Great idea! :)

  4. I just love your festive popcorn boxes and those water bottles. You will definitely be stylin' on the 4th.

  5. Love the popcorn boxes and what a great way to transform plain water bottles super cute ideas !!!


  6. That stamp set is PERFECT for this project! You'll have the best snacks at the fireworks! Hope you have fun :)