Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve...

Hope everyone has a fun, safe New Year's Eve!  Cheer's to 2012!!!

PS: Northridge Publishing is giving away a FREE Silhoutte Cameo!  You can enter to win (up to 6 times!) until January 4th.  See all the info here!  Good luck!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Life Is Good" Card

I am entering it into the following challenges... wish me luck!!

Mojo Monday 221
CAS-ual Fridays #33
Charisma Cardz Challenges #50
Stampin' For The Weekend #23

Products Used:

  • CTMH Vinyard Berry Paper (X5910-combo pack) and Ink (Z2157)
  • CTMH Desert Sand Ink (Z2118)
  • CTMH Colonial White Paper (1388)
  • CTMH Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set (C1474)
  • CTMH Waxy Flax in Colonial White (Z1081)
  • CTMH Brad in Colonial White (Z1276)
  • McGill 1" daisy punch
  • Liquid Pearls in White
  • Recollections Kraft Paper
  • Distress Ink in Vintage Photo

The base of the card is 4 1/2" X 4 1/2".

Happy Crafting!

Acrylic Mini Album using My Minds Eye Papers

Here is a mini album that I made using MME Lost & Found 2 Collection "Breeze".  Most of my crafting revolves around girly colors and themes, so I was really happy with how this came out! Now I just need to find someone to use it! :)

Products Used:
  • MME 6x6 Breeze Paper Pad
  • MME 6x6 Breeze "Dream" Stamps
  • Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
  • Memory Box Die and Matching Stamp in "Blank Ticket"
  • Tim Holtz "Brackets" Die
  • Tim Holtz "Ticket Strip" Die
  • Sizzix "Scallop Squares" Die
  • CTMH's "Just the Ticket" (B1323) and "You & Me" (D1495)
  • CTMH Hemp in Natural (Z280)
  • CTMH Pewter Mini-Medley Accents (Z1487)
  • CTMH Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617)
  • Lots of Scor-tape, Beacon's 3-in-1, and Foam Mounting Tape!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays


Thursday, December 15, 2011

December Newsletter Is Here!

Here is my December Newsletter.  I hope you find some helpful things in it this month!  Enjoy!
Please click on the tab above that says "December Newsletter" to be taken to it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Cricut Art Philosophy Sale

Cricut Cartridge Sale!

I have 2 Art Philosophy sets that I would love to sell before the Holidays.  I will ship them priority so they will get to you in plenty of time for gift giving (even if it IS for yourself)!!

Cost is $90 and INCLUDES tax & shipping.

(This will be on a first to email me basis: ctmhkrystal (at) gmail (dot) com)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Have a wish list of Close To My Heart items that you would love to receive during the upcoming holidays? This sale is the perfect time to pass that list onto your special someone and have them contact me for great BLACK FRIDAY deals that won't last long!

From now until Sunday at midnight, shop with me and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders PLUS get a free gift with a qualifying purchase!

(Holiday Wishes and the November Stamp of the Month can be viewed in a post below this one or by clicking on the appropriate tab above)

In order to get in on these great deals, you must email me your order by Sunday night - you can find my email on the left sidebar. I will then send you an invoice with your total.  Payments can be made via Paypal and all orders will be shipped directly to you from CTMH.

(Sale runs until midnight, Sunday, November 26th and only valid through Krystal O'Neill; free shipping on US orders only)

Please feel free to contact me with questions and HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The November Newsletter... running a bit late!  OK, A LOT  late, but it will come, I promise.  In the meantime, if you would like to order something there is a unique Stamp Of The Month for November and an incredible constant campaign by CTMH going on (see the next post as I will leave this one at the top for a little while).  If you add that to the free shipping I am offering for my delay in the newsletter :-), you can cash in on a pretty sweet deal!

I have lots of new projects to show you (the reason for my delay), so check back soon!

Happy Crafting!

November Stamp of the Month and Constant Campaign

With just a $50 purchase (tax an shipping not included), you can have this stamp set for just $5, a $17.95 value, and ONLY available during the month of November.

Also only during the month of November, get this stamp set too for only $5 with each $25 purchase (another $17.95 value)! All the images on this stamp set coordinate with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, but also work great stamped on their own! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

October Newsletter Is Here!

Finally!  Sorry it is late, but I had an issue with converting it to pdf!
I hope you enjoy it and maybe even learn something!  And be sure to read it all, there is a hidden discount in there! ;-)
To read the newsletter, click on the tab at the top that says "October Newsletter".

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Only 2 More Days To Qualify For "Pair-A-Phrase" & September's SOTM!

There are only 2 more days left in September which means only 2 more days to get the "Pair-a-Phrase" bundle for FREE & September's Stamp Of The Month for $5 with a $75 purchase! Both Stamp sets are a must have in your collection!

Want an even better deal?  Email me tomorrow or Friday and receive free shipping with your order!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Congratulations Card For A Friend

Hi all!

Here is a card that I made for a friend who just found out she is having a baby!  I am so excited for her and her husband!

Cardstocks: CTMH Smoothie, Cocoa and Colonial White
Inks: CTMH Smoothie & Chocolate
Congratulations: CTMH Sept Stamp of the Month 'Limited Edition'
Swirls: CTMH 'Love Life' (D1482)
Labels Eighteen Nestabilities
Cuttlebug embossing folder 'divine swirl'

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Card Patterns: Sketch 133: Follow the sketch
Heart2Heart Challenge: CTMH products, 3 colors of cardstock, no patterned paper
Color Throwdown #160: Use the following colors: regal rose, very vanilla, early expresso
Shopping Our Stash: No coloring in images

Thanks for looing!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Once Upon A Springtime Printer Tray

When I first saw this paper I fell in love with it and instantly knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  Very rarely do my projects not have pictures of something (family, places I've been, etc), but when I started creating this tray it took on a life of it's own. Each Section is its own story, and had a blast putting it together.  I see another one of these in my future with G45's "The Magic of Oz" paper line!  =)


What's in it:
7 Gypsies: Artist Printer Tray, Display Trim: Loops and Hooks
Graphic 45: "Once Upon a Springtime" Paper
Melissa Francess: Vintage Frames, Vintage Heart, Lock & Key
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes: Butterflies (fairy wings)
ClearScrapts: Acrylic Door
Close To My Heart: Liquid Glass, Foam Tape, Scissors (the BEST for fussy-cutting!)
Making Memories: Silver Frame Round Lockets (painted white)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Locket Keys, Clips, Chain, Word Sticks, Film Strip Die, Corked Vials, Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Other: Green & Silver Glitter Glue, Scor-Tape, ATG tape, Blue & White Glitter (fairy dust)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Secret Blog Only Sale...

Shhhhh...... don't tell.... =)

Mention that you saw this post and receive FREE SHIPPING on your next CTMH order through me!

*All orders must be sent to and paid for through paypal.
*Combine with my September Sales and save even more money! (see newsletter for details)
*Offer expires 9/15/11

Friday, September 2, 2011

National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month and to celebrate, when you place an order of $75 or more in products you can get this super adorable Pair‐a‐Phrase double stamp set FREE!

This set has a retail value of $35.90 and includes cute phrases and matching images that are sure to be a great addition to your stamp collection. Look at how cute these examples are!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Stamp Of The Month

Get this Stamp Of The Month for $5 in September with a $50 purchase!

September Newsletter is up!

Check it out by clicking on "September" under NEWSLETTERS in the left side bar! =)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Fall/Winter Idea Book!!

Have you seen the new Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book yet? WOW, it is incredible! It has 148 pages of amazing products and inspiration! It now shows each stamp image at 100% size along with LARGER artwork highlighting each set. The new B&T Duos papers are heavier and thicker, like regular cardstock, and will not only support a fully embellished layout, but they also can be used as bases in your projects. They also include a removable 1/2"-wide zip strip along the top printed with decorative a border or sentiment that can be used as a border or other element to complement your artwork. If you haven't look through it yet, make sure to soon! Click the link on my right sidebar to go view it now!

If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy for $5 through me, you will receive a $5 credit towards your order. It's like getting the catalog for free!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


To celebrate National Scrapbook Month, I am offering a discount of 10% off you total Close To My Heart Purchase!!!
(This post will remain at the top through May. Please scroll down for the latest post)

That's right, you heard me correctly... 10% OFF YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE!!!  If you have had some things on your wish list for a while, love the May "Stamp of the Month" and want to get it at a discount (or free!), or just want to stock up on CTMH's great products, then now is the time to buy!

In order to receive this discount you must do the following:

  • View the 2011 Spring/Summer Catalog here
  • Order by sending me an e-mail to (do not order online yourself or the discount will not be applied)
  • Mention THIS post
Tax and shipping will still be added to all orders.

Also, if you spend $50 or more (before the 10% off), you will be eligible for May's Special Promotion... the exclusive "You & Me" scrapbooking kit (see a sneak peek below!) for 50% off... that's only $15!  With this wonderful kit, you can make two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories! 

The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes: 

  •    1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set 
  •    1 – 12” × 12” Colonial White Cardstock 
  •    6 – 12” × 12” B&T Duos® Papers 
  •    1 – 6” × 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet 
  •    1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon 
  •    1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems 
  •    1 – Instruction Guide

As a reminder, here is May's SOTM "Chair's To You":

Also, if you have ever want to become a CTMH consultant, MAY is the time to do it!  Join CTMH's National Scrapbooking Month celebration by getting your New Consultant Kit at 50% off  AND the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit FREE when you sign up in May!  That's $179 in products for only $64.50!! (tax and shipping still apply)  That's a GREAT DEAL!  Click here to join my team now!

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!

Acrylic Frame for my Mom for Mother's Day

Here is a 3-piece frame that I decorated with pictures of my daughter for my mother for Mother's Day.  I thought it came out really cute...I almost didn't want to give it away!  This was my first time working with acrylic and I was really happy with the way it turned out...I wish I had bought more of the frames!  Both sides are decorated and it is made to stand up (I couldn't get a good picture that way!).

Products Used:
ClearScraps Tri-Fold Acrylic Scallop Frame
Fancy Pants "Little Sprouts" Mega Kit
Martha Stewart's punch around the page -"Ribbon Loop"
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Fragments
Pictures of the cutest girl ever  :D

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Card Challenges

Well, I went out and bought a new camera this weekend so I can finally post some good pictures! LOL

Here is one of the cards I have been working on.

Everything used was CTMH products except the black pearls.

green paper - Wings Paper Collection
gray paper - Sweetheart Paper Collection
butterfly - Delight stamp set
'dream' - Dreams Come True stamp set
The butterfly was embossed with clear embossing powder and 'dream' was glazed with CTMH's liquid glass.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lilypad monthly Challenge
Card Patterns #116
Color Throwdown #142

Happy Creating!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #32: Sketch Challenge!

This week on the Cricut Circle Blog the challenge was to follow a sketch.  Here is the sketch:

 and my take on it:

I know, I know, it's finally starting to warm up around the Boston area and I'm still scrapping snow pictures!!

(Again, sorry about the blurry photo....I plan on getting a new camera this weekend!)

Thanks for looking!


Today is the day!  Thank you to all the people who have visited my blog this week..I hope you come back again!  I put a list together all of my new followers, added the names again of people who referred people over (+1 extra chance), and then the name of the person who placed an order with me (+10 extra chances) and that came to 58 names.  The winner, pick by, was lucky number 34!!

Congratulations to Margaret Pike!!!

Margaret, please email me your address at with 'winner' in the subject line and I will get your goodies out to you!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tomorrow is the day...

I just want to thank everyone who has come over to visit my blog and left me comments!  If you have left me a comment with your blog, I will be visiting soon!

So, who wants to see what tomorrow's prize is?!

Here it is...

The prize includes:

  • My Minds Eye paper pack - "Love Me Do"
  • K&Company paper pad - Amy Butler "Belle"
  • CTMH stamps - "Srping Up" and "Affectionate"
  • Lots of bling!!

To see how you can win, see the post below titled "Did you come from the messageboards?"

Good luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You & Me Page Kit

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I was able to finish the final touches of the CTMH's You & Me Page Kit layout I had been fussing over.  As soon as I saw the paper in this kit, I knew the exact pictures I wanted to use!  Last Year for Easter my daughter (then, just 1) wore a dress that I knew would work perfectly with the polka dot background.  I love how easily it came together!  (Sorry about the fuzzy pictures.  My camera broke [on Mother's Day!] so I have to use my camcorder until I decide on a new one....aka... fork up the money!!)


Perfect, right?!

EDITED:  OMG, here I am admiring the post and pictures... I click on one to make sure a bigger copy opens in a new window and then realize that the date is WRONG!!  This was 2010, NOT 2009!  LOL

Did you come from the messageboards?

If you did, THIS is the post to leave a comment on to win a prize!

The prize will include Scrapbooking/Cardmaking products including Close To My Heart Products!!

Here's how you can win:

  • Become a follower
  • Refer a friend who becomes a follower (leave a comment below telling me)
  • Blog/Post/Tweet about my blog or CTMH (again, tell me where in a comment below)
  • 10 extra chances if you purchase products! (obviously NOT necessary!)  

I will draw a winner by on Friday, May 20th and post it here!  I will also get in contact with you if you leave your info.  You will have 3 days to get back to me and give me your shipping info or a new winner will be picked.

Good Luck, and THANKS FOR VISITING! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cricut Circle National Scrapbooking Day Giveaway!

Here's a picture on me scrapping!  I generally don't take pictures of myself (let alone POST THEM!!), but ProvoCraft is having an awesome giveaway for members of the Cricut Circle to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.   

Here are the details: 
Take a quick snapshot of you crafting in your scrap space . . . it doesn’t matter if you scrapbook on the floor, at the dining room table, or in a scrapbook room . . . we want to see! Upload your picture along with your FULL NAME using the InLinkz Tool at the bottom of this post. FOUR WINNERS will have the opportunity to win one of the following prizes for National Scrapbooking Day! We are giving away ONE Martha Stewart Cake Machine, ONE Imagine Machine, ONE Cricut Cake Mini Machine, and ONE $250 of Credit to the store!
So, here's my entry....wish me luck!

If you are interested in what I was working on, see the next post...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Close To My Heart

This May I have finally joined on to become a Close To My Heart (CTMH) consultant!  I love card making and scrapbooking (actually anything that has to do with paper crafting!!) and CTMH has the perfect products to support my obsessions!  Paper and inks that coordinate perfectly make my scrapbooks come together easily and look professional.  I have used their products for years and with May being "National Scrapbook Month", it seemed like the perfect time to join! The Consultant Kit is on sale for half price, only $62... what a deal!  If you too are interested in joining (and NOW is the perfect time!), consider being a part of my team.  You can find all the information on my page here, but I would be happy to answer any questions by email (see my address on the side bar)!

Every month CTMH has an exclusive stamp set that is offered to hostesses at a discount (or free!).  This is May's:

If you are interested in hosting a gathering and earning free products, or just want more info, please feel free to contact me. 

And make sure you come back to visit often!!  I will be posting my projects made with CTMH materials, and you won't want to miss them.  I know you'll be hooked too!  ;-)

Happy Crafting!