Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale!


Hello Crafters!

Can you believe the holidays are upon us!! I have been so busy crafting with my Cricut Explore making a ton of gifts that I haven't been posting much on y blog, however I needed to share some awesome news. Close to my Heart is having a Cyber Sale on all the Cricut Cartridge collections! You can purchase them for 20% off, one day only! Starting tonight at 12:01am Monday, December 1st you can place an order here CTMH Cricut Cartridge Collections.


You can only get them through a CTMH consultant and if you have been on the fence, now is the time to pick them up!

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!
~ Janice


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taking the plunge with Cricut Explore

Hello Crafters!!

After much debate, I have decided to take the plunge and purchase the New Cricut Explore! This wasn't an easy decision because I already had the E2 and even though I loved it, I felt like I was moving away from using a die cut machine and using more manual die cuts and stamps. 

Well not any more!! I fell in love with Cricut ALL OVER AGAIN!! 

Below are my first two projects (which in all honestly, took about 15 min total) where I tested out not only cutting, but, the scoring and writing capabilities. 

As far as the cutting & scoring, it seems much more precise and not having to drag out my scoring board was a huge bonus! Now for the writing... If you look at the card below, the top line was originally a cut out, but I hid the contour and put a text box over it. As you can see, it wrote it beautifully! 

I am already dreaming up ways to create my Holiday Cards and signing them with the Explore.

If you are on the fence... come on over!! You will love it!!

Happy Crafting,
Janice
The Craftin' Geek

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014




Happy October and HAPPY FALL! It's BLOG HOP TIME

I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Nickie, thank you for visiting!

I just LOVE FALL! Being from the East Coast, I think it is the most beautiful time of year when the trees are turning amazing colors. Not only is the season changing, I think my social calendar starts to fill up! Football Games, chilly nights around a roasting fire, people start to get settled in with their school schedules can reconnect with friends... and that means.. more events, more Thank You notes to the hosts!

Just for this reason I decided to highlight a CTMH product that is all about FALL! If you like making cards, this kit is for you.. 



Workshops on the Go® Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Pathfinding B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Glacier, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive)
15 – Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849)
1 – Instructional Brochure

All you need is ink and adhesive to finish 15 BEAUTIFUL cards (3 designs, 5 each design).  
It was so easy and fast! By following the detailed instructions, I was able to complete these is record time!

YOU CAN DO THIS! 
Just place your order today and get your cards ready to take along a for all those FALL Invites on your calendar!


Now head on over to Lori to check out her blog and if you get lost in the hop, I have a full list at the bottom of this post.

Joyce Houck        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Betty Locco        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com


Jolene Barron        jolenespapertrail.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman        girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown        creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger    Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com


Stephanie Huber             Lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

 Crystal Davis    www.craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Jean  Murphy Stampandscrapjeanie.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer        nickiehoffer.blogspot.com


 Janice Centritto    craftingeek.blogspot.com  You are here!

Lori Meadows        CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com Go Here Next!

Back to Joyce        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

  Happy Crafting and Happy FALL!
  • ~ Janice

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August CTMH Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Happy August and BLOG HOP TIME! I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Nickie, thank you for visiting!

This month I am highlighting some products from the new CTMH ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS Book. This book will be available until July 2015! You have got to check it out!! The new products and paper lines are just AMAZING! Below will be a list of all the products I used but there is so much more to discover!

I used paper from the *Close to My Heart Brushed Collection along with some White Daisy Cardstock, the stamp I used was *Your Own Kind of Wonderful and added some Gold Sequins for embellishment. CTMH Inks used: *Glacier and Black  along with some Liquid Glass that I used on top of the stamped butterflies. All the products that I marked with an * are new, go and check them out!


 


Now for some Special Stuff!! 
Every month, Close To My Heart has a promotion for you and this month is called Picture Perfect. Details below, check it out!

Don't forget, every month there is also a different Stamp Of the Month, August is: What A Hoot and it is SO CUTE! You can get this stamp set for just $5 with a $50 purchase.

Now head on over to Betty to check out her blog and if you get lost in the hop, I have a full list at the bottom of this post.

Joyce Houck        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown        creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger    Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com


Stephanie Huber             Lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer        nickiehoffer.blogspot.com

Janice Centritto    craftingeek.blogspot.com  You are here!

Betty Locco        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com Go here Next!

Lori Meadows        CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com

Elizabeth M        www.ejoym.blogspot.com

Stephanie B        stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Jolene Barron        jolenespapertrail.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman        girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Back to Joyce        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

  Happy Crafting!

  • ~ Janice

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CTMH July Stamp of the Month

 Hello Crafters,

Can you believe, two posts in one day!!

 I was just playing with my July Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet, for the first time and WOW!! I LOVE IT!! They will be perfect with one of our upcoming products in August (Hint, Hint)!

If you are like me, I am always looking for a cute Alpha and these are CUTE!!

You can get yours for just $5.00 (a $17.95 value) with any $50 purchase. 

If you saw my previous post, now is the time to stock up on your favorites since many are going away!

Have a great rest of the day!
~ Janice
The Craftin'Geek

Goodbye to some, Sneak Peek for others!

Hello Crafters.

I can't wait to unveil the new Close To My Heart products in the CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog, next month. 

Before I show you the new, I wanted to let you know of the awesome products that will be going away at the end of the month (July 31, 2014). 
 
The following paper lines will no longer be available (and some may already be gone)
      Skylark    Ivylane       Ariana          Balloon Ride
      Jubilee    Timberline  Lollydoodle   Laughing Lola
      Sarita      Proplayer   Babycakes

If you are interested, place your order before they are all gone!!

Sneak Peek below, more details in August!!

Have a crafty day,
~ Janice
The Craftin'Geek

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop


Happy July!! I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Krista , thank you for visiting!

In my family, we have so many July birthdays that every year I am bound to miss one so... this month I made a Gate-folded belated birthday card. I wanted to keep it pretty gender neutral so I kept is a bit more simple.

I used paper from the Close to My Heart Jubilee collection along with some Lagoon and White Daisy Cardstock, the stamp set I used was Belated Birthday Occasions  and added some Triangle Studs for embellishment. CTMH Ink used: Lagoon

I hope this inspired you to make a belated birthday card for someone today!

Now head on over to Nancy to check out her blog and if you get lost in the hop, I have a full list at the bottom of this post.

Make sure you stop back in August!! The new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations book will be released and wait until you see the AWESOME new products!! Stay tuned for some new blogs posts!

Happy Crafting!
~ Janice
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If you get lost in the hop, here is a list of the bloggers.      
       
Joyce     Houck                Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com



Jean Murphy                  Stampandscrapjeanie.blogspot.com 

 Nickie Hoffer                   nickiehoffer.blogsp
Helen Gullett               www.helengullett.com

Andrea Sherman              girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Janice   Centritto             craftingeek.blogspot.com  * This is me!

Nancy Brown                   creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com     * Go here next!
Lori Meadows                  CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com

Stephanie Brown            stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Crystal   Davis                 craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Jolene Barron                jolenespapertrail.blogspot.com

Betty Locco                   scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Meg Clements                 clementscreativecreations.blogspot.com

Cindy Leek                       savingmemorieswithcindy.com

Elizabeth M                     www.ejoym.blogspot.com
   

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop



Happy June!! I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Andrea, thank you for visiting!

This month I made a birthday card using paper from the Close to My Heart Lollydoodle collection (I just love it!) and some White Daisy Cardstock for the base.

Die cuts are cut from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge using the Birthday collection stamp set (bundled with the cartridge). This stamp set is probably my most used in my collection. My definite go to for card making!

I embellished with CTMH Teal Shimmer trim on bottom.

CTMH Ink used: Lagoon, Hollyhock, Sunset, Pear, Black

I hope this inspired you to make a birthday card for someone today!


Now hop on over to Nancy to check out her awesome project!! If you get lost in the hop, I have a full list at the bottom of this post.

Happy Crafting!
~ Janice


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If you get lost in the hop, here is a list of the bloggers.

         Joyce     Houck                Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

          Helen     Gullett              http://helengullett.com/?p=4889

          Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

          Nickie Hoffer                   nickiehoffer.blogspot.com

          Andrea Sherman              girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

          Janice   Centritto             craftingeek.blogspot.com  * This is me!

         Nancy Brown                   creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com  * Go here next!

         Cindy Leek                       savingmemorieswithcindy.com  

         Lori Meadows                  CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com

         Crystal   Davis                 craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com
          Betty Locco                   scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

          Meg Clements                 clementscreativecreations.blogspot.com

          Stephanie B                     stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com
   
          Back  to Joyce               joyfulcreations.blogspot.com
 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Winner of my Giveaway!!

Hello Crafters!

Thank you to everyone that left a comment!!  Here is the winning comment from my giveaway of the Close to My Heart Free to be Me paper pack:
Great Layout!
CONGRATS Andrea!! Send me an email with your info so I can send out your prize!

Now head on over to my FACEBOOK PAGE! Once I hit 100 subscribers there... ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!

Have a crafty day!!
Janice ~ The Craftin'Geek

Friday, May 23, 2014

Print your Facebook Happy Thoughts!

Happy Friday Crafters!

Today I am posting a non-CTMH layout.

I was looking at my profile notes history on Facebook and found something I wrote a couple of years ago. It was an important journal note about my son and had I not re-discovered it, this page would not have been made. 

After printing it out, I used his school colors for the page and a bunch of DAZZLER stickers on it. It is a simple page but I really like how it came out.

Sometimes we post things on Facebook and move on. I challenge you to print out your notes.  You wrote them for a reason, now document them in your scrapbooks!

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
~ Janice, The Craftin' Geek


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Giveaway reminder

Hello Crafters!!

Just a reminder that I have a GIVEAWAY happening on my blog.

Head over to THIS POST in order to get your comments in. Since you are there, check out the blog hop. Remember to comment on that post and become a subscriber to be be entered for the Close to My Heart "Free to be Me" Paper pack! I will be drawing a name on May 24th.


Also, the end of the month is coming soon... WOW, can you believe it is almost June!!
If you would like the May Stamp of the Month for only $5 (with qualifying order) you will need to place it before May ends.


Have a Crafty Day!!
~ Janice
The Craftin'Geek

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wedding Season

Hello Crafters!

It is that time of year and here is a card I made for a wedding I am attending.  It came out so pretty, I wanted to share.

The die cuts are all cut out from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.
I used the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and decorated the envelope with the same embellishment.

Don't forget, I have a giveaway going on until May 24th for the Close to My Heart Free to Be Me paper collection (the May Special).

If you would like to make any Close to My Heart purchases, head over to http://craftingeek.ctmh.com/ to my online store.

Enjoy!


Friday, May 9, 2014

May Blog Hop & Giveaway!


WELCOME CRAFTERS!! 

This is the first time I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Crystal, thank you for visiting!

Here is my creation for National Scrapbooking Month and the May Blog Hop! 

I created a one page scrapbook layout. It was easy peasy! 
Supplies:
Paper: CTMH FREE TO BE ME Paper Collection (CTMH special this month!) 
Diecuts: CTMH Artiste and Artbooking Cricut Cartridges
Quick tip: After cutting the die cuts in white paper, I sponged color on them to match the background colors, a great way to use your ink when you don't have the matching cardstock color.
Check out the final page below. If you are interested in any products, please head over to my CTMH Online Store.




 

GIVEAWAY TIME!
Become a subscriber and leave a comment. I will pick someone to receive the 
CTMH FREE TO BE ME Paper collection Winner announced May 24th!

Be sure to LIKE my Facebook page TheCraftinGeek. I will be hosting surprise giveaways just for my subscribers!

Now head on over to Stephanie to see what she has made for you! 

Have a CRAFTY DAY!
~ Janice

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If you get lost in the hop, here is a list of the bloggers.
Joyce Houck             Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com
 
Krista Hershberger     Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 
Betty Locco               scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

 
Helen Gullett             byheleng.wordpress.com

 
Nancy Brown             creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

 
Nickie Hoffer             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com

 
Lori Meadows            CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com

 
Cindy Leek                savingmemorieswithcindy.com

 
Andrea Sherman       girlpluspaper.blogspot.com 

 
Crystal Davis            craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

 
Janice Centritto         craftingeek.blogspot.com       <=== YOU ARE HERE

 
Stephanie B              stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com    <=== GO HERE NEXT

 
back to Joyce           Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy National Scrapbooking Month and May CTMH Specials

Good Morning Crafters!

HAPPY National Scrapbooking Month!!
 
This month Close to my Heart is offering an exclusive paper pack called "FREE TO BE ME" for only $5 and let me tell you... BEAUTIFUL!! 

Also this month the May Stamp of the Month is called "You've Got a Friend" and oh so cute for just $5 with any $50 purchase.





If you would like to place an order, click my shopping cart or head on over to http://craftingeek.ctmh.com/  to place an order.

Have a CRAFTY DAY!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

{CTMH Card Video and April Info}

Hello Crafters!!
VIDEO TIME!
Here is a card I made using CTMH SkyLark paper and the cutest little stamp!

You still have time to become a Close to My Heart Consultant and qualify for the FREE CRICUT CARTRIDGE however, you better hurry because the promotion ends when April ends!

Also, if you are interested in qualifying for my April Giveaway, you need to place an order and  your name will be entered for the CTMH Originals Card Making book (AWESOME STUFF!!)

Here is the video I promised you. For some reason it wouldn't load but
FINALLY I was able to get this video posted after several attempts! Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!
~ Janice
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Monday, April 21, 2014

{CTMH HELLO card}

Hello Crafters!!

This is a cute card I made using several Close To My Heart Stamp sets.
One of the sets being the April Stamp of the Month, Balloon Talk.
This month you can pick it up for only $5.00 if you spend $50, an awesome deal!!

For the card, I just stamped directly on a card base using CTMH inks in Lagoon, Pear, Sunset & Hollyhock. I really love how the colors just give it POP!
I have to tell you, I really like the CTMH Stamps! I do a ton of stamping and so far, loving the colors available and how smooth they stamp.

DON'T FORGET! I HAVE A GIVEAWAY GOING ON IN APRIL!!
If you place an order of $50 or more in April, you will be entered to win the CTMH Originals Card Making book... see my last post for details and video here.

Click here to place an order or click on my shopping cart.

I am having fun using all my Close To My Heart product so stay tuned for another video that I am working on. 

Happy Crafting!
~ Janice

Monday, April 14, 2014

{CTMH Card and Originals Book overview & Giveaway}

Hello Crafters!

I finally got a chance to dig into my Close To My Heart new consultants kit and WOW!! Awesome stuff!! 

All of the products instantly became my favorites however, there was one item that REALLY got my creativity going... The Originals book. It helps take your card making to a whole new level!  If you are a seasoned card maker or just starting out, it will appeal to everyone. There are awesome templates, layouts and inspiration to help you make amazing cards with minimal effort.

Now to the giveaway info...
If you would like a chance at receiving your own copy of Originals, place a $50 order with me in the month of April. At the end of the month, I will place all of the orders in a drawing and one lucky person will get a copy.

Head over to my Close To My Heart Website and place an order of $50.00 or more, not only will you have a chance at getting the book, you will also qualify for The Stamp of the Month for only $5.00!! 

To get a closer look at the Originals book, check out my video with an overview of the book along with a card I made. I bet you will love it as much as I do!!




Monday, April 7, 2014

{ CTMH April Gathering & Giveaway! }

Hello Crafters!
As I embark on my new focus with Close To My Heart, I wanted to give my readers a way to get the awesome products that CTMH carries. 

Each month, I will create a Monthly Gathering here: http://craftingeek.ctmh.com and if you place a order during that month, I will enter your name in a drawing for a prize. Each month the prize will vary.

In order to qualify, you need to do the following.

1. Become a subscriber on my blog ===> 
2. Leave a comment.
3. Place an order during the month. This part is EASY since I know you will see so many things you want!! Once you are on my Close to My Heart page, click the JOIN button for that month Gathering & place your order. This month is the April Gathering.

I will draw a name at the end of the month from all the orders and I will announce it!  SO EASY PEASY!! Good luck and Happy Craftin'!

Have a wonderful, crafty day!
~ Janice
The Craftin' Geek





Saturday, April 5, 2014

{ BREAKING NEWS! Me & CTMH }

As of today, I am officially a CLOSE TO MY HEART INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT!
I am SO EXCITED!  I love their products! I have been thinking about joining for quite a while and with the April New Consultant kit, I couldn't have joined at a better time! 

Stay tuned for CTMH Projects and Videos!

If you would like to place an order, please click my shopping cart or CLICK HERE

If you love their products as much as I do, this is the month they are also giving you a FREE Cricut Cartridge along with their amazing New Consultants kit for an unbelievable price of $99.

Click here if you would like to join my team!!

Check them out! They are normally $99 alone and you will be getting them FREE!
Cricut® Artbooking collection (Z1906)
Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790)
Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686)

Check out the Awesome Kit!

Happy Craftin'
~ Janice
The Crafin' Geek


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