Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Important announcements

Hello, friends!

First, I hope you are all safe and dry and that none of you received too much damage from that horrible hurricane Sandy!

Secondly, I have three important things to share with you today.  If you are also a follower of my other blog, you have most likely seen the announcement of the closure of Everyday Cricut. This decision has not come easy for us, but it was something I needed to do for followers of this blog and myself. You guys do not always get my best because so much goes into running two blogs. I want those of you who really enjoy my projects to get your money's worth. I was able to juggle both and push out quality for a while, but it has become harder and harder to do so.

I used to live and breath crafting and because of the vigorous schedule of running two blogs, it has made it not fun anymore. Making this change will hopefully bring back the joy I had in crafting. The best thing is I can post more often now and my projects can go back to being  higher quality.

This blog is still sponsored by Provo Craft and my projects will remain Cricut heavy. 

Next, I want to let you know that I am going to start to have weekly giveaways similar to Everyday Cricut. This will start Monday, so keep your eyes peeled!

Last, I want to let you know is that today is the last day to order from me and qualify to win the Cricut E2 machine and get your paws on the October stamp of the month!

October Specials (LAST DAY)

Back by popular demand, I am giving away one E2 Cricut machine to a lucky customer. To be eligible to win, you have to place an order on my Close To My Heart website this month. That is it! I will draw a winner November 1st.





The October stamp of the month is a total must have! It is called Very Merry Christmas and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so if you have that cartridge you are going to want to snatch this up! It makes tag making a total snap!

As always, this stamp set (retail price of $17.95) is only $5 with any order of $50 or more!





 Now don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Have a Wonderful WEDNESDAY!

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25 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Happy Halloween!! I really don't know how you've managed to keep up with 2 blogs and your busy life all this time..WOW!! So change is good and am excited for you as you start a new chapter in your crafting life so let's celebrate with a big cup of...
wait for it......KEURIG!!! and say...
Here's to MELANIE!!!

LST in Colorado said...

I'll miss Everyday Cricut, but I'm very surprise you lasted this long doing two blogs. I'll miss Everyday Cricut, but look forward to this new chapter in crafting. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas, they really inspire. YOU REALLY ROCK!!!

Ann said...

I have my kwurig raised to Mel!! Have been enjoying your blog for ovet 4-5 years. Always good!
Mstgane
Ann

snappy scrappy said...

I'll miss it...but 2 blogs is a lot of work. Lee-Ann :)

scrapdiva said...

I am sad to see everyday cricut, I had enjoyed for so many years. You do a great job, i can't wait to see what you will have on your blog.

Diana said...

This is bitter sweet. When I first got bit by the cricut bug in 2009, Christmas with the Cricut was my very first blog to follow! You have inspired me and I look forward to following your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent w/us, I look forward to following your blog.

cheryle said...

I am also sorry to see Everyday Cricut go, but do understand the pull of to many must do's going on at the same time. I know your blog will be great.

Linda said...

Oh I don't know how you have done what you did and thank you for doing it so long. Now take a breath and enjoy! Hugs, Linda

momma mo said...

I just don't know how you manage to keep up with one blog let alone two!! Although, I will certainly miss reading. I ripped through all of my daily emails to read only yours each morning, I totally understand. I appreciate all the work you have done. I think that it's good to take a break. Even too much of something you love can be no fun. Thank you for your honesty and thoughts behind this. We will miss Everyday Cricut!

Miranda said...

I will really miss the other blog, but I follow both you & Joy and I am sure it is tough! Thanks for doing it so long!
Happy Halloween!!!!
Miranda :)
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Tanya said...

I have to give you so much credit for running two blogs and creating different content for each on a daily basis...You rock! I will miss Everyday Cricut, but I also love your blog so my "loss" isn't that bad! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

debbyj said...

I have enjoyed Everyday Cricut since the first day I got my cricut, but I know you have worked hard for all of us and will continue to. Thank you for all you have done for us and I look forward to visiting you every morning at Courtney Lane.

Marianne said...

You are an amazing woman, Mel, and i know that things will come together for you even in this new chapter. Blessings.

scrappingnana said...

I don't know how you ran two blogs. I will miss Everyday Cricut but look forward to your postings here. It is important that you have fun and enjoy your crafts. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you share.

Marcia said...

I will miss Everyday Cricut very much. I look forward to seeing your projects, but understand how keeping up 2 blogs is a struggle. Thank you for all of your hard work and inspirational ideas!

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tndj said...

Don't know how you did 2 blogs and a family too. So we fully understand.we will come to your blog no matter what or where it is.

MeGlo said...

Huge fan! Will miss EDC but excited to see more from CLD! Keep up the GREAT work! THANKS SO MUCH!

Vanessa said...

I'll miss Everyday Cricut, but I totally understand how stressful it must have been to contribute to two blogs while trying to keep up with everyday life. Thanks for all the inspiration you provided on the Cricut blog over the past few years. I'm glad you'll still be sharing your talent on your personal blog!

carolyn's creations said...

Thanks for the concern for us east-coasters. Our power was out for awhile, but no other damage. Some of our friends/family here in PA had some damage, but nothing as bad as in NY and NJ. I'm sorry to see Everyday Cricut go, but totally understand the time limitations!! I look forward to more great projects on this blog.

Ruth G said...

You've done an amazing job keeping up with 2 different blogs. I'm glad you're able to make a joint decision with Joy to remove Everyday Cricut so that you can be happier about blogging.
I hope that you achieve what you hope to with this decision and can't wait to see all that you share in the future here!
Hope your Halloween is happy as well as your blogging!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Was so sad to hear,but I have been so bless by you Ladies(MELANIE,JOY & TAMMY)from the againing and I understand.Just remember you need family time & time for you!!! We don't need a project everyday and your quality of work has always been a A+
GOD BLESS
Rosebud222222222

livylou2907 said...

I also feel like this is bittersweet. Everyday cricut was the first blog I ever followed before I really even knew what a blog was. But I'm happy for you and I hope that you get a little more joy out of your decision.

UnikeByYes said...

Sort of a bittersweet feeling for me, since my adiction to crafting started with EC, thank you for all you have shared with us through both blogs,.. Looking forward to all your creations!
Liz

julie said...
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julie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the closure of your other blog. So now you and your creation wont be so stress out and you can focus on one blog, that's great. its not only great for you its also great for us, we all really enjoy your crafts we don't want you to not like what you do. Well good luck on your blog cant wait to see what next. Thanks for all you do and share, God bless.
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