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Saturday, August 6, 2011

I am so excited about the new and exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. Simply plug the cartridge into a Cricut Expression, Cricut Bug, Cricut Imagine, and or the E2 (sold at retail stores) and you’re ready to cut any of the 700 shapes with the touch of a button! The exclusive images are incredibly versatile, and many are designed to be used with specific Close to My Heart, My Acrylix® stamps for real eye-popping power!

When you purchase the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, you’ll also receive three exclusive D-size stamp sets designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge. Plus, we’re including three sets of Dimensional Elements that work in tandem with the cartridge as well. You can mix and match to your heart’s content! Stamp on your Cricut® shape; cover your Dimensional Element with a Cricut® shape; or cut, stamp, and then cover! You’ll be all set to create uniquely beautiful artwork with incredible ease.

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
To Learn more and or buy this collection for only $99, click here!

Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Launch of My Craft Channel

Crafters, I think my dream came true. I just learned about the My Craft Channel launch. Okay, I love Youtube, as a matter of fact I am always on Youtube. There is nothing like seeing someone make and explain a craft project. Well, I hear that MCC is going to be more than a Youtube type of is actual professional broacasting. It will feature 20 or more new shows per week by 20 celebrity crafters. They will launch on the Fall. The exact day is unknown to me but you could learn more by visiting the following link: My Craft Channel Blog. Can it get better than this? Well, it actually are some of the hosts that have been announced so far:  Kristine McKay, founder of  My Craft Channel and has been involved in the craft industry for ten years, working in marketing, product development, design, etc...Kim & Kris from The DIY Dish Show, Stacy Julian, a recognized leader in the scrapbooking industry and the visionary founder of Big Picture Classes (BPC), Christy Tomlinson, an amazing mixed media artist, Teresa Collins, the owner and designer of Teresa Collins Designs, Jennifer Hadfield, Beckie Farrant, and Heather Mann three very popular craft bloggers, Brittany Egbert of One Charming Party, Heidi Swapp, well known for her trend setting style and amazing handwriting. Although, there are more hosts to come My Craft Channel is launching with a bang! They are giving away 20 Cricut E2 (one each time a host is announced for a total of 20. To enter the drawing visit My Craft Channel Blog and learn more. I am looking forward to this fall!!! Yay!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I am so excited! I am sponsoring a giveaway of one of my favorite Cricut cartridge, "Just Because" Cards. If you have a Cricut and love to make cool and unique cards this is the cartridge for you. Making amazing cards will always be a breeze with this cartridge! The "Just Because" Cards is filled with unique images and phrases that could be used for all occasions. It contains 40 cards styles with layers and 10 envelope styles as well as phrases, stickers and stencils! 

This is how the giveaway works: Once we reach 100 followers all of your names will automatically enter the drawing. you get one entry just for being a follower of Polka Dots Crafts and another entry if you leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like this cartridge. Also, for each of your friend who starts to follow this blog and mentions your name you get additional entries increasing your odds of winning! Good luck ;.)

Monday, April 4, 2011


I wanted to let you know about a really cool charity movement that Scrapbooks etc. magazine has just launched! It's called Craft It Forward and it's a great way to use your passion for crafting to make a difference in YOUR community. A handmade card can bring smiles to kids in crisis, a fun banner can brighten the day of adults in residential facilities and a bookmark can encourage someone learning to read. 

Here's how it works: throughout 2011, visit the Craft It Forward website each month for a new downloadable pattern and suggested recipients. Make the project and donate it to a charity that is near and dear to your heart. Then, add your story to the Craft It Forward gallery for a chance to win $500 in cash and a $500 donation to a charity! They'll be looking for stories to feature in the magazine and on the website, too. So join me and Craft It Forward throughout 2011. I will be posting my project and chosen charity here soon. 
For more information, visit the Craft it Forward website:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


My good friend Cathy recently launched the Sugar Shop Sweets Facebook page and I want to celebrate with her by sponsoring a FREE T-SHIRT drawing of your choice. If you are interested in entering the drawing all you have to do is follow her page at: and then let me know that you are a fan of Sugar Shop Sweets by writing a comment here.It is that simple. You could also enter if you are one of my Facebook friends (Danay Carusi) by clicking on a link provided on my Facebook page, either way your name will be entered and on April 15th I will announce the winner on both my Facebook page and here. All the SSS t-shirts are made in the USA with 100% organic cotton. In my humble opinion, they are the softest t-shirts ever. I hope you win. Don't forget to leave a comment once you become a fan of SSS. Here is also a link to the website so you could see the 2011 Spring-Summer Collection: . Now meet Lala Ladybug. Isn't she the cutest? Meet all the sweets by visiting the website.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Recently, on March 7th to be exact, my good friend Cathy launched her 2011 Spring-Summer Collection. I just love the sweet plushies featured in this collection. I have known Cathy for approximately 27 years and her business philosophy truly mirrors the giving person she is. I am amazed by how she was able to bring to life her imaginary childhood friends and through them she plans to spread the comforting and all is possible feelings these little plushies gave to her during her toughest childhood moments. She is spreading good will through her Good Deed Revolution Campaign and has created a Good Deed Revolution Kit that she is giving away for free (while supplies last) to those of us who want to become Good Deed ambassadors. Please, visit the sweetest website ever to learn more here is the link: 

Meet all the Sweets today! Here is one of my favorite ones. I just love her!!! Isn't she adorable?