Monday, August 1, 2016

Close To My Heart August News!


Happy August!  The Summer is flying by. Just wanted to let you know what is going 
on with CTMH this month.

First- we have a new idea book!  


















Click HERE to see the catalog on line.  
    New Cricut Cartridge - Flower Market
    New Paper Fundamental packs - Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment and Basics
    New Die Cuts
    New Colors in the Adventure Color Family - Pansy, Emerald, Willow, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Raspberry
    New Ink Pad Design - EASIER TO OPEN!!!
    New Organizer - Workplace Wonder - for storing inks, pads, markers and paper
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

Want to get your hands on some of this new stuff FREE?  During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!


Second - Upcoming Events - Save the Date!
    August 21st - New Product Launch Party and Card Class
        Come and see all the new product and make some cards with the new colors.
    September 17th - National Stamping Day - Card Kit with exclusive stamp - details coming soon.
    October 2nd - Halloween Themed Class - details coming

August Stamp of the Month Perr-fect Halloween - You guys know I'm a cat person so I just love this stamp set.





 My Heart August News!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mojo Monday and Penelope

Just playing along with Mojo Monday this week. I'm using up some of my soon to be retired Penelope paper. If you want to get yours too just click HERE to see all the goodies that will retire at the end of August.
#MOJO455

And if you've ever thought about getting all the Close To My Heart goodies at a discount you can join my team and get all the new items before anyone else.  Click HERE for more info!

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month "Happy Times" Blog Hop


Welcome to our Happy Times Blog Hop!  On this hop we are showcasing artwork with Close To My Hear's National Scrapbook Month's exclusive paper packet called "Happy Times".  If you've come here from KRISTEN'S BLOG then you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  

I decided to do a one page, one picture layout of my beautiful step mom.  She looks so pretty next to the flowers we brought her last Mother's Day.  And these floral designs and pastel colored papers with a little hint of gold foil were perfect.  The coordinating stamp set works perfectly too.  I stamped the flower image and title and fussy cut them to add to the page.  

Before you hop on over to MICHELLE'S BLOG  to see her artwork I hope you'll check out my tips below and more details on how you can get this beautiful paper pack and stamp set for yourself.
  
Tip 1 - To fussy cut the title, I first stamped the sentiment then cleaned my stamp.  Then I put the clean stamp over the image and lightly traced the outline with a pencil.  I used the pencil line to fussy cut the title out.
Tip 2 - to save some of this beautiful paper I cut away some of it that was going to be layered over.  See the below picture.

Here is how you can get your own Happy Times paper packet: 
With a qualifying purchase of $60 you can get the paper packet for FREE!  
You can also purchase this exclusive paper pack at full retail of $14.95 with no purchase requirement.  

The coordinating D-Size stamp set is $17.95.  There's never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful paper! 

Click HERE to order yours now.








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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 
This month we will be featuring  the May SOTM, called Celebrate Cake.  Who doesn't like a little cake?  If you have come here from NANCY'S BLOG , you are on the right path!

 
Here is what this cute stamp set looks like.  Everything you need to make a cake for any special occasion. Here is the cake - err. . . I mean card  .  . I made using the new Florence papers.  I did a little paper piecing - that's when you stamp on some patterned paper, cut it out and place it over the stamped image - to give it a little pop. I colored the cake topper with my ShinHan markers and added some new Florence sequins.  Who wouldn't want to get a little birthday cake in the mail?  What is your favorite kind of cake?



Thanks for looking at my cake - err card!  

Did you know each month you can purchase a new D-Size stamp set for only $5 when you place and order of $50 or more?  Remember, the SOTM is only available until May 31st!  You can shop HERE to get your SOTM now or contact your CTMH Consultant.

Now "Hop" on over to DONNA'S BLOG  because I'm sure she has something awesome to show you.   Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
 
 
Here are some additional ideas on how to use this stamp set:


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watercolor Blog Hop


Welcome to our Watercolor Blog Hop!  On this hop we will be featuring all watercolor artwork.  If you have come here from HAYLEY'S BLOG, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have a bunch of very talented Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using our watercolor paints and pencils.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Watercolor is a big trend now and it's soo easy.  Don't be afraid to try it.  CTMH makes it easy and inexpensive to try this fun technique.  And there are tons of ideas on Pinterest to inspire you.  In fact my cards were inspired by this card I saw there.  I used our watercolor paper and did a wash of water over the top third of the card.  Then I just picked out some pretty pastel colors I thought looked good together and using my widest paint brush I just dabbed the color in four squarish areas of the card blending the edges.  After my card dried (you can speed it up by hitting it with a craft heater) I stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink.  I cut a butterfly with my Cricut and heat embossed it in gold and added that and some gold sequins to finish it off.  I got a little carried away with how easy this card was and ended up making four cards.  One was for my niece's birthday and you'll see below what happened when I tried to take a picture of it to post here.








Thanks for looking!  If you want to try this yourself please click HERE to get your supplies.  

 Now "Hop" on over to HELEN'S BLOG  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 


And this is what happens when you want to take a picture of your card in front of the window and your cat won't move!



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sunshine Birdies Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring the Stamp called Sunshine Birdies.  If you have come here from HELEN'S BLOG , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.


This month we have over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This cute stamp set is perfect for coloring, either with our watecolor paints or with our Shin-han markers.  I used both!  I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest.  I made this 5 x 7 card first by random stamping the butterflies in Memento Ink and then using our watercolors to paint them.  Then I used the happy birthday stamp that comes with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I used Thistle cardstock matted with Eggplant and added some bitty sparkles.


And here is a 4.25 x 5.5 card version. On this one I use our Shin-han markers to color the butterflies.

Now "Hop" on over to JENNIFER'S BLOG to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available in March!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!