1/06/2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 25 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

Christmas is over and now I am on to Valentine's Day.  So much to choose from in this super duper wonderful catalog.  I am kind of stuck on our Sugar Rush paper, but I am almost ready to head for another paper pack.  Look at the adorable card I made with one of the Picture My Life cards from Sugar Rush.





I have used the giraffe from the new Twins Rule stamp set.  Don't you just love the sentiment, "Love your face"?  This will be a wonderful card for one of my grandsons.  Even though Sugar Rush has predominantly pink and red papers.  Look how just adding some yellow turns it into a more masculine card.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Melissa Robinson's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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1/01/2017

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Adore You

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Michele Rowley's Blog.}   We have 23 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The January Stamp of the Month is entitled Adore You (S1701) (Set of 12).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:


The first Stamp of the Month of 2017 and it is absolutely gorgeous.  So many different ways to use it.  I can see coloring with ShinHan markers or watercolors.  Colored pencils would be look beautiful as well.  Heat embossing or just black and white would be so elegant.

And this is not just a Valentine's Day stamp.  Notice the thank you and the you make me happy sentiments.  And the Adore You is separate stamps!!  So you can easily stamp them separately and this can be used in scrapbooking.  I can see a scrapbook with a child or a new baby or how about a wedding?  What a wonderful stamp set.

With that said, here is my card.



Along with a new year comes a new catalog.



Our Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog is current beginning today through the end of April.  As a Close to My Heart Consultant, I have been able to purchase these products early and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the new products.  You can view this catalog online here.  Let me know if you would like me to drop one in the mail to you.

I used our brand new Sugar Rush Paper pack for my card.  I also added the Sugar Rush washi tape and the Sugar Rush Dots.  I paper pieced the large heart and the flowers are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them with our ShinHan markers.

The Adore You Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between January 1 – January 31, 2017.  But don't stop there, pick out $5 more so that your total purchase is $60 and you will receive the Welcome Home wreath kit for free!  The wreath retails for $18.95 and is only available until the end of January or while supplies last.




Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Wendy Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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12/25/2016

Boxing Week Sale
 

Close to My Heart is celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you'll save 50% on select items. The fun starts at 4:00 pm (CST) on Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 3:59 pm (CST) on Tuesday. Then, a whole new set of deals will begin!  The last day of sales ends on Friday, December 30. 

During this sale, we'll be featuring daily deals on my website consisting of 50% savings on a selection of current and retired products! 

Check every day this week from Monday through Thursday at 4:00 pm (CST) to get a jump start on each day's sale ! These deals are only available on my website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

At the beginning of the sale, visit my website and click on Promotions to see each day's deals. Happy shopping!

12/10/2016

Poinsettia Wreath



I designed this very elegant Poinsettia Wreath layout using the Close to My Heart Cricut Flower Market.  SO easy to make with the Flower Market cartridge.  Everything is cut with the Cricut except the mats and base.

I am selling the instruction guide and Design Space file for $6.  You must have the Flower Market cartridge to cut the layout.

I will send you the instruction guide and the Design Space file once I receive payment.



And doesn't it look nice in the Designed Décor Black Shadow Box?  You can order the Shadow Box on my website.  This would make a wonderful Christmas present.

Don't have the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge?  Check it out here.

Don't have a Cricut?  You can purchase a kit from me for $20.  $5 will be added for shipping.  I will do the stamping for you.

Kits are cut and ready to go!





12/01/2016

Close to My Heart December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 27 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The December Stamp of the Month is entitled Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) (Set of 14).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:







Do you like to color?  This stamp has so much potential.  You can stamp and color the flowers using our watercolor pencils, watercolors, ShinHan markers, or just leave the stamped image with no coloring.  And gold embossing would be gorgeous.

With that said, here is my card.



I have been pretty busy this week.  Christmas is such a wonderful holiday to craft for and I have been designing and cutting kits.  So today's blog hop kind of crept up on me.  I decided to challenge myself and go to Pinterest, type in Flower card and then copy the first card design I saw with this stamp set and Close to My Heart papers.

So, this is what I saw.
Sharon Burkert

And I copied the design exactly with Close to My Heart products.  In order to make cards, you do not have to come up with your own original ideas.  Sometimes a good page or card design is all that you need.  Then the only decisions you need to make are the colors and papers.  I have used paper from our Swan Lake paper pack and even a piece of red patterned paper from the My Crush Happy, Happy Christmas papers that I had left over from a different project. I did not have the stitched circle so I took my journaling pen and drew the dashes and dots in to add a little definition.  Super easy and very striking!



The Thoughtful Flowers Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between December 1 – December 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Terrie Shortsleeve's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


Supplies Used