Thursday, October 1, 2015

Exclusive BagOffer

When a new Consultant signs up during October, they will receive the 2015 Close To My Heart Convention bag FREE in their New Consultant Kit! They can then travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help New Consultants start their business with confidence and flair!

Here's a list of all the goodies that come in the consultant kit that I can't wait to share with you.
  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
     New Consultant Kit 
    All these plus an exciting career playing and having fun with old friends and new friends will be yours for only $129.  Sign up on my website today!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September is National Stamping Month

Celebrate National Stamping Month with these three exclusive stamp sets with Close To My Heart!  Each set is specifically styled for a different crafting genre, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. 
 My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Scrapbooking CC1040
This Hello Life stamp set is designed for your inner scrapbooker.  It's size and titles make it perfect for use on your typical 12" x 12" layout.  It also includes some fabulous little flowers and leaves that will make some adorable little clusters to fill in your layout. 
 My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Cardmaking CC1041
This Hello Life stamp set is designed just for your inner card maker!  It's sweet little sentiments are made to fit on your birthday cards, thank you cards, or even your thinking of you cards.  Giving you the perfect set for you to brighten someone's day today, quickly and easily!
My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Pocket Scrapbooking CC1042
This fabulous Hello Life stamp set is designed specifically for the pocket scrap booker.  It's images fit nicely into the 2" x 3" or 4" x 5" pockets that you typically find in our Picture My Life pocket albums that everyone finds so easy to put together.

These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

Now here is a little video from Monica demonstrating how easy they all are to use and how you obviously need to save some money and buy all three sets.

Remember, they are available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD!
Go here to purchase them today!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2015-16 Idea Book

The new Idea Book is out and better than ever!
Call me to find out how to get your hands on your very own book.  The new items are looking great, from new stampsets, exclusive paper and ink colors and yes, even watercolors for fantastic mixed media projects!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Shimmering Deer Christmas Card

This card was super easy because it was made using Close To My Heart's Christmas Card Kit!
The kit comes with:
10 – 7" × 5" Printed Card Bases
10 – Printed Banners
10 – Colonial White Deer
10 – Red Sparkles
12 – 3-D Foam Squares
10 – Glitter Paper Pieces
10 – Coordinating Envelopes
4 yards Red and White Baker's Twine 
I didn't follow the original exactly, but was pretty close.  I chose to emboss the sentiment banner, which if you do, make sure you stamp your sentiment onto the banner first. And I also loved the little sparkles, but used them on some other cards first, so poor Rudolph didn't get his little red nose, lol.
The other thing I did different was to use a different stamp set for the sentiment.  They sell some separately that go well with the banner, but I just used the Noel set that I had on hand.  It fit nicely, and I love this stamp set.  Hopefully I can share with you soon the cards I made with it.
The stamp set they recommend for the card set is a good one too.  It's call Merriest Christmas and if you don't have it yet, be sure to get it.  It's great for inside sentiments as well.
 For the inside of the card I used another retired set.  The envelope comes already decorated too.   So simple, yet elegant.
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I love comments if you want to leave one.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card

I love the sweet little bird on this card, and I especially love how simple this card is to make.  The bird and sentiment with it are from the Yuletide Carol Complements from Close To My Heart.  The background paper is from the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack.  I inked up the edges of the card base with Cranberry ink and then went to work on the edges of the background patterned paper.  I distressed the edge using the Edge Distresser and then used the sponge dauber with Champagne Ink to wear out the edges.  I wanted both sides of the paper to show, so I folded the corner forward and put some bling on it.  The other corner is rolled up a little too.
Next I added two rows of Red Shimmer Trim.  Then I trimmed the sticker using my Non-Stick, Micro-Tip Scissors.  I cut a rectangle of Cranberry Cardstock slightly bigger than the sticker and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Damask Embossing Folder.  Then I distressed the edges with the Edge Distresser again, (one of my favorite little tools) and sponge daubed it with some Cranberry Ink, as well as running the sponge dauber over top of the embossed paper to highlight the raised embossing.  You can see it better in the photo below.
Next I put the sticker on the embossed cardstock and then raised them both with some 3D Foam Tape.  All that was left was the Small Black Flourish Sparkles.
The inside was done with some retired stamp sets and I'm not sure of the names of them, sorry.  But you can do them with practically any Christmas sentiment you like.  Merriest Christmas is a beautiful set if you're looking for one.
 Thanks for checking out my blog.  If you like what you've seen be sure to leave a message, and share it with your friends.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sweet Little Girl Christmas Card

I recently posted a different little girl card where the little girl was a stamp from the Christmas Post stamp set.  This one is much easier though because the little girl is a sticker from the Carol Yuletide Complements set, although I did take the time to sponge daub the edges with some Cranberry Ink. 
I sponge daubed the card base with Cranberry Ink then used some Cranberry Cardstock embossed with the Damask folder for the background. I used the Edge Distresser and some Champagne Ink on the edges.  Then I added a piece of the patterned paper from the Yuletide Carol paper pack, distressed and sponge daubed.
Next came the retired burlap ribbon and felt flower (I added the little pearl in the middle myself because I thought it went well with the delicateness of the little girl)
The inside was done with the retired Christmas Chatter stampset and some Red Shimmer Trim, love that stuff.  The horn was from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set

I hope you are enjoying seeing these as much as I enjoy making them. Please leave a comment.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frolic and Play Snowman Christmas Card

Doesn't this card just make you want to build a snowman?
This fun card was done with the Yuletide Carol paper pack from Close To My Heart.  It also uses both the Yuletide Carol Complements, and Yuletide Carol Assortment.
The base of the card is sponge daubed with New England Ivy Ink, and then the background is distressed with the edge distresser and then sponge daubed with Cranberry Ink.  I do like to roll the corners down a bit just to show the back of the patterned paper.
I then took some seam binding ribbon and distressed it with some Champagne Ink.  I then tied it around the front facing of the card.  I'm not sure if you can see it very well, but I mounted the snowman sticker onto some Damask Embossed, New England Ivy Card Stock, using some foam tape to pop it up.  Then I added the glitter button stickers from the Yuletide Assortment.
The inside sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Candyland, but you can easily use whatever you have on hand for that.
I hope you get some inspiration, and leave me a note. Thanks for looking.