Sunday, July 15, 2018

Here To You - Campaign


I always say this is my artwork and information blog, not my advertising blog.  However, Close To My Heart's new campaign, HERE'S TO YOU is just too beautiful not to share and will only be available from July 15th through August 31st:


It features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions!  Check out the beautiful cards and layout page in this Workshop Guide.

Here are the four exclusive B-size stamp sets (click to enlarge):
Here is a peek at the contents of this kit which you can order with or without the embossing folder (click to enlarge) and contains the stamps, papers and embellishments to make the lovely artwork shown below or in the instructs (link above).

Here is the contents of the full kit:  4 stamps set shown above, 11 sheets of cardstock (1 Bashful, 1 Glacier, 2 Juniper, 1 Lagoon, 2 Linen, 1 Pacifica, 2 White Daisy, 1 silver glitter) 1 sheet of Vellum, 1 set of White Pearls (z3370), 7 card blanks and envelopes.  I am truly Wowed by this set set.  Set artwork below:



12 x 12 one page layout.  Check out the lovely embossing!


Standard size cards:
And there are four more beautiful cards! I just wanted you to see some of the details.

Don't forget that July is also Stampganza month (buy 2 stamp sets and get the 3 or equal or less value for FREE) and Close To My Heart has brought back the exclusive large Solo alphabet for this occasion as well!


Finally, you can get this fun Stamp of the Month set:  Reel Highlight for only $5.00 (with a $50 purchase).
I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I love when the days are sunny yet there's a cool breeze!  Happy Stamping!



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fresh Air Featured Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Blog Hop featuring the amazing outdoor papers and stamps of FRESH AIR!  We will be showcasing items from our Fresh Air kit with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants so buckle up for the ride!

If you are visiting from Haley Dyer's blog, you are on the right path.  If not, you can start at the beginning with our hostess Carol Ellis Loftus' blog, or you can just continue as the op does go around in a circle and you'll end up here.  Next check out Ramona Temple's blog, but please feel free to check out my artwork before you go.....

Yesterday one of my besties and I went to Missoula to shop and kick around!  It was a joyous day, without any real agenda except to have fun.  We visited shops we hadn't been to before.  I tried to find the first placed I lived in East Missoula (I don't think it is there any more but I did find the second place).  Anyway, I wanted to send her a card to let her know how much fun I had and how much I appreciate her friendship!  :-)


Inside of Card:

PapersFresh Air Workshop Your Way
Stamps S1806 A Bushel and a Peck (Stamp of the Month)
Inks:  Nutmeg Exclusive Inks; Momento Tuxedo Black; Shinhan Markers; Copic Marker
OtherLiquid Glass

Fresh Air Kit:
Image of the Stamp of the Month:
Now be sure to check out the next hop on the blog hop who is Ramona Temple and see what beautiful eye-candy she has cooked up for you today!

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Beautiful Friendship Featured Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Blog Hop featuring the beautiful papers and stamps of BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP!  We will be showcasing items from our Beautiful Friendship kit with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants so buckle up for the ride.

If you ave visiting from Kara DeBerg's blog you are on the right path.  If not, you can start at the beginning with our hostess Carol Ellis Loftus's blog, or you can just continue as the hop does go around in a circle and you'll end up here.  Next check out Carol Loftus's blog, but please feel free to check out my artwork before you go....

Below is my artwork which is about the size of a standard size card.  I saw this darling little suit and knew I had to try something "girly" with it.  And of course, Beautiful Friendship was the perfect paper to do that!  So here is my "girly" rendition....


Next is taking out the vest and blouse (not shirt).


Then next we have the blouse:


The we have what is inside the blouse which also perfectly holds a gift card.


And finally is the back of the outfit which shows how well it holds everything together.


Papers:  Beautiful Friendship WYW
Stamps:  C1709 Chelsea Gardens - Cardmaking (still available)
Inks:   Black and Smoothie Exclusive Inks
Other:  Papertrey Ink die

Now, be sure to check out the next hop on the blog hop who is Carol Loftus and see what beautiful eye-candy she has cooked up for you today!

Happy Stamping!






Sunday, April 22, 2018

More About the Shimmer Brush

Here's a quick video to give you some information about Close To My Heart's Shimmer brushes for all the little tips, hints, and tricks:


Want your artwork to shimmer?  You can use the Shimmer Brush (much like a water brush) to pick up ink from the cover of your ink pad to color our images.  Then you have color with shine.

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gimme Some Sugar Featured Paper Blog Hop



Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop featuring the beautiful papers and stamps of GIMME SOME SUGAR!  We will be showcasing items from our Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants so buckle up for a little ride.

If you are visiting from Shirley Ross' Blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you can start at the beginning with our hostess Haley Dyer's blog, or you can just continue as the hop does go around in a circle and you'll end up here.  Next check out Julie Scott's blog, but please feel free to check out my artwork before you go....

Below is a standard size card and I used the cardmaking set for Gimme Some Sugar.  I am really into the oranges this year (you should see my new car, a bright orange Subaru Crosstrek) and Tangerine color was just speaking to me!  And I just love the "whip it" saying.  LOL!


Papers:  Gimme Some Sugar
Stamps:  Z4156 Gimme Some Sugar - Cardmaking; D1770 Kitchen Traditions; C1685 Inspire
Inks:  Peacock, Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Black Pearls (retired)
Other:  CTMH Thin Cuts Scallop Borders

Next a picture showing the contrasts:

This is the inside of the Card:


And a close-up look at the front--paper pieced in the tangerine:


To create this card, I used Card Pattern #28 from CTMH's Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.
You can get more information on our How-To books here:  https://kattisch.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/how-to-pattern-books.aspx

Here are the stamp images used...

Z4156 Gimme Some Sugar - Cardmaking:
D1770 Kitchen Traditions:
C1685 Inspire:
Be sure to check out the next stop on the bloghop and see what eye candy you will find at Julie Scott's blog.

Happy Stamping!




Sunday, April 15, 2018

March Card Workshop


I finally have a few minutes to post the March card workshop.  It was customer appreciation so there was no charge.  You just have to have fun sometimes, right?

Here are all the cards collectively:



The first card:


Inside of Card:

Papers:  Chelsea WYW Papers, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  M1199 Easter Basket, C1706 Easter Animals
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks; Clay and Turquoise Blue ShinHan Markers
Embellishments:  z3314 Black and White Dots

Second Card:

Inside Card:


Papers:  Gimme Some Sugar WYW Papers, White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  C1706 Easter Animals
Inks:  Black and Pacifica Exclusive Inks; Golden Yellow and Marigold ShinHan Markers
Embellishments:  z3360 Bashful Glitter Paper
Other:  z3348 Scallop Border die

Third Card:

Inside of Card:

Papers:  Stargazer WYW Papers, Black, Canary, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  z4161 Rain or Shine Paper Doll Stamp & Thin Cuts; C1685 Inspire; S1802 Sunny Thoughts (Feb. SOTM, ret.)
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks; Golden Yellow, Clay, Carmine, and Marigold ShinHan Markers
Embellishments:  Gold Glitter Tape
Other:  Spellbinder Scallop Oval and Oval Dies

Hope your Easter was blessed!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Stargazer Featured Paper Blog Hop



Welcome to our Featured Blog Hop featuring Stargazer paper packs, stamps, and embellishments!  We will be featuring various project created by talented Close to My Heart consultants, so make yourself comfy and enjoy the ride!

If you are arriving from Shirley Ross's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you wish to find the start of the Blog Hop, please start at Carol Loftus' Blog, or you can just continue as the hop goes go around in a circle.  But if you continue on the hop, the next stop will be Haley Dyer's Blog.  But lease feel free to check out my artwork before you go....

Below is a standard size birthday card and I chose to use the Stamp of the Month S1803 Birthday Time.  I also decided to use Pattern 17 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 (also shown below):


And the inside of the card:


PapersStargazer kit; Black and White Cardstock
StampsS1803 Birthday Time
Inks:  Cranberry, Pacifica Exclusive Inks
EmbellishmentsStargazer Dots

And this is a look at card pattern 17 from the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 4


Here is a look at the images of the stamp set used;

S1803 Birthday Time
Be sure to check out the next stop on the blog hop and see what eye candy you will find at Haley Dyer's Blog.

Happy Stamping!



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