Monday, September 3, 2018

September SOTM - Just Treats

This month's stamp of the month S1809 Just Treats has several fall/winter sayings and accessories that makes this such a fun set! This is a set of 22 images that will only be available until September 30th.  Spend $50 and this beautiful stamp can be purchased for just $5.00.  Below are the images for this stamp set:

For my standard size card, I chose the Hello Pumpkin papers from our new 2018 Holiday Expressions Idea book.  I took the card sketch from this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch #280:


Here is my rendition of Sketch #280:


A close up of the details--the stars are done with sparkle papers:


A final picture from the side:


PapersG1160 Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps S1809 Just Treats stamp set (Stamp of the Month)
Inks:   Momento Black Ink
Embellishments:  z3314 Black and White Dots; z3236 Black Glitter Paper, Orange Glitter Paper
Other:  CTMH Thin Cuts Stars (ret.)

Happy Stamping!



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Documented Featured Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Blog Hop for August featuring the beautiful papers and stamps of Documented!  We will be showcasing items from our Documented kit with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants so get your sip on (coffee, tea or juice) and off we go!

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

I have chosen to make a standard card, but decided to use a stamp set that will be going out at the end of August.  It is our Operation Smile stamp set, Punny Pals.  Here is my standard size card:


And here is the inside of the card:



PapersG1154 Documented Workshop Your Way, Saffron and White Daisy Cardstocks
StampsD1751 Punny Pals; C1719 Documents-Cardmaking stamp sets
Inks:   Momento Black Ink; Shinhan Pastel Peach marker, E37 Sepia, E33 Sand, V06 Lavender, V09 Violet, V17 Amethyst, G94 Grayish Olive, GG99 Olive and V12 Pale Lilac Copic markers
Embellishmentsx7234c Documented compliments (flower); z4177 Documented Dots; z4196 white cotton ribbon
Other:  Circle and scallop circle die from Spellbinders

Here is one last look at the cute, cute D1751 Punny Pals stamp set images:

C1719 Documented - Cardmaking images:
And here is our featured papers:

Now be sure to check out the next hop on the blog hop which is Michelle Loncar's blog  and see what beautiful eye candy she has cooked up for you today!

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Central Park Featured Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Blog Hop featuring the colorful papers and stamps of Central Park!  We will be showcasing items from our Central Park kit with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants so get your sip of coffee and we'll be off.

If you are visiting from Michelle Loncar'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 hop goes around in a circle and you'll end up back here.  Next check out Haley Dyer's blog, but please feel free to check out my artwork before you go....

I ran across this fun fold card that I thought would be cheerful and fun for the Central Park papers:  And, strange enough, it ends up being 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (a standard size card) even though the card base is 5-1/2" x 11".


Here is the card stretched out a bit so you can see the folds:


And here is the card all stretched out.  For the greeting section (3rd section) I used daubers to get that dotted effect on white daisy panel.


Papers:  G1151 Central Park Workshop Your Way; Pacifica and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  C1719 Documented - Cardmaking
Inks:  Pacifica, Willow, Bashful, Lemon, and Poppy Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Z4178 Central Park Sequins

Here is the stamp set used C1719 Documented - Cardmaking.  I love the greetings in this stamp set!  You can click on the picture to better see the details of the set.
Now be sure to check out the next hop on the blog who is Haley Dyer's blog and see what beautiful eye-candy she has cooked up for you today!

Dimensions:
  • Base 5-1/2" x 11" scored at 4-1/4", 7" & 9-3/4"
  • Decorative Paper Layers -1st Section: 2 pieces at 1" x 5-1/4"
  • 2nd Section: 2 pieces at 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • 3rd Section: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Front Panel:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4" (each other panel is 1/8" smaller)
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Here's 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!


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