Saturday, February 17, 2018

Step Right Up - New February/March promotion


New February/March Promotion 

Celebrate fun-filled events of every kind with the exclusive My Acrylix Showtime stamp set, which features playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be just the ticket! 



Purchase this set as part of the limited-time Step Right Up bundle and save!  This bundle, a $39.79 value is only $28.95, will only be available through March 31st, so order yours right away! 

Bundle CC2184:

This bundle includes the following:
1 - My Acrylix Showtime stamp set
2 - Gold foil paper sheets
2 - White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 - Sapphire cardstock sheets
2 - Black carstock sheets
2 - Saffron cardstock sheets
2 - Cranberry carstock sheets
1 - gold pearls
1 - red shimmer trim

D1789 Showtime Stamp Set:


More artwork:



Start enjoying the fun today!


Make Waves Featured Paper Blog Hop


Welcome once again to our Featured Paper Blog Hop featuring Make Waves paper packs and stamps.  We will be featuring various projects created by talented Close to My Heart Consultants.  So make yourself comfy and enjoy the ride!

If you are visiting from Haley Bell Dyer'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 does go around in a circle.  But if you continue on the hop, the next stop will be Cheryl Glass Arbo's Blog.  But please feel free to check out my artwork before you go....

Below you will find my project with Make Waves papers and the stamp of the month stamp set.  I fussy cut one of the Mermaids and the flowers from the decorative papers.  And I just thought black backgrounds would set the bright colors off perfectly.  This card is a standard size card.


When I started designing this card, I used the sketch from the Make if from Your Heart Blog free sketch article.  I started with this sketch but modified it for my purposes.

The insides:


Papers:  Make Waves Papers; Black and White Cardstock
Stamps:  S1802 Sunny Thoughts, C1685 Inspire 
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Make Waves Sequins; Bashful Pearls (Ret.)
Other:  Punch for corners of card inside sentiments

A look at the images of the stamp set used:

S1802 Sunny Thoughts
C1685 Inspire:

Be sure to check out the next stop on the blog shop and see what eye candy you will find at Cheryl Glass Arbo's Blog.  Happy Stamping!




Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February CTMH Promotions


PRETTY IN  PINK

Think pink this month during CTMH's Pretty in Pink special where you can save up to 30% on selected product!  Close to My Heart has selected a handful of items that are all sorts of pink and gold.  There's even a several bundled packages you can buy at 30% off or receive FREE by signing up as a consultant or hosting a qualifying part this month!  Learn more about this offer HERE.  Here are some of those selected products (click to enlarge):


You can also find the bundles at a 30% discount HERE.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY MOBILE

Make this beautiful butterfly mobile with the bundles (from above):


Watch the video below to see how this gorgeous mobile is made:



You can get the Cricut Design Space file HERE (and be sure to give it some time to load).  Then you can get your additional written instruction .pdf file HERE If you do not have a Cricut or cartridge and want to make this wonderful mobile, contact me to purchase the bundle and I will cut it out for you.


FEBRUARY STAMP OF THE MONTH - Sunny Thoughts

Spend $50 and get this D-size Stamp of the Month set of 13 images for just $5.00! (Click image to see detail).  See some beautiful samples of artwork below.  More featured artwork with the stamp of the month to come in the next few days:




Happy February!







Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Papers Blog Hop.  This month we will be showcasing items from Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart Consultants.  So, once again, grab yourself a cup of java or hot cocoa, relax, take your shoes off and enjoy the journey!

If you are visiting from Haley Bell Dyer's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you wish you find the start of the Blog Hop hosted by Carol Loftus' Blog.  Or, you can just continue on as it does go around in a circle.

Below you will find my project with Chelsea Gardens papers.  I just love black cardstock as a contrast to these beautiful papers.  My card is a standard size card.


and here is a close up showing the dimension:


Papers:  Chelsea Gardens Papers; Black and White Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1801 Bloom & Grow (Stamp of the Month)
Inks:  Black, Glacier Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Other:

Here is a closer look at the images used--the January Stamp of the Month Bloom & Grow:


Be sure to check out the next stop on the hop, Erica Haskin's Blog to see what beautiful eye candy she has been cooking up for you!

Stay warm!



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Beary Christmas Card

This is the last day of the year and will use it for my last post of the year--another and last beary Christmas card:

Here is a closeup:


Last, a picture of the front of the card:



Papers:  Beary Christmas Papers, White and Cranberry Cardstocks; Gold Foil Paper
Stamps:  M1176 Little Saint Nick
Inks:  Momento Ink;  z2448 R11-Carmine; z2464 RP198-Tender Pink ShinHan Markers
Embellishments:  Gold Sequins (ret.); Holiday Red Nylon Ribbon (ret.); Tulip White Puffy Paint (Walmart)
Other:  Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies; Sizzix 3D Snowflake Embossing Folder (Hobby Lobby)

Here is a closer look at the M1176 Little Saint Nick image used:

Happy 7th Day of Christmas!



Saturday, December 30, 2017

Beary Christmas Ornament

We had a quick workshop just before Christmas to create a few Christmas things.  One of the projects was a Christmas ornament made with Beary Christmas paper and the new Gold Foil paper.  I think this is a fun tradition--to make a special ornament each year.  The cutting files came from Dreaming Tree's Merry Christmas Ornaments Bundle.

Here is the ornament:


Here is a picture that shows the ornament lighted with a mini candle inside.

Here is a look at the top of the ornament:


And a look at the back of the ornament where you can add a little electronic candle.


Papers:  Beary Christmas Papers, x5975 Cranberry Cardstock, z3365 Gold Foil Paper; z3367 Vellum Paper
Embellishments:  Red Sparkles (Retired)
Other:  Dreaming Tree SVG Merry Christmas Ornament Bundle files with Cricut Design Space

Leo K. of Dreaming Tree has very good instruction videos and I really enjoyed constructing this ornament.  Here is a picture of the Bundle that Leo created:


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  

Happy 6th Day of Christmas!



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Basics Fundamentals Blog Hop


Welcome to our Featured Papers Blog Hop.  This month we will be showcasing items from our Basics Fundamental Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart Consultants.  So once again grab yourself a cup of java or hot cocoa, relax, take your shoes off and enjoy the journey!

If you are vising from Julie Scott's Blog, then you are on the right track, if not, you can find the start of the Blog Hop hosted by Carol Loftus.  Or, you can just continue on as it does go around in a circle.

Below you will find my project with Basic Fundamental papers which are SO versatile.  Basics are meant to complement any of our papers.  There are no wrong choices when it comes to these!  I needed a card for my daughter's anniversary and decided to make it a little corny (I added the "together."



Papers:  Basic Fundamental Papers, White and Black Cardstocks, Bashful Glitter Paper
Stamps:  S1712 A Little Bit of Pun (December Stamp of the Month)
Inks:  Momento Ink (I was going to color with ShinHan Markers but changed my mind
Embellishments:  Bashful Pearls
Other:  CTMH Scallop Border Thin Cuts, Spellbinder Circle & Scallop Cirle Die


Slightly different view (above).  Below is a close up of stamp



Here is a closer look at the images used:



Be sure to check out the next stop on the hop Haley Dyer's Blog to see what beautiful eye candy she has been cooking up for you!

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!



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