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!



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Decorative Letter

January was national papercrafting month and Close To My Heart ran a special for Love Letters.  These were monogram letters about 15 inches tall that were beautifully decorative.  Well I finally got to put mine together and here it is:


I was pretty amazed at all the flowers that came with it.  The letter itself was chipboard and there was a half gold, half white letter that you glued to the chipboard and as you can see there were bunches more flowers than you would ever need.  The bashful and gold pearls were my addition, however.  I really love those pearls.  Anyway here is a little closer look at the flowers.


They were also lots of fun to put together.  The leaves were a gold foil and the letters were stickies.  It looks beautiful in real life.  I'm actually glad I got this.  Papercraft projects are what is my favorite!

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What Kind of Scrapbooker Are You?

I was checking out somethings on Facebook when I came across the post below.  So for me, I am definitely a dreamer and think I am going to complete all the thousand of projects I have lined out that I can't even remember what they are.  And, to top that off, I am a hoarder of papers and embellishments.  I think if I wanted to I could open up my own scrapbooking/stamping store and it would be completely full!


Happy Tuesday!


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!







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