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The Close to my Heart Embossing folders are like none other. Watch this video to see how fabulous they really are. You still have until February 28th to get one FREE. Just order two packs of Cardstock for $14.50 each and get an Embossing Folder of your choice absolutely FREE.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 8 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*




This month I used the Someone Special Stamp set. I just love this set and Easel Cards.
The green doily on top was cut from the CTMH Exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The butterfly was cut from green glitter paper using the CTMH Exclusive Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

The Thinking of you stamp is from the August Stamp of the Month, "Framed". You can get this stamp set for only $5.00 with a qualifying order or $17.95 regular price.

The paper pack is new this month and is called Zoe.
The Glitter Green Triangles and the Coral Shimmer Trim are also new this month.

Now hop on over to Betty's Blog and see what outstanding artwork she has to share with you.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CTMH July SOTM and Wavy Blooms




Here is another card using the July Stamp of the Month, Life is Wonderful. I just used the beautiful frame from the set this time. The previous card posted with the sea shells uses most of the stamps from this set. 
This set can be purchased for $17.95 OR FREE this month with a qualifying $50 purchase. BUT, this is only available until July 31st.

I used the retired Hop Scotch Paper Pack. 

The frame is from the Stamp of the Month, stamped in Smoothie Ink. 

The Happy Birthday is from the Happy Everything stamp set. This set is an Operation Smile featured set so $3.00 from each set sold will go directly to Operation Smile. This fabulous set is retiring on August 31st.

The flowers are from the Wavy Blooms stamp set. I stamped them with Black Memento Ink and colored them with CTMH select colors of ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  I then added liquid class and MS glitter to the centers. I was going to punch small ciricles from the Beautiful CTMH glitter papers, but couldn't find my punches I needed.
I fussy cut them and layered with Foam Tape.

Challenges for this card:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday
Penny Black - Sentimental Inspiration
The Paper Players - Frames
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Digi Designs - Hand Coloring

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Life is Wonderful - CTMH July Stamp of the Month



I combined the July Stamp of the Month, Life is Wonderful,  and Treasured Friendship for my card today.
Because it's a bigger stamp, I decided to make an easel card with it. I love Easel cards.

Along with those stamps, I also used the Seaside Paper Pack.

The NEW Close to my Heart catalog comes out September 1st.
You have until August 31st to order any products that will be retiring or they will be gone forever.
Here is the link to see what is going.
Pictures of everything., not just a list is at this link. If there is something you would like, you can order directly from that link.

Challenges for this card:
Scrap Creations - Summer
Hand Stamped Sentiment - Color Challenge

Top Tip Tuesday - Summer Fun
Try it on Tuesday - In the Frame
Artistic Inspiration - Summer
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Breeze
Eureka Stamps - At the Beach
Heart 2 Heart - Life is a Beach
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Vacation

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 8 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*




My card used the stamp set Someone Special. Colors are Olive, Smokey Plum and Goldrush.
The butterfly is from Your Own Kind Of Wonderful.

Now hop on over to Crystal's Blog to see what awesome artwork she has for you.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Betty's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*



My card today uses the June Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dream. This is the perfect stamp set for a side step card. 

The background paper is the Thistle resist side from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection. I sponged over it with Thistle ink to make it more dimensional.

The images were all colored in with our ShinHan markers. If you have CTMH papers and products and have never tried these awesome alcohol markers, you really need to try them out. The marker colors match beautifully with our papers.

Now hop on over to Andrea's Blog to see what awesome artwork she has for you.

Cheer Up Buttercup



Here is the 2nd of the 3 Cards I'm teaching this month.

This card uses the Close to my Heart Shower Flower Stamp set along with the Hostess Only stamp set called Tagged with Love. The flowers and leaves were all stamped, fussy cut and mounted with foam tape.

I used the Hopscotch Paper pack for this background.
Ink Colors used are Sunset, Lagoon, Glacier, Flaxen and sweetleaf.

The stamped tag is from the Tagged with love set, but the tag matches up with the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.  
The tag was tied with a piece of the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine.

The matting behind the tag is a Spellbinders Die.

Challenges for this card.
Card and Scrap - Use Dies
Crafty Hazelnut's  - Use Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage - Flowers



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ice Cream Dreams



Here is card #1 of 3 that my June classes will be making. It's called a latch card. The rest of the cards will be posted within the next 3 days. 

I used the Close to my Heart June Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dreams, which can be purchased for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. 

The papers used are from the CTMH Confetti Wishes paper pack which will be retiring the end of next month. 

The Ice Cream and cone were stamped right on colored cardstock and cut out then shaded with the coordinating colors of inks. 

I tied Thistle Extra Thick Twine around the area where the card bends.

The starting inspiration for this card came from a sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.



Other Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calender - Fancy Fold Cards
Didi Designs - Use die cuts
Wags 'n Whiskers - Seeing Spots


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Seaside Greetings, Father's Day Card



Wow, I can't believe I forgot to post the 3rd of 3 cards for my May class. I started Drafting it and forgot about it.

I used the Seaside Greetings Stamp set and the Seaside Paper Pack for my card. This is the perfect set for Masculine cards.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Joyful Stars May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.


Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*


 
This is the 2nd of my three class cards this month.
 
The paper is from the Taste of Summer paper pack which is a special for the Month of May only for National Scrapbook Month. There is even a special stamp set, A Taste of Summer, to go with it.
 

 
The stamps used are Paper Bird, a Hostess only stamp set, Smiles Begin with You, and Flowers for Mom.
 
Now hop on over to Crystal's Blog to see what awesome artwork she has for you.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Seaside Greetings Lighthouse





Wow, it's May already! I thought it would never get here. I'm so tired of COLD weather. Shorts weather is finally here.
Here is the first of three cards for my May Card class. Come back Saturday and Sunday to see the other two. If anyone would like to come to my class or receive the kit in the mail, please email me for details. Kit comes with everything precut and stamped. I offer a choice of either Happy Father's Day or Happy Birthday.

The papers are from the Seaside paper pack. The stamp set is called Seaside Greetings. Sentiment is from Holiday Tags stamp set.

The beginning inspiration for this card started with a sketch from Technostampers.
 
Other Challenges for this card:
 
Cards in Envy - When nature Calls
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar - Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything
QKR Stampede - Nature
Polkadoodles - Things with wings