Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Share the Seasons - Dash of Cheer.


National Stamping Month is almost over and so is this amazing Bundle which Ends September 31, 2019.

Special of TWO stamps sets and TWO Dies. 30% off of the Bundle. Only $39.95. View it HERE.

Here is just one card I made with the Christmas Stamp Set.


Here are the two dies in the bundle.

The Background of Green Apple, white core Cardstock was Dry embossed using the Stitched Circles Embossing Folder and then lightly sanded which gives you the impression of real stitching. 

All of the stamps used are form the Christmas Share the Seasons Set.
All images were colored in with Alcohol Tri Blend Markers


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hawthorn, Thinking of You Card


Hey there my fellow stampers. 

As I said on the previous post, I re-signed up with Close to my Heart TWO WEEKS AGO!!!
I had been with them for 21 years and took a two year break. 

Some of my new product came in yesterday and I couldn't wait to wrap my brain around around them and get creative.




If you'd like to check out all of the CTMH products available now, You can browse through the two catalogs in the column to the right. 

The one with the 35 on the front is our core catalog and products are available through August 2020.

The other Catalog shown is the Seasonal Catalog and this one  is only available through October 2019. 

So, if there is anything you really have to have, feel free to order directly from my website. 

I made this card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Challenge Blogs for this Card:
The Paper Girls - Falling in Love
Double Trouble - Fall
Creativ Fusion Arts and Crafts - Autumn
Dream Valley - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings
Make My Monday - Use Shapes on Card
Creative with Stamps - Autumn
Daisy Chain - Autumn is Coming
Let's Craft and Create - Lots of Layers

Here are the products I Used for this card:
D1873 - Hawthorn SB Stamp Set
C1809 -  Little Birdie
S1910 - Autumn Air - OCTOBER Stamp of the Month
D1283 - Say It In Style
X6033 - Paprika Cardstock
Z6515 - Paprika Ink
X5949 - Almond Cardstock
X7249B - Hawthorn Paper Pack
Z2829 - Espresso Ink
Z2828 - Toffee Ink
Z2847 - Eggplant Ink
Z6516 - Sangria Ink - Temporarily Unavailable
Z2850 - Fern Ink
Z2853 - Sweetleaf Ink
Z2823 - Goldrush Ink



Monday, September 2, 2019

I'M BACK!


 Happy Labor Day everyone.

September Stamp of the Month

National Stamping Month September Special

I have some exciting news.  I had been a consultant with Close to my Heart (CTMH), for 21 years and two years ago I decided to take a little break.

Well, I just signed back up and I will now be sharing Information and artwork here on this blog.  I'm just waiting for my product to come in. 
I will also be adding videos along the way.  So, stay tuned. 

If you'd like to browse through the two NEW catalogs, HERE is the Link.   With any purchase during the Month of September, you will get BOTH Catalogs FREE with your purchase.

In the side bar to the right you have all of this month's specials and catalogs. Enjoy!!!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Joyful Stars January Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars January Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 12 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*

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My card today uses the Close to my Heart January Stamp of the Month, "Adore You".

The hearts were die cut using Pomegranate Cardstock and the CTMH Thin Cut Heart Dies. The background and the solid heart was embossed with a retired Hearts embossing folder. 

I punched some cute little Gold Glitter hearts from and scattered them around the card. 

Now Hop on over to Krista's Blog and see her fabulous Eye Candy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Adore You - CTMH January SOTM



The Close to my Heart January Stamp of the month, "Adore You" is such a Beautiful stamp set. This is not just a Valentine set but can be used for most occasions. However, for my class this month, we are making just Valentines.
This is the first card of my 3 card workshop this month. 
Stop by in a few days to see the other two. Final card on the 10th.

Lots of dimension on this card. The Base was Dry Embossed using a Spellbinders Embossing folder. The edges were then swiped with VeraMark  Embossing Ink then Gold embossing powder was poured over the edges and heated. 

The Heart and flowers in lower left corner were stamped and heat embossed with Gold EP, then fussy cut out. I used a small dot embossing folder on the heart. 
The sentiment is from the stamp set and I stamped it on a cricut cut. The outside around the sentiment is Gold Cardstock.

Gold shimmer trim was added to the top and a gold heart was punched from Gold Glitter cardstock. I punched two holed in the heart and tied some gold and jute twine through it.

The Big heart and the flowers were colored in using the NEW CTMH GOLD Shimmer brush. Very elegant but the picture does not show it off very well. 

I also have a tiny heart punch and punched out some gold glitter hearts. I used three in the bottom right corner and then punched out small circles and added them to the centers of the flowers. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 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*



Stamp sets used are Yuletide Joy, the October Stamp of the Month, and Perfeect Pine.
Colors are Gold, Cocoa, Juniper and Sea Glass.

Now hop on over to Krista' Blog and see what awesome artwork she has to share with you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Andrea'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 CTMH September Stamp of the month, Blessed Beyond Measure.

Colors used are Tangerine, Goldrush, Poppy, Sweetleaf, Fern.
I used the pail green ShinHan Alcohol marker also.

The leaves were cut out using the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking. 

I stamped and used Gold embossing powder on the cluster of leaves in the upper right corner, Gold Sequins with a drop of gold glitter glue in the centers, and tan thread with gold threads in it. 

Now hop on over to Nicki's Blog and see what great artwork she has to show you.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Debi'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*



Here is one of my class cards for this month. 
It uses the CTMH August Stamp of the Month, Purr-fect Halloween.

I layered it on three of the newest colors of Cardstock, Tangerine, Pansy and Willow. They were dry embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  The image was colored in with ShinHan Alcohol Markers.


Now hop on over to Krista's Blog and take in the fabulous eye candy she always has to offer.  


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Krista'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 features the CTMH Stamp Set called "The Best Dad Ever".  
I used the Urban Paper Pack. The Hat and Bow tie were stamped in Sapphire ink and paper pieced. 
I also used the Bronze Shimmer trim and cut the mustache and dots at the bottom from retired Brown Glitter Paper. 

Now hop on over to Crystal's Blog to see her fabulous eye candy

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Celebrate With Cake - CTMH May Stamp of the Month

This is the 3rd and last card that my May class made. 

I used the May Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake
Colors are Glacier and Sweetleaf. Cake was colored with ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  The clear sparkles in the center of the flowers were also colored with the ShinHan markers.

I stamped the background paper by using the back of the clear stamp with Glacier and Sweetleaf, then flipped the stamp to the right side and over stamped with Whisper.  In between, I stamped the leaf using second generation technique. 
I did the same for the flowers on the cake, but I over stamped with black then cut the flowers out.

The cake stand and the banner were water colored with Sweetleaf ink.