Friday, September 16, 2016

Scrapbooking Workshop

Jeepers Creepers

6 page Scrapbooking Workshop
Non-Halloween Themed Layouts

Layouts A - B

Layouts C- D

Layouts E- F

Cutting guides and/or kits are available for sale.  Contact me if interested.

See the entire Jeepers Creepers paper packet here.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

In this hop we are featuring various new products from the Close To My Heart's Holiday Expressions idea book.   You'll see lots of ideas for your fall and winter holiday crafting as you make your rounds on this blog hop.    If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it's one big circle of ideas, as you go from blog to blog.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop.  If you are coming from Paige's blogyou are on the right path. 

For this hop, I am featuring a two of the fall stamp sets that I am using for one of my card workshops.  If you click on the links listed here, you will be able to see the entire stamp set or other product I have listed.

The first stamp set I'm using is Thanksgiving Spirit .  I stamped with black Momento ink and the colored the scene with CTMH watercolor pencils and then touched it with our new water brush to achieve the watercolor look.  The papers used here are from the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack. The ribbon is from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack .

Another set I used is Forest Feast .  I stamped with Momento Ink and colored the little creatures with ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  The leaves were cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The greeting is from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Bundle stamp set.

If you would like a peek at the Holiday Expressions idea book, look here.  If you would like your own copy, contact your CTMH consultant.   If you don't have a consultant, I would be happy to help you.

I am looking forward to seeing the products the other consultants in this hop have decided to feature and what they have created with them.  So join me as we venture on.  Our next stop on this blog hop is Krista's blog.
If for some reason you get disconnected along the way, you can  find the complete blog hop list here to get back into the loop.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

National Stamping Month 
Blog Hop

Create Kindness 
with Close To My Heart

Here's a closer look at all of the items included with this special.  You can visit my website to get an even better look at each stamp that is included.

The Create Kindness Card Kit ($46.95) contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful 3 x 3 handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day!  Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! (P.S. - The component parts are sold separately, but you're saving 15% with this special.)  

But wait, you can use these wonderful supplies to 
create so much more!  And that's what you'll see in this blog hop.

If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it is one big circle of creative ideas to see as you go from blog to blog.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop.  If you are coming from Terrie Shortsleeve's blog, you are on the right path.

For my project, I worked on some scrapbook pages and some 5 1/2 x 4 1/4  sized cards using the supplies from this card kit.  Most of my workshops are scrapbooking workshops, so I wanted my scrapbook ladies to see the possibilities with the supplies from this kit.

With the Create Kindness stamps and cards, I used Pansy, Sea Glass, and Sea Glass Glitter paper.  The embellishments are the Enamel Glitter Duos - Purple Hearts and the new CTMH heart Thin Cuts.

For these layouts, I used Black, White Daisy, Raspberry, and Pixie cardstock and ShinHan Markers to color and shade the flowers.  Black Shimmer Trim was used to accent the page.  The little dots were punched from the shimmer trim.

The layouts here feature Sweet Leaf, Cocoa, Flaxen, and White Daisy cardstock.  The September stamp of the month, Blessed Beyond Measure , was also used with cocoa ink.  Die cuts were from both the Artbooking and Flower Market Cricut cartridges.

Then finally I made a few cards.  A small 3 x 3  kit card is mounted to the front of the larger card with a kit message on the top two cards.  The inside of the larger card can be used for writing a personal message.

You can get in on the Create Kindness special through your CTMH consultant, or visit  my website now.  If you don't have your own consultant, I would be happy help you.  Just contact me!

I am looking forward to seeing what the other consultants in this hop have created.  So join me as we venture on.  Our next stop on this blog hop is
 Paige Dolecki's blog.

If for some reason you get disconnected along the way, you can  find the complete blog hop list here to get back into the loop

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September SOTM Blog Hop (Blessed Beyond Measure)

Welcome to the Close To My Heart
September Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop

This month we are featuring a great Fall themed stamp set that will be wonderful for both card making and scrapbooking. It is always so much fun to see the various possibilities for the Stamp of the Month stamp sets by making the rounds in a blog hop like this.

A blog hop is one big circle of ideas as you go from blog to blog. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop. If you are coming from Wendy Kessler's blog
, you are on the right path.

My project for this month is part of my card workshop for October using the Blessed Beyond Measure stamp set with the Rustic Fundamentals Paper pack which is my favorite paper this season.

Supplies used:  Click on each link to find these in the catalog
Patterned Paper -  Rustic Home Fundamentals 
Pens and Pencils - ShinHan Touch Twin Alcohol Makers - Bronze, Mahogany, Clay, Marigold, Golden Yellow
Embellishments -Rose Gold Foil Tape,  Gold Sequins colored with ShinHan marker - Marigold

Thanks for stopping by to see the fun I had creating with this new stamp set which is available only through the month of September for $17.95  -- or better yet, just $5 with a $50 purchase available through your CTMH consultant or on my website.  (PS -- I'd love to be your consultant!)

Be sure to see all the other consultants on this hop.  I'm sure you'll see lots of new product along with other fun ways to use this stamp set.  Your next stop is Jen Rubio's blog

If you somehow get disconnected, you can find the complete list of  blog hop participants here to get back in the loop.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Calendar Update

September - October CALENDAR UPDATE

Friday, September 2 -- Open Crop
Tuesday,September 6 --  Two page Scrapbook Workshop
Thursday, September 15-- Six Page Scrapbook Workshop - featuring Jeepers Creepers Paper packet
Friday, September 30  -- Something New!  Cardmaker's BUNCO Party

Friday, October 7 -- Open Crop
Tuesday, October 11 --  Rustic Home All Occasion Card Workshop - Fall themes
Saturday, October 15 -- All Day Rustic Home - 10 page workshop Swan Lake Paper packet
Tuesday, October 25  -- Something New!  Scrapbooker's BUNCO Party

Click on name of event on the calendar visible on my blog to see details about time, materials needed, what we'll be making

For Card workshops -  Please bring your own scissors, stamp scrubber, adhesive, and pop dots and a 12" paper trimmer if you have one.  Most materials will be precut, however, you may want to do some trimming.

For Scrapbook workshops - Bring basic scrapbooking tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives

Contact me if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Calypso - 6 page workshop

August 2016 - CTMH Calypso

6 page Scrap Workshop

The Calypso Paper pack is available through the end of August.  If you are interested in ordering the Calypso paper pack and Calypso complement pack , you can order here.  

Ok, so this is actually 10 pages!  I still had paper left over after I finished 6 pages, so I kept going!

The full workshop includes Cricut cuts and stamping.
If you are interested in the workshop, 
please contact me before August 31st.

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Product - Open House

Close To My Heart

New Product Release Party

Scrapbooking - Pocket Scrapbooking - Card Making
Thursday, August 25th, 4 - 8PM

Can't make this date - Repeat on Sat. 8/27 - 10AM - 2 PM

·       New product give-away drawings
·      Touch and feel the new products with make-n-takes
·      See the paper packs included in this month's special
·      See samples of the workshops for the fall
·      Bring a friend (new to me or CTMH) - 3 tickets for drawings
·      Sign up for workshops - 1 ticket
·      Find out and sign up for my September CTMH Bunco Party
·      Place an order - get a free idea book

  • Get 5 tickets and a free idea books with any of the following
·      Join my Hostess Club - get free hostess gifts once in the next season
·      Host a home gathering (your home or mine)
·      Host a Facebook or EZ Invite Online Party

Just come! 
It will be a lot of fun!
RSVP by August 24 to get 2 tickets for free product drawings