Friday, January 24, 2020

3 day Flash Sale

In honor of our Australian Consultants, we're celebrating Australia Day with our friends down under with a three-day flash sale, featuring individual items and bundles at amazing discounts! Get ready for some awesome deals during the Close To My Heart Australia Day Flash Sale!

The Flash Sale starts on Friday, January 24th at 4:00 pm (CST) and ends on Sunday, January 26th at 3:59 pm (CST). Supplies are limited so shop early on my website.



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CTMH January-February new product video


Check Out the New Products!



After watching this, I have been successfully enticed to add a few more new products 
to my order for this month.  A closer look always helps.  If you don't have a current catalog, you can see one here.  Just scroll down to find the January - February Idea book.


Looking for some products from the past catalogs?  They might still be available on my website.  Check out the Online Only section.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New Product Blog Hop



Thanks for visiting our blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the January/February new idea book.  A blog hop is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas for paper crafting as you visit each of the connected blogs.  If you are coming from Lauren's blog, you are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am showing cards I have made using the new Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cut set.  The stamp set is available individually if you don't card to purchase Thin cuts.  Either way, it is a wonderfully versatile set to add to your collection.  The birds could be colored in various hues and used during any season.



Espresso Cardstock, Julep Shimmer Trim, Spruced Up Paper, Espresso Ink

Sangria and French Vanilla Cardstock

Julep and Sangria Cardstock, White Daisy Pigment Ink, and Intense Black Ink.

You will love the Spruced Up paper pack and other kits that are associated with this stamp set as well.

The products featured here are available only through the life of this idea book which ends February 29th.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featured for this idea on Darlys' blog.  

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in this blog hop for lots of new product inspiration.  If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.





Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Everything you need to know about our Holographic Paper!

Check out our Holographic Paper



Find yours now on my website.

I'm looking forward to getting mine and being able to see what I can create.

I'd love to see what you come up with!



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Everyday Magic



Welcome!

Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month


If you are coming from Lauren's blog , you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Darlys Recker's blog for you to continue following the hop.  If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

The stamp of the month, Everyday Magic, is a set of 17 stamps that I personally like most for scrapbooking layouts of my grandchildren.  But as you go through this hop, I'm sure you'll see lots of other creative ideas for using this stamp set.



For a better view of this layout, click on the picture.

I used several of the small stamps from this set on one block and Carolina ink to randomly stamp the background design on White Daisy cardstock.  I used both sides of the Bluebird cardstock to create this layout (#9) from Make It From Your Heart, Volume 3.  There is more random stamping using other images from this set on the lighter Bluebird.  The stitching was accomplished using a white gel pen.  I used the Sapphire shimmer brush and some clear sparkles to add a little bling to the layout.


 Everyday Magic is available only through the month of January.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  
You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here .


You might also be interested to know a new idea book was released today with oodles of fun new products which you can view here.


Thanks for stopping by today.  

Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration.

If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the 
to get back on track.



Monday, December 30, 2019

Bring Back My Pack - Urban Blog Hop

Welcome!

Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using the great Urban - Bring Back My Pack products from Close To My Heart. 


If you are coming from Lauren's blog , you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Darlys Recker's blog where  you will continue following the hop.  If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.


With the Bring Back My Pack - Urban, you have quite a few choices of different products available.   In addition to an updated color paper pack with the same designs that appeared a few years back, there is also a sticker sheet, a stamp set, and a workshop kit.  You can see all the various choices here on my website .  I really like the stamp set with this selection.  Here is a layout I did a few years ago when this paper pack first appeared.


I chose to recreate this layout using the stamp set, Urban Flair,  and updated colors.





At first, I thought I would use this layout for pictures from a visit to Chicago.  I always enjoy the skyline as we drive into the city.  However, I found pictures from one of my grandkid's favorite pastimes from last summer.  We went down to the lake front so they could climb the erosion barrier rocks and cement blocks. They enjoyed it as much as I did when I was a kid.  My only regret was that I couldn't join them since my balance and agility is somewhat lacking.  This stamp set worked out well because as we looked back at the city from the rocks, we could see the city skyline. 



CTMH supplies used
Paper pack:  Bring Back My Pack - Urban
Cardstock:  Mink, Peacock
Inks: Pewter, Peacock, Saffron
Stamp Set(s): Urban Flair

 Bring Back My Pack - Urban products are available only through the January 31, 2020 or while supplies last.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add these products to your paper crafting supplies.  


These products are available through your Close To My Heart consultant, or you can find them here.  And as a special incentive, if you act quickly yet in December, you can also get a FREE Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet when you host a qualifying party order or sign up as a Consultant during December.


Thanks for stopping by today.  

Join me as we hop on Darlys Recker's blog

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration.

If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the 
to get back on track.




January Calendar of Events



Beautiful fun new stamp and paper collections available in the January/February Idea book.

Scrapbook Workshop: Two Page Scrapbooking Layout
Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 
Fee: $8 paper and embellishments, die cuts etc. included - just bring your own tools and your Make It From Your Heart - volume 3 if you have one
Reserve your spot by: Friday, January 3
* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mats
  and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops


Jackie’s SCOPE Group - Spirituality and Creativity Time
Focus - We will be watching the movie War Room and have a follow-up discussion
Date: Monday, January 13
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Fee: None - bring your own project to work on during reflection hour
Reserve your spot by: Monday, January 6

Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Date: Friday, January 10
Time: 1:00 - 11:00pm
Fee: Donation to HOPES
Supper:  Baked Potato Bar - (please sign up to bring a potato topper item if you care to join us for supper about 5:30)
Reserve your spot by: Thursday, January 9


Scrapbook Workshop: Multipage Scrapbook Workshop
Featured Paper Pack: Bring Back My Pack - Urban
Date: Thursday, January 16
Time: 5:30 – 9:30
Fee: Pre-order supplies by January 3
Reserve your spot by: Friday, January 10
Layouts will be on my blog
* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mats
  and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops


Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Date: Friday, January 24
Time: 4:00 - 11:00pm
Fee: Donation to HOPES
Reserve your spot by: Thursday, January 23
Supper - Sloppy Joe and build a salad  (please sign up to bring a salad item if you care to join us for supper about 5:30)


Card workshop schedule for 2020 is under construction.   I will probably only do a card buffet once a quarter or have some card kits available during Open Crops as the year progresses.