Sunday, October 18, 2020

CTMH Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop


Core Catalog New Products

WELCOME!

Thanks for visiting our Core Catalog new product blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the this year-long (September 2020 - August 2021) idea book today.  There are so many new and exciting paper packs, multi-media products, and as always, fun new thin cuts and stamp sets to explore and add to your paper crafting collection.

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 the beautiful work on Becca's Blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Stefani's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.


One of the new products in the Close To My Heart Core Catalog that I was sooooo excited to see was the Wood Grain Paper Pack (X8017).  Look at these wonderful patterns and textures.  And just think, if they aren't the right shade for your project, you can always ink them to match what you're doing.  


I have lots of plans for this paper pack.  I am sure more than one pack will be added to my paper stash.  Being primarily a scrapbooker, there are lots of layout designs whirling through my head especially to scrap my walks through the woods and other nature photos.  But another great option with these papers are more masculine looking layouts and cards.  Since I am in need of some masculine birthday cards, that's what I started with first.  


Leaves are stamped on wood grain paper.
Background paper is Toffee and is scored and sanded.
A little silver embellishing thread was added behind the leaves.



The best part about these cards is that they can be made
with scraps you have left over from other projects.


The sentiments on all these cards are from the October Stamp
of the month, With All My Love.



The cards I've made here, are very simple, but work well for masculine cards. 
I hope they might spur some thoughts for you as well.

After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.  Be sure to scroll down on the catalog page to find the core products catalog. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
products from the core products catalog on Stefani's 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.






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Close To My Heart - Card Making Subscription kits

 

Create more cards in less time using
Craft with Heart Cardmaking Kits

Cardmaking subscription kits include an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, plus pre-printed card bases with coordinating stickers and die-cuts to create a set of beautiful, handmade cards that are perfectly suited for the season ahead.

Watch this video to see everything that comes in the kit and to see how easily these cards come together!

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With the September-December card kit, you'll receive the materials to make two of each of these cards:

Here's a look at the stamp set that comes in the current cardmaking kit. After you've created your subscription cards, you'll love having this set around for even more cardmaking and stamping projects!

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - With All My Love

 October SOTM Blog Hop 

With All My Love



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 here from Becca's blog , you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Stefani's blog for you to continue following the hop.  




The stamp of the month, With All My Loveis a set of 16 stamps that will be especially great for both making cards and creating scrapbook pages.  This set includes many great phrases for making cards.  As always, I'm sure as you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  

I often prepare scrapbooking pages for the blog hops I participate in, but today I'll share the cards I made using this stamp set.

On my first card, I used a bargello inking technique, one of my favorite techniques to use on cards lately, to create the background.   I learned this technique from another CTMH Maker's You Tube video -  https://youtu.be/zrDoPx-s7Dw  (Thank you, Francine Davis!) The background was achieved using the CTMH inks with a blending brush. I used Glacier, Lagoon, Carolina, Bluebird and Sapphire Inks.  

I embossed the images with white embossing powder and then shaded in the flowers with the Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers ( Blue turquoise BT17,  Blue turquoise BT3, and True Blue TB5).  I also used the alcohol markers to color the Bitty Sparkles I used on this card so they would match the shades of blue that I used.  




I used Bloom With Grace Picture My Life cards to create the other cards I made.  I embossed the images so they would pop a bit more since I didn't plan to color the images this time.

I stamped with CTMH Intense Black Ink and then embossed
with clear embossing powder.  This card was so easy since the sentiments I
chose fit the preprinted white spaces on the PML card perfectly!


After stamping with Versamark Ink on Sangria cardstock, I embossed the images with
white embossing powder and then cut them out and used foam tape to raise the images.  Finally, I added Bitty Sparkles in a few places to give a bit of shine.



Two PML cards were used here with the white embossing again.  For the centers of the flowers, I used white enamel dots and colored them with a Tri-Blend alcohol marker
to try to match them to the back mat on the card.


With All My Love  is available only through the 
month of October.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to 
want to add this to your stamp collection.  Remember, those of you who sign up as one of my VIP customers and purchase $50 or more, get this stamp set FREE 
in addition to many other perks of being a VIP customer.

Otherwise 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  Maker (consultant) or find it 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  makers (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 entire list of participating makers on Melinda's blog to get back on track.






Thursday, September 10, 2020

September/October New Product Blog Hop



Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our new product blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the September/October new idea book today.  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 Pam's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Kristine's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am showing a scrapbooking layout I made using the papers from the Bloom With Grace line of products .  What a wonderful collection, especially for this time of year when sunflowers are at their peak!  In this collection you will find anything and everything for any level of paper crafter:
  • scrapbooking and card making workshops  
  • a beautiful paper pack (with or without sticker sheet)
  • coordinating stamp sets and card stock 
  • Picture My Life cards  
  • wooden embellishments  
  • There's even a Cricut Bloom with Grace collection available! (Be sure to click on the green Cricut icon at the bottom of your consultant/maker's website.)
You can find all of them on my website.  Click on featured products.




.  Here's the Bloom with Grace paper pack with stickers that I used in making 
the scrapbook layout I'm sharing today.




You will love the Bloom with Grace paper pack and other products associated with it.  They are available through your Close To My Heart consultant/maker. (or visit my website)  The products featured here are available only through the life of this idea book which ends October 31st.  

After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.   Be sure to scroll down to the September/October Idea book (although you'll enjoy the year long core catalog as well.)

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
products from this idea book on Kristine's 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.










hopping to Kristine's blog




Sunday, September 6, 2020

What's new at CTMH in September?

 

Watch Your Stamp Images Come to Life!

To make National Stamping Month extra special this year, we have created three amazing animated stamp sets that bring your stamp images to life! When you layer lined acetate sheets over specially designed stamp images, sliding the image back and forth results in a magical, moving stamp image! 
See the stamp sets!

National Stamping Day Celebration

Join us on National Stamping Day for a fun, creative event featuring these stamps! The event will take place Saturday, September 19 on the Close To My Heart Facebook page. No purchase is required to participate, but if you want to create the projects along with us AND save 30% on these incredible products, be sure to get the event bundle!
Get the bundle!

September Stamp of the Month

Whatever your memory-keeping preference, you'll love embellishing your pages with the stamp images included in September's Stamp of the Month, Here for the Memories. Available this month only, this set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more!
See the Whole Set

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Got Candy? Blog Hop


Welcome!

Glad you could join us today for this blog hop.

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, be ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using any or all of the fun products offered with the Got Candy? special.  If you are coming here from Gina's Blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Kristine's blog for you to continue following the hop.

Are you looking for some fun papers and other products for your Halloween or other fall crafting?  Well, this special from Close To My Heart might just be your answer.

The Got Candy?  special (available now through October 31, or while supplies last) includes a fun-filled collection of coordinating products, including a delightful paper packet, a coordinating cardstock pack, an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, and a matching set of exclusive loose sequins! Save 20% when you purchase the whole collection in the Got Candy? Product Bundle!

I used the Got Candy? paper pack and stickers for my projects for this blog hop.

You can see other products included in this special on my website.





The letters used on this layout are from the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts.


The background on these pages were achieved by blending 
Distress Oxide Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, and Peeled Paint.



 The monthly layouts for my grandchildren's scrapbooks were made following designs from the Make It From the Heart - Volume 3 set which will allow for 4 x 12 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors to be inserted if there are more pictures from the month than I currently have space for. This is why I have the titles off to the sides of the pages.


Here's a closer look at the details from this layout.
The apples are from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection.
The letters (available online) Block Alphabet Thin Cuts.


After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want one  or more of these products.  The Got Candy? products are available only through October 31 or while supplies last, so be sure to place your order soon. You can get them through your Close To My Heart consultant or find them here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas at 

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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.



Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Stamp of the Month - Here for the Memories


 September Stamp of the Month



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 here from Katy's blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Colleen's blog for you to continue following the hop.  

The stamp of the month, Here for the Memoriesis a set of 13 stamps that will be especially 
great for scrapbook pages, however, I'm sure as you go through this hop, 
you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  

 

I paired this stamp set with paper from the Bloom With Grace from the new September/October idea book (click on More) which just went LIVE today for a layout that I intend to use with some vacation photos that included some wonderful flower gardens.  I also used one of the new stencils from Close to My Heart's Core idea book, (click on More) texture paste and Canary re-inker to create the background floral design.




Here's a closer look at the sections where I used this stamp set and the stenciling.

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The Here for the Memories stamp of the month set is available only through the 
month of September.  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 .

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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.



New Idea Books Start Today - September 1

New Core Idea Book

September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021 


Have fun exploring!

Let me know how I can help you create.

See it on my website.
Tab down to find catalogs under More.





New September - October Idea Book


See it on my website.
Tab down to find catalogs under More.