Thursday, July 2, 2020

What's new for July and August at Close To My Heart?




New idea book for July and August

visit my website to take a walk through this new catalog
fun summer, masculine, and Disney-inspired
paper packs and stamps are featured

Two exclusive stamp sets now available for individual purchase

It has been a few months since the My Acrylix Forever Grateful and Through Thick and Thin stamp sets made their debut as part of our National Scrapbooking Day event. Ever since their first offering, they have only been available as part of the project bundles for that event, but, due to popular demand, we have now made these two popular sets available for individual purchase!
The Forever Grateful stamp set features icons and phrases designed to express appreciation for the essential workers in your community.
The Through Thick and Thin stamp set features icons and phrases designed to help spread messages of good cheer and add more positive feelings to our memories of these difficult times.
As the world continues to slowly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to provide these and other items to help crafters everywhere capture the realities we have been facing together.

Stay safe and keep crafting!
See more stamp sets

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - For My Beautiful Friend



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 Krista's blog for you to continue following the hop.  

The stamp of the month, For My Beautiful Friendis a set of 20 stamps that will be wonderful for designing cards, tags, bookmarks, or scrapbook page embellishments.  As you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  



I belong to a group of card makers who come together once a month the share different materials, techniques, or tools to use in designing cards.  We were finally able to get together in person with social distancing by setting up tables in a big square in my garage.  Where there's a will, there's a way!   Prior to that we were meeting on Zoom and sending each other packets in the mail.  

One of my friends brought a wreath builder tool to last month's meeting, so I decided to try the stamps from this set to create 3 of the 4 cards I made using this set.  For coloring the flowers I used the Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers.  

Welcome to my garden and fairy gardens to see my cards today.













 For my last card I used the CTMH Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts 
as my tool for designing.


The For My Beautiful Friend stamp of the month set is available only through the 
month of July.  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.






Friday, June 5, 2020

Combination blog hop - Father's Day/Let's Stay Home


Glad you could join us today!  

Welcome to our combination FATHER'S DAY - LET'S STAY HOME blog hop.

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 all the new Close To My Heart Father's Day and  Corona Virus Inspired Specials.  If you are coming from Brandi's blogyou are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Krista"s blog for you to continue following the hop.   

Here are links to see the various products you may see featured in this hop:

Legendary Father's Day - see three stamp sets

Let's Stay Home   - see three stamp sets and 3 SVG files

For my project I am featuring the Let's Stay Home Stamp set in a 2 page 
scrapbook layout for my grandson's scrapbook.  




(You can click on the pictures to get a closer view.)


Here's a closer view of some of the stamping and coloring I did.   I stamped the houses with CTMH intense black ink and colored them in with the Tri-color Spectrum markers.




Another detail shot - lots to journal about this historic time in his life.  
We talked about how life changed for him when we met each day for an online visit.



After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, hopefully you'll be inspired for some of your own projects.  All these products are available through your Close To My Heart consultant or find them in these links.


Legendary Father's Day - see three stamp sets

Let's Stay Home   - see three stamp sets and 3 SVG files


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




Monday, June 1, 2020

June Stamp of the Month blog hop - Garden Tags


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 Lauren's blog , you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Miss Carrie's blog for you to continue following the hop.  

The stamp of the month, Garden Tagsis a set of 8 stamps that will be wonderful for designing cards, tags, bookmarks, or scrapbook page embellishments.  As you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  



The Garden Tags set is available only through the month of June.  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 .

For my project I made several cards using a design I found on pinterest.  Some people call it a bare midriff card, others call it a split middle card.



The verse on this card is from C1835 -Sentiments and Stitches.
The yellow enamel dot is actually a white enamel dot 
that I colored with a Tri-Blend marker.



Just wanted you to see how the card looks standing.


The sentiment on this card is from D1920 You Make Me Happy.
The shimmer on the dragon fly doesn't show,
but I used a clear shimmer brush over the coloring I
did with the the Trip-Blend markers.  To get the glitter gems to
match, I again colored them with a Tri-Blend marker.

The sentiment is from D1920.
To get the color of twine I wanted for this, I used Mink twine
and colored it by rubbing it across a Peacock ink pad.

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.



Friday, May 22, 2020

CTMH Special Sale - Memorial Day Weekend - up to 30% off

As a special treat for Memorial Day, CTMH is celebrating 
with a special sale! 

Find great deals up to 30% off on select items in this online only sale while supplies last.

What a great opportunity to prepare for a 
new season of crafting. 

The sale will begin on Friday, May 22, at 4:00 pm (CDT) and will end at 11:59 pm on Monday, May 25.

Shop my website - click on the promotions tab.

While you're there, don't forget to check the online 
only and clearance tabs.  

Wishing you a bright, safe, and healthy holiday weekend.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

National Scrapbooking Month Blog hop - Blue Skies




Glad you could join us today!  
You are in for a treat with so many products in bright, bold, and beautiful colors!

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 all the new Close To My Heart National Scrapbooking Month Blue Sky Specials.  If you are coming here from Stefani's blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Cat"s blog for you to continue following the hop.   

There are so many different products and bundles at different price points in the Blue Skies line for both scrapbooking and card making. 

On my website you will see:
  • 2 different Blue Skies Product Bundles (discounted)
  • 2 different Blue Skies Paper bundles (discounted)
  • a paper pack with sticker sheet
  • a paper pack without sticker sheet
  • coordinating cardstock (one side with a glossy finish)
  • two different stamp sets (one comes with or without thin cuts)
  • a pin wheel thin cut
  • a cut-above scrapbooking kit (no cutting necessary - quick, easy, and cute)
  • a card making workshop
  • a 12 x 12 scrapbooking workshop
  • a 6 x 8 scrapbooking workshop
I am a scrapbooker, so I'm sharing the layouts I've created with the this paper pack and sticker sheet.  I used standard CTMH coordinating cardstock to design these layouts.




This layout was inspired by one Laura Ryan, another consultant,  made.








After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want one  or more of these products.  Blue Skies products are available only through the month of May 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.




Friday, May 1, 2020

New Idea Book - National Scrapbooking Month

NEW MAY - JUNE IDEA BOOK
View our new idea book here.



MAY is 
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH

Special Blue Skies products available this month only while supplies last.  





You can see all 15 of  the available kits, stamp sets,  and combinations of products 
You are going to love them!
Order these early as I'm sure these will fly off the shelves.


Here's a quick look at just some of them.
(the link below each will take you to my website)

Paper pack with sticker sheet (also available w/o stickers)


Coordinating cardstock - notice the glossy finish.



One of several stamp sets designed to accompany this campaign.

Blue Skies Product Bundle - notice the pinwheel thin cut.



Blue Skies Paper Bundle



Blue Skies Cut Above Layout Kit 
See the layouts below
These go together very quickly as you have no cutting to do - just punch and go.





To be published May 5th, 8pm, will be the workshop I designed 
using the Blue Skies Paper Pack.
This will be a  part of the Blue Skies Blog Hop where you will see 
many ideas from our consultants for  things you can create.











Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Last chance - March - April Catalog


Last chance for ordering from this catalog is  Thursday - April 30


Place orders on my website or contact me to place your order for you.


Also April 30 is the last day to get the April Stamp of the Month