Friday, February 5, 2021

Bring Back My Pack - Blossom Blog Hop


 Welcome!

Glad you could join us today for this special promotions 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 Bring Back My Pack - Blossom.  If you are coming here from Becca Whitham's blogyou are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Darlys Recker's blog to continue following the hop.

Blossom is a beautiful pack from a while back that has had a "facelift" with updated colors and additional coordinating products added to the line.  You can see what's available now through the end of February (or while supplies last.

Included you will find (view them on my website )

  1. The updated paper pack with or without  sticker sheet
  2. Coordinating cardstock
  3. The return of a retired matching stamp set, Shower Flowers
  4. A new stamp set, Cherished Blossoms, that is available with or without a matching thin cuts
  5. A product bundle - which includes most of these items at a 20% discount
  6. A workshop kit which will make 3 double layouts and 4 standard sized cards, again at a 20% discount
For my scrapbook page, I used a floral page from the Blossom paper pack with coordinating cardstock, and I used the Shower Flower stamp set to create all the floral embellishments on this layout.   On the background areas I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, and one of the stencils from Stencil Pack 3 .


After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want one  or more of these products.  All of the Blossom products are available through February 28, 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 


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, February 2, 2021

See what's new at CTMH in February

This exclusive paper collection, featuring bright colors and cheerful designs, was created specifically to help you preserve happy memories from the past several months.
See the Whole Collection

Perfect Valentines with Perfect Match

Create breathtaking Valentine's artwork, including cards, scrapbook layouts, and treat toppers, with the Perfect Match special. 
Learn More

February Stamp of the Month

Add doodled designs to all kinds of crafting projects using the February Stamp of the Month, Doodled Borders! This set is only available this month, and it can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more!
See the Whole Set
VIP Customers get the Stamp of the Month set FREE with their qualifying order! Learn more about becoming a VIP Customer

Monday, February 1, 2021

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Doodled Borders

Welcome

Glad you could join us today! If this is your first blog hop, know that it 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 Maureen's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Alyson's blog (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Doodled Borders is a great set for creating texture on cardstock or patterns on cards or other mixed media work.



I used this stamp set to create tone on tone texture on cardstock for my scrapbook layout using paper from the Happiness Lives Here paper pack. 



This layout is pretty plain yet because I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for, however, I did like the way I could use so many of the different doodling pieces for this layout.  Here's a few close up shots so you can see the sections were I used the stamp images.  



One of my favorite images was this stamp that made the scrolled banners.

Here you see the curly loops on the Smoothie cardstock, the lined image on the Blue Belle cardstock, the repeated dots on the bottom border of both the journaling card and the bottom of the page, as well as another scrolled banner on the journaling card.


Doodled Borders  is available only through the month of February. After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this stamp of the month to your  collection.  Remember, those of you who signed 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 or you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring the 
February  Stamp of the Month on Alyson'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, January 27, 2021

How-to DIY paper gift boxes!


Are  you making some special treats for Valentine's Day
or for a little thank you gift?

Would you like to make a cute box to put them in?

Watch as Karen demonstrates how to make boxes of varying sizes 
for your special little gifts.







Friday, January 22, 2021

Perfect Match Blog Hop

Welcome!

Glad you could join us today for this blog hop.

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and artistic ideas to ignite your creativity. So as you join me here today, be ready to be inspired to create using any or all of the fun products with the Perfect Match Collection.  If you are coming  here from Brenda's blogyou 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.

Are you looking for some fun papers and other products for Valentine's Day or other bright and cheery crafting?  Well, the Perfect Match collection from Close To My Heart might just be your answer. 

The Perfect Match collection (available now through February 28, or while supplies last)  includes a paper pack, stickers, a stamps set, and mini hearts which would be wonderful in shaker elements for your Valentine projects.  There is also a discounted bundle of products from this line as well as a discounted workshop.  The workshop includes one 12" × 12" two-page layout, one 12" × 12" single page, six cards (two each of three designs), and 30 lollipop toppers (five each of six designs).  You can find all of these on my website.

I am sharing three double page layouts I made using the paper pack and stickers from this collection.




After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want one or more of these products.  The Perfect Match products are available only  through February 28 or while supplies last, so be sure to place your order soon.  You can get them through your Close To My Heart Maker 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.



Monday, January 18, 2021

January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our new product blog hop!   If you haven't had a chance to view the new January/February idea book in action yet, take a peek at it here.

If this is your first blog hop, know that it 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 Stefani's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Wendy's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am sharing two scrapbook layouts that I've made featuring papers from the Happiness Lives Here paper pack.


                       


Layout 1



 Here's a closer look at  embellishment details using Happiness Lives Here Stickers,Sapphire Glitter Paper, and a paper from the Woodgrain paper pack
found in the core catalog to repeat the woodgrain in the stickers.





Layout 2


The sun that is peeking out from behind the picture mat was stenciled
a blending tool.The stitched scallop brackets at the bottom of the 
page are also new with this this catalog



Here's a closer look at some of the embellishments.  The very fine strip
of blue and white is the tiny thin strip that is still on the sticker sheet once 
you removethe blue and white striped strip from the sticker 
sheet - just trim it with scissors.


All of the products I've shared today are available through your Close To My Heart  Maker or you can visit my website.  The products featured today are available (while supplies last) through February 28th.  If there's something you like, be sure to get it soon because a lot of these seasonal items sell out quickly.

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 featuring 
products from this new idea book on Wendy'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.





Sunday, January 3, 2021

What's New at Close To My Heart in January?


January - February Idea Book

Great new products and loads of ideas are in the new January/February 2021 catalog! Get a free copy with your next order or you can see it on my website.


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National Paper Crafting Month Special

Celebrate National Paper crafting month with a beautiful 
wood frame designed to be used year round.

Home Sweet Home





The unique Home Sweet Home Frame Kit includes wooden pieces and coordinating papers and die-cuts that come together to create a delightful year-round d├ęcor piece. Use the die-cut shapes to decorate the 14 wood circle pieces in a variety of ways. Your decorated circles can then be swapped out throughout the year to mark special occasions and changes in season!

You save 20% when you purchase the Home Sweet Home Frame Kit, but you can also order the individual components separately in case you want additional circles, die-cuts, frames, or just the wood HOME sentiment!

                             

Check out this YouTube video to get a better idea of how easy this project can be.

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Goodbye 20 Hello 21

Become a Maker for Just $20!


Signing up as a Maker with Close To My Heart is a better deal than ever this month because you can sign up for just $20 and you'll get $21 back in CTMH Cash!

This special pricing is only available through January 31, 2021, so sign up now and discover the rewards of operating your own paper crafting business with Close To My Heart.

There are so may great reasons to become a Maker: 
  • $21 in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up in January
  • 25%  commission on all orders (higher % is also available based on total amount of monthly orders)
  • Flexibility to work when or as much as you want to
  • You can start out as a hobbyist and work yourself into a business at your own pace if you want with lots of support from the company and fellow makers
  • E-commerce website for customer orders
  • Performance based products and cash bonuses
  • Annual incentive trip opportunities
Read more about the great benefits on my New Maker FAQ page

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January Stamp of the Month

Every Thank You stamp set



Set of 25 
Recommended Blocks: 
1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 1" x 6½" (Y1005), 2" x 3½" (Y1009) 


See samples of cards I made with this stamp set here.

  • Buy it at full retail price ($18.95) 
  • With your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5
  • As a VIP member get it FREE with your qualifying order  (more VIP information in this YouTube video )













Friday, January 1, 2021

January SOTM Blog Hop - Every Thank You


                                        Welcome!

Glad you could join us today! If this is your first blog hop, know that it 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 Darlys Recker'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.

Every Thank You has so many choices for any style of thank you card you might wish to make.  



All the cards I've created have been designed using Distress Oxide ink techniques.  I enjoy creating unique backgrounds for my cards and the Distress Oxide inks are a lot of fun to experiment with.  Most of the sentiments using this stamp set were stamped using the Intense Black Ink,

Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on black cardstock using 
blending tool over a stencil 

Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on kraft paper using 
blending tool over a stencil 

Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on black cardstock using 
blending tool over a stencil 

Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on white cardstock using 
blending tool over a stencil 
                

 
Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on white cardstock using 
blending tool over a stencil 
                   

Technique: Apply 3 Distress oxide inks on white cardstock using 
blending tool over stencil multiple times -
moving the stencil each time.


Technique: Smooshing Distress oxide inks on white cardstock 
Smooshing: Rub inks on all purpose mat, spray water on the ink,
put cardstock down on the inked surface and twist and pull through the ink.


Technique: Smooshing Distress oxide inks on white cardstock 
Smooshing: Rub inks on all purpose mat, spray water on the ink,
put cardstock down on the inked surface and twist and pull through the ink.


Technique: Ink blending using Distress oxide inks with a blending tool on white cardstock and then flicking water on the ink 


Technique: Painting with Distress oxide inks on watercolor paper.
Wet paper, rub ink on an all purpose mat, pick up and apply ink 
with a water brush, blending colors as you go.


Every Thank You  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 stamp of the month to your  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. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
the January Stamp of the Month 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.

The new idea book this stamp of the month is  from was just released today, January 1.  You might want to check out all the fun new products for January and February 2021.
















Friday, December 25, 2020

 


  • Starts on December 26th through the 31st
  • Starts 1:00 AM (Central Standard Time) on my website for 24 hours each day
  • Each day’s sale will feature a different variety of items
  • Discounts of up to 50% off and while supplies last

Don’t forget the November - December catalog
 of exclusive products will be retiring December 31 as well.
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