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.
Shop my website
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Happiness Never Grows Old

                                       
                                        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 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 Lauren's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.


For the first set of cards I made, I used white or gold embossing powder and on vellum paper.  The background paper is from the Serenity paper pack,  Since I needed some sympathy cards, I used two M stamps for my sentiments.  The first one is With Deepest Sympathy and the second one is In Your Time of Need.  Sapphire and Blue Belle glitter paper was added for some simple bling to several of these cards.
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For the second and third card, I masked a portion of the first stamping so that I could continue stamping a strip of flowers for the border of roses.




For the next set of cards, I had been playing around with distress oxide inks to create some background papers.  I liked what I'd created, so I decided to stamp on them. For the first card I fussy cut the floral image.  The white glitter paper was die cut using the Yuletide Borders


The flowers were stamped on White Daisy cardstock that I had pulled through distress oxide inks (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry) that had been sprayed with water on my All Purpose mat.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of cardstock that I had pulled off a geli plate that had been brayered with the same three distress oxide inks.


I loved the background on this card.  I had brayered the 3 distress oxides inks on a geli plate and then placed and pulled the paper off three times.  Since my geli plate is round, the swirls came from the rounded edges of the plate.

Happiness Never  Grows Old  is available only through the month of December.  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. 

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


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Cyber Monday Sale

 


Some awesome discounts and deals are coming your way with the upcoming Black Friday sale including some discounts up to 50% featuring current and retired products! Quantities will be limited, so be sure to shop early!

Cyber Monday sale starts at 4:00 pm (CST) onMonday, November 30 and will end at 11:59 pm the next day. 

Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website
ite
 during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of the sales count toward earning VIP Bank Credit, and the Stamp of the Month at the discounted price.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Black Friday Sale

 


Some awesome discounts and deals are coming your way with the upcoming Black Friday sale including some discounts up to 50% featuring current and retired products! Quantities will be limited, so be sure to shop early!

The Black Friday sale starts at 4:00 pm (CST) on Friday, November 27 and will end at 11:59 pm the next day. 

Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website
ite
during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of the sales count toward earning VIP Bank Credit, and the Stamp of the Month at the discounted price.

More information coming tomorrow about Cyber Monday Sale.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November/December 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 seasonal catalog, today you'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the November/December idea book in action.  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 Melissa's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am sharing some Christmas/Winter cards that I've made featuring papers from the Serenity Paper pack, Blue Belle (color of the year) cardstock, Sapphire Glitter PaperElegant Snowflakes (stamp set and thin cuts) and the Yuletide Borders Thin Cut set. You can find all of them on my website by clicking the links with each featured item below.

The snowflakes and sentiment on this card were heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The snowflakes were stamped on vellum paper and then cut with the thin cuts from Elegant Snowflakes.  


What's a Christmas card without bling?  Even though the paper isn't a traditional Christmas pattern, the Sapphire glitter paper and colored mini sparkles on the flowers made it work.  The sparkles were colored with Tri-blend (dark shade) true blue marker.  They truly look like little sapphires (my favorite stone) even though it may not show up well here in the photo.  Merry Christmas and the top border are die cuts in Sapphire Glitter paper using the Yuletide Borders.


The letters on this card are from the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts.  The Sapphire glitter paper adds a lot to this card.  Of all the glitter papers, this has to be my favorite color; it is such a rich color.



This gate fold card was created using the two different shades of the Blue Belle cardstock and the matching ink.  The darker shades of blue were colored in using the True Blue Shade Tri-blend marker.


The background on this card was stamped with Sapphire ink - first and second generation stamping.  Colored sparkles added just a little extra bling.


Here's a closer look at one of the sparkles I colored with the True Blue Shades alcohol maker.   It is such an easy way to create embellishments to match any project you are working on.  The Tri-blend alcohol markers will work on any of the sparkles or white or other light colored enamel embellishments.


All of the products I've shared today are available through your Close To My Heart  Maker/Consultant, or you can visit my website.  The products featured today are available (while supplies last) through December 31st.  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 idea book on Melissa'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.




Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What's new at Close To My Heart in November?

 

Get Festive with a Delightful DIY Mini Album!

Create a unique 6" x 6" album for this year's holiday memories using the exclusive Jingle All the Way workshop kit! This kit features the Jingle Joy collection and can be yours at a 20% discounted price! 
Learn More

See Our Newest Products!

We've just released our November–December catalog, which is absolutely bursting with wonderful new products and beautiful artwork!
Take a Look!

November Stamp of the Month

Celebrate warm memories with loved ones using the November Stamp of the Month, You Warm My Heart. 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
VIP Customers get the Stamp of the Month set FREE with their qualifying order!
 
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