Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Workshop

Valentine Workshop

Kids and/or Adults
$10 Pre-paid workshop

Saturday, February 6th, 2:00 - 4:30

Can't come?  
Order a kit to assemble on your own.

Kids Valentine Cards 
3 x 3 animals with cute little sayings on the outside
Valentine Wish on the inside

Outside sentiments will be pre-stamped and ready for coloring

Kids kits include: 
  • 15 pre-stamped hearts using the stamp set shown below
  • 15 enamel hearts
  • 15 base cards and coordinating mats for under the hearts
  • 15 message inserts
  • 15 cellophane envelopes for the cards

Adult kits include:
  • Supplies for making 5 Valentine or Thinking of You cards (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
  • Floral and heart designs unless you specify some other design you'd like
  • Envelopes included
  • Card kits can be pre-stamped and ready for you to assemble if unable to attend

Please register and pre-pay for this $10 workshop by February 3rd so that I have time to prepare your kit.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to  Close To My Heart
Seasonal Expressions 1 
New Product 
Blog Hop

If you are arriving from Wendy's blog , you are on the right path.
To continue visiting each blog on the hop, just look for the bolded
link at the end of each blog entry along the way.  If you get lost
you can find a complete blog hop list here.

I chose to work with our beautiful new paper pack, Charlotte, paired with the new 
stamp set Springtime Wishes and our new CTMH Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts which 
will work with your Cuttlebug or other die-cutting machines.

First of all, I must thank fellow consultant, Peggy Pawlak, for the inspiration 
on this layout.  She shared a beautiful layout on the CTMH consultant bulletin board 
using a similar paper combination from this packet. 
The nice thing about this layout is that each page can be turned in 
varying directions and it still looks wonderful.   

I learned a lot about working with the new Thin Cuts both by playing
 with them and from the CTMH video about this great new product.  
You can see the Close To My Heart Thin Cuts video here.

Here are a few close-up shots of the flowers I stamped, colored with our 
ShinHan TouchTwin markers, and then cut with the Thin Cut dies.

Products used: (new products indicated with *)
Click on any of the links below to go to my website to see these products.
Just a note for my regular scrapbook club gals: This is one of the layouts that we will be doing in February using the Charlotte paper pack.

Contact your Close To My Heart independent consultant to get your new Seasonal Expressions I idea book.  If you don't have a consultant, I would be happy to help you out. Just visit me at my website.

Now on you go to the next blog on the hop, Sheila Bennett  to see what amazing new products and ideas she has to offer.

Friday, January 1, 2016

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH January 

Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

This month we are featuring a 14 piece stamp set, Beloved Bouquet,  
with beautiful roses and sayings for Valentine Cards, Thinking of you, 
and possibilities for wedding and anniversary cards. 
These beautiful images will also be great additions to your scrapbook pages.

You can visit this link to see the set in better detail.

As always, the stamp of the month is only available from January 1 - 31st for $17.95.  
However, you can get it for just $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.
Contact your CTMH consultant or visit my website.

If you are coming from Brenda's blog, you are on the right path.

The cards I created for this blog hop are embossed with
 Silver Ranger Superfine Embossing Powder 
To shade in each flower I used ink and sponge daubers.
Each of the flowers is raised using 3-D Foam tape.

To get a better view of each design and avoid the glare on the embossing,
 I took the following photos at an angle.

For this card, I used Pixie and Fern ink, and White Daisy, Pixie, and 
Slate card stock.  Happy Anniversary is from another stamp set.
 C1605 Happy to Be Friends.

For this card, I used Canary and Fern ink, White Daisy, Black, and Canary card stock.
Congratulations is from another stamp set - D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection.
The strip at the bottom of the card is Silver Foil Tape, however, it looks black here.

For this card, I used Pixie and Fern ink, White Daisy, Crystal Blue, and Slate card stock.
Thinking of you is from this stamp set, Beloved Bouquet.

There are over 30 more great ideas for using this stamp set in this blog hop.  
Be sure to visit everyone.  
Your next stop along this hop is Jean McNulty's blog
If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of blogs here.