Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Calendar of Events



Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome.
  • Open Crop - Friday, May 12
  • Card Technique Workshop - Monday, May 15
  • 8 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, May 18
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, May 25
  • Specials: National Scrapbooking Month Kits - Live Beautifully

See my calendar on my blog (click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event

Contact me to register for workshops

What's New in May?

Close To My Heart

MAY 2017

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with us!
This National Scrapbooking Month, celebrate your beautiful life with our Live Beautifully collection of products, which includes a paper packet, a stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit with materials for quickly and easily creating five two-page scrapbooking layouts. See the whole collection »

All new paper collections available now in our new Seasonal Expressions 2.
Fall in love with a new set of paper collections, like the Little Dreamer collection, featuring delightful unicorns and rainbows! Check out the new idea book »

May Stamp of the Month: Live, Laugh, Love
Create incredible artwork with the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set, featuring detailed stamp images that you will love to use again and again to embellish your pages. It is only available during May, and you could get it for just $5 with a qualifying purchase! Find out how »

Kathy Burrows 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stamp of the Month - Live, Laugh, Love

This month's stamp of the month is appropriately sized for scrapbook pages, but each word, as well as the flowers work well for card making.

If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it is just one big loop of fun ideas as you visit each blog along the way.  If you are coming from Priscilla's blog you are on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post and successive posts to see where to go next.

I used this stamp set to create the opening page for a wedding scrapbook for my nephew and his future wife.  They are planning a rustic wedding, so the Rustic Home papers paired with the colors for the bridesmaid's dresses worked out well.  Her colors are Lagoon, Smoothie, and Champagne.  She prefers that the Colonial White papers be used in her scrapbook.  At her wedding shower later this month, friends and relatives will be assembling other pages for her wedding scrapbook that I am busily planning and pre-cutting for the shower.

The flowers on the letters and the small stamped flowers are colored in with ShinHan markers and covered with clear Shimmer from our shimmer brush. Bitty sparkles were also used to embellish the words and flowers. 

CTMH supplies used  
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smoothie, Lagoon, Champagne, Glacier
Paper Pack: Rustic Home
Ink: Momento Ink
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Turquoise Blue, Light Orange, Barely Beige
Embellishments: Lace ribbon from the Rustic Home ribbons, Bitty Sparkles
Tools: Shimmer Brush- clear

The stamp of the month set, Live, Laugh, Love is only available until May 31st from your Close To My Heart consultant, or here on my website for $17.95, or only $5 with a qualifying order of $50.

Thanks for visiting today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more ideas for this fun stamp set as we go to visit   Marie's blog and other consultants who have joined in on this blog hop.  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.