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! 
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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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Kathy Burrows 
Close To My Heart Maker

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November SOTM Blog Hop - You Warm My Heart



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 Stefani's Blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Wendy's blog for you to continue following the hop.  



The stamp of the month, You Warm My Heartis a set of 20 stamps that will be especially great for both making cards and creating scrapbook pages.   As always, I'm sure as you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  


For my project this month, I used this stamp set to prepare a December page for my granddaughter's annual scrapbook -- since cocoa with marshmallows or whipped cream is a favorite, it seemed like a natural for her.

Note the  wood grain paper on the sides of this layout from the Wood Grain paper pack (one of my favorites) found in the annual catalog.  Other papers used were French Vanilla cardstock for the bases, Evergreen cardstock, and the Scarlet paper from the Comfort and Joy paper pack.  Inks used were Intense Black, Scarlet, and Evergreen.


Let's take a closer look at the whipped cream and marshmallows.  With a little help from the Tri-blend Spectrum Noir markers, they look pretty fluffy.  We can also see the spatter I put in the corners using a clear Shimmer Brush and Evergreen ink.



On this close-up, we can see the design I created on a zip strip using a stamp from this set. On Evergreen cardstock, we can see the tone on tone pattern I created using two other small detail stamps from this set.


You Warm My Heart is available only through the month of October.  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 (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  makers (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 makers on Melinda's blog to get back on track.




Sunday, October 18, 2020

CTMH Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop


Core Catalog New Products

WELCOME!

Thanks for visiting our Core Catalog new product blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the this year-long (September 2020 - August 2021) idea book today.  There are so many new and exciting paper packs, multi-media products, and as always, fun new thin cuts and stamp sets to explore and add to your paper crafting collection.

A blog hop 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 the beautiful work on Becca'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.


One of the new products in the Close To My Heart Core Catalog that I was sooooo excited to see was the Wood Grain Paper Pack (X8017).  Look at these wonderful patterns and textures.  And just think, if they aren't the right shade for your project, you can always ink them to match what you're doing.  


I have lots of plans for this paper pack.  I am sure more than one pack will be added to my paper stash.  Being primarily a scrapbooker, there are lots of layout designs whirling through my head especially to scrap my walks through the woods and other nature photos.  But another great option with these papers are more masculine looking layouts and cards.  Since I am in need of some masculine birthday cards, that's what I started with first.  


Leaves are stamped on wood grain paper.
Background paper is Toffee and is scored and sanded.
A little silver embellishing thread was added behind the leaves.



The best part about these cards is that they can be made
with scraps you have left over from other projects.


The sentiments on all these cards are from the October Stamp
of the month, With All My Love.



The cards I've made here, are very simple, but work well for masculine cards. 
I hope they might spur some thoughts for you as well.

After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.  Be sure to scroll down on the catalog page to find the core products catalog. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
products from the core products catalog 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.






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Close To My Heart - Card Making Subscription kits

 

Create more cards in less time using
Craft with Heart Cardmaking Kits

Cardmaking subscription kits include an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, plus pre-printed card bases with coordinating stickers and die-cuts to create a set of beautiful, handmade cards that are perfectly suited for the season ahead.

Watch this video to see everything that comes in the kit and to see how easily these cards come together!

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With the September-December card kit, you'll receive the materials to make two of each of these cards:

Here's a look at the stamp set that comes in the current cardmaking kit. After you've created your subscription cards, you'll love having this set around for even more cardmaking and stamping projects!

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - With All My Love

 October SOTM Blog Hop 

With All My Love



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




The stamp of the month, With All My Loveis a set of 16 stamps that will be especially great for both making cards and creating scrapbook pages.  This set includes many great phrases for making cards.  As always, I'm sure as you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  

I often prepare scrapbooking pages for the blog hops I participate in, but today I'll share the cards I made using this stamp set.

On my first card, I used a bargello inking technique, one of my favorite techniques to use on cards lately, to create the background.   I learned this technique from another CTMH Maker's You Tube video -  https://youtu.be/zrDoPx-s7Dw  (Thank you, Francine Davis!) The background was achieved using the CTMH inks with a blending brush. I used Glacier, Lagoon, Carolina, Bluebird and Sapphire Inks.  

I embossed the images with white embossing powder and then shaded in the flowers with the Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers ( Blue turquoise BT17,  Blue turquoise BT3, and True Blue TB5).  I also used the alcohol markers to color the Bitty Sparkles I used on this card so they would match the shades of blue that I used.  




I used Bloom With Grace Picture My Life cards to create the other cards I made.  I embossed the images so they would pop a bit more since I didn't plan to color the images this time.

I stamped with CTMH Intense Black Ink and then embossed
with clear embossing powder.  This card was so easy since the sentiments I
chose fit the preprinted white spaces on the PML card perfectly!


After stamping with Versamark Ink on Sangria cardstock, I embossed the images with
white embossing powder and then cut them out and used foam tape to raise the images.  Finally, I added Bitty Sparkles in a few places to give a bit of shine.



Two PML cards were used here with the white embossing again.  For the centers of the flowers, I used white enamel dots and colored them with a Tri-Blend alcohol marker
to try to match them to the back mat on the card.


With All My Love  is available only through the 
month of October.  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 (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  makers (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 makers on Melinda's blog to get back on track.






Thursday, September 10, 2020

September/October New Product Blog Hop



Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our new product blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the September/October new idea book today.  A blog hop 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 Pam's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Kristine's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am showing a scrapbooking layout I made using the papers from the Bloom With Grace line of products .  What a wonderful collection, especially for this time of year when sunflowers are at their peak!  In this collection you will find anything and everything for any level of paper crafter:
  • scrapbooking and card making workshops  
  • a beautiful paper pack (with or without sticker sheet)
  • coordinating stamp sets and card stock 
  • Picture My Life cards  
  • wooden embellishments  
  • There's even a Cricut Bloom with Grace collection available! (Be sure to click on the green Cricut icon at the bottom of your consultant/maker's website.)
You can find all of them on my website.  Click on featured products.




.  Here's the Bloom with Grace paper pack with stickers that I used in making 
the scrapbook layout I'm sharing today.




You will love the Bloom with Grace paper pack and other products associated with it.  They are available through your Close To My Heart consultant/maker. (or visit my website)  The products featured here are available only through the life of this idea book which ends October 31st.  

After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.   Be sure to scroll down to the September/October Idea book (although you'll enjoy the year long core catalog as well.)

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
products from this idea book on Kristine'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.










hopping to Kristine's blog