Friday, September 25, 2015

Paper Garden Layout - Stamp of the Month

This Stamp of the Month, Paper Gardens,  has been one of my favorites!  Be sure to order yours by the end of the month as it is only available through October 31st.

Enjoy this layout created by the wonderful Close to My Heart team.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Card Technique- Layering of Colors

This technique was shared at our Unit Meeting as I have had many requests on how to duplicate the card to your right.  Every card will turn out slightly different depending on the placement of the colors.
Stamp of the Month - Paper Gardens.

  • Stamp entire stamp on paper using Flaxen Ink
  • Layer inks on the acrylic stamp in this order using a dauber in each color:
  • Stamp tips of flowers with Pixie Ink using dauber
  • Stamp center of flowers with Cotton Candy using dauber
  • Stamp base of flower with Eggplant Ink with dauber
  • Stamp edges of stems and leaves with Sweet Leaf
  • Huff on stamp to remoisten inks on acrylic stamp
  • Stamp on paper
  • Clean stamp entirely before going on to stamp another image to prevent transferring of inks to your lighter ink pads.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Card Exchange - Zoe

Here are a couple of the cards from our Unit Meeting this month.  We could use the Zoe Paper Packet or the Nevermore Paper Packet, so I will show the others at another time.

These are only a couple of the many papers used in my exchange.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nevermore Layout

The Nevermore Paper Packet

Fall and Halloween are right around the corner.  This beautiful paper pack works great for those scrapbook pages but don't scream Halloween, therefore working for all kinds of layouts. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Creative Card Class Cards - Zoe

I love the "Zoe" Paper Packet from "Close to My Heart"! 
 Here are some cards from our September Creative Card Class .  

Stamp Set
    "Look to the Light" (B1428)

Stamp Sets
   "Framed"  (S1508)
   "Flowers for Mom"  (B1473)

Stamp Set
    "Balloon Wishes"  (D1667)

Stamp Set
  "Treats of Friendship"  (C1616)

There are still a few card kits available for purchase at $8.50, plus shipping.  Drop me a note if you would like me to keep one for you.

Some of the card designs came from ideas on Pinterest and other CTMH Consultants. Thanks to Eileen Windsor and Shannon Buck for the great ideas. 

                                             HAPPY CREATING

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New CTMH Catalog Available NOW!!!

Wow, it is sad to see  summer winding down, and Back to School, Halloween and Christmas  just around the corner. 

But that also means, as of September 1st,  Close To My Heart brought out two NEW catalogs full of  several beautiful new products that you just have to see for yourself!  

Give me a call if you would like your own copy, or you can view it on line.  Just click the Shop Now button and it will take you there.


National Stamping Month

September is also National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart has a terrific special going on from Sept. 1st - 30th. 

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95—a savings of $6.90! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

September Stamp of the Month - Paper Gardens

And there is a beautiful new Stamp of the Month... Paper Garden.

Just $6 with a $50 order.

This card uses our NEW Watercolors.

 Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 4"× 5"(Y1012)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the new Cricut® cartridge.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Today I am featuring some cards from the Use It Up Card Club. 
 No rules, just do your own thing.

By Barbara Merriman

By Sharon Esau

By Carolyn Lawrence

By Linda Sharpe

By Judy Payseno

By Linda Sharpe


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Card Sets

Here are a few of my cards from a class I recently had.  Enjoy!

I love CTMH's embossing folders. 
 They give so much texture to the cards.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy to Be Friends Card Set

I love to make card sets.  This set was inspired by a set that Lisa Stenz made.

 Happy to Be Friends (C1605
 Flowers for Mom (B1473)
 Happy to Be Friends (C1605)
Shower Flowers (C1612)
 Happy to Be Friends (C1605)