Friday, December 31, 2010

Ring in the New Year with the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's Stamp of the Month, which is "D1452 Find Your Style" a set of stylish vintage images and sentiments great for some pretty cards and pages too.

If you have come here from Teri's blog, you are on the right path! When you reach the end of my post you will continue hopping along from the link posted for you.

We have another amazing group of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. Hopping along with us is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Prepare to be amazed with a peek of some pretty new products from the Spring & Summer Idea Book that debuts to customers on February 1st.  However, right now you can get a sneak peek at the gorgeous items in the Inspirations brochure with items from the Wings Workshops on the Go Kit and a few great new stamp sets that you can get at a discount NOW.

This is my project for our hop, a 6 x 6 card based on the Designer Tab pattern from the "Wishes" cardmaking how-to pattern book from Close to My Heart's own Jeanette Lynton :

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1452 Find Your Style, January's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Wings Level 2 packet
Cardstock: Colonial White, Juniper, and Vineyard Berry
Inks:  Juniper, Sweet Leaf, and Vineyard Berry
Embellishments: Z1393 Black Mini-Medley and Z1398 Wings Level 2 Assortment
Tools: "Wishes" how-to books, Micro-Tip Scissors, Edge Distresser, Cutting Knife, 3-D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers, and 2" Scallop Circle Punch

I used the rock-n-roll stamping technique to make the multi-colored bird.  I love that technique!  It's so easy and lets you make such versatile images.  My goal was to match this pretty new butterfly B&T paper from the Wings Level 2 packet that will be available in the Spring & Summer 2011 Idea Book.

Now "Hop" on over to Traci's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see some more great artwork!

Please visit my website to order your own items from the Inspirations brochure including the Wings Workshops on the Go kit which unlocks some great savings for you on stamps from the upcoming Spring & Summer Idea Book.  You can also contact me if you would like some help with placing your order:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just some belated "Christmas Wishes" for you

I am posting this a bit later than I had planned, but here it is just the same. This was the Christmas card we sent out this year. It is very simple with just a wee bit of sparkle added.

Christmas Wishes Card Project Supplies:
Stamps: B1361 Tannenbaum
Paper: X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Kit
Cardstock: Chocolate and Garden Green
Inks:  Chocolate, Cranberry, Garden Green, and Olive
Embellishments: Colonial White Satin Edge Organdy Ribbon, Z1326 Red Sparkles, and Z1327 Green Sparkles
Tools: "Originals" how-to books, Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, and Glue Dots

Here is a cute picture I took after all the excitement was over on Christmas morning. This is what contentment looked like at our house once all the gifts were opened on Christmas day. Don't you just love it?!?

These are our four-legged kids:  Myrtle, Julie, and Ben.  They had been very good this year and Santa was good to them.  LOL

Also, just one more reminder that the "Plenty for Twenty" website sale is still going on at: where you can spend as little as $20 and receive a $22.95 stamp set absolutely FREE.  You can also choose from the Discounted Products section for your minimum purchase and really maximize the bang for your buck.  You should hurry though because this deal is ending on December 31st.  I bet you have a little Christmas money just waiting to be spent on such a great deal!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Don't Miss the Latest Art & Soul Webisode: "Pulling It All Together"

If you are as busy as I am, this latest Art & Soul episode, "Pulling It All Together," may be just what you need to help you create a fabulous last-minute gift, or as a nice distraction while you take a break from all of the cleaning, baking, wrapping, and shopping on your to-do list.

In this episode you will learn create a pretty mini album while learning new tips, tricks, and techniques that you'll want to try yourself.

It’s the most versatile mixed media album ever! Learn how to stamp with pizzazz on the My Creations® Mix & Mingle album’s clear plastic and chipboard pages. Then watch it transform from an album into a wall hanging, a banner, a card, or use pages from it on your scrapbook layouts. You’ll also learn how to create gorgeous B&T Duos® paper using a faux painting technique with Liquid Glass. Jeanette Lynton shares her fully compiled calendar she’s been creating page by page and showcasing on her blog each month this year. Truly inspirational!

So, if you are ready to catch this latest Art & Soul packed with great artwork, head on over to my website to get started:

In case I don't check in before Christmas, here's a hug to you and a wish for a beautiful celebration of the joyous day.

Monday, December 20, 2010

No Art, Just Some Exciting News

The "Plenty for Twenty" website sale is still going on for all of December. Click here to browse my website and get in on this month's sale.  You can see that there are also several items available in the Discounted Products section of my website too. You can purchase regular AND sale items in one order and it all counts toward the $20 minimum purchase to get your FREE stamp set. Hurray!

On a more personal note, we had a huge reason for celebration this weekend as our son, David, graduated from the University of Michigan this afternoon. We are so proud! Here is a family photo to share:

Wishing you all your own dose of joy today!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Huge Savings on Discounted CTMH Items!

Starting on Thursday, December 9, 2010, there are several discounted products on sale at up to 85% off the regular retail price available on my website at:

These Fancy Cut Botanicals Die Cut Shapes are regularly $3.95, but are now priced at just $1.50!!!

And these pretty Heartfelt Wonder Die Cut Shapes are normally $9.95, but are now also just $1.50!   Holy smokin' deals, folks!!!

Hurry on over to check out the great deals!  You know at these kind of prices they will be flying off the shelves!

Just imagine the beautiful art you can create inexpensively with these lovely items! 

Plus, you can also take advantage of the December "Plenty for Twenty" special that is in full swing right now.  Purchase just $20 from my website, including the discounted products, and you will receive a surprise stamp set in your order valued at $22.95!

What are you waiting for?!? 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Plenty for Twenty is Live! Save Big in December!

In addition to the start of the festive month of December, Close to My Heart has an amazing deal going strong all month long.  Here are the details you need to know:
Customers who place a minimum order of $20 (excluding tax and shipping/handling) during December on my website will receive a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE! This special runs from December 1, 2010 at 11 am (eastern) through December 31, 2010. Click right here to start earning those FREE D-size stamp sets for each $20 or more order that you place. So, you can earn as many stamp sets FREE as you like all month long. There is a limit of one free stamp set per order.

You are more than welcome to e-mail me at: or give me a call at: 231-347-6301 with any questions you may have so I can help you take advantage of this amazing savings in the month of December.

AND, this news just in from Close to My Heat's Corporate Office:

Sticky Boy Stowing Away in Random MyCTMH® Orders!

Now that December is here and our Plenty for Twenty campaign is going, we have decided to up the ante-Sticky Boy may be coming to your house for the holidays! In random Plenty for Twenty-qualifying MyCTMH orders throughout December, we'll be adding in a special stowaway absolutely FREE: Sticky Boy! He'll be available in different sizes and in his own packaging, so check your box closely to see if you've won him as a bonus prize this December.

For those of you unfamiliar with Sticky Boy, you will tickled to hear about the cute, little "mascot" stamp that is a well-kept secret with CTMH consultants.  LOL  Sticky Boy is an adorable clear, My Acrylix stamp, that is a coveted, rare stamp.  You don't want to miss out a chance to score your very own Sticky Boy!!!

WOO HOO! Order today and let me know if you are a Sticky Boy stamp winner when your order arrives to your home!!!

Plenty for Twenty is a fun way to double your money with each $20 website order you place on my website:

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