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Monday, December 31, 2012

CTMH January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Happy Valentine's

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's Stamp of the Month, which is "Happy Valentine's," a set of stamps featuring some lovely images and sentiments. If you have come here from Lori'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 talented group of nearly 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:

Now, here is the 5 x 7 card I made.  All products are available in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:

 Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1213 January Stamp of the Month: Happy Valentine's
Paper:  X7156B Clementine paper packet
Cardstock:  Champagne, Colonial White, Saddle, and Whisper
Inks:  Saddle
Embellishments:  Z1753 Brown & Tan Sparkles and Chocolate Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: Z1790 Cricut Artiste cartridge "Originals" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots


Now you can hop on over to Katy's blog to see her addition to this hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of fun artwork for your viewing pleasure.

Remember that you can place your order directly from my website anytime, day or night, at: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Be sure to check out the amazing savings you will find on my website in the "While Supplies Last" section.  You can still score the free Bonding Memories Glue Pen will be included in your order when you place an order of $50 or more.  The offers expires at midnight eastern time tonight.



Plus, our sweet "Whooo's Your Valentine" kit for National Papercrafting Month is available with your purchase when you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on my site through January).  These adorable kits are available while supplies are available.  So don't miss out on getting yours!

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CTMH National Papercrafting Month: Whooo's Your Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the National Papercrafting Month special from Close to My Heart featuring the beautiful goodies from "Whooo's Your Valentine" campaign promotion.  If you have come here from Wendy'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.

 Here is the 5 x 7 card that I made using the absolutely adorable stamp set and the glitter paper:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo's Your Valentine
Cardstock:  Cotton Candy, Pear, and White Daisy
Inks:  Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, and Gypsy
Embellishments:  Whooo's Your Valentine Glitter paper
Tools: Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Here is one more view of my card, shot when I had some natural daylight:
And, here is a picture of the stamps that come in this absolutely adorable stamp set:


Now you can hop on over to Karen's blog to see her addition to this hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of fun and fabulous artwork featuring this fun kit!

Then, be sure to head over to my online business address to get your own set of the "Whooo's Your Valentine" special.  Just place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, and you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on any OBA site through January).  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Remember that the Whooo's Your Valentine kit comes with all this:
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

You are going to LOVE IT!!!
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

CTMH December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Year Round Cheer



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's Stamp of the Month, which is "Year Round Cheer," a set of stamps featuring some cute images that will work well on your pages and your cards too. If you have come here from Allisa'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 talented group of nearly 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great new products from Close to My Heart 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!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:


Now, here is the 5 x 7 card I made.  All products are available in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:
Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1212 December Stamp of the Month: Year Round Cheer
Paper:  X7160B Flirty paper packet
Cardstock:  Bamboo, Black, Colonial White, and New England Ivy 
Inks:  Black and Goldrush
Embellishments:  Z1764 Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes, Z1705 Durables Square Studs, Z1760 Burlap Ribbon, and Grey Wool Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: "Wishes" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Now you can hop on over to Lisa's blog to see her addition to this hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!

Remember that you can place your order directly from my website anytime, day or night, at: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Be sure to check out the amazing savings you will find on my website that starts at 2 a.m. eastern time on December 1st.  A free Bonding Memories Glue Pen will be included in your order when you place an order of $50 or more.

 

SALE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Starting at 2 a.m. TONIGHT eastern time you can shop right at home in your pj's. Read on to learn how.

This announcement came from the Corporate Office of Close to My Heart:


"Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that we are making more fabulous deals available to you and your customers. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, we will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of your OBA’s shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on your OBA that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!"

Shop with this link to my online business address:

http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com/

and remember that these deals are only available while supplies last.
 
Happy deal-hunting, friends!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November happy: I am thankful for fun news!


Boy, was I excited when I was doing my daily blog browsing for crafty inspiration and I came upon the fun news that I won a free class over at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Check out Amy's announcement from her blog that got me so excited: http://amyheller.typepad.com

Thank you, Amy!

You can also check out the details for Amy's new class at Two Peas where she is teaching, "Seasonal Storytelling: Mini Books for Sharing Each Season’s Special Memories with Amy Heller."

This should be a lot of fun!

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CTMH November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Capture the Date

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's Stamp of the Month, which is "Capture the Date" a set of stamps featuring some great images that will work well on your pages and your cards too. If you have come here from Adeline'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 talented group of over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great new products from Close to My Heart 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!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:


Now, here is the 5 x 7 card I made.  All products are available in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:


Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1211 November Stamp of the Month: Capture the Date
Paper:  X7157B Dakota paper packet
Cardstock:  Barn Red, Black, Colonial White, and Whisper
Inks:  Barn Red and Black
Embellishments:  Pearl Badge Buttons from Z1780 Wrangler Assortment, Z1760 Burlap Ribbon, and Grey Wool Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: 9035 "Make It From Your Heart" how-to book, Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

The new Cricut Artiste Cartridge made it easy for me to add the sweet little turkey to my card for this Thanksgiving card.  I am still amazed at the variety of images available on this cartridge!

Now you can hop on over to Laila's blog to see her addition to this hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!

Remember that you can place your order directly from my website anytime, day or night, at: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Sending out prayers for the safety of those in the wake of the storm this week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Check it out!

This is a quick post to give a big shout out to my good friend, former customer, and now my downline through Close to My Heart, Casandra Bennett. She has the great honor of having some of her fun artwork featured on the blog of Jeanette Lynton, CEO of Close to My Heart.

I've been featuring some of my recent layouts this month using the Moonlight paper pack, which was also used to create the display tray home decor item shown above.  Casandra created some super cute cards using the Moonlight paper pack, which some might see as solely a Halloween-type paper. Casandra had other plans though.

You can check it out on Jeanette's blog post

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Scaring Up Some Fun" with Moonlight from Close to My Heart

This is my fourth layout made from my Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit from CTMH. I only needed to add four additional sheets of cardstock for bases in order to get all four of my fun two-page layouts made and I still have lots of paper left to create more great stuff!

Here is my "Scaring Up Some Fun" layout:
Project Supplies:
Paper:  X7161B Moonlight paper packet in G1051 Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit
Cardstock:  Slate
Inks:  Black
Embellishments:  X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements, Bitty Sparkles from the Z1754 Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment, and the super sparkly Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim (which is adhesive-backed and AWESOME!)
Tools: 9035 "Make It From Your Heart" how-to pattern book (for both layouts and cards), Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge Collection, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, and Glue Dots

For these last two pages I had fun using pattern 07 from the "Make It From Your Heart" how-to publication from Close to My Heart.  I changed up the pattern to just a small extent to incorporate some additional bling and to use the super fun 1/2" zip strips from my B&T papers.  Of course I had to incorporate more of the spooky Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements too.  Even after using what I have on my layouts #3 and #4, I still have a TON of chipboard pieces to use on more projects!  Yahoo!  (Now, that's not to say that I haven't already ordered several packages of those little goodies to keep in my stash!  LOL)

Did you notice the headstone and the spider on my right-hand page?  Those beauties come from my Cricut Artiste Cartridge, which is a cartridge exclusively available from Close to My Heart.

You can also see more images from my Artiste Cartridge in my photo below of my helper and my other fun projects I have been creating with my Moonlight papers and coordinating stamps:

The coffin, the milk carton, the cupcake liners, the round box, and all of the label shapes are from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  You can get yours by heading to my website at:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Have yourself a spook-tacular kind of day!

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Moonlight Workshops on the Go Layout #3

One of the many things I really about the Workshops on the Go Kits from Close to My Heart is the amazing amount of projects that you can get from your kit of supplies. For me I can add a few sheets of cardstock for bases and create at least 8 pages from my workshop kit. Plus, I will still have plenty of paper (and a really cute exclusive stamp set) to make cards or other bonus projects.

Now on to my third layout made from my kit.

Project Supplies:
Paper:  X7161B Moonlight paper packet in G1051 Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit
Cardstock:  Black and Slate
Inks:  Black
Embellishments:  X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements and Black Sparkles from Z1754 Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment
Tools: Autumn/Winter Idea Book, p. 56 "A Haunted Halloween" Moonlight layout, "Reflections" how-to scrapbooking guide, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, and Glue Dots

I found my inspiration straight out of the pages of Close to My Heart's Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  This layout is featured on page 56.  I only made two very small changes to stretch my supplies a tad farther.  While there is no stamping needed this layout still packs a tremendous punch due to the addition of the fabulous Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.  They are gorgeous and made to such a high quality.  You will love them!  I did use my Black Ink Pad and my Sponge Dauber to add some ink to the edges of all of my papers.  I love to get inky!  LOL

Place your order for your own Moonlight Workshops on the Go supplies on my website at:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com   Don't forget to add on X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.

Tomorrow's post will feature more of those fun chipboard embellishments.

 

Monday, October 8, 2012

CTMH Moonlight Workshops on the Go Layout #2

Here is the next post in my installment featuring the Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit from Close to My Heart. This is the layout made from supplies left after the pages you see posted in my previous post. I entitled my layout, "my sweet pumpkin."

Project Supplies:
Stamps: C1512 Moonlight Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set and E1021 Trinity Alphabet
Paper:  X7161B Moonlight paper packet in G1051 Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Goldrush, and Slate
Inks:  Black, Goldrush, and Smokey Plum
Embellishments:  Epoxy Badge Buttons from the Z1741 Haunted Assortment and Grey and Clear Sparkles from Z1754 Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment
Tools: Moonlight Workshops on the Go exclusive instructional brochure & supplements found here on my website, "Magic" how-to scrapbooking guide, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

With these pages you can get more practice with the stamp swiping technique as you can see with my "my sweet pumpkin" title.  You get to make some "faux paper bows" from the 1/2" polka zip strips.  There is also some masking and some paper piecing going on too on the right hand page with the owl sitting on the fence.  The pretty swirl element on the Goldrush cardstock is made with a small swirl stamp that you stamp multiple times.

If you love this great kit and want to create your own adorable pages head over to my website to order your Moonlight kit at:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CTMH Moonlight Layout #1

Order your own workshop kit:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com
While yesterday was World Card Making Day, I spent my day with paper and stamps, but instead of cards, I created four two-page layouts using the gorgeous Moonlight Workshops on the Go kit from Close to My Heart. I will be posting those pages over the next several days.

Here is the main layout featured in the Moonlight workshop kit how-to brochure:
Project Supplies:
Stamps: C1512 Moonlight Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set, B1413 Perfect Fit - Halloween, and E1021 Trinity Alphabet
Paper:  X7161B Moonlight paper packet in G1051 Moonlight Workshops on the Go Kit
Cardstock:  Black, Goldrush, Smokey Plum, and Slate
Inks:  Black, Goldrush, and Smokey Plum
Embellishments:  Skull Brads from the Z1741 Haunted Assortment and Black and Clear Sparkles from Z1754 Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment
Tools: Moonlight Workshops on the Go exclusive instructional brochure, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

This workshop features the fun stamp swiping technique as you can see evidenced on the "boo" title.  There is also some paper piecing going on too on the right hand page with the spooky lamp post.  Also, check out the addition of the bitty sparkles for the eyes of the little spider and in the skull brads too.

I can't forget to add a quick photo of my own little helper:

Get your own spooky pages started by ordering your Moonlight kit at:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clementine Birthday Card for a Dear Friend & October's Studio J Special

My good friend, Trina, celebrated her birthday a week ago. Here is the card I made for her. Love that girl!



Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1529 Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday stamp set
Paper:  X7156B Clementine paper packet
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Champagne, Cashmere, Saddle, and Sorbet
Inks:  Pacifica and Saddle
Embellishments:  Z1753 Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment and Chocolate Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: 9035 "Make It From Your Heart" how-to book, Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

The Cricut Artiste Collection cartridge and stamp sets sure make it easy peasy to create fun cards and pages in a jiffy!



Plus, I used a card pattern found in the new "Make It From Your Heart" how-to recipe book from Jeanette Lynton:


I really love how easy my tools and supplies from Close to My Heart combine together with my creativity to help me create fun stuff fast!

And, speaking of creating fun stuff fast, the October special promotion involves Studio J:

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! It’s a great time to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have. If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start!
Dates: October 1–31, 2012
Get started preserving your memories fast and easy with Studio J at: http://lovetostamp.live.com

Sunday, September 30, 2012

CTMH October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Very Merry Christmas


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's Stamp of the Month, which is "Very Merry Christmas" a set of stamps featuring some fun images that will be beautiful for your cards, layouts, or gift projects. If you have come here from Jen's blog 
(and I bet you loved her project) 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 talented group of over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great new products from Close to My Heart 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!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:


Don't you just love it?!?

Here is the 5 x 7 card I made.  All products are available in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:



Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1210 October Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
Paper:  X7159B Scholastic paper packet
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cocoa, Cashmere, and Outdoor Denim
Inks:  Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, and Ruby
Embellishments:  Z1763 Bling Gems from the Boutique Assortment,  Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, and Cranberry Baker's Twine from Z1751 The Harvest Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: 9035 "Make It From Your Heart" how-to book, Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I had fun using the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge to cut those adorable mittens.  It made it such a breeze to make this card quickly.  Plus, don't you just love the new Silver Shimmer Trim!!!  It's adhesive and adds so much to my projects.  Wowee!

Now you can hop on over to Fancy Melissa's blog to see her fabulous addition to our hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!  There are so many fabulous new supplies in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  You are going to love all of the amazing possibilities!

Remember that you can place your order directly from my website anytime, day or night, at: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Have an amazingly creative sort of day!

 

Friday, August 31, 2012

CTMH September Stamp of the Blog Hop: Fall Favorites


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's Stamp of the Month, which is "Fall Favorites" a set of stamps featuring some fun images that will be beautiful for your cards, layouts, or gift projects. If you have come here from Tamra'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 talented group of over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great new products from Close to My Heart 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!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:


Here is the 5 x 7 card I made.  All products are available in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:


Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1209 September Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites
Paper:  X7161B Moonlight paper packet
Cardstock:  Goldrush
Inks:  Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Slate, and Smokey Plum
Embellishments:  Z1741 Sparkle Badge Buttons from Haunted Assortment, Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wood Shapes, Z1754 Grey Sparkles from the Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment, and Grey Wool Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: Retired "Originals" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I had fun adding color to the Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes using my Autumn Terracotta and Goldrush ink pads and sponger daubers.  Plus, I used my piercing tool to separate the fibers in the Baker's Twine.  I love how that turned out!  It reminds of strands of hay.  LOL

Now you can hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see her addition to our hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!  There are so many fabulous new supplies coming in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  You are going to love all of the amazing possibilities!

 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Stamping Month Promotion: Check Out This Great Video

Here's another chance to learn more about the National Stamping Month promotion from Close to My Heart. Check out this video and then head over to my website to get your double stamp set for just $5 when you spend $35 in great new products: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com 
  You are going to have a ball with all of these fun images in this double stamp set!

 
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