Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Artwork - Blossom Wavy Blooms Card (Win Me!)

To celebrate our new Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog, I'm giving away artwork! Simply post a comment to be entered, and I'll announce the winners on May 1st.


This card design actually comes from the Blossom Workshop on the Go Cardmaking kit, but instead of using the stamp set that came with it, I used the Wavy Blooms stamp set (and added a few fun touches of my own). 

I blended our ShinHan Touch alcohol markers to color this lovely spring flower. And instead of stamping washi tape images on the card, I used scraps of patterned paper instead. It's so easy to make these designs your own!

Create your own artwork using product from the new mini-catalog - Click here to start shopping!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Artwork - Jackson Card (Win Me!)

To celebrate our new Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog, I'm giving away artwork! Simply post a comment to be entered, and I'll announce the winners on May 1st.


I wanted to have some fun with the Jackson collection, so I created this interactive Z-Fold card (these are so easy to make! There are tutorials all over YouTube and Pinterest, and all you need is a trimmer and score board!)


I love details, so I added bits of scrap from left over paper, cut out images from the patterned paper, and went to town with the Jackson Complements and stamped images from the Authentic Life stamp set. I left the inside blank so it's ready for any occasion!

Want to make your own Jackson Z-Fold card? Check out the supply list below.

There are so many amazing products in the new mini catalog - Click here to start shopping!

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Retired - hemp twine


Friday, April 24, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Artwork - Blossom Layout (Win Me!)

To celebrate our new Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog, I'm giving away artwork! Simply post a comment to be entered, and I'll announce the winners on May 1st.


I love Blossom - it's so colorful and full of spring! And I wanted to make a layout that embraced that, so I created a lovely flower bouquet surrounding my photo mat. 

I went crazy with all the new embellishments - so much so that I didn't even need to stamp! Check out the supply list below - no ink, no stamps; just paper and embellishments!

There's so many amazing products in the new mini catalog! Want to get some of your own?Click here to start shopping!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Deal of the Day - Don't Miss Out! (Plus, Win a Shopping Spree!)

Close To My Heart has an incredible special going on this month! Each day, you can find a random grab bag filled with current and retired CTMH products available at a huge discount. 

But are you wondering what kinds of products you can expect? Well, thanks to the awesomeness of Facebook, you can get a look at sneak peaks from CTMH and check out what people have been getting in their boxes. Click here to see.


Want one of your own? Simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through my website and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! 

Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early!

**WANT MORE? Each time you purchase a grab bag, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $25 shopping spree! Just make sure to hit the Join button next to "Deal of the Day" contest. I'll announce the winner on May 1st.**

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Stamp of the Month - Typed Note 5 Minute Card

I challenged myself to make a card using April's Stamp of the Month in under 5 minutes, and I figured out the easiest way to do that - use Picture My Life cards!


I think the hardest part was choosing a card from the Jackson Picture My Life collection - they're all so much fun! But I knew I wanted something that had plenty of space for stamping in the center. 


I added some paper from the Jackson paper pack as my background, ink edged and stamped everything in Cocoa ink, and then added some Glacier Twine and Oceanside Sequins for my finishing touches. Super quick, super easy!


As always, the Stamp of the Month can be yours for $5 with a $50 purchase. Get yours today on my websiteBut remember, it's only available until April 30th! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Artwork - Blossom Artiste Box (Win Me!)

Throughout April I'm going to be posting artwork made with products from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog, and YOU could win the artwork! Simply post a comment to be entered, and I'll announce the winners on May 1st.

Today's artwork giveaway: a fun gift box made using the new Blossom collection!


I knew the bright and colorful Blossom collection would make a wonderful gift holder, especially for this time of year! There's a lot of fun details on this box, but my favorite is the Finding the Words stamp set - I know I'm going to be using this on so many gifts and cards! 

Check out all the awesome new products on my website. Want to make your own spring gift box? See my supply list below!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Seasonal Expressions Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Jackson Cards (Win Me!)

To celebrate our new Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog, I'm giving away artwork! Simply post a comment to be entered, and I'll announce the winners on May 1st.


Welcome to the Rose Blossom Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop! This month we have 7 Close To My Heart Consultants from the Rose Blossom team sharing their creations using products from the NEW Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog on their blogs. 


If you came here from Shelly's lovely blog, you are on the right path.  This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Should you get lost along the way, you can always come back here and go to the bottom of the post for the blog hop list.

Here we go!


I love making Picture My Life (PML) cards because not only are they great for pocket scrapbooking, but they make it so easy to create a quick card - just glue one to a card base and you're done!

There's so many amazing products in the new mini catalog! Want to get some of your own?  Click here to start shopping!

Now it's time for you to keep moving on the hop!  Head on over to Cathy's amazing blog - you'll love her artwork!

Should you get lost along the way, here are the blogs in the hop.  I invite you to follow each one so that you can keep up with what they are doing in their crafting lives!!




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