Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Prickly Pear Cactus Card

I've been showing off art made with the Prickly Pear collection, and this is my final piece for June! For this card, I highlighted that adorable cactus stamp.

I used the colorful Prickly Pear papers and Sequins, colored the cactus from the Prickly Pear Stamp Set with our Shinhan Touch markers, and accented the cactus with a die cut from the Thin Cuts - Basic Stars Die. An easy 10 minute card!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Prickly Pear Cactus Layout

I'm showcasing artwork using the new Prickly Pear collection, which is incredibly fun to use with summer layouts!

These adorable photos from the zoo look so colorful with the Prickly Pear papers, Complements and Sequins! I made sure to add in a little more sparkle with Gold Glitter Paper accents, and some texture with the Blue Burlap Ribbon

Even though it wasn't a desert zoo, those cactus still look like they belong with the layout!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - No Worries Card

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop! Come follow Close To My Heart consultants from the Rose Blossom team as we share our creations made using the new No Worries collection!

If you came here from Kim's gorgeous blog, you are on the right path. If you get lost along the way, come back here and go to the bottom of the page for the blog hop list.

Inspiration: I've been wanting to make more cards with the Swirly Seashells stamp set, and it just goes so perfectly with No Worries that I had to stamp and color a bunch of shells! :)

Technique: I used Archival Black Ink to stamp the shells and colored the shells using a water brush and ink that I patted onto the All-Purpose Mat. This is such a great way to be able to match the colors in the paper pack perfectly! 

Finishing Touches: I added some sparkle with the Clear Shimmer Brush on the shells and Gold Shimmer Brush around the "Smile". No Worries Sequins and Complements  along with White & Gold Twine added some texture.

You can get the No Worries collection on my website

Now it's time for you to keep moving on the hop!  Head on over to Mary's beautiful blog and see her artwork!

Blog Hop List:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Prickly Pear Llama Card

I have been obsessed with llamas for over 20 years now, and finally they're in style! The very first thing I made with product from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog was this llama card.

I colored in the adorable llama from the Prickly Pear stamp set with our Shinhan Touch markers, used Prickly Pear papers and Sequins and gave it a final touch with Blue Burlap Ribbon and Whimsy Baker's Twine.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Close To My Heart Specials - We've Got You Covered

Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading for details...

1. We've Got You Covered

In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off! Choose from our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colors!
For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant will get a My Legacy album of their choice FREE in their New Consultant Kit!
For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a party that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher qualify for a FREE My Legacy album!

2. June Stamp of the Month
The Stamp of the Month is only available during its month and is only $5 ($12.95 savings!) with every $50 ordered (before shipping and tax). When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before you check out.