Thursday, July 27, 2017

Retiring Products: Adventure Layout

This is my final layout using the retiring Adventure collection:




I am going to miss the fun and bright patterns of the Adventure Fundamentals paper and Complements! Fortunately, all the adorable flowers and images from the Flower Market Cartridge are staying, so there will be more fun and flowery projects coming your way with the new catalog.

There are a lot of products retiring, so make sure to check them out now to see if there is anything you still need!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Retiring Products: Fundamentals Combo Card

All of the current Paper Fundamentals collections are retiring - and all of them work so well together and with our themed paper packs! I made the below card using pieces from all the collections, including both paper and embellishments.


I love creating cards and layouts using this technique! Simply choose strips of different colored paper and decorate them with embellishments, stamped images, etc. in the same color family. It looks so cool!

There are a lot of products retiring, so make sure to check them out now to see if there is anything you still need!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Word Puzzles Card Set (Part 2)

As promised, here is my follow-up to the Word Puzzles Card set I posted here. This time, with a sneak peek at new products!



For these two cards, I used the same pattern, but completely different papers, colors and themes. It's such an easy way to create cards for the entire year!

Along with the amazing Word Puzzle stamp collection, I used cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments from the new catalog that is coming out August 1st! Can you spot them?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Retiring Products: Enchantment Fundamentals Layout

Our current catalog is retiring on July 31st, so I wanted to make sure to show you a few more projects made using some of the products that will no longer be available after this month.


The Enchantment Fundamentals are so perfect for celebrating fun summer moments - bright and soft with such fun patterns! Plus the Enchantment Complements add wonderful little touches.

I also made sure to use one of our Pocket Plus pages (those are staying!) so I could tell a little story within the larger layout.


There are a lot of products retiring, so make sure to check them out now to see if there is anything you still need!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Word Puzzles Card Set (Part 1)

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 any stamp sets currently available for Stampaganza

Why? Because during July, you can buy any 2 full-priced stamp sets and get the 3rd of equal or lesser value free!


Even better - CTMH brought back some retired stamp sets that you can also choose from during this special:


If you came here from Shelly's amazing 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 always loved the Word Puzzles stamp collection, and I was so glad to see it was brought back for you to enjoy! I decided to make cards using each of the months in the stamp set. I also had a stack of circle cards lying around, and I thought, why not? :)

Supplies: To showcase the images and sentiments, I kept everything else simple. I used cardstock, bakers' twine and minimal embellishments. I also made my own patterned paper by randomly stamping some of the cardstock.

Part 2: These first 6 cards were made just for this blog hop. Stay tuned as I am going to make the other 6 cards using a few supplies from the new catalog so I can show you some sneak peeks!

Don't miss out on Stampaganza! Start shopping on my website

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

Blog Hop List:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Product Sneak Peak - Convention Layout

There are so amazing new products that will be released in August, and I can't wait for you to see them! 

Until then, here's a sneak peek of some of those products on a layout I created while I was at Close To My Heart's annual Convention:




There are 6 new products on these pages - two paper collections, one complement collection, one embellishment, a special image and a stamp. Can you see them? What new crafting goodies do you think might be coming your way?

Monday, July 10, 2017

August Card Workshop - No Worries

Create 12 summery cards using the beach-themed No Worries collection and learn how to watercolor with your ink pads!




The card kit comes pre-cut and ready to make with leftovers to create more!

When: Saturday, August 12th anytime between 10:30am to 5pm
Where: Quality Inn & Suites, St. Charles, IL
Cost: $25 for 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs)

Sign up by July 18th

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Close To My Heart Specials - Stampaganza 2017!

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Keep reading for details...

1. July Campaign


Buy any two My Acrylix stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza! (See below.) Start shopping on my website now!


2. July 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.