Monday, September 1, 2014

Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month-Family is Forever-Card

Close to My Heart has an amazing special every month. You can get a $17.95 stamp set for only $5 with any $50 purchase. This is an amazing opportunity to get a unique stamp set that is only available for 30/31 days. This month's stamp set has a lot of versatility.


The first project I created with this stamp set was an anniversary card for my 13th wedding anniversary. I used the Pathfinding paper pack, Cocoa ink and Ruby Red ink.


All supplies can be purchased here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chalk It Up Cards

I have had so much fun this month playing with the Close to My Heart Chalk It Up paper. Tonight I made 3 cards using different papers from the pack and 3 different stamps. 



This card uses the Lagoon dots and I also used the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set. This is by far my most favorite stamp set in the new Annual Inspirations. To create the butterfly I second generation stamped the solid butterfly and then stamped the decorative butterfly over the top. I also added some silver shimmer trim.




This card I used Lagoon and Sorbet cardstock and stamped the Great Job stamp in Lagoon and added black enamel stars.    


This card was created with the Teacher Appreciation stamp set and the black striped twill ribbon.

All these products are available on my website.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop-Q is for Quick






Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their Q element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from Jen's Creative Classroom then you are on the right track!
Today I used QUICK as my project. The new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations has a great new line of card kits made for those who don't want to buy all the materials and spend the hours creating, but want to give handmade cards.

Cut Above is just for you. The choices are endless including Christmas and Halloween Treat Bags, Birthday Cards, Thank You Cards, Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards. Today I made the Birthday Cards. Here is the kit:












All I had to add was the stamping. I used several different "M" sized stamps so I had a mix of cards along with a black ink pad. I also am not much of a rule follower so I also changed around how the cards were set up to make them more unique! Here are the cards I created in less than 15 minutes.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Wendy of My Scrapbooking Blog.

Enjoy the Hop!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chalk It Up "Teacher Survival Kit"


As soon as I saw the new Close to My Heart Chalk it Up paper I knew immediately that I could incorporate the scraps from the Workshop on the Go to the CTMH Kraft Container. The containers are only $3.95 and everything else is left over from the WOTG. I loved the new CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamp set and it was perfect with the owl and sentiments. I also used the Cricut Artbooking and the stamp that came with it to make the paper. 








In the Survival Kit I put in chocolate, pencils, lotion, hand sanitizer, tums, and tic tacs.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chalk It Up Card





I had so much fun making this card for my Open House tomorrow night. I used the new Chalk It Up paper from Close to My Heart along with the Great Job stamp, Thistle and Black stamp pads and a few of the new ShinHan markers.

I used the CTMH Edge Distresser along the edges of the black and lagoon cardstock. I then stamped the large star flourish from Great Job and used some of the small stars on the stamp set. I then colored in using the ShinHan markers now available from Close to My Heart.

You can order all the supplies used to make this card from here.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Workshop on the Go-Chalk It Up


Close to My Heart makes scrapbooking easy for all skill levels. They also have kits that give you all the paper, stamps and embellishments you need to create beautiful, personalized layouts. One such kit is the Chalk it Up Workshop on the Go. Here is a picture of the kit:



All I had to add to it was adhesive and the following Close to My Heart inks:
Colonial White Ink
Black Ink
Sorbet Ink

The Workshops on the Go provide cutting instructions and assembly instructions. There are two sets of instructions for this kit based on if you have the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. The best part of the kit is after I got these three layouts together (I had to add a piece of black paper and a piece of Chalk it Up bulk paper) I have enough paper to make cards, teacher gifts of more layouts. You can still create these three layouts with the kit provided you would just have different background paper for the 2nd layout. I also have plenty of ribbon and embellishments left to add to other projects. 












 

Also available this month with any $50 purchase is this fabulous stamp set for only $5 or $17.95 without a $50 purchase.


All supplies used in these layouts can be purchased here.


Friday, August 1, 2014

CTMH August Stamp of the Month "What a Hoot"

Today marks the beginning of the new Annual Inspirations from Close to My Heart. I LOVE everything about it. From the nine new paper packs, to the numerous new Picture My Life kits, easy pre-cut card kits and numerous treat bags and more.

One special Close to My Heart has every month is a stamp of the month. This stamp set is available for $5 with any $50 purchase. August is one of my favorite's this time around!



I have only played with the stamp set a few times but so far I have made this card:



 

To make this card I used the August Stamp of the Month, the new Pathfinding paper pack, Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment and cocoa ink. I also used our new fabulous alcohol markers from ShinHan. My coloring still needs work but I love the card. 

I also created a two-page layout using Scaredy Cat:


 

For the left page I used the masking tape technique and 4 inks. To create the technique you use painters tape and ink pads. You rub the tape over the ink pads and then place the tape on the cardstock, lightly rub and pull off. It was a fun and easy technique. 

To purchase any of the supplies used you can shop here