Monday, September 01, 2014

FREE PDF Guide for Halloween Mini Album


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CLICK HERE FOR FREE PDF HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM
**When you get to the screen there is no preview available due to its size, you must download it.**

I have amazing deals available for the products used in the kit for CANADA ONLY. You can pick and choose what to order and I will send you a paypal invoice with appropriate taxes based on your province, or you can shop online yourself (deals do not apply). Remember to use paypal you do not need an account!

This workshop is for personal use only. If you are a consultant and interested in doing this with your customers, please contact me here for permission.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: September's Family is Forever

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


  

We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Michele's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This month we have Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!


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I played around with the stamp set and it has a lot of potential to create some beautiful projects. I created this card for my family. I feel it has sort of a comfortable country look.

1. Cut a card base 5.5 x 8 1/2 out of chocolate cardstock. Score it  at 4.25" and fold into card base.
2. Attach the patterned paper (5.25 x 4)
3. Stamp the tree using chocolate ink. 
4. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, stamp the heart, flower and tree in ruby. Cut it all out (except the tree, just the hearts from the tree). 
5. Stamp the small hearts in chocolate on the background paper. Attach the red hearts to the tree. 
6. Cut a 1 x 5.5" piece of chocolate cardstock and emboss it using the floral embossing folder. Attach. Attach the large heart.
7. On chocolate cardstock, heat emboss the love sentiment with white embossing powder. Cut out and attach the title. Attach the flower.
DONE!


Supplies:
Paper: Pathfinding
Stamp: Family is Forever

Now "Hop" on over to Julie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!






Hearts of the West Pathfinding Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop! September's Edition. If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is Pathfinding paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.



If you came from Donna's Blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.


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I made this card using the Stamp of the Month that is available September 1st-September 30th. 

1. Cut a card base 5.5 x 8 1/2 out of chocolate cardstock. Score it  at 4.25" and fold into card base.
2. Attach the patterned paper (5.25 x 4)
3. Stamp the tree using chocolate ink. 
4. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, stamp the heart, flower and tree in ruby. Cut it all out (except the tree, just the hearts from the tree). 
5. Stamp the small hearts in chocolate on the background paper. Attach the red hearts to the tree. 
6. Cut a 1 x 5.5" piece of chocolate cardstock and emboss it using the floral embossing folder. Attach. Attach the large heart.
7. On chocolate cardstock, heat emboss the love sentiment with white embossing powder. Cut out and attach the title. Attach the flower.
DONE!

Your next stop is Chelsea's Blog.
Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what crafty projects we can bring to you!

The line up:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Submission

Hi Crafters,
Today I am participating in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge. I discovered this challenge blog last week and I'm excited to start participating in it. The theme this week is Back to School. I created this card to submit:


This card ended up getting redone and recovered so many times. I started with texture paste and wanted to use that, it didn't work. I had a watercolour background - hated it lol! 

So to make this I stamped the card base with a dictionary page background from Stampin Up. I covered half the base with plaid paper that is from CTMH and is from the Laughin Lola paper pack from last catalogue. I cut out (using the Artbooking cartridge) that lines paper and stamped it in pacifica ink - that stamp comes with the Artbooking cartridge!. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz stamped in archival ink. I added some silver sequins and a Tim Holtz clip to finish off the card. I like the masculine, simple look of it. 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Exciting Announcement and Free Digital Download Stamp

Hi Crafters,

I am very excited to make an announcement today that I have been holding onto for a little while...

I am on a Design Team!!

I have been chosen by Jessicalynnoriginal.com to feature some of their stamp sets on my blog. As many of you have noticed over the last little while, my blog has taken a slightly new form. I have decided to break away from using only Close to my Heart products and really get out there and try new stuff, combine it with my CTMH stuff and just let my creativity go. I am really liking this new approach because I just play and experiment instead of worrying about using certain products only. I still love my CTMH, I'm just taking it to a whole new level and showing you how to do just that!

That being said, I have a cute FREE digital stamp that I am featuring today.



TIP: I do recommend printing on cardstock, sadly my printer doesn't work well with it because of the thickness. You can see around the eyes that the markers bled a little because I had to print on computer paper.



Click here to get him!

Jessica is also giving away 2 $15 gift certificated for downloading and creating with him. Upload your artwork on her Facebook page. His t-shirt you can design anything inside. I decided to create a Big Bang Theory Brentwood Owl. Have fun with it!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Brentwood Owl FREE from Jessicalynnoriginal, Magical Moment
Paper: Cashmere Cardstock, Patterned Paper is from Stampin Up!
Embellishments: Hemp (CTMH Retired), Enamel Shapes (Retired)
Tools: Copic Markers: E18, E15, R29, R35. Y13


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