Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Promotions

Happy October! I am excited to share this month’s great promotions with you!

It’s in the Bag Promotion

Starting your business never looked so good!

If you have ever thought about turning your hobby into a lucrative business, now is the time! Join my Team during October, and receive the SUPER cute 2015 Close To My Heart Convention bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit!* Travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with all of the incredible items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help you start your business with confidence and flair!

PLUS, with our new Straight to the Top Program, you can earn everything below for FREE!

PLUS, if you meet all three Straight to the Top levels, I will personally give you a Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice for free!

There are so many reasons to join the CTMH family! If you have questions about becoming a CTMH Consultant, feel free to visit my New Consultant FAQ page here or contact me. I would love to chat with you about it.

Are you ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application.

*Offer valid while supplies last October 1–31, 2015. No tax will be charged on the free item. The Convention bag will ship with the New Consultant Kit. For more information on shipping/handling options for the New Consultant Kit, please contact me.

Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 15
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3 ½" (Y1009), 2" × 6 ½" (Y1010)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the new Cricut® Artiste Cartridge (Z3170).

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Watercolor Hello Friend Card

I have been having so much fun playing with Close to my Heart’s new watercolor paints! I used them to add a little rainbow of color to this simple card. I stamped the “hello friend” sentiment from the Hello Life Cardmaking September promo stamp set in Black pigment ink onto a pice of watercolor paper. Then I sprinkled some Clear Embossing Powder on top and embossed it with my Craft Heater. I painted on top of it with some watercolor paints using CTMH’s awesome paintbrushes, letting the colors bleed into each other.

After letting it dry, I matted it to a piece of Black cardstock and again onto a White Daisy card base. It is a very simple card, but it makes me happy just looking at it. (I love rainbows.)

If you like this stamp set, be sure to order it now. You only have ONE more day before it will be gone forever. While you’re at it, you can order all three of the September promo sets (see below) and get a discount! They are $13.95 each, but you can order all three for just $34.95! You can find more info on these great stamp sets here and order them here. But hurry before they are gone for good...

Hello Life
Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set

Hello Life
Pocket Cardmaking Stamp Set

Hello Life
Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set

Click on the image below to place an order.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Georgie PML Gift Tag and Bags

I am in love with the new Close to my Heart Georgie Picture My Life cards. They are so sweet. They are great to use on pocket scrapbooking pages, but I also like to use them for gift tags and gift bags like the ones I made below.

The flower and leaves on the gift tag were cut from White Daisy, Canary, and Glacier cardstock using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I layered the flower with some 3-D Foam Tape to give it some dimension. The word “smile” was already printed on the PML card making it perfect to use as a gift tag.

The gift bags were stamped with the new Packages, Boxes, and Tags, In Review, and Finding the Words stamp sets. I layered the PML cards with some cardstock and adhered them to the front of the bags. I also tied a small piece of Whisper Thick Twine to the handle on the small bag. I cut some tiny stars from Canary cardstock and adhered them (back to back) on the ends of the twine.

I have more Georgie PML projects to share with you, including some greeting cards, a display tray, and, of course,  a Picture My Life check back soon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

'Picture My Life' Framed Card

One of my favorite products in the new CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog are the new Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program Cards. They are traditionally used for pocket scrapbooking, but the cards are so cute that I have used them for many different types of projects as well. In fact, some of the cards are so cute that you can just frame them as is.

This adorable card is from the Childhood Picture My Life kit. The cards in this pack are SOOOOO cute. They are colorful, playful, and just plain fun! The best thing is that the images are on both sides, but one is vertical and the other is horizontal so you can use them in either format! 

I purchased the black frame from Hobby Lobby and then cut some circles to create the rainbow from the new Enchanted Paper Fundamentals. I cut the clouds out of White Daisy cardstock using the cloud image from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. I adhered them to the frame with some 3-D Foam Tape.

I plan to put this frame in my daughter’s room and write a message on it with chalk each night after she falls asleep. That way she will wake up to a happy message and hopefully start off her day on the right foot.

Here is a link to the Design Space file that I created for the rainbow and clouds in case you’d like to make one too: 
*Note: you must have the Artiste cartridge and an Explore machine to use the file.

Stay tuned for more fun projects using the new Picture My Life Collection...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Project Kit - Sangria Display Tray

This month’s project kit uses Close to my Heart’s new beautiful new Sangria Collection. We will be making a family themed display tray. It would look beautiful displayed in your own home or would make a great gift.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm. (If you'd like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The project kit is $35 and includes everything below:

(1) 12" x 12" Display Tray
(1) package of Sangria Compliments
(1) package of Sangria Assortment
Pre-cut pieces for each section from the Sangria Paper Packet including the Cricut cut for the family saying
Step-by-Step Instruction/Cutting Guide
Link to Design Space file for the family saying

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
3-D Foam Tape

Display your family photos in a fun new way by utilizing CTMH’s display tray.

This custom die cut piece will come with your kit. Would you like yours to say something else? Just let me know when you order your kit and I will create a custom die cut for you.

Each section of your display tray will have a fun cluster of images, a photo, or even both! 

You can even use a larger 4" x 6" photo by cutting it in half and inserting it into two sections like this.

Kits are now sold out. 
Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my monthly "no-commitment" Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watercolor PML Easel Card

Two of my favorite new products in the new CTMH catalog are the watercolor paints and the new Picture My Life Overlay Cards. I used them both to create this fun easel card. I started with a 4" x 6" piece of watercolor paper and painted a rainbow of colors at an angle.  I let it dry and then placed it under some heavy books to flatten it out.

Then I scored a piece of 6" x 9" cardstock at 4" and again at 6½" and made a Z-fold. I attached the top of the watercolored cardstock to the top flap of the Z-fold. (See photo below.) I then rounded all of the corners with a Corner Rounder.

I embellished the card by attaching one of the Gold Overlay PML Cards to the front with some Micro Glue Dots under the gold areas so they wouldn't show. I also added a small cluster of stamped images from the Shower Flowers stamp set along with some banner shapes that I cut from two other PML cards and a piece of Gold Glitter Paper. I finished off the cluster with a couple of Gold Bling Gems.

On the bottom of the inside of the card, I added a small piece that I cut from another Gold PML Overlay Card (by adhering the Micro Glue Dots behind the gold) and a tiny strip that I cut from the Gold Glitter Paper. The small strip of Glitter Paper is raised just enough to hold the card front up when it is opened and displayed.

This would be a fun card to receive and display. *Ü*

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New catalogs, new products, new promotions...

It’s September 1st which means LOTS of new goodies!! I am so excited to share all kinds of great things with you today, including:
  • A brand new Annual Inspirations Catalog
  • A brand new Holiday Expressions Catalog
  • A brand new National Stamping Month Promotion
  • A brand new Stamp of the Month

New Idea Books

Our new Annual Inspirations catalog is available TODAY and it is jam packed with tons of great new products. You can view it online here or order your own copy here.

CTMH now has a special Holiday Expressions mini catalog that you will love! It includes some great Halloween and Christmas goodies and more! View it online here or if you place an order on my website, you will get a free copy with your order!

National Stamping Month Promotion — Hello Life

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95—a savings of $6.90! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

Click here to see each of the stamp sets.

Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 4"× 5"(Y1012)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the new Cricut® Artiste Cartridge (Z3170).

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month.