Thursday, January 28, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 1 - Simply Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the latest Simply Inspired Blog Hop. This month we are featuring projects made using brand new products from Close to my Heart’s new Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog. If you arrived here from Debbi Fournier’s blog, then you are in the right place.

One of my favorite new products is the Springtime Wishes stamp set along with the coordinating Thin Cuts Metal Dies. (Our new Thin Cuts Dies are so much fun!!!!) I used them both along with our watercolor paints to create this card.

The photo below shows the front of the card when it is completely closed. (The photo above shows the card when it is slightly open.) To create the flowers, I watercolored a piece of CTMH’s watercolor paper. After it was completely dry, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Springtime Wishes stamp set with Black Memento Ink. Then I cut them out using the coordinating Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Dies. You can either cut your shapes first and then stamp them or you can stamp and then cut. I prefer to stamp first. I use a small piece of Washi Tape to hold the dies in place over my stamped images before running the paper through my Cuttlebug machine.   

I cut 1" off the right side of the front flap of the card base. Then I adhered the die cut flowers and leaves over the right edge of the card with various layers of 3-D Foam Tape. I added a few Clear Sparkles to the center of some of the flowers. Then I stamped the “Thank You” sentiment (also from the Springtime Wishes stamp set) to the left of the flowers. 

I like to embellish the inside of my cards lately as well. I used a small piece of White Glitter Paper on the inside of the card that peeks through on the right side of the card when it is closed. Then I cut a thin strip of the watercolored paper and adhered it to the edge of the Glitter Paper. I stamped the “for your kindness” up the side of the strip.

Finally I added another flower and some leaves to the bottom of the inside of the card to finish it off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to Brenda Rose’s blog to see her fabulous creation. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all of the participants here.

Friday, January 1, 2016

January Project Kit - La Vie En Rose Layouts

I am so excited to kick off the new year with January’s project kit. This month we will be using the La Vie En Rose Collection to make (3) 12" x 12" double-page scrapbooking layouts. 

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.)

La Vie En Rose Basic Scrapbooking Kit - $25
The project kit is just $25 and includes everything below:
(1) La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
(1) La Vie En Rose Compliments
(1) La Vie En Rose Assortments
(1) 12" x 12" Kraft Cardstock
(1) 12" x 12" Pixie Cardstock
(5) 12" x 12" White Daisy Cardstock
Precut “Hugs & Kisses” and “Love” titles
Step-by-step instruction guide

La Vie En Rose Deluxe Scrapbooking Kit - $75
The Deluxe project kit is $75 and includes everything in the Basic Kit along with:
Typography Double Alphabet Stamp Set (regularly $29.95 + tax and shipping)
Documenting Moments Stamp Set (regularly $17.95 + tax and shipping)

La Vie En Rose Deluxe Scrapbooking Kit with Stamp of the Month - $80
The Deluxe project kit with SOTM is $80 and includes everything in the Deluxe Kit along with:
Beloved Bouquet Stamp of the Month

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
3-D Foam Tape
Journaling Pen
Ink Pads: Black, Whisper, Pixie, Pomegranate
Artiste (you will only need these if you plan to make more in the future. All Cricut pieces will be pre-cut for you in your kit(s).)

Layout #1

Layout #2

Layout #3

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than January 7th if you would like to join us for the class. 

All kits are now sold out. Thank you for your interest.

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

January Promotions

Happy New Year!
I am excited to share January’s great promotions with you!

Seasons of Love

Introducing the new Seasonal Expressions catalog!

Get your first look at all of the wonderful new products and project ideas in the new Seasonal Expressions mini catalog! You can view and download the catalog here. Click here to shop online or contact me to place your order today.


National Papercrafting Month — Live Your Day

Get your limited edition PML card deck to coordinate with your new Everyday Life Planner!

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 before this offer is gone!

Watch this video for more details...

Click here to order yours today.

Offer valid January 1, 2016 - January 31, 2016 or while supplies last.


Stamp of the Month - Beloved Bouquet

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 14
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

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

Happy New Year!