Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thoughtful Flowers Card

I thought I’d share the final results of the card that I shared the other day here. I finished coloring the card that I stamped with the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set. (There are only a couple more days for you to get this stamp set. You can even get it for just $5 with a $50 order. But hurry because it’s only available through December 31st.) As I mentioned in my last post, I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color the flowers and one of the stamp sets that come with the Flower Market Cricut Collection for the sentiment.

Have you ever been afraid to move forward with a project because you thought you might ruin it? After I finished stamping this card, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to color it or not. I took a photo of the card before I started coloring because I thought it looked pretty cool in black and white. I actually like it both ways. Which one do you like better? Colored or black and white?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Playing with the Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set

I am loving the December Stamp of the Month called Thoughtful Flowers. I pulled it out last night and started stamping away. I decided to make some masks with the flowers and ended up creating this card front. I thought I’d show you what I was working on even though I haven’t quite finished coloring it in yet. 

I stamped the flowers and the sentiment with my Black Memento ink pad. (It helps to use this ink when coloring with the alcohol markers. The stamped images don’t bleed!) The sentiment is from one of the stamp sets that come with the Flower Market Cricut Collection. I must say that there is definitely something to this “coloring for relaxation” thing. *Ü*

I am using my ShinHan Touch Twin markers to color the flowers. I love that they are so organized in my new Workspace Wonder Marker Stack. I was able to easily remove the marker stack from the full Workspace Wonder Organizer Set and pull it over to my workstation for easy access. Love it!

I am off to finish coloring. Have a great evening everyone. *Ü*

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for your support and friendship this past year. I am so blessed! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2016

More CTMH Deals - Boxing Week Sale

More holiday deals are coming from CTMH...We’re celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you'll save 50% on select items. The fun starts at 3:00 pm (MST) on Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 2:59 pm (MST) on Tuesday. Then, a whole new set of deals will begin!

Check every day from Monday through Thursday at 3:00 pm (MST) to get a jump start on each day's sale! These deals are only available on my website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

At the beginning of the sale, visit my website and click on Promotions to see each day's deals. Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Special Card and Gift from CTMH

Every year the Close to my Heart Home Office sends the Directors a special holiday gift. I received mine a few days ago. I won’t share the actual gift yet just in case other Directors haven’t received theirs yet and want to be surprised, but I couldn’t wait to share the sweet handmade card that they sent. (I will post a photos of the gift in a few days once I know everyone has received theirs. It is REALLY beautiful!)

It looks like the art department used the Jolly Holiday stamp set along with some City Sidewalks patterned paper and a little Gold Glitter Paper. They added a few Gold Sequins and although it is hard to see in the photos, there is a bit of beautiful gold shimmer splashed around the outside of the card. 

I love that CTMH sends their Directors cards and gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. They are so special and truly close to MY heart.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Gift Idea for Teachers, Neighbors, or Co-Workers

This year for our teacher gifts, I decided to give these cute heart shaped glass containers filled with candy along with a Barnes and Noble gift card. I bought the glass containers at Hobby Lobby and added the teacher’s names with white vinyl cut with my Cricut machine.

I made a gift tag using a piece of Kraft cardstock cut using a tag shape from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and stamped with the cute HOHOHO image from the Perfect Presents stamp set in Cranberry, White Daisy, and Willow ink. Then I cut the poinsettia using the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I added some subtle sparkle to it with the Clear Shimmer Brush, added a Clear Sparkle to the center and tied it all together with a piece of twine ribbon from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack.

I wrapped the jar and a gift card in a coordinating gift bag. I cut the message with my Cricut from some Gold Glitter Paper and adhered it to the bag. 

Then I made a larger poinsettia the same way I made the small one and adhered it to the corner of the bag. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the large poinsettia also has the subtle sparkle from the Shimmer Brush.

These would make perfect neighbor gifts or gifts for co-workers as well.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sweet Christmas Card from a Sweet Friend

I just received this beautiful Christmas card from my sweet friend and fellow CTMH Consultant Alyson Mayo. Thank you Alyson!!! I had to share it with you because it is one of the prettiest cards I have seen.

She used the Flower Market Cricut cartridge to make the beautiful poinsettias, the City Sidewalks digital cartridge for the holly, and the Artiste cartridge for the word “Noel.” Don’t you just love the sparkly shimmer that she created on the poinsettias with the Clear Shimmer Brush? So, so pretty!

It always brightens my day to receive a handmade card in the mail. Thank you so much sweet Alyson for brightening my day! xoxo

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Project Kit - Perfect Presents Gift Tags Set

Once all of your holiday gifts are purchased and wrapped, you just need to add gift tags so everyone knows which gifts belong to them. You are in luck because this month’s project kit is all about tags! We will be making this adorable little box and 15 gift tags using the Perfect Presents stamp set and a little City Sidewalks paper.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit(s) to be mailed to you instead, see the shipping option below.)

Perfect Presents Gift Tags Kit - $27
All pre-cut kits will include the following:
(15) pre-cut Kraft cardstock gift tags (3 each of 5 designs)
(15) pre-cut City Sidewalks gift tags (3 each of 5 shapes)
(1) Pre-cut City Sidewalks box and lid
Perfect Presents stamp set
(1) package of White Twine
Step-by-step instruction and cutting guide

Perfect Presents stamp set is included!

Extra kits without stamp set - $17

Extra supplies needed to complete project:
Cranberry, Ruby, or Pomegranate Ink Pad
Carmine or Cherry Pink ShinHan Marker

You will make (15) tags (3 each of 5 designs) and a cute mini box to store them. Once you use all of the tags, you can even use the box to wrap another small gift. The top of the box slips behind the cute “Let it Snow” label on the front when it is closed.

Each gift tag has an adorable die-cut word attached to the bottom of the tag. You will also get (15) die-cut patterned paper tags that you can either attach to the back of the Kraft cardstock tags to give them a pop of color as shown in the photo above or to use separately.

Tag #1

Tag #2

Tag #3

Tag #4

Tag #5

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

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Promotions

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

It's the Little Things!

Adorable mini albums for celebrating the little things you love! So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need! 

Plus, CTMH has partnered with Persnickety Prints this month to have your small photos printed at a discount! Persnickety Prints’ archival photo chemical process is water resistant and resists fading. They are a great option for photo processing those smaller photos that fit in our mini albums. 

Choose from the following:

Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198 Instalife™ Album—Blush #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous #Life™ Overlays—Gold Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4" Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2" Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95

Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle | CC1197 Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean #Life™ Cards—Enjoy #Life™ Overlays—Black Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4" Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2" Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95

Adventure Mini Album Bundles | CC1200 Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes My Crush® Adventure Calls Memory Protectors™ (Choose 6" x 8" (CC1199), 4" x 6" (CC1200), or 3" x 4" (CC1021)) Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95

Order your mini album bundles here.

* Offer valid December 1–December 31, 2016, while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.

Stamp of the Month — Thoughtful Flowers

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" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

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

Planners Gonna Plan!

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner systemFeaturing seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you!

  Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album

  Everyday Life™ Striped Album

Get your planner today, and encourage your customers to do the same, because this planner system is only available while supplies last!