Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

So glad you could stop by.  If you have made THIS far, you have seen so much wonderful artwork from some of the talented CTMH consultants we have in this company.  Coming from Gina's blog, check out what I have made and then keep hopping.
 This is a standard sized card made using the Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack, Cocoa Ink, Watercolor Pencils and Hemp Baker's Twine found in the Wooden Mini Medley Collection Set.  The Cocoa Card Stock is popped off of the White Daisy Card with Pop Dots.
This set comes with 9 stamps.  Don't you think these sentiments are just perfect with the fruit stamps?  Simple, fresh but so meaningful.  This set is only available in July, so don't miss out on getting yours.  Contact me today to see how you can get this set for only $5!  Now hop on over to Nancy's blog to see what she has created.

Do it with Heart!

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Bright Sunshiny Day

I have been dying to use this stamp set.  I think it was the first (of many) that caught my eye in this catalog.  And it has taken me so long to get it.  That makes no sense at all, but I HAVE it NOW!

I used the Tommy Paper Pack and my Cuttlebug to make this card.  The Burlap Ribbon gives it a little texture and the button was the suggestion of my fabulous club members.  They always know what's best.  A little Hemp in the Wooden Button and we are set.

Make sure you are getting out there to enjoy this great summer we are having. Snap those summer pictures and be thinking of what items you might just HAVE to have before this catalog is gone at the end of July.  The retired list is out and I will be posting it soon.


Friday, June 21, 2013

A Tommy Pinwheel

 I follow an amazing crafter found here who had a tutorial on this pinwheel.  I really wanted to try it, so I saved it and my club ladies did it the other day.  I think everyone enjoyed making this and I want to thank Joanie for sharing all of her wonderful projects.

We used the Tommy Paper Pack and Outdoor Denim Ink.  I also used Just A Number (D1514) which is one of my all time favorite birthday sets.

Paper sizes for this pinwheel are as follows:
1 3" square
2 2 5/8" squares
8 1 1/4" squares  (you will need two different patterns for these)

If you want more information on how to put this together, please email me and I can give you directions.  

Do it with Heart!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A 5x7 with the June Stamp of the Month

I don't make many 5x7 cards either.  I don't know why, but I think it has to do with the size of the stamps that I choose.  The bigger the image, the bigger the card.  That is just my opinion though.  I thought this tulip from A Flowering Bunch (S1306) just screamed 5x7.  Maybe not screamed, but you get the idea

I used Twilight, Cranberry and Lagoon for this card.  I dug out the Twilight Marker, but Watercolor Pencils would work here too.  Or use the Water Brush and Ink Pads.  So many options to color the images from this beautiful stamp set.  And the card would not be complete without a little bling.  The small flowers each have a Sparkle in the center.

Make it from your Heart!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Round Card

I always forget about round cards.  I have lots of ideas for them and have seen so many cute patterns, I should make up a bunch.  So many card ideas, so little time.  This is a recent Mojo Monday sketch.  I used the Tommy Workshop on the Go with a pop dot under the anchor circle.  The anchor is cut out and glued to the White Daisy circle.  The Cricut came in handy too with the circles.  Outdoor Denim Ink rounds out the colors.

Enjoy this wonderful sunshine!

Friday, June 14, 2013

June Stamp of the Month

 This Month A Flowering Bunch, is our featured stamp.  A set of 10 stamps to color with pencils or markers, or just leave as line images.  You can even paper piece if your heart desires.  Beautiful, detailed flowers that can be cut out with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge too.
I used Twilight, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Cranberry for this card.  There is a button from the Green Button Collection and three Clear Sparkles here too.

Hope this gives you a little inspiration for your next project.

Do it with Heart.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

3x3s with the OK Thank You

I hope you have gotten your Relief for Oklahoma stamp set by now.  Isn't it cute?  I know I will get a lot of good out of this stamp as well as feel good in contributing to Oklahoma.  Close To My Heart has two wonderful specials this month designed to help two great causes.

Tommy Paper Pack, Outdoor Denim Ink, Studs, Cranberry Baker's Twine and a Dimensional Element Star

Do it with Heart!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Project Inspirations: A Different Spin

Check out this CTMH video and get your spin on! :)

Do it with Heart!

Friday, June 7, 2013

K is for Kim

I just love the Monograms.  So many uses.  Of course you can use them on cards as I have done in the card above.  Or you can use them in titles on layouts, to start a sentence or a name for a layout.  They work great on 3x3 cards and fit nicely with our Perfect Fit Frames 1 & 2.

For this card I used:
M1010 "K" Monogram, D1527 Perfect Fit Frames 1, C1494 Card Word Puzzle (small flower stamped in Ruby as background) Ruby, Black and White Daisy Card Stock, Black and Ruby Inks and Black Shimmer Trim.

Monogrammed gift card sets would make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

Do it with Heart!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

For Always-- A Gate Fold Card

I made this card the other day.  I was excited to use the For Always Paper Pack.  It is so elegant, with Black, Slate, Whisper, Ruby, Lagoon, Honey and Desert Sand.  These are gorgeous colors with Black.  Here I use the paper with Lagoon.  Love this!  This is a gate fold card.  The card opens in the middle, the piece stamped with "Love" is only attached to the left side of the card.

Here is the inside of the card.  You can barely see the "Love" on the left of the picture.  It swings open like a gate.  I used:

X7165B For Always Paper Pack. Black Card Stock, D1539 The Happy Couple, A1131 Love, Z1821 Black Buttons, and Z1751 Black and Grey Sparkle Assortment.  

Hope you like it,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Relief for Oklahoma

Close To My Heart is making an upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set now through June 30th to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims.  Help those affected by the tornado by purchasing this stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!      Recommended block size:  2x2

Do it with Heart!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic!

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets.  Available only from June 1 to July 31st, 2013.  As a show of our support, CTMH will donate $3 from each B-size Courage set and $5 from each D-size Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country.  What a great way to honor our men and women in the military!

There is no limit per order or qualifying purchase required.  

Do it with Heart!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Make it a Banner Day!

We have so many special things going on in the month of June.  Here is the first:
When you place a $25 order that includes a quilifying stamp set, you'll receive a My Creations mini banner for free (a $5.95 value)!  The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.  Make it a "banner" day in June!