Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Stamp of the Month

Welcome to my blog!  I hope you are enjoying all the artwork you have been seeing.  If you are coming from Jean's Blog, you are on the right path.  This month we are showcasing A Chocolate Affair (S1308) a set of 16 stamps only available in August.

I have made two cards for the hop.  The first is a standard sized card using Chocolate and Crystal Blue 
Cardstock and Inks.  I added a Pink Glitter Gem and Chocolate Baker's Twine.  

My second card pattern was taken from the BRAND NEW Make It From Your Heart, Volumn 2.  I used Creme Brulee and Chocolate Cardstocks, Chocolate Ink, patterned paper from the Surf's Up Paper Pack, Brown Sparkles and the NEW stamp set One-Way Borders (C1561)  found in the Fall/Winter 2013 Catalog.  

You can get the August Stamp of the Month  FREE during this month
 with the purchase of $50 worth of products.  Don't miss out on this great deal!

Be sure to get your very own Fall/Winter Catalog available today and check out all of the wonderful new products from Close To My Heart.  Now hop on over to Terry Ann's blog to see her great artwork.  

Do it with Heart!

Friday, July 26, 2013


Here's a card idea that I "lifted" from Crafting with Joanie.  She comes up with great ideas for things that I haven't done yet and I like to share too.  This is the Surf's Up Paper Pack along with some stamped circles too.  I used Universal Backgrounds (D1477) as well as For A Friend (D1542) for this card.  The little star fish stamped in the circle on the bottom row come from the Bright Sunny Day Set (D1538).  There is a piece of Crystal Blue Cardstock on this card as well as Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.  I just used the 1 1/4 inch circle punch for the circles.  Hope this gives you an idea too!

Do it with Heart!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Background Stamps

Another tutorial you might enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

By the Sea

I used the Surf's Up Paper Pack for this month's club projects.  I just thought it was appropriate for July.  So much fun.  I used a little of that pack on this card in the three little flags on the right.  I also used black ink, as well as Sky, Lagoon and Champagne Inks to sponge the sand, sea and sky.  I just love the Just Chillin stamp set here too.  A Blue Sparkle adds a little shine.  Doesn't that scene just make you want to go to the beach?  I hope your wish comes true and you can cool off in your favorite spot soon!

Do it with Heart!

Friday, July 19, 2013

You Are Welcome Here

Just a little bit about our company!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Random Stamping

 Do you ever want a little bit different look on your cards or layouts?  And you don't have just the right paper to do it?  Random stamping can fit the bill.  The other night at our club meeting, we random stamped a simple little pattern with the Just Chillin stamp set (C1495).  The colors are Sorbet, Lagoon, Crystal Blue and Goldrush.
Then we cut the piece into a 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece and added it to this card.  I used the Surf's Up paper pack (X7168B), Under the Sea (C1500) and Clear Sparkles.  This card pattern came from the retired Magnifique Workshop on the Go.  You can make your random stamping as detailed or as simple as you want.  Just use your imagination!  

Do it with Heart!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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