Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Celebrate 30!

In honor of Close To My Heart's founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30 year anniversary, we are offering you a special deal!  During the month of June,  you can snag one of six gift collections for only $30.  Just place an order on my website totaling $50 and you can pick a collection of your choice for just $30.  These collections are valued between $50 and $65.


You will also qualify for the June Stamp of the Month Kaboom for only $5.

 Don't miss out on these great deals only available while supplies last during the month of June!

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk

Have you seen the April Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk from Close To My Heart??


Well, here it is!!

This awesome stamp set is only available for the month of April and you can get it for the special price of only $5 with a $50 purchase.  That is a great deal because this stamp set retails for $17.95.  There are tons of great new Spring/Summer items that can get you to that $50 mark such as the ones I used to create this scrapbook layout.  You can also choose to buy the stamp set by itself for the retail price of $17.95.  Either way, you are getting a fun and versatile stamp set that you can use all year long.  My inspiration for this layout came from the Spring/Summer Idea Book that you can now get directly from my website HERE.

I used Smoothie, Smokey Plum and White Daisy cardstock as my base and accented it with Purple Shimmer Trim and Purple Glitter Gems

The ink pads that I used for these are Gypsy, Smoothie, Honey, Slate, Lagoon, and Pear.  I also used my Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges.

I also used the stamp set called Girls Rock for the cute flowers and phrase.  It was perfect for these pictures of my girls and their cousins last summer.

Thank You for visiting my blog today, I hope that you like my creations and find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!!

Please visit my website HERE to make a purchase.  You can also click on the Promotions tab at the top of my shopping website to see all of the current promotions from Close To My Heart. 

Have A Great Day!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

Hello!  I have some last minute Valentine cards here that are super easy to make and very cute.  They don't even have to be for Valentines day, just add another sentiment inside or a personal note.  I found one like this on Pinterest and I had to make it.
I used Kraft paper, Cotton Candy cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, bakers twine and a pearl adhesive.  I embossed a 4 by 5 1/4 piece of Kraft paper with my cuttlebug and added it to my base of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
I used Hollyhock and Cotton Candy to stamp the hearts.  The stamp set is this month's Stamp of the Month called Wild About Love.
 The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Happy Valentines (a former Stamp of the Month) stamped in Cotton Candy ink.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards and Treat Boxes

Valentine's Day is almost here, are you ready??  Here are three Valentine cards using the new Lollydoodle paper pack from Close To My Heart.  These are mostly hand cut with accents from Artbooking and Artiste.

Also, here are some treat boxes that can be filled with candy, stickers, jewelry, or whatever small treat you would like.  
They are cut with Kraft paper from Art Philosophy at about 6" and the tags are cut from Artiste with a heart shape welded in at about 2.75".  Emboss or stamp them, add some twine or ribbon, a tag or sentiment, and they are ready to go! 

Making cards and gifts are so much fun and are a great way to show how much you care.  I hope that visiting my blog today has inspired you to create a fun craft of your own!

You can shop with me anytime HERE on my website, have a wonderful day :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Damask Divas February Blog Hop - Ivy Lane

Hello and Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop featuring the new paper pack Ivy Lane.  If you came from Stephanie Davis' Blog, you are in the right place.  If you ended up here by chance, feel free to start from the beginning on the Damask Divas blog HERE.

My project using the brand new Ivy Lane paper pack is a Valentine's Day mini album.  This paper pack is romantic and feminine and is perfect for saying "I love you".  I also used the February Stamp of the Month called Wild About Love.

This mini album has cuts from Artbooking, Artiste and Art Philosophy.  The base was cut at about 3.75 inches by 6.75 and then I sized all of the shapes to fit using the cricut craft room. 

I added pockets from Artbooking so that I can add multiple pictures to some pages and journaling tags to write about our day.  The journaling tags were stamped with the stamp set called Sweet and Lovely from the Artbooking collection.

February Promotions:

-Wild About Love stamp of the month available for the month of February only.  It is only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 regular price.

-The new Spring/Summer Idea Book is now available and it is filled with tons of new and exciting products like                                                              
Base and Bling jewelry,
    Picture My Life, and so much more!

-Embossing Is Boss - During the month of February you will get a free embossing folder with a purchase of two packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock!  Every 2 packs of cardstock that you purchase will qualify you for an additional embossing folder - how awesome!

All of these promotions are for a limited time only so don't wait too long. 

Items used :
Ivy Lane paper pack
Art Philosophy
Pink glitter gems
February SOTM Wild About Love
Chocolate ink pad
Liquid glass

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own! 
Next on the list is Lisa Barefoot.  If at any time you lose your way on our hop just return to the Damask Divas page HERE and start from the beginning.  Thank you for viewing our blog hop.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#projectaday Day 14 - Masculine

Welcome :) 
Today I would like to share with you a masculine card that I made for Day 14 of  #projectaday with Mandy Leahy.  I am so very happy that my super creative upline has created this challenge.  I have been able to create and post more when I have a specific direction.  This type of challenge keeps me from thinking too much about a project so I can actually finish something!!

I made a Masculine birthday card using the Proplayer paper pack.  I almost never make anything that isn't girlie so this was a fun challenge.  I really wanted to keep it simple.
I cut 1" strips of the b&t duos and ripped the ends off to create this look.
The stamp set that I used is called Casual Expressions (D1525).
Thank you for looking at my card today, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!  Visit my website to shop and find all of the great promotions happening with Close To My Heart.

Monday, January 13, 2014

#projectaday Day 13 - Sparkle

Happy Monday!!  Today my project is a Hello card.  My favorite color is green and I love glitter and all things that sparkle so this was fun for me.  This is my favorite project so far in the #projectaday challenges.  Check it out...
I used a rectangle shape from Artiste to create the chevron pattern.  I found the shape, turned it horizontally, and did a whole bunch of tweaking to get the shape I wanted.
 I used the green glitter paper pack, ponderosa pine for the base and white daisy cardstock.  The "Hello" is from the stamp set called For Every Occasion (D1187).

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my latest #projectaday.  I hope you come back tomorrow to see my Day 14 - "Masculine" project.  I hope you will look around at my other posts and find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

#projectaday - Day 11

Hello and welcome back for another #projectaday.  The theme for yesterday was "add a tag" so I made this little tag gift.  I am a little behind on my projects :).  I used the January Stamp of the Month - Cross Stitch Wishes - on each one and accented them with lace ribbon.

 Front of tags

 Back of tags

I had fun making this and I hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own :).

**Don't forget to check out the latest promotions from Close To My Heart on my website HERE

Supplies used:
Artiste cartridge for all cuts
Sorbet, cocoa, lagoon, white daisy card stock
Pear, buttercup card stock
White daisy, chocolate, sorbet ink pads
Kraft card stock
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Bakers twine
Lace ribbon, sparkles
Liquid glass

#projectaday - Day 12

Hello, here is my #projectaday creation for Day 12 - Add a bow.  I made this quick and easy card to add to my collection of birthday cards.

I used kraft card stock, black ink, ruby chevron ribbon and card stock, and white daisy card stock. The sentiment shape is from Artiste and the stamp set is  For Every Occasion (D1187).  That is it, very simple, yet cute.  This is a great card to make in bulk for the year, it would also look great with different colors.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like my card.  Feel free to look around and find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

#projectaday Day 10 - Embellish

Good afternoon!  I am very excited to share with you my latest card creation for #projectaday.  It was yesterday's challenge but since it was my birthday I didn't have time to put together a post.  This challenge was all about embellishing.  I love buttons but never really end up using them so I wanted to make them the star of my card.  

In my inspiration search on Pinterest, I came across a card using this idea.  I made it my own by using balloons to make it a birthday themed card.

It was a little tricky getting the buttons to fit together the way that I wanted but overall it was a pretty simple card.  Just make sure you have a little patience and a lot of liquid glass!

Well, thank you for visiting my blog today.   I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!  Stay tuned for my next #projectaday. 

Supplies Used:
Kraft paper
Artiste and the CCR
Slate Ink pad
White Daisy cardstock
White Bakers Twine
Liquid Glass
Small adhesive pearls or sparkles
Holiday Tags - Occasions stamp (D1560)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

#projectaday Day 9

Welcome back to my blog!  I would love to share with you my creation for the #projectaday with Mandy  Leahy.  The theme for today is Layers.  I made this card with different layers of the b&t papers from the Chantilly card kit, used the card kit stamp, kraft and white daisy card stock.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own :).  If you would like any of the supplies that I use for my projects, visit my shopping site HERE

Supplies used:
Chantilly paper pack

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#ProjectADay Day 8

Hello everyone, I finally had time to do another project a day :).  Today's theme is winter.  I had to do this one because it is so cold here in northern VA.  Today it is 26 degrees, but the wind makes it feel much colder.  Yesterday was in the teens and the nights are single digits.  This winter is causing me to miss SoCal much more than I already do!  So now I spend lots of time indoors taking care of my little ones and crafting :).
Here is my winter themed card.  
I used the Hostess Rewards stamp set 
called Wintry Wishes and the Frosted paper pack.

This card was very easy and quick to make.  I made all of my cuts by hand, did some stamping and embellishing and it was finished! 

Thank you for stopping by, 
I hope that you find some inspiration 
to create a fun wintry craft of your own!

Don't forget to celebrate National Papercrafting Month with me and Close To My Heart.  You can get this awesome Cloud Nine card making kit for only $15 (retail value $46) with a $35 purchase on my shopping site during the month of January.  
This kit is packed with everything that you need to make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) and still have a stamp and supplies left over, so that is an awesome deal!  Go HERE to get more information about this promotion or you can contact me.
January 2014: National Papercrfting Month

Supplies Used:
Frosted paper pack
Wintry Wishes (c1560) hostesses only
Slate ink pad
Twilight ink pad
twine, sparkles, glitter buttons

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#ProjectADay Challenge

Here is what I made for the first challenge - create something 3d.  This is an easy little box that I made using Artiste.  I used kraft paper as the base cut at 4", lagoon and white daisy for the panels and scrap pieces from Sarita for the balloon.  A few little accents with glitter paper, wooden trinket shapes and mocha adhesives and it is finished.  The stamp set is called Lifting Spirits.   I hope you like it :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  
I hope you find some inspiration to create a fun craft of your own!!

Supplies Used:
Sarita paper
Kraft paper
Lifting Spirits stamp set
Glitter paper
Wooden trinket shapes
Chocolate, Slate and Lagoon ink
Mocha pearls
Bakers twine