Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions blog hop!  This "little" catalog is full of all your paper crafting needs for the upcoming season! 

If you have arrived here from Wendy's Blog, you are on course to travel through several blogs and see wonderful artwork!  After you have spent time here, you will move on to Krista's Blog to see what she has chosen to create from the products available in this catalog. 

For this blog hop, I have chosen to feature the Cut Above Merry Everything Tag Kit.  This kit is versatile and can be used in any season.  The gold and silver embossing brings sparkle to any project.  And those bows....so pretty! 




As a stand alone kit, you can add a special touch to the holiday gifts your exchange but that is not all!  These tags can be added to cards and scrapbook pages to create a beautiful layout.  I have used the Beary Christmas paper and done a layout with a set of tags and one with just one tag as a small embellishment.  I think you will agree that it really creates a sparkle and depth to the layout.

Layout with just one tag.

Layout with three additional tags, a bit more bling and a glitter paper title cut on the cricut. What a difference a bit of shine can make!

You can add these tags to cards as well and create an extra special greeting to share with friends and family.   I used the Beary Christmas Workshop Your Way kit and added tags to enhance the focal point as well as a bit more bling to brighten it up!  What do you think?  
 

 


You can shop for these products on your consultant's website and if you do not have a consultant, you are welcome to shop on my website.  Don't forget to add the tags to your cart, you are going to want them for all your holiday creating and even beyond!  

Now remember it is time to travel on to Krista's blog and see what she has created!  I hope you enjoy the upcoming seasons and holidays!

Michele


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

September is National Stamping Month and Close to My Heart has created a kit to celebrate! 


 Several consultants have put together a blog hop to show you how you can create these wonderful pop-up cards that share greetings for many different occasions.  If you have come here from Wendy's Blog, welcome.  You are on the right track to continue the inspirational journey!  From here you will travel on to Vickie's Blog where she will share her artwork. 

The exclusive From the Heart card kit contains an E-size stamp set as well as materials and instructions for creating 12 interactive cards with detailed stamping. Individual components of the card kit are available at retail price, but you save 20% when you purchase them as part of the kit!



As you can see from above, the stamp set creates a stunning floral bouquet with coordinating sentiments.   Now I couldn't stop there, so I purchased a second set of cards and started creating with new stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions catalog. 


This is a watercolor floral bouquet using the Many Congratulations C1693 stamp set.  Simple yet elegant. 



And then I could help but to dive into the holidays a bit as well.  You can see that I even added a bit of the paper from the Silver and Gold paper collection and used the Beary Christmas-Card Making stamp set C1691. 

This Make it From Your Heart card kit is only available through September, Nat'l Stamping month, while supplies last.  Connect with your consultant or contact me to get your kit.  Or you can just shop on my website directly. 

Now it is time to move on to Vickie's Blog and enjoy her artwork.

Happy Nat'l Stamping Month

Michele




Friday, September 1, 2017

SOTM Blog Hop: Feel So Blessed

I am back!  I took a little break from my blog this summer but I am ready to share some wonderful artwork with you and no better way to start than with the stamp of the month! 

If you have arrived here from Wendy's Blog, you are on the road to viewing artwork from 25 consultants.  After you time here, you will move on to Vickie's Blog

I used the fun stamp set to create 3 cards of a similar color scheme.  I chose our new Heather gray color along with glacier and sweet leaf. 




I also used on of my new favorite stamp sets from the new Annual Inspirations called Splash of Color.  I love the depth of detail in the "splotches" of different sizes.  It creates a great background texture or adds little pops of texture for your card.  In contrast to the splashes of color, I used the bitty clear sparkles! 

Although this stamp set has a Fall feel to it, it is very versatile for many different themes. 


Remember, this stamp set is available only during the month of September and you can purchase for $5 with a $50 order.  Contact your consultant or visit my website to make your purchase. 

From here, you will travel on to Vickie's blog  to view her beautiful artwork.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon to see more artwork. 

Michele



Saturday, July 1, 2017

July SOTM Blog Hop: Storybook Alphabet


Thank you for joining us for the July Stamp of the Month blog hop.  If you have come here from Judy Faye's Blog, you are participating in a great big circle of artwork featuring this fun alphabet.  After your visit here, you will continue through the circle by visiting Miss Carries' Creations.


This stamp set is perfect for personalizing gifts for friends and family.  In anticipation of attending the Close to My Heart convention this week, I made some gifts for my team members who were joining me.


I used the back side of the stamps from different circle images to create a matching heart to the convention logo.  I love being able to use my stamps to create and personalize gifts.

This stamp set is available only during the month of July and can be purchased on your consultant's website.  If you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, you are welcome to purchase from my website.

I will be at convention when this post goes live.  (Don't you love technology?)  I can't wait to share what I have learned when I return home.

Now it is time to move on to Miss Carrie's Creations.

I hope you find inspiration on using this stamp of the month for July.

Michele


Monday, June 19, 2017

Retiring Products in 2017

There's no pretty way to put it but here's the list of products that will retire July 31st. 

Close To My Heart Annual Idea Book Retiring List - July 31, 2017

Are you more visual?  Visit the Going Soon section of my website. 

Z3116 Memory Protectors Mini 4" × 4"
Z3117 Memory Protectors Mini 2" × 2"
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals
Z3272 Baby Girl Complements
Z3273 Baby Boy Complements
Z3287 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
Z3264 Good Life Complements
Z3286 Adventure Ribbon Pack
Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
Z3265 School K–6 Complements
Z3266 School 7–12 Complements
Z3288 Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals
Z3267 All Together Complements
Z3292 Rustic Home Ribbon Pack
Z3294 Memo Fundamentals
Z3246 All About the Gold Fundamentals
Z3263 Uptown Fundamentals
Z3269 You & Me Complements
Z3289 Uptown Ribbon Pack
Z3144 Picture My Life™ Overlays—Gold &
Silver
Z3193 Picture My Life™ Overlays—White
Z3306 My Boy Complements
Z3308 My Girl Complements
Z3307 Springtime Complements
Z3309 Snapshot Complements
Z3096 Circle Diffuser
Z3097 Square Diffuser
Z3118 Confetti Embossing Folder
Z3119 Confetti Stars Embossing Folder
Z3247 Simple Chevron Embossing Folder
Z3248 Wood Slats Embossing Folder
Z3249 Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder
Z3250 Word Search Embossing Folder
Z3256 Thin Cuts—Celebrate
Z3257 Thin Cuts—Love
Z3258 Thin Cuts—Happy
Z3259 Thin Cuts—Hello & Thanks
Z3260 Thin Cuts—Hearts
Z3261 Thin Cuts—Stars
Z3270 Instalife™ Album—Blush
Z3282 Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean
Z3275 #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous
Z3279 #Life™ Overlays—Gold
Z3284 #Life™ Overlays—Black
Z3291 #Life™ Cards—Enjoy
Z9978 My Crush® Adventure Calls
Z1966 Base & Bling Circle Glass Covers
Z1967 Base & Bling Square Glass Covers
Z2011 Base & Bling Oval Glass Covers
Z2030 Base & Bling Rectangle Glass Covers
Z3151 Base & Bling Square Pendant—Faux Silver
Z3152 Base & Bling Square Pendant—Faux Gold
Z3153 Base & Bling Circle Pendant—Faux Silver
Z3154 Base & Bling Circle Pendant—Faux Gold
Z3155 Base & Bling Rectangle Pendant—Faux Silver
Z3156 Base & Bling Rectangle Pendant—Faux Gold
Z3157 Base & Bling Oval Pendant—Faux Silver
Z3158 Base & Bling Oval Pendant—Faux Gold
Z3159 Base & Bling Chain—Faux Gold
Z3160 Base & Bling Chain—Faux Silver
Z3196 Base & Bling Necklace Cards
Z3276 Base & Bling Royalty Style Sheet
Z3277 Base & Bling Mad for Plaid Style Sheet
Z3280 Base & Bling Watercolor Sheet—Gold
Z3281 Base & Bling Watercolor Sheet—Clear
Z3107 Base & Bling Bow Charm—Faux Gold
Z3108 Base & Bling Ribbon Charm—Faux Gold
Z3109 Base & Bling Heart Charm—Faux Gold
Z3110 Base & Bling Heart Charm—Faux Silver
Z3133 Base & Bling Bow Charm—Faux Silver
Z3134 Base & Bling Ribbon Charm—Faux Silver
Z3140 Base & Bling Black Bead Charm—Faux Gold
Z3141 Base & Bling Black Bead Charm—Faux Silver
Z3142 Base & Bling Teal Bead Charm—Faux Gold
Z3143 Base & Bling Teal Bead Charm—Faux Silver
Z3161 Base & Bling Rhinestones—Faux Silver
Z3162 Base & Bling Rhinestones—Faux Gold
Z3031 Shoulder Tote
Z3120 Marker Roll-Up
Z3121 Accessory Roll-Up
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
Z2507 Sea Glass Mini Pigment Pad
Z2713 Sea Glass Reinker
Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z3091 Pink Enamel Gems
Z3122 Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots
Z3123 Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles
Z3124 Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts
Z3086 Aqua Shimmer Trim
Z3087 Green Shimmer Trim
Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim
Z3093 Fern Thick Twine
Z3094 Poppy Thick Twine
Z3129 Gold Foil Tape
Z3130 Silver Foil Tape
Z3218 Rose Gold Foil Tape
3174 Blending Pen
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1471 Ruler
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1859 Foam Mat
Z1999 1" Circle Punch
Z3022 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive
Z3023 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive Refill
Z3131 Thumb Notch Punch
9036 Originals Card Confidence Program
9037 Reflections Scrapbook Program
9038 Cherish Scrapbook Program
9039 Imagine Scrapbook Program
9040 Magic Scrapbook Program
9041 Wishes Card Confidence Program
C1662 Wise Guy Birthday
C1662F Wise Guy Birthday
C1662S Wise Guy Birthday
C1631 Birthday Princess
B1531 Racecar Birthday
C1612 Shower Flowers
B1547 Wedding Wishes
C1668 Baby Bundle
D1667 Balloon Wishes
B1480 Diploma Day
C1660 Happy For You
C1660F Happy For You
C1660S Happy For You
A1198 Hi Friend
A1198F Hi Friend
A1198S Hi Friend
C1619 So Many Smiles
D1646 Finding the Words
D1646F Finding the Words
D1646S Finding the Words
C1605 Happy to Be Friends
C1605F Happy to Be Friends
C1605S Happy to Be Friends
B1541 Love Your Face
B1543 Get Better
A1180 Safari Ballet
B1533 Circus Birthday
M1064 British Columbia
M1069 Florida
M1071 Hawaii
M1093 New York
M1114 Utah
D1701 Plan On It
D1702 Capture This
D1702F Capture This
D1702S Capture This
D1707 Let's Go
A1195 Lovely Leaves
C1664 Swirly Seashells
B1535 Hooked on You
C1666 Homegrown
D1668 Charming Cascades
A1193 Wreath
M1151 Dandy
D1700 Way To Go
D1660 Ink Blot
C1608 Brushstrokes
A1185 Friendly Wishes
D1711 True Love
M1057 Alabama
M1058 Alaska
M1059 Alberta
M1060 Arizona
M1061 Arkansas
M1062 Australia
M1065 California
M1066 Colorado
M1067 Connecticut
M1068 Delaware
M1070 Georgia
M1072 Idaho
M1073 Illinois
M1074 Indiana
M1075 Iowa
M1076 Kansas
M1077 Kentucky
M1078 Louisiana
M1079 Maine
M1080 Manitoba
M1081 Maryland
M1082 Massachusetts
M1083 Michigan
M1084 Mississippi
M1085 Missouri
M1086 Montana
M1087 Nebraska
M1088 Nevada
M1089 New Brunswick
M1090 New Hampshire
M1091 New Jersey
M1092 New Mexico
M1094 New Zealand
M1095 Newfoundland & Labrador
M1096 North Carolina
M1097 North Dakota
M1098 Northwest Territories
M1099 Nova Scotia
M1100 Nunavut
M1101 Ohio
M1102 Oklahoma
M1103 Ontario
M1104 Oregon
M1105 Pennsylvania
M1106 Prince Edward Island
M1107 Quebec
M1108 Rhode Island
M1109 Saskatchewan
M1110 South Carolina
M1111 South Dakota
M1112 Tennessee
M1113 Texas
M1115 Vermont
M1116 Virginia
M1117 Washington
M1118 West Virginia
M1119 Wisconsin
M1120 Wyoming
M1121 Yukon
M1133 Minnesota