Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blog Hop: Thin Cuts

Woo Hoo!  Close to My Heart has a great sale going on right now!  All  thin cuts or stamp set, thin cut combos are 25% off! 


You are at a stop on a big circle of blogs that will feature amazing artwork using the CTMH thin cut products!  Now if you have arrived here from Krista's blog, then you have seen some fabulous artwork and are on the right track.  Next you will be traveling on to Gina's Blog to see her wonderful creations.  But first...take a look!

The set I chose to create with was the Dreamin' Big card making stamps and coordinating thin cuts. 

Bringing a playful childhood past time to mind, I captured these sweet little butterflies in a Mason jar. 



When working with the thin cuts, you can pre- cut your images and then stamp on them because the stamps and blocks are clear and you can align them perfectly.   OR you can stamp on your cardstock, place your thin cut over the image, adhere gently with a piece of washi tape (another great use for the stash of washi tape you have), and then cut them.  Good bye fussy cutting!  Perfect outlines every time. 

Now this is not the only set that is on sale this month.  To see the other sets that qualify for the 25% discount, visit your consultant's website or if you don't have a consultant, stop by my website here.  And remember when you make a purchase of $50, you can get the cutest tea cup stamp set for $5.  This all only in March. 

Remember to move along to Gina's Blog to see what she has created!  Thanks for stopping in. 

Michele

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog Hop: March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

Keep on steeping!  You are going to love this stamp of the month!  For the tea enthusiast, this is an adorable set to add to your stamp images.  For everyone else...it is still adorable! 


The blog hop is a big circle with stops at 30 different consultant websites.  If you have arrived here from Gina's Blog, you are continuing through the circle.  After you have viewed my artwork, you will be hopping over to Tammy's Blog.  And if for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the list of all participants on Melinda's Blog


Were tea parties a part of your childhood?  This set brings back so many fond memories of little cups of tea with my girls and their dolls. It also reminds me of Mary Engelbreit so her artwork was the inspiration for the color scheme I chose for my "tea party".




I paired the stamp with Dreamin' Big Paper packet, Black cardstock, and Black shimmer trim.  I used the Shin Han markers to color the tea cups:  Carmine, Warm Grey 4, Vivid Green, Golden Yellow.

The Cricut cut is from the Flower Market cartridge size 3".

This stamp set is available for $5 with a $50 purchase and can be ordered on your consultants website.  You can also purchase for $17.95.  If you do not have a consultant with Close to My Heart, I am happy to help you or you are welcome to purchase from my website.

I will be using this stamp set through out the month of March in my workshops and gatherings.  Follow my Facebook page to see more artwork in the future.

Now remember to continue on in the circle to Tammy's Blog.

Enjoy a cup of tea!
Michele

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hello Lovely Card and Scrapbook Workshops

Spring is in the air...especially when you open the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  The Hello Lovely paper packet breaths just a bit of spring into my cloudy rainy day.  During the month of March, I will be featuring this paper packet in my workshops.


Beginning with the Workshop Your Way kit and inspiration from Tina Lovell and Laura Ryan, I created three double page layouts.







This workshop can be purchased on my website.  You can download a guide to create the pages made by the CTMH art department.  Or, if you would like to attend one of my workshops, visit EVENTS on my Facebook page.

These papers also make beautiful cards.  With the help of Lisa Stenz, another talented consultant, I am able to offer this card workshop.   You can see the details in the EVENTS.






Looking forward to creating with you soon.
Michele

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blog Hop: Fundamentals Creative Collections

We all love the new Seasonal Expression idea book but don't forget the wonderful Fundamental collections in the Annual Idea book.  If you haven't browsed through it in a while, you will be looking through it after you enjoy this blog hop.

If you have come here from Terrie's Blog, you are on the right track.  To continue through the big circle of blogs, your next stop is at Tracie's Blog.  And, if you get lost along the way, you can see the full list here on Melinda's Blog

The great thing about the Fundamental line of paper is that they are also FLEXIBLE.  This layout was created by CTMH's own art studio for our Team Builder's Event last month.

 The Rustic Home Fundamental kit is given a pop of color using the Raspberry Heart paper from the Adventure Fundamental. 

The base of the page is white card stock with a splatter of yellow water color paint

The title is stamped using the Framework Alphabet.  I love using the watercolor paints to fill in the letters.

This bright Cheery page is perfect for any celebration!  I  used the new "My Girl" complements in the Spring Seasonal Expressions to add dimension and embellish the pages. 

I love how this page turned out and am looking forward to adding a photo of my daughter and her friends. 

What would your title be? 

Thanks again for stopping by on the blog hop.  Remember you will now be traveling to Tracie's Blog to see what she has created. 

Michele

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweet Sale

Happy Valentines Day!

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, Close to My Heart is holding a one-day flash sale on my website—we’re calling it our Sweet Sale! Get a 30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.



This Sweet Sale starts February 14 at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 pm PST; 4:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm EST) and will end at that same time on February 15.

Sale prices are only available on orders placed ton my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month (the cutest bunny) and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.