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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February SOTM Blog Hop: Easter Bunny

Welcome everyone!  It is February.  The hope of spring is here!  I know, we have a few more wintry days to get through but some of this creative inspiration should help you along!


It doesn't matter where you started as the blog hop is one big circle.  If you have arrived here from Judy's Blog, you are hopping in the right direction.  When you have finished here, you will hop on over to Tamytha's Blog.   And if perhaps you get lost along the way, you can visit Melinda's Blog where she has a list of all the consultants who are participating. 

Our stamp of the month blog hop features this cute little bunny family with a selection of Easter greetings.

Since it is February and Valentine's was on my mind, I created a Valentine or "any-tine" card for that someone special.



I used the Hello Lovely Worskhop Your Way contents along with the new Gold Shimmer pen.  I colored the bunny with our collection of Shin Han markers.


All of these items are available on your consultant's website, along with the stamp of the month which is $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95.   If you are looking for a Close to My Heart consultant, I would be happy to help you and you are welcome to contact me or shop directly on my website here.

Now don't forget that you will be hopping over to visit Tamytha's Blog next.

Michele

Friday, January 6, 2017

Blog Hop: Seasonal Expressions !

Seasonal Expression I is here and it is full of so many sweet products.

Throughout this hop, you are going to see fabulous artwork created by consultants who have had their hands on this new product since December 4th (one of the benefits of being a consultant!).  If you have arrived here from Alyson's Blog, you are on the right track.  After your visit here, you will hop on over to Tamytha's Blog to see what she has done with her new product. 


Today, I am going to feature the new paper packet called Sugar Rush.  Each month I do a scrapbook workshop and my customers like to use as much of the paper packet they can to create fun layouts. 

Remember, I said "sweet" products?  Well this is one of the sweetest!  I have two girls so pink is always an acceptable color but many of my customers have boys, like 3 or 4 boys, and no girls!  So I am often challenged to "hide" this pink and create layouts that can be used for different themes.  


The seaglass color was a hit for me.  You don't have to add flowers or hearts and the hand drawn heart could easliy be a circle and you have a layout suitable for any treasured memories. I will be featuring more of my Sugar Rush layouts on my blog over this month so make sure to sign up to receive it in your inbox.  

Here's a closer look at the Sugar Rush papers and complements.  



There's lots more to see on this blog hop but before you go, remember these products can be purchased on your consultants website and if you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, or want to sign up to become one (so you can get new product early), you are welcome to contact me or visit my website.  Now from here, hop on over to Tamytha's Blog.  

Thanks for hopping by.
Michele