Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Just Sayin'

Welcome friends to the May Stamp of the Month Blog hop!  Can you believe it is May?  Wow!  Did you know that it is National Scrapbook Month?  So many things to look forward to!



If you have arrived here from Jeanie's Blog, you are hopping right through.  Take a look at the artwork I am sharing and then when you are done, make sure you keeping hopping right onto Judy's Blog to see what she has created!

The Just Sayin' stamp set has so many possibilities!  I focused on using the geometric shapes from this set and LOTS of color to create my cards.



Since becoming a CTMH consultant, my confidence in using color has increased but I also know some tricks that make it a little easier!  Want to know?  CTMH has a wonderful set of 40 colors, divided into four color families with 10 colors each.  When I am creating and not using a patterned paper or photos to pull colors from, I can turn to the CTMH color families and choose colors within the same family knowing they are going to work well together.

The color palette is on page 188 and 189 for the current Annual Inspirations Idea book.  Here I used the Adventure Color Palette to create these two cards for winning results.  Pairing any color family with the basics from the neutral palette, black in this case, helps make a bold, cohesive statement. 

Take some time to play with color using these tips.  I would love to see what you create!

Remember, the stamp of the month is only available May 1-31, 2015.  You can purchase this set from your consultant or by visiting my website here

Thank you for stopping by!  Now remember, you are off to Judy's Blog for your next stop.

Happy May!
Michele

Monday, April 20, 2015

Need a quick treat box?

Give this a try. 


This sweet little "purse" is simple to make with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I added a little Brushed paper, stamped flower from Pretty Petals, and sentiment from Happy Everything.  Fast, simple, and easy.

This is the third FREE Friendzy craft I am offering.  Want to know more?  Contact me and I will share! 

Have a one of a kind fabulous DAY!
Michele


Friday, April 17, 2015

Birthday Layout with Confetti Wishes

Here's another FREE Friendzy project.  Did you see the card I posted earlier this week?  Here it is..



I am also offering this simple yet celebratory layout for your FREE Friendzy.  I used confetti wishes and the stamp set from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge as well as the Doodle Designs for the little details. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Michele

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday to this Sweet Girl!

Sixteen wonderful years with this girl as part of our family!  She is compassionate, smart, witty, full of goofy, and lovable!


Love this girl!

Michele

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thank you for 13 wonderful years!

Sometimes I wonder if I want to continue as a Close to My Heart consultant but when I try to picture it in my mind, I just can't see life without it.  You my friends, near and far, have blessed my life so much and I have had the opportunity to meet you through this venture.  Thank you!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being with 60 crafters and a local Craftin' Friendzy!  (I love the name!)  It was so much fun to create a workshop for them and several pieces of artwork to share.  I will be sharing that art with you through out this next week!

Simple stamping with cuts from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The chevron is from the "In the Background"  (D1540), the bee is from Happy Everything (D1653), and flowers from Pretty Petals (C1599). 


This is the card I am offering for my FREE Friendzy.  Want to know more?  Send me an email.

Happy Spring,
Michele

Monday, April 13, 2015

Final Day of 13th Anniversary Celebration!

 You have been fun guests and I love seeing what "gifts" you have chosen!  So, what is up for the finale?  How about choosing the your favorite special from the last 12 days?  

 If you missed one of the specials during the party, then today is the day you can take advantage of the special of your choice.  Click on the photo to view the details of the special. 

Day 1
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/no-foolin-here.html

Day 2
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-2.html


Day 3
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-day-3.html

Day 4
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-days-with-ctmh-celebration-day-4.html

Day 5
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-5.html

Day 6
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-day-6.html

Day 7
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-7.html

Day 8
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-8.html

Day 9
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-9.html

Day 10
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-10.html


Day 11
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-11.html


Day12
http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/2015/04/13-years-with-ctmh-celebration-day-12.html


Email me with the special of your choice and any color/item numbers.  I will be in contact with you in the next day or so to let you know your total, accept payment and get your final order shipped to you.  If your order total is $50 or more, you will also have the option of adding the stamp of the month for $5!


Remember, these specials are available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Sunday, April 12, 2015

13 Years with CTMH Celebration: Day 12

This has been a great party!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 12th Special
Today's when you order a WOTG kit, scrapbook($29.95 or cards $24.95), you can choose a roll of shimmer trim for FREE ($4.95 value).  To choose from the workshops that are available, visit my website here.  Then pick your shimmer trim from the following color choices.  (To see them better, click on the photo to enlarge. )

Continuing with the theme of "Let Me Show You How" today's special features the Workshops on the Go.  Close to My Heart has created these wonderful kits that include all the supplies, full color project instructions, and embellishments you need to create beautiful scrapbook layouts or cards.  All you need to do is add the inks and blocks!   
This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

13 Years with CTMH Celebration: Day 11

WooHoo!  We are having some great celebrations going on!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 11th Special
Today when you purchase Vol 1&2 Make It From Your Heart ($15.90)  or other single How To pattern book ($14.95), you can choose one of our 40  "M" size stamp set for FREE.  To see the stamps sets, visit my website here.   (Make sure to click through the pages to see all the options.)
Close to My Heart is the Let Me Show You How company and one of the great resources are the easy-to-follow patterns in our how-to books.  Each book is full of detailed blue prints, cutting diagrams, full color artwork and helpful hints.  Whether I need inspiration to get my creative juices flowing or want to copy a layout exactly as it is shown, these books have been a great resource for my creative endeavors.  
If you are interested in card patterns, consider the Originals and Wishes books.  Are you a scrapbooker?  Consider the Reflections, Cherish, Imagine and Magic books.  Want a little of both?  Then the Make It From Your Heart, Vol 1 and 2 are perfect for you!  
This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele 

Friday, April 10, 2015

13 years with CTMH Celebration: Day 10

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 10th Special


Close to My Heart offers a re-inker for every stamp pad color!  This is a great perk because sometimes those favorite colors I always stamp with need a little boost of ink to keep them fresh and moist for my next project.  BUT, you can also use re-inkers for other creative projects as well.  I have added drops of re-inker to white acrylic paint to get just the color I want...and to match a paper or embellishment.  Have you ever seen the paper marbling technique?  Re-inkers are great for this as well.  

Re-inkers also work well in our mini-spray pins allowing you to have finer coverage of color.  Using them with stencils cut from the Artbooking cartridge creates a fun background for your card or scrapbook page.

Re-inkers and spray pens...two peas in a pod.  Give it a try!  Choose your colors by visiting my website here. 

This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Thursday, April 9, 2015

13 years with CTMH Celebration: Day 9



I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 9th Special



Purchase a large or medium organizer or a small organizer with a foam insert, value $19.95-29.90 and receive a set of 3 craft boxes for FREE.  Retail value $6.95.

Keeping your crafting supplies organized in in these sturdy, stackable, see-through containers will keep your products at your finger tips for easy access as well as portable for those taking their creativity on the go!  The containers stack easily and fit in the rolling tote for your traveling needs. 
The large organizer fits up to 40 stamps sets, the medium organizer has 8 compartments for storing ink pads, embellishments and are perfect for organizing your Picture My Life cards.  The small organizer offers the flexibility of adding a foam insert to hold your acrylic blocks, pigment inks, daubers, or craft boxes.  

Not just for paper crafters!  If you have other hobbies you can organize with these boxes as well.  Quilters, jewelry and bead making, painting.  Get all your supplies in one place for easy storage and travel!
 
I love organizing my supplies in these containers! 

This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

13 years with CTMH Celebration: Day #8

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The fun doesn’t stop yet!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!
If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 8th  Special





Today when you purchase one of the two home décor items shown below, Designed Décor ivory wooden frame with honeycomb wire or the black wooden frame with clothesline wire, valued each at $26.95, you will receive either the coordinating mini clothes pins or hook clips FREE.  Retail value $3.95.  

These frames make a great gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day, baby shower or wedding!  Just add a couple of photos, maybe a stamped or Cricut cut image and personalize the frame to celebrate the one you are gifting.  

They also work well in a “message center” in your home. 
This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

13 years with CTMH Celebration Day 7

--> More celebration happening today!
I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.
If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 7th Special



Today, when you picture a Picture My Life full kit or a la carte kit valued between $14.94 (without page protectors) and $24.95 (with 10 page protectors), you will receive an archival pigment ink journaling pen for FREE.  Retail value:  $3.25  To choose your PML product, visit my website HERE.  (Heartstrings, and Jackson PML can be combined to equal the qualifying total.) 


Picture My Life is a great creative option for scrapbookers and cardmakers alike.  For scrapbooking, you can easily drop your photos and coordinating cards into protective pockets to keep your memories and photos safe.  For cardmakers, the cards offer a variety of sentiments and printed “papers” to create to your hearts content.  Cut them up and layer for more texture or use the cards as is for simple yet celebratory cards.  





 

This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expression 2 is Here!

You are going to love the fresh new paper designs and fun new embellishments in this new Seasonal Expressions from Close to My Heart.

This blog hop will feature all new items!  I can't wait to see all the artwork created by these talented consultants.

If you have arrived here from Michelle's Blog,  you are on the right track.  After you have visited here, don't forget to move on to  see what Priscilla has created!    

It was so hard to decide what to share with you!  I have been playing with both new paper packets, Blossom and Jackson, and several of the new stamp sets.  Really, you are going to love these new products. 

So, I am sharing with you the month of May Seasonal Sampler I created for my workshop.  It is created to celebrate Mother's Day and friends and family.  Refreshing and simple! 



The Blossom paper packet is perfect for Mother's Day cards and gifts.  The images in each square come from the coordinating complements, Artiste and Artfully Sent Cricut cartridges as well as SEQUINS!  Yes we have new sequins in an Oceanside color set (shown here) and Coral Reef.  Even after filling the heart with sequins and adding some others for details, I had more than a half a pack left.  What a great deal for $3.95. 

If you haven't seen the new Seasonal Expressions II, contact your consultant or visit my website here.  It's the book with the strawberries on the front cover.  Now if you are done here, move on over to Priscilla's Blog to see what she has created.  Have fun hopping through a field of inspiration as your travel along the blog hop.


Below is a list of the supplies I used to create my project. 

 Oh and a little edit!  I forgot the embossing folder! 


Happy Creating!
Michele

13 years with CTMH: Day #6

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I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 6th Special

When you purchase a My Legacy album, value $29.95-34.94, you will get a set of page protectors of your choice FREE.  Retail value $9.95.  (Value pack does not qualify for free item.)



Close to My Heart has a new line of albums out.  Preserve your special memories and photos in My Legacy coated canvas post bound or 3-ring album.  To see all of the selections available at the time of this special, please visit my website HERE and then indicate your choice of album.  Now to choose your FREE page protectors, visit my website HERE and choose the style of protector of your choice, value $9.95. 

--> This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Sunday, April 5, 2015

13 years with CTMH celebration: Day #5

Happy Easter!  I hope your day is filled with blessings as you spend time with family and friends.  And yes, I am still celebrating my anniversary with CTMH.


I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 5th Special


Card bases and envelopes are a staple to card making!  Our value packs include 50 cards and envelopes and can be purchased in white or colonial white (ivory).  Retail value $14.95.  You can stamp right on the card base itself or layer your papers and embellishments.  When you purchase a package of cards and envelopes, you will get an ink pad of your color choice for FREE!  When placing your order today, please indicate the color of cards/envelopes you would like and the ink pad color.  You can view all the colors on my website HERE.

--> This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.  Since today is a holiday, I will NOT be coordinating orders with the Deal of the Day.  But my special is still a great one! 

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Saturday, April 4, 2015

13 Days with CTMH Celebration: Day #4

Brighten your spring with Sparkle. 

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!


April 4th Special


Each Close to My Heart Glitter paper pack features three 12x12 sheets, 3 colors, cardstock weight, Cricut compatible.  It is easy to use on all of your creative projects.  Purchase any two sets of glitter paper, retail value $5.95 each and you will get a set of clear sparkles for FREE.  Retail value $2.95.

And did you know that you can custom color the sparkles with the Shin Han markers!  Your sparkles can coordinate with your glitter paper!  
  
--> This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele


Friday, April 3, 2015

13 Years with CTMH: Day #3

The fun continues!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5!

April 3rd Special

Making a handmade card has never been easier with the Close to My Heart Cut Above sets.  These kits include pre-cut paper, embellishments, and printed envelopes for easy assembly.  All you need to do is stamp the sentiment of your choice.   Purchase a total of two card kits, retail value $10.95 and get the You Mean the World to Me stamp set for FREE.  Retail value $9.95.  Indicate which kits you would like in your order. 


This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele

Thursday, April 2, 2015

13 years with CTMH celebration: Day #2

This is so much fun!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5! 


Today I have the perfect special, just in time to make some Mother's Day gifts or something special for someone special.

April 2nd Special 



Each pendant comes in a pack of three.  Retail value:  $4.95-$5.95.  With each pack you order, you will get a free pack of matching glass covers.  Retail value $1.95-$2.95

Click here to add these items to your list and please indicate the shape and color of the pendant you would like.

Here are some sample gift ideas.  You can add photos, inspirational sayings, monograms or stamped images to personalize any pendant for any occasion.



This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Foolin' here!

I am celebrating 13 years with Close to My Heart and you are receiving the gifts.  

Everyday, for 13 days, I will have a different special that is only available through me!

If you want that day's special deal, just email or FB message me, and I will add it to your list.  Each day's special is available ONLY for that day.  At the end of the 13 days, I will accept your payment and place your total order for you.

If your order total is over $50 at the end of the 13 days, you can add the stamp of the month for $5! 

So let's get started!

Special for April 1st!

Extra thick twine now comes in four colors: Pixie, Flaxen, Glacier and Thistle.  Buy three get the fourth one free!  Retail price $3.95 



Click here to add these items to your list.  Please indicate the colors you would like.

And here is some artwork showing you different ideas for using this extra think twine!

 Add a splash of color and texture to a card.



 Use the twine to close up a gift bag or wrap decorative bottles.

This special is available only through me and you must contact me by email or FB message to take part.   If you would like to combine the special with "DEAL a DAY", please indicate a phone number where you can be reached for instructions.

Thanks for celebrating with me. 

Michele