Monday, May 21, 2018

Dad is Rad

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad special features the exclusive Rad Dad stamp set and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. 

The products in this workshop kit include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father's Day or to share with all the “rad” people you love!  

The featured stamp set can be purchased by itself on my website or as part of the bundle.  

The full bundle offers a 25% savings and includes the following product.  

And did I mention, the you get a FREE workshop cutting guide for all the artwork shown?  
Here is an up close view of the four cards that you can create! 

And here are the layouts created with the bundle.  

Now if you are a "double page spread" person like me, you can create an additional page using the scraps from the workshop.  The extra cardstock I needed was a white daisy base page and a 1 x 12 piece of Crystal Blue.  

I am looking forward to using this stamp set for graduates I will be celebrating in the next couple of weeks.  

Happy dad celebrations to you all! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Beautiful Friendship

Each month, Close to My Heart highlights one of the paper packs and artwork from our current catalog.  This month we highlight Beautiful Friendship. 

What better way to celebrate a friendship but over a cup of your favorite warm beverage.  The teapot and tea cup are a highlight of this floral paper! 

New to our paper packets is a full page print that can be used as the base to your scrapbook page.  Embellishing is well underway with the pennant banner printed at the top of the page.  And of course, we have a different pattern on the other side for flexibility in your crafting.  In addition to this layout, you can create two additional layouts with our workshop your way. 

When you purchase the Beautiful Friendship Workshop your Way, not only do you get a workshop guide for scrapbook pages but these two cute cards as well.  The stamp set featured on these cards is the Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking set and can be purchased with or without the die cuts. 

The Festive Cardmaking Kit include the supplies and guide to create 12 cards.  You will also learn a fun way to use your paper piercing tool to add dimension to your card. 

Add a little something special to a party you are hosting with this banner!  We have the directions to create the banner and paper tassels!  Message me if you would like a copy! 

Enjoy your friendships and celebrate them with this beautiful paper packet and your creative juices! 


Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekend creativity and blessings!

I was able to be with 10 lovely women and we created to our hearts content, laughed until there were tears, and shared heartfelt stories.  What a gift! 

I love when I have some extended creative time and brand new product to play with!  Here's a couple of cards I made using our newest paper packets. 

This teapot makes me smile!  Created using the Beautiful Friendship paper and the stamp set from the Festive Birthday card making workshop.  I stamped with Momento Black Ink and then used water colors and the medium water brush to add touches of color. 

This was a perfect sentiment for my Sunday!  Do you see the triple tone ink colors?  Want to know how to create that?  First I inked the stamp in Juniper ink, then I inked the bottom two-thirds of the stamp in Fern ink, and then the bottom third in New England Ivy.  Then I stamped the entire stamp on my die cut piece!  So easy and so rewarding.  I used the Fresh Air paper packet and the Fresh Air Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts.  And you know what is even better?  The Fresh Air Workshop your way has the cutting pattern for this card!  You can get the instructions here on my website. 

I hope you get to enjoy some creative time this week! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy May Day!

Welcome to May!  What do you look forward to during this month?  I am so ready for sunshine and warmer days and I know that many of you are too.

Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book

This new month brings some new paper crafting products that I am excited to share. 

Close to My Heart has a brand new Seasonal Expression idea book and it is a beauty.  You can see it here online.  If you would like to receive a paper copy you can do so one of the following ways!

  • Place an order on my website and one will be shipped directly to you, with your order for FREE. 
  • For $5, I am happy to mail one directly to you with a $5 coupon on your order $30 or more.  
  • Join my Reap the Rewards club and it is included in your club perks, as well as the upcoming new ideas books.  

Nat'l Scrapbooking Month

The month of May is also Nat'l Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart is celebrating with a promotional paper suite called Postcard Perfect. 

To see the details of this beautiful paper and matching stamp set, visit my website here.  This tropical collection of patterned paper, matching cardstock, cut above kit (all you need is adhesive), stamp set and albums allow you to choose the perfect kit for your scrapbooking style! 

Classic Summer Bash

Bring on the lemonade!  This fun stamp set even comes with ice cubes!  Create your summer event invitations, celebrate a sweet birthday or just send a refreshing "hello" to a friend.  You can purchase this stamp set only during the month of May! 

With a $50 purchase, you can get this stamp set for $5.  Shop here for brand new products, Postcard Perfect scrapbooking suite and all your papercrafting needs.  

Raising my glass of lemonade to you!  Cheers!