Island Greetings Art Philosophy Card

Island Greetings Art Philosophy Card

 

Another Cricut creation in honor of this month’s special.  Today’s card was created using the Art Philosophy Collection (our 1st exclusive Cricut Collection!)  Other supplies used include:

  • Island Greetings QuickCards Stamp Set A1147
  • Ivy Lane Paper Packet X7177B
  • Lagoon Cardstock X5762
  • White Daisy Cardstock 1385
  • Desert Sand Stamp Pad Z2118
  • Creme Brulee Z2406, Honey Z2415 and Sweet Leaf Marker Sets Z2404
  • Clear Sparkles Assortment Z1752
  • 3-D Foam Tape Z1151

 

To shop for supplies, click HERE.

Cricut Balloon Talk Card

Cricut Balloon Talk Card

With this month’s FREE Cricut Collection Special, I thought this was a great card to share today. It uses both the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection as well as this month’s Stamp of the Month–Balloon Talk.  Also, if you look closely, you’ll see the fun Wooden Pin from the Timberline Assortment–it’s simply flipped around so you don’t have to use it with the etched image that comes on it.  Love that versatility!

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a CTMH Consultant, click HERE.

 

CTMH’s April Stamp of the Month: Balloon Talk

April 2014 Stamp of the Month: Balloon Talk (S1404); 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 13

CTMH’s April Stamp of the Month, Balloon Talk is worth a thousand words!  Looking for the right thing to say?  Catch a balloon from the April Stamp of the Month and set your message afloat!  During April only, you can purchase a bubbly assortment of sentiments in the Balloon Talk stamp set for just $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50. Whether you want to send a thank you, a compliment, or a simple hello, this set of 24 images will help you find just the right words. It’s a deal that will leave you speechless!

To get your Balloon Talk Stamp set, click HERE.

Get a FREE CTMH Cricut Collection

That’s right–get yourself a FREE exclusive CTMH Cricut Collection all month long!  No April Fool’s jokes here.  It’s just a phenomenal special being offered by Close To My Heart during the month of April.

Use your artistic and business abilities in the greatest business venture of your life by joining Close To My Heart! When you sign up as an Independent CTMH Consultant during the month of April, you’ll not only start out on your artistic journey, but you’ll also be given the right artistic tools to help you on your way: you’ll receive a FREE Close To My Heart Cricut Collection* with your New Consultant Kit! Each collection is extremely “art-full” and makes for hours of artistic scrapbooking.

 

Choose from the original Cricut Art Philosophy:

the Cricut Artiste:

or even the newest one–the Cricut Artbooking:

To learn more OR to join Close To My Heart and start your journey today, click HERE.

*New Consultants will have their choice of Close To My Heart Cricut Collections currently in stock. There is no guarantee that any certain collection will be available, and new Consultants may choose only from what is available.

Final Day to Get Happy Place Stamp Set

Today is the last day to get this month’s Stamp of the Month.  The Happy Place Stamp set has 7 different images and can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  Or you can purchase it for it’s retail cost of $17.95.  But come tomorrow, it’ll be gone!  April will bring a *NEW* Stamp of the Month.  Here are a couple more cards created using this month’s Stamp of the Month set…

Happy Place Home Card

Home Is Our Happy Place Card

 

To get your Happy Place Stamp set before it’s gone, click HERE.

New Heights Abound Scrapbook Layout

It’s clear that using Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections can help you create amazing projects.  Just check out the amazing layout on p. 122 of the Idea Book.  Have you seen it?  It caught my eye as soon as I saw it! Find out how to make your own scrapbook page shine with sparkly bouquets of balloons just like that one in under 4 minutes by watching this video.

Babycakes Card

Babycakes Card

 

This Babycakes card made by Joy M. is a great example of a creative use of a variety of embellishments. I love how simple the design is and how ‘wowie’ the embellishment cluster is.

Close-up Babycakes Card

 

Supplies used:

  • Babycakes Workshop on the Go Stamp Set (no longer available)
  • Babycakes Paper Packet X7173B
  • Lagoon Ink Z2195
  • Basics Pigment Ink (Cocoa) Z2503
  • Clear embossing powder (no longer available)
  • Hemp (no longer available)
  • Burlap Ribbon Z1760
  • Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape Z1850
  • Slate Striped Twist Ties Z1864

 

To learn more about any of these products, click HERE.

Stamps from Down Under

Last summer Close To My Heart expanded into Australia and New Zealand.  With this happy expansion, several exclusive stamp sets were created for their Idea Books specifically.  Well, as you’d expect, they were fabulous and CTMH Consultants here in the U.S. requested access to these gems, too.  Responding to our pleas, CTMH made them available to us.  However, you can only see them online since the current Idea Book was already published.

There are 6 total stamp sets.  New Zealand Greetings, pictured above.

Aussie Praises

Hoppy Birthday (how cute is this set, right?!?)

Australian Salutations

Outback Adventure and…

Australian Thanks.

 

To see more details about any of these stamp sets, you can click on the set name or you can click HERE.

March’s Happy Place

March Happy Place SOTM Card

 

Here’s another card made using CTMH’s March Stamp of the Month, Happy Place.  It’s a great use of our Embossing Folders, Alcohol markers and especially our Stitch Guide!

Supplies Used:

  • Happy Place Stamp Set S1403
  • Ruby Cardstock X5927
  • Black Cardstock 1386
  • White Daisy Cardstock 1385
  • Black & Grey Glitter Paper Z1829
  • Archival Black Stamp Pad 44751
  • Various Exclusive Marker Sets
  • Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment Z1921
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752
  • Stitch Guide Z1852
  • Dot Embossing Folder Z1924
  • 3-D Foam Tape Z1151
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Z1686

 

To get your own Happy Place Stamp Set, click HERE.

Save Some Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Luck Ivy Lane Card

 

Want to save some money on your Close To My Heart products?  Well, take advantage of my St. Patrick’s Day Special.  Purchase $25 Gift Certificates for only $20…through March 18, 2014 at 1pm (PDT).  Buy them for yourself, for gifts or even both!  There is no limit.  Gift Certificates can be used to purchase CTMH product through me as well as pay for classes and events that I offer.

To get your Gift Certificates, click HERE and let me know how many you want.  This is a limited time–so don’t delay!

CTMH’s Workshops on the Go: A No Brainer!

I love Close To My Heart’s Workshop on the Go Kits!  You know those days when you are feeling creatively challenged?  These kits are a no brainer option!  They come with everything you need–just add inks, blocks and adhesive and you’re good to go!  You can get card kits, scrapbook kits and even home decor kits.

Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go Card

 

You know what else is great?  Many times you get exclusive products that are not available for purchase otherwise.  Check out the fun & colorful sequins I used on my card.  They come already adhesive-backed.  How fun is that?!?  Plus, you are always sure to learn a  new technique whether it’s brand new to you or just a great reminder (sometimes we forget all the tricks we know.)

Check out all the Workshop on the Go Kits available by clicking HERE.

Surprise Pop Up Cards!

Opened Popup Box Card

 

Surprise!  How fun is this Popup Card?!?  Can you believe that you can actually fold it up flat and mail it?  You can!  This is how it looks when you fold it up flat to mail it to someone special.

Closed Popup Box Card

 

Super fun!  Want to make one yourself? Sign up for our Spring Fling next month and you can learn to make one.  Plus, you’ll make 2 other 3-D projects as well as a half dozen cards.

Party Popup Box Card

Click HERE to register now.

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