Free Monthly Tips at Your Disposal

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SunnyDay Memories

How would you like to know how you can keep your paper trimmer blade sharp longer?  Or how to affix Bitty Sparkles without having them fly in the air and get lost?  These and many other tips can all be yours when you join our mailing list.  Each month in addition to DIY project ideas, notification of CTMH Specials, and technique tutorials, you will also receive useful tips that will help you get the most out of your crafting supplies.

Join our MAILING LIST now and not only be inspired, but informed, too!

Believe Bokeh Card

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Believe Bokeh Card

Another beautiful card I created using the Bokeh Technique.  I absolutely love the look of this technique!  I was supposed to draw a winner for a *FREE* CTMH stamp set today…yet I had no comments from my BLOG POST for this giveaway.  How sad!  Next time I know you’ll believe you can…and you will…WIN!

CTMH’s Base & Bling

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CTMH's Base & Bling Charms

Looking for an easy way to create your own necklaces and bracelets?  Or maybe you just want some creative new twists for your cards and scrapbook layouts? Close To My Heart’s Base & Bling line could be your answer!  This collection of chains, cuffs, sticker sheets, adhesives and charms are the easy DIY jewelry solution.  Plus, they pair nicely with your crafting projects, too.  Watch this short video and be inspired to give them a try today!

CTMH’s Deal of the Day–Take a Peek!

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Have you had a chance to get your hands on one of CTMH’s Deal of the Day yet? Have you been curious, but not yet pulled the trigger to get one?  Well, why not take a peek of some of the great surprises people have been receiving…

$35 Goodie Bag CTMH's Deal of the Day

and all opened up (with double the value!)

Opened $35 Goodie Bag CTMH Deal of the Day Sample of CTMH's Deal of the Day

Sample $35 Deal of the Day

Remember the Deals change each day at 2 pm (PDT) and are good for 24 hours (or while supplies last!)  Once you place a regular priced item in your cart, you will be prompted to select that day’s Deal of the Day.  Don’t miss out.  Check out MY ONLINE STORE now and grab your own Deal of the Day from Close To My Heart!

Friend Typed Note Card

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Friend Typed Note Card with Blossom Papers

 

Here is another sample of a card created with this month’s CTMH Stamp of the Month–Typed Note.  This card was created by Wendy C.  It has a nice soft feel to it when paired with CTMH’s *NEW* Blossom Paper Collection.  I also love that she used Liquid Glass on the typewriter keys to give them a little more shine and dimension.

Remember this set can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.  It’s a great set–very versatile with the variety of sentiments it includes.  To get your own Typed Note Stamp Set, visit MY ONLINE STORE.

The One Product That Makes Me a Better Stamper!

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Sightseer Stamp Set

While it’s hard to tell from this picture since they appear black and not clear, CTMH’s My Acrylix Stamps are hands down the one product that make me a better stamper!  But a very close 2nd since truly they work hand-in-hand are the clear acrylic blocks!

Acrylic Block

 

I still remember when I first signed up to become a CTMH Consultant back in the Fall of 2003, there was an alphabet set that was offered in the traditional wood mounted OR in clear acrylic that would mount onto a clear block.  I recall using that set a lot in both forms when teaching classes to show people the power behind seeing if you had enough ink on your image and to see just where you were going to stamp.  I completely saw the benefit of this set. But when I went to the Annual Convention that year and they announced they were going to switch entirely to the My Acrylix, I was shocked, but not as much as other Consultants who hadn’t yet tried out this fun new form!

I’m so thankful they did.  Clear stamps are super empowering for both new stampers and seasoned stampers.  The key truly is to have the clear image and the clear block–it’s like peanut butter and jelly–they go so well together!

So what’s your one product that makes you a better stamper?  Leave a comment by 5pm (PDT) Tuesday, April 21st for a chance to win a special CTMH My Acrylix Stamp Set.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 22nd!

Exotic Flower Hostess Rewards Stamp Set

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Exotic Flower Card

As part of Close To My Heart’s Hostess Program, they offer exclusive stamp sets that are only available to hostesses AND are at a reduced cost!  There are 3 *NEW* Hostess Stamp Sets contained in the Seasonal Expressions 2: Tagged with Love (C1614), Paper Bird (C1613) and Exotic Flower (B1477).

I crafted this card using the Exotic Flower Stamp Set by stamping it 3 times in different inks and different mediums (the 3rd time I embossed the center portion.)  I layered it then added glitter and bling–the perfect combination!

Close-up Exotic Flower Card

To get a sense of the full image, here is another card example created with the Exotic Flower Stamp Set.

Embossed Exotic Flower Card

So how can you get these Close To My Heart stamp sets for yourself?  Easy!  Gather some friends together and collect $150 or more in orders for CTMH product (or have your own order for $150) and you could get all 3 stamp sets FREE!  Yep, FREE!  Feel free to EMAIL ME for more information.

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Pocket Function

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Artfully Sent Pocket Thank You Card

Today’s Tool Time is about the Pocket Function on CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge.  While these versatile cards are designed for quick pocket-style scrapbooking, they are absolutely perfect for crafting quick cards like I made here.

Inside Artfully Sent Pocket Thank You Card

And don’t forget you can utilize those cut out pieces to tie it all together, as I’ve done with this card!

So take a couple minutes and watch this short video to see the possibilities with this function on the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge.  You won’t regret it!