Friday, January 30, 2015

Spread Your Wings and Fly - Happy Retirement!

Another colleague is spreading her wings and flying off to a new chapter - retirement!  So happy for her and I wish her well!

Here's the card I made for her and my first real pop-up card made with Artfully Sent I think!  :)

I used Artfully Sent, You Mean the World To Me, Ariana paper (retired), Quatrefoil embossing folder, Sparkles Clear Assortment.  The "Spread your wings ..." is written with the Explore - love this machine!  I don't recall where "Congrats" is from but I want to say it is actually from one of our carts.  If I find it again, I'll update this post.

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A few reminders ...

End of the month is coming up quickly so here's what you need to know ...

Stamp of the Month ....

Retiring Items ... once they're gone, they're gone ... here's the list

A1124 A Tree
A1139 Congrats Graduate (one of my favourites and only $7.75!)
A1141 Be Still
A1154 Friendly Thoughts
A1156 Flower Confetti

B1416 Love Doily
B1423 Hoppy Easter
B1439 Dreamer
B1440 Fancy Fair
B1441 Buggy Love
B1444 Greatest Love
B1445 Happy Hive
B1450 Owls

C1571 You're the Best
C1573 Do Your Best
C1574 Believe in Yourself
C1577 Mother's Day
C1579 Coming up Roses
C1583 Robot Family

D1547 Paper Doll
D1579 Windy Day

M1035 Newlyweds
M1036 Perfect Polka-dot Day
M1037 Balloons
M1038 Shooting Star
M1039 Good Job Stencil
M1040 Parsol
M1041 Hi
M1042 Colored Egg

Year >> Noted

Don't forget, if you want any of these items, you can shop on my online store 24/7 but don't wait, these are only good while supplies last!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Merry Christmas Santa

Inspired/CASED from the wonderful Kim Ferguson, a fellow consultant ... this was another card at the Christmas card buffet - this one would be an easy one to replicate if you had a lot to do so keep in mind for next year.  If you do want it though, get the Snowhaven Workshop on Go kit for the trees stamp before it retires in July.  I also used the Santa Claus Set, Holiday Red ink (retired), and I sadly don't recall the green, I want to say Olive, and Black ink for Santa.  A quick and easy card to put together.  The saying was cut out using the Artbooking cartridge.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Get Well Soon

Recently went to visit a buddy that had an unexpected trip to the hospital and made a card that I hope cheered her up a bit - tried to make it a bright card as hospitals can be such drab places.

I used Honey ink, Autumn Terracotta ink,  C1608 Brushstrokes stamp set (I love this set!!), Bonding Memories Glue pen and my Cricut Explore!  I think the image is from Paper Lace 2 but I'm not sure as I bought it from Design Space and forgot to write it down.

Hope you all have an amazing day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love this card!

I just loved the simplicity of this card when I saw it, the cleanliness of it, that I just had to replicate it! So here is my version ...

Here's what I used:  A1171 A Little Notememento black ink, Ruby inkHoneycomb embossing folder, and washi tape.  That stamp set is so cute, I think I'll be using it a lot and it's only $7.75!  It's also the first time I've used our honeycomb embossing folder and it's very sweet.

Have an awesome day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Peace Angel

Another card leftover from Christmas - hope you don't mind my playing catch up ... I'll pop them in periodically - I had 9 in all.

This card was inspired from here and here is my version for the ladies at the card buffet ...

Artfully Sent
Silver Paper
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Liquid Glass
Foam Tape

Have a marvelous day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Artfully Sent Love

What do you do when you are in a stamping funk? I surf the web and found this and I simply had to make this ...

C1605 Happy To Be Friends (did I mention this might be my new favourite set ever??!)
Ruby ink
Ruby paper
Artfully Sent
Sparkles Assortment
sanding tool
Heart embossing folder

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Heartstrings Workshop on the Go


Before I was felled by the flu, I had grand plans to create all kinds of variations for this kit ... first I made the kit cards ...

And then I looked around the net for some inspiration and made these ... 

amd there I stopped I'm afraid ... I'm still catching up on life but that gives you just some ideas of the versatility of this great kit ... my apologies, I didn't note where I was inspired from for the two variations but if I find them again, will update the post.  There is so much you can do with this, go crazy!  When I get some of my energy back, I will definitely be playing around with this some more!  It has a ton of potential, other than Valentine's Day!  I see a lot of Birthday's and anniversary's and maybe even wedding cards down the road.

Have an amazing day!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Retiring Items and Odds and Sods


Looks like some items will be retiring at the end of this month and they are on a while they last basis so don't wait to place your order!  I'm placing my next order on January 17th if you want me to include your order with mine - give me a shout before then!  

I hope to have some new things to show you soon but I got felled by the flu last week (and I had such a lovely week planned!) and am just now getting back on my feet, more or less.  My insides still are not right but am just taking it one day at a time and will do what I can when I can do it!

I started to put together the Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit and got the 3 cards done and was making headway on 3 more variations before I got sideswiped by that mac truck so will post those soon.  This is such a versatile kit - I can definitely see using it for more than Valentine's day!

I also planned to do some scrapbooking with the Christmas photos I had developed that I didn't end up being able to even pick up till this past weekend so that will have to wait till another day but if you have some scrapbooking to do, we have a limited time only Express Collection available in Studio J that will let you do some holiday scrapbooking and get it done likety split - I might just do that yet! It uses the Yuletide Carol paper kit and is available until February 28.

I think that's it for today - have an amazing day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Stamp of the Month

Love this new stamp of the month and can't wait to start creating with it!  You can get it for only $5 with a $50 order or for just $19.75 for this D size stamp set!  Remember it's only available for the month of January!

Have an amazing day!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

What will 2015 bring?

Well in the CTMH world, January is National Papercrafting Month and that will bring a new special ... here are the deets ...

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!

During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
Watch the campaign video, then contact me for more details.
*Offer valid January 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations™ kraft mini book: $24.56 USD / $27.02 CAD; including My Creations™ kraft mini book: $34.51 USD / $37.97 CAD).

Have an amazing day!