Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Product Retiring July 31

Change can be hard. But, sometimes we have to say goodbye to old product to make way for new product! And, trust me, you're not going to be disappointed with the new product available in the 2014 Annual Inspirations Catalog coming out August 1st!

Don't wait until July 31, 2014 to buy these products retiring from Close To My Heart. Visit my Shop Online Site NOW to view the entire list and to purchase your favorites.

Here are a few of my must haves:

Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Z1808, $6.95
Z1817 Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Z1817, $4.95
X7177BSkylark Paper Pack, X7177B, $9.95
C1473 Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set, C1473, $13.95
X7182B Timberline Paper Pack, X7182B, $9.95
Z1751Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment, Z1751, $4.95

All current markers will also be retired to make way for the new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, available in 24 colors on August 1st.

Questions about retiring product? Send me a message here!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Timberline Scouting Layouts

My two Cub Scouts have just crossed over to Bear and Webelo II. We have an endless supply of photos from camping, Blue & Gold Banquets, Crossover events and multiple other Cub Scout activities to scrap. Yes, the photos are mostly still on my computer, but I hope to get them printed and added to these layouts soon, per the Cub Scout motto: Do Your Best.

I wish I could easily list all of the stamp sets I used, but I used about seven old CTMH ones that are now retired (but still favorites to this mom of two outdoorsy boys!). Current stamps and supplies I used include:
  • Do Your Best, C1573
  • Hopscotch Alphabet, E1028
  • Flight of the Arrows, D1578
  • Timberline Paper Packet, X7182B
  • Timberline Complements, X7182C
  • Timberline Assortment, Z3005
  • Cricut Artiste, Z1790

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Kaboom

Welcome to the June 2014 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Kaboom. Thanks for visiting from Jen's Jewel Box.


Kaboom has 14 images perfect for your Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Patriotic themed events. My family often has friends over for BBQs and there's usually a fair amount of wine/beer involved. So, I decided to make drink charms with this stamp set. Simple stamping, Cricut Art Philosophy shapes, twine and my handy dandy personal laminator and voila, drink charms!

Kaboom can be yours for only $5 with any qualifying $50 purchase from your CTMH Independent Consultant, ONLY in the month of June 2014!  Now, it's time to head over to see what Pam has in store for you at Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - You've Got a Friend

Welcome to the May (May! Can you believe it's already May?!) CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring You've Got a Friend. Now, I know you're going to love this set because there's something for everyone here. Thanks for coming from Priscilla's Paperie.

With any purchase of $50 or more, you can take home this stamp set for only $5 (regular price is $17.95!). Remember, it's ONLY available in May 2014! Take a look at the five sweet images included in this set:

This lucky gal is heading to Paris Friday morning for her 40th birthday! My wonderful parents are coming to take care of my two sons for (gulp!) eight days while my husband and I escape to gay Paris! So, the merci beaucoup sentiment will be perfect to accompany a gift we bring back from Paris for them.

I hope you enjoyed my card. If you got lost along the way, click here so you can be sure to see all of the amazing artwork created by our 50+ consultants. Now, it's time to head over to see what my good friend, Sarita Schraeder, has cooking for you over at Blessed Scrapper.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CTMH Washi Tape Blog Hop

Welcome to the Washi Tape Blog Hop! Thanks for coming from Lori's blog.

Okay, this is totally embarrassing, but I have misplaced EVERY SINGLE ROLL of my CTMH Washi Tape. I separated it from my general washi tape collection when I created this Thank You card using three rolls of tape. So, until I can find it, please enjoy this awesome video from CTMH...Pure Joy of Washi Tape!

Please send me luck to find my missing washi tape! And, don't miss the other amazing consultants who actually prepared artwork for this blog hop. :) If you get lost along the way, you can always find the full list of participating consultants here.

Head over to Maria's blog to see her washi wonderful project!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

I hope you enjoy this video produced by Close To My Heart. It shows how to use both the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and the Picture My Life program to create unique layouts that'll come together quickly and beautifully!

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Balloon Talk

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's Balloon Talk stamp set. Thanks for visiting from Krista's blog. Balloon Talk is a set of 24 stamps with cute expressions and talking balloons you can use on a variety of layouts, cards or projects.

I was recently a vendor at a crop and made these cards for all of the crafters. Beate Johns' card (found on Pinterest) was my inspiration. The croppers loved their gift from me!

Products I used to complete the card (all Close To My Heart)
  • Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Z1790 to cut the balloon at 1 1/2" Accent 2 <b> 
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Z1686 to cut the Kraft tag at 3 3/4" <Tag 4>
  • Balloon Talk Stamp Set, only available in April 2014! S1404
  • White Cards, X254
  • Kraft Cardstock, Z1375
  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385
  • Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment, Z1702
  • Archival Black Ink (a must for crisp stamping!), 44751
  • Flamingo Dots, Z1934
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z1752
  • Washi Tape: 
    • Lagoon Houndstooth, Z1950
    • Honey Triangles, Z1931
    • Smoothie Striped, Z1923
  • Black Journaling Pen, Z1979
  • Ruler, Z1471
Head on over to Michelle Johns' blog to see what crafty creation she's come up with! If you get lost along the way, click here for a complete list of participants.