Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Product Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping over from the fabulously talented Dana Kessler's blog.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No silly, not Christmas, it's time for the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog from Close To My Heart! And, as 50+ consultants are participating in this New Product Blog Hop, you'll find an art explosion sure to satisfy your creative sweet tooth.


I'm always surprised at how few decorations I have for Thanksgiving. So, I decided to create this Give Thanks box to display between my favorite holidays (Halloween and Christmas). It's filled with little cards to be sent to people I'm especially thankful for and I can't wait to share my appreciation for them in November.

Give Thanks Card Box

I used the new Score Board (LOVE IT!) from Close To My Heart to score my paper to fit around the box. Cut a strip at the desired width. Then, score at 1", 2 5/8", 9 1/8" and 10 3/4". Then, you just need a strip about 6" to cover the back of the box. Bonding Memories Glue is by far the best adhesive to get your paper to adhere to the box!

Card 1

Card 2


Cards 3 and 4

Did you recognize some new products? A few of my favorites are the Paper Fundamentals in the Adventure Assortment (see the texture of the Sunset paper in Card 2!) and the Teal Glitter Paper in Card 1. Here's a complete supply list:

The new Score Board also scores paper on an angle!!!

Now, hop over to see the fun creations in store for you at Dawn Ross's blog! If you got lost along the way, Melinda has a complete list of participating consultants.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy Little Life Giveaway: Win a FREE paper pack!

It's my "Happy Little Life" Giveaway!



I love this sweet layout I made at CTMH Convention in June. My favorite thing about it is all of the different elements and products used. What NEW stamp sets, paper or embellishments can you identify? Leave your guess/guesses in the comments section below for a chance to win your choice of one of the nine new CTMH paper packs, delivered right to your door (US residents only). I will select one lucky winner on Monday, August 11, 2014.





Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog

Have you taken time to look through the new 2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog from Close To My Heart yet?

You are going to love the layout of this catalog. It's so easy to navigate with the colored tabs on the top right side indicating sections of the book. There's (finally!) a Table of Contents on the first page to guide you...as if you won't be pouring over the entire book numerous times anyhow!


The catalog starts with yellow tabs the CTMH Opportunity, Hostess Rewards and Stamp of the Month sets.


The green tabs indicate the bulk of the CTMH product. All of the products you love and yearn to see each new catalog: the NINE new paper packs, coordinating stamp sets, alphabet stamp sets, mini stamp sets and our fabulous CRICUT collections. There's a NEW Cricut Collection: Artfully Sent that helps you make card masterpieces quickly and beautifully (p. 141). It will be available in early September!


Blue tabs show you some of the newer and most exciting products! Here, you'll find Picture My Life, My Crush, Cut Above, Designed D├ęcor and Base & Bling collections. Those Cut Above cards are some of my favorite new products; check them out on p. 158.


Finally, you'll take comfort knowing that CTMH has continued to provide the best tools and accessories looking through the orange section. Accessories & Tools, Exclusive Color Palette (with five new colors, Glacier is my fave!), How-To Patterns and Studio J can also be found here.

Last but not least, you'll find an awesome Index on the back cover to help you quickly locate a stamp set, paper pack or product that you need to find NOW.

Ready for your own Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog? Order one from my Shop Online Site or contact me to see how you can get your own for FREE!



Thursday, July 31, 2014

What A Hoot - August 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

You are in for a treat! What A Hoot, the August 2014 Stamp of the Month is the cutest "build your own" stamp set I've seen in forever. And, it's a great way to kick off the new Annual Inspirations Catalog from Close To My Heart!



Thank you for hopping over from Katy's Blog.

Here is a swing card I created using the "S" key from the Artiste cartridge, the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and the What a Hoot stamp set.




The Scaredy Cat paper is so versatile; you'll love using it on all of your Fall themed layouts and cards. I added an adhesive spring to pop the owl off of the card. Our new ShinHan marker in Peony Purple perfectly colored in my owl. You're going to love these markers!


Hop over to Traci's Blog to see what has created to share with you. If you got lost along the way, go here to see the complete list of 65+ blogs!

To get your What a Hoot set, simply place an order of $50 or more on my Shop Online Site and it's yours for only $5!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Little Cards

I had the BEST time at Close To My Heart's Annual Convention in Disneyland last month. While I had a blast with my friends and learned so much, I also got to create tons of amazing projects. These cards were created at Leadership Day using the new ShinHan markers:





Adorable, right? Here are supplies used to create the cards, available August 1st through my CTMH website:
  • Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Z2004
  • Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, X7189B
  • Lagoon Cardstock, X5762
  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Z1979
  • Happy Birds Stamp Set, C1600
  • Blooming Heart Stamp Set, M1049
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:
    • Peony Purple, Z2462
    • Lavender, Z2453
    • Marigold, Z2457
    • Golden Yellow, Z2452
    • Turquoise Blue, Z2465
    • Leaf Green, Z2454


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bonding Memories™ Glue

I thought I knew everything about Close To My Heart's Bonding Memories Glue. I use it all the time and love it's versatility to cover chipboard shapes, albums and adhering those little Cricut cuts to my pages. But, I learned something new watching this one minute video, and think you will, too!

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!