Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


This month we have 73 Consultants featuring the October Stamp of the Month, Home for the Holidays, a set of 7 stamps.  This stamp set is only available during the month of October.  Place an order of $50 and get the Stamp of the Month for just $5.


If you have come here from Stefani Ewing’s Blog you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list on Melinda’s Blog here.

 I created a simple card for the make-n-take for my All-Day Crop this month.

SOM 10 Home for the Holidays (1)

I used Glacier Cardstock as my base and created my own piece of patterned paper with the candy image stamped in Cranberry ink and used the Chevron Border Punch along the bottom of that piece of paper. 

The patterned paper is from the Snowhaven Paper Packet and I added a small strip of silver glitter paper from the Black & Grey Glitter Paper pack.

SOM 10 Home for the Holidays (2)

So I really wanted to use the postcard stamp with the polar bear.  (Side note, I just love to watch polar bears at the zoo, if I could own one I would.)  Now to really make the polar bear and this stamp stand out I stamped it 4 times.  That’s right, 4 times each in a different color, Whisper, Glacier, Black, Cranberry.

Since this image coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge I stamped it in Whisper ink on my Cricut cut so that I wouldn’t have to cut it out.  From the Glacier stamp cut out the large rectangle.  From the Black stamped image cut out just the polar bear being sure not to leave a black border around the image.  Then from the Cranberry image just cut out the scarf.  Then paper piece the images together.  So easy and a great look.

Now it is time to hop over to Jacquelin Green’s Blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Class–Yuletide Carol

Christmas Cards are here!  Be sure to make plans to join us on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-9:30pm for my annual Christmas Card workshop. We will make 12 cards total (3 each of 4 designs) for only $25.

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (1)

All of these cards feature the Yuletide Carol paper packet.  This first card is one of my favorites, but I can’t take credit for it.  I basically copied it from a picture in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  They created a framed piece of art and I just turned it into a card.

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (2)

I just love this stamp set, Reason for the Season D1614.  One of the best nativity sets we’ve ever had.

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (3)

I used that stamp set again in Cashmere Ink to accompany the solo “O Holy Night” sentiment (A1168).

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (4)

This card features the Best Christmas (D1613) stamp set.  I just love that tree.  The stamp set includes a deer also, but that would have been a little much for the card class to cut out.

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (5)

Check out the star on top of the tree.  That is from the White Enamel Stars pack (Z2010).  I took the Gold Metallic Marker (Z1768) and simply colored it.  SO COOL!!!

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (6)

The last of the 4 cards that we will create uses the Noel stamp set C1598 and one of our Circle Spin Cards (Z1866).

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (7)

The sentiment “Happy Christmas to all” worked perfectly on the circle.  I know it doesn’t say “merry”, but the important part is that it says Christmas.

Cards - CTMH Yuletide Carol (8)

You too can make these cards.  Even if you aren’t local, I can put together a kit for you and mail it directly to you.

So who wants to join in the fun?

Card Class

Thursday, October 23 at 6:30pm

Cost is just $25 to make 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs)

Register by Wednesday, October 8

If you can't make it to the workshop, I can put a kit together for you.  Add $5 if shipping applies, and $5 if you want it stamped.


Mark you Calendar for upcoming Card Club Dates:

November 20

January 22

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blog Hop–Scaredy Cat

Welcome to another Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  This team is led by Kimberly Moss.  This month we are showcasing artwork using the new Scaredy Cat collection.

If you have come here from Wendy Taylor’s Blog, you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your away all around.  Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

I chose to share 2 cards today that I have already posted to my blog, but I thought it would be great for this hop.  I wanted to use the Scaredy Cat paper collection for something other than Halloween.



The dot paper with the stars was so easy for birthday and don’t you just love the Colonial White Ink on Black cardstock effect.  I used the new You Mean The World To My stamp set (B1467), which is quickly becoming a favorite sentiment stamp set for me.



I love purple and silver for elegant cards.  I heat embossed the sentiment with our Silver Embossing Powder.  The stamp set used on this card is called Look To The Light (B1428) and includes scriptures from the bible that praise God – enough said.

The next blogger on the hop is Fawn Carriker. 

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 12, 2014

ARTFULLY SENT is here!!!!

Yeah! Close To My Heart’s Cricut Collection, ARTFULLY SENT is available to order NOW for only $99! I’m so excited to be sharing this news with you and I know many of you have been patiently waiting to hear this news (me too)!

Card in book
You’ll be able to place your order HERE on my WEBSITE today !  You will qualify for this exclusive Stamp of the month Forever Family for only $5.00 as well:

Sept. SOTM

Let’s look at all the amazing items you can create with our 4th Cricut Collection:  Artfully Sent for CARD CREATIONS!  The Collection comes with a full pack of White Daisy cardstock, 3 adorable stamp sets including a whimsical alphabet, fun frames, and TONS of great card sentiments!

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This Cricut CARD Collection will give you so many HANDMADE Masterpieces in no time at all! Choose from cards with sentiments, cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes.

  • Featuring 400 card designs (includes Pop Ups, Swing, Scene & Sentiment)
  • More than 25 card themes and 5 different card formats
  • Including dynamic interactive designs! (I know you’ll love these buttons!)
  • This cartridge has a card for any and all occasion—even if the occasion is “just because!”

Card styles include: 

pop up cards scene cards sentiment cards Swing Cars

If you love Project life cards, you’ll love our POCKET CARDS and even more!

Pocket PML cards

Beyond Cars

Envelopes with liners Fun sleeves Fun with Functions

WOW!  So much in one Cricut Collection: ARTFULLY SENT! I don’t even have my own copy so I’m going to be buying it just like you!  So, I know you’ve been waiting patiently and I hope you are ready to jump in!

Would you like to receive $25 in FREE product:?

Either purchase $150 on your own or ASK a BUDDY to join you and send me an email @ jaime_llewellyn@yahoo.com.  I love giving out the free reward program to those who have qualified for this benefit!  Enjoy! With a *new* Annual Inspirations Idea Book online, how could you pass it up?


Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

National Stamping Month #30yearsofhappy

This month’s special promotion is to celebrate National Stamping Month and Jeanette Lynton's #30yearsofhappy in the stamping and scrapbooking industry.

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long!  When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE (a $13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD value)! 

This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry.  The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!  Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart's Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we're celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

*Offer valid September 1-30, 2014.  No tax will be charged on the free item(s).  Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD).  Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month, Hostess Rewards stamps, Workshops on the Go stamps, and any other kit-exclusive stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.