Friday, June 21, 2019

Flash Sale!


In continuation of our 35th Anniversary, Close To My Heart is having a Flash Sale!  The sale starts today, June 21 at 3:00 PM MDT.  The sale ends on Saturday at 2:59 PM MDT.  All items are while supplies last.  Be there at 3:00 for the best selection! You can shop the sale here.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Share the Joy!


Close To My Heart just released two new exclusive stamp sets as well as a cover and banner die to coordinate with them.  The images are perfect for your cards, scrapbooks and planners.  Here is a look at the complete collection-


Save 30% off the retail pricing by purchasing the bundle shown above.  You can view all of the available options here. The Share the Joy Collection is only available for a limited time!

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Freshly Made Sketches #392


Another masculine card for Father's Day. I found this stamp in a clearance bin....and it is perfect for the man who has stepped up to the plate and been a father to my youngest son. I greatly appreciate the time and patience he has shown my son.  The stamp could have easily been a photo image of them on a hunting outing.  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches, with a very heavy emphasis from Jen's card!


I stamped my image in pigment ink....I love the creamy smoothness you get from stamping with pigment ink. I live in a dry climate, so the ink dries almost as quickly as dye ink.  If you are in a more humid climate, you would need to set with a heat gun or emboss the image.  I added a bit of twine to add a more rustic feel to my wood tones.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Hunter with Son Stamp-Stampabilities
D1283 Say It In Style Stamp Set-Retired
Chocolate Cardstock-Retired
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Fresh Air Paper Packet-Retired
Chocolate Pigment Ink-Retired
Twine-American Crafts
Banner Dies-MFT


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS-Father

Addicted-To-Stamps-For a Boy/Man
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Masculine

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day!


Hope everyone is having a Happy Father's Day!  I pulled together a simple masculine card for a fishing enthusiast.  I couldn't resist adding in a touch of burlap. My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.


I used a variety of supplies, with all of them being retired.  You might still be able to locate the fishing papers, which are from The Great Outdoors collection by Carta Bella.

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted-To-Stamps-For A Boy/Man
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Masculine
Die Cuttin Divas-Masculine (My burlap banners are die cut)


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Meet the Office Manager...


I would like to introduce Tiger, the official Office Manager.  I will admit, I tend to be a messy crafter!  Thankfully, I was blessed with a large crafting desk....though my work space often ends up being about 12" x 12", which usually works.  I can manage a card or a single scrapbook page in that amount of space.  Until "Quality Control, aka Tiger" steps in......and dwindles my space down to about 6" x 6". Sir Tiger definitely makes his presence known, doing everything but plopping down on my actual project.  He also tends to hoard the embellishments and is known to leave the room fairly well decorated!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Free Layout Kits in June!


Free Layout Kits w/ select stamp set purchase in June! Celebrate the best moments during June with four My Acrylix® stamp sets and coordinating layout kits designed to preserve some of your favorite memories. This special features three stamp sets from our Seasonal Expressions idea book and one exclusive set—Then & Now—designed just for this special.  Here is a close up of the Then & Now stamp set-


For this month only, Close To My Heart has paired each of these stamp sets with materials for creating a 2-page scrapbooking layout at no additional cost! You pay the price of the stamp set and get the layout materials FREE—a savings of up to 40%!


Save an additional 25% by purchasing all four kits as part of the special The Best Moments Are Free bundle! You can also get one of these workshop kits FREE when you become a Consultant or host a qualifying party in June! You can view all of the layout kits hereIf you are not a scrapbooker, the included supplies are perfect for cardmaking as well!


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