Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 2014 New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new products from the recently released Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  If you have came here from Kathleen's Blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants here. My card was created with the fabulous new Seaside Paper line and the new Seaside Greetings Stamp Set.

My card is based on the great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I of course had to add a few layers...

Design Tip:Want your brads to line up perfectly? Simply pierce your holes with the Stitch Guide.  While the ruler is designed for stitching, the clear design allows for perfect placement of your brads as well. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
D1609 Seaside Greetings Stamp Set 
B1419 Joyful Birthday
X7192B Seaside Paper Packet
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2165 Juniper Ink
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Chocolate Brads-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenges-Birthday

We have over 50 consultants participating in the blog hop!  Hop on over to Donna's Blog to see her artwork.  Be sure and continue on with the hop for more stamping inspiration!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

I have joined in on the Annual Inspirations Blog Hop with other fellow Close To My Heart Consultants to showcase the great new products in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  While I am not ready for summer to be over, I am in love with the fall papers found in the Pathfinding paper line.  The majority of my card was created with the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit. While the cardmaking kit comes complete with instructions and supplies to create 15 cards, I have ventured out and created my card based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday!

The Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit comes with an exclusive stamp set.  Even if you are not into making cards from a kit, the stamp set and contents are well worth purchasing for your own designs.  I stamped my own background paper using stamps from the kit.

 I added a few googly eyes from my stash to give the owl a little character.

All supplies by Close To My Heart except where noted:
G1083 Pathfinding WOTG Cardmaking Kit
1270 Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
X5637 Barn Red Cardstock
Z3012 Pathfinding Assortment
Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Ink
Z2104 Barn Red Ink
Googly Eyes-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craftroom-Colors
Make My Monday-Birds
Speedy Fox & Friends-Stamp Your Background

Be sure and hop along to see other fabulous creations created with new Close To My Heart products!

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Annual Inspirations!

So excited to announce the New Annual Inspirations Idea Book & Catalog by Close To My Heart!  The new Idea Book goes live today!  Tons of new must have products!  You can view the catalog online here.  While you are viewing all of the great new products, don't forget to check out the super cute Stamp of the Month for August, What a Hoot!

 The August Stamp of the Month is yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase!  Check out the details here.

In addition to the Stamp of the Month, we are having a great promotion on the Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program!

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3.00! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3.00 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2014–August 31, 2014

Please contact me with any questions!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Confetti Wishes Sneak Peek!

It seems only fitting that my first project be based on Mojo Monday....because it has certainly taken me a long time finding my crafting mojo!  A box of new products certainly helps boost your crafting mojo!  Consider this a sneak peek of some of the new products to come in the upcoming Close To My Heart catalog.  My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday-

I created my card with the new Confetti Wishes paper pack.  I just love the bright colors, and speaking of colors....Close To My Heart has added new colors to the color palette!  My card features two new comers, Canary and Thistle.  More new colors to come!

I am a huge fan of layers, which makes Mojo Monday so much fun to play with, as layers are always in style! In addition to layering my banners, I added texture to my banners by stamping them with the Geometric Banners stamp set.

I added a fussy cut border on the inside of the card using an additional pattern from the Confetti Wishes paper pack.  The sentiments on the front and inside of my card are from the new B1467 You Mean the World to Me stamp set.  This is a super cute set of four sentiments.  The set will be available to order on August 1, 2014.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1467 You Mean the World to Me stamp set (Avail 8/1/14)
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds stamp set
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Pack (Avail 8/1/14)
Z2640 Thistle Ink (Avail 8/1/14)
Z2643 Canary Ink (Avail 8/1/14)
White Ribbon-Unknown from the stash pile
Twine-American Crafts
Pacifica Button-Retired
Circle Stax Dies-MFT
Z114 Piercing Tool Set

I have also entered  my card in the following challenges:
2 Cute Ink-Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart-Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas-Button or Bow
Milk Coffee Challenge-Birthdays
Seize the Birthday-Birthday with Twine Topping
The Cupboard Trilogy-Birthdays

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

July SOTM-Circus Alphabet

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5! You can contact me to place your order or order online here.  Offer valid from July 1 through July 31, 2014.  By placing an order in July 2014, you will also receive a free stamp set shipped direct to you!  See my Current Specials page to view the details!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Free Stamps in July!

Wow, hard to believe I have been away from active blogging for almost a year. I have so missed crafting and checking out everyone's blogs.  As many of you know, I made the decision to leave an abusive relationship last year. Fast forward a year, and the divorce is still in process.  The past year has brought many ups and downs.  I am finally getting settled into my new place, which thankfully does come with a craft room!  I have so many things to be thankful for as I start my new journey in life.  I look forward to getting my new craft room organized and re-joining the crafting world.  To celebrate my return to blogland, I am offering a free stamp set with all retail orders placed in the month of July, 2014.  Your stamp set will be chosen at random and will be shipped separately from your Close To My Heart order.  This special is only valid for orders placed through my online store or via e-mail. Be sure and join in on the July Mystery Hostess Gathering if you are placing an online order!

I am working on updating the links on my blog.  I have changed the name of my online store through Close To My Heart as well as my e-mail address.  If you are viewing previous projects, sadly many of the links will no longer work.  Considering the vast amount of projects listed, I will not be able to update all of the links.  If you come across a project that you need help locating the supplies for, please contact me.

Thanks to everyone for your many e-mails and continued support!  Your concern is greatly appreciated.


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