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Mojo Monday #521


August is such a month of change...the kids are back in school (whatever happened to that being in September?), the temps are changing.....and a new catalog line is on the horizon at Close To My Heart.  Our new Fall catalog is being released September 1, 2019.  While there will be tons of great new products, you have little time left to purchase your retiring favorites!  I created my card with the Zoe Collection, which is almost sold out!  The fun colors are going to make me miss summer....but I am so ready for cooler temps!  I based my card on the sketch challenge this week at Mojo Monday-



Julee makes creating so easy.  All I had to do was pick a few coordinating prints to create my card!  Here is a look at the complete Zoe line up-


I added a little shimmer brush to my flower design and a sentiment from the August Stamp of the Month, From Me to You.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
CC41910 Zoe Workshop Kit
S1908 From Me To You (Only $5 w/qualifying purchase!)
Z2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Z3318 Thin Cuts-Basic Circles
Z4181 Thin Cuts-Stitched Circles
Fishtail Banner Die-MFT
Flourish Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge-Circles
Double Trouble Challenge-Round & Round
Love to Craft-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can see all of the retiring Close To My Heart products here!

So long, Seaside...


Have you gotten your Seaside fix? This stunning paper pack and stamp set are retiring once again on August 31, 2019.  The gorgeous prints and colors are perfect for your papercrafting projects!  Here is a look at the Workshop Kit, though you can purchase individual components.

You can view all of the Seaside options here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches 400th Celebration


I am back for week 2 of the 400th Sketch Celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!  This is obviously my week for purple cards....I just can't seem to put the Eggplant ink pad away!  Freshly Made Sketches is creating with their previous Sketch #200 this week-


I took the liberty of curving my panel vs. going straight across. Along with the curved panel, I curved my sentiment as well.  One of the many great things about Close To My Heart stamps, you can curve them to your liking.  Just apply gentle pressure to the stamp when adhering to your stamp block.  No worries, your stamp will return to the original form after you remove it from the block.  Here is the complete stamp set and the sentiment in it's straight form-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set/Thin Cuts Bundle
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2847 Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4221 Mink Twine
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Prismacolor Pencils
Border Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog-K is for Kind Thoughts
Let's Create Challenge-Anything Goes with the Option of Entwined
The Flower Challenge-Use your Favorite Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thinking of You


Close To My Heart offers a variety of Workshop Kits for cardmaking and scrapbooking.  I love the stamps that are included in the Thinking of You Cardmaking Kit.  The kit has papers from the True Love Collection.  Card bases and envelopes are included!

Instructions and supplies are included to create twelve cards.  As an added bonus, Workshops Your Way Kits are Buy One Get One at 35% Off for the month of August!  It is a win win! You can view the current kits here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #329


The color scheme of the True Love papers is certainly a favorite of mine.  I can't get enough of the combo of Eggplant, Sage and Sapphire!  The purple family has always been my favorite color. Being a mom of all boys.....cards and my craft room are about the only place I can express it!  I can't even wear it!  Purple just does not work for me in clothes, either!  So cards, it is!  I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges.


My lovely watering can of flowers is from the Where Happiness Blooms stamp set.  This set has been wildly popular and has sold out previously.  The set is in stock as I write this, but is due to be retired August 31, 2019.  If you would like a set for your collection, now is the time to order! You can order just the stamp set or a bundle with Thin Cuts dies.  I personally love the cut out features of the dies.


Design Tip: After inking up the multiple layers on my stamp set, I went back in and added a little shading with pencils for added depth.  I also went over the flowers with the Clear Shimmer Brush for some added bling.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set/Thin Cuts Bundle
S1908 From Me To You (August Stamp of the Month)
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X5993 Sage Cardstock
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2847 Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4221 Mink Twine
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Prismacolor Pencils
Banner Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenges-Favorite Colour Combo and Why
Crafting by Designs-Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness-Flowers
Creative Knockouts-Sparkle & Shine
Simply Create Too-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

You're Awesome!



The You're Awesome Cardmaking Workshop features the Into the Wild papers and an exclusive stamp set.  I just love the rustic style. The kit includes supplies to create twelve cards.

This kit is scheduled to be retired August 31 and did I mention it is currently part of the BOGO 35% off sale?


You can view all of the available Workshop Kits here!  The sale runs til August 31 or while supplies last.

Thanks so much for stopping by!