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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Friday, June 7, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #391


One can never have enough Thank You cards.  I am always in need of Thank You cards, as my stash is always depleted. My card is created with the fun bright papers from the Craft On Collection by Close To My Heart  The fun bold print totally stands on it's on. One again my photography skills are causing me havoc.  In person my white panel and my white in my pattern paper do actually go together.  I think the light must reflect from the different textures differently, resulting in two different colors in the photo. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know everything must match...so I assure you they do in person!  My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1444 A Little Thanks (retired, but a classic!)
X7245B Craft On Paper Packet
X7245D Craft On Coordinating Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Baker's Twine-Retired
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Felt Flower-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles-Anything Goes

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Smile & Craft On


Smile & Craft on....if only this was the motto we could all live by!  I know my life is way less stressful when I am crafting.....yet crafting is the first thing that goes by the wayside when the going gets tough.  I think we should all turn that around and just craft on!  The world would truly be a better place!  My card was created based on the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  Their sketches never disappoint and are a great starting point for your projects.  Here is the original sketch design-


My Smile & Craft On sentiment is from the new paper pack from Close To My Heart, by the same name, Craft On.  I have only used a few patterns from the pack on my card, the pack is filled with great papers that would work for many occasions.  The pack comes with 12 sheets of 6 double sided designs, with coordinating zip strips.  Here is a look at the complete set-


The Craft On Collection is filled with tons of coordinating goodies, from stamps and dies to complements and sequins.  The stamps and die collection are super cute!  I love how Close To My Heart continues the theme from the papers to the stamps and dies.  The coordinating possibilities are endless!  Here are some of my favorites from the Collection-
https://rockymtnpapercrafts.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=12353

This Thin Cut set is adorable! I have seen some great crafty shadowboxes created with the set!
https://rockymtnpapercrafts.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=12150&ci=13504

This is just a sampling of the items available in the Craft On Collection, you can view all of the new products in my online store.

My card was created with the following products by Close To My Heart:

X7245B Craft On Paper Packet
X7245D Craft On Coordinating Cardstock
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Z4304 Silver Sequins

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge-Favorite Stamp Company-Close To My Heart (I love that all of the items coordinate-the papers, cardstock, inks, embellishments, etc.  No guessing which colors match!)
Crafting by Design-Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
Fab N Funky-Something New (New Papers)
Watercooler Wednesday-Anything Feminine Goes

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Floral Delivery


I have always been a fan of fussy cutting....but I have a serious love for stamps with coordinating dies!  I love the crisp clean edges. Floral Delivery is one of the newest sets of stamps with coordinating Thin Cuts by Close To My Heart.  You can stamp and cut many different bouquets with this set!  Here is a look at the complete set-
https://rockymtnpapercrafts.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=12282&ci=13565

You can view all of the new Close To My Heart products here!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Mojo Monday Sketch #517


We have been a little under the weather at my house, so my crafting time has been minimal.  I think we are all finally on the mend and I made it back just in time to create a birthday card for a family friend!  My card was created with the June Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day to Sparkle!  This stamp set is perfect for so many occasions.  I swear I could taste the frosting as I added in a bit of color to my image.  It certainly left me longing for birthday cake!  Here is a look at the complete set-


This card has quite a bit going on...after weeks without crafting, it seems I wanted to add in a little bit of everything!  I just kept adding in different textures until it all worked for me. I colored my cake with Prismacolor pencils and then blended them out with Gamsol.  Once dry, I then masked off the cake tray and sprayed a shimmer mist over the cake image. By now, I was seriously wanting a piece of cake!  The recipient is turning 17, so I stamped out the 17 in sage ink and fussy cut them for the top of the cake. Here is a close up of the shimmer-


My card is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge at Poetic Artistry.  I have always been a huge fan of Mojo Monday!  You should come join in on the fun! Julee's sketch's are super awesome...and they even come with measurements!  Here is the original sketch design, I subbed in my cake image for the circle shape.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1906 June Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day to Sparkle (Only $5 w/qualifying purchase)
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X7244D True Love Coordinating Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Dotted Cover Die-Lil Inker Designs
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Shimmer Spray
White Ribbon-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bows-Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
Crafter's Cafe-Feminine and/or Embossed
Cut It Up Challenges-Birthdays
Die Cut Divas-Birthdays
Digi Doodle Studios-Special Day
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Geometrics
Pattie's Creations Challenge-Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

June SOTM-S1906 It's Your Day to Sparkle


Close To My Heart is back with another great Stamp of the Month!  If you are not familiar with the Stamp of the Month program, Close To My Heart offers an exclusive stamp set each month at the awesome price of only $5 with a qualifying order.  To receive the special pricing, you need to place an order of $50 or more of products.  You can then add the stamp set to your order for only $5!  You are eligible for one reduced price stamp set for every $50 you spend.  Place a $100 order, and you could pick up a set for a friend as well!  Here is a look at the complete set-


Don't you just love the icing on the cake!  I swear I can taste the frosting!  The sweet little rose stamp would be great for making your own background paper to match the cake as well. This super versatile set deserves a place in your stamp collection!  Only available until June 30, 2019.  You can view all of the great Close To My Heart products here!

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