Sunday, January 25, 2015

January STOM - This Moment

With the end of January right around the corner, I am glad to finally get around to posting the card that I made using this fun set, This Moment, which is a set of 12 stamps with a theme of love which is perfect for up upcoming day of Love that we celebrate every February.  However, it has some wonderfully versatile stamps, like Remember this Moment, which will work great on a scrapbook page,  and Hello, that will be great on card.

I decided to stay with the theme of is my card...

You may be wondering where I used the stamps...well, you will need to peek inside....

And one final picture that gives you a close up look....

Here is a summary of the products that I used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricuit Cartridge, pg 35, Sentiment-Shift, cut at 4" from Slate Card Stock
  • Artiste Cricuit Cartridge, pg 71, <I Love You>, cut at 2" from Cotton Candy Card Stock
  • Slate Exclusive Ink
  • Sparkles Clear Flourishes, Small, colored with Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker
  • Color Ready Seam Binding, colored with Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker
  • Blink Gems Gold Assortment, colored with Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker
  • Black Arrow Washi Tape
  • 3D Foam Tape

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

Want to make your cards pop? Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut®cartridge, Artfully Sent, has the tools you’re looking for! In this video from Corporate, you will learn how to use the Pop-up and Icon functions to create delightfully interactive cards and see the amazing versatility of this cartridge.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Score Board

Enjoy the following video as Christine introduces you to the Close to my Heart scoreboard...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

List of Retiring Stamps Sets

The following stamp designs, last featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 idea book, are being retired. They will no longer be available to order after January 31, 2015. These sets can be viewed in the “Retiring Items” category on my CTMH web page.

A1124 A Tree
A1139 Congrats Graduate
A1141 Be Still
A1154 Friendly Thoughts
A1156 Flower Confetti
B1418 Love Doily
B1423 Hoppy Easter
B1439 Dreamer
B1440 Fancy Fair
B1441 Buggy Love
B1444 Greatest Love
B1445 Happy Hive
B1450 Owls
C1571 You're the Best
C1573 Do Your Best
C1574 Believe in Yourself
C1577 Mother's Day
C1579 Coming Up Roses
C1583 Robot Family
D1547 Paper Doll
D1579 Windy Day
M1035 Newlyweds
M1036 Perfect Polka-Dot Day
M1037 Balloons
M1038 Shooting Star
M1039 Good Job Stencil
M1040 Parasol
M1041 Hi
M1042 Colored Egg

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: The Basics

Artfully Sent is Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut® collection, and it’s packed with endless creative possibilities for you to explore. Enjoy the following corporate video which shares some simple tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Artfully Sent experience.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  2015 - the sound of it will take some getting used to, but with the arrival of a new year, there is always the excitement of a fresh start that is loaded with potential.  I have not made any resolutions this year - and very well may not because my track record for keeping them is quite dismal.  But there is still an undeniable energy that comes with the clean-slate of each new year! 

Close to My Heart has several fun ways to ring in the new year.

First, there is a great stamp of the month, This Moment, that is a set of 12 stamps.  While it's theme is undeniably "love", it includes some neutral stamps, like "Hello" and "Remember this Moment."  I will be posting a project or two in the future, but  it you'd enjoy seeing some great ideas that fellow consultants made using this stamp set, you can check out the CTMH Blog Hop by clicking HERE.  Here are a couple of ideas that were made by corporate artists that will give you an idea of what can be done with this stamp set...

Next, we will look at how Close to My Heart is celebrating National Papercrafting Month.  As you reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months, you can use Year >> Noted paper kit to record your experiences and goals! Close to My Heart is offering two options for this kit, the paper kit only and the paper kit with the mini kraft book.  During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. 

The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

Finally, during the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards, or $90 in select free products, instead of the usual $60.  This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!  If anyone has considered hosting a Gathering, this would be a great month to consider making it happen - just let me know and we can talk about options.

I hope 2015 will be a great year for everyone and thanks for stopping by!