Monday, June 24, 2019

Same Pattern ~ Fourth of Five

So I went to work on making another layout using the same pattern as before. I absolutely love this pattern. A simple change like different papers, patterns, colors can make a big difference. Keeping it simple also keeps the photo as the star of the page! HINT: I used clear sparkles for my accents but colored them blue with a marker so they would blend with the page better.

The inspiration for this layout can be seen on page 93 of our catalog. If you view it online it's on page 94-95.



Here are the first three with this same layout. Love the different feel to each one!

  


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Defining You
  • Paper Packs: Into the Wild, Mix-in, True Love
  • Cardstock: Mink, Sapphire, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Sapphire
  • Cricut: for circle and letters
  • ShinHan Marker: Marine Blue
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Mini Stapler, Journal Pen
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help. 
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Take a close look at the samples in out Idea Book catalog. They are there for  more than just showing off products. They are also there to inspire you!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #scrapbooking 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Same Layout ~ Different Star!



In a previous post I shared two layouts using the same pattern and how much I liked the finished look. I also said I would probably do the same layout for my other 3 grandchildren. Well, here is the  latest one! 

By changing the colors it goes from masculine to feminine in a snap! The basic design is the same. Only the sentiment piece is adjusted to suit each individual photo. The papers for this layout are from the Craft On pack. I chose colors based on the flowers and her dress.

These are the layouts that started it all. Now just two more to go so look for them in the near future because they will be just as adorable! The inspiration is from a layout in our catalog. You can find it on page 93 in the hard copy or on page 94-95 in the online copy.


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Special Day Duo, Defining You
  • Paper Pack: Craft On
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pixie
  • Exclusive Inks: Lagoon, Pixie, Carolina
  • Cricut: for the circle and letters
  • Embellishments: Black & White Dots, Mini Stapler, Journal Pen
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

So the idea here is to show you the samples in the catalog are there to show off our fantastic products but also to inspire you as well. Make it as you see it or put your own spin on it. It's just another tool in your arsenal!

Thanks for stopping by. 
Come back soon to see the final two layouts!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #scrapbooking 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Flash Anniversary Sale Starts Today!


Flash Sale starts at 4:00pm CDT Friday June 21st and ends Saturday June 22nd at 3:59pm CDT.  Get 35% off a wide selection of items during this sale.

Click here to shop when the sale starts. Shop early for the best selections. 

Floral Delivery Card ~ Color Dare #348 Tic Tac Toe

I was excited to get the new Floral Delivery stamp set all inky for this challenge. I saw a card online somewhere and this is my version. I'm sorry I don't have the name of the artist, but if you recognize the design let me know so I can give credit.

For our Color My Heart Color Dare we challenge you to use colors from our grid. In this case it's a Tic Tac Toe grid. You can pick a row, column, diagonal of colors. You can even use them all or pick and choose colors from the grid. The only thing you can't do is add new colors to the palette. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand as long as you can make a very close match.

I love the way the flower is in a skinny column. I used ink from the lid of ink pads and a water brush to color the flowers and stem. It's easy to color the flowers because those little lines show you where the shadows need to be. 

There is a dry embossed line around the flower layer. I did that with an embossing tool and my paper trimmer. Use the track to gently dry emboss with the embossing tool. The left side has a narrow piece of cardstock embossed with our Subway Tile folder.  The sequins were easy to glue to the card now that we have the Fine tip Applicator!





Black and White are FREE colors

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Floral Delivery + Thin Cuts (dies)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Sapphire, Fern, New England Ivy
  • Embellishments: Loose Sequins-gold
  • Embossing: Subway Tile Folder
  • Tools: Water Brush, Embossing Tool, Liquid Glass, Fine Tip Applicator
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

I hope you are inspired to join in the fun and create any paper craft you like using colors from our Tic Tac Toe grid. Full details and the link are on our Color My Heart Color Dare home page. Can't wait to see what  you create!

Michelle 

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #embossing #colorchallenge #colordare

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Whoo-hoo! Share the Joy Special

We have a really fantastic special for the rest of June and all of July (while supplies last). Our Share the Joy set is going to make your crafting life so much easier! Can you say exclusive stamp sets and Thing Cut dies?!!! You can get them individually or in several bundles. My bundles will be delivered tomorrow and I can't wait to get busy! Look at all those images for any occasion!  Here's what you get.........

Share the Joy Stamps + Thin Cuts Bundle (all of the above) $39.95 US (30% savings)

Share the Joy Stamp Set Bundle (both stamp sets only) $29.95 US (20% savings)

Share the Joy Thin Cuts Bundle (Thin Cuts only) $19.95 US

Birthday Joy Stamp Set only $18.95 US

Bunches of Joy Stamp Set  only $18.95 US

Get yours now while supplies last!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #sharethejoy

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Birthday Card ~ June Stamp of the Month

Each month Close To My Heart showcases a special stamp set for that month only. June features the set It's Your Day to Sparkle. Tt's a great set for all those celebration style days including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and anything else you celebrate!

It's Your Day to Sparkle is only available in June and we're over half way into the month. You can even get it for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Details are on my website. Don't delay because when June is gone so is this stamp set!

I decided this would be a great stamp set to make a birthday card for my granddaughter. The design was inspired by Chelsey Vorosmarty and it was fun to create. I used our ShinHan Markers to color the images. The sequins come loose and I glued them down with our Liquid Glass using the new Fine Tip Applicator making it an easy task.



   
Inside of card                                                                                It's Your Day to Sparkle

Close To My Heart products

  • Stamp Set: It's Your Day to Sparkle (only available June 1-30)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Mix-In
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • ShinHan Markers: Lavender, Peony Purple, Leaf Green, Turquoise Blue, Warm Grey WG4
  • Loose Sequins-Gold
  • tools: Clear Shimmer Brush, Liquid Glass with Fine Tip Applicator
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

So if you like this stamp set as much as I do go get yours right away by clicking here. You're going to love having it among your stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle 

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #stampofthemonth #ctmh

Friday, June 14, 2019

We've got the Blues!!! ~ Color Dare #347





This color challenge is all about BLUE! Create something using any blues and you can even add up to TWO Neutral colors. Black and White are free to use.

When you're ready you can use the link on our Color My Heart Color Dare home page. 

We can't wait to see what you create. Have fun!






I had the perfect photo for this challenge and couldn't wait to get started. I based my layout on one in the Close To My Heart catalog on page 93. I love how it turned out.

My background is in black and white from the Mix-in paper pack. The rest of the pattern papers come from the Into the Wild paper pack. I also used a few of the Complements from Into the Wild, too. The circle and letters were cut from a Cricut using the Shapes and Text settings.


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Defining You
  • Paper Packs: Into the Wild, Mix-in
  • Cardstock: Sapphire, White Daisy, Heather
  • Exclusive Inks: Sapphire
  • Into the Wild Complements
  • Black and White Dots
  • Journal Pen, Mini Stapler
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's your turn to create and share. Our Design Team can't wait to see what you create. 

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #colordare #colormyheart #scrapbooking #colorchallenge

Same Pattern ~ Fourth of Five

So I went to work on making another layout using the same pattern as before. I absolutely love this pattern. A simple change like different ...