Friday, February 16, 2018

Step Right Up Special

Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive, limited-time offer that is sure to delight crafters of all ages! Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! Order yours today before this deal leaves town!

Showtime Stamp Set alone is #17.95

Step Right Up Bundle $28.95 (retail value $39.79)

This special is available until March 31st....while supplies last!
Don't be left out!


#closetomyheart #steprightup #showandtellwithmichelle

Sunny Thoughts Card ~ Color Dare 280

Open through March 1st

Aren't these pretty colors! I couldn't wait to create something with this palette and hope you'll feel the same. We LOVE seeing what you're inspired to make.

I used the new Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4 as the start for my card. It's so easy since there is a guide showing you paper sizes and placement. You can stick to the actual example or use it as a starting point and make your own adjustments. It's a fantastic tool to have at hand!

The background is stamped and creates a pretty look for the sentiment circle, flower and border. The flower was colored with a water brush and reinkers and the pink shimmer brush was used on the flower center and work sentiment.

February Stamp of the Month: Sunny Thoughts
ONLY available Feb. 1-28, 2018
Get yours now for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Sunny Thoughts (Feb Stamp of the Month), Many Congratulations, In the Background
  • Exclusive Inks & Reinkers: Archival Black, Pixie, Emerald, Pansy
  • Make It from Your Heart Volume 4: Pattern 23
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Emerald, Pixie, White Daisy
  • Adventure Ribbon pack
  • Tools: Thin Cuts: Scallop Border, Circles, Water Brush, Pink Shimmer Brush, Thin 3D Foam Tape
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're inspired to give this color dare a try. You must use ALL the colors (black and white are free). If you don't have an exact CTMH color you may substitute something close but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. 
Share your creation on our Color My Heart home page. 
Full details can be found there, also. 

Inky Fingers are the best kind!

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking #stampofthemonth

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum

Welcome to the Technique Hop for February. This month we're showing off ways to use Vellum!
If you've come from Darlys Recker's blog you're doing fine. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to continue along on the hop.

I made this card with a Vellum Overlay. I stamped some things on the front of the vellum (sea weed, starfish, clams) and some on the back of the vellum (bubbles). I also sponged ink on the back of the vellum to give it a watery look with a sandy bottom. Doing some of the stamping/sponging on the back of the vellum gives a softer look which I thought would be perfect for an underwater world.

Here you can see the shimmer I added to her hair and mermaid tail. The mermaid was colored with ShinHan Markers.

On the the inside of the card. I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush to frame the sentiment. It comes out pink and sparkly!

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Vellum
  • Stamp Sets: Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit, Birthday Sparkles
  • Exclusive Inks: Archival Black, Crystal Blue, Glacier, Espresso, Almond, Pacifica, Toffee, Lagoon
  • ShinHan Markers: Pastel Green, Pastel Peach
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Reinkers: Pixie, Lemon, Lagoon
  • Tools: Sponge, Water Brush
  • Embellishments: Make Wave Sequins & Gems, Bitty Sparkles, Bashful Shimmer Brush
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.

Next up is Sarah Devendorf. Check it out for even more inspiration using vellum!

Thanks for hopping by!

#closetomyheart #techniquehop #cardmaking

February Special ~ Pretty in Pink

We have a beautiful special this month called Pretty in Pink.

There are individual products on sale for 25% off.
We also have some bundled products at 30% off! 

What you see below is just a sample of all the fun products on sale. Want to see them all? Of course you do!  Click here now.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to our months blog hop. If you came from Andrea's blog you're doing fine. Just click the link at the end of each post to continue on the hop.

This month I have been having a lot of fun with vellum! I made this card inspired 
by Marilyn Schleppy and I LOVE it! The softness the vellum adds to the images is so pretty. The images are silver embossed on the vellum and cardstock, then the vellum image is colors on the BACK for a soft look. With the matching Thin Cuts it was very easy to finish this card. 

TIP 1: I used White Pearls to embellish the card. Using the Turquoise Blue Shin Han Marker I colored the Pearls to match the colors in the butterflies. 
Tip 2: You need to hide the adhesive when using vellum. I put a glue dot behind the body of the butterflies where the embossing would hide it. For the vine I put it at the bottom knowing the overlapping butterfly would hide it.

Be sure to come back on Feb. 15th for the Technique Blog Hop. This month it will be devoted to Vellum and ways to use it!

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Chelsea Gardens-Cardmaking
  • Specialty Paper: Vellum
  • Pattern Paper: Chelsea Gardens
  • Embossing: Silver Powder, VersaMark pad, Heat Tool
  • ShiHan Markers: Sap Green, Leaf Green, Turquoise Blue
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
  • White Pearls
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Glue Dots
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you want to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now hop over to Marie's blog and see what she created to inspire you this month!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #bloghop

Stargazer Layout for Color Dare 279


We're challenging you to use some primary colors in this color dare. Create any paper craft you like using the colors shown above. Black and White are free colors and Gold is optional. If you don't have these exact CTMH colors you can substitute something close, but don't add any brand new colors to the palette.

These photos seemed like a perfect match for this color dare! I trimmed them down to 4" x 4" to create a nice photo area on the page. It's really a simple layout and is accented with Gold Foil and Stargazer Dots.  Fast and easy once you decide on the overall look.

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Patterned Paper: Whimsy and Adventure Fundamental Paper Packs
  • Stamp Set: Stargazer-Scrapbooking
  • Exclusive Inks: Pacifica, Cranberry
  • Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Cranberry
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
  • Stargazer Dots
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.

The Design Team at Color My Heart hopes you feel inspired to create and share with us. We LOVE seeing your creations. More info is available on our home page.

Have a creative day!

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #scrapbooking

Monday, February 5, 2018

Exclusive Hostess Rewards from Close To My Heart

Contact me today if you'd like to earn some of these special Hostess Rewards!