Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September SOTM: Paper Garden

It's the first of September and there is so much going on around the world of Close to My Heart, but let's get it all started with the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Jen's blog you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple - just click the link provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE. We've got almost 40 talented consultants sharing this month!

The September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden (S1509) is a beautiful set of 10 stamps with a pretty wildflower theme.


This quick and easy 5x7 card features our new Georgie paper collection and Canary cardstock and ink. I simply love the chevron print of the Georgie collection. The Hello is one of my favorite stamps from our Hello, Life stamp set (National Stamping Month promotion - more details and another blog hop coming soon).  A little bit of Extra Thick Twine in slate adds some texture while our brand new Silver Foil Tape add a little shine! Such a happy little hello, I think!



Time to hop along and check out Melissa's blog! I'm sure she has something fabulous to share!

Remember, the September Stamp of the Month is only available through September, so head on over to my website and order your set today ($17.95 or just $5 when you place a $50 order).

Below are a couple of beautiful pieces created by our talented Art Department at Close to My Heart!





Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cricut Artistry Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Artistry Blog Hop! Have you ordered your Artistry Collection yet? If not, I'm sure you'll want to click right over and grab yours after you see the amazing artwork created by our blog hoppers. We have 30 consultants participating and, we're excited to share a few of the fun features of this brand new cartridge available only from Close to My Heart!

If you've arrived here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy. Simply click the links provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find link not working, you can find the complete list of hopper's HERE!

When you are finished here, please visit Jen's blog to see what she has to share with us!

As is the case with it's predecessors, Artistry doesn't disappoint! It is chock full of 700 images including a fun alphabet, icons, overlays, borders and backgrounds. It has several fun themes, I don't think I'll ever got bored with Artistry!

I love the shapes with overlays and there are several of them on the Artistry cartridge. I chose to play with the New Year's Eve themed key and create this fun Cheers! card.
The paper is from the brand new Zoe Paper Packet - such fun and fresh colors! The new Coral Shimmer Trim is perfect with the Zoe papers. I used a little on the side of the sentiment and some under the Sorbet cardstock on the champagne glasses. My hole punch was the perfect size to create the floating bubbles out of the Coral Shimmer Trim as well. The Slate Diagonal Stripe Ribbon adds the finishing touch. 

Like our other exclusive cartridges, Artistry is sold in a bundle with 3 D-sized stamp sets which feature coordinating images and shapes and a complete pack of cardstock. Order today and get a sneak peek at the newly revamped Enchantment color palette which has 7 gorgeous NEW colors!


You can see more info on the Artistry Collection (including the complete shape index and details on the Digital Collection for Cricut Explore and Explore Air owners) HERE

Visit my website and order your Artistry Collection today!





Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month: Framed

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Kathy's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy! Simply click on the link provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. We have about 50 talented consultants participating this month, so once you arrive back here (or to your original starting point) you are sure to be inspired! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE! When you are finished here, please head over to Jilena's blog to see what she had created to share with us!

The August Stamp of the Month, Framed (S1508) is a set of 12 stamps including 3 fun frames and 9 sentiments for just about every occasion. This set is truly a card maker's dream!


Since I couldn't choose just one frame and sentiment, I decided to make a complete set of cards!


I've been on a bit of a Paper Fundamentals kick lately and seem to use them every time I turn around! I love the big bold white patterns on one side complemented by the shiny, embossed pattern on the reverse. (NOTE: If you love Paper Fundamentals as much as I do, head over to my website and order your favorite packs now as they are all retiring at the end of the month. The good news...they are coming back with new prints...but I adore these prints so much, I know I'm stocking up).

If you follow my SOTM blog posts at all, you will know I love Shimmer Trim. I really, honestly TRIED to not use it on these cards, but I guess you could say I am hopelessly addicted to Shimmer Trim!

A little 3-D Foam Tape added the dimension that provided the perfect finishing touch!








Below are a couple adorable pieces of artwork from the incredibly talented folks in the CTMH Art Department!


Remember, the August SOTM is only available through August 31st. You can order it for $17.95 or add it on to your $50 for just $5. Visit my website to order yours today!




Introducing...Cricut Artistry!

Close to My Heart and Cricut have done it again! They've teamed up to bring you another AMAZING, exclusive Cricut collection. 
Introducing...Cricut Artistry!

Cricut Artistry is a collection of 700 images including shapes that span a variety of themes, holidays and celebrations. You'll find a unique font, banners. layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and a plethora of fun icons! Like our other exclusive cartridges, Cricut Artistry is sold in a collection with three D-sized stamp sets, and a combination pack of cardstock in our newly revamped Enchantment pattern which features 7 gorgeous new colors!  

The best part about Artistry is it is available NOW!!!

Visit my website and place your order for this amazing addition to the Cricut and Close to My Heart families! 
Z3167-Cricut Artistry Collection - $99

SPECIAL OFFER!!!! SPECIAL OFFER!!! 

Order Cricut Artistry at www.beth.CTMH.com between August 1st and August 22nd, add your order to the August Mystery Hostess gathering, and you will receive a brand new, not yet released stamp set that coordinates with the Artistry cartridge (a $9.95 value) as my thanks to you! As an added bonus, orders placed under the August Mystery Hostess order online will be entered into a drawing to earn additional FREE product!

**Offer only valid on orders placed with Beth Naumann, Independent Consultant
**Orders must be placed online between August 1st and August 22nd to qualify for free stamp set
**Free stamp sets will be sent in September


Cricut Explore and Cricut Explore Air owners...the Cricut Artstry collection is also available as a digital collection! You will still receive the stamp sets and cardstock included wit the bundle, but will also receive an online access code in lieu of a physical cartridge. 
Z3190-Cricut Artistry Digital Collection - $79 (plus tax and S/H)

Take a look at all of the amazing images you'll add to your creative library when you order Cricut Artistry!

















Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Stamp of the Month: Life is Wonderful!

It's a wonderful life indeed! Close to My Heart is all about celebrating everything that is wonderful in your life and this month we have a Stamp of the Month that will allow you to shout it from the rooftoops - or at least from the pages of your scrapbooks!

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month blog hop. This month we have over 45 talented consultants joining in on the fun to showcase this great stamp set! If you've arrived here from Brenda's website, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click the links at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. By the time you arrive back here, or to your original starting point, you are sure the agree that this little gem of a stamp is simply wonderful! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE!

The July Stamp of the Month, Life is Wonderful (S1507) is a set of 8 stamps featuring words, flourishes, frames and more all in the super trendy subway art or chalkboard art style. My favorite feature of this set, aside from the general style, is that all of the words and phrase are separate stamps, allowing you to mix and match to create the sentiment you desire!



I am totally in love with the chalkboard look and knew I had to pull out my Black cardstock and White Daisy ink! These two cards are super simple and came together in a flash. The first one features the black and glacier polka dot B&T from the Snowhaven paper packet, a little glacier cardstock and a simple strip of Silver Shimmer Trim. Don't you love that even our "seasonal" papers, like Snowhaven, can be use all year long?


My second creation features the same simple design as the first, just rotated. I went with a slightly bolder look for this one with the Chalk It Up papers and a little Black Shimmer Trim.

Time to hop along and see what Angela created to share with us!

Remember, the Life is Wonderful set is only available through July. This month we have an amazing deal on the Stamp of the Month! With and order of just $25 in exclusive My Acrylix stamp sets, the Life is Wonderful set is your FREE!!! Visit my website to get yours right away!

Here are a couple fun creations from our amazing Art Department at CTMH. Enjoy!







Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Stamp of the Month: Ice Cream Dream

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Jean's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click the links provided at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE! We have 50 talented consultants participating this month, so by the time you arrive back here (or to your original starting place), you are sure to be inspired or at least craving a little sweet treat!

The June Stamp of the Month is Ice Cream Dream (S1505) is a super fun set of 7 stamps featuring all our favorite summer time treats...ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes, popsicles, and of course, the ice cream truck!!


I love, love, love this set and thought it needed to be paired with the fun, bright colors of the Confetti Wishes paper. This sweet little card was pretty quick to put together and gave me another chance to play with the ShinHan Touch markers. The Gold Shimmer Trim and the sequins from the Gold Assortment added the finishing touches.


Here are a couple more ideas from our fabulous Art Department at Close to My Heart. 


Time to hop along and see what Donna created to share with us!

Remember, the Ice Cream Dream stamp set is only available through June! You can order yours today for $17.95 or add it to a $50 order for just $5. Head over to my website to order yours today!




Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month: Just Sayin'

Happy May! Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Crafty Carol's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click the links provided at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE! We have over 50 talented consultants participating this month, so by the time you arrive back here (or to your original starting place), you are sure to be inspired to get creative...just sayin'!

The May 2015 Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' (S1505) is a set of 14 stamps...tags, labels, basic shapes...the creative options are endless!


I wanted to combine multiple images from the Just Sayin' stamp set to create a unique card. With the help of a little masking, I was able to stamp the YOU from the YOU+ME stamp inside the oval frame. 
This card features the new Blossom papers, the Coral Reef Sequins, a little Extra Thick Twine in Glacier and the Sparkle Flourishes. The R is cut from the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. I used 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the stamped images to add a little dimension.

Time to hop along and see what Brenda has created with the Just Sayin' stamp set. 

Remember, the Just Sayin' set is only available through May. When you place a $50 order, you can add it on for just $5 (a $17.95 value). Head on over to my website to order yours today!

If you love the Just Sayin' set, check out these fun pieces created by our amazing Art Department at Close to My Heart!