Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Blessed

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what all of our talented consultants have to share this month. If you have arrived here from Mary's blog, you are on the right track...simply follow the links at the end of my post and each of the blogs that follow. By the time you get back here, you will be filled with inspiration! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find a complete list of hoppers on Helen's blog!

During the month of April we are featuring the beautiful Blessed stamp set. This set of 12 stamps, with both line images and solid images, is great for that fun base and shade stamping and so many other creative techniques.

While I love the neutral color palette of the new Bliss paper packet, I also see a world of possibilities by simply adding a pop of color. For my 8" x 3 1/2" card, I chose to pair the Bliss papers with a touch of Hollyhock. The line image of the long stem and leaves from the Blessed set is random stamped in Grey Wool in on Vanilla Cream to create a subtle background on the sentiment piece. The hollyhock flower is actually cut from a length of ribbon in the new Pink Collection Ribbons - isn't it FUN?!?!

Time to get hoppin'! Head on over to Adeline's blog to see what has to share with us!

Don't forget, the Blessed stamp set is only available through April for $22.95 (or at a great discount...or even FREE). See my website for all the details.

And while you're there, be sure to order the Hope for Japan set - it is only $5 and all profits go to the relief efforts in Japan! See my previous blog post for all the details!

Studio J®: Step-by-Step Basics

Still haven't checked out Studio J yet? Take a look at this short step-by-step video showing you just how easy it is to create beautiful scrapbook pages right online...nothing to download, no complicated software to learn...Studio J is amazing!

After you've watched the video, head on over to my CTMH website to try it out FREE!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Share Your Story: Studio J

Are you still wondering what Studio J is all about? Check out this amazing video created by the uber-talented CTMH Consultant, Tresa Black! Well done, Tresa!

This is what Studio J is about...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hope for Japan

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. From now until April 30, when you purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set (A1118) for the special price of only $5, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Japan. This stamp set has a retail value of $7.95, but is available to you at a great discount, with the profits going toward helping this urgent, important cause.

This beautiful stamp set is designed with hearts, wings and butterflies expressing our love and hope for the people of Japan.

Email me or visit my Close to My Heart website at to order your set today. Together we can make a difference!