Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM: Fall Favorites!

It's September and that means back-to-school, football, and (well, depending on where you live) cooler days! It also means it's time to get ready for all those fun Fall festivities...Halloween, trips to the pumpkin patch, Thanksgiving and more! This month's Stamp of the Month will definitely get you into a Fall sort of mood!

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month blog hop! Once again we have over 60 talented Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their amazing talents with all of you. If you've arrived here from Krista's Crafty Corner, you are on the right track. Simply follow the links at the end of each blog to get to the next blog hop post. By the time you make your way back here (or where ever you may have started) you are sure to be filled with plenty of inspiration!

This month's Stamp of the Month, Fall Favorites (D1209) is perfect for celebrating everything Autumn...pumpkins, leaves and the cutest darn scarecrow ever!

CTMH's new Clementine paper packet provides a perfect color palette for Fall...Sorbet, Champagne, Saddle, Cashmere, Creme Brulee, and a little Juniper! And of course, nothing says Fall like our brand new Burlap Ribbon.

The banners were cut in a jiffy using the new Artiste Cricut cartridge, and a little 3-d Foam Tape gave lots of dimension to this card.

Remember, the September SOTM is only available through September 30th. Order it for $17.95 or just $5 when you place a $50 order. Order yours today!

Time to hop along and see what Nancy Brown has created in her Creatively Artsy Gallery!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Stamping Month: It's Your Day (Blog Hop)

September is National Stamping Month, but you know we like to get the party started a little early, so we're kicking off the fun with an awesome blog hop featuring our National Stamping Month stamp set, It's your Day!

We have over 40 consultants sharing their creations using this fun set. If you've arrived from Julia Hammond's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, welcome! To follow the hop, simply click on the links at the end of each post to take you to the next blog. Our blog hop is one big circle, so when you arrive back here (or your starting place) you are sure to be inspired!

This year's National Stamping Month special is this fun "Double-D" stamp set called. That's right, you get not one, but TWO "D" sized stamps sets in one envelope! Fun phrases, trendy patterns and icons, butterflies and a bicycle...that's double the creative fun, if you ask me!
It's Your Day is available for just $5 with a $35 order between august 15th and September 30th - that's a savings of over $30! 

I love the fun, and well, flirty colors of our brand new My Reflections paper packet, Flirty...totally Autumn, yet sweet and sassy at the same time! I also love the trendy new banner shapes too! The banners on this card were cut from the NEW Cricut Artiste cartridge. The banner shape on Artiste is actually cut on both ends (as opposed to being cut on one end and straight on the other), so I was able to cut once and get twice the banners for my sweet cards by simply cutting them in half!

Of course, what's a card without a touch of bling? The bitty Sparkles from the Red, Pink and Purple Assortment matched the pink in the Flirty papers perfectly!


 After making the first card, since I had more banners from the other half of my first set, I decided to try to another version and vary the stamp color and the placement of the sentiment.

Time to hop along and see what Pamela Ellison has created to share with us!

Remember, It's Your Day is available through September 30th only. Visit my website to order your set today!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Autumn/Winter New Product Blog Hop

Have you checked out the new Idea Book from Close to My Heart yet? If you have, then you already know what wonderfulness is in store for you with this blog hop! If you haven't, I can promise that you are in for some fun surprises as you make your way through the New Product Blog Hop because we have over 50 talented consultants just waiting to share new goodies with you.

If you've arrived here from Rachel Ventura's blog, you are on the right track. Simply follow the links provided at the end of each post until you arrive back here (or to your original starting point)!

This sweet little card features the brand new Clementine papers and the Casual Expressions stamp set (D1525). I simply LOVED the Burlap Ribbon as soon as I saw it and knew it would be the perfect match for the Clementine papers!

The sentiment piece is stamped on the coordinating Cricut cut from our brand new Artiste cartridge! The Casual Expressions stamp set coordinates so well with Artiste...every one of those fancy shaped sentiments has the perfect Cricut cut to make your creating faster, simpler and easier!

Our brand new Saddle ink was used for all of the inked edges and a little 3-D Foam tape helped give the sentiment a little dimension.

The card design itself is also from a brand new product! If you love our how-to books (which are now retired), you won't want to miss our newest publication, Make It from Your Heart! This magazine features 16 two- page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns and 12 different card patterns. That's a lot of inspiration in one conveniently bound volume!
Thanks for hopping with us...time to move on and see what the oh-so-talented Katy Taylor has in store for us. I don't think you'll be disappointed!!