Sunday, November 30, 2014

December SOTM Blog Hop: Cutie Pie

December always has a way of sneaking up on us, doesn't it?!?! Well it's here and that means many shopping, Christmas carols, baking, time with family and of course, lots of memories! It also means it's time for another Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here from Vicki's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click on the link provided at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. By the time you arrive back here you'll be filled with sweet, sweet inspiration! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you'll find the complete list of hoppers HERE!

The December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie (S1412) is a set of 11 stamps sweet enough you'll want to take a bite.

I was so excited to play with this scrumptious set and get some more time with my ShinHan markers and the brand new Hopscotch paper packet featured in the first edition of Seasonal Expressions (watch for another blog hop featuring all the Seasonal Expressions goodness later this week)! The result was this fun 8" x 3.5" card with a little freehand doodling with my Journaling Pen and a few Clear Sparkles.
I used the following ShinHan markers to color the cupcakes: Tender Pink, Light Orange, Turquoise Blue, Cherry Pink, Mohagany, and of course, the Colorless Blender.

For a little added inspiration, here are a couple adorable items created by our corporate Art department!

Time to hop along and see what treat Michelle cooked up for us!

Remember, the December Stamp of the Month set is only available through December 31st. Order it for $17.95, or place a $50 order and add it to your order for just $5!! Head on over to my website to get yours today! 

Cyber Monday Special!!

For the first time EVER, Close to My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday special - and it's AMAZING!!!

On Monday, December 1st only you can put any (or all) of our four exclusive Cricut Collections under your tree and save 20%!!!

Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking or any other kind of paper crafting, our four Cricut Collections are the perfect addition to your craftroom! Each Cricut Collection includes an exclusive Cricut cartridge (with over 700 images), 3 stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge, and either 3 sets of coordinating Dimensional Elements, or in the case of the the new Artfully Sent collection, a package of cardstock. 

This is definitely a deal you don't want to miss! The sale begins at 12:00am, December 1st (that's 11pm CA time) and ends at 11:59pm. 

Visit my website to order yours!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CELEBRATE with Artfully Sent!

I am totally in LOVE with Close to My Heart's newest Cricut collection. Artfully Sent has so many amazing cards that come together so quickly and easily!

Thanks for joining us for the Artfully Sent Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Michelle Jones' blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy. Simply click on the links provided at the end of each blog post to be taken to the next post in the loop.

I recently played with the CELEBRATE sentiment card design. I started by cutting it at 7" as specified in the handbook. The result was this fun and super simple 5"x7" card. The Snowhaven papers gives it a holiday feel.

After creating the simple 5"x7" card I decided to resize to create a smaller card. 

This one was cut at 4.75" and layered on a 4.25"x5.5" card. I added the sentiment at the bottom to add to the holiday feel of the card. 

As I was cleaning up, I noticed that I had the word celebrate still sitting on my Cricut mat. Hmmm...certainly those could be used!

I also had some of the Snowhaven scraps on my table, but wanted a different look for this one, so I use the Glacier B&T from Snowhaven along with a little Pixie cardstock. 

For more information on the Artfully Sent Collection, check out my previous blog post HERE and be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop!

Time to hop on over to Kelly's blog and see what she has created to share with us!