Sunday, September 3, 2017

Beautiful Scales Card





Today, I get to share a simple yet elegant card I created using the 
Mermaid #3 Digital Stamp from IKEsART shop. 

Such a lovely stamp to color using my ShinHan Markers
The white layer, and the green layer are both distressed on the edging. On the white layer, I used the Blossom Mini Pigment Ink Pad
The green cardstock is Sweet Leaf by Close to my Heart

The "Just For You" greeting is from the retired Say It All stamp set by Close to my Heart. If you were fortunate enough to purchase it while it was available you will find it is so versatile.


Three Bitty Rhinestone Sparkles in the corner and that's all it took. 


I submitted my card to a few Challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog #134 Scales or Feathers 


Crafty Catz #382 Anything Goes 

Crafty Gals Corner #138 Anything Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #135 Anything Goes 



Crafty Creations #349 Anything Goes 


4 Crafty Chicks #366 Anything Goes


Crafting With Friends #49 Anything Goes






Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Quick Birthday Card For A Little Boy...

Today's card is a quick little card I whipped up in literally a few minutes.





I utilized a few layers of cardtsock, a few circle punches, and two of my favorite stamp sets. 
I utilized the party hat stamp from Sweet Birthday and the greeting on the inside from Birthday Sparkles both from Close to my Heart. 
I colored in the little birthday hat with my ShinHan Markers, and popped it up on the 3-D Foam Tape

I also stamped a few party hats with VersaMark Ink to create a subtle background. 



I stamped the inside greeting with Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento.

I submitted the card to a few challenges as well:

Pile It On! Challenge #133 For A Child
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Wednesday Add A Sentiment
CAS on Friday #114 Birthday
That's Crafty Challenge Blog Only Cards
Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog #342 Anything Goes


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cute Little Hello Card




This morning, I had the most fun creating this cute little card with the "Movie Star" digital line art image from the Melonheadz Clip Art set "Stars Clip Art".





To create this card, I colored in the digital image with my ShinHan markers.
I used a few pieces of ribbon for my embellishment.


I stamped the sentiment "Well, Hello" from the Short and Sweet stamp set with Tuxedo Memento Ink.



I layered the image onto a piece of cardstock.




Then I recycled an old cello card envelope and filled it with some sparkly embossing powder to create my own little shaker card. I then mounted the entire envelope onto the card base with some thin 3-D foam tape.


The inside of the card is simply a piece of white cardstock that I sponged the edges with my Cranberry Mini Pigment Ink Pad.


I also stamped a little stars image with the "Party Gathering" stamp set.

I also entered this card into a few challenges:

Pile It On! -Recycle (cello envelope to create a shaker type card)
Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenge Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Challenge -Challenge#64 Anything Goes
Paper Creator- Challenge #60 Something For Kids
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge -Anything Goes
Send A Smile For Kids- Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog- Challenge #16 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #7 Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft- Challenge #49 Anything Goes
Two Sisters On the Blog- Challenge #6 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper August 2017 Challenge -Anything Goes
Cards TV- Card Crazy Crafters Anything Goes Challenge #7



Sunday, July 30, 2017

An Elegant, Yet Simple Card...

This afternoon, I created this quick card:


I utilized our ShinHan Markers to color in the main image. 
I popped the main image up off the card with a strip of our Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Our Thin 3-D Foam Tape comes in two widths. They are 3/8' and 1/4 ". You receive a roll of each in the pack. 




The sentiment "It's Your Day", is from our "Say It All" Stamp Set. 
Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to purchase the "Say It All" Stamp Set. 
This stamp set is part of the Stampaganza promotion that ends tomorrow as well. 
You can purchase two stamp sets and receive the 3rd set for free. 


The background scenery was created with ink. However, the polka dot paper and the paper behind the sentiment are both part of the Fundamental Paper Packs. 

I also used the ShiHan Markers to create the blades of grass in the scene. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Few Quick Cards From Our Little Dreamer Paper Pack...

Tonight, I started out my cards with a 6 x 6 square of the unicorn themed paper from our Little Dreamer Paper Packet.
None of them were very elaborate by design.
I wanted to show you something simple and quick. 




I cut the 6 x 6 down, in a One-Sheet-Wonder fashion.
I then played around with the pieces, layered most of them and came up with the cards you see here.



In addition to the Little Dreamer Paper Packet, I also used some of our Fundamentals Paper Packs, Our Whimsy Two Tone Cardstock Pack, and our Say it All Stamp Set



The Say It All Stamp Set is only available until July 31st.
If you haven't purchased one, don't miss out.
The set is perfect for most any occasion and is only $13.95, not bad for 19 phrases.

Most of the sentiments were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink



"So Grateful" was stamped with the Lagoon Mini Pigment Ink Pad.
The Lagoon Mini Pigment Ink Pad is part of the Adventure Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad Set.



One of the "Just For You" cards has sparkly embossing power on it.

I used VersaMark Ink to make it stick, then the Craft Heater to set the sentiment.

This particular card also has Tuxedo Black Memento Ink sponged around the edges.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

August 2017 New Consultant Promotion

***August 2017 New Consultant Promotion***

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during August is more rewarding than ever! When you sign up as a new Consultant you already get:
  • A New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75 USD/$95 CAD 
  • $50 USD/$60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies 
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards 
    Now, during August only, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection, a Block Alphabet Thin Cuts bundle, or an additional $99 USD/$126 CAD in Select Product Credit! Earn your choice of these rewards when you submit $300 USD/$350 CAD in commissionable sales by September 30! If you have ever thought about joining, now is the perfect time. Just in time to earn some extra money towards your holiday expenses. Message me to ask me any question about our career plan!

Now Is a Great Time To Host A Gathering!


Extra Goodies for August Only!


During the month of August, host a gathering that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher and jump up a level in rewards!  

Don't forget our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book (catalog) comes out in August! 
So you can earn some of the new goodies!



This means an instant reward boost of $20 and possibly an additional item at 50% off! 


So instead of $60 in FREE HOSTESS REWARDS CREDIT, you would receive $80!
And an ADDITIONAL 50% OFF Item!


Remember, I offer in-home, catalog, and Facebook Gatherings! 

Contact me to schedule yours today, to receive extra goodies!

Thank you for stopping by!

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