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!

Close to my Heart Warehouse Sale! Starting August 1st!


  1. Starting August 1st! 

    Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount! 






    For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 

    ***These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, so you’ll need to act fast! ***

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Some fun with a few retired items...

So tonight, I pull out a few retired stamp sets from a while back, and created this cute little card...



For this card, I kept things rather simple. 
The hearts, are three different sized hearts from the retired "Whooo's Your Valentine" Stamp Set. 
I stamped each heart using the Lagoon Mini Pigment Ink Pad, on white cardstock. This Mini Ink Pad is from the Adventure color family. Some of the hearts are stamped off once, some stamped off twice. 



Then I used my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp "Thank You" from the retired "Courage" stamp set. 


Then I trimmed the cardstock down to about 4 x 5 1/4 inches. I mounted the white cardstock on a piece of dark gray cardstock that is folded to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card. 




Lastly, I just added a few Rhinestone Clear Sparkles to give it a little extra flare. 

If you have these sets in your collection, be sure to pull them out and give them some love. 

I also chose to enter this card into a few challenges:








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