Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Kit of the Month - Miracle

Miracle Kit - Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue and Bamboo - Get your kit which includes a level 2 paper packet, exclusive stamp set, full accessory packet and full color instructional brochure for the scrapbook pages and 6 cards, all for $29.95 plus shipping/handling - plus you'll have product leftover!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Mayberry Card

Here's a 6x6 sized card using papers from the Mayberry kit.  Colors are Smoothie, Honey, Cocoa, Colonial White and Olive.  Stamps are from the Mayberry Workshop kit and Thank You stamp sets.  I used the masking technique to stamp the flowers and added a drop of Liquid Glass into the center of each flower for some added dimension and sparkle.  Other accessories include Cocoa brads, Cocoa bigger brads and Colonial White ric rac ribbon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mayberry Card

This 5x7 card uses the papers from the new Mayberry kit.  Colors are Olive, Smoothie, Honey, Cocoa and Colonial White.  Stamps are from the Mayberry Worksop kit and I used the masking stamping technique on the sentiment to make the word "apple" a different ink color than the rest of the sentiment words.  I also used the rock and roll stamping technique to give dimension to the apple image.  I added some Cocoa ribbon and Mocha Opaques for embellishment.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another Miracle Card

This circle card was made using background and texture papers from the Miracle kit with the beautiful and calming colors of Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Bamboo and Colonial White.  The stamps are from the Miracle Workshop kit.  I inked an Irresistible Dimensional Element flower and two leaves, and added some of the Mocha Opaques for a simple accent.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Miracle Card

This 4.25x5.5 card was made using the new Miracle papers.  The colors are Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, Bamboo and Colonial White.  I random stamped using the Miracle Workshop stamp set and the sentiment was using the Card Chatter - Happy Birthday stamp set with Desert Sand ink and Clear Detail embossing powder.  Accessories are blue Sparkles and Kraft Color-Ready borders.  These borders are one of my very favorite new CTMH products - they are self adhesive and come in a pack of multiple versatile 12x12 designs that you can cut down to the perfect size.  More new cards to come - check back often!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Help Provide Relief in 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. And helping has never been easier!

Starting now through April, purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set for the special price of only $5 (retail value $7.95) and Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need.

Contact me today to get involved in this heart-worthy cause, or you can order it directly from my website here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Scrap Club Layouts - Lucky

Here are the layouts for my March Scrap Club.  I used the Lucky kit which features Outdoor Denim, Olive, Sunset, Desert Sand and Colonial White.  Both titles were cut using the Cricut machine.  I used the Lucky WOTG, Felicity, Simple Stitches and Card Chatter-Birthday stamp sets.  I used the brand new wooden buttons, Colonial White waxy flax and Antiqued Copper bigger brads for embellishments.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March CTMH Special - Free Blocks!

At Close To My Heart, we know we've got the best clear stamps and blocks—and we’ll prove it! Throughout March, when you buy your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, we’ll give you a free My Acrylix block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile block sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 61⁄2" (Y1010). Ask your me for an Idea Book so you can start shopping now!

*Offer valid March 1–31, 2011. Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size stamp sets, including Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full price or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Month sets earned for free, and Workshops on the Go kits are excluded.  Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.

Retreat was awesome!

I'm back from my third annual Creative Escape Retreat at Silver Falls - it was an amazing time of relaxation, crafting, friendship, yummy food and productivity.  I loved it!  I've posted new details for next year's retreat.  Check them out here.  I'd love to have you with me there!  I have a very limited number of spots for next year, so get your deposit in now!