Stamp of the Month Fun

Stamp of the Month Fun!

Using both the Stamp of the Month S1810 Thanks and Giving and the paper collection, Grateful Heart, this card came together well.

I love the little leaves peaking out through the circles.  Use 3D foam tape to pop up the panel with the circles so you can get some great depth under the branches.

Use a spray pen with some sapphire reinker and water/alcohol mixed together to get the spray pattern.  It’s a wonderful thing to be able to create your own colors of spray to match whatever project you are working on.  Creating fun looks is really easy to do.  A word of caution.  Make sure to have the floor/area protected so clean up is easy!

The set is $18.95 or $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00.  When you do this, you’ll get the Kit of the Month for free!  Comes to you all pre-cut and ready to stamp along with Happy Mail and your choice of directions to several workshop.  You can have a lot of fun with this kit.

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

  • Holiday Sparkle.Who doesn’t love shaker cards?  Create this wonderful cut-above kit for your holidays cards!
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the October S1809 Just Treats for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive the Holiday Sparkle Kit FREE!($29.95 value)   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart .  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  This is another great stamp of the month from CTMH and is lots of fun!  Get yours today so you can get your free kit of the month!!

Just Treats Shaker Cards

Just Treats Shaker Cards  

Did you know you receive a free kit of the month when you purchase S1809  Just Treats for $5.00?  The set is $18.95.  When you make a purchase of $50.00 on my website, you’ll be able to add in S1809 Just Treats for $5.00.  Here’s the kit:

Now, I wanted to show you useful these kits are.  Once you’ve created the cards which are in the kit, you can take the directions and more more!  On the Card Reference guide which you use for assembling the cards (they are cut and ready to stamp/thin cut/assemble), you’ll seen under the pictures “Card Recipe”.  The dimensions of each piece provided for you.  This makes is very easy to recreate these cards, either using the same stamp set or another one.  I’ve created two different shaker card series.  I did a FB Live on the first one on Sunday.   The first picture is a collage of the 6 cards I made using the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pack and the new thin cut shaker supplies we offer!

 

Here are the supplies you need to create the shakers:

 

Here’s one of the Hello Pumpkin Shake Cards:

Stay tuned for my Coffee Themed Grateful Heart shaker cards!!

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.    You can see these cute shaker cards show how S1809 Just Treats Kit of the Month is very useful and versatile outside of the cards you receive with the kits.    Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

September Brings So Much Happiness!

September Brings So Much Happiness

September brings us a new Holiday Expressions!!  Woot Woot!!    Never so much fun as getting a new catalog. The smell. The many pages full of amazing stamps, papers, and more to dream about. The Holiday Expressions is live from September – December 2018! Five new collections. Story by Stacy. New stamps. New fun! Lots of creating to be had.

View Holiday Expressions Online

Best of all, YOU can get it FREE when you place an order starting in September! aThis is amazing. Can you imagine? Everyone will be able to get this amazing (I’ve seen it so I know it’s true) catalog with no charge to you which is a $6.00 thank you for being an awesome customer. I’m so excited that CTMH will be doing this. Get your copy **free** when you place an online order. It will ask you to add it to your order when you check out so watch for this. =)

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National Stamping Month – Memories In The Making

 

September 1 – September 30 Exclusive Product Offering

This year’s National Stamping Month special features the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit. With this kit, you can create 13 single pages, or add a few additional products to turn this layout kit into a calendar! This special includes two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making — Days, and Memories in the Making — Months. Use these stamp sets to add months, date numbers, and other details to your calendar.

**For Hostesses:** When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards ($350.00 Gathering) or higher (closing your party order no later than October 5, 2018), you will receive both Memories in the Making stamp sets, FREE. That’s up to a $10.95 value, totally free! [**Be a hostess!**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-hostess.aspx)

**For New Consultants**: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in September will receive the two Memories in the Making stamps sets, FREE. That’s a $47.90value, totally free!! Join Today!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to www.lindacreates.ctmh.com
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!

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Just Treats — September Stamp of the Month – Item Number: S1809

Look at these sayings! Just love the coffee or hot chocolate cup in this set. Wait until you see the free kit of the month cards! Any crafter will need this set as it’s year round! Yes, I said “need”. There are just some stamp sets that say it all! =)

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $18.95 or as a deal for $5.00 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive a Project Kit FREE.

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More Magical

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards! [**Check out your options.**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1808-more-magical.aspx)

I have two workshops for this – One from Studio Sus and one from Ginni Candeleria based on Disney! They are amazing. Check out the FB group or my website to see them. One of your choice is free when you purchase the More Magical Workshop Kit

 

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  There is a lot retiring tomorrow.  Be sure to check out it out one last time before it’s gone!

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You’ve Got Class – Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection.

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop from my website!

PSA – True Fit Folios are Back!

True Fit Folios are available until the end of September. I’m always asked about these at crops because they are amazing to save memoribilia in when you are scrapping. Things you want to keep but don’t want to or can’t put on pages. Kids’ work from school, maps, brochures, and other important papers. They are amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to replenish my depleted stash!

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Boutique  – September Featured Collection – the first new collection from the Holiday Expression

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Create with Heart

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking! Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them. I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month. You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping. You can see September Kit below.

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Clearance

With the retirement of the Annual Expressions and the Seasonal Expression 2, there was a large retirement list.  Keep your eye out on this section because new product is being loaded up constantly and without warning.  =)  Keeps us on our toes!

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Thank you

Thank you so much for all of your support for the past year.  Because of my awesome customers and wonderful team, I’ve been able to earn another cruise for my husband and I.  We’ll be taking SG on her first cruise and we are excited to do this.

Thank for stopping by my corner of the internet and making it to the end of the post.  I’ll do some different posts to share more detailed information about the September specials.

 

 

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

“Do what you love” is so very important, don’t you agree.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been a part of Close To My Heart (CTMH) because I love crafting and I want some of the best products for this.   We were relocating to Guam and I was honestly, in a panic about where I’d get my crafting supplies from!  I wanted to be sure I was able to get paper, stamps, and scrapbooks.   Getting them at a discount was just an added bonus for me.

From a simple decision to join CTMH (formally DOTS when I joined), I gained so much more than a discount.  I gained a community of amazingly talented artists to inspire me.  Friends, both as customers and consultants, who have walked 18 years of life with me.    We’ve laughed, cried, and created memories to last a lifetime.  You just can’t go wrong with this.   Look at this amazing kit you receive plus you’ll get a $50.00 CTMH Cash shopping spree to pick the supplies you want in your kit and a free Magical Paper Pack.  It’s really a “Consultant Kit Your Way”!   Did I mention that you get to pick your new supplies from the upcoming Holiday Expressions because consultants get a “preview” period where we can order ahead of everyone else!   The value is over $200.00 for an investment of $75.00 (over 60% discount).

 

Join our team, WWStampettes, this month and get the “Kit of the Month” for free!  You’ll only need to have the Stamp of the Month to create this cards.  The cards are cut and ready for you to stamp.  Embellishments are included!  =)  

 

Here’s a sample of one of the cards, a different take on the same sentiment:

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  Do what you love and join our amazing company to get the best of both world – top of the line crafting supplies and a wonderful community!

WOW – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

Wow – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

There is so much going on in August with CTMH, you just have to check this out.  There is something for everyone!  More to come as we go through the month.

Specials – there are 3!

Here’s To You:

July 15 – August 31 Exclusive Product Offering

The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions!

Bring Back My Pack – Magical:

Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

You’ve Got Class:

Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

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Create with Heart – New Monthly Subscription!!

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking!  Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them.   I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month.  You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping:

Check out the September Kit:

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Stamp of the Month – August – S1808 For the Love of Crafting

With a $50.00 purchase you can get this awesome set for $5.00 and receive this free Kit of the Month from me:

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Paper of the Month – Documented

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Retiring

This is the last month of the Seasonal Expressions and the Annual Inspirations!  In fact, the Annual Inspirations will be no more.  We will be moving to three catalogs each year.  In fact, the retirement list is extensive so be sure to get what you need, this month.  Here is the retirement list:  2018-retiring-list (1)

Join Our Creative Community!

There are so many great reasons to join CTMH, you can read more about them here.In August, when you join, you’ll get the Magical Paper Pack free.  

There is a new Consultant kit to welcome in the Holiday Expression as August is the preview month for all consultant for the new product.

There is so much going on in August, I’m sure I missed somethings.  Be sure to check this out.  Thanks for letting me take up some space in your mailbox!

 

Scrappy First Home

Scrappy First Home

This card is Created from Central Park scraps, thus the name Scrappy first home. The background for the card is knotted on black I’m sorry Pacifica paper. The sentiment is stamps from the July stamp of the month s1807 Highlight Reel.

My friend Jon picked out the house and tree and I fussy cut them from a background and texture paper that had a variety of different houses on it.  I use 3D foam tape both the regular and thin to create dimension so that the tree look like it was behind the house a little bit.

With some leftover Gold Shimmer trim, Central Park sequins,  gold glitter gems, and gray twine, I was able to embellish the card.  The pile of left over embellishments is just as big as the scrap box!  LOL.  Twine is held down with the mini-stapler!  This is such a quick and efficient way to adhere the twine to the card.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  This scrappy First Home card helped to use some of my scraps up.  =)

First Home

First Home

Here’s a card to help someone celebrate their first home.  Such a big step in life and accomplishment!  S1807 Highlight Reel is a great set for celebrating these first time accomplishments.  

Use Fresh Air Paper on this card with some of the neutral colored cardstock, Toffee (front and back) along with Glacier.  Color in the windows and door of the house with the Shin Touch Markers.

Stamp the heart in cranberry which really makes it pop on this card.   The white ribbon and some shimmer brushes to add the finishing touches.

Remember my Kit of the Month, which features the current Stamp of the Month and is FREE when you order the SOM for $5.00 (with a qualifying purchase of $50.00).

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Are you getting your first home?  Comment and I’ll send you this card!

Happy Mail

Happy Mail

I love sending out Happy Mail!  Everyone who orders $25.00 or more of product online, participates in my Happy Mail program! The more you’ve ordered, the more you get.  It’s really a huge “Thank You” program for all of you!  Without you, I would not be where I am today!! Here is a few more goodies that I provide my customers.

Free Kit of the Month:

Free Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 of product that you purchase from my website, you’ll receive your choice of workshop guides, free.  I have an extensive collection so stay tuned as I get them posted up.

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Join my Happy Mail Crew!  We love having you.

Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.

Day To Remember

Day to Remember

Here’s  card showing off the July SOM S1807 Highlight Reel and Fresh Air.  A great card to send off to celebrate someone’s first job.

Stamping is simple on this – use your favorite black ink pad.  I love using either Archival Black or Memento depending on what I’m going to do.  If I plan to watercolor or marker color, I use Memento.  It is less likely to bleed than Archival Black.  =)  With the solid sentiment, “day to remember”, I inked by turning the stamp upside down and using the inkpad to ink it (vs stamping the stamp on the inkpad).  I can make sure that the ink fully covers the stamp this way.

Finish off the card with a few Gold Sequins.  Be sure to use thin 3D Foam Tape to pop up the banner for a little extra dimension.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Someone’s first job is definitely a day to remember!  Have a creative day!