Taste of Summer

I’m having so much fun with the Taste of Summer Paper and Stamp Set!  Just can’t get enough of them.  I created this card, more whimsical, with the vine and strawberries.

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Taste of Summer Card 3
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It’s a simple layered card.  Stamp the vines in Topiary.  Add a few strawberries using Hollyhock and using the “rock and roll” technique, add a bit of Ruby on the edges with the strawberry top in Topiary.  Doing the same thing, stamp a few strawberries on scrap white and cut out.   Here’s the Taste of Summer Paper (CC1038) and Stamps (CC1039).

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Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
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Taste of Summer
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Use the ShinTouch Markers to add the yellow for the seeds.  Then add some Liquid Glass on the seeds to create the texture of the strawberries.

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Cut out some flowers from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Color the center in with the yellow Touch marker.  Use our glue pen (one of my favorites) over the yellow and dust with prisma glitter!

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Cut the tag from Cricut Artiste Cartridge and stamp it with the “yummy” stamp in Canary. Add a pennant

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Taste of Summer Card 3d
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Add the sentiment on top, stamping in the black, wiping off the “Berry” with a wet wipe and stamping it.  Then reink the sentiment in Hollyhock and wipe off “You’re” and “Special”, lining up the sentiment and stamping again.  This is the blessing of acrlix stamps – you can see where you are stamping.  You get the two toned sentiment.

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Taste of Summer Card 3d
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Only a few more days to get the National Scrapbooking Month Special from Close To My Heart!  You don’t want to miss out on the Taste of Summer!!

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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Big Hugs!

It’s Tuesday and here’s big hugs to everyone with my Big Hug card! !  This is another Come and Play Card Buffet for May.

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Make with our kraft paper (love), Flaxen (while not my favorite color, it does work here), lagoon washi tape, and paper from my stash.

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I embossed the kraft paper with the honeycomb folder (our folders are so nice, big, and have a slit on the top so you can emboss a 4″x12″ piece of paper).  With the Flaxen paper, I used our Chalk Marker to create the faux stitching.  I actually used two stamp set on this card:  D1584 Big Hug and C1600 Happy Birds.  Shin Han Touch markers for the coloring.  The leaves are cut out from Cricut Art Philosophy!

 

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Thanks for stopping by to check it out!  Big Hugs and Happy creating!

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Smiles begins with you….

This “Smiles Begins with You” card was created as I am working in refreshing my card choices May Come and Play Card Buffet!  I  love the Brushed paper with it’s water colored look.  It looks amazing with black.   I used one of the new stamps, A 1172 Smiles Begins with You from Seasonal Expressions 2.

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It worked very well with the Monday Mojo 394 design!

Mojo394The MM design provided for several options to show case the paper.  I used Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder to dry embossing the pear (green) piece.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the roses as well as the frame for the image.  I wet embossed the image with silver embossing powder and the Versamark Pad.  To make the roses, I dampened them to roll them, used liquid glass to adhere the centers of the roses, sponged them to give them more depth, and put Z679 liquid glass on the roses to look like dew.

MMojo 394 WM Collage

This card is certain to bring smiles!  Thanks for stopping by to look.  Hugs and Happy Creating today!!

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S1504 – Typed Note

The April Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1504 Typed Note.  It’s super cute set and I was so excited to see last year when I first got the Annual Inspirations!  I love the old typewriter and all the cute sayings with it.  I’ve made several cards with this set.

SOM 2015_04 ImagesHere are the Close to My Heart Samples:

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Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using the S1504, Typed Note.  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create a pop-up card base in Design Space to cut on the Explorer (don’t you just LOVE Design Space).  I saved the file so I can make pop-up cards anytime I want!  I used one of the Pocket Scrapbooking cards from the same cartridge here.   I’m using Blossom Paper.  I used Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to create the flowers…a little circle to splice the center out, leaving the flower whole for the base.  You can “fluff” the flower using the Piercing Tool or your fingers.  April SOM Card 1 WMYou can purchase this stamp set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Don’t forget to take advantage of these awesome grab bag specials!  You can make this card in the Come and Play Card Buffet at one of the Crops or schedule a class with you and your friends!!   Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Freshly Made Sketches Doodle Designs

When I saw Freshly Made Sketches #178, I knew that I had the best stamp sets to use for it.  I needed to make a swap card for the Seasonal Expressions 2 (aka SE2 to be released April 1, 2015 to customers) which is due in 2 weeks!  So super excited to get inspiration from this challenge so I can knock this card set out.  Happiness is “A Little Magic”!

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D1648 – Snapshot Memories
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Anyway, I’ve been making several cards with A1170 – Doodle Design, a stamp set from the SE1!  (Reminder – SE1 retires nine days so you are down to the last chance to get these awesome papers packs and embellishments.) I love using the doodled circle to go around other stamps.  Doodle Design goes well with the “magic” saying from D1648 – Snapshot Memories which is in the SE2 so you get a bit of a sneak peak as well!

FMS CASE SE2 Magic 2 wmI was looking to make a simple white on white card with just a little bit of color to set things off.   I used the dark purple glitter paper from Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper Pack, x562 Lagoon Paper for the pennant, Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the circle (at 2.5″) and the pennants, and Z1979 Marvey Uchida LePen Journal Pen for the doodling.  It needed some bling so I added some Purple Glitter Gems Z1936.  It’s a simple card with just a bit of color for the FKS #178 Challenge

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D1648 Snapshot Memories
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Fun to create and a new card for the Come and Play Card Buffet!  This class is offered at my home and at crops!  =)

Happy Creating!

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“Choose Happy” CTMH March SOM

“Choose Happy” is  the March Stamp of the Month.  Once I  saw just how darn cute it is because you can make “Hungry Caterpillars” with it, I’m addicted to using it.   I’m just having a great time creating these caterpillar cards for my preschool friends.  I’m thinking of birthday cards, using the caterpillar, for my friends with babies/toddlers or anyone I give the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book by Eric Carle to.

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S1503 Choose Happy March SOM Hungry Caterpillar Card 2

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Using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, I cut this card and backed the cut outs with different colors (Topiary and Thistle). Everyone has a scrap container and using your scraps to go behind the cutout images is a great way to use them.  I did cut a back panel to cover up my paper piecing so the card looks neat when it’s opened.  I used the border stamp (2nd from the right) to create the body of the caterpillar.  I drew triangles for the legs and drew his head.  Color him in with our Touch markers!  Too simple and too cute!!

Then I took the journalling pen and doodled around the edges.  I stamped “this day”  and “you’re special” on it for the sentiments.  The card was easy to make and even better, I can save the file in Design Space!

Get your “Choose Happy – S1503” for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  With the $50.00 purchase, you’ll also get a package of sequins for free that I’ll mail to you direct!  Win-Win!

Happy Creating!

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Sneak Peak!

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the new papers and stamps which are coming out in the Seasonal Expressions 2, released live on April 1, 2015. Oh, playing with new product is just SO MUCH FUN!  I’m loving the paper design and colors to celebrate Spring (which I’m really ready for with the threat of more winter weather in our area on Friday). The paper works well with our flower cuts on both the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  I have a new stamp set swap coming due and and I saw the Monday Mojo sketch and knew immediately that it would work for one of the stamp sets I am doing!

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I used a variety of different stamp sets for this.  One is an older one but a good “Girls Rock – C1538″ plus 2 new sets upcoming.  The background paper is called “Blossom” and I used Lagoon and Smoothie card stock for matting the “Hello Friend Wreath – M1055” stamp.  The leaves are cut from Art Philosophy and the stamp is from “Girls Rock – C1538”.  The center of the flower is stamped with a stamp from “Blossom Card Workshop – D1649” (love this set!)

Blossom Collage  wmI stamped the center of the flower with chocolate ink and added pink Stickles for bling.  I used the same Stickles  on the “Hello Friend Wreath”.  Super fun, super easy to make card!  Will be adding this to the Spring Come and Play Card Buffet!!

Want your own sneak peak?  Now is the time to join my team.  The new consultant kits feature new products to be released on April 1, 2015!  Better yet, you get a wonderful value of $380+ of product during March (ends on March 31, 2015) because you get the kit ($360) and a FREE shoulder tote ($20+) for $99.00!  This is an amazing deal.   You can choose the “Card Maker’s Kit” or the “Scrapbooker’s Kit”.

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Card Maker’s Kit – Season Expressions 2 March 1 – July 31, 2015

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Scrapbooker’s Kit – Season Expressions 2 March 1 – July 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free when you sign up in March 2015 while supplies last!!

Free when you sign up in April 2015 while supplies last!!

Plus with the “Recruiting on a Roll”, you can get your rolling tote (awesomeness) for FREE (value $150.00) when you place your first $300 worth of orders in your first 40 days with the company!!

Rolling Tote CollageI wish I had the chance to earn a rolling tote for free!  It’s so big, we can zip my daughter up in it!  So join our team and come play with us.

Happy Creating!

 

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Cyber Monday Madness with 20% off all CTMH Cricut Collections!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. 
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GUESS WHAT ELSE?  Cyber Monday falls on December 1, 2014 which is the start of the December Special – “Deal of the Decade”, that will let you  purchase C size (value $13.95) and D- size (value $17.95) stamp sets for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50. This is our way of celebrating the ten-year anniversary of our My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps, which have truly been industry-changing! Purchasing a discounted Cricut Cartridge makes you eligible for purchasing as many ‘C’ and ‘D’ sized stamp sets as you’d like for only $10 each! How fun is that??!!
CaptureDo you have loved ones who’d enjoy a Cricut Cartridge under the Christmas Tree? When you Order (2) Discounted Cartridges you will also qualify for $25 in Free Product! (must email me first) so I can enter it in as show!  Going to by 2? Get a special from me for FREE SHIPPING.  =)  Do not place this order through the website – call or email me.  This is good only for tomorrow, Cyber Monday, and until 7:00pm EST.
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In addition to “Deal of the Decade” with C and D stamps for $10, our Seasonal Expressions goes live.  There is so much awesomeness in this!  2 new papers packs, new stamps, and new embellishments. Be watching for new cards, layouts, and more to be posted on this.  None of the stamps in the Seasonal Expressions are included in the Deal of the Decade as they are new.  =)
Hugs and Happy Cutting with your new Cricut Cartridges!!
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