Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's coming!!!  It's almost time to unveil the brand new Spring/Summer Close to My Heart catalog!  Come check it out at my open house on Thursday, January 31st, 5 to 8 p.m.  I'll have door prizes, lots of new products and artwork on display, sign-up sheets for my upcoming classes, yummy snacks, a fun make n' take, and an AWESOME Mystery Hostess Drawing!  Place an order of $15 or more and get entered into the drawing.  Get entered a second time for every additional $10 you order.  Every guest receives a FREE Spring/Summer catalog full of beautiful, inspiring ideas.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

An Exquisite Stamp of the Month

Close to My Heart has really given us a stunning Stamp of the Month for January, and I encourage you to get it before it's gone!  You can purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase in January, or you can purchase it for the regular price of $17.95.  Don't forget that our Whooo's Your Valentine Special is also running this month. . .place a $35 order and get the entire Whooo's Your Valentine kit for $10.  Add a little more, and get the Stamp of the Month for $5.  You can order both specials HERE.

I made this card using Creme Brulee, Black and White Daisy Cardstock.  I stamped the roses in Black Staz On ink and colored them with our alcohol markers--Creme Brulee and Olive.   Even if you're not great at coloring techniques, I think you'll do well with this stamp set because the intricate shading lines are already cut into the stamp.

I try to post original artwork as much as possible, but every now and then I see a card inspired by another Consultant that I just have to try myself.  I copied this card from one of my FAVORITE bloggers, Allisa Chilton of  I changed a couple of things (different saying and added the pearl pins), but it's pretty similar to her original card.   I HIGHLY recommend that you wander over to her blog and take a look at her exceptional artwork.  I stamped my roses with Staz On Ink and colored them with our Ruby alcohol markers.  I stamped the Happy Birthday in Ruby as well as the the zigzag pattern (which is from our Whooo's Your Valentine set).