Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stamp of the Month Cards

Okay--better late than never!  Thought I'd show you a few cards that I've made with the April Stamp of the Month, Balloon Talk.  This stamp set is really versatile--you have lots of phrases and speech bubbles to pick from, so it works for both layouts and cards. 

For the top card, I stamped the empty speech bubbles all over the background in Chocolate Ink.  "Thanks," "Fab," and "Awesomeness" are stamped in Twilight, Chocolate and Goldrush, and I used the coordinating cardstock to mat the pieces on the card.

For this card, I stamped the baby carriage stamp in Staz-On ink and colored it with our alcohol markers (in Cotton Candy).  The background is embossed with one of our new embossing folders (love them) and the speech bubble is stamped in Cotton Candy.

I saw a card similar to this online somewhere--I just switched out and used Laughing Lola paper and coordinating ink colors (Lagoon, Gypsy and Black).  This would work with ANY paper pack--just switch out the patterned papers and the speech bubbles to work for the occasion you need it.
In the month of April, you can purchase the "Balloon Talk" stamp of the month for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Visit my website, to order.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Join Close to My Heart in the month of April and you get to select one of our three AWESOME Cricut Collections FREE!  These collection retail for $99 each!  You can sign up on my website at (look for "What We Do>Become a Consultant").  Our new Consultant starter kit is $99, and it includes over $300 of fabulous products. . .add the Cricut Collection and you're looking at over $400 in products for $99!  Feel free to contact me if you have questions about signing up as a CTMH Consultant. 

April Stamp of the Month: Balloon Talk

Here's a stamp set full of fun messages that you can use for layouts, cards, tags. . .anything!  You can purchase the "Balloon Talk" stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase in the month of April.   The speech bubbles also coordinate with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.   Order on my website at


April Club Projects

We're doing layouts with the Timberline paper packet for April Workshop Club, Monday, April 21st (10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.).  This paper pack has been a BIG hit with my customers--it's perfect for camping trips, fishing trips, any outdoorsy event.  For the layout, I cut an overlay using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I also used the Timberline stickers and the Timberline Assortment as accents.  If you'd like to join us for club this month, let me know ASAP.  It's optional to purchase the stickers and the Timberline Assortment, but if you want them in time for class, we'll need to order them ahead of time.
Card makers will be making a couple of Timberline cards this month featuring the adorable Happy Camper stamp set (C1578, $13.95).  We'll probably have a third card using the April Stamp of the Month. . .stay tuned for that!