Monday, June 22, 2015

Blossom Kit Now Ready for Order!!

THIS KIT IS NO LONGER IN STOCK--check my most recent blog posts to see what other kits I have available!

I'm so excited to release my next Kit of the Month, the Blossom Kit!!   I'm really fond of this paper pack--I love the soft colors running through. . .so easy on the eyes!  The Blossom Project Kit includes a two-page layout and four different cards, a pack of the Blossom Complements (stickers) and any twine/sequins (accessories) shown on the layout.  Pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.  I will include a handout with photos of the projects and general assembly instructions.  Items will also be pre-stamped.  To purchase, you can use the "Buy Now" button below and order through PayPal. . .I will ship it directly to you!

I learned this fun technique from Consultant Margi Gilbertson (thanks, Margi, for sharing the measurements). . .the flower is made out of 1 1/4" circles that have been folded on each side.   

The butterfly stamp on this card comes from one of our Exclusive Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets--one of the great perks available to those who earn hostess rewards.   I first inked the butterfly up in Pear ink and then rolled the edges of the inked stamp image in Lagoon ink.  I cut the butterfly out and sponged the edges with Lagoon ink to give it a more defined shape.
  Did you know that you only need $150 in orders from one or more persons to qualify for FREE HOSTESS REWARDS and you can use some of your Hostess Rewards to get this awesome stamp set before it's gone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!!!

I've been waiting for June to get here so my customers can get their hands on this adorable Stamp of the Month!! I love ice cream. . .in fact, I have a whole family full of ice cream addicts (except for my poor husband who has brain freeze issues)!! Anyway, you'll love playing with the fun stamp images in the "Ice Cream Dream" stamp set.  They're great to use with our Shin Han Touch Twin alcohol markers.  This stamp set is only available for purchase during the month of June.  You can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase, or you can buy it at the regular retail price of $17.95. . .either way, get it before it's gone! To order, visit my website at

Here are some fun cards I made with this stamp set.   Some of these cards were inspired by others that I've seen on Pinterest.

I got this card design idea from Brenda Rose (love her artwork) and just changed it up a bit.  The background is embossed with one of our CTMH embossing folders, and the birthday message comes from one of the stamp sets in the Artiste Cricut Collection.

Not sure that you can see it in the caption, but I put Liquid Glass on the cherry and on the bowl for the sundae--it gives it a nifty shiny look.

For this card, I mixed pattern papers from the Confetti Wishes and Blossom paper packs.  

This is my version of one of the cards shown in our Close to My Heart catalog.  It's a pocket card and the message slides out from the top.  If you enjoy pocket cards, then you MUST get the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge--it has tons of pocket cards to choose from!

For this card, I masked off part of the saying to put some if on front and some of it on back.   Just stamp the entire message on regular copy paper, then cut it off under the word "happiness."  Then, just use the "mask" to cover up whichever part of the message you DON'T want to stamp.


Monday, June 1, 2015

June Special--My Crush Books!!

I'm delighted to announce Close to My Heart's June Campaign!  During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush™ book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD!   We've got five different designs to offer in a variety of styles. 
My Crush books lend themselves to a less formal style of "everyday scrapbooking."  They're so easy to use, and they're also PERFECT for kids!  To place an order, visit my website