Monday, October 16, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop



Our Punny Pals are on a mission to share as many smiles as possible this month! With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day! But there are more ways you can help share smiles this month, too. Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD! Finally, we’ve thought of one more way that is guaranteed to bring in a lot of smiles: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner! Join us in sharing smiles this month—it’s sure to bring a smile to your face!





If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog  you are on the right track.

Here's is what I made using these darling stamps and dies:



I cut my frame with my Cricut in Design Space because I just love cards with animals and characters peeping out of the windows.  I  used stamp set C1716 Stronger Together to stamp the sentiment.  Proceeds form the sale of this stamp go to the Red Cross to help with all the victims of the recent hurricanes.  


Thanks for hopping by...now hop on over to Haley Dyer's Blog and see her amazing artwork!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Christmas Tunes, a set of 7 stamps.  This set is perfect for those upcoming Christmas projects.  




If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....

 Here some cards I made.  




I used the following:
S1710 Christmas Tunes
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Pack
Z2068 Ranger White Embossing Powder
Z2067 Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z3348 Scallop Border Thin Cut dies

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer's Blog to see her amazing artwork.

Thanks for hopping by:)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop



Oh boy....I am so excited about this Holiday Expression Idea Book ...there are so many beautiful new products just for the holidays.

There are more that 20 of us Close to My Heart consultants that are taking part in this hop show so off the new products.  So grab some coffee and hop along.  If you came here from Brenda Lapp's Blog you are on the right track.

Here is what I made:




For these first 2 cards I used the Prince of Peace stamp set and varied the background.  for the first one I used the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder (love this folder) and the second I used the Beary Christmas Paper pack.  i stamped the image with Black Memento Ink an then used ink pads to watercolor the images. 




This last two card also uses the Prince of Peace stamp set and the Splash of Color stamp set.  I stamped the "paint splotch" and then stamped the image with Memento Ink.   I matted it with black cardstock.

Thanks for hopping by now hop on over to Darlys Recker's Blog to see her amazing artwork!Here are the cards I created.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

National Stamping Month - From the Heart





September is National Stamping Month and we have a special card kit and stamp set to celebrate.  It is called From the Heart.  You can purchase the whole kit which includes the following:
Materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including the following: 
12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces 
12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes 
1 – My Acrylix® From the Heart stamp set 
Retail Value: $43.90 USD/$56 CAD
Discounted Price: $34.95 USD/$44.50 CAD

If you prefer you can buy these items separate. 
 The Card Kit is $13.95  


and the Size E Stamp Set is $29.95.


I made this set of cards using just the stamp set:












I stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with my ShinHan Markers.

I will do another post with the cards made with the interactive card kit later.

Thanks for hopping by.  Now go and CREATE :)




Friday, September 1, 2017

September 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Feel So Blessed, a set of 26 stamps.  I love this set because there are so many things it can be used for. 



If you have come here from Sheila Bennett's Blog you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....




I used the stamp pad ink and water brush to messily paint in the feathers on the top card and the leaves and hearts. 
 I used the following products:Z899 Momento Black Ink Pad 
Z2807 Willow Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Stamp Pad
Z2809 Tangerine Stamp Pad
Z2819 Bashful Stamp Pad
Z2810  Blossom Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Stamp Pad
Z3225  Medium Water Brush
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
1386 Black Cardstock
X254 White Card & envelope Pack

Thanks for hopping by :)   
Now hop on over to 
Darlys Recker's Blog and check out her amazing artwork.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations 2017-2018 Idea Book Blog Hop


Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Close to 30 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the release of the Annual Inspirations 2017-2018  Idea Book by giving you a peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book which started August 1st!

If you have come from Janna Gray's Blog in are on the right path.  I have to say I am so in love with the new papers and products in this catalog. 

I have so many ideas flowing through my head but I settled for using the new You are Here Cricut Cartridge.  




Loving the cute vehicles on the set along with the cute sentiments included in the bundle.

What I used:
Z3389 You are Here Cricut Cartridge
Thanks for hopping by:)

Now hop on over to 
Brenda Lapp's Blog  see what amazing artwork she has created.  

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Want to order these amazing products...head on over to my website

Monday, August 7, 2017

Scattered Hearts You are Here CTMH Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop



I am participating the Scattered Heart blog hop featuring our new Cricut Cartridge You are Here.  

If you have come form Gina Brandstetter's Blog you are in the right place.   

Here is my artwork:

I went for the summer vacation theme.





Now hop on over to  Lori Allen's Blog to see here amazing artwork.Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the new You Are Here Cartridge. If you get lost, just hop on over to missgingerdots.com for the full list.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop




Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is School Year, a set of 9 stamps.  This set is great for those school pictures.  




If you have come here from Haley Dyer's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....

I am thinking out of the box on this one. Here is the card I made.  



I wanted to see if I could use this set for something other than school and this is what I came up with.  The sentiment is my own lettering.  I stamped the pencils and messy water colored them. For the sentiment I dropped sots of the water color on and then dabbed it to lighten the colors.   

I used the following:
S1708 School Year SOTM
Z899 Black Memento Stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3225 Medium Water Brush
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
1385  Daisy White Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock

Thanks for hopping by :)   
Now hop on over to 
Darlys Recker's Blog and check out her amazing artwork.

New Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Woohoo, we have another new cartridge that is available starting today.  It is called You are Here and is geared for traveling but the possibilities are endless.

Here is a wedding card I made.  It is a car shaped card. I used my Cricut Explore and was able to flip and weld.  I think it turned out very cute. 


I will be posting more cards and scrapbook pages so check back. 

Thank for hoppin by....now go and create :)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop




So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop, highlighting our favorite products that are soon to retire.

Click here to see the retiring list. 


If you have come here from Sheila Bennett"s Blog  you are on the right path!  

I used M1071 Hawaii Stamp for my card.  It is perfect for me because I live in Hawaii.



I used the following:
M1071 Hawaii Stamp Set
Z2807 Willow Stamp Pad
Z899 Memento Stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Set
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen
1385  Daisy White Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock

Now hop on over to Now hop on over to Vickie ODell's Blog  and check out her amazing artwork.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Scattered Hearts Stampangaza Blog Hop



This month is our Stampaganza sale.  Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

If you came from Ellen Jarvis's Blog you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at missgingerdots.com to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Here is my card:



The next blog on the list is Tammy Thornton's Blog Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using (insert paper pack name). If you get lost, just hop on over to (missgingerdots.com) for the full list.”

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Hello Foxy, a set of 11 stamps.  This set has the cutest little foxes and some wonderful flowers and sentiments.




If you have come here from Alyson Mayo's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....


Here a card I made:




The inside of the card


I used the following:
S1706 Hello Foxy SOTM
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2863 Daisy White Cardstock
Z899 Memento Stamp Pad
ShinHan Markers
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

Thanks for hopping by :)   
Now hop on over to Corinna M Murphy's Blog and check out her amazing artwork.