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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paper Garden (September SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For this month, the Paper Garden set includes nice silhouette flower images which can be used in many ways.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from My Creations With Michelle, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

As of September 1, Close To My Heart released their new Annual Inspirations book with some fabulous new papers, stamps, and other accessories.  By far, my favorite new paper kit is Sangria. It includes the rich, jewel-tone colors of Eggplant, Poppy, and Pomegrante, which are new to the CTMH color palette.  For this card, an image from Paper Garden was stamped using Champagne Pigment ink and then embossed using a Clear Detail powder.  Different colored inks were then sponged onto the image using a "resist technique" which leaves a halo of color.  Papers from the Sangria kit are used to complete the card along with some new Poppy Thick Twine.  The 'thanks' sentiment is found in the Hello, Life - Cardmaking stamp set which is available for National Stamping Month.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (September 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Paper Garden stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  


Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Zoe ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

One of the new paper kits being introduced by Close To My Heart is the whimsical Zoe with fun colors and patterns, and this kit is being featured in August by our Stampers With An Attitude team.     

If you have come here from the Scrappily Ever After blog, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.    


The polka-dot paper from the Zoe kit is used for the background of this card based on Pattern #20 in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 "how to" book.  It is paired with some Slate cardstock and images from Framed, which is the stamp-of-the-month for August.  The nice frame shape was cut using the new Artistry Cricut cartridge, and a bit of pizzazz was added to the card using a strip of the new Coral Shimmer Trim.  

Now "Hop" on over to Misty Girl Inspirations blog for more artwork using the Zoe paper kit.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry ~ NEW Cricut Cartridge!

Artistry is the name of the newest exclusive Cricut cartridge released by Close To My Heart.  This cartridge has 700 fabulous images, including a font, multiple icons, basic shapes, layers, banners, and backgrounds.  You can see all of the images at the bottom of this post.     

If you arrived here from Jeanie's Clearly Cards blog, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the new Artistry cartridge.  

There are several cute animals included with the Icons on the Artistry cartridge.  For this card, the ladybug was cut in two different sizes in Black and Poppy cardstock.  For this "clean & simple" card, a strip of Black Shimmer Trim was placed for their ground, and then the two ladybugs are simply walking along.  Poppy is one of the brand-new colors being introduced by CTMH.  Beginning in September, you will be able to purchase both cardstock and an ink pad in Poppy. However, when you purchase the Artistry cartridge, it includes a package of Enchantment cardstock which contains all seven new colors being introduced for Fall.   Three stamp sets are also included with the Artistry Collection, and the 'smile' is from the Picture Perfect set. 

Artistry Collection
Each "function key" of the Cricut has a unique type of item associated with it.  Following is the Shape Index for the new Cricut Artistry cartridge.      
Base/Fonts function key

Icon - 1 function key

Icon - 2 function key

Shape function key

Layer function key

Banner function key

Background function key

Please visit Melissa's Heartfelt Sentiments to continue along our Blog Hop featuring the Artistry cartridge. 


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Framed (August SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month, Framed is a great set which covers several occasions throughout the year.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from Scrappin' 4 Memories, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

This sweet 'thank you' card uses one of the frames and a sentiment from the Framed stamp set.  Card design is from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 Pattern #19, and the top portion is simply a strip of our Lagoon Heart Washi Tape.  Below that is a strip of our narrow Canary Washi Tape and some White Shimmer Trim.  A fun patterned paper from the Brushed kit completes the card, along with Pixie Twine.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (August 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Framed stamp set for only $5.  


Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
My Email My Facebook My CTMH OBA My Pinterest My Blog My Shopping Cart My Twitter
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