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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thoughtful Tidings (February SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Thoughtful Tidings stamp set from Close To My Heart.  With a nice variety of 'thank you' sentiments, this stamp set will come in handy all through the year.  Remember, the red lines around some of the images indicate that the shape can be cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge on a Cricut machine. 


If you have come here from Angela's 'Tutton's Treasures' blog, you are on the right path! With almost 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other CTMH products on their blogs, you should be able to find lots of great creative ideas to use for your own projects.  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 card may look familiar, there is a very similar one posted in the 'Just A Number - Birthday Card workshop' post.  Actually, I created this 5"x5" card first using the SOTM and liked it so well that I adapted it for the birthday card workshop as a smaller 4"x4" card.  In contrast to many cards, this one has a more masculine look.  An argyle print from the Cruisin paper is used with a sentiment from Thoughtful Tidings and a notched frame cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  A piece of Juniper cardstock was embossed using the Cuttlebug Argyle folder to coordinate with the printed paper
 
Now "Hop" on over to Tamytha's 'Paper HeARTIST' 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!  Remember, the Thoughtful Tidings stamp set is only available during the month of February 2012.  The regular price is $17.95, or you can purchase it for only $5 with a minimum order of $50 in other CTMH products.

If you get lost on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Kathleen's 'Life's like a Bowl of Stamps' blog.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Under the Sea (Spring/Summer New Product Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring new products being introduced in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book as of February 1.  If you would like a copy of the new Idea Book, use the "Email Me" link on the right side of the screen. 


If you have come here from Elizabeth's 'Broken Treasures' blog, you are on the right path! Enjoy your adventure through the Blog Hop, and you will see a lot of fabulous new stamp sets, patterned papers, and embellishments.  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!


One of the cutest new stamp sets is Under the Sea.  It includes several sea creatures, along with a 'pun' sentiment for each of them.  On this card, colored pencils are used for the blow fish along with new papers from the Footloose kit and some pieces of cardstock embossed using the Tiny Bubbles folder for the Cuttlebug.  There is also some Glitz Glitter Gel added to the bubbles for some sparkle and shine
 
Now "Hop" on over to Kristine's '@ home with Studio K' 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 on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Helen's 'Hooked on Stamping' blog.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just A Number – Birthday Card workshop

Do you need to replenish your stock of birthday cards?  If so, this workshop is for you.  You will create four cards each of three different designs.  The cost of the workshop is only $10, and you will have a stack of twelve birthday cards to give to someone special.  All of the cards for this workshop use sentiments from the Just A Number stamp set,  which will be available from Close To My Heart beginning February 1.

Fashionista-Thoughtful Tidings (Stella)A “fashion forward” gal from the Fashionista stamp set is used along with papers from the Stella kit.  A notched image cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge is perfectly sized for a sentiment from the February stamp-of-the-month, Thoughtful Tidings.  Inside of the card is complete with a ‘happy birthday’ sentiment and a row of shops stamped along the bottom.     

Thoughtful Tidings (Cruisin)For a more masculine look, an argyle print from the Cruisin paper is used with a sentiment from Just A Number and frame from 10 Things.  A piece of Juniper cardstock was embossed using the Cuttlebug Argyle folder to coordinate with the printed paper.   

Just A Number-The Present (bird)Actually very little stamping on this card.  The bird and the frame are cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Some Bitty Opaques and a Bitty Sparkle are added for a finishing touch.  The flourish is from The Present stamp set and this card also uses a sentiment from Just A Number.  Thanks to CTMH consultant Christine David for the inspiration for this card.      

February’s “Just A Number” Birthday Card workshop will be offered on two weekends - February 3 & 4 and also February 10 & 11.  The Friday evening classes will start at 7 pm, and there will be two sessions on each Saturday.  One starting at 9 in the morning and the second one at 1 in the afternoon.  You will create four of each of the three projects (total 12 cards and envelopes) for a workshop fee of $10.  Allow approximately two hours to complete your projects.  Please be sure to bring your favorite adhesive.  All other supplies are provided with the workshop fee.  All stamps and papers used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

Everyone who attends will also receive a FREE copy of the brand-new Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book.  As an added bonus, if you place a $50+ order, your workshop fee is waived. 

Please let me know if you would like to attend one of the Birthday Card workshops.  Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to sheilabennett@comcast.net, or call 913-485-4355.

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