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Monday, September 30, 2013

Scandinavian Wishes (October SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Scandinavian Wishes stamp set from Close To My Heart.   When you place a minimum order of $50 during October, you will have the opportunity to purchase the Stamp-of-the-Month, Scandinavian Wishes, for only $5!  This stamp set contains 12 images, including 4 shapes which are shown with a red outline which indicates that they can be cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.    

If you have come here from Michelle's 'Scrappy Hour' blog, you are on the right path!  With over 50 creative Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their projects, you will see a variety of uses for this stamp set.  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!
For the September SOTM, I created a Holiday card with very non-traditional colors using the Laughing Lola paper kit and did the same with this October SOTM.  The house image was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped using Scandinavian Wishes.  The layout of the card is taken from the new Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 which features 16 2-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns - all for only $7.95.  As a finishing touch, some Sparkles were added to the stamped images.
To complete the interior of the card, a piece of Laughing Lola Gold was stamped with the sentiment from Scandinavian Wishes along with the border stamp.

Now "Hop" on over to Mary's '..... me stamp 2 .....' 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!  


For a complete list of Blog Hop participants for this month, visit Kathleen's Life's Like a Bowl of Stamps blog.  


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Artbooking With An Attitude! (Blog Hop)

This month, the "Stampers With An Attitude" blog hop participants are sharing projects created using the new Artbooking cartridge for Cricut, available exclusively from Close To My Heart.   This is the third exclusive Cricut cartridge that CTMH has offered - with 700 images, including 15 layout themes and 10 mini book themes that have coordinated accents, borders, titles, overlays, and photo mats.   

If you have come here from 'Kim's Papercraftsblog, 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!
For this card, I used some of the images for the "Top Secret Mini Album" shown on page 42 of the Artbooking Handbook.  The card base is a piece of Laughing Lola background and texture paper cut using the 'file folder' image.  A coordinating pocket was cut from a different patterned paper from Laughing Lola.  It was easy to create the notebook paper by simply using a cut from the same key of the Artbooking cartridge and then the lines were stamped using the Take Note stamp set which is included with the Artbooking bundle.  To complete the front, a cute 'word bubble' was cut using the BFF key on the cartridge and a sentiment from Card Chatter - Birthday was added.
Since the card base 'file folder' was cut from double-sided paper, the interior of the card is just as colorful as the outside.  Completed the sentiment, and added a stamped arrow image which is also included in the Take Note stamp set.

Now "Hop" on over to the 'Stamps, Books, Scraps' blog to see more Artbooking creations!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Celebrate Your Creativity! (September newsletter)


Celebrate Your Creativity
SEPTEMBER 2013A NEWSLETTER FROM SHEILA
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September is National Stamping Month!
Cheerful wishes to lift your loved ones year-round

Celebrate National Stamping Month by ordering our new, exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio for just $10 only during September. When you place an order of $50 or more you qualify for this whimsical triple stamp set of cheerful sentiments, images, and an alphabet to complement life’s silly, sweet, and serendipitous moments.

The stamp set trio, which arrives on three D-size carrier sheets in two envelopes, is stylistically designed so all images coordinate to help you celebrate your happy times all year! Contact your Independent Consultant today to get your own You Are My Happy stamp set trio for just $10 — a savings of $37.90 over retail value! Offer valid September 1–30, 2013.

Get your $10 You Are My Happy stamp set trio today!

Stamp of the Month: Poster Tidings
Block out some time to make stunning holiday projects

With the September Stamp of the Month set,
 Poster Tidings, you’ll have exactly the right words to express what you feel this upcoming holiday season. All of your favorite holiday phrases are included on these fun block stamps, and mixing and matching words is easy to do using the masking technique!

The trendy “subway art” look is a cinch with the September Stamp of the Month, so make sure to get it while you can! Offer expires September 30, 2013.

See the September Stamp of the Month »
Have a Crush?
Fall in love with quick and easy memory keeping

With our two new My Crush™ books, Modville and Bluebird, preserving everyday memories and mementos is a snap! The little things that normally get lost in the busyness of life will be safe within your book’s pages. With just a little tape, glue, or even a paper clip, you’ll be able to preserve life’s adventures as they happen — ticket stubs, receipts, photos, and fast journaling

And thanks to the coordinating My Stickease® images, journaling spots, alphabets, and envelope pockets in the four My Crush assortments, you’ll make beauty in no time at all. Fall head-over-heels for the ease of scrapbooking on the go with our new, handy-sized My Crush books!

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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Wisdom and Whimsy of Dr. Seuss (National Stamping Month Blog Hop)

Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of "National Stamping Month!"  During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10.  You'll love using the playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects.  The full retail value of the stamp set trio is $47.90.  

If you have come here from 'Judy Faye's Place' blog, you are on the right path!  With some very creative Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their projects, you will see many different uses for these three sheets of stamps.  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!

Adorable giraffes and Dr. Seuss go together in a whimsical way for this fun card.  Using patterned papers from the Babycakes kit along with the Dr. Seuss quote from You Are My Happy, this is a quick and easy card to create.  Since there are clouds on the patterned paper with the giraffes, the cloud-shaped "word bubble" from the Cricut Artiste cartridge was a perfect choice for the sentiment.  The "word bubble" is adhered with 3D foam tape to give a bit of dimension to the card.  The only embellishment is a small Sparkle for the eye of the largest giraffe.

As a finishing touch the inside of the card has two strips of Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape.

Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's 'I Am A Happy Stamper' 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 You Are My Happy stamp set trio is only available during the month of September 2013.  The retail value is $47.90, but it is yours for only $10 when you spend $50 in other CTMH products.  


This exclusive, whimsical stamp set trio includes three adorable, coordinating stamp sets on three D-size carrier sheets.  They will arrive at your home in 2 stamp envelopes, one carrier sheet in one envelope and two carrier sheets in one envelope.  Your trio includes:
  • One alphabet (upper and lowercase)
  • One sheet of 9 encouraging, friendship sentiments
  • One sheet of 15 cheerful images great for a variety of life's occasions.
These three sets have been designed stylistically to work together for creating darling cards, layouts, and 3-D projects. 


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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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Celebrating Fall Colors ~ with Washi!

For the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week, they are celebrating the first of the Fall colors that are beginning to appear on trees in the northern states.  It is a Color Challenge featuring four CTMH colors:  Sunset, Barn Red, Cashmere, and Gypsy.    

This was a great opportunity for me to use the Washi Wonder stamp set that is available only as a Hostess Reward in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart.  The fun Washi Wonder set includes 24 different stamps, each is a different pattern in varying widths and lengths so  you can stamp your own "Washi tape" look in any of our 40 ink colors.  For this card, nine of the different stamps are used on Cashmere cardstock in the four colors for the H2H Color Challenge.  With the card base in Barn Red cardstock, this is a nice subdued card.  The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and tag image are both from the Holiday Tags stamp set, which has a coordinating image that can be cut using the Artiste cartridge for the Cricut machine.

Inside of the card has three of the Washi tape images to give the card a nice, finished look along with the matching envelope.
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Contact me if you would like to receive a copy of the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  As a National Stamping Month special, you are eligible to purchase the You Are My Happy stamp set trio for only $10 with a $50+ order in CTMH products.   



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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