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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Two cards I made for my neice's wedding.

Products used:
CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
Various CTMH stamps and inks
CTMH Heart Die and Stitched die
Heartfelt Creations Stamp/die combos
Heartfelt Creations background die

Monday, July 17, 2017

Z Fold Card

 I made the file to cut this card using Cricut Design Space:

 I made the largest rectangle, then I attached the second rectangle and welded them together.  I added a score line where they joined.  The second rectangle is actually the center two panels, so I put a score line as close to the center as I could figure out.  I added  a tab for gluing the front panel to and welded all together.  Then I just put the front panel rectangle on the mat so it would also cut on the Cricut.
Decorating the panels, I used several flowers from Close to My Heart stamp sets and Cricut Flower Market cartridge.  I did a mixture of stamping on the actual card and stamping on cardstock, fussy cutting and layering with 3d foam tape.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Disney inspired 5x7 Mini Album

I wanted to create a mini album to give to each of my granddaughters who are coming to visit this summer.  I got my digital papers from Miss Kate Cuttables along with some images.  Other images are from Design Space. I made the pages for this album using the pocket/flap style from Scrapdaworld on YouTube.  I also used Kathy Orta's hidden hinge system.  I learned how to make it from Scrapbooking with M.E. on YouTube.  Links to all supplies and Videos are at the end of this post.

The title on the cover is a print and cut from a SVG image I purchased at Miss Kate Cuttables.  I added CTMH clear and gold shimmer on the balloons and over the Red and Yellow words.  Now, they sparkle!

I put six pages in this album.  I used cardstock for the layers on the tags that I had in my stash so I have no idea where the red, yellow, or blue came from.  The black and white are from Close to My Heart.

Inside the front cover I put a small pocket to hold ephemera. Right now it holds extra clip art I made using my Cricut.  The small Snow White and Cinderella are actually printed from Cricut Desing Space onto printable shrink plastic from my stash.  I heated it with my heat gun and put a ribbon in a hole I cut prior to heating.
You can see the photo mat tags sticking up from their pockets.  On the top of the tags are little pull tabs I made using Cricut Design Space by welding a small tag onto a rectangle. Now, my pull tabs match the theme. I learned most of my Cricut skills from Melody Lane.

If you are interested in taking a class to make mini albums or to order one for yourself, please contact me.

Close to My Heart online store:

YouTube Videos:
Melody Lane:
Scrapbooking With M.E.:

Digital (SVG) images (not Cricut) and digital papers:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 Stamp of the Month

This card was made by stamping the flower cluster three times.  I stamped it in one corner, then masked it, stamped it again, then masked and stamped a third time.  I also added the single flower between the two top stamped images and along the bottom of the top right one.  Then I added the sentiment.

I colored the flowers using my Shin Hahn Twin Touch markers.

This stamp set can only be purchased during the month of January 2017.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase. Just click on the shopping link on the right.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hello my Friends,

Our current annual Idea Book sale period is over at the end of July.  Sadly, many of your favorite products are going away to make room for newer products coming out on August 1, 2016.  ( I have seen them and am very excited about them!)

One of the most surprising retiring products to me is some of Cricut bundles. The Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artfully Sent bundles will be gone at the end of this month.  If you had been wanting one of these, July is your last opportunity get them.

You can see all of the retiring products by going to my Online Store at    Shop   Going Soon

or you can follow this link

All ink pads are listed as retiring, but only because CTMH is changing the style of ink pad.  Only the colors Gypsy, Topiary, Pear, Honey, Sunset, Cotton Candy, and Hollyhock are going to be replaced.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July Close to My Heart Promotion- Join My Team

This is the New Consultant Kit that you will receive when you sign up with Close to My Heart.

Early Bird Sign-Up Special

July Constant Campaign

New Consultants who sign up during July will receive their choice of a new Fundamental paper packet* bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $50 in Select Product Credit they get for signing up! This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.
Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

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