Hello Foxy – Color Dare #248

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Desert Sand, Glacier, New England Ivy, Sapphire & White Daisy

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I warned you that Hello Foxy was my favorite Stamp of the Month from the Seasonal Expressions and I wanted to find a way to use these three little foxes all together.  When I saw this 3X6 card layout I immediately thought of a photo booth.  So I inked up each of the foxes and colored with my Shin Han Markers.  The basket-weave B&T is from the No Worries Paper packet and the ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon pack which is on the retiring list so make sure you get some ordered today.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!  If you’re excited about the Color Dare and think that you might be interested in joining our DT check out this post here.  It truly has been a super fun experience and I’ve made some terrific friends.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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No Worries – Hi

I love making little cards to tuck into a spot to be found and bring a smile to someone’s face.  This little 2.5 X 3.5 gem lacks any beach feel, but was made using the No Worries paper packet.

The circles for the HI were cut using the new Circle Thin Cuts…pretty easy way to make a mat by just grabbing two stepped sizes.  That cute flower and HI! sentiment are both from the June Stamp of the Month Hello Foxy.  This is probably my favorite Stamp of the Month from this Seasonal Expression and what a great deal at $5 US with a qualifying order.

What is your favorite way to use small cards?  I’d love it if took a minute to leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by!

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June Specials with Close to My Heart

June…the month of flags, fathers, summer solstice and new specials with Close to My Heart.

So are you loving the new Seasonal Expression – I have to be honest, after creating with those whimsical unicorns all month they are inching their way to the top of my favorites list…Jack just better watch out.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart June Specials:

  1. June Stamp of the Month – Hello Foxy
  2. June Campaign – We’ve Got You Covered
  3. Shopping – Going Soon/Clearance
  4. Classes – Don’t Miss the Fun!

Hello Foxy: June’s Stamp of the Month “Hello Foxy” is an adorable set of 11 images, including frolicking foxes, an adorable floral wreath and the cutest sentiments ever.  I have already been getting my set inky so make sure you sign up to follow my blog where you’ll get to see my fun creations.

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We’ve Got You CoveredLooking for a great way to preserve your memories?  We’ve got you covered!  In June, buy one My Legacy Album and get a second for 50% off.  Choose from our D-Ring or Postbound styles both of which are available in a selection of 9 colors.  Want to host a party in June…Hostesses can earn an album absolutely free!

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Shopping:  Did you know that you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have your items shipped right to your front door (or wherever your delivery driver leaves them)?  Did you know that my webpage (click the link to be taken to my webpage) has a Clearance and a Going Soon! section?  The deals on these two pages are updated frequently.  When you set up your account you’ll also get the chance to opt in for my monthly newsletter that highlights monthly specials.  Close to My Heart does not sell or share your e-mail address and has a secure check-out.  You’ll also find a link to my current online mystery hostess party – when you shop from there you’ll automatically get a chance to “win” the hostess benefits.  If you’re placing an order over $150 make sure you call me first and I’ll set up your own shopping link where you’ll earn Hostess Benefits all on your own.

Classes:  Don’t miss out on sharing some creative time in the Craft Coop.  I have monthly classes – normally the first Thursday and Second Tuesday of each month.  You’ll find all the details over on my Facebook Page under the Events Section.  Class size is limited to 6, you’ll learn new techniques, tips and tricks and go home with four cards all ready to go in the mail so make sure you get signed up!  I still have a couple of spaces in the evening class on June 6th – please RSVP today if you’ll be able to come.

Thanks for stopping by…if you have any questions about any of the monthly specials or would like to find out more about card-making or scrapbooking please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.

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Love – Color Dare #244

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Glacier, Canary, Juniper, Thistle, Black, White Daisy and Silver.

I found this Love Card over at consultant Karen Pedersen’s Blog and she was gracious enough to share the sketch so I just copied away.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with copying as long as you give credit where credit is due I can only hope that something I post will inspire one of you my readers to copy me (or Karen for that matter) she does awesome work.

The Love stamp is from the May Stamp of the Month – Live, Love, Laugh.  It is a terrific set and available for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase, but only during the month of May so make sure you don’t miss it.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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Thanks for sharing a little bit of your Friday morning with me each week.  I hope you’ll stop by again soon.

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Love – May SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Live, Laugh, Love , a set of 9 stamps.  If you have come here from Crafty Carol Taggio’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have over 25 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!

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I have several anniversary cards that I need to prepare for my stash and I thought this bold LOVE stamp was the perfect choice to reach for.  I embossed it in Princess Gold Embossing Powder and then mounted it on a piece of Gold Glitter Paper.  The B&T papers are from the exclusive Live Beautifully paper packet which is only available during the month of May.

Now “Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

 

May Specials with Close to My Heart

May has so many terrific things to offer I’m not going to waste any time and get straight to the details.

It’s time for a brand new Seasonal Expressions and this one is NOT going to disappoint.  If you were at my open house on Saturday you should have your new catalog full of dog-eared pages, if you weren’t able to join us – you can find it online here!

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart May Specials:

  1. May Stamp of the Month – Live Love Laugh
  2. May Campaign – Live Beautifully

LIVE LOVE LAUGH:   Each month Close to My Heart issues an exclusive D-sized stamp of the month which you can purchase for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase.  They are only available for one month and are always a popular choice.  The Live, Love, Laugh stamp set includes big bold words and some cute flowers.

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LIVE BEAUTIFULLY:  Your life is full of everyday beauty that deserves to be remembered. This National Scrapbooking Month, celebrate the beauty of your life with our exclusive, Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set. Featuring rich floral patterns, gold foil designs, and more, this paper collection is only available for a limited time. Order yours and start preserving your memories today.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase a special coordinating stamp set.

               

Since our focus is National Scrapbook Month we also have a Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit.  You have the option of purchasing it as an album bundle or a stand alone kit.  This kit is hands-down gorgeous!

I’ll be sharing lots of artwork throughout the month including a post later this evening in the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  Make sure you sign up to follow my blog so you don’t miss anything.

If you have any questions about any of the specials this month please feel free to stop by my Facebook page where you can send me a message including your contact information and I will respond as soon as possible.

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Flock For Grandma

Here I am as promised with another card using the April Stamp of the month Flock Together.  Didn’t I tell you this stamp set was perfect for a baby card?

I really like the Whimsy Fundamentals line especially the page of brush stroked love 🙂  I then layered a little Gold Glitter Paper and Pixie cardstock to hold my image.  The birds were stamped in Whisper and Pixie to represent grandma & baby.

I’ll be back next week for some more ideas for this stamp set, but in the meantime you better get yours ordered before it’s not available.

Thanks for stopping by!

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