Friday, February 28, 2014

March Stamp of the Month- “Happy Place” BLOG HOP

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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Today we will be featuring March’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Happy Place”.  

Take a peek!! J
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If you have come here from Lucy Kelleher’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 here HERE

This month we have over
 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Happy Place stamp set!!
So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!


 These Russian Doll stamps make a perfect welcoming card!!

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I created this card, but did not want to use one of the sentiments from this stamp set. 

Can you guess WHERE I found the word “Home”?

Yes - you guessed it!!  I cut apart the word HOME from the one saying!  The adorable heart added the special touch!  I LOVE the versatility CTMH’s clear stamps bring to the CREATING world!! J

Here is a close up of the doll image…
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I used our alcohol markers to color her in…and then “popped” her up with a 3d foam square! 

I was excited to use the heart stamp in this set, to create a tone on tone background!! By using Creme Brulee ink stamped on Creme Brulee cardstock, you can achieve a subtle, but beautiful background piece! 

Take a peek at the chevron embossed background piece…
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I LOVE the new embossing folders that CTMH has!!  If you would like to learn more about them & how different & special they are from others on the market…CLICK HERE!!

Here is a list of items used on this card…
9042                Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 How-to book
S1403                Happy Place
X7180B              Balloon Ride paper
Cardstocks:         Sorbet, Crème Brulee, Chocolate
Z1925                Chevron Embossing Folder
X5933               Basics Pigment inks (Choc)
Z1753                Brown & Tan Sparkles
Z1921                Metallic Bakers Twine
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
Inks used:           Crème Brulee, Chocolate
Markers used:      Crème Brulee, Sky-light, Sorbet-light

Now head on over to the fabulous  Fancy Melissa’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!  

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

****Remember, the March SOTM
~ Happy Place~
is only available until March 30th! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp for ONLY $5!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Top Secret file key

Here is another WONDERFUL video, sharing MANY tips & ideas with you when you are creating!!

I'm THRILLED with the many pockets, tags, notebook-like paper, etc, that can be cut using Close To My Heart's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!!  FABULOUS!!!

If you don't own this AMAZING Cartridge - you will realize how practical this cartridge is and how it has all the items you need in creating!!!  

The Artbooking Cartridge is known for it's (15) 2 page layouts...and it's (10) mini albums - HOWEVER....there is so much MORE included in this cartridge bundle!!!  

CLICK HERE to view the images of the entire Artbooking booklet!!  

With 700 images, an alphabet, layout designs, mini booklets created at ANY size you will have all you need at your fingertips as you create!!! 

Here's a SAMPLE of another file that we created at last year's Convention using these keys on the Artbooking Cartridge!! 

We used the Laughing Lola Complements along with a variety of Cricut cuts from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

 Carly will talk about a lot of the elements shown in my pages above!!  I LOVE the many different ways they can be used!! 

Today's video talks about the Top Secret Keys found on pages 42 & 43.  

Join us as Carly shares some FABULOUS tips and beautiful artwork using these two keys!! 

Would you like to learn MORE about all 3 of Close To My Heart's Cricut cartridges??? 

Have a wonderful day and I look forward to sharing with you again soon!!!

Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J

Monday, February 17, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog hop - 5x7 Quatrefoil Embossed Card

Welcome to our 

Simply Inspired Close To My Heart 
Blog Hop!

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This month we are highlighting the
 NEW 5x7 Embossing folders
from Close To My Heart!!

If you have come here from Diana’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 HERE.

Its super simple to hop along with us - just click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one!

Here we go! J
I am REALLY enjoying the NEW Skylark paper pack, and used those colors in the card I’m sharing today.
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are AMAZING!!  On this card I chose to use the embossing folder, just as it is.  You may notice that I swiped the edges of my embossing cardstock, giving it a touch of color. 

I can’t WAIT to create some more and try to ink the raised part of this image!!

These folders come in the LARGER 5x7 size AND you can emboss up to  a 4” x 12” piece of cardstock!!  Yay for possibilities!!
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I LOVE our 1” size pigment ink pads…by swiping them across my stamp set, I was able to produce a tri-colored image!!

Here is a peek at most of the products I used to create this card.  The complete list of items used is in the list below.
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Products used for card
A1157  Quick Cards- Island Greetings
X7177C - Skylark paper
Z1926 - Quatrefoil 5x7 Embossing Folder
Z1790 Artiste Cricut Bundle
Z2500- Whimsy Pigment ink (swt leaf)
Z2503 - Basics Pigment ink (bamboo)
Z2501 - Adventure Pigment ink (lagoon)
Z1867 - Jute Ribbon
Z1891 - Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z3000 - Skylark Asst.

I hope you enjoyed this brief peek at the FABULOUS NEW 5x7 Embossing Folders!! If you'd like to get your own folder for FREE...there is an amazing special happening right now!!! Check it out!!

Purchase 2 packs of CTMH cardstock & receive an embossing folder FREE!!!

 Don't miss out on this FANTASTIC FEBRUARY deal!!   Contact your consultant today..(or click HERE if you need a CTMH consultant. J  

Now "Hop" on over to  Brenda’s Blog   to see her AMAZING work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas! 

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back to my blog each week to see MORE creations using CTMH’s beautiful product!!

Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day - NEW 5x7 Embossing folders

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 Happy Valentine's Day!! 

Were you as excited as I WAS to learn that CTMH was going to be carrying our OWN Embossing Folders??

Not only that - BUT they come in a larger size of 5x7!!  Yay CTMH!!! 

I just received my embossing folders, and wanted to make my hubby a Valentine’s Day card…guess what I pulled out to create with? Winking smile

Embossing Folders, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Chevron Washi Tape, Flamingo Dots & Holiday Tags stamp set...

Check out this FUN (but EASY) card!!!

There were some things I DID NOT know about our NEW Embossing folders …and I was pleasantly surprised with the “EXTRAS” that CTMH added to these folders!! 

Here is a look at the 5 folders we carry…

CTMH put together a video to share with EVERYONE about these amazing product!!

Take a moment to watch this video below!!

Now that you know what the embossing folders are really about….

Do you remember what CTMH’s FEBRUARY special is??

You can receive these AMAZING Embossing Folder(s)for FREE!!!J
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Purchase TWO packs of our single color or colored cardstock (at $14.50 each) and you will automatically be ELIGIBLE for a FREE 5x7 Embossing folder!!

Woot - woot!!  I LOVE great deals!!!

If you’d like to place an order, please feel free to go directly to my website (it’s open 24/7…& you can shop in your jammies J ) and your order will be shipped directly to your door…
OR contact me as I will be placing an order in the next day or so.

Blessings to EACH of you & for those of you in my local area…enjoy this beautiful snow…it may be our last we see this winter!!

Krista J

PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116

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