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Sunday, February 25, 2018

More Pretty in Pink Cards

Hello friends,

I'm back with a follow up post to my blog hop post.  I had mentioned that I had more artwork coming!

On Friday, I posted 3 cards using sketch #4 from the new Make It From Your Heart vol 4 using the Sunny Thoughts S1802 Stamp of the Month.  Here's 3 more cards using 3 more stamp sets.

Don't forget.  These cards were made using the cardstock and inks from the Pretty in Pink promotion this month where items are 20-30% off!




This one is from the Sending Prayers B1563 stamp set


This one is from All the Thanks B1536


This one is from Birthday Sparkles B1537
The background behind the circle was stamped wtih splash of Color D1733 in Bashful Exclusive Inks.  I rotated the stamp more than a quarter turn to make the splash look more random.  

Here's some other sets that we have that also fit on a 2" block (in some cases)


which is also available in Spanish and French!



Don't forget, if you purchase the SOTM from me for $5, you'll receive a free card kit from me as a special thank you.  There's only 3 more days to take advantage of this free gift!



Friday, February 23, 2018

Blog Hops with Heart

Hello friends,
I know it's been ages since I've been part of a blog hop.  So here's a little reminder of how they work.  They're a fun way to visit a few blogs and end back up here.  We're all posting artwork with a common theme "Pretty in Pink."  At the bottom of my post is a link to the next blog.

If you've come from Katy's blog, welcome!  If you are just starting, you'll end back here after a few hops.

With the February 2018 Pretty in Pink special came a beautiful butterfly mobile.  This was the start of my inspiration for my cards.  You can purchase pink items for 25% off in February or select bundles for a 30% discount.


I used the butterfly from Artiste Cricut Bundle for my cards in gold foil as shown on the mobile.  You can purchase all the supplies for the mobile in a custom bundle this month or make cards like I did.



I used one of the patterns from our newest How To Book Make It From Your Heart vol 4 for this card.  This was a horizontal card but I've turned it to make it a standard upright card.  I added embossing to the Bashful piece with our Rose Embossing Folder


I used this month's Stamp Of The Month, Sunny Thoughts S1802.
I did a little surgical alteration of my stamps.  This is the stamp that used to say "hello sunshine"
I used the cork shapes from Gimme Some Sugar to embellish my cards because I liked the additional texture they added and they're super flat for mailing.  I started with the Gold Glitter Gems that are part of the Pretty in Pink sale but ultimately stuck with the cork ones.  



This one used to to say "wishing you warm birthday wishes."  This one was a little more tricky to alter but not a problem with our micro tip scissors.


The Thank You stamp was the only one who escaped stamp surgery. All of the sentiments were stamped in Raspberry ink.

Behind the circle I stamped the square from Splash Of Color D1733.



This stamp set isn't solid and looks best when layered.  In this case I rotated the squarish stamp more than 90° between impressions.  I used Bashful ink.  




There are tons of stamps you can use for these cards that fit in a 2.25" circle.  Check back for my next post featuring these cards with 3 other stamp sets and more details on my box.  

And today, Friday 2/23 there's a Flash Sale and as I'm writing this post, I have no idea what's going to be part of the sale so please give it a peek.  It will open in a new window so you don't loose your spot in the blog hop.  



ATTENTION:  the Rose Embossing folder for this project is on sale as well as all of our physical Cricut Cartridge bundles!   Between this and the Pretty in Pink sale nearly everything but the white cardstock used on my card is on sale!

Don't forget, if you purchase the SOTM from me, you'll receive a few card kit from me as a special thank you.



Whew!  That was a lot of eye candy for one blog hop post! Please keep hoping to Jayma's post to see more pink!






Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sunny Thanks

Hello friends,

I've thoroughly enjoyed this month's Stamp of the Month Sunny Thoughts S1802.
I love the bold scripty sentiments that are big enough to read and stamp so beautifully.  

Today, I'm featuring 2 more cards that both use the Thank You stamp from this set as well as the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set & Thin Cuts.  

This first card is a spin-off of the card I posted last week.  When I made that card, I random stamped 2 background pieces.  This one I jazzed up with Raspberry ink on the sentiment and on the flowers.  You can see that this transforms this card with a big pop of color.  

I also used the Gold Glitter gems that I colored with my Cherry Pink Shin Han TouchTwin Marker.  You can still see they have the sparkly glitter showing through the now pink gem.  



In this second card, I used the Chelsea Gardens papers and some white shimmer trim.  Both of these cards also feature the new-LIMITED EDITION Bashful Shimmer Brush Z3400https://lharris.closetomyheart.com/retail/search.aspx?searchvalue=shimmer+brush.  You'll want to get it now as they're a product only featured in this Seasonal Expressions catalog cycle and they will not be reordered.  They have a hint of Bashful color as well as beautiful pink glitter.  You can see the color on the butterflies.  I didn't color them with anything else.  





The only bad news I have in this post is that the butterfly Thin Cuts have sold out.  But the stamp set and papers are still available to order.  

Don't forget, if you place an order on my website and receive the Sunny Thoughts Stamp for just $5, you'll receive a card kit as a gift from me!  

Here's another peek at the whole stamp set.  Don't forget you only have a few more days to get this set.  It's only available through February 28th.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Step Right Up!



CC2184 ctmh Circus themed set


Step right up!  Don't wait until March friends!  This Stamp and paper bundle are available now through March.  And I suggest that you grab it now!




Each bundle includes the following:

1 – My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set
2 – gold foil paper sheets
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 – Sapphire cardstock sheets
2 – Black cardstock sheets
2 – Saffron cardstock sheets
2 – Cranberry cardstock sheets
1 – gold pearls
1 – red shimmer trim
Isn't this stamp adorable?

Here's a project idea:


  • How about a Greatest Showman viewing party?  The DVD/BluRay will be available April 10th in stores and in Redbox on April 17th.  Now is the perfect time to start party planning!  



  • Mardi Gras I can also imagine using the diamond patterns and pennants for Mardi Gras.
  • Summer Carnivals
  • Independence Day Celebrations
  • Birthday Parties

What comes to your mind with this Showtime stamp set and Step Right Up bundle?

Don't forget, when you place a $50 order and add the Stamp of the Month for $5, you'll receive a card kit from me for free!  See all the details here!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Warm Birthday Wishes

Happy Weekend friends!  

Here's another card I created using the Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month.  It's soft pink and greys and it's turned out lovely.  BUT I have to say, this one was so out of my comfort zone.  I'm not a pastel loving gal.  (See previous post for my regular style)

But I will say that it works really well for the Pretty In Pink Sale this month.  The Bashful Ink, Cardstock, Gold Glitter and Foil papers are all on sale.  The best part is I made this card in mid-January before I knew anything about the sale. 




For the background, I used the 3 smallest flower sprays on one block and random stamped them together in Bashful ink on the darker side of the Bashful cardstock. (Yes, our cardstock is double sided and the back is a lighter shade!)

For the banner, I used the lighter side of the Mink Cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Heather.  Behind the banner is another piece of Mink.  This is darker shade is the 100% full color sided of Mink.  That's why these two pieces coordinate so well!  
To embellish this, I cut a couple hearts from gold glitter paper, a scallop border from gold foil paper and Blush Shimmer Ribbon.  All products are from Close to My Heart.  

This stamp set is the CTMH Stamp of the Month for February 2018.  S1802 Sunny Thoughts is just $5 with a $50 purchase.  (Even clearance items count!)

If you're purchasing this stamp set from my website for $5, please hop on over here and see the free gift from me!  There's no need to do anything.  I'll send your happy mail right out when I receive your order. 

Have a great weekend!


P.S.  Yes, I forgot.  All PINK inks & cardstocks are on sale in February!!!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February's free gift!

Happy halfway through February!


This is just a quick note to remind everyone who shops my website in February and orders the Stamp of the Month for just $5 receives a free gift from me!  

Sunny Thoughts, S1802 is regularly $17.95 but is just $5 in February with a $50 purchase.  And our freshly added clearance items count too! 




Here's the four cards you'll get to make right away with your stamp set!  Everything will be pre-cut and ready to stamp and assemble.  They'll include the embellishments and envelopes too! 







These cards were made with the Make Waves papers which also feature a darling mermaid.  You'll want to grab them before they sell out this spring.  

Ready for some free cards?  Shop now!