Monday, December 7, 2020

December Stamp of the Month! & Free kit!

This month's stamp of the month is a gorgeous floral stamp set. S2012 is called Happiness Never Grows Old.  I know we may have tons of flowers already but this one is so beautiful with the flowers and encouraging sentiments.   

It's available for $5 with a $50 order.  Or FREE to our VIP members.  This is the last month to get the extra bonus cash when you join as a VIP.  

Here's some artwork I've created and you'll get to create when you order the discounted stamp from me!  

I'll mail this kit to you in January for free when you've placed a $50+ order that includes the discounted Stamp of the Month.  

It features the paper pack Serenity and is paired with some of our new Cardstock and Glitter papers!  

To complete this kit as shown you'll want to have Intense Black, Sapphire, Cinnamon & Desert Rose inks and your favorite shimmer brush, 3D foam tape and adhesives.  

Also recommended:
Card 1 used Intense Black Ink, Sapphire Ink (or use Grape), Sapphire Shimmer Brush, Purple and Light Green Tri-blend Markers 
Card 2 uses Coral Blend & Alpine Green Tri-blend markers, Intense Black, Cinnamon & Desert Rose Inks and the Scarlet Shimmer brush to color the heart.  I colored the glitter gem with Dark Red Shades Tri-blend marker
Card 3 uses Light Yellow or Citrus, Dull Green Triblend markers, Sapphire & Intense Black Inks 
Card 4 uses Cinnamon & Desert Rose Inks.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

September Virtual Crop!

 Hi Friends,

This weekend... Actually, today, Thursday is the start of our next Virtual Crop!  

This month we have a team of FIVE consultants presenting techniques, cardmaking, scrapbooking & home decor techniques.  You'll get to see products from our TWO brand new catalogs and win prizes!  

Here's our current schedule!  As this takes place in 4 countries, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand we have things planned at all hours of the day.  

I must note this is for customers only, not for current Close to My Heart Consultants.

Please click here to join the Facebook Group.  

I hope you can join us this weekend or in the future.  All presentations are saved and available for replay.  

Comfort & Joy 20 Card Workshop

Hello friends,
I want to share with you my 20 card workshop I created with the all-new Comfort & Joy paper pack with stickers.  Using just half of a paper pack with the stickers, I was able to create 20 beautiful cards that are unique.  No repeats!  Since there's only 1 sheet of stickers in a paper pack, I used the rest of the paper plus the Comfort & Joy Gold Glitter Diecuts X7261E to embellish 20 additional cards.  

With Close to My Heart's gorgeous double sided papers, I'm able to swap papers to create two unique cards from the same design.  This workshop is a dream to cut.  There's a a little bit extra paper so you won't end up short and lots of simple cuts.  

For this workshop you'll want to order the following:  

You will also need 
2 sheets of Scarlet Cardstock
1 sheet of Avocado Cardstock
4-6 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock for Diecuts 
Thin 3D foam Tape

When you place a $25 order on my website or join as one of my downline, you'll receive the cutting & assembly guide for free.  

If you would like to teach this workshop as a consultant, you may purchase the cutting guide & consultant release for $10 below.  
**Purchase link has been disabled**
Thank you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June Virtual Crop

I've missed my crafting friends!  Have you? 

I'm offering my *first ever* virtual retreat on Facebook the weekend of June 26 thru June 28th.

It will be from your own home and your own device. 

  • There will be Zoom or Google Meet so we can see each other and chat.  
  • FB live Videos for tutorials that can be watched live or on replay.
  • Bingo!  Forget the daubers and squares.  We have our own kind that be so much fun.
  • Prizes.  Challenges.  Tutorials.  
  • New & old friends! 
To join the event, head to the Paper Palooza FB group and click join.

Please note it is free to join the activities but to be prize qualified, you'll need to place a $25 order (before shipping & tax) on my website between now and June 28, 2020. 

Prizes will be only awarded to customers who have placed a $25 order before tax & shipping on my CTMH website.  Join the gathering "Virtual Retreat" at checkout.  The hostess rewards from this gathering will provide the prizes for this event. 

This event is sponsored by Lalia Harris and Cacie Simon. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Oh Poo!

Early last month, I showed this Eclipse technique on my Facebook page.  Then when I received my Though Thick & Thin stamp set which is part of the NSD Cardmaking Bundle #1, I knew I had to try it as well.  This bundle is while supplies last in May 2020.

Inside says, "Sorry Corona ruined your ____________"

In short, I random stamped a piece of cardstock. Die cut the sentiment and only colored the die cut. I then reassembled the pieces on a card front and elevated the letters with foam tape.

Clear as mud?  That's why I created a video.  The rose stamp shown in the video is currently available.  It's called the Yesterday & Today Cardmaking Stamp Set.

For the hi card, I used my Cricut.  I centered "hi" in the middle of a rectangle that's 3.75 x 5" on my Cricut mat.  With the letters in place on my Cricut Mat or taped with Washi tape on the back, I stamped the flowers.  You'll need an outline stamp that can be colored.  Stamp in a black ink that's compatible with the type of marker or colored pencil you're planning to use.

I used shimmer brushes on this set.

Supplies used in Oh Poo Card

More photos of the TP card kit.
This kit has supplies for 20 cards.  Just add ink & adhesives.

Friday, April 17, 2020

These Are My People Custom Card Workshop

Hello friends!
Are you sending more cards like I have been?  Here's a fun, colorful and simple card workshop using all new goodies from Close to My Heart.

Last month, CTMH released a new Cricut Collection called Everyday Moments.  You can only find it in the Cricut store through my link.  It's complete Card and Scrapbook projects.  They're beautiful but as a cardmaker, I sliced and diced many of the fun elements out just for card embellishments.

And this month they have a wonderful paper collection "These Are My People"

All Around Creativity

There's a 6x8 Scrabook Cut Above kit, a 12x12 Scrapbook Workshop, Stamps, Stickers and with my latest addition, you can have a 32 Card Kit!

My kit is not a bundle, it's one you'll need to add to your cart separately.

Supply list:

· Cardstock:  1 sheet of each: Canary, Green Apple, Pixie, Smoothie, Sapphire, Carolina, 3 Sheets of Black and White Daisy.  YOu can use the CUSTOM12 built your own Cardstock pack for a portion of this
· 32 Card bases & envelopes X254
· Bitty Sparkles Z1263
· Black & White ribbon from Story By Stacy or Black & Gold Shimmer Ribbon Z4012 , 120 inches (30 inches per set of 8 cards)

· Mini Glue Dots Z341
· Thin 3D Foam Tape Z2060
· Mono Liquid Adhesive Z3440
· Black Ink Z2805

Here's a video of all 8 cards and an overview of the cutting diagram.  

When you place an order on my website of $20 or more, I'll send you the workshop instructions for free!  Or join my CTMH team.  My downline will be getting these files this afternoon for free!!!

Want just the cutting diagrams sent electronically without a website purchase? 

**Purchase link has been disabled**

You can use this guide to host workshops, in home or virtual, but you may not share the files with your customers or down line, but use them for cutting and creating kits that you sell.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kits of JOY!

One of my favorite things about making cards is that it gives me so much joy.  
Joy when I create them.  I love creating beautiful cheerful cards
Joy when I send them.  It feels good to brighten someone's day.  
Joy when someone receives them.  To be known and remembered with a handmade card is a gift.  

Between missing you come through my door to laugh and create and a need to clean out my craft area, I'm making some Kits of JOY!  
What is a Kit of Joy?  A card-workshop in your own home.  
I've done all the hard work, I've designed, cut and created cards that are beautiful, simple to create and with you, my card-making friends in mind.  
Nearly all of my cards are pre-stamped, definitely pre-cut and ready to create. They come with a card base & envelope and embellishments. You and your family can create them as shown or modify the pieces as you desire. I leave it 100% up to you!  

You'll need adhesive, 3D foam tape (if desired), markers or colored pencils and a shimmer brush to add sparkle if desired.  I have some of these items in my inventory so please let me know and I can add them to your order.  
At this time I have about 70 cards to choose from.  They're posted on my Facebook.   Don't worry if you don't have a Facebook account, you should still be able to see the album.  A login screen will appear and eventually a little tiny "not now" link will appear to clear that screen.  Just note the design number in the photo description and email me your wish list. 

How to get them?
A. My website! They'll be gifted to you with your support of my business. 
You'll earn 1 for every $10 of product in your order before shipping and tax. Or 6 cards if you earn the Stamp of the Month for $5. And a baker's dozen with a $100 order. After that, let's talk because you could be earning Hostess Rewards with your order.
B. $2 ea.  
I'll cover the shipping when your card order is over $20. I accept PayPal, Venmo, via FB messenger or check.  

If a kit runs out, I'll let you know before I confirm your order.  

Most of these cards were created for workshops in the last 3 years so much of the product you see may not be currently available on my website.  If you see something you love, let me know.  I might have it available to sell.  Hint...  Next I'll be cleaning out my stamp and paper stash.  If you ask now, you might be the first in line to get it.  

Thank you for your support. ❤️

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Celebrate Today!

The February featured paper is Celebrate Today.  It's a beautiful spring paper that's versatile too!

A gorgeous paper pack!

Notice that it's not all pink and floral.  Two designs are 100% free of pinks!  It's safe to use on boys! 

Scrapbooking workshop

Card Workshop Your Way--A kit that makes 16 cards

Cardmaking Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Card Making Stamp & Thin Cut Z3629

"Old is the New Black"

 I call her Edith... You're Not Old Stamp & Thin Cuts Z3653 are so popular.  What will you name her?
These last two items are part of our Stamptacular sale!  Be sure to shop it this month too! 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

February Stamp of the Month: Cherishing Her

This month's stamp of the month is perfect for scrapbookers and card makers!  This large flower bouquet makes a beautiful embellishment or border.  

The heartwarming sentiments are wonderful!
Get this stamp set only in February 2020 for $18.95 or just $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase! 

Shop here to get it this month. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February's Stamptacular Sale!

Hello friends!
This month's Stamptacular sale is one of the best ever.  Not only are stand-alone stamp sets on sale, bundles with Thin Cuts are up to 50% off!  

Please do not delay if you're looking for stamp and thin cut bundles.  Some are while supplies last and a favorite, Country Bee has already sold out.  

Each of the Floral Alphabet Monograms are just $2.50 ea!
Amazing Thin Cut Bundles!
 I love Angel Hugs!

2 witty birthday sets

Country Critters!

Stamps for every type of occasion
 Back out of the vault!  These very popular stamp sets are back!

Stamp-only sets will be available all month, but items with Thin Cut dies may not be re-ordered after inventory is depleted.  Shop soon!  


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Benefiting Australian Bush Fires

As we have heard news of devastating wildfires across Australia, we have felt the need to support relief efforts by designing a stamp set especially for this cause. The stamp set is titled Keep Your Head Up (W1202) and it is now available for purchase:

This is a B-size stamp set that would normally be priced at $10.95,but CMTH has decided to make it available for just $10 in all markets. This makes it an easy choice for you to purchase the set, especially knowing that the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Red Cross, with the donations designated to the relief efforts for the Australia bushfires. In order to maximize the donation amount, this set will be non-commissionable. I will not make any profit on this set, allowing all proceeds—including the amount that would normally go to my benefit—will be donated.

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