Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Early or late...Always cute ideas!

Time to post the club tags, from our Holiday tag swap 2015. This year we went with an any holiday goes theme. Over the next few days I will post all the cute tags, be sure to pin any you may want to try out next year. This group is from Wendy, she had these "sticken" cute tags in a cello bag with the topper below. She created everything from CTMH products! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Need a Holiday break...

Need a break fro the holidays, time to try out some new techniques! *We will be working on these at club over the next few months :o)

Need a Holiday Centerpiece?

This is a great use of CTMH BT paper, create a centerpiece you can use year after year or give as gift!

December Stamp of the Month

                                            CTMH alcohol-based markers
                      CTMH Water Color  paper and pencils
Candlelight Garden; S1512. This stamp set is only available in the month of December, purchase it for only $5 with a $50.00 purchase. December is also the last month to purchase from the Holiday Expressions....White Pines the CTMH holiday paper might be on your list...
December SoM  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dizzy Circles and Pen Pals!

Need a quick, simple yet cute card? Try Dizzy Circles; C1610 then add the Greetings  and tag from Pen Pals; A1175 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

This month only!!

 CTMH has a new planner, you create it to work for you! This month only it is 15% off!!  Pick the supplies you need, or get them all. This is a great gift idea for that person on your list who like to keep notes on events, dates, or memories to scrap about!
                                           Last month to order form this great book!
Need to create a nice, simple gift for yourself or a friend? Try to CTMH Cyber sale on my OBA-Web Site! Only a few more days to order at this great price!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Birthday idea with White Pines

White Pines is not just for Holiday cards, layouts and projects!

November Sangria paper ideas!

 CTMH Sangria paper packet, sooo many ways to use this color combo!!
                                          All CTMH Products!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November club ideas!

                                    The tag cards make a nice change to the "normal" card style
                               This was the club hands on! How many different techniques do you spot?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

December Club Tag swap!

It's that time again!  Time for the club tag swap.  If you signed up, be sure to check the new "rules" listed under the Save the Date Monthly Club Information.
This year it's any type of holiday tag; birthday; Halloween; Thanksgiving....

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Birthday!

                              Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!!
                                 *Check it out, a little stamped sign. LOL!    :o)

Monday, November 16, 2015

White Pines and Flip Flaps!

I cut 3 of the heart-paw image from the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge, then layered them to give it a chip board look. It adds just a little depth to the layout. :o)
 I love using the Memory Protector Flip Flaps! We have a selection of sizes to extend the whole page layout or just a photo.
White Pines BT worked out well for my beagle holiday layout.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking!

Don't miss out on this November ONLY special! Create a holiday gift for a loved one or your self!

Purchase the album bundle and you get:

  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)
Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween (2014)

Some things never change, Candy Corn still says: Happy Halloween!!
Cut from the CTMH Artfully Sent, still available on my web site  :o)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reindeer Bells!

I embossed the Cranberry cs with the CTMH Stripe embossing folder, then layered the White Daisy and Fern cs over. I stamped the stars with White Daisy pigment ink, then colored the Reindeer Bells images in with the CTMH ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and did a quick fussy cut. *Fern TwineReindeer Bells; C1627

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cut Above, Holiday Card kits!

CTMH Cut Above are the answer to quick beautiful holiday cards! Get yours now, put them together over your Thanksgiving weekend. *Don't forget to order your M size stamp saying too!

October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle

This great stamp set is only available until October 31! Order now!  *The red lines around the stamp
 images maybe cut from your CTMH Artiste Crtridge

A little Halloween fun!

I used a mix of products to come up with this fun Halloween card! (thanks Sara!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Video Time!

Embossing Folders and Diffusers 101 Seven Things You Can Do With Watercolor Tips and Techniques with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Twinkle, October Stamp of The Month

A fun, simple Holiday card using the Artiste CTMH Cricut cartridge. Order your Twinkle set now!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Reindeer Bells!

Reindeer Bells; C1627 makes a nice card or stamps for a holiday layout! I embossed the Crystal Blue card stock with the Confetti; Z3118 folder. Then I sanded over the embossed images to bring out the white core of the card stock to create a look of falling snow. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles; Z1263 to high light the "snow flakes". Sooo cute!
I love the CTMH Water Color penciles! There are so many ways to use them. Here I colored, then used a water brush to blend it all...oh, the black was done by dipping the black pencil into the water then coloring.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Merry EveryThing

Supplies: White Pines X7200B, Stamp of the Month; Twinkle. The CTMH Artiste Cartridge. Chocolate and Fern ink. Cashmere and Fern cardstock, Gold Shimmer Trim and Bling Gems Gold Assortment. To create the texture I used the heart Embossing Folder..    Very easy and fun card to make!
Hint: If you want your words to stand out as if on chip board, cut 3 and adhere together!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Zoe and "chip board"

Don't create a "flat" card! Give it a little depth by cutting 3 of the same shape, then layering them to create a chip board depth. WaLa!

October Create & Take!

This month we will make a simple folding card that will be easy for your holiday cards or any special card event! As you can see in the lower photo this card folds flat to fit in an envelope.
I will post the sizes, score lines (I used) and an over view photo after the club gathering. This is an easy "do the math" and create your size card style card  :o)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More Zoe BT and September SoM!

Another fun idea! Flowers and leaves are cut from the Artiste CTMH Cricut cartridge and stamped. All very easy and fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Paper Garden, September SofM

I used Zoe BT and one of the new sets included in the new Artistry cartridge Collection.  Easy and fun!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy Boo!

This is a quick card made with an image from the new CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge! Also new is  the  Green shimmer Trim. A few cuts, some dry embossing and WaLa!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September Create & Take

Stamps Club ladies will be creating this tag using the new Zoe BT papers and flowers cut from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge. Don't miss out on the fun, join one of my clubs today!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New papers, new cards! Page #2 challenge

New Zoe BT paper and more!! Be sure to check out all the fun new stuff in the new Annual Expression Idea book  :o)
The images are from page 2 of the new Artistry CTMH Cricut cartridge. Page 2 of my card challenge-check!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Stamping Month!!

September is National Stamping Month, and this year
Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life!

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear!

Today is the DAY!!

Here is what you have all been waiting for... the new Annual Inspiration book and a little something extra; The Holiday Expressions Seasonal book!! Close To My Heart is the “Let Me Show You How™” company. From easy-to-follow patterns in our how-to books to coordinated embellishments for fast and gorgeous pages, we can show you how to discover your creativity and celebrate relationships—with handmade projects from the heart!
Start now planning your holiday cards, gifts and decor projects!!