Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Best Moments are Free - Escape to Paradise

This month's Special - The Best Moments are Free.  Free layout kits with select stamp sets.

The first layout is using the Escape to Paradise stamp set.  This photo is the CTMH Art Department layout.  If you purchase the Escape to Paradise stamp set and use the cutting guide and products in the layout kit, you can create this layout.
Now this next photo is the layout I created from the Escape to Paradise layout kit.  I followed the cutting guide on this layout. The slight difference is that on the flowers, I stamped the hibiscus flowers on the Pixie cardstock like suggested. But I pulled out some Willow cardstock to stamp the leaves and then fussy cut the flowers and leaves for the layout. I did also stamp the sand dots at the bottom of the page with Almond ink instead of Black ink like suggested.



To get your Escape to Paradise layout kit, you can shop for it here.


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Best Moments are Free - Grillin' & Chillin'

This month's Special - The Best Moments are Free.  Free layout kits with select stamp sets.

The first layout is using the Grillin' & Chillin' stamp set.  This photo is the CTMH Art Department layout.  If you purchase the Grillin' & Chillin' stamp set and use the cutting guide and products in the layout kit, you can create this layout.

Now this next photo is the layout I created from the Grillin' & Chillin' layout kit.  I did change my layout up a little by adding another 1/4" strip of the blue patterned paper on the right page.  I also edged the photo mat on the left page with Sapphire ink.  I did not add the "&" sign on the right page, but will add my journaling in that spot after my photos are placed on my pages.


To get your Grillin' & Chillin' layout kit, you can shop for it here.



Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

The Best Moments are Free - Happy Trails

This month's Special - The Best Moments are Free.  Free layout kits with select stamp sets.

The first layout is using the Happy Trails stamp set.  This photo is the CTMH Art Department layout.  If you purchase the Happy Trails stamp set and use the cutting guide and products in the layout kit, you can create this layout.
Now this next photo is the layout I created from the Happy Trails layout kit.  I did not want to do the banners on my pages so I didn't do those, but I moved the Happy Camper title over where the banner would have been on the left page.  I did also pull out another current stamp set The Scenic Route to add the mountains at the top of the pages as well as the "get lost" circle at the top of the right page.




 To get your Happy Trails layout kit, you can shop for it here.


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Best Moments are Free

Happy June!  This month's special is called - The Best Moments are Free!



FREE Layout Kits with Select Stamp Sets!

Celebrate the best moments during June with four My Acrylix® stamp sets and coordinating layout kits designed to preserve some of your favorite memories. This special features three stamp sets from our Seasonal Expressions idea book and one exclusive set—Then & Now—designed just for this special.

For this month only, we’ve paired each of these stamp sets with materials for creating a 2-page scrapbooking layout at no additional cost! You pay the price of the stamp set and get the layout materials FREE—a savings of up to 40%!


Save an additional 25% by purchasing all four kits as part of the special The Best Moments Are Free bundle! You can also get one of these workshop kits FREE when you become a Consultant or host a qualifying party in June!

Shop any of the 4 stamp sets and layout kits or bundle HERE!

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

35th Anniversary Year Flash Sale - 3 days!!



Close to my Heart will be having another Flash Sale starting at 3pm today for 3 days! Below is the information I received regarding the sale.

Shop the sale at 3pm here - www.pamtrostle.ctmh.com

In celebration of the 35-year anniversary year, we’ll be holding an exciting anniversary sale on your Consultant website! The sale will begin at 3:00 pm (MDT) on Wednesday, May 29, and end at 11:59 pm (MDT) on Friday, May 31. While this sale will last longer than our typical flash sales, many of the same considerations apply:
• Sale prices are only available on orders placed on your Consultant website.
• The sale features a selection of current products at 35% discounted prices. We have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale, and we expect to completely sell through several of them because of how great the deals are. Once we sell through the allowed amount, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
• Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
• All discounted items are commissionable and count towards monthly and quarterly sales, Stamp of the Month qualification, etc.

• Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, February 18, 2019

24 Hr President's Day Flash Sale!!


A 24-hour President's Day Flash Sale is coming to my Consultant website as part of our 35-year celebration! This sale will include a variety of current and retired items at 20%, 30%, or even 50% off! The sale starts at 3:00 pm on February 18 and will end at 2:59 pm (MST) on Tuesday, February 19. All of the flash sale deals will only be available while supplies last, so you'll want to visit the sale early!
Shop the sale by clicking HERE

Here are a few things to keep in mind about this sale: 
* Sale prices are only available on orders placed on your Consultant website.
* The sale features a selection of current products at 20–50% discounted prices.
* We have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale, and we expect to completely sell through several of them because of how great the deals are.
* Once we sell through the allowed amount, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
* Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
* Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.


Remember to shop the sale by clicking HERE


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

January SOTM cards

After I created the last "thinking of you" card using the January Stamp of the Month set I had to keep playing and creating.  The group photo below shows all 8 cards I have created using only cardstock, the January Stamp of the Month stamp set, the Swiss Dot embossing Folder, ribbon and ink.



Here are photos of each of the individual cards, the first card was made with Canary cardstock and you can see I used the inverted side of the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I stamped the "Birthday wishes" sentiment with Sapphire ink.



Next I used Candy Apple Red cardstock.  The "love you" sentiment and the heart were stamped with Archival Black ink.

On this card I used Fern cardstock and stamped the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment with Sapphire ink.  I didn't tie a bow for this card but I did add some Gold Glitter Gems.



On this card I used Sapphire cardstock.  I stamped the "just because..." sentiment with White Daisy pigment ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.


On this card I used Eggplant cardstock and again stamped the "Thank You" sentiment with White Daisy pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I did also place a small Gold Glitter Gem in the middle of the flower.



This card was made with New England Ivy cardstock.  I stamped the "thanks" sentiment with Archival Black ink.

And lastly on this card I used Lagoon cardstock and stamped the "Get Well Soon" sentiment with Sapphire ink.

All products Close To My Heart:
S1901 January Stamp of the Month - Card Captions
Z4232 Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
X5998 Canary Cardstock

X5992 Candy Apple Red Cardstock
X6003 Fern Cardstock
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock
X6007 Lagoon Cardstock
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2863 White Daisy Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my continued craftiness!  

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thinking of You - January SOTM card

Good afternoon!  I have a simple card to share with you using the January Stamp of the Month stamp set - Card Captions.  This one is a new favorite!  As the name of the stamp set is so fitting!  I've already used it on a few cards, but wanted to share this one using only cardstock, our new Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and White Ribbon.   I just love this new embossing folder with the dots at the bottom, the faux stitching and blank open space at the top.  Of course you could flip your paper around and use the dots at the top or the side, your options are endless!  The cardstock is our Color of the Year - Sugarplum and the "thinking of you" sentiment is stamped with Sapphire ink.  I hope you like it!  I can see many more of these cards being made in the near future!


Supplies used all Close To My Heart:
S1901 Card Captions - January Stamp of the Month Stamp Set
X5989 Sugarplum Cardstock
Z4232 Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Feels Like Home - FMS369

Happy Monday!  I have a fun, quick card to share with you today.  It is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #369.  When I saw this sketch in my email last week I knew what I wanted to create.  The new paper packet Feels Like Home has a cardmaking stamp set with this lovely wreath stamp in it and I knew I wanted to use this stamp set to make a card.

Here is the card I created.



Products used all Close To My Heart:
X7243B Feels Like Home Paper Packet
C1774 Feels Like Home - Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Retired White Shimmer Trim
Z8006 Sugarplum Exclusive Pigment Ink
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019!

Hello and Happy New Year!!  

I hope you rang in the new year with family and friends safely!  I rang in mine with my family watching a movie and playing some new games we received for Christmas.  All was fun until after midnight as we're all heading to bed and the power goes out!  I thought my husband was just messing with us at first but nope, someone had hit a power pole.  Our temperature was at the lowest so far too, -3 with a windchill of -21!  I feared it would be a very chilly night and we would be starting a fire in the fireplace to warm the house, but 2 hours later the house lights came on and the heat.  So grateful for the linemen that get out in the frigid cold to get power restored!

Now that you know my new years fun, below are the Close To My Heart Fun for January!
We have a new Idea Book with 4 beautiful new paper packets and this year we are celebrating 35 Years!!  Isn't this cover so beautiful of Jeanette with the Chipboard Monogram numbers decorated to celebrate 35 years of her dream which is Close To My Heart!  You can view the Idea Book online by clicking HERE.



The January Special is to celebrate National Papercrafting Month and is called Frame It Up.  The Magnolia Frame Kit gives you the materials to create beautiful papercrafted decor.  There are so many different ways to use this versatile kit, which is why CTMH is offering special pricing when you buy more than one!  You can shop this special by clicking HERE

Below is my frame I created for my home.  I placed a Sapphire photo mat above the "Love" to place our family photo when it arrives.



Another Special that is offered through the end of February is called Heart Happy.  You can purchase this as a Workshop Kit or individual products.  Shop the Heart Happy collection HERE.
  


And lastly the January Stamp of the Month stamp set Card CaptionsYou can purchase this stamp set for the retail price of $18.95 or you can get it for only $5, with a $50 purchase.  This set is so versatile, 26 stamps - so many card options!



These are the artwork creations from the CTMH Art Department.  I'll share some of my artwork using this set in another post soon.



Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Boxing Week Sale - Last Day!

Good morning on this the final day of 2018! And the final day of the Boxing Week Sale!  I've copied in the items that are currently in the sale.  I can see that the Almond cardstock is already gone, bummer I could use some of it.  And from the Close To My Heart email, I see that the Color of the Year Sugarplum was also in the sale and I missed it.  The struggle is real, sleep or stay up to see what is in the sale and grab it before it's gone.  I choose sleep so I missed out 😞  I will mention that if you have not yet purchased the Cricut Collection You Are Here, it is a must have and it's in the sale for only $44.50!

To purchase any of the items below you may click on the item to be taken to my website  or you can shop the sale by clicking HERE.
Today’s Special Offers
These deals are only available from 12:00 am (MST) to 11:59 pm (MST) December 31 while supplies last!
Shipping & handling will be assessed based on the full retail price of the items on your order.