Friday, December 28, 2012

"Random Stamping"

The latest video in the My Craft Channel, Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart is about random stamping.  “Random Stamping” features a stamping technique for creating your own background paper by randomly applying a stamped image to a plain piece of cardstock.   I love creating using random stamping & loved the tips I got from this video.  Let me know if you have any questions or see a product you just must have!



Until next post, happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

“A Passion for Patterns”

Here is the latest technique video in the Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart series featured on My Craft Channel.  “A Passion for Patterns” features a stamping technique for creating your own tone-on-tone patterned paper.  Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to help you!



Until next post, happy crafting!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine?

Whooo's Your Valentine?  What, we haven't even got through Christmas yet I know.  But the National Papercrafting Month special that officially started last Thursday the 13th and runs through the end of January is featured in this video.  Isn't it adorable?!!  And would be so much fun to put together with your little ones, either your own children or with your grandchildren!  Contact me or just place a $35 or more order here and get this kit valued at $40 for only $10!  I can't wait to create some of these with my son for his class party!


Until next post, happy crafting!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New "While Supplies Last" items!!


New items added to the "While Supplies Last" section of my website.  Go here or click on one of the items below to go to my site to get your items fast before they are gone!


While Supplies Last



A plethora of discounted and retired products are available to you at phenomenal prices. Check back often to take advantage of these products that are offered while supplies last!
SHIPPING NOTE: Please note that shipping on all discounted items is based on the original retail price, NOT the discounted price. FedEx Ground shipping in the US is calculated at 7.95% of your retail order total or $7.95, whichever is greater; Landmark Ground shipping in Canada is calculated at 10% of your retail order total or $10, whichever is greater.

$11.95 $2.50 X5922

$11.95 $2.50 X5926

$11.95 $2.50 X5923

$11.95 $2.50 X5925

$11.95 $2.50 X5924

$9.50 $3.00 X5630

$9.50 $3.00 1240

$9.50 $3.00 1295

$9.50 $3.00 5590

$9.50 $3.00 1241

$7.95 $1.70 Z1266

$3.25 $1.25 Z1092

$3.25 $1.25 Z1093

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Everyday Embellishing

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let us show you how!

This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!
Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones.
The chalk marker and 12" × 12" chalkboard sheet are a perfect pair for creating a unique project. Journal and embellish your memories with the quaint look of a chalkboard—minus the dust—and a lot of freehand fun, perfect to display in your albums or on your walls!
If you haven’t had a chance to scrapbook your Halloween photos yet, here’s a great idea for a spooky page. The Haunted assortment with its cute skull brads, spider badge buttons, and more, is the perfect go-to for scary Halloween memories. It also coordinates nicely with the Moonlight paper packet and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.
Tell your story with papers and accents that complement your unique tale. The Memo assortment’s little note tags are great for embellishing and journaling all in one, and the tiny epoxy numbers mimic old typewriter keys. Pair the Memo assortment with our Scholastic paper packet and My Stickease® assortment for your school-themed memories and more!
This elegant layout is tied together by antique elements from the Baroque assortment, Avonlea Complements canvas shapes, and the beautiful Avonlea papers. Add a timeless quality to your memories with graceful keys, broaches, and buttons from the Baroque assortment.

"Behind the Scenes"

Now this video is current, today's Clearly the Best - Stamping with Close to my Heart technique video called “Behind the Scenes” features the core basic stamping techniques to enhance your projects.  I hope you enjoy this video!

"Cluster Luster"

I'm still playing catch up on the Technique videos for you.  This one is “Cluster Luster” features a stamping technique for clustering multiple images in a cute and coordinated design.  I just love the look of this technique!  Let me know if you have any questions or see a product you just must have!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monogram Stamps Video

Have you seen our adorable monogram stamps?  Watch this video to see them in use & learn more about how to add a personal touch to your artwork with the new My Acrylix® monogram stamps from Close To My Heart!

Enjoy the video & if I'm not mistaken, a sneak peek at possibly 2 new papers to debut in the Spring/Summer idea book!  The blue striped tote Monica shows & the bracket frame with the hearts on it, aren't these cute papers!  Now don't quote me on this, but we don't currently have those papers, so it is my wishful thinking!  I will know for sure in just about 2 weeks when I receive my shipment of the new Spring/Summer Idea Books!  Contact me to order the Monogram Stamps & get your copy of the new book!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Rock n Roll"

This is another in the Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart Technique video series featured on My Craft Channel.

“Rock ‘n’ Roll” features a stamping technique for creating beautiful stamped images with shaded edges in a complementary color. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

“Re-vamping with Overstamping”

I got a little behind on posting these weekly Technique videos.  My stepmom came to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our family, so with her here for a week and a half, my posting and creativeness got put on hold to spend family time.  I will be catching you up on the video posts.  If you see something featured in the video and have any questions or see a must have product, contact me to get yours or go here.

“Re-vamping with Overstamping” features a stamping technique called overstamping for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth.

Friday, November 30, 2012

While Supplies Last starting Dec. 1st!!

The below information was copied in from my weekly CTMH Corporate Update email I received yesterday.  So thinking of your December orders or gift buying, you will want to check out the "While Supplies Last" section of my website starting tomorrow.


More Reasons to Shop on my website - http://pamtrostle.ctmh.com
Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that we are making more fabulous deals available to you and your customers. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, we will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of your OBA’s shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.
 
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on your OBA that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pam's Black Friday Sale

Can you believe it, Thanksgiving is only 5 days away?!  And then the much anticipated by some, dreaded by others "Black Friday" Shopping Day!  This year I am offering my very own Close to my Heart Black Friday Sale.  But with mine you don't need to stay up all night for it or be up before the sun.  Shop from the comfort of your own home.  Anytime between now and Sunday, November 25th you can take advantage of the following offers.  

If you are thinking, no I don't need anything, keep Christmas shopping for family & friends that like to craft in mind when reading this!

Place an order on my CTMH website and select the "JOIN Black Friday Sale Nov 25th" option and then you will get a FREE Gift with Purchase from me based on the subtotal of your order (see below).   Once your order is placed, I will send you an email to find out what FREE item/color you would like.  This item will ship separate from your order.

Place an order of $25 - 49.99
Receive a free Stamp Pad or Marker Set (Color of your choice)

Place an order of $50 - $74.99
Receive a free A or B size Stamp Set of your choice.  This amount also entitles you to receive the Stamp of the Month for $5 and any other stamp set for 50% off!

Place an order of $75 - $99.99
Receive a free Paper Packet or Cardstock pack of your choice.  This amount also entitles you to receive the Stamp of the Month for $5 and any other stamp set for 50% off!

Place an order of $100 - $149.99
Receive a free C or D size Stamp Set of your choice.  This amount also entitles you to receive the Stamp of the Month for $5 and any other stamp set for 50% off!

Place an order of $150 or more
Receive $25 in Rewards, plus a FREE C size Stamp Set & you will get the Stamp of the Month for free and any other stamp set 50% off!


I am also offering FREE Shipping on the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Collection or Artiste Cricut Collection.
(Please reply on this message or contact me direct to place this order, do not place order on my website because it will not honor my Free Shipping special.)

* You will also receive the "Thanks" A-sized stamp set when taking advantage of the Cricut Collection Free Shipping offer.


For everyone who places an order with me and takes advantage of "My CTMH Black Friday Sale" will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a FREE Workshop on the Go Kit.  (Winner will be notified on Tuesday 11/27)

Remember this is an exclusive offer from me and is not a Close to my Heart promotion.

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Shopping!

Pear & Partridge - Christmas Wall Hanging

Now here is my Christmas Wall Hanging made using Pear & Partridge papers.  I knew when I made the Halloween one that I would be making a Christmas one next.  I think it turned out really pretty.  If you would like to make one of these for your own home or as a gift, let me know.  I will be selling these as a kit.  No stamping or inking required.  
$13 kit for Local Delivery or Pickup.  $18 to ship to you.

 
Products used - Pear & Partridge paper pack, My Creations Memory Showcase Accordion Album, Dimensional Elements In Color - Holiday, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Cranberry Baker's Twine, Pearl Opaque Gems.


And these two pictures show the Wall Hanging up close to show more detail.  I hope you like them!  And remember, let me know if you would like a kit of your own.

Until next post, happy crafting!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Moonlight - Halloween Wall Hanging

I realized that I didn't share this Halloween Wall Hanging on here, so here it is just about a month late!  I was inspired by fellow Consultant Melinda Everitt, you can see all of her lovely artwork here - If You Bling It.  I was going to put pictures from this year's trick or treating, then I decided to put last years pic of "Arr Pirate Family" on the first panel and continue on with this year, my Avenger Hero boys - Thor & Captain America.  I will add next years on the 3rd panel and the following on the last panel so it will be a collection of 4 years of Halloween to display for years to come.  Thank you so much Melinda for this inspiration!  I love it!  And it was so easy to create, no stamping, just paper & coordinating Complements Dimensional Elements, some ribbon & a little baker's twine.


Until my next post, happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scholastic - Favorite Books layout

This is the layout my ladies created last week at our monthly scrap class.  This layout was inspired by a fellow Consultant, Di Denson, check out all of her lovely artwork at Di's Stamping Room.  I made the same layout for both of my boys, to show their favorite books right now.  Caleb, my youngest son, is in first grade and really getting into reading, which I love to see.  My oldest son has always been an avid reader.  Another thing that makes me so proud.  I did not enjoy reading as a child.  I love to read now & sometimes stay awake too late reading with that thought of "just one more chapter".  It makes me really happy to see both of my boys enjoying reading.



Supplies used - Scholastic Workshop on the Go Kit, School Rocks & Trinity Alphabet stamp sets, Memo Assortment, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Colonial White Grosgrain ribbon, Outdoor Denim, Ruby & Colonial White cardstock.

Until next post, happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kissing with Stamps?

Eww, that just doesn't sound right now does it?  But yes, it really is a technique you can do with your Close to my Heart stamps.  Watch the latest episode of Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close to my Heart video on My Craft Channel and then contact me with any questions you might have, or to order your own stamp sets to try out this technique!



Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Clearance Items Added!

Check out the latest items just added to the While Supplies Last section of my website.  If you see something you like, you better grab it up quick before it's gone!


While Supplies Last



A plethora of discounted and retired products are available to you at phenomenal prices. Check back often to take advantage of these products that are offered while supplies last!
SHIPPING NOTE: Please note that shipping on all discounted items is based on the original retail price, NOT the discounted price. FedEx Ground shipping in the US is calculated at 7.95% of your retail order total or $7.95, whichever is greater; Landmark Ground shipping in Canada is calculated at 10% of your retail order total or $10, whichever is greater.

$5.95 $1.50 X7139C

$9.95 $2.50 X7139B

$12.95 $3.50 BULK223

$4.95 $1.25 Z1488

$4.95 $1.50 X7152C

$12.95 $3.50 BULK248

$4.95 $1.25 Z1338

$8.95 $5.00 Z1334

$4.95 $1.50 X7140C

Quantity:  ROXIE B&T DUOS PAPER

$12.95 $3.50 BULK224

Quantity:  BITTY BUDS ASSORTMENT

$4.95 $2.00 Z1690

$12.95 $3.50 BULK229