Monday, August 31, 2015

Last Day to buy!!

Today is the last day to buy products featured in the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Click the blue links in this post to shop!
 

And from this Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!


Don't forget you can also take advantage of the August Special - Get Organized!




And get the Framed Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase!













Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Zoe cards #ctmhzoe

I wanted to share with you some cards I made using the New Zoe paper packet along with the Amazing New Artistry Cricut Cartrige.  These papers are so fun & versatile!

This first card is a pretty simple one, but I just love it!  I used the Diamond Embossing folder for the Glacier cardstock, a little bit of the polka-dot B&T Zoe paper and the lovely new Coral Shimmer Trim.  The super cute "Be Happy" banner tag is one of the stamps in the exclusive Artistry Cricut Collection stamp sets, I am really loving those stamp sets!  The card is based on the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, Pattern 30 sketch.

This next one, I saw a couple of consultants make a mason jar card and I just loved the look of them, so I had to make my own.  When you cut the mason jar and the flowers on the same size using Artistry you will see a lot more of the flower stems showing through the heart cutout opening.  I had the thought in mind to use the puffy heart found in the Chalk It Up Assortment with this, so I cut the mason jar a little larger.  I backed the heart opening with a piece of clear packaging from some sequins.  I then put the puffy heart on the clear plastic piece.  I attached the bottom & sides of the mason jar to the White Daisy cardstock but not the top until I had the flowers positioned into the top of the mason jar.  Then I added adhesive to attach the flowers to the White Daisy cardstock.  I then tied the top of the mason jar with the now retired Baker's Twine Hemp (although you can grab some up on the While Supplies Last HERE).  Last step added adhesive to the top of the jar.  Where did the adorable "For You" sentiment come from you might ask??  The August Stamp of the Month ~ Framed.  Don't forget to get yours before the month is over!

 My next card was inspired by the talented Catherine Nowak.  She made a couple of cards like this for the August SOTM Blog Hop we both participated in and I loved it so I had to make one!  

Here is the inside of the card.  Add a little floral stamping to the top corners and some lovely Coral Shimmer Trim under the Chevron Border Punch.

And lastly, I saw the uber-talented Lisa Stenz' card using the typewriter and just had to make one!  How stinkin' cute is this?!!  On Lisa's card she used foam tape to bump up the layers on the typewritier.  I didn't do that for mine, but I did curl the white piece with the heart & Hello and double the foam tape under that piece to make it look like the paper coming out of the typewriter is leaning back.  

Products used all Close To My Heart





Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Zoe - Best Day layout #ctmhzoe

I am excited to share some new Zoe projects with you today!  This is a class layout I did using the New Zoe Workshops on the Go Kit and a scrapbooking workshop layout created by fellow consultant Susan Williams for the Corporate Home Office.  I changed it up just a bit to make it mine.  I did also find inspiration for the Best Day title banner from fellow consultant Linda Norman.  Love receiving inspiration from my fellow consultant sisters!



Below is the same layout made but with no stamping.  I only used a few of the New Zoe Complements!  I'll put a picture in below to show you all of the wonderful new Complements pieces at least what I still have to use on other projects after using the few stickers, kraft & vellum die cuts.  You'll notice on this layout also that I plan to use more pictures, so in the vertical 4"x6" photo mats, I doodled on two of them to make those two photo mats ready for four pictures!  Grab your journaling pen and make your pages work for how ever many pictures you have!   

Now here are all of the amazing new Complements pieces I have left still to use!  You can see on my layout I only used 4 of the stickers,2 of the vellum diecuts & 2 of the kraft die cut flowers.  Still SO much left, Love!!   How great are these!?!!

Products used all Close To My Heart



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

New products in August!!

We are in the last month of the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book, but Close To My Heart has released early New products from the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book to order now!  
The paper packet line is called Zoe and you can order any of the coordinating Zoe products now!  Click this link to go to my website to place your order today!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge Collection is here!!

Debuted at Convention last month & released a month early, it's the newest Close To My Heart Cricut Collection called Artistry!!   The newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create.  Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge.  All of the designs are a must have for any crafter!  You can order your Cricut Artfully sent collection HERE!!

Corporate has redesigned how the collections come now, instead of the 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements sheets (aka chipboard) that were previously part of the collection, you will now receive a full cardstock combo pack!   Some of the Corporate Art Department artwork is shared below for you.  I'll post my own Artistry artwork very soon!




Now I know you are curious what is on this cartridge, so here are pictures of the Artistry Shape Index, so many wonderful choices ~ 700 images (like all of the other cartridges we offer) including Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and a Font (this font matches our Hopscotch stamp set!!  How great is that!)







Are you loving what your seeing with this new cartridge??  Get yours today, just go HERE!



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome Back ~ Re-Join Close To My Heart!!

Are you a former Close To My Heart Consultant??  Have you thought about joining CTMH again?  August is the month to re-join CTMH with the special Essentials Kit!





You have the choice if you are a former Consultant, either get the Essentials Kit for only $49,

Or select the New Consultant Kit for $129.  Either way, You are Welcome Here!!

Click HERE to join my team!







Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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