Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sugar Rush & Adore You SOTM - I Love You card

Hello!  Can you believe it is the last day of January already??  I know I sure cannot!  This post comes to you with a creation just made using Sugar Rush papers and the January Stamp of the Month stamp set, Adore You.  I had planned on making a card using this set all month and it just didn't happen until  I saw the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #197 and knew just what I would make.  I just love when things come together so easily!

So here is the sketch I based my card on.

And here is the card I made based on the sketch.  I have to say I'm proud of myself for not copying the sketch exactly.  I have a tendency to do that! ;o)  But I do have another card in mind, so check back later to see it.

Products used all Close To My Heart
X7215B Sugar Rush Paper Packet
Z3310 Sugar Rush Dots
S1701 January Stamp of the Month, Adore YouZ3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sugar Rush card - FMS #272 Sketch

I'm back with another sketch challenge card to share with you.  This time I used a Freshly Made Sketches sketch #272.  I used the new Sugar Rush paper packet.  Here is my card creation.

And here is the sketch my card is based on.

All products used Close To My Heart
X7215B Sugar Rush Paper Packet
X7215D Sugar Rush Coordinating Cardstock
Z3310 Sugar Rush Dots
C1671 Sugar Rush - Cardmaking Stamp Set
X254 White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sugar Rush card - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #196

I love when I get inspiration from a sketch!  I received the email from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and knew I wanted to make a card from this sketch using the new paper packet Sugar Rush.  This paper packet is so cute with donuts & ice cream cones.  Below is my card I created.





And here is the sketch.  I knew when I saw those stripes that I would be using the Sugar Rush Washi Tape.

All products used by Close To My Heart
X7215B Sugar Rush Paper Packet

X7215D Sugar Rush Coordinating Cardstock
Z3311 Sugar Rush Washi Tape Pack
Z3300 Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Z2810 Blossom Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2813 Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2809 Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2854 Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cut Above Layout Kit - Little One

Yesterday I shared the Forever & Always Layout Kit with you.  Today I have the Cut Above Little One Layout Kit to share.  As you can see this one is geared towards adorable baby photos.
How stinkin' cute is this layout?!!!

This picture shows you all of the contents of the kit.

And these next two pictures show the 12 - 4"x6" pocket cards inserted into the pocket page protectors awaiting some cute pictures!



Do you have a friend with a new baby that would love to get started scrapbooking?  Or need a quick gift for that friend with the new baby?  You can order your kit by clicking HERE.  


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Cut Above Layout Kit - Forever & Always

Close To My Heart has a new product ~ Cut Above™ Layout Kit.  CTMH has had the Cut Above™ line of products for a while now.  This line of product has mainly been Card Kits, but now they have came out with Scrapbooking Layout Kits!!  Yea!!  I'm all for a fun, quick & easy kit, how about you?  Below is the new Layout Kit called Forever & Always.   In the kit you receive materials to make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors, and instructions.  This kit also includes 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos.

Here is the layout completed.

Next, here are a couple of close up pictures to show you these beautiful gold foil accented stickers. 

And look at the beautiful doily!


Okay, I admit I'm doing this kind of in backwards order, showing you the contents after seeing the lovely layout you can create with this kit.
The picture below shows how the flowers and doily pieces come attached to a cardstock sheet, you just have to punch them out.


As I shared above, along with the lovely 2 page layout you can create, you also receive 12 - 4"x6" pocket cards along with 2 page protectors to add additional pictures.  I just placed my cards in the page protectors temporarily until I decide which photos I want to add.  I might move them around later.  Here are those pages below.


You can get this great kit for only $14.95!  Remember it includes the page protectors, so all you need are your photos ready to add, and then place the page protectors in your album. 

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Hello Lovely - Thank You card

Today I have another Hello Lovely paper packet card creation to share with you.  If you have a copy of the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book, this card may look familiar to you.  The Hello Lovely Workshop Your Way kit cardmaking option has a Mr. & Mrs. card.  I do not have any friends or family getting married, so I don't have a need for any wedding cards personally, so I changed up the home office card design a little to suite me by adding in some Sea Glass Glitter Paper and the Thank You sentiment.


All Products used Close To My Heart


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello Lovely - Thank You card (MOJO479)

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm here today to share a card I created based on a sketch I saw posted by the Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge blog using the new Close To My Heart Hello Lovely paper packet.  Here is the card I created...






And here is the sketch the card is based on... 


Products used all Close To My Heart (you may click any product link below to shop)
X7216B Hello Lovely Paper Packet
X7216D Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock
B1536 All The Thanks Stamp Set
Z2864 Sorbet Ink
Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
X254 White Daisy Card & Envelopes Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

New CTMH Products!!

Below is copied in from the Close To My Heart blog featuring new products in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book & Catalog.  You can view the new idea book by clicking HERE.  As you are reading below, when you see words in blue, you can click on them and be taken to my website to place an order.

New Year, New Products!


New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhhellolovely #weddingscrapbook #vintagescrapbook
There’s something special about the New Year: It’s a time filled with big hopes and dreams, renewed purpose and focus, and for all of us here at Close To My Heart, a new idea book packed with tons of new products!
If you haven’t had a chance to browse through our new idea book yet, you can look at the electronic version here. In the meantime, here’s a quick summary of what’s new!

Scrapbook Albums

New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhalbums #weddingscrapbook #mintalbum #weddingscrapbook
Now you can get pinkwhite, and Sea Glass My Legacy™ albums in both the D-ring and post-bound styles!

Paper Suites

New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhsugarrush #valentinesdaycrafts #valentinesdaygifts #valentinesgifts #diytreattags
As always, we have new themed paper packets with coordinating Complements and embellishments! Check out our Sugar Rush collection, which is perfect for the sweetest Valentine’s Day projects ever!

Metal Dies—Words & Shapes

New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #thincuts #scrapbookingdies #cuttlebug #scrapbooking
We’ve got new Thin Cuts, including the cute “xoxo” that you see here! How adorable would that be on a Valentine’s Day card? We’ve also come out with basic hearts and circle shapes as well as coordinating stamps that fit perfectly on these shapes.

More Complements!

New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #boyscrapbook #scrapbooking
We’ve got more Complements that coordinate with our Fundamentals paper packets.

Beginner Scrapbooking Kits

New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #wedding #weddingscrapbook #vintagescrapbook #beginner #scrapbooking #kit
We are SUPER stoked about our new Cut Above™ layout kits. These kits contain all the materials you need to make one traditional layout, like you see above, as well as a coordinating pocket scrapbooking layout.
New products from Close To My Heart! #ctmh #closetomyheart #wedding #weddingscrapbook #vintagescrapbook #beginner #scrapbooking #kit
The pieces are all pre-cut, so all you have to do is follow the instructions and attach the pieces as shown! These kits are great for those new to scrapbooking to get their feet wet with two different styles of scrapbooking.

Now, in addition to all the product in our new idea book, we also have a very exciting special product for the month of January—a DIY succulent wreath kit! To see how this kit works, check out the video below!

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome Home wreath

Yesterday I shared the Close To My Heart specials with you.  Today I have the National Papercrafting Month Special ~ Welcome Home Wreath Kit that I created to share with you.  I was still finishing up some last details on my wreath, but today it is complete and I'm so happy with how it turned out!  


Before putting the wreath together, I inked the edges of the leaves, flowers and succulent pieces.  It added such nice detail to all of the pieces I think.  The roses were White Daisy but I inked the edges of those with Glacier ink.  Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a "blue" girl, so I had to make my roses tinted blue.

Below are close-up pictures of the flowers and succulents. 





This picture is the corporate picture of the kit contents, everything included.

This picture shows what I have left from my kit, the chipboard middle of my wreath and the gold stickers.  I have seen other consultants sharing some ideas using these pieces, so I plan to use them as well to make another fun home decor item.  Check back later to see what I create!

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit:
     1.  Buy it for $18.95 - no qualifying purchase required!
     2.  Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!
     3.  Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
     4.  Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant on my team!

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!! New Book & Specials!

Welcome 2017!!  

I hope your new year has started out just wonderful!  Mine has so far, more beautiful snow fell yesterday, we got all of our Christmas decor taken down and put away.  I vacuumed the whole house up and downstairs, mopped and everything is back in place to start the new year.  Yes, it is kind of sad to take down the trees & decorations which signals the end of the holidays, but with the new year and the house all cleaned up it feels like a fresh new beginning.



With that new beginning, Close To My Heart has a fun New Seasonal Expressions Idea Book that officially went live yesterday (shown above).  It has 4 new lovely paper creative collections featured in this book and they are called ~ Hello Lovely, Sugar Rush, Dreamin' Big & Some Kinda Wonderful.  You can click on the blue link above to view the Idea Book online on my website or message me at pamtrostle@msn.com to request a copy of your own.



January's Special is in celebration of National Papercrafting Month.  This year, we're celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home decor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit.  This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming decor piece for your home.

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit:
     1.  Buy it for $18.95 - no qualifying purchase required!
     2.  Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!
     3.  Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
     4.  Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant on my team!



And finally this month's Stamp of the Month stamp set is Adore You.  This set is perfect for any Love themed layout or card project you might have.  Below are a couple of the Close To My Heart Art Department creations using this set.  I will share my creation with you very soon.


And below is a picture of the stamp set so you can see all of the great stamps included.
You can get this stamp set in two different ways, you can purchase it for $17.95 or you can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase.


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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