Friday, September 12, 2014

CTMH Team Blog Hop - School Days

The Pineapple Paper Artists are showing off all the beautiful new paper packs, stamp sets, and embellishments of Annual Inspirations with a great new blog hop.  Whether you are just beginning your journey or you came here from Martha's blog, I hope you will continue on until you are inspired by everyone's school-themed artwork.


I decided that this month's theme, School Days, gave me the perfect opportunity to play with the chalkboard technique, as well as experiment with a couple of the lovely new ink colors in Annual Inspirations. 
Next, hop on over to Harriet's Butterfly Kisses to see another beautiful project!

Friday, September 5, 2014

#109 - Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica, Thistle, Canary

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.


Color Dare #109 - Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica, Thistle, Canary


This week's color combination was taken from the new Confetti Wishes Paper Packet.  It's a fun collection, but I decided to see what I could create using solids and inks instead of the decorative paper designs.
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Triple Pocket Album Workshop

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Session #1:  Sunday, September 14th - 1:00 p.m. - $18
Session #2:  Sunday, September 28th 1:00 p.m. - $18
Both sessions are required to complete the project.





This fun, interactive album contains six pages that each contain three different pockets to hold tags perfectly sized for 4" x 6" photographs, plus lots of room for smaller images and journaling.  

If you're not a photographer, consider using the album for artwork, postcards, greeting cards, favorite quotes, or scriptures.  The possibilities are endless!

In this workshop, you'll be able to use any paper collection I currently have in inventory.  That means you can choose your favorite color or theme!  Contact me for a current list.  You'll also make your own customized embellishments.

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above dates?  Contact me for more options!

Brushed Butterflies Card Workshop

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Sunday, September 21st - 1:00 p.m. - $15



We'll make three lovely cards featuring beautiful butterflies and the new Brushed paper pack.

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above dates?  Contact me for more options!

Monday, September 1, 2014

National Stamping Month #30yearsofhappy

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!  Take advantage of this great offer now!


The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry.

September SOTM - Family is Forever


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.