Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering 20% off the retail price on all Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections.

Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room!

Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm (MST) Monday night. Shop my online store & join Gretchen's Holiday Party or contact me directly to order your collections.

You don't want to miss this fabulous sale!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CTMH Team Blog Hop - Christmas Cards

The Pineapple Paper Artists are getting ready for the holidays by making Christmas cards.  Whether you are starting your journey here, or you came from Martha's blog, this hop is perfect for helping you design your own cards or just putting you into the holiday mood!

In Close To My Heart's Annual Inspirations Idea Book there are paper packs appropriate for many different occasions.  There's one that was definitely designed as a Christmas paper and another that is perfect for winter projects.  These papers work wonderfully for the holidays for which they were designed.  However, they can be used for so much more.  I love stretching my papers by using them for purposes not originally intended.  To create this Christmas card, I used a background paper from the Pathfinding Paper Pack (X7186B), which was designed to be a fall-themed paper.  But doesn't it work great in conjunction with Smokey Plum?
Next, hop on over to Scrappy Sandra's Custom Creations, to see another beautiful card.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Color Dare #119 - Smokey Plum, Hollyhock, Olive

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.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute!

Color Dare #119 - Smokey Plum, Hollyhock, Olive 

Sonoma was one of my favorite paper collections, so I have been saving it for a special occassion.  It came in handy for this week's challenge!
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!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Cards Super Workshop

Saturday, November 29th
11:30 a.m.

It's time to celebrate this special time of year with beautiful handmade cards.  In this special extended workshop you'll make 14 gorgeous cards that are sure to impress your friends and family. (The above picture highlights just a few of the cards you will create.)

BONUS:  If 14 cards are not enough for you, I am offering bonus kits to all workshop participants for $25.  You'll get the supplies and cut-to-size papers, cardstock, and envelopes to make an additional set of cards.  Stamp the images during the workshop and assemble at home.  That will give you a total of 28 cards (or more)!  You must let me know BEFORE the workshop if you would like additional kit(s).

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above date?  Contact me to purchase a kit!

Yuletide Triptych

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

Saturday, December 13th - 1:00 p.m. - $35*

This beautiful wall hanging/display piece will make a wonderful addition to any home or office.  Whether you are a decorating fiend, or are trying to cut back on your efforts, this piece will help you celebrate in style!

*Receive a $7 discount if you take both the Holiday Happenings Crush Book and Yuletide Triptych workshops!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CTMH Team Blog Hop - Florals

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 Amy, the Pineapple Paper Artist, I hope you will continue on until you are inspired by everyone's autumn-themed artwork.

My original intention was to use a traditional floral stamp to create a card for this month's theme.  But I had one of those "brilliant ideas" when I came across my Paisley Perfect (C1556) stamp set!  Children of the 80's will hopefully get the "brilliant idea" reference!
I hope you enjoy these beautiful florals!  Next, hop on over to Scrappy Sandra's Custom Creations, to see another beautiful project!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Happenings Crush Book Workshop

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

Saturday, November 22nd - 1:00 p.m. - $25
Saturday, December 6th - 1:00 p.m. - $25*
Both sessions are required to complete this project.

This pre-bound book features beautifully decorated pages, interactive add-ons, and fun embellishments.  You'll get lots of ideas that can be used on other cards, scrapbooks and art journals.  And when you go home, you will still have lots of room to add your own photographs, souvenirs, and memories.  A keepsake your friends and family will treasure for years to come!

*Receive a $7 discount if you take both the Holiday Happenings Crush Book AND Yuletide Triptych workshops!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things

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.