Friday, October 20, 2017

CTMH Sweet Card



Another creation from our CTMH Annual Convention.  This card mixes colors from the Enchantment, Adventure and Whimsy collections!!  With Ruby and New England Ivy cardstock, Cranberry Hearts and Smoothie Squares, you can see that the colors don’t always have to stay in their families…our 40 colors can easily be grouped in tons of color combinations!!



The flower from the Beautiful You Stamp and Thin Cut bundle was stamped using Bashful, Pixie and Raspberry while the leaves were stamped in Mink and Heather. The gold “sweet” sentiment is from the Happy Moments complements.




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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Falling For You Owl Always Love You Card



This adorable card was given to me by my friend Elise Sosa. She created the card for a swap at a retreat we attended and boy am I in love!!  She used our Leaf Embossing Folder with our NEW Gold Foil Paper to create a beautiful accent!  BUT she didn’t stop there…she heat embossed the owl and sentiment from our Punny Pals stamp set, then used our watercolors to color them in!

  
The Punny Pals stamp set is our Operation Smile featured set this year!  With the purchase of the Punny Pals Stamp Set, $7  is donated to Operation Smile!!!


As a BONUS, this month ONLY, Close to My Heart is offering a Punny Pals Thin Cuts set to easily cut out these adorable Punny Pals images!!  You can choose to purchase the thin cuts separately, or they are included in our Share A Smile Card Kit!!  Get yours quick, as these items are ONLY available in October and While Supplies Last!!!





You can also receive the Share A Smile Card Kit FREE in October when you join my Close to My Heart Team!!  The card kit will be included in your consultant kit!  As an ADDED BONUS, when you join my team in October, I’ll send you the Punny Pals stamp set as my gift to you!!



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CTMH Silver & Gold Mini Album


Last week I shared the Beary Christmas mini-album I put together using the My Creations Kraft Mini Book from our CTMH Clearance section at 65% OFF!!!  Loving the Beary Christmas collection, super cute!!  

But this week I wanted to give you a little more elegant offering, with the same SAVINGS available in our Clearance section!!  


This mini-album features our Silver & Gold Picture My Life cards and the My Creations Black Mini Book.  The silver and gold foil of the PML cards really pop with this black mini book (sadly my photos don't do it justice) and of course you can embellish with our many options of silver and gold embellishments!
Be sure to shop our Clearance Section today and stock up on the My Creations Mini Books while you can...for ONLY $3.50 the creative opportunities are endless!!


In case you missed the Beary Christmas mini-album I put together, you can find it here!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CTMH Cats & Bats Trick or Treat Scrapbook Layout



The Cats & Bats paper pack includes 2 sheets of Picture My Life (pocket scrapbooking) cards!  I grabbed the Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat cards to act as great focal points for this layout!



Of course I started with the CTMH Pattern books, then modified a little for photo sizes!  I tend to “cheat” a little, even when using the pattern books…I look at the artwork and select a pattern that works with the photos or scraps I have…but I also look for patterns that have artwork with similar embellishments I have to play with.

   
Embellishing is the worst for me…when I do it on my own, it tends to look like I spilled them, lol!  So using the artwork in the pattern books as inspiration, it helps me to cluster and scatter the embellishments a bit more appropriately than I would on my own!


If you haven’t ordered your Cats & Bats collection yet…you definitely want to add it to your stash for the upcoming Halloween festivities and many pictures you’ll take!  Then stay tuned…I have a couple more layouts to share using the Cats & Bats collection that are NOT Halloween themed!!!




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Friday, October 13, 2017

CTMH Happy Day Card



Another Close to My Heart convention project.  The art department does a great job pulling colors from across multiple color families and I love the use of scraps in this card!



Featuring Peacock cardstock and polka dot paper, Willow cardstock, watercolor and dots paper plus stickers from the Happy Moments complements:  Lagoon heart, polka dots and Happy Day sentiment, Willow stars and gold stripes foil.




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Thursday, October 12, 2017

CTMH Cats & Bats Eeek Card



This card is more along my normal “style” of card making…quick and simple!!



I used a Picture My Life (pocket scrapbooking) card from the Cats & Bats collection for the grey spiderweb background, then used the EEEK and spider from the Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts set.  A black dot from the Cats & Bats Dots and wallah, a quick Halloween Card!






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