Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspirational Art Canvas

Art Canvas
  • Cut a piece of cardstock to the size of your canvas. (Tip: Do all your stamping and inking first before attaching the cardstock to the canvas.)
  • Select four or five alphabet stamp sets, varying the size and styles. (Tip: You can create this “subway art” look with whatever alphabet sets you have on hand.)
  • Choose a few simple icon stamps to fill in empty areas.
  • Play around with the placement and spacing of the letters and icons before stamping.
  • Stamp the words and icons with black StazOn® ink.
  • Attach the finished cardstock piece using a thin coat of Mod Podge applied to the canvas.

Friday, September 9, 2011

m&m candy tutorial

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August AMAZING PromotionS!!

From August 15 - August 31 there are 3 STUPENDOUS SPECIALS that intersect with Close To My Heart. In fact, if you spend $75 (before shipping and tax) during this period of time, you earn over $40 in stamp sets FREE and another $17.95 stamp set for only $5! No foolin'! Dounle up on promotions this month but only during Aug 15-31st!
Here's how it works:
  1. Purchase $50 in product (before shipping and tax) and get the August Stamp of the Month (Wicked) for only $5 ($17.95 value). That $55 also counts toward the $75 in #3 below. The card at the beginning of the post is a standard size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") that I made using this set (products used list at the end of this post).
  2. When you spend the $50, and then the $5 for the Stamp of the Month (worth $17.95), you also get this darling "A Typeface" stamp set FREE ($6.95 value).
  3. Add another $20 in product to your order, so you are spending $75 (before shipping and tax) and get Close To My Heart's first ever DOUBLE stamp set called "Pair-a-Phrase" (two of our "D" size stamp sheets, worth $17.95 each, for a total of $35.90 in value) FREE!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pennant n Balloon card

I love a homemade card. And, I am sure you will love this one. Who can resist smiling at the bright colors, pennants and balloons?
Thanks P.Dolecki for sharing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CTMH says "Cricut"

I will admit I love the Cricut! Do I own one? No. I have an addictive personality and a very small budget...honestly,  a zero budget for hobbies right now. So, I have never bought one. No sense in owning the machine if I can't purchase all the coordinating goodies, right? Thank goodness for friends and my kids' school who own one and graciously loan their machines to me. Well, times have changed for me! CTMH has teamed with the makers of Cricut and created an exclusive cartridge for CTMH. It has over 700 images, comes packaged in a bundle with 3 exclusive CTMH stamps AND (as if that wasn't enough) coordinates with numerous stamp sets in the Fall 2011 catalog! I have my catalog now. You can get yours August 1st!! I have decided now is the time for Cricut ownership. With over 700 images and all the other possibilities, this one cartridge will be enough for creative heaven!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gift: Card box with month cards

JUBILATION June SOTM CARD SET: Cards are 4x4; Box 4.5W, 4.5H, 3D

Stamps: Jubilation SOTM, In the Month of Jan., In the Month of Feb., Snow Flurries

Paper: Sweetheart, Wings CB, Sophia, Fanfare, Hooligans, Olivia, Mayberry

Cardstock: White Daisy, Colonial White, Dutch Blue, Sky, Black, Topiary, Pear, Pacifica, Sunset, Barn Red, Olive, Cocoa

Ink: White Daisy, Cocoa, Dutch Blue, Tulip, Topiary, Hollyhock, Blush, Sunny Yellow, Black, Chocolate, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Smoothie

Embellishments: White Daisy Brads, Bitty Sparkles, White Daisy Grosgrain, Lime Green Stickles, Holiday Button, Olive Waxy Flax, Cranberry Grosgrain, Glitz, Black Stitched Ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles, Chocolate Organdy, Olive Stitched Ribbon, Colonial White Bigger Brads, Designer Brads

Tools: 4x4 Envelope Flats, Terrifically Tacky Tape, 2" Scallop Circle Punch, Piercing Tool, Sponge, 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, 1/2 Velcro Dot 

Thanks T.Lunceford for sharing your great idea!