Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of The Month: Sweet Life

SHOP ON MY WEB SITE! Each month you can enjoy 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.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Close To My Heart Convention!

I am off to convention today and too excited!!  I will post teasers of what we can expect this fall as soon as I can!  Enjoy this look at CTMH through the years....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blast from the past...

This is an older stamp set from ages ago! I needed a thank you card for tomorrow and wanted to play!

Alcohol Blending Marker Fun!

Learn how to make your stamped images stand out with Close To My Heart's alcohol blending marker and Exclusive Inks® marker sets. Watch the tips and tricks in this video for better blending!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Graduation Cards

We have two family graduations that recently took place!  Perfect excuse to make cards!  I found this inspiration floating around online.  Love the final product.  Colors are dictated by the schools my cousin's sons attended....I hope they are right!

A Bowwow

A friend gave me the A Bowwow stamp set; she is so generous and sweet!!  So when friends of ours got new four legged family members, it seems appropriate to use this set!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thinking of You Dragon Fly card

I made a few Thinking Of You cards for Father's Day this year.  Sadly, we know several friends who lost their Dads, and I wanted them to know we were thinking of them on their first Father's Day without their father.  I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the card and the dragon flies.  I embellished with pearls or gems.  My next project is to learn how to better photograph cards!

Working with Vinyl

Recently a friend gave me the courage to try cutting vinyl on my cricut.  I am so glad I did!  We got a new mailbox 2 years ago when we moved it, and I had not been able to find numbers I liked.

 I considered ordering customs vinyl numbers and eventually decided to see if I could make my own!
I was not able to find Cricut vinyl in the store in the color I wanted so I bought online at - he evens sells outdoor vinyl, which is what I wanted!  After watching a youtube video on how to do it, I was cutting and sticking!
Even decided to add a monogram to the front!

If you have not played with vinyl on your cricut, I encourage you to give it a try!  Fun and easy! 

Ribbons and Trims Video!

Check out the latest tips and techniques video from CTMH!
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