12/06/2017

Close to My Heart You Are Here Cricut Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
 You are Here Cricut Collection Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 12 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Just for Fun Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

Did you know that Close to My Heart introduced a new Cricut Collection in August?  It is called You are Here.  Look at All You receive with this collection.





Whether you're traveling abroad, taking a road trip, or enjoying a relaxing staycation, this Cricut® collection is sure to have everything you need to document your journey. From outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you'll find shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life. 

Collection includes the following:
1 – cartridge (700 images: shapes, titles, phrases, and font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – Enchantment cardstock combo pack (two-toned)

View the shapes in the cartridge here.

One of the things I love about our cartridges is that there are 700 images and they can be used for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and all kinds of papercrafting.  This would be an incredible gift for any papercrafter.

I decided to make a card that could be used when maybe someone is having a bad time and you would like them to know that you are thinking of them.


I watercolor washed my background paper, and then I cut out my ship in a variety of papers.  I used our white glitter paper for the white caps on the waves.  And my sun has some shimmer added to it with our Clear Shimmer Brush.  And notice that I used our Silver Foil paper to frame my scene.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Cat Nowak's Blog} and see what she has made.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 

Supplies Used


12/03/2017

December Close to My Heart Blog Hop - A Little Bit of Pun

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 



    
This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 19 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

The December Stamp of the Month is entitled A Little Bit of Pun (S1712) (Set of  17).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:




Isn't this the cutest stamp set?  Great for Valentine Day!  I am going to make some cards for my grandchildren.  They will get a real kick out of the sayings that go with the images.

Here is my card.



Look at the my adorable mermaid.  Can you see the shimmer from the Clear Shimmer Brush?

The emerald dotted paper and the black and white diagonally striped paper comes from the Cats and Bats paper pack.  I also used Black Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Cats and Bats dots, the Rose Embossing folder, Thin 3D foam tape, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Pad, Emerald Ink Pad, Cerulean Blue ShinHan marker, Turquoise ShinHan marker, Artbooking Cricut Collection, and check out our new Vellum paper doily I cut out and placed behind the black cardstock scallop circle.


The December Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between December 1 – December 31, 2017.  


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Michelle Loncar's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website. 

11/23/2017

Would You Like to Get 50% off on Close to My Heart Products?

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  We really had a nice day and now I want to let you know about the Close to My Heart Black Friday Special.


We’re holding a one-day flash sale to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year!

The sale will give you a chance to get a 50% discount on all of our currently available Cut Above Layout Kits. This includes our current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!

You ask, "What is a Cut Above Layout Kit?"

With our Cut Above layout kits, you get everything you need to assemble scrapbook layouts in one convenient kit: base pages, pre-cut pieces and die-cuts, stickers, and photo placeholders—all you need is adhesive and a journaling pen! Each of the layouts can be assembled in 15 minutes or less—they’re that easy!

The layouts may be easy, but they look like they took you hours once they are put together.  These pages are easy enough for a beginning scrapbooker to put together but beautiful enough to look like an expert designed it.  
 
This sale starts at 12:00 am on Friday, November 24th and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. 
 
As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy album of your choice at 30% off! 


That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings!

Here are the layouts being offered.  The 50% off price will not be shown until 12:00 am tonight (MST).

Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit
Materials to make five coordinating 2-page layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Includes six 12" x 12" Memory Protectors.  (Retail Price - $44.95)

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Boy)



Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)


Materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page scrapbook layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Also includes 11 top load Memory Protectors™. 
(Retail Price - $59.95)

Slide the coordinating Picture My Life The Story Begins Baby Girl cards (Z3388) or the Picture My Life The Story Begins Baby Boy cards (Z3368) into 12" × 12" divided Memory Protectors and add them to your album for even more pages.

Save 30% on a My Legacy™ album of your choice with the purchase of this kit! (Add your discounted album by clicking the Album Add-on special on the shopping cart page after adding your layout kit.)

Cut Above® Layout Kit—Little One

Materials to make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors™, and instructions. Also includes 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos. (Retail Price - $14.95)



Materials to make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors™, and instructions. Also includes 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos.  (Retail Price - $14.95)


Materials to make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors™, and instructions. Also includes 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos.  (Retail Price - $14.95)


Materials to make a 2-page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors™, and instructions. (Retail Price - $11.95)

Be sure and shop early for best selection.  My website is www.melindaeveritt.ctmh.com

And while you are there, don't forget to check our Just for Fun Promotion - buy a Paper Fundamentals Bundle for 40% off retail price or an individual item from the bundle for 30% off.



Also check out our November Stamp of the Month.  Only $5 with a $50 order.






11/16/2017

Close to My Heart Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
 Just for Fun Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 19 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Just for Fun Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

This month the Close to My Heart promotion is called Just for Fun.  The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the "fun" with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! 


There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. 


Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!


Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit- that's a $36.85 value, totally free!

So for this blog hop I am going to show you some more pages from my perpetual calendar that I featured in the November SOTM Blog Hop.  Here are the next 4 months.

March

April

May

June
I used the November SOTM and the Adventure Paper Fundamentals to put this calendar together.  I will post the rest of this calendar soon, so come back and check.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Priscilla Gotham's Blog} and see what she has made.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 

Supplies Used


11/10/2017

Check Out the Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
 Christmas Card Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 20 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Christmas Card Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

This year has gone by super fast and Christmas is almost upon us.  It is time to make our Christmas cards and we hope that you will find some great ideas for your cards.

I really wanted to use our Beary Christmas Paper Pack (X7225B) for my card.  I love the reds and the greens found in this paper pack.

I also loved the card found in our Holiday Expressions Idea Book using the flamingo and snow globe, so I decided to recreate this card using Beary Christmas paper.

Here is my card.


See the cranberry shadow behind the snow globe?  I used the Two Tier Eclipse technique to add a little pizzaz to my card. I started out with the idea of cutting a word out with my thin cuts but was inspired by the Warmest Wishes Stamp set and thin cuts. (Z3385).  This is such a wonderful stamp set.  I used almost every stamp in this set making this card.  Love it!



Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Wendy Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 

Supplies Used
Beary Christmas Paper Pack
Warmest Wishes Stamp Set and Thin Cuts
Gold Sequins
White and Gold Twine
Foam Tape
Cranberry Cardstock
Value Pack Card Bases and Envelopes
Black Stamp Pad
Toffee Stamp Pad
Fern Stamp Pad
Glacier Stamp Pad
Pixie Stamp Pad
Heather Stamp Pad
Cranberry Stamp Pad
Almond Stamp Pad

11/01/2017

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Through the Year

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 

    
This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 21 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

The November Stamp of the Month is entitled Through the Year (S1711) (Set of  28).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:




A few years ago, Close to My Heart retired their Event Calendar.  It was a wonderful product that had a page for each month where you could write in your family's birthdays and anniversaries - important dates that you want to remember.  They were awesome to give to new family members and I miss them a great deal.

I decided to recreate one of these calendars and am ready to show you the pages I have finished using this wonderful stamp set.  I also included the Adventure Fundamentals and the Whimsy Fundamentals in this project.  They are featured in our November Just for Fun Special.

Here are some of pages in my perpetual calendar.  We will be having another blog hop on the 16th featuring the November Fundamentals special so I will show you the rest of the calendar then.










I used a ton of different inks on my project.  I will include a complete list of products with my next post.


The November Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between November 1 – November 30, 2017.  


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Michelle Stewart's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

10/16/2017

Share the Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
 Share the Smile Blog Hop! 



This hop I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 19 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Share the Smile Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

This month Close to My Heart is featuring a promotion called Share the Smile.  With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. 
Punny Pals Thin Cuts
Close to My Heart is also offering an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

Share the Smile Card Kit
For our blog hop, we are showing you other uses for the items in this promotion.  I chose to use the cardstock, thin cuts and stamp set to make these adorable cards.



Here they are a little closer up.




These cards were super easy to make.  I used a 2" x 2" cardstock square to mat my 1.7" x 1.75" White Daisy cardstock square.  It is hard to see but I did cut each little animal out with the thin cuts.  I popped the White Daisy square with Thin 3-D foam tape.  Each of the animals are colored with my ShinHan Markers.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Janna Gray's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 

10/01/2017

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 

    
This month I am following {Carol Taggio's Blog.}   We have 26 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

The October Stamp of the Month is entitled Christmas Tunes (S1710) (Set of  7).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:




Yikes!  Did you know that we only have 12 more weeks until Christmas?  Do you have your Christmas cards made yet?  I am always behind.  Sometimes I am so far behind that I am actually way ahead because I hold my cards until the next year.

The October Stamp of the Month will be so useful to create many types of cards.  Each stamp can be used in its own card.  I started with the Snow Globe but the next one I will use is the tree.  I want to emboss it and color it in or emboss it with gold embossing powder on a deep color - doesn't matter which one.  They will all be pretty.

Here is my card.




For this card, I used the Beary Christmas paper pack, Gold gems, I embossed it using Versamark watermark ink and our Black Ink, Cranberry Ink, and I colored it with Mahogany and Carmine Shin Han markers.  I also pulled out another stamp set - C1688 First Noel.  I love the font on the Merry Christmas and the border stamp added a little pizzaz.

The October Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between October 1 – October 31, 2017.  


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Melissa Robinson's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

9/22/2017

I Just Love the Holidays - Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 23 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

I was trying to decide what holiday I wanted to feature.  All of the paper lines in this catalog are fantastic.  I just finished holding a scrapbooking retreat and made Sugar Skull name tags so I decided to use the Sugar Skull again and made a card using our new Cats and Bats product line.  I love the vibrant colors.

So here is my card.




I used lots and lots of 3-D foam tape.  You can see how it is popped up in this picture.  The "Celebrate" comes from the Cats and Bats Complements and I added some Cats and Bats Dots to finish the card off.

I found a wonderful blog with the starburst file and decided to try it with the black background to make it pop!  Here's the link to that blog.  I may try and turn it into a Design Space file because I could use it again and again on other cards.

I am going to include the Cricut Design Space File for my Sugar Skull card for your use.  You will need the Cricut Flower Market cartridge in order to cut it.


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Wendy Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 


Supplies Used
Coming soon - trying to figure out Linkdeli