Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentine's Day Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Inspiration. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at 12 x 12 Travels . If you came from Chris' Creative Life then you are in the right place!

The sketch design for these cards came from the Snowhaven Card Workshop On The Go from Close To My Heart. The inspiration to change the workshop up & use the Heartstrings papers and Forever In My Heart stamp set came from Theresa Morrow.

All the cards use the Value Pack, White Daisy card bases & envelopes. Each card has a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Kraft Cardstock sponged with Desert Sand Ink.

Other ink colors used are Cranberry, Lagoon & Whisper. I love how much fun the Red Shimmer Trim and Stuck On You Puffies add to the cards.

Aren't these little puffies so much fun?!!

This awesome stamp set, Forever In My Heart was so easy to work with. I love how it compliments the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle. The images above that have a red line around them indicate that you can cut them with the cartridge & stamp on the pre-cut pieces~.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Terry Ann's Just A Tad Craft.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations With Michell.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Card Creations using our How To Books. So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

National Papercrafting Month January 2015 Special~ Year >> Noted

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! 

Here's a photo of everything that comes in the $5. kit. Included in the photo is the My Creations mini album, making the kit $10.


Remember that with a $50 purchase you also get the January Stamp Of The Month, "This Moment" for just $5!

When you shop on my website, in January and have an order for $25 or more, I will send, via e-mail, a 15 card workshop cutting guide that you can use with the "Year >> Noted" paper pack. This was designed by Susan Williams (Love her & her creativity to death). Did you know that you can order one of these exclusive kits for EVERY $50 you spend? This offer excludes Studio J layouts & While Supplies Last Items. Orders within Canada Only Please.

Here's a list of the supplies you will need to create these beautiful cards.

Paper included in the ‘Year > Noted’ Campaign (January 2015 Exclusive)

-        Year >> Noted Exclusive Stamp Set (January 2015 Exclusive)
         Gold Foil Stickers included in ‘Year > Noted’ Campaign (January 2015 Exclusive)

-        Chalk it up Assortment  Z3009  $5.50

-        Teal Shimmer Trim  Z1918  $5.50

-        (15) White Daisy Card Bases/Envelopes (portion of Bulk pack X254  $16.50)  $4.95

-         ‘You mean the World to Me’ Stamp Set B1467  $10.95 *

-        Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad Z2111 $6.50 * 

-        3” X 3” Acrylic Block Y1006  $9.25 *

-        Corner Rounder Z1912  $8.75  (Optional) *

-        Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen Z1979  $3.50 (optional) *

-        Desert Sand Inks (ink distressing) Z2118 $6.50 (Optional) *

-        Sponge Z697 $1.50 (Optional) *

*It is not necessary to purchase the supplies you already own. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

 Wishing you all a very happy new year with all the best to come in 2015!