Friday, February 23, 2018

Flash Sale TODAY!


It's a surprise Flash Sale starting today at 4:00 pm CDT 

There will be a mix of current and retired products. The products are available while supplies last so shop early so you don't miss out on something you want!

4:00pm CDT today.....see you there!

Michelle

Make Wave Layout ~ Tic-Tac-Toe


Open through March 8th

This was a fun layout to make for my granddaughter's album and all the while I was wondering what photos she would pick for the layout. I used the Make Waves papers and Compliments and Sequins & Gems which made this a very easy layout to make.

I used all the colors in the Tic Tac Toe grid except Sorbet and Canary.
When you share your creation please list the colors you used.
You can only use the CTMH color in the grid (black and white are always free). If you don't have the exact CTMH colors you may substitute something close but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Full details are in the post on our Color My Heart home page.







All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit
  • Cardstock: Black, Bashful
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

So now it's time for you to get busy making your paper craft for this color dare. We LOVE seeing what you create! Have fun creating!

Inky finger are the best kind of fingers!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #makewaves

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Think Pink

Welcome to our special hop for the Pretty in Pink promotion from Close To My Heart.


If you've come from Darlys Recker's blog you're doing fine. Just click the link in each post to continue along on the hop.

I've recently been making some mini canvases and these two fit the Think Pink idea. The canvases are only 2" x 3"  and sooooo cute! Our Cricut Flower Market cartridge was the perfect way to make these tiny flowers and our watercolor paints worked for a bit of color in the background.

To see all the pink and gold products featured in the Pretty in Pink Special CLICK HERE.




Close To My Heart products:
  • Cricut Flower Market
  • Watercolor paints
  • Cardstock (top): Pixie, Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Pewter
  • Cardstock (bottom): Fern, Bashful, Pomegranate, Flaxen, Vellum
  • Clear Shimmer Brush, White Pearls
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Now it's time to hop over to see what Brenda Lapp is sharing. 
Thanks for hopping by!

Michelle

#bloghop #homedecor #closetomyheart #cricutflowermarket


Friday, February 16, 2018

Step Right Up Special


Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive, limited-time offer that is sure to delight crafters of all ages! Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! Order yours today before this deal leaves town!

Showtime Stamp Set alone is #17.95



Step Right Up Bundle $28.95 (retail value $39.79)

This special is available until March 31st....while supplies last!
Don't be left out!

Michelle

#closetomyheart #steprightup #showandtellwithmichelle

Sunny Thoughts Card ~ Color Dare 280


Open through March 1st

Aren't these pretty colors! I couldn't wait to create something with this palette and hope you'll feel the same. We LOVE seeing what you're inspired to make.

I used the new Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4 as the start for my card. It's so easy since there is a guide showing you paper sizes and placement. You can stick to the actual example or use it as a starting point and make your own adjustments. It's a fantastic tool to have at hand!

The background is stamped and creates a pretty look for the sentiment circle, flower and border. The flower was colored with a water brush and reinkers and the pink shimmer brush was used on the flower center and work sentiment.



February Stamp of the Month: Sunny Thoughts
ONLY available Feb. 1-28, 2018
Get yours now for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Sunny Thoughts (Feb Stamp of the Month), Many Congratulations, In the Background
  • Exclusive Inks & Reinkers: Archival Black, Pixie, Emerald, Pansy
  • Make It from Your Heart Volume 4: Pattern 23
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Emerald, Pixie, White Daisy
  • Adventure Ribbon pack
  • Tools: Thin Cuts: Scallop Border, Circles, Water Brush, Pink Shimmer Brush, Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

I hope you're inspired to give this color dare a try. You must use ALL the colors (black and white are free). If you don't have an exact CTMH color you may substitute something close but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. 
Share your creation on our Color My Heart home page. 
Full details can be found there, also. 

Inky Fingers are the best kind!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking #stampofthemonth
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - In Love with Vellum



Welcome to the Technique Hop for February. This month we're showing off ways to use Vellum!
If you've come from Darlys Recker's blog you're doing fine. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to continue along on the hop.

I made this card with a Vellum Overlay. I stamped some things on the front of the vellum (sea weed, starfish, clams) and some on the back of the vellum (bubbles). I also sponged ink on the back of the vellum to give it a watery look with a sandy bottom. Doing some of the stamping/sponging on the back of the vellum gives a softer look which I thought would be perfect for an underwater world.



Here you can see the shimmer I added to her hair and mermaid tail. The mermaid was colored with ShinHan Markers.

On the the inside of the card. I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush to frame the sentiment. It comes out pink and sparkly!


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Vellum
  • Stamp Sets: Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit, Birthday Sparkles
  • Exclusive Inks: Archival Black, Crystal Blue, Glacier, Espresso, Almond, Pacifica, Toffee, Lagoon
  • ShinHan Markers: Pastel Green, Pastel Peach
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Reinkers: Pixie, Lemon, Lagoon
  • Tools: Sponge, Water Brush
  • Embellishments: Make Wave Sequins & Gems, Bitty Sparkles, Bashful Shimmer Brush
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Next up is Sarah Devendorf. Check it out for even more inspiration using vellum!

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#closetomyheart #techniquehop #cardmaking





February Special ~ Pretty in Pink

We have a beautiful special this month called Pretty in Pink.

There are individual products on sale for 25% off.
We also have some bundled products at 30% off! 

What you see below is just a sample of all the fun products on sale. Want to see them all? Of course you do!  Click here now.