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Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor day

Happy Labor Day!!

I hope you are enjoying your  weekend, I am doing a little fall cleaning and getting a start on some craft fair items.

With this being the first of the month we have a new stamp of the month here at Close To My Heart as well as a grea campaign special..

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Stamp of the Month:

September 2014: Family Is Forever (S1409)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5

How cute is this stamp??
start shopping now for your fun stamps this month and get a start on your HOliday card making.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The creative blog tour nomination

Hello Crafters...I have a fun post today,
I am joining a chain of fun blog hop tours, where we will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity.
This blog hop is sure to be a great inspiration. 
I hope you hop along with us.  I wa nomoinatied by my crafting friend, Tammy Lever at http://tampatha.wordpress.com . Tammy is a very creative talented crafter, she has been  on a number of design teams . Always has fun creative projects to share and I hope that if you do not follow her yet that you
By being nominated I have to answer a small series of questions and then nominate 1 to 3 other crafters that I admire and would like to share with you.  Soooo, questions first..

1) What am I working on?  
Right now I am working on Christmas tags, Christmas cards for a card swap, decorations for my daughter in laws baby shower and projects for a craft fair.

2) how does my work differ from others of its genre?
 My work in a lot of the same ways as other crafters.  I like to see what others are doing and add my own
take on it and my cutsie style.

3) Why do I create what I do.
I find soo much joy in making all kinds of different paper crafts..cards bags boxes minis decor..etc. and then selling or giving it to someone who will get enjoyment from it.  It is also a destresser.

4)How does my cretive processs work?
 First I decide what type of project I want to do..scope out ideas or tutorials on Pinterest and other social media, look through my Close to My Heart crtridge booklets, pick paper and go to work.

So now I want to nominate and share..

Amie Kiger... http://mimimyselfandibykigz.blogspot.com/
Amie is such an amazing crafter, always sharing her knowledge, and she is very inspiational, thinks outside the box, I love seeing what she is going to come up with next.  Make sure you check her out and share some that blog love.
Happy crafting...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #70

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #70

Good morning crafters, today is a new challenge at the Atlantic hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.  I hope this week you will give it a try.

I decided to use the new papers from Claose to My Heart...Brushed

They are such PRETTY papers!
I also used Juniper and black ink, and the Perfect fit Birthday stamp set.

this is the card I made with my interpretation of the sketch..Hope you lilke it and will go to the AHSC blog and link up your project and share with us.  til then, have a great day

Sunday, August 24, 2014

wine tags..CTMH style

Good evening...

I have had a real busy last few days, I have been tied to home a little more than usual and took advantage of it by making some craft fair projects.  What I worked on today was some wine tags.  I also made some post it note holders, but will post those on Tuesday.  You will have to wait :))
 I used the Snowhaven and Yuletide papers from CTMH...

the tags are 9 1/2 x 2  3/4 and scored at 7 inches.

Hope you like..you can purchase these products to make your own here !!!

Happy crafting...Cathy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

tags tags and more tags


Hello all my craft friends, been in the Christmas tag making mood.  I am having my handicapped van repaired, got a leak in the gas tank, so been stuck at home, which is ok by me...crafting!!

This first set I made, is with CTMH holiday papers from last season and the deer and flower are from the Artiste cartridge.

Set 2 is with DCWV papers

Set 3 I used Paper doll dress up for the deer image and DCWV papers

 Set 4..I used Artiste cartridge and CTMH cuts and papers from CTMH and DCWV

and there you have it...my start to tag making...
But before you go I want to remind you about the soon to arrrive Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge!!!

I hope you will come see me when you are ready
 to order.  If there is anything you need I hope you
 will check out my website here 

Here is the Stamp of the month...$5.00 with qualifying purchase!!!

Happy Crafting...Cathy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Holiday cards

Good evening friends, just want to share a couple cards I made this weekend...

a center step card... and a side step card...

I had fun making them, wish I had time to make more, hope i can this week,  I have a bunch of Christmas cards to make for a swap, got to get busy.  Hoe you like and will come back and share some love.
Happy Craftin
Coming soon!!!!!


Artfully Sent

Artfully Sent

I know, I know, we are still waiting for the release of the much awaited Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart "Artfully Sent".The wait will be over soon., it should be out at the beginningof September.  EEEK so excited.  Are you?

there are tons of different cards to make. it is a card makers dream.

How would you like to get the cartridge 1/2 price?? You can do it if you host a gathering..online, and sell 250.00 in merchandise and you can get $40.00 in free merchandise and you can get a 50% off item!!!  Let me know and we can set a party up for you easy peasy.  
take a shop around here
Happy craftin