Sunday, September 27, 2009

Everyday Celebration Cards Part 4

Here is the last of the cards from the everyday celebration card kit! These are cards 2 and 5 that have been recreated with the Twitterpated paper pack!

Here are some more birthday cards for my group of friends turning thirty!! This paper pack works perfectly for the birthdays in the fall! In fact two of my friends, Mandy and Melissa just celebrated their birthdays...and as usual I am late getting my cards in the mail! I hope they enjoy it!

Doesn't the cupcake look very YUMMY?? I used create a pearl paint to give the frosting looks like you can eat it doesn't it?? I cut some scrap papers into tiny pieces to make sprinkles! Enjoy!

Supplies are all from Close to My Heart:
Everyday Celebration Card Kit
Colors: Chocolate, Dutch Blue, Colonial White
Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Accents
Twitterpated Paper Pack
Colors: Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
Shades of Chocolate Mini Medley Accents
Chocolate Collection Ribbon Rounds
Basic Brads Assortments
Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment
Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Say It In Style Stamp Set
Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set
For Every Occasions Stamp Set

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Everyday Celebration Card Part 3

I am actually excited about doing these cards again with different paper packs! I am getting so many birthday cards done!! Wahoo!! Here is a close up of card three and six from the Everyday Celebration. I also tried to recreate the cards using Sweet Home.

Everyday is a true! This quote is perfect for a birthday card!

Supplies are all from Close to My Heart:
Everyday Celebration Card Kit
Colors: Chocolate, Dutch Blue, Colonial White
Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Accents
Sweet Home Paper Pack
Colors: Buttercup, Garnet, Heavenly Blue, Indian Corn Blue
White Daisy Grosgrain
For Every Occasion Stamp Set
Say It In Style Stamp Set
Enjoy The Journey Stamp Set (only available through the Sweet Home kit)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Everyday Celebration Cards Part 2

Here is a close up of card number one and eight. I also recreated these cards using the Jingle paper pack from the new fall/winter catalog. Enjoy!!

I am in the process of making birthday cards for my group of friends who are turning thirty! My goal is to send them a birthday card for this special birthday!! The Jingle paper pack is perfect for a winter birthday!

The card on the right is a card I made for my Aunt Donna. She is a breast cancer survivor but she just found out that her cancer has come back in her liver. I want to give her a hug so bad...but distance just doesn't make that so sending this card is my way of hugging her!! Please keep her and anyone who is fighting cancer in your prayers.

This is what I stamped inside the card for Aunt Donna.

Here are some more birthday cards using Jingle. I also got a chance to use the new twinkle brads jolly assortment.

How did I cut the parenthesis? I took the parenthesis stamp set from the everyday celebration stamp set and stamp the area I wanted. Then I cut the image to get the parenthesis. Very easy to make your own card to look like this if you would like.

Supplies are all from Close to My Heart:
Everyday Celebration Card Kit
Colors: Chocolate, Dutch Blue, Colonial White
Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Accents
Jingle Paper Pack
Colors: Creme Brulee, Juniper, Olive, Tulip, White Daisy
White Daisy Ric Rac Ribbon
White Daisy Grosgrain
Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment
Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Say It In Style Stamp Set
Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set
Always Remember Stamp Set

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Everyday Celebration Cards Part 1

I promised close up pictures of the cards from the Everyday Celebration card kit!! Plus I decided to make cards with a new paper back from the new Fall/Winter Catalog using this template The paper pack I used with part one is called Grace. I am also trying to use up my leftover cardstock as my pile of scrap cardstocks is getting pretty high!!! :) I should take a before and after picture to show you just how bad it is!!! Anyways isn't it amazing how you can get 4 different cards from one template?!?! Enjoy!!

Card 7-

Card 4:

Supplies Used:
Everyday Card Kit
Colors: Dutch Blue, Chocolate, Colonial White
Chocolate Ribbon
Shades of Chocolate Mini Medley Accents
Grace Background and Texture paper
Barn Red, Twilight, Honey, Cocoa, Colonial White
D1306 Treasure Life
D1312 November Word Puzzle
D1368 I am...stamp set
heart charm (retired)

P.S. Keep checking my blog as I will post the other 12 cards during the course of the month!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

National Stamping Month=

September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with a beautiful card kit called "Everyday Celebration"!!! During the month of September(while supplies last) you have an opportunity to buy the "Everyday Celebration" card kit to make 16 cards for $39.95 OR get it FREE. Check out what you will get in the card kit, pictures of the cards and how you can get it below!

What is in this card kit?? (Thank you Chris for letting me use this picture!)

1 - My Acrylix Everyday Celebration Stamp Set (D Size, available only with this kit)
16 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Colonial White Bracket Shaped Card Bases (available with this kit only)
16 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Colonial White Envelopes (available with this kit only)
1 - 12" x 12" Dutch Blue Cardstock
1 - 12" x 12" Colonial White Cardstock
4 - 12" x 12" B&T Duos paper
1 - Chocolate Distressing Ink
1 - Dutch Blue Distressing Ink
1 - Mini-Medley Shades of Chocolate Collection
5' Chocolate Ribbon with White Stitch
50 - 3D Foam Squares
1 - Sponge
1 - Full Color Step-by-Step Instructional Brochure

All of these supplies = 16 beautiful cards!! Here is a picture of all 16!!

Here is a picture of the 8 that was in the instructional guide provided for you...

You can make those cards twice if you want...but I wanted to take the same size paper and make them into my own card! Here is my verison of the cards.
Throughout the month I will share pictures of the orginal card and the card I made so you can see just how versatile the papers and cutting patterns are!! SO come back and see what I have posted!!

Now that you have see the beautiful cards I bet you are wondering how you can get this beautiful kit to make these 16 beautiful cards??

1. You can purchase this kit for $39.95 (order #CC1006B). Remember, the kit value is $48.50! GREAT price point to get that much for $39.95, wouldn't you say?

2. You can get it FREE when you purchase $60 in stamp sets from the Idea Book. This is a great way to get those NEW stamp sets you have been eyeing in the new fall/winter catalog!

To purchase this kit or to get it free with a $60 stamp purchase, click here to enter my website.

3. You can get it by hosting a book or home party! If your party is comes to a total $400 or more (before shipping and tax) then you will get this card kit FREE plus you will also get a FREE Close To My Heart shopping free starting at $60 FREE and one half off item (and these totals go up the higher your orders total).

4. If you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant between September 1 and September 30, you will receive this gorgeous card kit FREE with your New Consultant Kit.

Email ( me today to get more information about hosting a party or becoming a consultant.

But wait there is more!!! Andthere’s more fun!

5. Place any order between September 1–30 and you’ll be automatically entered in our daily drawing for a FREE card kit! Winners will be announced on my website.

Happy stamping!! I hope everyone have a stampabulous month!! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September SOTM Blog Hop- Treasures

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM: Treasures, a set of 13 stamps. If you have come here from Laurie Levnik's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!
This month we have 69 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations
using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to
move to the next one! Here we go!

This first card is simple simple simple!! Can I say it again SIMPLE!! I actually found the inspiration from a thank you card that my parents got. When I saw the thank you card I thought it looks so much like the September SOTM. What do you think??? I random stamped the cardstock with versamark ink pad and then covered the ink with white daisy embossing powder. To make the powder stick you use the craft heater to melt the powder onto the card. Like I said EASY and SIMPLE!

Which card did I do the SOTM on??

If you guessed number two you are correct!! :)

Two cards together

Supplies-All CTMH unless noted
September SOTM: Treasures
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Garden Green cardstock
Garden Green ink pad
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Daisy Embossing Powder
Craft Heater

The next two cards I found my ideas from the new Card Confidence Program called Wishes! I love this book--just another book to help me get my creative juice going!!

The second card is called Keep It Level. I used the small "pom pom" to create a sun by going around in circle. Then I took the stem to make the rays on the circle and then on the bamboo cardstock. Thank you to Katy D. who shared this creative idea of turning the "pom pom" into a sun! She really was thinking outside of the box to come up with this idea. The background and texture paper is a new paper from the paper pack called grace. I thought the flowers looked like different versions of the sun!!




Supplies-All CTMH unless noted
September SOTM: Treasures
Wishes Size:6x6
B&T Duo from Grace (new!)
Honey Ink
Booksmart (new!)

The last card is called circle I went a little crazy with circles! We have lots of new and fun circle embellishments like the basic craft buttons (chocolate, bamboo, cocoa, colonial white) and dimensional elements in color:organic. Even the two B&T duo from twitterpated has circles in it!!



Supplies-All CTMH unless noted
September SOTM: Treasures
Wishes Size: 5x7
B&T Duo from Twitterpated (new!)
Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate cardstock
Chocolate ink
Chocolate buttons from basic craft button
Organic Dimensional Elements in Color
Embroidery Floss
CM circle cutter system

Now "Hop" on over to Karen Norman's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember, the September SOTM: Treasures is only available until September 30th! Contact your Close to My Heart consultant today or check my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!