Friday, December 28, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Video

Good Morning,

Not sure if you will LOVE the new "Whooo's Your Valentine" kit? Watch this sweet video to see it live and in action:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine ~ A Sweet Little Special!

Good Morning,

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and are well on your way to a happy new year! The holiday season is always such a whirlwind for me with 3 birthdays packed in right around Christmas and all the other wonderful events we get to attend.... which means my blogging got put on the backburner for most of the month. One birthday left on January 2nd, and then I will be back in the swing of things. 

In the meantime, I wanted to make sure you knew about the cutest new special that just started. It is called "Whooo's  Your Valentine."

The Kit includes:

  • 12—Die-CutBoxes(3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby & WhiteDaisy)
  • 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
  • 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1—My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

And of course, you have to see the  December stamp of the month. It covers everything and it is a must have it you are new at stamping.  It is called Year Around Cheer. See some of the artwork CTMH has created with it at Tina Lovell's CTMH site. Simply scroll down and click on the link to 3 different projects. Here is a sneak peek:  

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1211A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products!  The Whooo's Your Valentine counts towards that $50! Woo-Hoo! 

With a smile, Tina

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Video Tutorial: Rockin' and Rollin Your Stamps

Good Morning,

Today's video tutorial is an oldie, but a goodie: Stamp Rocking and Rolling. This simple technique can allow  you to create two toned images quickly, with a couple of ink pads and any stamp you can possibly think of. Watch this short video from Close To My Heart and be inspired to get out your stamps and start playing!

With a smile~ Tina

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cluster Stamping- So fun and so creative with Acrylic Stamps!

Hey Everyone,

I was curious... how many of you do "cluster stamping" very often on your projects? I know I don't use it as much as I could and this video inspired me to pull out my stamps and have some fun. In case you aren't sure what I mean, Cluster Stamping is simply loading several different stamps onto one acrylic block and then stamping as if it were all  one stamp set. There is some seriously CUTE artwork in this video... let me know what you think!

With a smile,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monogram Stamps: Card #2

Good Morning,

Here is the second card I created using my "T" monogram stamp and the Perfect Fit Frames stamp set with the La Belle Vie papers. This particular stamp set coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge so I simply cut my cardstock to the size posted next to the stamp image, cut, and then stamped. That one little benefit of the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge made this card come together lickety split! Enjoy! Tina

Monday, December 3, 2012

Video Tutorial: Chalk Marker, Chalkboard Shapes, Quilling Tool and the Rub-On Tool

Good Morning,

Whew... that was a mouthful, but I had to say it all because this video covers ALL of those items, which is so cool. Each one of these items were just introduced to our product line this fall and are GREAT additions. This video shows you what they look like, how to use them, and a few tips as well. My favorite was the quilling tool... the slit in the tip holds your paper perfectly in place so you can twist away, creating beautiful flowers. I've listed the links below so you can see them in person, and the video too so you can watch and see for yourself.

With a smile, Tina

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun with Monograms- Card #1

Good Morning,

Did you know that Close To My Heart carries as entire line of Monogram stamps that sell for only $2.95? I will have to admit that when the idea book first came out I skipped right over them, thinking they were simply another Alphabet set. But then, on closer inspection, I saw they were cute individual stamps in their own tiny carrier that we could order. So Fun! I recently got the letter "T" and have  made a few items. Today I will share card #1. I used the Monogram stamp and the La Belle Vie papers, along with our Mocha Pearl gems for bling. 

With a smile, Tina

 I am going to link this card up with the Freshly Made Sketches blog this week. Check it out.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 Retired List: Embellishments & Accessories

Good Morning,
Now let me share some of our amazing embellishments that are soon to be retired... sniff sniff! I have not added links to each item as there are so many but you can see all of the embellishments here. at my website. Many are sure to sell out quickly... especially the Rhinestone brads. I love these!
 Dimensional Elements-Snowflakes
Z1765 Arbor Wooden Shapes

X7147C Stella Canvas Shapes

X7148C Pemberley Stickease

X7150C Victory Stickease

X7153C Florentine Stickease

 X7158C La Belle Vie Stickease

X7160C Flirty Complements

X7161C Moonlight Complements

Z1464 Milepost Shapes

Z1466 Bling Assortment 

Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet

Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet

Z1709 Just Blooms Paper Flowers

Z1460 Foundry Ribbon Slides

Z1711 Foundry Binder Clips

 Z1712 Foundry Number Plates

Z1461 Decor Journaling Spots

Z1687 Bohemian Assortment

Z1689 Timeless Charms

Z1692 Tough Tags

Z1694 Bouquet Assortment

Z1741 Haunted Assortment

Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment

Z1763 Boutique Assortment

Z1772 Dimensional Elements-Holiday

Z1393 Mini Medley Black Collection

Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection

Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection

Z1615 Designer Ribbon-Red Collection

Z1616 Designer Ribbon-Green Collection

Z1388 Newsprint Rub Ons

Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub Ons

Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub Ons

Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub Ons

Z1407 Olive 6x6 Album

Z1408 Pansy Purple 6x6 Album

Z1054 My Creations Display Album

Z1378 My Creations Banner

Z1614 My Creations Memory Game

Z188 Craft Jars

Z1352 Colonial White Circle Cards

Z1353 White Daisy Circle Cards

Z1731 Sweet Surprises Card Kit

Z1252 Cutting Knife


Z1362 Brads-Pink Assortment

Z1363 Brads-Blue Assortment

Z1364 Brads-Green Assortment

Z1365 Brads-Basic Assortment

Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons

Z1391 Buttons-Clear

Z1395 Irresistibles Eclectic Alphabet

Z1465 Irresistibles Make It Count Numbers

Z1681 Dimensional Elements-Numbers