Sunday, July 26, 2015

Artfully Sent Pocket Card Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Artfully Sent Pocket Card Blog Hop!  This short little blog hop will be featuring some fun Pocket Card artwork created using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. 

 If you have come here from Michele's Blog, you are on the right path! 
The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

For my pocket cards I chose to create with the Seaside Papers to focus on a Summer theme. I always take a ton of photos in the summertime and knew these cards would come in handy when scrapbooking those photos.

For the first card, I used the pocket card function key 9, found on page 9. I cut the card using Kraft Cardstick and then packed it with the paper from the Seaside pack to make the bike pop out. For the top, I cut a 1x6" strip of B&TP from the same pack, attached it and then set it up with some of our teal shimmer trim. A couple of stamped flowers from the Pretty Petals pack and a stamped sentiment and the theme was set. 

Here is a close up of the stamped flowers. I watercolored the inside and then outlined it with our turquoise Shin Haan maker. The center was created using a silver sequin with a medium sparkle on top of it... same with the tires on the bike. Overall, it is a very simple card with stunning results. 

Here is the second pocket card I created, again with the summertime theme using the same flowers BUT... I incorporated the "Hello Summer" stamp set as the focal point of the card. The reason I did that because the pocket card I chose was simply a poloroid shape. You can find it on page 38 of the Artfully Sent booklet. This gave me lots of options for decorating. I love how easy this one was too.

I hope you were inspired to try creating these fun little cards. They are great for pocket style scrapbooking but also can be used on cards. Grab your Artfully Sent cartridge and start playing. And if you don't yet have that cartridge, I can help you out, of course. hee hee!

Now "Hop" on over to Melissa'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! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Exclusive Hostess Sets For Anyone - Jump On It July Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our "Jump On It July" Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the exclusive Hostess Only Stamp sets this month because of the fabulous special that Close To My Heart is Offering. If you aren't sure what I am talking about, here is the deal:

With every $25 order in Stamps, ANYONE can choose ANY of the Hostess Exclusive Stamp sets from the Annual Expressions Idea Book or Seasonal Expressions for only $5.... WITHOUT being a hostess! Woo-Hoo! So if you have been eyeing these sets, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

 If you have come here from Terrie's Blog, you are on the right path! 
The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  

For my card I had to play with the cute "Cuddly Salutations" stamp set. It has so many fun animals in it just waiting to be colored in any fun way you choose. I also used the Adventure Paper Fundamentals for the card base along with some teal shimmer trim.


Now "Hop" on over to Jen'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! 

CTMH Enchantment Papers are RETIRING... Your Chance for Free Product!

Hi Ladies,

Just a quick note to let you know that 7 of our tried and true Autumn Palette/Enchantment Palette colors are RETIRING!!

Some of thse are absolute favorites of mine... 
They are on the While Supplies Last list right now and when they are gone, they are gone.



To make it fun for those of you who may need a few colors, I have opened up a PARTY ORDER on my website and I will be drawing 1 name from a basket for ALL of the hostess rewards. And to make it extra fun, I will video the drawing and post it on Facebook. Someone could go home with a lot of FREE stuff. Plus, with the drawing on August 1, some of the new product from the brand new Idea Book will be available for you to choose too, if your name is drawn. 

So HOW do you order? 
1. Go to my website
2. Click on RETIRED PAPER SALE in the lower RIGHT corner
3. Shop... shipping will be $4.95 for up to 10lbs of paper... quite a GREAT DEAL considering shipping has skyrocketed.

Here is a picture to show you:


I am so excited for the winner, whoever it may be... and so excited to draw the name on video to show you all as I announce it! I will ALSO notify you by email and have your goodies shipped out ASAP!
Woo-Hoo!

With a smile,
Tina

Monday, July 6, 2015

Operation Smile "Happy Everything" stamp set Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our "Happy Everything" Operation Smile stamp set blog hop!  We will be featuring the current Operation Smile stamp set, which can be found here. These stamps are super versatile and wonderful to purchase... why you ask? Well with every purchase of the D-size Happy Everything stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $3 to Operation Smile. 

Since it's founding, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children all over the world through volunteer medical teams. These surgies literally change the life of a child and you can be a part of it. So, let us inspire you through this hop.

If you have come here from Tracey's Blog, you are on the right path! 
The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  

So for my card I decided to use these stamps to embellish a Pop-Up card created using the Artfully Sent cartridge. Once I cut the base and the pop-up piece, the rest of the card came together quickly. I chose Canary and Pixie as my focal point colors because they coordinate with the Brushed Paper pack. 

 And here is a picture of the actual stamp set. If you don't have it yet, you can get check it out on my website.





Now "Hop" on over to Lela'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!