Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A new stamp of the month, and a new venture for 2014!

Updated the links 1/3/14

Hello!  I have so much to say ... but since this is the Stamp of the Month post- I'll start there.

This month a whole lot of consultants are joining up to show the new January 2014 stamp of the month set!  If you're coming from Lori's blog- WELCOME... if you're just joining the hop by starting here- now worries... you'll hit the link to the next blog after my artwork  post.

So as usual- our stamp of the month set works like this:  buy it outright for $17.95 , OR earn a discounted rate of only $5 with a purchase of $50 or more.

This month we have a super fantastic card kit special that helps you hit that $50 mark... that info is after my artwork post so keep on reading on (thank you!)

Here is a quick photo of the stamps in the set.  The set is called Crossstitch Wishes.  The two hearts that are outlined in red coordinate with our cricut cartridge ( I think Art Philosophy...)

Here is my quick and simple card:  The "xo" sort of blends in to the business of the paper... but you can still see it and it looked really bad when I stamped it on some of the white border... trust me...I remade this card multiple times...lol.  BUT I do like the overall look and LOVE the fancy paper and embellishments which are all brand new!  Keep reading to learn more about those!
I hope you liked my little sample of the cross-stitch Wishes stamp set.  It's pretty fun to play around with!
Next up- Visit Pamela's blog to see what she's come up with ;)
Next on my list of news:  This photo will be large so the gist is this:  Spend $35 and you can add a GREAT card kit for only $15.  It has an exclusive stamp set and several BRAND NEW products that can't be ordered until February 1st- but with this kit- get them in January!!    If you've been thinking of joining Close To My Heart- NOW IS THE TIME... when you join CTMH in January- you will receive this kit FREE after you place your first $300 in orders.  You have several months to hit that target too.
My last bit of news for today... a NEW VENTURE... yes it's still CTMH related.  For two months I have been planning to make regular updates to my blog in 2014... in fact...my goal is to post at least 5x per week!  yikes... that is  a lot for me.  I needed a REASON to do that much crafting because I'm a seriously busy person.  Soooo...  I bring you:
so what does that mean?  A year of Close To My Heart artwork based on fun pinterest ideas!  There are LOTS of great ideas out there and my goal is to show you how you can recreate them with your Close To My Heart supplies... how fun!!
To start the year out right... here is the inspiration for tonight's Stamp of the Month artwork:
The hearts I used in my card WAY AT THE TOP...  were part of the Cloud 9 card kit promotion for National Papercrafting month... but you could cut your own with any Cricut cartridge that has hearts.
So... I hope you enjoyed this little peek and I can't wait to show you lots more throughout the year!

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Clearance Available

Wowweeee!  I sure love clearance sales and this one is a doozy!  Close to My Heart has just added some of my FAVORITE spring products to clearance and I sure picked up the ones I wanted!  I had been dying to get more Claire Canvas shapes... AND I even picked up the ink storage carrying case for only $14!

Below are just SOME of the items currently on clearance!  Lots of kraft envelopes, stickers, embellishments etc.  When you see a Bulk pack of paper- it is 24 sheets of the same design (so if you create page kits with friends... these are perfect!)

Click here to go to the While supplies last page- but hurry- quantities are limited!

Check back next week!  I have a retreat this weekend and will finally be able to  show all the projects I've created for attendees!