Saturday, February 22, 2014

WSU Cougars "It's a Boy" Card

One of the sweet girls my hubby used to work with at WSU had a baby a few months after Kailyn was born. (And he's SOOOOO cute...check out her Instagram feed!) When she was still pregnant we sent her a little gift and I made this card to go with it.

The cute footprints are from a retired CTMH stamp set called Baby Impressions and "It's a Boy" is from a newer set called Wild Wonders, which coordinates with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. I got the fun paper at Craft Warehouse in Washington :)

Don't forget about my giveaway! Visit my Facebook page and share this photo to be entered to win!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hey Foxy Card With Dry Embossing + A Giveaway!

Do you ever feel like something you create has to be absolutely perfect? I feel so pressured that the opening pages of Kailyn's scrapbook need to be just right. They really are almost done, but I'm still debating over some details, so I'll share just as soon as I finally finish!

I have started some of the "non-intro" pages using CTMH's new Picture My Life kits and it's going much faster! But I want to share the opening layouts first :)

So in the meantime, I have this cute little fox card to share with you. I loved a similar card that CTMH shared on Instagram and recreated it with my own spin. Mainly I added some sparkle :) (To see my giveaway, scroll all the way down.)

CTMH used washi tape, and I used shimmer trim to look like washi tape instead. You can't really tell in the photo, but I also added some glitz with my Wink of Stella brush pen in the grass and on the fox's nose and tail. I love the subtle shimmer that it adds!

Do you see how deep the dry embossing is? I LOVE the new embossing folders that CTMH now offers. What a fun quatrefoil pattern, too. There are several patterns to choose from, and they just so happen to be on special when you stock up on some cardstock to use them with.

When you purchase 2 packs of cardstock (single or multi-color combo packs), you get an embossing folder for FREE! Shop cardstock >

Here's what the entire February stamp of the month looks like. Cute, right? You can get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase on my CTMH website. It even coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

I am super close to 500 fans on my Facebook page, so I have an awesome giveaway for you! Head on over to my page and share to win! 

Supplies used on card:
Ink: Autumn Terracotta, Grey Wool
Paper: Skylark, Kraft cardstock, White Daisy cardstock

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Foxy New Stamp of the Month: February Specials

I want to share Close to my Heart's 2 February specials...

1) This month's Stamp of the Month, Wild About Love, is probably one of my favorite SOTM of all time!!! How adorable are these foxes?? I am working on a project with them right now and am SOOO excited to share it with you later this week.
This is one of those months where I'd actually pay the full price of $17.95 for the Stamp of the Month set.

But you don't have to! You can get this set for just $5 with a $50 order! The new Idea Book just came out so be sure to check out all the new goodies and snag this adorable set. Shop now >

2.) Get a FREE embossing folder when you purchase 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo pack)! CTMH just started carrying embossing folders, and you can choose from 5 designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe. I love that they're 5" x 7" so you can use them for bigger cards, or if you're making a smaller card you know the design will go to the edge. Plus since CTMH's cardstock has a white core you can do some fun sanding techniques with the embossing. Shop embossing folders >

View the NEW Idea Book >

Shop now >

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Scrapbook Your Calendar

Did you know that Close to my Heart sells blank calendars?! They are 12" x 12", just like a scrapbook, and contain 12 durable pages ready for stamping and crafting. Create 12 scrapbook pages for the calendar, then after each month or after the year you can add them right into your scrapbook!

Here's a fun page that CTMH created using the Cricut, stamps, and beautiful sparkly embellishments.

The calendar is available for $7.95 and will hold your priceless memories for many months ahead, and the years after, too!

Order your calendar >

Have a crafty day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The New Idea Book Is Here!!!

It's here, it's here!

I know you've been dying to see it, and now it's online for your viewing and ordering pleasure!

Want your own copy? Place any order and I'll send you one for free!

Plus if your order is over $99 I'll also pay for your shipping.

View the NEW Idea Book >

Shop CTMH >