Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Watercolor + Stamps = Fun Cards!

I have had so much fun playing with Close to my Heart's new watercolor paints. I have never used watercolors before (even though my aunt is a professional watercolor artist!), and I can't believe I waited this long! These paints have a vibrant pigment, unlike some cheaper brands. (And these are only $11.95!)
Kailyn recently turned 2 so I made these fun thank you cards to thank our guests for her gifts. 
The watercolor look pairs perfectly with the Hello, Life stamp sets. Today is the LAST day to order these special-edition stamps...see below for details on how to order!

I had fun with just playing with a variety of simple brushstrokes. You really can't mess up! It's so fun to just keep painting and can bust out a lot of card fronts in a short period of time!

I think this is one of my favorites. I like the white space. 

This next one I played with splatters. I just added a little water to the brush, loaded it up with some paint, then tapped the brush lightly. The closer to the paper, the larger the splatter. 

This next one I used more water and less paint for a more pastel look. 

After I finished painting I set the papers aside to dry. Once they were dry the paper was a little wavy so I set them under a dictionary overnight and they flattened out nicely.

Then I used Archival Black ink and one of the new Hello, Life stamp sets and BOOM, easy, yet impressive card! I cut the watercolor paper down to 4" x 5.25" and them mounted onto some black cardstock at A2 size before putting onto my card base.

Last Day for Hello, Life Stamps!
Today is the last day to order the 3 special-edition Hello, Life stamp sets to celebrate National Stamping Month!  Whether you scrapbook, pocket scrap, or create handmade cards, there is a set for you!  And they all coordinate together! They are only $13.95 each or save when you buy all 3! Shop now >

If you love these sets, be sure to order now! After TODAY these stamps will be GONE!  Shop now >

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New CTMH Products & Catalog Now Available!!!

Eeeeeek!!! I am so excited that it's finally Sept. 1! That means you can now order from the brand new Annual Inspirations catalog!!!

Or, place an order of $50 or more and I'll send you one for free! Shop now >

Here are some highlights of some projects and some of my favorite new products...


Watercolor Paints - super vibrant colors!
I am SOOOO excited about this Ink Blot stamp set...
Ink Blot Stamp Set

Kaleidescope paper | Diamonds are Forever stamp set

Georgie Paper Pack
Charming Cascades stamp set

Birthday Princess stamp set

Ink Blot stamp set | Paper Fundamentals | Glitter Blue Dots

More colors of shimmer trim | gold & silver FOIL TAPE!
I really love our Picture my Life cards. They are like Project Life, but Close to my Heart's version! CTMH just revamped the cards and I'm stoked about it. Each card has the SAME design on each side, but one side is vertical/portrait orientation, and the other side is horizontal/landscape orientation. SO SMART! Several of them have foil. See all of the new PML kits HERE.
Beautiful You Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit (gold foil)
Childhood Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit

Through the Year Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit

Did I tell you, or did I tell you, there are some AWESOME new products?!

Now go check out the CATALOG or shop on my WEBSITE! If you have an order of $150 or more, contact me. You'll qualify for free hostess rewards!

Happy crafting :)