Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Free Scrapbook Layout Pattern + Warehouse Sale

Close to my Heart shared this awesome scrapbook pattern, so I wanted to share it here. It's free to download and use as a blueprint for your own page!
Download PDF of Pattern
Here's a back to school scrapbook page that CTMH created by following the pattern. They even used the August stamp of the month for the cute pencils, word bubble, "back to school" info square and "school is" square.

Close to my Heart has a few "how to" pattern books. Some have card and scrapbook patterns in them. This new one below has all scrapbook patterns. It's a smaller size and is 3-hole punched instead of in a bound book so that you can simply pull the page out that you want to use and keep it by your scrapbook area while you craft. You can even get a killer deal on an adorable 3-ring binder for it in our Warehouse Sale right now!
Make it from Your Heart Scrapbook pattern book

$5 Stamp of the Month!
The August stamp of the month is almost history. If you'd like this stamp for only $5, be sure to place an order by Aug. 31. It's only $5 with any $50 order. Be sure to check out this week's Warehouse Sale to combine it with more great deals!

Warehouse Sale
Here are the Warehouse Sale deals for this week. The Warehouse sale also ends on Aug. 31 so you have a couple of days to snag these deals (plus more), along with the stamp of the month.

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Don't forget to download the free scrapbook pattern PDF!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

School Photos Scrapbook Layout: End of Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to another Blog Hops with Heart blog hop! This month's theme is "End of Summer" but it's open for interpretation for end of summer, back to school, or anything in between. You may have come from Wendy's blog...welcome! If you're starting here, that's OK too - you'll make your way in a circle.

I decided to do a scrapbook page of my kids' school photos from last year. My kids are both at the same "school" for daycare and preschool, and I love that they do "school pictures" even for the babies!
This was Kailyn's first year of preschool and Tyler was only 7 months old. I love his little button-down shirt. I think this was the only time he wore it. LOL!
Kailyn wore a cast for only 3 weeks (amazing how resilient kids are!), but I'm kinda glad she had it on for her school pictures so we'll always remember it. She was a good sport, especially for having just turned 3!
I love that the photographer posed her with Belle. She didn't bring Belle to school for the photos but I am so glad she made it in this captures so much of her personality. Her cowgirl boots...I can't even! She loved those things! I think we need another pair for this winter. I love how her little foot is kicked out.
These chipboard stickers were perfect - they are from a Project Life sticker pack that I believe is retired now (I can't find it on Becky Higgins' site). I wish I could tell you where the paper is from but I did not save the zip strips! But I believe it was a couple manufacturers that I mixed. I love mixing kits :)

Thanks for visiting today. Next up is Becca.

Be sure to keep on will not be disappointed. This group of ladies ONLY puts out the BEST work! They are so inspiring!

We'd love for you to play along, too! If you create a project with our theme leave a comment so we can see!

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trolls/Poppy Watercolor Birthday Card + Process Video


Today I'm sharing the card I made for my daughter's 4th birthday. My daughter is having a Trolls party next weekend so I bought some images on Etsy and had fun playing with lots of techniques - watercoloring, stamping, heat embossing and more! I am playing along with this week's Muse challenge #229...I was inspired by Tracey's blue watercolor background and the black background for the sentiment.

Here is the card, and be sure to check out the process video below.

I am still pretty new to watercoloring but have been addicted to it lately! I love playing with various effects and backgrounds for my handmade cards.

My daughter has shown a lot of interest in crafting lately and started making cards and scrapbook pages with me, so this is the first year I wanted to really take the time to make her card special. She saves her cards so I know she will want this displayed on her bookshelf!

Here is my process video. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!

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August Stamp of the Month (note this is only available Aug. 2017 - but there's a new one every month for $5 with a $50 purchase.)
Shimmer Brush
Heart border die
Black cardstock
White superfine embossing powder
Stamp scrubber
Stamp spritz cleaner
All-Purpose Mat
Glue pen
VersaMark Ink Pad
VersaMark Reinker
Archival Black Ink
Raspberry Ink
Micro-tip scissors
2"x2" acrylic block
All Acrylic blocks

Kuretake Gansai Tambai 36-color watercolor set
Canson Watercolor Pad, Top Wire
Glass Eye Dropper
EK Success Powder Tool (forgot to use but highly recommend!)
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine (newer model)
Black Tombow Marker
Scotch ATG adhesive
Fiskars Paper Trimmer

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Watercolor Galaxy Shaker Card + Process Video


I am so excited that I've had some time to play in my craft room and made some videos for you! Today I have a fun card to share, complete with a process video. I don't necessarily love the outcome - there are a lot of things I'd do differently - but I had fun playing and experimenting.

I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors which are pretty new to me, along with some products from My Favorite Things that I recently picked up from their Retirement Sale. And the cute little critters are from CTMH's soon-to-retire Some Kinda Wonderful stamp + die set.

Here's the video (I'm sorry, it got cut off at the end because my battery died!) Keep scrolling to see some still shots.

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*Close to my Heart*
Some Kinda Wonderful Stamps + Dies (only available as a set, not individually):
All-Purpose Mat:
CTMH Watercolor Paper:
Flip Flaps:
Black Shimmer Trim:
VersaMark Ink Pad:
VersaMark Reinker:
Archival Black Ink:
Micro-tip scissors:

Kuretake Gansai Tambai 36-color watercolor set:
Glass Eye Dropper I ordered after video:
Mini Misters:
EK Success Powder Tool:
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine (newer model):
Black Tombow Marker:
Scotch ATG adhesive:

MFT Retirement Sale:

CTMH Retiring Soon Items:

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

50% Off Warehouse Sale + August Specials!

Today is a big day. In addition to the brand new Annual Inspirations Idea Book going live today (including new Cricut Collections!), there are FOUR new specials starting in August. 

I know you love a good deal as much as I do, and you're in luck! This month CTMH is having an online warehouse sale! FIVE sales, actually - one for every week in August! 

Every Tuesday at 12:00 am (MDT) during the month of August, a whole new set of retired products will be posted online at 50% off the retail price! As a bonus, CTMH will only charge shipping on the discounted price, not the full retail price like usual! Woohoo!

Here's a sampling of what's available RIGHT NOW. See it all HERE, and check back each week.

Embossing Folders Bundle

Stamp Pad Bundle

Mini Book Bundle

Swan Lake Bundle

Thankful For You + Thin Cuts dies

2. Rewards Your Way

When you sign up as a CTMH Consultant in August and meet certain sales goals, you’ll receive any one of these items for FREE:

To qualify, just submit $300 in commissionable sales by September 30. Enroll now >

The New Consultant Kit is only $75 - and get this - no matter what, you receive $50 in product credit when you enroll! So you're only paying $25 for a bunch of awesome essential supplies (everything you see below) plus choose what else you want!! Enroll now >


When you host an online party in August that reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards, your rewards will “jump up” to the next level—which means extra rewards and even extra 50%-off items! You'll earn discounted or free products based on the total of all orders collected as part of your party. Orders can be placed online at different times. Shipping is free on all of your Hostess Rewards.

Contact me today to set up an online party for you. You can earn reward even if you're the only one ordering, starting at just $150.

This month's stamp of the month is perfect for back to school. And it's only $5 with any purchase of $50 or more on my website. Even with 50%-off Warehouse Sale items!
August Stamp of the Month, School Year
Only $5 with a $50+ purchase

Whew! That's a lot of awesome deals going on! Check out all of the NEW PRODUCTS, including the new Cricut Collections, which launched today. You can view the new Idea Book HERE.

Happy shopping!