Close to My Heart | New Annual Inspirations & September Stamp of the Month

Hi guys, I am back with some CTMH news today. 

Starting today, September 1st, you can earn the new Stamp of the Month (SOTM) for $5!!
Plus you can also start ordering from the new Annual Inspirations Catalog! PLUS PLUS it's National Cardmaking Month!! 

Watch my video and then read on!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you do not have an Idea Book, send me a quick email (Link in the Sidebar) or visit HERE on the website!!

There is also a new Holiday Expressions Catalog available today! You can also order from that starting today and ONLY THROUGH December!  So make sure you get your goodies you need out of there before they are gone!

 

New this year, the SOTMs will be featured in Holiday Expressions catalogs and not the Annual Idea Book.  This cleans up the Annual Idea book a bit. 

What is the Stamp of the Month?

Well, each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

This month, you have a beautiful floral stamp set.  Perfect for building some beautiful cards!   Three of the images coordinate with the Cricut Artistry Bundle. 

 

September 2015 : Paper Garden  ( S1509 )

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for only $5!

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Did you know that we have a whole month dedicated to our hobby?  Oh YAY!!  Love this!! 


I wonder how much I can milk this around the house.  Sorry kids, it’s National Stamping Month. 
Who am I kidding?  Hee Hee!!

 

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In all seriousness though, CTMH has some AWESOMENESS so you can enjoy this month!! 

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD/$16.50 CAD each!
Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD/$41.50
CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD/$8 CAD! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further.
Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

 Make sure you visit my website today and shop now!!  LOTS of good things today!! 


September Classes | Zoe Layout

 

Zoe Layout

We will be making a two page 12x12 Fundamental Scrapbooking Page.

Details:  Sunday, September 20th       2 p.m.       At the Art Gallery/Art Spot in Malta, 1st Ave East. 

Class Includes:

  • Two page 12x12 Completed Layout
  • All supplies and extras needed to complete these projects
  • Use of stamps, inks, trimmers, Cricut, etc needed to complete the projects.

Time Required : 1 – 1.5 hours.

What should you bring:

  • 3-4 pictures (see layout above.)
  • Your own favorite tools, i.e. adhesive, trimmer, scissors
  • Willing to have fun attitude.  Smile 

 

Introductory PRICING OPTIONS

  • Scrapbook Class Only  $20
  • Card Class Only $15
  • Scrapbook Class & Card Class $30

Register today – Email me jstaskif @ yahoo.com  or Register with PayPal by clicking the links below. 

Choose One

September Class | Zoe Cardmaking Class

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We will be making 10 cards; five of each design shown. 

Details:  Sunday, September 20th      4 p.m.       At the Art Gallery/Art Spot in Malta, 1st Ave East. 

Class Includes:

  • Ten completed cards and envelopes for mailing. 
  • All supplies and extras needed to complete these projects
  • Use of stamps, inks, trimmers, Cricut, etc needed to complete the projects.

Time Required : 1 – 1.5 hours.

What should you bring:

  • Your own favorite tools, i.e. adhesive, trimmer, scissors
  • Willing to have fun attitude.  Smile 

 

Introductory PRICING OPTIONS

  • Scrapbook Class Only  $20
  • Card Class Only $15
  • Scrapbook Class & Card Class $30

Register today – Email me jstaskif @ yahoo.com  or Register with PayPal by clicking the links below. 

Choose One

4 Cards | Cricut Artistry Bundle

Hey guys!!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s video, I hadn’t played with the Perfect Picture stamp set from the Artistry Bundle.  Well, I changed that!  I figured out what I needed to do to create with those cuts and I tried it out with 4 VERY simple cards.

Here is the video for you!

 

 

Or watch it on YouTube.

 

And here are the cards.  I kept them simple for the sake of time, but once you create the base, you can go crazy.  As an after thought, I added the flowers from the set on the one card!!

 

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Want to make your own?  Order the Artistry Bundle today!!

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This will also qualify you for the Stamp of the Month – Framed, which is only available through this week!  Grab it now.  It has to be one of my favorite sets in awhile!

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Playing with the Cricut Artistry Bundle

Hi friends!!  TGIF!! 

This was our first full week of school (minus us skipping to go to the dentist yesterday. Boo) and we all survived.  Thankfully we have a free weekend at home to gather ourselves!!

I’ve been playing with my Cricut when I have time, and I’m SO IN LOVE with this baby! 

I shared the Cricut Artistry Bundle last week and today I’m sharing some of the small things I’ve been trying out with it!! 

Enjoy today’s video!!

 

 

Or watch HERE on YouTube. 

 

Here is some stills of the puppy card I shared with you on the video.  I did use the background and I’ll share that later next week.

I’m still new to this stuff, so I didn’t save this project to share with you!  However, I think I’ve figured out how to save that for you to create the same things!!  Oh technology! 

 

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Don't forget to order you Artistry Bundle today!!

 

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing with you a few more creations!! 

Stop back! 


Elegant Happy Birthday | August Stamp of the Month

Hi friends!! 

One last card with the August SOTM.  It’s only available until the 31st!!  SHOP HERE NOW to pick yours up today!!

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I know this card was saved in the recesses of my mind, and when I saw the new Shimmer Trim, I wanted to create this super elegant card and made a bow.  I stamped the images in Slate on some grey cardstock.  That top image is one of my FAVORITEs from the new catalog.  I can’t wait to share it with you on Sept. 1st!!  I also stamped the frame in Slate ink and the Happy Birthday with white ink. 

To create the bow, I attached the shimmer trim to the front of the card, then I added a loop of trim, without peeling off the backing.  Then I added a straight piece and dove tailed the ends.  I wrapped some around the middle to hold it all together. 

I think I need to get this on video for you, but I really wanted to try it out once!! 

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Don’t forget to get the Framed stamp set!!

And check out my Workshop On the Go Club!!  Sign Up today!

We are off to the dentist today.  Blech.  Then tomorrow night is our first peek at Friday Night Football!  YAY.... 

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Not Your Every Day Card | Week 4 | Box Card

Not Every Day

It’s the final installment of this series, and I am so excited to share this one with you!! 

 

 

Also watch it on YouTube HERE.

 

Here are some still images from the project today! 

And you can find Scraptress’s video HERE where I got the idea from.  (Thanks for sharing it!!) 

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Thank you all for visiting today!!  I hope you enjoyed this series. 

 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn; Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Dies: Lawn Fawn, Stampin’ Up!
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Close to my Heart | Workshop on the Go Club

Hey friends!!  I’m announcing my Online Workshop On the Go Club starting in September!! 

 

Check out the video and then read on for details!!

 

 

Workshop on the Go Club

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The Details:

WOG Kit – including the Instructions,  Paper Packet, Cardstock, Stamp set, Assortment and Embellishments (as per given kit.)  $29.95 + shipping and tax

Each kit makes 2 – 12x12 Two-Page layouts

Bonus video How Tos plus extra ideas and tips. 

Exclusive Facebook group for communications, and more surprises!!

Free Gift with each WOG kit.

Coordinating Cricut cuts for the kit.

Punch Card – Get $25 in free product when you order 5 WOG kits!

 

Sign up by emailing me at jstaskif@yahoo.com  I’ll send you your link to order!

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Remember:

  • No commitments.  Order when you want and as many as you want.  Order for your friends.  Add on other items as well!  If your order is more than $50, you qualify for the the Stamp of the Month for $5. 
  • You need to order by the 5th of each month! 

 

September Workshop on the Go Club is the Zoe paper paper.  Create the layouts seen above plus extras!!

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October – Sangria

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November – White Pines

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December – Urban

 

 

January – La Vie En Rose

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August Stamp of the Month

Hi guys!

I’ve got a couple more cards for the August Stamp of the Month : Framed

 

These are both some very simple cards. For the Thanks card, I stamped the sentiment in Glacier and the frame in Slate inks.  I ran the Glacier cardstock through my Big Shot with an older stripe embossing folder.  I added some gray cardstock with the ends dove tailed behind the frame.  And added the finishing touches of the gems. 

These would be simple to recreate!

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This one was even easier.  I stamped this fun pattern (stamp set coming Sept. 1st) in Slate ink of grey cardstock.  Then I added it with some of our new Aqua Shimmer Trim.*  It adds just a snap of color and shimmer!  LOVE IT!!

The sentiment is stamped in Sorbet ink and frame in Slate.  Then I added some enamel gems to the side of the frame just to make it pop a bit more! 

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Super quick cards to show off the Framed stamp set. 

Make sure you grab your stamp set today!!  Shop HERE

*Aqua Shimmer trim available Sept 1st!!