Monday, September 30, 2013

Huntington Canvas set

Today's post is about a beautiful set of home decor pieces - all 6" x 6" CANVAS - using the new Huntington Papers and accessories.

This is an easy to do but so much to see type of project. And it can be done using just few pieces of papers and embellishments. Once you have them done and hung on the wall, you'll hear lots of "awww" and "oohh"s for sure.

Click here for the ribbon (used to create the hanging bow for the canvas).
Click here to see the canvas.
Click here to see the Huntington My Stickease assortment (used as title and embellishments on the canvas).
And of course, CLICK THIS the paper collection - HUNTINGTON.

Happy Canvas Making,

Monday, September 23, 2013

How-to books showcase- a new video

Hi there!

This is a new video just released last week that may clarify what you wanted to know about the CTMH How-to books, before you order your own book(s) with me.
The informative video, from Monica at Close To My Heart,  will show some samples and guide you through the best of each by their titles.
Watch it. Then let me know if you have more questions!

To see or order the book(s) you want, please click here.

And yes, the books may have many projects featuring the past paper collections and products(stamp, embellishment) from CTMH, but you can always substitute any of those with what you have in your stash.

Be creative and have fun crafting!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Monday - Frosted paper collection WOTG


Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout made with the new paper from FROSTED collection, a new set of papers released during the 2013 convention, for Fall and Winter Idea book.

This 2 page layout is an additional project that you can make from the FROSTED Workshop-on-the-go (WOTG) packet. Know that for each packet, there are supplies you can use for both featured and bonus projects that can be either cards or scrapbook pages.

The stamp set found in the packet is exclusively designed for WOTG and is not available for sale in separate. Think about using this stamp set for all your upcoming winter projects!

If you're not able to attend the live workshop with me, you may also consider purchasing this WOTG kit to create the projects in your own pace at home. There is the instruction/cutting guide for each WOTG to help you.

Happy Monday - are you scrapbooking today?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday note #2 - mini card "Happy Thanksgiving"

Sharing one of the samples I made for the Open House, using one of the newest stamp set named "Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving" found in the 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.
I used the CRICUT Artiste to cut out the shape of the turkey and stamped on it. Finished the piece with distressing and sponging plus glitter glue.

The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

Papers? You got it. It is the new Huntington - my new favorite for Autumn Fall Thanksgiving projects.

This is a simple to-do, 3" x 3" card  that can be used as gift card or a decor block for a page layout!

To see more or order the stamp set, click here.
For CRICUT ARTISTE cartridge, click here. 
Check the Huntington collection (paper & stickease), click here.

Be Thankful - Be happy.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

You're my happy - National Stamping Month special


How are you stamping? Hope you are doing well and lots of stamped projects coming.

I'm asking because now we're getting into the mid of September and I'd like to make sure you know about this set you're going to see below.

If you are not aware of it yet about this September exclusive stamp set, please watch this video from the creative folks at CTMH.

Please know that with qualified purchase ( think about the list for back to school projects ) you can receive this stamp set, as itself says, happy and versatile for all occasions year long.
Visit my CTMH website and start your happy list!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Love This card

We all need to express our love. For card maker, paper crafter or even scrapbooker, there are tons of possibilities to make this happen.

One of things I like is when I have the chance to say "I love this" with any given project. That's why this stamp set is one of my favorites now. It's created to go with the My Crush book, but it can surely fit anything else when it's time to say "love this".

You'll want this stamp set. To shop with me  - click here.
The cute paper? It's BABYCAKES. See it here.

A bird, a flower, a butterfly, flourish border, AMAZING, LOVE THIS!

Expressing Love to all the people we care and love,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

new WOTG for card makers - LAUGHING LOLA PAPERS


Posting today about a fun card making workshop featuring the new and colorful LAUGHING LOLA papers.

The stamp set that comes it is a D-size this means you're going to use it quite a bit...:) - great images. So trendy.

You're going to make these cards:

The workshop kit:

To get your own kit, please click here.

Happy card making!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Monday - A proplayer card

Today I'm sharing a card created with the new paper collection called ProPlayer.
The colors for the sentiment are Outdoor Denim and Ruby.

This card is perfect for people in your life that are "linked" to all things high-tech and eletronics. I happen to have some of my beloved family members just like that.

You can see the PROPLAYER paper packet in here.

To order the stamp set, click here.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A kind reminder today


Hope you're having a nice Sunday while enjoying some family time or with the people you love.
Just a quick reminder today about September, in this blog of mine which is exclusive made for my creative business with Close To My Heart.

  • I'm posting daily during this month;
  • And sharing the monthly specials, stamp of the month, stamp sets, papers or anything found in the current book (Autumn & Winter 2013) that I'm enjoying right now;
  • you are invited to visit, be inspired, get into the news and leave your comments, if you have questions product wise or about classes, please email me; 
  • for most of products (if not them all!), if I mentioned it in the post, you can follow the CLICK HERE - that I got to just help you find them in my online shop, easier and faster; 
  • It doesn't matter where you are in the US, you can always go ahead and shop with me as well. Please know your order will be shipped from the warehouse and delivered to your door. I thank you in advance for choosing my website to purchase your goodies!
  • My new OPEN HOUSE samples are going to be shown during this month's postings so come back often to see them;
  • For those of you who are local, thank you for supporting me in joining my events & classes and shopping with me! 

Happy Creating!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

new video - create with CTMH cricut

Good morning,

For those of you that enjoy CRICUT already or just started to learn on your own, you'll want to watch the newest video @ Close To My Heart (by Kristine).

From Art Philosophy, Artiste to Artbooking ( released Summer 2013) there are tons of ideas and images for us to make something from embellishments, alphabets, labels, tags, 3D projects, party items, layout backgrounds to a whole album.

During this month I'll be posting many of the projects made from my CTMH CRICUT collection. Come visit often!

Have a great day,

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday notes #1 - A little gift

Since it is the first Friday of the month, I'd like to start here and share few things about clear stamp and the art of stamping that I've seen and learned - for anybody who enjoys the fun of creating something and doesn't mind on getting inked fingers.

This cool card features one of the new Mini stamps from 2013 Fall Winter idea book, called "A little gift".
I used a brand new CTMH circle spin card as base and stamped the gift image as part of the background.  The gift in the spinning circle is done by stamping twice on both colored cardstock (sunset and buttercup) cut out in pieces, then glued together with 3D foam adhesive to give dimension.
The bottom of the card is filled with paper strips from Babycakes papers. these were punched out one by one with the new CTMH scallop border punch and put all together.

I stamped another gift image on the back of the spinning circle as well.

You can see the Babycakes papers in here.
You can see the scallop punch in here.
You can see the white circle spin cards and envelopes pack in here.

To order  this new stamp from my online shop, click here and for the Mini stamps, click here.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Stamp of the Month!

Good morning!

This month's featured set as stamp of the month is very trendy and cool.
The word play that has the combination of some favorite sentiments for each of my favorite holiday of the year, it's perfect for card making or any project around the season.

Remember that you can have it for $5 during this month only. Please click here to see details.

Stamp ON!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A card with SARITA papers


Today's project is a card sampler for gathering using the new SARITA paper collection.
The color scheme is vibrant and can be used in a variety of occasion.

And the sentiment is from this cute stamp set:

To see more about the paper packet, click here.
To order the stamp set above, click here.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gratitude Card - Huntington Paper collection


Sharing a card project today:

This card was made with the classic colors and elegant pattern of Huntington collection. To see more, click here.

The stamped image is from the beautiful set called Always Grateful (C1559). To order it, click here.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Monday

Today I'd like to share about this month's Workshop-on-the-go, a project pack that comes with pure touch of Autumn in its colors and design.
This workshop will be taught this month exclusively so if you like it, be sure to contact me and sign up for it.

Here is a quick view of the workshop kit:

And the additional layout design as bonus project.

If you can't make it to the scheduled date of the workshop but would like to order it to DIY @ home, please click here.

Remember, there is a great stamp set included in each kit, so be sure to check in the colors and get your ink pads ready.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hello September

Are we in September already!?

This means once again, this is the month for all things about stamping.
Someone said..."STAMPtember"?
Yes, it is the National Stamping Month!

At CTMH, there is a new stamp set available now for you, for only $10 (retail for $47.90), with your purchase of $50 and up. It comes in 3 sheets of D size stamps.

Here is a sample to inspire you. To know more, click here.

Let's stamp and create something.




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