Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friendship Card CTMH Dotty Paper

One last card using the Dotty for you papers! This is the last day to get yours! Only $5.00 for 24 double sided sheets of patterned cardstock with any $35.00 catalog purchase! You can order direct through me or click on the shopping link and order online! I have really enjoyed this paper! The pictures do not do it justice! There are so many possible color and pattern combinations! If this is any clue as to what is coming up in the new Fall catalog... I can not wait!!

I used the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (10 yards for $6.95 Z1732). I colored it with the Sunset ink pad and a sponge. Drag the ribbon across the ink pad while pressing down with the sponge until you get the desired color. It looks a little blotchy at first but dries quickly and perfectly! Amazing stuff! You can have ribbon in any color to match any paper! Papers are lagoon cardstock and the green tapestry Dotty paper. Butterflies were cut at 1 inch with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge exclusive to CTMH! The branch , 4 My Friend plaque and the card were also cut using AP cartridge! There are so many possibilities with the cricut cartridge. Everytime I use it, I find something I hadn't noticed before!

Starting June 1 is Close To My Heart's Stampaganza!!! Buy any two stamp sets get one free of equal or lesser value!!! Details tomorrow!! Happy Stamping! Sandee!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Card CTMH Dotty

Another Dotty For You card! I have really gotten the mileage out of this paper pack! I have made so many things with it! This is a card I made for my daughter's teacher. I used the February SOTM Thoughtful Tidings stamp set, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the shapes, Lagoon ink, Sunset and Buttercup paper! Dotty for you is available while supplies last for only $5.00 with any $35.00 catalog purchase! Happy Stamping! Sandee!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Congrats Card Dotty For You CTMH

Fun little card I made with the Dotty for you papers! Turned out really cute in person! This would be a fun retirement card or graduation card! Maybe just for the end of the school year! I have had so much fun using all of these papers. There is still time to get yours too for only $5.00 with any $35 catalog purchase. I can order for you if you shoot me an email or you can order from my website using the button on the right!
 Happy Stamping! Sandee

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stamped Wooden Frames CTMH

This frame was cased from a project another consultant did. I would love to give her credit but cannot remember who it was. If it was you, please leave me a comment so I can give you proper credit! I stamped directly on the wooded frame ( I purchased at Michael's for $1.00.) with Chocolate Ink and then used a blending pen and Sunflower ink to color in the flowers. I added a bit of Bronze Glitz to the centers and a little ribbon embellishment! Easy peasy! I think it turned out cute! I used the May SOTM Friendship Bouquet! My favorite SOTM ever!
Then I had to make another one for my other daughter! I used the rose stamp from the stamp set C1494 Card Word Puzzle (my favorite stamp set in the new catalog!). I used Black Staz On ink and colored it in with the blending pen technique and Tulip ink. What do you think? I did not take a lot of time on them and it was an experiment. I like them! Cute inexpensive gifts! I think my Girl Scouts could even make these! Happy Stamping! Sandee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CTMH May SOTM Sunflower Seeds Pocket Card

As soon as I saw the May SOTM I knew what card style I wanted to make! I love sunflowers and this set is no exception! I have made several cards with it and am planning a layout too! These can be colored any colors or just left white similar to a Shasta Daisy! So many possibilities! This card is made out of one sheet of paper and folded to make two pockets. Our double sided patterned paper is perfect for this project. In the back pocket I placed a package of sunflower seeds, the front pocket has a journaling tag! Notice I used the little zip strip from the Pemberly paper to decorate the left side! I used black ink on white daisy cardstock and then used a water brush to essentially water color the images with sunflower, garden green and chocolate ink. If you give our ink pads a little squeeze before opening them, there is just enough ink on the lid to water color or use a blending pen with! 

The May SOTM is available for the month of May only and can be purchased for $17.95 or for only $5.00  with any $50.00 purchase out of the catalog! Happy Stamping!  Sandee

Monday, May 14, 2012

Enjoy Life, Dotty For You Everyday or Retirement Card

Another Dotty For You card! This time using the grey and green color combination! I used the Enjoy Life Stamp set (C1439) and the durable studs (z1706)! This would be perfect for a retirement card! I made it for my DH just because he loves to ride his bike! This was quick and simple to put together!
                                                                        Enjoy Life! Sandee

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dotty For You Mother's Day Cards

A couple of Mother's Day cards I made last week for my Mom and Mother in Law! I used the Dotty For You paper pack! Love this paper! I am so glad I was able to get two packages because I have already used most of the first one! LOL! I cut the butterflies with the AP cartridge at 1". The Polka Dot Alphabet is perfect with the dotty papers! I cut the roses directly out of the Dotty paper! I am having a hard time picking a favorite as they are all so cute! This special is available through the month of May or while supplies last! Don't wait get yours today with any $35.00 purchase from catalog. This can be through me directly by emailing me or use online ordering! (ps. If your SO's need ideas for Mother's Day ideas I will be happy to help them! ) Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fun in the Sun layout Using CTMH Dotty 4 You!

Quick layout using CTMH National Scrapbooking Special paper package Dotty 4 You! I used Creme Brulee, Lagoon and Sunset cardstock as well as the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge available exclusively from Close to my Heart. This paper is so versatile and amazing! There are 12 different patterns with pin dots on the reverse side. You will receive two of each pattern for a total of 24 sheets for only $5.00 with any $35.00 purchase! Don't wait as I am sure this will sell out before the end of the month! As a bonus anyone who orders through me will be invited to a special workshop to use your papers in a variety of cards and layouts! I will be posting several Dotty 4 You cards over the next few days! Happy Scrapbooking Month! Sandee

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blooming Flourishes Video From Close To My Heart

Check out this fun video from Close To My Heart featuring two of my favorite new stamp sets C1503 The Best Things ($13.95) and B1398 Just For You ($9.95)! Learn to create unique border designs by combining several flourish stamp images. You will love how bloomin’ cute they are! Also featured is the Z1740 My Creations Bookmark Album ($8.95) which would be perfect to decorate for Mother's Day! I have a couple of these in stock if you need one right away! Happy Stamping! Sandee