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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Zoe ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

One of the new paper kits being introduced by Close To My Heart is the whimsical Zoe with fun colors and patterns, and this kit is being featured in August by our Stampers With An Attitude team.     

If you have come here from the Scrappily Ever After blog, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.    


The polka-dot paper from the Zoe kit is used for the background of this card based on Pattern #20 in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 "how to" book.  It is paired with some Slate cardstock and images from Framed, which is the stamp-of-the-month for August.  The nice frame shape was cut using the new Artistry Cricut cartridge, and a bit of pizzazz was added to the card using a strip of the new Coral Shimmer Trim.  

Now "Hop" on over to Misty Girl Inspirations blog for more artwork using the Zoe paper kit.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry ~ NEW Cricut Cartridge!

Artistry is the name of the newest exclusive Cricut cartridge released by Close To My Heart.  This cartridge has 700 fabulous images, including a font, multiple icons, basic shapes, layers, banners, and backgrounds.  You can see all of the images at the bottom of this post.     

If you arrived here from Jeanie's Clearly Cards blog, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the new Artistry cartridge.  

There are several cute animals included with the Icons on the Artistry cartridge.  For this card, the ladybug was cut in two different sizes in Black and Poppy cardstock.  For this "clean & simple" card, a strip of Black Shimmer Trim was placed for their ground, and then the two ladybugs are simply walking along.  Poppy is one of the brand-new colors being introduced by CTMH.  Beginning in September, you will be able to purchase both cardstock and an ink pad in Poppy. However, when you purchase the Artistry cartridge, it includes a package of Enchantment cardstock which contains all seven new colors being introduced for Fall.   Three stamp sets are also included with the Artistry Collection, and the 'smile' is from the Picture Perfect set. 

Artistry Collection
Each "function key" of the Cricut has a unique type of item associated with it.  Following is the Shape Index for the new Cricut Artistry cartridge.      
Base/Fonts function key

Icon - 1 function key

Icon - 2 function key

Shape function key

Layer function key

Banner function key

Background function key

Please visit Melissa's Heartfelt Sentiments to continue along our Blog Hop featuring the Artistry cartridge. 


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Framed (August SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month, Framed is a great set which covers several occasions throughout the year.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from Scrappin' 4 Memories, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

This sweet 'thank you' card uses one of the frames and a sentiment from the Framed stamp set.  Card design is from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 Pattern #19, and the top portion is simply a strip of our Lagoon Heart Washi Tape.  Below that is a strip of our narrow Canary Washi Tape and some White Shimmer Trim.  A fun patterned paper from the Brushed kit completes the card, along with Pixie Twine.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (August 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Framed stamp set for only $5.  


Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Red, White and Blue ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

For the month that we celebrate Independence Day, using the colors red, white, and blue from our stash seemed appropriate for the "Use Your StashBlog Hop.          

If you have come here from the Stampologistyou are right on track for the "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop.  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.  


This great compass image from the Wanderful WOTG stamp set finally got to be used, along some nice arrow images from the same set.  Even though the Cranberry patterned paper is from the winter themed Snowhaven kit, it pairs nicely with Pacifica cardstock and ink for a patriotic look.  Following the sketch for Pattern #28 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2, a strip of Arrow Washi Tape and mini staples add more detail to the card.        


Now "Hop" on over to Show and Tell, with Michelle for more red, white, and blue projects.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Everything (Operation Smile)

Welcome to our Happy Everything Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  When you purchase this stamp set, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.  Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children.  It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime.      

If you arrived here from Clearly Cards, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the Happy Everything stamp set.  


The little bee in the Happy Everything stamp set was just too adorable not to use.  He is flying along on a piece of White Daisy cardstock, and is paired with papers from the Wanderful kit.  Some gold embellishments complete the card, which is based on Pattern #24 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.       



Please visit Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog to continue along our Blog Hop featuring the Happy Everything stamp set. 


list of participants

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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