Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello Life! Pocket Scrapbooking

I loved using the Hello Life! Pocket Scrapbooking set!

I grabbed a couple of cards from the new Picture My Life set, Going Places, and I used the stamps to journal.  I ended up using so many of them!!

I'll show you more ways to use this stamp set that doesn't involve pocket pages, but I really wanted you to see how easy it is to use them for those pocket pages!

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September is National Stamping Month - Hello Life!

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 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95—a savings of $6.90! 

Hello, Life!  Scrapbooking

Hello Life! Pocket Scrapbooking

Hello Life!  Cardmaking

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, however, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create fabulous artwork!  These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry to give you even  more options!

Watch my blog all this month for examples using these stamp sets!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rose Blossom Featured Artwork

During the second half of August, I challenged my team to work with the Cricut Artistry cartridge.  The next featured artist shared so much artwork to inspire her Rose Blossom sisters!  It was fun to look at each piece!

I met Lynn through blogging during 2010, and I am so glad that I did!  She made he decision to join the Rose Blossoms in March of 2012.  Lynn is an art teacher, so how lucky are we to have her talent on our team!  I will share her links after I share a couple photos of her artwork.

Lynn has a great style, and I love the freedom with which she creates!  To visit Lynn, click on the links, and be sure to leave her some love!

Look for another featured Rose Blossom on September 17th!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring the September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden.  We are really excited to show you our creations with this beautiful floral stamp set.  This hop is a great big circle so you can pick it up anywhere and just keep hopping.

I love the big flowers in this stamp set so I made you a 5 x 7 card.  Let me tell you the steps to building this card so that you can re-create it if you'd like!
  1. Create a 5 x 7 card base with Pomegranate cardstock (yes, this is a new and beautiful color!)
  2. Cut a 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" White Daisy cardstock.  Using Bamboo ink and the chain link stamp from Paper Garden, create a background.
  3. Using the largest bouquet stamp and Bamboo ink, stamp the image off the let and right side of the paper.  You are starting to build subtle dimension on your card.
  4. Next take the second largest bouquet and Bamboo ink and stamp twice in between the previous stamps and this will create a lovely background.
  5. If you have a cream colored organdy ribbon, layer it with Gold Foil Tape.  If not, you can use just the foil tape.  Place as shown.
  6. Cut four large single flowers at 2" and ten small single flowers on White Daisy paper using the Cricut Artiste cartridge (page 54).  You will also cut eight leaves from the same page at 1".  If you have an Explore, the Design Space file is
  7. Stamp the large flowers and eight of the small flowers with Pomegranate ink.  Stamp the remaining two small flowers with Bamboo ink.  Stamp the leaves with Fern ink (yes, another new color!).
  8. Cluster and build the flower arrangements as shown.  If you use Thin 3-D Foam Tape, you will be able to build a more effective cluster.  Start with the large elements first when you build a cluster and then tuck smaller elements on, around, and underneath.
  9. I've used a scrap piece of ribbon for a bow.  The little poppy-colored leaves (Poppy is a third new color!) tucked here and there are from the Sangria Complements.  Because I love to cluster, I am overjoyed with the new complements!!  I've also used resin flowers from the Sangria Assortment and Gold Bling Gems.
  10. You can use any sentiment you'd like, but I have used the new stamp set called Sending Love.

Now, it's time to move on to Lynn's blog where she has some amazing artwork waiting for you.

Thank you so much for stopping in and visiting our hop!

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

September Cultivating Creativity Workshop

(NOTE:  The NEW Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions go LIVE on my website on Tuesday, September 1st!)

It's time to tell you all about my September Workshop using Nevermore paper!

  • Sunday, September 27th
  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (It won't take you this long, but I want you to relax and know you have the time you need.)
  • Andover Senior Center - 1685 Crosstown Blvd NW, Andover, MN
Your $35.00 class fee includes the following THREE projects:

 2-page Friendship layout that could easily be turned into a Halloween layout.

Three Halloween cards to tuck in a bag (or attach to the front of a bag) with a treat!

Three ADORABLE pint-sized containers for treat-giving or home decor!

Product you will receive in this class:
  • Nevermore Paper Packet (pre-cut for your projects and you get all the extras)
  • Nevermore Complements
  • 3 Pint-Sized Containers
  • Roll of Purple Shimmer Trim
  • 54 Grey Enamel Gems
  • 3 Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 3 Extra Sheets White Daisy Cardstock
  • Full Color Directions and Cutting Guide
You will learn how to use the new clear Complement shapes, try out the new embossing folder on your cards, and how to turn Halloween paper into every day use.  
This is going to be a super fun class!

RSVP to or order your kit by September 15th so that I have enough materials for you!

(Note to Consultants:  You can order the kit pre-cut or you can choose to pay for the files.)

Nevermore Workshop
Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Annual Inspirations Retiring in 2 Days!

It's August 30th, and that means that there are only two more days left before the papers from the Annual Inspirations book are retired!  I thought I'd show you some of my favorite projects from the papers that are still available along with the link to the original post.

If you like any of these papers, be sure to order them right away!  

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

$49 Returning Consultant Kit - Just a Couple More Days!

I want to send out a reminder about the returning Consultant Kit special for August.  If you have bee a Close To My Heart Consultant in the past, you have a few more days to re-join Close To My Heat and get  your Essentials Kit for just $49!

These are the items that are in the new Essentials Kit valued at $129:

 Zoe Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit
Order Forms
Idea Book Postcards
Annual Inspirations Idea Books (10)
Holiday Expressions Idea Books (10)
Paper Fundamentals Sampler
B&T Duos® sampler
Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set

It's an awesome way for you to get started again at a very low price!

I have had the pleasure of welcoming 4 new Rose Blossoms to my first downline this month, and two of my downline have also welcomed two team members!!  It's such an exciting time with Close To My Heart, and I'd like to think that the Rose Blossoms make it even more exciting!!

Please let me know if you have any questions or you can go right to my website to re-join:

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