Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mom, You are Special

I happened to see a sketch this morning by the lovely Michelle over Atlantic Hearts.  It inspired me to pull out  my Flowers for Mom stamp set.


I cut the card base and sentiment tag from Artfully Sent.  The tag is meant to be an insert to a card, but what a delicate base!  I've used a piece of Glacier Paper Fundamentals for matting.  The sentiment on the tag is all one stamp, so I simply used clear tape to mask off the separate parts to achieve two colors.  I stamped the flowers with black archival ink and colored them with pastel green and tender pink alcohol markers.  I colored the inside of the petals with the alcohol blending pen to give them a shadow.  Finally I finished it off with some glacier twine (you'll see that on April 1st!).

(All of these products can be found on my website.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Life is Beautiful

I am spending some time in my craft room playing today, and I felt like working with some really peaceful colors.  The patterns, texture, and depth to Seaside paper always bring me that feeling.


I cut the butterflies using the Artfully Sent cartridge.  The stamp is called Your Own Kind of Wonderful - one of my favorites.  I had some mocha gems in my stash that I used on and around the butterflies.

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!
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Friday, March 20, 2015

So Wonderful

And that's exactly what this paper and stamp set is...wonderful!!

Have you taken a look at the Operation Smile stamp set You're the Bomb?  Do you have your packet of Hopscotch paper?  I love it both of them!  But they are retiring on March 31st, so you have to hurry and order them!  Let me show you some artwork.  I used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as a jumping point for my card.


I've used banner and circle dimensional elements for some added interest to this card. The flower and hexagon border are a part of the Hopscotch stickers.  As embellishment, I've use gold shimmer trim, flaxen twine, and gold sequins.  So fun to mix all these matching products!!



Did you know that when you purchase this stamp set Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile?  You have the ability to change the life and smile of a child with this one stamp set!

Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope you are looking forward to a fun and blessed weekend!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

His Love

I've started working on my Easter cards, and I so love creating for this day.  I've used the stamp set His Love.


Lilies are my favorite flower of the spring, and I think the art department at Close To My Heart did an excellent job with this stamp.  It looks like a true lily and still captures the simplicity.  I stamped the flower using olive pigment ink.  I heat set image, and then I lightly colored the stem with an olive watercolor pencil.  The olive, honey, and gypsy paper is all from the Paper Fundamentals collection.  If you haven't been introduced to Paper Fundamentals, they are print on one side and clear embossed print on the other.  Look closely at the olive banner above the sentiment.  That is the back side of the olive fundamentals.  

The His Love stamp set is just $9.95, and the lily measures almost 3" in height.  This is a great stamp to have in your collection!


Easter is my favorite time of the year.  Eighteen years ago, I went to a Christian retreat called Cursillo, and it changed my life.  And it changed the way I look at Easter.  Easter isn't one day of the year, but every single day we live in the assurance of the Risen Christ.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope that your day is most richly blessed!

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Why I Love Being a Consultant


Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  Now this hop is a big circle, so you can just follow the short hop from blog to blog.  If you should get lost, there is a list of blogs at the bottom of this post.  Today we want to tell you all the reasons we love being a Close To My Heart consultant.  I can't wait to go through this hop!

I had so many pictures and thoughts to share that I decided to use Studio J.


Those of you that have been reading my blog since the beginning know that I first became a Close To My Heart consultant in June 2005.  I grew a wonderful team and loved my custtomers, but I had to leave at the end of December 2009 to settle some health issues. I re-joined Close To My Heart in May 2011.  I was healthier and stronger than ever at this point and ready to teach and work my business again!  I tell you this because had I not loved being a consultant as much as I do, I would never have come back.  But there are so many things that draw me to Close To My Heart and make me really love my job!  The journaling reads:

My job is...Picture Perfect
  • I get to teach papercrafting!
  • Blessed with world-wide friendships!
  • I love working with my customers!
  • Leading my Rose Blossom team is amazing!
  • Fabulous discount on product!
  • I earn an income doing what I love!
  • I have a wonderfully supportive upline!
  • Close To My Heart is a debt-free company!
  • The Corporate staff is supportive - and fun!
  • Recognition for hard work!
  • I love the places I have traveled!
Now it's time for you to head to Marg's blog.  You are in for a treat, I am sure!!  Should you get lost, here is the list for the hop!

Brenda - YOU ARE HERE!





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Get Ready to Blossom #3

I've been talking about the Blossom Workshop on the Go the last few days.  It will be available on April 1 to purchase, but I've been showing it to you now because it is in the Cardmaking New Consultant Kit.  Today I've got the third card in that set, and it's another cute one!


All three of the cards have some GREAT technique involved, and I had a whole lot of fun making these cards!  I want to show you what is in the Card Making New Consultant Kit, but be sure to read about the FREE SHOULDER BAG and FREE ROLLING TOTE at the end of this post!


CONTENTS OF THE CARDMAKER’S NEW CONSULTANT KIT INCLUDE:
  • Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
  • Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
  • Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
  • Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
  • Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit (G1095)
  • Jackson B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK367)
  • Oceanside Sequins (Z3041)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
  • Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
  • Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2196)
  • Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2197)
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad (44751)
  • My Acrylix™ Dizzy Circles (C1610)
  • My Acrylix™ Wavy Blooms (D1651)
  • My Acrylix™ Finding the Words (D1646)
  • 1" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1002)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cherry Pink Marker (Z2450)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker (Z2463)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
  • My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
  • VersaMark™ Ink Pad Tsukineko™ (Z891)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

If you'd like more information about joining Close To My Heart, please contact me at girlygirlrose43@msn.com.

If you are ready to sign up, HERE'S THE LINK!  Close To My Heart and the Rose Blossoms would welcome you with open arms!!

Thank you for visiting this week to get a sneak peek of some of the new products coming April 1st.  I'll be switching gears next week and sharing product that will be retiring as of March 31st.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Get Ready to Blossom #2

In my last post, I started showing you the cards from the upcoming Blossom Workshop on the Go (available April 1st).  This workshop is a part of the Card Making New Consultant Kit.  Today, I want to share the second card, and I love it equally as much as the first one!


Look at those stamps!!  The sentiment, the images, the papers - what's not to love about this card!!  I'll be back tomorrow with the 3rd card, but I want to show you the kit and tell you what's in it again today.  At the bottom of the post, you'll also see that this month, new consultants receive a FREE shoulder tote and can qualify for a FREE  rolling tote!!


CONTENTS OF THE CARDMAKER’S NEW CONSULTANT KIT INCLUDE:
  • Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
  • Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
  • Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
  • Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
  • Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit (G1095)
  • Jackson B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK367)
  • Oceanside Sequins (Z3041)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
  • Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
  • Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2196)
  • Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2197)
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad (44751)
  • My Acrylix™ Dizzy Circles (C1610)
  • My Acrylix™ Wavy Blooms (D1651)
  • My Acrylix™ Finding the Words (D1646)
  • 1" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1002)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cherry Pink Marker (Z2450)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker (Z2463)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
  • My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
  • VersaMark™ Ink Pad Tsukineko™ (Z891)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

If you'd like more information about joining Close To My Heart, please contact me at girlygirlrose43@msn.com.

If you are ready to sign up, HERE'S THE LINK!  Close To My Heart and the Rose Blossoms would welcome you with open arms!!

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