Thank you Challenge Card

I’m enjoying my last few days of Winter Break and creating cards.  This thank you card was inspired by the Heart 2 Heart Silver and Gold challenge.  I love the combination of our NEW Sea Glass Paper with the All About the Gold Fundamentals overlay.

This card uses a Sea Glass base with the dot overlay from the All About the Gold Fundamentals set.

 Little Trick: Since the Overlays are see through, I try to hide the glue.  On this dotted paper it works really well to use glue dots behind each dot on the paper.  Secure with no visible glue!

I used the Thanks thin cuts and my Cuttle Bug to cut out the sentiment from scrap paper.  I stamped the flower from the Hello Lovely Thin cut bundle in Fern ink and then masked it to stamp just the flower with Versamark ink.

 Little Trick: Masking can be used to stamp in two colors or in layers.  In this case I stamped the entire flower in Fern because I knew I was going to add the flower image on top.  For the flower I used a post-it to cover the leaves so I could stamp just the image of the flower.  Cutting out the flower was even easier because of the Thin cuts.  I just stacked both images on top of each other with repositionable tape and cut them together.

I also sponged Versamark ink onto the thanks sentiment and heat embossed that and the flower in gold.  The gold flower is attached to the leaves with 3d foam tape for dimension.  Finally, I added Black and Gold Ribbon at the top of the overlay.


New Product Blog Hop

se1-2017badgeWelcome to our New Product Blog Hop! We will be using paper and goodies from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog.  If you have come here from Judy’s blog you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This hop has over 25 talented Close To My Heart Consultants to inspire you. Here we go!

flower-cardI am in love with our Hello Lovely Paper pack.  I used the Hello Lovely cardmaking stamp and thin cuts bundle.  It is so wonderful to be able to cut out what you stamp quickly.  The additional colors are Desert Sand and Sorbet.  Both are included in the Hello Lovely Coordinating Carstock pack. I love how easy these coordinating packs make it to add a bit of color without having to buy a whole new pack of each color.  Finally, I stamped the image with Sorbet ink and used our watercolor pencils to add some more color to the image.

Thank you so much for visiting.  I’d love it if you could leave me a comment before you hop on over to Marie’s blog.

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick card to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  Here’s to a New Year of Creating!merry-christmas



Just a Few Days Left to To Take Advantage of the December Specials!

Boxing Day Sale!

It’s time to stock up on supplies and tools.  Close to My Heart is celebrating Boxing Week with daily sales.  Sales start at 2pm PST on December 26th and will last 24 hours when the next sale begins.  The daily fun continues until the last one starting on Thursday ends!  Join me for some great surprise deals!  Be sure to check out my shop daily!



Thoughtful Flowers Stamp of the Month!

I can’t wait to use this stamp for beautiful cards!  It will be fun to color.  This stamp is awesome.  Get this fun stamp for just $5 with a $50 purchase.


Planners Gonna Plan!

I love our planners.  The can be used for anything.  And this one features pages we can color.  I also plan to add memory protectors and use it as a journal of everyday life.  I plan to take a photo a day and add the one’s I like to a spread each month.  It should be fun and give me a way to remember the little moments that we don’t always remember to scrapbook.


It’s the Little Things!

Speaking of “Little moments,” mini planners are on sale for the rest of December.  What  a great way to keep track of the everyday life moments I plan to record.  We even have a square one built for Instagram memories.  Of course our Picture My Life cards fit perfectly.  Check out this bundle and get those photos organized!