Close to My Heart is Having a Fun Sales Event

ctmh-boxing-saleCheck out the daily sales during Boxing Week!

Starting at 2pm on December 26th, my Close to My Heart page will have some special deals that will only be available for 24 hours.  After that deal ends, the next daily deal starts and runs for 24 hours. This continues with the last deal starting at 2pm on Thursday the 29th and ending 24 hours later.  Be sure to check it out daily!

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Night Sky Christmas Card

Last year I joined a group to create a card a week during the year.  I had completed three of them by the week before Christmas.  However, the group had some awesome design ideas, so I’m going back to it now.  Perhaps making my own card-a-week group would keep me accountable and I’d actually make the cards before next Christmas! Anyway, here’s my night sky card.

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I masked the edges of the top white piece and stamped the image with versamark ink.  I then used white embossing powder and a craft heater to heat emboss the sentiment.  The cool thing about this process is that the embossing powder resists the ink.  I used distressing inks to create the night sky background.  I added black glitter paper as a background mat and a few bitty sparkles where I tore the paper removing the mask.  Remember, mistakes are just reminders to add embellishments!

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Monday Challenge

Hi everyone! The year got away from me and I haven’t been able to find time to post in forever. I haven’t even had a card club for three months. I need a crafting fix! So, once again, my New Years’ resolution is to post more often. And of course I want to make Christmas cards in advance! Once again, I have to make TONS of Christmas cards in a few days so I have time to mail them. Card 1 is inspired by the Merry Monday Challenge. You should totally join in for the last challenge of the year!

koala-christmas-cheerNot only do I have a ton of Christmas cards to make, but I forgot to re-stock Christmas paper!  I used the Snowflake Embossing folder to give my White daisy paper a Christmas feel.  I also used Cranberry, and a scrap of retired Snowhaven paper. Christmas cards need sparkle, so I added a strip of black shimmer trim cut in half to go above and below my Christmas paper.  The stamp is Christmas Down Under stamped using black and Cranberry inks.  I colored the koala with Carmine, Vivid Green, Warm Gray 4, and Mahogany ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Merry Christmas,

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Retiring Products!

Retiring Ribbons and other productsDon’t miss out on your ribbons, shimmer trim and other retiring products!  Some of my favorites are retiring at the end of July.  We will no longer carry the rolling tote, 3 Awesome Cricut cartridges (Artiste, Art Philosophy, and Artfully Sent), some Shimmer Trims, and lots of stamps.  See the full lists of retiring product below and get your favorites goodies before they’re gone.  Remember, these are while they last so you will want to order soon!

Retiring Items (2016)

Retiring Stamp Sets (2016)

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