Thursday, April 7, 2011

CTMH's On This Day Stamp Set (D1468)

Get inspired by artwork featuring the On This Day Stamp Set (D1468) in this short, fun video. You’ll love the paper piecing technique that really makes the stamped images stand out!!

To purchase the featured stamp set On This Day (D1468) & related products, click on the shopping cart below!!

CTMH's Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365)

Add blooming dimension to your cards and layouts with these 3-D flowers created using our Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365).

Does this card look familiar? It is featured in our Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on page 55. For another idea using this stamp set, check out Jeanette’s blog.

To purchase the featured stamp set Spring Up (B1365) & related products, click on the shopping cart below!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CTMH's Designer Pink Ribbon Collection (Z1384)

Learn to create a pink accent for your cards and a lovely brooch for your sweater or jacket with our new Pink Designer Ribbon Collection (Z1384).

The project ideas in this video will delight you!

To purchase the featured Designer Ribbon Collection (Z1384) & related products, click on the shopping cart below!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

CTMH's April Stamp of the Month - Blessed (D1455)

Each month we offer a new D-size stamp you can get for FREE or at a discount as a Close To My Heart Customer.

These stamps sets are designed exclusively for the Stamp of the Month program and are available for a limited time.

This is our way of thanking you for your purchase and giving you a trendy stamp set at a great price - or even for FREE!!

When you place a qualifying order with me, you can receive that month's Stamp of the Month set, which retails at $22.95, for FREE or at a discount, based on your purchase total.

Here are the details:

You Spend $25.00 - You Save 25% Off - You Pay Only $17.21
You Spend $50.00 - You Save 50% Off - You Pay Only $11.48
You Spend $75.00 - You Save 75% Off - You Pay Only $5.74
You Spend $100.00 - You Earn it FREE - You Pay Nothing!!

If you would like, you can purchase the Stamp of the Month set at full retail price; however, taking advantage of the discounts is the best way to maximize the value of your purchase.

Check out the Stamp of the Month set, then plan your purchases so you can snatch this set that you will love!!

April's Stamp of the Month Set Is: Blessed (Set of 12)

Recommended Blocks:
2" x 2" (Y1003), 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Y1004), 2" x 6 1/2" (Y1010)

Besides the adorable cards and layouts pictured above, check out this super cute idea that you can do with this very versatile My Acrylix Stamp Set:

To Place Your Order To Get This Awesome Stamp Set Click HERE!!

CTMH's April Campaign: Sparkle with Studio J

One of the things I love about Studio J custom prints is how easy it is to jazz them up by adding a few simple embellishments.

See how they added a few Sparkles and Opaques gems to the above Studio J layout?

It only took a few seconds because the gems are peel-and-stick.

And don’t you think it gives nice dimension to the page?

This month, Studio J members get a free package of each of these embellishments when you buy 10 layouts.

Now’s a great time to get online and get caught up on all your scrapbooking, and when you receive your prints in the mail, you can glam them up with these adorable Opaques and Sparkles!!

Click HERE to start playing with Studio J!!

CTMH's April Campaign: Lovin' Level 1

Our ‘Lovin’ Level 1’ promotion in April is a wonderful deal!!

When you place an order of $100 or more on my MyCTMH website (or email me) during April, you will receive a My Reflections Level 1 scrapbooking kit of your choice FREE!!

There are several great kits to choose from:

Passages Level 1 Kit (X7126A)
Perfect Day Level 1 Kit (X7100A)
Splendor Level 1 Kit (X7124A)
Sweet Home Level 1 Kit (X7116A)
Topstitch Level 1 Kit (X7120A)
Veranda Level 1 Kit (X7119A)
Zippidee Level 1 Kit (X7125A)

Whether you’re a seasoned scrapbooker or a beginner, you’ll love our My Reflections Level 1 scrapbooking kits.

They include enough materials to complete two gorgeous layouts, with coordinating My Stickease artwork, B&T Duos papers, and cardstock for extra matting and accents.

Each Level 1 kit includes:
4 – 12” x 12” Preprinted Pages
2 – 12” x 12” B&T Duos® Papers
2 – 12” x 12” Cardstock Sheets
2 – 12” x 6” My Stickease® Adhesive Sheets

Beginners love that the basic page is already done — they just drop in their photos and add a few easy embellishments.

Experienced scrapbookers love how fast and easy it is to catch up on their pages with these nearly-done preprinted layouts.

Level 1 kits are a great way of introducing your children to scrapbooking, too!!

So, how would you like a Level 1 kit of your choice for FREE??

The earlier in the month you make your purchase, the better chance you have of getting your favorite one!!

But I’m not finished: With your qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the April Stamp of the Month, Blessed, for FREE!!

You’ll love the pretty birds, butterflies, and floral images to dress up your spring layouts and cards.

It has a retail value of $22.95. So, for your $100 purchase you’ll receive over 30% more in retail value!!

Click HERE to shop for your favorite Close To My Heart products and you’ll be ‘Lovin’ Level 1’ with a FREE Level 1 kit and a FREE Blessed stamp set!!

CTMH's Fill in the Blank Stamp Set (D1465)

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” said Leonardo da Vinci, and who could argue with that great artist? The seeming simplicity of the My Acrylix® Fill In the Blanks stamp set (D1465) is what makes it such a perfect—and perfectly versatile—addition to any stamper’s toolbox!

The words and outline images that make up this set really lend themselves to a variety of looks and techniques. Let’s take a peek at some artwork!

The butterflies on this card are stamped tone-on-tone using the small butterfly image from the Fill In the Blank set, and then we took word stamps and stamped them in first and second generation to create our own patterned paper.

We’ve also used the small butterfly stamp on this layout, but can you guess what other stamp we used from the set? If you guessed “flower,” you’re right! Since our My Acrylix stamps are flexible, we’ve scrunched up the flower stamp in different ways to get these cute cloud images. We stamped them on B&T Duos® paper to give them a subtle pattern.

For this card, we cut out the large butterfly stamp image a few times and then layered it to make it dimensional. Here are the steps so you can make it yourself:

1.Stamp butterfly with Desert Sand ink on Colonial White cardstock. Using a craft knife, cut along wings, leaving body intact. Mount cardstock piece on Cocoa cardstock and Bamboo B&T paper. Pop up wings using 3-D foam tape.

2.Stamp butterfly again on Crystal Blue B&T paper. Cut out entire image, omitting body. Mount on Colonial White butterfly using 3-D foam tape.

3.Stamp butterfly a third time on Sweet Leaf B&T paper. Cut out entire image, including body, and mount on Crystal Blue butterfly with 3-D foam tape.

4.Accent body with Opaques Mocha adhesive gems.

This card, featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on page 96, also shows the stamping on B&T paper technique. This time we used the bird stamp, and the background pattern is much stronger. To give visual variety, we stamped the bird’s wing on a complementary piece of Grey Wool cardstock. Then, we stamped three different sentiments with Grey Wool ink, then highlighted one of them by stamping over it in Goldrush ink. This brings in a third color and makes the “friends always” sentiment stand out as the main message of the card.

Does this card look familiar, too? It’s also from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on page 96. Check out the Hollyhock cardstock on the sides. We stamped the flower on it in a repeating pattern to make an abstract, subtle patterned paper. Notice how the petals overlap in various spots? This gives the flower image a whole new look!

And here’s a final technique for you: using the stamp set as a cutting guide for negative space then filling it with a patterned paper to give visual interest. To create the stars you see in this layout, follow these steps:

1.Stamp three stars on top of your layout, overlapping paper pieces and photos.

2.Use a craft knife to cut out the center, leaving a 1/8" border, and distress the edges with a stipple brush dipped in Desert Sand re-inker.

3.Stamp three 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" pieces of Colonial White cardstock with words or phrases, using Cocoa ink and first, second, and third generation.

4.Attach the cardstock pieces to the back of your layout so the sentiments show through.

5.Accent each star with a pair of Opaques Mocha adhesive gems to give them even more zing!! Have you created a fun project using the My Acrylix Fill In the Blank set?

To Order Your Fill in the Blank Stamp Set (D1465) Click HERE!!

(Source: Corporate Close To My Heart Marquee Message: Simply Sophisticated, March 22, 2011)

CTMH's Studio J Step-by-Step Basics

Are you new to Studio J®? You’ll love the way this video walks you through creating a layout from start to finish! Watch it HERE!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

CTMH's HUGE Clearance Sale On My Website!!

Visit my website today and check out the newly added clearance items:

$7.00 Paper Packs
$8.00 Bundles (includes paper, stickers, embellishments)
Cheap Accessories

And so much early as these specials are ONLY While Supplies Last!!

Click HERE to shop my website!!

CTMH's Corporate Facebook Give-Away

Go Check Out Corporate Close To My Heart's Give-Away for April Fool's Day!! Click HERE!!