Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog!  My name is Katie and this is the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you have come from Allisa's blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, here is a link to the whole list to get you back on the right path.

Home for the Holidays (S1410) is a set of 7 stamps out just in time for your holiday creating.  I took my inspiration for this card from the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 Card Pattern #25.  The house is popped up with Foam Tape and paper pieced.

Supplies:  Snowhaven Paper Pack (X7188B), Cranberry, Glacier and Black Ink, Glacier and Cranberry Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Trim and Black Sparkles.

 This card is a 5x7 and is made on Colonial White Cardstock.  I made the little gold bow by cutting the Gold Shimmer Trim in half and folding it for the loops, then adding the knot and tail over top.

Supplies:  Yuletide Paper Pack (X7187B), New England Ivy and Ruby Cardstock,  Ruby and New England Ivy Ink, Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Bling Gems. 

Now hop on over to Morgan's Blog to see what she has created.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Frightfully Fun and friends

A couple of quick cards made from one of the CTMH How To Books.  They are such life savers when making cards.  Just open, pick a pattern and start creating.  I look at my stamp, find a pattern that is a good fit for my image and go from there.  Just that easy.  You can find these books on page 190 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Books for both cards and scrapbooking pages.

Start your creations today!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Jump on the Holidays

The Cardmaking Workshops on the Go for Snowhaven is the perfect way to spread good cheer during the holiday season.  I love, love, love the stamp set that goes with this set.  Make 15 cards in a flash.  Just cut, stamp and assemble.  You are ready to bring in the jolly holidays.
Get a jump on your holiday cards.  Grab a Workshop on the Go Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit and start crafting!  


Monday, September 22, 2014

If the Broom Fits....

I love the saying included in the stamp set Halloween Greetings (D1605)  And the witch is a cutie too.  This card was made with several new items.  The new color Thistle is in the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  You can get this color in ink or cardstock too.  Halloween Greetings is new, a set of 10 stamps for those spookier stampers out there.  The White Enamel Stars (z2010) come in a pack of 72 with two sizes in the pack.  


The Glitter Paper (Z1992) in Purple and the Triangle Border Punch (Z1997) give the card a little glitz.
I just ran the piece of Thistle card stock through the punch and cut a strip of Glitter Paper to adhere to the back.  Just an easy way to add something different.  Here are just a few of the new items in the Annual Inspirations book. Have you tried out your new goodies yet?


Friday, September 19, 2014

Don't miss out on National Stamping Month

Remember:  This set is FREE with a purchase of $30 worth of stamps from the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  Time is running out!  Click HERE to go to my online shopping site!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Cut Above

Did you know we had these Card Kits available?  Just for you....fast and easy.  A Cut Above Kit comes with almost everything you need to create 10 beautiful cards.  Just add ink and the coordinating stamp set to personalize and embellish your creation.  
 This Happy Birthday Card Kit comes with 10 printed Card Bases, Green and Blue Printed Strips, Printed Brackets, Silver Triangle Studs, 3-D Foam Squares and coordinating Envies.  Just add your stamp or any of the stamps shown on pages 159-161 in the catalog.

This Cut Above Holiday Card Kit comes with all you see here to make 10 cute snowman cards.  The snowman and bird are stickers, and the tags are all cut and ready to go.  It even comes with buttons and Baker's Twine.  Easy Peasy!

Enjoy the day!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Jack's Birthday is coming up!

It has almost been a year already.  So hard to believe that Jack will be turning one soon.  We love the Little Blue Truck books by Alice Schertle.  So.... the theme for his party is Little Blue Truck.  And I just happened to have the perfect stamp set for the occasion.  Fast and Furious (D1541) has two trucks, two cars, words and a tire track.  Couldn't have worked out better.  Now, on to finish up the rest of the party plans.



Friday, September 5, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches

I thought I would give this a try.  Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I made a card using the Fall Harvest stamp set.  
 All supplies used to make this card are from Close To My Heart.  Hope you enjoy the upcoming autumn weather.  Football, cooler weather and raking leaves.......
Fall Harvest (C1504), Chocolate, Autumn Terracota, Glacier and White Daisy Cardstock, Chocolate, Autumn Terracota and Barn Red Inks, Bronze Sparkle and Shimmer Trim, Bone Folder and Sandpaper

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Stamp of the Month

Family is Forever (S1409) is available now through the end of the month of September.  This set of seven stamps can be yours for just $5 with a purchase of $50 in products from the Annual Inspirations book.  If you would like inspiration on how to use this stamp set, please check out the 
September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop by clicking HERE.  
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September is National Stamping Month!

September is National Stamping Month and Close to my Heart is going to celebrate all month long!  When you spend $30 on any Current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you will qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!  This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing Celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30 year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry.

The set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!  Make sure you check out Close to my Heart's Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we are celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Offer valid September 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Contact me today for your very own set!

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