Showing posts from October, 2016

Close To My Heart's New 2017 Planners

Have you seen the new CTMH Planner's?   I just got mine on Saturday and I can't wait to start using them!   Now you can discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Each monthly tab features a seasonal design that you can color by hand. This exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own.  The divider pages of the planner (pages with tabs) have thicker paper, which will allow you to use of a variety of products when coloring. Here are the different products you can use on the dividers: • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers  • Watercolor pencils (dry or with a waterbrush)  • Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads (pressing ink into lid and picking up with a waterbrush)  • Watercolor paints (used with a waterbrush or paintbrush) -  Please note: Although the planner is not made with watercolor paper, you can use watercolors on these pages; ho

Cricut City Sidewalks Blog Hop

Welcome to our City Sidewalks Cricut Blog Hop!  This special hop features Close To My Heart's exclusive new digital cricut cartridge - City Sidewalks!  If you came here from  Priscilla Gotham's Blog  you are on the right track!  When you get to the bottom of my post look for the next blog link to hop to the next blog!  If you get lost, you can see the entire blog list HERE. This fun cricut cartridge goes great with the City Sidewalks paper and Compliments and also the "Joy to You and Me" stamp set!  I created several cards with this set.  Today I'll focus on one card and I will post the others I have created later on my blog.  This card will be one of my 'dessert' cards in my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop. I just love this City Sidewalks paper with the houses on it and I wanted to use it as a background for my card.  So I cut a larger house (using 2 1/2" for my size) from the cartridge.  Three different colors of cardstock make up this ho

True Love - An Operation Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spread The Love Blog Hop! Today we are featuring a very special stamp, True Love , that is available ONLY through July 31st! What is so special about this stamp set? Not only is it adorable but when you purchase this stamp, Close To My Heart will donate $7 to Operation Smile ! Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children. It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime. If you came here from Jen Rubio's blog , you are on the right track! Just look for the link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog! The hop is one big circle so when you come back to me, you will know you have visited all of the blogs! If you get lost along the way you can check the list HERE . I wanted to use this month's feature paper, Swan Lake , for my card so I matc

October Stamp of the Month - Yuletide Joy

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the Yuletide Joy stamp. This set of 7 stamps, which coordinates with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. If you have come here from  Alyson Mayo'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 around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE . With the popular coloring crazy going on right now, I'm sure this stamp set would be great for that.  But I wanted to create something that could be reproduced for some quick and easy Christmas cards. I tried out a new technique (new to me anyway) that I found very fun.  I'm not sure it really has a name but I call it Whitewash pigment painting.  Let's take a look at this card.  I started by stamping the image onto Kraft paper with Versa Mark Ink.  I heat embossed with White embossing powder.   Next I