05 February, 2016

How To Use Thin Cuts

 
Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, this was a fun card to make inspired by Pinterest.  Because my fussy cutting is not so good I love how easy it is to use these stamps & matching thin cuts, makes my crafting life easier when I can just use my big shot instead of scissors, although I also need my scissors.
The fundamentals paper packs make the card glossy, you get the same design on both sides but one side is glossy & the other is like a tone on tone, they give your projects a lift.

The Products I Used:
Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Z3127 
5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack X254
Springtime Wishes Stamp set C1641
Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Z3201
Indian Corn Blue Ink Pad.  (discontinued)  
Indian Corn Blue Card Stock  (discontinued) 
Topiary Ink Pad Z2155
Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799
Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z2023
Sure Cut Craft Paper Cutter Z1783 
E-Z Dots Adhesive Z3022 
3D Foam Tape Z1151 
Bone Folder Z1204
 
Watch this Tutorial video to see how easy it is to use these. 
Close To My Heart’s new Thin Cuts make die cutting fun and easy! Use your favorite die cut machine to produce detailed shapes, and then use the coordinating stamp set to add color.


Products Used in this Video:
Stuck on You Tin Cuts Z3200
Stuck on You Stamp Set C1643
Chocolate Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2111
Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2650
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Big Shot Machine

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09 January, 2016

Texturizing Techniques


      
Learn some new techniques to spice up your scrapbooking pages and cards. Jill shows you how to do fun things like embossing the non-traditional way, dynamic journaling, and plastic sponging.

Products Used: Versamark Ink Pad Z891,   Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder Z2066,   Honeycomb Embossing Folder Z1995,   Watercolour Paints Z3132,   Paint Brush Set Z3188,   Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2196 & My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner 1778.

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08 January, 2016

Collection Connection: Sangria

                                              
This little Thank You card is fun to make & show off all the papers that come in the Sangria Kit.    I just loved how quick & easy this card was to make using just a sample of the Sangria B&T, the mini Thank You stamp. Coral shimmer trim & some coloured twine.
The earthy tones and bright colors of the Sangria collection make it perfect for any season.
The video above shows all the different ways you can use this beautiful workshop kit using the papers, embellishments & some stamping, you can't go wrong.  This kit can be used for so many different occasions.

Products Used:  Sangria Paper Packet X7199B,   Sangria Complements X7199C,   Sangria Assortment Z3084,   Pink Enamel Gems Z3091,    Designed Decor Shadow Box Z2015,   My Acrylix Friend Tree D1677,   My Acrylix For Family C1633,   Cricut Artistry Collection Z3167,   Cricut Artfully Sent Collection Z3168,   My Acrylix Inked Alphabet E1033,    My Acrylix Jennifer's Hand B1484,   Coral Shimmer Trim Z3088,   Poppy Thick Twine Z3094 & Fern Thick Twine Z3093.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

07 January, 2016

Picture My Life™ - Live Your Day

                                  
Close to My Heart has created an exclusive Picture My Life™ program for the new year called “Live Your Day.” But it’s only available for January 2016, and only while supplies last. 
  
Products UsedPicture My Life Live Your day Scrapbooking Program CC1058,   Design 4 Memory Protectors Z1951,   Everyday Life Album Black Z3208,   4"x 6" Memory Protectors Z3192,  4"x 3" Memory Protectors Z3191,   Everyday Life 2016 Planner Pages Z3209 (Half Price January Only),   &  White Daisy Cardstock 1385.

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06 January, 2016

Getting Started with Your Everyday Life™ Planner


The New Year has arrived! That means you can finally start using your planner and the rest of your Everyday Life items you’ve been so excited about! Since these products are new to everyone, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to use them.Get started using your Everyday Life™ Planner! #ctmh #closetomyheart #everydaylife #planner #2016

It’s a beautiful week, thanks to the stickers that come with your planner pages! We designed them for organization optimization!
First you have the round ones with helpful little icons to place next to tasks on your to-do list—don’t you just love that little gold present? These are great for helping you see at a glance what type of event you are looking at while simultaneously adding a splash of color!
Then there are the rectangular stickers, which you can stamp with the Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp to further color-code your pages. For instance, you’ll notice here that we stamped “PAY DAY!” on a green label so it coordinates with the green dollar sticker.
But maybe you’d prefer to arrange your colors a little differently. Well, thanks to our roller stamp, you can! You can stamp any of its twelve words, phrases, and images onto any stickers you’d like to create your very own personalized system. Here are some tips for stamping onto the stickers:
  • Practice stamping on a scratch piece of paper beforehand so you get a feel for the roller stamp.
  • Start with the stamp leaning slightly toward you. Roll slightly away from you to make sure the whole image gets stamped onto the sticker.
  • It’s okay to go slowly, but be careful not to slide the stamp since that can smear your image.
  • Use the metal guides on the edges of the roller stamp to help with placement of the stamp image.
Last but not least are the fun little flag stickers that complete the sticker set. We really love these because they can be used horizontally or vertically, as you can see on this calendar. That’s what’s great about the entire Everyday Life line—you can use the products in whichever way makes the most sense to you for your everyday life!
Ready to organize your year? Then enjoy getting to know the Everyday Life planner system, and let it work wonders for your life! If you haven’t jumped on the chance to get your own set of Everyday life 2016 planner pages yet, then we’ve got great news for you: Starting today, they are now available at 50% of the original price!
Next week we’ll be sharing a post about how you can pair the planner with Picture My Life for even more fun!

Recipe
Everyday Life™ Planner
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad,    Z3208 Everyday Life™ Album—Black,    Z3209 Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages,    Z3212 Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp,    Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen.
All these products are available through my online shop

05 January, 2016

Embossing Folders and Diffusers 101

                                      
Have you wanted to know how to use Diffusers with your embossing folders, then let Carly from CTMH show you how you can take your artwork to a whole new level.  

Products Used:   Confetti Embossing Folder Z3118,  Confetti Stars Embossing Folder Z3119,   Woodgrain Embossing Folder Z1996,   Arrow Embossing Folder Z1993,   Circle Diffuser Z3096,   Square Diffuser Z3097,   Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2652,   Round Sponge Z697 & Spray Pen Z1380.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

04 January, 2016

Just Because Card

 

Using our prismatic Kaleidoscope Collection, Jill shows you how to create a card to give to someone special in your life. You’ll learn how to emboss a phrase, and then use watercolors over your stamped phrase. Measurements are shown at the end of the video.

Products Used:    Kaleidoscope Paper Packet X7202B,   Kaleidoscope Complements X7202C,   Kaleidoscope Assortment Z3085,   Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts Z3124,   Silver Foil Tape Z3130,   Diamonds are Forever Stamp Set C1629,   Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2641,   Adhesive Z3022  & 3-D Foam Tape Z1151.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

03 January, 2016

Brush Calligraphy With Watercolor


                                                                                                                                                    
Let Jill from Close To My Heart show you how to combine the expressive medium of watercolor with the elegant form of calligraphy.                

Products used in this video:    Watercolour Paints Z3132,  Paintbrush Set Z3188,  Watercolour Paper Z3146 & White Daisy Cardstock 1385.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.