Sunday, 6 September 2015

Hello Life! National Stamping Month Blog Hop

It's National Stamping Month!  And to celebrate, Close to My Heart has a set of three awesome stamp sets designed for all types of papercrafters!  Hop along with us and you can see what CTMH consultants from all over have created with these great sets!

If you have come from CHRIS' blog, you are in the right spot!  The hop is a big circle, but if you get lost, please head to MELINDA'S blog for a complete list of all participants!

There are three sets available and you can purchase one, two or all three.  At a cost of $16.50 CAD or all three for $41.50 CAD, they are a great deal!

I have created several projects with these special sets, beginning with a very simple card that also uses our new watercolours!

I also created two different layouts - the first uses our new Paper Fundamentals:

The second uses the Sangria collection:

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember, these sets are only available during the month of September, so check with your consultant or go HERE for all the details!

Now hop on over to KATHY's blog for more creative ideas using the National Stamping Month special collections!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Welcome September- SOTM Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my blog and to the September edition of the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop!

This month many creative CTMH consultants from Canada, the US and Australia and New Zealand have created some amazing artwork with the Paper Garden stamp set!

If you have come from LORI'S blog, you are in the right place.  The hop is a big circle, but if you get lost, please head back to MELINDA'S BLOG, and you will find a list of all the hoppers!

This beautiful set with nine stamps is perfect for cards, pages and mixed media like art journals!

I opted to create a Bokeh effect sympathy card using this lovely set:

I used the colour palette and papers from the Zoe paper pack - so versatile for many uses!  There are many more creative uses of this stamp set ahead!  If you would like to purchase this set, it is available in the month of September only for $6.00 CAD with your purchase of $50.  Please contact your CTMH consultant or go here for more information.

Now please hop on to NANCY'S blog for more ideas on how to use this beautiful set!  And thanks for joining us for the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

A New Month and TWO New Idea Books!

Welcome September!  For me it is the season of crafting - I love the autumn holidays - Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas just around the corner!  And Close to My Heart has released TWO brand new idea books filled to the brim with crafty goodness!

The Annual Inspirations Idea Book is our yearly catalogue - so many great products to choose from and so many wonderful new paper lines and even a new Instalife line that is completely adorable!!

Our Holiday Expressions book is full of seasonal offerings that are ready for all of your fall and winter paper crafting!  I LOVE everything!  Please check out both catalogues online HERE!

If you are in Victoria area, please come and check out my Open House on September 19 - lots of  opportunity to see all the new products, enter my giveaways, and book your own in person or online gathering!  Let me show you and your friends how to make the most of these great new products!!