Monday, July 28, 2014

Quick Reference for Cricut Coordinating Stamps

Did you know that all Cricut® Compatible Stamp Sets  remain active? And did you know that we NOW have a quick way to find a coordinating stamp?

Close To My Heart ROCKS!!

Go to your Close To My Heart Consultants OBA (Online Business Address, doesn't that sound so professional) and click on the Shop tab.

From the shopping options found on the left hand side of the site click on MY ACRYLIX™ STAMP SETS.

Scroll down until you see
Cricut® Compatible Stamp Sets, click it and there you are!!

Did you know that the Monogram stamps are still available!!

Box cards are all the rage, here is one I made using Balloon Ride and the Cricut Explore. It was so much fun creating the box card in the Explore using our Artiste Cricut cartridge. If you would like the file, just ask in the comments.

I used Frame Flair and Art Philosophy to create the sentiment.



Thank you for stopping by
Shirley

This month the Close To My Heart special is for Consultants only (would love to have you join my team and take advantage of a ShinHan marker special, just ask me how) -- to share the fun of everything Close To My Heart and the excitement of the upcoming Annual Inspiration, I am offering a personal special. From now until the end of July (July 14th - July 31st) you can earn a FREE My Reflections paper packet(retails for $9.95) from the new Annual Inspiration catalog by :

  1. Become a follower of my blog AND
  2. Place a $25 order or more on my website 
Leave a comment stating you are or have started following my blog and when I see your order placed, I will send you an email stating you earned the paper packet. On August 1st, I will send you a link to my website so you may make your choice of which NEW paper packet you would like to receive and off it will be sent to you! No paper packets may be sent earlier than August 1st, the 'go live' date of the NEW Annual Inspiration.

If you can't wait to see the new products, join the Close To My Heart family by becoming a Rockin' Heart - click here to start!!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daisies Look Good with a Little Lagoon

Lagoon and Desert Sand make me think of summer and summer brings thoughts of daisies - pretty and white and all full of summery breezes.

Here is one of the cards we created at the July card class. Each Lagoon square is matted with Desert Sand. The punctuation period from the Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet, surrounds the little 'hi' sentiment, also stamped from the Circus Alphabet. I love the whimsy look of this stamp set.

The daisies were cut in three different sizes creating a small, medium, and large flower. The flower centers were created using the Aqua Dots.

Sending you a little hi!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!
Shirley


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ooops is NOT always a Bad Thing

I started off with a plan. A little tag tied card, this is a card that has a tag on the each side that fold over and are tied together with a ribbon, or at least, that is what I call it.

My tag tied cards are created in Design Space for the Explore and my plan had this new tag tied card to have a heart instead of a circle for the tag hole. It would be a top opening so the heart would have the ribbon running through and the bow would be at the bottom of the heart. While creating the card, it came to mind, what if I used a little velcro to hold the card closed and just add a bow so there would be no need to tie and untie the card.

Well, the velcro tore the tag, so my plan 'B' kicked in and I thought what if the card was an envelope fold (cut off the tags). This was cool so I added a section to the bottom and to bring the Lagoon color to the top, I added a piece to the top.

Not to bad for a plan 'B'.  But what if I colored the letters, what do you think?



Thanks for stoppin' by
Shirley

This month the Close To My Heart special is for Consultants only (would love to have you join my team and take advantage of a ShinHan marker special, just ask me how) -- to share the fun of everything Close To My Heart and the excitement of the upcoming Annual Inspiration, I am offering a personal special. From now until the end of July (July 14th - July 31st) you can earn a FREE My Reflections paper packet(retails for $9.95) from the new Annual Inspiration catalog by :

  1. Become a follower of my blog AND
  2. Place a $25 order or more on my website 
Leave a comment stating you are or have started following my blog and when I see your order placed, I will send you an email stating you earned the paper packet. On August 1st, I will send you a link to my website so you may make your choice of which NEW paper packet you would like to receive and off it will be sent to you! No paper packets may be sent earlier than August 1st, the 'go live' date of the NEW Annual Inspiration.

If you can't wait to see the new products, join the Close To My Heart family by becoming a Rockin' Heart - click here to start!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Recycle Something

It is time to Use Your Stash and we are helping you with our little recycle blog hop. If you have come from Katy's blog, you are on the right track. This hop is a big circle, so when you have returned from where you started you have seen them all. Get lost along the way or want to start from the beginning, our hostess this month is Joy and she has a list of all the hoppers.

I love to recycle glass jars and my Mom's favorite jelly comes in such cute little jars. Using my retreat paper packet, Jubiliee (so glad I got it when I did cause it is retired and GONE, good things go fast) and these jelly jars, I will soon have one of the many retreat goodies ready for my August retreat.

Using Silver Shimmer tape and Honey triangle Washi tape, I created a little band around the middle of the jar.

Using one of the new Annual Inspiration stamps and Honey ink, I created a sentiment piece with the little 'surprise' sentiment from Lifting Spirits (C1570) stamp set, stamped in the middle in Black ink.

A two inch scallop circle, with a 1 1/2" Black cardstock matted 1 1/4" Colonial White cardstock circle was the perfect way to let my retreat friends now they are special using Big Top (C1580) stamp set.

Now it is time to hop on over to Janet's blog to see what awesome creation she has in store for us!

BUT WAIT, I would love the hear what you thought of my creation, so please leave a comment, they are appreciated.

Shirley

This month the Close To My Heart special is for Consultants only (would love to have you join my team and take advantage of a ShinHan marker special, just ask me how) -- to share the fun of everything Close To My Heart and the excitement of the upcoming Annual Inspiration, I am offering a personal special. From now until the end of July (July 14th - July 31st) you can earn a FREE My Reflections paper packet(retails for $9.95) from the new Annual Inspiration catalog by :

  1. Become a follower of my blog AND
  2. Place a $25 order or more on my website 
Leave a comment stating you are or have started following my blog and when I see your order placed, I will send you an email stating you earned the paper packet. On August 1st, I will send you a link to my website so you may make your choice of which NEW paper packet you would like to receive and off it will be sent to you! No paper packets may be sent earlier than August 1st, the 'go live' date of the NEW Annual Inspiration.

If you can't wait to see the new products, join the Close To My Heart family by becoming a Rockin' Heart - click here to start!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Skylark Picture My Life Gift Card Holder Card

One of my Rockin' Hearts, Joan Nummy, shared what she called a one sheet card with me during her recent Club Crop. She knows how to throw a great crop!!

It looked very similar to a gift card holder I learned to make during the first few years of my Close To My Heart career (click here to see the gift card holder directions).

After a search on Pinterest, I found the directions from StampingwithMichelle. I loved it. A few changes to make it more like the gift card instructions I knew and this became the basis for my Team Swap cards. We are featuring Close To My Heart's Picture My Life cards in cards. And the best thing, Skylark is my featured paper packet this month and we have Skylark Picture My Life!!

Here is a photo of the completed front of the card - ooooh what is that behind it!!



Here are the instructions





Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my creation. If you have a moment, please leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to share.

This month the Close To My Heart special is for Consultants only (would love to have you join my team and take advantage of a ShinHan marker special, just ask me how) -- to share the fun of everything Close To My Heart and the excitement of the upcoming Annual Inspiration, I am offering a personal special. From now until the end of July (July 14th - July 31st) you can earn a FREE My Reflections paper packet(retails for $9.95) from the new Annual Inspiration catalog by :

  1. Become a follower of my blog AND
  2. Place a $25 order or more on my website 
Leave a comment stating you are or have started following my blog and when I see your order placed, I will send you an email stating you earned the paper packet. On August 1st, I will send you a link to my website so you may make your choice of which NEW paper packet you would like to receive and off it will be sent to you! No paper packets may be sent earlier than August 1st, the 'go live' date of the NEW Annual Inspiration.

If you can't wait to see the new products, join the Close To My Heart family by becoming a Rockin' Heart - click here to start!!

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