Saturday, July 26, 2014

Last Chance!

 With the new Annual Inspirations catalog coming out on 1 August, the items in the old catalog will be retiring.  All paper packs in the Spring 2014 catalog will be retiring, as well as several stamp sets. This is to make room for over 250 new items in the new Annual Inspirations catalog.


 With any order I will send along your choice of a stamp of the month. Pick from the following, but first come, first served! 

I  have 
  • 1 Cross-stitch Wishes [January 2013]
  • 2 A Chocolate Affair  [August 2013]
  • 2 My sunshine [April 2013]
  • 3 Sweet Life [July 2013]
  • 2 A Flowering Bunch [June 2013]
  • 2 Scandinavian Wishes from [October 2013]

Cross-Stitch Wishes
Sweet Life
A Flowering Bunch
My Sunshine
A Chocolate Affair

Lollydoodle Owls and more

I made these cards on February 9th. I was having a blast with my Lollydoodle paper. But 12 weeks on a real-life job OT project interrupted my fun, so you get to see them now!

I really had a great time making these. The photos do not do them justice. The browns and grays and pink and greens go so well together!

The first card uses Banner Wishes, which will still be available in the new catalog.  I stamped it with Versamark and used Brown Embossing Powder.

I also used the Chevron Embossing Folder on Slate paper behind the sentiment.

I used Embossing Folders in an ancient Sizzix, and had to cut 1/4" off each side. But they work great!

The Ribbon is contrabrand Stampin'Up, but the color worked well, so, it made a cute card!

Lollydoodle with SU (gasp) owl!!! SO CUTE!
I used the Lollydoodle paper with a little punched SU owl sent by a good stamping friend, and this card also came out fabulously!

I used the zip strip with leaves on the card, and a white gel pen to accent the layer I cut from slate paper using my Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I LOVE that cartridge!!!

The sentiment is from the June13 SOTM, A Flowering Bunch. I tend to use it a lot. I think it's just the right size.  

After all of that fun, I started cutting owls from my Lollydoodle paper using the exclusive CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge. I made several parts and pieces and laid out a few different adorable owls for future cards.
Lollydoodle Owls using the exclusive CTMH Artiste cartridge!
Lollydoodle Owl Card
Here is ONE of the cards.  And after that, my friends, is when REAL LIFE stepped in and I worked 80 hours a week for the next 12 weeks.  

Since then, I have been catching up on life events, you know, like cleaning, yardwork, and paying the taxes - YES, we filed an extension...and just trying to recuperate in general.  I have one more little project this summer, and then I am taking a FULL week off to STAMP MY HEART out.  

It's great that it will happen when the new Annual Inspirations catalog is out!

Until then, I will be playing with limited time, so, thank for looking and see you soon!

Annual Inspirations!

Exciting News:

Effective August 1, 2014, Close To My Heart will reveal over 250 new items when our new catalog concept is introduced! 

 We will be using a year round, Annual Inspirations catalog!

This book will be packed full of all of the fabulous CTMH products you are used to seeing  including paper packs and accessories, inks, home decor items, Cricut bundles, Picture My Life and more.  

The Annual catalog will be supplemented with 2 Seasonal Expressions catalogs coming in December 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015.

And here's a sneak peak from the exciting new catalog.
"What a Hoot", the August Stamp of the Month, can be yours for only $5.00 with a qualifying order of $50.00!  

Don't forget…in order to make room for all the new goodies, many products are on a retiring list and are while supplies last.  I scored some excellent embellishments from the last retiring list!

Stock up now at my website.