Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post–Color Theory:

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post–Color Theory:

Color Theory: Monochromatic and Analogous Colors

Color Theory #ctmh #closetomyheart #monochromatic #analogous #color #colour #wheel #bashful #pixie #blossom #raspberry #combination #coordinating #coordinate #coordination #theory #pink #shades #variant #variation #pretty #prettyinpink #girl #girly #family #beautiful #family #home #love #butterfly #butterflies #hello #circle #gold #accent #embellishment #complement

CTMH has a great post today featuring several of the current sale items.  “…Monochromatic color designs make use of a single color that varies in lightness and saturation. This type of color “combination,” if you will, is easy to achieve with some of our favorite Close To My Heart products. Take our two-toned Bashful cardstock, for example. We have Bashful on one side and light Bashful on the other. Because they are two tones of the same color, when used together they are considered monochromatic. Second generation stamping, where you stamp an image a second time without applying more ink to get a lighter image, is another way to play with monochromatic colors in your art.

 

 

Sometimes, a piece of artwork that we may think is monochromatic is actually following an analogous scheme, which is just a fancy way of saying that the featured colors are next to each other on the color wheel. One color is typically dominant while neighboring colors are used to enhance the design. In our example layout above, we make use of both monochromatic and analogous colors.

Color Theory #ctmh #closetomyheart #monochromatic #analogous #color #colour #wheel #bashful #pixie #blossom #raspberry #combination #coordinating #coordinate #coordination #theory #pink #shades #variant #variation #pretty #prettyinpink #girl #girly #family

If we visit our CTMH-color-wheel, you can see that the four colors we used throughout our layout, Bashful, Pixie, Blossom, and Raspberry, are all adjacent to each other. (As a reminder, we have our Pretty in Pink sale going on through the end of the month where you can find products in these colors at a discount!) This layout would’ve worked in much the same way with Sapphire, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, and Peacock….

…The end goal is to know how to,…,create beautiful art worthy of preserving your memories.

So, here’s what you need from this post for your color scheme toolbox: when you’re choosing colors for your artwork, start at the color wheel. Pick a dominant color and then look at the colors around it. Make use of these colors with your papers, inks, Complements, and accessories and you can’t go wrong!” 🙂

For the original MIFYH Blog post or the artwork recipes, click here.

For more color combination ideas revisit last month’s color theory post:
Complementary Colors and How to Use Them

Happy Crafting!  Beth

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Step Right Up!

Step Right Up!

I just want to let you know about a new special with CTMH. It is only available until March 31st, 2018, so you’ll want to act quickly!

Whether it’s the circus, a birthday party, or just a day of fun, you can share and preserve those moments with the Step Right Up special and the exclusive Showtime Stamp Set. The special also includes a discounted bundle with the stamp set and other items to coordinate perfectly with this spectacular theme, including five colors of cardstock, gold foil paper, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim.

Check out the details on the video below:

 

To get your stamp set or bundle, click here.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 . Happy Crafting!! Beth

February Brings Shelbyville Spring Fling & Super CTMH Specials

February Brings Shelbyville Spring Fling & Super CTMH Specials

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I am pleased to have a CTMH booth again this year at the Spring Fling 2018 in Shelbyville.  I hope you’ll come join in the fun & stop to see me.  I’ll have cash & carry retired items as well as current product samples. Here are the details:

(Presented by: Zeta Lambda Chapter Delta Theta Tau Sorority)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*$35 AFTER 1-27-2018

*(½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult)

                                                           ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Parish Hall

                 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

Pastries, soup/small sandwiches, fruit & veggies, desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided.

  • Embosser!!  Bring Your albums 🙂
  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle        
  • Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • (Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets)

Mail your completed form to:

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders

5490 W. State Road 252

Edinburgh, Indiana  46124

(Call 312-587-5050 with questions).

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Super February Special:

PRETTY IN PINK

Save up to 30% on Selected Products

Pretty in Pink

Think pink this month during our Pretty in Pink special! We’ve selected a handful of pink and gold items to offer at a discount during the month of February. This includes multiple products featuring our Color of the Year, Bashful. We’ve even assembled a bundle of Bashful items that you can buy at 30% off or receive FREE by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month.

Learn more about becoming a Consultant

Learn more about hosting a party

To Save 30% on product bundles and 25% on individual items:

Click Here

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Finally, there are several new Clearance items on my website today:  

The ruler, several of our How to Pattern Books, several embossing folders, embellies, & more!

To check out our current Clearance items click here .

 

Thanks for stopping by, & Happy Crafting!  Beth Clark

Make It From Your Heart Shared blog Post: Fonts in Cricut Design Space

Make It From Your Heart Shared blog Post: Fonts in Cricut Design Space

This tutorial is too good not to share…

“When you peruse any of the Close To My Heart catalogs, it is easy to see that we love using our exclusive Cricut® collections to add to our scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting artwork. Our Cricut® collections are purposefully designed with a wide variety of shapes and styles so you can always find just what you need to complete any project. Additionally, most of our collections come with their very own unique font.

Today, we want to go over how easy it is to work with these fonts in Cricut Design Space™ by sharing step-by-step instructions to recreate this card from the Annual Inspirations idea book:

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

Before getting starter, there are a few things you will need to make this card, other than the paper. First, if you wish to use the same fonts we did here, you must own both the Flower Market and Artistry Cricut® collections. You will also need to have a Cricut® machine that is Design Space compatible (any of the Explore models or the new Maker) to link your collections to your account. (If you do not know how to do this, click here.)

As you follow the outlined steps below, keep in mind that we are showing you how to work in Design Space using a desktop or laptop computer. If you prefer to use the available app on a mobile device, the buttons and tools will be located in slightly different places on your screen.

Now, let’s get to it!

1.  Sign in to Cricut Design Space™ at design.cricut.com.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

Log in with your Cricut ID and password, and then select the green New Project button in the top right corner.

2.  Insert text by clicking Text on the left side of your screen.

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For this project, we need to add text for each line separately. Let’s begin by typing “Be” in the text box.

3.  Change fonts by clicking on Fonts in the Text Edit bar.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

You’ll see all font options, but we want to use the font in the Artistry collection to recreate our card. To locate this font, type “Artistry” in the Search Fonts box. Select this font, and then adjust the font height in the Text Edit bar to 1.75″.

4.  Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create the “YOU” and “tiful” text in your project.

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Don’t forget to change the font and the font height for each. Change “YOU” to the Flower Market font with a height of 1″. Change “tiful” to the Artistry font with a height of 1.25″. You can see where to change the font height in the screenshot above.

5. Next, arrange the text.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

Move the text pieces around to create the look that you see on the card. You’ll want adjust the letter spacing in the Text Edit bar for “YOU” to make it to overlap with “Be” and “tiful”. The example above shows how we arranged the text, with the letter spacing on “YOU” changed to 1.9.

6.  Weld your text together to create one group of text instead of three separate pieces.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

To use the weld tool, make sure each line of your text overlaps. You’ll also need to make sure you have selected all three text pieces. Select all the pieces by clicking on the top left of the text and drag across to highlight all three lines. Next, click Weld in the bottom right corner, in the Layerspanel.

7.  To create the piece for your card front, insert a square shape using the “Shapes” option on the left side.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

Resize the shape to a 3.25″ x 6″ rectangle.

8.  Move your sentiment behind the rectangle.

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You’ll still be able to see the outline box for the text to make sure it’s centered. Hold down the “shift” button on your keyboard and select the rectangle. Once both the text and the rectangle are selected, click Slice in the bottom right corner, next to Weld.

9.  You should now have three separate pieces.

Working with Fonts in Design Space #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #design #space #font #fonts #beyoutiful #beautiful #card

You’ll see the slice results on the left in the Layers panel. Just move your pieces around to view each one individually. You can delete the two separate text pieces since you won’t need these in your project.

10.  All that’s left is to cut your project!

Click the green Make It button in the top right corner and follow the prompts. To create the same look as the example from Annual Inspirations, just add a solid piece of cardstock behind your cut Cricut® piece.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully sliced and welded fonts to make a “BeYOUtiful” card! You can use this same concept to create other unique card sentiments or scrapbooking titles. If you want to make this project again, be sure to save it before moving on to your next creation!”


Click here for the complete Make it
From Your Heart blog post & Recipe.

Happy Crafting!  Beth Clark

Shelbyville Spring Crop

Shelbyville Spring Crop

Shelbyville Spring Fling 2018 

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I am pleased to have a CTMH booth again this year at the Spring Fling 2018 Crop in Shelbyville.  I hope you’ll come join in the fun & stop to see me.  I’ll have cash & carry retired items as well as current product samples. Here are the details:

(Presented by: Zeta Lambda Chapter Delta Theta Tau Sorority)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Cost:  $30/ADVANCE; $35 AFTER 1-27-2018

*(½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult)

                                                           ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Parish Hall

4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

Pastries, soup/small sandwiches, fruit & veggies, desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided.

  • Embosser!!  Bring Your albums 🙂
  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle        
  • Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • (Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets)

Mail your completed form to:

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders

5490 W. State Road 252

Edinburgh, Indiana  46124

(Call 312-587-5050 with questions).

BOXING WEEK SALE!

BOXING WEEK SALE!

We’re ending 2017 with a bang, bringing you even more deals on our high quality crafting products! Every day between Tuesday, December 26, and Friday, December 29 we’ll be introducing savings on selected products.

Save 30% on the individual items and album bundles shown below. Save 40% on stamp pad + reinker bundles! The deals will only be available for a limited time while supplies last, so check back right here every day at 12:00 am (MST) to see the newest deals!

For Today’s Special Offers, Click here!

Make It From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: Through the Year

Make It From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: Through the Year

A Keepsake to Last Through the Years

The CTMH blog post tells all about the awesome special going on this Decxember: “As 2017 comes to a close, we have a holiday treat designed to last you through the coming year and more!
Through the Year #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #stamp #November #stampofthemonth #sotm #calendar #kit
This Through the Year customizable photo calendar comes wrapped together in a kit containing everything you need to make one of your very own!

Easy-to-follow instructions included in the kit will guide you in creating each of the 12 beautiful calendar pages you see below.

Calendars make great gifts, so in addition to making one for yourself, consider making a second one to give as a gift, or even giving the kit to someone you know who will love the chance to be crafty! Whatever you choose to do with this kit, you will not be disappointed with the result!

Take a closer look at some of the beautiful details you’ll add to your pages using the custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, and papers included in this unique kit.

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #diy #calendar #kit #photocalendar #goldglitter #diecuts die-cuts #butterflies #butterfly #picture #perfect #spring

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #season #spring #fall #autumn #gold #glitter #diecut #die-cut #happy #day #leaf #leafs #leaves #gems

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #throughtheyear #die-cuts #diecuts #gold #glitter #Christmas #tree #pine #star

Our November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes the perfect companion for this project, too.

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #calendar #kit #stamp #numbers #dates #birthday #valentinesday #stars

If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, you can still get it by choosing the calendar kit that includes it! And, in case you did get the November Stamp of the Month, we also have this kit available without the stamp set.

What makes the Through the Year calendar extra special is that the pages are designed to be cut at the spiral binding and then put into Memory Proectors™ inside an album. This way, when you’re through with the calendar, the beautiful pages you’ve relied on through the year will last through the years to come!
Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #throughtheyear #scrapbook #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #memory #keeping #keepsake #gift #present #Christmas #holiday #sweet #life #you #me #gold #glitter #die-cut #diecut
What a beautiful way to put some of your most favorite memories on display and later preserve them! Make one of these Through the Year calendars for yourself or as a gift this Christmas!”


Recipe

Through the Year Calendar and Abum
CC1344 Through the Year Calendar Kit, S1711 My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (comes included in CC1344S), Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadZ2060 Thin 3-D Foam TapeZ5202 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Brown4110 Memory Protectors™ Top Load

For original blog post, click here.