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

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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.

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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

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


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).


Super February Special:


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


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