My “Little One”

My “Little One”

I am feeling a bit nostalgic as of late. I love how this LO of my oldest daughter turned out.  The CTMH 15 minute Memories campaign for April came at just the right time for me, but there are only 2 days left until it is over!  Back when my “Little One” was wearing this cute little bear sleeper, I had not yet entered the world of scrapbooking so I don’t have many of her baby pictures scrapped yet.

  

Recently she was going through old photos to pick some for a slide show for her graduation open house, & she came across this cute baby picture.  I knew right then it was perfect for the Little One Cut Above Kit.  It went together very quickly, & brought back fond memories of my “baby.”

This campaign ends in just a couple of days, & the current Seasonal Expressions Idea book will retire as well. At 50% off for the next 2 days, now is the time to place your order along with any of the other items you’ve had your eye on in this current Seasonal Expressions.

Happy Crafting!

Cut Above Workshop

Cut Above Workshop

This month’s workshop features our Cut Above kits which are 50% off  in April!  These kits go together sooo quickly because everything is precut so you just need adhesive.

Chose from two different kits: Forever & Always and Little One.

Each kit includes the following:

  • Two 12″ × 12″ printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

 

 

Keep in mind that these kits can be used for more than just your wedding or baby pictures….How about using the Forever & Always kit for anniversary photos?Or using it for anybody you want to spend forever & always with, like family? I love these generational photos of grandma, daughter, and granddaughter.And even though YOU may not be the one having a baby, the Little One kit is perfect for pictures of any little one (including toddlers and little kiddos!) in your life, be it niece, grandson, cousin, goddaughter—you name it!It’s even good for fur babies!

DETAILS:

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • 2:00pm–5:00pm at my home
  • ($25)$17 (covers kit, shipping, tax, & my instructions)
  • Sign Up Deadline:  Thursday, March 13th, will allow me to place order so it will arrive in time for the workshop.

Even though the base pages are printed and all the loose pieces are pre-cut, these layouts are still handmade—and you can tell! One thing that sets these pages apart from any store-bought, pre-designed scrapbooks is that they have dimension. To start off, you are attaching loose pieces and stickers to the pages, which already gives them dimension—but then you can also pop up any pieces you want with 3-D foam tape for even more personality!

Quick scrapbooking kits—no cutting required! #closetomyheart #ctmh #cutabove #wedding #anniversary #love #baby

Whether you’re new to scrapbooking or just looking for something new to try, these kits are sure to make your life a little bit easier. And at 50% off this month, they’re a total steal!

15-MINUTE MEMORIES & April SOTM

15-MINUTE MEMORIES & April SOTM

There is a fabulous special this month at CTMH:

Save 50% on Cut Above® Layout Kits!

15-Min Memories

This April our innovative new Cut Above™ layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price! That’s an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy. Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

New Consultants: Anyone who signs up in April will receive their choice of either the Little One or the Forever & Always Cut Above™ Layout Kit in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them!

Campaign Dates: April 1, 2017 (12:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2017 (11:59 pm MDT)

Save 50% on our Cut Above® layout kits, designed to make memory keeping easier than ever. Each layout kit includes:

  • Two 12″ × 12″ printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

    Watch this video to see just how simply these kits come together.

    I also invite you to check out the sweet sentiments in the new SOTM:

    Flock Together—April Stamp of the Month

    Item Number: S1704

    Product Description

    Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

    Set of 11
    Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
    1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

    Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

    Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

    Happy Crafting!
Make It From Your Heart Shared blog post: Dreamin’ Big Scrapbooking Stamp set

Make It From Your Heart Shared blog post: Dreamin’ Big Scrapbooking Stamp set

“…Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to showcase one stamp in four different ways so it’s not the exact same every time. To show you what we mean, we’re going to use the darling “HELLO” stamp from our Dreamin’ Big—Scrapbooking stamp set.

The following stamping techniques range in skill levels—try them all to find your favorite!

4 awesome stamping techniques #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamping #scrapbooking #embossing #how #diy #tips #tricks

When going for a saturated and vibrant look, especially in small details, ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers are an excellent choice. They are bright, smudge-proof, and, because they are alcohol-based, they are easy to blend. The fine tip on each marker is ideal for coloring intricate images, like those flowers and leaves in our stamp. To ensure a crisp outline of your stamped image, use our permanent Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad. Unlike other inks, Archival Black won’t smear or smudge when you apply color.

4 awesome stamping techniques #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamping #scrapbooking #embossing #how #diy #tips #tricks

For a softer  look, use watercolors! Once again, stamp your image using Archival Black ink. Because this ink is waterproof, it won’t run when you apply your paint. In this example, we used a fine tip brush to color the small details.

4 awesome stamping techniques #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamping #scrapbooking #embossing #how #diy #tips #tricks

Ready to add some texture? Try embossing! For those of you who are new to this technique, embossing powder is a special powder that, when heated, melts to form a raised surface. To start, stamp your image using the VersaMark™ ink pad (embossing ink), which will create a clear, wet-looking print of your stamp. While the ink is still wet, cover it with embossing powder and carefully shake off any excess. In our example, we used white embossing powder to make our image pop on the colored cardstock. Use a craft heater to dry and seal your design. Craft heaters blow extremely hot air with a low air current, which keeps the powder from blowing right off—hair dryers are not a good substitute!

After your powder is set, add some shimmer using our gold and clearshimmer brushes. When you use these, prep your brush before you do! You want to squeeze your brush over scrap paper until the shimmery liquid comes out. Keep brushing it on the paper until you get the consistency you want on your brush before coloring in those details.

4 awesome stamping techniques #ctmh #closetomyheart #stamping #scrapbooking #embossing #how #diy #tips #tricks

Okay, here’s technique we’re really excited to share! Did you know that you can pair our Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pads with clear embossing powder to emboss in any color you want? Yes, really! Stamp an image with your choice of pigment ink, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then set it with your craft heater! It’s that simple! You can match all of our exclusive colors perfectly using this last technique!

Of course there are many more ways to customize a stamp. That’s the best thing about finding a great stamp—you can use it again and again without it being identical each time. Give these techniques a try and have fun dolling up your current fave.” 🙂

For the entire blog post & recipes for the above artwork, click here.

Happy Crafting!  P.S.  Remember that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the March WYW, Dreamin Big which will be held at my home on March 26th. Click here for the details.

Workshops Your Way: Dreamin’ Big

Workshops Your Way: Dreamin’ Big

I have been enjoying having monthly workshops in my home this year, & I’m excited about the versatility of this month’s WYW: Dreamin’ Big.

Whether you prefer flowers or bugs, this packet of vibrant colors is for you! The insect side would be fun for photos of your little explorers. The reverse side features a fun floral.  Either way you flip it, you have a versatile kit great for  summer adventures or everyday life. Paired with the cardmaking stamp set & thin cuts you can make a host of cards as well.

DETAILS:

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • 2:00pm–5:00pm at my home
  • $35 (covers kit, shipping, tax, & instructions as well as use of my inks & blocks)
  • Sign Up Deadline:  Thursday, March 16th, will allow me to place order so it will arrive in time for the workshop.
  • Optional Additional Services: 
    $5 – I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
    $5 – I will cut all of your paper ahead of time so you can just assemble and decorate the layouts the day of the workshop.

    $6 – To complete the 9 cards* during the workshop, you may use my Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking stamp & Thin Cuts Bundle & I will provide card bases and envelopes.

Each Dreamin’ Big kit comes with everything you need to easily create at least three 12×12 two-page LO’s (that’s 6 pages!) as well as 9 cards*! (includes one Dreamin’ Big paper Packet; one pack of Dreamin’ Big Complements; one pack of Dreamin’ Big sequins; one pack of whisper thick twine; and four sheets of  cardstock: 1 Goldrush, 2 Whisper, 1 White Daisy; and a pdf download with complete instructions).

 Here are the layouts:

 

When you follow the cutting guide from the pdf, besides all the pieces for your layouts, you will also end up with pieces for 9 cards (3 of each design).  There are additional supplies needed to complete these cards, so if you would like to make the cards as shown below  you’ll need to order the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking stamp & Thin Cuts Bundle  as well as card bases & envelopes. AND, this bundle just happens to be 25% off this month! Just let me know when you RSVP if you’ll be wanting to complete the cards & if you prefer to order your own stamp/thin cuts bundle & card bases with envelopes or use my set*.

Space is limited since it will be at my home, so please contact me to sign up as soon as possible!  Let me know if you just want to make the LO’s or add the items to make the 9 additional cards.  I have several other card patterns available if you would prefer to use this fun paper kit just for cardmaking rather than both. That is what I call Workshops Your Way!

Happy Crafting! Beth Clark

Spring Crop is this Saturday!

Spring Crop is this Saturday!

I hope you can join me this Saturday, March 11, 2017, for  the Spring Crop in Shelbyville.  The food & friends are awesome!

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I am pleased to have a CTMH booth again this year at the 2017 Spring 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, March 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Cost:  $30/ADVANCE; $35 AFTER 3-5-17

*(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 J
  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle        
  • **Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • **(Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets)

Click HERE for the registration form, & save your spot!

Mail your completed form to:

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders

5490 W. State Road 252

 Edinburgh, Indiana  46124

March is here bringing a new CTMH special & SOTM

March is here bringing a new CTMH special & SOTM

I really love our thin Cuts, so I’m happy about the special for March, 2017.

Cut It Out!

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time!  To see all of the available sets, head over to my website.z3303

The Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts bundle is one of my favorites, and will be featured in this month’s Workshop Your Way on March 26th. (More details to come later).

The SOTM for March is a fun one as well.1703-maincarousel-sotm-d61c24be2-c938-4de3-9c77-c840a9025f3eItem Number: S1703

Tea-rrific—March 2017 Stamp of the Month

Product Description

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

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Happy Crafting!