Thank You Cards (CTMH Sneak Peek)

I made these cards for my first "customers" (a.k.a my mother-in-law and sister-in-law) using one of the stamp sets that came in my consultant kit!
It's called For a Friend (D1542) and it's a new set from the 2013 CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog.
Just a little sneak peek of what's coming in February...
Check back tomorrow (February 1st) to see the new Idea Book & Catalog, new SOTM (Stamp of the month) and a new promotion!

Thanks for stopping by!


Faux Washi Tape: Stamping Techniques

Here are two ways to stamp a faux washi tape...

Technique #1:
1. Choose a stamp that looks like ribbon (this one is from Close To My Heart, Cricut® Artiste Collection).
2. Ink the stamp in color of choice (you don't have to ink the whole stamp, just the length you want plus about half an inch).

3. With a wet wipe, or tissue, wipe off the edges of the stamp to simulate the torn edges of the tape.

So it should look something like this before you stamp on your project.

Technique #2:
1. Tear two pieces of paper and place on the stamp. You can use the sticky part of Sticky Notes, so the pieces won't move around...

2. Ink the stamp.

3. And depending on how you tear the paper, it will look something like this...

Hope you give it a try!



Weekend Projects: Stamped Treat Bag

I had to give some stuff to my sister-in-law, so I thought I would stamp the bag and write the note on, instead of using a card for that.
I used stamps from Close To My Heart (Cricut® Artiste Collection) and Memento ink pad.
For the faux washi tape, I'll post the technique on Wed...so, check back later!



CTMH Promotions: Whooo's Your Valentine Kit and SOTM

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper*, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Watch the video or take a look at the promotion HERE.
Valid until January 31, 2013 (or while supplies last).

*P.S. You will receive one of three different colors of glitter paper - either silver, black or gray.

And don't forget the Stamp of the Month (SOTM)!

For SOTM Info and Project Ideas, click HERE.



Close to my Heart Consultant

I have joined Close to my Heart (CTMH), as a Independent Consultant, this month! 

Honestly, I wanted the goodies from the Consultant Kit...especially the stamps and the books...for a better price!
The Essentials Kit, shown below, is $49 (plus tax+shipping).

And if you really want to turn this into a business, you could purchase the Master Kit ($99), which is everything from the pic above AND the pic below (PLUS other items that are not in the pics!).

If you're interested in any of the kits and need more info, let me know!
Or click HERE!

I bought some stamp sets last year and just fell in love with their quality! The MY ACRYLIX® STAMP SETs are made of clear polymer, so you can see where you're stamping. I got tired of other brand's clear stamps...very pretty designs, but not very good impressions...

To take a look and shop at the latest Idea Book (catalog with lots of projects!), click HERE.