Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month

Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month
Spend $50 and you can buy the Stamp of The Month for only $5.00

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #73

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #73 was the perfect sketch to bring out the CTMH Circle Spin Cards.  I used the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack and the Merry Merry Holiday Stamp set (C1591).  


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Living in Perfect Harmony

I confess that sometimes I go over to the "Dark Side". By that I mean that I use stamps that are not Close to My Heart

My friend Patricia is a Stampin Up Girl and I have been known to browse her catalog now and then.  Although I love working with the Clear Acrylic Stamps that CTMH has, sometimes I like  a rubber stamp enough that I just have to have it! 

Here are a couple cards I have been working on this week.  The first one uses the CTMH Stamp of the Month in combination with an SU stamp in the background.  The second is SU with a CTMH sentiment. 

 
 
And one more.  Not my design, I saw this on Pinterest and made this one similar....
 
 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #72

I used some old and some new Close to My Heart stamps on my cards I made for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #72..
D1618 Build A Cake
C1554 ChantillyCard Workshop
D1407 Piece of Cake
The paper is Confetti Wishes.   The CTMH papers are all double sided and I could not decide which side to use, so I made two cards. The inks used are Honey, Pacifica, Thistle, and Pear.






















All current Close to My Heart products can be ordered at: http://donnadavis.ctmh.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Amigo's Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos September 2014 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through

This month we are using Stamp set #CC1030, 30 Years of Happy.  This is the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month Special.  You can get this stamp set FREE when you order $30 of CTMH stamp sets between September 1 - September 30. 



In addition to this stamp set I also used #B1417 Perfect Fit Birthday, and the CTMH retired paper pack "Tommy".





Now "HOP" on over to Susan's Blog to see what she has created this month!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #71

I started out using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #71 as a guide for this card, but things somehow started to move around on me.  The sketch was still an inspiration and starting point for my card design.  I used the pretty "Brushed" paper pack by Close to My Heart and the  CTMH Hostess Rewards stamp "Better With A Friend". 
 

You can earn Hostess Rewards to get this and other Hostess Stamp sets by having a CTMH Gathering with product sales of just $150.00!

If you are in the WNY/Buffalo area and would like more information on having a Close to My Heart Home Gathering you can contact me through my website or Facebook page.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This card is made based on Atlantic Hearts Sketch #69 using Close to My Heart Stamp sets: D1482 Love Life, B1462 Lovely Birthday, C1599 Pretty Petals and D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful.  Cardstock: White Daisy and Thistle. Ink: Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Honey and Black.

 
These and other Close to My Heart products can be ordered on my website: http://donnadavis.ctmh.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Owls Owls Everywhere!

This month I have seen so many Owl projects, including my own!  This card was "copied" from my good friend Lisa while we were scrapping together last weekend.  I put it together and pulled it apart 3 times before it finally looked like this:

 
You can see Lisa's original version on her blog : http://bzscrapper66.blogspot.com/2014/08/owlways-and-forever.html

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #68

This card is based on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #68 which can be seen on their challenge blog this week.  Once again I used the Close to My Heart August Stamp of the Month (Love that stamp set) to create my card.  I also used the Chevron and Honeycomb Embossing Folders on the Flaxen and Sorbet cardstock.  The printed paper is the "Chalk it Up" paper pack from the new CTMH Idea Book. 

 
 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Three Amigo's Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos August 2014 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through

This month we are using the August Stamp of the Month for our project.  I also used the new Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and made a Birthday Card out of a Halloween Stamp set and Paper Pack.






For the card base I cut a piece of White Cardstock 12" x 4" and scored it at 2", 4" and 8". 
I used the new ShinHan Markers from CTMH to color in the owl.  

And here is the Halloween version of the card:


You can buy this stamp set for $5 with a $50 purchase from my CTMH Website!  It is only available in August and will not be sold after August 31, 2014. 

I also invite you to check out and "Like" my new CTMH facebook page where I will be posting monthly specials and artwork I create. 

Now "HOP" on over to Susan's Blog and  Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Picture My Crush

This week Heart 2 Heart is challenging us to use Close to My Heart's exclusive Picture My Life program or My Crush program.  I used the Picture My Life "Surfs Up" for this card along with the Close to My Heart Stamp Sets B1450 Owls, C1584 Feathers and S1408 What A Hoot.


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