Wednesday, August 24, 2011


There's only one more week to get your hands on the August Stamp of the Month, Wicked. You can get it for $17.95, or just $5.00 with a $50 purchase.

By purchasing this set, either at full price or at the discounted $5, you also qualify to receive the A Typeface set free!

Want to make the cute artwork featured with the stamp of the month?  Now it is easy!  Close To My Heart has included some helpful hints online so you can create the artwork that is featured with each stamp of the month set.  You can click here to find the instructions on how to make each of the projects featured with the Wicked set.  The instructions (as well as the current Idea Book) also list the other products you will need to complete the featured projects.  To purchase the items needed, you can click here or on the Shop with Me link on the right.

Here are pictures of the items that I made following the instructions:

Treat Box


The stamp of the month sets also come with a little color insert showing these projects, and the instructions will be available on the Close To My Heart website for one year from the date the stamp set is available.

Contact me if you would like to order these items or would like help putting these projects together!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Product Blog Hop

Tresa Black is hosting a blog hop on her Fabulously Artsy blog that features projects using new products from the CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book that is live today.  I thought I would play along and share a card I made using several of the new products.

My favorite new product (so far!) from the new Idea Book has to be the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.  I love that certain stamp images correspond to various shapes on the Cricut cartridge so I don't have to cut each image by hand!  The leaves and the sentiment were cut using the Cricut, and then I stamped right on them - no cutting required!!!  I also used the Cricut to cut the border.

All products used are CTMH and are listed below:

Paper:  Chocolate cardstock, Colonial White cardstock, Dreamin' Level 2 paper pack
Ink:  Chocolate, Goldrush
Stamp Set:  Harvest Happiness
Embellishments:  Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel, Antiqued Copper brads, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

If you are interested in purchasing any products from the new Idea Book, you can click here or on the link on the right side of my blog.

I hope you enjoy looking at all of the fabulous artwork you see along the hop.