Monday, October 23, 2023

Home For Christmas Layouts


Here is a list of what I used to make these layouts. 

Supplies needed:

  1. X7297B- Home For Christmas Paper Pack plus Sticker Sheet…$11.95*

  2. X7207D- Home For Christmas Die-Cuts(optional)……………………….$7.95

  3. X7297C- Home For Christmas Coordinating Cardstock………………$11.95

  4. D2185- Holiday Banner Stamp Set only………………………………………….$19.95*

  5. or/Z7070- Holiday Banner Stamp Set plus Thin Cuts…………………$29.95*

Total without Thin Cuts…………………………………………$51.80

Total with Thin Cuts not including tax and shipping……………$61.80

VIP credit earned- $7.77/$9.27 plus eligible for the FREE Stamp of the Month!

Supplies Used 

1.Z7010 Adhesive Runner……………………………………………..$8.95

2.Z1151 3-D Foam Tape……………………………………………….$6.95

3.9048 Make It From Your Heart Vol. 6(optional)……………….........$16.95

4.Z4189 Intense Black Ink Stamp Pad………………………………...$10.95

5.Z3579 Stamp Shammy………………………………………………$11.50

6.My Acrylix Blocks 2”x2”-Y1003 ($11.95),

2”x3½”-Y1009 ($13.95), 3”x3”-Y1006 ($17.95)

Layout 1: 

Pattern 11 pg. 26-27

Two of the elements were cut from Design Space. The rest 

of the embellishments are made from the stamp set, 

stickers and the Die Cuts.

Layout 2:

Pattern 6 pg. 16-17

The right page is made from this pattern, I just designed

 the left one to go with it. There is an element made 

from the Design Space and the rest are made from the 

stamp set, stickers and the die cuts. 

Layout 3:

Pattern 18 pg. 40-41

This one is embellished with just the stickers, 

stamp set, used a stencil for the background 

and the die cuts. You can replace any of these 

elements and embellishments with some thing else. 

Saturday, October 14, 2023

October-Stamp of the Month- S2310/Z7074-From Owl of Us


Isn't this the most adorable stamp set you have ever seen? This set of cards was made from a card sketch from our brand new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 6- Pattern 23. I used it to create all three cards with various paper collections and colors. I also used the D2196- Design Elements on these cards. 

I stamped the little leaf on White Daisy background of the card base. I also used a stencil for the background behind the owl and stamped the the tiny dots from the Design Elements over the stenciling. I used our brand new Colored Pencils to color the owl. I really love these colored pencils, they are so blendable and smooth. 

For this one, I used the star background from the Design Element stamp set on the card base and the stripe stamp for the 4 pieces behind the piece the owls are adhered to. I just blended with a brush using the stamp pad ink behind the owl. Colored with the new Colored Pencils.

I used stencils for the part behind the owl and two of the stamp elements from Design Elements for the 4 matching pieces and stamping around on the background over the stenciling. Stamped the tiny leaves and left them uncolored. Directly stamped the limb on the background and colored it. Coloring was done using the Colored Pencils.

Here is how you can get your FREE card kits and the Stamp of the Month.

I forgot the third way, you can purchase the stamp set for full price without spending the $50. Unfortunately, you won't get the FREE card kit. 

Here is a 2 page layout I made using these stamp sets also.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

July is here!

 July is here and so is our new supplement catalog! If you haven't gotten yours yet, they come free in your first order.

I am sure your summer is as busy as mine, with vacations, kids home from school, Holidays, and events. Lots of picture taking times. 

The last three years, counting this year, my husband and I go with our daughter and her husband to Kentucky to bring the love of Jesus to the folks in that area. I was asked to take care of the Crafts the last two years. Last year was a huge success! One of the reasons for this is to bring the community together and to give whoever shows up a gift to take home that they created themselves. We do two nights of adult crafts and at the Community Dinner we do for the community we do a smaller less time-consuming adult craft plus card options. 

We usually go for a week, but that's an option for anyone that wants to go, you can come and go as it suits you. There is a place called the Lord's Cafe where we help cook lunch and serve  the people that come in and praying with each one. There's also a little building for those who can cut hair and a laundry mat to help people with their laundry. It's all volunteer of course, even the Craft Nights. The plus side is the beautiful friendships made with the folks in the area and the other Church Teams. 

Another thing that goes on is, there's always a need in the area to repair homes or work on the Tiny Houses that have been in the works for a while. The Tiny Houses are for folks that have chosen to walk away from their addictions and change their lives for the better. Getting those houses done has been a slow progress, but God has met their needs in so many ways to get the things accomplished that need to be done. In His timing......! It's such a blessing to lighten the loads of folks who need it.

I wanted to share what were making this year for the two craft nights. These are just samples because there's lots of different ways and colors you can use to make either one.

First night-

Clothes Pin Wreaths

2nd. Night-

Pumpkin Hanging

These are so fun to make! What do you think?

July also means a brand new Stamp of the Month! Ready to see the FREE card kit you can get?

This was a fun stamp set that works really well with different smooshing techniques which I did on every single one of these cards. Very simple and easy to do. Here's a close up of each card.

When you click on the Stamp of the Month button above, you will find more information on how to get this card kit for FREE!

And check out the Color of the Month also, if you want to have all 40 of Close To My Heart's ink colors.

Friday, June 23, 2023

June Updates

Wow! Here it is June 23 already! Where has the time gone? In April, I had just finished my second Scrapbook Retreat, cleaned house for family time for Easter, was asked to help out in the 4th-6th grade school kitchen (major huge adjustment for me) and the first two weeks of June we entertained our 5 grandchildren and had our first family camping trip. I am now starting to gather materials for our annual Mission Trip to Kentucky the first week of August so, to say I am way behind is hard to even confess. So, with that being said, starting with the new July catalog, I am going to have to make a change for my Stamp of the Month kits. Instead of making extra kits for different levels of your purchasing, until I catch up, I will be staying with the 3 card kits and the next level ($75) I will offer the 3 card kits and a 2page layout. 

Speaking of the new catalog coming live July 1, it will be live July and August only. As of July, the new catalogs will be coming every two months for now.

Don't forget, if you order this month (VIPS-June 15 and non-VIPS- June 22) you will get your FREE new catalog in your box. Also, check out the requirements for the Mystery Boxes for our VIPs and Makers! Mine is coming tomorrow or soon, I plan to show you what is in it. So excited to see. Lots of the CTMH sisters are announcing what they are getting and believe me, they are getting amazing products!

Check out the requirements here

Not a VIP? Sign up today and start getting your Mystery Boxes FREE and earning those points toward more FREE product!

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Another item I am looking forward to getting soon is the newest Bring Back My Paper Pack-For Always! This collection was one of my favorites and I really wanted some more, so I was so glad it's the kit for this round. Once again, they have added some new extras to make it unique. Do you need more information, click here

Until, next time.......

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Color of the Month- Honeybutter


This is a change from the norm, I used two Close To My Heart Cricut Digital designs to add to this stamp set. Plus, the tag I stamped on it. I used paper from the 
                                             X7288B- Are We There paper packet

 You can click on the page above to find out how to get this 6 cards/pre-cut card kit FREE!

January Stamp of the Month- Frosty Days


S2301- Frosty Days is such a cute stamp set. So many ways to use this on cards and scrapbook pages. 

I used the paper and colors from the 
Paper kit of the Month- X7288BAre We There Yet? Colored with alcohol markers, stamped first with Black Memento. The sentiments are from a retired stamp set. 

This card was made using a couple Cricut Designs I made myself in Design Space. The trees are stamped with Black Memento and I used the masking technique on the background, and everything is colored with alcohol markers. I used the Black Memento to stamp everything that is outlined to be colored and the leaves in the squares.

I used the same Cricut Design for this card also but made the card sideways. Do you think it gives it a different look? Everything is stamped with the Black Memento and colored with the alcohol markers. The snowflakes are cut with the 

Z8056- Snowflake Thin Cuts

The tags are cut from the 
Z4641- All Purpose Tags Thin Cuts

This die cut is part of the background behind the bear above.
Z3686- Stitched Fancy Brackets

Are you loving this stamp set? Click on the page above for Stamp of the Month to find out how to get this for FREE!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Color of the Month- Scarlet


This Card kit will be very simple to make. I only used the one stamp set and did first and second generation stamping all over the background. The tag is cut from the set of dies below. The snowflakes are cut from the set of dies below also. 

November Stamp of the Month- Christmas Snowflake


November is half over, and I am just now getting this done. This stamp set is so beautiful and has so much potential for all different creative endeavors for cards, scrapbook pages and even decor. What will you make with it? Post your creation on my Facebook group, I want to see your ideas!

I used the Nebula Stickles Glitter Gel quite generously on each card. Here are the close ups of each card.
This card was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and I blended Oxide Inks over top but only in the center. I added the glitter gel on the top layer after fussy cutting each piece. If you look closely, you will see I first heat embossed directly on the grey background first. 

This card has a tag made from the Tag Kit that is available until Dec. 31 as a fun tag including 12 stamp sets. The pocket is made from Vellum and cut with the Tag Builder Dies pictured below. I stamped the mandala design on the background of the grey piece and the tag has the gel on it.  Such a fun set.

This card is really simple. Just stamped background with the Glitter Gel swiped over the light color parts. The sentiment is stamped on the oxide ink blended on the background.

Product used:

S2211- Christmas Snowflake Mandalas Stamp of the Month
Z4106- Buildable Tags
CC102233- From Me to You Product Bundle
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z3807 Nebula Stickles Glitter Gel
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder