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Christmas in July!

I love to make my own Christmas Cards but from October on my life is insane….so this year I saw a Christmas in July Swap that I decided to join and I am so pleased that I did….here are the cards I made using CTMH papers from the past two years and the Cricut Artiste Cartridge from Close to my Heart!


This swing card was made with Cricut Artiste and the shape inside with Art Philosophy both Cricut cartridges from Close to my Heart!





This card also with Artiste and papers from Pear and Partridge:


The wreath is embossed using our CTMH embossing powders and pigment inks!


Cutting diagonal is a great way to use both sides of our CTMH papers for a great effect!


Who doesn’t love a Jolly Little Santa!



Take a look at my post below for an insane special on pre-order for the new Cricut Artbooking from Close to My Heart!  

Click HERE to see the pages in the Artbooking manual….and check out what a great cartridge it is

If you pre-order Artbooking with me by end of day July 31st, I will give you….

- a 10% discount making it $89.10

- Free shipping

- August Stamp of the Month for free!

- a Free Fall/Winter 2013 idea book which I will ship out once I receive payment…..and if you do this early and buy more from the idea book before August 1st, I will extend the free shipping and 10% discount to that order as well!

Email me at for more details on this offer….



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Flirty Birthday Card

I’m doing a card swap so I have a few different cards to post over the next couple of days but this one is hands down my favorite :)

I love this paper pack called Flirty!  The colors are so vibrant and the pattern is so pretty.  So I paired it with stamp set Love Blooms (C1511 $13.95) which is a two layer stamp.  It came out so pretty and was very easy to do.  Reminds me of watercolors.

I stamped the inside of the card and the envelope.

In the middle of the card I used the zip strip from the paper to set it off then used the flip side to mat the Happy Birthday cutout.


Want to make this card yourself?  Email me at to ask how to order or go to  to order online.  New customers who order through me directly in September will get a 10% discount.  Email me if you are interested!

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June CTMH Promotion! Stampaganza!!!

Stampaganza is the June promotion from Close to My Heart!  This is a great opportunity to get an extra stamp set for FREE in June!  And if you spend $50 you will also be able to purchase the June Stamp of the Month for $5!

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Fabulous s tamp image s for your cards , scrapbook pages, banners, and more
can be yours FREE in June. For every two My Acrylix® stamp sets* (sizes A, B, C, D,
or E) you purchase at full retail price, you’ll receive a third stamp set of your choice
FREE * (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95 per set!

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Stella Cards

I made two quick cards tonight using Stella papers from CTMH.  The first one can also be used as a gift card holder.  I cut on the scallops and then only glued the bottom and left so there is an open pocket where a gift card can go below the Happy Birthday.  I also used Lagoon stamp pad to stamp and the Just for You stamp set to do the corner and the two peekaboo stamps inside the pocket.


I made the second card with the other side of the paper I cut for the first (I used the paper trimmer to cut it straight instead of the scallop for this one).  I then stamped with Just for You stamp set again outside the Sunset paper corner using Cocoa ink pad, Lagoon Ink Pad and Terra Cotta Ink Pad.  The stamp on the Sunset corner is also Just for You (A very versatile stamp set for only $9.95 if you ask me) and Cocoa ink again.


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Simple Cards with Watercolor pencils

I made a few very simple cards tonight using Close to My Heart Stamps and some watercolor pencils.  This was my first attempt at watercolor pencils and I am very happy with the results!


For the first card I used Archival Black ink pad with the Happy Camper stamp set.  I used my watercolor pencils to color in the images and then a water brush to blend the color in so that it was soft and even.



For the second card I tried something new.  I stamped the images that had houndstooth in them using Archival Black ink pad again.  This time I colored each image in a different watercolor pencil to ‘colorize’ the image.   Not sure the picture does this justice but the effect is pretty cool.  I get a washed out look for the color.  This could be done with other color stamp pad to have more of a tone on tone look (which I may just try tomorrow night!).


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Birthday Card

Here’s to trying my first post. I have to set up the basics on the site still, but I wanted to try something first.

Here is a birthday card I made for my sister-in-law using CTMH products and some other papers.

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