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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Three Amigos December Blog Hop

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

This month we are featuring products from the new Seasonal Expressions book. I decided to take the Heartstrings Workshop on the Go cards up a notch. The kit includes a D-size stamp set, Stuck On You Puffies, and Pixie Extra Thick Twine.



The workshop card were nice as designed, but with a few added elements, I think they really stand out. On the first card, I created a front panel that is slightly smaller than the card base. I heat embossed the heart and the sentiment using Slate and Lagoon Pigment Inks and clear embossing powder. The panel is adhered to the front of the card with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. The heat embossing adds a little shine and dimension to the stamped images.



I heat embossed the sentiment on the second card as well, then added a few sequins dressed up with Red Shimmer Trim and Liquid Glass.



The third card also has a panel that is slightly smaller than the card base. I used the Damask Embossing Folder to create an elegant background for the sentiment piece. I added liquid glass to the petals of the roses and pink glitz gel to the hearts.





Thanks for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog to see what she created this month.

Supplies:
G1090 Heartstrings WOTG
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Ink Pad
Z2644 Pixie Ink Pad
Z2503 Basics Mini Pigment Pad set (Slate)
Z2501 Adventure Mini Pigment Pad set (Lagoon)
Z2088 Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder (I used our retired clear detail embossing powder)
Z555 Craft Heater
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Pink Glitz Gel (Retired)
Hole punch


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Another FUNN Challenge

Just before Thanksgiving, I received FUNN mail from Mary Gunn containing December SOTM/Heartstrings mini kits for a FUNN team challenge. My kit included a 6x6 piece of white daisy cardstock, two 3x6 pieces and one 1x6 piece of Heartstrings background & texture paper, a 3" piece of the arrow zip strip, stamped and colored images from the Cutie Pie Stamp of the Month, a puffy heart from the Chalk It Up assortment, and a sticky note from the My Crush In the Pink assortment.



I added a few scraps of Flaxen cardstock, a small length of the new Pixie Extra Thick Twine (LOVE!) and a tiny piece of Pink Shimmer Trim.


I messed up part of the white cardstock and ended up cutting it down to 3x6 to use a a base for the tag. I used the scallop punch to dress up the bottom edges of the tag base and front flap.


The inside of the tag has space to sign or write a little note. Wouldn't this tag look adorable on a package for your little cutie pie? Totes!

Thanks for stopping by today! You can find the Heartstrings Paper Pack and Pixie Extra Thick Twine in the Seasonal Expressions book along with tons of other fabulous products! Be sure to come back and check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop tomorrow!





Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday and Happy December!

So much to share today!

1. Cyber Monday CTMH Special- Time Sensitive- TODAY ONLY!
All CTMH Cricut Collections are 20% off today!



CTMH is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of My Acrylix stamps.
When you make a $50 order in December, you qualify to purchase as many C-size or D-size stamps sets featured in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for only $10 each.




Forty pages full of new products and ideas from CTMH!



4. December Stamp of the Month- Cutie Pie- now through December 31, 2014
You can purchase the SOTM for only $5 with a $50 order! Come back tomorrow to see a cute card challenge from my upline, Mary Gunn!



5. Snowhaven Shopping List for January Workshop
Now is the perfect time to order your supplies for the January Scrapbook Workshop!
Supplies needed:
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack
X7188C Snowhaven Complements
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim (from the NEW Seasonal Expressions)
Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
Layouts will be available soon!

6. Drawing for Heartstrings Paper Pack and Complements- now through December 31st.

When you make a $50 purchase now through December 31, 2014, your name will be entered into a drawing to WIN the NEW Heartstrings Paper Pack and Complements featured in Seasonal Expressions. I will draw for a winner EACH time I get $300 in sales. After I draw, the sales tally starts over!