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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Magical Mini Album

Studio time has been at a premium for me this month. I pulled out my Magical Paper Pack last week to make a mini album to hold a few pictures from convention. I finally finished the album this morning. I shared a similar album a couple years ago.



The base of the album is made using one sheet of 12x12 black cardstock, scored and cut. I found a Sticky Boy (the CTMH mascot) stamp at convention and decided he should adorn the cover of my album. I stamped Sticky Boy and Convention 2016 with black ink and heat embossed it with clear detail embossing powder.


This is the view when the front cover is opened. The buttons on the flaps are punched out of cardstock and sewn on with white twine to reduce the bulk.


The mini album opens up to reveal three sections. The first section is a pocket holding a journaling tag. The middle and right sections open up to reveal more photo spots.


We had so much fun at convention this year! Next year the CTMH convention will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Would you like to join the fun? Visit my website for details about joining my team and the great consultant sign up special going on until July 31st.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies used:
X7209B Magical Paper Pack
X7209C Magical Compliments
Z3214 Magical Sequins
C1676 Convention 2016 (Exclusive Stamp Set)
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2162 Honey Ink
Z2648 Sapphire Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z2088 Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Z3216 White Twine
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3197 Black and Gold Ribbon
Z697 Sponge
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z3131 Thumb Notch Punch
Z2060 3-D Foam Tape
Button Punch (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Three Amigos July 2016 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 continuing our theme of three by using three fonts on our projects. Since the three of us recently returned from our convention at Disney World, I pulled out my Magical Paper Packet to make my project. As I flipped through my Idea Book looking for inspiration for three fonts, I stumbled upon the Beyond Awesome stamp set. The sentiment I used contains three different fonts. The design of my card was inspired by one of our convention make and take projects.



I didn't want to leave the inside of the card blank, so I pulled out the Crazy Good stamp set and added a few banners.


I stamped the "Awesome" sentiment using Sapphire Ink and then again using Cranberry Ink. I fussy cut the cranberry Awesome banner and used thin 3-D foam tape to pop it up over the sapphire stamped banner.


Thanks for hopping by today! Be sure to hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they created this month.

Supplies Used:
D1661 Crazy Good
C1644 Beyond Awesome
X7209B Magical Paper Pack
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2648 Sapphire Ink
Z3214 Magical Sequins
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape


Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Specials

I returned from the CTMH convention this week full of excitement. The new 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book was unveiled, and I must say CTMH hit it out of the park. If you Join My Team this month you'll get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.


*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals.
No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply.
No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.
Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).


It’s easy to join. Start by clicking on the “Let’s Get Started” link on my website and completing the form. As part of your enrollment you will purchase the Consultant Kit for only $75. Each kit includes the basic business supplies you need to start your journey and is valued over $200!


What a great way to start July! Don't forget about our other special, the Stamp Of The Month! You can purchase this stamp set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase.




I hope you stop back by on July 3rd to check out the monthly Three Amigos Blog Hop!
Have a great day!