Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Classic Summer Bash

Can we all agree that we love canning jars? 
They never really go out of style and they are so versatile!


We can drink from them, arrange flowers in them, store food in them and buttons and marbles and nuts/bolts/nails and more!  

They can be candle holders, snow globes, lamp bases and lamp shades, temporary homes to caterpillars, fire flies, and frogs!

 I could go on and on, but what I really want to do right now is share some of the fun I've had lately with this cute little jar. It's in the May Stamp of the Month called a Classic Summer Bash.
The more I play with this delightful set, the more I want to try new things. The ideas will not stop!  I'll post more samples before the month is over.


For now, I'll start with the three cards I recently designed.
Please don't ask me to pick my favorite, I can't do it! 

If you have a favorite, I'd love to send you that card!  Just place a qualifying order on my website of $25 (before ship/tax) and as a thank you, I'll send you a completed card or if you'd prefer that card as a kit ready for assembly, I'll get it in the mail to you! 



Hydrangeas in a pretty blue jar.  How can you go wrong, right?
That pretty pink striped paper is from the Beautiful Friendship pack.
The sentiment is from my favorite stamp set in the new Seasonal Expressions 2. It's called Fresh Air - Cardmaking.  Comes as a stand alone stamp set or bundled with coordinating Thin Cuts.


I discovered the White Ribbon looks really cool fringed! 


Here's some fresh lemonade and a cute pink and white straw.  
This card is sweet and summery with more of those lovely Beautiful Friendship papers!



Wait! Don't forget the guys!   
No matter how you roll the dice, 
Dad deserves a relaxing day!
A bit of Documented and Fresh Air papers are the perfect 
papers for this Father's Day greeting!  



Who knew a little ice cube stamp could double as dice? 
A win with a full house! 
Can you spot the straw?






I hope you've enjoyed these cards.  If you did, leave me a comment with which card is your favorite!


Close To My Heart Supplies:
Honey Watercolor Pencil, Clear Shimmer Brush
CTMH Cricut Cartridge: Flower Market.  Retired: From Artiste (Happy Father's Day)




Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Now You Can Create This Project!

Thank you to everyone who contacted me about my 
Humble and Kind Decor Project.
That first version was a bit smaller and needed a custom
 frame size.

Since I've had a number of inquiries on making the piece, I decided to create a slightly larger size to fit a standard 8" x 10" frame and a guide/file with step by step directions and five photos so you can create your own!  

I'm excited to offer TWO options for you to create this project!

1. Purchase the $5 Project Guide/File.  See Add to Cart button
below. 

2. Place a $25 order on my website margi.ctmh.com and I'll send you the Project Guide/File FREE!


* With both options, you will receive the Project Guide/File emailed to you.




The PDF guide/file includes 3 pages of directions and photos with close up detail for ease of coloring and assembly.


The PDF has a link to my Design Space file for the Cricut Cuts.  You must own the Close To My Heart Flower Market and Artistry Cartridges to be able to use the file, as well as the Cricut Explore or Maker machine.  The PDF also has the shapes and sizes if you prefer to use your physical Flower Market and Artistry cartridges.

CTMH Supplies Used:  
Stamp Sets: Love Your Life, Jennifer's Hand
Cardstock: White Daisy, Canary, Sweet Leaf, Bashful, Glacier, Fern
Patterned Paper: Chelsea Garden
Accents: Gold Glitter Gems, Clear Sparkles
Supplies: Black Memento stamp pad, CTMH stamp pads: Canary, Bashful, Glacier,
Watercolor Paint set, Medium Waterbrush, Watercolor Pencils, Clear Shimmerbrush, 
3D Foam Tape, Adhesive.

Thank you!  I hope you enjoy creating this project!


$5 Humble & Kind Guide


Monday, April 16, 2018

Always Stay Humble and Kind

 Hi there!  When my Stamp Club met last week, we made this!  
I always love creating our projects together whether they are cards, scrapbook layouts, gift boxes, or tags, but I really LOVE doing home decor projects best!  

Humble and Kind is a great Tim McGraw song and I especially like the line I used on this project. When I saw the April Stamp of the Month set Color Your Life, I instantly thought of 
Always Stay Humble and Kind!

When designing this project, I drew some inspiration from a recent blog post on Make It From Your Heart. Take a look at their beautiful scrapbook page here!


A big thank you to my artsy woodman/hubby for building the frames for us!  They measure 6" x 8.5" inside, 7.5" x 10" outside.  After a good coat of white paint, I sanded them for a lightly distressed look.   


Here's a close up of the pretty flowers made with the 
CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge 
and the leaves with the CTMH Flower Market Cartridge. 
The letters for Humble were were cut with the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts which are becoming a fast favorite of mine!


Take a close look at this April Stamp of the Month set and 
it's potential!  
Only available for 2 weeks more weeks!  


Here's a card I shared earlier this month with  
 S1804 Color Your Life   The border stamps in the set are FUN!


Products used:
CTMH Artistry and Flower Market Cricut Cartridges
Cardstock: White Daisy, Bashful, Canary, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Fern
Patterned Paper: Chelsea Garden
Watercolor Paints and Brushes for splattered background
Watercolor Pencils
Celebrate Card: See April 6th Post

Friday, April 6, 2018

April Stamp of the Month



I love a versatile Stamp of the Month just like
 like this one! Color Your Life

It was fun thinking outside the box for this card as I
created a striped background with the border designs and 
used smaller stamps to create a border.
And as a bonus, it was surprisingly quick!




Hope you can see the Bashful Shimmer on the flowers and the embossing on Celebrate.
For a basically black and white card, the touches of pink and gloss from the embossing make it simple, but pretty.

 

Take a look at the set and see all the potential! 
Stay tuned! I'll be share more fun ways to use this set throughout the month.  

Supplies used:
Black and Blossom Cardstock
Flower Market CTMH Cricut Cartridge for the 3 little flowers




Thursday, April 5, 2018

It's a FAB Month With Close To My Heart!


So much Fabulousness in April with 3 Fab Options!

#1:  Sign up to be a Consultant in April and receive 4 Fab Stamp of the Month Stamp sets! These are beautiful new sets in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which goes live May 1st!  A set for May, June, July and August with a total value of $71.80!  That triples the value of the new Consultant Kit!  For $75 you receive product, catalogs, a $50 gift certificate AND these Fab 4 sets! 




#2: Save 25% on select products each and every Friday in April!
Check out the deals on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th!  



#3: Our Fab Hostesses will love these two Cut Above Kit Bundles!  
Which one would you choose? 



Join my team or shop my website during April for all this Fabulousness! 


Saturday, March 17, 2018

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