Friday, March 17, 2017

Hello Weekend!

Quick. Easy. Cute!

This card can be made in record time with a fast and fun way to add color without taking time with markers, color pencils, paints, etc.

The Heartfelt Hello stamp from the Seasonal Expressions 1 is a sweet design for many occasions or just a simple "hello" card.

I stamped it in CTMH Exclusive Black ink and quickly added some soft Pixie hearts to add a bit of color.  I dabbed a little of my favorite Shimmer Brush in Clear here and there around the hearts.


I used a bit of Some Kind of Wonderful patterned paper and a fun little set called Way to Go which had the heart border and the tiny heart stamps.

Add a little Pixie Baker's Twine and Black Enamel Dots to jazz it up a bit.

See what I mean?  Quick. Easy. Cute!



Can you see the pretty shimmer on the flowers?  Love the Shimmer Brushes, and they're available in Clear and Gold!  





I always use CTMH Bulk White Daisy Cards and Envelopes.  50 cards and envys for only $14.95!  With ship/tax they come out to .35 each!  What a deal!








Enjoy your weekend!  I hope you have time for a little artsy creativity!








Monday, March 6, 2017

A Sweet Time to Join!

It's a sweet time to join CTMH and my team!
Not only will you receive a value packed consultant kit, but there's even MORE in March!


Bonus in March for joining Close to My Heart and my Team is this Sweet Birthday Stamp set and Thin Cuts bundle FREE!

I can't wait to help YOU get your CTMH business off the ground!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Made with Love for My Little Sweeties

Just a quick picture to share the Valentines I made for my favorite little sweethearts, Miss O and Miss M.  


The cards I made were fast and fun with my trusty Cricut Explore!

The owl is from CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  
The cat is a mystery.  I think the shape is one which came preloaded in one of my previous Cricut machines.  

Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with sweet cards made with love!


CTMH Products used:

Retired CTMH Products:
Stamp Sets: S1701Adore You, B1458 Cuddly Salutations
Heart Embossing Folder
Pink Carnation and Baby Pink cardstock
Baby Pink patterned paper (way back!)
Pink Glitter paper
Baby Pink Rick Rack trim

Rubber Duckies: Harmon's, Downtown SLC




Friday, February 10, 2017

Easter Bunny Turned Valentine Bunny!

There is so much more than meets the eye with this adorable and versatile February Stamp of the Month!  This "Easter Bunny" set could be used for Valentine's Day, New Baby, Spring, Birthday, and more!


What happens when I can't design whether the circle should be outlined or not?  I make one of each and I still can't decide!   

I added some pretty Red Shimmer Trim and White Hearts Red Ribbon from the Adventure Ribbon Pack along with the simple dovetailed strips of CTMH Sweetheart Background and Texture papers.  These darling prints are retired but work perfectly for Valentine's Day!  I couldn't resist using them for this card.


How sweet is this girl bunny holding her little red sparkly Valentine heart? So cute!
I colored her with the CTMH Watercolor Pencils with the Tombow Blending Pen to soften the pencils.  I wish my photos would show the pretty shimmer from the Clear Shimmer Brush.  It's the "Oh, I love this!" factor!

S1702 Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month
Watercolor Pencils, Momento Black Stamp Pad
Tombow Blending Pen
Red Shimmer Trim, Clear Shimmer Brush
Adventure Ribbon Pack
Black Cardstock 

Retired products:
CTMH Sweetheart Paper Pack
Z3037 Stuck on You Puffies
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Scalloped Circle shape

Friday, February 3, 2017

He's Here! Mr. Mixed Media Snowman!


This charming little Snowman is ready to come play at your house!  He's made with patterned papers, glitter papers, cardstock, stamps, ink pads, paint, glitter, buttons, and lots of sparkle! 
It's been fun creating him, taking his picture, editing photos, writing directions, editing, and more editing.
The Snowman Project Guide is now complete and ready to send to you so you can make him in your own happy creative space!  


 The project size is 8" x 10" to fit into a standard frame of your choice.


The Snowman Guide consists of 10 pages including:

* 9 photos - Several showing close up detail
* Step by step directions
* 2 pages of pattern pieces for 2 size versions of this project
*See the BONUS option below!  

There are two ways to receive the guide!

* Get it FREE! Place an order of $25 in CTMH product (before ship/tax) HERE on my CTMH website.
You may need a few supplies listed below to complete the project.
When I receive confirmation of your purchase, I will email 
you the Guide.

OR

* Click the Buy Now Button at the bottom of this page 
and purchase the complete Snowman Guide for just $10.
When I receive confirmation of your purchase, I will email 
you the Guide.



There are several close up photos like this one to help you 
create your snowman.
It will be so much fun and you will love him!


Bonus! YAY!
You will also receive patterns to create this smaller version which is 5 3/8" x 7 3/8".
(7" x 8" outside frame dimensions)



Supplies Include:

White and Sea Glass Glitter Paper
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Colorless Blender
Optional marker colors: Vivid Green, WG7 Warm Grey
Pen Pal Alphabet Stamp Set, Archival Black Stamp Pad
CTMH Exclusive Stamp Pads: Chocolate and Black
Journaling Pen, Bonding Memories, Liquid Glass
White Paint, Medium Prisma Glitter, Assorted Buttons and Sparkles


To purchase Snowman Guide for $10, click Buy Now.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome Back!

 If you've ever been a Close to My Heart Consultant in the past, 
it's a GREAT time to come back!  



Here's how it works:

#1  Re-sign up for only $50!
* Get $50 in free Select Product Credit (SPC)
* Get February, March and April Stamp of the Months for Free. ($52.85 value)
* Waived 3 month waiting period in February if you have just dropped 12/31/2016
* No Consultant Kit will ship at this option

OR

#2  Join CTMH for the new Consultant Kit $75 price:
 * Get the February, March and April Stamp of the Month Free.  ($53.85 value)
* $50 in free SPC
* Get the new Consultant Kit filled with over $150 in value. The advantage of the basic products in the new kit is you can choose your favorite papers, inks, stamps, etc with your $50 SPC.



As a Consultant, the training, promotions, and products you receive are better than ever!  You will love being back with CTMH!

The campaign starts TODAY, February 1st and ends February 28th.  

This link will take you straight to the list of the new consultant kit contents.  http://margi.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx

You can view the 3 free Stamp of the Month sets on my website under Products, Idea Books, Seasonal Expressions 1.  As you flip through the pages of beautiful products, 
they will be found on the last few pages.  http://margi.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx









Friday, January 13, 2017

National Paper Crafting Month Special


Is this not a GORGEOUS wreath?  January is National Paper Crafting Month and this amazing Welcome Home special is fun to make and so very pretty!.  And it's at a great price of only $18.95 OR even better, FREE with a $60 purchase!  Can't beat that! 


I am so in love with this project and the cool thing is it's made of all paper!  Beautiful colors of Sea Glass, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Fern, New England Ivy, shiny Gold, White and wood grain patterned papers. 

The roses are made of white paper but I chose to sponge mine with Sorbet ink for a soft coral color.  The succulents are sponged with Fern, New England Ivy, Sea Glass and Juniper.  

You can title your wreath with Welcome, your name or anything you'd like.  You can see mine says Enjoy Today.