Sunday, July 15, 2018

Always Happy Birthday Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone!
There's still time to play in our challenge this month at Always Happy Birthday.


Cricut cartridge, Simply Charmed for party hat
Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Banner Dies
Action Wobble for some wiggly fun
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times
Come join us this month!

Sparkles Monthly Challenge

A new challenge starts today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Theme, Fairies

My Design Team Project


 Cricut cartridge, Disney Tinker Bell and Friends
Carta Bella, Welcome Home 6x6 paper pad


Stampin' Up cardstock, stitched dies, scallop dies
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times



Be sure to visit Sparkles Monthly Challenges and play along with us this month!

You're My Favorite

New monthly challenge at Sunny Day Crafting 
where the challenges are always ANIMAL projects - any theme.


Cricut cartridge, Paisley for frog die cut
Doodlebug Design, Down on the Farm 6x6 paper pad
Simon Says Stamp, Really Like You stamp set for sentiment
Thanks for visiting with me today.
See the Design Team creations and link up your projects HERE.

July Christmas Challenge


This is a 5" x 7" card created using some Anna Griffin goodies.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This is Home

This month Close To My Heart is featuring the Central Park Paper Collection.

They also have a workshop your way kit with this collection that includes coordinating products. These products can also be purchased separately. All of the Close To My Heart Workshop Kits come with a free Workshop Guide with instructions to make scrapbook layouts and cards.

These two cards below were made using the workshop your way guide with the additional stamp set, Central Park Cardmaking.


This is the last of the Home card series. I have loved making these cards. 
Thanks for visiting with me today!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Not Just Cards July Challenge

A new monthly challenge starts today at Not Just Cards (but cards are welcome),
and the theme is Always Anything Goes!


Close To My Heart, Florence Workshop Kit
Thanks for visiting with me today.

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 28 Turquoise


My Besties Image from the Little Sweeties CD
Stampin' Up cardstock and sentiment punch
MFT Stitched Oval Dies
Pattern papers from scraps
Paper Play Sketches #13


Cardz TV Stamps, Mini Messages



PDE Ch# 28 Anything Goes


Paper Play Sketches #8


This 'n' That Graceful 12x12 Collection
Stampin' Up cardstock
MFT Dienamics Stitched Rectangle dies
Cards TV Stamps, Mixed Messages




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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Congratulations on your New Home

This month Close To My Heart is featuring the Central Park Paper Collection.

They also have a workshop your way kit with this collection that includes coordinating products. These products can also be purchased separately. All of the Close To My Heart Workshop Kits come with a free Workshop Guide with instructions to make scrapbook layouts and cards.

These two cards below were made using the workshop your way guide with the additional stamp set, Central Park Cardmaking.


I love the papers on this card design! Such a simple card to make, and it turned out so cute in my opinion.
Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas in July

It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme.
This week's theme: Christmas in July


This clean and simple card is in the Cricut Design Space "Make It Now" section.
Wreath is from the Cricut cartridge, Joys of the Season.
Sentiment stamp from The Stamps of Life, christmastree2stamp set.

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Always Fun Ch

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Challenge: Anything Goes

My Design Team Project

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Welcome Home

This month Close To My Heart is featuring the Central Park Paper Collection.

They also have a workshop your way kit with this collection that includes coordinating products. These products can also be purchased separately. All of the Close To My Heart Workshop Kits come with a free Workshop Guide with instructions to make scrapbook layouts and cards.

These two cards below were made using the workshop your way guide with the additional stamp set, Central Park Cardmaking.



This card could work for a new baby, someone who is returning from deployment, someone who has had surgery, someone home for the summer from college, and so many more things. Use your imagination. 

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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The Paper Players - celebration (card for newlyweds)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July 4th Theme Pocket Letter


I have not created too many pocket letters, but sometimes you just want to do something different, right? I made this one for a swap I was in last month. Hope my swap partner liked it. I stuffed some goodies in the backs of the pockets, and included a little snippet about me..


These are fun, but I have a lot to learn.
All of the print and cuts are from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Hello is stamped, and I added some rhinestones, sequins, and doilies.
The background paper is also a print and cut from Miss Kate Cuttables digital paper packs.
Thanks for visiting with me today.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

You Bring the Sunshine


Supplies for this card from the Simon Says Stamp 2018 July card kit.
Sentiment and sun popped up with foam tape.
Sun colored with Spectrum Noir markers and punched out with a circle punch.


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Stampganza 2018


Stampaganza is back! For every two stamp sets you purchase at full retail price you get a third of equal or lesser value FREE! Any of our current stamp sets found in our Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogs are up for grabs. AND, to make things even more exciting, we brought back our popular alphabet and number Solos stamp sets just for this sale!


Remember this sale is only during July.
The solos are also only available this month.
Have fun shopping!
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Summer Time

Time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!
Projects for this challenge blog are all for the Galz. You can create anything paper crafting related: card, tag, scrapbook page, altered art, etc as long as the theme for the challenge is prominent in your project.

Ch# 75 For a Little Girl
My Design Team Project


Cricut cartridge, Create a Friend
The Stamps of Life set pineapple2stamp for sentiment
Thanks for visiting with me today.
Be sure to swing by Cardz 4 Galz to see what my Design Team Sisters created,

Let's Craft and Create, July Challenge

Hi, everyone! 

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Let's Craft and Create!

July Challenge, Red, White, and Blue

My Design Team Project


Cricut cartridge: Sanrio Hello Kitty Greetings
Cardz TV Stamps, Mini Messages


Pink & Main, Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad


Stampin' Up! supplies: 
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Punch: Everyday Label
Stampin' Dimensionals
I hope to see you link up your project over at Let's Craft and Create!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

CTMH Monday News & Inspiration

Hi, everyone!
There is so much going on each month at Close To My Heart - always a new promotion, a new Stamp of the Month, etc, that I thought instead of flooding my blogfeed with multiple posts, I'd try to do a Monday News & Inspiration post instead. We'll see how this goes. Let me know if there is something in particular you'd like to hear about.

First of all, please bookmark my online store link...

JULY STAMP OF THE MONTH (SOTM)

Our July Stamp of the Month is called, "Highlight Reel." It works great with card making and scrapbooking.
Item Number: S1807
Product Description: Set of 23 stamps. Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5 with a $50 order. For every $50 on your order, you can add an additional SOTM to your cart for another $5. Or you can purchase the stamp set individually for $17.95.

BUY 2, GET 1 FREE STAMPAGANZA

During July, buy an two My Acrylix stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! (see more info on Solos below.)

SOLOS STAMP SETS JUST FOR JULY

Solos stamp sets can be purchased by individual Alphabet Letter, Individual Number sets, or in two different bundles - one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

STORY BY STACY


Have you checked out this new product line? We have the Workshop Kit with 3 different album covers (shown above) plus 2 different stamp sets geared toward your Story and other tools to help you build your story..

JULY FEATURED PAPER COLLECTION

Our July featured paper collection is CENTRAL PARK. This just means you will be seeing projects on my blog using featuring this paper collection this month, and also inspiration on the main page of the online CTMH store.

HOST AN ONLINE GATHERING IN JULY

Would you like to earn FREE CTMH product in July?! Invite your friends to take advantage of our July specials by ordering at my online store and clicking YOUR Online Gathering button! Orders are processed right away, so your friends don't have to wait for your party to close to know their order is on the way. You can have your party button available for a week giving everyone plenty of time to shop at their own convenience. All they have to do is shop at my online store, and be sure to click YOUR online gathering button so you will receive all of the Hostess credit accumulated from your friends' orders! It's that easy! When everyone has had time to shop, you and I will chat to close out your party. Be sure to have your own order ready and your list of items you hope to receive FREE and Half Price using your Hostess Credits. It's a great way to have an excuse for a GIRLS CRAFT NIGHT to play with your new goodies. 

CTMH STAMP CLUB

I'm toying with the idea of having CTMH Stamp Club Groups. This is something I did in the past, and it was a huge success. But I understand a lot of my friends live out of the United States (and as a CTMH USA Consultant, I can only service US residents), and then lots of my friends already have a CTMH consultant. So, just throwing this out there. If you are interested, let me know. You can private message me on Facebook, or email me at pausedreamenjoy@gmail.com.  

Here is a summary of how it works:
1) Three members in each club group
2) Each member commits to ordering a minimum of $50 for 3 consecutive months. In this case $50 in July, $50 in August, and $50 in September. ($50 Before tax and shipping)
3) Each member takes turns being the Hostess and reaping the Hostess benefits. Once a group of 3 is filled, I will randomly assign who will be the hostess for July, August, and September.
4) Your $50 order is due by the 5th of each month. Please make sure you can commit to this dollar amount and this time schedule so that all three of the hostesses reap the full benefits she is due during her month. 
5) When it's your turn to host, invite all of your friends to shop at my online store clicking YOUR gathering button so you will receive hostess credit from their order. Each order is processed and shipped when ordered. They do not have to wait for your party to close.

MORE NEWS TO COME

This was long, and there is still more news to come later this month. Lots to get excited about!
Thanks for hanging in there with me. Future posts, won't be so long, I promise.

Enjoy your week!
Big Hugs!
Janis, Ind. Close To My Heart Consultant