Thursday, April 30, 2015

Just Sayin' Blog Hop!



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is called " Just Sayin' "  a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here from Vicki's blog at The Price of Paper, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have 67 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go!

Here's the fabulous stamp set:  



My project was supposed to be listed here but unfortunately I had a total "blonde" moment (no insult intended) and am a day off this week.  I thought I had time to finish my project (because today is not today -- if that makes sense) but I still need to put the finishing touches on my project and photograph it.  I will have to put it up tomorrow -- so sorry :(

In the meantime, please "Hop" on over to Haley's blog at The Inky Scrapper to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31, 2015!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Lucy



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Create a Friend

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I wanted to share with you a cute card I made for a friend using the Cricut cartridge - Create-a-Friend.  LOVE this cartridge - it is just too stinkin' cute!

Here's the card I made for a friend whose son loved baseball:


I used Indian Corn Blue cardstock for the background - cut it at 4" x 5 1/4" and then ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique using an embossing folder that (to me) looked like rainbows.

I cut him at 3".  I used Outdoor Denim cardstock for his hat and uniform  I used Black cardstock for the tip of his hat and his shoes.  I used White Daisy cardstock for his tshirt and home plate.

I used Slate and Whisper cardstock for the rest of home plate as well as the shadow for the boy's figure.

I love the way this turned out.  Stay tuned for a couple of additional cards made using the Create-a-Friend Cricut cartridge over the next week.

Here's a list of supplies I used to make this card:

SUPPLIES USED
Create-a-Friend Cricut Cartridge
Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Canary Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Whisper Cardstock
Slate Cardstock
Sizzix Texture Boutique
"Rainbow" Cricut Embossing Folder

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


Lucy

Monday, April 6, 2015

NEW Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop


Good Morning Crafters!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!!

We have over 43 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our blog hop this month.  If you lose your place while traveling through the hop, the complete list of participants can be reached by clicking here.

You should have come here from Paige's blog at Stampologist.

We are showcasing products in the new Seasonal Expressions.  I decided to show you the Blossom Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit:





Here are the cards I made using this kit:







Aren't these cards adorable???  What I love about our Workshops on the Go is that they make it SO easy to create!  It took me under 15 minutes to cut all the pieces for the cards.  I made 5 each of these 3 designs.

What I love about the third card above is that the top two "strips" of the card are actually stamped!  Don't they look like washi tape???  They are actually stamped images from the exclusive stamp set you get with this Workshop on the Go.

You can purchase this kit by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by my blog (and leaving a comment!)  Your next stop on our blog hop is Sheila at Sheila's Stamping Stuff.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy









Friday, April 3, 2015

Modville Crush

Good Morning Crafters!

The other day I posted a YouTube video that Close to My Heart corporate created demonstrating our My Crush line of products.  You can see it by clicking here.

I promised to show you one of my pages:




This page memorialized a visit to an art festival.  We didn't take any pictures but I did have the handout/ booklet that they gave us as well as the ticket to get in.

I am using our My Crush Modville book.  

I used our flip flaps to add a second "layer" to my layout.

This was SO easy and I just love the way the page turned out.  I didn't have too many "mementos" from the day.  It wouldn't have been enough for a regular scrapbook page.  This way I could add a few things and journal the rest.

Done!

Do you "crush" or "smash"??




Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

My Crush


Hello Crafters!

You've heard of SMASH books right?  Well, here at Close to My Heart, we have something similar we call "My Crush" ... yup, you heard me!

We haven an entire line of My Crush products that will make scrapbooking and preserving your memories not only easier but so much quicker.


My Crush books are the perfect home for all of your ephemera and memorabilia!

Their pages are designed with a variety of fun patterns, quotes, frames, images, and other artistic extras to help draw attention to your memories and keepsakes, and they are meant to be filled in a flash!


Watch the video below to see why everyone loves these perfectly portable books:





Don't you just love it??  I will be posting some pics of pages in a book I recently started shortly.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Deal of the Day!


Hello Crafters!


How about 30 days of great deals?!?!?

During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a "deal of the day" with Close to My Heart!

What deals am I talking about?

Each day during April, while supplies last, we'll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close to My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount.

To grab your bag, simply place any current full-priced item in your online shopping cart on my website at http://lucyk.ctmh.com and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)

Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150.

Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay!

Grab bags will be available or 24 hours starting at 2:00 PM PST each day and only while supplies last - so visit often and early!


Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you're interested in when it becomes available because it may not come around again!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy






Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Happy Hello!



Hello Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "A Happy Hello" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Independent consultant from February 1 - 28, 2015.  You an purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase - that's a $17.95 value! 



For this blog hop, we have approximately 68 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month - A Happy Hello and other great CTMH products on their blogs.

This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

If you came here from Lori's blog at Saving My ..., you're in the right place!

To see the full list of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created a fun "just because" card:  



I used our Brushed paper pack for this colorful card. The card is a standard A2 size measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I cut the designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4".

I cut the overlay using our exclusive Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 62 (C5, Shift, Overlay, < G >) which I cut at 5 1/2".

Now, here's how I used one of the stamps from this stamp set:  I cut the overlay piece using our White Daisy cardstock and then random stamped the image below using the coordinating color - Pixie.  


I cut the sentiment "hello" using our exclusive Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  The image is on page 1 (A1, Shift, Pocket Card, < ! > and was cut at 5".  I used Cranberry cardstock which coordinates with this paper pack. It came from pocket card - see below:




Here's the inside of my card:



For the inside of my card I cut out a pocket card from Artfully Sent.  You can find the image on page 22 (C2, Shift, Pocke Card, < S >) and was cut at 4" x 5 1/2" using the Fit to Length key.

SUPPLIES USED



You can purchase any of the products I used in my crafty creation by clicking on the links above OR by clicking here to go to my online store.  If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Lauren's blog at CTMH Craftings.  Be sure to visit ALL of our consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy









Monday, January 26, 2015

Clean and Simple


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Our challenge this week was to create a "CAS" card or "clean and simple".

Here is one version of my CAS card that can be used as a New Year's card or any type of celebratory card:



I used Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge AND our Artbooking Cricut cartridge to make this card.  LOVE these cartridges!

I thought this would make a cute New Year's card or any kind of celebratory kind of card to be honest.  

I like that I only used two kinds of cardstock - White Daisy and Pear for the card itself.

You can find this card shape on page 7.  I cut it at 5 1/2".

Here's a picture of the inside of the card:



For the inside of the card I used our Pear cardstock for the back of the tree and Topiary cardstock for the tree shape.  I used our Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut the tree on the inside of the card. (ANOTHER awesome cartridge!)  You can find the tree on page 72 of the booklet.  I cut it at 3 1/4" and backed it with the Topiary cardstock.

SUPPLIES USED




Well - there you are - my CAS card for your viewing pleasure :)  

If you would like to purchase any of the products that I used to make my CAS card, you can start shopping by clicking here or by sending me an email by clicking here.

Would love to see what you come up with for this challenge - don't forget to link up over at Heart2Heart Challenge blog.

Why don't you post a link to your blog with your CAS project below as well? 

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!
Lucy
   

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tic-Tac-Toe


Good Morning Crafters!

This is my FIRST post for 2015!  I have been having some tech issues that have carried over into 2015 but I'm hoping that I now have that resolved.

My first post is coming to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  I'm so happy to be a part of the Design Team again.

Our first challenge was to create a project while playing a kids' game called Tic-Tac-Toe!

Here's the board:



Here's my project - a mini baby album:





My "tic-tac-toe" was diagonal on the board: sketch, ribbon, scrapbooking.  My sketch came from our Card Confidence Program - Originals, page 65, called Fun Flap.  My "ribbon" is on the side of the flip flap - it's washi tape. The card on the side that flipped open came from our Babycakes Picture My Life kit.

This mini baby album was made using a retired mini album Close to My Heart. Before they retired, I bought MANY of them because I just love them and knew that I would be using them.

Here's a list of the supplies I used:





I hope you enjoyed my project - I will be showing the other pages of my album in later blog posts.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase any of the products I used in this project, please email me by clicking here or by going directly to my website by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This Moment



Hello Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "This Moment" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Independent Consultant from January 1 - 31, 2015.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase - that's a $17.95 value!




For this blog hop, we have approximately 61 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month - This Moment and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go!


If you came here from Jen's blog at Roxybonds, then you're in the right place!

To see the full list of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created ...

MY APOLOGIES -

PROBLEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY
HAVE CONTINUED INTO 2015 :(


PROJECT TO BE ADDED :)



SUPPLIES USED


You can purchase any of the products I used in my crafty creation by clicking on the links above OR by clicking here to go to my online store.  If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Nikka's blog at Create Your Vison.  Be sure to visit all of our consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project and video - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy










Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop


Welcome to day One of the
 Holiday Gifts Blog Hop 


Connie Can Crop and her crafty Elves are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful wintery weekend. We hope to inspire you with some amazing Holiday Gift Ideas!
You should have arrived here from  Carla at Racin Crafts, if not hop back into Santa's sleigh and head over to the beginning at Connie Can Crop.

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Elves who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this Christmassy hop.


We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


 Julie with Simply Silhouette 

is giving one lucky winner a really cute
green Scrapbooking tshirt!! YAY!
http://www.simplysilhouette.com
AND



Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 

AND



Connie Wallenbrock

is giving away a new Petite Perks Stamp from CTMH.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs (Day One and Day Two) in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this Holiday hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!



I made this cute little Hello Kitty crayon holder for my project today.  The crayons inside are ALSO Hello Kitty!  Won't this make a cute stocking stuffer?

Up next is Lori of Scrappin My Stress Away 


Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

Be Sure to Come back tomorrow to see what the rest of Santa's Elves created for Day 2!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Totes to Go!

Click HERE!

Good Morning Crafters!

Oh ... my ... goodness!!  Do you see that Rolling Tote above????

That's our latest and greatest organizational tool that is a MUST HAVE! 

I have already ordered mine and can't wait until it gets here!

Check out the video below from Close to My Heart that demonstrates just how beautiful and versatile our new Rolling Tote is:





Isn't it awesome ?!?!?

To get your over own Close to My Heart Rolling Tote, just click here.

If you would like to know how you can get it at half price, send me an email or comment below.  Would love to help you do that!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy


Monday, December 8, 2014

Tinsel Time



Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from our Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  This week our challenge was called "Tinsel Time" and we had to use Lagoon, Silver, and Black in our projects.  I actually love these colors so this was a fun challenge for me :)


I made an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I ended up using a white piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I then decided to "make" my own designer paper using our stamp set "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" (D1627).  

I stamped the butterflies from the set using Lagoon ink - LOVE that color!

I stamped the sentiment using our Black ink.

I used our Silver Shimmer Trim for the "silver" portion of my card - placing a strip across the middle of the card.

I used our Scallop Border Punch on the 4" x 4 3/4" piece of Black cardstock.

SUPPLIES USED




I hope you enjoyed my project for our challenge this week - can't wait to see what you come up with!

Just link your project by clicking here. This link will take you directly to our blog.  Don't forget to check out my fellow design team members' blogs to see what they created for this challenge :)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy