Monday, August 3, 2015

Christmas in August - Day 6

Good Morning Crafters!

Another day, another Christmas card for you!!

Here is Card #6:



Today's song in my head is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" -- can't get it out.

This card was made using the Snowhaven paper pack as well as pieces out of the My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment pack.

I used some of the stickers in the pack for this card.  I love the way it all coordinates, don't you?

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Christmas in August - Day 5

Good Morning Crafters!

Today is Day 5 of my 15 days of Christmas.  I am posting a card a day.  

I don't know about you but each year I promise myself that I will start making my Christmas cards early so that I am not running around at the last minute trying to make them.

Well this year, I actually am doing it!  I am creating at least one set of Christmas cards this summer.

Here is Card #5:




I used Cranberry cardstock for the bottom layer of the card.  I also used a couple of pieces out of our retiring My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment pack.

I stamped the trees on the bottom of the cardstock using Cranberry ink.  The stamp set is in the Snowhaven Workshop on the Go.

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

Lucy







Saturday, August 1, 2015

Christmas in July - Day 4 aka Christmas in August

Good Morning Crafters!

Okay, I know it's really August but I did start this Christmas project in July, so ...

I don't know about you, but everytime I work on a project for Christmas, Christmas songs run through my head.  Today, the song was "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" - not sure if that's the title or if that's just one of the verses.

Okay, without further ado, Card #4!



Again, for this card, I used paper from our retiring Snowhaven paper pack as well as our retiring My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment pack.

As you can see, I did some simple layering for the sentiment "There's no place like home for the holidays."  I also used some of our 3D foam tape to pop it.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope I may be inspiring you to start your Christmas projects early this year.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy


Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July - Day 3

Good Morning Crafters!

It's Day 3 of my 15 Days of Christmas in July.  

Am having so much fun with this project!

Here is Card #3:


I used some of our designer paper from our retiring Snowhaven paper pack, Red Shimmer Trim, and our Holiday Happenings Assortment for this card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas in July - Day 2

Good Morning Crafters!

It's Day 2 of Christmas in July!  Even though it's been in the high 80's and 90's (AND humid) here in California, I'm still in that Christmas spirit.

Here is card #2 of my 15 Days of Christmas in July:



Today's card was made using the retiring Holiday Happenings Assortment from our My Crush line of products as well as some Cranberry cardstock.

Are you making anything for Christmas yet?

Stay tuned tomorrow for another card - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy





Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christmas in July - Day 1

Good Morning Crafters!

Ever since I went to the Close to My Heart Convention earlier this month, I have been in the mood for Christmas!  Yup, you heard me, Christmas!

At Convention, on Day 2, they unveiled our new Holiday Expressions catalog that will be available on September 1st - with SO much fun stuff!

Home office really does it right at Convention.

To introduce the new Holiday Expressions catalog, they had snow falling, they dressed in holiday clothes, and had Christmas music playing - very cool:



Christmas has always been my favorite holiday of the year and this just makes THIS year even better!  I get to make some really awesome Christmas presents for family and friends with all of the fun new products we will have.  

Soooo, I decided to start a little early and use some of our current Christmas products to make Christmas cards now.

Here is my first Christmas card of the season for your enjoyment:



I used paper from our Snowhaven paper pack as well as our Holiday Happenings Assortment from our retiring My Crush line of products.

Stay tuned for 14 more days of Christmas!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jump on it July!

Good Morning Crafters!

I just wanted to remind you that July is almost over and your opportunity to get a FREE or reduced price stamp set is ending soon!

In July, Close to My Heart, has a "Super Sweet Steal" campaign going on! It's Jump on it July!

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month (Life is Wonderful) for FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in the Annual Inspirations 2014 - 2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for ONLY $5.  

That is a savings of up to $17.95!  Check out the July stamp set out below:

Life is Wonderful

Here are some cute projects made with this stamp set:




If you would like to see a BUNCH of projects made by other Close to My Heart consultants using the July Stamp of the Month for ideas, just click here for a list and start hopping from blog to blog. I wasn't able to participate in this blog hop because of Convention, but I definitely wanted to share some awesome artwork with you!

Below are cute projects made with our Hostess Reward Stamp Sets that qualify for this month's campaign:

Sweet as Sugar (D1615)
Thanksgiving Wreath (B1454)
Happy Hexagons (C1596)
Sing Glory (C1587)

Be Jolly (B1455)
Hats Off (C1593)
Well Wishes (A169)
Better with a Friend (D1608)
Cuddily Salutations (B1458)
Practical Planning (A1163) 
Exotic Flower (B1477)
Paper Bird (C1613)
Tagged with Love (C1614)

How fun are those projects and stamp sets?  

Remember these stamp sets are only available through August 30, 2015 AND if you want to get them (at a reduced price!) through this fabulous July promotion, you only have until July 31st to get them!

If you have any questions or want to order you can go directly to my website by clicking here or email me by clicking here.

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

Lucy









Monday, July 27, 2015

You Organized What?

Hello Crafters!

Today I wanted to share with you our Medium Organizer.  

I have a bunch of Picture My Life card kits that I have opened and used for various projects and needed to find a way to store them that made it easy to look through and identify.

I also had a bunch of our "M" size stamp sets that I needed a place to organize and didn't know where to put them.

THEN, I had a bunch of embellishments that I had to find a place to store for easy access.

I wanted to have everything in one place - organized and easy to go through.  Well, I found the answer!  


ALL of these products fit in perfectly.  See below:

 






So, so happy with having all of these fun, crafty products in one place for easy access AND for easy travel!

If you would like to purchase any of these items, please either click the highlighted words in the above paragraphs, click here to go to my website, OR email me with any questions by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by - glad to be back blogging - very much appreciate you following my blog.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Lucy

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