Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Boy 8 Page Scrapbook Class & Kit To Go

MY BOY 8 Page Scrapbook Class/Kit To Go

Date:  Wednesday. April 26th
Time:  6:00-8:30 p.m.


Please join me as we create 8 scrapbook pages with a “BOY” theme.  These pages are perfect for that special guy in your life- any age preserving any memories!
These pages are perfect for a graduate, to celebrate a special person over the years, a retirement or any theme imageable!
All papers will come pre-cut.  No need to bring photos to class.  You can add those to your layouts whenever you wish…or you can bring photos-the choice is yours!

Have a friend I do not know register with you and you both will receive a free gift!

Schedule your own private workshop and you could qualify to earn your kit for FREE!

BASIC KIT:  $40.00
Basic Kit Contents:

*1/2 Pack of Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack
*1/2 Pack of Rustic Home Fundamental Paper Pack
*7 1/2 Sheets of card stock in various colors
*#Z3306 My Boy Complements
(this product will retire on April 30th)
*#Z3314 Black & White Dots

Optional Add On Products:

I used the following products.  If you do not own the 3-D Foam Tape or the Skinny Glue Pen I do recommend them!

Optional Add-On Products:

#Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape: $6.90
#Z553 Mini Glue Pen: $5.20
#C1667 “This & That” Stamp Set: $16.20
A Black Ink Pad

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

One Awesome Stamp Set, 4 Incredible Looks!

This is one of my most favorite stamp sets in the current CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I love the versatility it allows when adding color, yet it also looks classic just stamping it and not adding colors!  
This article is taken from the CTMH Blog. 
When you find a stamp you love, you tend to use it over and over (and over) again—we get it! 😉Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to showcase one stamp in four different ways so it’s not the exact same every time. To show you what we mean, we’re going to use the darling “HELLO” stamp from our Dreamin’ Big—Scrapbooking stamp set.
The following stamping techniques range in skill levels—try them all to find your favorite!
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When going for a saturated and vibrant look, especially in small details, ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers are an excellent choice. They are bright, smudge-proof, and, because they are alcohol-based, they are easy to blend. The fine tip on each marker is ideal for coloring intricate images, like those flowers and leaves in our stamp. To ensure a crisp outline of your stamped image, use our permanent Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad. Unlike other inks, Archival Black won’t smear or smudge when you apply color.
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For a softer  look, use watercolors! Once again, stamp your image using Archival Black ink. Because this ink is waterproof, it won’t run when you apply your paint. In this example, we used a fine tip brush to color the small details.
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Ready to add some texture? Try embossing! For those of you who are new to this technique, embossing powder is a special powder that, when heated, melts to form a raised surface. To start, stamp your image using the VersaMark™ ink pad (embossing ink), which will create a clear, wet-looking print of your stamp. While the ink is still wet, cover it with embossing powder and carefully shake off any excess. In our example, we used white embossing powder to make our image pop on the colored cardstock. Use a craft heater to dry and seal your design. Craft heaters blow extremely hot air with a low air current, which keeps the powder from blowing right off—hair dryers are not a good substitute!
After your powder is set, add some shimmer using our gold and clear shimmer brushes. When you use these, prep your brush before you do! You want to squeeze your brush over scrap paper until the shimmery liquid comes out. Keep brushing it on the paper until you get the consistency you want on your brush before coloring in those details.
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Okay, here’s technique we’re really excited to share! Did you know that you can pair our Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pads with clear embossing powder to emboss in any color you want? Yes, really! Stamp an image with your choice of pigment ink, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then set it with your craft heater! It’s that simple! You can match all of our exclusive colors perfectly using this last technique!
Of course there are many more ways to customize a stamp. That’s the best thing about finding a great stamp—you can use it again and again without it being identical each time. Give these techniques a try and have fun dolling up your current fave. 🙂

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March CTMH News, Specials and Deals!


I am so excited about the March Stamp of the Month!  
It is called "Tea-rrific" and has 11 images.  This stamp set has so many possibilities...layouts, mini albums, cards, bookmarks, pace cards, gift enclosure cards, bag toppers, wrapping paper, and so much more!

​Like all Stamp of the Month stamp sets, this set is available only during the month of March. You can purchase it for the low, low price of $5.00 with a minimum $50 order.  Or you can purchase it at full retail price of $17.95 plus shipping and tax.
This set is tons of fun to color using the CTMH Shin Han Touch Markers, the watercolor pencils, the water color paint set and brushes  and also the water bushes!  Another fun way to use this stamp set is to do the paper piecing technique where you can stamp say the large teacup image onto your favorite pattern paper.  Cut the image out and adhere to your card or layout.  
On this card  I used the Shin Han Touch Markers (I always use the Momento Black Ink Pad (#z899) to stamp images that I am then coloring rusing the Shin Han Touch Markers- this ink pad does not bleed). Once I finished coloring I added several layers of the Liquid Glass (#Z679) which gives the image a nice epoxy look.  I added a small piece of twine to connect the tea bag to the cup.  So Fun!  The creative possibilities are endless!!!

Close To My Heart is also hosting another fab special doing this merry month of March.
The promotion is called "CUT IT OUT! and it features the "Thin Cut"  product line.  Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting and this month they are ALL available at 25%-off!  Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time!

....AND....all those who sign up to be a consultant during March will receive a set of Thin Cuts in their Consultant Kit at no extra cost!  Please reach out to me if you would like to learn more about the consultant opportunity and/or to help you get signed up!

​I do still have plenty of room in my March Card Class, the Hello Lovely Boxed Note Card Class and my March Scrapbook Class.  If you would like to join in the fun PLEASE let me know no later than TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd so I can get your products ordered.  All classes are FREE-you only pay for the products you will be using.

​ Make it a wonderful month Everyone!