National Stamping Month Campaign: Hello, Life!

During the month of September, you can purchase any one of the exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD / $21 AUD / $25 NZD each!  Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD / $53 AUD / $64 NZD!

National Stamping Month Campaign

Celebrate National Stamping Month with three exclusive stamp sets from Close to My Heart!


Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your order in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long and come back here on September 6 for a blog hop featuring these stamps!

CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop: Paper Garden


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the September 2015 SOTM, which is Paper Garden, a set of 10 stamps.  This stamp set also coordinates with the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’s Blog , 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 on Melinda’s Blog.  This month we have about 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Garden Stamp Set (September 2015 Stamp of the Month), Say It All Stamp Set (a must-have Hostess Rewards stamp set), Colonial White Cardstock, and Stamp Pads (Pomegranate, Champagne, Honey, Fern).

Here is my attempt at a flat card using this stamp set.  First, I stamped the background with Champagne ink and sponged the edges and some of the paper to give it a distressed look.  I inked the bottom of the flower stamp with Fern ink, then sponged off the sections I wanted a different color and sponged on the Honey and Pomegranate.

Tip: Instead of masking the “Birthday Wishes” stamp, there was enough room that I could cut the stamp which allows me to easily stamp each word separately.

Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog 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 Paper Garden Stamp Set is only available through the end of September!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

New CTMH Idea Books

15-ai-front-cover-wreathFirst, we have the new Annual Inspirations.  This “book” is truly full of ideas and lots of artwork!  View the new 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book online today or contact me for your own printed copy (Club Members receive a free copy!).  Items in the Annual Inspirations are available through August 2016.

15-he-christmas-tree-shelvesNext, we have Holiday Expressions, which is filled with seasonal papers, complements, and stamps for Halloween, Fall, and Christmas.  Items in the Holiday Expressions are available through December 2015.

Cricut-Cut Bows

X5773 Pixie Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
X5763 Smoothie Cardstock
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock

Cricut® Shapes: Artiste
1½” Accent 2 (cut several, p. 55)
1½” Shift+Accent 2 (cut several, p. 55)
1½” Shift+Accent 3 (cut several, p. 55)