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New Hostess Rewards


Being a hostess definitely has it’s perks, including the new Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets that you can use to create beautiful projects like these!










Host a gathering between now and December 31, 2015 and there are even more to choose from:




Special Note: The Picture My Life Scrapbooking Programs are now available for purchase with Product Credit when you are hostess.

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!

Salute Our Heroes Stamp Set


5½” x 4¼” You’re My Hero Card
Wishes: Sentiment Secured™
B1479 My Acrylix® Salute Our Heroes
X7196B Blossom Paper Packet
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3073 Brave Enamel Shapes
Z3041 Oceanside Sequins
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® Le Pen™ Journaling Pen
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes: Artiste
2¼” Shift+Accent 1 (p. 48)

August Stamp of the Month: Framed

c7e735cf-9ee4-441e-882c-766231aacbd4The Close to My Heart August Stamp of the Month is Framed.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5 only until the end of the month!  This set coordinates with the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.



Smiles Begin with You Stamp Set


4″ x 4″ My Smiles Album
A1172 My Acrylix® Smiles Begin with You
1386 Black Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z2067 Ranger™ Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shape: Art Philosophy
3¼” (p. 53)