Archive for August, 2014

CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop – Family is Forever

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Septembers’s Stamp of the Month, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Morgan Vogt’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. 

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Love Card by Wendy Kessler

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Family is Forever Stamp Set (September SOTM), Inks (Cranberry, Olive, and Chocolate), Olive Cardstock, Sponge Daubers, and Colonial White Cards and Envelopes.

I think the tree on this stamp set is so beautiful!  I first inked it in Chocolate Ink, then using a sponge dauber and Olive Ink, I applied green to the leaves and stamped.  Next, I stamped the tree in Cranberry Ink on a scrap paper, cut out the hearts, and attached to the tree with glue dots.  I stamped the word LOVE with Cranberry Ink and fussy cut.  Leaving a small outline around the hearts and the word gave it a little bit of a shadow when attached with glue dots and makes them appear 3D without the dimension.

Now “Hop” on over to Peachy Iris G. Lamb’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants’ blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the Family is Forever Stamp Set is only available until September 31st!  When you place a $50 order from my website, you can get this stamp set at a discounted price of only $5!

National Stamping Month – 30 Years of Happy

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September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September*, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE (a $13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD value)! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!  Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days! Shop to get your free stamp set!

*Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD). Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month, Hostess Rewards stamps, Workshops on the Go® stamps, and any other kit-exclusive stamps.

Picture My Life Special!

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Only a couple days left to take advantage of this special offer!

Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop

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The Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Pathfinding B&T Duos Paper
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Glacier, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive)
15 – Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2111)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
Glacier Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2641)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2123)

Coordinating products:
Pathfinding Paper Packet (X7186B)
Pathfinding Assortment (Z3012)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Autumn TerracottaBarn RedChampagneChocolateColonial WhiteGlacierGoldrushLagoonOlive

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(August) What a Hoot
(September) Family is Forever

The current Constant Campaign is:
(August) Picture Perfection
(September) 30 Days of Happy (click Promotions at my website on September 1)

My cards: I changed the sentiments on my cards so they are birthday themed instead of thank you.  You can dig into your stash and find some stamps that work or purchase some new ones.  The stamp sets I used are: B1467 You Mean the World to Me, B1462 Lovely Birthday, and D1510 4 My Friend (retired).

It's Your Day Card by Wendy Kessler

Happy Birthday feather card by Wendy Kessler

Birthday Wishes Card by Wendy Kessler

As I was creating this last card, I really liked it just as it was before adding the extra strips to the bottom.  Here is my alternate card:

(modified) Birthday Wishes Card by Wendy Kessler

Pathfinding Scrapbooking Workshop

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On October 3, we will be creating the Pathfinding Scrapbook Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by September 5 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Pathfinding Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Pathfinding Paper Packet (X7186B)
1 – My Acrylix Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Colonial White, 1 Goldrush)
1 – Pathfinding Assortment (Z3012)
1 – Bling Gems Gold Assortment (Z2023)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2101)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2111)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2123)
Olive Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2137)

Coordinating products:
Pathfinding Complements (X7186C)
Sunset Chevron Washi Tape (Z2005)
Season of Thanks Stamp Set (D1604)
Lifetime of Happiness Stamp Set (C1589)
Thankful Heart (B1463)
Beyond Measure Stamp Set (A1161)
Full Harvest Stamp Set (C1504)
Happy Autumn Stamp Set (D1550)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Champagne, Chocolate, Colonial White, Glacier, Goldrush, Lagoon, Olive

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(August) What a Hoot
(September) Family is Forever

The current Constant Campaign is:
(August) Picture Perfection
(September) 30 Days of Happy (click Promotions at my website on September 1)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

For this first layout, I separated it into two one-page layouts:

Best Day Ever Layout by Wendy Kessler

Autumn Layout by Wendy Kessler

Thankful Layout by Wendy Kessler