New Product CTMH Blog Hop (Sept/Oct 2019)

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring products from the September/October 2019 Seasonal Idea Book.

If you have come here from Cat Nowak 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.  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: Sunflower Sympathy Stamp + Thin Cuts, Mix-In Paper Packet, Dull Green Blend TriBlend Marker, Orange Blend TriBlend Marker, Gold Shimmer Brush, Golden Rod Stickles, White & Gold Skinny Ribbon, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Intense Black Ink, and Gold Glitter Gems.

This stamp set was one of my favorites when I first got the new catalog and the new markers are great for coloring. To color the sunflower, I used all three shades of the Orange Blend Marker. Working in sections of 4 leaves at a time, I colored the entire area with the light shade, then added some of the medium, and a hint of the dark. Last, I colored the entire section again with the light shade to blend the colors. I just love bling and Stickles is another one of my favorite products! So, I covered the entire sunflower using the Gold Shimmer Brush and added small dots in the center with the Golden Rod Stickles. I also doubled up the ribbon to make it appear wider.

I was so focused on the sunflower that I didn’t even realize that this stamp set included a butterfly so I had to make another card. I just love the variety of shimmer brush colors that Close to My Heart offers now. I used Julep and Sapphire to color in these butterflies. I colored the entire image with Julep and added the sapphire right over the top.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sunflower Sympathy Stamp + Thin Cuts, Mix-In Paper Packet, Julep Shimmer Brush, Sapphire Shimmer Brush, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Intense Black Ink, Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, and Julep Glitter Gems.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa S Sanchez-Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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New Cricut Cartridge Collection – shop now!

Complete Creativity Cricut cartridge, exclusive from CTMH

This just in – a new Cricut cartridge collection! You can now purchase the new Complete Creativity Cricut cartridge (exclusively from your CTMH Consultant)! This new Cricut cartridge collection includes 24 projects with a number of images that can be used in many different ways.
Also new: You can now purchase your Cricut.com items through my affiliate link, including Cricut Access (the year subscription is the best deal!!).
This is such exciting news! Go get your new Cricut cartridge – Complete Creativity now and let’s get crafting!

AND available again are all the previous CTMH cartridges! Here are some projects for inspiration:
Decorate your Door with Flower Market
Embellished Clipboard using You are Here
Basket of Strawberries made from Artiste
Scrapbook Layout with an overlay from Artbooking
Flower Bouquet made with images from Art Philosophy

Every Little Thing Cards

The Every Little Thing Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set + Thin Cuts
2 – Every Little Thing sheets
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Mint, 1 White Daisy, 2 Wisteria)
1 – Julep Glitter Gems
16 – White Card Bases & Envelopes
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

Use the Every Little Thing cardmaking workshop kit to create 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. The workshop kit includes an exclusive B-size stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts, and features the masking technique and painting from a stamp pad.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Julep Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Wisteria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Waterbrush – Small Round
3-D Foam Tape

New Idea Books!!

Close to My Heart now has 2 idea books full of products along with lots of ideas and inspiration. The first book is seasonal and good for only two months so shop now so you don’t miss out! The core catalog will be good for a full year and contains all of your basic supplies. You will receive a free copy of each with your first order (now through October 31) and you can view them online HERE.

Random Act of Cardness Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the
Random Act of Cardness stamp set, which is the September 2019 SOTM . If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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.

I wanted to incorporate the new Julep color on this card. I used the Julep Shimmer Brush to create a wash background as the base for my stamped image. Once it dried (only a few minutes), I used Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad to stamp the image over top. It worked great!

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Random Act of Cardness stamp set (September SOTM), Mix-in Paper Packet, Saffron Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Julep Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Julep Shimmer Brush, Julep Glitter Gems, and Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

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 Random Act of Cardness stamp set is only available until September 30! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!