Color Club Exclusive – September

This years Close to My Heart Color of the year, Bashful, pairs so nicely with the new updated Basics Family.

My Color Club members receive the pieces to make an exclusive card each month in their color kit. This month’s card features the Happy Heart and Ink Splash stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend!

Joyful Stars – Cats, Bats and Booos!

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop!  If you are arriving here from my friend and fellow Color Dare DT member Michelle Loncar’s Blog you are on the right path…if you’re starting here, that’s fine too.  We are a small circular hop and eventually you’ll end up right back where you started just by clicking the links at the ends of the posts.

I haven’t had much time to create this month (my little 50th Birthday cruise to Alaska ended with pneumonia 😦  but I snuck out the Craft Coop last night so I have a project to share)

I know it’s only September, but I am thinking Halloween and the Cats and Bats Paper is fulfilling every need I have.  I loved both stamp sets that coordinate with the papers so much and they even have matching thin cuts so yep – I own them both!!!  You can find the Cats and Bats papers and stamp sets in the new Holiday Expressions or on my web page https://papercraftingprincess.closetomyheart.com/retail/search.aspx?searchvalue=cats+%26+bats

My 3X6 card is layered on a base of Tangerine – the gray layer is actually one of the PML cards that has been cut down to size.  Not a pocket scrapbooker – no worries these cards make perfect additions to your cards too!  I cut the BOOO! from a piece of the Cats & Bats B&T that is an ombre black/gray combo.  I popped up a spider and added a sprinkle of Cats & Bats Embellishments  and my card is done.

Please don’t forget that Close to My Heart has released a special non-commissioned stamp set for the natural disasters occurring in many of the states and Canada.

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100% of the proceeds from the Stronger Together stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross.  You can order this set from your local Close to My Heart Consultant or directly from my webpage by clicking here.

Now it’s time to hop over to my buddy Debi Brile’s blog.  I hope you enjoy the blog hop – come back and tell me what you think of the projects

September Specials with Close to My Heart

Welcome to September…can you believe that fall is just around the corner?  Officially September 22nd.

Fall is probably my favorite time of year…the weather is starting to cool, fall colors are starting to show, hot cocoa, pumpkin carving, football games and of course most importantly it’s National Stamping Month!

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart Specials:

  • September Stamp of the Month – Feel So Blessed
  • National Stamping Month – From the Heart Card Kit
  • Classes

Feel So Blessed – This set of 26 stamps will help you express your thanks and gratitude all month long.  The exclusive “D” sized stamp set is yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase during the month of September.

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From the Heart Card Kit – Celebrate National Stamping Month with the From the Heart card kit from Close To My Heart. This kit contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including foil-stamped card bases and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set. The stamp set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments. The card kit also includes envelopes and step-by-step instructions and is available at a 20% discount off the retail price! Brighten someone’s day with a hand-stamped card From the Heart.

Classes: 

Just the Basics:  Thursday, September 7th 10am or 6pm  – This class is designed for the new to seasoned stamper.  We’ll touch on some techniques and fancy folds.  Cards will include birthday, thank you, thinking of you themes.  Papers will focus on using the fundamental line.  RSVP today!  $15

Cats & Bats:  Thursday, September 21st 10am or 6pm  Come get spooky with this Cats & Bats class featuring cards for Halloween.  You’ll brighten a mailbox with these fun designs.  You will need to bring the following supplies:  ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in Marigold and Vivid Green along with your favorite adhesives.  Must RSVP by September 5th.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy September!

Can you believe that September is here already?  It’s feeling a little fall-like already in the Pacific Northwest.  I have to admit I love fall…we get to harvest pumpkins and host our annual pumpkin carving party, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s football season!  Did you see that Seahawks game last night?

September is also full of exciting things at Close to My Heart.  We have a brand new Holiday Expressions Catalog that debuted on September 1st packed full of all kinds of goodies to get you through the holiday season from scary monsters to some of the most elegant Christmas papers.  You can get your copy right here or by giving me a call.

There’s also a brand new Stamp of the Month.  Blessed Beyond Measure has the most beautiful script and the sentiments really express true gratitude.  The leaves and pumpkin will really tie it in for your holiday cards.  One of my favorite sentiments from this set is “The secret to having it all is knowing you already do”.  Isn’t that so true?

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Another special this month is our Create Kindness Card Kit.  Filled with enough supplies to make 24 adorable little cards this card kit is sure to bring happy smiles.  How about sticking a few cards in your child’s backpack to drop off to the school secretary or maybe hand one to your favorite barista as you pick up that morning Pumpkin Spice Latte?  I really think that a little act of kindness can make a BIG difference in someone’s day and what’s even better – I’m having a special event on September 17th (National Stamping Day) so that we can put all these cute little cards together.  I hope you’ll order your kit and join me.

Create Kindness Card Kit

That’s a whole lot going on in the month of September.  Thank you for sticking with me until the end.

 

 

 

 

Moonlight For My Pumpkin

If your hopping from patch to patch and made your way here from  Connie’s Scraps & Stories you’re on the right Paper Trail Path…if you didn’t well you can certainly start here and work your way around we are a circular hop…it makes it easier for you and the Great Pumpkin!

I’m a Halloween girl I admit it!   I fell in love with the Moonlight Paper from the minute my eyes laid on it (almost quicker than I fell in love with my Wrangler wearing sweetheart).  I also fell in love with all the amazing Halloween My Acrylix Stamp Sets in the Autumn Winter Idea Book.  After you work your way along the “Paper Trail” hop on over to my business page and take a look at everything Halloween!

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I decided to focus on using these terrific papers with a Pumpkin Patch theme.  Using the Performance layout from Magic and rotating the first page, my layout will take on a hauntingly fun time with my parents at the pumpkin patch.  I have had a horrendous week and instead of letting everyone down have posted my “naked” layout to keep you inspired.  I hope if you’re subscribed you’ll see the updated post and come back and take a look once I get pictures on it.

I have some other exciting ideas for this paper once I get my life back under control, so you’ll be seeing more of me soon!  For now, weave your way through the spider webs and hooting owls to Linda’s Paper Taylor she won’t disappoint you!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Tracey