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Thursday, 25 August 2016

August 25th Creative Thursday blog - Featuring our new ribbon, new stamp

You make me Happy every time you join me for Creative Thursdays.

Today the blog is dedicated to you.  You who come to visit and I hope I can inspire you to make your own cards or do scrapbooking.  When you give a card that you have made to someone it means that much more to them than if you stood in front of a rack of cards and just grabbed the first one that made sense to you and fit the occasion.

So here it is 
Supplies used

I used the stampset A1192 called  Happy Heart .

The cardstock colors are Base cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  cut a 2 3/4 " White Daisy square.

Exclusive Inks used Cranberry to stamp the  sentiment and hearts along the top of the card.

Tape used E-Z Dots.

used Enchantment Ribbon Pack  to put some ribbon across the card.

I used the peacock green marker to color the Clear Sparkles and placed three on randomely.  

And that is it that simple, a card anyone would enjoy getting a card that you put your hand to would bring a smile and warm thoughts to them.

Comment if you like the card, follow and enjoy til next time.

Happy Creating

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Creative Thursday post on Saturday

This has been a very emotional week because of some very important influences in my life have left this world.  I am still very sad but I know they are no longer in pain and rest in peace and love.

Did you know that Close to my Heart now has some of our stampsets translated into French and Spanish?  Well we do and there are several in our new catalogue they will have an F or S in the number of the stampset.

I used both Happy for You C1660F and C1660 to make these sweet gems to celebrate a New Job and Nouvel Emploi. 

The cardstock colors are Base Poppy cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  White Daisy cut a 2 3/4 " square.

Exclusive Inks used Black and Poppy.

Tape used  E-Z Dots.

The markers are Cherry pink, peacock green, marigold and colorless blender.

Finished it off with our new shimmer brush.

If you like this show the love and comment or see what you can come up with using your Close To My Heart supplies and show me you photos of your creation...Don't forget to join my blog on the side either by following me by email or by hitting the follow button to get my Creative Thursday posts...

Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Creative Thursday Blog delayed today

I have had two unexpected deaths in my art circle and a politician pass away from my life and I am very saddened.  All of these people have touched my life in different ways.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Well today is Creative Thursday and it is all about travel

I used to love as a child when we would travel by car across the country however my siblings did not because I was the one who got car sick...I am so happy grew out of it because there is nothing better than getting in an air conditioned car and go off in the direction of adventure...I did say air conditioned - that must be what was missing when I was young...just saying...

So today I created a card to celebrate where I have always wanted to go...Can you guess...?

Products used:

Paper pack Memo Fundmentals cut to fit then stamped image on top

Black Exclusive ink used to stamp the image of the hibiscus flowers and Aloha

Cashmere exclusive ink used around the outside of the card to frame and give it a distressed look

Stamp Hawaiian Hibiscus

Colored with Shinhan Markers

Question of the Day
Where would you like to travel and why?

Please feel free to join me in this creative journey and play along show me if I have inspired you by commenting and following me weekly...

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Today is Thursday August 4th My Birthday

I thought it would be cheesy to create a Birthday card so I created one that reflects me...

Here it is. Most people who know me, know I love everything Halloween so of course had to use our Stamp of the Month. I have orange red hair so had to be a marmalade cat...

I started by layering the purple and white striped sheet from the Enchantment paper pak onto Colonial White card base using the Bonding Memories glue pen. Next I stamped the image of the cat on Colonial White card stock and picked some eyes stamped them on the cat with Black ink, then colored the cat using Shin Han Markers various colors, oh joys of joys I then fussy cut the colored image of the cat and used the glue pen to stick the cat down.  Stamped on the sentiment "You are one Crazy Cat" and voila easy as that the card is done...

Products used with links:

Stamp of the month S1608 - yours with a 50.00 purchase for $6.00

2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block Y1003

Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2105

5 1/2" × 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack X1410

Enchantment Fundamentals Z3254

Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen Z553

ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker Z2469
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marigold Marker Z2457
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker Z2452
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker Z2448
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker Z2454
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Peony Purple Marker Z2462
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cerulean Blue Light Marker Z2449

I hope you enjoyed this blog show the love by joining my blog, commenting and sharing. We will see you again next Thursday for another creative project.


Monday, 1 August 2016

A New Look and feel to Close To My Heart, a new Annual Catalogue and so much excitement

First if you go to my Close To My Heart website it has changed, easier to find products, bright and most of all you know who you are shopping with. Check it out at http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/

We also have a new Consultant Kit that is available if you sign up with me at Close to my Heart. Join my Canadian team - if you are a crafter, teacher, scrapbooker, cardmaker? Want to be in control of your own destiny? Well, here is your chance, get your products at a discount, be creative for profit, create workshops, teach... It is up to you how you build your business...There are Incentive trips , convention every year, online support, and as your team leader I will support you in all you want to be...it is up to you but you need to click here Consultant Kit  to get started. 

For the month August- 

I will have a Hostess of the Month draw at the end of the month - Last month no one ordered but there were hostess rewards up for grabs 100 in free product and 2 half priced items you snooze you loose...Lets see if you are the one this month. Join the gathering August Frenzy and your name will be put into the draw on the 27th of August...tell your friends...New Catalog lots of potential sales go to see our new Catalogue http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/…/pr…/online-idea-book.aspx
 New Annual Catalogue August 2016 to July 2017
August Special
Close to My Heart is offering during the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)


Stamp of the Month

August: Purr-fect Halloween
only available August 1–31, 2016

Get the Stamp of the Month for only $6 CAD when you order $50 CAD in Close To My Heart products.

Stamp of the Month


So much information and stay tuned every Thursday I will be posting a new card or creative item that you can make yourself or use to create a workshop.

Happy Creating