Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello - It's Me

This week's Mojo Monday sketch motivated me to use the CTMH Stamp of the Month, From the Notebook (available only in July).  I love how it came together!  

Materials used to make the card:

Stamp sets: From the Notebook, Tickled Pink
Cardstock (all Close To My Heart): Black, Raspberry, White Daisy
Paper: Calypso
Inks (all Close To My Heart): Black pigment ink, Cotton Candy, Pixie
Extras: Gold foil tape, Tickled Pink Thin Cuts (not available), Thin 3-D Foam Tape, White Card Base (bulk package)

Check out the sketch at Mojo Monday! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stamp Organization

I'm a little weird - I really enjoy organizing things. It makes me happy and motivated when things are in order and I can FIND THEM. I recently started a project to catalog my stamp sets so I can remember what I have when I'm ready to create. The program I use is called OneNote, which is part of the MSOffice suite. Here's a peek at what it looks like:

Each stamp set has its own page in the notebook. I tag the heck out of each stamp set with as many descriptive words as I can think of. This makes it so easy to identify a theme or specific word by using the search feature. Because I like things to be easy to find, I drag the page to the right spot so it's in alphabetic order in the left thumbnail part of the OneNote main page. 

I'm by no means an expert, but this has been super easy to learn. I love that it functions on a cloud, so I can access my OneNote from my laptop computer, from my tablet, or from my phone. This is an ongoing project, but it has been fun to do. I've discovered some "old friends" in my stamp collection and am eager to use them in some upcoming artwork. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mojo Monday 455 - Calypso Card

I'm excited to get back into blogging, and I'm kicking it off with participating in the Mojo Monday card sketch challenge! I used the super cute sketch to create this card. 

I'm crazy about the flamingos in the Tickled Pink stamp set, and it also has a coordinating set of Tickled Pink Thin Cuts! It was my first time using the Thin Cuts, and they worked like a charm. 

The CTMH clear acrylic stamps make it super easy to line up the stamp on the Thin Cut, too. The paper is Calypso. And how about those Calypso sequins? They are just the cutest! These items are only available through July 31. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

National Stamping Month - Hello, Life!

September is National Stamping Month, and this year
Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life!

Hello Life!

Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 - a savings of $6.90! 

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blogInstagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife. Visit my website to order yours today!