Saturday, May 13, 2017

Live Beautifully - Cards, Cards, Cards

How about some close ups of some of the cards I have made using this special paper pack that is available during the month of May in honor of National Scrapbooking Month?  I will be showing you at least 10 different cards using this wonderful paper pack during this month.  Get yours now while supplies last.


For this card I adhered the paper featuring Sea Glass to front of a white card base. On top of this I added the Gold Foil Flower paper, a strip of Gold Dot paper through the middle of the card with Gold & White Twine wrapped around it. I added a second layer of the paper featuring Sea Glass , a piece of white card stock and  then a piece of the white with gold dot to make a set of mats that I then adhered to center of card using 3-D Foam Tape. For the final step I embellish card with Thin Cut “Happy Birthday” title cut from Sea Glass card stock.





For this card I adhered the Slate Striped paper to front of card. I then embossed a piece of White Daisy Cardstock with Damask (retired but you could use any folder) Embossing Folder. I stamped the flower and 3 leaves using Sea Glass Ink and cut them out.  I used 3-D foam tape to adhere them to the lower left corner of the card.  Finally I stamped ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’ using Whisper Ink on White Daisy Cardstock, dovetail right hand side, adhere to Slate Stripes and dovetail. Add title to front of card. 

Below I have listed the supplies Used to make these cards.  Supplies can be purchased at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  As always Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies Used:
Inks:  Sea Glass (Z2813) and Whisper (Z2872)

Papers:  Live Beautiful B&T Paper Packet (CC1212B)
Cardstock:  White Daisy (1385) and Sea Glass (X5789)

Stamp Set:
Live Beautifully (CC1212C)

Thin Cut:
Happy Birthday (Z3304)

Misc.:
3-D Foam Tape
White Twine (2414)                                                                                                               

Retired product used: Damask Embossing Folder (Remember this can be easily replaced with a current embossing folder, there are several in the current catalog)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Live Beautiful Layout #3

I am continuing to play with the May 2017 National Scrapbook Month Specials, hop over to my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com and check out these beautiful papers and amazing deals.  

Here you go, layout #3 using the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set which are being offered by Close to My Heart as part of the May 2017 National Scrapbook Month Specials....



I think the use of the thin cut LOVE is just great on this page.  I am also happy with the different look I got when I stamped the roses using pomegranate ink on pixie card stock, a completely different look than stamping them on white.  I also used a marker to color the white shimmer trim pink to match my paper.  I just love that I can chose to do that and make my shimmer trim any color I want.  Remember this paper pack and stamp set that I used here will only be available during the month of May 2017 so be sure to get yours now.  You can order them both from www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  As always - Happy Crafting!!!!


Supplies Used:

Inks:  Pomegranate (Z2854) and New England Ivy (Z2835)

Papers:  Live Beautiful B&T Paper Packet (CC1212B)

Cardstock:  White Daisy (1385), Pixie (Z2844) and Gold Glitter Paper (Z3238)

Stamp Set - Live Beautifully (CC1212C)

Thin Cut: Love (Z3257)

Misc.:
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
White Shimmer Trim(Z3024)
Gold Sequins (Z2012)



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Layout #2 - Live Beautifully

Here you go, layout #2 using the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set which are being offered by Close to My Heart as part of the May 2017 National Scrapbook Month Specials....


I wish you could see the amazing pink ombre and all the gold accents on these papers, they are really very striking.


I wanted to show how cute these little thin cut hearts are.  They come like these just the outlines of hearts as well as solid hearts which you also see on the layout.

I hope you enjoy this layout.  I have listed the supplies I used below.  You can find all of them at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping button at the top of this blog.  Remember the papers and stamp set used here will only be available during the month of May 2017 so be sure to get yours now.  Happy Crafting!!!!


Supplies Used:
Inks:  Memento Black (Z899)

Papers:  Live Beautiful B&T Paper Packet (CC1212B)
Cardstock:  White Daisy (1385), Black (1386), and Pomegranate (X5780)
Gold Glitter Paper (Z3238)

Stamp Set - Live Beautifully (CC1212C)

Thin Cuts:
Hearts (Z3260) – this are the outlines of hearts
Basic Hearts (Z3317) – these are the solid hearts

Misc.:
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Want some more Live Beautifully?

How about a preview of some cards that I will be showing you throughout the month of May?


Stay tuned to see each of these cards individually plus more during May. 

Now for the best part...  I will show you four (2 page layouts) and 20 cards I made with just one package of the Live Beautiful paper pack (well there maybe more than 20 cards because I have already done all this and still have a little paper left) over the next few weeks.  Why not get your paper pack and stamp as soon as they are available on May 1st so you can be ready to go.  Both can be purchased at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Papers:  Live Beautiful B&T Paper Packet (CC1212B) - available 5-1-2017

Stamp Set - Live Beautifully (CC1212C) - available 5-1-2017



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Live Beautifully

So for my first post about Close to My Hearts "Live Beautifully" National Scrapbook month Special for the month of May 2017 I created a scrapbook page that I think came out great.  I love this paper pack as well as the stamp set.  I tried to use different techniques and just have some fun.







I tried a whole new technique on this rose and I am thrilled with the outcome.  Wish you could see just how beautiful this rose really is.  I used the  Close to My Heart Flower Market Cricut cartridge to make the rose (which is two layers).  I then took the bottom layer which I cut from White Daisy cardstock and I painted it using the Close to My Heart watercolor paints.  It gave the rose this unique stained glass look that I am just in love with.  I will certainly be doing some more stuff using these amazing watercolor paints that is for sure.  


And of course I used my trusty daubers to ink the edges of my titles.  I always love the depth and interest inking gives to my projects. 

I hope you enjoy this layout and will follow along as I bring you more projects using the Close to My Heart Live Beautifully papers and stamp set over the next month.  I have listed all the supplies I used below (remember the papers and stamp will not be available for purchase before May 1st and will only be available while supplies last during the month of May 2017 only so get yours right away).  You can find all the supplies at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.   Happy Crafting!!


Supplies Used:
Inks:  Memento Black (Z899), Pomegranate Ink (Z2653) and New England Ivy Ink (Z2135)

Papers:  Live Beautiful B&T Paper Packet (CC1212B)
Cardstock:  White Daisy (1385), Black (1386), and Pomegranate (X5780)

Stamp Set - Live Beautifully (CC1212C)
Misc.:
3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Water Color Paints (3132)
Daubers  (Z726)



Monday, April 24, 2017

May is National Scrapbooking Month

That's right May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart has some amazing specials being offered for the month.  While these specials will not be available for purchase on my website until May 1st, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the amazing products being offered (be sure to stay tuned to see some of the beautiful projects I have made using these products).

First I just fell in love with the paper pack "Live Beautifully", I just can't tell you how beautiful this paper is.  The pictures just do not begin to do it justice.  The colors are vibrant and the patterns are amazing and of course anything with those great touches of gold is always wonderful.  


Live Beautifully paper packet 16 – 12” × 12” sheets 
(2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs) 
Item Number: CC1212B priced at $14.95 

Then I saw the stamp set and my mind just started to race thinking of all the wonderful projects I could make with this beautiful stamp set (wait until you see some of the fun things I did with it).


My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set 
Item Number: CC1212C, priced at $17.95

Now if that was not enough Close to My Heart is offering several bundles that are amazing values and the perfect addition to these items (or these items are the perfect addition to them).  The first is the Cut Above Bundle....  


Cut Above Layout Kit—Live Beautifully 
Item Number: CC1212A, priced at $44.95

This is such a new and easy way to make coordinating layouts to preserve your memories. The Live Beautifully Cut Above layout kit comes with everything you need to create five two-page layouts. With pre-printed base pages, die-cut paper pieces, stickers, and gold foil accents, this kit will help you preserve the moments that matter most in practically no time at all. 

This kit is only available this month, while supplies last. Buy the layout kit alone or get an even better discount by buying it as part of an album bundle (see those below). And if you love the look of these pages, be sure to check out the coordinating Live Beautifully paper packet and My Acrylix Live Beautifully stamp set (see above)!


The Black Legacy Post-bound album is item number: CC1212, priced at $68.95
and the Gray D-Ring album bundle is item number: CC1225, also $68.95
 (that is 20% off the normal retail prices for these items)


The Live Beautifully Album Bundles includes the Live Beautifully Cut Above layout kit, a gray (or black - your choice) My Legacy album (D-ring or post-bound), one Marvy Uchida LePen journaling pen, and one Tombow permanent adhesive. 

Now think about it, you can build an entire beautiful scrapbook using one or more of these bundles and everything matches perfectly.  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April Special

This month Close to My Heart is offering our innovative new Cut Above layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price at just $7.48!  That’s an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy.  Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes.  The kit includes die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors™, and instructions. Also includes 12 coordinating pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors for adding more photos.  You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.  Likewise you can chose to use the items provided in the layout kits to make your own unique projects.  It is all your choice.  I will also post a video showing how easy these are to use.    






Get yours now at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  I have listed the item numbers for each below.  If you love these kits be sure to watch for the new kits being offered beginning May 1st.  Happy Crafting

Forever & Always
Little One

Cut Above™ Layout Kit by Close To My Heart

Monday, January 2, 2017

National Papercrafting Month: Welcome Home


Welcome to the January 2017 Constant Campaign



Every January, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, we’ll be celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home. Here are all the ways you and your customers can get the wreath kit!
You can purchase the Welcome Home wreath kit outright for $18.95 with no qualifying purchase, OR earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase.
Or maybe you would like to earn a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit when you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
Considered becoming a Close to My Heart consultant, well if you join in January you will receive a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit in your New Consultant Kit.
To find out more about this beautiful paper wreath kit just log into my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or click on the shopping button at the top of this blog.  
Happy National Papercrafting Month and Happy Crafting!!!


Campaign Dates: January 1, 2017 (9:00 am MST) – January 31, 2017 (11:59 pm MST)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Along with the new year comes a beautiful new Seasonal Expressions catalog from Close to My Heart.  This new catalog contains lots of fun and beautiful new products to prepare us for the coming of spring.  Whether it is Valentine's Day, Weddings, Birthdays, Easter, you name it there is something that is perfect for it.  So lets late a little peek at a few things...

First here is the cover, isn't it just beautiful..


It contains four new paper packets that are going to be so much fun.  The first is Hello Lovely and let me tell you it is one of my favorites.  I can see some beautiful Valentine's Cards, Anniversary Cards, Wedding Cards and Birthday Cards just waiting to be created with this paper packet.  Oh and the scrapbooking possibilities are endless.  I just wish the computer screen could do these papers justice.


The next paper packet is called Sugar Rush and that is just what it is a rush.  The pages have things like frosted donuts, those cute confetti sprinkles you can use on cakes and cookies oh and donuts, there are ice cream cones.  This paper packet would be great for any celebration but I definitely see Birthday written all over it.    
The next paper packet is called Some Kind of Wonderful and boy is it.  This eclectic mix of papers could be used for just about anything.  I was thinking it would be great for doing kids cards or scrapbook pages because it is bright and exciting just like kids are.  

Our final new paper packet is called Dreaming Big.  Now let me tell you I am dreaming up some big ideas for this paper. The papers are covered with flowers, cute little bugs and wood grain.  My mind is just spinning thinking of all the cool stuff I can make using this paper packet.  

Well that is the new paper line-up but there are also lots of kits, stamps and so much more so be sure to head over to my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com (or click on the shopping cart at the top of this page to jump over there and check out all the fun new products.  Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!!!


Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Stamp of the Month

Be sure to grab the December Stamp of the Month (just $5 with a qualifying $50 order, regular price is $17.95).  I think this set is going to be a whole lot of fun to work with making cards throughout the new year.

Here is an example of a card that is being featured by Close to My Heart.  I love how they used it to make a background paper.  This would be a very versatile stamp set for sure.  


I will be ordering mine this week and hope to have some time to make some projects to share on here using it.  Until next time.  Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

It's the Little Things

Isn't that the truth, it is the little things in life that make it all worth while.  Check out these adorable mini albums for celebrating the little things you love!

So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums?   Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!




Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle (CC1197) :


  • 1 – Instalife™ Blue Jean Album
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Enjoy cards (40 cards total)
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Black overlays(16 overlays total)
  • 1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
  • 1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
 Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95



Blush Mini Album Bundle (CC1198)


  • 1– Instalife™ Blush album
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Hello Gorgeous cards (40 cards total)
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ gold overlays(16 overlays total)
  • 1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
  • 1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
 Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95



Adventure Mini Album Bundles:

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (6" × 8" Memory Protectors™)  -  (CC1199)

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 6" × 8" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (4" × 6" Memory Protectors™)  -  (CC1200)

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 4" × 6" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (3" × 4" Memory Protectors™)  -  (CC1021)

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 3" × 4" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

|Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95


After you’ve ordered your bundles, be sure to check out Persnickety Prints where you can order photos perfectly sized for these mini albums.

* Offer valid December 1–December 31, 2016, while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.

Friday, November 4, 2016

New Thin Cuts

More of your favorite stamp sets now have coordinating Thin Cuts Love our Thin Cuts? 


Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: 

Swirly Seashells (C1664)





Sweet Birthday (B1532)


Wreath (A1193)



and  School Kids (D1706)














Just think of what you could do with all these cut images and their coordinating thin cuts.  These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today!  You can order by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog or by logging into my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  and as always Happy Crafting!!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Planner Gone Creative

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you!

I don't know about you but I use my planner for everything but this one is great.  An opportunity to stay organized while still being creative is right up my alley and of course I love to color so wow!!!

Check this out....


Check out this great video about the new albums...  The new 2017 Close to My Heart Planners

You can order yours now by clicking on the shopping button at the top of this blog or through my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com as always Happy Crafting!!!

Happy Happy Christmas Special

Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured 12" µ 12" album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. 
These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going!  Choose your album bundle, and then choose from the additional products to create beautiful décor gift items or even a mini album!   


Remember nothing makes a happy, happy Christmas like holiday crafts!  This workshop is designed to help you have a happy, happy Christmas!  This workshop was made to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts!  It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!  
So get one of the bundles today (CC1179 or CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts which can be easily downloaded from my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com , you can also add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials!