Monday, July 17, 2017

Oldies but Goodies

Stampaganza is in full swing, which means that for every two stamp sets you buy, you get a third one of equal or lesser value free?!
And this year’s Stampaganza is extra special because Close to my Heart has brought back a handful of our favorite stamp sets!
Using some of these oldies but goodies below!
                               

Say it All Stamp Set: This stamp set really does say it all! With sentiments for a wide variety of holidays and occasions, this set is a must-have for every cardmaker.  This is one of my go to stamp sets.


Friend Stamp:  You can’t go wrong with this classic beauty! Its flourishes and fancy calligraphy are versatile enough for both your cardmaking and scrapbooking projects.

Tagged with Love Stamp set: Why buy gift tags when you can make your own? This stamp set includes three different tag designs and 6 coordinating sentiments. Plus, if you have our retired Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, you can cut out the tags with your machine!



April Word Puzzle Stamp Set:  Close to my Heart has brought back stamp sets with unique sentiments and designs for every month of the year! The one used on the page above is the April Word Puzzle stamp set.  Choose a specific month, or get all 12 in the bundle and save! The only real puzzle would be why you wouldn’t want to get them all!  Just go to www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com to check out all of the throwback stamp sets, including many more not featured in this post. Just remember, these stamp sets are only back in town until the end of July, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!


As always you can find these products at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!


Friday, July 14, 2017

A Birthday Paradise


So here is card #3 in our series using the "No Worries" paper pack.  I love that this one is appropriate for either a male or a female, young or old, nothing like having some versatile cards in your stash.  


So lets make this one..

I started with a White Daisy A2 card base (which I buy in bulk) and the No Worries paper pack. 


Cut the Blue and white striped paper to 4 x 5 ¼”, the blue with little palms (be sure to center the palms on this piece) to ¾ x 4 ¼” and cut a piece of Cashmere cardstock to 1 x 4 ¼”.  Glue the palm tree paper to the cashmere cardstock and then wrap a twine around it.  

Stamp palm trees onto White Daisy Cardstock by loading Bamboo Ink on one side of the stamp and Sea Glass Ink on the other half of the stamp and then cut them out using the dies from the No Worries Scrapbooking stamp and thin cuts.  

Cut a 2 ½” circle out of White Daisy Cardstock (use your cricut, a die or a punch, whatever you have handy) and a 3” circle out of Sapphire cardstock. Stamp Happy Birthday to You, from the Birthday Sparkles stamp set onto the White Daisy circle using the Sea Glass Ink.  

Layer card as shown in photo.

I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.  They can be found on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!!


Supplies:

Paper:  No Worries paper pack (X7220B) 

Cardstock: White Daisy (1385), Sapphire (X5775) and Cashmere (X5932)

Inks:  Bamboo (Z2103) and Sea Glass (Z2813)

Stamps:  No Worries Scrapbooking stamp and thin cuts (Z3336) and Birthday Sparkles (B1537)





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time to Smile


Today it is time to show everyone my third set of pages using the "No Worries" paper packet which is shown here.
I am really enjoying playing with this paper.  It is very versatile and the colors are just so spot on.  So here are pages 5 and 6...



I wanted to make this page a little simpler and I also challenged my self to use more of the PML (Picture My Life) cards that are on two sheets of the paper packs and that is exactly what I did here and I found it was easy to do and I love the affect plus it is going to give me more journaling opportunities for sure.  

So lets get started.  

Cutting:
No Worries Paper Packet – Blue and white stripes 5 x 12” (x2), Woven paper 1/2" x 12” (x2) and cut the two zip strips (the little strip of design paper at the top of the woven pages) off and they will measure ½ x 12”, cut out the PML card that is white with lines and feathers (it works great for journaling), cut out PML cards with palms and sun glasses, and cut two pieces of the white with diamonds at 4 x 4”. 

Cardstock: 2 sheets 12 x 12” Cashmere are the bases for the two pages.  Cut White Daisy at 4 ½ x 4 ½”,  and cut Sapphire at 4 ¼ x 6 ¼”, 4 ¼ x 4 ¼”, 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ (x 2)
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Cricut Cuts: Sailboat is cut using the Flower Market cartridge (#MD38EA2) at 2.5” wide, I used the woven pattern for the hull and the paper with words for the sails.  The Smile sentiment was cut using the Anna’s Elegant Embellishment cartridge (which I own but I believe is available on the Cricut subscription as well).  I cut it from Daisy White and Sapphire cardstock (the actual cut is like 4 layers but I just chose to cut two of the layers because I like this look). 

I put the pages together as seen above and did some embellishing as well.  I added three blue dots to the sunglasses, some white and gold ribbon to the two photo mats, three white sequins on the bottom of the largest photo mat and two cream colored sequins to the boat (hard to see in this picture. 

I am tried to make this a pretty simple page and really expand the use of the PML cards that are included in the paper pack.  I think it worked out great.  A full list of supplies is included below and as always they can be found on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy crafting!!!

Supplies Used:
No Worries paper pack (X7220B)

Cardstock – White Daisy (1385), Sapphire (X5775)

Cricut Cartridges: 
Flower Market (Z3285 for physical cartridge) or (Z3290 for digital collection)

Misc.:
No Worries Sequins (Z3323)
Blue Dots (Z3122)
White & Gold Ribbon (Z3189)


Monday, July 10, 2017

Come sail away with me


So it is time for card #2 in our series using the "No Worries" paper pack.  So without delay, here it is...




I began with a White Daisy A2 card base and the No Worries paper pack. 

I stamped the ship from the No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut set using Pacifica Ink onto a scrap of White Daisy Cardstock and cut out using the thin cuts from the set, then I used Whisper Ink and stamped in the steam.  

Cut a piece of the board looking paper to 4 x 5 ¼”, cut a piece of the paper with light blue writing on it to 1 ½” x 5 ½”, cut Pacifica cardstock at 3 ¼ x 3 ¼” and 1 ¾ x 5 ½”, cut Cashmere cardstock at 3 x 3”.  Stamp waves onto the Cashmere cardstock using Pacifica Ink.  

Assemble using photo as a guide.  I did add some 3-D Foam tape under the ship to add dimension.  The twine is from my stash and the Durables Studs are a retired Close to my Heart item but you could use brads, buttons, any embellishment you like. 


Supplies Used:

Paper: No Worries Paper pack (X7220B)

Cardstock: White Daisy (1385), Pacifica (X5759) and Cashmere (X5932) 

Stamp Set:  No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut set (Z3336)

Ink:  Pacifica (Z2192), Whisper (Z2172) 

Misc.:  3-D Foam tape (Z2060), twine and embellishments from my stash 

Friday, July 7, 2017

It is time for some Paradise in my life!!!

As we continue on our journey to the beach all I can think is oh, I am so ready to be there.  LOL  This is the next two page layout in our journey to "No Worries"...




As I said before these pics do not do these pages justice.  I am going to add a pic here of the paper pack itself I am hoping you will be able to see the beautiful papers better in this photo.  
So lets get started building these pages.  

Cutting:

No Worries Paper Packet – Blue with small palm trees 3 x 12” (x2) , Large Palm Print 3 x 12” and 7 x 12” (watch to make sure you cut so palms remain vertical) Woven 4 ¼ x 6 ¼” (x2) and 4 ¼ x 4 ¼”.  Cut two strips of the linen looking paper (the back side of the large palm paper) at ½ x 12”. 

Cardstock: 2 sheets 12 x 12” Flaxen as bases for the two pages. 
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Cricut Cuts:

Palm Trees (from Flower Market cartridge, #MD6F12D)  Cut one from Bamboo cardstock at 5.722” and one from Glacier cardstock at 4.361”.  The Paradise title (from Flower Market cartridge, #MD6FCCE) is cut from Glacier cardstock at 7.5” wide.  I used some cut patterned sequins to mimic coconuts as well.

The smaller palms were stamped using a rocking method where one half of the stamp was inked using Bamboo ink and the other half using Sea Glass ink onto White Daisy cardstock and then cut out using the thin cut dies in the set.

I stamped the “RELAX!” sentiment using Black Memento ink onto a piece of the woodgrain paper from the paper package and then cut around it kind of like a weathered sign you might find at the beach.  I added a light blue sparkly gem to it (because everything is better with bling).

I put everything together as shown in the picture above and finished by stamping the Life is Meant to be Lived sentiment from the No Worries stamp set using Pacifica ink.

I am really liking these pages and I hope you will enjoy making them as much as I did.  I have included a full list of supplies below and as always everything can be found on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Remember, to have fun and make life a beach.  Happy Crafting!!!


Supplies Used:
No Worries paper pack (X7220B)

Cardstock – White Daisy (1385), Bamboo (1273) and Glacier (X5770)

Inks:  Pacifica (Z2892), Bamboo (Z2103) and Sea Glass (Z2813) – REMINDER, both the Bamboo and Sea Glass inks will be retiring at the end of July so be sure to order it now if you want to have them.

Stamp and Die sets:  No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts (Z3336)

Cricut Cartridges:  Flower Market (Z3285 for physical cartridge) or (Z3290 for digital collection)

Misc.:  No Worries Sequins (Z3323) and Blue Dots (Z3122)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Scripty Thank You...

I promised some cards as well as scrapbook pages using the No Worries paper pack and here is the first...



I started this card with a White A2 card base and No Worries paper pack.  

Stamp the Thank You sentiment from the Scripty Thank You stamp using Memento Black Ink onto White Daisy cardstock and cut out using the Basic Ovals Thin Cut die.  I then colored mine (that is an individual preference) using the Close to My Heart Watercolor Pencils.  

Cut Blue and White striped paper to 3 ¾ x 5 ½” and center on base.  Cut woven paper 2 ¾ x 4” and center.  Cut Blue paper with small palm trees to 1 ½” x 5 ½”.  Pop the “thank you” up using 3-D Foam Tape and place it in the very center of the card.  

Add a single Blue Enamel Dot to the bottom right corner of the woven patterned paper.  

I have listed the supplies used below.  As always you can find these and more supplies on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  I hope you enjoy this project, happy crafting!!!

Supplies Used:

White Value Card and Envelope Pack (X254) (great value as you can make 50 cards from one pack)

Papers:  No Worries paper pack (X7220B) and White Daisy Cardstock (1385)

Scripty Thank You (A1206)

Thin Cuts Basic Ovals (Z3328)

Black Memento Ink (899)

Misc.:  Close to My Heart Watercolor Pencils (3505), 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) and Blue Enamel Dot (Z3122)











Monday, July 3, 2017

Lets See what we can See at the Sea


I have really fallen in love with the new Close to My Heart No Worries paper pack and all the coordinating products.  I love the beach to begin with and now that I am all settled in here in North Carolina I plan to spend many days there so it was the perfect time to start creating some pages and have them all ready to add pics when I get home from one of those ocean getaways I have planned.  

I will be show casing this paper pack throughout the month of July.  I will be creating scrapbook pages and cards alike.  I hope you will follow along with my journey...


I sure wish I was a better photographer because this picture really does not do these pages any kind of justice.  But here is how they were made...

Cutting:

No Worries Paper Packet - Woven 4 ¾ x 12” (x2), Stripe 3 x 12” (x2), Wicker ½ x 12” (x2), Woven 4 x6, Journal Box PML Card, white and diamond 4 ¼ x 6 ¼”, 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”, woodgrain 4 x 6”

Cardstock: Sapphire 4 ½ x 6 ½, 4 ¼ x 6 ¼ and 3 ½ x 4 ½”

Cricut Cuts:

Palm Trees (from Flower Market cartridge, #MD6F12D)  Cut one from Sapphire cardstock at 5.722” and one from White Daisy cardstock at 4.361”. 

The sun is cut from the Flower Market cartridge, #MD6FC9E at 3.569”, I used Honey cardstock which is now retired but any nice yellow would work great.

The surfboard was cut from Bamboo and Sapphire cardstock using the Flower Market cartridge, #MD6F2D0 cut at 3.996”

The Sun & Surf title was cut using Bamboo and Sapphire cardstock from the Artbooking cartridge #M3EF3F cut at 2.061”

The smaller palms were stamped using the No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut set.  They were stamped using Pacifica and Sea Glass inks onto White Daisy cardstock and then cut out using the thin cut dies in the set.  I also stamped some birds around the sun using the No Worries Cardmaking stamp set and Pacifica Ink.

The sand, starfish, umbrella, drink and chair were all stamped on white daisy cardstock and cut out.  The umbrella and chair were stamped using Pacifica ink, the drink was stamped using Flaxen ink and the starfish and sand were stamped using Bamboo ink, all of these images are included in the No Worries Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cut set.  They were all cut using the dies included in the stamp set except the sand which I fussy cut. 

I stamped the Now the Real Fun Begins title on the top left side for the first page (this is from the No Worries Scrapbooking stamp set).  I assembled the pages using two 12 x 12 sheets of White Daisy cardstock as my bases.  I added some cute little sequins on the palm trees to represent coconuts. 

I am very pleased with how these pages turned out.  I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did.  A full list of supplies is included below and as always they can be found on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Remember, your memory keeping is something that will be cherished for generations to come.  Happy crafting!!!


Supplies Used:
No Worries paper pack (X7220B)

Cardstock – White Daisy (1385), Sapphire (X5775) and any yellow (I used a retired piece I had in my stash but I think Canary (X5772) or Lemon (X5785) would work great)

Inks:  Pacifica (Z2192), Flaxen (Z2842), Bamboo (Z2103) and Sea Glass (Z2813) – REMINDER, Sea Glass will be retiring at the end of July so be sure to order it now if you want to have it on hand, it is a really nice light blue.

Stamp and Die sets:  No Worries Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts (Z3337) and No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts (Z3336)

Cricut Cartridges: 

Artbooking (Z3169) – this bundle includes cardstock with the canary in it that would work great for the sun.

Flower Market (Z3285 for physical cartridge) or (Z3290 for digital collection) – this includes the adventure cardstock with the lemon in it which could also be used for the sun.

Misc.:
No Worries Sequins (Z3323), Glue Pen (Z553) - This is a life saver when trying to glue detailed pieces together like the surfboard.  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Stamp of the Month

The July Stamp of the Month - Storybook Alphabet just could not be cuter.



Just look at these beautiful projects featuring this stamp set...


This card is just too cute isn't it??


Or what about this scrapbook page??

Just think of all of the amazing things you could do with this stamp set.  And to make things even better it can be yours for just $5.00 (retail price is $17.95) during the month of July only, with a $50 qualifying purchase (which is awesome since Close to my Heart is offering a great special this month, buy two stamp sets and get a third of equal or lesser value for free.  Why not check it out at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  

Friday, June 30, 2017

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!

Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza! Close to My Heart has even created a special bundle of the 12 monthly word puzzle stamp sets that you can get at the special Stampaganza buy-two-get-one price of $143.60—a savings of $71.80.




These Stampaganza savings are only available during July, so start submitting those stamp orders fast! 
This campaign runs from July 1, 2017 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2017 (11:59 pm MDT)
The Featured Products: All My Acrylix® stamp sets found in the current idea book, Annual Inspirations 2016–2017, and its current supplement, Seasonal Expressions

Also included in this Campaign are several retired stamp sets that we are making available for this month only!  I have to admit I am thrilled about these returning, they are some of my favorites and what a great way to get some stamps to get a head start on those holiday cards!!

A1142 Friend $6.95



A1148 Quick cards—Bright All Night $6.95



B1434 You Only Live Once $9.95



B1451 Enjoy the Little Things $9.95


B1455 Be Jolly $9.95




B1477 Exotic Flower $9.95


B1493 Festive Trees $9.95


C1560 Wintry Wishes $13.95




C1587 Sing Glory $13.95


C1596 Happy Hexagon $13.95


C1613 Paper Bird $13.95


C1614 Tagged with Love $13.95


C1632 Say It All $13.95

D1558 Washi Wonder $17.95

               


D1608 Better with a Friend $17.95



D1268 January Word Puzzle $17.95
D1269 February Word Puzzle $17.95
D1270 March Word Puzzle $17.95
D1271 April Word Puzzle $17.95
D1287 May Word Puzzle $17.95
D1288 June Word Puzzle $17.95
D1289 July Word Puzzle $17.95
D1290 August Word Puzzle $17.95
D1310 September Word Puzzle $17.95
D1311 October Word Puzzle $17.95
D1312 November Word Puzzle $17.95
D1313 December Word Puzzle $17.95  



The lowest priced stamp set(s) will always be calculated as the free item(s). For example, when you purchase two stamp sets and…

The lowest-priced set is…
Choose this size stamp set to receive for free!
M size
M size
A size
M or A size
B size
M or A or B size
C size
M or A or B or C size
D size
M or A or B or C or D size
E size
M or A or B or C or D or E size


Stamp sets not available for retail purchase (such as stamp sets included in Cricut® collections, business builder stamp sets or other W stamp sets), Operation Smile™ stamp sets, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets (both discounted and full-priced) will not be eligible for this promotion (either as the qualifying full-priced stamp set or as the free stamp set).

Just remember, the free set(s) will always be the lowest-priced set(s) on the order.  Here are two examples: You would like six sets: 1 A-size, 1 B-size, 1 D-size, 3 E-size - you will receive the A-size and B-size stamp sets for free. These are the two lowest-priced stamp sets on the entire order.

Or you would like the following nine sets of stamps: 1 A-size, 2 B-size, 3 D-size, 3 E-size you will receive the A-size and two B-size stamp sets for free. Note that even though they ordered three D-size and three E-size stamp sets, they will receive the A- and B-size sets for free because these are the three lowest-priced stamp sets on the entire order.

Just a reminder: If you are earning multiple stamp sets for free through this campaign, you will earn the lowest-priced stamp sets on your entire order for free.

Many of my previous customers thought of their entire order in threes, where they may think three D-size stamp sets and three E-size stamp sets would mean they get one E-size free and one D-size free. This is not the case. They will always get the lowest-priced stamp sets free, regardless of how many they order of each size.

Normal shipping/handling rates will be charged for this campaign. Shipping/Handling rates are based on the full retail price of all items, including free items. However, no shipping/handling will be charged on the Word Puzzle Bundle (CC1300) when it is redeemed by qualifying hostesses as a free hostess offer or by new Consultants who have reached the qualifying sales amount.

Tax is assessed on the actual amount the customer pays for the item. No tax is charged for free items.

For Hostesses: Host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher, and receive the Word Puzzle Bundle (CC1300; a $215.40 retail value) FREE!

For New Consultants: Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in July and submit $300 in commissionable sales by August 31, 2017 and earn the Word Puzzle Bundle (CC1300; a $215.40 retail value) FREE!

The retired stamp sets and Word Puzzle Bundle are not redeemable as Hostess Rewards 50% off items. All other stamp sets included in the campaign are available for purchase as Hostess Rewards 50% off items. Getting a stamp set as a Hostess Rewards 50% off item, however, does not make the hostess eligible to purchase another stamp set and then get a third set free. To qualify for the campaign promotion, two stamp sets must be purchased at full retail price.


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)