Monday, January 9, 2023

Frosty Days - Jan 2023 SOTM...

It's been a while since I posted the EXCLUSIVE Stamp Sets that CTMH offers each month.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set valued at $19.95 for just $5—or you can get it for FREE as a VIP Customer! Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. This month’s set is only available January 1–31.

We call them Stamps of the Month and for January, it's all about CUTE Critters who appear to be "frosty" with their beanies, scarves, and warm beverages. 

Meet Frosty Days - set of 12 images perfect for those Wintery Cards/Layouts or just ADORABLE stamped cards. Recommended Blocks: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½″ (Y1009), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 4″ × 4″ (Y1017)

I FINALLY got back to my craft room this weekend, after a long break. I wanted to play with this set because #1 they're ADORABLE and #2 I'm not a "colorer" but I wanted to see what I could do with it. Although it's "Winter" here in Texas, it DEFINITELY IS NOT Winter (80-degree weather in January is NOT my idea of fun). BUT there are some images that can represent coziness aside from it being so warm outside....those are the images I started with.

My favored method of coloring is our Tri-Blend Markers. You get three shades in each marker when makes even my coloring look somewhat

I coupled the set with some Paper from Are We There Yet? and the Mix-In Collection (Jan-Mar 2023). The Bold Honey Butter together with the other soft colors just make this card...

I used the Oval Frame Thin Cuts (ON LOW QUANTITY but it's a MUST - so hurry and get it)...although I used just the inside oval on this card, the bracket frame will definitely be used in the future. The other Shapes in this center focal piece come from the Are We There Yet? Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (there's a VERY VERSATILE tag shape in that set) and the Small Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts

The sentiment is a result of some masking using the the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Are We There Yet? Card Workshop (it's exclusive to the workshop kit but any happy birthday sentiment should work). If you want to see this technique in action, head on over to my IG Account and watch my Reel (give me a follow while you're over there so you don't miss anything). 

I used my Black Journaling Pen to make doodle-dots all around the focal grouping and the all the Frosty Days images are attached using a combination of 3D Foam Tape and Thin 3D Foam Tape to get the varying degrees of dimension...

For the inside of the card, I brought the patterned paper over from the Mix-In Collection and then added a bold sentiment using the Sending Good Vibes Stamp Set. If you're looking to get into stamping your own cards, THIS SET is a good has multiple sentiments from various occasions...

 Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget that this stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE DURING JANUARY 2023 and can be purchased for a little as $5 or can be FREE if you're a VIP with a qualifying order. You can find out more about the SOTM Program here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Are We There Yet...

If you ordered from my website in late-December, you probably already have your hands on the JAN-MARCH 2023 Catalog (you can also view it here).

The first paper collection in the catalog (and on the cover) is the Are We There Yet? Collection. It's full of travel-themed icons, stickers, and rubber shapes that will capture all your vacation memories perfectly!

I have a workshop, designed by my uber-talented friend Chris Robertson, that will make you FOUR 2-Page's a look (see ordering details below)...

If you'd like the workshop instructions (complete with cutting guides and instructions), simply place your order on my website for the should be able to click the links, sign in, add to your cart then come back and add the next item (if that's easiest for you). If you are local, please get with me and I will order everything together to help you guys save on shipping (you will get your VIP Discount immediately doing it this way):

X7288S - Are We There Yet? Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
X7288E - Are We There Yet? Rubber Shapes
Z1375 - Kraft Cardstock (8 sheets)
X5978 - Glacier Cardstock (2 sheets)
X6063 - Papaya Cardstock (2 sheets)
OR you can do a CUSTOM12 with 8 Toffee, 2 Glacier, 2 Papaya
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock (1 sheet)
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

Additional Supplies:
Black LePen
Paper Trimmer
Anti-Static Pouch

Once I receive a notification of your CTMH Order, I will email you the Workshop Guide. You don't have to order everything listed above but you must have all the above to complete the layouts...minimum order on my website if you already have these things must be $40 before tax, shipping, and VIP Credits. If you are a CTMH Maker, please see how to order just the guide from Chris here

I will have either an unlisted YT Video(s) walking you through everything or a Private FB Group if there's over 10...I'll keep you posted 😊

Not to create urgency BUT we have been SELLING OUT of  products lately so if the Are We There Yet? layouts are something you HAVE TO HAVE, I'd waste no time getting your order in.