Tuesday, July 28, 2009

August Thanks-a-bration Campaign

Just a Little Thank you from Close To My Heart for all the little things our customers do for us! Between Aug 3-17 if you place a minimum order of $124.95 you will not only get the August Stamp of the Month Absolutely FREE you will also get a FREE level two scrapbooking paper pack! That's not all.... During this limited time offer Close To My Heart will also be paying the shipping and handling and tax on all the FREE items!

August Stamp Of The Month!

The link to the flyer can be found here. Please feel free to contact us for more information!

Friday, July 24, 2009

CTMH Leadership

We are very excited to be going to Long Beach California in just a few short days for our first Leadership Convention with Close To My Heart July 30-Aug 1! There we will be privileged to see the new fall/winter idea book, play with new products and learn all sorts of fantastic new skills and techniques! I know our team will be recognized on stage for all of their successes in the past year and wish to thank each and every team member and customer for their support in making it all possible!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sensational Simplicity

This months Art and Soul Episode features the typically boy-ish "Gear Up" stamp Set (C1353) in a fun girly way! By Stamping the gears in girly colors and accessorizing them they become become beautiful flowers in a flash. Below is a sample layout I created using this technique and adding my own little bit of sparkle and shine! It was fun and simple and a fresh new way to look at the stamp set. The photos are not the ones I will actually use for this layout, but it needed photos to really show off the artwork!

The technique featured on CTMH TV this month is random stamping. One tip when random stamping is to make triangle patterns and to rotate your stamp set and go off your page when stamping your image. When using multiple images, I would suggest starting with your largest image and working your way to the smallest.

Close up photos of the little details in my layouts are found in our Picasa web album. Please feel free to submit any photos of your artwork done using any of the techniques from the Art and Soul Episodes as we would love to proudly display your projects on our blog or website!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Teen Summer Camp Went Awesome!

This past week was spent building fabulous scrapbooks with young people! It was so much fun teaching new techniques, making new friends and helping some wonderful girls build personal pages to preserve their memories! All of the layouts featured different techniques and patterns from our Cherish, Imagine and Reflections scrapbooking programs keeping it Faster Simpler and Easier!

In August we will be running another teen summer camp, this time building a complete 12-month calender. Visit our website or contact us for more information or to register!

-Deborah and Rachel



Vacation Acrylic Album

Close To My Heart truly is an industry leader in so many ways! I have worked with many other companies acrylic albums, but none of them even come close to comparison with the quality that Close to My Heart has to offer. Recently I created this adorable beach-themed acrylic album using Moon Doggie level two paper and the Extreme Happiness stamp set. It was so much fun to work with the different sized pages and tags that our acrylic album contains and watch as the album came together. I will be putting photos in the album shortly and posting the finished product in the web album as well.