Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Family Time Layout with Craft With Heart


Have you subscribed to Close to My Heart's Craft With Heart yet?  Craft With Heart a subscription featuring Cut Above layout kits offered at monthly, 4-month, and 12-month intervals.  You decide how often you would like to receive Craft with Heart delivers and receive exclusive Cut Above layout kits delivered straight to your doorstep!

Each month includes the supplies for two 2-page louts.  My layout today is one of the layouts from October's kit. I made the page exactly the way it was designed, however you can always change it up a bit by adding stamping or other embellishments.


Craft with Heart offers three subscription options depending on how often you want to receive your Craft with Heart deliveries:
  • Monthly subscription: $17.95, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered monthly
  • 4-month subscription: $64.60 after 10% discount, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered three times a year
  • 12-month subscription: $172.32 after 20% discount, FREE shipping, delivered three times a year.  Includes 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints every 4 month.  This is the best value!
With each of the above options, your first shipment with typically ship within two to four business days from when you first subscribe! (No waiting until the next shipment!) After your first deliver, your kit will ship within the first three days of the month, depending on your subscription choice.


Want to learn more?  Check out my website for FAQs or email me for more information!

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There are only two days left to qualify for my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!
(NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Cards


You may already know that Close to My Heart's Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit comes with the instructions to make three 2-page layouts.  But did you know that it also includes the instructions to create 8 cards (2 of each of the designs above) with just a few additional supplies?

One thing that I really like about these kits is that they often include instructions for techniques that I either don't already know or don't think to use.  The first and second cards feature one of those techniques.  


The butterfly was stamped in Sapphire. It was colored in by inking the BACK of the stamp in Saffron, adding Pomegranate ink to the lower edges, and then stamping on scrap paper before stamping on the main image (second generation stamping).  The instruction suggest using a 'rock 'n roll' technique, but I wanted a more blended look between the two colors so I added the Pomegranate ink with a sponge.  I also found it was easier to add the 'coloring' before stamping the darker butterfly detail.


When you stamp the detailed butterfly it won't line up perfectly with the background, but that's okay because you are going to trim your butterfly using scissors.


The second card was also supposed to feature second generation stamping on the leaves, but I missed that in the instructions!  It think it's still a pretty card that way I did it.


The third card is pretty basic and straight forward.  I love the self-adhesive cork accents and the staples on this card.  (The mini stapler is one of tools that I always forget I even own!)


This last card used the Rock & Roll technique on the leaves.  I first inked the background leaf stamp in Saffron and then rolled it in Fern ink.


Please don't think that CTMH's scrapbooking kits are for scrapbookers only!  The kits include a full pack of printed paper, a few sheets of coordinating cardstock, and coordinating embellishments.  They make the perfect bundle for both scrapbookers and card makers. 

Other project using the Grateful Heart Scrapbooking kit:

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Layout

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There are only a few days left to qualify for my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!
(NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)




Supply List:

Stamps: Grateful Heart - Cardmaking Stamp Set
Kit: Workshops Your Way Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit

Paper: White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Ink: Fern, Pomegranate, Saffron, and Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pads
Tools: Mini Stapler


Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Blessings Workshop from CTMH


Create elegant, monochromatic Christmas cards with the exclusive My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set and workshop kit. With this workshop, you can make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs featuring the rich, festive colors of Eggplant, Peacock, Sage, and Sugarplum. Silver glitter paper and gems and silver embellishing thread provide the perfect shimmery addition to these cards. The workshop kit is priced at a 20% discount!  Available today through December 31st, while supplies last.


Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit


This workshop kit contains:
1 - My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set (CC12181)
2 - Eggplant cardstock sheets
1 – Lilac cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
2 – Peacock cardstock sheets
2 – Sage cardstock sheets
1 – Sugarplum cardstock sheet
2 – silver glitter paper sheets
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213)
12 – white card bases & envelopes

Additional supplies needed:
Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2847)Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2849)Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2832)Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6504)Sugarplum Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6500)Bone Folder (Z1204Glue Dots® Mini Dots (Z341)Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)Bonding Memories™ Dual Action Glue Pen(Z553)* Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection (Z3296)adhesive

* Don't have a Cricut?  You can still complete this workshop!  Just substitute one of the sentiments from the Christmas Blessings stamp set.
Christmas Blessings Stamp Set
This Christmas Blessings Stamp set is available on it's own also for only $18.95.

Don't miss out on my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!  (NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)










Close to My Heart has an incentive plan for new consultants who reach certain sales goals during their first 90 days.  I would LOVE it if you would consider helping me reach those goals by placing an order with me!  When you place an order, I will send you a link to join my private, customer-only VIP Facebook group.




Bunches of Love


Bunches of Love may be one of my favorite sets from CTMH's Holiday Expressions Catalog.  I love that the floral images can either be easily colored using the stamp set or if I want to take more time creating I can use watercolor or other coloring mediums.


For today's card, I used the large floral image to create the background by stamping repeatedly in Ballerina ink on White Daisy cardstock.  I then stamped the smaller flower in charcoal.  I stamped with inside image in Ballerina and the cut it out.  It is attached to the card front using 3-D Foam Tape.

Other Cards using Bunches of Love stamp set

Bunches of Love Boutique
Bunches of Love
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate your visit!  If you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business! Let me know how I can help you.

Don't miss out on my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!  (NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)



Close to My Heart has an incentive plan for new consultants who reach certain sales goals during their first 90 days.  I would LOVE it if you would consider helping me reach those goals by placing an order with me!

Supply List
Stamps: Bunches of Love
Paper: BallerinaCharcoal, and White Daisy Cardstock; White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Ink: Ballerina and Charcoal Exclusive Ink Pads
Adhesive: 3-D Foam Tape

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fabulous Birthday




Next to Christmas, Birthday cards are the most common card-occasion.   You can never have enough birthday cards on hand.

I used the Fabulous Birthday stamp set on today's card.  This stamp set is designed so you stamp each layer of the cake separately, allowing you to choose how many layers and colors to use.  There is even a cupcake and several cute sentiments in the same set.   I love sets that offer that much variety!


My color combination is Sugarplum, Charcoal and Glacier.  Sugarplum is Close To My Heart's color of the year, meaning it's only available for a limited time!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate your visit!  If you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business! Let me know how I can help you.

Don't miss out on my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!  (NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)


Close to My Heart has an incentive plan for new consultants who reach certain sales goals during their first 90 days.  I would LOVE it if you would consider helping me reach those goals by placing an order with me!








Supply List
Stamps: Fabulous Birthday
Paper: Seasons Mix-in Paper Packet; Charcoal, Sugarplum, and White Daisy Cardstock; White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Ink: Charcoal, Glacier and Sugarplum Exclusive Ink Pads