Forgetfulness: absent minded and loss of memory. This squirrel brained, coffee drinking mama is constantly forgetting things like checking-out BEFORE a sale is over, or signing up for a class I wanted to take BEFORE the due date, or how many chocolate eggs I just ate while typing this post. Sound familiar?
Before you try to remember what you might have forgotten, let me help you out with a few end-of-the month reminders.
♥APRIL SALES & SPECIALS♥
We have FIVE amazing specials this month that you may have glanced over and said “Oh! I need that” then ran to chase a beast through your house who just ate something they shouldn’t. Sooo…before the beast returns, here is a quick run-down.
- You can create some adorable spring projects using the delightful Zoe paper pack and matching 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set.
- Get ahead on your gift-making and purchase our TWO sweet little mini-album kits. These make the perfect gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day. (or just buy them because you need a quick, easy album to complete and feel accomplished.)
- If you have been eyeing some new home decor, you can still get the Home Monogram Kit.
- How about a stamp set for $5.00!!! You can use the Love So Sweet Stamp set to create my Double Easel card. I video tutorial can be found in my VIP Facebook Group.
♥…AND DON’T FORGET♥
You only have FIVE DAYS LEFT to shop from the Seasonal Expressions One catalog. Those products are some that I have stocked up on – especially that Feels Like Home collection. It has been one of my favorites.
I hope you all are having a blessed week and..
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
Welcome to the Highlight the Details Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a various techniques that highlight the details of Close to My Heart products. If you have come here from Darlys Reckerr’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
For this week’s Blog Hop I decided that I would feature our Love So Sweet stamp set and show you how I used a masking technique to “highlight” those delightful butterflies♥. This double easel card was a simple one to make, but in it’s simplicity it truly calls attention to those stamped images. Before I begin to explain my Masking Technique, let me first list the measurements for the card. You will find the complete list of supplies I used on this project at the very bottom of this post.
♥Paper Needed: 11″ x 4¼” White Daisy (score at 5½”), 9½” x 4¼” B&T (score at 5½” & 7½”), 5¼” x 4″ White Daisy, 4″ x 4″ B&T (Score at 2″)
Now that you have the pieces for the card, let me show you how I created the background. I began by stamping the Butterfly image with Intense Black Ink onto the 5¼” x 4″ White Daisy cardstock. Our Intense Black Ink is the best to use for Watercolors and Alcohol Markers because it is waterproof, non-smearing, fast-drying AND acid-free♥.
After stamping the images, I stamped a single Butterfly onto a stack of five Full-Adhesive Sticky Notes then cut out the stack to create five masks♥. These masks were placed onto each of the stamped images on my cardstock. I then used Fern Ink to stamp the Leaf images randomly onto the cardstock overlapping the butterflies and making sure that some went off the edge. Before removing the masks, I stamped a few Sugarplum flowers between the leaves and “behind” the butterflies. After removing the masks and painting the butterflies, the rest of the card was simple♥. I added the remaining paper layers, stamped the sentiment using our Wordfetti stamp set, and added some Sugarplum Flowers and another Sapphire butterfly.
To “highlight” the flowers♥, I added a few strokes from the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush to the centers. I feel that this added some dimension to the images. This card was so simple to make that I decided to create a short “How To” video for my Create with Miss. Carrie’s Creations VIP Facebook Group. I will be posting it later this week for each of you to view. Now ‘Hop” on over to Terry Metzger’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Love So Sweet stamp set is only available, while supplies last, until April 30th. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to order yours.
♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!
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Today, I am celebrating five years♥ as a consultant with Close to my Heart, and “blessed” doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. As I celebrate today’s milestone, I want to bless each of you. I will posting a few personal specials in my VIP group this weekend as my way of saying “thank you” for blessing me these past five years.
Not only have I been blessed by a wonderful company, but I have been blessed by each of you♥. Through my up’s and downs, crazy creations, and sarcastic humor, each of you continue to follow my weekly adventures, and I am grateful for that.
I am grateful♥ for a group of people who enjoy creating as much as I do. Grateful♥ for those you don’t look at me oddly or give me that “your weird” look I often received on the playground as a kid. This business is truly a blessing to me and my family, and I thank God♥ each day for leading me to Close to My Heart, each of you, and a group of creative friends.
Like I said earlier, I want to bless each of you♥ as we celebrate my years with Close to My Heart. I will be posting a few personal specials in my VIP Group this weekend, so make sure to “Join” the group and see what you could win, save, or share with your friends.
I would also like you to consider joining me as a consultant. This company is different than any you have ever been a part of, full of wonderful creative people, and you would be a wonderful additional to our team.
♥As always, I can’t wait to see what you create!