Monday, November 5, 2018

Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Workshop

In addition to introducing Days of December on November 1, Close To My Heart also released the Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop.


The Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop gives us a fresh look at the Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet and two 12″ × 12″ single-page layouts and two 12″ × 12″ 2-page layouts that are not Halloween-themed.

Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop
with Stamp & Thin Cuts (CC11182)
  Kit contents:
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Colorful Texture Stamp Set (D1784)
  • 1 – Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet (X7236B)
  • 6 – cardstock sheets (2 Ballerina, 1 Glacier, 1 Peach, 2 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Boutique Complements (X7235C)
  • 1 – White Ribbon (Z4196)
  • 1 – Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles (Z4181)
  • 3 – Top Load Memory Protectors™
  • photo placeholders
Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
WITHOUT Stamp & Thin Cuts (CC11183)
  Kit contents:
  • 1 – Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet (X7236B)
  • 6 – cardstock sheets (2 Ballerina, 1 Glacier, 1 Peach, 2 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Boutique Complements (X7235C)
  • 1 – White Ribbon (Z4196)
  • 3 – Top Load Memory Protectors™
  • photo placeholders

CTMH created two bundles, one with stamp and Thin Cuts for those of you who do not have them, and one without stamp and Thin Cuts. Additional supplies needed:
The list of items in the Bundle and additional items needed are also in the Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop flyer which can be downloaded here.

Purchase the bundle and, if needed, the suggested additional supplies then follow the Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Instructions to complete the following pages.

Single page Project 1
Single page Project 2
Two-page Project 3
Two-page Project 4

The Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Bundle is available now until December 31 while supplies last.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Days of December – 31 Days of Memories

On November 1, Close To My Heart released Days of December.


The Days of December workshop is designed to help us capture all of the wonderful memories of December. There is a place for daily photos and room to tell the stories of those photos. Purchase your bundle now so you can complete your album before December.

Days of December Bundle
Days of December Bundle

  Includes:

  • 6 – 'Tis the Season sheets
  • 7 – cardstock sheets (2 Candy Apple, 1 Fern, 2 New England Ivy, 2 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Gold Foil Paper sheet
  • 6 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
  • 6 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″
  • 5 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 3″ × 4″
  *This bundle is a base kit to create the scrapbooking pages in the Days of December Everyday Life™ Album using the easy-to-follow instructions found below.

Additional supplies needed:

Additional optional supplies:
The  list of items in the Bundle and additional items needed are also listed on the Days of December flyer which can be downloaded here.

Purchase the bundle and suggested additional supplies then follow the Days of December Workshop Instructions to complete the following pages.

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Cover Page
Days 1 and 2
Days 3 and 4
Days 5 and 6
Days 7 and 8
Days 9 and 10
Days 11 and 12
Days 13 and 14
Days 15 and 16
Days 17 and 18
Days 19 and 20
Days 21 and 22
Days 23 and 24
Day 25
Days 26 and 27
Days 28 and 29
Days 30 and 31
Back Page
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The Days of December Workshop Bundle is available now until December 31 while supplies last.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the November 2018 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Seasonal Trees. This month there are almost 20 Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. We try to keep our blog hop easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next post. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.


You should have arrived here from ***Joyful Creations by Joyce Houck***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.


While I think this stamp set would also make beautiful Christmas Cards and Christmas is less than eight weeks away, I am not really to throw myself into Christmas card making just yet. While our fall colors have not been as awe inspiring as most people would like, there are some trees just reaching their peak. This is the view I am lucky enough to have from my office window; it is too bad I cannot just stare out the window and daydream.


Inspired by the colors I inked the leaves with a variety of colors and then matted with the colors I wanted to highlight.



I stamped the sentiment using Espresso. I wish I selected black. Of course it was the last of my stamping and the one thing I stamped without the Platform so at the late hour I was working I did not want to try to re-stamp – having clear stamps makes it easier, but clear stamps do not compensate for nervous and potentially unsteady hands.

Before you head to ***Alayne Fleming's Willing Hands***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Seasonal Trees — the November Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Alayne Fleming's Willing Hands***.

November 2018 CTMH News

Hello! November is another of my favorite months. I usually take an annual trip to Atlanta for a fun long weekend and then it is almost immediately followed by Thanksgiving, one of my favorite, if not my favorite, holidays.

November 2018 Stamp of the Month – Seasonal Trees


Seasonal Trees (S1811) is an exclusive D-size set of 23 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of November 2018. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 1" x 6½" (Y1005) and 2" x 3½" (Y1009).

CTMH Corporate Artists created this layout using the Seasonal Trees stamp set.


If you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the Holiday Expressions so you may re-create projects at home. I am participating in a Seasonal Trees blog hop this month; you will find my post here tomorrow. Please visit my November SOTM (S1811) Seasonal Trees Pinterest Board for additional ideas using the Seasonal Trees stamp set.


November 2018 – Fund Your Fun


When you sign up to be a CTMH Independent Consultant during the month of November, you will get the price of your kit back in CTMH Cash. You can use CTMH Cash to buying additional creative supplies; the same products you can get with Hostess Rewards. Download a copy of the Fund Your Fun! flyer here.


November 2018 – Jump For Joy


Host a Gathering, in-home or online, that reaches the third level or greater and your rewards will increase (or jump) to the next level (see the above chart) or download the Jump for Joy flyer here.


November through December 2018 – Days of December


The Days of December workshop is designed to help us capture memories of every day of December. I will post more information in the next few days; in the meantime the Days of December flyer can be downloaded here.


November through December 2018 – Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop


This workshop is intended to give you another way to use the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pack – totally different than the layouts shown in Holiday Expressions. I will post additional information about this over the next few days too; while you are waiting, you will find the Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop flyer here.

There are several specials that continue until December 31st, while supplies last. They are:
If you would like to read more about these specials, please click the link to view more information on my Consultant Website or visit my October 28 blog post for a brief summary.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to read more about a product, the Shop Now button will take you there.


If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thank you for visiting today.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Holiday Sparkle Card Variations

Hello. As I mentioned yesterday, the Holiday Sparkle special is only available until 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time on Wednesday, October 31st.

I have been playing with Card One of the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit; the kit creates six each of the two 5" x 7" cards pictured here:

Holiday Sparkle Card One
Holiday Sparkle Card Two

I added a scalloped circle from the Artbooking cartridge and used the Clear and Mint Shimmer Brushes to add a little something extra.






While my card did not change significantly, I think the little extras personalize the cards for my family and friends. I used the foam fr

The products I used to create the cards are:
To create a similar card with a Cricut® cut, you will need the Artbooking cartridge linked to your Cricut® account. I resized the Doily Circle to 3.4" and used the Contour feature to make the scallops solid.

If you would like to purchase any of the Holiday Sparkle options,

Holiday Sparkle Bundle (CC101810)
Love with All the Trimmings (CC10188)
Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle (CC10189)

you will find them on my Consultant Website until the end of day (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, while supplies last. Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Current CTMH Specials and A Peek at November

There have been several Close To My Heart specials lately; two are ending in a few days and some started very recently. Honestly, I have to keep referring back to a list, so I anticipate a list would be helpful to others too.

Ending October 31 – while supplies last

Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle


The Holiday Sparkle special has been running all month and ends on October 31 or while supplies last. Details of the promotion, including photos of the completed cards, were shared on October 1. Download the Holiday Sparkle flyer here.



Ribbon Warrior!


The Ribbon Warrior promotion started on October 8 and runs, while supplies last, through the end of October. I shared details of this promotion earlier this month. You may download the Ribbon Warrior flyer here.



Available NowEnding December 31 – while supplies last

Important Things


The Important Things workshop was introduced on September 15 and is available until December 31, while supplies last. In the second half of September I shared the special details and the pages you will create when you follow the information in the Workshop Guide. The flyer for Important Thinks can be downloaded here.



Christmas Blessings


Christmas Blessings was introduced on October 15 and is available, while supplies last, until December 31. On October 15 the Christmas Blessings items available and three styles of cards you will create when you follow the Workshop Guide were shared to my blog. Download the Christmas Blessings flyer here.



Advent Calendar


The Advent Calendar was introduced on October 1 and is available until December 31 (while supplies last). Details of the promotion were posted to my blog on October 1. Download the Advent Calendar flyer and be sure to save the Workshop Instructions to your computer before the end of December.



Canadian Celebration

To celebrate 15 years of operations in Canada, Close To My Heart released two exclusive stamp sets and workshops on October 20.

The Great Outdoors


The Great Outdoors is available, while supplies last, until December 31. On my blog I first mentioned the Canadian Celebration on October 20th; I featured The Great Outdoors with photos of the layouts and cards that can be created following the Workshop Kit Instructions on October 24th. You will find a copy of the flyer here.



True North


True North is also available until December 31 while supplies last. I featured photos of the layouts and cards you can created with the workshop kit and kit instructions on October 23rd. The flyer can be found here.



Coming November 1 – through November 30

Fund Your Fun


When you sign up to be a CTMH Independent Consultant during the month of November, you will get the price of your kit back in CTMH Cash. You can use CTMH Cash to buying additional creative supplies; the same products you can get with Hostess Rewards. Download a copy of the flyer here.



Jump for Joy


Host a Gathering, in-home or online, that reaches the third level or greater and your rewards will increase (or jump) to the next level (see the above chart). You can download the Jump for Joy flyer here.



Coming November 1 – through December – while supplies last

Days of December Workshop


The Days of December workshop is designed to help us capture memories of every day of December. Additional information and photos will be available on November 1. The Days of December flyer can be downloaded here.



Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop


The Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop is designed to help us capture memories of every day of December. Additional information and photos will be available on November 1. Download the Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop here.



Stamp Of The Month

October Stamp Of The Month – Thanks & Giving


As usual, Close To My Heart has a Stamp Of The Month. In October it is Thanks & Giving. When your shopping cart reaches $50 (before tax and shipping), look in the green "Promotional Items" section of your cart for the opportunity to add the SOTM for the discounted amount of $5. Since the stamps are created at the Corporate Offices in Utah, the SOTM is available throughout the month. The October SOTM is only available until October 31st.

November Stamp Of The Month – Seasonal Trees


The November SOTM, Seasonal Trees, will be available November 1 through November 30. You add it to your shopping cart in the same way you add previous SOTM stamp sets.



If you are ready to place an order or would like to read more about a product, the Shop Now button will take you there.


If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thank you for visiting today.