Thursday, April 25, 2019

Zoe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zoe Blog Hop featuring anything Zoe! Zoe is a special hop from the group that brings you the SOTM Blog Hops. On our Zoe hop we have just shy of 15 participating bloggers. If you just happened upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (typically found near the bottom of the page) will take you full circle.

Zoe Blog Hop Blog Badge
If you are visiting from ***Krista's Crafty Corner by Krista Hershberger*** then you are on the right track; a complete list of participants can be found at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.

I completed my order too late to receive my Bring Back My Pack — Zoe paper packet to create this Easter Card for my great-niece Emma, so I pulled out some scraps I had left from the Zoe paper pack that was released in Annual Inspirations 2015-2016.

Zoe Blog Hop - Card Front
My card was inspired by the tag on page 88 of Seasonal Expressions 1. To create the stitch edged Glacier strip I used removable adhesive to tape the die and strip of Glacier cardstock to a cutting plate to keep the stitching uniform and to keep them from shifting while rolling it through the machine. I used the rock and roll technique to ink the egg and blossom. I used a waterbrush to color the bow.

Zoe Blog Hop - Card Open
I carried the stitched edges to the inside of the card by again using the Stitched Rectangle Frames to cut the Glacier cardstock for the sentiment base.

In case you are wondering about the color differences between the Zoe paper packets..in Annual Inspirations 2015-2016 the colors were Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy and in Bring Back My Pack — Zoe pack the colors are Canary, Heather, Mint, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy.

Before you head to your next stop on the Zoe Blog Hop, ***Stamp with Stefani***, the products I used to create the card 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.

If you have a few moments, please comment as you hop letting us know what you think of our creations. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Stamp with Stefani***.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Seasonal Expressions 1 Expiring

One week from today, at 11:59pm MDT (that's 1:59am EST on Wednesday, May 1), the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book will be history.

cover of Seasonal Expressions 1 (2019)
If there are items in Seasonal Expressions 1 that are still on your wish list (there are still several on mine), be sure to check the retiring list below or download a PDF file or Excel version to verify whether or not it will be available in the next Idea Book.



Also be sure to check the unavailable tab of the table above; a few products were so popular that they have already sold out.

There are a few specials that are ending on April 30. They are the Home Chipboard Monogram Workshop and Wild About You Mini Book Workshop. The April SOTM, Love So Sweet, will also be unavailable after April 30.

If you have any questions about the retiring products schedule, please use the contact form to the right to reach me. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CTMH Wild About You

In case you missed it earlier this year, 2019 is the 35th Adversary of Close To My Heart. Continuing with the celebration, CTMH is offering this Wild About You Papercrafting Workshop at 35% savings.

Wild About You Papercrafting Special
The Workshop Kit contains everything you need – except adhesives, scissors and a paper trimmer – to create a 20-page My Creations™ Mini Book.

Wild About You Mini Book Workshop Kit (CC4191)
The Wild About You Mini Book Workshop Kit contains the following items:
  • 1 – My Creations™ Black Mini Book
  • 3 – cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Pewter, 1 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Picture My Life™ Cards—Something Fierce (X7240E)
  • 1 – Something Fierce Complements (X7240C)
  • 1 – Something Fierce Puffy Sticker (Z4253)
  • 1 – Raspberry Baker's Twine (Z4216)
When you download and follow the Workshop Guide, you will create a 20-page album with pages similar to those shown below.
Wild About You Flyer - back

Click here to download the Wild About You flyer to save a copy of the above page to your computer.

The Wild About You Workshop Kit is available until April 30 while supplies last.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

CTMH Made With Love

This CTMH Made with Love special is perfect for creating a beautiful, handmade keepsake mini album for an important woman in your life, maybe your mother, aunt, grandmother or a mentor.

Made With Love
The Made with Love project guide takes you through creating a heartfelt mini album using the Mix-in paper packet, coordinating cardstock, Cricut® Artbooking collection, and an exclusive wood mini-album cover. Save 25% on the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® For My Mother stamp set; the papers, stamp set and album cover are available individually.

Made with Love Mini Album Workshop Kit
(US spelling stamp set)
(CC4193)
Made with Love Mini Album Workshop Kit
(British spelling stamp set)
(CC41911)
Made with Love Mini Album Workshop Kit
(without stamp set) - (CC4194)
Wood Mini Album Cover—Heart
(CC4198)
For My Mother (US spellings)
(CC4192)
For My Mother (British spellings)
(CC4192E)

From now until May 31th, while supplies last, purchase the Made with Love Workshop Kit and a few additional items to make this mini album as instructed in the Workshop Guide.

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Front Cover
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6 - Front
Page 6 - Back
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11 - Front
Page 11 - Back
Page 12 - Front
Page 12 - Back
Page 13
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If you would like to re-create the layouts and cards in the Workshop Instructions, there are a few additional supplies needed (if you do not already have them in your crafty space):
This flyer lists the contents of the Workshop Kit and the additional supplies needed to complete the workshop. On the back of the flyer are thumbnails of each page of the mini album.

Made with Love - front
Made with Love - back

Download the Made with Love flyer to refer to while checking your inventory and placing your order. Be sure to download the Workshop Instructions before May 31 and they are difficult to find.

The Shop Now button will also take you to my Consultant Website where you will find all of the Close To My Heart products and Workshop Instructions.


Do not hesitate to email me if you have any product or promotion questions. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 2019 Retiring Stamp Sets

As I recently mentioned, Close To My Heart published the Seasonal Expressions 1 retiring list. Yesterday I primarily focused on the papers and some other supplies; today's post is all about the retiring stamp sets.

Seasonal Expressions 1 - Cover
Without further ado the retiring stamps are:

Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets
Got Snow? (C1764)
page 4
Illustrated Alphabet (E1044)
page 5
Let’s Celebrate (D1830)
page 6
This Is Not a Bill (B1666)
page 7
Bible Verses (B1665)
page 7
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Stamp Sets Featured with Paper Collections
Something Fierce Paper Collection
Something Fierce—Cardmaking (C1749)
page 34
Something Fierce—Scrapbooking (D1822)
page 35
I Heart Us Paper Collection
I Heart Us—Cardmaking (C1760)
page 44
I Heart Us—Scrapbooking (D1826)
page 45
So Much Happy Paper Collection
So Much Happy—Cardmaking (C1736)
page 54
So Much Happy—Scrapbooking (D1817)
page 55
Feels Like Home Paper Collection
Feels Like Home—Cardmaking (C1774)
page 64
Feels Like Home—Scrapbooking (D1821)
page 65
Retiring My Acrylix® Stamp Sets
featured on pages 70 through 109
Under the Feather (B1651)
page 71
Quilt Quotes (B1650)
page 71
Reset Button (B1646)
page 72
Face Palm (C1756)
page 72
Know That I Care (C1752)
page 73
My Favorite Things (D1818)
page 74
Heartful Thank You (A1226)
page 75
Girl Squad (C1763)
page 75
Letter Board (D1837)
page 76
Wordfetti (B1652)
page 77
Letter Board Words (C1768)
page 77
Letter Board Words (C1768E)
alternate spelling - not pictured in SE1
I Kinda Maybe Like You (B1649)
page 78
Making Memories (B1644)
page 78
Engraved Heart (C1757)
page 79
Mini-human (B1648)
page 79
Graduation Tassel (C1755)
page 80
Congrats You Did It (C1767)
page 81 - coordinates with Cricut® Artistry Collection
physical cartridge (Z3298) or digital (Z3500)
Thank You Frame (B1647)
page 82 - coordinates with Cricut® Artistry Collection
physical cartridge (Z3298) or digital (Z3500)
Dandelion Wishes (B1653)
page 82
It's Somebody's Birthday (C1762)
page 83
A Birthday in Watercolor (C1771)
page 84
Years of Sweetness (D1827)
page 85 - coordinates with Cricut® Artbooking Collection
digital collection (Z3503)
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Game Day (D1829)
page 86
Game Day (D1829E)
alternate spelling - not pictured in SE1
Egg-stra Special (D1828)
page 88
Egg-stra Special Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4262)
page 88
Bunny Basket (M1211)
page 89
Easter Sunday (C1766)
page 89
Bunny Trail (C1761)
page 90
Custom Tags (D1832)
page 91 - coordinates with Thin Cuts—Fancy Tags p. 117
Border Medley (C1765)
page 92
Background Builders (D1836)
page 93
Word Search Highlights (D1823)
page 92
phrases in
Word Search Highlights (D1823)
A Balanced Diet (B1657)
page 95
Sticky Notes (C1751)
page 95
Cruisin' to Adventure (C1772)
page 99
Cruisin' to Adventure Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4261)
page 99
Wish You Were Here (B1645)
page 100 - coordinates with Thin Cuts—Basic Circles 1½" p. 118
The Berry Best (C1759)
page 100
Love in Bloom (D1819)
page 101
steps to stamp
Love in Bloom (D1819)
Purrrrific (C1769)
page 102
Paw Prints on My Heart (C1770)
page 103
Heart & Home (C1750)
page 104
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Budding Peony (D1831)
page 105 - coordinating Thin Cut have sold out
Butterfly Friendship (C1773)
page 106 - coordinating Thin Cut have sold out
International Stamp Sets
Merci Beaucoup [French] (B1660)
page 109
Joyeux Anniversaire [French] (B1658)
page 109
Muchas Gracias [Spanish] (B1659)
page 109
PiƱata de CumpleaƱos [Spanish] (B1661)
page 109
Fairy Bread (C1775)
not pictured in SE1
Loving New Zealand (B1662)
not pictured in SE1
Happy Australia Day (B1663)
not pictured in SE1
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Stamp Of The Month Stamp Sets
January 2019: Card Captions (S1901)
page 148
only available January 2019
February 2019: Heartfelt Sentiments (S1902)
page 149
only available February 2019
March 2019: This Happened (S1903)
page 150
only available March 2019
April 2019: Love So Sweet (S1904)
page 150
only available April 2019
Operation Smile Stamp Set
Operation Smile™: Be Yourself (D1825)
Back Cover
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When you are looking at the retiring products on my Consultant Website, be sure to visit the Clearance section to check out all of the fabulous mark downs. There are many items that are over 50% off!