Saturday, June 30, 2012

CTMH-- July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Live Out Loud!

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for July  2012, featuring Live out Loud!

All artwork on the hop will feature Live out Loud!  This is a set of 8 stamps, featuring wonderful sentiments!  It is a must have :)  If you have come here from Beth's blog you are on the right path.

How fun is this set of stamps!  "Imagine the Possibilities"!!!

Today I have taken inspiration from a couple different cards that I've seen lately.  I love the black and white with pop of color that I found in Wendy's card on Pinterest.  I saw another consultant sponge color on little strips of our Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon on Pinterest as well. 

For my card- I combined both of those- I used a White Daisy card base, stamped my sentiment "Imagine the possibilities" in black.  I used some markers to color in a couple of the letters. 
I then used a sponge dauber to color strips of the Color Ready Seam Binding in Tulip, Sorbet, Creme Brule, Pear, Lagoon, Pacifica and Gypsy.  I cut the tails of my ribbons to a pennant and placed them under a strip of black cardstock. 
Very simple and easy- yet so fun!  

The July Stamp of the Month- Live Out Loud is available July 1-31.  With any $50 purchase, this set is yours for $5.  

Don't forget July's Perfect Pairings special!  Spend $75 on my website during the month and you'll get an added bonus to your order (based on the date you place your order).  Be sure to check out all the details HERE!  And then SHOP HERE!

Head on over to ELIZABETH'S BLOG to see what she has for you!  Continue along the Blog Hop for some amazing creations! 



Friday, June 29, 2012

CTMH-- Perfect Pairings in July- FREE product!

July’s Perfect Pairs campaign: celebrating how perfectly Close To My Heart products go together, because having papers, stamps, and accessories that were designed to work together makes embellishing your projects that much easier.

Throughout the month of July, we’ll have several different product pairings consisting of a favorite My Reflections® paper pack with a corresponding Complement or accessory kit that you’ll be able to get for free! Each pair will be available for only a limited time, and only while supplies last, so when you see one that you want, act quickly! All you need to do is place an order of $75 or more in full-priced retail products on my shopping website, and you’ll be able to receive that day’s “perfect pair” for free!

You’ll love how easily these product pairs work together, making your crafting more fun and rewarding than ever! Treat yourself to some perfectly-paired products by participating in this month’s promotion.

July 1-5:  Mischief paper pack & Midnight Compliments:

July 6-10:  Dreamin paper pack & Harvest Charms
July 11-15:  Fanfare paper pack & Fanfare Level 2 Assortment

July 16-20 Lucky paper pack & Lucky stickease

July 21-25 Mayberry paper pack & Mayberry Stickease

 July 26-29  Sophia paper pack & Sophia Stickease

 July 30-31 Believe Paper Packet and Holiday Pockets  OR Wonderland Paper Packet  and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (CTMH will send you one of these, you don't get to choose- sorry)


Gather your $75 order HERE and get your freebies when you order!
*While Supplies Last!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

CTMH- Studio J Layouts

Now that I've showed you some of CTMH's latest Studio J videos- how about I show you some of MY recent layouts???

CTMH was super generous to convention goers this year- they gave us a Studio J 5-pack code and some instructions for creating 5 layouts.  They will print them and give them to us at convention next month. 

Here are my layouts (along with a couple notes)

At the Zoo:  Magic Moments Paper.  Used some of the stickease to create a scalloped circle border.  

 Dance layout:  Lucy Paper.  LOVE the banners on this one- put brads in between the pennants. 

Kindergarten:  Victory Kit.  The pleated look came from layering ribbon (ribbon tab) all the way across, then stitching on top of it. 

Birthday:  Mischief Paper.  Did you know you can change the color of the papers- who knew this was a Halloween kit!

Fresno State Farm:  Lucky Kit.  Mix fonts, colors and sizes in your title!

What's a Studio J 5-pack---- You can purchase 5 Studio J layouts (shipping and page protectors included) for $55!  This is a great option for non-members or those who just want to try Studio J out.  When you purchase a 5-pack (HERE) you are emailed a code that you then use when you purchase your 5 layouts. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CTMH-- Studio J Love Your Layout

Have you been keeping up with Close To My Heart's Studio J: Love Your Layout videos?  I have been learning so many tricks and tips from these videos.  You really CAN create a layout in under 30 minutes! 

Here are the last few months of Love Your Layout:

February: Creating your own patterned paper with Stella Kit

March: Using the Stitching Tool with Florentine Kit

April: Enhancing Photos with Pemberly Kit

May: Embellishing Across Two Pages with Lucy Kit

and June: Getting the Polaroid Look with Cruisin Kit

Here's a tip:  keep the video open in one screen and Studio J open in another and go back and forth while followin along with the video.  You can pause and go back on the video too!  YOU can create the exact same layout as CTMH has done in no time at all! 

New to Studio J???  It's free to try- did you know that??  You can create as many layouts as you like for FREE!  The only time you pay is when you want to print.  A membership is the way to go if you want to print- as the pricing is fabulous and shipping is FREE too! 

TRY STUDIO J today! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stampaganza & Retiring Stamps

As you may know.... Stampaganza is HERE!  That's CTMH's best deal on stamp sets:  BUY 2, GET 1 FREE!!!

If you're wondering, where do I start, what do I get?  Let me help you out a little!

These are the stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of July 2012!  The ones with an * coordinate with Art Philosophy. 

Here we go:
Instant Memories

Harvest Happiness*


Sweet Moments*

All Hallows Eve*

Christmas Cheer*



Winter Joy

Harvest Home


So Grateful

Captured Moments

Fright Night

Party Animal

A Sip

Nature's Gift

Snow Days

Bundled Buddies

Snow Flurries

All Decked Out

A Holiday*

Holiday Cheer*


A Twinkle


Fill in the Blank - Holiday*

I Believe

Father Christmas

A Timber

St. Nick

Glory to God

Angel Sent

John 3:16

The Present

A Flitter

Treasure Life

Party Pennants

Always Remember

Tag The Occasion

Happy Clusters

Joyful Jar

Month by Month

Gnome Garden

A Game

School Rocks
Live Inspired

Childhood Portrait

Christmas Love

December 25*

Card Chatter-Christmas

Everlasting Life

Holiday Commentary

Holiday Commentary-Spanish

Holiday Commentary - French

Say it in Style

A Little Thanks


Made With Love

Live Your Style

Save the Date

Save the Date - French

Save the Date - Spanish

Baroque Alphabet

Friendship Alphabet Small

Friendship Alphabet Large

Giggle Caps

Giggle Lowercase

Rustic Numbers

Rustic Alphabet

To see what these stamp sets look like, head over to my website and type in the name in the search box.  You'll be able to see the set and order right there!! 

You can purchase these and many other stamp sets on my website , 24/7...and during the month of June, don't forget that for every 2 your purchase, the third of equal or lesser value is FREE!  Who doesn't love FREE?

BUY 2, GET 1 FREE during Stampaganza!!!  SHOP HERE

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CTMH- Color Ready Seam Binding

Close To My Heart's Color Ready Seam Binding is some pretty cool stuff!  You can make it whatever color you want, even multi colored and use it like ribbon on your projects. 

Check out this video that shows you more:

And if you want to see some more cool projects- head to Jeanette Lynton's blog for more! 

Purchase your Color Ready Seam Binding today along with your stamp sets for Stampaganza today! 
BUY 2, GET 1 FREE during Stampaganza!!!  SHOP HERE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CTMH--- Footloose Workshop Kit of the Month

Are you ready for some fun summer time scrapping???  Footloose is the perfect kit.  With its cool blues and greens along with neutral tones, it's the perfect kit for sunny days, beach, pool, river and SUMMER pictures! 

June Workshop Kit of the Month

G1036 Workshops on the Go™ FootlooseWorkshop Kit (includes):  $29.95
Footloose Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Footloose Workshop ($13.95)
White Daisy Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.98)
Wooden Badge Buttons ($6.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)  

*Scraplifted from the CTMH Idea Book
Best Kit:  Purchase the Workshop kit and THESE additional products to make the layout above:
                        Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes      $4.95
                        X7151C Footloose Compliments      $4.95

Bonus Kits:I am offering 3 Bonus Add-ons each month.  You may choose any or all of them to add on to your order.  A- inks used in the kit, B- bonus project/cards C- a coordinating stamp set.  Ordering ALL the bonus items will get you the Stamp of the Month for FREE!!!!  Or spend $50 and get the Stamp of the Month for $5
Bonus A       Z2167 Creme Brule Ink                      $5.25
                        Z2195 Lagoon Ink                            $5.25
                        Z2135 New England Ivy Ink                        $5.25
                      Z2164 Sorbet Ink                                $5.25
Bonus B       Z1195 6x6 My Creations Showcase  $3.95
                        X7151C Footloose Compliments      $4.95
Bonus C       D1511 Kick Back                                 $17.95
                      C1500 Under the Sea                          $13.95
***choose ANY stamp set for FREE with the Stampaganza sale ***

Workshop Kit Club:  an open club where we work with a new kit each month.  This club is open to anyone.  All club members are eligible to earn FREE Hostess Rewards on a rotating hostess schedule!  The more often you order your kit, the more often you will be the hostess.  Available to Local and Long Distance friends (your kit will ship to you).  Bring your photos!  Members will get to choose a prize when they complete the Kit of the Month projects in class!  Members who participate in 4 Kits of the Month in a row will earn a FREE Petite Perks Stamp set!

LOCAL to Fresno/Clovis???
Class held at Round Table Pizza- Bullard & First
June 24th, 2012  12-4pm
RSVP & Pay by June 15th

Don't forget that you can get FREE stamp sets this month only:  BUY 2, GET 1 FREE during Stampaganza!!!  SHOP HERE

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CTMH--- Victory Thank You Cards

Once again my husband was in need of some cards- this time Thank You cards for his coaches.  11 cards to be exact.  I don't exactly have a bunch of "manly" cards laying around...

I chose the Victory Kit once again to create some Thank You cards for the guys. Both cards are patterns from the bonus project in the Victory Workshop on the Go Kit.  I used the Victory Stamp set, Thank You and Thoughtful Tidings.  These were very easy to mass produce :)

Don't forget that you can get FREE stamp sets this month only:  BUY 2, GET 1 FREE during Stampaganza!!!  SHOP HERE

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CTMH-- Graduation Cards with Victory

This year, we have needed quite a few graduation cards for my husband's baseball players.  I had a couple on hand, but needed to make up a few more. 

I really liked the Victory Kit from CTMH for "manly" cards!  I used the Victory Level 2 paper pack, Victory WOTG stamp set, You and Me stamp set and some minor embellishments to create these cards:

Don't forget that you can get FREE stamp sets this month only:  BUY 2, GET 1 FREE during Stampaganza!!!  SHOP HERE

Monday, June 4, 2012

June Giveaway- TWO Workshop On The Go Kits

The response for my giveaways has been incredible- THANK YOU!!!!!! 

I'm excited about my JUNE GIVEAWAY!  This month- YOU get to choose your prize!  I'm giving away to one lucky winner, their choice of TWO Workshop On The Go Kits!!!!!! 

Workshop on the Go Kits are perfect for scrapbookers - they include instructions for creating TWO beautiful 2-page layouts and also include a stamp set, extra cardstock, embellishments and full paper pack.  If you are a cardmaker or paper crafter, these kits work for you too!  There is always plenty of supplies leftover to create to your heart's content!  They are valued at $33- $35, but priced at $29.95.  

RULES:  One entry per person.  Giveaway will close on Saturday June 30th at 11:59 PM, PST.  I will choose a winner via on Monday July 2nd and announce on my blog and facebook page. 
Winner will have 3 days to claim their prize, or I will re-draw a new winner.  This giveaway is for US residents only. 

BONUS ENTRIES:  1 bonus entry for "liking" my Facebook page at: 
3 bonus entries for joining my CTMH team as a consultant. 
Check out the amazing deal I have for my new consultants on my team!!!  GO HERE!

This is a personal giveaway by Jen Patrick- Independent Close To My Heart Consultant- this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Close To My Heart.


Friday, June 1, 2012

May Giveaway- WINNER

I'm proud to announce the winner of the Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle!!!!

And the winner is.....


Annie- please email me your mailing address to:  within 3 days to claim your prize! 

A BIG THANK YOU to all who entered!  I would like to extend a special offer on the Cricut Art Philosophy bundle to you as a thanks for entering!  Email me at for your exclusive offer!!!!

Stay tuned for the JUNE GIVEAWAY to be posted by June 5th!

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