Saturday, August 29, 2015

Flash Special through August 31, 2015

The new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog will be here very soon.  As exciting as that is, it also means that some items will soon be retiring.  Be sure to check out the "retiring items" section before August 31 so you don't miss something you really want.

In the meantime, how about a special, direct from me?

Anyone who purchases $100 (before tax and shipping) will receive any D-Sized stamp set in the new catalog absolutely FREE! 

Here's how it will work...
1.  Log into my Close To My Heart site here.
2. Join the "Artistry" Gathering
3. Complete your purchase between now and 11:59 pm, MST. on August 31
4. On September 1, 2015, simply browse my site and enjoy looking at all of the new products
5.  Choose your D-sized stamp set and email me which you chose.  Email to:djssundries@gmail.com
6.  I'll get it ordered and sent to you as soon as possible.

Not ready to spend $100?

1. Follow instuctions 1-2 above
2. Make a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax)
3. On September 1, 2015, simply browse my site and enjoy looking at all of the new products
4.  Choose any "A-Sized" stamp set and email me your choice at the email address above.
5.  I'll get it ordered and sent to you right away.

Just a reminder, this is a personal special from me as an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant and can't be found anywhere else.  Be sure to follow the instructions above.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Distress Ink "Thinking of You" Card

I know this card is very similar to one that I posted a couple of days ago.  I received my inspiration from Jennifer McGuire (here) and knew that I wanted to share it with you.  Before we get into the card though, here's some news you might want to know>>>

August Special

There are a few Close To My Heart Specials this month.  To see all of the specials click here.  However, I am also running a personal special.  Anyone who purchases $100 between now and August 3, 2015 from my Close To My Heart site, will receive one of the brand new paper packs absolutely free.  Here's how it will work:

Click HERE to enter the site.
Click on the "Artistry" Gathering in the bottom right part of the home page.
Order your products (but not your "free" paper).

On September 1st, I will contact you via email and ask you which of the BRAND NEW paper packs you wish to order.  I will then order it and send it out to you.  Easy peasy.

>>> Now back to our regularly scheduled post:


To start with I made the background with Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  I then dusted some pewter perfect pearls over the background.  This was all done on watercolor paper.

I then used the following supplies from Close To My Heart:


Unfortunately, the picture doesn't really do this card justice.  It is such a beautiful card and I love the way the green border provides a great background to the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Confetti Wishes and Watercolor Baby Card

As mentioned in my last post, I recently went on a camping trip and decided to take my Distress Inks and watercolors along. I had so much fun playing with them and was able to get quite a few images ready or nearly ready to be trimmed and matched up with paper and sentiments for cards.  Unfortunately, some of the Close To My Heard products are being retired (like the paper pack and cute little bow on her head.  After August 31, they will no longer be available.  They will also be removed from the website if they sale out before the end of the month.

Here is one of my favorite cards for a baby:


Here's what you need to get started.  If the product is available from CTMH, there will be a direct link provided so that you can get your own.

Watercolor Pencils
Balloon Wishers stamp set
Stuck On You Puffies (Soon to Retire)
Confetti Wishes Paper pack (Soon to Retire)
White Daisy cardstock
Spellbinders large scalloped dies
Inkadinkadoo:  Welcome Baby stamp set


August Special
There are a few Close To My Heart Specials this month.  To see all of the specials click here.  However, I am also running a personal special.  Anyone who purchases $100 between now and August 3, 2015 from my Close To My Heart site, will receive one of the brand new paper packs absolutely free.  Here's how it will work:

Click HERE to enter the site.
Click on the "Artistry" Gathering in the bottom right part of the home page.
Order your products (but not your "free" paper).

On September 1st, I will contact you via email and ask you which of the BRAND NEW paper packs you wish to order.  I will then order it and send it out to you.  Easy peasy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Happy Birthday Card with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls

I recently went on a camping trip and decided to take my Distress Inks and watercolors along.  I found this amazing technique while watching Jennifer McGuire (here) and knew that I wanted to try it.  I still haven't done the full technique, but I really like the way this card turned out with the "partial" technique.  Before we get into the card though, here's some news you might want to know>>>

August Special

There are a few Close To My Heart Specials this month.  To see all of the specials click here.  However, I am also running a personal special.  Anyone who purchases $100 between now and August 3, 2015 from my Close To My Heart site, will receive one of the brand new paper packs absolutely free.  Here's how it will work:

Click HERE to enter the site.
Click on the "Artistry" Gathering in the bottom right part of the home page.
Order your products (but not your "free" paper).

On September 1st, I will contact you via email and ask you which of the BRAND NEW paper packs you wish to order.  I will then order it and send it out to you.  Easy peasy.

>>> Now back to our regularly scheduled post:


To start with I made the background with Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.  I then dusted some white perfect pearls over the background.  This was all done on watercolor paper.

I then used the following supplies from Close To My Heart:
The stamping was done using Versafine Onyx Black ink


Unfortunately, the picture doesn't really do this card justice.  It is such a beautiful card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Textured Butterfly Card

I love white on white projects with just a splash of color.  That is the effect that I was trying to achieve with this textured card.

I used the following items:
Embossing folders:
The Paper Studio - Zebra
Sizzix - Four Petal Flower
Cuttlebug - Stylized Flowers, Swiss Dots, Script, Perfectly Paisley,
D'Vine Swirl
Vicoria

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
Close To My Heart White Daisy cardstock
Close To My Heart Blossom paper pack
Close To My Heart Coral Reef sequins
You can find your Close To My Heart products here.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Cheerful Thank You Card

I recently used the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge to make some fabulous Christmas Cards.  When I needed a thank you card, I knew that I wanted to use the same card base and modify it to work for my thank you card.  I'm so glad that I did because the outcome was this bright and cheerful card.


Here's what you need:
Close To My Heart Glacier Ultra Thick Twine
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
Close To My Heart Pathfinding stamp set (from Workshops on the Go)
Close To My Heart Black Exclusives ink pad
You can get your Close To My Heart supplies here.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Saying Thank You Blossom Style


Being thankful for the little things is a big deal to me.  However, the card that I'm bringing you today is for a "big thing".  Here's what you need to get started:
Close To My Heart Blossom paper pack
Close To My Heart Coral Reef sequins
Close To My Heart White Daisy cardstock
Close To My Heart Give a Lift stamp set
Close To My Heart Smoothie and Whisper Exclusive inks
(You can get your Close To My Heart supplies here)
Die cuts from my stash


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, August 3, 2015

New Product and a Sale!

Hello everyone.  Did you know that the new Annual Inspirations catalog is coming out next month?  That's right.  We will have lots of fun new products to share with you soon.  To get you ready for that, Close To My Heart is releasing a few of these products right now! Plus they are offering a couple of fun specials this month only that I want to share with you.  Let's take a look, but be sure to go all the way through to the end because I have a personal special to add to what Close To My Heart is offering.

New Marker and Accessory Roll-ups


If you purchase these in August, you will receive extra products direct from CTMH absolutely FREE!  If you purchase the Marker Roll-up, the FREE product is a D-sized stamp set.  That's a very sweet deal!

Zoe Collection


One new paper collection with it's accessories is also being released this month.  It even includes a scrapbooking Workshop on the Go.



Isn't that so fun? To see all of the brand new items that go with this fun collection, click here.

Cricut Artistry Collection


If you are familiar with Close To My Heart, you are aware that each year they include a new Cricut cartridge in the line-up.  This year they made it even better by providing you with 2 options for purchasing this collection.  You can either purchase the bundle for $99 to receive the actual cartridge or you can purchase it for $79 to receive it digitally.  Either way, the bundles include fun cardstock and 3 stamp sets.  You can't beat that!  Check it out here.

Personal Special

Anyone who purchases $100 (before tax and shipping) from www.djssundries.ctmh.com between today and August 31 will receive one free paper pack direct from me.  Just log into the "Artistry" Gathering and shop away.  On September 1st I will contact you and you will be able to choose one Reflections paper pack from ANY of the new ones that come out.  Once I receive your choice, I will order it and get it sent out to you.  If you prefer one of the Reflections packs that are currently available, just email me immediately and I will get one of those ordered for you.  What do you have to lose?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Filofax Organizational Update

I know that not everyone has joined the planner conundrum, but if you have, here are a couple of videos you might enjoy.


Planner Supply Organization


July 2015 Planner Update #2



Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.