Sunday, March 25, 2012

Simple Memories CTMH Card

Hi Crafters!  It has been awhile since I posted a card.  Today I have a card using the Simple Memories stamp set.  There are only two items that are non-CTMH: the ribbon and the sentiment.  The Simple Memories stamp set has doilies that I used to create the background of my cardstock. 

To create this clean and simple card, I used a sketch from CPS Sketches.  Here is the sketch and stamp set:

Here is the card

Olive CTMH Cardstock
Inks: Lagoon, Olive, sunset
Simple Memories stamp set

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Free Cricut Art Philosophy

Do you want to get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for FREE????

March 2012 Constant Campaign: The Philosophy of Fun

Now is a great time to join Close To My Heart because when you sign up as a new Consultant between March 1–31, you’ll receive a FREE Cricut® Art Philosophy collection! The collection’s retail price of $99 adds incredible value to your New Consultant Kit and will give you hours of creative fun with the included exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes. Already own the collection? You can always give your free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. Contact me about how to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hidden Shadow Box Card

Hello crafters! Today I have a video for you on a hidden shadow box card. This is going to be apart of my new Couture Stamping Academy! I am still trying to figure out how I want this academy to be since I work with many other products, but I have a couple of ideas in mind. However, I wanted this video to be the first.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 2012 Constant Campaign: The Philosophy of Fun

I will love for you to be a part of a winning team! For more information, please contact me at stampinpearls at gmail dot com.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March CTMH Stamp of the Month

Today is March 1st and that means that Close To My Heart has a new stamp of the month.  The new Stamp of the Month is called Potential and has many flourishes.  How cute is it?  If you have a qualifying order of $50 or more, you can get the stamp of the month for only $5, otherwise it is $17.99.

March 2012 Constant Campaign

March is a great time to share Close To My Heart’s philosophy of fun! Add new members to your Team with this great incentive: New Consultants who sign up in March will receive a fabulous Cricut® Art Philosophy collection FREE! If your new Team member already has a collection, they can choose to receive $100 in select product credit* instead. So, begin asking your hostesses, repeat customers, your “maybe some other time” contacts, family, and friends. The collection, which retails for $99, is actually valued at over $124, adding incredible value to the New Consultant Kit. It’s time for everyone to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!
Dates: Offer valid valid March 1 at 9:00 am (MST) – March 31 at 11:59 pm (MDT).

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sponsor for Birthday Sundaes

Good Morning!  I am sponsoring this week's challenge for Birthday Sundaes.  You have to participate in the challenge to be placed into the drawing.  For the challenge, I will be giving away the Fashionista stamp set. 

Also, for this week only, you can receive 10% off your order.  You have to order through me.  Visit my store, and email me your order.  I will email you a Paypal invoice so you can submit your payment.  Your order will be placed once payment has been received.  Your order will be shipped directly from Close To My Heart.

Thank you!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winner of the Mad About You Stamp Set selected follower #13 as the winner of the Mad About You Stamp set.  Congratulations to CLM-Cindylou2u.

CLM said:
Congratulations on your new endeavour and thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome stamp set, Sweethearts Day is right around the corner!!
Please contact me at stampinpearls, remove the spacing, so I can get your stamp set out to you. 

I'm so Proud of You

Hi Crafters!  I was playing around with some sketches from CPS-Card Sketches and I came up with this cute card.  I stamped the sentiment in Creme Brulee ink and it didn't come out so clear, but it says "I'm so proud of you!".

Typeset Paper Pack
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
Cricut Art Philosophy
Juniper and Creme Brulee Ink

All of these products can be purchased at Couture Stamping Store.  Be sure to stop by on Sunday February 26th because I am sponsoring my first challenge and I will have a week long special going on.  You will not want to miss out!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Follower Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone!  This is a quick post.  I will be selecting a winner this week for my follower giveway.  All you have to be is a follower.  I will be selecting from the followers list and if you follower on network blog, you will be added to the list.  I will select a winner on Thursday!  Happy crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2012

As Time Goes By

Hi Stampers! Today, I have a layout for you!  This is a simple layout using the Reflections Scrapbook Program.  I have been meaning to get back into scrapbooking.  I have so many pictures that need to be placed into scrapbooks.  This is a page from when my daughter was 2 months old.  Some of my favorite pictures are of when she was younger and capturing that smile.  She has always love putting on a show in front of the camera.


Sonoma Paper Pack - X7143B
Simple Memories Stamp Set - D1472
Smokey Plum Ink - Z2147
Bamboo Ink - Z2103

Monday, February 6, 2012

#12 Blue Valentine

Hello Crafters! So, I know that most Valentine's Day cards are usually pink, red, and white.  I decided to do something different.  One movie that I watched last year was Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. 

Using the Wishes card confidence progam, I created this 2.5 x 3.5 card.  Yes, I said it right!  While this is a small card, it's the prefect size to place with a gift or flowers. This card includes the new Stella paper pack and the Card Chatter - Love stamp set.  I just love how this turned out.


Come and Get It: Love
Card Makin Mamas: Valentine
Crafting When We Can: Valentine/Love
Dream Valley Challenges: Valentine
Sentimental Sunday: Feel the Love


Here is a video of some goodies I got from Close To My Heart. I cannot wait to play around with them.

Friday, February 3, 2012

#11 Dino-mite Scrapbook Pages

If you are interested in any of these products, please visit my store:

Friday, January 27, 2012

I Adore You Card

Hello Crafters!

Today I have a card for the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is a sketch.

Here is my version of the challenge.  I used the Roxie Workshop on the Go kit on my card.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sneak Peek

How about a sneak peek of what is going to be released next month?  I have a video that will be released next month.

Out of the Box Thinker

Today's card is clean and simple to make and with a lesson learned. First the lesson, when stamping, make sure you have the appropriate size block for the stamp.  Also, make certain that the image has good ink coverage. 

I am this card with my daughter in mind.  She likes to watch Miss Spider (something) on Nick, Jr.  There was an episode where the dragonfly was trying to find her place amongst the other bugs.  By the end, she figured that she was unique and had a place amongst the others.  So, I wanted to make a card telling her to be an out of the box thinker.

Please don't forget, I am having a follower giveaway and only need about 8 more followers before I will hold the giveway.  All you have to is become a follower of this blog.

One more thing, I am going to change the way I am doing club offering.  Instead of having a 6 month commitment club, I will be having a monthly kit club, so you can decided if you want to participate or not.  The first kit is scheduled to be available for pre-order next month and I will provide more details.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Checking in

Hi Stampers!  I am just checking.  I have not fallen off the earth.  I  have been working on some other projects for my other blog Stampin Pearls.  Also, I have been working on some samples for the new products that will be released next month.  In addition, I have been working on something big that I will be talking about in the next couple of weeks.  Sometime tomorrow I will be post another project.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Club Offer!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

#10 New Additions to Couture Stamping

Good Morning Everyone! As we start to transition into the new Idea Book next month, I am introducing some new things in my business.  First, I will be introducing kit of the month.  There will be several variations of the kits that will range from $13 to $35.  In addition, the Workshop on the Go that corresponds with the featured kit will be on sale for that month.  In order for me to bring these great sales to you, you will have to purchase from my personal site and not the myctmh site.

As new get close to the end of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, I will be offering all of the Workshop on the Go kits at a reduced price.  I am in the process of setting up the page on this blog and on my StampinPearls blog. 

I know where I want to go with this business, but I have to plan it out.  Watch for more changes (or I should say additions) to come.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

#9 January Specials

Good Morning! I wanted to share some of the specials going on this month.

January Stamp of the Month

The January stamp of the month is called Little Reminder and coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge. It also has some great number and sentiment stamps! As usual it is $17.95 if purchased alone or only $5 with any purchase of $50 or more!

Rock the Block Promotion

Also, the Rock the Block promotion continues until the end of the month for any order over $25 out of the Fall/Winter catalog for just $15 (a $45 value!). You save $30!