Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

So that's a card you probably haven't sent before!  Neither have I actually...I just can't seem to have an internet connection around here when I want one.  Grrrrr....but I have one NOW, so here we go!

I wanted to post this one up on Valentine's Day for you because it has hearts (of course!) AND features the Operation Smile True Love My Acrylix currently available...

I used several different embellishments from the Close to My Heart Hello Lovely Paper Suite.  You can see the gold foil accents from the Complements as well as some Gold Glitter Gems.
I confess that gorgeous heart image with the flowers is found on the January 2017 Stamp of the month which is no longer available.  I stamped it on one of the PML cards included in the Hello Lovely Papers...

Oh, that sentiment!!!  Swoon!

This beautiful Blush Shimmer Ribbon has flecks of gold throughout...

These are the ShinHan Touch Twin colors I used to fill in the little flower images...

These markers are the PERFECT thing to use for coloring the little Easter bunnies in the February Stamp of the Month...Easter Bunny!  Get it before the month is over!  :)

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Sweet Sale for Valentine's Day!

I just love making Valentines for people, and I sure love a sweet sale too!  Today I get to tell you about BOTH! 

First off, I just got word that there will be a 30% off sale on select amazing and wonderful current products over on my Close to My Heart website starting on Valentine's Day!

The sale starts at 4pm CST on February 14th and runs for a full 24 hours or while supplies last, so hurry on over to get the best selection! 

Next up, let me show you how I made these SWEET little valentines for my kiddos at school...

Can you believe I WROTE and CUT them out on my Cricut Explore machine using the heart image and written font on the CTMH Flower Market Cartridge?  YEP!  It is really pretty easy to design your own incredible projects in the Cricut Design Space software.  I have a little animal eraser in each of the goodie bags for the kids at school.  I also put some ADORABLE little Minion Dry Erase Board erasers in the rest of the bags I made up for my colleagues!  I can't wait to give them out!

What did YOU do for your valentines this year?

Are you ready for Easter?  ;)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Blog Hop with Heart(s)

Time for another fabulous blog hop with the ladies over at Blog Hops with Heart...and this one is ALL HEART, but not necessarily all valentines!  ;)

I am starting things off today with a DARLING little card that has a unique but very fitting sentiment...

It's easy to get stuck in a rut when making baby cards...but let's face it, you can only say "welcome baby" so many times before craving a new tag line.  I thought the phrase, "hello darling," was JUST the thing to liven this one up.  I was making this card for a set of twins, so I just needed to tweak it a bit by adding the "s."  This sentiment is available on one of the stamp sets that accompanies the Flower Market Cricut Collection by Close to My Heat.  Oh, my, that font just makes me drooooool...

This beautiful strip of Sea Glass Washi from the Sugar Rush collection grounds the white space nicely, looks fab with the retired Georgie Papers...and the tiny hearts take SWEETNESS to another level!

We are thrilled to have you hopping along today, so leap on over to Stephanie's Blog for some more HEART(ful) creations along the way!

By the ladies at Blog Hops with Heart!  ;)

Here is the entire hop lineup...

Amie (that's me!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wait, What???

Ok, you might want to sit down for this one...let me know when you are ready.  No, really, sit down. 

It is FEBRUARY 6th!!!  As I sit here and type this, it is actually February 6th (sooooo now it is the 7th!!!)  I have NO actual idea how this happened, because it was literally just yesterday!

Soooooo, really quickly, let me show you a little something I have been creating!  This one came about as I played with the new February (gasp!) Stamp of the Month, Easter Bunny.  Because don't your envelopes deserve a little bit of lovin' this month?  ;)

I just slipped a piece of cardstock inside the envelope to stamp with Memento Ink and colored them in with my ShinHan Alcohol Ink Markers.  Easy, peazy, lemon squeazy!  :)

Only available this month!