Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to my crafty blog to showcase all the paper goodies that I make using the awesome products from Close to My Heart. My goal is to post on the first of month showcasing the current stamp of the month and the monthly specials. I will also be posting every Saturday with my current projects. Use the links and information to the right to find information, links, and past projects. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help. Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bloom & Grow - January Stamp of the Month

January's Stamp of the Month is Bloom & Grow.  




















Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

This stamp set pairs very nicely with Chelsea Gardens.  I also used the new volume of Make It From Your Heart for the ideas to craft these two cards.  You can see my modifications and measurements to add more layers. 

The Chelsea Gardens Complements and Dots & Gems were used to embellish the card fronts.

Close up of the color added with the Sap Green marker and the Turquoise Blue marker. 































Both cards also had some glitter added to the stamps with the Shimmer Brush

The scallop border is made with the thin cut. 


Happy Crafting!
~Alex
www.alexbumb.ctmh.com









Saturday, January 6, 2018

Love Letters

January is National Papercrafting Month.  
For National Papercrafting Month, you can choose from a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.
These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!
You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!  Let me know if you are interested in either option!  
I made a B using the kit.  I added some old bling as the centers of the flowers but other than that I followed the colored, included directions.  Depending on the letter you do not end up using all of the included flowers and embellishments.  I used these on another monogram idea from a fellow consultant; more pictures info later.











Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  The new Seasonal Expressions has launched featuring 4 new sets of crafting supplies and inspiration.  January's focus is the beautiful Chelsea Gardens.  I made some thank you cards to start off my new year using this collection's Card-Making Kit.  Of course I made some modifications to the card directions contained in the kit because I love adding more dimension and bordered layers to my work.  The pictures to the bottom show the differences.  What are you crafting this new year?
Front of the Card.
Inside of the Card.
Kit Directions and Modification for this Card.

Kit Cards Completed