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Monday, April 17, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Cards!

The blog hop I was in was unfortunately canceled, but I wanted to show these cute cards made from the Some Kinda Wonderful Close To My Heart paper pack. The recipe for these cards is included as part of the scrapbook kit. I plan to make the scrapbook pages soon. Here's the link http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9793&ci=7901
They were easy to make and fairly quick. I watched the movie "Some Kinda Wonderful" while I made these. I used the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle that has both the dies and the coordinating stamp set. Here's the link: http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/product.aspx?itemid=9795
I used Shinhan Touch Twin markers available here: http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=237
I stamped in Momento Tuxedo black ink http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9053&ci=6423
Blossom ink http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9306&ci=6654
Honey (retired)
Slate http://frommtheheart.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9336&ci=6682
The white twine, black dots, and white dots are all part of the kit. I used some foam tape to pop up the animals and my atg gun to secure the rest.


I followed the CTMH recipe step by step and did not alter anything because I thought they were perfect as is. This is the last month to order these paper pack and stamp set.


I hope you enjoyed my post and had a wonderful Easter. Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flash Sale with Close To My Heart!!

Select Close To My Heart products will be 30% off Friday, April 7 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and ending at that same time on Saturday, April 8. This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1!!!! It is the last month to order from the Seasonal Expressions 1 products. Get some great products at a discount! Remember you can get the two cut above kits for 50% too, and the super cute stamp of the month!!! Say WHAT! You can shop here: www.frommtheheart.ctmh.com

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April Close To My Heart deals

Happy April!! I just finished my first two vendor events. I will post pictures from those soon. Today, I want to share the adoreable stamp of the month for April and the April specials with Close to My Heart. Here is the April stamp of the month. It is $5 with a $50 total purchase.
These cut above kits make the cutest scrapbook pages in a flash and they are half price for April!

Click here to shop these great products!
 Thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Damask Divas Dreamin Big Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Damask Divas Team Blog Hop!!! You should have arrived from Jenifer. Today we are featuring the fun Dreamin Big paper pack from Close to My Heart!!! I love the cute bugs in one of the patterns. It is perfect for a Spring themed layout or card. It would be cute for a boy themed layout too. 
The flower print paper is perfect for Mother's Day cards!! Pair it with March's Stamp of the month and you are set. This is what the March stamp of the month looks like
Stamps
I will be using it to make lots of Mother's day cards for my vendor event next month too and of course my Mom and Grandmothers.  Right now though, I am busy in the land of Dr Who and other fandom's because this weekend is Congt. It is a convention celebrating Dr Who and I am a vendor this year! Dr Who for those that do not know is a British science fiction TV program. he doctor flies around in outer space in his blue space ship,the Tardis. The Tardis is camouflaged to look like a police box. This Dreamin Big paper pack has the perfect constellation print to be the background of my Dr Who card! From the one sheet of CTMH paper, I was able to get 8 pieces to use for cards. Here's two cards where the paper covers the entire card all but the thin white card base border:


I added a strip of the constellation paper to the inside of the birthday card. Thinking of you card is blank inside.




It is simple, yet looks stellar from that paper doing all the work. I added a Tardis that I cut from my Cricut Explore and stamped a greeting. Sometimes you just need to let the paper speak to you and go from there.  The CTMH paper pacifica is the perfect Tardis blue!! I used the pigment ink in Pacifica to stamp my greetings and then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the greeting. It gave it a nice raised effect that unfortunately you can't see in the photos. I cut a piece of CTMH White Daisy paper to fit just behind the windows. The Tardis is popped up with foam tape and put on an angle to look like it is flying thru space. Thinking of you is form the current CTMH stamp set Heartfelt Thoughts and Happy Birthday is from the retired stamp set that was the Operation Smile stamp set 2015. The inside stamp "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake" is a retired hostess stamp set. I am still working on the rest of this card set. Finished card is an A2 aka 4 and 1/2 by 5 and 1/2. Tardis is 1.2 width and 2 inch height. Constellation paper cut 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/4.


You can get the Stamp of the month here along with the Dreamin Big paper pack and all other Close To My Heart goodies, if you don't have a consultant.  Thank you for stopping by!  I hope to be posting more updates soon.  I hope you see there's a lot of things you can do with these patterns. There's even a coordinating stamp and die set!! All CTMH die and stamp and die sets are 25% off this month only!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Your next stop is Danielle!!!

Here's the full line up of the hop:

(You are here) Melissa Fromm http://frommtheheart.blogspot.com/2017/03/damask-divas-dreamin-big-blog-hop.html

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What I have been up to Sept 2016

September I had a fun month of events for National Stamping Month and Creating Kindness with CTMH. I had a small gathering with my aunt, mom, and twin cousins at my parent's house where they each made a card with this kit that was available in Sept. I also had a public event at the local library, where I showed the new CTMH products and let everyone made a card. Here was the kit: 

Here's my cousin, Alice.



Here's my cousin, Evelyn.


Here's my aunt, Jeanne Ann






Close up view of my business, Fromm the Heart, mentioned at the library
This cute girl, used CTMH water color pencils without any water and made her own pretty design.

This girl made her own spin on the card kit.

Creating away...

My set up of CTMH products.






Instead of using the blender pen to got over the water color shading, Gloria ran her blender pen over the entire circle. I like the effect!!
Linda creating away and in the background my display board of some cards I had made.

 My mom making a card!
 Gloria's completed card!

 Linda's completed card!


I made this layout at convention 2016 using the word beautiful cut out and I pounced watercolor over it to create the title.
 I made this layout at convention 2015 based on the movie Up.
 A closer view of the cards on my display.
 I made these cards with the September stamp of the month
 I am in love with the amazing CTMH products




 It was very fitting that the library was having an inside out event because convention 2016 was themed from Inside Out.
I had so many technical issues getting this post up. That is what delayed it so long. I wanted to post it before I posted my other stuff. I hope to mix my recap posts in with the new products. There is a lot to cover and I am excited to share!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Damask Divas Team Blog Hop Featuring Hello Lovely

Hello! We have a pretty paper pack to show off today from CTMH. If you came from, Angela, then you are in the right place. The Hello Lovely paper pack is so pretty for Valentine's day, weddings, Mother's day, and just because cards. It also makes beautiful scrapbook pages. Today I made a just because card using the fun word search embossing folder. All products are CTMH. I used  pomegranate ink and a wet paintbrush to highlight my greeting. I added a bit of lagoon ink to bring out hello love. I matted it in a fabric looking piece of paper from the pack. Then, I popped it up with foam tape to the floral base and centered on the floral print. I attached the layers to a blank white daisy card base. The edges of all the paper were dragged across the pomegranate ink pad to make the cuts look more finished. The card was quick and easy! I am waiting for more supplies to arrive from a recent order. I am excited to get the workshop your way scrapbooking kit and make some lovely scrapbook pages. Here is my finished card. I love the word search detail. I added a little clear shimmer to the white paper before I embossed it.
Thank you for hopping by. I hope you visit my page again soon. Next up on the hop is the talented Jenifer! If you get lost along the way, you can go to www.damaskdivas.com and see the complete line up. If you care to purchase any of these amazing products, you can shop with me at www.frommtheheart.ctmh.com Want a Seasonal Expressions catalog? Contact me today!
Here's the amazing stamp of the month for February:
It is only $5 with a $50 purchase!!! I can't wait to get mine in the mail tomorrow!