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Friday, July 31, 2020

For My Beautiful Friend CTMH Card

Made this using the CTMH July Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend, that is available thru end of day today 7/31.

The girl image reminds me of when I was younger and wore white socks with black & white saddle shoes to Catholic elementary school.

Had a mishap where the left edge of white cardstock had a raw edge when trimmed and did not notice until I had assembled the card so some washi tape which matches the flower theme came into play.






















The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is available thru 8/31. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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Cardz TV Ch #120 Anything Goes  1/3  8/13

DL.ART ThankfulThurs Ch264Animals 2/3 8/5

DL.ART Jul Linky  1E/day  7/31

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  3/5  8/4

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Bee happy ATC

Had not made an Artist Trading Card ATC in quite some time.

I wrote what I used on back. Please see recipe.











The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is available thru 8/31. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

DL.ART ThankfulThurs Ch264Animals 1/3 8/5

DL.ART Jul Linky  1E/day  7/31

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  2/5  8/4

thank you Card

Made this Clean & Simple CAS Thank You Card to send to a friend. I embossed front and liked how the zip strip of the cardstock I added matched the embossing.

I wrote what I used inside card. Please see Card recipe.





















The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is available thru 8/31. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  1/5  8/4

Monday, July 27, 2020

Latte Card

Made this using Simon Says Stamp die I rcvd last wk in an order from Simon.I like that the inner piece of handle is cut out. Added wiggle eyes. Knew I had the perfect ribbon to use. Left the right side available to add a stamped sentiment or emboss the edge.

Photographed with one of my Christmas mugs.





















cardstock/paper:  cream, red, Kraft, 
  pattern - the Paper Studio candy canes

die: Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Latte

ribbon: cups with candy canes

wiggle eyes: 3mm




The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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Caffeine Fuel Paper Play Ch use any sponsor item  7/29  
  used Simon Says Stamp die 

CHNC Ch500 Christmas  7/31

CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Shell Ornament

Made this ornament that can be a Christmas ornament using Close To My Heart CTMH Beach Treasures stamp/die that is retired. There are many other wonderful items. Please see below.

Heat embossed & added twine.

Going to send this to my younger sister in FL that has one Christmas tree that she puts only beach items on.
 






Close To My Heart CTMH:
  cardstock/paper - pink
  stamp/die - Beach Treasures
  twine:  white & gold

embossing: Lawn Fawn white emb powder

ink: VersaMark

 


The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CHNC Ch500 Christmas  7/31

Dies R Us Ch149 Christmas in July  3/3  7/28

Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  5/5  7/26

Note in a Bottle hello there Card

Made this card using Close To My Heart CTMH Seas the Day Cardmaking stamp/die that is retired. There are many other wonderful items including the Kraft cardstock used. Please see below.

Used vellum to stamp on. Hand torn Kraft cardstock for beach sand look. Added sequins. Look to see if you can see 10 sequins that include 3 stars, 3 (1 is on top of one of the sequins) tiny dots and more.






cardstock/paper: vellum, white

Close To My Heart CTMH:
  cardstock/paper - Kraft, pattern - Seas the Day
  ink: Black
  sequins - gold (10 total, 3 stars, 3 tiny dots & more)
  stamp/die - Seas the Day Cardmaking

 


The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  4/5  7/26 

Simon Wed Ch Reach for the Stars  2/5  7/28
  there are 3 gold sequin stars 

Adirondack Chair on Beach It's A Beautiful Life Card

Made this card using Close To My Heart CTMH Lighthouse at the Beach Hostess Rewards stamp that is available for ordering if you hold a party (can be online party and have $150 in sales). Please see below.

Used a calligraphy pen on the water stamping. Colored using Crayola pencil colors.

Made this to remind me of a wonderful trip to
Galveston Island with my hubby for our 35th Anniversary.





























calligraphy: used pen to color the water stamping

cardstock/paper: white, pattern - flip flops

Close To My Heart CTMH:
  ink: Black, Lagoon, Pebble
  stamp - Lighthouse at the Beach

Crayola: pencil colors

pen: white gel pen (clouds)

 


The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  3/5  7/26

Lighthouse at the Beach Shine Bright Card

Made this card using Close To My Heart CTMH Lighthouse at the Beach Hostess Rewards stamp that is available for ordering if you hold a party (can be online party and have $150 in sales). Please see below.

Paper pieced the ground piece. Added shimmer to the top of lighthouse as well as to each window.

Made this to remind me of a wonderful trip to TyBee Island, GA. The day we went to visist the lighthouse electricity/power was off at the lighthouse but that did not hamper us. We walked to the top of the lighthouse. We also went on a tour of beach resort homes on the island that also included a sack lunch.







cardstock/paper: white

Close To My Heart CTMH:
  ink: Black, Lagoon, Lemonade, Toffee
  shimmer pen: Clear, Lemonade
  stamp - Lighthouse at the Beach

Crayola: pencil colors

marker: Copic - browns

 


The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  2/5  7/26

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Water's up? Dog Beach Card

Made this whimsical card using Close To My Heart CTMH Little Buddies stamp that is available for ordering (please see below).






















calligraphy: handwrote the sentiment
  water's up? 

cardstock/paper: pattern - water

Close To My Heart CTMH:
  cardstock/papers - white, blue, red
  ink: Black
  stamp - Little Buddies

marker: Copic - E15, E18 & E39 (browns),
  RV21 (pink - tongue)

Simon Says Stamp: die - stitched rectangles
  
Spellbinder: oval dies
  



The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  1/5  7/26

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Koala Card

I made this card using Close To My Heart Koala-ty stamp/die which you can order (see below).

I've always liked Pandas but since watching Animal Planet Crikey with the Irwins I've become fond of Koalas.



























Close To My Heart CTMH:
  cardstock/papers - white, Into the Wild (including the sentiment strip 'dream away,...'
  ink: Black
  stamp/die - Koala-ty Day

embossing: Lawn Fawn white emb powder

ink: VersaMark

marker: Copic - N2 & N4 (grays),
  E15, E18 & E39 (browns),
  YG113 & YG17 (greens)

yarn: blue
  



The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch


Simon Wed Ch Reach for the Stars  1/5  7/28




Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Watermelon Stay Cool Card

I made this card using Close To My Heart Summer Vibes which you can order (see below).

I like watermelon, especially seedless ; however when a watermelon is indicated as seedless it may have white seeds but not the black seeds. When younger I use to put salt on watermelon, do not recall why, think others were doing it; now I do not put salt on it.



























Close To My Heart CTMH:
  Summer Vibes Cardmaking Workshop 
    Kit G1209
   cardstock/papers - Summer Vibes
  embellishments - 2 acrylic hearts
  ink: Black, Smoothie
  pen: Shimmer charcoal, clear, red
  stamp/die - Summer Vibes (sold in kit mentioned above)

marker: Copic YG17 (green),
   Spectrum Noir DR3 (red)

pen: white gel



The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

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CardzTV Ch119 Anything Goes  3/3  7/30

CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch


Simon Wed Ch For a Child  5/5  7/21
  card can be for a child





Monday, July 20, 2020

Camera Poloroid Photo Dolphin Card

Was inspired by Jessica of the Lawn Fawnatics Design Team. Tried out the Camera dies to make this card that I'm going to send to my Great Niece (my older sister's daughter's daughter) in FL (thus the Dolphin). I recently sent her a card using the slider interactive die which she has enjoyed so I think she will enjoy this one also.

Also wanted to use the wonderful Beach cardstock and used some on the inside of card.

I've always been fond of photography. Photographed the card with a vintage camera that use to be my Father's.

























The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com


cardstock/paper: black, tan, white, 
  pattern - beach


ink: Stampin' Up Pacific Point,
  VersaFine Onyx Black

  Lawn Fawn: die - Set Magic Iris Camera Add-On, stamp - Critters in the Sea, Push Here

marker: Copic N4 & N6 (Dolphin), B41 (water)




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CardzTV Ch119 Anything Goes  2/3  7/30

CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch

Lawn Fawnatics  Ch81 Summertime Fun  1/4  8/2 















Simon Mon Ch Day at the Beach  1/5  7/26


Simon Wed Ch For a Child  4/5  7/21



Ice Cream treat yourself Card

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day. I made this card using Close To My Heart Summer Vibes which you can order (see below).

Here in TX my fav ice creams are Blue Bell (French Vanilla, Cherry Vanilla, retired Fudge Swirl) and Ben & Jerry (Cherry Garcia).





















Close To My Heart CTMH:
  Summer Vibes Cardmaking Workshop 
    Kit G1209
   cardstock/papers - Summer Vibes
  embellishments - 2 acrylic hearts
  ink: Black, Smoothie
  pen: Shimmer clear
  stamp/die - Summer Vibes (sold in kit mentioned above)

marker: Copic E34 & E39 (cone), RV21 (ice cream)


recycle: cardboard (cereal box) for dimension



The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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CardzTV Ch119 Anything Goes  1/3  7/30

CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch


Simon Wed Ch For a Child  3/5  7/21



Friday, July 17, 2020

CTMH Christmas in July Sale

Close To My Heart CTMH is having a Christmas in July Sale starting Fri 7/17 3pm MDT thru Sun 7/19 11:59 MDT. Please click on right side bar to shop.


The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Christmas in July Fireplace Scene Card

Decided to make this child card a slimline card (long type card) with lots of detail. Child is my Great Niece (my older sister's daughter's daughter). Used Lawn Fawn stamp/die for fireplace scene.





















cardstock/paper: Kraft, white, 
  white core'd w/ red core, 
  pattern - Sugar&SpiceStudio MerrySanta

Crayola: pencil color (stockings)

ink: Memento Rhubard Stalk (fireplace),  VersaFine Onyx Black, 
  Simon Fern (sentiment)

Lawn Fawn: stamp/die - Cozy Christmas

marker: Copic E34 (cookies), Spectrum Noir DR3 (red)

pen: Shimmer clear, white gel


recycle: cardboard (cereal box) for dimension

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - walnut stain (log)

washi tape: red glitter/white stripe

The new Close To My Heart CTMH Jul-Aug catalog is now available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
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CHNC Jul Pattern Paper Ch


Dies R Us Ch149 Christmas in July  2/3  7/28

Lawn Fawnactics Ch80 Fun with Food  4/4  7/19















Simon Wed Ch For a Child  2/5  7/21

Tues Throwdown Ch461 Polka Dots  3/3 7/20
  pattern paperbelow Santa has polka dots