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HELLO OCTOBER

Welcome Fall! Here in the Chicago area, the past week has been very hot. Im so ready to open the windows vs the air conditioning.

This month’s special is near and dear to my heart. The smile campaign is for kids who have cleft palates and lips for kids around the world. I know a child personally that was born with this. Today she has been operated on and is doing great, thank God.  Lets all help out these kids, and get a great stamp set at the same time.

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Then there is this months Stamp of the Month. Im in love. Its time to start those Christmas cards or layouts and these will get you started. I LOVE snowglobes. I will be listing some examples of both very soon.

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I would also like to share some information regarding Cricut. They have decided to go completely digital now (I figured it was coming) so Close To My Heart announced that once our inventory of the new cartridge “You are Here” are depleted, they will not be making more of these. Not sure if they will continue with the digital version, but I feel it will be. If you want the physical copy, better order it sooner than later. Not sure how fast these will run out.

you are here book

Have a great Sunday and Ill be posting again soon with some things to share.

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Well, well, well what have I been up to?

My first four layout kits thats what!

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So how do you get your hands on this kit? Its easy peasy. You can get this by either spending $25.00 on my  WEBSITE

then  email me for the directions to cut it. What products you need to complete this kit are:

Cats and Bats paper packet -.$9.95

Cats and Bats coordinating cardstock – $9.95

Cats and Bats complements- $7.95

Cats and Bats dots- $3.95

OR  

If  you have plenty of paper, but just want the kit directions,  its only $13.00..  email me to set up payment.

what comes with my directions? – a cutting guide and step by step instructions to create the layouts. A larger copy of the actual layouts for a better visual copy.

Just a little time left

1709-cc-cardkit (1)just a little time left to get this National Stamping Month special. I did mine on the edge then fussy cut it and put the card together. Lots of ideas. 

card kit

order yours on my website www.tgerhard.closetomyheart.com

 

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stamp of the month layout

Im a scrapbooker at heart so every time I get a new stamp set I have to try to use it in a layout. I used some retired paper here. The stamp of the month is this so I immediately said Thanksgiving. big sotm

 

So I stamped the leaves , border strip and the words on white paper. Fussy cut them out and arranged them. Used some pop ups to pop up a few of the leaves. Filled them in with a tiny brushing using the inks and a water pen. Ink colors were Fern, Cashmere, and New England Ivy.  Then i decided to make them into a title. Long white strips were the base.  For the leaves i stamped half the leave in cashmere and half in Fern. The other two embellishments were stamped in both Cashmere and New England Ivy.  Do you have a bunch of stamps you never thought of using for scrapbooking? Embellish Embellish Embellish!

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SEPTEMBER’S stamp of the month

HERE  I love this months Stamp of the Month because with the upcoming holidays, there will be many uses for it. Just $5 with an order of $50 or more. very nice

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NEW HOLIDAY AND ANNUAL IDEA BOOKS

The new Holiday Idea book has been released and Im so excited about the new products. Take a look for yourself  HERE

NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH

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Happy September! Its National Stamping Month! CTMH is offering a very special stamp set for the month.  This is a card kit that is available but look what i used it for.

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