Saturday, July 23, 2016

Scrappy Saturday

Happy, scrappy Saturday.
Since I have been working with new product and I cannot share here yet,
(boo, hoo), 
I am sharing a layout created by the CTMH art department.
I love the layers and how they used the current SOTM.
does not have used with school-themed layouts as you can see here.
I love the file tab and how they layered papers from so many different paper packs.
I will be filing that idea away when I challenge myself to use up some papers I have been collecting.
Here's another look at that awesome stamp set you can get for $5 with a qualifying purchase.


Have a super weekend friends.
Stay cool and hydrate.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Animal Greetings

"Whale, hello there!"
This time of year I always sort through my stamps to make room for new sets.
As I came across the
Operation Smile
"Animal Greetings" stamp set,
I knew I had to make a few more cards before I could put it in the
sale pile.
I was inspired by some cards I saw at the CTMH convention card swap.
Sorry I cannot remember the name of the creator but her cards were adorable.
Her repetitive images were all topsy-turvy but I just didn't have luck with that so I kept them all in a row.
Here's one with the sheep.
This set is perfect for animal lovers and the best part is that with the purchase of this set,
CTMH will donate $7 to Operation Smile.
It was so touching to see video and hear the presentation of a doctor associated with
Operation Smile.
Makes me proud to be a part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of children.
Here's a look at the sweet set which you can find HERE.

This set will be retiring at the end of the month but never fear there will be a new
Operation Smile set and it is darling!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Up, Up and Away

Another Magical card today.
For this one I used the cardstock sticker balloons and the white twine that came in the
The red bow is from the Cranberry Fundamentals.
Those sweet things will be retiring soon so I will have to stock up.
The clouds were cut with the Artistry Cartridge.
I decided to not add a sentiment so I can customize it as needed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Team Tuesday

Since CTMH has a special promotion for signing up this month 
I will do a "Team Tuesday" post.
These lovely ladies are part of the team the
Rose Blossoms.
My team is called Kraft-y Hearts but we are all part of the Rose Blossoms as well.
Brenda is a super duper leader who is passionate about CTMH and loves to share and teach us.
When I retire from my day job, hmmmhmmm, I would love to become a leader like Brenda and her upline Karen Pederson.
Karen leads the Pacemakers, which we are also a part of.
Hence, the Pacemaker t-shirts.

Convention is the BEST time and meeting up with these friends is the highlight.
If you think you would like to be a part of something this awesome and you like to craft, scrapbook or make cards, hit me up for info.
Now on to the July special.
If you sign up this month you get this bonus.
Choose one of these brand new kits to add to your consultant kit for FREE!

Early Bird Sign-Up SpecialIt would hard for me to pick a favorite out of these Fundamental kits.
The first one, Whimsy, is pastel and has lots of baby themed embellishments but you can use many for all occasion as well.
The middle kit is Adventure and has all the brand new, juicy colors.
The kit on the right is Enchantment and has great basics but it is perfect for a school themed album.
Check out the details on my website HERE.
It is called the Early Bird Special because you get access to all the new products one month before they go live.
I wish I could show you some of my project that I completed at a retreat this weekend, but I will just have to tease you and ask you to come back August 1st!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me...
dardalynn at yahoo dot com.
I would love to welcome you to our amazing team and the Close To My Heart family!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Magical Card

meet the Stamp of the Month,
This card was inspired by the work of two of my team-mates.
If you followed our SOTM blog hop last month
you saw Kristine's card HERE.
I pretty much lifted her card layout and the banner idea from my friend Kimberly.
Here's a look at the SOTM and the Magical Papers.
Both are going away at the end of the month!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

It is time for the mid-month 
Rose Blossom Blog Hop.
This month we are featuring the 
line of products.
The hop starts at our leader
Brenda's beautiful blog
You can find the complete list there or you can just follow
along the links along the way!
I am sure it will be magical!
For a magical project I thought I would try a new card fold design that is pretty magical.
It is a Gatefold Shutter card.
You can search that in Pinterest and find all kinds of tutorials.
Here is my card...
and opened slightly...
and here is the where the magic happens...

When you open it all the way,
the sentiment appears!
It's really fun!
Now for some more magical inspiration,
please head on over to my friend
I am sure you will be magically inspired!
Thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pocket Letter-Summer Style

Continuing with the fruit theme,
I thought I would share the June pocket letter I created for a 
"summer theme" swap.
I had fun making this for my friend Barb.
These 3 x 4 cards could easily be incorporated into 
card or scrapbook pages.
Stamp set used: 
And for the reverse side I went with the pink flamingo theme.
Loving the Calypso line for summer scrapping.