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October Stamp of the Month – Close To My Heart

Here we are – officially in the fall season with the holidays just around the corner.  The Christmas themed October Stamp of the Month (SOTM), Home for the Holidays, is available for a limited time.  It can be yours for just $5.00 with a $50 purchase but it is only available to you during October.   You can also purchase the October Stamp of the Month for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.   I especially love the polar bear image.  The set coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge and provides measurements to cut pieces for all but two of the images (the candy cane and candy don’t have images on Art Philosophy but all of the others do) .   Here is a sample set I cut out using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and stamped.

Samples stamped with the October SOTM

Samples stamped with the October SOTM

I also made two cards with the polar bear postage stamp.  One with glitter paper and the other with paper from the Snowhaven paper pack.  So cute!

october SOTM polar bear cards pic


You can purchase the Stamp of the Month and the supplies online at my Close to my Heart business address at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.


October Stamp of the Month “Home for the Holidays” Item #S1410

the “Winter Wishes” phrase is from the stamp set To You and Yours, Item #B1403

The “Snow Much Fun” phrase and snowflakes are from Flakey Friends, Item # C1506

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Item # Z1686

Snowhaven Paper Pack Item # X7188C

Teal Glitter Paper Item # Z1991

Silver Shimmer Trim # Z1799

White Daisy Bulk pack of card bases and envelopes Item #X254

White Daisy Paper Item # 1385

Ink Pads:  Glacier #Z2641, Topiary #Z2155, Ponderosa Pine #Z2145, Ruby # Z2170.  The bright red on the December 25 tag is Holiday Red and that is a discontinued color, but you can use Cranberry in its place, #Z2116.

If you are using the Cricut Explore die cut machine instead of a legacy model, you can insert codes in search to find the cuts on Art Philosophy.   Be sure to be at search all images and enter the code with the # in front of it.  Light bulb shape ornament tag is #M41BE5;  Polar bear stamp is #M450F2, the Home for the Holidays tag is #M45A94, The Do Not Open tag is #M45080 and the larger ornament is #M4003B.

I hope you enjoy this peek at the possibilities using the October Stamp of the Month!  Leave a comment below or if you have questions, please feel free to email me at cydneyfowlercreations@gmail.com and I will respond as soon as possible.  Click here to be directed to my online CTMH shop.



September Promotions from Close to my Heart Brought to you by Cydney Fowler, Independent Consultant

The stamp of the month is a cute set featuring a beautiful tree with hearts and sayings that include family, forever, love and sweet moments.  There is also a fancy little heart stamp, a tiny flower and tiny hearts, too.  Get it for $5.00 with any $50 order in September, or you can purchase the set for the regular retail price of $17.95.  This set is only available to order in September.  Look online at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com, or if you have a catalog, it is on page 13.   Here are the samples for September Stamp of the Month:

September 2014 Stamp of the Month Sample Layout

September 2014 Stamp of the Month Sample Layout

September 2014 Stamp of the Month - Sample Penant

September 2014 Stamp of the Month – Sample Penant

In addition, there is a September special celebrating 30 years of stamping.  You can get the cute and versatile stamp set pictured below.  It includes 30 little stamps!  You can get this set for FREE! when you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps.

National Stamping Month and 30 Years of Happy Campaign

National Stamping Month and 30 Years of Happy Campaign

When you shop with Close to my Heart the bonus levels accumulate – so if you spend $50 you can get the $5 SOTM set (one set for every $50 you spend – so if you spend $150 you are eligible for 3 of the same sets at $5.00 each set – great for gift giving) AND if $30 of your $50 is retail priced stamps, you qualify for the free set of 30 stamps.

So don’t forget to stop on by my online CTMH shop and make your September purchases!  Click here or type in this address – http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.  This is my personal online business address so if you shop there I will get full credit towards my sales quotas.  I appreciate my customers and offer my own incentives and bonuses to those who place orders with me.  If you ever have any questions, all of my contact information is on the online shop site.

Happy Crafting!

There is still time to get the CTMH August Stamp of the Month

The August Stamp of the Month by Close to my Heart is still available until the end of August.  You can purchase the stamp set for $17.95 or get it for just $5 when you spend $50.   Click Here to go to my online CTMH shop.  It is my personal site and my account will be credited with your purchase.  I appreciate the support!  The link is http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com

Owls are very on trend right now – you can use this adorable owl themed set for Halloween with the included “happy Owloween” saying and costume pieces for the owls, or you can use it for a variety of all occasion cards and layouts using just the owls and “What a Hoot” phrase included in the set.

Here is a sample treat bag using this versatile stamp set:



And here is a cute layout using the same stamp set:


August SOTM

August SOTM

I know you will think of many more ways to use this adorable stamp set for your own creations.

I also have a Mystery Hostess gathering you can join when you shop at my online CTMH store.  It is open until August 31, 2014.  The customer with the largest order attached to the online gathering will be the hostess!  The mystery hostess will receive free select product credit (SPC) as long as the gathering reaches a minimum total merchandise sales of $150.  The SPC is $25 when the gathering reaches $150, and goes up as the gathering sales increase. Check out the Idea Book online to get all of the details about sales levels and corresponding hostess rewards.  Just click the above links to get to my online shop and you can get all of the information there.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions.  All of my contacts are on the website.

Happy Crafting!




Cards featuring CTMH July Stamp of the Month

I needed two thank you cards for my convention roomie/friends.  I used the July Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet (Item #S1407).  This is also a sneak peek at the new Shin-Han markers CTMH is unveiling in the August Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I love the way they color!  Also a sneak peek at one of the new washi tapes, Topiary (item #Z2002), that is also available in August.  I used various CTMH solid colors to make the festive banner for the multi-color card, and Skylark paper for the green card.  Notice that I cut one inch squares to stamp the individual letters on – that way if you mess up coloring you can do one letter over and the letters are easy to line up this way.  Also, don’t hesitate to stamp letters in a random, wavy pattern if you have trouble lining the stamps up perfectly straight.  Perfect is the enemy of good!  Have fun with stamping and creating!  The Skylark paper pack is available until the end of July (Item #X7177B).  Get your favorite papers before the end of July!  All of the B&T duos patterned papers will be replaced with exciting new designs effective August 1.

Here are the two cards I made for my wonderful friends, Kelle and Erin:

Green Thank You card with the Circus Alphabet and Topiary Washi Tape.

Green Thank You card with the Circus Alphabet and Topiary Washi Tape.

Multi-Color Thank You card made with the Circus Alphabet.

Multi-Color Thank You card made with the Circus Alphabet.


Don’t forget – you can only get this cute alphabet stamp set during July.  Retail is $17.95, but you can get it for $5.00 with any $50 purchase during July.  My personal online CTMH shop is located at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.  Click on the link to shop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Watch for regular posts featuring more wonderful Close to my Heart products.  Happy Crafting!



July Stamp of the Month from Close to my Heart

This circus style alphabet stamp set is so cute!  This set is only available for purchase in July.  You still have time to get yours!  You can get yours for $17.95 retail, or for the bargain price of only $5.00 with a $50 purchase.  Go to my personal online CTMH website to place an order now!  Click here to be redirected  to http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com. I will post some cards made with this stamp set in the next few days so you will have examples.  Happy Crafting.

What a fun alphabet stamp set!

What a fun alphabet stamp set!

May Stamp of the Month – Close to my Heart

The May Stamp of the Month features some really cute pinwheels.  Just $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase or purchase at retail during May only.

May Stamp of the Month

May Stamp of the Month

Here is a card I made for my husband’s friend who is retiring.  He is retired military so I used a red, white, blue and gold theme.  It is on an 8.5 x 11 white piece of card stock folded in half so the pinwheels would fit nicely.

Pinwheels Card

Pinwheels Card

I hope this inspires you to make some pinwheels of your own.  The stamp set coordinates with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to Close to my Heart and the cuts include the  middle hole in the pinwheel, or you can just stamp and cut around the images and put holes in the middles.

If you are interested in seeing what Close to my Heart has to offer, visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas May Blog Hop with CTMH Claire paper

Welcome to our May blog hop featuring the Claire paper pack from Close to my Heart.  I am also hosting the give away this month so be sure to leave a comment on the Damask Divas site for a chance to win the March Stamp of the Month – Floral Happiness.  If you arrived to my blog from Teri Hanson’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always return to Damask Divas if you get lost or if you want to start from the beginning.

I used the pretty chevron pattern in the Claire packet and the Floral Happiness stamp set to create a large Thank You card for a group of coworkers who gave me gifts to celebrate my recent retirement.  It is for the management team as a group so I thought this 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 size would be great.  I used the Thanks stamp to add the greeting.  I cut the chevron paper to size and used my ATG adhesive tool to glue it down to the card base.  I stamped the Thanks stamp on colonial white card stock and glued that in the center.

Thank You card using Claire paper - chevron pattern

Thank You card using Claire paper – chevron pattern

Here is a close up of the larger rose in the upper left corner of the card.  I used the Smoothie ink pad for the flowers and the Topiary ink pad for the leaves.  I did second generation stamping on the bottom layer (ink the stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then stamp again on your card paper to get the lighter tone).  The top layer is first generation right from the ink pad.  I stamped the flowers and leaves then cut them out and glued them to the card.  After that I put some light colored glitter glue on the darker areas of the flowers and leaves to give it some sparkle but let the color show through.

Flower close up

Flower close up

I like the simple elegance of this card and I hope you do too.

The main supplies include:

Claire Paper Pack Item # X7166B

Floral Happiness Stamp of the Month Item #S1303

Thanks Stamp Item #A1125

Smoothie Stamp Pad Item #Z2196

Topiary Stamp Pad Item #Z2155

Colonial White cardstock Item #1388

Stardust Glitter Gel Item #Z1313

If you would like to purchase Close to my Heart supplies from me or get more information about what CTMH has to offer, visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.

Your next stop in the blog hop is with Jeannie Resnick.  Don’t forget to enter a comment on the Damask Divas site to have a chance to win the Floral Happiness stamp set. We Damask Divas love your comments on our blogs!  Happy Crafting!