Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's about CLOSE TO MY HEART this week

The Card Positioning Systems sketch blog team had the joy of working with some great Close To My Heart products this week. Susan Tomaino, Independent Close To My Heart (CTMH) Consultant was our sponsor for this week. There is a special reason that I was very happy with using these papers, stamp pads and stamps this week. That is because about 20 years ago, my very first introduction to the world of rubber stamping was through a DOTS party. Somewhere along the way, the name was changed to CTMH and these days they offer so many more products then they did back then. I remember how amazed I was and wanting basically the entire catalog.
I will post my card using the CPS sketch later this week since it isn't scheduled to go up on the CPS blog yet. BUT, we received so many really fun products, I wanted to create several things so I am showing you two cards today. These mostly use the papers that I selected.
I just feel in love with these cute animals that are a part of one of the pieces of patterned paper from the Animal Cookies collection. The card represents four different prints, I love when prints go together so well.
I also cut this number "3" from one of the papers and then coated it with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. I love giving an accent like this an added boost with an epoxy look.

This is a mini card. It is 4" square. The red heart paper is one of the prints and I cut the little monkey out of the patterned paper with the animal in it. I just love this little guy. Aleene's Paper Glaze coats the little heart in his hand.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials: Paper – Animal Cookies/Close to My Heart

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Stamp pad – Clearsnap/Fluid Chalk
Scallop circle punch – Papershapers
Materials: Paper – Animal Cookies/Close to My Heart (Animals cut from one of the prints)

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. I adore these Linda, so so cute!! Way to rock the sketches this week. :)

  2. Oh Linda I can see why you like those little animals.. they are just adorable. I love that monkey

  3. These are GORGEOUS!! Way to go!

  4. Lovely creations with such happy themes.

  5. cute, cute, cute!! I adore those little animals!

  6. Those are some great cards and great products. I especially love all those little animals on the first one.

    PS-I would definitely recommend the Ikea wooden train set...it's really neat and there are a ton of different ways to put the track together. I think Chad and I enjoy it as much as Caeden! lol.