Thursday, December 1, 2016

SOTM Blog Hop: Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Blog Hop for December.

If you have arrived here from Michelle's Blog, you are continuing through the hop which is a big circle of fabulous artwork!  When you are ready to move on, you will be traveling to Melissa's Blog.
This stamp set of eight different floral images and simple sentiments brings a bit of spring into the middle of winter.

To create my cards, I took out my heat embossing supplies and water colors.  I added a tad bit of shimmer with our wonderful shimmer pen!  I had just a few minutes to play and I like how they turned out.

This stamp set is available only during the month of December.  You can purchase this set for $5 with a qualifying purchase.  Contact your consultant for information or you can shop on my website as well. 

Now remember when you are finished here, you will be visiting Melissa's Blog.

Enjoy the hop,


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge blog hop!  We have some fun artwork to share with you as you take tour through our blogs. 

If you have arrived here from Terrie's Blog, you are on the right track.  After viewing my artwork, you will be traveling on to Lauren's Blog.

When I first think of Flower Market, I think of the summer farmer's market and the big bouquets for purchase.  But this Cricut cartridge really has something beautiful for all seasons. I created with Christmas and winter in mind. 

This holiday card display is created using a wooden hanger that I white washed, hung three pieces of ribbon.  Then I "built" the floral spray on a 1" wide piece of chipboard that is just the length of the bottom rod.  For some of the cuts, I layered two or three of the same cuts to add more stability to the item.  The easiest way to do this is to leave the cuts on the Cricut mat and glue them together.  Keeping the cut on the mat makes it easier to glue them together.  I layered different elements together attaching with the hot glue.  When the floral spray was complete, I hot glued it to the hanger.

You can purchase the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge from your consultants website or if you don't have a consultant, you are welcome to shop with me.  (Ask your consultant about the CTMH Cyber Monday Cricut Craze Special)

Now remember to visit Lauren's blog and continue on to see all the fun crafts you can do with the Flower Market Cartridge. 

Happy Holiday Crafting,


Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Special and Bags O Joy!

from the comfort of your own home, 
in your p.j.'s
with the warm beverage of your choice!

For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, CTMH will feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount!

These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! 

All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone! 


When you purchase $50 on my website before 9 a.m. on Black Friday, I will send you a Bag O' Joy filled with a generous $35 worth of AMAZING stamping and scrapbooking supplies, sorted and coordinated for fun projects!  

Purchase $50 between 9 and noon, and I will send you a $25 Bag O' Joy!  

Shop after noon on November 25th to 11:59 p.m. (MST) and any purchase amount, I will send you a $10 Bag O' Joy.  
(While supplies last.)  


When you join my Facebook event indicating your are "going", I will put your name in a drawing for a special Bag O' Joy.  Invite a friend to join as well and when they join the party, you will receive an additional ticket for the drawing!   

Surprise Stash AND Bags O' Joy!  What could be better for Black Friday?

Enjoy the holiday season!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Planner happy!

Do you know a planner?  Someone who likes to be organized?  What about someone who likes to journal or color?  

The Close to My Heart Planner is a wonderful gift
You can add it to your Black Friday Shopping List and be eligible for a Bag O' Joy.  (See this post for Bag O' Joy info.)

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own.

The planner comes in three different bundles.

Just the insides
If you have a favorite cover and just want to update to 2017, you can purchase the Planner Pages.  Includes monthly and weekly calendars, designs you can color, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips.  CC2017

Need a cover
that is versatile and goes with everything?  Choose the Striped Everyday Life planner bundle.   Includes the Everyday Life™ stripes album and the 2017 planner pages, which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.  CC1178

 Color of the Year: Sea Glass 
So fresh and cool looking! Includes the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass album and the 2017 planner pages, which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.  CC1177

Get your planner today because this planner system is only available while supplies last!

And here's a sneak peek of some coloring I have already started in my planner.

Enjoy your planner whether it is for organization or play!  The beautiful, neutral colors of this planner allow for you to design and add your favorite themes and colors to each page.

Need coloring tools to add to your gift?  Check out our Shin Han Markers, watercolors and watercolor pencils

Shop here today. 

Happy planning,


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Craft supply organization with Workspace Wonder

Workspace Wonder™ is Close To My Heart’s unique storage solution for crafting supplies and tools. Here’s how it works: Determine which crafting supplies you need to store, purchase the coordinating Workspace Wonder trays and stacks, and then stack them on top of each other to create a storage system that works for you!

What’s great about Workspace Wonder is that you only purchase the parts you need, and you can continually rearrange or add more parts as your needs change. Transform your crafting space and organize your supplies in a way that works for YOU with Workspace Wonder.

Take a look for some options that might work for you.

Is organization on your to do list in January?  Put Workspace Wonder on your Christmas list and share my website with your Santa!

Here are the different elements that you should consider.

Stamp pad stack holds 5 stamp pads.  $9.95

Marker stack holds 25 markers.  $9.95

Tool Cubby  $9.95

Large tray, 8" × 12" × 1"; holds up to 6 marker stacks, stamp pad stacks, or tool cubbies.  $12.95

Small tray, 4" × 8" × 1"; holds up to 2 marker stacks, stamp pad stacks, or tool cubbies.  $6.95

Paper tray, 12" × 12½" × 2"; holds paper and cardstock.  $18.95

And here are just some of the ways you can configure your Workspace Wonder sets.

Feel free to contact me with questions or more information!  I would love to help you get organized so your creative space allows you to BE creative!