Monday, May 14, 2018

Beautiful Friendship

Each month, Close to My Heart highlights one of the paper packs and artwork from our current catalog.  This month we highlight Beautiful Friendship. 

What better way to celebrate a friendship but over a cup of your favorite warm beverage.  The teapot and tea cup are a highlight of this floral paper! 

New to our paper packets is a full page print that can be used as the base to your scrapbook page.  Embellishing is well underway with the pennant banner printed at the top of the page.  And of course, we have a different pattern on the other side for flexibility in your crafting.  In addition to this layout, you can create two additional layouts with our workshop your way. 

When you purchase the Beautiful Friendship Workshop your Way, not only do you get a workshop guide for scrapbook pages but these two cute cards as well.  The stamp set featured on these cards is the Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking set and can be purchased with or without the die cuts. 

The Festive Cardmaking Kit include the supplies and guide to create 12 cards.  You will also learn a fun way to use your paper piercing tool to add dimension to your card. 

Add a little something special to a party you are hosting with this banner!  We have the directions to create the banner and paper tassels!  Message me if you would like a copy! 

Enjoy your friendships and celebrate them with this beautiful paper packet and your creative juices! 


Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekend creativity and blessings!

I was able to be with 10 lovely women and we created to our hearts content, laughed until there were tears, and shared heartfelt stories.  What a gift! 

I love when I have some extended creative time and brand new product to play with!  Here's a couple of cards I made using our newest paper packets. 

This teapot makes me smile!  Created using the Beautiful Friendship paper and the stamp set from the Festive Birthday card making workshop.  I stamped with Momento Black Ink and then used water colors and the medium water brush to add touches of color. 

This was a perfect sentiment for my Sunday!  Do you see the triple tone ink colors?  Want to know how to create that?  First I inked the stamp in Juniper ink, then I inked the bottom two-thirds of the stamp in Fern ink, and then the bottom third in New England Ivy.  Then I stamped the entire stamp on my die cut piece!  So easy and so rewarding.  I used the Fresh Air paper packet and the Fresh Air Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts.  And you know what is even better?  The Fresh Air Workshop your way has the cutting pattern for this card!  You can get the instructions here on my website. 

I hope you get to enjoy some creative time this week! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy May Day!

Welcome to May!  What do you look forward to during this month?  I am so ready for sunshine and warmer days and I know that many of you are too.

Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book

This new month brings some new paper crafting products that I am excited to share. 

Close to My Heart has a brand new Seasonal Expression idea book and it is a beauty.  You can see it here online.  If you would like to receive a paper copy you can do so one of the following ways!

  • Place an order on my website and one will be shipped directly to you, with your order for FREE. 
  • For $5, I am happy to mail one directly to you with a $5 coupon on your order $30 or more.  
  • Join my Reap the Rewards club and it is included in your club perks, as well as the upcoming new ideas books.  

Nat'l Scrapbooking Month

The month of May is also Nat'l Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart is celebrating with a promotional paper suite called Postcard Perfect. 

To see the details of this beautiful paper and matching stamp set, visit my website here.  This tropical collection of patterned paper, matching cardstock, cut above kit (all you need is adhesive), stamp set and albums allow you to choose the perfect kit for your scrapbooking style! 

Classic Summer Bash

Bring on the lemonade!  This fun stamp set even comes with ice cubes!  Create your summer event invitations, celebrate a sweet birthday or just send a refreshing "hello" to a friend.  You can purchase this stamp set only during the month of May! 

With a $50 purchase, you can get this stamp set for $5.  Shop here for brand new products, Postcard Perfect scrapbooking suite and all your papercrafting needs.  

Raising my glass of lemonade to you!  Cheers!

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Save 25% on a wide selection of Thin Cuts dies and 30% on select Thin Cuts bundles! 


Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! 

Showtime Stamp Set D1789

Showtime Bundle CC2184 

These two specials go together like peanuts and popcorn!  

To create this card and layout, I used several different thin cuts to add embellishments and design elements.  Can you spy the different dies used?  

How many did you count?  The answer is below and the good news is they are all 25% off! 
Shop on my website for the best deals as all these are while supplies last. 

Purchase the star and circle sets individually for 25% off or purchase the basic shape bundle including hearts and ovals for 30% off. 

Punny pal stamp set is sold separately from the thin cuts.  

Here's to the Greatest Show! 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Stampin' & Inkin'

If you are local to me, join me for my "card buffet" on March 23rd, 7-9 p.m.  I will have a variety of card kits available for you to choose from. You will have 2 hours to complete as many cards as you like. $25 for the card buffet event or $10 with a $35 order placed on my website between March 16th through that evening. RSVP by March 16th so I can have a variety of kits ready for everyone. 

Bring a friend who hasn't stamped with me before and you will get a gift stamp set from me! 

Use your own adhesive or use my adhesive for $2.

What kind of cards do you want to create?  Thank you, birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy? 

See you soon,