Friday, May 16, 2014

Party Planning...

Have you been thinking about having a Party?  Have an upcoming, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower or birthday?  Close To My Heart products can be used to help you create the perfect decorations, favors or gifts.  Let your creativity run wild!

Here we've paired up one of our CTMH Cricut Collections with My Reflections Ivy Lane for a picture perfect table scape.

Themed party's?  No CTMH shows you just how to coordinate a "Monsterific" celebration!

Need a cute little way to package up a gift?  Stamping and Scrapbooking supplies make it as easy as 1-2-3!

Hope these ideas give you a little Inspiration for your next Celebration!  Happy Creating!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Scrap, Stamp, Send A Greeting...

Close To My Heart has released a series of New Product Collections.  Whether you are just beginning, wanting to take yor craft to the next level or want to try out new tools.  These Product Collections offer you the opportunity to purchase a preselected bundle at a slightly reduced price to get you started.

You can view complete details for each Product Collections at my online shop.  And...any of these bundles qualifies you to take advantage of either of this month's promotions..."Free to Be Me" paper pack celebrating National Scrapbook Month and our Stamp Of The Month "You've Got A Friend", each available for $5 with a qualifying order.

Happy Creating!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Celebration Cards...

Love using our new "Free To Be Me" paper pack.  Finished up three of the cards for my Celebration Cards Workshop tomorrow featuring our Cricut Collections and featured paper.

Be sure to get your "Free To Be Me" paper pack which is our National Scrapbooking Month Special for ONLY $5 with a $50 CTMH order.  Must order by May 31, 2014.

 Speaking of my Celebration Cards Workshop, here are three of the 4 cards we'll be making.  Finishing up the Graduation Card tonight.  Enjoy!




Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day Mini Book...

How did you spend National Scrapbooking Day?  For me I put the finishing touches on my Mother's Day Mini Book.  For the past couple of days, I've been designing and prepping this project for my Workshop.  Only thing left to do is add a few pictures and give Mom her handmade gift.  "Gifts from the Heart" as I like to say!

I find it interesting to see how other's craft and well...I'm a bit of a HOT MESS :)  Creative Chaos...

But the finished product is so REWARDING!!!  In this Mother's Day Mini Book, I used My Reflections "Balloon Ride" and "Ariana" paper packs.  I cut the pages of the book and the front page
overlay with CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Collection and used the Artiste Cricut Collection
for tags and embellishments.


Have A Blessed Sunday!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day...

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day 2014 I am offering a FREE pack of Close To My Heart Embellishment Dots, Bubbles or Gems with your Order of $25 or more.  Offer good this weekend only
 May 3 & 4th, 2014 at my online shop.

To redeem, simply email me at once your order is placed with the item of your choice and mailing address.  I will confirm your order and process your FREE Pack Of Embellishments.

You may choose from the following products.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day and Happy Creating!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friends Forever...

I have been blessed with some very dear friends through the years.  God seems to bring people into my life that have walked the road before me or are willing to walk the road with me.  Whether its raising a special needs child, being a girl scout leader, crafter in crime, life long schoolmate, college dorm buddies, sorority sisters or sisters in Christ.  My life has been blessed!  You know who you are and I thank God you are in my life!

As I was playing around with our new "Free To Be Me" paper pack I decided to use our "Fabulous You" stamp set in honor of my dear friends.  As I say "Hints Of Happiness" in Everyday Life...Friends definitely fall into that category!  Take time to look around and count your blessings, pick up the phone and call just to say HI!  Reach out to others and be inspired!  Hope you enjoy this cute little card I made today using our Artiste Cricut Collection.

If you would like to recreate this look, here are the products I used.  If you need to order any Close To My Heart products, I would love to earn your business.  You may shop at my online website.

  • Cricut Artiste Collection Z1790, Base cut at 4.25 using Oval Card & 3-D Object on page 45 and Flower Embellishments cut at 2.50 using Accent 1 on page 55.
  • Fabulous You Stamp Set C1533
  • Exclusive Inks Black Z2205
  • Colonial White Cardstock 1388 for base
  • Free To Be Me Paper Pack (National Scrapbooking Promotional Offer May 2014) for insert, ribbon and flowers.
  • Faux Pearl Gemstones

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Free To Be Me...

Happy's National Scrapbooking Month!  Time to celebrate with the "Free To Be Me" paper pack.  I have to say with the inclusion of the vellum papers and the tone on tone papers this is quickly becoming one of my favorite paper series.

Sharing Close To My Heart's Monthly Specials is one of my favorite parts of this business.  I have to say after papercrafting for 10 years, CTMH does have some very nice deals for its customers.   In May you can receive the "Free To Me" paper pack for only $5 with a $50 CTMH purchase plus you can take advantage of the Stamp Of The Month promotion for $5.  This month the stamp set is "You've Got A Friend".  That's right you can combine these monthly specials and receive both for a mere $5 each with your $50 CTMH order.  To take advantage of these offers, please visit my website.

Be sure to check back soon.  I'll be posting photos from my upcoming Workshops.  For those of you in Northeast Ohio, be sure to check out my Workshop schedule.  I'd love to have you join me at one of my upcoming sessions.  Located between Cleveland & Akron near the turnpike and Rt. 8.

Happy Creating!