Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyberweek Sale...

Now - 12/4/15
or while supplies last

Get ready to make those Handmade Christmas Gifts and Cards.  Plenty of time To Get Your CRAFT On!  Picture My Life, Base & Bling, My Creations, Designed Decor and the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection...Why not pick up a thing or two for the Papercrafter in your life and treat yourself :)  Complete list of sale items can be found on my website.

Happy Shopping & Happy Creating!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Everything ABC's Blog Hop Letter X...

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this Hop we will be featuring the letter "X"  This may be the name of a paper, stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "X" element will be featured in their post.

If you came here from Catherine Nowak's Cat Scrapbooking then you're right on track!

My Inspiration for this Close To My Heart Hop was a quilt pattern.  I knew the Letter "X" would be a bit tricky and I wanted to try something a little different.  So I spotted this Pinwheel Quilt Pattern and decided to turn it into a card.

I love the vibrant colors used in this quilt so I decided to use our My Reflections Sangria paperpack to capture the bold contrast.  So what do you think?  Not exactly a quilt block but I love the "X" design of the pinwheels and I'm quite happy with how it turned out :)

Inspiration is all around us we just have to take time to look around.  This applies to not only crafting but in all affairs of our lives.  Wether you are looking for dinner, home decor or everything in between we sometimes just have to SLOW DOWN and look for those "Hints Of Happiness" that are all around us.

For this project I used...

My Reflections Sangria Paper Packet X7199B
Colonial White Cardstock 1388
My Exclusive Inks Pomegranate Z2653
My Acrylics Thankful Heart B1463
My Acrylics Jennifer's Hand B1484
Sequins Gold Assortment Z2012
1 inch Square Paper Punch

If you would like to purchase these products or view the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book, visit my website.

Thank you for visiting!  Your next stop on our Everything ABC's Blog Hop is Daryls Recker at Crafty Happy

In case you get lost along the way...visit Linda Norman at Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Please remember to Follow My Blog and Comment on My Posts.  I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Big Dream...

Are you dreaming of a Vacation, Remodeling, New Wardrobe?  No matter how big or small your dreams may be, having a plan to attain those goals puts you one step closer to achieving that DREAM!

Last September my Close To My Heart upline Denise Sanner, ask us that very question.  She wanted to know who had plans for attending our 2016 CTMH Convention, who wanted a trip to Disney.  I have to be honest, my kids would love to go to Disney and Convention may just be the time to take them there.  To seal the deal and make a plan we created these cute containers.

For this project I used our My Reflections Zoe paper pack, My Acrylics November Stamp of the Month, the new Pint Sized Container & our Watercolors.  I LOVE how it turned out and I have a little place to sock away some cash for our Disney Dream, whether or not that is this year or next I don't know but I have a plan to reach that DREAM!

Here's a closer look at the Close To My Heart products used.

Zoe Paper Pack X7197B

My Creations Pint Sized Container Z3137

My Acrylics Cheers, 2016 
November Stamp Of The Month
Get this Stamp Set for only $5 with a $50 CTMH order through Nov. 30, 2015.
Pair it up with the Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking Special and receive all for only
$76.80 plus S/H

Great way to prep for Preserving those Holiday Memories!

Watercolor Paints Z3132

Paint Brush Set Z3188

Momento Black Ink Pad Z899

Hope this post has INSPIRED you to DREAM BIG!

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Joyful Stars November Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop, glad you could hop on by and view the Creative Inspirations from several of our talented Close To My Heart Independent Consultants.

For this Hop I created this Inspirational Card, perfect to Encourage someone and let them know you are thinking of them.

For this project I used the following Close To My Heart products...

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge (Z3168)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z3170) 
My Reflections Sangria paper pack (X7199B) 
Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
Watercolor Brusheses (Z3188)
My Acrylic Stamp Set, Look To The Light (B1428) 

Here's a closer look at the My Reflections Sangria paper pack, I just love the Beautiful Jewel tones in this paper a perfect fall complement!

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  I love using paints, creating my own hues and seeing the accents come to life.  If you are interested in any of these products, please visit my website.

Next on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop is Lori Meadows, don't forget to leave a comment...I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Creating!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Simply Fundamental Workshop...

Last we left off I shared Close To My Heart's November "Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking" Deal.  I mentioned that you can download directions to complete FIVE 2-page Layouts that were designed to accompany this promotion.  So be sure to grab your copy while it's available.  You'll love the look of the designs and you can use them time and time again.

Curious as to what you will be getting?  Take a look...

Don't you just love the Clean Layouts and Pops of Color.  The Enchantment Fundamental Pack includes some of our NEWEST colors; Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, Fern, Poppy, Pomegranate, Saffron, New England Ivy, Goldrush and Ruby.  A Super Rich Versatile Color Palette that will add life to any project!

If would like more details on this promotion or any of Close To My Heart's products, I would love to work with you and help you pick out just the right items to complete your next project.  To view our Annual Inspirations Idea Book visit my website.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


As a Papercrafter you can never have enough paper...or so we think, LOL!  If one would ask my better half he might tell you I have enough paper to supply a school for a year or two :)

In reality having quality papers not only provides for great backdrops but exciting accents as well.  Close To My Heart's Paper Lines include our fabulous White Core Exclusive Cardstock, My Reflections products and Glitter paper but we also offer a full line of Paper Fundamentals featuring four color groups; Basics, Enchantment, Whimsy and Adventure.  These color groups tie into our My Exclusive Inks easily taking your basic scrapbooking to a new level by adding coordinating embellishments, assortments, compliments and stamping.

November is the perfect time to try one of our Simply Fundamental Bundles, for only $71.80 you will receive the following items...
  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

Just follow this link to view all ten Close To My Heart's Album Bundles.  And don't forget to download your Simply Fundamental Workshop directions featuring five 2-page layouts using your Fundamental Bundle.

Happy Creating!