Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring & Summer Workshop Schedule Posted...

Love that the weather is getting warmer and the trees are starting to bud here in Ohio.  Okay not so much today but yesterday was Fantastic :)

This prompted me to get my Spring & Summer Workshops scheduled so be sure to checkout my upcoming classes and join me as you let your creative juices flow.  Enjoy some time away and fellowship with the ladies.

Here are a few of the Stamp Sets & Papers I'll be featuring.

Your Own Kind Of Wonderful


Celebrate With Cake

Beach Days


If you'd like to see more Close To My Heart products, please visit my website.

Happy Creating,

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you could hop on by and view the Creative Inspirations of some of our talented Close To My Heart Independent Consultants.  If you  arrived here from the blog of Andrea Sherman then you're right on track.

For this Blog Hop I'm featuring "Spring Critters"  This sweet stamp set coordinates perfectly with one of Close To My Heart's newest products the Thin Cuts metal dies, however, I fussy cut mine for this project.  I paired these critters up with our Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack and My Reflections Kaleidoscope.

Since I stamped each image in the My Exclusive Inks matching their color to the cardstock I opted to use the Watercolor Pencils to add details and fill in each sweet little critter.  Shown are Gypsy, Saffron, Pixie and Pear.  I love how everything came together and the pops of patterned paper from the Kaleidoscope zip strips worked perfectly to complete each card.  My only problem now is to decide who gets a special spring treat in the mail next week ;)

For this project I used these CTMH Products...
My Acrylix Spring Critters C1638
Watercolor Pencils 3505
Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack X5935
My Reflections Kaleidoscope X7202B
My Exclusive Inks Gypsy Z2190
My Exclusive Inks Saffron Z2651
My Exclusive Inks Pixie Z2644
My Exclusive Inks Pear Z2197

If you are interested in any of these products, please visit my website where you can shop and browse our current Idea Books.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Next on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop is Helen Gullett, don't forget to leave everyone a comment...we LOVE getting feedback on our designs :)

For a complete list of the Joyful Stars February Hop head on over to Joyce Houck's Blog.

Happy Creating!


Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Happy March!  Can you believe how quickly 2016 is clipping right along and Spring is beckoning :)  I cannot wait to share Close To My Heart's March without further ado here we go!

First STAMPAGANZA is here which is our Buy 2 Get 1 Offer on all the My Acrylix Stamp Sets.

Second is CTMH's Stamp of the month, "Sunshine Birdies"  How Stinkin' Cute is this stamp set...seriously?  LOVE IT!  Remember you can get this set for $5 when you purchase $50 dollars in CTMH product.  Love when we can bundle deals and save more :)

Okay there you have it, MARCH is the perfect time to stock up on Stamp Sets!  Check out the Seasonal Expressions or Annual Inspirations Idea Books for Creative Inspiration and visit me online to place an order.  Have questions, please email or call.  I'd love to help you choose the perfect CTMH products for your next project :)

Happy Creating!