New challenge layout! No fooling


Again, using our paper fundamentals.  These are such great layout papers, subtle but effective.  This sheet is cotton candy and is retired but the new designs are great, can’t wait to use them!  Stamp set used is D1647 Documenting Moments Everyday Life.  Inks:  Pear, Gypsy, Cotton Candy, saddle.  And I used our shimmer trim and this picture just doesn’t do it justice.  This stuff adds so much ‘bling’.  I used Green, Pink, Purple, Bronze, and White.  I also added some of the Kaleidoscope complements along with purple hearts.  Yes this is for a challenge – The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I’m really enjoying the inspiration I find using these challenges.


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #153

Close to My Heart specials

Stampaganza 2016!

Buy two stamp sets and get one free!

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Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! Just a reminder: If you purchase multiple stamps in sets of three (six, nine, twelve, etc.), you will earn the lowest-priced stamp sets on your entire order for free. For example, if you order nine total stamp sets, the three lowest priced stamp sets will be free.

This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!  Please use the March orders ink on my Online Business page.  Thanks!

The lowest-priced set is… Choose this size of stamp set to receive for free!
M-size M-size
A-size M- or A-size
B-size M-, A-, or B-size
C-size M-, A-, B-, or C-size
D-size M-, A-, B-, C-, or D-size
E-size M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size

Baby, I’m Worth It!

Sign up as a Consultant in April and earn amazing rewards—including a FREE Cricut® collection!
Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get: • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75 • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!
Offer valid April 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Cricut® collections available while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item. Shipping/handling will be charged based on the retail value of the free Cricut® collection.

Contact me for more details.

Color my Heart Color Dare #186

How exciting!  The Color My Heart color dare this week features two of my favorite colors Gypsy and Lagoon paired with White Daisy. I thought these photos fit for a nice  layout!  This is my first Dare entry and I am pleased with the result.

I created this layout from my copy of the Seasonal Expressions book, page 43.


Birthday & Valentine’s Cards and Clearance

mallory 9 birthdayCan you believe it’s almost the end of January?  Oh where does the time fly.  I’ve been busy creating and this is the birthday card I made for my Granddaughter who is now 9 years old!  I used Birthday Princess C1631 stamped with Memento black ink and colored with my Shinhan Touch Twin and Copic markers.  Stamped onto White daisy cardstock  and layered onto an off brand of glitter cardstock.  Sentiment is layered on Glacier cardstock cut with my Cricut (love our CTMH cartridges).   I also added some glitter glue to her crown and wand, as well as dotted a border around the edge.  I need to take better pictures, this really is so pretty.

January specials will expire in a couple of days.  The stamp of the month is only $5 with  a $50 purchase.  Here are two cards I made with the January SOTM!  I embossed white on black cardstock.  Added some paper flowers I had in my stash for color, CTMH glitter tape and Done!


January Constant Campaign

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone!

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT)–January 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Also, Close to my heart added more items to their clearance section, be sure to check out lots of great products for little money on my website on their page.



Here’s a new video from Close to my Heart regarding their January Special!

Happy New Year!

It’s time to make resolutions– if that’s what you do on New Year’s day.  I am going to try to post more to my blog and share my artwork, Cards and scrapbook pages!  Life sometimes throws you curves and I’ve had my share, however, I really love to create so that’s my plan – to do as much as I can!  I hope you have a great start to the year as well.

To coordinate with my resolution, I will be adding my planned crops (or any I hear of) to this blog so I will know and you will know where I’ll be (Ha!) or at least give you a creative outlet even if I’m not planning to attend.

Here’s to a wonderful 2016!


Cyber week discounts and December Special

Don’t Miss our Cyber Week Specials

1511-cc-cyberweekFor five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount!
The sale begins tomorrow, Monday, November 30, 2015  and ends on Friday, December 4, 2015.

Items included is this fantastic deal are listed below.
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5″ x 7″ Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My Creations ™ Hip Pics Album
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations ™Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations ™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My Creations ™Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut ® Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476 4¼” x 5½” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5″x7″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6″x6″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3″x3″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4¼” x 5½” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5″x7″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6″x6″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

This sale is while supplies last. Shop early.


December Promotion

1512-cc-planners-gonna-plan-usAttention all planner addicts! During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price!

The planner and its components are also available separately.


Can’t wait to get a planner!

Close to My Heart is selling a planner that is perfect for memory keeping as well a date keeping! Are you a planner girl? Do you know someone who is? Do you need a Christmas gift for someone who loves pretty things, organization, and maybe a bit of memory keeping?

During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price!

What does the bundle include?

•First, Everyday Life album. A beautiful, black three-ring album with gold foil design that measures 9 3/8” x 8 1⁄4”. This size makes the album multi- purpose, allowing you to decide what you put in it.
•Second, Everyday Life 2016 planner pages. 154 planner pages, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, a pocket folder page, a designed page finder, and four sheets of stickers. With monthly and weekly spreads and printed dates, these pages have all the features you need to stay organized—and look good doing it!
•Third, Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp. This fun and functional roller stamp coordinates perfectly with the label stickers, enabling you to customize your planner even further.
With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

Beginning in January, additional products that coordinate with the planner will be available to purchase. This includes

My Crush® Everyday Life pages $7.95

A set of 60 double-sided, gorgeous My Crush pages. These pages can be used on their own to create a beautiful My Crush book, or they can be combined with the planner pages to give you more room in your planner for preserving your memories while giving your planner even more flair.
Memory Protectors $6.95
We’re introducing two new styles of pocket memory protectors sized to fit into the Everyday Life album. One will have two 4” x 6” pockets, the other four 4” x 3” pockets. Use these to add your favorite Picture My Life cards and photos into the mix!

Everyday Life Washi Tape $3.95
Because every My Crush book needs a good washi for attaching photos and other memorabilia to your pages.

Altogether, the Everyday Life line gives you ultimate flexibility in creating a planner/My Crush book/pocket album uniquely customized to you. Best of all, since we know that the time to buy planners is now so contact me today at  Watch Close to My Heart’s video for more information.


Cards with August Stamp of the Month

I love the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge by Close to my Heart. It has lots of cuts to match CTMH stamps! One of them is for the August stamp of the month for 2015. (see pic in sidebar, only available for a few more days!  and don’t forget the Organization specials I talked about in my prior post) I’ve created a few cards and want to show you. The last two use CTMH’s new Zoe paper collection and the first two use Paper from the Enchantment fundamentals collection. Now this particular enchantment pack is retiring at the end of this month because we have NEW colors arriving September 1st and a new paper collection for enchantment. New colors are Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, fern, saffron, poppy and pomegranate! I will have Take and Makes (you take them and make them – there or at home) for some of these cards at the Findley Lake crop October 1-4!  If you need any CTMH products click on the shopping basket to go directly to my site.  Please order on the August Orders gathering for a chance to win the Hostess credits!  Thanks so much, I appreciate you!

Paper Fundamentals

Paper Fundamentals

Paper Fundamentals

Paper Fundamentals

Zoe paper

Zoe paper

Zoe Paper

Zoe Paper


More NEW Close to my Heart items available TODAY!

New Product Availability
Saturday, August 1 is the first day that select new products will be available for customer purchase. The new products available for customer purchase August 1 are:

August Constant Campaign
During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).


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