Friday, September 4, 2015

Seven beautiful new colors from Close to My Heart

I just love these new colors, what do you think?  Which one is your favorite?







I have to admit I love them all.  However, to be honest I am a huge fan of the Peacock and Sapphire, well blue has always been my favorite color.  So which one are you going to work with first?  Watch to see what I come up with, hope I can do them justice.  Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Stamp of the Month

Receive this amazing stamp set for just $5.00 (a $17.95 value) during the month of September with a $50 qualifying purchase.  See details at  Here is the stamp set and some cute projects that were made using it.

I just love how versatile this stamp set can be.  Here are two beautiful projects made using it, one is a scrapbook page while the other is a beautiful card.

I can see myself using this stamp over and over.  Don't miss out, it will only be available during the month of September.  Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Come explore Close to My Heart both the new catalogs!!

It is that time again.  We have a new Annual Inspirations Idea Book but wait, we also have an outstanding Holiday Expressions Mini Idea Book that has loads of fun holiday items.  You can explore both on my website at or by clicking the cart at the top of this post.  If you place an order or orders during the month of September you will receive the holiday expressions free from Close to My Heart.  And if you place an order or orders during the months of September or October that total $75 or more and you purchase the new Annual Inspirations Idea book I will reimburse you the $6.00 cost of the book once your order has been processed and shipped.

Look at these amazing paper packs.  Don't forget Close to My Heart also has coordinating stamp sets, inks, embellishments, cricut cartridges, so no matter what the project you can find your supplies here.


Ok, so I am partial to this one, maybe it is because I love the drink so much, LOL.  Actually, I find the colors very inspiring.  I just love the vibrancy of the whole pack.

Wouldn't this La Vie En Rose paper make some amazing cards or scrapbook pages for say a wedding or anniversary.  I love anything rose and of course black and white is always classy!!!

Looking for that perfect Halloween page, look no more, this would be great for that.  It also reads very masculine to me so I will certainly be using it to scrapbook for my husband and sons as well as for making those masculine cards I always need and never seem to have on hand.  

Another great masculine line.  As the mother of two sons I am always struggling to find paper that I can use to scrapbook or to make cards that are appropriate for the men in my life and this pack is going to work great for that.  

I know it seems like we have a long time until Christmas but it is just around the corner if you want to make your own cards.  This paper pack is great for that as well as to capture those Christmas morning memories.  I have been looking at it though and I see some potential for some non-holiday stuff, be on the lookout for what I come up with.

And look at the new girl on the block Zoe.  A little whimsical, very colorful and bright and boy is she going to be fun to play with.  Can't wait to try her out.

I just love this Kaleidoscope paper.  There is something just fun and bright about it.

Last but certainly not least here comes Georgie.  Isn't he beautiful?  What a gorgeous paper pack,  see baby cards, birthday cards, get well cards, and scrapbook page after scrapbook page coming out of this pack.  

Don't miss out get your new supplies today and don't forget to check out the National Stamping Month Special (see info to the side of this post and watch the video on the post after this one).  Also, remember if you spend $50 in September you will receive a free Annual Inspirations Idea Book from me ($7.00 value) and you will also qualify to purchase the September Stamp of the Month featured to the left of this post for just $5.00 (a $17.95 value).  So don't miss out.  

Happy Crafting!!!!!

National Stamping Month—Hello, Life!

These stamp sets are the perfect way to celebrate National Stamping Month...  Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Close To My Heart: Life is worth...

Sometimes we need to be reminded how important our memory keeping is and how much that beautiful handmade card or gift is....

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Announcing the New Artistry Cricut Cartridge

This set includes the cartridge (with over 700 images), a pack of Enchantment Cardstock (that would be 2 each of 10 different colors in 12" x 12", valued at $14.50), three full stamp sets (valued at $17.95 each that coordinate with cuts from the cartridge).  So that means there are tons of possible projects that can be created with this collection.  Below are pictures of some of the images.  

I am already eyeing up a few of these with dreams of cards.  Love the little duck for a baby card, or the snow flakes or the pumpkin, or the great backgrounds, sorry I do get kind of like that kid that is always looking at the shinny thing when it comes to a new Close to My Heart cartridges.  This whole collection is available for $99. on my OBA at  or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this post.  Or you can wait until September 1st and the collection will be available for $79.99 as a digital set (so you get the stamps, paper, but no actual cartridge).  Let me know if you have any questions.  Also, if you have friends who love to craft why not host a gathering (you can do it on line, just call me at 910-215-0352 and I will show you how).  Gather $250 in qualifying orders and you can earn one item at half price (so get this for just 49.50 plus another $40 in free items, just pay the shipping and taxes).  Happy Crafting!!!

Don't Miss out on the August Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is really cute.  It coordinates with the new Artistry Cricut Collection also which is a definite plus.  Remember it is yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase (it has a retail value of $17.95).  Check out the great projects that can be made with it...


Great for a gift bag

Or Great for a Card

Make sure you don't miss out.  Oh and check out this amazing new paper pack named ZOE, which is brand new and available now as well.  There is a beautiful Workshop on the Go (WOTG) that includes the paper, a stamp set and embellishments available in this new design as well.  Your purchase of this alone will get you headed in the right direction to get the Stamp of the Month for the $5 instead of the full price of $17.95.

Here is the beautiful Zoe paper (check it out on my website for a better picture)

and here is the Workshop on the Go (look it up on my website to see everything it includes).

Happy Crafting!!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August Specials

Well my friends it is hard to believe it is August already.  It will be fall before we know it and many of you are busy getting ready to send the kids off to a new year of school.  I have to apologize for my absence on here.  I have been busy moving from California to North Carolina.  We have been in our new home for three weeks today.  Seems like we have accomplished so much on one hand but then on the other I still see so much more that needs to be done.  But we love it here and are getting settled in well.

Hubby finished my cabinets and counter tops in my new huge craft room today so I hope to get everything out of the boxes and put away by the end of the week so I can start playing up there next week.  I will post pictures as soon as I have it finished.  It really is the room of my dreams at 14 x 24' I have more room than I could have ever imagined.  I am really excited that I have received my new 2015-2016 Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog and the Holiday Seasonal Expressions.  As a consultant I am lucky enough to be able to order the new products a month before they go live to our customers.  I will be making lots of samples to help inspire everyone and posting them on here so you can get some ideas.

There are some great specials and a few new products available now so don't miss out...

During the month of August purchase this Marker Roll-Up for $17.95 and receive this stamp set for free ($17.95 value).

Or during the month of August purchase this Accessory Roll-Up for $18.95 and receive two Base and Bling Style Sheets (valued at $3.95 each) for free.  So now is a great time to work on the organization that you want to get done.

Happy Crafting!!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Special

Don't miss out on this great special. During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush™ book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95!

So here is an example of one of the beautiful books, assortment and stamp set that would be part of this amazing special. This one is called In the Pink!!!

This is the front cover and a sample of some of the beautiful pages. The book contains 60 – 10" × 7" cardstock-weight pages; kraft hardcover with glossy pink and gold foil accents and is wire-bound.
The assortment set includes, 16 – Journal Spots, 4 – 4" × 4" Sticker Sheets, 2 – 4" × 4" Alphabet Sticker Sheets and 4 – 2" × 2" Envelopes

And this would be your free stamp set (a $9.95 value) with the purchase of the In the Pink Book (Z2000) and the In the Pink Assortment (Z2042). 

Not into pink, that's ok, because you can choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Stamp of the Month

I have been so busy trying to pack up my home and prepare to move from the west coast to the east coast I have hand zero time to craft.  Now that makes me sad, but, I just love this months Stamp of the Month and I am looking forward to getting into that new home and my big new craft room and using this one because it is just too cute.  I think this will make great scrapbook pages and cards alike.

Here is the stamp set itself, it's it just adorable, makes me think of all those great summer days I enjoyed as a child...

Here are some samples of what the creative folks at CTMH have done with them.

Wouldn't this make a great party invitation?  I just love it...

And don't forget you need to document that great party as well and this stamp set is a great way to do that.  

Remember the Stamp of the Month is only available during the month it previews so be sure to order yours during the month of June.  It is also discounted from $17.95 to just $5. with any qualifying order.  Click on the shopping cart above or head over to to check out this and more great opportunities for the month...  And most important... Happy Crafting!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Taste of Summer is not just for Scrapbooking

Want to make some fun summer cards.  You can't go wrong with this paper pack and stamp set.  Just check them out.

You start with the paper pack, get 12 beautiful pieces of 12 x 12" paper for just $8.95.

Next add a great coordinating stamp set for just $17,95 (you will use this one over and over again).  And now you have great cards like the ones below.

Place a $25 order on my OBA at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog, from now through the end of May and I will email you the instructions for all six of these cards free of charge.  It is simple the stamp set used to make all these cards is D1646 - Finding the Words (very versatile set) at it is $17.95, so order it and the paper pack and you automatically meet the requirements to receive the free instructions and you have what you need to make these adorable cards.

Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Taste of Summer Scrapbooking Projects

I just love this special paper pack being offered in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.  Taste of Summer is just that, everything in it makes you think SUMMER!!!

Each of these papers is two sided, one with a vibrant print and the other with a beautiful tone on tone texture.  

And this stamp set was made just for this paper pack, check out some of the beautiful scrapbook pages (below) made using this stamp set.  I will email you the instructions for both with any $25 purchase from my OBA at during the month of May (don't miss out)!!!