Sangria is Perfect for Fall


Sangria Paper Collection

Each month Close To My Heart features a specific paper collection.  This month we are featuring the *NEW* Sangria Paper Pack.   Sangria is the perfect choice for Fall.  It has beautiful, rich hues that scream autumn.  But as Rose Mary S. shows in the card she sent me, this paper collection is stunning no matter what the occasion.

Sangria Tri-fold Card

Isn’t this card so breathtaking?!?  Every little detail is well thought out.  And look at it opened up…

Open Sangria Trifold Card

Side View Sangria Trifold Card

The supplies used to create this card are:

  • Sangria Workshop on the Go Stamp Set (G1097)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2105)
  • Versamark (Z891)
  • Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Sangria Workshop on the Go

If you’d like to join in on creating beautiful projects with this month’s featured paper collection, Sangria, you can visit my ONLINE STORE and purchase your supplies to get started.

CTMH’s Nevermore Paper Collection


Nevermore Paper Pack

It’s time to start crafting for Halloween!  With Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Nevermore Paper Pack, you’ve got some great paper options.  But as you’ll see in this video, you can use this same paper to craft for events beyond Halloween.


Cricut Artistry Card for National Coffee Day


Cricut Artistry Coffee Cup Card

Did you celebrate National Coffee Day yesterday?  I meant to share this cute card I received from Deann B. yesterday in celebration of the day–isn’t it totally perfect for the day?!?

And not only is it super cute, it’s really quick and easy to make with Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut Collection–Artistry!

I love how she embossed the cut out coffee cup–it really adds more texture and dimension to the cup, making it more life like!  Plus, the little speckles on the whip cream (created with the help of the *NEW* Ink Blot Stamp Set) is another wonderful touch.

To pick up the Cricut Artistry Collection to make your own coffee cup cards, visit my Online CTMH Store.


Miracle of Christmas Rudolph Card


Miracle of Christmas Rudolph Card

It’s getting to be that exciting, fast-paced time of year!   Halloween is right around the corner, then before we know it Thanksgiving will be here and then Christmas will have come and gone in a blink of an eye!

It’s hard to believe that it’s less than 2 weeks until my annual Holiday Extravaganza Event (always a favorite–we sold out weeks before the RSVP deadline this year!)  But even more unimaginable is that it’s time for my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign.

SunnyDay Memories 12 Weeks of Christmas

That’s right, it’s time for the 12 Weeks of Christmas!   Continue reading

This Happy Life Card


CTMH Hello, Life Card

Can you believe there are only a few more days of National Stamping Month?  October will be here next week!  I can’t believe it.  If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on one (or all 3!) of CTMH’s exclusive National Stamping Month Stamp Sets–Hello, Life, don’t delay much longer.

These stamps sets pair together so well.  Even though they each were designed with a specific type of crafting in mind (cardmaking, scrapbooking and pocket scrapbooking) the images contained in each set are perfect complements to each other.

For this particular card, I used both the Pocket Scrapbooking and the Scrapbooking Hello, Life Stamp Sets. Continue reading

Paper Garden Card


Paper Garden Card

Close To My Heart’s September Stamp of the Month is absolutely beautiful!  The Paper Garden Stamp Set comes with 9 unique images for making stunning cards, layouts or other home decor pieces.

As is true with every Stamp of the Month, if you spend $50, you can get this stamp set for only $5!!

Would you believe I used the Halloween Paper Packet, Nevermore to create this card?  It’s true!

Nevermore Paper Pack X7198B

While intended for use with Halloween projects, you can do so much more with it.  The other supplies I used to create this card are:

  • Fern Stamp Pad (Z2650)
  • Eggplant Stamp Pad (Z2647)
  • Whisper Stamp Pad (Z2172)
  • Thistle Stamp Pad (Z2640)
  • Sponge daubers (Z726)
  • Thistle Extra Thick Baker’s Twine (Z3040)

If you’d like to get your very own Paper Garden Stamp Set be sure to shop my ONLINE STORE before September is over and the set is gone!

An Online Card Swap


National Swap Ideas Day - September 10

Tomorrow is National Swap Ideas Day!  It’s a day that encourages people to share creative or helpful ideas–perfect for us crafters, right?!?  So I thought it’d be fun to do an online card swap. We can virtually swap card projects with each other.  Sounds fun, right?  Here is my ‘swap’ for you: Continue reading

National Stamping Month–Hello, Life!


CTMH's National Stamping Month Special

Happy National Stamping Month!  In celebration of this special month, Close To My Heart is offering 3 exclusive, limited-edition stamp sets called Hello, Life!

Each of these sets is designed with a specific crafter in mind.  However, they all pair beautifully together.  Plus, they also coordinate with our *NEW* Cricut Artistry Collection.

There’s the Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set

There’s the Hello, Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set

And finally, the Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set


During the month of September, you can purchase any one of these exclusive stamp sets for $13.95 OR you can choose to get all 3 for only $34.95 (a savings of $6.90!)

Here’s a short video telling you about the details of this special promotion as well as how to share any artwork you create using these Hello, Life! Stamp Sets.  Enjoy!