DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book

Hello Lovely Paper Pack

It’s wedding season and today I’m sharing a wonderful idea for a DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book.  This idea is not only easy to create since the page layouts are duplicated throughout, but it also is going to be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

And, as Karen says in the video, Close To My Heart’s Hello Lovely Papers are perfect for any wedding because of their nice soft color tones.

Whether you create one for yourself or one for someone else, you’ll love the end result!  Watch this quick 2-1/2 minute video to learn more.

Happy National Cat Lady Day!

National Cat Lady Day Card

Did you know today is National Cat Lady Day?  I actually didn’t until I heard it on the radio this morning.  My daughter, a HUGE fan of cats, was delighted to hear the news. So in honor of the day, I whipped up this cute card.

Here are the supplies I used to create it:

  • Balloon Animals Stamp Set (S1602–retired)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet (X7218B)
  • Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848)
  • White Twine (Z3216)
  • Cricut Artistry Cricut Collection (Z3167)

To purchase any of these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy Birthday Card

Twins Rule Birthday Card

If you’re looking for a darling birthday card idea, look no further!  This cute card made by Ramona is simple to make–the toughest part is the fussy cutting.

Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of supplies or fancy techniques to create–just a little creative use of some basic supplies.  I love that she used the Circles Fundamentals pattern along with the Circles Thin Cuts–it all ties together nicely!

Here is a complete list of supplies:

  • Twins Rule Stamp Set (C1675)
  • Short & Sweet Stamp Set (A1189)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2456)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2452)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2464)
  • White Daisy Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
  • Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack (Z3253)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (Z534)

If you’d like to purchase these or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!


National Grilled Cheese Day

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day.  The perfect excuse to enjoy a tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner–whether you do the traditional grilled cheese sandwich or make it a little more gourmet.


Silly Sayings Card

I shared this card back in February for Groundhog’s Day, but with the sentiment from the Silly Sayings Stamp Set, it was perfect for today, too!  You can see my original post HERE.

Silly Sayings Stamp Set

Now go celebrate today–have yourself a grilled cheese sandwich! =)


24-Hour Flash Sale

April CTMH Flash Sale

It’s that time again! There will be another One-Day Flash Sale on MY CTMH ONLINE STORE starting today–Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm (PDT) and ending at 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, April 8th.

This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from our Annual Inspirations and our Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalogs.

Be sure to visit MY CTMH ONLINE STORE during the Flash Sale to take advantage of these incredible savings.

Mother’s Day Card

Mother's Day Card

It’s time to start thinking about making your Mother’s Day card!  It’ll be here before you know it.

Closeup of Mother's Day Card

(From Your Favorite Child)







Today’s card is one made by DeAnn B. as part of our CTMH Consultant swap.

CTMH's XOXO Thin Cuts

I love that she not only decorated the outside, but she also did the inside with one of our new Thin CutsXOXO (recently sold out.)

Here is a complete listing of the products she used to create the card:

  • Mother’s Day Cards Workshops Your Way (G1122)
  • Sorbet Stamp Pad (Z2864)
  • Whisper Stamp Pad (Z2872)
  • Sea Glass Stamp Pad (Z2813)
  • Hello Lovely Paper Pack (X7216B)
  • Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock (X7216D)
  • White Daisy Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • Blush Shimmer Ribbon (Z3313)
  • Sugar Rush Dots (Z3310)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • XOXO Thin Cuts (Z3305)
  • Round Sponge (Z697)

To purchase any of the items listed or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Save 50% on CTMH Scrapbook Kits

April 2017 CTMH Special

For the month of April, you can save 50% on Close To My Heart’s Cut Above Layout Kits.

For only $7.48 you will get:

  • 12″ × 12″ printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

Want to see how quick these really go together?  Watch this short video to see.

These kits are while supplies last, so don’t delay!  To order your own Cut Above Layout Kit visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

DIY Wall Hangings

It’s Wednesday–the middle of the week–and the perfect time for a little inspiration!  Today I’m sharing a quick 2-minute video showing both a feminine and a masculine DIY Wall Hanging idea created quickly and easily with CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big Collection

CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Collection

along with CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection,

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

Artistry Collection and Flower Market Collection.

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

If you’d like to create either of these projects, here are the cutting measurements to use:

8″ x 10″ “Hello” Framed Flowers
(Cricut® Flower Market Collection)
2″ Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
2″ Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
1 ¼” Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
1 ¼” Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
¾” Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
¾” Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
1 ½” Shift + Background [D] (p. 23)
3″ Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3″ Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3 ½” Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3 ½” Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
2 ½” Shift + Flower-2 [Daffodil] (p. 44)

11″ x 8 ½” Explore Hanger Décor Piece
(Cricut® Artistry Collection)
1 ½”, 1″ Shape [7] (cut2, p. 7)
1 ½”, 1″ Layer [7] (cut2, p. 7)

(Cricut® Arbooking Collection)
1 ¼”, 1 ¾” Shift + Border [Football] (cut 4, p. 82)

Have fun creating!