Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box

Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box Lid

Today I wanted to share this fabulous Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box I created. I used this month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, Floral Celebration. I paired the stamp set with one of the tall box designs in the Cricut Artiste Collection. Initially, I planned to have flowers go along the side … Read more Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box

Home Sweet Gnome Card

Home Sweet Gnome Card

Today I have a SUPER adorable Home Sweet Gnome Card I received from Barb Baldwin (my sister-in-law) to share with you. Full disclosure, I LOVE gnomes so I might be a little biased. However, even adding in any bias I might have, I still think this is a pretty clever design! She made her card … Read more Home Sweet Gnome Card

Hang In There Card

CTMH Hang In There Card

For today’s Make It Monday (21st edition), I have this adorable Hang In There Card created with today’s FREE Card Pattern. This card pattern is a fun one as it’s a bit smaller than a standard A2 card. And it’s a square card! The stamp set I used for this card is so stinkin’ cute! … Read more Hang In There Card

Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Summer Vibes Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Today I wanted to share a fun Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder tutorial. This is a super easy & quick project that can be jazzed up as much as desired. While Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares fit perfectly in this pouch, so would tea bags or other small treats. You can also choose to use the 2nd … Read more Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Craft Community Especially for You

SunnyDay Sessions Ornament Project

How would you like a craft community especially for you? Yes, YOU! I know you already enjoy crafting, right? I know this is true because you’re already visiting my blog to receive inspiration, heads up on specials, tutorials and more. But what if you could be part of a community where you learn new projects … Read more Craft Community Especially for You

Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

Closeup Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

Today I wanted to share this adorable Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card I received from Linda Black. Okay first–how cute are those little animals?! Adorable, right? They are from the Close To My Heart Little Buddies Stamp Set which, up until now, I’ve held off from purchasing. But I might be changing my mind. So … Read more Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

2020 Retiring CTMH Colors

2020 Retiring CTMH Colors

Are you ready for the 2020 retiring CTMH colors? A few weeks ago I posted a Retirement List HERE. What was missing from this list was the retiring colors list. As a Consultant, I get a sneak peek at the upcoming catalogs before they are released. That means I’ve seen all the awesomeness in store! … Read more 2020 Retiring CTMH Colors

FREE Card Pattern from the Happiest Place Collection

CTMH Gnome Matter Card

For today’s Make It Monday (20th edition), I thought I’d share the FREE card pattern from the Happiest Place Collection. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog last week and it perfectly aligns with what I share with you here each Monday. So let’s continue that tradition of sharing shall we? 🙂 We’ve … Read more FREE Card Pattern from the Happiest Place Collection

Celebrate National Friendship Day

Brushed A Budding Friendship Slimline Card Closeup

Celebrate National Friendship Day this Sunday and make some handmade cards to let your friends know you are thinking of them. National Friendship Day falls on the 1st Sunday each August. What a wonderful holiday to celebrate! For many of us during this pandemic we haven’t been able to see our friends like we used … Read more Celebrate National Friendship Day

DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

DIY Watercolor Techniques with a Waterbrush

Ready to learn some fun DIY watercolor techniques with a waterbrush? That’s what we’re going to do today! Last week on Close To My Heart’s blog, they did this wonderful posting about watercolor techniques and I couldn’t wait to share it with you (just so you didn’t miss out on it!) We have a special … Read more DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

Crafting Projects Made Just for Kids

Crafting Projects Made for Kids

Are you ready for crafting projects made just for kids? Well, let me introduce you to Close To My Heart’s *NEW* CTMH Kids Crafts! First up is the Born to Shine Mini Album. It’s adorable! Help the young crafters in your life discover their creativity with the Born to Shine Album Kit, which has been … Read more Crafting Projects Made Just for Kids

Perk of Being a Close To My Heart Consultant

CTMH Where the Heart Is Corner Bookmark

Today I wanted to share a very significant perk of being a Close To My Heart Consultant. Community. Today is a very exciting day for CTMH Consultants all over the world. Later today we will be having a Virtual Convention. New product will be unveiled from not just one catalog, but two! Yes, you read … Read more Perk of Being a Close To My Heart Consultant

A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card

CTMH Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (19th edition), I’m sharing this fun A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card as part of another Color Challenge. Today I’m challenging you to use the following colors together in a project–Peach, Sage and Mint. All of these colors are so pretty individually. Then you use them together for a … Read more A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card

Perfect Time to Prep Your Handmade Holiday Cards

CTMH Santa's Coming Handmade Holiday Card

Now is the perfect time to prep your handmade holiday cards. Really. If you start small by doing little bits at a time, it’ll be an easy task that you have complete well before the holiday season is upon us. First, come up with your design. If you have a lot to create, I suggest … Read more Perfect Time to Prep Your Handmade Holiday Cards

How to Achieve Crisp, Clear Stamped Images

Stamping with CTMH VersaMat

Today I wanted to share some useful information on how to achieve crisp, clear stamped images. This is a common problem for many. You ink up your stamp and then stamp it to your project only to not achieve the results you want. How frustrating, right?! The very first tip I’m going to share with … Read more How to Achieve Crisp, Clear Stamped Images