Virtual Stitched Together Scrapbooking Workshop

CTMH Stitched Together Layout 3

If you’re looking for inspiration with your scrapbook layouts, today Close To My Heart is hosting a FREE Virtual Stitched Together Scrapbooking Workshop on their Facebook Page. These free events have been wildly popular! While you can certainly purchase the kits and create along with them, you could also use items from your own stash, … Read more Virtual Stitched Together Scrapbooking Workshop

Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

CTMH Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

I love this Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card! When I saw the *NEW* July-August Catalog from Close To My Heart, one of the first stamp sets I fell in love with was the Joyful Sunflower one. I love sunflowers and this set definitely doesn’t disappoint! You can choose to get just the stamp set or … Read more Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

Summer Celebration Virtual Card Event + Crop

Summer Celebration Virtual Card Event + Crop

It’s time for a Summer Celebration Virtual Card Event + Crop! Join us for a Virtual Card Class where you’ll create 8 fabulous cards with brand *NEW* product from the July-August Close To My Heart Catalog! OR participate in the All-day Crop. We’ll get your creativity going with a 2-page layout kit, a Bingo card … Read more Summer Celebration Virtual Card Event + Crop

One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

One of a Kind Virtual Event

It’s almost the weekend so who’s ready for a One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event? We know how COVID-19 Coronavirus is affecting our day to day lives. We want to keep contact with you and keep the crafting industry alive especially when there are no physical scrapbooking conventions anytime soon due to the … Read more One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

FREE Virtual Craft Event

CTMH Virtual Brushed Craft Event

Close To My Heart is offering another fun and FREE Virtual Craft Event! Join us on June 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm (MDT) – right on the CTMH Facebook page! We will be creating one single page layout, three 2-page layouts, and 8 cards using our *NEW* exclusive Brushed collection. If you’d like to create … Read more FREE Virtual Craft Event

Scrapbooking Crop

Cricut Artistry Straw Cup

May is National Scrapbooking Month.  The perfect time to either host or attend a scrapbooking crop!  For the last several years, I’ve hosted a crop with some other CTMH Consultants both in November (a great time to prepare holiday cards and/or get a jump start on your holiday layouts) and one in May.  This May … Read more Scrapbooking Crop

Crazy for Cards Event

Hershey's Hugs with Paper Hug Card

Thanks Oodles Card

This past Saturday, we held our Annual Crazy for Cards Event.  This event is a wonderful way to get exposure to many different styles of cards, techniques and fold styles.  This year we created 9 different standard sized cards along with 9 mini cards.

We had 3 instructors who each designed 4 projects and 34 ladies registered.  It was an all day extravaganza of card making FUN!

Here are the projects we did:

Congrats Double Dutch Card

Card #1

This is a Double Dutch Fold Card which focused on embossing and coloring with alcohol markers.  I love how the embossed look not only gives more dimension, but also helps you stay in the lines easier when coloring. =) And you just can’t go wrong with our Foil Tape!

Donut Window Card w/ Belly Band

Open Donut Window Card

Card #2

This card focused on using our Sugar Rush Thin Cuts to not only cut out the donut and it’s coordinating glaze/sprinkles, but also the window for the card base.  I love how beautiful the Sugar Rush Dots are–so much sparkle to them!

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Crop ‘Til You Drop


Crop November 2016

This past Saturday we held our Semi-Annual Crop.  I always forget to take photos to document the festivities even though every time I always tell myself I need to remember.  Well, this time I managed to remember (not right away, but I did remember!)

November 2016 Crop

We hosted it at a new location because for the first time since we started hosting the crops 5 or 6 years ago, our location double booked us (insert sad face here!)

The good news is that our new location turned out to have many benefits (closer parking–which means less distance to haul everything in, nicer kitchen facilities for our lunch, the ability to have product on hand to sell, etc.)


I made up some fun Mini Coffee Cups full of ribbons and embellishments to provide challenges to attendees who wanted to earn extra tickets into our prize drawing.  No matter how you decorate these Mini Coffee Cups, they are always simply adorable!!

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Bokeh Technique Cards

Bokeh Make a Wish Card

Don’t you just love the look of the Bokeh Technique?  It’s not only pretty to look at, but fun to do! What is the Bokeh Technique? In photography, it’s when the lens blurs the background. For card making, we can mimic that blurry background look to add the illusion of depth. (Need a more in-depth … Read more Bokeh Technique Cards

Crazy for Cards Event

This event is over, but we had a great time! Stay tuned for future events, and check out my upcoming events on my calendar. ———————————————————————————– If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you don’t want to miss our Annual Crazy for Cards Event!  There is still 1 week left to register for … Read more Crazy for Cards Event

Join Us For a Summer Celebration!

Want to be the first to get your hands on the brand *NEW* Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart products?  Join us for a Summer Celebration you won’t soon forget!!  There will be: Make-n-Takes with the *NEW* products Gifts for all attendees (must RSVP to guarantee your gift!) *NEW* product and projects made with them on … Read more Join Us For a Summer Celebration!

Fun Scrapbooking Crop

A great time was had at our crop this past Saturday!  Thanks to everyone who joined us!  A fun part of each crop is our station name “card.”  For our Spring crops, we generally do a little flower pot complete with a little flower cut from our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then we have a … Read more Fun Scrapbooking Crop