Blue Skies for National Scrapbooking Month

CTMH Blue Skies Projects

CTMH Blue Skies Special

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with a beautiful *NEW* collection called Blue Skies.  Not only is this a stunning collection with vibrant colors and patterns of paper along with cheerful stamp images, but there is also a great assortment of kit options to suit your fancy.

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FREE Let’s Stay Home SVGs

CTMH Let's Stay Home Album Covers

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

About a month ago, I shared the fabulous stamp set, Let’s Stay Home, that Close To My Heart designed specifically for what our world is going through right now.  Well, a few weeks after, through one of their blog posts, they shared a couple of SVGs that coordinated nicely with this set and in case you missed it, I wanted to share it with you today.

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Keep Your Sights Set on What You Love

CTMH Art Studio Vision Board

During difficult times, it can be encouraging to have visual reminders of the things you love. Vision boards make a great DIY project for focusing your attention on the things that matter most. As you list out ideas and look through photos, you are sure to be cheered by great memories and by dreams that make your heart soar. Here are a few different ideas to help you envision what shape your vision board could take.

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DIY Easter Banner

CTMH Girl Bunny Banner Piece

CTMH DIY Easter Banners

Today I want to share with you a couple of adorable (and easy!) Wooden Easter Banners that are available from Close To My Heart.  There’s still time to order your own DIY Banner Kit and put it together by yourself or if  you have kids, have them join in on the fun!  They are so quick to put together that you’ll have it ready in time for Easter.

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Just Keep Swimming Card

Close-up CTMH O-fish-ally Awesome Polaroid Card

CTMMH O-fish-ally Awesome April Stamp of the Month

As soon as I saw the April Stamp of the Month, O-fish-ally Awesome, when the Close To My Heart March-April Catalog was released, I was super excited for it!  And now it’s April–time to use this amazing stamp set.  So many wonderful possibilities with it!

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DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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St. Patrick’s Day & Social Distancing

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  For most, this particular holiday won’t seem quite the same this year with the new norm of social distancing.  Parades have been cancelled, bars closed and where I live, you basically have to avoid someone if you see them approaching you on the sidewalk! 

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A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

CTMH Home Decor Sign

Just a little creative inspiration for you today with this quick video showcasing a really fun DIY home decor piece that anyone can create! There’s no place like…. H🍉ME! Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, January 29, 2020   If you need some inspiration with your Cricut cuts, you can see all the … Read more A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

Last Minute DIY Holiday Crafts

Last Minute CTMH Holiday Crafts

Are you finished with all your holiday preparations and now feeling the holiday spirit?  Or maybe it’s a little bit more of a feeling of holiday stress?  If it’s a more of the latter because you still need a few small gifts for co-workers, neighbors or even teachers, Close To My Heart recently shared some wonderful festive ideas to help you out on their blog.  

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Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Art Philosophy Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Best Friends Furever Kit with Stamps

On November 1st I shared the highly anticipated Best Friends Furever Close To My Heart Special.  One of the options of this Special is to get a complete kit to create not only adorable scrapbook layouts, but also super cute cards.  

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Cricut Artiste Holiday Gift Card Holder

CTMH Artiste Present Gift Card Holder

CTMH Artiste Present Gift Card Holder

Today’s project is so quick and easy to put together and makes such a great presentation for a gift card.  And with the holiday season just around the corner, you’ll definitely want to make some of these yourself!

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Quick Cards with Cricut

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

Things have been pretty busy here this week preparing for my Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class & All-day Crop.  Add in the stress of wondering if our city & neighborhood would be one that would be impacted by PG&E’s Power Shutoff and it feels as though I’m scrambling to get things done (& hope they don’t become undone–like food purchased for Saturday’s event going bad if the power is shut off!)

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I Love This Sunflower Card!

CTMH Sunflower Card

CTMH Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set

It’s no secret that I love sunflowers.  To me they represent happiness, cheerfulness and warmth.  I don’t think I would naturally think to use them for a sympathy card, but that is exactly what Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set does.

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