Got Candy? Halloween Card

Halloween Got Candy? Card Closeup

I made this super fun Got Candy? Halloween Card using the *NEW* Got Candy? Collection from Close To My Heart. Last week, I shared how this special was just released HERE. The Got Candy? Collection is SO fun. I’ve already created 2 cards with it and I just received it! The variety of patterns in … Read more Got Candy? Halloween Card

CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

Introducing the *NEW* CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards. This is the 2nd kit offered specifically for kids. These kits are designed to help younger crafters develop their own creative skills. The first kit option offered, the Born to Shine Album, focused on scrapbooking. You can see all the details HERE. Such a positive concept–I … Read more CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

Celebrating You Gatefold Card

Celebrating You Gatefold Card Sideview

For today’s Make It Monday (22nd edition), I’m sharing this beautiful Celebrating You Gatefold Card I made with this month’s Stamp of the Month. It’s part of another Color Challenge. Today I’m challenging you to use the following colors together in a project–Glacier, Nectarine and Candy Apple. You get such a happy, cheerful feeling when … Read more Celebrating You Gatefold Card

Handmade Cards to COVID-19 Patients

I recently came across an inspiring story of 2 brothers who are sending handmade cards to COVID-19 patients. I found the story HERE. I love hearing about these acts of kindness especially when there’s the option to pitch in and help make a difference. I thought I’d share the story with you in case you … Read more Handmade Cards to COVID-19 Patients

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

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

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

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

Cards for Kindness

CTMH For My Beautiful Friend Sample Cards

I just became aware of an amazing initiative called Cards for Kindness through Scrapbook.com. I wanted to share this information as I feel like it’s such a wonderful project. As cardmakers we have so much power to uplift and comfort others through our craft. And by combining forces like this, it has such a huge … Read more Cards for Kindness

Simple Florals Hello Friend Card

CTMH Simple Florals Hello Friend Card Closeup

I’m in love with today’s Simple Florals Hello Friend Card. This *NEW* Simple Florals Stamp Set by Close To My Heart just may be my new favorite set! I love the variety of floral & greenery images along with the useful sentiments that are included in this set. This stamp set can be purchased with … Read more Simple Florals Hello Friend Card

Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card

Closeup Keeping Our Social Distance Card

For today’s Make It Monday (17th edition), I’m sharing this fun Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card. I used a pattern from our now retired White Pines Collection. It’s an easy pattern to follow and has a nice visual appeal to it, too. As I’ve said in the past, feel free to alter these patterns … Read more Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card