Category Archives: Holidays

Holiday Extravaganza Early Bird Deadline

Holiday Money Holder

Registration for our Annual Holiday Extravaganza is now open.  Now is the time to get in on our Early Bird Registration.  If you register and pay before August 5th, you’ll receive a FREE gift at the event.  Yay!

This year we have 3 options to choose from:

  1. Join us for the class from 10 am – 5 pm.  You’ll create 8 projects and be treated to snacks and lunch.  The perfect day out!
  2. Join us for an all-day crop from 9 am – 9 pm.  You’ll receive your own 8′ table, access to the swap table, challenges, lunch, snacks and more!
  3. Join us for both the class and the crop–the ultimate crafting day from 9 am – 9 pm.  Create the 8 projects at your own pace and continue the creativity by working on your own projects.

For more details and to register, click HERE.

Independence Day Card

Independence Day Card

Happy 4th of July!  Today’s card is a whimsical twist on a traditional Independence Day card.  I received it from Jen LeDuc.

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





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Dad is Rad!

Dad is Rad CTMH Special

Ready for another exclusive Close To My Heart product offering?!  Well, Father’s Day is just around the corner so it’s time to prepare yourself!

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DIY Mini Easter Basket Tutorial

Mini Easter Basket

It’s only a few days until Easter.  Are you ready?  Need a cute mini Easter basket to give to someone special?  Here’s the perfect one you can create in no time!  Let me show you how.

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Green Krispy Kreme Donut

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  How did you celebrate?  This was the first year that my kids didn’t make any leprechaun traps–so no shenanigans occurred in our home.  I’m not sure if it’s that we had too busy of a week and it got overlooked (on the kids part) or if we’ve finally hit that age where they no longer need it.  Over the years, I’ve posted several ideas–from pranks to treats–on how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids.

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Hoppy Easter Card

Hoppy Easter Card

If you enjoy sending Easter wishes to friends and family, now is the time to start thinking about making those handmade cards!  Today’s card is a perfect Easter Card–it’s one I received in my swap from Janice Hodgkin.

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My Favorite Valentine’s Day Card Message!

From the Heart Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today I thought I would share this simple design for a card that uses my new favorite sentiment–‘From the Heart.’  Not only is the message endearing, but the font of the sentiment is quite lovely, too!

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Three Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day 2018

It’s a little over 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day.  Are you ready?  Today I have 3 handmade gift ideas that you could try out this Valentine’s Day.  Continue reading