How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

Sponged Sky Background Technique

Today I wanted to share how to create a sponged sky background. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog a few days ago and it’s such a great technique. It’s also an adorable card with our Gnome Matter Stamp Set. To make sure you could also enjoy this technique, in case you missed … Read more How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

CTMH Make a Splash Handmade Card

This super adorable handmade card I received from Roberta Byker sure is the perfect pick me up card! While it’s definitely not gloomy here in California today, I still love this card! The funny thing is that I’ve been torn about whether or not to get this Make a Splash Stamp Set. It really is … Read more The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

An Amazing Layout for Boys

Urban Scrapbook Layout

Isn’t this an amazing layout created by Connie Nichol using CTMH’s Urban Paper Pack?  I totally love it!  I haven’t done too much with this paper collection yet, but definitely feel inspired to scraplift this layout! She started by using the January Sketch by Creative Scrapbooker for inspiration–with a few tweaks. I love how she … Read more An Amazing Layout for Boys

My #1 Paper Crafting Time-Saving Tip!

3 Happy Birds Embossed Cards

Happy Birds Embossed Card We are all short on time, right?  And for many of us with school out for the summer, we have even less time!  Our schedules become tighter than usual.  So how can we still create fabulous things with less time?  Here’s my great time-saving tip…

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Quick & Easy Resist Technique

A super quick and easy way to do the resist technique with your projects is by using Close To My Heart’s Irresistibles.  I love these accessories because they are so simple to use and they pack a nice punch.  But the sad thing is they don’t stand out much in the catalog or online–because they … Read more Quick & Easy Resist Technique

Artbooking Made Easy: Spooky Halloween Layouts

This morning while driving the kids to school I noticed many houses had their homes already decorated for Halloween.  Well, I guess today is October 1st (not like when I saw decorations in stores in July & August!!) so it makes sense.  So I figured it was time to share some Halloween inspiration today! It’s … Read more Artbooking Made Easy: Spooky Halloween Layouts

Autumn Poster Tidings Card

  Today’s share is my first sample using September’s Stamp of the Month—Poster Tidings.  The set comes with 2 different subway art type images–one for Autumn and one for Winter.  I’m not sure if it’s because it’s closer to Autumn or what, but I’m gravitating more toward that image!  Note to self: must create more … Read more Autumn Poster Tidings Card

How to Keep Your Stamps Clean and Preserved

In this short 2-minute video you’ll see how quick and easy it can be to keep your stamps clean and preserved.  Simply using Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber along with the My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner will help keep your stamps in tip-top shape. To learn more about CTMH’s My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber, … Read more How to Keep Your Stamps Clean and Preserved

Such a Treat–Homemade Gifts!

Learn how to create a homemade gift from the heart, personalized down to the very container itself, thanks to Close To My Heart’s gift giving products. From muslin drawstring bags to treat tubes, there’s a container for your special treats for a special someone. To see each of the items showcased in the video (as … Read more Such a Treat–Homemade Gifts!