DIY All Around Creativity “Create” Clock

CTMH "Create" Wreath Kit

CTMH All Around Creativity "Create" Clock

Last week I shared my “Create” clock I created with Close To My Heart’s All Around Creativity Wreath Kit.  As promised, here is the tutorial on how I put it together.  Please note that while the special for National Papercrafting Month is no longer happening, you can still grab your favorite wreath kit and create your very own clock along with me!  

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NEW Online Craft Community

SunnyDay Sessions with the Baldwins

I’m so excited to share this news with you! It’s a fresh, new crafty experience for 2020–and it’s going to be AWESOME!! If 2020 has you looking for inspiration, project tutorials, tips & techniques and a great crafty connection, you want to join our *NEW* SunnyDay Sessions with the Baldwins Community! I’ve teamed up with … Read more NEW Online Craft Community

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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A Quick & Beautiful Holiday Card

CTMH Happy Holidays Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been sharing holiday project tutorials with those who’ve signed up for our mailing list.  So far we’ve shared 5 holiday card ideas and are in the middle of our gift ideas (tomorrow will be the 3rd gift idea.)  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so before tomorrow at 1 pm (PDT) and receive the remaining project tutorials. 

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DIY Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

Happy Halloween!  Today there are no tricks, just treats for you!  I’m going to show you how you can create these cute (and easy) Tall Treat Pouches.  While my sample today is Halloween themed, I can easily see this project duplicated for Christmas and filled with candy canes or other tall treats for the holiday.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, your Paper Trimmer, some strong double-sided adhesive and a Bone Folder and let’s get started.

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How to Use Up Your Scraps for Scrapbook Layouts

CTMH Mix-in Paper Pack

If you’re like me, you have a tough time parting ways with pretty paper–no matter how small the piece is.  I’ve definitely gotten better over the years by trying to hold true to my new rule of the “scrap” must be at least a 3″x 3″ piece before I save it.  For this reason, today’s blog post by Close To My Heart definitely piqued my interest!

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Fall is in the Air

CTMH Autumn is in the Air Card

CTMH October Stamp of the Month Autumn Air

It’s the final few days to grab the Close To My Heart October Stamp of the Month, Autumn Air.  This stamp set has a great variety of images–from outline and solid leaf images to sentiments and even a fun border image.

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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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Learn Some Stamping Basics for National Stamping Month

CTMH Stamping Image

CTMH Stamping Image

September is National Stamping Month.  To celebrate, Close To My Heart did a wonderful post on their Make It From Your Heart Blog showcasing some stamping basics–perfect for the beginner stamper and a great refresher for the seasoned stamper.  So you don’t miss out on all this great knowledge I’m sharing it with you today.

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The 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

It’s almost that time of year again!  It’s only 4 weeks until my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas project tutorials begin.  But…you have to be on the mailing list to receive them each week.  Not on the mailing list yet?  There’s no time like the present!  Simply click on the yellow box that says “Sign … Read more The 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

Black Ink Pads–Which One is Best?

Completed CTMH Black Ink Pad Chart

CTMH Black Ink Pads

As a stamper, many times it can be confusing as to which particular black ink pad we should be using for which project.   Yesterday, on Close To My Heart’s Blog, they did a wonderful post comparing the different Black Ink Pads and when it’s best to use which one of them.  It was a great comparison and one I think all of us could benefit from.  Plus, there are great project examples for each!

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Birthday Parade Double Z Fold Card

CTMH Birthday Parade Double Z Fold Card

CTMH Birthday Parade Double Z Fold Card

I’m currently at Close To My Heart’s Annual Convention–we’re celebrating 35 years in the business this year!!  I thought this card I received from my talented sister-in-law, Barb Baldwin, was the perfect card to share for this celebration.

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