Techniques Using Oxide Inks

Projects Created with Oxide Ink Techniques

Today I wanted to share some fun techniques using oxide inks with you. You’ll not only learn some great techniques to try but you’ll see some stunning artwork using these techniques, too. I especially love the trick about using our Shimmer Brushes with the Oxide inks. Such a pretty (and easy!) effect. You’ll have to … Read more Techniques Using Oxide Inks

Envelope Holiday Treat Holder

Envelope Holiday Treat Holder

Ready to make a FUN Envelope Holiday Treat Holder? Last week I challenged you to give this project a try using a video tutorial I created a decade ago. I said I would create one, too. And I have! I created this adorable holiday version. If you can believe it, I altered our Garden Gnomes … Read more Envelope Holiday Treat Holder

Ghirardelli Treat Holder

Here’s a blast from the past–a Ghirardelli Treat Holder–to inspire you over the weekend. I’ve made these fun projects numberous times. And I always have great results. I’m challenging you to give this a try yourself over the weekend. I plan to do the same. I’ll be sure to share my updated version of my … Read more Ghirardelli Treat Holder

Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card

Jack-o'-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card Closeup

Today I have this fun Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card to share with you. I’m loving this fun card style and have made a few variations of it already! I thought you might enjoy it, too. I created a video tutorial to walk you through the creation of it. I used the fun Halloween Collection … Read more Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card

Tips & Techniques While Documenting Coronavirus

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

Today I thought I’d share this great video showcasing artwork with tips & techniques while documenting Coronavirus by Close To My Heart.  You’ll find a bunch of beautiful artwork from layouts to cards.  And in the second half of the video you’ll learn some easy techniques to add to your own artwork.

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How To Make Handmade Cards Quick & Easy

CTMH Craft With Heart May- Aug Kit Card Samples

CTMH Craft with Heart May-August Card Kit Contents

On Monday I was excited to receive my *NEW* Close To My Heart Craft With Heart Card Kit.  These subscription boxes are the BEST.  They are truly the quickest and easiest way to create cards!  As you can see from my quick snapshot of the contents–you get basically everything you need to create your cards–just add your favorite adhesive.

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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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Simple Techniques to Try Today!

CTMH Watercolor Paints

CTMH April Cardstock Carnival Special

Last week, I shared information about Close To My Heart’s April Special–Cardstock Carnival.  Today, I wanted to share this 15-minute video that showcases the artwork shown above and walks you through creating the cheerful yellow card.  You’ll learn some quick & easy techniques that I know you’ll want to try out on your own projects.

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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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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

Stamptacular with Close To My Heart

CTMH Stamptacular 2020

For the month of February, save up to 50% on Close To My Heart stamps and stamps with coordinating Thin Cuts dies! Stamptacular- Stamps & Thin Cut bundles up to 50% off!🎉 Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, February 3, 2020   Check out all your Stamptacular options on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

‘Love’ All Around Creativity Wreath

CTMH Wooden Love Wreath

Close To My Heart is offering an additional DIY Wooden Wreath Kit that is perfect for Valentine’s Day!  See the many inspiring ideas for creating these wreaths here in this short video. Last call- All Around Creativity🌸 Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, January 27, 2020   And if you want a great … Read more ‘Love’ All Around Creativity Wreath

DIY Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

CTMH All Around Creativity Special options

DIY wreath kit💕 Posted by Close To My Heart on Thursday, January 2, 2020   Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with Close To My Heart using one of these stunning DIY Wreath Kits.  The All Around Creativity Special is the perfect kit–just add adhesive and you’re all set.  Or, as you’ll see in the video, if … Read more DIY Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

All Around Creativity with Close To My Heart

CTMH All Around Creativity Grateful Wreath

CTMH All Around Creativity Grateful Wreath

Happy 2020!  And Happy National Papercrafting Month!  To celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering the All Around Creativity Special.  This special features 4 exquisite DIY wooden wreaths for your home decor.  

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