Jack-o-lantern Fry Box!

CTMH Jack-o-lantern Fry Box

Are you ready to see how to make this adorably cute Jack-o-lantern Fry Box? This cute project was my September Mystery Project Kit. Each month I send out supplies for a mystery project to all those crafty friends who make a purchase of CTMH products from me. It’s a way for me to thank you … Read more Jack-o-lantern Fry Box!

CTMH Card Front Stencils

CTMH Card Front Stencil Bundle

For today’s Make It Monday (79th edition), I wanted to share some inspiration on the *NEW* CTMH Card Front Stencils. Earlier this month I shared how you could get one of these stencils for FREE–as a thank you from me. It only made sense for me to show you some fun ways to put these … Read more CTMH Card Front Stencils

Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush

CTMH Watercolor Pencil Card

Today’s video discusses Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush. It’s the 2nd video in a 4 video series. If you missed the first video you can always go back and watch it before viewing this one. Just like the first video, Karen shows us some useful and easy tricks for getting great results using our … Read more Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush

Watercolor Pencil Tips for Beginners

CTMH Watercolor Pencil Shading Comparison

Want to learn some watercolor pencil tips for beginners? You might recall me sharing a past watercolor series that Close To My Heart did with our Watercolor Paints. Well, now they have started a similar series on Watercolor Pencils. This first video has SO many fantastic tips on how to color and shade with Watercolor … Read more Watercolor Pencil Tips for Beginners

Halloween Boo Crew Special

CTMH Boo Crew Product Bundle

It’s time to get crafting with CTMH’s Halloween Boo Crew Special! This *NEW* product collection features a new paper pack a stamp set and coordinating embellishments. They are all so FUN! Plus…if you look close you’ll get a sneak peek at a *NEW* color–Wild Berry. It really is such a cute collection. And the bright … Read more Halloween Boo Crew Special

*NEW* Wander Collection for Outdoor Lovers

CTMH Wander Collection

Today I wanted to introduce you to the *NEW* Wander Collection for outdoor lovers. This new collection from the CTMH July-August Catalog is so fabulous. I love the rich, warm color tones in the paper collection. And the coordinating stamps and dies are so perfect for summer! Whether you are a scrapbooker and want to … Read more *NEW* Wander Collection for Outdoor Lovers

Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Custom Color Watercolor Paints

Today we’re going to finish out the Watercolor Series by learning about custom color mixing with Watercolor Paints. This is the 4th video in this watercolor series. Being able to customize your colors and match them to our exclusive color palette makes such a huge difference with your finished project. Knowing that the papers will … Read more Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints

Stamped Watercolor Smooshed Flower

Who’s ready to learn about the Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints? In this week’s video, Jill shows how you can achieve this Smooshing Technique in 2 different ways. She also shows 2 ways to add a splatter effect using your Watercolor Paints as well. I love both of these looks. And together they are so … Read more Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints

How to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints

Shadow Painted Ice Cream Cone

Ready to learn how to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints? Today I’m sharing video 2 of our 4-part Watercolor Techniques series. Last week we learned about swashing and if you look at the card sample above, it’s used here, too. Additionally, this card uses Shadow Painting. Jill breaks down how easy this is to do … Read more How to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints

The Basics of Watercolor Paints

You're Beautiful Watercolor Card

Today we are going to explore the basics of watercolor paints. Just like our 4-week series on Stamping Techniques, our *NEW* 4-week series is going to focus on Watercolor Techniques. For some, watercolor paints can feel a little intimidating. But the beauty of watercolor is that it’s so organic. You’ll never get the exact same … Read more The Basics of Watercolor Paints

Last Minute Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation Cap Card

Are you in need of some last minute graduation gift ideas? Graduation season is in full swing. I just attended one yesterday. A unique, socially-distanced graduation. Graduates could only have 2 guests in attendance. It was outdoors with pairs of chairs set up on the football field–each pair 6 feet apart. The graduates sat on … Read more Last Minute Graduation Gift Ideas

A Little Glimpse into the Daisy Meadows Collection

CTMH Daisy Meadows Product Collection

When the March-April Catalog first debuted earlier this month, I gave you a little glimpse into the Daisy Meadows Collection. In that new catalog debut post, I shared how it had a bit of Easter and a little bit of spring to it. This short video shows you all the delightful elements of this *NEW* … Read more A Little Glimpse into the Daisy Meadows Collection

The Easiest Handmade Cards Ever!

CTMH Craft with Heart Card Subscription Box

Today I want to introduce you to the easiest handmade cards ever. The Craft with Heart Card Subscription Box from Close To My Heart is hands down the fastest way to create a bunch of handmade cards that look so beautiful. It really doesn’t get any easier than these kits. Here’s a short video to … Read more The Easiest Handmade Cards Ever!

How to Use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

Have you been wondering how to use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine? Well, if you have, you’re in luck! Today I’m going to share a video overview of this wildly popular die cutting machine. As you heard in the video, this die-cutting machine is currently only available as a hostess reward. They … Read more How to Use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

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