*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

Got Candy? Halloween Special

CTMH Got Candy? Special

It’s here–the *NEW* Got Candy? Halloween Special from Close To My Heart. The Got Candy? Special includes a fun-filled collection of coordinating products, including a delightful paper packet a coordinating cardstock pack an exclusive My Acrylix┬« stamp set and a matching set of exclusive loose sequins! Plus, if you love it all, you can save … Read more Got Candy? Halloween Special

Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Summer Vibes Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Today I wanted to share a fun Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder tutorial. This is a super easy & quick project that can be jazzed up as much as desired. While Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares fit perfectly in this pouch, so would tea bags or other small treats. You can also choose to use the 2nd … Read more Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

DIY Watercolor Techniques with a Waterbrush

Ready to learn some fun DIY watercolor techniques with a waterbrush? That’s what we’re going to do today! Last week on Close To My Heart’s blog, they did this wonderful posting about watercolor techniques and I couldn’t wait to share it with you (just so you didn’t miss out on it!) We have a special … Read more DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

How to Create a Handmade Lollipop Cover

CTMH Summer Vibes Lollipop Cover

For today’s Make It Monday (18th edition), I’m sharing how to create a handmade lollipop cover. This fun and easy treat idea requires very little in supplies and time, but is such a sweet (no pun intended!) gesture to the recipient. You’ll want to grab the following supplies: 5″ x 1-1/2″ Cardstock (score at 2″ … Read more How to Create a Handmade Lollipop Cover

Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection

CTMH Happiest Place Coordinating Cardstock

If you’ve seen the cover of the *NEW* July-August Catalog, then you’ve gotten a sneak peek of the Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection. This highly anticipated collection is AMAZING. Especially if you are a Disney fan. But even if you aren’t a Disney fan, you have to check out the Happiest Place Coordinating … Read more Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection