A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack + Stickers

Today I wanted to share a closer look at the CTMH Brushed Collection. Last week I shared that they brought back this popular collection as well as the plans to host a FREE Virtual Craft Event using this collection. Yesterday, CTMH shared a video that gives you a closer look at not only the stunning … Read more A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

FREE Blue Skies Scrapbook Pattern

Yesterday on Close To My Heart’s blog, they shared a FREE Blue Skies Scrapbook pattern as well as shared some fun techniques. In case you missed it, I’m sharing it here with you today! As we continue to celebrate National Scrapbooking month with beautiful creations using our featured Blue Skies collection, we thought it would … Read more FREE Blue Skies Scrapbook Pattern

Blue Skies for National Scrapbooking Month

CTMH Blue Skies Projects

CTMH Blue Skies Special

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with a beautiful *NEW* collection called Blue Skies.  Not only is this a stunning collection with vibrant colors and patterns of paper along with cheerful stamp images, but there is also a great assortment of kit options to suit your fancy.

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FREE Scrapbook Virtual Event

CTMH Blue Skies Mother Layout

CTMH Blue Skies Mother Layout

Close To My Heart is doing it again–they’re offering another FREE Virtual Event!

Join us for another FUN & FREE virtual craft event on May 21st, 2020 at 5:00PM MDT-  on their Facebook page! We will be creating this gorgeous layout above together, using our exclusive Blue Skies collection available this month only!

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Social Distancing Make It Monday 7th Edition

CTMH Amazing Mother Card

CTMH Amazing Mother Card

Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to do another FREE card pattern for this week’s Make It Monday.  This pattern is from our now retired Originals Card Pattern Book and is called Winning Combination.  As I’ve done in the past, I altered it a tiny bit so that my stamped image would fit properly.  Always feel free to alter to your needs!

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Last Call for April Specials & Events

Updated CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Scrapbooking Bundle

Today is the final day of April (where did April go??) I wanted to remind you of some wonderful things that will be ending really soon–don’t miss these wonderful opportunities.

CTMH Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat

First, today is the final day to register for the FIRST-EVER Virtual Album Retreat.  I have another blog post all about it HERE.

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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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Are You Ready for National Scrapbooking Day?

Updated CTMH NSD Projects Bundle

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

We are just over a week away from our fantastic National Scrapbooking Day celebration! You are invited to join us for this FREE all-day event, which will take place  Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 am–11:00 pm (MDT)  on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page. We will be showcasing beautiful creative projects and giving away products galore throughout the day. You need to RSVP (click “going”) to the event in order to be eligible for giveaways, so visit the Event page to get more details and RSVP! 

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A Hug for Your Heart Card

CTMH Hug for Your Heart Card

CTMH Hug for Your Heart Card

There’s no question that our current times are quite difficult.  For some, it’s more challenging than for others.  As cardmakers we have the ability to do something we love (create a beautiful card!) and send it to those in need to provide a little bit of relief to them.  

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Prepare for Mother’s Day

CTMH Love For Mother Special

CTMH Love For Mother Special

Now is a great time to prepare for Mother’s Day and Close To My Heart has you covered!  You can create personalized, hand-made artwork to show Mom just how much she means to you using these three *NEW* exclusive stamp sets designed specifically with Mother’s Day in mind.

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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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Social Distancing Make It Monday 4th Edition

CTMH All We Need Is Each Other Card

CTMH All We Need Is Each Other Card

This week’s Make It Monday features another FREE card pattern.  This CityScapes Pattern is from our now retired Wishes Card Pattern Book.  This is a great card design with the stacked look to it, but also because you can create 4 cards from just 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock!

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National Scrapbooking Day with Close To My Heart

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

Two days ago I shared Close To My Heart’s announcement that they were going to host an all-day FREE Virtual Craft Day to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.  Since 1994, National Scrapbooking Day has always been the first Saturday in May–making it May 2nd this year.  For many, going to a traditional all-day crop or other crafting event is out of the question.  From basic social distancing to Shelter-in-Place Orders this just isn’t possible.

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DIY Easter Banner

CTMH Girl Bunny Banner Piece

CTMH DIY Easter Banners

Today I want to share with you a couple of adorable (and easy!) Wooden Easter Banners that are available from Close To My Heart.  There’s still time to order your own DIY Banner Kit and put it together by yourself or if  you have kids, have them join in on the fun!  They are so quick to put together that you’ll have it ready in time for Easter.

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