Creating a Football Scrapbook Layout

CTMH Football Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style.  Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process! Happy creating!

Welcome Spring Card

Welcome Spring Card Closeup

Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live.  But I actually like it.  It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!) I felt like this card … Read more Welcome Spring Card

A DIY Christmas Village Tutorial

Papercrafted Holiday Village

  Have you seen the cover of Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions Catalog?  It’s got a darling Christmas Village on it.  So cute that many have been asking how they can create their very own Christmas village! Well, today Close To My Heart has answered the many, many requests on their blog. The winter … Read more A DIY Christmas Village Tutorial

Physical Cricut Cartridges are Retiring!

Cricut You Are Here Collection

  Attention all Cricut lovers!  It was just announced that Cricut will no longer be making physical Cricut cartridges.  What does this mean for you?  Well, if you’ve been eyeing one of Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections but haven’t yet pulled the trigger and purchased it, NOW is the time to act! As … Read more Physical Cricut Cartridges are Retiring!

Happy National Coffee Day

Coffee Card

Happy National Coffee Day!  In honor of the day, I made up this fun card to celebrate. I love the combination of Glacier and Peacock together.  It went together pretty easy as I was able to cut out the darling coffee cup using CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection along with the *NEW* Block Alphabet Thin Cuts dies. … Read more Happy National Coffee Day

Scrapbooking Crop

Cricut Artistry Straw Cup

May is National Scrapbooking Month.  The perfect time to either host or attend a scrapbooking crop!  For the last several years, I’ve hosted a crop with some other CTMH Consultants both in November (a great time to prepare holiday cards and/or get a jump start on your holiday layouts) and one in May.  This May … Read more Scrapbooking Crop

Have a Magical Day Card

Magical Day Unicorn Card

In the latest Close To My Heart catalog–the Seasonal Expressions 2–you’ll see the first *NEW* collection is the Little Dreamer.  It’s soft, pastel colors and darling prints like unicorns, hearts and polka dots are so appealing for Spring. It’s also the perfect collection to try some fun sponge stencil techniques with!  In fact, yesterday Close … Read more Have a Magical Day Card

Happy National Cat Lady Day!

National Cat Lady Day Card

Did you know today is National Cat Lady Day?  I actually didn’t until I heard it on the radio this morning.  My daughter, a HUGE fan of cats, was delighted to hear the news. So in honor of the day, I whipped up this cute card. Here are the supplies I used to create it: … Read more Happy National Cat Lady Day!

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

National Grilled Cheese Day

  Today is National Grilled Cheese Day.  The perfect excuse to enjoy a tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner–whether you do the traditional grilled cheese sandwich or make it a little more gourmet.   I shared this card back in February for Groundhog’s Day, but with the sentiment from the Silly Sayings Stamp Set, it … Read more Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

DIY Wall Hangings

CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Collection

It’s Wednesday–the middle of the week–and the perfect time for a little inspiration!  Today I’m sharing a quick 2-minute video showing both a feminine and a masculine DIY Wall Hanging idea created quickly and easily with CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big Collection along with CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection, Artistry Collection and Flower Market Collection. If you’d like … Read more DIY Wall Hangings

Happy Groundhog Day!

Silly Sayings Card

Happy Groundhog Day to you! Here in California, Groundhog Day doesn’t seem like such a big deal.  I can remember growing up in the Midwest waiting to hear what Phil would say–please let Spring come early!  I guess since our weather isn’t as harsh we don’t need to hold out hope for an early Spring as … Read more Happy Groundhog Day!

DIY Paper Flowers

CTMH Paper Flowers

Paper flowers are awesome and definitely trendy right now.  But the best part is, they are SUPER easy to create. While this video features holiday papers, the concept and method for creating a paper flower, holds true for any time of the year. It’s a quick 3-minute video.  Give it a watch and be inspired … Read more DIY Paper Flowers

Happy Birthday to Me & You!

One in a Minion Birthday Card

Today is my birthday.  I’ve been thinking that I’d like to share some birthday card inspiration as well as give YOU a gift in celebration of the day!  So let’s start out with the card inspiration with some amazing birthday cards from some very creative ladies!  (I apologize for the shadows–was in a bit of … Read more Happy Birthday to Me & You!

12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #6

CTMH Daily Deal #6

Welcome to Day #6 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals!  I hope you’ve been enjoying each daily surprise deal I have offered so far. Today’s deal is quite spectacular.  It would make a perfect gift for the Cricut lover on your holiday list (even if that recipient is you!)     … Read more 12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #6

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