Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat!

CTMH Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat

CTMH Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat

Okay, exciting news for you today.  If the news of Close To My Heart hosting an all-day event for National Scrapbooking Day was exciting for you, you’re going to be ecstatic for this next piece of news.  CTMH is going to host a 2-day (yep, 2 days!) virtual scrapbooking retreat where you’ll complete an entire album on May 15 & 16 all as part of their celebration of National Scrapbooking Month!

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Muffins, Mimosas & Memory Keeping!

Muffins, Mimosas & Memory Keeping Event

Introducing a fun new event coming Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Create a 2-page layout of your choice–several options will be available–while enjoying muffins & mimosas. The perfect way to carve out time to scrapbook in a relaxed, pampered atmosphere AND you still have most of your Saturday left! Refreshments and supplies … Read more Muffins, Mimosas & Memory Keeping!

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Inspiration

2019 Pleasanton Expo CTMH Make & Take

Scrapbook Expo Logo

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy for me.  Not only was my daughter in the throw’s of Girl Scout Cookie Season, but I was also preparing our Close To My Heart booth for the Pleasanton Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.

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Spring Fling Event Registration Now Open!

Cricut Artiste Cupcake Bath Bombs

2019 Crazy for Cards Event

We just wrapped up our Annual Crazy for Cards Event almost 2 weeks ago and we are already working our magic to prepare for our Annual Spring Fling Event.  Registration is now open.  Mark your calendars for May 11th!  Save a little money and register during our Early Bird registration period!

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Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Are you getting excited for Halloween?  Or maybe your thoughts are already to the holidays like many crafters!  Well, if you aren’t local to the San Francisco Bay Area but you’d enjoy making an assortment of 8 different holiday projects ranging from cards (like this one) to 3-D items like Christmas Gift Card Boxes, you … Read more Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Gift Card Box

It’s only 2 weeks away!  The Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be on Friday, August 3rd and 4th and I’ll be hosting a Close To My Heart Booth again.  If you’re in the area, you’ll definitely want to stop by and see all our amazing products as well as our fabulous Make & … Read more Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Holiday Extravaganza Early Bird Deadline

Holiday Money Holder

Registration for our Annual Holiday Extravaganza is now open.  Now is the time to get in on our Early Bird Registration.  If you register and pay before August 5th, you’ll receive a FREE gift at the event.  Yay! This year we have 3 options to choose from: Join us for the class from 10 am … Read more Holiday Extravaganza Early Bird Deadline

Spring Fling 2018

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping…it’s the perfect time to welcome Spring at our Annual Spring Fling! Come celebrate warmer weather with friends as we create 8 fabulous projects–a combination of beautiful cards and stunning 3-D items. Please bring adhesives and a pair of scissors.  All other supplies with lunch + snacks will be provided. … Read more Spring Fling 2018

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Make & Takes

CTMH Expo Booth

CTMH Expo Booth

The last several days have been quite busy for me!  The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo kicked off it’s 2018 season in Pleasanton and I hosted a Close To My Heart booth!  The Expo itself was Friday and Saturday with setup on Thursday (in the pouring rain, I might add!)

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Booo Box Card

Booo Box Card

As promised, here is another fun project using the Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies.  This Booo Box Card is not only a card but a fun treat, too! I had a lot of fun using both CTMH’s *NEW* Silver Foil Paper and Vellum Paper.  Each had a great effect when … Read more Booo Box Card

Falling for You Wreath

Falling For You Wreath

Happy 1st day of Fall!  I’ve been wanting to share this adorable wreath I made, but figured it would be perfect to share now that the fall season is officially here. I’m in love with the rich, warm hues of the *NEW* Falling for You Paper Collection. If you are joining us at the Holiday … Read more Falling for You Wreath

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

Crazy for Cards Event

Hershey's Hugs with Paper Hug Card

Thanks Oodles Card

This past Saturday, we held our Annual Crazy for Cards Event.  This event is a wonderful way to get exposure to many different styles of cards, techniques and fold styles.  This year we created 9 different standard sized cards along with 9 mini cards.

We had 3 instructors who each designed 4 projects and 34 ladies registered.  It was an all day extravaganza of card making FUN!

Here are the projects we did:

Congrats Double Dutch Card

Card #1

This is a Double Dutch Fold Card which focused on embossing and coloring with alcohol markers.  I love how the embossed look not only gives more dimension, but also helps you stay in the lines easier when coloring. =) And you just can’t go wrong with our Foil Tape!

Donut Window Card w/ Belly Band

Open Donut Window Card

Card #2

This card focused on using our Sugar Rush Thin Cuts to not only cut out the donut and it’s coordinating glaze/sprinkles, but also the window for the card base.  I love how beautiful the Sugar Rush Dots are–so much sparkle to them!

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Paper Hug Card

True Love Operation Smile Card

True Love Operation Smile Stamp Set

Did you know that Close To My Heart supports Operation Smile?  They even offer an exclusive stamp set that donates $7–yep, $7 of the purchase price to Operation Smile to help children have surgeries to correct cleft palate and cleft lip (children who might otherwise never have access to this common service we each can unknowingly take for granted.)  

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