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Crazy for Cards Event

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! Continue reading

Paper Hug 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.)   Continue reading

See New CTMH Product First!

2016-2017 CTMH Catalogs

Plan now to join me for my Open House on Saturday, August 13th to celebrate Close To My Heart’s *NEW* 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog.  It’s the perfect opportunity for you to see & touch *NEW* product and see what you like!

AI Sneak Peek Layout

You’ll get to create 4 FREE projects using *NEW* papers, stamps and accessories.

AI Fundamentals Card Sneak Peek

There are so many amazing *NEW* products you definitely won’t want to miss this event!  Since this is an Open House style event, you are welcome to stop by anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.

Watercolor Card Sneak Peek

RSVPs are appreciated so enough supplies are prepared.  I hope you can join us!  EMAIL ME if you’d like additional details or are interested in attending.


Spring Themed Self Closing Box

Spring-themed Self Closing Box

Here in Northern California it is feeling a lot like Spring!  What better way to celebrate these warm days than to create some amazing Spring-themed projects!!

I love these Self Closing Boxes! We’ll be making one at my Technique Time on March 8th if you’re interested in learning how to make one.  You can EMAIL ME for details or you can RSVP through MY CLASS CALENDAR.  We’d love to have you join us! Continue reading

Confetti Wishes Birthday Present Card

Confetti Wishes Birthday Gifts Card


Today’s card shows how stunning the overlays on CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection can be.   I love that I was able to use scrap pieces of the various patterns in the Confetti Wishes Paper Packet to complete my stack of presents.

This card design is one that we made at my Crazy for Cards Event.  Although, I tweaked my version of it a bit as shown here.

Crazy for Cards Event

Love Ya Silly Valentine Card

This event is over, but we had a great time! Stay tuned for future events, and check out my upcoming events on my calendar.


If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you don’t want to miss our Annual Crazy for Cards Event!  There is still 1 week left to register for the event.  You’ll get the opportunity to make 12 different cards along with a few extra surprises.  You’ll learn tips and techniques and also be served lunch.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on your cards so you’re ready for any occasion this year!

Inside Love Ya Silly Valentine Card

To learn more and to register, click HERE.

Base & Bling Jewelry Buffet


Base & Bling Buffet Necklace

Create the perfect holiday gift–a handmade, custom-designed necklace for that special someone.  Registration includes all supplies to create one necklace along with one gift box.  Additional necklaces can be made at an additional cost.

RSVP deadline: November 29

**Cancellation Policy–you have 48 hours after payment for a full refund up until RSVP deadline; after this time, you have the option of a kit OR to sell your spot to a friend.**

Join Us For a Summer Celebration!

Want to be the first to get your hands on the brand *NEW* Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart products?  Join us for a Summer Celebration you won’t soon forget!!  There will be:

  • Make-n-Takes with the *NEW* products
  • Gifts for all attendees (must RSVP to guarantee your gift!)
  • *NEW* product and projects made with them on display for inspiration
  • Snacks
  • Incentive for purchases and hosting parties


Date: Friday, August 2nd

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

RSVP today by clicking HERE.