12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit

Holly Days Flip Flap Shaker Card

Today I’m announcing my first ever 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit! I’m so excited to offer this option this year. I’ve been doing the 12 Weeks of Christmas for years. If you’re not familiar with my 12 Weeks of Christmas, I’ll explain. Each week, leading up to Christmas, I send out a project tutorial … Read more 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit

Easy Holiday Gifts Card

Easy Holiday Gifts Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (70th edition) and Christmas in July, I’m sharing this easy Holiday Gifts Card. I started by pulling out my White Pines Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet. This is our Bring Back My Pack Special right now. I wanted something simple to follow for my card so I referred back to … Read more Easy Holiday Gifts Card

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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Time to Send Your Mother’s Day Cards!

CTMH The Woman, The Myth, The Legend Card

CTMH The Woman, The Myth, The Legend Card

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Don’t forget!  Earlier this week I heard someone say something funny in regard to the times we are currently facing.  He said, “COVID-19 doesn’t cancel Mother’s Day.  It’s this Sunday.  Don’t forget.”   While a lot of things are being cancelled for everyone’s safety, Mother’s Day is not one of those things.  Please don’t forget to show your mom some love this Sunday.  Mail her a card.  Give her a call.  Just remember her!

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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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Get Ready for National Scrapbooking Day

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Schedule

It’s almost time!  May is National Scrapbooking Month.  And TOMORROW is National Scrapbooking Day!  I hope you’ll be spending some time crafting to celebrate.  If you haven’t made plans yet, feel free to join the FREE National Scrapbook Day Event with Close To My Heart being held on their Facebook Page.  All the times listed … Read more Get Ready for National Scrapbooking Day

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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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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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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DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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Happy World Storytelling Day!

CTMH Storytelling Card Samples

CTMH Story by Stacy Storytelling Cards

Happy World Storytelling Day! Given all that is happening and how quickly things are changing from day-to-day, now is the PERFECT time to scrapbook these moments (if you are a scrapbooker) or simply start a journal if you’re not a scrapbooker. We are making history. These moments that we are experiencing and the things that we are in disbelief about (like the HUGE demand for toilet paper!?) will be what is written in future history books. We are living it. Each of our experiences will be unique but also the same to some extent. While we think we’ll never forget these days, our brains will write over some of the exceptional details that are so fresh right now in order to make room for new memories. Preserve your experience!

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St. Patrick’s Day & Social Distancing

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  For most, this particular holiday won’t seem quite the same this year with the new norm of social distancing.  Parades have been cancelled, bars closed and where I live, you basically have to avoid someone if you see them approaching you on the sidewalk! 

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