Love You Always Card

Love You Always Card

I created this beautiful card for my husband for our anniversary.  I chose to use purples and golds as those were the colors we had at our wedding. The Foil Polka Dot Paper as well as the two pennants (the Rose and Foil Stripe) are all from this month’s Live Beautifully Collection.  It’s awesome how … Read more Love You Always Card

Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

Close To My Heart’s Live Beautifully Paper + their Live Beautifully Stamp Set = pure beauty.  Add in this fun lattice fold and it’s perfection.  I absolutely love the look of the finished card! Plus, the *NEW* Little Dreamer Glitter Gems were a great addition to finish off the card. Here’s a list of the … Read more Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

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

Live Beautifully Smile Card

Live Beautifully Smile Card

Just because Close To My Heart is offering gorgeous exclusive papers in honor of National Scrapbooking Month doesn’t mean you can’t use these papers to create cards instead of  scrapbook layouts! I created this “smile” card using 2 of the 14 patterned papers contained in the Live Beautifully Paper Collection.  Each one of the designs in … Read more Live Beautifully Smile Card

National Scrapbooking Month-Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

Remember Happy Times Card

Remember Happy Times Card

Remember Happy Times Card

This is one of the cards I made at this past weekend’s Crop.  I was so into how well it was going together that I completely missed that when I adhered it to the card base, it was on the wrong way–as in instead of opening it from the right, it was from the left!!  Yikes!  And if that isn’t funny enough, another gal at the Crop did the very same thing shortly after it happened to me.  It’s good to be reminded that we are all human, right?

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Happy Times Free Standing Pop-Up Card

Free Standing Happy Times Pop-Up Birthday Card

This card showcases how well the exclusive Happy Times Paper Pack coordinates with the Happy Times Stamp Set.  Clearly that was the intent, but it’s so fun when you can make them come together so seamlessly! I kept it very natural with soft hues using Juniper and Canary as my color selection.  I added in … Read more Happy Times Free Standing Pop-Up Card

Flamingo Circle Spin Card

Tickled Pink Flamingo Circle Spin Card

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s newest catalog yet?  The Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog is now live and is packed with so many wonderful new products that your wish list will be full in a matter of minutes as you do your initial look through it!

Calypso Paper Pack

A fun collection of *NEW* items that stood out to me was the Calypso Paper Pack.  Doesn’t it just scream “Summer, here I come!”

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You’re Berry Special

Taste of Summer Cricut Artiste Strawberries

Creating a darling basket full of strawberries seemed only natural when CTMH released it’s special Taste of Summer Paper Packet and Taste of Summer Stamp Set in honor of National Scrapbooking Month.  Plus, I found these cute berry baskets at Michaels that would work perfectly for holding the fun 3-dimensional paper strawberries. Cutting the strawberries … Read more You’re Berry Special

It’s All Good Card

I was in the mood to create a simple and clean-looking card and as luck would have it, I had a bunch of random scraps left over from the Free To Be Me Paper Collection–perfect!  Creating the card was a matter of matting the papers, using a little 3-D foam tape to make the sentiment … Read more It’s All Good Card

Free To Be Me Spinner Card

I’ve been playing with CTMH’s Free To Be Me Paper Collection lately (it’s in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month) and I designed this fun interactive spinner card using some of the patterned paper and cardstock from the collection.  If you haven’t seen the papers yet, I took this quick picture to show off how beautiful … Read more Free To Be Me Spinner Card

Sew Happy with Dream Pop Papers!

  Have you been enjoying the *NEW* colors and patterns in Close To My Heart’s Dream Pop Collection for National Scrapbooking Month?  I know I have!  Here’s another card I made up using a retired stamp set called Simple Stitches.  Love this stamp set!!  The faux stitching and the “pop” from the embossed look of … Read more Sew Happy with Dream Pop Papers!

Dream Pop Papers are in Bloom!

  The papers in Close To My Heart’s Dream Pop Promotion for National Scrapbooking Month are so delightful and fun.  The patterns and *NEW* colors are fresh and on trend, but I also love the *NEW* “pop” to the cardstock.  Check out the fun embossed look and feel to those tulips!   This project was … Read more Dream Pop Papers are in Bloom!

National Scrapbooking Month 2013

Close To My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with a unique paper packet at a bargain price.  Watch this short 2-minute video to get all the details on how you can get your creative juices flowing with this yummy paper collection! Want the fabulous workshop discussed in the video?  Simply purchase the Dream Pop … Read more National Scrapbooking Month 2013