The *NEW* CTMH 2021-2022 Core Catalog

CTMH Smile Big Card

It’s here–the *NEW* CTMH 2021-2022 Core Catalog! It’s always so exciting when a new catalog is released. But there’s something even more exciting about seeing the Core Catalog! So. Many. Pages. Of. New. Items. First off, there are 8 brand new colors. All add a wonderful variety to our already beautiful color palette. I love … Read more The *NEW* CTMH 2021-2022 Core Catalog

Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush

CTMH Watercolor Pencil Card

Today’s video discusses Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush. It’s the 2nd video in a 4 video series. If you missed the first video you can always go back and watch it before viewing this one. Just like the first video, Karen shows us some useful and easy tricks for getting great results using our … Read more Watercolor Pencil Techniques with a Waterbrush

Empowering SVGs with an Operation Smile Donation

CTMH Empowering SVGs with Operation Smile Donation

Get these amazing, empowering SVGs with an Operation Smile donation through April 15th. If you’re familiar with Close To My Heart you know that we have been a champion for Operation Smile for years. We always offer a stamp set dedicated to supporting Operation Smile. With the purchase of this set, $7 goes to the … Read more Empowering SVGs with an Operation Smile Donation

Free SVGs with an Operation Smile Donation

Free SVGs from CTMH

Today I wanted to share how you can get FREE SVGs with an Operation Smile donation. Over the weekend I attended a Virtual Album Retreat hosted by Close To My Heart. (So fun!) I even shared a free scrapbook pattern with you so you could also do a little scrapbooking, too. Generally when Close To … Read more Free SVGs with an Operation Smile Donation

You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

For today’s Make It Monday (44th edition), I’m sharing this fun You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box. This box would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift to a friend, neighbor, co-worker, you name it. I chose to use colors that were a little more bright & cheerful rather than the traditional pink and reds … Read more You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

You Make My Heart Happy

CTMH Every Bit of Wonderful Stamp Set

For this week’s Make It Monday (29th edition), I’m sharing this beautiful You Make My Heart Happy card. I love the rich, warm colors of Sangria and Toffee together–perfect for autumn, don’t you think? So I thought we’d do a little color challenge this week! This sentiment from our current Operation Smile Stamp Set, Every … Read more You Make My Heart Happy

Support Operation Smile for National Stamping Month

Free SVG when you support Operation Smile for National Stamping Month

When you support Operation Smile for National Stamping Month you will receive 2 FUN SVGs as a thank you from Close To My Heart. Operation Smile is the charity that Close To My Heart has supported for years. We always have a dedicated stamp set where $7 of the purchase price goes directly to Operation … Read more Support Operation Smile for National Stamping Month

The Most Sold CTMH Stamp Set in 2020

CTMH You Make Me Happy Card

Can you guess what the most sold CTMH stamp set sold in 2020 is? It’s this adorable You Make Me Happy Stamp Set. But the best part is that it’s also the Operation Smile Stamp Set. With the purchase of this stamp set, $7 is donated to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a non-profit organization … Read more The Most Sold CTMH Stamp Set in 2020

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Top Koala-ty Card

Green Krispy Kreme Donut

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  How did you celebrate?  This was the first year that my kids didn’t make any leprechaun traps–so no shenanigans occurred in our home.  I’m not sure if it’s that we had too busy of a week and it got overlooked (on the kids part) or if we’ve finally hit that age where they no longer need it.  Over the years, I’ve posted several ideas–from pranks to treats–on how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids.

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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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Punny Pals Halloween Boxes

Punny Pals Halloween Boxes

This month Close To My Heart is trying to give more to Operation Smile–the organization they’ve supported for nearly a decade.  In fact, just this weekend while I was at a scrapbooking retreat hosted by Close To My Heart, we raised nearly $10,000 through an auction.  It was enough to save a mission to Mexico … Read more Punny Pals Halloween Boxes

Share a Smile Card Kit

This month Close To My Heart is doing some AMAZING things to support Operation Smile. The last few years  (actually nearly a decade!) Close To My Heart has offered an exclusive stamp set to support this wonderful organization.  With the purchase of each of these stamp sets, $7 is given to help fund surgeries to … Read more Share a Smile Card Kit