More Creativity in 2024

More Creativity in 2024

Are you looking for more creativity in 2024? Look no further! Join our vibrant SunnyDay Sessions Creativity Community! Inspiration, exclusive tutorials, sneak peeks, and giveaways are all part of the fun. New year, new beginnings, and a special treat just for YOU! 🌟 For the entire month of January, you can join our Creative Community … Read more More Creativity in 2024

Inspiration for CTMH Thanks a Bunch

CTMH Thanks a Bunch So Much Gratitude Card

Today I wanted to provide some inspiration for the CTMH Thanks a Bunch Stamp of the Month. Each Saturday I provide a new video to give you an idea of how to use the current Stamp of the Month. This month’s Stamp of the Month, Thanks a Bunch, is such a great one to add … Read more Inspiration for CTMH Thanks a Bunch

Simple Melon Mania Card

Simple CTMH Melon Mania Card

Today I have a simple Melon Mania Card that showcases many of the beautiful patterns in this special collection. It’s also a fabulous design for using up your scraps! If you haven’t looked at our Color of the Year–Melon–you definitely should! During the Melon Mania Special, you can save on our fabulous Melon products PLUS … Read more Simple Melon Mania Card

Crazy for Cards Early Bird Registration

{Spring Edition} Virtual Crazy for Cards Class

It’s the last week for the Crazy for Cards Early Bird Registration. So if you’ve been on the fence–now is the time to act! πŸ™‚ When you register by March 31st, you get this adorable Flower Gnome Stamp Set as a special gift. This cutie is an exclusive Close To My Heart stamp set that … Read more Crazy for Cards Early Bird Registration

5 Reasons to Love Stamping

CTMH Irish Blessings Close-up

With just a little over a week left of Close To My Heart’s Stamptacular Sale, I thought it was the perfect time to share their blog post with 5 reasons to love stamping. Stamping is at the center of who we are at Close To My Heart. In a real way, everything we do now … Read more 5 Reasons to Love Stamping

Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

Four Leaf Clover Lucky to Know You Treats

Creating handmade St. Patrick’s Day gifts is so easy to do! I wanted to make something quick and easy to give to some friends and co-workers. Just for fun. So when I saw Strawberry Mentos, I knew they’d make a good start with the green foil ends. (It all starts with a small detail, right?!) … Read more Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

A How-to Process for Organizing Your Photos

CTMH Photo Organizer

Okay if you are like me, when you saw my title of “a how-to process for organizing your photos” you got really interested, right? Maybe even a little excited by the prospect of finally getting a little sense of order to all your photos? Well, I’m right there with you, my friends! So that’s why … Read more A How-to Process for Organizing Your Photos

Win a FREE CTMH Virtual Album Retreat Bundle

CTMH Going Places Travel Album

One of our most popular events is coming up! We’re talking about none other than the February Album Retreat, of course! We love Album Retreat for so many reasons, but mainly because we get to spend time creating with all of you! Join us for three days of instructional fun with some of our favorite … Read more Win a FREE CTMH Virtual Album Retreat Bundle

3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat

CTMH Spreading Cheer Album Retreat Layout

Today I want to share 3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat. Truthfully, there are many more reasons to attend any one of Close To My Heart’s Album Retreats. But these 3 are especially key to all of them–no matter the theme. 1. Everything is Pre-cut and Prepped for You As a crafter, I … Read more 3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat

Techniques for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

CTMH Tutti Frutti Here's the Scoop Layout

Last week Close to My Heart shared a blog post that I feel shows perfectly how intertwined techniques for scrapbooking & cardmaking can truly be. While they were sharing the techniques for scrapbooking, I have no doubt you’ll see just how great these are on a smaller scale–for cardmaking, too! That’s why I’m sharing it … Read more Techniques for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

Fresh Paint Shaker Card

CTMH Fresh Paint Shaker Card

Today’s Fresh Paint Shaker Card was SO easy to put together. I started with the fun Fresh Paint Picture My Life Cards. It’s always fun to create cards using these because they come with the perfect sized pieces. You can layer together the cards or simply use just one like I did here. When I … Read more Fresh Paint Shaker Card

Duplicate Techniques You See

CTMH May-June Catalog Cover Techniques

About a week ago Close To My Heart shared a blog post about how to duplicate techniques you see. They broke down the techniques they used on the cover of the *NEW* May-June Catalog. It’s interesting to get a look behind it all. I wanted to share it with you today to give you a … Read more Duplicate Techniques You See

Hope & Kindness You’re the Best Card

CTMH You're the Best Card

Today I have this beautiful Hope & Kindness You’re the Best Card to share. This *NEW* Collection really is a must have. The papers are so, so pretty. And the doily die-cuts are ah-mazing! I can’t stop creating with them! This was the first time I had used the smaller doily though. And while I … Read more Hope & Kindness You’re the Best Card

A Virtual Class Celebrating Papercrafting

Crafty Celebration Virtual Class

How would you like to attend a Virtual Class celebrating papercrafting? So fun, right? When I looked at the calendar and saw that May begins on a weekend (and I have that weekend free), I knew it was a sign. That same weekend, the Close To My Heart May-June Catalog will be released. It actually … Read more A Virtual Class Celebrating Papercrafting

Handmade Celebrate Gift Bag

CTMH Many Wishes Gift Bag Closeup

Today I’m sharing my handmade Celebrate Gift Bag. I wanted to use the Floral Layered Stencils in the Many Wishes Cardmaking Kit in another way. Creating a custom gift bag is a fun way to make someone feel special. And it uses the same techniques and principles that creating a handmade card does. So while … Read more Handmade Celebrate Gift Bag

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