Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

How to Use Up Your Scraps for Scrapbook Layouts

CTMH Mix-in Paper Pack

If you’re like me, you have a tough time parting ways with pretty paper–no matter how small the piece is.  I’ve definitely gotten better over the years by trying to hold true to my new rule of the “scrap” must be at least a 3″x 3″ piece before I save it.  For this reason, today’s blog post by Close To My Heart definitely piqued my interest! Continue reading

Fall is in the Air

CTMH October Stamp of the Month Autumn Air

It’s the final few days to grab the Close To My Heart October Stamp of the Month, Autumn Air.  This stamp set has a great variety of images–from outline and solid leaf images to sentiments and even a fun border image.

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Perk Up–Coffee Dies Back in Stock!

CTMH Perk Up Stamp Set + Dies

It’s time to “Perk Up” because the popular Perk Up Stamp Set + Coordinating Thin Cuts Dies are back in stock and ready to be ordered!   Continue reading

Quick Cards with Cricut

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

Things have been pretty busy here this week preparing for my Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class & All-day Crop.  Add in the stress of wondering if our city & neighborhood would be one that would be impacted by PG&E’s Power Shutoff and it feels as though I’m scrambling to get things done (& hope they don’t become undone–like food purchased for Saturday’s event going bad if the power is shut off!)

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A Review of Close To My Heart’s Ink Pads

CTMH Paprika Stamp Pad

It’s always nice to get a review on a product.  It’s helpful when trying to decide if you should purchase that item.  And sometimes, even if you already own the product, it’s interesting to see what others have to say about it, right?  Sometimes you’re made aware of features you never even saw or realized!  Here’s a nice review of both our Close To My Heart Stamp Pads as well as our AWESOME organizational system–Workspace Wonder.

If you have any questions about either the inks or the organizational system, feel free to EMAIL ME.  I’d be happy to help!

Under Your Spell Halloween Card

CTMH Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Stamp Set

We’re quickly approaching Halloween.  Halloween stores have popped up.  Decorations are in the stores.  And then this weekend I already saw people decorating their yards!  Guess it’s time to get those Halloween cards and projects ready! Continue reading

Learn Some Stamping Basics for National Stamping Month

CTMH Stamping Image

September is National Stamping Month.  To celebrate, Close To My Heart did a wonderful post on their Make It From Your Heart Blog showcasing some stamping basics–perfect for the beginner stamper and a great refresher for the seasoned stamper.  So you don’t miss out on all this great knowledge I’m sharing it with you today. Continue reading

Random Act of Cardness Smile Card

CTMH September Stamp of the Month, Random Act of Cardness

The September Stamp of the Month, Random Act of Cardness, might be my all time favorite Stamp of the Month (okay, maybe not out of all the years but definitely of the more recent ones!)  I love the sentiments.  I love the fonts.  I love that it includes little icons.  I love that all the sentiments are so useful. Continue reading