Friday, July 28, 2017

Cut above Birthday kit

Close To My Heart's  "Cut Above" kits come all inclusive with cut embellishments, papers etc... ready for assembly.

These kits are perfect for beginners.. but also add a fun, fast alternative for seasoned scrappers that traditionally create their designs from scratch.

At only $14.95 these kits really are a great value and are a perfect way to get started on your memory keeping journey.

Click here to see all of our "Cut Above Kit "  options!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

No Worries

This fun layout from Close To My Heart showcases the papers with black and white photos.  I love how they fit 9 beautiful photos and still had room for some great embellishment clusters.

Find your No Worries supplies at the link. >> here

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Mountains are calling...

I love designing page kits for my friends and customers... here's the most recent kit I designed using some travel themed Pocket cards and my cricut.

My kits are $9... I have a few left.  Email me if you're interested

Here are the current Picture My Life Supplies here.. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Card buffet designs

Every month I add some new cards to my card buffet... this is basically a series of cards that my customers can choose from each month. Each card has a price and their class fee is dependent on which cards and how many they make.

The first class is made with the Jack Father's Day Card kit.

This next card was my own design using the Little Dreamer supplies.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

No worries Layout 3

I love this class... here's the final layout my group made this weekend.

These layouts are perfect for some of my remaining Costa Rica photos as well as our Alabama trip a few years ago... can't wait to finally get them done!

Friday, July 14, 2017

No Worries Layout 2

Just like the title says... here's the second layout in my No Worries class :

Here's the link to purchase any of the No Worries Scrapbooking and card making supplies.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

No Worries Layout 1

this month my class is using the No Worries Workshop your Way kit to create 3- 2 page layouts.

Here's the first:

I love love love the No Worries paper.  It's backordered right now but keep checking the link for it to come back in stock ... it retires August 31, 2017.

These designs are my own and don't come with the Workshop your way kit... but the kit has all the supplies I used.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stampaganza and Retiring items

I've been missing in action again... I took the month of June off from classes to keep plugging away on home projects and going through boxes from my April basement flood.

I thought i'd share a few things going on:

1) Stampaganza- Buy 2 stamp sets get 1 free.  This is a GREAT opportunity to stock up on the 50 state stamps that are retiring soon!!  Make sure you've got the ones for your favorite states- or do what I did and collect them all!  When you add all 50 about 16 of them are FREE!!

This is also the final month of the current Annual Inspirations catalog... the retiring items link is here.

And ... when you're looking through all of that don't forget the July Stamp of the month set which is a fun alphabet set!! Only $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase. click here to see more details.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

crafting with my supply stash

So the last couple of months I've been missing in action thanks to a flooded basement that led to just being crazy busy.

I'm in the process of doing a major overhaul of my craft space and therefore I'm challenging myself to use all the stamp sets I bought but never cracked open... or all the scrap paper.  If i'm not feeling creative about something in'll go in my sale bin.

SOOOOO.... that being said- here's a fun card in an often not supported theme-

"Don't be a crab" on the outside and " it's not MY fault" on the inside... lol.

The paper is the Retired Happy Times paper pack and the stamps are a fun set with this crab.  The crab shape can be cut from the CTMH Artistry cricut cartridge.

All supplies are from CTMH.  Each flower center has a gem colored with the marigold Shinhan marker.

I purposely did not center the sentiment under the crab... it sort of looks misplaced in the photo but much better in real life.

To see our current range of products at Close To My Heart... click here.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April class layouts: boy and girl

I typically design class kits with 3 2-page layouts but for April I wanted to offer a quick/ inexpensive class for my attendees.  For only $10 they can create one of these layouts shown below.  The complements pack alone is $6.95 before shipping and tax so it's a GREAT deal.

They can also earn a layout kit FREE with an order of $50 or more.

These complement packs have a LOT of good stuff and you can create more fun projects with the leftovers.

The boy complements are >> here
The girl complements are >> here

Would YOU like to earn a free kit?  Place an order of $50 or more on my website( BEFORE shipping and tax) and i'll ship one Free (give me 2 or so weeks - I do have some supplies on hand but I may need to order more depending on popularity of this sale)

If you do place a qualifying order- send me an email with your choice of boy/girl kit :)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to video: thin cut dies

CTMH has a great line of thin cut dies... and for a few more days they're 25% off. 

Here's a GREAT how to video they created with a really fun technique- check it out!

To see what thin cut dies (both single and with stamps) we carry... click here.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

CTMH Sympathy card

It seems like I have a lot of friends that could use a hug right about now... here's a sympathy card for one of them.  It's also one of my card class designs for March.

I used the Dreaming Big paper and a stamp set that was available last fall.
I used my watercolor paints and paintbrushes to color the flower and to add splatters to the card.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thin cut dies- SALE

Close To My Heart has some really fun metal dies right now and ALL of them are 25% off.

We have some that are individual shapes/ words and then some die sets that come with stamps. 

Checkout the fun artwork below and then click here to go to the sale page and see what all the options are!

Sugar Rush stamp/ die set:
Dreamin Big stamp and die set:

Some Kind of Wonderful stamp and die set:
School kids stamp and die set:

Sweet Birthday stamp and die set :  (If you join my team in March this comes in your kit FREE only this month)

More Sugar Rush cards:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dreamin' Big layout 3

Here's the final layout for my March class... Just love this paper  pack- and I've got some great photos of my kids catching frogs that I think will fill this layout nicely!

I know- this one has a glare too!  Sorry about that....

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dreamin' Big Layout 2

I realized I never posted the second layout from my March classes... This uses the Dreamin' Big Paper pack, Complements and the Flower Market Cricut collection.

I also added some Crystal Blue and Slate Cardstock, as well as a Juniper shaped label and white "yard and garden" cut on my cricut.

My flowers were cut from sweet leaf, canary and goldrush cardstocks.

Sorry for the glare- I took this photo while the layout was hanging on my wall...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Love and donuts...

This page kit has been a huge hit!

  The Sugar Rush paper pack is still available for sale, and the shapes are on the Cricut Artistry cartridge.  The font is just the "cricut alphabet" font free in design space.  I did use the Sugar rush dots as well... but any fun gems would work.

If you don't own a cricut... we do have a fun stamp set with coordinating dies... and there's a donut shape on that.

I did use Ruby, slate and white cardstock (not included in paper pack)
Seaglass Glitter paper (cut to make the glittery border at the top of the donut paper.
Sugar Rush washi tape (the top border of each page)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Baby boy Page Kit

I had a huge stash of our retired "Miracle" my stickease... I designed this cute baby boy page kit with them.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dreamin' Big class layout 1

I really REALLY love this fun new paper... it can be girly or more boyish simply by flipping the paper.  I really love the bug side of the floral paper... and with spring a month away it seemed fitting to create a class with an outdoorsy theme.

Today I'm showing layout 1 of my March class.

Sorry for the glare- this layout was hanging on my "class wall" when I took the photo.
There are no special cuts with this layout- I used the Dreamin' Big paper pack, embellishment pack and some cardstock (cocoa, slate, white daisy)

There are two more layouts that go along with this class- I'll post them later this weekend :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Easter Bunny- Stamp of the Month

Our February stamp of the month is so fun!  I just love these little bunnies.  You can only get this set during the month of February- $17.95 or ONLY $5 with a purchase of $50 or more before shipping and tax.

I made this fun card with the set.  See my supply list at the bottom of the post.

white cardstock

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Card kit by mail: NEW

I am so excited... I have a BRAND NEW card kit by mail to offer!!

I loved this stamp set so much when it was available that I hoarded a few to offer a card kit.
The stamp set retails $17.95 and it's no longer available... so You can purchase this kit and it's INCLUDED!

This kit creates 4 cards- all the paper and embellishments are pre-cut and ready BUT you do need to do your own stamping.

Here's what you'll need:
A black ink (either memento or archival ink since you'll be coloring some of the flowers)
A method to color:  I used my blending pen with ruby, sorbet, pixie, thistle, fern ink pads.  If you choose to use colored pencils, you won't need as many ink colors

I did use ruby to stamp the sentiment on the first card shown... but you could use black or another color of choice.

You need scissors, regular tape-style adhesive and 3-d foam tape.

I did use a black journaling pen to create stitch lines on one card but that's optional.

I already pre-watercolored the background on the 3rd card down.

If you'd like one of my 5 kits... you can purchase it through the paypal link below.  It's set to only accept 5 sales and at this point this is the only method of payment for this kit.

The kits are $25 and there's no additional fee for shipping.  They'll ship within 48 hours of purchase.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love you more than Grilled Cheese

This stamp set is so super cute!  It's called "silly sayings".   I love these fun sentiments.  The red line around means they coordinate with one of our Cricut collections. (Cricut Artistry)
I created this simple card with some retired paper, clear gems and the new blush shimmer ribbon.

Friday, February 17, 2017

"donut know..."

This stamp set is SOOO CUTE!!

I've listed links to the paper several times... I've used a couple of packs up since it came out in January... I just love how fun it is!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrate card

Here's another card from my January class.
I just love this fun Ice Cream stamp set and the Sugar Rush paper pack. 

Also used: Cricut Artistry to cut the ice cream and "celebrate" shapes.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

24 hour SWEET SALE

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, CTMH is holding a one-day flash sale on my consultant website—we’re calling it our Sweet Sale! Get a  30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.

This Sweet Sale starts February 14 at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 pm PST; 4:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm EST) and will end at that same time on February 15 . Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month qualifying order totals.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items. .

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart on your OBA at any time during the sale times—the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that page; . All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!


We’re excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on our products.


Close To My Heart

Forever card

Here's a fun card my class created in January.  Just by changing the inside sentiment it could be a Valentines, Anniversary or even a birthday card.  I used some retired paper from the Charlotte pack and the January stamp of the month.  I used my watercolor paints  to add color to the flowers.  Su fun!

Stay tuned for a 24 hour sale coming at 5pm EST tonight! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

True Love for Operation Smile

CTMH supports a great organization called Operation Smile.  This organization provides life changing facial surgeries to people (mostly children but not exclusively) all over the world.

We have this super cute stamp set available for sale.  Proceeds from every set sold goes to Operation Smile.

If you would like to support Operation Smile by purchasing this set- click here.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cut above Thank you turned Christmas card

Just thought I'd share my repurposing of a "thank you" card kit for my Christmas Card class last fall. 

We routinely sell "cut above card kits" where all the pieces are pre-cut.  (note this kit is retired but we have others available currently)
So this kit came like this:

with the intention of creating this:

But then I created the card below for my class to use up these kits.

It's hard to tell but the snowflake is cut from white glitter paper.  This card was a hit at my class!

Curious about our other "cut above kits" ?  click here to see what is currently available

Note:  cut above kits do not come with stamp sets- you can use whatever you own, or pick up the sentiment of your choice!  This makes these cards very versatile and a little less costly if you already own stamps.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Christmas layouts

Eventually I'll put photos on some of these layouts...

These fun Christmas layouts were my November class layouts last fall.  I loved this City Sidewalks paper!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Planner Fun

I've finally colored my February planner page... here are January AND February together:

I love that I have a reason to sit and play once a month!  Our 2017 planner is just so fun and easy to make it YOURS.

These planners are now on clearance- so grab one if you haven't yet and want to get a little more organized.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sugar Rush

I am loving the new papers CTMH released January 1-

This month my classes are using the fun Sugar Rush paper pack... who doesn't love DONUTS???

The first layout holds 7 photos!  not bad!

The second layout uses a couple of the pre-designed picture my life style pieces from the paper pack that is designed to be cut up..

I love the embellishments included in the complement pack of this set- there are some fun metallic pieces that just add a touch of class.  I'm planning to use the layout below for my brand new (and first!) great niece... so fun!

These layouts are so fun.  The back of the donut paper in the top photo... Is ice cream!  So you could easily use this paper for birthday party photos, summer day, or a ton of other uses!