Saturday, December 1, 2012

National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit  (CC1022) for only $10!  Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for 
$40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Kit includes:
12—Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3—12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1—Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12—Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1—My Acrylix®  Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pigment vs. Dye

When is it best to use pigment ink and when is it best to use dye ink? Find out the answer along with even more helpful tips to make your stamped images perfect for the occasion! Photobucket

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Studio J Express Collection Little Miss

I'm on a roll at getting caught up on my summer photos.  CTMH's Studio J Express Collections are making things so easy for me.  So many picture, so little time = Studio J!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Creative Kissing!

Learn how to kiss… with stamps! In one easy technique you can create a clever, unique design on your stamp image for a more customized look. Let CTMH show you how! Photobucket

Monday, November 19, 2012

Studio J Little Miss Express Collection

This is another beautiful layout I created using CTMH Studio J's Express Collection Little Miss.  Just add your favorite photos and you're done!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Studio J Express Collections - Little Miss

If you have not tried Close To My Heart's Studio J Digital Layouts, now is the time because it is faster and easier than ever! We now have pre-designed collections where all you need to do is add your photos. It doesn't get any easier than that for a beautiful layout. This one is from the Little Miss collection. All I did was add the photos and look at my layout! Check out Studio J today and see how easy you can have beautiful layouts like this one.

Friday, November 16, 2012

November Stamp of the Month-Capture the Date

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1211A) when you place an order of $50 or
more in products.
In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the stamp of the month—50% off another stamp set! When you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can pick any stamp set at 50% off! Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!   To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.  *Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid November 1–30, 2012. Offer valid for A–E and M size  stamp sets only; K size, Workshops on the Go® , Cricut®  collections, and Stamp of the Month stamp  sets are not eligible for this promotion.  Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I have been exploring a lot of new techniques thanks to my friend Heather Cram Jones Krupinski.  Amy pointed out that the pictures in my den were of my children in high school and needed to be updated to show all of the new family members! She was right so here you go Amy - new pictures on the wall.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

All Day Crop Workshop - AVONLEA!!

Girls, You are all great and I know I have been missing in action for the month of June but I do have a really good reason. I was chosen to be an instructor at the CTMH convention in Dallas, TX this past week and spent the entire month of June getting my art projects ready. I am going to start posting my work next week but first I have to tell you about the awesome workshop we will be doing on August 4th at my all day crop. This crop is FREE to anyone that purchases this workshop or $25 in product from my website, This beautiful workshop is debuting in the new Idea Book on August 1st and features the colors of Off-White, Teal, Green, and Slate.  It includes the following:
          Avonlea Paper Packet ($9.95)
          My Acrylix® Avonlea Workshop ($13.95)
          Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.98)
          Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons ($4.95)
          Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems ($2.95)
          Instructional Guide ($1.00)

It is a $33.60 for $29.95 ($35.00 including tax, shipping/handling).  So go to my MeetUp page right away and sign up for your workshop and stay tuned for convention artwork.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Perfect Pillow (box)!

One final 3-D project with Dotty.  I am going to put a gift card in this pillow box for a baby shower next week at work.  CTMH provided me with everything I need to make a simple but really cute box for my gift card.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Drink Bottle Surprises, Cricut, and Dotty!

I made these cuties from the Dotty For You and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  (Do you see a pattern in my post? LOL)  I love both of these CTMH products and have had the best time with the layouts, cards, and 3--D items.  I am going to surprise my friend and leave one of these hanging on a water bottle on her desk.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Footloose in Paradise

I had a few more pictures from Fripp Island to finish up and used the fun Footloose paper pack and Stickease. This paper pack is perfect for beach/coast pictures and can't wait to use it on my summer vacation pictures with Addison.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gift Card Box and Dotty For You!

This little gift card box was so simple to make using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I just want to keep creating until I have used every once of this paper pack. The colors are so happy! 

I keep telling you guys all about the Art Philosophy Critcut cartridge so I want to make sure you know what all is included in this bundle.  You get the cartridge with over 700 fonts, shapes, and 3D items, 3 My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets that coordinate the the cartridge and 3 (" X 12" Dimensional Elements Sheet that also coordinate with the cartridge.  This bundle is a great bargain for only $99.  If you don't have this deal (Z1686) yet, you can order it on my website:

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Stamaganza Time!

Fabulous stamp images for your cards, scrapbook pages, banners, and more
can be yours FREE in June. For every two My Acrylix® stamp sets* (sizes A, B, C, D,
or E) you purchase at full retail price, you’ll receive a third stamp set of your choice
FREE * (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95 per set!

*Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase and available for free include full-priced A, B, C, D,
and E-sized sets only. The following do not count as a qualifying purchase and are not available as a free
set: customizable (K-size), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month sets. Offer valid June 1–30, 2012. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. The lowest priced set(s) in the entire order will be the free set(s).  Shop online with me June 1, and get your FREE stamps!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hand Feeding the Deer!

My friend Laura had warned us to bring deer corn with us to feed the deer at her house on Fripp Island and she was not kidding.  The trough was in their back yard and the deer would eat from your hand all over the island.  I don't think the island locals liked them as much as we did, but we had an awesome time with the wildlife.  I did this layout using Florentine too and am really pleased with the finished product.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thinking of You!

I have been trying to cut all of the different card formats that are available on the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, but there are so many things to create using this cartridge.  For this card, I used the Dotty of You paper pack and made the flowers with folded circle punches.  I topped it off with CTMH's bakers twine and can't wait to give it to my friend.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Peaceful Walk and Florentine

When Gary and I were at Fripp Island, we found this boardwalk nature trail into the marshes of lower state South Carolina.  It was so wonderful to enjoy God's beautiful handy work.  The colors and patterns in Florentine were perfect to showcase our pictures.  Looking at my layouts makes me want to go back there today.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Missing My Friend...

My good friend from work has been out for 4 weeks on medical leave so I made this card for her using the Stella paper pack and the Just For You Acrylix Stamp Set.  This card was quick and easy and I hope it brightened my friend's day!