May 21, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Sale

Starting Friday May 22nd at 5pm EST until Monday May 25th at midnight. Make sure to check out my website to see all specials and products that are on sale. Up to 30% off so come have a look and see for yourself.

Also make sure to view the beautiful “Blue Sky” paper pack exclusive to the National Scrapbooking Month. This paper is only available until May 31st, so get it while you can. Pretty paper packs, embossed cardstock in gorgeous colors, stamp sets and so much more. Click HERE to see what is still available.

Have fun ....

May 1, 2020

The New May-June Idea Book is here



Starting today you can see the new Idea Book for May and June online. Have a look at some amazing papers and stamps. All new and so cute.
Aurora for all your outdoor needs or Stitched for a whimsical touch? Have a look and see for yourself.
You can browse through the book by clicking HERE
Due to the delays during this virus craziness some of the items from the previous book are still available. You can find these items and more on my website under “Online Only”
Since we all are stuck at home for a bit longer, maybe you need a project to work on? Have a look at the specials CTMH put out for May. Any questions give me a call, text or email me.

April 15, 2020

Seas the Day Paper Pack

This is one of my favorite paper packs for March and April. "Seas the Day" is great for vacation pictures on the the lake or sea, for your cruise ship adventures or just a pool party in the back yard.

Make sure to check out the paper pack and stickers and all the other matching embellishments. The workshop kit is a great for exploring creative layouts in a breeze.

Make sure to pick the paper or workshop up during the month of April because this paper will retire by the end of the month. See here more of the "Seas the Day"

April 8, 2020

Stamp of the Month - O-fish-ally Awesome


Don't miss out on this super cute stamp set during the month of April. This set is a must have no matter if you like to create cards or scrapbooking pages. Make shaker cards, aquariums, beach scenes and so much more.

With a qualifying order you can get this little treasure home for only $5.


You can see more information on my website by clicking here. Have fun creating ...

April 1, 2020

Cardstock Carnival Special


While we all go crazy being locked up at home I do hope that everyone in your household is healthy too. We are doing fine :-) I am cleaning and organizing things and now I am back on the creative side.

Close to My Heart offers during the month of April a very special Carnival of Colors. All cardstock single packs and special variety packs of colors are available for a big discount.

Make sure to CLICK HERE and see all packages and prices.

Happy Shopping

March 1, 2020

New Idea Book March - April is Here


It is Here!

Welcome to the new edition of the Seasonal Idea Book for March and April. Brand new paper pack, stamp sets and embellishments along side with new thin cuts and so much more. Have a look at the new book online by clicking HERE.

Remember all items from this book will only be available from March 1st until April 30st or in some cases while supplies last. We do have a few products from the previous book that are extended into this book cycle because shipments of them had been delayed in ports due to the corona virus issues we currently have. To know which products are extended, contact me for more information.

Whatever was left of the previous book papers etc might be still available in the “online only” section on my website, but no guaranties since this is all on while supplies last bast and many have been sold out.

Have browsing and please feel free to contact me for more information or with any questions you might have.

February 26, 2020

A Chickadee Birthday



Here we are one more time the "Spruced Up" paper collection. You still have 2 days left to order this super cute paper and the matching embellishments. All these items will retire on February 28th at midnight.
I used one more time the "Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set" C1816 or if you like it including the dies Z3633.

The branches were stamped in Fern ink and fuzzy cut or if you have the matching dies you can use your die-cutting machine. The bird was stamped in Charcoal ink and then colored in with some watercolor pencils. I used a green-blue and grey to color in some of the wing and belly of the bird. I also used the clear shimmer brush to add some sparkle to the pine needles of the branch.

The card front is covered in a piece of sangria colored cardstock. The chickadee design paper covers the top while the wood grain paper covers the bottom. I added a strip of silver glitter paper to cover the seam of the two papers. You add a few phrases to the front and inside and another birthday card is done.


February 19, 2020

Angel Hugs


Today we are using the beautiful stamp set "Angel Hugs" Z3634 which includes matching dies. It is such a simple but beautiful set and if you don't like or need the dies, you can get the set just as a stamp set as well "Angel Hugs" C1820.

Here is a quick look at the set before we talk about the card I made:


When I saw this set in the Idea Book I knew I would use it for a sympathy card. Simple but meaningful. I went with a simple design paper in grey for my background. I was debating between a settle light pink or this sea grass color for the middle. While both would work great, I decided to go with the sea grass color. I used white cardstock and stamped the angel with Charcoal ink. Charcoal is a really nice dark grey and not as harsh as a black ink would have been.

A little strip of silver ribbon on the bottom and a "praying for you" phrase is all this card needed.
Instead of coloring the angle completely I decided to give her just a hint of color. I used my watercolor pencils and added just a hint of light blue to her dress and a little bit of brown to her hair. I don't think it needed any more color than that.
For the inside phrase we used a sentiment that came with the set.

Beside for sympathy cards, these angels would also make great Christmas cards or Thank You card for an angel in your life.





February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day


Happy Valentines Day!

Luck is in the air this weekend with the Lucky in Love Flash Sale from Close to My Heart1 Get great deals on individual items, bundles, and some exclusive goodies during this three-day flash sale!

And we still have our awesome stamps sale going on so why no combine both of them? Right? Go to my website and have fun browsing and shopping!

Remember, all items are while supplies last and if this sale is anything like our previous sales than make sure to check early. Many items will sell out fast!