January 30, 2019

Card Class Project January - 2/4

Here is our class project No#2 from January:

...Best Year Ever...Happy Birthday

This is a card design that will work with lots of different papers. I am sure you find a few in your stack you can use. My cardstock and heart paper matches, but I needed a few color highlights so I added a couple of blue balloons to it. The balloons are stamped in three different ink colors, Glacier, Lagoon and Peacock Ink from Close to My Heart. I raised only the balloons with some foam tape and added the strings of the balloons by hand. A little glitter pen on the bottom of each balloon and this card is done.

January 28, 2019

National Papercrafting Month - Frame It Up Special

January is National Papercrafting Month and Close to My Heart is introducing the beautiful "Frame It Up" kit. What is the National Papercrafting Month you might ask? Crafters of all kinds will look forward to starting a new year full of creative possibilities and the "Frame It Up" special is a great way to start. This special features the Magnolia Frame kit designed to create a beautiful home d├ęcor piece. Each kit comes with a chipboard frame and backing, two frame overlays and decorative words, die-cut flowers, leaves, and rose gold foil accents. The kit also includes step-by-step instructions that show how to put the frame together and ways that this project can be personalized with additional products. You can purchase this kit for $29.95 USD, but you will get an even better deal by purchasing more than one! Review the details  by clicking on the link below for more information about the National Papercrafting Month—Frame It Up special and the discounted offers available to you!

Dates: January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019

You can find more information by clicking HERE ...

January 23, 2019

Card Class Project January - 1/4

Finally I am getting back on track with things. It is hard sometimes to keep up with this social media stuff especially when you have a nice Christmas break behind you.

So let's get started with out class projects from January. Here is card No# 1 of 4:

Just for You … Thinking of You

We started the year with some simple to make cards. All you need is a few pieces of paper and some stamps.

The stamp sets used in this card are the Butterfly Friendship Stamp (this one comes with dies as well) and the
Stamp Of the Month for January (thinking of you).

I love the Butterfly Friendship stamps. You can use them in so many ways. Stamp the images and color them in or use the inside stamps which make it look like a watercolor image. The dies are a great extra to create 3-d elements.

We adhered the pattern papers and glitter paper to the front of the card base and raised the butterfly sentiment with some foam dots. Love the two-colored background of the sentiment.

Don't forget to decorate the inside as well.

If you have questions about this card or the classes, feel free to contact me.

January 21, 2019

Heart Happy Special

Heart Happy Special
Whether you are looking forward to Valentine's Day or just need a reason to celebrate the people and things that you love, Close to My Heart has you covered with the exclusive Heart Happy collection and two unique workshops. With the Heart Happy workshop, you can make one 12" x 12" layout, two 12" x 12" single pages, ten cards, and five tags. They've also taken this paper packet in a different direction with the Heart Happy Everyday Life™ workshop. Use this workshop to create a 6" x 8" Everyday Life™ album perfect for documenting any subject, including you and what you're currently loving! Review the information by clicking on the link below for all the details about the Heart Happy special and the two workshop options available with this exclusive paper collection.

Dates: ongoing - ends February 28, 2019

You can find all the details right HERE...

January 4, 2019

ABC Stamp Sets on Sale

Close to My Heart is celebrating 35 Years this year and there are so many specials on the way. We are starting the celebration today with a 35% off on our “Alphabet Stamp Sets”

You can find all sets that are on sale right HERE.

January 2, 2019

Welcome to 2019

I wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year 2019. Can you believe we are already two day into the new year? Well, I can since so many ideas and craft projects are piling up.

So where to start? Let's begin with the brand new Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions book 1. This book is valid from January until April 2019.
You will find the book online by clicking HERE. 
For a personal copy of this new Idea Book feel free to contact me.

While I am sorting through all my things here I will change the appearance of this blog side a bit. Starting February 1st you will find all new projects, ideas and more right here. Up until then I will give you a few sneak peeks so check back often...

Starting February 1st this is my new schedule for blog posts:

Special Offers on Monday             - Sales, monthly specials and more
My Card Design! Wednesday        -  New card designs, ideas, projects and more
Scrap It! Friday          -  Scrapbooking, Page Layouts, Memory Making and more

While I will try my very best to stick with these days …. well sometimes life happens and things might come a day or two later, so please stay with me :-)
If you ever have questions to projects, products or techniques or anything else in this matter, please feel free to contact me any time.

Looking forward to seeing you back here in 2019. To make sure you don't miss out on any new posts, feel free to subscribe to my blog. Thank you so much and let's get 2019 started..... shall we?