October 24, 2019

Flash Sale Friday 25 Oct- Saturday 26 Oct

Out of the blue we are having a Flash Sale on our consultant websites... yeahhhhhh.... Starting Friday Oct 25th at 5:00 PM (EST) and the sale is ending on Saturday, Oct 26th at 4:59PM (EST)

You can find all products available for this sale on my website.....just click HERE!

A few quick information about the sale:
- Items are current and retired items and are only available in a limited quantity for the special sales price.
- Once the item sales out, the product will return to it's normal pricing.
- all orders from the sale quality for the Stamp Of the Month
- Don't wait to long! If you have it in your shopping basket doesn't guaranty you you got it. Only when you place the order all items in your cart are yours!!!!

Also, my apologies for not posting in the normal way. I promise this will be back on track by next week. Card Pictures are taken and I have to make the posts. Working on pages, but I have a few cute ones I made for a crop weekend from last week. I need pictures and will post them here next Friday and the best part, you can make these pages. Yes, you can recreate them since they are all coming to you in a workshop kit....awesome. So stay tuned and I'll be back next week on the regular Mon-Wed-Fri schedule. Thanks for you patience xxx

October 18, 2019

Days of December Special

Some favorites are just to good to give up on right? Close to My Heart brought back this popular project, so you can create a unique Everyday Life album with one page for each magical day in December. 
This year's album project features brand new paper from the Holly Jolly collection, plus cardstock and embellishments to match!

Choose between two different workshop kit options: One that includes the Holly Jolly-Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts, and one that doesn't. Be sure you also have the additional materials listed on my website when completing your album.

Have fun creating and don't forget to take pictures ;-), write down Christmas favorites like cookie, cake and other food recipes, ...

October 16, 2019

Every Little Thing - Happy Birthday

Last card from the Card Making Class in September:

Well and you can never go wrong with a Birthday Card. This one is made from a couple of design paper and cardstock strips.

The top cardstock is the new Wisteria color and due to the white core of the paper it is perfect for ripping it. Cut a piece of the cardstock and carefully rip along one edge.

We stamped the "Happy" in black ink on the top left of the card base.
Then you can adhere the stripes in order. I adhered the flower design paper first, then the green piece and at the end I added the black strip.

Next we stamped the birthday in black ink on a piece of white cardstock. It is hard to see, but we used the Mint ink and stamped a background on the birthday word. The stamp is from the set "Strokes of an Artist" (D1887) which contains a lot of great background designs. If you use them with light ink colors they make a for a great background.

Another big butterfly die cut with color pencil enhanced and finished off with a clear shimmer brush.

Remember the butterfly we cut out of the design paper on the first card? Well I though it makes for a nice decor on the inside of this card.

Well, if you love the design paper we used here as much as I do, you have until Oct 31st to order it, if it doesn't sell out before then.
Click Here to see all items that make this set so pretty.

A big "Thank You" to Kristine Tanase who's card creations were an inspiration to these one I made.

October 15, 2019

The new Holiday Idea Book is available

You all like a little early Christmas surprise right? Well our Close To My Heart Holiday Idea Book is starting to go live today. Yes, 14 days ahead of schedule we are able to see all the great new products for the upcoming season. What am I saying? Not only can you see them, but you can also start ordering them :-)

While we still have the beautiful "Every Little Thing" and "Hawthorn" products available until October 31st, remember these products will only be available until Oct 31st and then they are gone. The Idea Book for the Holiday Season is currently only available to you online, so please hop over to my website and have a look.  CLICK HERE

You can place your order right there on the website or email me if you life in the area and like to safe on shipping costs. Ones November 1st rolls around you will also get a copy of the new Holiday book with your order. Beautiful new workshop kits for scrapbooking, super cute cardmaking kits and so many beautiful new stamps are in the book. Enjoy the stroll and let me know if you need any help or have questions. The new paper lines are "Holly Jolly" and "Cedar and Pine". I will post some creations and pages here in the next few weeks so look out and have fun with the new book.

Like with every Seasonal Book, all items in the book are only available during the lifespan of that particular book or while supplies last. And believe me we have kits, paper and stamps run out before we reach the end of the lifespan, so don't wait to long if you really want an item.

October 14, 2019

Halloween is “Spooktacular”

Here at Close To My Heart we celebrate Halloween in a “Spooktacular” fashion. What better way to scrapbook those cute pictures of Halloween than with the current Spooktacular paper pack. But wait, you don’t scrapbook? Well you can make gorgeous cards with it too to little sweet treats for all the trick and treaters in your house. Place sets, name tags and so much more. Have a look at the different paper pack we offer ...Click Here to see all options.
Not a fan of Halloween, well this set is still something for you too. While the paper color is somewhat halloweenish you still can use it for other projects. The design is pretty neutral and the colors are nice and bright and work with any fall project. Have a look.
Don’t forget, all our special sets are only available for a short period of time or while supplies last, so when they are gone they are gone for good. Even before the time is up ;-)

October 11, 2019

Coming Soon....

Coming Soon ....

Starting October 15th, 2019 you can see the new Holiday Edition live online ....
CLICK HERE on Oct15th

Currently available until October 31st "Every Little Thing" and "Hawthorn" products or while supplies last....Every little things is a beautiful color scene of blue, green and a hint of lavender, butterflies and flowers and so much more... Hawthorn brings Fall directly into your craft room. Deep and rich fall colors and more...don't miss out on these beauties!

October 9, 2019

Every Little Thing - A Little Hello Card

Here is the third card from my September Cardmaking Class:

Thinking of you or Get Well are also cards that are always in high demand with my ladies form the card class. Again, perfect stamp set for the right phrases, our Stamp of the Month. Well, while this one was the September one, check out the new one for October. These sets are always great and with an order of $50 you can get the set for only $5.

Here I used black cardstock and the new embossing folder "Stitched Circles" (Z3519). It is really pretty and the embossing gives the card a nice elegant touch.

A piece of design paper and a piece of Wisteria cardstock for the phrase tag. I stamped the "Hello" phrase and the inside of the card in the new Julep green.

A few doodles and another card is done. If you have difficulties finding the right designs, check out the Close To My Heart "How To Books". They are a great inspiration and you find measurements to recreate the cards. Remember all designs can be flipped or turned so you can used them horizontal or vertical.

While our annual Idea Book is still current, the seasonal book for SEP & OCT will end on Oct 31st. This means this card making kit as well as the other set "Hawthorn" and all the papers, embellishments and stamps in the book will retire. So if you are planing on ordering any set, don't wait they might be gone even before the month is over.
You can see the Idea Book ....HERE.

A big "Thank You" to Kristine Tanase who's card creations were an inspiration to these one I made.

October 7, 2019

Stamp of the Month - October for $5

Here it this months “Stamp Of The Month” and you can own it for only $5. Place a qualifying order of $50 or more and you can add this set for only $5 to it. That is a value of $18.95 for only $5!
I do love the October set because the phrases are so beautiful and they work with scrapbooking and cardmaking. Have a look at the set:

Like all of our monthly special sets, this one can only be order from Oct1 - Oct 31 and will be gone after that. Don’t wait until it is gone, because once the month is over I can’t get it for you anymore.

October 3, 2019

Holiday Cheer Special - Oct 1 until Nov 30

Holiday Cheer Special

Many of you might remember the Close to My Heart Special from last year with the cute shaker cards. I know, this set was such a big hit and many of you were asking for more kits like this for the Holidays. Well, here it is, the newest member of the CTMH Holiday Special family.

Holiday Cheer” is a wonderful tag and embellishment set and yes, it includes the shaker part too. Create tree ornaments or tags all pre-cut and including the complete shaker part. The set comes in one big bundle or multiple small ones, so have a look at what will fit your needs. The stamps sets that come with the set are so cute, don’t miss out on them!
You do need the “Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts” (Z4309) with this set. If you don’t have the dies but if you live in my area, contact me and you can cut what you need here ;-) If you are not close by, think about getting the die set because it can be used for so many projects, plus get the “Shaker Window Foam & Acetate” (Z4310) set to create even more shaker elements. The foam and acetate needed of the Holiday Cheer projects do come with the bundle sets, just not the dies.

This offer is available until November 30st or while supplies last. Don’t think about it too long, if this is anything like last years rush, the sets will be gone in no time. Also, here is one more perk for you:
Hold a party and when your purchases reach the third level or when you sign up with me as a new consultant you can get both stamp sets form the set for FREE.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

October 2, 2019

Every Little Thing - Thank You Card

Here is our second card from my September Card Making Class:

For my card classes I always try to mix the sentiments and use those phrase that are in demand. We can always use a "Thank You" card, right? Here is another idea for a simple layout. Our Close To My Heart design papers are all two sided which gives you twice as much headache to pick the prettiest one LOL. Just kidding ;-) I love that I can pick an choose and that both designs always complement each other. I can't tell you how often my ladies just use the "other side" of the paper than I used in the sample card....perfectly fine and guess what? Yup, it still works.
So the new Julep colored green paper is perfect to complement the flower design. A few black strips of cardstock bring everything together.
The banner is cut from Wisteria cardstock and instead of a pointy fin we cut it more flat. Stamp the "Thank You" (Stamp of the Month) first, then cut the flat fin. I added a few black pen stripes around the edge. You can lief them off, but I think it give the card a more finished look.

The butterfly was stamped in black in and then cut with the matching die. Color pencils to make it more interesting and if you have one on hand, use your clear Shimmer Brush to add some sparkle. You don't have a shimmer brush? Well, you can go with it out. This brush adds just the right amount of settle glitter to a project. Clear is my favorite, but they also come in color...click here to see all colors.
The inside is black, well beside a few lines with a black pen around the edge of the card.

A big "Thank You" to Kristine Tanase who's card creations were an inspiration to these one I made.