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Friday, April 30, 2010

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Are ready to have some fun?  Do you love paper?  Do you love to stamp? Do you love to learn how to use ONE ITEM in a variety of ways? And do you LOVE to get lots and lots of great ideas?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you are in for a treat! 

We will be featuring May's stamp of the Month, "Cherish the Moment", a set of 8 stamps.

If you have come here from Caren's Blog, you are on the right path!
There are lots and lots of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations - so be prepared for TONS of ideas!  Go get your paper and pencil.

Are you ready to start the blog hop?  Its simple - After you've read my post, click on the link at the end of this post and subsequent blogs to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is a Card Organizer, see how you can choose what kind of congratulation card this is?  I chose "wedding" - you can't have too many wedding cards. Just think of it, fill the whole box full of wedding cards and you are ready for all of those summer celebrations.

You could also choose:

BUT THATS not all I came up with . ..  you can also use the stamp set for thank you cards and make something like this:

You can choose "thank you":
for your love
for the gift
for being you
for being a friend OR
for everything

And then you could fill your box of with coordinating cards like these:

Now "Hop" on over to Wanda's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until the 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Do you want to see a complete list of those participating in the blog hop?  Click here.

Friday, April 23, 2010


In addition to their regular products,

Close To My Heart is going DIGITAL!!!

Have you heard people talking about digital scrapbooking but didn't know what it was or how to do it?  Well now is a great time to try it.

Starting NEXT Tuesday April 27th 2010 you will be able to use


Here's how it works:
Go to, click on studio-j then,

1.  Upload photos.

2.  Choose the desired themed kit.

3.  Select an exclusive layout pattern.

4.  Add photos, embellishments, title, and journaling.

5.  Purchase custom-printed layouts ready to pop right into a regular album .

Below are details about a special introductory offer:

You can receive free Memory Protectors and free shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:

For 5–9 layout purchases: You will receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors free!

For 10–20 layout purchases: you will receive free shipping/handling plus a free pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your order.

During the limited-time introductory offer, the price per two-page layout is $12.95 US

Think of all the possibilites!  Do you ever like to have more than one copy of a layout - especially when you have more than one child?  This is a great way to do that.  Making gifts for the grandma's or grandpa's?  Print two (or more) - done!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SPRING PAPER April 2010 Blog Hop


This is my first time to participate in a blog hop! 

I am really excited to be able to share my ideas with a larger audience, so if you like what you see then sign up to follow my blog and don't be afraid to leave a comment and FEEL FREE to share my blog with your friends.

I hope you see something here that makes you happy or inspires you to whip out your paper and make something.  Thats how I felt when I found instructions for the project below. . .I COULD NOT WAIT TO TRY IT and I thought that Close To My Heart's "Topstitch" paper packet would be PERFECT!!!

So . . . . . here it is!!!  I hope you enjoy it.   
Its called a
 And what makes it a "stairstep" box you may ask?  Well.. . . remove the lid and you will find out!
Do you want a closer look?  You can click on the pictures to see a larger photo with more detail.
I think it would be an EXCELLENT gift!   Fill the boxes full of small, handmade embellishments to give to a papercrafting friend. . . or you could put costume jewelry in the boxes for a young girl who LOVES to play dressup. . . maybe use a more masculine print and fill the boxes full of candy. . . hmmmmmmm, I have a husband who LOVES vanilla tootsie rolls. . . maybe I'll make him one for Father's day.
Do you want to make one?  I found instructions HERE.
HAVE FUN - - I really would LOVE to hear about your project. 
Would you like to see more ideas?Then HOP OVER TO Lori Brown's blog to see her project.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A "Miracle" for National Scrapbooking Month

National Scrapbooking month is on its way - with GREAT deals, too!!  

Starting APRIL 15 through May 31st

Close To My Heart is celebrating with the Miracle Scrapbooking Kit.
Full price is $19.95 see below for ways to get a better deal.  BUT REMEMBER its not available until the 15th!!

What is included in the Miracle kit?
Miracle Kit Contents
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, Bamboo
5 – Colonial White Cardstock
1 – Bamboo Cardstock
1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Crystal Blue Circle B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – Sweet Leaf Bracket B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – 6" x 12" My Stickease® Assortment
1 – 6" x 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
3 – 4" x 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™
2 – Sponges
1 –Brochure
Look at those CUTE flip flaps! I love 'em!

If you want a Good Deal then place a minimum order of $40 and for just another $10 you will receive about twice that value in Miracle kit products to create 4 scrapbook pages— that's only $2.50 per page!

If you want the Best Deal then purchase a minimum of $60 in Close To My Heart products and  for just another $5 you will receive about four times that value in Miracle kit products to create 4 scrapbook pages— that's only $1.25 per page—AND you can earn a 50% discount on the Stamp of the Month!

It's a great money savings for a darling spring-themed kit with versatile colors and designs

CLICK HERE to read the flyer.

Want to shop?  go to  or email me and I'll help you.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MORE ideas for APRIL Stamp of the Month "Flower Pot"

After I saw some other ideas for the April Stamp of the Month I just HAD to make another card. . . so here is another idea:
Same card, just a close up on the second picutre.   I hope you enjoy it!
Want to know how I did it?
I used creme brulee ribbon, the pink paper is from Bella, the green paper is from the Veranda Creative Basics kit and I used a water brush to paint the flowers and the shutters AND I used foam tape behind the flowers to make them stand out.


CLICK HERE to dive right into a BLOG HOP featuring the April Stamp of the Month "Flower Pot".  HAVE FUN!  I always do.  And be prepared to get a lot of great ideas.

And if you decide that you just can't go another day without your own "Flower Pot"  CLICK HERE!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 2010 SOTM Flower Pot - ready set. . . go see my artwork

Here are the cards I made with FLOWER POT stamp set:
(Available through April 30th 2010)

I painted the flowers and pots with a waterbrush and Close To My Heart's exclusive ink.  I LOVE painting with the water brush - it is so much fun AND its pretty easy to make it look good.  So good luck messing it up - thats pretty hard to do - I promise its REALLY easy!  ;-)

WANT TO LEARN HOW???  Click here then go to pages 8-9 to read the instructions and see great pictures of this technique right from the current online Idea Book. 


Most importantly, HAVE FUN! 

BY THE WAY - I love the MY ORIGINALS card pattern book! I found the pattern for my cards in there. DO YOU WANT THE BOOK? Buy it here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flower Pot - April Stamp of the Month

This set is so cute for Springtime and if you like to paper piece or watercolor, then you will really enjoy this stamp set.

Check back next week to see the cards I made with "Flower Pot" - I may post instructions for using the waterbrush then too.

Click here to purchase - place an order for a minimum of $100 and you can receive this set for free . .

Flower Pot is ONLY AVAILABLE until APRIL 30th.

Contact me if you have ANY questions!!!