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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Alpha Stamp Set On Sale

Visit my Close to my Heart website to watch the new Art & Soul video.

Click the CTMH TV tab and there you will find tutorials on products in our Idea Book. I really love their Large Alpha Stamps and for a limited time you can purchase the Posterboard Alphabet set from the Holiday Highlights video at a reduced price! Use this stamp set with your favorite patterned paper for titles on your pages or they would be great to use when creating your 2010 calendar! They are so easy to stamp with they create a natural bold border which makes it so easy to cut them out!!!

There are new episodes posted regularily to the CTMH TV site so be sure to check back for some great ideas and highlights on many of the products available in our Idea Books. It is a wonderful place to find inspiration!

Click on the IDEA BOOK above then go to pages 84-85 and there you will seen the Posterboard Alphabet Set listed. For a limited time you can get that terrific and large stamp set at a discount so now is a great time to purchase to add to your stamp collection for your upcoming projects!

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Handmade cards

I have finally been able to so some crafting again. Here are a few cards I created. The stamps are by Close to my Heart along with the ribbon and cardstock.I had a request for a few birthday cards. The pattern paper is from a misc. bundle that I got from Costco.

MN is getting snowy and it is really begining to look like Christmas with all lights on area homes and now we finally have some snow sticking to the ground! It is time to get in the holiday spirit. : )

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day!

Shop the Holiday Heyday Specials for BIG SAVINGS!!!

Many items still available. Stamps for only $8, paper packets only $5 and accessories like sassy strands for only $1 plus good deals on ribbon!

Don't miss out. It is a great time to pick up some great products at unbeatable prices.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Notice The Details

Check out this months Stamp of the Month!

You will find this stamp set very useful for all your creative projects. Get it FREE with a qualifying purchase. See page 109 of the Idea Book above to see the inspiring projects created with this stamp set.

Save 50%-80% It's a Holiday Heyday!!!

Beginning Dec 2nd - 17th (while supplies last) you will be able to start your holiday shopping with Close to my Heart. There are wonderful specials on My Acrylic Stamps (some as low as $2), My Reflections paper packets from $5, grab bags for $30 (filled with over $100 in product)plus great deals on shipping.
Tell family,friends and don't forget to tell your hubby to check out all the great savings before they are gone. Fill your stocking with great products from Close to my Heart and have a Holiday Heyday!!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the festivities of December!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shop with me...


Shop with me=FREE STAMPS~
It is just one week away until this years holiday shopping season begins. What an exciting time of year!!! If you love to scrapbook and create handmade cards why not send your friends and family shopping to the places you love the most!!! For your convienece Close to my Heart provides online shopping!!! Many of you have heard of Paypal but with Close to my Heart we are able to process your orders online using your preferred credit card through ProPay in the same way you are use to with Paypal making your shopping experience SIMPLE, SAFE and AFFORDABLE.

Time is running out on our November special...Stampaganza!!! When you purchase two stamp sets you will receive a third set of your choice (equal or lesser value) for FREE!!! This is a WONDERFUL savings and they make great stocking stuffers too!!!

In celebration of my recent birthday on 11-12 and it was a BIG ONE...I offering a GIVEAWAY!!! When you place a minimum order of $25 on my CTMH site on or before 11-25-09 I will hold a drawing & one person will win two stamp sets...CELEBRATION and IN THE WILD! (please note In the Wild is "gently used" but Celebration is brand new) That means you could add a total of 5 new stamp sets to your collection if you shop with Stampaganza!!!

When you want quality products at affordable prices don't forget to shop with Close to my Heart. No more running between numerous stores to find things that coordinate for your creative projects. That is what I love most about Close to my Heart and you will too!!!

I look forward to brightening someone's day this holiday season. Have a safe & wonderful Thanksgiving with your family & friends!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Is Stampaganza Month!

It is hard to believe that November is here already!!! Are you ready to start your holiday shopping??? It is a great time to jump start shopping for a loved one or maybe you've been good & deserve a gift for yourself? CTMH is celebrating November by offering Stampaganza!

Now is the perfect time to grab some My Acrylics stamp sets! Starting Nov 3rd thru Nov 30th when you purchase any two stamp sets at full price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice for FREE. (of equal or lesser value) This is a savings up to $22.95. Shop through the current 2009 Idea Book or 2009 Product Review book from my CTMH website and see all the great clear acrylic stamps sets now available! Take advantage of this month's great offer & add to your stamp collection. Don't forget you can shop online and ship directly to your easy is that!

Stamping is my favorite way to add great embelishments to my cards and scrapbook pages. This is the time of year when we create the most why not buy some adorable stamp sets to create with and ENJOY great savings too!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 New Scrapbooking Pages

For the Daughter Layout I used the Bella Level 2 & Cardstock by Close to my Heart.

Happy Layout-I used the Twitterpated Level 2 paper and stamp set. I love how the tree turned out & the cute little embelishments that match. My favorite paper in this Idea Book for sure!!! This paper is now available.

This paper is sooo nice I didn't want to cover it up. You could cut out the various words and use as titles but instead I used the page and added one of my favorite fall photos of my children. I did use a glitter pen to add some sparkle to some areas of the page. Simple yet so nice. This paper is also by Close to my Heart.
I hope these pages give you inspiration to stamp on your scrapbooking pages and always look to the Close to my Heart IDEA BOOK for some great inpiration.

Enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gift Card Holders

I made these fun gift card holders to sell. I will be making more of these in various paper patterns. They are fun to make and will make wonderful gifts too!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fancy Card

Here is a card I made for a friend's birthday. This is a fun card pattern for many occations. The cardstock, ribbon and tatoo stamp are all by Close to my Heart. The pattern paper is actually from a Costco paper packet I bought recently. This has been a busy week so far and it looks to continue through the weekend as we spend time celebrating birthdays and it will be our son's 6th yr anniversary of his adoption. Then a football party on Sunday at our house and hanging out with friends again. Lot's of fun packed into the upcoming looking forward to that!!!

Thanks for stopping by, make it a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scrapbook layout-Twitterpated paper packet

Here is the Twitterpated paper packet. I love the colors in this layout and the stamped tree image in the corner. You can purchase this paperpacket for yourself.

The level 1 kit is just $9.95. It includes 4-12x12 Preprinted pages, 2-12x12 B & T Duos (Background/Texture, 1 ea of 2 patterns)2-12x12 Cardstock sheets (whitecore) and 2-6x12 My stickease adhesive sheets.

The Level 2 kit is $12.95. This kit includes 10-12x12 Cardstock sheets and 12-12x12 B& T Duos (2 ea of 6 patterns)

Scrapbook all your fall photo's with this wonderful paper packet. Close to my Heart papers are a wonderful quality, double sided, all color coordinated, white core and a great value!!!

Have a great week and thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sept kit of the month

Isn't this set cute!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Treasures- The Sept Stamp of the Month

I really like this newly released stamp set. Flowers are always a favorite to create with but this set also has some great sentiments. With your CTMH purchase you could earn this stamp set for free or at a discount. Click on the Idea Book above for more details, this set is on the last page of the book. It is a great value to earn this set with purchase, make it part of your stamp collection today.

School is in session and fall is fast approaching. I so look forward to this time of the year time for scrapbooking and cardmaking with friends. Time for some FUN!!!

Have a great week and thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


It's here...
Check out all the new products in the new FALL/WINTER Idea Book by Close to my Heart.
Just click on the idea book above to page through the Idea Book...have fun.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Digital Card

This is a cute little gift card holder that I made that was really fun. I am certain I will be making more of these, they make great gifts. To make the gift card holder you need to use a regular size envelope. Lick the envelope closed. Then cut in half. Then you actually have two gift card holders to decorate as you like. I found the Thank You image on Smilebox and printed it out. I added a layer and the flower attaches with the brad for a little extra something. Cut the insert to fit the holder, attach ribbon and while this is the optional part you could use a glue dot or something else but I chose to use the photo corners on the bottom two corners to hold the gift card in place. Cute don't you think?

Can't believe that it is the last day of Aug already and summer is coming to a close. I look forward to fall and all the pretty colors that are to come plus it is the season for indoor activities once the snow starts to fly which means I will be able to do some much needed scrapbooking!!! Looking forward to that!!! Time to get crafty and looking forward to using some of the new products being released in the new Fall/Winter Close to my Heart Idea Book. Check back tomorrow as it will be online so you can flip through the book and shop online to see it for yourself!

The GREATEST GIFTS are found in the HEARTS of TRUE FRIENDS.-Cindy Law

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 Idea Book

This book is filled with lots of NEW and Fabulous products. It will soon be available online. Lots of great things to spark your creativity!!!I will post the Idea Book once available. Leave a message if you would like a book of your own only $3.95 + s/h.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another sneak peek-Grace Paper Packets

Take another sneak peek at the new products being released in the autumn/winter 2009 CTMH Idea Book...

I am totally lovin this paper packet called GRACE by Close to my Heart. This paper will be available beginning Sept 1st when the new Idea Book releases. Don't you just love the stamped images of the children. This is a brand new stamp set called Childhood Portrait!!! I can see myself using that stamp set over and over again. I can't wait till mine arrives. I just love the colors and the LO on this creation. Thanks a bunch for visiting and watch for more CTMH fun stuff posted here soon. I will post the Idea Book on my page once it releases so you can flip through the Idea Book for yourself to see all the great things being released. Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CTMH Paper Packets

Check out this fun new paper called Twitterpated by CTMH. A favorite of mine! I am so looking forward to using this paper with some of my fall themed photos I need to complete for my childrens albums. The New CTMH Idea Book will be released soon this is just a sneak peek at one of the new paper packets that will be available, visit again soon for more.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August-It's Your Day Acrylic Stamp Set

This is a set to have in your stamp collection as you will use it over and over again. When you make a purchase from the Idea Book you can earn a discount on this adorable set or get it FREE. Don't miss out on this acrylic stamp set. Go to pages 108-109 in the Idea Book on my blog home page for a closer look! If you have any questions please leave me a comment below. The NEW Idea Book will be arriving soon and the opportunities to order from the Summer Idea Book will soon end so don't miss out on some really great product to create fabulous scrapbooking page(s)and cards. Thank You for visiting my blog!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Christmas in July-Card swap

This is the card I created for our monthly card swap. The stamps are clear acrylic from Close to my Heart. The background is swiss dot and created with my cuttlebug. I thought it made a nice background & fit the look of snow. It is hard to get in the mood to create Christmas cards in the summer but I enjoyed this project and the end result.

That cooled me off for a bit, now back to summer!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July- Stamp of the Month

New month ALREADY!!! WoW has this summer been flying by or what? Here is the adorable new stamp of the month. Check out the Idea Book at the top of this page and you can earn this stamp set at a discounted price...even free!!! So many great possibilities with this set.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson-Gone To Soon

As a kid of the 80's I enjoyed Michael Jackson's music. I even had posters of him on my wall from the old Tiger Beat Teen Magazines. He was such a talented person and ultra talented performer. 50 is way to young to say goodbye to anyone, the world
will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace....

Listen to the song of the same title...Gone to Soon here as well.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CTMH Graduation Card

Here is a graduation card I created for one of my cousin's. The cardinal stamp maker is unknown but the papers, ribbon and number/letter stamps are all Close To My Heart products.

Right now there are great daily offers posted to the CTMH site. When you place an online order for one stamp set you will receive the "deal of the day" free with your order. Check the link to the right to see all the daily "deals of the day". If you are in need of some new stamps to create with check this out. You can shop on line by viewing the idea book on the sidebar and turn each page to see all the products. Click on a product and it will zoom in for you. The idea book is also a great tool for inspiration & ideas to make a new card or scrapbook layout.
Thanks for stopping by and I will be back to post more again real soon.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Card & Teacher Gift Idea

Teacher Gift: they are important people who work hard so as a thank you for a job well done I made this gift for my son's teacher. I modified a acrylic photo frame to a post it note holder. I hope it is something useful that she can use while at her desk. There are so many cute ideas for this project and it is quick and easy. My son still has to sign his name then we can wrap it and attach a card so he can give it to her this week his last week of school. I can't believe my son will finish kindergarten...time flys by so fast but we are looking forward to summer break!!!
The stamps used are by CTMH and the learn~study~grow~ I love school stamps are from the September Word Puzzle set.

The card is one I created for our monthly card swap. The challenge was to use black and white paper with one color of your choice. A favorite combo of mine is Black/White and Red. The Close to my Heart cardstock is great to create a distressed look to your projects as it has a white core center, just tear it up and you have another great look for your projects! The inside of the card reads "Thinking Of You". The stamp set is by Close to My Heart and the set is called: September Word Puzzle. This is a stamp set I have used a lot...can you tell? LOL

Leave a message I would love to hear your comments...thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Scrapbooking made easy...

Here is my take on one of the Cherish scrapbooking pages. As you can see the first picture is the one from the book itself. The next two are part of the instructions on how to cut your papers to create the layout. With this layout it was simple to use a circle cutter for the layer of circles behind the main picture.
The final picture is my end result. The Cherish book has many creations such as this to help you in creating fun scrapbooking pages that you will enjoy for many years and the fun part is just change up the papers and you will have many more creation using the same layout! This has been a favorite of mine when I want to highlight just one photo.
Thanks for stopping by!

Need inspiration???

Close to my Heart offers these wonderful books filled with scrapbooking/card making layouts that will certainly inpire you to make beautiful creations!!!

Cherish is on sale for $21.95, this book is filled with 50 two-page 12" x 12" layouts!
Add these to your collection today. Take a look at the NEW Summer Idea Book for more details, visit How To Programs. Order online and it will ship to your doorstep, if you are a beginner or someone who has been crafting for years you will really enjoy using these books to inpire new flair to all your creations and it makes scrapbooking so simple and sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scrapbooking Layout, Summer catalog released TODAY!!!

The four pages above are created with the That's Amore paper packet from Close to my Heart! Isn't this paper adorable, it is a favorite of mine. I love the background/texture papers from Close to my Heart!. They are all coordinated and printed on both sides which makes doing projects so quick, easy and adorable. Their cardstock is white core cardstock which is fun to create with, just sand it, tear it or distress it what ever way you like to add a little extra touch to your pages! There are many patterns and colors to choose from and they all coordinate together with our inks, markers and ribbons which makes scrapbooking so simple!

The NEW Close to my Heart catalog was released today. Check out all the products by clicking on the Idea Book over to the right. Flip through the pages of the book right on line. Lot's of great stuff. The catalog makes for great ideas on your scrapbooking layouts and cards too! Close to my heart makes it easy to shop on line too, great products at a great price...check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Base Pages

I have enjoyed creating scrapbook pages with these base pages. I have purchased these for my childrens books and they are a quick and easy way to create a scrapbook page with so many options of layouts in this one paper packet! Just add your pictures and embelishments, with two children at home these pages allow me to scrapbook my photos quick and easy... I love that!

Right now these base pages are discounted at 40% off. Check out the CTMH Idea Book, then go to discounted items and paper icon to see the three colors currently on sale. While supplies last.

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Layout using Unity Stamp of the Month

Here is a page of the kids during the fall.
Stamped images by Unity Stamps.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monthly Card Swap Project

Here is a photo of the cards I made for our monthly card swap. There are nine of us total and it is so fun to see what everyone comes up with. The bunny stamp and hip hop sentiment are from Unity Stamps, one of my favorites.
Little Miss Isabella had to join in on the fun so I used the kids small table and she was happy to play scrapbooking with mom. She wanted to play with all the materials it was pretty funny how she knows at age two to take the cover off the glue and apply it to the paper then stick together...she is a natural scrapbooker already!!! That's my girl!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

St. Valentine's Day

Here is one of the two Valentine gifts the kids helped me to make for their teacher and daycare provider. AJ's is not pictured as his is already taken to school but he did a great job in decorating his handprints to wrap around the gift.
For Isabella I used construction paper she "doodled" on for her handprints. I added chocolate to the inside of the box (can't have Valentines day without it...right?)

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day with your SWEETHEART!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Our baby turns two!

Here are a couple photos from Isabella's birthday party at daycare. It is hard to believe she is two already, time flys. WE are SO LuckY to have this bundle of energy in our LIVES!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Little Darling

It is hard to believe that it will be two years ago that this little darling entered our lives. She is full of energy, loves to climb and at almost two she is starting to talk more and more each day. This weekend she said "thank you" so crystal clear and has added "ok" along with one of her first's "yah". We are so blessed to have her sweetness in our life.
In the photo above she decided she wanted to wear the santa hat from last year only it is too small so she balanced it on her head and walked around with it...she was happy! Then later while we celebrated Christmas Eve with my side she wanted to wear her new jammies, got her favorite blanket and snuggled up with her daddy to relax a bit, so cute!!! Then later we opened our gifts and the ones sent by their grandma and grandpa Sam and she loved her new princess sleeping bag, it was amazing she knew that it was something she uses to sleep in as to my knowledge she has never slept in one yet so when she opened it and layed down it was so cute to watch her.
It was a very nice holiday for all of us, we are blessed to have a healthy family and our extended family is doing very well too! Hopefully 2009 will continue to bring "good things" along with "happy memories" our way and I wish the same to you as well!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!