Happy New Year 2017!!

Happy New Year 2017!!

Wow!! Can you believe it's already 2017? Me either!  To be totally honest, the last portion of 2016 was very chaotic in my personal and family life, and much of it's a bit of blur.  Thank God for New Years, new days, and new opportunities to be better and grow more.  With a new year, Close to My Heart has introduced a new Seasonal Expressions idea book. It's now available for viewing on my shopping site - link in right side bar.  The items for sale in the Seasonal Expressions are available from now thru April 30, 2017 or as supplies last. 

Blessed Beyond Measure: September Stamp of the Month

Happy Fall Ya'll!

What is your favorite season? Mine is definitely fall.  Yep, I'm an all things Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice kind of gal.  I love the colors of the changing leaves.   This month's Stamp of the Month is right in line with that thinking too, with "Blessed Beyond Measure".  This set has 19 individual images and phrases to help you make beautiful pages, cards, and 3 D items to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  

Blessed Beyond Measure is now available on my website for $17.95 plus tax and shipping or for $5 with a $50 order.  This campaign is valid until September 30, 2016.   Just click the Stamp of the Month icon in the right side bar of this blog.

Happy Scrapping And Stamping!


September Kit of the Month: Party Time Card Making Kit G111

Happy September! It's a new month, and with that a new Workshop Your Way Kit is now available. This kit is called the "Party Time" Card Making Kit and makes absolutely beautiful birthday cards and invitations, or you can make a mix of both which is how I chose to use this kit.

Kit contents:

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – sheets Jeepers Creepers B&T Duos™
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Emerald, 1 Sea Glass)
1 – silver shimmer trim (Z1799)
10 – white card bases and envelopes

This Workshops Your Way™ kit contains materials for creating 10 cards. Easy-to-follow online instructions guide you in creating two different card designs. Thanks to the interchangable designs and stamp sentiments, you have ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.

To purchase, just head on over to my shopping website listed in the right side bar.   Don't forget after making your purchase, to download your cutting guide and design instruct…

National Stamping Month: #CreateKindness

Celebrate National Stamping Month with me and Close to my Heart by #createkindness. This kit is $46.90 and includes (24) 3x3 card bases and envelopes, (24) circle die cuts, (1) 2x2 acrylic block, the mini organizer box, a mini black pigment ink, and 8 mini stamps with images and sentiments. Start planning to order these! I have my demo kit and they are precious.

Technique Tuesday: New ways to use embossing folders

Awesome ways to get more bang for your buck and creativity with your Cuttle Bug and Close to my Heart Embossing folders.

Memory Making Monday: Nicknames!

This week's Memory Making Monday is about Nick Names!  Do you have a nick name? Who gave it to you or how did you "acquire" it?  I have several nicknames but I suppose the one that has stuck my entire life is the nickname "Monkey".   My grandmother, mother, and my father all have called me that nickname.  

This week, see if you can come up with a layout about your nicknames and don't forget to journal how you came to get that name.

New idea book walk through

Get a small tease of the new 2016-2017 Close to my Heart Idea Book. Available now!