Sunday, September 11, 2016


Hello!  I have created a new blog dedicated just to crafting!

I will not be posting to this blog any longer but I will leave it here to reference back to the hundreds of projects and recipes I have posted here.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Holiday Expressions Idea Book Tour - City Sidewalks

Let's talk about Christmas for a minute. Don't hate me, but you all know it will come faster then we think. Close to My Heart has some amazing products to get you through the holidays. There is so much I am going to break it into 2 different days.

Our new holiday paper collection is called City Sidewalks. So cute with the traditional bright red and green with some blue added in.

The compliments are by far my favorite in this idea book. They are 2 sticker sheets and silver and red GLITTER die cuts. You could use them on layouts or easily on holiday cards.

And for our washi tape lovers, we have a City Sidewalks Washi Pack. 3 rolls of washi tape, 5 yards each, 1/4 in. wide.

There is a workshop your way kit that includes all the above goodies in one package AND the cutting guide on my website you can download to make layouts AND cards. Find it HERE
There are a lot of new holiday themed stamp sets to choose from. These are a few of my favorites.

A Child is Born. Item # D1704

Jolly Holiday. Item # C1654. So cute for Christmas AND Birthdays

Perfect Presents. Item #D1697
Cut the tags using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Last but not least, the freebies and giveaway:

Place an order on my website today or tomorrow (September 7 & 8) and I will send you the City Sidewalks Washi tape for FREE!
One lucky person will win hostess rewards at the end of our virtual Idea Book Tour!
You recieve -
1 Entry for every comment
5 entries for every online order you place during this virtual idea book tour.

Stay tuned for more new products to come!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Holiday Expressions Idea Book Tour - Swan Lake

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are all enjoying a day off, and maybe get some crafting in!
Today I am highlighting the new paper collection Swan Lake. This packet includes all those rich fall colors we love. Perfect for family photos (I know what colors we will be wearing this year).

The Complements include coordinating stickers, including some gold foil accents, and assorted white acrylic shapes.
Some of my favorite stamp sets in this idea book coordinate with this paper packet. I love the Autumn Wishes pumpkins and I have to have the Woodland Critters stamp set!

There is a cardmaking workshop including my favorite pattern from this paper packet. It is called Just to Say and includes a stamp set, patterned paper, cardstock, pink enamel gems, and 10 card bases.

Now for the freebies and giveaway:
Place an order on my website today or tomorrow (September 5 & 6) and I will send you a package of Grey Enamel Gems for FREE!

One lucky person will win hostess rewards at the end of our virtual Idea Book Tour!
You recieve -
1 Entry for every comment
5 entries for every online order you place during this virtual idea book tour.
Stay tuned for more new products to come!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Holiday Expressions Virtual Party - Jeepers Creepers

Today's highlight product collection is Jeepers Creepers. This is the paper packet and accessories we will be focusing on this month and what I have used in my project kits.
Jeepers Creepers features a lot of the new CTMH colors. They are bright and fun mixed with monsters!
It screams Halloween, but can be used for so much more. Use it for a party themed layout, little boys, or birthdays. This paper has coordinating stickers and glitter die cuts. It also has coordinating puffy stickers and washi tape!

The Monstrous Halloween stamp set coordinates perfectly and has the option to purchase the thin cuts in a bundle!

Halloween and monsters not your thing? There is a Cardmaking Workshop complete with a happy birthday/party/celebrate stamp set, shimmer trim, card stock, and card bases.
If you place an order on my website today or tomorrow (September 3 & 4) I will send you a package of Jeepers Creepers Puffy stickers for FREE !

Grand Prize of Hostess Rewards is up for grabs! I will choose the winner at the end of our virtual idea book tour.
How do I get entered you ask?
You will receive:
  • 1 Entry for every comment
  • 1 Entry for every friend you add to my facebook group HERE
  • 5 entries for every online order you place during this virtual idea book tour.

Stay tuned for more new products to come!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jeepers Creepers Project Kits

This month we will be working with the adorable Jeepers Creepers paper packet and accessories.  I have designed a scrapbooking kit, card kit, and new this month, a kid kit!  Join us for Craft Night to put your kits together, or bring your own projects to work on.  Not local to me? Not a problem!  I can mail a kit to you.  Additional mailing charges will apply.  You can also purchase just the cutting guide or get it free with a purchase, read on for all the details.
Date: Friday September 16th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My home in North Salt Lake (email me for address)

Sign up and prepay by Wednesday September 7th. The first TWO people to sign up AND prepay will get their choice of either 2 additional card designs OR an additional layout design including supplies!

Jeepers Creepers Card Kit
Card Kit: $20.  4 card designs and treat box (goodies inside box are not included).  Kit includes a ½  package of a Jeepers Creepers paper packet (you will get to keep extras to create more), coordinating cardstock, embellishments, card bases, envelopes and cutting guide.

Jeepers Creepers Scrapbooking Kit

Scrapbooking Kit: $25.  2 – 2 page layouts and 1 Picture My Life cut apart sheet.  This kit includes ½ of Jeepers Creepers paper packet, coordinating cardstock, compliments, puffies, extra embellishments, and cutting guide.

Card and Scrapbooking Kit Combo: $40 (a $5 savings).  You will get both the card kit and scrapbooking kit.
Jeepers Creepers Kid Kit
My daughter has been begging me to let her create her own scrapbook.  Close to My Heart has a wonderful 8x6 size of page protectors and it fits inside the Everyday Life album.  It’s a great way for her to get started scrapbooking without getting overwhelmed by the 12x12 size.  She created this layout all by herself with little help from me.  The compliments that come with the kid kit are stickers and chipboard pieces making it easy for kids to use and glue into their own books.
Kid Kit: $10 (layout only) Includes cardstock,and pattern paper to create this layout.  It also includes a whole package of Jeeper Creepers compliments, which includes more than enough stickers and glitter pieces to create this layout and more!

Kids Starter Kit: $32 

The kid kit is a great way to get kids started in scrapbooking or even to get YOU started in scrapbooking!  This smaller size is simple and easy to put together.  It makes a great grandma book or even a fun coffee table book.  The kids starter kit would make a great birthday or Christmas gift.  I will continue to make a kid kit each month using the paper packet and complients we are working on for the month that you can add to the album.  The perfect gift that keeps on giving. 

Deadline to sign up for me to cut your kit was September 7th.  If you would still like the cutting guide for this kit, see below for cutting guide only option.


The cutting guide for these workshops are included when you purchase a project kit OR you can purchase just the cutting guide.  The PDF file includes a cutting guide for the 4 cards, 2 layouts, template for the witch boot, supply list, and instructions and tips for completing the projects.   I will send the pdf files to you via email.

Close to My Heart consultants, you are welcome to purchase these files to use in your own business.  

Option 1: Place a $25 order through my website and then email me directly letting me know you would like the cutting guide for Jeepers Creepers.

Option 2:  Purchase the cutting guide for $10 using the paypal link below.

Closer View of the Projects

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Ink Pads Available!

Exciting news!   
 Our new Exclusive Inks stamp pads are now available to order in the new Adventure colors: Raspberry, Blossom, Tangerine, Lemon, Willow, Emerald, and Pansy. These new pads show off the new ink pad design, with it's larger pad size and magnetic closure. 

You can order yours on my website HERE or contact me to order.

The rest of our exclusive colors are still on their way, and I will update when they arrive.