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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Purple Birthday Gift Set

I was so busy making convention gifts that I didn't have much time to spend on my mom's birthday gift. But I saw a set of notecards at Hallmark (I know, crazy that I would PURCHASE note cards - right?) but I grabbed a few things, took them home, and themed them out!

It's obviously a purple/gold theme, with confetti tissue paper, a purple gift bag, purple note cards with gold foil, and a gorgeous birthday card that I COULD have made myself, but lacked the time! I also found a lavender hand soap at Bath and Body Works to go with it and added a coordinating tag to go with it!

I embellished a plain purple bag using gold foil paper, layered with our pansy cardstock. I used a "happy" think cut die. Then added Gold Foil and Pansy paper circles using our basic circles and stitched circle thin cut dies. I used our new Vanilla cardstock and gold embossing powder for the "birthday" sentiment and gold puffy heart sticker.


The note cards already had a gold foil trim, so I added circles in the center using our basic circle and stitched circle thin cut dies and gold embossing powder with our new monogram stamps! (I LOVE these!! They make sweet personalized gifts!)

And then finally, I added a monogram circle set to the cover of the box of the gorgeous card that Hallmark made! 
And in an instant, I have another themed gift! I love have the supplies to make a custom gift centered around any color or theme! I just wish I had more time to play! I'd love to see what you come up with!
Happy Creating!

Love and Sunshine Gift Set

We had such a wonderful time at our annual Close To My Heart convention in Provo, Utah! I wanted to share my convention gifts I made for my roomies and special friends. 
Bath and Body Works has a lotion called "Love & Sunshine" with a picture of pink and white daisies accented with gold foil. I decided to use those elements to create a themed gift!

First of all, I got the lotion on SALE! Then I used dollar store gift bags and added two daisies made from our Flower Market cartridge. The leaves were folded and crimped at an angle. And the center of the flowers were gold foil. I also welded together "Love & Sunshine" from our Artbooking cartridge. I used our Stitched Rectangle Frames thin cut dies to mat the sentiment.

The set of 4 cards features our subway tile embossing folder and our dots embossing folder. I used the dots on the envelope flap as well. The hello was cut from our gold foil paper and attached with foam tape. And I sprinkled a few gold sequins for fun! In addition there was a tin full of chocolates to give us all energy throughout the week!

I love how well everything coordinated! It's so much fun to create themed gifts or party decor! Maybe you can take this idea and run with it next time Bath and Body Works has a sale!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Stonewall Resort Crop 2019!

For those attending my Stonewall Resort Crop in February 2019, be sure to book your room by January 8th. After that point the room block is dropped and you will pay full price! That is also the deadline to cancel your room reservation if you need to.

Let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Happy New Year 2019!


I hope your 2019 sparkles with joy and creativity!
Happy New Year!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

New Craft With Heart!


Subscription services are all the rage these days! From BarkBox, BaitBox, or Sephora Play or even Hello Fresh! Subscription services are easy, affordable, and just enough to satisfy and keep you dreaming about your next box!

Close To My Heart has introduced our own subscription service called Craft With Heart! Your beautiful pink box will have our Cut Above Layouts inside - which require no cutting! The base pages are pre-printed and include pre-cut photo mats, paper pieces, die cut shapes and stickers along with photo placements and page protectors so your layouts are ready to go into your album!





These pages are not only beautiful, they are so easy to create!! Beginners will be thrilled with the results. Busy moms and professionals will love how quickly they assemble! Seasoned scrapbookers will love the option of adding additional embellishments, flip flaps, and pocket plus pages to make them their own! In fact each of these kits is designed to coordinate with our paper kit of the month and workshop kits we offer each month!
Our new subscription service and layouts could be your go-to scrapbooking method! Or it may supplement what you are already doing with our Workshop Your Way kits! Either way, it's an amazing service that I am thrilled to offer. Simply choose whether you want to be billed monthly, every 4 months, or annually! 
You can read more about it and sign up HERE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September Stamp of the Month - Sweet Treats!

I love our September Stamp of the Month - Sweet Treats! This is perfect for the time of year, it covers all of the holidays! And honestly, I could use the cup with foam or marshmallows and steam along with the friend sentiment all year long!


Get yours this month only for $18.95 OR for only $5 with a $50 order!

Set of 22
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)



View or order online here:

Monday, September 3, 2018

It's finally here!

Our 2018 Seasonal Expressions if finally here!! It is jam packed with 160 pages of creative bliss! 


Or you can view and download a pdf version here:

I'll be sharing some of my favorite products this week! It's our best Holiday book yet!!!