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Sunday, July 24, 2022

UFO Crop - Saturday, July 30th

How many UFO's do you have lurking in your craft room? You know what I'm talking about - those dreaded UnFinished Projects! Some of them may be little, and some of them may be green, but they are all scary! Piled up, calling out to us every time we walk in the room!
Gather up your UFO's and bring them to my house where you can spend the entire day finishing up those suckers!
What if you are one of those that doesn't have ANY UnFinished Projects? Well, we promise not to hate you! You can come anyway and choose from several projects and products that I have to start AND finish your next project!
Space is limited to 10 people. I will have muffins and fruit, coffee and juice, a light lunch, drinks and snacks! The cost is $15 per person. This is a no fuss, no frills day to come spend with friends and wrapping up those UFO's once and for all!

RSVP for you and a friend today!

Open House August 6th

I am so excited to introduce to you our NEW annual core catalog that goes LIVE on August 1st! I mean seriously - some great new products!! In addition, our July - September seasonal book will be active too! I will have products to show you from BOTH books!
And because I need to make room for new products, I am having a HUGE CLEARANCE sale on items I have in stock! 

In addition to new products, I will have projects for you to preview for my new CLUB that starts next month! My club will have both cardmaking and scrapbooking workshops available! Plus rewards! Plus I will have projects for you to make at no charge to try our products! And FREE books if you don't have them.

Are you a member of our VIP program? I will be live streaming a VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE for you on Friday, August 5th from 6pm to 8pm. Bring you favorite drinks and snacks and join me LIVE! 

Did I mention door prizes? Yep! You can earn tickets by RSVPing in advance, showing up, bringing a friend, purchasing items here or online, joining my club, joining our VIP program and more! Throw some refreshments on top and you've got a party!

Come join the fun Saturday, August 6th from 10am - 2pm!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Overstock Offer - while supplies last!

CTMH VIP Customers have enjoyed several exclusive product and workshop offerings as one of the perks of our VIP Customer Program. For a limited time, we are making some of these items available to all customers to give you a taste of the VIP treatment too! These items will be available through August 31st, but only while supplies last, so make sure to take advantage of this opportunity while you can.
View and order your VIP products and workshops here.

Startup Savings and 20% off!

Whether you are brand new to crafting or have been doing it for years, it's always a great time to save! During the Startup Savings Special, you can enjoy deals on a select variety of Cut Above Kits, many of which have been featured in past Craft with Heart kits. A handful of these kits are available at a 20% discount, and all featured kits are part of a special buy 2, get 1 free offer! Choose from a variety of Scrapbooking kits or Cardmaking kits.

Click here to see all available kits!

Friday, July 15, 2022

NEW July - Sept Catalog Available!

Our July - September book is LIVE and full of wonder!

  • There are 3 exclusive themed paper collections, each with a coordinating accessory, PML Cards, and Digital Art! 
    • Beach Party - bright, happy, fun-in-the-sun papers and embellishments!
    • Backyard Bliss - earthy, outdoor, backyard joy!
    • Crisp Air - gorgeous, warm, colorful images and patterns perfect for fall!
  • Three new card workshops!
  • Three new scrapbooking workshops!
  • A delightful new mix-in paper pack!
  • Exclusive new stand alone die cuts.
  • New stamps with and without coordinating thin cuts!
  • Three new stamp of the month sets you will want to have!
SO MUCH! You can view the book online here and now
OR you can add one FREE to your cart when you shop with me


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Stamptacular SALE!

From now until June 30, you can enjoy simply Stamptacular savings on our high quality My Acrylix® stamp sets and our Stamp + Thin Cuts sets—including five exclusive stamp sets designed just for this sale!

1) Floral Wishes

2: Fourth of July

3) Home and Native

4) True Blue

5) Culture and Tradition

Check out the sensational savings and peruse the selection HERE!


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Birthday Party Crop & Workshop!

Join me in celebrating my belated birthday on June 4th! Not only will you get to eat cake and ice cream, YOU will receive gifts, play games, eat lunch and create 14 scrapbook pages with my Cake Day Scrapbooking Workshop!*
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Space is limited to the first 10 people. If you cannot attend, but would like a kit, just let me know!
The cost to attend in person is $85 and includes:
1) Scrapbooking workshop kit
2) Lunch, snacks, drinks
3) Cake & Ice Cream!
4) Gifts & Games
5) LOTS of FUN!
The kit alone is $70 and includes:
Cake Day Scrapbooking Kit
Cake Day PML Cards
Black & White Dots
2 - 4x6 flip flaps
Additional Cardstock needed
Cricut Cut pieces
Optional supplies to bring or add on include:
Black Shimmer Brush (Z4224)
Stencil Pack #2 (Z4339)
Glacier, Green Apple Ink pads (Z2841, Z6513)
Mini Ink Blending Tool (Z3886)
Tweezers (Z5006)
Tri-Blend Markers (Bright Pink Shades, Dull Green Blend, Light Yellow Blend) to color white dots
Check out the workshop kit in the video below:

RSVP to - Bring your party hat and let's CELEBRATE!
*Special Thanks to Jennifer Smith for her design on the first 5 layouts in this workshop!*


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Many Wishes NSD Card Kit!

National Scrapbooking Day is right around the corner, and Close To My Heart has several workshop kits to choose from AND a two day event to help you celebrate with live classes walking you through the creation of each of our NSD kits!

Not only do we offer 12x12 layout kits, but also a mini album and card kits!! This one is called Many Wishes and features Distress Oxide inks and stencils. You will create 16 cards, and I promise you will LOVE this project! It is super easy, and so quick and beautiful!!

This first card uses all 4 of the colors - overlapping and blending the 3 flower colors to create a gorgeous background!

Don't forget to coordinate your envelopes to match your cards!

On this card, I used a much lighter touch and only two of the pink shades of ink. This gives a completely different, soft and subtle effect.

Here is another with the flowers clustered at the bottom of the card.

This one uses only one color on the flower, which I felt provided the perfect, peaceful, gentle image for a condolences card.

You can order this and all other kits for our National Scrapbooking Day event here:
Save a whopping 30% when you purchase the bundle of all 5 kits!! 
Plus an additional savings of 15% if you are a VIP!

Join us for a Facebook Live virtual event on May 6 & 7, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. MDT and create the artwork from these workshops along with us! See you there!

In Full Bloom Card Kit

Our In Full Bloom Card kit creates 16 gorgeous cards and features timeless sentiments, fonts and images!
In addition, you will learn a few fun techniques with a few add on products that you may already own!

Use our Avocado ink and our Mini Ink Blending Tool to add a shadow/glow behind the butterfly!
Use our Tri-Blend markers to shade or color in the different images, as well as using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping on the butterfly images on this card!
Use the Tri-Blend markers to highlight the sentiments!
At the moment, this kit is sold out, but more kits are expected to arrive this month! I knew this would be a big seller! You will find the kit featured on pages 22-23 in our March-April Catalog. Additional supplies are also listed below.

You can order this kit (once it is restocked) and all your crafting needs on my website here.
Happy Creating!!

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Cake Day Cardmaking Workshop

Who doesn't need an ample supply of birthday cards throughout the year? Our Cake Day cardmaking workshop is all you need to be ready to celebrate friends and family throughout the year with 16 interactive birthday cards!!
This kit includes an exclusive stamp set and coordinating thin cuts to create bright, fun, and interactive elements on your cards. You can use this stamp set and thin cuts on future projects with any color theme or paper pack you choose! And the interactive cake doesn't have to be birthday related, it can be for any occasion there is cake! Wait, you mean like every day? YES, I could eat cake every day! LOL!

The workshop, as designed by Close To My Heart features the use of our water color pencils to color in elements on t
he cards. I cut all of my papers and pieces the same, but used markers, liquid pearls, shimmer brushes and texture paste to play around with a few alternative cake decorating methods! I have added notes to each image to show what I did different. Feel free to use my ideas or come up with even better alternatives! 

Here are the extra supplies I used on my card: White Opal and Bisque liquid pearls and Pimary Sprinkles (for cake frosting), Sundance Shimmer brush (on candle flames).

I used the Sundance, Lemonade, and Clear Shimmer Brushes on the pennants and images. (I would have used the Wild Berry shimmer brush, but I didn't have one on hand.) You can also add individual sprinkles to the card with a tiny dab of Liquid Glass.

I tried a different method of "frosting" my cake with texture paste colored with Distress Oxide Ink and accented with Bisque and Rose Gold Liquid Pearls and Primary Sprinkles. I would recommend the gloss texture paste colored with Mocha or Espresso re-inker for a more glossy effect. Or just the Liquid Pearls, they make great frosting!

On the fourth card, I used our Tri-Blend markers to "frost" the cake and accented with the Sundance Shimmer Brush.

Order your Cake Day Cardmaking Workshop HERE! You can also join Close To My Heart for a live Facebook workshop on their page, April 5th at 4:00pm eastern time, to cut and assemble the cards as they designed - they always offer great tips and tricks in each demonstration! Happy Cake Day!!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Stonewall Resort 2023 Crop is FULL!

 As of today, the Stonewall Resort 2023 Crop is officially FULL! 

I always run through my waiting list.

If you missed the opportunity to register, please contact me to be put on a waiting list.

I hope you can join us in January 2023!
Click here for all of the details.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Cardstock Carnival

Our Cardstock Carnival is a fan favorite every year. You can't ever have enough of this consumable commodity! Now is the time to stock up with a discount!

You can choose from single color packs of 24 sheets with a discount of 15%!

Or choose from color bundles of 24 sheets at a 20% discount

Or choose the BIG KAHUNA - 301 sheets of cardstock, 7 each of each color:  Wild Berry, Capri, Rosemary, Shortbread, Mocha, Mulberry, Harbour, Papaya, Black, Sapphire, Candy Apple, Bluebird, Charcoal, Clover, Carolina, Sangria, Glacier, Raspberry, Green Apple, Desert Rose, Wisteria, Lemonade, Peach, Sage, Scarlet, Ballerina, Lagoon, Flamingo, Pewter, New England Ivy, Cinnamon, Avocado, Linen, Evergreen, Espresso, Sundance, Mint, Grape, Mink, French Vanilla, Toffee, Paprika, and Nectarine. 

And just to sweeten the deal, we have an exclusive bundle of cardstock with one side flooded with a special UV coating! The shine is so gorgeous!

I can't wait to duplicate the Australian postage stamp into a card and/or layout with my coated cardstock once it arrives!

You can view the bundles and discounts and stock up on cardstock by clicking here.

Happy Creating!

Monday, February 28, 2022

Love Story Card Workshop - modified!

This month's special features our beautiful Love Story papers! I've used the Love Story card workshop that Close To My Heart designed, but tweaked it just a little. Below are the cards designed by CTMH:

I decided to only use peach, rosemary, black and white cardstock, with a hint of silver foil paper. I also used our Layered Flowers thin cuts for the first time! I'm surprised how much I love these!

The first card maintained the same layout, I just added a flower and leaves from our Layered Flowers thin cuts. I also used a retired stamp set on a couple so that I have two engagement cards and two happily ever after cards. I added a silver foil paper medium stitched rectangle frame to highlight the sentiment.

Card two also uses the same basic layout, but I used silver foil paper in the background, embossed with our Stitched Circles embossing folder. It really give the foil paper some added character. And of course added a different flower and leaf branch. I love the versatile "best wishes" sentiment! It can apply to almost anything!

Card three follows the basic layout, but tweaked just a little. I used a silver foil large stitched rectangle mat under the pattern paper, and added another flower and leaf branch from the Layered Flowers thin cuts.

Card four features roughly the same format as the original, with the addition of a different flower/leaf combo from the Layered Flowers thin cuts. I embossed the white cardstock with the Stitched Circles embossing folder, and framed the outside with the large silver foil stitched rectangle frame. (I ran out of the silver foil paper, but will frame the last two cards once my order arrives!) 
I also used a stamp set on two of the cards that was given to us at convention in 2016 - the sentiment spoke to my heart at the time and still does today - 
be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can. 
That's a message for today, right?

I even used the embossing folder on the envelope flaps!

I had so much fun making these cards and can't wait to send them out! If you have joined the VIP program, I will be posting a supply list, cutting guide and assembly instructions in my VIP's ONLY group.

If you are looking for time efficiencies you can order a kit with all paper pre-cut and ready to assemble. Contact me for more details.

Pre-cut Kit $55 includes:
Love Story Paper - black & white
Black, white, peach, rosemary cardstock
Silver Foil Paper
Black Acrylic Hearts
16 cards/envelopes
Love Story Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts

Other supplies needed:
Black ink
3-D Foam Tape
Small Glue Dots
Embossing folder