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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Freshly Baked Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

Just in time for the holidays, or any day really, a workshop kit that features baking memories and baking fun!! Whether you feature pictures of grandma and her favorite recipes, pictures of you and your siblings baking back in the day, licking the bowl, and making a mess - or maybe pictures this year with you and your kids, your grands, your friends or baking buddies, after school baking, mid-night snack baking! Whatever the occasion, it is worth capturing the fun and the memories!

Check out these 4 two-page layouts using this collection:

Layout 1: Cooking Baking Crew

I have incorporated two flip flaps on this layout to add even more pictures and journaling with our Freshly Baked PML cards: 1) Cooking Baking Crew 4x6 on the left page, and 2) Oh Snap 3x4 on the right page. On the left page, you will notice a baking cooling rack with fresh baked and iced cookies using our Freshly Baked Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts (metal dies). I've used a silver metallic marker to color the cooking rack. I even inked the edges of the cookies with some of our toffee ink since my edges tend to brown a little in the oven.....I didn't say BURN, just brown! LOL!

Layout 2: Holiday Treats

This simple layout features a background of squares of all different pattern papers in this collection. It almost seems like it would be way too busy, but it works once you add the matted photos - they become and focus and star of the show! Whether your photos are pictures of the treats you receive from neighbors and friends or the treats you make, this layout will hold special memories to cherish!

Again I have used the Freshly Baked Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts with the cooling rack of cookies in the top right. I didn't brown these edges since the layout was just a "brighter" theme. I just love this set!

Layout 3: Baking Memories

I have incorporated two more flip flaps on this layout with PML cards: 1) Happiness is....6x4 PML card, and 2) We go together....3x4 PML card. The flip flaps open outward  so that they become a part of the story when opened.

Layout 4: Holiday Calories Don't Count

I am always counting calories, or at least uncomfortable aware of them, so I LOVE the theme of this layout! I've also taken on of the PML cards on the left page to use as my title. Another PML card I cut apart to label the photos on the right page with a few of my holiday favorite things! It's a great way to document your favorites or family favorites and traditions! I feel like my banner at the to i s naked, so I may add twine or embellishing thread or something.

If these appeal to you too, my inspiration started with our Freshly Baked Scrapbooking Workshop Kit that you can order here. Click the link below to see the kit along with the layouts designed for this kit:

If you would like to create the subtle changes I made to the layouts (shown above) you will also need:

I also used the following supplies/tools:
3-D Foam Tape
Toffee Ink and sponge
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

You may also find it helpful to add our Freshly Baked Coordinating Cardstock so that you can have all the colors in the kit to add or change your photo mats and accents.
Happy Creating!

Freshly Baked Card Workshop Kit

Our Freshly Baked card kit is so much fun!! The kit includes supplies to make 16 cards total - 4 each of 4 designs - 16 card bases and envelopes, pattern paper, cardstock, gold glitter gems, along with a stamp set and coordinating dies that you can use to make cookies and milk all year long!!

Aren't these cards adorable? I love the sentiments, I mean - "Sorry you're feeling crummy" and "chip, chip hooray"? How cute is that? I need to make a bunch of these cards. And those cookies! Aren't they just the cutest? And I love the connected heart border die. Almost looks like ric-rac! 

If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of these cards! You can get your own set here but don't delay, I have a feeling this set will sell out!

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Just in time for the holidays...

Just in time for holiday papercrafting, our October - December book is full of creative and festive ideas and new products and workshops ready to delight every crafter!

I can't wait to share some of my favorites with you over the week, including my Fresh Baked Club workshop!! We have 3 new paper collections and coordinating products, a new Mix In paper pack, and 30 new stamp sets, thin cuts, stencils, and more!
If you haven't received your new book yet, you can add it FREE to your cart when you place an order! Want to view it online now? Just click the link below and peruse to your heart's content!

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!!