Friday, November 6, 2015

Keeping In Touch With Friends Cards

Dropping a note to a friend is an inexpensive way to let someone you care about, but just haven't had to the time to see or you are separated by the distances.  I have lots of friends that I am separated by the distances due to military moves and job transfers.  Dropping a card to them seems more personal to me than saying talking with them on Facebook.  I hope you enjoy the cards for today.

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For Family stamp  C1633
Kaleidoscope paper X7202B
Watercolor paper Z3146
Watercolor Paints Z3132
Clear Sparkles Assortment Z1752
Green Shimmer Trim Z3087

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I am glad that it is getting closer to the weekend and looking forward to the Stamp Art Tour show in Mesa Arizona, where I will be showing everyone that attend new product from Close to My Heart.  Remember we are getting close to the end of our Seasonal Expression #3, which ends December 31, 2015, or while supplies last as there are a lot of Christmas stamps and embellishments along with the White Pines paper pack. 

I have been busying working on my display boards and I am happy to share with you what I came up with.  I have also been having fun with the new Cricut Cartridge Artistry.  Below is a card I made using that cartridge.  You can purchase this cartridge from my website for $99. plus shipping and handling and if you have the Cricut Explorer you can purchase the digital version for $79. plus shipping and handling.  I hope you enjoy.  Until next time have a great day on purpose and thank you for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Unlimited Kaleidoscope

I love pastel colors and the Kaleidoscope paper pack X7202B gives you all of the colors and fun of pastels.  The cards featured are two Thank You cards and a Wedding card.  I hope you enjoy todays' featured cards.
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Floral Banners stamp D1663
White Shimmer Trim Z3024
Sparkles Z1752
Enamel Gems Pink Z3091

Friend Tree stamp D1677

Mr. & Mrs stamp C1621
Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts Z3124

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Urban Boys!

Urban  X7204B is a paper pack that is designed with the male in mind.  With a Son and Husband it is harder for me to come up with ideas for males and easier for me to come up with female cards.  Whenever I create a mini album for my Son I get the "don't bling out my album" message.  Somehow I always manage to please, because he loves sharing the final version of his mini albums with his friends!  Today I will share two cards meant for males and one that is designed for "welcome to the neighbor".  I hope you enjoy todays cards.  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose! 

A Thousand Thanks stamp C1625
Grey Enamel Gems Z3089
Blue Enamel Dots Z3122
Durable Studs Antiqued Gold Z1928
Artiste & Artbooking Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Housewarming Hello stamp A1179
Blue Enamel Dots Z3122
Artistry  & Artbooking Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge 

Urban Workshop on the Go stamp D1660
Blue enamel Dots Z3122
Artistry Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Monday, November 2, 2015

Making Cards With Zoe

The Zoe paper pack X7197B is a great paper pack that is cheery and makes great cards especially Birthday cards.  I hope you enjoy todays cards and Thank you for visiting my blog.  Have a great day on purpose!

Birthday Wishes C1624

Love Right Now stamp set D1682

Zoe Workshop on the Go stamp 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sangria Colorful Cards

Sangria is a very colorful paper pack and with colorful paper packs they can be somewhat overwhelming.  They can also be fun to work with and allow your imagination to go beyond what you thought you were capable of.  I hope you enjoy these cards and Thank you for visiting my blog.  Have a great day on purpose.

Balloon Wishes D1667
Sangria Paper 
Silver Shimmer Trim

Sangria Workshop on the Go stamp G1097

Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving B1427
Sangria paper pack Z7199B
Brown & Tan Glitter Paper Z1830
Dot Embossing Folder Z1924
Artistry Cricut Z3167

Thursday, October 29, 2015

More Christmas Ideas!

One of the cards today is made using scrap paper from La Vie En Rose paper X7201B.  I always use my scrap paper to make my cards, especially those pieces that are too little to use on my Cricut Explorer.  I hope you enjoy todays cards and Thank you for visiting  my blog.  Have a great day on purpose.

Festive Trees B1493
Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z2023
Black Shimmer Trim
Holly Jolly Christmas D1657
Red Enamel Gems Z3090
Gold Shimmer Trim Z2012
Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Love of White Pines Christmas Paper

I am enjoying the White Pines Christmas paper X7200B and it is so versatile to work with.  One of the things I love about the holidays is our family traditions.  I enjoy carrying them on and sharing them with my two granddaughters.  I hope you enjoy your holidays and look forward to sharing some of my traditions with you.  I hope you share some of yours too.

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Believe in Christmas D1666
Red Glitter Paper Z3075
Green Shimmer Trim Z3087
Gold Shimmer Trim Z1985

Christ is Born C1628
Cricut Artiste

Fallen Leaves B1492
Woodgrain Embossing Folder Z1996
Fern Thick Twine Z3093
Gold Foil Tape Z3129

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas Cards

Now is the time to get started on your Christmas cards if you are one of those people that mail out a lot or live far away from your love ones.  For many years my family has lived away from our parents and love ones because we are a military family, so I send out a lot of Christmas cards along with a letter giving everyone an update for the year.  One year we were in the middle of a move and I did not send them out.  Boy did I get an earful about not sending out my cards and letters.  So I start early and haven't missed a Christmas since.  A Christmas card is a very simple way to share your love with a love one.

Over the next couple of days I will be sharing cards made from my fellow Consultants using the White Pines Christmas paper pack.  I hope you enjoy and have a great day on purpose!

White Pines Workshop on the Go Stamp G1098
White Pines paper X7002B
Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Miracle of Christmas D1656

Joyful Garland B1489

All of the cards were made with the White Pines paper pack X7200B.  You can order the stamps and the paper at

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nevermore is Not for Halloween Anymore!

What if you are just not into the whole Halloween thing, but you love the colors of the season?  Then you can make these beautiful cards for and no one will know but you can me that they were made with the Nevermore paper pack.  Don't forget that this paper pack is only available until
December 31, 2015, or while supplies last.

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day on purpose!

Love My Cat A1181
Nevermore paper pack X7198B
Red Glitter paper Z3075

Little Presents B1506
Perfect Picture D1681
A Typeface A1117
Birthday Princess C1631
Nevermore paper X7198B
Foil Tape Z3130
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Z1926

Positive Chemistry B1485
Nevermore paper X7198B

You can order at www.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sangria Fall Wreath

What if you don't scrapbook or make cards?  Here is a project you can do to decorate your house and it is super easy to make. All you need is a a circular ring, Sangria paper pack, Gold tape and Gold Shimmer trim. I cut the flowers with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Steampunk Scoundrels stamp B1503; Black, Poppy and Eggplant cardstock was used along with the following Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges, Artbooking; Art Philosophy and Artistry.  All you can order at

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Cards

Making Autumn cards are fun and we have a great stamp that you can color with markers are coloring pencils.  the Little Monster Stamp C1630 is one of my favorite stamps.  I hope you enjoy these cards from my friend Laurie Levorson.

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This is Spooky Cute using the Nevermore paper pack and Shimmer Trim!

Blessings of Autumn (C1634).  The banner is from page 8 of the Artistry Cricut Cartridge that is sold only by Close to My Heart and you can purchase this also from my website at

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sangria Fun!

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love the fall colors and love to decorate my home in the fall colors.  I have been having fun with the Sangria paper pack from Close to My Heart and the Little Monsters stamp set and Nevermore papers.  I hope you enjoy playing with these papers also and I look forward to showing you more of our "only at Close to My Heart" papers and stamps.

Have a great day on purpose!

Sangria Paper Pack and Complements.  You can purchase at

Friday, June 19, 2015

Father's Day Cards

Good Morning,

You still have time to make those cards for Father's Day.  Although I loss my Father many years ago, I still give cards to my husband who is a wonderful Father and continues to be even though the kids are all grown and on their own.  But it is the phone calls from the kids when you answer the phone and they say, "Can I talk with Dad?" that makes you feel good that they have that kind of relationship with him.

I also made a card for my Stepfather that even though he has his moments, he has the kindest heart, and you can't help thinking about him on a day like today. So to all the Fathers I say Happy Father's Day and I wish you many more.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Birthday Card

I had the pleasure of visiting the Covered Bridge Retreat located in Weatherford, Texas.  The new owners, Jimmy and Sandra Campbell, gave me the grand tour and it was a beautiful and peaceful location.  This retreat is located outside of the Arlington/Fort Worth area.  I loved the property and enjoyed visiting with both Jimmy and Sandra.

Visiting with them also got me in the crafty mood so I use my stash of Jackson paper to make this card.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Using Your Stash!

I made these two cards using my stash from Confetti Wishes!  

Shopping with me for Close to My Heart products can save you $$.  Right now I am offering 2 stamps pads free with the purchase of 8 stamp pads.  That's right you can get 10 for the price of 8 and complete your color set.  This offer is good for the month of May.  Just go to and order 8 stamps pads and contact me for your two free stamp pads @

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Celebrating National Scrapbook Month

This month is National Scrapbook Month and Close to My Heart is celebrating by featuring a special paper pack and stamp set this month.  For can purchase the Tastes of Summer paper pack for $8.95, the Taste of Summer stamp set for $17.95.   When you buy both or spend $25.00 on my online business address:, you will receive a free package of Coral Reef Sequins from the new Seasonal Expression 2 catalog.

The paper pack includes 12 sheets of - 2 each of 6 designs!

Make sure to follow along with CTMH blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month and checkout the hashtag #CTMHTOS to see this stamp set in action!

The paper pack will be available while supplies last!  The stamp set will be available until May 31, 2015.

Coral Reef Sequins Free with an order of $25.00 or more from my website.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Noted Paper Pack

Hopefully you have been busy creating during these cold winter days!  I for one am looking forward to warmer weather.  I just hope my wish is not rewarded with triple digit temperatures once the summer has arrived.  This is what i created with the Year>>Noted paper pack.

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Friday, January 16, 2015


Don't you love to make cards that uses paper from your scrap pile? I do!  I have scraps of paper that I can't resist saving them.  This card uses those scraps.  Sweeter With You stamp M1053 is a cute mini stamp that you can dress it up using Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste and Hopscotch paper.  I love being able to use my stamps and Cricut on a project.  I hope you enjoy today's card and have a great day on purpose.

The cupcake stamp is D1529

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD/$27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My CreationsTM kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T DuosTM papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My CreationsTM kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD/$37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

*Offer valid January 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My CreationsTM kraft mini book: $24.56 USD/$27.02 CAD; including My CreationsTM kraft mini book: $34.51 USD/$37.97 CAD).

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Another card using Hopscotch paper and the stamp set Someone Special C1607.  You will love using this stamp on any card or layout page.  The base of this card is Smoothie cardstock.  To make this card you would ink the stamp and spritz with water before stamping to create a watercolor effect.  To order this stamp just click on the shopping cart link.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015


If you are looking for ideas to make a full size birthday card using Arfully Sent and the background and texture papers of Heartstrings, here is the card for you.  You can make this card into a gift card with a brad for the hinge at the top right hand side of the card.  I love the new Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and I hope you enjoy it too.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This has been an exciting season if you are into football.  But I have to say, I am not really a football fan, but I know about football since I have a son that played all four seasons of high school.  After Terence quit playing I don't really follow football except the occasional couple of minutes I stick my head out of my craft room to see if my football watching husband is still breathing.   I will of course watch the Superbowl, for the commercials, you bet.  Congratulations to the teams that made it to the playoffs,  and Ohio State.  Good Luck next year for the teams that didn't make it to the playoffs.  But enough about that, today's card is a Twisted Card and features the stamp set My Fave B1476, Hopscotch paper, and Art Philosophy.  You can order these items from my Close to My Heart website.  

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