A little bird told me

Thursday, September 22, 2016

For my second card with the Woodland Critters stamp set, I used this sweet little bird stamp. I love how he's flying with his eyes closed, so I added a whimsical touch by creating a dotted line to show his flight path.

Paper pack is Oh Deer, and I embellished with Whisper Thick Twine, Sequins and Bitty Sparkles.

Such a Cutie!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Taking cute to the next level!

The Woodland Critters stamp set is so much fun to play with. Four adorable animals (bird, fox, owl and raccoon) with sentiments (Hello, Thanks) and a sprinkling of additional images. 


Woodland Critters set has that modern cartoon style, which works for a variety of uses. How cute would this raccoon be on a baby layout? But it also works for an adult greeting card like I've created here. 

If you're feeling playful, add googly eyes to this set. Instant awwwww!

I've created four cards with this set, so stay tuned for more!

Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions Catalogs

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New products, stamps and paper, oh my! Close to My Heart's new Annual Inspiration catalog is now available to view online, or you can purchase your very own copy right here.

The Annual Inspiration catalog is good all year long, from August 2016 to July 2017, with tons of papers, stamps and kits, plus the newest CTMH cricut cartridge, Flower Market.

Close to My Heart also has supplemental catalog that come out seasonally, and right now you can get the first supplement, Holiday Expressions, for FREE (while supplies last) when you place your order for the Annual Inspiration catalog right here on my blog. Just click this link to go to the catalog page.


August Stamp of the Month

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I love it when Close to My Heart designs a stamp set that can be used in multiple ways. The August Stamp of the Month, "Purr-fect Halloween" is one of those sets! Purr-fect for Halloween, and purr-fect for cat lovers!
Silly and cute, and not a bit scary, this little kitty can be dressed up in your choice of hats and you can customize his expression with four different eyes.

Check out this pinterest board for more ideas using the August Stamp of the Month!

You can purchase this set for the retail price of $17.95, or you can get it for just $5 when you order $50 or more in Close to My Heart products on my website. Purr-fect Halloween is only available during the month of August, so get it while you can!

July Stamp of the Month

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I'm loving this month's Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart! It's perfect for planners, cards and scrapbook pages. You can get this set only in the month of August, after that it's gone! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close to My Heart products on my website, you can add the Stamp of the Month set for just $5, or buy the set without a qualifying purchase for the retail value of $17.95.

Get it here!

July Consultant Special

Monday, July 18, 2016


Join the Close To My Heart family as a Consultant in July and get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals paper packet* and its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you’ll also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packets, and cardstock colors.

When you join my team, you'll also receive access to all of my workshop designs, for as long as you're a consultant! Hosting your own Fabulously Artsy workshop for your customers makes it so easy for you, just invite your friends and order the products!

For more details on becoming a consultant, don't miss the chance to join an opportunity call hosted by Close to My Heart. Pick a date below and join online or by phone.

July 21 at 7 pm MDT or July 30 at 10am MDT
Visit http://fuze.me/32980098
or call 1-201-479-4595
Meeting ID: 32980098

Ready to sign up? Click here!

Fabulously Artsy Florence Workshop

Thursday, May 26, 2016

As soon as I saw the new Close to My Heart paper pack, Florence, I wanted to create a new Fabulously Artsy workshop with it! I love the eclectic look of the mixed patterns, and the color combo makes me think of sunny summer days.

I decided to go with the bohemian vibe, and added kraft cardstock and fern twine for an earthy appeal, plus sequins for a spot of glam. I think these pages would look fabulous with photos of that free-spirited special someone in your life, or use them for beach and vacation photos!

This workshop contains four pages (one double page spread and two single pages that can be used together), plus six cards (two each of three designs). The workshop uses the Cricut Artistry cartridge from Close to My Heart, or you can substitute your own favorite cartridge with your favorite shapes.
The pages come together quickly with no stamping required. The cards use the Bitty Birthday stamp set, or you can use your own favorite sentiment set. Embellish your pages with hand-drawn borders to give your pages and cards even more artistic flair!
As with all my Fabulously Artsy workshops, you'll get my professional quality guide to help you through every step of the way in cutting and assembling your pages and cards. Easy and thorough instructions will have you creating beautiful pages ready for your photos, and creative cards to wow your friends.

There are two ways to receive the Fabulously Artsy Florence Workshop guide:

1. Get it FREE! Just place an order on my website for $20 in any products of your choice. You can order supplies for the workshop, or anything else, you choose!

2. Purchase the guide alone. No other purchase is necessary!

Your guide will be emailed to you in a PDF file, ready to print or view on your computer, phone or tablet.

Visit my shopping website to purchase the Florence workshop, and check out my other available workshops!

Close to My Heart consultants, click here for my special consultant kit options! Host your own workshop for your customers, in person or online!