Monday, July 10, 2017

It's a Stampaganza Blog Hop!

Hello friends!

I can't believe how long it has been since I wrote to you all last.  This year has been one of many ups and downs with lots of crazy turns along the way but I am so excited to be back and stamping and scrapbooking again.

July is Stampaganza at Close to My Heart which means now is the perfect time to order all those stamp sets you fell in love with when you were looking through the catalog!  Only during July, purchase any two stamp sets and get the third set of equal or lesser value free!  That is an incredible deal!  Also, remember when you spend $50 you get our Storybook Alphabet set, our July Stamp of the Month, for only $5!


So... What stamp set is your favorite from our current catalogs?  Right now, mine is the No Worries - Scrapbooking set. My family was extremely blessed to be able to take a cruise in May.  This was our first family vacation in several years so to say that I took several photos would be an understatement.  As I begin to go through the photos, I am also beginning to create my layouts for those photos.  Here is the first of many layouts I will create to help document our wonderful journey.

This is a simple layout so that my photos can take center stage as they should.  I did pop-up several of the stamped images to add depth to the layout.

Items used to create the layout were:

No Worries Paper Packet - X7220B
No Worries - Scrapbooking stamp set - D1718
Lagoon Ink - Z2895
Whisper Ink - Z2872
Gold Shimmer Trim - Z1985
Cricut Artbooking Collection - Z3169
Bitty Sparkles - Z1263

To see more stamp sets and their beautiful artwork, click here to go to Ellen Jarvis's blog. or to start at the beginning go to Tina's blog. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cut it Out!

If you haven't tried Close to My Heart's Thin Cuts then you don't know what you are missing! CTMH released their Thin Cuts last year starting with shapes that matched coordinating stamp sets to make it easier to cut out stamped images and then brought out sentiments stamps which make paper crafting that much easier - Oh yeah!!!

I love these Thin Cuts!!  They are metal and come on a magnetic sheet in a 6x6 envelope like our stamp sets for easy organization.

During March ONLY, CTMH has all of their thin cuts 25% off!  That is a great deal!!!!

Here is the entire line of Thin Cuts:

Dreamin' Big card making bundle which is also this months Workshop with Friends kit.   

Lots of options and many that coordinate specifically with our paper packs and workshops right now.  Don't delay!  Get your Thin Cuts 25% off NOW!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Kits are Key!!!

As many of you know, my family recently made a move to Alabama to run a crafting retreat house.  It's sort of like a bed and breakfast but you stay for 3-4 days at a time, get yummy food your entire stay and even get a massage if you so choose.  It has been wonderful and I am so glad God planned this for our lives.  With this recent move though my scrapbooking time has become much less then what it was previously. I have found that having a kit where all the planning is done has become key! Last weekend I only had a little over an hour to do anything fun so I took out an old card kit that I had received at convention but didn't have time to complete while there.  It was so fun and easy to throw together and they looked great (if I do say so myself :) ).

I love that Close to My Heart has focused on kit's with our newest Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  These will be awesome to help keep me on track and caught up.

Take a look at the new Cut Above Layout Kit - Forever and Always:

Isn't it beautiful!  This is how to kit comes:

and there is even a video on my website showing how to put the Cut Above kit - Little One together:

These are super cute and so easy to put together!!!  You need to try them out!  

Need some cards, We have kits for those too!  

This is small sampling of the new Seasonal Expressions offerings. Check them out and get your supplies ordered. Remember, kits are key for getting your pictures scrapped and books completed! Have fun!!!

Happy Scrappin!