Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Lucy's Blog you are on the right track.  The hop is one big circle, so keep hopping after you check out my artwork.
 Balloon Talk is a set of 24 stamps.  All kinds of short but sweet statements to use on any card or scrapbook page.  I chose to use this set for very simple thank-you cards I am making my niece.  She is getting married soon, and her colors are Lagoon and Purple with a little bit of pink thrown in.
Here are two that I have made and I think pink ones would be great too.  Simple, but useful I think.  You don't have to have an over the top card to get your point across with the sentiments from this set.  I used:
Black, White Daisy, Lagoon and Smokey Plum Card Stock, Black Ink, Aqua Dots and Purple Glitter Gems

Now hop on over to Teresa's blog to see what she has created.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Do it with Heart!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tools on Tuesday--Studio Savings

After creating layouts in Studio J online design software, you can purchase your layouts, including the new Photo Express Collection templates, for the special, discounted price of $5.  Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry.  Check out the possibilities of Studio J!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 Welcome to my blog and the March Stamp of the Month CTMH Blog Hop!  If you are coming from Mary's blog, you are on the right track.  If you happen to get lost or off track, Melinda has the whole list.
I made two cards using Happy Place (S1403).  This is a set of 7 stamps celebrating home, mothers and daughters.  This set would make great scrap book pages too.  Think of the possibilities!  I used the new Ariana Paper Pack to showcase this set.  The colors are gorgeous in this paper.  Blues, pinks and greens.  So springy....I am so ready for spring!

Ariana Paper Pack, Crystal Blue and Blush Card Stock, Watercolor Pencils, Whisper Ink, Slate Baker's Twine and Pink Glitter Gems.  The card patterns for these cards came from a past Card Workshop on the Go.

Get your Stamp of the Month for just $5 in the month of March by spending $50 on products from the fabulous Spring/Summer Idea Book.  Now hop on over to Adeline's Blog to see her creations!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Do it with Heart!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Another Motivator

Wouldn't this make a great Father's Day card?  Created by the talented people at CTMH, this card shows another of the Hostess Only Stamp Sets.  This one is found on page 9 of the Idea Book and is only available to Hostesses.  My Hero (B1448) is a set of 5 and is only $6.00 when your gathering reaches $150.00 or more.  What a special addition to your sets.   Book a gathering today with me!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Picture My Life- True Motivation

If this doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will.  A fantastic way to scrapbook those pictures that are piling up in your closet.  Picture My Life is a "just add pictures" program.  Each set touches on a theme, but can be mixed and matched with other sets.  You receive 122 double sided cards, a 12x12 cover page and 10 page protectors.  Just slide in the pictures, do some journaling and you are done.  The set in the picture above is Skylark.  Check out how Picture My Life can work for you!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Get Motivated to have a Gathering

These cute little purses were created by the talented people at CTMH.  The stamp set is called Enjoy the Little Things (B1451) and can only be purchased by Hostesses.  Only $6 for a set of 13.  Don't miss out on your chance to get this set.  Schedule a gathering today!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Embossing IS Boss

During the month of February, you are eligible to receive your choice of a new embossing folder FREE for every pack of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase.  Pick from our 5 new folder designs- dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask or stripe---when you make a qualifying purchase.  Add a touch of texture and flair to every cardstock project you create-gorgeous and easy!  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! so don't wait.  (Paper Fundamentals, Colonial White, White Daisy and Kraft cardstock do not qualify)  Contact me today!!


Monday, February 3, 2014

A Little Motivation

I wanted to share a beautiful scrapbook page taken from the Spring/Summer Idea Book.  Isn't it nice?  Beautiful colors, sweet embellishments and a wonderful memory.  This is the Skylark Paper Pack, along with the Compliments and Assortments.  All these things can be found on page 19 of the Idea Book.  Do you have yours yet?  Email me at


Friday, January 31, 2014

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the February SOTM Blog Hop!  This is also the first day to order from the fabulous Spring/Summer Idea Book.  If you have come from Jen's blog, you are on the right track.  There are over 50 consultants participating in this hop.  If you get lost along the way, Melinda has the complete list.

I am always in need of cute little 3x3 cards for gift inserts, thank yous and so forth.  Just a little note to say hello.  So here are a sampling of how I used the February Stamp of the Month, (S1402) Wild About Love to make 3x3 cards.  The stump is popped up, so the fox can peek out from behind.  
I also made a standard sized card to show you today.  These stamps make darling Valentines, but you can do so much more with it.  Two of the stamps are also compatible with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

The pattern for this card came straight out of  Make It From Your Heart, Vol.2 available in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Skylark Paper Pack, Saddle and Sweet Leaf Inks, Aqua Dots and Hemp Baker's Twine from the Wooden Mini Medley Collection.

Now hop on over to Kami's Blog to see what she has created for you.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Sneak Peek and the New 2014 Spring/Summer Consultant Kit

This is the NEW Consultant Kit that you will receive when you sign up beginning THIS month with Me and CTMH.  This new kit costs $99 and is just a wealth of products and business forms to start you on your way to becoming a successful consultant.  You also will receive your own website for free.  Your customers can order from you or your site.  Go to my website to sign up and begin an exciting new journey with Close to my Heart.

You can see some of the fantastic products that will be featured in the 2014 Idea Book.  Contact me for your very own.  You can start ordering from it beginning February 1!

Do it with Heart!

Monday, January 6, 2014

More Cloud 9

If you are like me, you don't want to see one piece of paper go to waste.  Here are a couple of cards I made today using the leftovers of the Cloud Nine Card Kit. There is more paper left: some card stock and a bit of the patterned paper.  I will use that too, don't worry.  Also included in this kit are THREE FULL PACKS of embellishments.  So I have a lot of Gold Polkadot Washi Tape, Lagoon Shimmer Trim and Triangle Studs to use on future projects.  What a great value!  And of course I have this cute stamp set to use over and over again.  So here are two cards made with sparkle and bright colors for what appears to be the coldest day here in a long time.

Stay warm,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hip Pics Album Kit

I ended up taking a unplanned absence in December, but I'm back and hoping I can get everyone motivated for the new year!  Can you believe it is 2014?  Oh, My, Goodness.  Let's all get out there and live a little!  Craft, create and make sure you smile every single day.
 I am a little late in sharing this album with you.  This was available in the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide.  This is one of those "smile" moments for me, so I wanted to share
 It was really easy to do.  Everything you see here was included except the inks.  And pictures of course.
 Now I have a little book of my daughter's family with pictures of Jack just a day old.  They grow fast, don't they.
 I hope there are other small albums offered in the upcoming catalogs and gift guides.  If you need inspiration on putting yours together, I hope I could help.  These are special moments to treasure.
Wishing you health and happiness in the coming year.  Enjoy those "moments"!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

There are two ways to get this great Cloud Nine cardmaking kit:  Purchase it for just $15 (retail $46) with a minimum qualifying order of $35 during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month.  Or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more. These sales have to be remitted no later than June 30, 2014 and the Free kit will automatically ship to you!

Make 10 cute cards (two each of 5 designs) using 3 sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D size stamp set and exclusive papers.

Contact me to order or just go to and order on my website.  To sign up to be a consultant, click HERE.

Do it with Heart!