Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thinking of You Card

I needed a Thinking of You card for someone so I made this one tonight using the colors Vineyard Berry, Crystal Blue, Buttercup, Colonial White, Cocoa, and Sweet Leaf. I used one of the previous Close to my Heart's Stamp of the Month Treasure life. It is a really beautiful set with some great sayings. I used the sentiment Treasure Life's Little Moments on the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Life Delights Memory Showcase Album

Close to my Heart sells this fabulous kit that includes the album, paper, stickers, ribbon, accessories, and instruction booklet on how to bring it all together. When you are finished you will end up with 8 beautiful 9x9 layouts. It took me about an hour or so to assemble everything and in that time I got interrupted a few times. It seems like the phone will not ring for an hour then you sit down to create and the phone rings. I am sure that has happened to you before too. Such is life. You can order this kit from my website. The order number is z1199.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Host a Party in May!!

Host a party in May so that you and your friends can make this cute card at your party. This is the new Tinkerin' Paper Pack from the new Summer 2009 Idea Book that will be live May 1st.
Email me to schedule your Close to my Heart party. My dates are filling up fast.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Game On Composition Notebook

This is a perfect gift for any boy or girl that likes to play ball. This is a composition notebook that I covered with Game On paper by Close to my Heart. There is room on the front for the child to put one of their favorite ball photos.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

What can you do with a heat gun?

The answer to that is many things but I am only showing one right now. This started out as a plain white chipboard number 9 that I sponged with blush ink using a sponge dauber. I then used Liquid Applique to cover the number. While the Liquid Applique was still wet I sprinkled Prisma Glitter on top of the Liquid Applique. I took my heat gun to make the Liquid Applique dry quickly and become puffy. You then have a great accent for either a card or page. This is a really fun technique to do too.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Times Memory Card Box

As you may have realized by now I am a huge fan of Close to my Heart's Memory Boxes. They really serve so many purposes. This one was made to hold birthday cards in. I used the Good Times paper and stickers on this box. I also inked the Dimensional letters with sponge daubers to make them match my box. These boxes are so easy and quick to make.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Product coming May 1st!!

The detail on this product is amazing. You can really see the detail in the second picture. They are called Dimensional Elements In Color-Adventure. There are 11 chipboard pieces in the bag. They are only $4.50. The number is z1158. Make sure to write down the number on your Wish List for when May 1st arrives.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

World's Best Dad Card

I used April's Stamp of the Month World's Best Dad to create this 3x3 card. I colored the fish with CTMH colored pencils. I used a tiny sparkle for the eye. Who says you can't use bling on a Man's card? I second generation stamped the waves and used liquid glass on them to give them a little shine (it is kinda hard to see in the pic). I used the Good Times paper pack. I tied hemp around the card and stamped World's Best Dad on the inside.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Coming soon...

This is one of the new Paper Kits that will be available to purchase beginning May 1st. The name of the paper is Animal Cookies. The colors are great for boys or girls.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Stardust Artwork

The following items were made using the Stardust paper and matching accessories. The Stardust paper and ideas can be found on pages 32-35 in the Spring 2009 Idea Book. The order number is X7109B. You can purchase these items on my website.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Scrapbook and Share Contest

National Scrapbook Month is all about YOU!!
How often do you actually take the time to scrap ABOUT YOU?!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close To My Heart is sponsoring a contest that anyone can enter! And it is easy to enter—just submit a JPEG photo of an original two-page layout you have created that represents YOU! Be sure to tell us what is happening in the layout, and why this highlights you, your life, or your personality.
The Close To My Heart judges will then review all the entries and select five finalists for each category. The finalists will be reposted for you to view. The winners of each category will be determined by comments left or votes from blog viewers.

Send your photo and description to and you will be automatically entered into the contest to win $150 US retail in Close To My Heart product!

Click on the icon below and it will take you to Close to my Heart's Scrapbook and Share Website.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tickled Pink -- Starts tomorrow April 15th!

Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration in May with this special Tickled Pink offer begins April 15th and ends May 31st.

It's a darling scrapbooking kit that includes the following:

D-size My Acrylix® I Am stamp set

Textured cardstock, B&T Duos™ paper (2 with glitter!)

Mini-Medley Accents White Daisy collection

Foam texture tool

Instruction brochure for creating two beautiful two-page layouts.
This is one special that you will not want to miss! The flyer and photo does not even begin to do this kit justice.

To get your very own Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit:

• Place a minimum order of $60 in stamp sets (excluding K-size and Stamp of the Month) between April 15-May 31 to receive a Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit FREE! (Use item number CC1004D; limit one free kit per order.)

• Purchase the Tickled Pink kit at just $34.95—well below retail value! (Use item number CC1004C)
• Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1-May 31 and receive a kit FREE.

• Host a Home Gathering between April 15-May 31 with minimum sales of $400
and receive a kit FREE.

See Tickled Pink flyer here!

Sign up to be a Close to my Heart Consultant!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Summer 2009 Wishes- What's coming?

A little preview of what is in store for you when you get your new Summer 2009 Catalog and Idea Book. I think it looks like a new How to book. Hmmm...

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009


This is a little sneak peek at what is going to be available beginning April 15th! More information will follow as we get closer to the kick of date. Are you feeling tickled pink?

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Friday, April 10, 2009

More to Adore Accordion Album

This was my husband's Valentine's gift this year. I used one of my favorite paper packs More to Adore. I really like the color combination pink and brown. The pinks are Hollyhock (my favorite pink) and Blush. The brown is chocolate. I used the 9X9 Accordion Album. They fit perfectly in the Memory Boxes that I showed you yesterday. I made someone I know a similar album for her wedding shower. She loved it. I used Sepia pictures for my album. Black and White pictures look really good too.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Snowflake Kisses Memory Box

Good morning,

I love these memory boxes for so many different gifts. This one would be great to put a picture of your kids building a snowman on the top and inside you could store the items you use to decorate your snowman. Scarfs, hats, buttons or anything else your family may use.

They fit a 9x9 Accordion Album perfectly. I like to give them away as wedding gifts, no need to buy wrapping paper. The box is beautiful by itself. I wrap the album in tissue paper and place it in the box. Since the box has a magnetic closure there is no worry of it coming open unless you want it to be opened. This is one of those "Wow" gifts that everyone is amazed that you can make.

I used the Aspen Paper Pack on this box. The paper is really pretty. I put waxy flax through the holes of the buttons. I liquid glassed the snowflakes, while the liquid glass was still wet I added prisma glitter to make them sparkle like real snowflakes. I used a sponge dauber with Creme Brulee ink to make the Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet word (z1048) Kiss match my box.

The boxes come flat so that you can decorate them easily. Once decorated you just put it together. They are very sturdy. They come in white. They are very reasonably priced at $6.95. The number to order them is z1116.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Consultant Kit!

Sign up for only $99!

You will receive everything you see pictured when you sign up to be a Consultant.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Would you like to earn a FREE stamp set?

This is a special stamp set that can only be earned by being a hostess of a party. When you get two bookings at your party you will earn this stamp set FREE! This stamp set can't be purchased, only earned by getting your friends to host a party. If you have any questions you can email me or post a comment.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Daydream Artwork

Pictured below are some great ideas that can be created with the Daydream Paper. For those looking for the Daydream paper stamps and accessories they can be found on pages 28-31. Cupcakes are very popular right now in the Crafty world. They look good enough to eat.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

The new Consultant kit is available now!!

Do you love to Scrapbook and/or Stamp?

Do you have a group of friends you like to hang out with?

Would you like to save MONEY and get discounts?

Are you looking to earn some extra money each month?

Are you interested in a part time or full time job?
If you answered yes to those questions, have I got a great opportunity for you.
Become a Close To My Heart Consultant for only $99.00!
(Over $300 in valued products!)
Optional Kit Add-On Available: Cardmaking or Scrapbooking Options!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

May Kit of the Month Club Daydream

For those of you who are in my Kit of the Month Clubs these are the two pages we will be making in May. This is the Daydream paper. If you are wondering where you can find this paper in the book it is on pages 28-31 in the Spring 2009 Idea Book. If you would like to be the hostess of a workshop or club where we make these pages please contact me.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April SOTM World's Greatest Dad!

D1342 April: World's Best Dad(Set of 12) $22.95 US
Playful fishing motif makes this set perfect for any man who loves tossing out a line.
Available April 1-30, 2009 only.
Recommended Blocks: 2 ½" × 2 ½" (Y1004), 2" × 6 ½" (Y1010), 4 ½" × 6 ½" (Y1011)

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month at a great discount or FREE! Click here to find out how!
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