Birthday Time – March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the March SOTM, which is Birthday Time a fantastic set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Stefani Ewing’s blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

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This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is one of my favorite patterns from the new Make It From Your Heart Vol 4.  You can choose any scraps and still come up with a delightful card.  It almost seemed to me that this Happy Birthday stamp was made just for this card.

Now “Hop” on over to Vickie ODells  blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

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Remember, the March SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


February Specials

It’s February – the month of love and you will LOVE the February Close to My Heart specials.

  1. Sunny Thoughts
  2. Pretty In Pink
  3. Designer Travel

Sunny Thoughts:  February’s Stamp of the Month is an exclusive D sized stamp set featuring 13 images.  You can pick up this stamp set at full price or at a discounted rate with a qualifying purchase.

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Pretty In Pink:  You will be thinking pink all month long with the Pretty in Pink special! During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!  I’d love to have you be a part of my team.


Designer Travel:  I am so excited about the new organizational line Designer Travel.  Last month when I attended my weekend retreat I saw this organizational system in person and I was in awe.  What seemed like a black hole of storage actually was organized.  I have a few favorite pieces and what’s even better as a Hostess you can earn this bundle for 50% off.  Let’s set a date and have a party.

Wishing you lots of love,








Tic Tac Toe – Color Dare 277

The Color My Heart Color Dare has a brand new challenge – 9 squares of color and you can pick just three in a row –  It’s a Tic Tac Toe Color Dare!!!

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I struggled a bit with the January stamp of the month and didn’t create a lot with it.  It’s a great stamp set, but it just didn’t speak clearly to me.  I decided that if I was going to create with it – today would be a good day.

I chose the color combination of Fern, Juniper and Black and another pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.

A recent technique that I’ve been using is to layer a piece of white cardstock to my base so that I have a place to tuck my ribbon and keep it hidden.  It also adds a little support to your cards.  I keep a few pieces cut (1/4 inch smaller than my card) and ready to go.  You can use any color of cardstock, but I really like the white on white look.  I usually attach it with some thin 3D foam tape.

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Make sure you get your January Stamp of the Month ordered soon – there’s just a few more days and it will be gone for good.


Bloom & Grow

I stopped by the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop to see what they had happening in the new year and to my happy surprise it’s an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE.

Have you heard that there’s a new card how to book?  Make it From Your Heart 4 was released in January and I’m finding it great inspiration.  This card is a loose interpretation of one of the new patterns.

I really like the large tone on tone rose B&T paper from the Whimsy Paper Packet and thought it paired well with the January Stamp of the Month Bloom & Grow.  The matching Glacier ribbon with it’s gold stripe allowed me to pull in some Gold Glitter Paper and Gold Glitter Gems as accents.

Don’t forget that the Bloom & Grow stamp set is only available during the month of January and you can add it to your order for full price or get it for just $5 with a qualifying order.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.


November Specials with Close to My Heart

Happy November!  I want to start by saying thank you to my loyal customers and followers…without you there would be no reason for me to keep my blog alive.  I love sharing my artwork and reading your comments so a big thank you – you truly bless my life.

I really can’t believe that November is already here.  Close to My Heart sure does not disappoint with the specials this month.


  • November Stamp of the Month – Through the Year
  • November Special – Just for Fun

Through the Year:  Get this set of 28 for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase during the month of November.  It’s going to work perfectly for the upcoming December Special which I’ll be giving you sneak peeks of real soon!

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Just for Fun:  November is the perfect time to restock your crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for Fun Sale!  You can save up to 40% on bundles or 30% off individual items.  Visit the monthly specials link on my business page for more information or feel free to contact me on my Facebook Page Papercrafting Princess.


Remember this is also the perfect time to fill out your Close to My Heart wish list and give your family my number and I will make sure you get just what you want on Christmas morning.  I will also gift wrap for free!

Thanks for stopping by…I look forward to sharing more with you in November.


October Specials with Close to My Heart

Welcome to October…can you believe we’ve already made it to the 10th month of the year?

October is a busy month for me…most of the activity centers around our annual Pumpkin Carving Party.  We enjoy hosting parties here at our house so adding one more in the fall seemed like just the thing to do.  I’ve also added a new class to my lineup – Monday Mayhem – I’ll describe it more later.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart Specials:

  • September Stamp of the Month – Christmas Tunes
  • October Special – Share a Smile
  • Round Up Matching for Operation Smile
  • Classes

Christmas Tunes – This set of 7 stamps will have you humming along while creating your Christmas cards this month.  The exclusive “D” sized stamp set is yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase during the month of October.

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Share A Smile –  With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive
card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!


Round Up Matching – With every order you have the opportunity to “round up” and donate to Operation Smile, but the month of October is Special because Close to My Heart will match those Round Up Donations up to 10,000.  I am really hoping that ALL of my customers will choose to participate in the Round Up and help me increase my Operation Smile Donation thermometer.  If you have any questions on how you can help feel free to leave a comment on my blog or e-mail me.  I am around 1/4 of the way to my annual goal of funding at least one smile.


Just the Basics:  Thursday, October 5th 10am or 6pm  – This class is designed for the new to seasoned stamper.  We’ll touch on some techniques and fancy folds.  Cards will include birthday, thank you, thinking of you themes.  Papers will focus on using the fundamental line.  RSVP today!  $15

Falling for You:  Thursday, October 19th at 10am.  You’ll be thankful you signed up for this class as you create with the Falling for You papers this month.    Must RSVP by October 5th!  $15

Sign up and prepay for both Just the Basics and Falling for You card classes for just $25, that’s a $5 savings.  If you’re schedule changes last minute your card kit will be available for pick up at your convenience.

Monday Morning Mayhem:  Grab your Workshop Your Way Kits or other Close to My Heart products and join me for some crafting mayhem.  Space is limited to 6 and you MUST RSVP.  This is a FREE non-instructional craft time.  Donation to Operation Smile would be appreciated.  Please only Close to My Heart Products.  Although this is a non-instructional time I will be available to answer questions and some limited product will be available for purchase.




September’s Stamp of the Month

September’s stamp of the month is a versatile set that will carry your gratitude throughout the fall.  This special D sized stamp set is only available during the month of September and is just $5 with a qualifying purchase.


My card features a base of the new Color of the Year Bashful which looks so striking against the Charcoal dot of the Basic Fundamentals.  I then embossed the thanks and feathers on Eggplant with silver embossing powder.  If you know me you know that fussy cutting is not my thing, but I will admit, the feathers were not too bad to cut out.  Although it looks like the twine is holding them together it is actually just attached with a mini glue dot.

I hope you’ll consider adding the September Stamp of the Month to your shopping cart this month, you’ll find it perfect for everything from cards, scrapbook pages and maybe you’ll even consider a gratitude book.

Take a minute and leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card.