It’s a twin birthday!

I can’t decide if their fraternal or identical because all the papers in these two cards are identical they are just flipped over to show the other side.

I love everything about these cards especially since that cute cupcake has matching thin cuts.

Did you know that if you’re looking for inspiration my posts are searchable either by the category of card, paper packet or stamp set?  I love it when I can be a part of your creative life.  If you’re looking for a Close to My Heart consultant, I’d love to be yours.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ve got a little Sugar Rush now.


Flock Together – April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April’s’s SOTM, which is Flock Together, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from my friend Darlys’ 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:


This month we have over 20 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!

I created this 3X6 card for my team’s monthly swap.  I couldn’t pass up using the cute bird from the Some Kind of Wonderful card making stamp set.  The inside says it all…”You’re weird kind of like me”.

Now “Hop” on over to Michele Rowley’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thank you for stopping by.




April Specials with Close to My Heart

Hopefully, April isn’t going to bring quite as many showers…we’ve been pretty wet here in the Pacific Northwest.  On one hand it gives me plenty of time to be crafty on another hand it makes it a little difficult to enjoy any of the spring bulbs that are popping up and bringing a little bit of happiness to the dark days.

This is the last month for the Seasonal Expressions one so make sure that you get your wish list completed because May will bring an entire new line of products.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart April Specials:

  1. April Stamp of the Month – Flock Together
  2. April Campaign – 15 minute Memories
  3. Classes

Flock Together: April’s stamp of the month features a fun family of quail and coordinating images along with 4 sentiments.  It’s perfect for everything from an anniversary to a new baby.  Each month Close to My Heart offers a new Stamp of the Month which you can purchase for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase.  I’ll bring you some new ideas throughout the month on using this fun stamp set.


15 Minute Memories: This month our innovative new Cut Above™ layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price! That’s an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy. Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.  The Cut Above kits are the perfect response to the age old reason for not scrapbooking “I don’t have enough time”.  Preserving our memories is so important.  Get started in April with this fantastic special.


Classes:  Don’t forget to sign up for one of my classes – April 27th you’ll find lots of birthday sparkle in my 14 card workshop (you need to sign up by April 5th) you’ll find the details on my Facebook Page.

I’ll also be hosting an upcoming Seasonal Expressions preview on April 29th including issuance of a Passport to Creativity a fun way to earn bonus gifts from me throughout May, June, July.  Please stop by between 3-5 that day to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by…if you have any questions about any of the monthly specials or would like to find out more about card-making or scrapbooking please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.


February Specials with Close to My Heart

Oh February the month of love and baseball and of course some great new things from Close to My Heart.

Now that we’re a month into the Seasonal Expressions – what do you think?  Close to My Heart really gave us some terrific products to play with.  I am head over heals in love with the Sugar Rush line and am onto my second pack of paper – you might say I’ve got a bit of an addiction.  What’s your favorite paper packet?  When you place a minimum $50 order from me during the month of February you will be entered into a drawing to win a package of complements of your choice – the more you order the more chances you get to win.  If you decide to host a gathering of your own friends you’ll receive an additional entry.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart February Specials:

  1. February Stamp of the Month – Easter Bunny
  2. February Campaign – Sign Me Up!

Easter Bunny:  In February Close to My Heart is helping you get ready for Easter with an adorable Stamp of the Month Easter Bunny.  This whimsical bunny family is going to bring you so much fun and I’ll bring you new ideas throughout the month in using this special stamp.  Get yours quick it’s available for the month of February with a qualifying purchase for just $5.


Sign Me Up!  If you are interested in becoming a consultant, February just might be the best month to do it.  New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in February will get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE! That’s an additional $53.85 in retail value added to the already incredible value of the New Consultant Kit!

For our former Close To My Heart Consultants, we will also offer a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option that will allow former Consultants to sign up for just $50! They will still receive $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on products of their choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! PLUS they’ll get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE!

There are so many terrific benefits to being a consultant, I’d love to visit with you.

I hope you have a terrific February…we’re off to a good start on 2017!





Rewarding Time

I’m a party girl…it probably all started in my 20’s when I got my first apartment and needed something besides the bright orange and olive green Tupperware that my mom was willing to pass down to me.  I wanted the pretty blue and pink – hello, remember I was young and had no money so I hosted a Tupperware Party of my own.  Then came Princess House, candles and Pampered Chef.  Basically, what it came down to was what I could get for free – along with a fun night out in with the girls!

Hostessing a Close to My Heart gathering is really no different than having a Pampered Chef party – you collect some orders, get some free things and have fun with your girl friends, but wait there is more.  You and each of your guests actually get to make something to take home and share with someone else.


I would be super excited to share the experience with you – at your place or mine.  You can invite as few as two additional friends to share my love of paper crafting with.  How about scheduling a time to make a Valentine for the one you love?  Message me today and start earning your rewards.



Acorn Z

Welcome back…are you all ready for your Thanksgiving?  I’m baking pies and cornbread (for my hubby’s homemade stuffing) but thought I’d share a fun card.

Open – flap tucks behind acorn

The directions describe this card as a “Z” fold and it fits that description, but it’s got a little twist.  There is an inside panel which when the card is opened slips under the acorn on the front.

I don’t usually make Thanksgiving cards, but this little stamp set really motivated me this year.  If you have a minute to leave me a comment I’d love to know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!

A Mirror Image

One of my favorite things about our papers is that they are double-sided!  What that means is that you get twice as many options for your card-making and scrapbooking needs.

These cards were made using the Swan Lake papers – the exact same papers as a matter of fact just reversed.  I ended up making 4 cards (but only thought to take pictures of two) that were all completely different combinations of the same card.  Since these were going in the mail I used a little bit of Sea Glass Glitter Paper for my bling.

I used the cute Forest Feast stamp set it is one of my favorite from the Seasonal Inspirations.  My little pilgrim is colored with watercolor pencils and blended with our blender pen.

Thanks for stopping by – I’ve included the products used at the bottom of this post – you can just click on the photo and be directed right to the product on my webpage.

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