Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Promotion

Noted Paper Kit

January Constant Campaign

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year  Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

CTMH Paper Focus Blog Hop

  Welcome to the CTMH Paper Focus-Blog Hop. This blog hop is associated with Heartfelt Sentiment Team and if you are just coming from Debi Barber  you are on tract. I decided to share this cute card with you.  I used the December Stamp of the Month " Cuttie Pie" and The Confetti Wishes Paper Packet from CTMH.
I used the Confetti Wishes paper packet and this month stamp of the month.

Finished size: 4" x 5 1/4"       
4" x 4" card


Confetti Wishes Paper Packet  X7189B
Cuttie Pie Stamp set    S1412
Rhinestones,  3-d Stickers
Black ink pad   Z2105
Alcohol markers
3-D foam tape

Have fun creating more cards! Now go to Tonya Whitehurst to continue the blog hop.

The following are participants on the Blog Hop:
1. Melissa Robinson* -
2. Marianne Hancock*
3. Melissa David*
4. Debi Barber*
6. Aggie Peters
7. Tonya Whitehurst -
8. Judy Faye Garner -

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Let's Celebrate

This cute little card was made using the Confetti Wishes Paper packet( X7189). The stamp set is "Puppy Party"( B1464) I colored the puppy with alcohol markers and adhere the celebrate sign using the 3-d tape.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Stamp of the Month

December 2014 Stamp of the Monthfpo

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Seasonal Expression is here!

Place your order today and get FREE shipping!

 On Monday, CTMH released the NEW Seasonal Expressions - Volume 1, product supplement. The products inside are BEAUTIFUL and FUN! These products are only available for a few months so you don't want to wait to get them in your hands.  In fact, there are some cute Valentine's day items - paper pack, Cut Above Treat Bag Kit (shown here) - and so much more! ...
   when you place an order, starting today and through the end of January, you will receive a hard copy of it and our Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Looking at them online just is not enough.
 If you place an order this month I will refund you the shipping cost! Yes!!!
Take advantage of the two additional promotions going on this month. (Stamp of the month and get stamps for only $10)

Visit online shop:

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CTMH Paper Focus - Blog Hop

Hot chocolate Gift Pouch Card

Welcome to the CTMH Paper Focus-Blog Hop. This blog hop is associated with Heartfelt Sentiment Team and if you are just coming from Sheila  Wilkerson you are on tract. I decided to share this cute gift pouch with you. This ideas came from The Rubber Cafe at a scrapbook convention. This card can also be used as a  Get Well, Teacher, appreciation and more. Inside you can add soothing teas, apple cider, Hot chocolate, etc. I

Hot Chocolate Pouch Card
Workshop on the Go "Snowheaven" Cardmaking Kit Stamps  G1085
Snowheaven  B&T Duos paper design
White daisy Cardstock      #1385
Whisper cardstock    X5929
Glacier Cardstock  X5770
Glacier Ink pad    Z2641
Cranberry Ink Pad  Z2116
Slate Ink Pad      Z2173
Red ribbon

1. Cut 1 sheet of solid cardstock @ 8 1/2" x 8 1/4" long
2. Score paper at 2" and again 21/8" do this on each side and then rotate paper 1/4 turn score 2 3/4" and then 2 5/8" from the bottom edge.
3. As per photo above you see that we want you to cut out the two rectangles on either side. Please see above. Crease score lines.
4. Add 2 rectangles with Snow haven paper patters 5 1/8" x 1 3/4".  Adhere your stamp design (I used Snowheaven Workshop on the go kit ) to the upper panel and panel inside of card as show below.

Finish size:5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Your Next Blog Hop Participant is Tonya Whitehurst . Enjoy hopping!!

The order of sign-up is the order of the hop rotation.
1. Melissa Robinson* -
2. Marianne Hancock*
3. Melissa David*
4. Debi Barber*
5. Sheila Wilkerson*
6. Aggie Peters*
7. Tonya Whitehurst

Monday, November 3, 2014

Santa Claus Christmas Card

Christmas Card-

How Jolly is Santa ?
I used the Santa Claus #C1567 stamp set from CTMH and the Snowheaven paper packet X7188B to create this cute card.
Let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pathfinding Paper Packet ideas

Pathfinding Paper  from Close To My Heart

More designs using Pathfinding paper packet and workshop stamp set

Pathfinder Paper Packet  from CTMH X7186  $9.95

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mojo Monday 366 Contest

Hello and welcome to the Mojo Monday Blog, did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? We would like to encourage everyone to continue examines if you do so and if you don't consider starting. There are lots of challenges going on in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month use this weeks mojo sketch to get you started and play along, it is also contest week! Verve has released a sweet new set in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness too, check it out here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

November's Cardmaking Workshop

November's Workshop-
Saturday, November 1st
3:00pm- 5:00pm
518 Debonair Dr. Los Lunas, NM
Cost : $ 35:00  tax/ sh. included

Please R.S.V.P. no later than October 25th
Contact Aggie or e-mail me.

Mini Witches Hat

Mini Witches Hat-

While going thru Pinterest for ideas, I came upon  Ariane McCosh website ( She had these cute witches hat and are not difficult to make. I made them and posted them on
last month Blog. Here is the diagram so you can make them.

Ideas - Home for the Holidays

November's  Stamp of the Month can be used  for tags, to decorate gifts or as  ornaments. Here are a few examples I used the stamp for:

Cut Above Treat Bag
Used Liquid Glass on the candy
Embossed image with red powder 

Gift card Pouch
Gift Tag- Glittered the wreath and the heart.
Ornament tag- I added glitter to the center image to give it some interest.
Have fun with them!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CTMH Paper Focus- Blog Hop

    Welcome to this month Paper focus-Blog Hop. If you are coming from  Sheila Wilkenson you are on the right track. This Blog hop is associated with the Heartfelt Sentiment Team. October's theme is the paper packet called "Pathfinder".  Here are two example of the many ideas you can do with this paper.


I used the Stamp set from the Workshop on the go Cardmaking kit #G1083. I also used Desert sand Ink #Z2118, Goldrush ink #Z2123, Bamboo #Z2103, Glacier ink # Z2641, Sequins gold assortment # Z2012.t
I hope you had fun blog hopping!

You can hop to Melissa Robinson blog.

Participants of the Blog Hop:
1. Melissa Robinson
5. Sheila Wilkerson

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October's Stamp of the Month

Get Ready!!  Must have for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Set of 7 
Spend $50.00 and get the stamp of the month for $5.00


 October's promotion






Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween Treat Bag

     Welcome to the Stamper with an Attitude Team Blog Hop! Thank you for joining us! This month we are featuring Close To My Heart "Scaredy Cat" Paper Packet. If you got here from Catherine Nowak Blog you are on the right track.When you are ready to move on to the next blog, just click on the link at the end of the post to move on to the next blog.
Actually, I love any excuse to give a little of myself and make my friends smile. This treat bags are a simple and economical idea to give. The  Scaredy Cat Paper and Frightfully Fun stamps were used for this project.. What better way to give a gift and be BOOed-

Halloween Treat Bag

This is a cute and clever way to spread Halloween fun. I had a great time creating different styles of treat bags. I found the instructions on youtube and thought what a great project for the Blog Hop. I included instructions in case you would like to make a few yourself.
Scaredy Cat Paper packet X7185B            Velcro
Stamp set- Frightfully Fun-B1453              Adhesive
Alcohol markers                                         Scallop punch
Ribbon                                                        Hole puncher
Paper sack 3.5"x 6.75"

·         Cut solid card stock 5 ¾” x 3 5/8, and score at 4 ½”. This will be the back with flap. 
·         Cut a 4 7/16 x 3 5/8” with the solid color ( bottom front)
·         Punch two holes on the back side of the(larger cardstock) for ribbon (approx. 8”long). Glue ribbon to the inside so when you attach the bag you will not see it.
·         Glue the craft bag to the inside of the card stock. Glue the 4 7/16 x3 5/8” cardstock to the front of the bag.
 ·       Adhere pattern paper to the front flap and bottom,( 4 ¾” x 3 5/8”)     and  (1 1/2” x 3 3/8”)
·         Cut a 1 1/8” x 3 3/8” of black card stock, Scallop the edge and adhere to the inside of flap. Add Velcro to flap.

Finished size: 3 5/8 diameter x 5 ½” height

*Go to Christy Geyer  Blog Hop next.

September Stampers with an Attitude Scaredy Cat Blog Hop Sign Up
    1. Jen Patrick:
    2. Sheila Bennett ~
    3. Wendy Taylor:
    4. Jaime Llewellyn ~
    5. Becky McClain:
    6. Fawn Carriker ~
    7. Catherine Nowak ~
    8. Aggie Peters-
    9. Christy Geyer:
    10. Melissa Robinson -
    11. Di Crawford:
    12. Denise Elliott:
    13. Belinda McLane-
    14. Debbie Andrews -
    15. Sue Latta:
    16. Melinda Everitt ~

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    September Stamp of the Month

    September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever
    Highlight your heritage with this exclusive stamp set.
    September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever

    Make family connections with the sweet sentiments and images of a stamp set that celebrates the people that matter most to you. The September Stamp of the Month, Family Is Forever, will warm the pages you dedicate to your cherished family relationships. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products during the month of September, you can get this heartwarming set for just $5! Of course, this deal is not as timeless as your memories—it runs only through the month of September, so get your set right away!         Item Number: S1409

    September Promotions

    National Stamping Month

    September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart will be celebrating all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September*, you will qualify to receive the exclusive C-size stamp set #30yearsofhappy FREE (a $13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD value)! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and honors the ongoing celebration of founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! You can take part in the fun for the next 30 days by purchasing your own set! To follow all of the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy, check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram!

    *Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD). Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month sets, Hostess Rewards sets, Workshops on the Go® sets, and any other kit-exclusive stamps.

    Halloween Treat Pouch

    CTMH Paper Focus Blog Hop

    Thank you for participating in the Heartfelt Sentiment Blog Hop. If you came from
     Sheila Wilkerson you are in the right track. Our focus is to provide great ideas with CTMH paper products. I love to make paper crafts and give them to my friends. I know they are always looking forward to getting something handmade from me. This month we are using Scaredy Cat Theme Paper. This is a very simple and cute project.

     Halloween Treat Pouch

    All the product are from CTMH-
    Use this cute bag to put small  candy bar or a gift card.
    Pattern paper from Scaredy Cat paper packet (X7185B)
    Solid color cardstock (Orange) 7 5/8” x 3 ¾”
    Black cardstock   2” x 3 ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
    White card stock (stamp image)
    1 Craft bag ( 3.5" x 2" x 6.75")
    Stamp set- Frightfully Fun –B1453

    Finish size:      3 3/4" x 2 3/4"

    1. Cut solid cardstock 7 5/8” x 3 ¾”
    2. Score at 1 5/8”, 1 7/8”, 4 5/8”, 4 7/8”. Set aside.
    3. Cut black cardstock 2” x 3 ¾”. Scallop edge with punch or scissors. Glue strip to the underside of the top lid of envelope as seen in the picture.
    4. Cut the craft bag at 4 3/8” from bottom. Keep to top part of the bag for this project. We will use the bottom part for the next treat bag.
    5. Glue bag (closed) to the inside of the orange cardstock.
    6. Cut and adhere pattern paper to the front flap and front bottom. 1 3/8” x 3 ½” ,3 ½” x 2 ½”
    7. Tamp image to the 2x2 square and adhere to a 2 ½” x 2 ½” black cardstock.
    8. Add Velcro closure to underside front flap 

      Blog Hop Participants:
      1.  Melissa Robinson* -
      2. Marianne Hancock*
      3. Melissa David*
      4. debi barber*
      5. Sheila Wilkerson*
      6.Aggie Peters


    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Mojo Monday

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Mojo Monday 361-Contest

    Welcome to the first Monday of the month and that means contest week for all you mojo makers. You could win a Verve stamp set. Julee has created this weeks layered sketch, let's get creative! 

    Mojo # 361

    Close to my Heart:
    Paper- Confetti Wishes  X7189   $9.95
    Stamp- Puppy Party  B1464    $ 9.95
    Sable ink  Z2171   $ 5.95
    Pear Ink   Z2197   $5.95
    Honey Ink  Z2162  $5.95

    Finish size: 4" x 5.5"


    This stamp set is one of the Hostess reward set.

    I used the Mojo Monday Format # 360 displayed below.

    • Used Stamp set Sing Glory  C1587
    • Four  different design paper
    • 4 1/4 x 11" scored on 5 1/2" Colonial white #1388
    • Glitter on the stars .
    • Cut angel and attached it with 3D adhesive



    MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

    Mojo Monday 360

    Welcome to tall & skinny week at the Mojo Monday Blog, this is a fun option to a regular A2 sketch. We hope you have as much fun with tall & skinny week a we do! We can't wait to see what you create! 

    The first size is 3.5 x 5.5" and fits a regular A2 envelope with a little room left over to let something (like the circle in this sketch) hang off the 3.5" side. You can use either of the following measurements, depending on where you want your fold.
    • 3.5 x 11" cut of cardstock, score long side at 5.5"
    • 5.5 x 7" cut of cardstock, score long side at 3.5"
    For a little more skinny, you can try a 3.5 x 6" card to fit a regular No. 6 3/4 envelope (the ones that are about the size of a personal check).  Use either of the following measurements, depending on where you want your fold.
    • 3.5 x 12" cut of cardstock, score long side at 6"
    • 6 x 7" cut of cardstock, score long side at 3.5"

    Sunday, August 31, 2014


    This Stamp set can be used in many different ways. I made this two cards from a Close to my heart Spring  promotional paper packet but it would look great with the Seaside and Chalk it up Paper packet. I used alcohol markets to get this colors. I outline the outside of the stamp image with a light gray to give it dimension. Use colors of your print paper to color your feather.

    This stamp set is in the Close to my heart catalog on page121.
    Feathers ( set of five)  #C1584    $ 13.95
    Block size 2" x 3 1/2"    #Y1009   $7.50