Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Cards!

Using paper and stamps from the new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations (the new catalog) these are some fun card samples! Enjoy!

 This is from the Snowhaven paper pack and uses the stamp  

 This card and the one below are from the Chalk It Up paper pack.
The stamp is from You Mean the World to Me B1467

The paper used on this card is Pathfinding. 
The stamp set is Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627

The card above and below were created with the Yuletide Carol paper pack and uses the stamp   Merriest Christmas B1468

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Card Kit- Cut Above Quick Kits

Check out this super fun card kit! It is one of the new Cut Above -quick kits in the new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations (read: product catalog) available on August 1, 2014. This kit comes with almost everything you need to make 10 cards. Just add ink and a stamp set to create your cards. It is on page 161 and it sells for only $10.95! (item # Z2063)  The kit includes:
  • 10 printed craft cards bases 
  • 10 kraft printed banners
  • 10 black banners
  • 10 glitter paper banners
  • 12 3-D Foam squares
  • 10 coordinating envelopes
  • 4 yards of grey and white baker's twine

Sunday, July 6, 2014


On August 1 our new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations book will be released.  Included within the pages of this book are beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, wearable art, party supplies and so much more!  You'll love the new stamp sets, paper packs, colors, and exciting new surprises!  Our new annual book is only $6.00 and the items will be available the entire year - August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015.  During the year two other supplements will be unveiled (December & April), so we'll have lots of things to keep us inspired!

With the new book there are MANY items that will be retired.  On the retired list - and available only until July 31 or supplies last - are ALL of our current paper packs, WOTG kits, complements for the paper, markers, and five of our colors (buttercup, blush, creme brulee, sky, and twighlight).  To view the complete list visit my website - - click "shop" - and then click "retiring item".  Some items are already sold out to be sure to check asap!

We'll have a NEW CRICUT Collection, and you will love this one as much as you have loved the other three!

Watch for some samples with new colors and new product in the new week or so!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekend Crop - Saturday Morning Project

The layout below will be offered Saturday, April 26, at our weekend crop.  (Hopefully 10:30 am).  There are a limited number of kits available, and we'll be stamping plus assembling this two page layout.  To save your kit, please email and I will confirm there are kits left.

Chantilly Double Page Layout
Colors include Pear, Cotton Candy, Buttercup, Twighlight, and Champagne.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Scraptique Weekend Crop Projects!

These two new layouts were both created with our new Timberline Paper Pack and coordinating My Stickease (cardstock weight stickers).  The first layout includes 3 Flip Flaps size 2X2.  The colors for the layouts include Bamboo, Chocolate, Twighlight, Ponderosa Pine, and Goldrush.  Limited quantities for these two layouts so let me know as soon as possible if you want to reserve one or both!  (

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Scraptique Weekend Crop Projects from CLOSE TO MY HEART

Our next weekend crop is fast approaching - April 25, 26, and 27 - in Estero, Florida.  Space is sold out, but if you aren't registered, you can still come by and create our projects, shop, and visit.  Email me for details!

Below are a few of the projects we'll be offering in the Board Room.  All the projects use our Close To My Heart papers, embellishments, and supplies.  The projects are in limited quantities, so email me if you are interested in any of the projects.

This layout was created with the new Jubliee Paper Pack.  The colors include Indian Corn Blue, Honey, and Colonial White.  The left side includes two Flip Flaps, one 6X6 and one 4X4.  Room for lots of pictures!!

You may have thought the Babycakes paper pack was only good for those adorable baby pictures, but there are plenty of other uses!  On this layout I used Chocolate, Sunset, Slate, and Buttercup colors.  You could easily use this layout for a man's birthday!  This layout was originally designed by another CTMH Consultant, but unfortunately I didn't write the name down.  

The Victory Paper Pack and Complements offer some wonderful colors with Outdoor Denim, Barn Red, Bamboo, and New England Ivy.  Imagine all the uses for this quick and easy layout!  If you have a lot of photographs, this layout would be great with Flip Flaps!

This layouts will hold lots of photographs and includes a large 4X12 Flip Flap on the right layout.  Another colorful and great layout with our new Jubliee Paper!

With two Flip Flaps included - one is 6X6 and the second is 4X6, you can scrapbook a lot of summer memories!  The colors in this layout include Honey, Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White, and Topiary.  And....more Jubliee Paper!

Like what you see?  Email me for details.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fun with Picture My Life

I made some greeting cards using the smaller 3"x4" Picture My Life cards in the Babycakes kit.. I also used the CTMH corner rounder because it is exactly the same radius as the Picture My Life Cards. I used my sewing machine for some stitching and I used liquid glass to glue the Baker's Twine bows. Done!
posted by Nancy

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Costa Rica Adventure

Joe and I had an adventure in beautiful Costa Rica with our CTMH friends.
There were gorgeous sunsets and very exotic animals. The locals were friendly.
Pura Vida!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Upcoming Events!

Here is what is coming up with Close To My Heart:
April 17, Thursday morning Card Round Robin 9 am - noon.  Come and create cards so you have cards to send out to family and friends.  You only create the cards you need as you rotate around the room.  Each card you create is only $1.25 and includes the envelope.  PLEASE sign up by February 8 so there will be plenty of supplies.
April 19, Saturday All Day Create and Crop 9 am - 5 pm.  Spend the day creating cards, layouts, goodies and more.  Bring your supplies or purchase what you need as you create.  Use my stamps, inks and tools.
April 25-27, Scraptique Weekend Crop at the Estero Embassy Suites.  This event begins at 6 pm and runs until Sunday at 5 pm.  Email Kim at and ask to be added to her email list. 
On my website - - you can order, view the Idea Book online, and check out the sale items!  You will want to check out the items discounted on "while supplies last" and check back often.  We never know when new things will be added.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Always Dream

A sneak peek of a card featuring some new Close To My Heart goodies . . . .Surf's Up collection of Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking supplies, and the new Feathers stamp set! Check out the card over on Laura's blog,!