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,!

Monday, January 27, 2014

A sneak peek of new goodies!!!

Hello, hello! Laura here! I thought I'd pop in and make a surprise appearance to share a little card I made yesterday. I got a FABULOUS box of BRAND NEW product from CTMH, and I wanted to share some fabulous things that will be available in a few short days!

First up - my new favorite thing. . . .gold dotted washi tape. It's a wider than normal washi tape - for this card I cut one strip in half. LOVE it. I think I'll be using this on EVERYTHING!

Also, Laughing Lola Picture My Life products. The "hi" card is a new photo pocket scrapbooking product from CTMH. Even if you aren't converting to this new style of scrapbooking, these products can be easily incorporated into traditional scrapbook layouts, as well as CARDS!

Last new product shown on this card is that cute little bird. He is an accessory with the new Skylark paper pack. Aquas and greens. . . .LOVE the colors in this collection!

I'll try not to be such a stranger around here and share some more goodies soon!!! Get ready for the new products available on February 1st!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scraptique Weekend Crops

January 24-26 is the upcoming weekend crop.  It's been sold out for awhile, but you can always stop by for a class, create & take, and to shop.  Below is information about the upcoming April crop which is selling out FAST!  If you want to join the fun, don't delay!  Sign up today to secure your spot.  To register you must sign up online at the Scraptique website (link below).  To be added to the mailing list, email:

Our next Fort Myers Spring Fever Scraptique Weekend Crop registration is opened to everyone!  It is planned for April 25 - 27, 2014

TIME - Doors open at 6:00PM Friday night.  Non-stop cropping is available, so you can come and go as you wish!  We close at 5:00PM Sunday. 

Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday is in the restaurant with the full breakfast buffet.  The buffet is from 7:00AM - 10:00AM.  They will also be providing us with snacks on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and will have coffee, tea, iced tea and lemonade throughout the day and night both days!  As always, lunch is included Saturday at 2:00PM and we will have menus where you can order lunch on Sunday if you wish to do so.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - Please reserve your rooms early!!!  Doubles sell out fast.  Call the hotel directly at 239-949-4222 to reserve your rooms and ask for the Scraptique block to get our discounted rate.

LOCATION - the Embassy Suites in Estero, across from the Miromar Outlets.  This hotel is right at the Exit of I-75 and Corkscrew Road - you can see it from the Interstate!  With it's proximity to I-75, closeness to many area restaurants and shopping and new, clean atmosphere at the hotel, it's a win-win!

Use Coupon Code FMYApr25 to remove the shipping from your cart.  Only use this code if shipping is charged!!  If you are registering for more than one person do not use the code.

Sign Up Here For Scraptique's April Fort Myers Crop

More Scraptique Projects

Below are a few more projects that will be offered during the Scraptique Weekend Crop January 24-26, 2014 at the Estero Embassy Suites....some will be create & take projects and some are ready to Grab and Go so you can create on your own time table!

Look for Close To My Heart in the hotel Board Room off the main hall by the Banquet Rooms!  (Opposite from the kitchen).

Surfs Up Two Page Layout

Sweet Surprises Cards

Dream Two Page Layout

Cherry-O Two Page Layout

Scraptique Class: Fabulous Flip Flaps - Christmas Layout

Fabulous Flip Flaps
Saturday, January 25 at 12:30 and 3:30 pm.
Space is Limited
If you have gobs of Christmas pictures to scrapbook, this is the layout for you!  Using the Close To My Heart Flip Flaps, you can easily showcase over 2 dozen photographs on this two page layout. 

The dimensional elements shown below the layout (above) are all extras!  Add them to your layouts or create more pages!  The left layout has 4 Flip Flaps for your 4X6 photographs.  You can place your Flip Flaps as I did (opening first left and then right) or layer them like the pages of a book – OR you can even use them in another location on the layout.  So many options and possibilities for this layout!
Your right layout has your 8X12 and 4X12 Flip Flaps which open out.  Hiding inside is a 3X3 Flip Flap and hiding underneath that Flip Flap is your 2X2!  Lots of places to add photos, journal, and scrap your memorabilia.

Your kit includes everything shown to create the pages including the following Flip Flaps:  (4+2 extra) 4X6, (1) 8X12 (1) 4X12 (1) 3X3 and (1) 2X2.  You will also have additional cardstock for creating additional projects. 
The supplies you will need to create the layouts – your favorite adhesive.  I also recommend you bring two page protectors that fit your album.  Let’s place the Flip Flaps on your pages to complete your project!  Cost of this project is $12.00
Below - Inside right layout with your large Flip Flaps open.