Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween Scrapbook Workshop

Cats and Bats is such cute paper!  This is a long distance workshop is $30 and includes:
  • Cats & Bats Paper Packet (pre-cut)
  • Cats & Bats Complements
  • Cats & Bats Dots
  • 3 Memory Protectors
  • Instructions
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Falling for You Workshop

Falling for You Scrapbook Workshop - $35.00
Wednesday, September 20th - 6:30 pm

Create two 2-page layouts featuring the new Falling for You collection being released on September 1st.  This pre-cut class kit includes Falling for You paper packet, Falling for You Complements, Cardstock, Bronze Sequins, White & Bronze Twine, Directions, and Memory Protectors.  You will remaining product left to create more pages or cards!

If you would like to come to my in-home class on September 20th, simply e-mail me at and let me know you will be coming!

If you would like to order the long distance kit for this class, click on the button below to add to your cart.   

Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Expressions, the September Special and a Drawing for Free Product!

It's time!  The beautiful new Holiday Expressions is here!

Inside these pages you will find a fun and fresh Halloween paper packet, a gorgeous fall paper filled with rich, warm colors, and TWO Christmas papers!  One set is filled with fun patterns, and the other is so elegant.


September is National Stamping Month at Close To My Heart, and we have a wonderful special for you!  From the Heart is so beautiful, and it was designed with the stamper in mind! 
Take a look at these lovely easel cards.

Aren't they gorgeous?  The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards. Available only during September, this card kit is a must have that will help you create elevated artwork from the heart.

You can buy the card bases and stamp set separately, but when you purchase the two together, you will save 20%!  The whole kit is just $34.95, and here is what you will receive along with directions on how to create the cards:

Once you run out of cards, you can order more separately during the month of September so that you can create more easel cards.  This is such a beautiful and creative kit!

Once a year, I run a personal special simply because I love having you as my customers, and I appreciate you so much.  I thought this was the perfect month because I love the From the Heart kit so much.  I am giving away $315 in product!  Simply place an order of $50 or more in September, and your name will go in the drawings.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

He Has Made Everything Beautiful

There is a new stamp set called Inspired Words, and it is my favorite stamp in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  It is a set of 21 inspirational stamps in beautiful fonts.  Let me show you what I made, and then I will share the stamp.

I am so glad the sun is shining today so that you can see the beauty of the Bashful Glitter paper.  I used a couple of other stamps on this card, too.  There is a triple line stamp on the Thanks a Million stamp, and I used that with Bashful ink to make the background of the card.  I embossed the flowers from Happily Ever After with white embossing powder on vellum, and then I water brushed the back with Bashful and Willow ink.  The diagonal stripe paper is from Basic Fundamental paper pack.

This is the Inspired Words stamp set.  Such a beautiful set!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rose Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rose Blossoms Blog Hop!  During this hop, we are highlighting the new Cricut Collection, You are Here.  Whether you're traveling abroad, taking a road trip, or enjoying a relaxing staycation, this Cricut® collection is sure to have everything you need to document your journey. From outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you'll find shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life. 
As you know, the blog hop is a circle, and whether you've started here or made your way here from one of my team members, you just keep traveling.  There are five of us in the hop this time, so it won't take you long, and you are sure to be inspired!

We recently took a little getaway up to a lake in central Minnesota for a few days.  I am so thankful that when we only have a few days, we have such beautiful weather!  This cartridge was perfect for adding elements to a page!

I used the new Adventure Fundamentals for this page.  Wait till you get your hands on this watercolor-look paper packet.  Don't you think the Pacifica piece is perfect for the background?  I want a whole pack of that paper for out lake photos!  

I used the following keys to make my Cricut cuts:
K - the sun
M - fish and fishing pole
O - rest & relax
P - sunscreen
Sunshine Key - sunshine phrase

This will easily become one of my favorite cartridges!  It makes you want to go and do just so that you can make pages!!

Now it's time to move on to Lynn.  You are sure to love what she's created!!

Collection includes the following:
1 – cartridge (700 images: shapes, titles, phrases, and font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – Enchantment cardstock combo pack (two-toned)

See the Shape Index HERE.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017


The ten new colors are so beautiful!  I haven't had an opportunity to work with them very much so I thought I'd play with them for the next couple of weeks.  I pulled out my package of Basic Fundamentals and started cutting it up.  I pulled out my favorite Espresso patterns from the package and decided to mix it with a little Bashful, our trend color of the year.

Isn't it all so pretty?  The stamp set is called Beautiful You, and it is able to be purchased with or without a set of Thin Cuts.  I added some of the Basic Fundamentals ribbon (isn't it pretty - yes, I am asking again!) and the Bashful heart strip and gold heart nestled in the flowers are from the Better Together complements.

Thanks for stopping in today, and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club

I am so excited to announce my Fundamentals Scrapbook Club!  Teaching Fundamentals class last year was one of my very favorite things to do.  I loved creating and knowing that you would be storing your memories on the pages through words and photos.  
So when we came out with a new Fundamentals line this year, of course I had to design a club around them!  I'll show you September's layouts first, and then I will tell you all about the club commitment.

Can you even how wonderful all those polka dots are?  I've used the the new Cricut You are Here collection to create embellishments for these pages.  Right after summer, I wanted you to have pages for your summer fun!

So here are all the details.  I've got a link at the end for you to contact me to sign up!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally will be the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
·      An 8-month commitment is required.
·      Join by September 1st, 2017.
·      The cost each month is $32.00.
·      You can choose to join the club long distance.  A shipping charge will be added to your order.

September 12th
Enchantment Fundamentals
September 12th
October 10th
Enchantment Fundamentals
November 14th
Basic Fundamentals
January 9th
Basic Fundamentals
February 13th
Whimsy Fundamentals
March 13th
Whimsy Fundamentals
April 10th
Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th
Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th

During the 8-month period we will use:
·      Over 150 sheets of paper including cardstock and printed Fundamentals papers
·      48 yards of varied ribbon include satin, grosgrain, twine and jute
·      Over 275 complements that include stickers, printed chipboard, glitter die-cuts, and gold and silver foiled accents
·      We will use a lot of Cricut cuts during this year’s club.  Along with the Fundamentals and cardstock, you will see me using glitter paper, vellum, and/or our new silver and gold cardstock.

The total cost for 8 months is $256, and you will complete 32 pages!
Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club is a great way to budget your purchase AND use bunches of product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you would like your photos printed and ready when you come class, I can do that for you on my Epson PictureMate printer.  I have used only this printer for the past three years because I love the quality of these matte prints.  The cost is $0.40 per photo.
I will let you know each month what the photo sizes and orientations will be for the following month.  E-mail me your photos no later than one week before class.  I will have them ready for you when you come to class and you can pay for them with your club fee.
I am adding this as a service to you so that you can go home with completed pages!


·      I will send an e-mail or Facebook message one day before club to remind you. 
·      We all get busy!  If you cannot attend one night for some reason, I will contact you for your credit card number for the following month’s payment.  If you would like your kit mailed to you, there will be an extra $7 charge.  NOTE:  It is important that I collect money each class night because that is the money I use to buy the class materials for the next month.  Thank you for understanding!
·      We will be using Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 for the base patterns of all of our layouts.  It is our new How-To book.  Because I pre-cut all the materials, I will not be creating cutting guides.  Rather, you will receive photos of the layouts with simple instructions. 
·      After we have completed one Fundamental paper packet, you will receive all the extras.  You will have remaining paper, ribbon, and complements to use as you’d like.
·      If you order the kit long distance, I can combine two months so that you save one shipping charge.  The long distance kits will be mailed the same day as the in-home class date.


·      Adhesive - Tape Runner, Glue Dots, 3-D foam tape/dots
·      Scissors
·      Clear Ruler
·      Pencil
·      Journaling Pen

**I will always have Versamats for your use.  I will also have adhesive tape runner, refills, glue dots, and 3-D foam tape and dots on hand for you to purchase.                              


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