Thursday, December 31, 2015


The last day of the year ALSO means the last day to get your hands on some of these CTMH Favorites!!!

And...the Planner BUNDLE (you can still get the Everyday Life Planner and all it's accessories, it just won't be bundled for a lower price)...

If you need any of these, please let me know!

You can also shop for them BEFORE the clock strikes midnight here, here & here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CTMH's New Consultant Kit...

It's a NEW Year which means new endeavors and a NEW Consultant Kit from Close To My Heart!

Becoming a CTMH Consultant 13 years ago was one of the BEST decisions I ever made! I have traveled to states I probably would've never gone to...taught classes in front of 1500+ other Consultants...won contests using CTMH products...and MORE! Over the past year, I've been on Design Teams of other companies that sell polymer stamps, ink and paper and I can HONESTLY tell you that there is NO COMPARISON!!! CTMH Products are top-notch and there's nothing like them!

Won't you consider joining my Team in 2016!!!

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:
  • Charlotte B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK377, qty 2)
  • White Daisy Cardstock Pack (1385, qty 1)
  • Champagne Cardstock Pack (X5931, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Champagne Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2174, qty 2)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2172, qty 2)
  • Black & Gold Ribbon (Z3197, qty 2)
  • Treasured Puffies (Z3203, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Woodland Romance (D1683 qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Springtime Wishes (C1641, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003 qty 2)
  • Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Seasonal Expressions (WCS1162, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Windblown Petite Perks™ (W2033, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
You can easily sign up using the direct link found {{{here}}} and, as always, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions...I'm here to help!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

HO, HO, HO with PPPR...

It's my turn to post over at the PPPR Blog and today I'm bringing you a card I made last week using some NEW A2 Card Bases and the North Pole Express Cutting Files.

Here's a peek at the inside...

Thanks for stopping by this BUSY last-weekend before Christmas! We hope you'll take time to check out this week's FREEBIE as well as link up to our Anything Goes Challenge with a chance to win some PPPR loot!!!

Here are the files I used in case you feel inspired to go grab them in the shop...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Planner Elastic Tie with Base & Bling...

Wondering how you're gonna keep your NEW Everyday Life Planner closed...look at this!

The added Base & Bling is just PERFECT for me!

Now, I can honestly say that I'm using all the elastic I bought years ago to make my daughter cute little at its finest!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Girly Girl with Kaleidoscope & Let's Scrap...

I'm soooooo excited about this week's sketch from Let's Scrap...LOVE all the white space, the 4x3 photo wells and the pennants on the outside.

Let's take a look at my layout using CTMH's Kaleidoscope...

Here's a look at the sketch...

Don't forget to play along with us for a chance to WIN some goodies from this week's sponsor...Dr. Digi's

Stoked with Urban & Feeling Sketchy...

The middle of December not only means that there's only 11 days 'till CHRISTMAS but it also means that it's time for a sketch for Feeling Sketchy!

This time I've decided to do a layout...because I have waaaayyyyyy too many

This layout uses CTMH's Urban and the newest Cricut Cartridge Collection, Artistry! First, let's see the layout without a picture!

Here's the layout with a picture on it! I originally meant for this to be a 5x7 photo but I had this 4x6 one of my oldest son and just had to use it. My accompanying layout will probably have the journalling explaining his first camping trip with my sister and her family...he had so much FUN!
Here are some close-ups...

The cutest little arrow stamp comes with the Urban WOTG...I stamped it in the corners to spruce up the outside frame.

Don't forget to stop by the Feeling Sketch Blog and check out what the other DT Members made using this sketch!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Everyday Life Planner Inserts...

Planners have been around for a while...each year, we go find the latest and greatest and might even have a FAVORITE!

If you're worried about one not having what the other has, STOP (collaborate and to throw that in there!).

I have taken several lists from other Planners and have adapted & incorporated them into MATCHING inserts for the Everyday Life Planner! And...the best part is that you can buy them, print from home & stay organized in 2016!

More than half of the inserts are general (tasks, weekly menu, blog post planner, etc.) but some are CTMH Consultant-specific...if you are a Consultant, you can let me know and I'll include those lists in your file.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Anything Goes Blog Hop with PPPR...

Welcome to this month's PPPR Blog Hop! This month's theme is ANYTHING GOES so we want to see anything and everything made with the wonderful Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files!

If you came here from Gloria's Blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog.

I originally made these to make tags but then saw some clothes pins lying close by and decided to make them into magnetic clips! They're pretty large so I'm envisioning the kids hanging their lists for Santa from them...

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, December 15. 

You can also remind everyone that they can pick up the Blog Hop freebies on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then it will be available for sale in the store.

Now...we'd LOVE for you to play along with the PPPR Anything Goes Challenge. The projects can be any project features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules are below. You can find all the details {{{here}}} as well as link up your project! One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

You're next stop is the VERY TALENTED, Leah...go check out what "anything" project she did!

Here's the file I used in case you want to get your own!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Planners gonna PLAN...'s my deal...I write my lists and things I need to remember on STICKY NOTES and then never see them again. I absolutely LOVE sticky notes but they're never where I need them when I need them...they stick to other papers, the floor, sometimes even my Are you like me???

REMEDY: Get this schnazzy EVERYDAY LIFE PLANNER BUNDLE from CTMH!!! Not only can you plan your day/week/month/year, you can decorate it with all your scrapbooking supplies to add that little something to make it special!

Here's what you get for only $29.95 (plus shipping & tax)...'s what you get from me for FREE when you order this bundle!!!

AND...these Planner Inserts designed by ME!!! Some you'll use, some you won't but the good thing about it is, you print what you need! I have all the green done and will have the pink and purple options done by Monday.

Here are some of the inserts:

  • Contact List (front & back option)
  • Weekly Menu
  • Weekly Blog Posts Planner
  • Password Keeper
  • Home Gathering Planner
  • Workshop Planner
  • Task List
  • & MORE!!!!

You can order 1 of 2 ways!!!

You can go to {{{here}}} and add it to your cart...I will get an e-mail confirmation telling me you ordered and then I will send you the Everyday Life Washi Tape and Planner Inserts for FREE!!!


If you're local, you can get with me and I'll put this BUNDLE on my next order!

REMEMBER...this bundle price is only good for a limited time so HURRY and get yours today!

If you already have your hands on this AWESOME Planner and would just like the Inserts, you can order below...don't forget to order the color you want!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Kaleidoscope...

It's time for another Heartfelt Sentiments blog hop featuring CTMH's Kaleidoscope!!!

This month is a mini-hop...only four stops so it shouldn't take you long! If you've come from Marianne's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you've seen it all!

I just LOVE shaped cards and I immediately knew I wanted to do a pinwheel when I saw this's so fun and spunky, don't you think! Anywho...I thought a circle-shaped card would go well with my Kaleidoscope's a look!

And, here's the inside using a sentiment from So Many Smiles and some Silver Shimmer Trim...

Thanks for stopping by...this is the end of the line if you started from the beginning BUT if you started here or somewhere in the middle, head over to Melissa's Blog NEXT!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Layered Labels Ghirardelli Holder...

Hey, ladies &'s my turn to post over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog. I had FUN creating this cute little stocking stuffer idea using the PPPR Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files...

I plan on getting a how-to video shared really soon!!! I'll keep you guys posted!

Here's a look at the file I used...TIP: I've also used this file for a LOT of card bases!!! Aren't shaped cards so FUN!

And...don't forget to HURRY and grab this week's FREEBIE before it's gone!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

White Pines...

I was a busy bee last month...

My local girls met earlier this month and we created LOTS of layouts using some NEW Paper Packets from CTMH...the first of which is White Pines.

White Pines has everything you want from a Christmas paper packet without overwhelming you with reds and greens. The added touch of Champagne and Glacier makes it more Wintery if you know what I mean.

Enough talk...let's take a look at the layouts!

Bronze Shimmer Trim adds the perfect touch of brown and sparkle...and the images that come with the stamp set from the WOTG are perfect for Christmas Morning or those gift-exchange parties you might be attending!
Even a few Red Enamel Gems add some dimension and pops of color!
Here's a look at the second layout...

I stitched on this layout but you could totally just adhere and be done with it...
The third layout complete with Complements and Fern Thick Twine

Doesn't that stamped piece of Fern Cardstock add so much to the layout!

Want to create your own?

This workshop has 3 options...1) purchase JUST the cutting diagram...2) purchase the Kit and get the cutting diagram FREE (you will need to add cardstock for bases and some of the photo mats - adding that to the workshop costs would make it astronomical)...or 3) I can do everything for you...assembled and everything! Make your choice and shipping to you is included in the prices. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of the "Everything is done for you" Kit.

And...any of the options below give you 24/7 access to ME...that means if you have a question about a cut or need tips and hints, let me know...I'm here to help!


Check out THIS POST to see all the details about purchasing ALL 3!